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LE BATISON: family-friendly gite for sightseeing or just relaxing in the garden

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Le Batison
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Holiday Rental House -
2 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 6
Brionne, Eure, Haute-Normandie, Normandy
Spacious Normandy-style house providing comfortable homely accommodation for up to 6 people. Set in a small village just 5 minutes from Brionne with its twice-weekly colourful market (Thursdays + Sundays), a choice of restaurants, supermarkets and a superb lake with a sandy beach, ideal for swimming, boating, windsurfing, fishing, also a children's play area, showers, WC + café.

Second holiday home available nearby - sleeps 4.

Perfect for families - Child-friendly: Spacious mezzanine bedroom/playroom and a fully-equipped play area outside for the little ones with swings, playhouse + sandpit in an enclosed garden. Lots of baby/toddlers' equipment including 2 cots, 2 highchairs, a bath, potty, toilet seat, children's crockery + cutlery, a stair gate etc. Plenty of toys + games (inside + out). There are 2 swimming pools, both...
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Listing #HL51550
About the Owner
Maddie L
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:February 2008
Interaction with guests
Our two main priorities : COMFORT and CLEANLINESS We live in the village and are available if you have any questions/problems during your stay, and you may see us in the garden when we water the tomatoes in the greenhouse or feed the hens. However we respect your intimacy at all times.
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Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Le Batison is a lovely property in a well sited location for exploring all aspects of Normandy. We managed to visit the landing beaches, Rouen and even a day trip to France by train. The house itself is well equipped and very cosy, close to...More

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maddielg27, VR Owner at LE BATISON: family-friendly gite for sightseeing or just relaxing in the garden, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

Thanks Simon for your great review. It was a pleasure having you to stay and you're very welcome to come back in the future.

Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Our stay at Maddie's cottage was fantastic, especially for our two young boys, who utilised the playhouse every day. The location is perfect for those looking for peace and quiet, yet close to enough to every type of attraction to keep a family entertained. Correspondence...More

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maddielg27, VR Owner at LE BATISON: family-friendly gite for sightseeing or just relaxing in the garden, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

Pleased you enjoyed your stay at Le Batison, Barry, it was a pleasure to meet you and your family.

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Reviewed 22 September 2016

A mini home from home, with chickens to eat your left overs .A BBQ is provided, and a kitchen that is well stocked of utensils. There is a seating area with comfy place to sit in the evenings after a hard day soaking up the...More

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maddielg27, VR Owner at LE BATISON: family-friendly gite for sightseeing or just relaxing in the garden, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2016

I don't think I could have said it better myself ! Thanks, Sue, for your review. Pleased you enjoyed your stay and the hot, sunny Indian summer we had this year in September, yet again. You and your family are very welcome to come back...More

  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Books
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (5)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Playground
  • Private Garden
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Swingset
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Wi-Fi
Additional amenities & feature info
Recently built and comfortably furnished: Master bedroom with comfortable king-size bed (150 X 200) on ground floor next to bathroom with walk-in shower and heated towel drier. Spacious bedroom on mezzanine with double bed + 2 single beds. (2 cots + highchairs, baby's bath, stairgate, potty, crockery + cutlery + other toddlers' equipment - available on request). House and bed linen provided (sheets, quilt covers + pillowcases, table cloth, dish cloths + kitchen towels etc). Beds made up for your arrival. Please check with owner regarding bath sheets, hand towels + swimming towels. Welcome Starter-Pack provided including your first breakfast: tea, coffee, milk, sugar, fruit juice, eggs from our hens (when they oblige), toilet paper, salt, pepper, kitchen towels, soap, washing-u... more
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
For the comfort of all our guests smoking is strictly forbidden inside the gîte. However we provide an ashtray for use on the patio. I'm afraid we cannot accept pets, again for...
    1 Shower
    1 Full
    2 Twins
    1 Queen
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  • Damage Deposit: AU$275 / stay - Deposit
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Second holiday home available nearby - sleeps 4.
Le Batison is available from 4pm on the day of arrival until 10am on the day of departure (unless otherwise arranged).
Welcome 'Starter-Pack' provided : your first breakfast, tea, coffee, milk, sugar, fruit juice, eggs from our hens (when they oblige...), toilet paper, salt, pepper, kitchen towels, soap, washing-up liquid, dish-washer + washing machine tablets, charcoal for the barbecue etc.
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About the neighbourhood
Within walking distance of Le Batison : Water mill and 15th century Tithe Barn in the village and Castle + Gardens in the next village. Brionne (2 miles. Population 5000) : has a twice-weekly colourful market (Sundays + Thursdays). Here you can buy some local cheese (Camembert, Pont LEveque, Livarot etc), choose some fresh fish + seafood or buy a chicken roasted on the spit with a French stick still warm from the oven. eisure and sports area idyllically set by a lake where you can swim, fish, play tennis, crazy golf, hire a peddle boat or a canoe, cook your own food in the barbecue area or just relax under the trees. Several supermarkets, banks, chemists, restaurants and terrace cafés. At the local tourist office you can find more brochures and plenty of information about local events, a... more
Getting around
It's necessary to have a car as there is no public transport here in the village (apart from a taxi company). However there's an easy train link to Paris (1hr20min) from nearby Bernay (15min drive) with free parking available just next to the station.
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Paris: 150.0 km
Railway: Brionne or Bernay (13km): 3.0 km
Ferry: Le Havre (LD Lines): 88.0 km
The cheapest and quickest way is via the Dover-Calais Ferry: It is almost all motorway - just an easy 2½ hours drive after a 75-minute crossing.
The nearest port is via the Portsmouth-Le Havre or Caen Ferry: Just a 1 hour drive (but a longer, more expensive ferry crossing - between 5 and 7 hours - overnight crossing).
Or Newhaven-Dieppe: A 1½ hour drive after a 4h crossing.
Flights into Paris or Beauvais (Ryan air) + a 1½ hour drive. Or Deauville (City Jet) + a 1 hour drive.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Water Park Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 3.0 km.
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