This picture-perfect stone cottage, nestled in the grounds of an elegant
18th century manoir, is a truly idyllic romantic retreat for a couple
and a baby. Newly refurbished, its interior includes a charming and
spacious double bedroom in the eaves, a luxurious bathroom, an
exceptionally well-equipped and high quality kitchen, and a pretty
lounge-diner with sofa seating in front of an antique wood burner -
perfect for cosy and romantic evenings!
Outside, the cottage has
its own private terrace and enclosed garden area, including a dedicated
sand pit for lucky mini guests, plus access to the estates 17 hectares
of glorious grounds including tennis courts,
outdoor swimming pool (open June, July and August)
and cycles (some with baby seats).
As lovely and well-equipped as it is, what really sets Le
Cottage at 4 Rue de la Dive apart is the truly outstanding attention to
detail in providing family friendly gear and services, from cots,
highchairs, sterilisers, baby baths and blenders (see Fast Facts), to
babysitting, meal delivery and pre-arrival shopping services. Like
sister properties, at
Domaine de la Tour and La Ferme de Longues (use 'similar properties'
button to view), also managed by Sarah Caille of Toddler Holiday, it
truly is a case of just bring yourselves and your clothes, because the
rest is supplied.
Past guests have raved about the warm welcome
from owners and hosts, Peter and Deirdre, and their fantastic chef/housekeeper
service, which, for a very reasonable costs, sees them deliver a meal, lay the
table and even clear up after - it is the perfect treat from frazzled parents
desperate for a special and romantic evening without babysitting. Top it off
with post dinner drinks on your terrace and most guests are heading to the
local estate agent before their week is out, hoping to find their own permanent
slice of French paradise!
Ground Floor - Open-plan
living/dining area with comfy sofa, TV & DVD player, fireplace with
woodburning stove. Kitchen
(microwave, oven, fridge, washing machine). Separate
leading up to the First Floor - Spacious
double room in the eaves (wooden cot), Bathroom
(bath, separate shower, sink, toilet). Outside - Private terrace and enclosed garden area with toys and
sandpit overlooking the courtyard, shared
access to swimming pool and tennis court. Access to 17 hectares of ground.
discount is available on all crossings with Brittany Ferries when booking this
‘4 Rue de la Dive' is located in Magny a commune of Trun, 20 minutes south-east of Falaise. It too is within easy reach of the ports of Caen (50 minutes), Cherbourg (2h), Le Havre (1h45m), Calais (3h45m). The town of Falaise, home to many attractive shops and bistros, as well as an aquatic centre with a special zone for under 5s. There are miles of golden sandy beaches, a zoo, theme park suitable for toddlers, safari park and model railway all within about 40 minutes drive. A very comprehensive ‘Tried and Tested’ comment book at the property is filled with tips and advice from past guests, all of whom have had babies and toddlers in tow, since having a child under 5 in-tow is a pre-requisite of a stay here.