Domaine de la Tour is a magnificent 18th century farmhouse, situated in peaceful countryside close to the town of Falaise, Lower Normandy. Once part of a greater property including a chateau constructed by Louis XV for one of his favourites, Madame de Seran, the farmhouse has been entirely restored to a high standard. What is most impressive, is the attention to detail in baby/toddler facilities, as well as parent-friendly services. It is literally a case of just bring yourselves and your clothes, the rest is supplied! See Fast Facts panel (left) for more info.
The gîtes are set in 7 hectares of lovely grounds offering a tranquil retreat in which to relax and unwind. Formerly stables to the nearby chateau, the building is now two semi-detached 4-bedroom gîtes sharing a communal play room set across the courtyard. Each has been entirely renovated whilst keeping their authentic charm, with a spacious living areas complete with leather sofas and satellite TV (all BBC channels including Cbeebies), a DVD/CD/MP3/SD-card player, and a library of DVDs for kids and parents. Wi-Fi internet access is also available. The modern kitchens are equipped with all mod cons including dishwashers, microwave and washer dryers. Upstairs, there are two floors, each housing two en-suite bedrooms. There are three twin rooms which can be made up as double bedrooms and one triple room. Two
of the four rooms have space for cots to be added and, although there's no bath tub (all shower rooms), a baby bath is amongst the long list of gear provided for mini guests.
There is a shared playroom equipped with plenty of toys for the under 5s and nearby table tennis for older kids (and their parents!). There are extensive grounds in which to play outdoor games and enjoy picnics and the little ones can enjoy petting the animals in the paddock.
Domaine de la Tour is a great option for extended families or several different families wanting to holiday together with plenty of space for everybody, old and young alike.
A 20% discount on all crossings with Brittany Ferries when booking the property. Please request details on reservation request form.
Domaine de la Tour is situated 1km off the main road, surrounded by 500 hectares of forest and agricultural land. The nearest town is Falaise, just a few minutes drive away where you will find two large supermarkets, a variety of shops, restaurants, banks, bakeries, an aquatic centre (with a special zone for under 5s) and weekly market on Saturday morning. 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.
Getting There: It is within easy reach of the ports of Caen (50 minutes), Cherbourg (2h), Le Havre (1h45m), Calais (3h45m).