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  • La Ferme de Longues Gite 2
    La Ferme de Longues Gite 2
  • Dining room leading to lounge area
    Dining room leading to lounge area
  • Lounge
    Lounge
  • Main bedroom
    Main bedroom
  • Galley kitchen
    Galley kitchen
  • Spacious nursery with cot, toddler bed and change table
    Spacious nursery with cot, toddler bed and change table
  • Twin room
    Twin room
  • Upstairs bathroom
    Upstairs bathroom
  • La Ferme de Longues - Gite 2 Image 9
    La Ferme de Longues - Gite 2 Image 9
  • Beach at Longues-sur-mer 700m away
    Beach at Longues-sur-mer 700m away
  • View to the village of Longues-sur-mer
    View to the village of Longues-sur-mer
  • Walled garden and the view to the meadow
    Walled garden and the view to the meadow
  • Playbarn
    Playbarn
  • The walled garden
    The walled garden
  • The historic beach at Arromanches
    The historic beach at Arromanches
  • The meadow
    The meadow

La Ferme de Longues - Gite 2

Normandy, France

Per week

from 895.00 to 1895.00 EUR
The Owner / Manager

Sarah Caille

Member since Dec 2009
  • Bookings Accepted:85.71%
  • Avg. Response Time:16 minutes
  • Availability Updated:5 days 19 hours

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BFB's Overview

This cluster of three stylishly renovated gîtes set in the coastal village of Longues-sur-Mer, were until very recently a working farm. A thoughtful conversion, with young families in mind, has transformed them into contemporary, comfortable and fantastically well-equipped holiday escapes within walking distance of the sea (1km).

The gîtes have between 2 and 3 bedrooms and have been renovated to a very high standard featuring a combination of contemporary French design and rustic chic. Set in 3.5 hectares, each gîte has a private patio and grassed area to enjoy easy al fresco dining and shared use of both indoor and outdoor play areas where mini guests can play safely and meet new playmates. The entire site is securely enclosed and the car park positioned away from the gîtes allow parents to relax whilst little ones are free to roam. A former barn has been converted into a toddler’s play paradise with trampoline and ride-ons, whilst, behind the barn, the former walled potager has been transformed into a securely enclosed outdoor play area with swingset and sandpit for the kids and sun loungers and hammocks for parents. Surrounding the potager is a paddock offering plenty of space for outdoor games and picnics with beautiful views across the rolling fields to Bayeux.

Gite 2 has three bedrooms comprising an upstairs double, a twin and a nursery with full-sized wooden cot and a toddler bed. The family bathroom has a bath and shower with a toilet in a separate room. Downstairs, there's a dining room and a separate lounge with sofa bed, TV and DVD player, plus a well-equipped kitchen with all the usual equipment plus a microwave, dishwasher and washing machine.

For a group of family or friends who hire all three gîtes together there is a communal dining/lounge area available free of charge - individual gîtes for each family but a communal socialising area a few steps away – perfect for maintaining privacy and holiday harmony!


Like sister properties, 4 Rue de la Dive and Domaine de la Tour, the attention to detail in baby/toddler facilities, as well as parent-friendly services including babysitting, pre-arrival shopping and meal delivery services, here really is outstanding. It is literally a case of just bring yourselves and your clothes, the rest is supplied. A stress-free, relaxing and scenic holiday is all but guaranteed!

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

Location Information

There's a local store for groceries and a bakery serving fresh morning croissants within a short stroll, plus a good restaurant in the village. Best of all you can be admiring the fantastic sea views less than 1 km away on foot. Blow those cobwebs away with a walk (or jog!) along the dramatic coastal path all the way to Port-en-Bessin or Arromanches. Alternatively take the winding road down to the pebble cove - a hidden treasure with plenty of scope for rock-pooling and crabbing - Idyllic!

The village of Longues-sur-Mer itself is a wonderful blend of coast and countryside. It is a traditional French village, not a resort, offering easy access to the sea with the space and calm of the countryside. Ideally situated between the pretty port of Port-en-Bessin and the historic town of Arromanches (both 5 minutes by car) there are shops and good restaurants within easy reach and the historic city of Bayeux is only 8km away. The local beach is a pebble cove and there are miles of unspoilt sandy beaches within a few minutes drive.

