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Le Moulin des Essards

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2 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 4
Bayeux, Calvados, Basse-Normandie, Normandy
Set in peaceful, beautiful surroundings beside an old mill, this former bake house overlooks a tranquil wooded valley, waterfall and millstream. Restored by the English owners who live next door, it is the perfect spot to relax and unwind. Less than 10 minutes away is the pretty town of Balleroy, famous for its château, while the coast, with its fishing ports and miles of sandy beaches, is just ½ hour by car. Also nearby is Bayeux, home of the famous tapestry, while Caen (45mins), offers everything you would expect from the regional capital, including excellent shopping.

Seafood and dairy food are the specialities here and there are many fine restaurants in the area, including a Michelin-starred restaurant in Balleroy itself. Balleroy also has two bars, a supermarket and two boulangeries where you can buy bread, croissants and mouth-wate...
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Listing #HL194690
About the Owner
Stephen B
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a few hours
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Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

Fabulous little gite. Perfect place for a holiday for visiting the Normandy beaches and museums (Bayeux cemetery and the German cemetery a must) Peace and quiet guaranteed. Everything you need is provided and lovely and clean. The only downside is that you have to drive...More

Thank Matthew W
Reviewed 31 July 2017

A fantastic gite in a beautiful location. Positioned next to an old mill and stream that once powered it, the gite has the master bedroom and bathroom on lower ground, open-plan kitchen and living at ground floor with a twin bedroom in the roof at...More

Thank Dave R
Management response:Responded 3 August 2017

Glad you had a good time here, thanks for the great review. Come again anytime! Stephen

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Reviewed 13 October 2016

Husband and I stayed for a week at the end of September 2016. The gite is really cosy, simple but with everything needed for a comfortable stay. The kitchen area, just off the living room, packs in a dishwasher, fridge with freezer compartment, hob, oven...More

Thank FordPumas
Management response:Responded 15 October 2016

Thanks for the comprehensive review, always appreciated. Glad you had a good time here and found plenty to do.

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Microwave
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
Additional amenities & feature info
The cottage is set on a slope overlooking a valley and has accommodation on three floors. On the main floor is the living/dining room, with views of the valley and waterfall. There is an open fireplace with woodburner, and seasoned wood from our woodlands is available and included in price. Stairs lead to the upper and lower floors. At the rear is the kitchen, fully equipped with electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge and dishwasher.

On the lower floor is a double bedroom with beamed ceiling; a shower room with WC; a washing machine; and a door leading out to the garden. On the top floor is a twin bedded room with exposed (low) roof timbers and a view of the waterfall.

All rooms have electric convector heaters.
Gas for cooking is included in the price.

Each bed has a non-feather du...
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
    1 Full bath
    1 Full
    2 Twins
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

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  • Bed linen and towels: AU$73 / stay - Fee
  • Damage Deposit: AU$272 / stay - Deposit
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Bedlinen & towels are available for hire at £10 per person, payable in advance.

A basic allocation of electricity is included. If exceeded during cold weather for heating, a charge may be made up to a maximum of 50€ per week

Payments by Bank Transfer to UK account preferred, or UK cheque
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About the neighbourhood
Balleroy lies on the edge of the beautiful Foret de Cerisy. Its Chateau, designed by Mansart and now owned by the Forbes family of America, offers daily guided tours in English and French. Within the grounds are a Hot Air Balloon museum, a gift shop and a cafe overlooking the knot garden. 4 kms to the north are the beautiful gardens of Planbessin, several times featured on English television. The historic town of Bayeux is famous for its tapestry depicting the Norman Conquest and the Battle of Hastings. In July it hosts a Medieval Festival, with street markets and entertainers. Just north of Bayeux is the fishing village of Port-en-Bessin, and the Sunday morning market on the quay is well worth a visit. Also at Port-en-Bessin is the renowned Omaha Beach Golf Course (Two 18-hole courses)
How to get there
Airport: Carpiquet: 40.0 km
Railway: Bayeux: 20.0 km
Ferry: Caen, Ouistreham: 62.0 km
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Nearest Beach: 28.0 km
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