:1480736147

  • Spacious main bedroom
    Spacious main bedroom
  • 4 Rue de la Dive - Le Cottage Image 2
    4 Rue de la Dive - Le Cottage Image 2
  • 4 Rue de la Dive - Le Cottage Image 3
    4 Rue de la Dive - Le Cottage Image 3
  • En suite bathroom
    En suite bathroom
  • Well-equipped kitchen
    Well-equipped kitchen
  • 4 Rue de la Dive - Le Cottage Image 6
    4 Rue de la Dive - Le Cottage Image 6
  • The elegant long driveway
    The elegant long driveway
  • Private Terrace
    Private Terrace
  • 17 hectares of beautiful grounds to play and relax
    17 hectares of beautiful grounds to play and relax
  • Pool open June to end of August
    Pool open June to end of August
  • All-weather Tennis Court
    All-weather Tennis Court

4 Rue de la Dive - Le Cottage

Normandy, France

Please see the
Prices panel below

The Owner / Manager

Sarah Caille

Member since Mar 2010
  • Bookings Accepted:85.71%
  • Avg. Response Time:16 minutes
  • Availability Updated:3 days 10 hours

1480713948:1480736147

BFB's Overview

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!


Accommodation Overview:

Ground Floor
- Open-plan living/dining area with comfy sofa, TV & DVD player, fireplace with woodburning stove. Kitchen (microwave, oven, fridge, washing machine). Separate toilet. Stairs 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.

A 20% discount is available on all crossings with Brittany Ferries when booking this property.

Location Information

‘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.

Click to enlarge

5/5

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 25%

Balance: 56 days prior to arrival

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 25%

Balance: 56 days prior to arrival

Discount Notes

Rates

19 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017 : 950 /week24 Feb - 30 Mar 2017 : 0 /week31 Mar - 8 Apr 2017 : 745 /week9 Apr - 20 Apr 2017 : 745 /week21 Apr - 25 May 2017 : 645 /week26 May - 22 Jun 2017 : 825 /week23 Jun - 13 Jul 2017 : 895 /week14 Jul - 31 Aug 2017 : 975 /week1 Sep - 28 Sep 2017 : 895 /week29 Sep - 30 Nov 2017 : 745 /week19 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017 : 950 /week24 Feb - 30 Mar 2017 : 0 /week31 Mar - 8 Apr 2017 : 745 /week9 Apr - 20 Apr 2017 : 745 /week21 Apr - 25 May 2017 : 645 /week26 May - 22 Jun 2017 : 825 /week23 Jun - 13 Jul 2017 : 895 /week14 Jul - 31 Aug 2017 : 975 /week1 Sep - 28 Sep 2017 : 895 /week29 Sep - 30 Nov 2017 : 745 /week

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 25%

Balance: 56 days prior to arrival

Discount Notes

Who owns this place?





What do they love about it?


What do the kids love about it?

Fast Facts

Sleeps 2+1xinfant in 1xspacious double bedroom with wooden cot

Any Pool

The cold water pool is available in June, July and August. It is safely fenced.

Babysitting

Available at 12 Euros per hour

Nursery Gear (additional)

Baby/toddler paraphernalia provided includes everything from cots, toddler beds, highchairs, sterilisers, stairgates and strollers, to booster seats, baby baths, monitors, blenders, plastic crockery and cutlery, changing mats, bedding and even bibs!

Indoor Toys / Games Room

A selection of toys is provided plus a DVD player and collection films suitable for parents and toddlers.

Meal Delivery / Room Service

A very reasonably priced meal delivery service is available from the owners on request.

Outdoor Toys

There's toddler friendly swings, sandpit and a selection of ride-ons. Tennis courts are on site and suitable for older children and adults.

Private Garden / Terrace / Balcony

Private terrace

Wifi / Cable Internet Access

WI-FI is available.

Tennis Court(s)

There is an all-weather tennis court and bikes for all ages, some with child seats.

2+ Cots and Highchairs

Up to two cots and highchairs may be provided on request.

Fireplace / Wood Burner

There is a log burning fire in the lounge.

Reviews

Please click the text to scroll through reviews.

  • Excellent cottage, location and welcome by the extremely friendly and helpful owners. Lots to see in the area or explore the beautiful surrounding countryside. Would highly recommend :)Review dated 26/08/2016

  • We had a wonderful week at Rue De La Dive. The cottage was lovely and felt like we had our own place in France. Deirdre was very friendly and welcoming and made us feel at home. The cottage is well placed with day trips to some very pretty towns and the coast possible. Overall we had a great experience.Review dated 28/06/2015

  • The Cottage is really baby-friendly, Deirdre and Pete were incredibly welcoming, and our 9 month old loved the toys, the swings, and the cats in particular! Lots to do in the local area, although it's very tempting just to stay in the garden playing and eating croissants...Review dated 07/06/2015

  • We had a fantastic time and made full use of all the facilities. We would definitely go back for another holiday and would highly recommend it to others.Review dated 01/08/2014

  • Beautiful cottage in a lovely location. It's perfect for little one but also for the adults too!Review dated 26/09/2012

  • a lovely place with wonderful hosts - we had a wonderful timeReview dated 06/10/2011

