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Independent Country Cottage with pool in the heart of Normandy
Lieurey, on the edge of Calvados near Honfleur and Deauville
2 bedrooms, sleeps up to 5 people

l’Ancienne Épicerie

The gite is independent of the main house, set in a large fenced garden in a small hamlet and surrounded by wonderful countryside, vast fields and forests with hiking trails. Ideal as a base for either a family or friends travelling together, the cottage is well equipped and welcomes children.

We are within 20 minutes of Honfleur on the coast and within easy driving distance on quiet roads to beaches and, right between the two main A13 Paris/Caen and the A28 Rouen/Le Mans motorways: Coordinates are: longitude: 49.24.611 and latitude: 0.47.25.

Lieurey and Epaignes, our nearest villages, are both about 4 km from here and have a choice of shops, a small supermarket, bakeries and a butcher, restaurants, petrol stations, ATM machines and tennis courts.
Lieurey is situated in the heart of Normandy, though still in the Eure, it is only 8 kms away from Calvados and the town of Cormeilles, which is typically Norman in character and has a large choice of shops, restaurants and bars.

Cormeilles has its own Distillerie producing the famous ciders, pommeau and calvados brandy of the region (the cognac of Normandy), all of which you can taste for yourself on a guided tour (English spoken) of the Distillerie and museum. Each Friday morning there is a traditional market offering a range of local produce.

The cottage has a cosy living room area with a sofa and two armchairs, satellite television, stereo, dvd player and dvd’s, a laptop (if needed), a baby alarm and various games and a dining area with seating for five, plus a highchair.
The kitchen is equipped with everything necessary including a dishwasher and washing machine/dryer, a fridge/freezer, microwave/grill, toaster, crockery, glasses and cutlery.
The master bedroom has a comfortable double bed, a small chest of drawers and table lamp. The second bedroom has three single beds each with a table lamp and a small chest of drawers.
The linen closet has bed, bathroom and kitchen linen and towels, shelves and hanging space.
The bathroom has a shower and a vanity unit. A baby bath is there if needed and a hairdryer.

The garden is large enough for children to kick a ball and run around and there are swings, a paddling pool and an above ground (lockable) swimming pool, a sandpit and a children’s table with three chairs. Sunbeds, a gas barbecue and an arbour with table and chairs are also provided.

The Area

A variety of sporting activities is available for all ages from riding stables in the village, which also does occasional carriage trips, to recreation lakes at Pont Audemer and Brionne for (wild) watersports with watersports rental facilities, swimming pools in (8 kms), Pont Audemer (14 kms) and a salt water pool in Deauville (approx. 30 minutes). Lieurey has its own hardcourt tennis courts.

Various well known golf courses like Golf de St. Gatien (27 holes), the prestige golf course of Deauville (27 holes), Golf de St. Julien-sur-Calonne (27 holes), Golf Champs-de-Bataille (27 holes) in Le Neubourg and the small courses in Bernay (9 holes) and Pont Audemer (9 holes), are all in a range of about 30 to 45 minutes drive. Many of them are challenging and suitable for both beginners and advanced players.
Beaches amongst others can be found at Deauville, Trouville, Houlgate, Cabourg and Villers sur Mer.

This part of Normandy is rich in history. Founded more than 1100 years ago when it received its rights under the French Sovereigns at that time, the region went through many battles throughout the ages, from William the Conqueror to more recently, the D-Day invasions on June 6 1944. The history of these battles can be found in the abbey of Le Bec-Hellouin and the beautiful castles of Harcourt, Beaumesnil and Champs de Bataille in Le Neubourg.
The allied invasion beaches and Memorials, like those in the city of Caen, the town of Arromanches, the village of St Mer-Eglise (with the paraglider at the church tower), the Pointe du Hoc, Omaha and Utah beach, are more than worth a visit.
The historical town of Bernay (birthplace of Edith Piaf) with its charming antique shops radiates the charm of Normandy. Pont Audemer is also known as the Venice of the North, where you can visit the weekly market every Monday morning and enjoy the pleasures of the town.
Honfleur, about 20 minutes away, is very picturesque and an artist’s paradise. The church in this town is made entirely of wood, built in the 16th century by the shipbuilders of that period. It has many restaurants, shops and art galleries to browse through, or you can simply sit on the quayside and have a drink (or two). The weekly market in Honfleur is every Saturday.
The Zoo Cerza at Hermival-les-Vaux (with its white tigers) near Lisieux is also worth a visit.

Travel Information

Deauville (Saint Gatien) - 30 minutes, Caen - 1 hour, Paris - 2h30
Beauvais - 2h30, Le Havre - 45 minutes, Rouen - 45 minutes
Car hire available
(Channel Ports): Le Havre - 45 minutes, Caen - 60 minutes, Boulogne - 3 hours
Calais - 3h30 (Channel-tunnel), Cherbourg - 2h30
Road: A13 Paris/Caen - 18 km, A28 Rouen/Le Mans - 18 km
Lisieux – 29 kms (Paris 100 minutes)
Bernay – 18 kms (Paris 90 minutes)
Car hire available

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Prices and booking information

January, February, March€500
April, May, June€600
July & August€700
September & October€600
November & December€500

All prices are per week Saturday to Saturday
arriving at 4pm departing at 10am

We regret that we cannot accept pets
This is a non-smoking house

The Gite is also available, when possible, at €95 per day (minimum 2 nights)

We accept payment via bank transfer only but not credit cards or cheques.
A returnable damage deposit of €250 is requested on arrival.

Language(s) spoken:
English, Dutch, French, German

To book or for more information please contact
Peter and Christine Schrage

Please mention Vacation France when contacting the owner

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