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  • The elegant driveway of 4 rue de la Dive
    The elegant driveway of 4 rue de la Dive
  • The fully-equipped country kitchen
    The fully-equipped country kitchen
  • Spacious lounge with woodburning stove, leading to dining room
    Spacious lounge with woodburning stove, leading to dining room
  • Spacious master bedroom
    Spacious master bedroom
  • Nursery (next to master bedroom)
    Nursery (next to master bedroom)
  • 2nd floor double room with antique bed
    2nd floor double room with antique bed
  • Private garden in courtyard
    Private garden in courtyard
  • Private playroom adjoining the lounge and opening onto the courtyard
    Private playroom adjoining the lounge and opening onto the courtyard
  • View of the pool from master bedroom
    View of the pool from master bedroom
  • Nana the donkey in the orchard
    Nana the donkey in the orchard
  • 17 hectares of beautiful grounds
    17 hectares of beautiful grounds
  • La Grange
    La Grange
  • Swimming pool open June to end of August
    Swimming pool open June to end of August
  • Free tennis court
    Free tennis court

4 Rue de la Dive -La Grange

Normandy, France

Per week

from 945.00 to 2445.00 EUR
The Owner / Manager

Sarah Caille

Member since Oct 2009
  • Bookings Accepted:85.71%
  • Avg. Response Time:16 minutes
  • Availability Updated:7 days 22 hours

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BFB's Overview

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 without babysitting.



Accommodation Overview:

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.

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.

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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

Rates

31 Mar - 20 Apr 2017 : €1145 /week21 Apr - 25 May 2017 : €945 /week26 May - 22 Jun 2017 : €1495 /week23 Jun - 13 Jul 2017 : €1995 /week14 Jul - 31 Aug 2017 : €2445 /week1 Sep - 28 Sep 2017 : €1495 /week29 Sep - 9 Nov 2017 : €1095 /week10 Nov - 30 Nov 2017 : €1095 /week31 Mar - 20 Apr 2017 : £1145 /week21 Apr - 25 May 2017 : £945 /week26 May - 22 Jun 2017 : £1495 /week23 Jun - 13 Jul 2017 : £1995 /week14 Jul - 31 Aug 2017 : £2445 /week1 Sep - 28 Sep 2017 : £1495 /week29 Sep - 9 Nov 2017 : £1095 /week10 Nov - 30 Nov 2017 : £1095 /week

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 25%

Balance: 56 days prior to arrival

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What do the kids love about it?

Fast Facts

Sleeps up to 8 (max.5 adults) in 2 x double, 1 x twin and a nursery room with cot and single bed.

Any Pool

The cold water pool is available for guests use in June, July and August.

Indoor Play Area

There's a large playroom equipped with toys, creative play, books and puzzles. It's exclusively for use of gîte guests and is accessible from the living area and the enclosed courtyard where you can enjoy outside games or just relax in the sun.

Babysitting

Available at 12 Euros per hour on request.

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 DVD player and selection of films suitable for parents and toddlers is available and a large play room with toys of all kinds adjoins the living room.

Meal Delivery / Room Service

A very reasonably priced meal delivery service can be supplied by the owner 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.

Wifi / Cable Internet Access

WiFi 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

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  • Fantastic holiday in a beautiful property. We spent a week here-two families with a 5 year old and two 3 year olds. Everything you could possibly think of is here, which makes entertaining the little ones super easy. The children all had a great time in and out of the pool, up and down the tree house, back and forth on the swings, playing pooh sticks on the river and feeding the donkey. The parents all had a great time drinking the fabulous French wine and playing games into the wee hours. Highly recommended wonderful holiday.Review dated 09/07/2015

  • The location of this property is fantastic with the swimming pool and tennis court making a huge difference. The owner is lovely and very helpfulReview dated 16/06/2010

  • We had a fantastic time at this property. Deidre, our host, was so helpful; dropping in freshly laid eggs and providing us the most succint directions to all the local tourist sites.Review dated 07/06/2010

  • The location of this property is fantastic with the swimming pool and tennis court making a huge difference. The owner is lovely and very helpful. Overall rating: ExcellentReview dated 29/06/2010

  • We had a fantastic time at this property. Deidre, our host, was so helpful; dropping in freshly laid eggs and providing us with great directions to all the local tourist sites. Overall experience: OutstandingReview dated 21/06/2010

  • “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

Fantastic holiday in a beautiful property. We spent a week here-two families with a 5 year old and two 3 year olds. Everything you could possibly think of is here, which makes entertaining the little ones super easy. The children all had a great time in and out of the pool, up and down the tree house, back and forth on the swings, playing pooh sticks on the river and feeding the donkey. The parents all had a great time drinking the fabulous French wine and playing games into the wee hours. Highly recommended wonderful holiday.

The location of this property is fantastic with the swimming pool and tennis court making a huge difference. The owner is lovely and very helpful

We had a fantastic time at this property. Deidre, our host, was so helpful; dropping in freshly laid eggs and providing us the most succint directions to all the local tourist sites.

The location of this property is fantastic with the swimming pool and tennis court making a huge difference. The owner is lovely and very helpful. Overall rating: Excellent

We had a fantastic time at this property. Deidre, our host, was so helpful; dropping in freshly laid eggs and providing us with great directions to all the local tourist sites. 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 8 guests.



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