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200 Year Old Stone Cottage With Heated Swimming Pool and Hot Tub

Percy, France
  • Cottage1510 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Ensuite Bathrooms (Sleeps 6)

Our pool has now been installed - 7.6m x 4.10m a great size for a 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!

GARDENf

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 from May to end of August 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.

Owner

Sarah Wren

Member Since 2012
Response rate:
100%
Response time:
within a few hours
Speaks:
english, french
Calendar last updated:
Apr 22, 2018
About Sarah Wren

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.

Sarah Wren purchased this Cottage in 2007

Why Sarah Wren 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.

What makes this Cottage unique

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.

Amenities

    • Internet
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking

      Bedrooms

      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        1 double
      • Bedroom 3
        1 double
      • 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.

      Bathrooms

      • 3 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, tub, shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, shower
      • 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.

      Location Type

        • Near The Ocean
          We are about 20 - 25 minutes from the ocean with beautiful sandy beaches which are generally deserted even in August.
        • Rural
          We are surrounded by open fields, cows and maize - it is a quiet rural setting offering tranquility yet close to all of the top tourist attractions.

          Theme

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

              Meals

                • Catering available

                  General

                    • Linens Provided
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      Out door clothes dryer available along with indoor one for rainy days!
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      There are electrical wall heaters in the bedrooms for colder months rentals.
                    • Internet
                      wifi available free of charge
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Fireplace
                    • 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!
                    • Parking
                      There is ample parking for three vehicles specifically for the gite in a designated area hidden by a hedge so that you don't have your own cars impinging on your outdoor space!
                    • Towels Provided
                      A set of towels for each person is provided within the rental fee.
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Wood Stove
                      Wood is available as required. The first basket is free (for winter rentals) if you would like wood for the fire pit this is available for a cost if 20 euros payable in resort

                      Kitchen

                        • Coffee Maker
                          filter coffee machine
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Kitchen
                          Open plan kitchen offering all the amenities required
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                          A large cooker by european standards 90cm wide with 1 large oven and 5 rings - all gas.
                        • 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!
                        • Refrigerator
                          Large family fridge
                        • Toaster

                          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
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 6 people

                              Entertainment

                                • Books
                                  There is a two libraries of books in the gite you are more than welcome to take any books and also to leave the ones you have finished
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                  Lots of traditional games for the whole family jigsaws, who wants to be a millionaire through to monopoly etc
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  English Satellite TV allowing access to CNN news, some CBS channels and all free UK channels
                                • Television
                                  42' flat screen
                                • Video Library
                                  We have plenty of DVD's if you would like to borrow some.

                                  Outside

                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Out door seating with umbrella with the options for outdoor lighting and firepit
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      This is possible in Avranches or conde sur vire also paddle boarding - we can help with organising this if required.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      An outdoor BBQ for your private use
                                    • Tennis
                                      There are tennis courts 2km away rentable from the local shop that can be arranged for you

                                      Suitability

                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • 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.

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Heated Pool
                                            • Hot Tub
                                              Situated in the private side garden of the Gite. An incredible view of the stars on a clear evening - magical!
                                            • Private Pool
                                              We have a heated pool on site from use from June through to end of August - it is available for you from 10.30 am daily through to 18.30 to enable cleaning routines via the robot

                                              Onsite Services

                                                • Chauffeur
                                                • Concierge
                                                • Private Chef

                                                  Attractions

                                                    • churches
                                                    • cinemas
                                                    • health/beauty spa
                                                    • library
                                                    • museums
                                                    • restaurants
                                                    • ruins
                                                    • zoo

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • beachcombing
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • horseback riding
                                                        • photography
                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • shopping
                                                        • sight seeing
                                                        • walking
                                                        • wildlife viewing

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • ATM/bank
                                                            • Babysitter
                                                            • groceries
                                                            • laundromat
                                                            • massage therapist
                                                            • medical services

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • cycling
                                                                • equestrian events
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • freshwater fishing
                                                                • golf
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • hunting
                                                                • kayaking
                                                                • swimming
                                                                • tennis

                                                                  Notes

                                                                    • 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.

                                                                      House Rules

                                                                      Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                      Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                      Cancellation Policy

                                                                      Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                                      10 Reviews

                                                                      Exceptional5/5

                                                                      Latest reviews

                                                                      Loved it! Fabulous house, fabulous setting what a holiday!

                                                                      sarah w.

