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Book this 4 bedroom house in Balleroy today! A total of 7 people can sleep here comfortably.
Guests can enjoy a DVD and dishwasher among other amenities offered by this rental.
Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 4/5 thanks to an average of 9 reviews.
Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $838, depending on travel dates.
The owner last updated the property’s calendar Dec 11, 2014, so this rental may not be available for your requested dates, but please inquire to confirm.
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About the owner
About the owner
- Calendar last updated:
- 11 Dec 2014
- Overall rating:
Languages spoken: English
Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Balleroy Attractions
- Central heating
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Washing machine
- CD player
- DVD player
- Satellite TV
- Video player
- Balcony or terrace
- Shared garden
- Smoking allowed
– based on 9 reviews
- Very Good
“Basics are there but lots needing attention”
This property offers the basics, however a few things were lacking that would make it more pleasant for guests. The towels left for us were hand-towel sized, and in places threadbare, stained or mouldy. Corners were dusty with dead insects, and the main bedroom carpet looked like it hadn't been vacuumed thoroughly. The musty "old" smell remained even after lots of airing. This could be from old floor and wall coverings, however a really good spring clean would probably help. The stairs were a bit of a safety concern- not recommended for those unsteady on their feet or for children under 5. The biggest safety concern however was the lack of smoke alarms. Maybe these aren't a requirement in France? I know that everyone's standards are different, however the things I've mentioned meant that the property wasn't a pleasant place for us to return to at the end of each day.
“Our stay here offered delightful surprises.”
This was our first visit to France and our stay here offered us delightful surprises. We found ourselves living in a small, French village with patisserie, tiny market, historic chateau, and a little river, the Drome. We could look out over the lovely hillside grounds of the beautifully-maintained, historic Balleroy Chateau right from our bedroom and livingroom windows. Everyone was so friendly and helpful to us. Our accommodation became a home away from home after sightseeing along the Normandy coast and in the busy city of Bayeux. We were able to relax and enjoy the charming touches in this 200-year-old "coaching house." There were many more points of interest right in the vicinity than we were able to do such as the forest and the home of William the Conqueror's father. We would like to go back and stay there again.
“'Rene': A House for all Seasons”
Situated in the Michelin featured village of Balleroy, this tradit5ional stone house is ideally situated for exploring many of the delights Normandy has to offer but also has all the essential amenities on the doorstep. We enjoyed the sheltered and private garden for al fresco meals and soaking up the sun as well as the lovely views across the fields to the picturesque Chateau. The are a number of walks within minutes which enticed us into being more active. The local forest is stunning in the dappled tones of warm autumnal sunshine. 'Rene' reflects its two hundred year old history and retains many of its original features such as the polished wooden staircase, the thick stone walls and the extensive'cave'. We found there is plenty of room for a growing family or group of friends, including different options for dining. With a sofa bed in the lounge and a ground floor bathroom there is some scope for restricted use but the garden is not that easily accessed by wheel chair although it is well laid out in flat and spacious terraces, there are some steps to negotiate. All in all, the house has a relaxing and restful ambience which adds to its charm and makes it a delightful holiday destination.
“Lovely relaxing break in a great holiday home”
I stayed at "Rene" in Balleroy in april 09 with some girl friends and had an absolutely wonderful time. The cottage itself is welcoming and comfortable, with plenty of space and a lovely garden, where we enjoyed many a glass of wine in the sunshine! We all felt at home straight away, and loved the traditional setting. We did have a car with us, which I would certainly recommend as we were able to visit Bayeux, the D-Day beaches and other beaches for trips out, to really make the most of the holiday. I'd recommend the house to anybody as its perfect for all ages, families, friends or couples - anyone looking for a bit of escapism yet with a home-from-home feel. The rental process was a doddle, and the owner was really helpful and everything was as described. Loved it!
We had a fantastic week in this house, which had all the equipment and comfort to help us enjoy our stay. The property is very central to all of the site which we wished to visit and Balleroy is a charming place to spend time. The chateaux is well worth a visit and one can walk up the road in a few minutes to take in all the history and charm. Bayeaux is only ten miles away and we spent many days walking around here visiting the cathedral and having lovely food. This property is well worth a visit.
“A homely and comfortable stay which was relaxing throughout.”
So obviously not a rental but someones' home. We felt at ease from arrival, and enjoyed the surroundings immensely. The house is not immense, but homely and comfortable and with lovely rural views from the back. Convenient to emenities, and other sights to be found in Normandy. A good visit, thanks.