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Holiday Rental House -
2 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Villedieu-les-Poeles, Manche, Basse-Normandie, Normandy

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“Loved the house and vicinity”
Reviewed 11 June 2018 for a stay in May 2018

Location ideal for us as we like the "quiet life",yet not to far from Villedieu-les-Poeles,which has everything you would need,including a very friendly vet,as we had 2 dogs who needed there passports stamping ,upon our return to UK.A fruit and vegetable market is held there on a Tuesday.The house is spacious and quirky and had everything we needed,we would definitely stay there again.It felt very welcoming.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
19 Jun 2018
Thank you very much for your kindness.

Mathieu
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SurreyBon...
Surrey
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52 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Gorgeous house in idyllic location”
Reviewed 26 April 2018 for a stay in March 2018

We had a lovely stay over Easter in La Vieille Dame. The location is quiet and beautiful, set in large grounds. We didn't have the best of weather so we didn't explore as much as we'd have liked. The house was very tastefully renovated, with lovely touches. It was a. little chilly when we arrived, I guess the house hadn't been used for a little while, but with the big wood burner and a couple of plug in radiators, it soon warmed up. Overall we had a lovely lovely stay and would definitely recommend or return, The only few small things that could be looked at was there was quite a number of the plates and mugs were chipped, which it would have been nice if they had been replaced, and the sofa in the living room is on it's last legs, it was very saggy and uncomfortable (definitely wouldn't have wanted to sleep on it), but these were minor things. The kids loved the whole place.

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Chris B
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“Beautiful home”
Reviewed 18 October 2017 for a stay in October 2017
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We had a fantastic week at this property in October 2017. There were 4 of us (all adults) and there was more than enough space for us all. We wanted to see Mont St Michel, D-Day beaches as well as what this part of Normandy had to offer, and the location was pretty central so that nothing was more than about an hour away. Mathieu isn't around now, but he kept in touch and ensured our stay went as planned. Only issue we had was that the drive of the property is long and steep with well worn grooves, and having a low sitting car meant it was a bit of trial and error to find a route that didn't scrape the bottom of the car!

All-in-all, an excellent stay. Would definitely recommend and stay again.

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Mrs SL S
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“Beautiful remote farmhouse.”
Reviewed 8 October 2016 for a stay in September 2016
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The farmhouse is in a wonderful valley setting close to a stream. It is tranquil, peaceful and restful. The house has been well restored to a very high standard and the central staircase is very well designed. The furnishings are to a high standard mixing rustic with modern. The large bed was extremely comfortable.
Villedieu-les-Poeles is a charming town with many good restaurants. We would recommend
eating at Samovar where the food is simple but beautifully cooked.
The Casino supermarket is good.
The top bedroom could do with a hanging rail for clothes and more room could be made for clothes in the chest of drawers, which was full of bedding. Likewise more space for clothes would be helpful in the other bedroom where there is just a wardrobe, which again was full of bedding. A table and a chest of drawers would be nice.
The owner was quick to ensure that power was restored after a violent storm brought down the electricity cables. He was very attentive and generous throughout our stay.

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Liked best: The rural setting and the magnificent upper bedroom. The organic veg.box.
Liked least: Nothing.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
9 Oct 2016
Hi!

Thank you very much for your comments. I totally agree with you. We are missing space for clothes. We will pay attention not to use all the space with bedlinen. In the future we will provide a chest of drawers.
We are also planning to enlarge the house with an extra bedroom and a swimmingpool. ( in 2 years). Of course we will keep the mixing rustic with modern.

We will be pleased to see you back again.

Warms regards,
Mathieu
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Michael B
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
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“Idyllic”
Reviewed 3 August 2016 for a stay in July 2016

Within ten minutes of stepping through the door we were planning when we could return. The loving renovation has created a beautiful atmosphere. The hosts are delightful and helpful. The location in the valley is charming. I very highly recommend La Vielle Dame, but please don't book it when we want to come again!

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Liked best: The serene atmosphere and integration of the new and the old.
Liked least: It was too warm in July to light a crackling log fire!
Travelling group: Teenagers
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
4 Aug 2016
Hi Michael,

Thanks a lot for this beautiful comment! And of course, it will be a pleasure for us to see you again at La Vieille Dame! :)

See you soon!

Mathieu & Virginie
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