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43 reviews
South facing front of house
Top floor power shower in the ensuite bathroom
Plenty of space for children, even toddlers, to play around
Coutances Cathedral
View from a walking path around the gite
A couple of Blue tits nesting by the gite's window
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Montpinchon, Manche, Basse-Normandie, Normandy

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daniel199...
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
1 review
“Our stay at the gite was excellent in every way.”
Reviewed September 2, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

Everything was absolutely excellent. The gite is in a beautiful, quiet rural location, but near to the local villages, all of which have very good weekly markets, as well as a range of food shops. The gite has been beautifully converted, was a pleasure to be in, and is exceptionally well equipped. We went with our teenage son, but it would also be great for those with young children. Stephanie and Dave, who are running things there, gave us a very warm welcome, and were extremely helpful without being intrusive. And the menagerie - cats and chickens - were a delight. I couldn't recommend this holiday rental more highly.

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Cominatyo...
Hereford
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10 reviews
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“Family friendly and cosy property. Great hosts on site.”
Reviewed August 2, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

We had a fantastic week in this gorgeous property, which is amazing value for money. It is in a great location for beaches, Bayeux, D-Day locations and so much more.

Our children loved it and the outside play area was great. The cottage is very well done up and very comfortable.

Steph and Dave made us feel very welcome.

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Liked best: How comfortable the property was for us and the kids plus how welcoming Steph and Dave were.
Liked least: The attic is open plan so the kids could hear anything from the kitchen/living area, but it wasn't a huge problem. New pillows and bedding would improve the bedrooms.
Traveling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Bianca M
1 review
“Beautiful and relaxing”
Reviewed July 19, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

We enjoyed our stay at the cottage. A warm welcome by Stephanie and Dave and all their animals. We would recommend la clef des champs to anyone looking for a beautiful and relaxing time. The cottage is fully furnished and has all the necessary facilities.

the department of La Manche is a beautiful area with many, still quiet, beaches.
A nice tripadvise is the Abbey of Hambey.

The only disadvantage is the short bed for us large Dutch.

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Liked best: hospitality
Liked least: short bed
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Nicb279
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Perfect family country getaway”
Reviewed July 13, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

This gite was so well equipped for a family with young children (we have a 2 year old and a 10 month old). Everything was made available to help us including the lovely garden with swings and slide, a fabulous Wendy house, chickens to feed, lots of toys inside and lots of practical things like a potty and cot with mobile to help reduce the amount of things we had to bring. That said you would still really enjoy your stay here with older or without children, it's a lovely gite with fabulous managers, Steff & David, who made sure our stay was really comfortable and enjoyable. Would thoroughly recommend.

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Traveling group: Young Children
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Canberra, Australia
Reviewed June 28, 2014 for a stay in April 2014

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Liked best: The cottage itself is very beautiful in a relaxing setting
Liked least: Steep stairs to top room
Traveling group: Young Children
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KandGsTri...
Nottingham
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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“A home from home in rural Normandy, would loved to have stayed longer!”
Reviewed June 17, 2014 for a stay in June 2014

Excellent escape in the French countryside a short drive from some lovely beaches and towns. The gite was clean, very well equipped and made a comfortable and relaxing stay for the whole family. Our 4 year old immediately felt at home with all the toys provided and especially loved playing in the garden, on the slide, swings and in the wooden play house.

Steph and Dave were very welcoming and it was nice to know they were nearby to answer any questions or provide information about the local area. The bottle of local cider and cheese waiting for us on arrival was a very nice touch. Really wished we had booked to stay longer!

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Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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tangoexpa...
Dallas, Texas
Level 2 Contributor
1 review
“Charming!”
Reviewed June 16, 2014 for a stay in June 2014

My husband and I loved our stay at La Clef des Champs. While out in the country, the property is easy to access and centrally located to many, many activities and towns. We based there for the Normandy 70th Anniversary. The house has been remodeled to a very high standard, while maintaining the charm of it's origin...i.e. an old stable. The caretakers, who live onsite, were excellent! They were very friendly and there when you needed them, but discretely out of sight the remainder of the time.

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Liked best: The space, the charm, and the location.
Liked least: A slightly larger master bed would have been nice, but only because my husband is over 6'3.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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