Vacation Rental Description
Gite ~ La Bucaille is a well equipped, self catering, two bedroomed Normandie gite, which has been recently renovated retaining many of its original features, including a beautifully restored original open fireplace with an inset woodburning stove and original exposed beams, both downstairs and upstairs, which gives a truly French feel to the gite.
The gite is set in its own private, enclosed garden with an abundance of beautiful shrubs giving a lovely splash of colour throughout the Spring/Summer. The garden is equipped with wooden garden furniture, making this the perfect setting to relax and dine 'al fresco' during those long, warm, summer evenings.
The gite is situated in the tranquil rural hamlet of Montgardon, only 3 minutes by car (1.5 miles, 20 minutes if you fancy a stroll) from the popular Normandie market town of La Haye du Puits, which hosts a weekly market every Wednesday morning. It has everything you need from good restaurants, bars and brasseries to an assortment of shops, including 3 supermarkets, and also more French traditional shops.
Situated on the edge of the Marais, Cotentin and Bessin National Park and also on the west coast of the Cotentin Peninsula, the gite is ideally situated with miles of beautiful French countryside, as well as miles of beautiful coastline, just on the doorstep.
By ferry - we are only 40 mins from Cherbourg, 1 hour 30 mins from Caen, 2 hours 15 min from Le Havre and approx 4 hours 30 mins from Calais with good motorway links throughout.
By aeroplane - Dinard Airport is approx 2 hours away. In the summer, flights are available from Southampton to Cherbourg. Car hire is available at these airports.
By train - we are very easily accessible by train; Carenten being the nearest train station, which is only 20 mins away, and has good network links to all destinations, including Paris.
We also have good local ferry links to Jersey/Guernsey with a regular service operating from Carteret (30 mins by car) and Granville (45 mins by car).
If staying for more than one week, a 10% discount is offered on the second and subsequent weeks
The gite is also available on a nightly booking, minimum stay of 3 nights
- Cable Satellite
- Cooking Utensils
- Open Fire
- Amenity Parking
The gite is well equipped and furnished to make your stay as comfortable as possible.
Spacious fully furnished living room, including 2-seater settee, 2 chairs plus puff provided with television/DVD set around a rustic traditional open fireplace with an inset woodburning stove for those cosy nights by the fire.
A supply of wood is provided free upon arrival, if extra is required this is available at €5 per basket.
There is a good sized kitchen/diner, well equipped for all your self catering needs; including oven, hob, fridge and microwave.
There is also a spacious downstairs family bathroom with separate shower cubicle, wash basin, toilet, shaving point and heated towel rail.
The spacious master bedroom and twin bedroom have been tastefully decorated and are fully furnished.
Towels and bed linen are provided.
Iron/ironing board and hairdryer provided.
Welcome basket of basic provisions is provided upon arrival.
- Adventure Sports
Whether you have an interest in the military, beaches, water sports, bird watching, walking, cycling, golf, traditional French craft towns or antique shops, you will find it all here in Basse-Normandie.
Situated on the west side of the Cotentin Peninsula, there are many miles of beautiful coastline to see with an abundance of beaches to choose from. Our local beach is only 10 mins by car. On the east coast, you will find the famous Normandie D-Day landing beaches, the nearest being Utah Beach and Omaha Beach with many military museums, exhibitions and places of interest, including Pointe Du Hoc and the famous Pegasus Bridge at Caen.
We are in an ideal location for all the major attractions the area has to offer including the famous Bayeux Tapestry, Le Mont St Michel and Villedieu-Les-Poeles, famous for its copper and bell making.
For the children there is the Festyland Theme Park just outside Caen or nearby Forest Adventure.