There are also plenty of activities to occupy little ones within easy reach; from Festyland theme park to zoos and inspiring chateaux for any budding princess or knight in shining armour. Local markets offer fantastic fresh produce and the chance to get up close and personal with the livestock.

Nearest Medical Services: Emergency home visits by Doctor can be arranged or nearest hospital at Bayeux 8km

Getting There: La Ferme de Longues is located at Longues-sur-Mer between Arromomanches and Port-en-Bessin. It is 8km from Bayeux and 37km from Caen. It is within easy reach of the ports of Caen (35mins), Cherbourg (1h10m), Le Havre (1h30m), Calais (3h40m). The nearest airport is Dinard in Brittany (2hrs) where there are daily flights with Ryanair to several UK airports.

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Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 15:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 25%

Balance: 56 days prior to arrival

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 15:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 25%

Balance: 56 days prior to arrival

Late Availability Discount

Bookings made within 21 days of travelling discounted by 15%

Multiple Weeks Discount

5% discount will be applied to full weeks after the first week

Rates

1 Apr - 21 Apr 2017 : €995 /week22 Apr - 26 May 2017 : €895 /week27 May - 23 Jun 2017 : €1345 /week24 Jun - 14 Jul 2017 : €1595 /week15 Jul - 1 Sep 2017 : €1895 /week2 Sep - 29 Sep 2017 : €1395 /week30 Sep - 1 Dec 2017 : €895 /week1 Apr - 21 Apr 2017 : £995 /week22 Apr - 26 May 2017 : £895 /week27 May - 23 Jun 2017 : £1345 /week24 Jun - 14 Jul 2017 : £1595 /week15 Jul - 1 Sep 2017 : £1895 /week2 Sep - 29 Sep 2017 : £1395 /week30 Sep - 1 Dec 2017 : £895 /week

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 15:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 25%

Balance: 56 days prior to arrival

Late Availability Discount

Bookings made within 21 days of travelling discounted by 15%

Multiple Weeks Discount

5% discount will be applied to full weeks after the first week

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Fast Facts

Sleeps 4+1xtoddler & 1x infants in a double bedroom, twin bedroom, a nursery with toddler bed & wooden cot. There's an upstairs bathroom (half-sized bath, shower, sink) & a separate WC, plus downstairs shower room with WC.

Coast Within 30 minutes driving distance

There are miles of unspoilt sandy beaches within a few minutes drive.

Coast Within Walking Distance

A 1km winding road from the farm takes visitors to a pebble cove, ideal for rock pooling.

Amenities within Walking Distance

A short stroll will get you to the local store for groceries and a bakery serving fresh morning croissants. There is also good restaurant in the village and best of all you can be admiring the fantastic sea views less than 1 km away on foot.

Indoor Play Area

There's an indoor playroom and a play barn with trampoline, Little Tikes climbing frame and ride-ons plus outside play area.

Babysitting

Pre-bookable babysitting is available at a reasonable 12 Euros per hour

Nursery Gear (additional)

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 is provided. Also, baby formula, nappies, wipes, food jars etc. can all be requested as part of the pre-arrival shopping service.

Indoor Toys / Games Room

Each gîte has a toy box and books.‘Cbeebies, along with all BBC channels, is available in all properties, along with a selection of DVDs for parents and toddlers. There's also a play barn (see below).

Meal Delivery / Room Service

There's a great restaurant quality meal delivery service.

Outdoor Toys

Outside play area with swing set and sandpit in safely enclosed walled garden.

Stairgates / no stairs

Fixed stairgates

Private Garden / Terrace / Balcony

Private, furnished outdoor terrace

Wifi / Cable Internet Access

WiFi provided.

2+ Cots and Highchairs

There's a wooden cot in nursery and additional cots and highchairs available on request.