                                                                      We loved our stay at Le Hamel Hubert, the children particularly loved the swimming pool, we loved the hot tub. The animals were great from the sheep to the chickens roaming freely and the owners very friendly dogs the children loved every minute! The house is beautiful, very spacious and a joy to all have had our own bathrooms and toilets. We all loved the outdoor living from bbqing and sitting around the fire pit on an evening roasting marshmellows there was just so much to do that we couldn't do at home. Would highly recommend to anyone wishing to take time out or anyone wishing to visit Normandy and all of it's attractions as the house is so central to everything that we wanted to see and do. Loved every minute!

                                                                      Truly delightful rural french retreat (with all mod cons!)

                                                                      William T.

                                                                      Thoroughly enjoyed a week of rural French living complete with hens , sheep and dogs. Weather might have been a little kinder on a couple of days but there was always the hot tub! Located sufficiently close to a number of coastal resorts to make "seaside trips" easy. Our hosts were kindness itself ensuring that all needs were catered for . Particularly pleased to be invited to join them one evening for a quick convivial drink together with their neighbours which lasted till midnight!. Delighted to recommend Hamel Hubert for anyone wishing to recharge their batteries in a restful country setting.

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      Thank you so much for your great review - we are so happy that you enjoyed your time here in Normandy. You are a fabulous family that we would love to have stay again with us anytime you are in the neighbourhood. Thanks Sarah & Alan

                                                                      Great location, comfortable furnishings

                                                                      Doug W.

                                                                      Le Hamel Hubert is a comfortable gite in a wonderful location. It is close to many attractions including Bayeux, Normandy, and Mont St. Michel. We found the gite itself to be very comfortable with all the amenities necessary to make us very comfortable. The owners were very helpful in every way possible, and, although they live on the property, they made it feel as though we were in a very private location. This is a great find.

                                                                      Unbelievably Wonderful!!!

                                                                      DebieWisconsin, USA

                                                                      This beautiful cottage, located in the breathtaking Normandy countryside, has to be seen to believed.

                                                                      The two wonderful owners of this gite have absolutely found their niche in life. They combine their wonderful brand of hospitality with an amazing property, and this equates to an unforgetable experience.

                                                                      We were fortunate enough to celebrated our daughter's 18th birthday here, and the owners catered the event with a amazing dinner (the desert was "to die for"). We would HIGHLY recommend taking advantage of their culinary talents!

                                                                      We spent a terrific week at their great little corner of Normandy, and we would most certainly do it again!

                                                                      One of the Most Beautiful Places on Earth!

                                                                      bhive11Lakewood, California, United States

                                                                      We recently had the pleasure of spending our 50th birthdays at Sarah & Allan's beautiful Gite in Percy, France. If one must turn 50, then I wholeheartedly suggest you do it at Le Hamel Hubert! The cottage is beautiful and perfectly stocked with everything you need. The 3 bedrooms each have their own bathroom which is a definite plus when traveling with 4 adults. While the cottage is perfect it is the surroundings and hosts that make this Gite the perfect place to stay for any amount of time. You will be surrounded by beautiful rolling Norman hills. Normandy has a way with the color green that is difficult to describe - I am not sure I have ever seen so many variations. We arrived late in the day and Sarah had dinner ready for us to pop in the oven. While always available for assistance, Sarah and Allan have a way of making you feel like the whole place is yours and yours alone. I am not sure I will ever enjoy another strawberry as much as the wild strawberries that Allan picked for us one morning - it is those little touches that truly make a vacation wonderful and memorable. Sarah is available and helpful throughout the whole planning portion of your trip which also makes the trip that much easier. I would stay at Le Hamel Hubert again, and again, and again!

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      Thank you so much for your lovely review, I look forward to welcoming you back to Le Hamel Hubert whenever you are in the vicinity!

                                                                      Beautiful rural location

                                                                      Lyn S.

                                                                      What a beautiful rural setting. We loved this old cottage and it's great charm. We found it to be super clean and well maintained. We enjoyed the amazing history of this area and the fact Normandy was so close.Sarah and Al were wonderful hosts and had great knowledge of the area.

                                                                      We would recommend this fabulous cottage to to anyone.

                                                                      Location

                                                                      Percy, France

                                                                      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.

                                                                      Rates & Availability

                                                                      Additional information about rental rates

                                                                      Damage Deposit
                                                                      $430

                                                                      The swimming pool and hot tub are included within the rental from June through to mid September. If the hot tub is required outside of this period an additional cost of 125 euros can be payable in resort. Please note that the hot tub is weather dependant and cannot be used in temperatures less than 5 degrees. For winter rents 1 wheelbarrow of wood for the fire is included in the rental costing.

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                                                                      10 Reviews
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