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Le Lavoir * Gites de La Hoguette

32 reviews
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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
4 guests
2 nights minimum
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##Indulge in peace and tranquility From your garden, enjoy the outstanding views of the village church amidst the quiet unspoilt countryside, take-in a breath of our fresh air, marvel at the famous Norman ever-changing light. On warm days, rest in the shade of the apple-tree, and on cooler days, enjoy the fire-place inside. Take a walk through the orchard to the swing set, or to visit our two friendly Shetland ponies in the field nearby, who eagerly await treats. ##Layout - __Ground Floor__ - Open concept living area is tiled throughout - Sitting and dining area offers a beautiful brick fireplace, and comfortable double sofa-bed - Sofa-bed is used to accommodate five-guest parties - Fully equipped kitchen: dishwasher, 4-burner propane hotplate, refrigerator/freezer, electric oven,...##Indulge in peace and tranquility From your garden, enjoy the outstanding views of the village church amidst the quiet unspoilt countryside, take-in a breath of our fresh air, marvel at the famous Norman ever-changing light. On warm days, rest in the shade of the apple-tree, and on cooler days, enjoy the fire-place inside. Take a walk through the orchard to the swing set, or to visit our two friendly Shetland ponies in the field nearby, who eagerly await treats. ##Layout - __Ground Floor__ - Open concept living area is tiled throughout - Sitting and dining area offers a beautiful brick fireplace, and comfortable double sofa-bed - Sofa-bed is used to accommodate five-guest parties - Fully equipped kitchen: dishwasher, 4-burner propane hotplate, refrigerator/freezer, electric oven, microwave, dishes and cutlery for 12 - Bathroom with shower, WC, counter-top basin, washing-machine - __Open attic upper floor, cozy for cocooning__ - Open concept bedroom with laminate parquet floor - 1 queen size bed - 1 single bed ##Exterior - Spacious enclosed private garden - Large custom-built brick charcoal BBQ and garden furniture - Swing set in the orchard (shared with the second gîte) - Stunning view of the old village on the facing hill - Enjoy a game of pétanque, boules or bocci - Hybrid bikes for adults and BMX for children - A paradise for birds watchers - Official hiking trails nearby - Two Shetland ponies in the field nearby ##What's Included? - 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, Blu-ray player - Adjustable heating in each room - Baby gear: 3 wooden cots, high-chair, change mat, potty, towels, safety gate - Basic kitchen staples (sugar, tea, herb teas, milk, oil & vinegar, salt & pepper, flour, honey, fresh baguette) - Paper towels and toilet paper - Organic household cleaning supplies, vacuum-cleaner, iron and ironing--board - One wheelbarrow of firewood – more can be purchased - Books, board games and family-friendly movies are available for rainy days - Carrots for the ponies and feed for the birds ##Additional Services - Cleaning service is available at €20 per hour. - Pet welcome package: €50 - Firewood: €15 per wheelbarrow (140 dm3) ##Provided For Your Pooch - A warm and special welcome to 4-legged travelers. - __A €50 _Pet Welcome Package_ is charged__ to cover pooch-dedicated home preparation and maintenance: protections for sofas and armchairs; bowls, **** bags, blankets and towels. - 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. - Safe fencing for each garden is safely fenced, and the whole property. - Hiking trails right at your door. ##House Rules - __No Smoking__: we ask that our guests that wish to smoke do so outside where an ashtray is provided. - __Prohibited on the property__: weapons of any kind, games which might cause injury and nuisance to others, and camping. In accordance with current French law, incidents shall be reported to the appropriate enforcement authorities. - __Check-in__ is at 4 p.m.. A €50 surcharge will be applied in case of arrival without forewarning at a time not scheduled in your contract - __Check-out__ is at 10 a.m.. Another time can be scheduled by prior arrangement - __Security deposit__ of €300 is to be remitted upon arrival (cash, credit card) - __Keys and Wi-Fi code__: after the inventory has been signed, and security deposit has been remitted - __Pets allowed__: dogs (_Pet Welcome Package_ is mandatory). - __House Cleaning__ - We will have cleaned and prepared the house for your arrival on changeover day and checked the inventory - We expect that the accommodation will be left clean and in good order upon your departure - __Departure cleaning included__. Professional cleaning services are available during your stay Additional amenities: Full Kitchen Wheelbarrow of wood: 13.64 Pet welcome package: 50.01 Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: Gîte de France #2237More
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Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
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Reviewed 29 November 2017

amiable and helpful owner, small well appointed cottage, cosy,.working fireplace, electric heating,own garden with bbq, views over hills and woods, try and make market at St Pierre sur Dives monday am.

Date of stay: November 2017
Thank Geoffrey J
NormandieGites, VR Owner at Le Lavoir * Gites de La Hoguette, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2018

Merci beaucoup Geoffrey, looking forward to meeting you at the market in Saint-Pierre!

Reviewed 4 September 2017

La Lavoir was a truly charming cottage, with beautiful gardens, and views. Catherine, the owner, could not have been any more helpful, and the comfort of her guests is clearly a priority. We have already booked again for next year, and I would definitely recommend...More

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank Andrea C
NormandieGites, VR Owner at Le Lavoir * Gites de La Hoguette, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Merci beaucoup Andrea. I look forward to sharing La Hoguette with you again next year, and I hope you will get to see and know Normandy during your holiday, not just garages...! All the best, Catherine

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Reviewed 12 January 2016

Great place to stay, the only negative point to make is that after being on a long journey, 12 hours, the introduction and welcome which lasted around an hour was not what we wanted, all you want to do is put the kettle on and...More

Date of stay: December 2015
Thank james w
NormandieGites, VR Owner at Le Lavoir * Gites de La Hoguette, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2016

I apologize that you did not appreciate my effort to greet you, especially our stroll in the orchard, which allowed your 2 dogs to roam free after your long journey. I was following my 24-year experience that guests appreciate being made feel at home, and...More

Reviewed 3 October 2015

Really enjoyed our week in the cottage. The location is very peaceful, but not too far away from amenities in nearby towns. The sunsets were incredible. Catherine the owner was very welcoming, helpful and friendly.

Date of stay: September 2015
Thank Owen K
Reviewed 28 June 2015

The gite was in a lovely quiet location and with a huge orchard for the dogs to run in. It was very well equipped with a lovely large garden. Katherine, who owns the gites, is so friendly and helpful but believes in leaving the guests...More

Date of stay: June 2015
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About the Manager
Catherine Rigaud (Property Manager Catherine Rigaud)
Languages spoken:English, French, Spanish
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2012
Interaction with guests
My own house is also on the estate. If guests are so inclined, I am available to answer queries, and share information about the garden, the orchard, countryside rhythms, current events and Normandy itself! Bon séjour!
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