House with 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1 large kitchen, 1 large living room.
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Wonderful Spacious Farmhouse
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. The owner was very helpful and friendly. The lounge is large and complete with fireplace for winter warmth. The kitchen is very well equipped. It is close to lots of interesting towns including Bayeux, Arromanches, Landing Beaches and beautiful Beuvron-en-Auge. Highly recommend!
Lovely setting - disappointing stay
A few days before we were due to arrive Natalie emailed us to remind us to bring bed sheets/towels or we had the option to rent them along with a cleaning fee. My mistake as I don't speak/read French (contract being in French) so this was a bit of a surprise. As we had already left home we agreed to rent the sheets/towels as we had no other option. It would be really good to have a contract in French/English to avoid any misunderstanding and to publish the fees chargeable. I thought 70 Euros as a cleaning fee was a bit steep and cleaned the villa myself.
I thought the request for a 50% security deposit was a bit steep but did not pay this and provide details of my travel insurance.
I agree with the previous review - there was only a toilet upstairs and no hand basin. The floor boards were so creeky that it did wake us up when going to the toilet.
To get to the main bathroom you had to walk downstairs, through the lounge which had no curtains, kitchen with no curtains and then into the bathroom at the far end of the villa (there were builders on site)!
The villa is in a lovely setting but is a few kms out of town. We wanted to eat out on evening but only had a choice of a couple of restaurants and one was closed most evenings, hence we had to eat out during the day and then eat in the villa on an evening.
I would strongly suggest when renting to international visitors that a contract in English (the one in French is over 2 pages long) would be useful.
Holiday OK but abusive email after departure not acceptable! Beware.
This holiday home is as advertised but the headline is misleading - bear in mind the Pool is a wobbly old pool table, and not a swimming pool. The oven doesn't work well at all (dinner takes forever to cook), and there are no warddrobes so no where to hang your clothes! The oddest thing though was there are no wash hand basins in either toilet room. This means that if you like to wash you hands after using the toilet, you have to go downstairs and through the lounge and kitchen to a sink in the bathroom. This wouldn't be such a big problem if it didn't wake the whole house up with the noise of the flooring. In our opinion this is just dirty and it wouldn't take a lot to put a basin in these rooms as they are plenty large enough.
The overriding memory from our stay though is the hostile email received from the owner after we departed. It was a bolt from the blue as the owner had visited us 30mins before we left and repaid our deposit, and collected the govt tax. She shook my hand and thanked me. The email however chastised me with venom for not following her 'rules of life'.
Having supplied a 5 page contract in French it turns our that leaving a light on is worthy of sending abuse. It was dark when we left so please forgive us! We put all rubbish in the bin, but alas we didn't use the provided bags, because weren't aware there were any provided, and all shops were closed for the first 24 hours of our visit. Why did you leave the bins without bags in if so important to you? To be clear you refunded the deposit in person at the premises, so your comments afterwards are staggering, pedantic, and very rude. After renting through OwnersDirect for the past 7 years without issue, this was the singularly the worst experience, not helped with the owner not speaking a word of English. Very disappointed.
By the way, the area is fantastic, and it is a short distance to see the Allied landing beaches and Bayeaux tapestry. Le Mont St Michel is also within driving distance and the roads are excellent.
Il est indiqué sur le site que je parle que le français, mais je fais beaucoup d'effort avec mes hôtes étrangers pour les accueillir et les renseigner le mieux possible, il suffit de lire les appréciations déjà reçues. La maison est très grande c'est vrai et très bien équipée, il y a tout ce qu'il faut pour ranger ses vêtements puisqu'il y a un dressing avec des étagères, une penderie et des cintres. Il n'est écrit nulle part dans le descriptif que le gîte dispose d'une piscine, le billard à un tapis abîmé mais qui ne gêne en aucun cas la possibilité de jouer et il est tout à fait bien fixe, nous avons resserré les boulons. la cuisine est très bien équipée pour cuisiner puisque la remarque m'est faite de façon très régulière et que l'on me complimente pour cela, il y a dans le gîte à la disposition des locataires et ce des leur arrivée tout le nécessaire de ménage, y compris les sacs poubelle (donc pas d'excuse dans le faite de ne pas trier ses poubelles et de me mettre tout ses déchets dans le container sans sac, verres y compris). Je rappelle que les draps, les serviettes de toilettes et le ménage sont des options, que c'est écrit sur le site et le contrat, que pour les hôtes étrangers je l'envoi en anglais. Nous nous étions donné rendez vous à 6h vous n'étiez pas prêt, dommage que je vous ai fait confiance, car vous aviez été très gentil et poli de puis votre arrivée, et je me suis faite abusée lors de votre départ et par votre comportement dans mon gîte, car vous n'avez pas fait le ménage. donc ne soyez pas le plus colère. Je pense bien être la victime.
Wonderful stay and wonderful host.
This farmhouse is fantastic. Everything you need for a holiday. Spacious and so close to all the battlefields and memorials in Normandy. You really need to rent a car. We came in by train and Natalie picked us up at train with all our luggage and got us home. Then she took us to rent a car (didn't work out for first attempt) so she took us for groceries and arranged for a taxi to pick us up next day for car rental. Delightful lady, just wants to make sure you have a good holiday!! If I'm ever back in that neck of the woods would be happy to stay again.
Thanks so much Natalie!!
Spacious, very well equipped
We had a great time here; the house has plenty of space and is very well equipped with everything you need.
Easy access to the Normandy coast and especially Bayeaux.
The pool table was a definite hit with my boys.
All in all a great holiday gite, thank you Natalie
A Lovely Holiday
A very well equipped house in a lovely location. A very enjoyable week away.
Our cottage is labeled Clévacances 3 keys.
We have 2 cottages for 6 people at the same address, possibility to rent them together.
We are close to the landing beaches, 2h15 Etretat, 1h15 from Mont Saint-Michel, 45 minutes from Cherbourg, 35 minutes from Caen.
Rental of GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 49 24119924 / Longitude: -0. 904694255