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200 Year Old Stone Cottage with Hot Tub in Peaceful Countryside Setting

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The front of the gite with ample parking

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Last updated: 07/07/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

New for the summer of 2015 a swimming pool - it will be an above ground feature of approximately 8.5m x 4.5m enough room to have a great swim! LE HAMEL HUBERT is a detached stone house built around 1814 set in the centre of 1.5 hectare plot of land. The house consists of 3 bedrooms and 3 ensuite bathrooms with an open plan kitchen, dining and lounge on the ground floor. The house is just 2 miles from our closest town Percy which is situated on the Route de Liberté (D999) – this is the route in which the Allied Troops took after the D-Day Landing to recapture France from the Germans during the Second World War in 1945.
The surrounding area of the house is peaceful agricultural countryside and in our garden we have sheep and their lambs in season along with chickens and ducks meandering in the garden supplying fresh eggs to guests if required.
There are several villages close by providing French markets on Tuesday (Villedieu-les-Pôeles), Wednesday and Saturdays (Gavray), Saturday (Percy) each offering something different – tours can be arranged if required. We also stock a selection of locally produced organic apple juice and cider from our French neighbour for purchase. Just a short bike ride away (3 miles) is a 13th Century Abbey if you enjoy a bit of exercise!

Please check out our website for further photos and nearby attractions.

ACCOMMODATION
Bedroom 1 is the full length of the house in the converted attic space offering a king size bed at one end and a full ensuite including a separate bath and shower at the other. It also includes built-in wardrobes and shelving along one side of the room. The end wall in the bathroom has the original stones still in place and also boasts the original oak apex making it a unique room.
Bedroom 2 offers a spacious double bed with its own ensuite featuring a wet floor shower it also has beautiful character oak beam running through the centre of the bedroom but don’t worry it’s not too low although you may have to duck if your over 6ft tall! The window opens out to the front garden offering countryside views.
Bedroom 3 offers twin beds along with its own ensuite bathroom with a shower. Photographs will be uploaded very shortly illustrating the décor as soon as the new shower has been installed.
The family lounge is spacious enough for 6 people to enjoy and offers a wall mounted wide screen TV along with Satellite TV (free channels only) plus a DVD just in case! A selection of family games are also available along with books and music for a quiet night in!
GARDEN
We have a large garden of approximately 1.5 hectares which you are welcome to wander throughout and pick any seasonal fruit such as raspberries, strawberries, apples, plums and pears. At the side of the Gite is a lovely enclosed garden which contains a hot tub for your use during your stay. Sit back and relax and search the star filled skies to find the Milky Way which runs directly overhead of the Gite. The hot tub is inclusive for June to end of August and for Christmas period but for all others it is charged at an additional costing of 100 euros per week. In addition in this section of garden you’ll find an outdoor seating area and BBQ for your use.
You will find a bottle of Organic Cider & Apple Juice to welcome you to our Gite upon your arrival.

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 140 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    We have a spiral staircase to access the bedroom areas. We have had guests in their 80's who haven't had any problems in negotiating the stairs....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

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  • Bedroom 3: 1 double

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  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 1 is the full length of the house in the converted attic space offering a queen size bed at one end and a full ensuite including a separate bath and shower at the other. It also includes built-in wardrobes and shelving along one side of the room. The end wall in the bathroom has the original stones still in place and also boasts the original oak apex making it a unique room. Bedroom 2 offers a spacious double bed with its own ensuite featuring a wet floor shower it also has beautiful character oak beam running through the centre of the bedroom but don’t worry it’s not too low although you may have to duck if your over 6ft tall! The window opens out to the front garden offering countryside views. Bedroom 3 offers a vintage French double bed along with its own ensuite bathroom with a shower. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

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  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

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  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

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  • Bedroom 1 offers a cubicle shower along with a bath, toilet and his and hers hand basins. Bedroom 2 offers a wet floor shower, toilet and hand basin. Bedroom 3 offers a cubicle shower along with a toilet and hand basin....moreless

Other Amenities

  • If we required, we can light the fire for you before you arrive back during the colder months to ensure the house is nice and toasty on your return....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable:

    English Satellite TV allowing access to CNN news, some CBS channels and all free UK channels...moreless

  • Television:

