Sleeps 8-10 - 4 beds (one en-suite), 2 twins, and dbl sofa bed
Mark and Suzanne Packer
- english, french
About Mark and Suzanne Packer
family of 4 - us and our son and daughter- aged 15 and 13. They love their holiday home in France! We spend all our holidays here. Feel free to ring us if you have any questions or need more info.
Mark and Suzanne Packer purchased this House in 2002
Why Mark and Suzanne Packer chose Saint-Pierre-d'Entremont
You can relax and chill out, play all day in the river, drive to the beaches, go bungee-jumping or a day trip on 'the luge' locally or visit any of the numerous attractions -Monet's gardens at Giverny, Normandy Landing beaches and attractions, cider farms, Calvados distilleries, enjoy the wonderful Normandy cheese and other delicacies! Read the reviews!
What makes this House unique
less than an hour's drive from the ferry port at Caen. 10% off your ferry crossing if you book Les Vaux. Clean on arrival. No additional cleaning costs. All bedding and towels included. All wood fuel for firepalce included.
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Wonderful location, peaceful ambience.
We had an amazing time at Les Vaux, treasured memories. Suzanne the owner is an absolute star! The house is large, comfortable and well kitted out. Fantastic wood stove, lovely comfy sofas, lots of hot water, good showers (and a bath). The land that goes with the property is an experience in itself, the river, the birds, the smells.... ahh fantastique! We didnt feel the need to go very far as you can do some lovely walking right from the door and we were looking for peace and quiet, which we got in spades. Wonderful! Thanks again Suzanne x
Le Vaux is an idyllic place to stay even at XMAS!
We stayed at Le Vaux for Christmas last year - us, our 3 children and the grandparents. We arrived to a warm welcome and a fully decorated Christmas tree and house! The owners Susan & Mark had given up lots of infomration before we arrived so we had a plan of where we were going to do the shopping etc. We had a discount with Brittany Ferries through the owners too which was handy. The house was warm from the radiators, but we lit the fire and settled in quickly. The house is spacious and cosy too. The kids enjoyed their own time away from us (!) up in the mezanine with the TV and DVD player, games, books etc. while we were downstairs in the living room. Wifi throughout the house kept them happy too! We also played lots of board games and cards that were in the games cupboard- and also played snooker.
> We had a great christmas and had some lovely walks up the very quiet lane, also up the mountain to one side of the house- and through the forest on the other side of the river (pretty river goes all alongside the gardens stretching far). DONT walk in the forest on sunday mornings- as its hunting time -apparently for wild boar- we steered clear! We walked through the forest to 'Mont des Cerisy' which has great outdoor activities- huge playground area, castle, mini golf. Theres a cafe but it wasnt open when we went up there.
> Kitchen had everything we needed (except for a huge oven tray for the turkey!). Grandparents had the double bedroom with en suite downstairs which suited them -and kids had the 2 rooms upstairs (bunk and single) and we were in the double bedroom upstairs- and we shared the big bathroom.
> Le Vaux is an idyllic place to stay- I'd love to see it in the summer. Owners were flexible with arrival time and departure time (we couldnt get the earlier ferry we wanted so had to go later.) Loads of outdoor space- although we didnt venture out beyond very brisk walks! It was nice to wake up and hear the river flowing outside. Really nice break. Thankyou Susan & Mark.
Ideal base for a large family
We stayed at Les Vaux in mid-July, a family of two adults and eight children aged between 1 and 16.
Les Vaux provided an ideal location for our family holiday. It's not excessively far from Calais, and the great thing from our point of view was that we didn't need to go for many days out in order to have an enjoyable time: the property itself is very suitable for playing and relaxing. Our children spent endless hours paddling in the river or afloat in a small inflatable dinghy we brought.
The surrounding countryside is very pleasant and peaceful - we enjoyed riding the bikes provided along the lane past the house.
We did a couple of outings, to the D-Day beaches and William the Conqueror's castle at Falaise (about 50 and 40 minutes away respectively). We would highly recommend both, and also the freshwater lake with artificial beach at La Ferte Mace.
It seems to have been a particularly good summer in Normandy - our hottest day was 30C and coolest was 19C, but most days it was mid-twenties and sunny, which suited us just fine.
The house itself is very well-equipped with books, travel guides, toys, DVDs, and outdoor games. The surrounding woods contain a number of interesting bird species, including the buzzards which were overhead every day as well as some species which are less common back in the UK. The scent of lavender drifting across the garden attracts lots of spectacular hummingbird hawk-moths through the day, while a friendly toad patrolled below the outside light every evening. Less welcome was the hornet which flew into our bedroom lamp one night - but it certainly got our attention!
Owner Suzanne couldn't have been more helpful both before and after our stay - we very much appreciated her input.
We are so thankful for our holiday at Les Vaux, and would seriously consider returning.
We are so thankful
Chilled out at Les Vaux
Les Vaux was amazing - we had an excellent holiday and a much deserved rest. The surroundings encouraged active times for the children and chilled out sessions for the adults. The property catered for all of our needs; it was clean and very well maintained.
The bedrooms, except the mezzanine area have black out blinds which assisted with lie ins for both the adults and children !
The children thorough enjoyed playing in the river and fishing as well as the occasional game of football and a water pistol fight !
The nearest supermarket was just outside Vassy - a Carrefour "Metro" - it isn't a massive store but satisfied all of our food and drink needs - there are other much bigger supermarkets a small drive away. There is a lovely "Patisserie" in the village, open each day with the exception of Weds from 7.30am.
We would definitely recommend this property to others without hesitation.
Nous sommes restes 1 semaine dans cette maison: d'abord en famille à 5 personnes puis une 2ème famille nous a rejoint (10 personnes pendant 3 jours).
La maison etait suffisament bien equipee (couchages, cuisine et sdb) pour nous tous. On sent que c'est une maison regulierement habitee et pas seulement "juste" amenagee pour la location.
On s'y sent tres bien. Le poele-cheminee y contribue beaucoup. L'environnement (quand il ne pleut pas trop...ce ne fut pas notre cas...) est tres agreable pour faire des ballades. Sa position isolee la rend parfaite pour le calme....
Merci beaucoup a vos familles.
Calm Beautiful Countryside
The Les Veux was in a word, wonderful! The house is in a great location - both for the nearby sites and it's own location - a peaceful setting with walks nearby, shopping, etc. The house inside is cozy and perfect for families. We loved our stay - thanks!
Les Vaux is a valley which was until the mid 20th century a hive of industry powered by the stone built water mill on the adjacent land. Now a country park, a haven of peace and quiet and home to red squirrels, deer, owls, otters and kingfishers. Falaise with its wealth of William the Conqueror history, Bayeaux with the famous tapestry, the famous wide and golden Normandy landing beaches (and Pegasus Bridge) to the north and the pretty seaside towns along the Cherbourg peninsula, such as Granville are 45 mins drive away. Mt St Micheal, St Marlo, the stylish Deauville and Honflur, Monet's garden at Giverny and the national stud at Haras du Pins are all suggestions for day trips. The delights of Suisse Normandy and Calvados are very near at hand with fine food, cider, watersports, bungee and biking to name but five! In the garden you can kick back and potter or read a book with your feet dangling in the river-seclusion, but well placed for action when needed.