  • This really is a fabulous cottage and location - the grounds are amazing, so when you are at home you can wander to the swings, go and say hello to the donkey, swoosh through the weeping willow to the secret play area, play tennis (we marched the travel cot and toys round there and set our little one up on the grass surrounding the court!). The location is also amazing - close to fab markets for provisions, and within walking distance to the most amazing bakery we have ever come across in our times travelling around France - and that is some accolade! We have been recommending the cottage to all of our friends with babies - it is beautifully finished to a very high standard, and really is the perfect place to relax and unwind - with lots of places to visit no more than a 30 min car journey away for jaunts out. Oh - and to round it off - Deirdre and Pete will cook gorgeous meals twice a week and serve it to you on your candlelit terra ...Review dated 21/09/2011

    Read More

  • Comfortable cottage, recently tastefully renovated, particularly suitable for getting-away-from-it-all style breaks. Friendly engaged owners, good toddler facilities and nice garden/grounds. We had a pleasant relaxing break, and felt quickly at home. Owners can also cook, so the meal-in-the-cottage was also a good experience (... although I ate too much!).Review dated 26/08/2010

  • Overall Experience: Outstanding!Review dated 02/06/2010

  • “We have had the nicest week. The kids have been captivated by the house, all the facilities, and the animals! We would highly recommend Deirdre and Peter's 'eat-in' option. Delicious! An aperitif in front of a roaring log fire is the perfect end to a day on the go. Did lots of kid-friendly outings. The tennis court was a big success - the Dads even managed to knock a few balls around most evenings, dodging the kids on tractors, bikes and scooters. Perfect.”Review dated 03/11/2009

  • We have had a lovely holiday. Madeline (19 months) adored the playbarn, but the highlight was Nana the Donkey. Review dated 03/11/2009

  • With ages from 2 3/4 to 67, there was fun had by all! Exploring the many beautiful villages and meeting the delightful locals, we have loved our time here. Wishing we had booked 2 weeks - the amenities have been fantastic. We very much hope to be back in the near future!Review dated 03/11/2009

  • The gite is lovely, Peter and Deirdre have thought of everything for the little ones. Nothing seems to be too much trouble. Review dated 03/11/2009

  • The most wonderful, generous hosts you could ever wish for. superb holiday!Review dated 03/11/2009

  • Very good value for such a wonderful service. Thank youReview dated 03/11/2009

Excellent cottage, location and welcome by the extremely friendly and helpful owners. Lots to see in the area or explore the beautiful surrounding countryside. Would highly recommend :)

We had a wonderful week at Rue De La Dive. The cottage was lovely and felt like we had our own place in France. Deirdre was very friendly and welcoming and made us feel at home. The cottage is well placed with day trips to some very pretty towns and the coast possible. Overall we had a great experience.

The Cottage is really baby-friendly, Deirdre and Pete were incredibly welcoming, and our 9 month old loved the toys, the swings, and the cats in particular! Lots to do in the local area, although it's very tempting just to stay in the garden playing and eating croissants...

We had a fantastic time and made full use of all the facilities. We would definitely go back for another holiday and would highly recommend it to others.

Beautiful cottage in a lovely location. It's perfect for little one but also for the adults too!

a lovely place with wonderful hosts - we had a wonderful time

This really is a fabulous cottage and location - the grounds are amazing, so when you are at home you can wander to the swings, go and say hello to the donkey, swoosh through the weeping willow to the secret play area, play tennis (we marched the travel cot and toys round there and set our little one up on the grass surrounding the court!). The location is also amazing - close to fab markets for provisions, and within walking distance to the most amazing bakery we have ever come across in our times travelling around France - and that is some accolade! We have been recommending the cottage to all of our friends with babies - it is beautifully finished to a very high standard, and really is the perfect place to relax and unwind - with lots of places to visit no more than a 30 min car journey away for jaunts out. Oh - and to round it off - Deirdre and Pete will cook gorgeous meals twice a week and serve it to you on your candlelit terrace - a meal out without the hassle! Just perfection

Comfortable cottage, recently tastefully renovated, particularly suitable for getting-away-from-it-all style breaks. Friendly engaged owners, good toddler facilities and nice garden/grounds. We had a pleasant relaxing break, and felt quickly at home. Owners can also cook, so the meal-in-the-cottage was also a good experience (... although I ate too much!).

Overall Experience: Outstanding!

“We have had the nicest week. The kids have been captivated by the house, all the facilities, and the animals! We would highly recommend Deirdre and Peter's 'eat-in' option. Delicious! An aperitif in front of a roaring log fire is the perfect end to a day on the go. Did lots of kid-friendly outings. The tennis court was a big success - the Dads even managed to knock a few balls around most evenings, dodging the kids on tractors, bikes and scooters. Perfect.”

We have had a lovely holiday. Madeline (19 months) adored the playbarn, but the highlight was Nana the Donkey.

With ages from 2 3/4 to 67, there was fun had by all! Exploring the many beautiful villages and meeting the delightful locals, we have loved our time here. Wishing we had booked 2 weeks - the amenities have been fantastic. We very much hope to be back in the near future!

The gite is lovely, Peter and Deirdre have thought of everything for the little ones. Nothing seems to be too much trouble.

The most wonderful, generous hosts you could ever wish for. superb holiday!

Very good value for such a wonderful service. Thank you

Parent Rated*

5/5
  • Overall Experience
  • Child-Friendliness
  • Location
  • Hospitality / Welcome
  • Interiors

*Ratings by verified BFB guests who stayed here with young children.
Rated by 14 guests.



Similar Accommodation

View More

More Baby Friendly Boltholes in Normandy, France

View More

Your Recently Viewed Baby Friendly Boltholes Properties

View More
»Back to Top