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Barn -
5 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Domfront, Orne, Basse-Normandie, Normandy

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GerMar60
Burton-on-Trent
Level 6 Contributor
730 reviews
159 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 242 helpful votes
“Excellence in the extreme!”
Reviewed September 2, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

We could not have wished for a better place to stay for our 10-member group (7 adults, 3 children). The house is absolutely lovely and spacious. It is very well equipped, and the grounds include a small swimming pool (VERY popular with the children and some of the adults). The hot-tub was appreciated by many of us. There is a whole variety of activities available (darts, petanque, volley ball ...) so that - even if you decide to have a holiday where you stay only at the gite - you would be unlikely to be bored.

As to our hosts (Christine and Patrick - and not forgetting James the dog), we couldn't have wished for more friendly and helpful people. They were an absolute joy to know during our short (one-week) stay. Nothing was too much trouble for them. We cannot thank them enough for such a wonderful stay.

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Liked best: Difficult to pick out one thing - it was all great
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Aug 14, 2017
Many thanks for these nice words.
Kind regards
Christine
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BomoBelle...
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Enjoy the peace and tranquility of rural Normandy.”
Reviewed August 10, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

Gorgeous, spacious gite, in the middle of the Normandy countryside. 1.5 hours drive from the Portsmouth to Caen ferry. Hosted by Christine and Patrick who were friendly and helpful. All the beds were so comfortable, everyone slept really well. Also had a pool, spa and sauna, boules pitch, and a big field for football and tennis. Country walks. The nearby town of Domfront with medieval castle. A Pear Museum, a lovely butchers down the road. Idyllic French country holiday.

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Liked best: Location, and spaciousness of the gite. Surrounded by countryside.
Liked least: What's not to love about this place.
Traveling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Large groups
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Management Response
Aug 14, 2017
many thanks for the nice words.
Regards
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koraySwin...
swindon
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Wonderfully delightful”
Reviewed August 8, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

Such wonderful accommodation, beautiful location and super friendly hosts, couldn't fault any aspect of the holiday, would love to return.

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Management Response
Aug 9, 2016
Thank you for your wonderful comment about your recent stay at our holiday home.
We would be glad to welcome you back again.
Best greetings.
Christine
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Andy A
Epsom, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“A superb stay for a group of friends.”
Reviewed April 20, 2016 for a stay in April 2016
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We are 4 couples who have been friends / related for 50 years plus. The accommodation is perfect with 4 bedrooms and bathrooms, a large and comfortable living area with real fire and a dining area that seats us comfortably. The kitchen is well equipped and although the weather was a bit cool for us there are also some outside areas that would be lovely for just sitting and enjoying the views as well as the sauna, spa and pool!
The owners, Christine and Patrick, are charming hosts and will make every effort to improve your holiday. They can also offer meals en famille.
Domfront is a delightful town and the detailed tourist information that Christine provided meant that we could follow some very interesting walks with ease. NB This area of France is closed on a Monday!

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Liked best: Friendliness and helpfulness of owners
Liked least: About 4Km from shops but we knew that when we booked.
Traveling group: Large Group
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Management Response
Apr 22, 2016
Dear Andy and friends,
We are very pleased to read your kind words of appreciation.
It is comments like these that keep us going.
Many thanks.
Patrick and Christine
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Sarah-Ann...
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Beatiful accommodation, wonderful location & fabulous hosts. Great family holiday!”
Reviewed August 13, 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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A beautifully converted barn which was spacious enough for our extended family, though I would (& have already) recommend it for groups of couples and family friends as well.
The barn is very well equipt with all the kitchen essentials (and a washing machine too, an essential for families with small children!)
On site the swimming pool is great for family fun, there are plenty of outdoor games (and ample space to play them). The sauna & jacuzzi allowed us to unwind after busy days exploring.
Our hosts, Christine & Patrick, were welcoming, friendly and full of local knowledge.
All the essentials are within a 10 minute drive (including a 24hr Carrefour) - in future we will know it's not necessary to bring so much food across with us!
The surrounding towns, villages & countryside offer so much to explore and everywhere was very dog friendly. Not too far from the Normandy beaches and Mount St Michelle, great for bigger excursions.
Christine & Patrick, thank-you ! ☺️

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Liked best: The spacious and high quality accomodation
Liked least: Unclear on access/usage times of pool/sauna/jacuzzi
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Nov 2, 2015
Very many thanks, this is done with a lot of fun and love.
Best regards.
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mach00
Zuid Holland
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed July 23, 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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Liked best: Rust en faciliteiten
Liked least: het weer was soms matig
Traveling group: Partner
Your age range 35-49
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Management Response
Aug 1, 2015
Het was een waar genoegen om jullie te mogen ontvangen als gast en te lezen dat jullie het hier zeer naar jullie zin hadden.
Hartelijk dank voor de mooie recensie, dat doet zeer veel plezier.
Wij hopen jullie nog een keer terug te zien.
Patrick, Christine en James.
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