La Maison Noble is a well-appointed large family gîte in the heart of Calvados. Thoughtfully furnished with your comfort in mind, the house feels spacious and very inviting, to make your stay restful and enjoyable.
Set in beautiful Normandy countryside, La Maison Noble is a haven of tranquillity, inviting you to enjoy the peaceful location, views over the surrounding fields of grazing horses, and feel like you’re in your home from home. With excellent accommodation and facilities, the gîte also has a large lawned half-acre garden and mature trees to enjoy. La Maison Noble is situated in Beaufour-Druval near Dozulé and the famous town of Lisieux.
Beaufour-Druval is a small village set in open farmland. Its individual homes seem to have grown organically alongside country lanes and the ‘main’ street where the bistro can be found. The other community meeting place is the 13th century church of Notre-Dame-de-Druval. Most fields are laid to pasture. For horse lovers there’s a mix of thoroughbreds through to Shetland ponies as well as other animals such as donkeys and sheep. La Maison Noble is almost the last house along a meandering lane that leads into a green lane for walkers, riders and cyclists.
Dozulé is the nearest small town with facilities to meet your everyday needs. It boasts a Super U supermarket and petrol station, a bank and cashpoint, 2 bakers, butchers, delicatessen, greengrocers, several bars/bistros/eating places, newsagents, estate agents for those looking for a second home, and all the shops you would expect in a small French town.
For dog owners needing the pet passport stamped before their return trip, there is Vet Algia where the staff are very friendly and helpful. The vets enjoy practising their English so you might not get much chance to practise your French. For high maintenance dogs, there is an excellent and reasonably priced dog grooming parlour.
La Maison Noble is close to one of France’s most beautiful villages, Beuvron-en-Auge and within easy reach of all the main Normandy heritage sites, the coast, bustling markets, cider farms, Calvados producers and enticing restaurants.
Bedding and towels are provided free of charge as is electric heating and wi-fi. Initial supply of logs is included. Further supplies are readily available at local supermarkets.
Kitchen and dining
The fitted kitchen has an electric oven, hob, dishwasher and microwave with pots, pans, utensils, cutlery and crockery all provided. In the utility room you will find a washing machine, fridge-freezer and clothes airer. The dining room is in the spacious open living area and seats 8.
There is a patio area with seating for 8 at the rear of the property for outdoor eating.
Whatever the weather, the oak-beamed lounge is a lovely place to relax and feel at home with two new sofas and an armchair. There is a wood-burning stove (initial supply of logs provided free of charge).
Master bedroom: King size bed, bedside tables, fitted wardrobe, en suite shower room and balcony with views over neighbouring garden and fields.
Bedroom 2: Bunk beds, wardrobe and bedside table.
Bedroom 3: Twin beds, bedside tables and wardrobe.
Bedroom 4: Double bed, bedside tables, wardrobe and balcony with views over neighbouring fields.
Family bathroom: Bath with shower attachment over and double washbasin, separate toilet.
Shower room: Shower, washbasin and toilet.
En suite shower room: Shower, washbasin and toilet.
Electric wall heaters in every room plus woodburning stove in open plan lounge which can throw heat round the whole house on cold days.
40-inch Sony tv with FreeSat for all UK Freeview tv and radio stations, and dvd player. There is a selection of dvds, books and games.
Wi-fi is included.
Garden and outside
The lawned half-acre garden is mainly flat and slopes down at the back to a line of mature trees. The flower border is full of colour in the spring and summer and attracts bees and butterflies.
Enjoy fresh croissants and coffee in the mornings listening to the birdsong, or have an apéro before supper watching the sun set. There are sun loungers, table and chairs and a bbq.
Parking and garages
There is room for 4 cars on the gravelled area to the front of the property and extra parking for more cars to the side.
Families, couples, family reunions, special celebrations. Grandparents, parents and children. Groups of friends.
In fact anyone who wants to get away from it all and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the beautiful Normandy countryside whilst still being 10 minutes away from the nearest town and 20 minutes from the nearest beach and only 35 minutes from Ouistreham.
Information about any additional facilities
If you want to save yourself the time and bother of cleaning the property before you leave, let us know before your stay and we will get a quote for you from our housekeeper dependent on the number in the party and whether there are any dogs.
Travel cot, high chair and stairgate available.