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Le Pin Sable

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5 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 9
Merville-Franceville-Plage, Calvados, Basse-Normandie, Normandy
An airy and spacious villa in a calm and tranquil spot, Le Pin Sable offers both a peaceful retreat and a base to explore the historic Calvados region. The large garden is safe for toddlers and the sand pit keeps children occupied whilst mum and dad relax! Less than 5 minutes walk from the beach and other amenities Le Pin Sable offers the whole family a range of holiday activities.

Explore the events of the D-Day landings or visit historic Bayeux or Falaise. Enjoy a range of watersport activities from sailing, wake-boarding and kite surfing to kayaking and fishing. For those wanting a more restful time, play golf at one of the nearby courses or simply relax on the beach or in the garden. Children will be thrilled by the wide sandy beaches, the mini-golf and activities organised by the tourist office such as sandcastle competitions....
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Listing #HL101490
About the Owner
Sjoukje N
Languages spoken:German, Swedish, English, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:September 2009
Interaction with guests
We have a local French person, living in the next village, who will provide you with keys, check that everything is ok on arrival and assist with any questions. She will also deal with any problems and get workmen in if there is an issue (hopefully not required!). We also have friends living about 15 mins away who are bilingual and who can provide assistance for more serious issues, should the need arise. I am happy to provide recommendations for activities or special needs and always provide my phone number so that I can be reached at any time.
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Reviewed 9 October 2018

Each room was well decorated, all is very clean – Very nice stay! The place is as seen at the pictures - all is well maintain & clean. Very big house – We loved it! Many windows with daylight – big garden! We came very...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank ykd2013
Skybasel, VR Owner at Le Pin Sable, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

Thank you for your kind review. Hope to see you again soon - and there will be more toilet paper!

Reviewed 3 September 2018

The location was perfect for a family vacation close to the beach, walking distance to other villages if energetic,local buses if not .Plenty of shops close by to buy groceries. The house was clean ,a lovely kitchen,great bathrooms. Lots of toys for young children .The...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank kynastonsp
Skybasel, VR Owner at Le Pin Sable, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2018

Thank you!! Glad you enjoyed it. We hope to see you again.

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Reviewed 12 July 2018

Les Pins Sables is a large comfortable house set in a huge garden with easy access to a wonderful sandy beach. Facilities within the property are excellent: the kitchen is modern and fully equipped, the bathrooms and toilets are modern and the beds are comfortable....More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank 522alastairg
Skybasel, VR Owner at Le Pin Sable, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2018

Thank you! We’re glad we were able to fix the hot water for you - sorry about that! Thanks for the comments in the visitors book - they will help future visitors. Hope to see you here again soon.

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (9)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Garage
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (9)
  • Microwave
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(5)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
Suitable for small children - enclosed garden with sand-pit and age appropriate toys. Ground floor suitable for reduced mobility with double bedroom, walk in shower and toilet...
    1 Full bath
    1 Shower
    1 King
    1 Crib
    1 Full
    5 Twins
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  • Damage Deposit: ₹ 22,920 / stay - Deposit
Additional Rate and Availability Information
For stays under a week, please contact us to discuss - we are very happy to be flexible.

40% deposit payable when booking. Balance payable 6 weeks before the holiday commences. Payment accepted by cheque.

Prices include cleaning, electricity, bed linen and towels. An extra charge will be made and deducted from the deposit if additional cleaning is required over the normal hours. We provide good quality bed linen and one bath sheet or towel per guest. Waterproof mattress protectors can be provided on request.

Refundable security deposit of 250 GBP required with final balance, repaid within 4 weeks post-holiday.
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About the neighbourhood
Every Thursday through the summer there is a large market in the village with fresh produce including cheeses, sausage/dried meats, fresh fish and fantastic fresh herbs and soft fruits. The market continues through the winter season although reduced in size. All the fresh food stalls are still there. On the last Sunday of each month through the summer there is a huge brocante market where you can pick up anything, from a WWII helmet complete with bullet hole, to antique coffee grinders.

For children, there is mini-golf, sailing school (hobie cats, windsurfing, kayaking - 5 min drive) , swimming lessons, archery and various activities organised by the local tourist office. We can arrange prior booking for these.

Information on organised activities, including firework celebrations (14t...
Getting around
You can easily spend your whole holiday within the village and its environs and therefore not need a car. There are buses to Caen and Cabourg which leave from the main road at the bottom of the village on a regular basis. However, to get the most from your time in Normandy and to visit the key sites, you may find it easier to take a car.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Caen Carpiquet: 28.0 km
Railway: Caen Central: 15.0 km
Ferry: Ouistreham: 18.0 km
By Brittany Ferries from Portsmouth - we are only 15 minutes from the port of Ouistreham. Ferry crossing Portsmouth to Caen (Ouistreham) takes 6 hours or 4 hours on the Fastcat.
By Brittany Ferries to Le Havre - about 40 minutes drive from Le Havre
By Brittany Ferries to Cherbourg - about 2.5 hours from Cherbourg
By Channel Tunnel from Calais - 3 hours mostly by motorway
By Air - to Caen airport from London City - 20 mins from Caen airport
By Air - to Deauville St Gatien from Dundee, Edinburgh and London City. About 45 minutes from St Gatien.
By Air - to Paris Charles de Gaulle or Orly. 2 hours by train from Gare St Lazare to Caen and 20 mins from Caen to Merville Franceville. 2h15 for car from CDG.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 0.2 km.
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