    42' flat screen...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    The dining area is part of the kitchen allowing everyone to be part of both preparing the meals and eating together we have benches available but if you prefer chairs we can accommodate the change...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Out door clothes dryer available...moreless

  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    There are electrical wall heaters in the bedrooms for colder months rentals....moreless

  • Internet:

    wifi available free of charge...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    The family lounge is spacious enough for 6 people to enjoy and offers a wall mounted wide screen TV along with Satellite TV (free channels only) plus a DVD just in case! ...moreless

  • Parking:

    There is ample parking both in front and at the rear of the property....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    A set of towels for each person is provided within the rental fee. For overseas guests beach towels are available for rental - please book in advance....moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove:

    Wood is available as required. The first basket is free along with the rental additional baskets are payable as required....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    filter coffee machine...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Open plan kitchen offering all the amenities required...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    A large cooker by european standards 90cm wide with 1 large oven and 5 rings - all gas....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    We provide basic requirements for your arrival some tea, coffee, sugar a bottle of milk, washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets etc to help you get started!...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Large family fridge...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Out door seating available on decking area....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    An outdoor BBQ for your private use...moreless

  • Tennis:

    There are tennis courts 2km away rentable from the local shop that can be arranged for you...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    New for 2015 we are installing a summer pool - it will be above ground this year to see how popular it will be over 8m long with a width over 4m so enough space to do a few lengths!...moreless

  • Hot Tub:

    Situated in the private side garden of the Gite. An incredible view of the stars on a clear evening - magical! ...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer
Jun 27 - Aug 28, 2015
4 night min stay
€250
€1,400
Autumn
Aug 29 - Oct 31, 2015
3 night min stay
€175
€850
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
€180 €200
Fri, Sat, Sun
€1,000

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  • Tax de sejour €15
  • Taxes Not included

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Last updated: 07/07/2015
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Location

  • Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial

    "The Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in France is located on the site of the temporar..."

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  • Mont st michel

    "Situated in the middle of a bay, this magnificent UNESCO heritage site, welcomes nearly thre..."

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  • Utah Beach

    "American D-Day Landing beach hosts a very well informed visitors centre. http://www.utah-be..."

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  • Condé-sur-Vire

    "A fabulous section of river with rapids - options to hire canoes, group outings with instruc..."

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  • Villedieu-les-Poeles

    "A beautiful French town offering cobbled streets. It is famous for making copper products, ..."

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  • Bayeux Tapestry Museum

    "This is a must see for any trip to Normandy. Listed as a UNESCO world heritage site, the 70m..."

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  • Musée Christian Dior

    "Find the museum in a beautiful seaside town called Granville. Granville hosts a Mardi Gras..."

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  • Zoo de Champrépus

    "Based in Villedieu-les-poeles, an amazing zoo with a petting section where you come face to ..."

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  • jardin des plantes, coutances

    "Beautiful public gardens in the centre of a lovely town, the theme is different every year a..."

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  • Le Krill

    "A very friendly family restaurant which speak some english for those not feeling too confide..."

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77 Miles
Nearest Airport
Rennes
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Percy
64 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Caen
14 Miles
Nearest Golf
Vire
7 Miles
Nearest Train
Villedieu-les-Poeles
7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Villedieu-les-Poeles
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Percy
550 Miles
Nearest Ski
Port du soleil, Chatel
15 Miles
Nearest Beach
Brehal

Car: Necessary

The property is set in tranquil French countryside offering walks and cycling trails. There is a beautiful forest within 20 minutes for nature enthusiasts, D-Day beaches are within 1 hour and the property is just The house is just 2 miles from our closest town Percy which is situated on the Route de Liberté (D999) – this is the route in which the Allied Troops took after the D-Day Landing to recapture France from the Germans during the Second World War in 1945. There is a zoo and petting zoo close by popular with all of our family guests.

Normandy Landing Beaches – There are a selection of beaches about 1hr away. You’ll find all the information you need on each of the beaches in the folder provided in the Gite. There are quite a few museums regarding the Second World War scattered throughout Normandy and we have listed them on a map along with an explanation on what you will discover inside! The D Day landing beaches are beautifully tranquil these days and offer lots of family fun!

Mont St Michel – A UNESCO World Heritage Site very much worth a visit – you can choose to drive directly there or if you are feeling more adventurous you can walk across the sands with a guide – if you prefer somewhere in the middle tours are available from the car park at Mont St Michel – in all cases they normally offer the chance to create a giant trampoline out of sinking sand – an amazing experience!

