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Les Madieres

Very good
5 reviews
South facing front yard, nice spot for a glass of wine
barn used for potting shed, parking and wood storage
dining room
looking back toward the house from the front lawn
master bedroom
view of the south lawn from the bedroom
spacious bathroom
part of the old fortress as seen from the Friday market
Vire town centre
medieval church of Notre Dame, survived WWII bombing
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Farmhouse -
3 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 6
Vire-Normandie, Calvados, Basse-Normandie, Normandy
Les Madieres is situated on nearly two acres of grassy lawn with gardens, an apple orchard, a pond, and a terrace.

A picturesque stone farmhouse that has been updated to a clean, modern residence inside. Lovely views from each bedroom over the south facing front garden, well away from busy roads with period pieces throughout that creates a feeling of retreat from day to day life. The home has been completely re-furnished with new beds, lounge furniture, kitchen dishes and pots.

Cool in the summer due to the stone exterior and cozy in the winter thanks to individually controlled rads in every room. A perfect merging of rustic and comfort!

**Some recent changes at Les Madieres include removal of our old canvas gazebo, which has been replaced with a permanent wooden pergola covering more of the terrace. We have also purcahsed a large kit...
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About the Owner, Ken or Kimberley F
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 93 %
Response Time: Within a day
Calendar Updated: 11 days ago
Listed since : Sep 2008
Overall rating: 4.0 / 5.0
Based on 5 reviews and 1 property
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Listing #HL70900
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 9 November 2014 for a stay in October 2014

Les Madieres was just the place we needed to relax and unwind from the stresses of everyday life in the UK. The house was very clean and nice and warm for our arrival, the welcome pack was much appreciated. We were extremely lucky with the weather and on the days when we only ventured out for the morning we sat...

Management response:

Glad you enjoyed your stay. We believe beginning any holiday with wine sets the table for a good stay! Hope to have you back, Ken & Kimberley


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Mary G
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2013 for a stay in August 2012

We stayed at this house for 2 weeks in August. The house itself is lovely despite that the shower and bathroom need updating. The rooms in the house are exactly as depicted in the webpage. However we were disappointed with the gardens that at the time seem to have been invaded by some animal that burrowed underneath and left the...

Management response:

Yes, unfortunately last summer we had moles visiting as uninvited guests! we have since hired a local mole-guy to deal with them. The gazebo to which this guests refers to was a temporary canvas & metal structure. It has since been replaced on the terrace with a new wooden pergola that is nearly twice the size. There are chairs and...


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Half Moon Bay, California
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 22 February 2013 for a stay in February 2013

Our family of five felt comfortable in this spacious holiday rental home. It is well off the beaten path, and very peaceful, but with easy access to major roadways and both village and city shopping. We found it a good base for exploring Basse-Normandie and if we return to the area I would be pleased to stay here again. The...

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (2)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Private Garden
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
Additional amenities & feature info
Les Madieres is a century-old restored stone farmhouse set in an acre and a half of lush land and gardens. The house provides a peaceful retreat in the French countryside, only a few minutes from the bustling market town of Vire, and with easy access to the numerous attractions and activities of Normandy.
The house contains 3 comfortable bedrooms (sleeps 6), and 2 bathrooms, including a spa-like bathroom downstairs. The rooms downstairs include a kitchen, dining room, and lounge complete with wood-beamed ceilings and a granite fireplace. The lounge is equipped with a tv, sky digibox, dvd player, games and books. You’ll find an excellent supply of pots and pans, baking dishes, etc, to practice your French cuisine! A utility room off the entrance hall contains a washing machine, iron, etc.
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    2 Full baths
    1 Full
    2 Twins
    1 King
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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.

Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
Default 3 nights
EUR 75
EUR 375
5 Mar 2018 -
13 May 2018
1 night
EUR 90
EUR 425
14 May 2018 -
25 Jun 2018
Early summer
3 nights
EUR 90
EUR 475
26 Jun 2018 -
7 Jul 2018
4 nights
EUR 90
EUR 525
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to Australian Dollars and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
Additional Rate and Availability Information
We offer a discount on multiple week rentals.
Note: there is NO extra charge for linens & towels.

Deposit of 20% at time of booking, balance due 30 days prior to arrival.
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About the neighbourhood
The Normandy region is bursting with activities and attractions. Sun-worshippers have plenty of choice for beaches. Granville is a direct train ride from Vire. The fashionable beach resort of Deauville is 1hr drive away—hit the casino, go shopping, and walk in the footsteps of Old Hollywood stars.

Of course Normandy is teeming with history and culture. Mont St. Michel, William the Conqueror, Rouen and Joan of Arc, D-day landing beaches, Monet’s Giverny, the Bayeux Tapestry...

Families and young children have plenty to keep them busy: Festyland amusement park, the Festival International de Cerf-Volant (Kite Festival!) at Dieppe, La Cite de la Mer Aquarium in Cherbourg, the Zoo de Jurques, the Chateau de Vendeuvre with talking mechanical figures, fantastical fountains and mazes.

Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Caen: 40.0 km
Railway: In Vire: 15.0 km
Ferry: Ouistreham (just north or Caen): 45.0 km
Activities nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Water Park Nearby, Nearest Beach: 50.0 km.
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