Reviews

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  • Wonderful place to relax as so child/baby friendly. Lots of toys everywhere and they thought about what my child would like. Really enjoyed and would return .Review dated 01/06/2016

  • Fantastic. Everything you could need for your baby or toddler. Playbarn and outdoor walled garden were great and a real hit with our 4 year olds.Review dated 04/05/2011

  • We enjoyed our time at La Cour aux Bourgeois so much last year, that I booked a week at the new sister property, La Ferme de Longues, as soon as we found out about it. Aside from the weather, it didn't disappoint: the gites are stylish and packed with all the baby & toddler essentials; our 2 year old loved the playbarn and walled garden; and the meal delivery service ensured my husband and I also had a relaxing break. Being so close to the D-Day beaches added another dimension to the week, and ensured there were plenty of museums to explore when it was too wet to enjoy playing in the sand. We'll be back! Review dated 03/11/2009

  • An excellent bolthole. The owners were incredibly helpful and friendly, the facilities fantastic for our 15 month old daughter and we definitely intend to go again. thank you."Review dated 03/11/2009

  • Nelly & Jacques were absolutely lovely hosts - couldn't have been more helpful! It was a beautifully furnished, clean gite with excellent facilities. We have a very small baby, however, for older children the garden & soft play area were fantastic. Would definitely recommend.Review dated 03/11/2009

  • The accomodation and facilities at Fermes de Longues were fantastic; however, the village itself was not that baby friendly as there were no pavements which made going out and about difficult other than by car. Also we went slightly out of season and many facilities (local shops, restaurants at tourist sites) were closed which was unfortunate but we feel needs feeding back to people who elect to go outside the main holiday seasonReview dated 03/11/2009

  • Gite 1 at La Ferme des Longues was comfortable and well equipped, with charming hosts and indoor and outdoor toys for the children. Only practical issue was the downstairs WC, a long way from the bedrooms and no sink! Village setting with a good local boulangerie and other shops in nearby Bayeaux or Arromanches. Normandy coastal location means you are well placed for the WW2 beaches and Bayeaux, but a longer haul to other attractions. Rated 5/5. Owner Responds: "Thank you for your comments. A sink has now been added."Review dated 03/11/2009

Wonderful place to relax as so child/baby friendly. Lots of toys everywhere and they thought about what my child would like. Really enjoyed and would return .

Fantastic. Everything you could need for your baby or toddler. Playbarn and outdoor walled garden were great and a real hit with our 4 year olds.

We enjoyed our time at La Cour aux Bourgeois so much last year, that I booked a week at the new sister property, La Ferme de Longues, as soon as we found out about it. Aside from the weather, it didn't disappoint: the gites are stylish and packed with all the baby & toddler essentials; our 2 year old loved the playbarn and walled garden; and the meal delivery service ensured my husband and I also had a relaxing break. Being so close to the D-Day beaches added another dimension to the week, and ensured there were plenty of museums to explore when it was too wet to enjoy playing in the sand. We'll be back!

An excellent bolthole. The owners were incredibly helpful and friendly, the facilities fantastic for our 15 month old daughter and we definitely intend to go again. thank you."

Nelly & Jacques were absolutely lovely hosts - couldn't have been more helpful! It was a beautifully furnished, clean gite with excellent facilities. We have a very small baby, however, for older children the garden & soft play area were fantastic. Would definitely recommend.

The accomodation and facilities at Fermes de Longues were fantastic; however, the village itself was not that baby friendly as there were no pavements which made going out and about difficult other than by car. Also we went slightly out of season and many facilities (local shops, restaurants at tourist sites) were closed which was unfortunate but we feel needs feeding back to people who elect to go outside the main holiday season

Gite 1 at La Ferme des Longues was comfortable and well equipped, with charming hosts and indoor and outdoor toys for the children. Only practical issue was the downstairs WC, a long way from the bedrooms and no sink! Village setting with a good local boulangerie and other shops in nearby Bayeaux or Arromanches. Normandy coastal location means you are well placed for the WW2 beaches and Bayeaux, but a longer haul to other attractions. Rated 5/5. Owner Responds: "Thank you for your comments. A sink has now been added."

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 10 guests.



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