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The Barn
The Barn
The Barn
Sundrenched patio with table and chairs
Cosy bedroom with beams and dorma window
Fully equipped kitchen
Jacuzzi shower and bath
Broglie
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3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6

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02storera
whitstable
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“What a great time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2012 for a stay in June 2012

I had a excellent time here and a perfect place to stay.
close to local town. Local people friendly and get social interact.
If you want a great get away go here.

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
Liked best: The slince
Liked least: nothing
Traveling group: With Spouse/Partner
Your age range 18-24
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
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Norma R
Whitstable, United Kingdom
1 review
“Just a train ride to Paris set in beautiful Normandy countryside”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2012 for a stay in October 2011

La Torque is ideally set in countryside in between two pretty provincial towms Bernay and Orbec. Within easy reach of the Normandy beaches, thirty minutes sway from the Normandy capital Rouen and a train ride away from Paris; La Torque offers an excellent base from which to explore. As the countryside is fairly flat even the inexperienced cyclist can enjoy the local counntry lanes in safety and confidence. Orbec sits upon the river Charentonne and for those who enjoy fishing you can follow its couse through to Broglie where there is a riverside park and walk. We have stayed at La Torque several times and was attracted back not only because it offered excellent value for money, and was ideally placed but gave us all the amenties any family would require; i.e a barn refurbished to a high stanard which is maintained regularly where the owners are close enough to provide help and support but are not intrusive.

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: firendly fun loving owners, standard of property
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: With Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jan 31, 2012
Thank you so much for giving us 5 stars for everything and we are very pleased that you found so much to see and do, hope to see you again sometime.
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chuppacho...
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“quite retreat”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2012 for a stay in December 2011

As we went out of season we were pleasantly suprised with the weather and accomdation close to the small town of orbec which we enjoyed very typical french village easy to find lovely walks and great for cycling very flat lanscape all in all a good place to escape to and enjoy some wine

4 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 4 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
4 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 4 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
4 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 3 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
4 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 4 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
4 of 5 stars Service
Traveling group: With Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Management Response
Jan 31, 2012
Thank you for the review we are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay.
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498Michae...
Fenstanton, United Kingdom
1 review
“Something for everybody.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2012 for a stay in December 2011

Relaxing holiday in cosy warm roomy accommodation.
Easy access to Paris, Caen, Honfleur, Liseaux Zoo, Liseaux Cathedral , D-Day beaches and authentic French markets.
Spacious well equipped kitchen / Lounge.

4 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 4 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
4 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 4 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
3 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 4 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
4 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: Relaxing and comfortable accomodation.
Liked least: No concerns.
Traveling group: Family with Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers Families with young children
People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
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Management Response
Jan 31, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to review our property we are very pleased that you enjoyed your visit, it was great to meet you all.
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emma m
Newcastle, United Kingdom
1 review
“Save your money stay at home!!!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2011 for a stay in September 2011

We arrived at the barn mid day. To be greeted by the owner who let us in to the property. We were informed that '' She was not quite sure what we would do as it was out of season'' This should of been advised at point of agreement as it may have saved us driving 1000 miles in 5 days to entertain ourselves!

The barn was lovely upon arrival and first inspection, HOWEVER when it come to unpacking it was quite clear the place had not been cleaned the kitchen units and cooker (yes cooker) contained a lot ( 6/7 per unit) of dead spiders and fly’s (yes I know it’s a barn, but come on) There was a lot of mould around the toilet, and shower, and bath and a mouse trap in the bedroom. I used the luxury Jacuzzi bath once and was horrified at the dirt that came out when u turned the jets on. The shower was that poor we only used it twice in our 6 day stay.

We also found if we’d had luck with the weather we would have been unable to use the pool due to the 3 inches of muck on top of the water! The outside lights including security lights had been disconnected ( not ideal since barn is in the sticks and pitch black if you arrived home late the risk of injury was high)

Terrace area was nice however the BBQ looked as though it had seen allot of rain and sun to say the least as it was very rusty/dirty and not usable!!

