4 Rue de la Dive is the elegantly converted coach house of an 18th century Manoir set in 17 hectares of beautiful grounds. Previously featured in House Beautiful magazine, it is now a spacious holiday retreat sleeping up to 8 guests (max. 5 adults) in four bedrooms including a dedicated nursery with cot and single bed. Both the estate and the gite itself are fantastically well equipped for all ages making it the kind of place guest can happy spend days on end without leaving. Everyone will enjoy the outdoor pool, tennis courts and bikes, whilst mini guests will particularly enjoy the toy-filled nursery, outdoor play set, sand pit and the play barn stuffed with ride-ons, play houses and slides etc. These facilities, added to the handy meal delivery, babysitting and pre-arrival shopping services, ensure all a stay here has everything to ensure a relaxing break for young families.
The gite's interior is romantic and crammed with character thanks to its huge original fireplace with log burner and open beamed ceiling in the spacious lounge. Rooms are flooded with light from the huge picture windows (black out blinds in nursery) and bedroom have an elegant feel thanks to their high ceiling and smart furnishings.
As lovely and well-equipped as it is, what really sets 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, La Ferme de Longues and Domaine de la Tour (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
4 Rue de la Dive has four bedrooms comprising of a first floor double room and nursery
(cot and single bed) with shared shower room, plus a second floor double and a twin with shared bathroom. Downstairs there's a well equipped (includes microwave and dishwasher) country contemporary kitchen, the aforementioned lounge with fireplace TV and DVD player, playroom, WC and dining room (seats 6) with French doors onto the pretty courtyard. For larger parties there is a 1 bed cottage set across the courtyard which is also available to rent. To view select the 'similar accommodation' button at the bottom of this listing.
A 20% discount is available on all crossings with Brittany Ferries when booking this property.
‘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.
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