Practical Information

We hope the following information will be of use in planning and during your stay. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us .

Included with your stay

  • Utilities: water, propane, electricity
  • All house linens (100% cotton – duvet covers, pillow-cases, fitted sheets, towels, dish (tea) towels, tablecloths)
  • Wi-Fi broadband internet access
  • Beds made when you arrive
  • LED TV, 3-D Blu-ray-player
  • Adjustable heating in each room using electric oil-filled radiators
  • Baby gear: 3 wooden cots, high-chair, changing mat, potty, towels, safety gate
  • Basic kitchen staples (sugar, tea, herb teas, oil & vinegar, salt & pepper, flour, milk, fresh baguette)
  • Paper towels and toilet paper
  • Organic household cleaning supplies, vacuum-cleaner, iron and ironing--board
  • Logs are provided for the open fire – more can be purchased
  • Books, board games and family-friendly movies are available for rainy days
  • Hybrid and BMX bikes
  • Carrots for the ponies and feed for the birds

Preparing for your stay - What not to forget!

  • Your travel essentials (clothing, personal care products, camera)
  • Groceries can be purchased on your way in the small towns nearby
  • Medication and prescriptions as required
  • Your children’s favorite books, games and movies
  • Beach towels (we kindly ask that house linens remain on property)
  • Your favorite sporting equipment

Where to buy groceries

  • Superstores: Lisieux, Argentan, Falaise 14 miles away.
  • Intermarché Livarot (5 miles): French regular hours (9 a.m.-noon, 2-7 p.m.), Fridays and Saturdays all day 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., 9 a.m. to noon on Sundays (open on Mondays during summer months).
  • Beginning at 7 a.m. or before, fresh bread and croissants at the bakers in our little towns, lovely and bustling durin g the day, very quiet in the evening and at night: Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives is 10 km away (6 miles), Livarot (5 miles), VimoutiersTrun 13 km (8 miles). A special mention to pastry chef Jacky Artois in Livarot: all his pastries are to die for!
  • Local producers, within 5 miles: apple and pear products – cider, calvados, perry etc. la Ferme de La Galotière 61120 Crouttes; open every day but Sunday. Foie gras, poultry, Fabienne et Olivier Storez, 14170 Notre-Dame-de-Fresnay. Ice-cream, jam and other goodies, Frisson normand , 14170 Garnetot. Goat cheese at la Ferme de La Biquetière, 14140 Tortisambert.
  • Local markets
    • Monday morning Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives (6 miles), afternoon Vimoutiers (7 miles)
    • Tuesday Argentan (14 miles)
    • Wednesday Orbec (20 miles), Cabourg (25 miles)
    • Thursday Livarot (5 miles), Trun (7 miles)
    • Friday Vimoutiers (7 miles), Caen Saint-Sauveur (25 miles)
    • Saturday Lisieux (14 miles) Falaise (14 miles)
    • Sunday Mézidon (8 miles) Caen Saint-Pierre (25 miles)

Provided for your pooch

  • A warm and special welcome to 4-legged travelers
  • Lots of space to roam freely and safely in the 9—acre orchard, complete with a brook to wade, and cool off on hot summer days
  • Information about vets, and dog-friendly restaurants and beaches
  • €50 pet welcome package is charged. Pooch—dedicated home preparation: protections for sofas and armchairs; bowls, bags, blankets and towels
  • Safe fencing: each garden is safely fenced, and so are the 9 acres of the whole property
  • Hiking trails right at your door