- 7 bedrooms
- 8 bathrooms
- Sleeps 15
Description from the owner
You have exclusive use of our spacious 7 bedroom 8 bathroom (6 en-suite) historic property, annexed more than 100 years ago from a private Chateau standing outside the grounds of L'Orangerie. Gothic carvings can still be seen in the upstairs windows (taken from the original 8th century priory). Built in 1703, L'Orangerie is full of original exposed beams and stonework (an historical map to the building). We have the old chateau gatekeepers cottage at the bottom of our walled garden, now used as a very swish playhouse by our guests' children!
L'Orangerie is situated in the heart of the Suisse Normande, recently achieving rare "site na...Read more
7 En-suite Bedroom Historic Gite. Normandy Views
La Foret-Auvray, Normandy, France
Additional Location Information
L'Orangerie is situated in the heart of Normandy's Suisse Normande - a famous valley region with magnificent spectacular forests and views. The river Orne flows a few hundred metres below our house, and everywhere you look, there is greenery. We are just over a mile away from the famous Roches d'Oetre, a geological site of great importance.
It is called the Suisse Normande as the reason for the valley and mountains is that oddly enough, it was caused by the same geological fault line that created the Suisse Alps - hence the name, Swiss Normandy. The region is officially classified a 'site naturel' (a highly prized status) due to its stunning views, rare wildlife and plant life, the crystal clear rivers and streams, and the character and atmosphere of the small villages. 2100 hectares of the Suisse Normande are protected - including us.
Nearby Falaise (10 miles away) is the birthplace of William The Conquerer, and is a great place to eat; shop, and to tour the historic castle and museums.
More About This Location
Mountain nearby, Rural retreats
Golf course within 30 minute drive, Fishing nearby, Horse riding nearby, Water sports nearby
Nearest beach: Ouistream, 30 miles
Nearest shops, 5 miles
Nearest airport: Caen Carpiquet, 40 miles
Nearest ferry port: Caen Ouistream, 35 miles
Nearest train station: Caen, 25 miles
Car is essential
Last updated on September 14, 2014
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- Damage deposit | $405
Additional notes from the owner
We require a £250 per group per week advance booking deposit to secure your reservation. The balance of the holiday payment is due by not later than 12 weeks prior to the commencement of your holiday.
Our rates include linen, water, utilities and a starter supply of some basic essentials. There are no hidden extra costs.
We strongly recommend that you take personal holiday insurance to cover yourself if you have to cancel or if you need medical treatment whilst in France.
- Alarm Clock
- Washing Machine
- Linens Provided
- Soap/Shampoo Provided
- Towels Provided
- Central heating
- Local Guides/Maps
- Clothes Dryer
- Housekeeping Optional
Phone / Internet
- Internet Access
- Mountain Views
- Paper Towels Provided
- Stove or Oven
- DVD Player
- Outdoor Dining Area
- Swing set or jungle gym
- 18 Dining chairs
- 18 Lounge chairs
- Pet friendly - no
- Smoking allowed - no
- Suitable for children - yes
- Suitable for the elderly - yes
- Wheelchair accessible - ask
- 450 square meters