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  • Gite 3 La Ferme de Longues
    Gite 3 La Ferme de Longues
  • Private west-facing terrace with sunshine until late evening
    Private west-facing terrace with sunshine until late evening
  • Spacious main bedroom
    Spacious main bedroom
  • Nursery with cot, toddler bed and change table
    Nursery with cot, toddler bed and change table
  • Lounge
    Lounge
  • Comfortable lounge area
    Comfortable lounge area
  • Well-equipped kitchen
    Well-equipped kitchen
  • Walled outdoor play area
    Walled outdoor play area
  • Bathroom
    Bathroom
  • Upstairs landing
    Upstairs landing
  • Playbarn
    Playbarn
  • The walled play area and view to the meadow
    The walled play area and view to the meadow
  • View to the village of Longues-sur-Mer
    View to the village of Longues-sur-Mer
  • The beach at Longues-sur-Mer 700m away
    The beach at Longues-sur-Mer 700m away

La Ferme de Longues - Gite 3

Normandy, France

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The Owner / Manager

Sarah Caille

Member since Dec 2009
  • Bookings Accepted:85.71%
  • Avg. Response Time:16 minutes
  • Availability Updated:13 hours 2 minutes

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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 3 has two bedrooms comprising: a double and a nursery with full-sized wooden cot and a toddler bed. The bathroom has a bath and shower, and there's a separate toilet. Downstairs, there's a comfortable lounge with TV and DVD player and a well-equipped, dine-in, 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 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

Multiple Weeks Discount

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

Rates

7 Jan - 31 Mar 2017 : 745 /week1 Apr - 21 Apr 2017 : 845 /week22 Apr - 26 May 2017 : 745 /week27 May - 23 Jun 2017 : 1195 /week24 Jun - 14 Jul 2017 : 1345 /week15 Jul - 1 Sep 2017 : 1625 /week2 Sep - 29 Sep 2017 : 1245 /week30 Sep - 1 Dec 2017 : 0 /week7 Jan - 31 Mar 2017 : 745 /week1 Apr - 21 Apr 2017 : 845 /week22 Apr - 26 May 2017 : 745 /week27 May - 23 Jun 2017 : 1195 /week24 Jun - 14 Jul 2017 : 1345 /week15 Jul - 1 Sep 2017 : 1625 /week2 Sep - 29 Sep 2017 : 1245 /week30 Sep - 1 Dec 2017 : 0 /week

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 15:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 25%

Balance: 56 days prior to arrival

Multiple Weeks Discount

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

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Fast Facts

Sleeps 3+ infants in 1 x double bedroom and a nursery room with child size single bed and cots. There's 1 x bathroom (half-sized bath, shower, sink) & separate toilet

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 play room 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

A handy restaurant quality meal delivery service is available

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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  • Beautiful gite in a perfect setting. We loved the terrace in the evenings and the gorgeous views from the meadow in the day. Our 15 month old loved the play barn and the toys. Clean, well equipped and safe house and grounds. Lovely!Review dated 26/07/2014

  • Great place for toddlers - loads for them to do on site in view of Gite. Also, sightseeing quite close for adults to enjoy. Local beach is pebbles and rocks but only 20 min drive or so to get to some sandy ones. Tried and tested activities available in Gite. Review dated 01/10/2013

  • excellent well appointed child friendly gite in a nice quiet safe and convenient location Owners are very friendly, welcoming, helpful and responsiveReview dated 23/09/2013

  • Nelly and Jacques were wonderfully warm and helpful hosts, arranging pre-arrival shopping, bike hire and a meal delivery service for us. The property has a fabulous garden with play equipment and sandpit for sunny days and an indoor play barn for not so sunny days. It suited us and our 2 year old perfectly.Review dated 25/05/2013

  • The owners were very friendly and helpful, the play areas were fantastic for our 3 yr old, house was lovely, clean, great location near beaches we had a really lovely holiday!Review dated 28/06/2012

  • The owners are wonderfully welcoming and attentive. Lovely, cosy gite set up with everything you need. The play barn and gardens were fantastic and our two year old absolutely loved them.Review dated 22/09/2011

  • We had a lovely time, despite terrible weather! The accomodation was excellent, with everything we required to make our stay as easy as possible. The meal delivery service is great and well worth taking advantage of, very good value for money. (The croissants from the local boulangerie are also fantastic!)Review dated 02/08/2011

  • Excellent facilities, fantastic location, great hosts. Highly recommended.Review dated 03/06/2011

  • We stayed in Gite 3 of this 3 Gite area and it was lovely. The owners Nellie & Jacques were there to greet us and with their English and our school child French we had a nice chat as they showed us around the property. The play barn and garden are a nice touch for families and the fact there are 3 Gites you are pretty much guaranteed some little friends for your baby. Unfortunately our 12 month old son was sick when we stayed but there was a number for an English speaking Dr locally in the folder in the Gite called "Tried & Tested", this also included info on local attractions such as the zoo, beaches, soft play and swimming pool. The village is quiet and it is easy to get to nearby towns with nice markets. The Gite is in great condition and furnished really well. We had a cot for our baby and a changing area all set up in his room. There were toys all ready for him and both a highchair and a booster seat to give us options. W ...Review dated 12/03/2011

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  • 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

Beautiful gite in a perfect setting. We loved the terrace in the evenings and the gorgeous views from the meadow in the day. Our 15 month old loved the play barn and the toys. Clean, well equipped and safe house and grounds. Lovely!

Great place for toddlers - loads for them to do on site in view of Gite. Also, sightseeing quite close for adults to enjoy. Local beach is pebbles and rocks but only 20 min drive or so to get to some sandy ones. Tried and tested activities available in Gite.

excellent well appointed child friendly gite in a nice quiet safe and convenient location Owners are very friendly, welcoming, helpful and responsive

Nelly and Jacques were wonderfully warm and helpful hosts, arranging pre-arrival shopping, bike hire and a meal delivery service for us. The property has a fabulous garden with play equipment and sandpit for sunny days and an indoor play barn for not so sunny days. It suited us and our 2 year old perfectly.

The owners were very friendly and helpful, the play areas were fantastic for our 3 yr old, house was lovely, clean, great location near beaches we had a really lovely holiday!

The owners are wonderfully welcoming and attentive. Lovely, cosy gite set up with everything you need. The play barn and gardens were fantastic and our two year old absolutely loved them.

We had a lovely time, despite terrible weather! The accomodation was excellent, with everything we required to make our stay as easy as possible. The meal delivery service is great and well worth taking advantage of, very good value for money. (The croissants from the local boulangerie are also fantastic!)

Excellent facilities, fantastic location, great hosts. Highly recommended.

We stayed in Gite 3 of this 3 Gite area and it was lovely. The owners Nellie & Jacques were there to greet us and with their English and our school child French we had a nice chat as they showed us around the property. The play barn and garden are a nice touch for families and the fact there are 3 Gites you are pretty much guaranteed some little friends for your baby. Unfortunately our 12 month old son was sick when we stayed but there was a number for an English speaking Dr locally in the folder in the Gite called "Tried & Tested", this also included info on local attractions such as the zoo, beaches, soft play and swimming pool. The village is quiet and it is easy to get to nearby towns with nice markets. The Gite is in great condition and furnished really well. We had a cot for our baby and a changing area all set up in his room. There were toys all ready for him and both a highchair and a booster seat to give us options. We were also offered the use of pushchairs though we had bought our own. They were in good condition with rain covers. There was also a steriliser in the property and cutlery suitable for a toddler. Over all we were really pleased and this is certainly a baby friendly holiday.

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 16 guests.



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