Bayeux – A fantastic town that not only offers amazing shopping, fabulous restaurants but the historic Bayeux Tapestry with audio guides available at no extra cost in all languages. It is also only about 10 minutes from Arromanche which is one of the British D-Day Landing beaches and hosts my favourite ice cream parlour in Normandy.

Brehal is our closest beach and an easy 25 minute countryside drive away – it hosts an incredible stretch of beach and at certain times throughout the year you have what is known as the “Grandes Marées” where the tide goes out for miles and you can pick up all sorts of shellfish with your bucket and spade and bring it home for tea! It’s great fun especially if you have children and best of all its free!

Christian Dior Museum - the birth place of Dior is in Granville – the gardens are remarkable and are free to walk around, the views of the sea from the terrace would let you think you were in St Tropez with their blue azure waters. The museum itself is payable hosting Dior’s own collections.

Villedieu-les-poele is known as the city of Copper and produces vast amounts of goodies in copper there is also a working museum allowing guests to watch copper church bells being created.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: We have been living in France since 2007, what we thought would be a six month project has turned into a complete move to France. My husband is a plumber and electrician and is certainly kept busy both at home with our projects and with his clients. Whilst we live on the same site as the Gite we are certainly far enough away to ensure your privacy but are close enough to help if you require any additional assistance. In 2012 I finally put pen to paper so to speak and wrote my first book - it offers practical advice for anyone visiting or moving to France - it is full of information I felt would have been really helpful to know - rather than find out through trial and error! The book is available on Amazon via Kindle but has also been broken down into smaller sections for specific information - it also offers lots of helpful vocabulary. The title of the main book is A Practical Survival Guide to your life in France - please feel free to browse. We look forward to welcoming you to Le Hamel Hubert soon.

Why the Owner Chose Percy:
Our property offers a tranquil countryside setting but is close to all of the best that Normandy has to offer - local markets offering fresh local produce, all of the top tourist attractions are within 1 hours drive allowing everyone to find something that they would like to see and experience. We have a large garden of approximately 1.5 hectares which you are welcome to wander throughout and pick any seasonal fruit such as raspberries, strawberries, apples, plums and pears. At the side of the Gite is a lovely enclosed garden which contains a hot tub for your use during your stay. Sit back and relax and search the star filled skies to find the Milky Way which runs directly overhead of the Gite. In addition in this section of garden you’ll find an outdoor seating area and BBQ for your use.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Sitting in a 40 degree hot tub on an evening looking up at the sky which is filled with stars watching satellites and aeroplanes go by is one of our favourite ways of spending an evening - you have the sole access to your own private hot tub. During the day, waking up to the sounds of birds chirping is a fantastic way to start the day. If you enjoy a relaxing setting, then this is the property for you. We feel that this property offers the best of both worlds, lots of land and space but close enough to all of the best attractions that Normandy has to offer.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french

 

Photos

  • The front of the gite with ample parking

    The front of the gite with ample parking

  • swimming pool

    swimming pool

  • Living room area

    Living room area

  • Bedroom 1 wardrobes and entrance to ensuite bathroom

    Bedroom 1 wardrobes and entrance to ensuite bathroom

  • Bedroom 1 ensuite bath

    Bedroom 1 ensuite bath

  • Bedroom 2

    Bedroom 2

  • Ensuite wetfloor shower in Bedroom 2

    Ensuite wetfloor shower in Bedroom 2

  • Bedroom 3

    Bedroom 3

  • The Gite in the snow

    The Gite in the snow

  • A view from the top of our spruse tree

    A view from the top of our spruse tree

  • swimming pool

    swimming pool

  • The kitchen

    The kitchen

  • Table and chairs

    Table and chairs

  • Bedroom 1

    Bedroom 1

  • Bedroom 1 his 'n' hers basins

    Bedroom 1 his 'n' hers basins

  • Bedroom 1 - ensuite shower

    Bedroom 1 - ensuite shower

  • Bedroom 3

    Bedroom 3

  • Bedroom 3 - ensuite shower

    Bedroom 3 - ensuite shower

  • The chickens meandering in the drive way

    The chickens meandering in the drive way

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  • Bathrooms
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Speaks: english, french
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