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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had no idea Basse Normandie was so lushly beautiful - and Alison's wonderful gite (we stayed in the Laiterie) slots nicely into the general splendour. Among rolling hills near the village of Saint-Quentin-les-Chardonnets, it's within a five-minute drive of Tinchebray, a pleasant town with a well-equipped supermarket, boulangeries, and the added bonus of the chapel of Ste Marie -... More 

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Such a warm welcome from Alyson in this cosy house with a lovely garden, we were bed & breakfast but there are Gites there as well, Alyson cooked the most delicious three course meal for us one of the best we had during our stay in France

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wimborne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

This is our second holiday at Orchard Gites, And we loved it even more . Its a wonderful location. In the heart of the beautiful countryside but only 10 mins to the more lively Vire. We visited Vire on Market day and the whole place just comes to life. Then back to the wonderful gardens at Orchard Gites. We went... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

We stopped here for a quiet retreat for 4 nights. Upon arrival Alison was very friendly and welcoming. The Gite was spotlessly clean and had all of the facilities that you need (cooker, microwave, fridge freezer, electric heaters...). The Gite is positioned around 1hrs drive from the port of Caen and the main sightseeing attractions of the D day landing... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

My partner and I stayed here last month for 5 nights and had the most wonderful time. The gite itself was warm and welcoming with all the necessary amenities (although if you need anything the owner, Alison, is more than happy to help). It is placed in a most beautiful and peaceful setting which made us the most relaxed we... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

Just had a wonderful time in Orchard gites, Alison was a great host and her little dog Fudge was a fun visitor. The place was a retreat from the bustling world, and the itinerary Alison came up with really came in useful. Would highly recommend this gite if you like the peace of country life and don't mind driving to... More 

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Ballinasloe, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Our 3rd visit Bed and Breakfast absolutely perfect beautiful continental breakfast with homemade jam, fruit and patisserie. Alison's local knowledge of interesting places is very helpful and we look forward to another very enjoyable trip in the future. In house entertainment by Fudge

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Orchard_Gites, Owner at Orchard Gites, responded to this review

It's always enjoyable catching up with guests who have stayed here previously! I'm glad you were able to discover new places to visit and were able to sit outside in the garden in that lovely Spring sunshine. Thank you for reviewing Orchard Gites - I look forward to your next visit! More 

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We have just returned from our stay at Orchard Gites and what a hidden gem this is. Our host Alison went out of her way to make us feel welcome, from the arrival gift to helpful advice on the local amenities and activities. Having as English host makes it so much easier to deal with, from the initial booking to... More 

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Orchard_Gites, Owner at Orchard Gites, responded to this review

Thank you so much for a great review - I am pleased that you enjoyed your holiday here and were able to explore this corner of Normandy. I know that you enjoyed visiting some of the many chateaux in the area - this is definitely a good place to stay if you have an interest in history! As you mentioned,... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

What a fabulous holiday we have just had. Our Gite was just perfect set in the rolling countryside. Alison was a wonderful hostess. Our accomadation was perfect. The location allowed us to travel all over Lower Normandy. This is a beautiful region with spectacular views and history...and we even made it to Paris. Thanks Alison for a really enjoable stay.... More 

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Orchard_Gites, Owner at Orchard Gites, responded to this review

It's a brilliant opportunity to visit Paris whilst staying at Orchard Gites. The train runs regularly from Vire to Gare Vauregard and it's worth setting off early so that you can enjoy a full day out in the capital. Thank you for your great review - I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay here. More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We stayed for a week in La Cidreraie and it was absolutely super! The gite: the gite was perfect for a couple. It was very clean, comfortable and prettily decorated. We felt very at home and were happy to spend the evening there. The gite had everything we needed to cook etc. We especially appreciated the large and beautiful garden.... More 

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Orchard_Gites, Owner at Orchard Gites, responded to this review

I'm so glad that you enjoyed your stay here and that you had a good time exploring the area. There are lots of marked footpaths just waiting to be discovered so if you like walking this makes a great holiday destination. Thank you for taking the time to write such an informative and helpful review and thanks too for recommending... More 

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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 

Additional Information about Orchard Gites

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: $30 - $60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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Orchard Gites France/Saint-Quentin-Les-Chardonnets, Normandy
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