CHARM, QUIET AND RELAXATION WITH SPA AND SWIMMING POOL
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It was a wonderful place to stay!
This was a great property, the hot tub and pool were a great bonus!
Charming Normandy cottage
Martine and her husband were excellent hosts and the cottage was everything that we were expecting and more. We loved using the pool at night and really appreciated having some local cidre to drink upon arrival. The bathroom was small but manageable. The stairs (ladder-like) to the bedroom were very steep. Even though we had no problems with them I would not recommend the cottage for anyone who has trouble with balance, agility, or strength for the above reason. Everything was clean and comfortable, imcluding the beds. We slept so well in the peace of the natural setting. Just lovely! We would stay here again without even thinking about it. No questions asked. Thank you so much!
Wonderful (warm!) pool and Excellent hosts
We have just returned from a week in this property (le bout du pre) and had a superb time. We took our young daughter who is nearly 15months old all everything we needed (e.g. cot, high chair and bath) was provided.
The hosts (Martine and Michel) are wonderful and unlike some gites they do not issue you with a long list of Do's and Dont's on your arrival. Instead, they are on hand if you need them and Martine has some superb recommendations of places to visit, particularly for children.
The pool was amazing and unlike some gites we have stayed in elsewhere, the definition of 'Pool Heating' was genuine and wasnt just warmed by the sun. Our baby loved swimming as it was not too cold for her.
The local area is just stunning, with village after village of beautiful houses and scenery.
An idyllic French retreat
We have just returned from a fabulous stay at the cottage (Le Bout du Pre), where ourselves and our two young children enjoyed a wonderful week. Martine and Michel are excellent hosts and add their own personal touches to help the experience be as pleasant as possible.
Set in some wonderful French countryside and well placed to explore a lovely part of Normandy, we explored the coast from Cabourg to Honfleur while taking daytrips to Caen, Falaise and Lisieux. We were rewarded with a dip in the fantastic pool on our return to cool off!
The nearby (~4km) St Pierre sur Dives is a pretty town and is at its best on Monday morning when the market brings the streets alive. While there are some typical local shops available, there is also a supermarket (Hyper-Casino) and Lidl (!) on hand to fill the fridge.
The cottage is comfortable and well furnished - providing a perfect place to rest inbetween our daily excursions. It was the first time that we have rented a cottage (either in the UK or France) and we can wholeheartedly say that we will do it again, having thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
Le Bout Du Pre
We had a fantastic week staying in this cottage. It is in a very small village a 5 minute drive from the lovely town of Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives (the monday morning market is great). Surrounded by beautiful countryside is was a great get-away from it all holiday but still close enough to all the sights of Normandy (with Caen, Bayeux, Honfleur and the landing beaches all within 1 1/2 hours drive).
The cottage is traditionally French with lots of character and perfect for two. The kitchen is well equipped for self catering and the bottle of cider was a lovely welcoming present. Unfortunately the weather wasn't nice enough for us to use the pool but it was heated and very clean.
Martine (the owner) was very welcoming and couldn't do enough to help us. She had a great knowledge of the local area and booked us a great restaurant in Saint-Pierre.
Overall I would definitely recommend this property for anyone looking for a either a relaxing holiday in the countryside or a base to explore Normandy.
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