Reference no. 1420
Gites d’Ingy Normandy holiday cottage gite for rent in Calvados, France
A home-from-home French holiday gite offering a relaxing, get away from it all holiday in the French countryside.
This holiday gite is situated 10 minutes from the small town of Villers Bocage in the Calvados department of Lower Normandy.
Free WiFi internet connection.
5 - 6
The living room is open-plan with a fully fitted kitchenette.
The kitchen is equipped with cooker, hob, fridge / freezer and microwave.
Dining area with table and chairs.
The living area has a feature fireplace, satellite TV with sky freeview channels installed, DVD, hifi and sofa bed.
Two double bedrooms with double beds.
A mezzanine with a single bed. An additional single bed is also available.
Bathroom with bath, overhead shower and basin. Separate WC.
The gite is fully centrally heated.
Outside there is a large terrace overlooking the river and a communal garden.
Villers Bocage - 10 minutes - is the local small town where there is a good choice of restaurants, supermarkets and a swimming pool.
Normandy or 'Normandie' in French, is a super region. Being only 2-3 hours drive from Paris makes it an easy place to visit and takes you out into the countryside of France.
Much of the history of France can be discovered in this area of immense natural beauty.
The D-day beaches span 50 miles along the Normandy coastline - you will find many memorials and museums giving great insight to the planning and eventual liberation of France and other occupied territories
Close by is the town of Bayeux, where you will see the Tapestry dating from 1067 and featuring another great historic moment in time - that of William the Conqueror invading England in 1066.
Mont St Michel is a must to visit - being one of France's most visited sights, the abbey dates back to 966.
Not forgetting the Gardens of Claude Monet, visit the Lily ponds and his house - from here you can also admire the picturesque port of Honfleur, where Monet and other impressionist painters gained much of their inspiration.
There is also Rouen to visit, which sits on the banks of the Seine and is where Joan of Arc met her untimely death.
Deauville is well known for it's film festival in September.
Many a Parisian owns a weekend property here - hence the high prices.
Deauville hosts the racehorse yearling sales each year. In fact Normandy is the equivalent of Newmarket in England or Kentucky in the U.S.A. All the best bloodlines, all the best studs can be found in Normandy.
On your journey you cannot fail to see another animal - the brown and white speckled Norman cow, usually seen munching in the many orchards. They produce the super milk and cream used to make such famous cheeses as Camembert and Pont L'Eveque as well as cream from Isigny.
Visit a French market while in Normandy and experience the French way of life - you will be able to buy apples (from those orchards), calvados - an apple brandy, cider, crepes, fruit, vegetables and even the odd rabbit or two.
Most towns and villages have a weekly market - selling local produce - fresh vegetables, fruit, cheeses, meat and fish.
Along the coast are many seafood markets to sample as well.
If you have a week spare it will not be wasted in Normandy - however do try to keep at least 3 days available in order to see the main sights.
Just to say we had a fabulous time at your beautiful gite. We have stayed in lots of holiday rentals and yours is by far one of the best. The facilities were spot on - well equipped kitchen, comfy beds, plenty of hot water, lovely location, English TV and WiFi - a real home from home.
First, a rousing round of applause for our stay at the above. We could not have been better served in ANY consideration. The position, very near the areas of our particular, military interest quite unbelievable.
Over the years we have stayed at many such facilities, both here in the UK and in foreign parts.We have never before stayed anywhere with such provisions been made to provide for any need. Lavish facilities, in all respects. All three of us extremely grateful. Resident family could not have been more welcoming and helpful. George had a couple of books we'd die for, in addition to funds of local information of personal interest.
Many many thanks. You probably haven't seen the back of us!
Jim and Steven Foulds, and Anthony Davidson.
January - June
July and August
September - December
Bed linen and towels are provided.
For availability and booking enquiries please contact:
Tel: (UK) 01375 374226
Please quote reference 1420 hhf when making enquiries.