The house has great character
David and Sandra
- english, french
About David and Sandra
We love this part of France and live 10km from Villedieu so we are nearby should our guests need help or information while staying at La Cachette. We took our time and thoroughly enjoyed the renovation process of bringing the house to how you see it today. We have past experience in home renovation and running a holiday let, so now that we are both retired from our previous employment, we enjoy a more gentle pace of life in beautiful Normandie.
David and Sandra purchased this House in 2016
Why David and Sandra chose Villedieu-les-Poêles
We were not looking for a property, all we can tell you is that it's Katie's fault! Katie is our partially disabled Border Collie and when David was taking her for a gentle stroll one day, Katie pulled over to the door of La Cachette and stopped! David looked up, saw a "for sale" sign (which we discovered later had only been put up earlier that day) and decided to have a look at it. As soon as we stepped in the door we were enchanted.
What makes this House unique
La Cachette has surprises around every corner, through every door. From the street, it looks like a one up one down residence, but it keeps giving - you'll see. It is situated right in the centre of town, so there are shops and restaurants all in the immediate vicinity, yet once in the house and courtyard you would never know. La Cachette is immediately welcoming, calming, relaxing. Cool on a hot day, cosy on a cold day, so come, relax explore and enjoy.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Not allowed ANYWHERE in house, only in courtyard.
Risk, falling - stairs, burns - wood burning stove
Minimum age of primary renter:5
Please do not put Face Wipes, Sanitary towels/tampons or hygiene wipes down the toilet. Use disposal bags and bin provided in bathrooms for disposal.
The pump dispensers containing Shampoo, conditioner, shower gel and body lotion are for use while resident. Please do not remove from the house.
We use date & time Photographic inventory of house contents prior to each guest arrival Replacement cost will be charged for damaged or missing items
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Extremely comfortable house in fantastic location!
We were met by the owners, Sandra and David , who couldn't have been more helpful. The house is very well equipped and very comfortable. The attention to detail everywhere is amazing and very much appreciated. The cosy log burner was a treat. There are numerous cafes and restaurants all within walking distance and the bell foundry is well worth a visit. Thank you once again to Sandra and David for making our stay really special. We would definitely recommend this lovely property.
We're so pleased that you were all comfortable and had a great time Dianne. It was a delight to meet you all and we hope we shall see you all again in the future. Thank you for leaving the house sparkling and for taking the time to leave a review for La Cachette, it's very much appreciated.
A' beintot, Sandra and David
The house is beautiful and has everything you could possibly need. Sandra was there to meet us and gave us all the information we required. The house is right in the middle of the town. I would highly recommend a visit to this beautiful property.
Thank you very much Ann.
I'm delighted that you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again in the future.
Merveilleux, superbe, incredible !
Un séjour merveilleux, dès l'arrivée les attentions et surprises donnent le ton (je n'en dis pas plus pour préserver la surprise des prochains vacanciers).
La maison est idéalement placée dans le village...et le village idéalement placé pour visiter la Normandie des alentours du Mont St Michel à Cherbourg et aux plages du débarquement!
Chaque détail de la maison est de grande qualité, les draps, la literie, la vaisselle, les accessoires de salle de bains, les répartiteurs wi fi dans toutes les pièces principales, les meuble, la décoration.
Bref, un séjour de rêve qui a enchanté toute la famille.
Un grand merci à Sandra et David
It was a great pleasure to meet you and your lovely family. Many thanks for your kind comments, we are so delighted that you all enjoyed La Cachette and the many nearby attractions. Normandie is beautiful. Thank you for respecting our house and leaving it so clean and tidy. We hope you will return to La Cachette in the future.
Our very best wishes,
Sandra and David
A two minute walk from house you will find the traditional working bell foundry which provides visitor tours in various languages, In the company of foundry-men, you will be shown round the kilns, the moulds (built out of an ovenproof material made up of clay, goat hair and horse dung!) and the pits out of which the bells emerge after casting. In the summer months you have the opportunity to take a ride around Villedieu on the Petit Train, your journey starts at the Tourist Information Office, or if you prefer, take the carriage drawn by a fine pair of Cob Normands, you'll find them by the Eglise Notre-Dame at the bottom of the main street. Beyond Villedieu, a 15 minute drive away is the beautiful Port town of Granville with it's fortified old town high on a promontory with stunning views, below is a sparkling marina lined with good quality restaurants and in the town itself try the speciality shops, the chocolatiers, perfumeries, patisseries, poissonnerie, boucherie - you won't be disappointed. From the Harbour at Granville you can also take a day trip to Jersey where the capital town of St Helier is right at the port or for a beach style day trip, try the Chausey Islands. Under an hours drive away are the D day landing beaches and the many associated museums, Bayeux with the famous Tapestry and Cathedral, St Malo with shopping for everyone, it's beautiful old town, port and marina and nearby the world famous Mont St. Michel. For the more adventurous there is the A J Hacket bungy jumping, tree top adventures and zip wires or the Parc Ange Michel is a winner for families with it's waterpark and many slides and theme park rides - both within a 40 minute car ride. About a 30 minute drive away is the beach resort town of Jullouville, with it's promenade and gently sloping golden beach, water sports and beach cafe's it's the place to go for a day at the beach.