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Rental Home -
4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 9
L'Oudon, Calvados, Basse-Normandie, Normandy

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Jenny H
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Rustic Cottage”
Reviewed October 22, 2013 for a stay in July 2013

The cottage was clean, tidy and cosy. The children and their Grandfather were very impressed with the cottage, particularly the ponies, that they fed and stroked daily. Although the countryside and view from the cottage was very beautiful, it is quite remote and you definitely need a sat nav. Good for a relaxing holiday, especially if you have dogs. There's a large garden and open field that is enclosed, and our dog loved running around.

A welcome pack of milk and bread would of been nice, as it's a long way from any shops, but there was tea, coffee and biscuits and lots of useful leaflets and an information board. The owner lives on site with her dogs and cats, so is at hand for any problems.

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Liked best: Space around cottage
Liked least: It's a bit out of the way
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
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PedroMV
Lisbon, Portugal
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23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Very nice”
Reviewed June 22, 2013 for a stay in June 2013

Stayed for 6 nights with my family (5 children). Catherine Rigaud, the owner, was very helpful in trying to find adequate activities, and providing the most comfort possible.

The house was simple but very well equiped, making for a wonderful stay.

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Traveling group: Family with Young Children
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returnsoo...
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A serene, beautiful setting for a lovely home away from home.”
Reviewed May 5, 2013 for a stay in April 2013

We stayed at the Dairy for a week; our son visited for several days while we were there. The home could have easily accommodated several more. The home was very well equipped for our stay. We cooked several meals and also enjoyed sunset over the valley, sipping cavaldos after dinner. The view of the valley and farm orchards was like a painting. We made day trips to Liseux, WWII beaches and museums, Bayeaux, Falaise,
Giverny. Our only regret? we did not have more time to spend sitting in the garden admiring the view! The owner provided extensive information and history of the area.

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Liked best: The serene setting
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Mike_and...
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“Excellent service. Perfectly clean and lovely area.”
Reviewed February 9, 2013 for a stay in December 2012

The 14 of us took over the two Gites on the property for the Christmas week. We are very gratefull to Catherine to accept dogs on the property. A little bit small on the inside but a very good place to spend the holidays : it must be fantastic in the summer! Lots to do with falaiase, lisieux and Honfleur not too far. Thank you Catherine.

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HappyTrai...
Vancouver
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Simply fabulous!”
Reviewed August 27, 2012 for a stay in July 2012

We recently spent 2 weeks staying in The Dairy for a family vacation, and had an absolutely wonderful time.

Catherine is an extremely kind and generous hostess, and helped make our vacation in Normandy all the more memorable. We feel as though we have made a new friend, and hope that we can visit again in the not too distant future.

The property is exactly as described and pictured - a traditionally built "colombage" style former dairy - that we found very comfortable for the 6 of us (4 adults, 2 kids). We had ample space for all of us and all our belongings. The Dairy is very clean and well-equipped - we had absolutely everything we needed to look after ourselves. All of the beds were all very comfortable, too. :)

The location is perfect - close enough to Livarot to make a morning trip for fresh croissants, or to the local supermarket, but rural enough to feel completely away from everything. The views from the garden are wonderful - we spent several mornings and afternoons/evenings under the apple tree, just sitting and enjoying the peace and tranquility. On days when we were more active, plenty of activities and places of interest were within easy reach, including the beach and historical landmarks. Catherine is very knowlegable about the local area, and made lots of suggestions, provided information and helped us to book activities we were interested in.

There really isn't anything negative we can think of to say about our experience - and not enough space (or words) to capture how much we truly enjoyed ourselves.

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Liked best: Location and hospitality
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Anne B
Cremona, Italy
Level 6 Contributor
219 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed October 14, 2017 for a stay in October 2017
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Management Response
Oct 15, 2017
Merci beaucoup Anna. It was a real privilege sharing La Hoguette with you. I do hope you come again to Normandy. Grazie mille!
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Livarot, France
1 review
Reviewed October 5, 2017 for a stay in September 2017
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Management Response
Oct 7, 2017
Merci beaucoup Bénédicte, et à une autre fois pour accueillir de nouveau les invités aux belles fêtes locales ! Catherine
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