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La Foucaudiere | Saint-Quentin-les-Chardonnets, 61800 Saint-Quentin-les-Chardonnets, France
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Orchard Gites
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Warwick, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Hvaing arrived tired from a long drive Alison couldn't have made us more welcome... even supplying homemade bread,eggs and coffee for dinner as we hadn't stopped at a shop on the way there!! The surroundings are beautiful and could not be faulted, orchards to the rear of the gite and a superbly tendered gardens around at every other view. There... More

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Orchard_Gites, Owner at Orchard Gites, responded to this review

I am glad you enjoyed the lovely surroundings here at Orchard Gites. We are set in a sheltered spot with plenty of space for you to sit outside and enjoy a meal whilst looking out onto the orchard and gardens and listening to the birds singing! We offer art workshops for adults and children and are happy to arrange an... More

Tormarton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Set in the midst of lovely countryside, Orchard Gites is in a truly picturesque setting. Very peaceful but with lots of interesting little towns and villages to explore, a really good place to enjoy France untouched by tourism. Our hostess Alison could not have been more helpful in finding places for us to visit in our three weeks there, together... More

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Orchard_Gites, Owner at Orchard Gites, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review - I am so glad that you enjoyed your 3 week stay. Guests are often surprised at how much there is to do in the area, often wishing that they could stay for longer! I keep in touch with the local tourist offices so that I can pass on information about any events that are... More

Chorley, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Stayed for two weeks and enjoyed every minute. We have stayed in all the gites now over the last few years and can reccomend them all. Its a jewel of a hide away which offers something for everyone. If you just want undisturbed peace and tranquility then its here. However Alison (owner) will be as helpful as you wish. There... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Orchard gites is the perfect place to spend your holiday . Alison can accommodate the single person, couples, families. She offers b&b or self catering, always with a smile. Being only 20 mins from Vire means you can have the peace of the country with only distant calls of farm animals to lull you to sleep or bars and restaurants... More

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Orchard_Gites, Owner at Orchard Gites, responded to this review

Having 3 gites and a B&B room means that we can accommodate family groups or friends who want to spend a holiday together. There is plenty of outdoor space to sit out and chat or share a meal. Normandy is really a hidden gem that is often overlooked when visitors cross the channel and head of to more distant destinations.... More

Alicante, Spain
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Alison made us so welcome it was like visiting a relative. although the fridge did not work it was promptly replaced by a new one , it is a lovely spot in the heart of the countryside. the dog fudge was so well behaved she was amazing. Alison organised a bbq one night and supplied all the salads and the... More

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Orchard_Gites, Owner at Orchard Gites, responded to this review

I'm glad you enjoyed your break here and hope that you are able stay with us when you make your return journey to Spain! We are conveniently situated close to the cross-channel ferry ports, making Orchard Gites a great stop-over if you are on a long journey. If you would like to stay for just one night we offer accommodation... More

East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

A fantastic week spent staying in La Ciderie, one of 3 gites here. The owner, Alison, could not have been more helpful, and extended a fantastic welcome with Coffee and Cakes. Ideally situated for touring Normandy. We traveled by motorcycle and the location is ideal for safely parking the bike. All in all a great experience, with the added bonus... More

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Orchard_Gites, Owner at Orchard Gites, responded to this review

It was lovely to meet you both and your smart new motorbike! Thank you for taking time to review Orchard Gites and I look forward to having you visit us again! More

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

We have just returned home after another great weekend at Orchard Gites. Alison always makes us very welcome. We have now stayed in all of the Gites at least once over the past 7 years, during our many travels in Normandy. The countryside is relaxing and Alison's gardens and orchards were looking beautiful again this year. We stayed in La... More

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NormandyLandlady, Owner at Orchard Gites, responded to this review

It's always great when guests return to Orchard Gites - it's surprising how much there is to see and do in the area and another trip is often needed in order to discover the places missed the first time! Thank you Julie for taking time to review the gites - I look forward to welcoming you back again soon. More

Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

We have just got back from a six night stay at Orchard Gites. Having read the other reviews we can only re-iterate what they all say. Alison was fantastic always really helpful with local maps and suggestions of where to go locally to sightsee and shop, nothing was too much trouble. We went out on our bikes most days and... More

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NormandyLandlady, Owner at Orchard Gites, responded to this review

I'm glad you enjoyed exploring the area on your bikes. I was very impressed when you set off for Mortain and relieved when you returned! You are definitely fitter than me! The quiet lanes around the gites are ideal for cyclists and walkers and we have a selection of maps so that you don't get lost. 'Le Bocage Normand' website... More

Launceston, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

We have just returned home to Tasmania after 7 weeks holidaying in France. Alison and her border terrier "Fudge" won our hearts. Alison claimed the prize (hand carved bird) for her genuine warmth, exceptional travel tips and guidance. The location of Orchard Gites is stunning, the apple orchard was in blossom when we stayed and the surrounding verdant countryside was... More

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NormandyLandlady, Owner at Orchard Gites, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review! May is a lovely time to visit Normandy, when the apple orchards are full of blossom. Cider and calvados are produced locally so why not take the opportunity to sample some whilst visiting Orchard Gites! I'm glad you enjoyed the Art workshop - we offer a range of Art activies for all levels of... More

Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

We have just arrived home from a wonderful relaxing hoilday made all the more special by Alison , who doubled up as the weather girl, She went out of her way to help. The shimmy shack evening put on for us and two other guests,as well as nearby neighbours will stay long in our memory, as will the holiday itself.... More

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If you love all things 'vintage' you certainly mustn't miss the 'vide greniers', which are the French equivalent to our car boot sales. It is amazing to see what has come out of the local attics! It's also difficult to resist purchasing something quaint and quirky to add a touch of shabby chic, French-style, to your home or garden. Yes,... More

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Address: La Foucaudiere | Saint-Quentin-les-Chardonnets, 61800 Saint-Quentin-les-Chardonnets, France
Location: France > Normandy > Basse-Normandie > Orne > Saint-Quentin-les-Chardonnets
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Orchard Gites France/Saint-Quentin-Les-Chardonnets, Normandy

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nestling in the delightful Normandy countryside, Orchard Gites make a perfect holiday base. Whatever time of the year you decide to visit us here, you will enjoy taking some time out to relax and unwind. Autumn is a lovely season and the weather is ideal for walking or cycling. We are within easy reach of the unspoilt coast of North West France and the popular destinations of Mont St Michel, the D-Day Beaches and Bayeux and many other places of interest. Local activities include golf, horse riding, kayaking and on-site Art workshops.We offer great value self catering and B&B accommodation suitable for couples, single guests and of course families. ... more   less 
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