3 Bedroom Gite in France, Normandy, Forges-les-Eaux
Just 2 hours from Calais, Le Gaillon is totally private, with outstanding views over beautiful Normandy countryside. It is incredibly peaceful and a great retreat from the hustle and bustle of life. We do everything we can to ensure that you will have a fantastic holiday. As one of our recent guests remarked: Can life get any better?
Le Gaillon is a totally private gite in Normandy in a large garden, with outstanding views over beautiful countryside. Inside, its very comfortable as it is our well-loved holiday home (much tidier than our main home though!) and it has been furnished to a high standard with a mix of antique furniture, comfortable sofas, big rugs and original stone floors, yet with all modern conveniences including top of the range newly installed kitchen and bathroom, satellite TV, WiFi, HiFi, DVD player, and loads of games, books and films for your enjoyment. All rooms overlook the garden and those upstairs have breathtaking views to the distant Foret de Lyons.
The Pays de Bray is a truly beautiful part of Normandy: lush undulating farmland, green fields, lazy cows, apple orchards, and up by the sea the rugged white cliffs of the Alabaster coast We have found that the house and grounds are such a wonderful place to just chill-out and recharge our batteries, whatever the weather, that we tend not to stray very far. But there is plenty to do and see near to this gite in Normandy, should you wish to explore The nearest town, Forges les Eaux, is 10km. This delightful spa town has pretty lakes and woodland walks, a smart Casino, a Club Med with health spa, fishing, tennis, and an indoor/outdoor pool, as well as a selection of restaurants, bars and a weekly market. The Foret de Lyons, visible from the upstairs windows, at 10,000 hectares the 5th largest national forest in France.
Le Gaillon is very easy to get to from the UK. Dover - Calais by Eurotunnel (35 minutes crossing time then 2 hours driving). Dover - Calais by Ferry (1.5 hours crossing time then 2 hours driving). Dover - Boulogne by Ferry (50 minutes crossing time then 1.5 hours driving). Newhaven - Dieppe by Ferry (4 hours crossing time then 45 minutes driving). Portsmouth - Le Havre by overnight Ferry (7.5 hours crossing time then 1.5 hours driving). Arriving by Air from Paris Charles de Gaulle or Beauvais airports (1.5 hours driving from Paris CDG airport / 40 minutes driving from Paris Beauvais airport).
Paris 40 minutes drive
Nearest Train Station:
Serqueux 15 minutes drive
Dieppe 45 minutes drive
Newly refurbished in 2006, the kitchen features top of the range units from Schmidt Kitchens, with granite worktops. There is a lovely old farmhouse table and a glass-fronted woodburning stove. The dining room features a large oak refectory table, comfortably seating 8 - perfect for candlelit suppers on cooler evenings when you dont wish to eat outside The downstairs double bedroom has a lovely antique French double bed. There is a triple bedroom at the opposite end of the house from the master bedroom and has a large antique oak sleigh bed and a separate single bed which features a pull-out truckle bed below. This room is ideal for two adults or three children. There is also a mezzanine in the centre of the large open plan space and effectively separates the two sleeping areas. It features a fold-down sofa bed which can be used when there are four adults and four children staying.
Le Gaillon is a totally private gite in Normandy, situated on its own at the end of a long country lane - your only neighbours are the cows! It has its own 3000m2 garden, with breathtaking views over the surrounding countryside, all the way to the distant Foret de Lyons. In the summer soak up the sun on the south-facing suntrap terrace, have a barbecue, listen to the birdsong and the buzzing of the bees. Play table tennis, babyfoot, volleyball, and let the children roam and discover the wildlife in the large garden.
The stone construction of the house means that it remains lovely and cool in the summer months, yet retains the heat in the winter to keep it nice and cosy. There are two fireplaces -a large inglenook open fire in the living room, and a glass-fronted woodburning stove in the kitchen, which is vented in the chimney to provide extra heat in both the dining room and upstairs bedrooms. In addition there are electric radiators in all the rooms. Please note that although we welcome guests of all ages, there are a couple of points which parents of very young children should be aware of: there are no stairgates (due to the layout of the staircase it has been impossible to install one), the house has a shower but no bathtub (although we do have a baby bath for very young babies) , and there are no cupboard locks.
Conditions of Rental
Please visit our website (see link above) to see latest availability. Our changeover day for this gite in Normandy is a Friday in June, July and August; we can sometimes be flexible in the low season. Prices shown are for the property per week, and are based on 2 - 6 people in 2 double beds and 2 single beds. We can accept payment in Euros or Sterling equivalent, either by cheque, bank transfer or credit card. We can also offer weekend breaks (2-3 nights) for 300 from October to March. Come to Forges les Eaux for a cosy log fire break! 250/£200 Holding Deposit on booking, full payment due 8 weeks before your holiday, at which time your Holding Deposit becomes a refundable Security Deposit against breakages/damages.
- Cot / Highchair
- DVD player
- Internet Access
- Linen provided
- Log Fire
- Washing Machine
- Golf within 30km
- Horse Riding