Vacation Rental Description
La Masure is a cluster of 6 houses on either side of a lane leading down to a farm. In this region of France a settlement of this size is known as a Lieu Dit meaning that it’s smaller than a hamlet.
Our cottage is the first on the right heading down the lane. Its thick granite walls and supporting beams date from the middle of the nineteenth century, but its interior has been completely modernised with a fully fitted kitchen; two shower rooms; three WCs and a 21st. century wood burning stove set in the original hearth.
The cottage has a completely enclosed side garden and smaller rear garden, with children’s play equipment including swings, trampoline, toddlers' slide and a full-sized table tennis table; a barbecue; garden seating for up to seven people, and a lawn large enough for youngsters to kick a ball about.
La Masure is a working farm, so be prepared to hear the lowing of cattle, the call of the local cockerel and the occasional movement of farm vehicles down the rear lane - there’s virtually no other traffic – as well as distant church bells early morning and evening.
Apart from the English owners, who live opposite, the other four neighbouring families are all French. This is typical rural living right in the Norman bocage !
- Cooking Utensils
- Linen Service
- Open Fire
- Amenity Parking
La Masure has 7 beds - no sleeping on studio couches ! Additionally, a cot is available for a baby, as well as a booster seat for a dining chair. Child-friendly facilities include a large fireguard in front of the stove; plus a bed guard and child safety gates on stairs if required.
Off-Road parking for 2 vehicles
Large enclosed garden
Toddler’s slide and sandpit
Tables, chairs & sunshade
Full-sized Table Tennis Table
Absolutely NO extra charges for fuel; water; linens and bed linen.
Tea towels; and Fosse Septique - Friendly washing-up liquid; washing powder and toilet paper are all provided
- Horse Riding
- Hunting/Rock Climbing
- Night Clubs
- Theme park
FLERS (7 kms) has three large national chain hypermarkets – Carrefour; Intermarché & Leclerc, as well as smaller branches of Aldi and Lidl. The market is held on Wednesday and Saturday mornings, and has a good selection of fresh food on outside stalls and also inside the market hall.
Theme Park (Bellefontaine)and Zoo/Wildlife Park (Champrepus) within 40 minutes' drive.
Tennis; Golf; Rock Climbing; Horse Riding & Fishing within 30 minutes' drive.
Flers has a multi-screen cinema cinema (French films) and Tinchebray's cinema (20 minutes' away) shows English-language films which change weekly.
- Nearest Airport : Caen/Deauville at 73 kilometers distance;
- Nearest Train Station : Flers at 8 kilometers distance
- Nearest Town : Flers at 7 kilometers distance
- Travel Info: La Masure is about 90 minutes’ drive from OUISTREHAM. MONT ST MICHEL is barely an hour’s drive and GRANVILLE and the other beautiful beaches of the COTENTIN peninsula only a little further.
The nearest large village to La Masure is CHANU with several shops including a baker; charcuterie; presse / tabac; Post Office; bar; restaurant; hairdresser and general store.
FLERS is the nearest large town with a wide range of shops; several large supermarkets; and many cafés and restaurants. The Tourist Office is in the centre of the town opposite the market. An 18-hole golf course; a recently - built swimming pool and a bowling alley are all sited just out of town, with ample free parking.
Head south- east and the Forêt d’Andaine, one of France’s 46 Regional Nature Parks, is only a 30 minute drive (30km/19 miles) .
Spectacular countryside views and forest walks are within easy reach, as well as the picturesque spa town of BAGNOLES DE L’ORNE and the medieval fortress hill town of DOMFRONT
Owner Location Comment
The nearest large village to La Masure is CHANU (3.5km/2.2 miles). This has several shops including a baker; charcuterie; presse / tabac; Post Office; bar; restaurant; hairdresser and general store.
FLERS (8km/5 miles) is the nearest large town with a wide range of shops; several large supermarkets; and many cafés and restaurants. The Tourist Office is in the centre of the town opposite the market. An 18-hole golf course; a recently - built swimming pool and a bowling alley are all sited just out of town, with ample free parking. Flers has three large national chain hypermarkets – Carrefour; Intermarché & Leclerc, as well as smaller branches of Aldi and Lidl. The market is held on Wednesday and Saturday mornings, and has a good selection of fresh food on outside stalls and also inside the market hall.
Flers has a wide range of independent retailers in the town centre including several clothing, footwear and jewellery shops. There are also plenty of discount stores on the trading estates on the outskirts of town. There are several specialist caves or wine merchants, but the selections offered by the major hypermarkets in Flers and other nearby towns are the special offers that the locals buy and, compared to the big markets catering for tourists at the channel ports, there are lots of bargains to be bought here.
Using La Masure as a holiday base allows visitors to vary days out between the forests and the beaches of Lower Normandy. With supermarkets and shops only a few minutes’ away this detached house and good-sized garden provide the opportunity to relax away from the crowds.