It states in the advert that they have a friendly horse in the neighboring field. What it does not state is they are accompanied by a large gaggle of geese who squawk and hiss at you whenever you leave!!

We were given a list of supermarkets in the area however a list of opening times dates would of been extremely helpful

We visited the Normandy landings, Cains, Paris and other surrounding areas which were fantastic and I would highly recommend.

We re arranged our ferry and left a day early as I was unable to tolerate the barn any longer.

This experience will not change my opinion of France or of the Normandy region as there are places that are simply wonderful however this was not one of them and I will look closer at trip advisor comments on my next booking

You may think i am someone who is being picky or used to the higher end living but i can assure you this is not the case the barn was just simply filthy in every area other than the bedding this was clean (apart from the spider population)

Very disapointed :o(

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 3 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 1 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
4 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 3 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
1 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 1 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
3 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: Surrounding Areas - Beautiful
Liked least: The lack of cleanliness throughout the barn and facilities.
Traveling group: With Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
Recommended for:
People with pets
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jan 4, 2012
The barn is cleaned throughout every week and we have never had anyone complain about the standard of cleanliness. In fact most people say how clean it is so we are very surprised and disappointed by these comments.
We live in the next house up the lane so I would expect you to come and see me if you had a problem and we would have done our best to address the problems.
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John M
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Relaxing, quiet and peaceful location.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2011 for a stay in July 2011

Overall, this cottage offers a pleasant place to stay. We would have benefitted from the provision of more local information e.g. local villages are 'closed' on certain days and it would have been nice to know these details to avoid disappointment. I would say the location is best suited to families who want a quiet getaway as it is quite a distance from good kids' tourist attractions. Unfortunately, the wet weather during our stay prevented us from enjoying the surrounds fully but in drier conditions, I'm sure it would've been delightful.

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 4 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
4 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 3 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
3 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 3 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
3 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 3 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
3 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: Location
Liked least: Upstairs toilet was very small and had an unpleasant smell.
Traveling group: Family with Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
Aug 24, 2011
Thank you for taking the time to review the property I should have pointed out that there is a tourist information centre in Broglie the little town nearest to us. But I am pleased you found the place peaceful shame about the weather but we do enjoy on average enjoy good weather.
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bill55bil...
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Fantastic Accomodation in a Beautiful location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2011 for a stay in June 2011

The cottage is set in a massive garden shared with the owners other property, a more substantial house. And whilst both properties were occupied during our stay you would never have known it. The house and garden is set in the middle of tranquil countryside down a quiet lane. The local village is ten minute walk away although it's so small there's not much there!

A car or motorbike is essential, the pretty town of Orbec is a ten minute drive away and the more substantial town of Bernay, with it's train link to Paris and beyond is about 20 minutes by road.

The property consisted of a lounge and open plan kitchen to the ground floor, sky tv was provided. The kitchen had everything needed including a dishwasher.

A large bathroom/wc was also situated on the ground floor with luxury shower and spa bath. Perfect after a long days walk!

Upstairs three generously sized bedrooms and second wc were too be found, all bedrooms were clean and comfortable.

Outside is a massive garden which is mainly lawned and has a small swimming pool, pond and allotment. It was a joy to sit out there in the evening watching the rabbits, ducks, goslings, bats and frogs do their stuff!

The house is ideally situated if you want peace and quiet, the main attractions of Normandy were from one to two hours drive away by road.

We spent a day in Paris, which was only 80 mins away by train from Bernay. The trains put ours in the UK to shame. A pre-booked return fare (see sncf website) was a bargain 18 euros.

Overall we were very pleased with our stay, there's lots of room for kids to run around and there are no neighbours to annoy.....

The only downside was the cost of everything, since when did France become so expensive?!

Luckily there are plenty of supermarkets and shops in the towns mentioned.

5 of 5 stars Value 5 of 5 stars Rooms
5 of 5 stars Location 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk 5 of 5 stars Service
Traveling group: Family with Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Young singles Friends getaway
A romantic getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Tourists Large groups
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
Jul 21, 2011
Thank you for this great review we are very lucky to live in such lovely surroundings.
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