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The Coach House

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8 reviews
Welcome to the Coachhouse
living area (3 sofas)
Dining/Kitchen area - doors to garden
Master bedroom
View of church from master bedroom
St Aubin, Christmas 2102
Young guest and Derek in conversation
Another young guest getting down with Thelly
A guest enjoying the wild life
Our local town of Orbec
One of our fly fishing beats
Guest and Risle brown trout
guests at lunch in Trouville
From harbour side ...
..... to plate
Guests walking off lunch on Trouville boardwalk
Aerial of Trouville
Champs de Bataille golf course
Trouville beach
Trouville harbour
Etretat golf course
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4 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 7
Saint-Aubin-de-Bonneval, Orne, Basse-Normandie, Normandy
This is a beautifully converted Coach House situated in the hamlet of St Aubin de Bonneval - offering a quiet, safe and family friendly environment for a totally relaxing and stress-free holiday.

The Coach House is very spacious, conveniently arranged for family living and furnished to a high standard. Exposed beams and wood floors lend warmth and charm to the cottage atmosphere. This accommodation has a large secluded rear garden with outdoor dinning terrace and barbecue facilities, and fronted by a driveway with private parking for 2 cars

The Coach House is part of - but secluded and totally separate from - the old village Priory where its English owners live. The Priory's beautiful shetland pony and Lorraine donkey are your only visible neighbours (greeting you every morning over the garden fence) And the owners are always...
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About the Owner, Arkadi D
Languages spoken: English, Italian, French
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 8 days ago
Listed since : Oct 2013
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 8 reviews and 1 property
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Listing #HL715640
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Matt N
1 review
Reviewed 15 August 2017 for a stay in July 2017

Spent a fantastic week in the coach house. Perfect accommodation for our family of 6. Kids loved having their own bedrooms and the master bedroom was beautiful and very spacious. The enclosed garden was great for the kids to run around and Derek the donkey together with Dancer the pony were a huge hit! Location is rural which suited us...

Management response:

Dear Matt Always a pleasure to have such great guests and so happy you enjoyed your stay. Derek's now got a new friend, Domino, a beautiful grey donkey. We'd ALL love to you see back here. Best Kadi, Ki, et tous


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Emily C
London, United Kingdom
1 review
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Reviewed 3 October 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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We stayed at this quaint retreat in the Normandy countryside with our two small children and two additional friends visiting from the US. We all really enjoyed the setting and the kids adored the pony and donkey who live out back. Thelly (the shetland pony) and Derrick (the donkey) are sweet and gentle animals who were lots of fun to...

Lisa M
Thirsk, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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Reviewed 18 September 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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My family and I chose The Coach House as our base for a weeks’ holiday in August, we were not to be disappointed! Our drive down from Calais to Orbec took approximately 3 hours, however finding The Coach House initially proved a little tricky.. St Aubin is approximately a 10 minute drive outside of Orbec; after a few conversations with...

Management response:

Hello Lisa It was a pleasure to have you and your family stay at the Coach House and we're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed yourselves - Derek and Thelly also send their best regards and many thanks for keeping them happy with all those juicy carrots. If you pass this way again on route to somewhere else in...


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  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Shower Rooms (2)
  • Single Beds:(3)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    2 Showers
    1 Full
    1 King
    3 Twins
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Per week
Default 7 nights
₹ 54,126
£ 600
14 Jan 2018 -
30 Mar 2018
7 nights
₹ 45,105
£ 500
31 Mar 2018 -
5 May 2018
7 nights
₹ 49,616
£ 550
6 May 2018 -
6 Oct 2018
7 nights
₹ 56,381
£ 625
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to Indian Rupees and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
Additional Rate and Availability Information
HIRE CONDITIONS: Please read carefully-these are mandatory for booking confirmation
Bed linen included in rental price
Towels not included
Electricity consumption charged at 10 cents per metered unit – payable in local currency at end of stay.
Leave clean and tidy as found - or €45 end of stay cleaning, payable in local currency at end of stay
Non smoking interior (exterior only)
£150 cheque to be deposited with owners on arrival - (returnable in full at end of stay - subject to damages)
Well behaved (clean) pets very welcome
In our opinion it is always advisable to have cancellation insurance in place to protect against any unfortunate, unforeseen circumstance that could result in holiday cancellation and subsequent loss of deposit and balance payments already made
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About the neighbourhood
The area offers activity opportunities for: Horse riding, fly fishing, coarse fishing, tennis, swimming, cycling, rambling, sailing, beach surfing, canoeing and kayaks.

For lovers of street markets - antique flea markets and food - the immediate region provides countless opportunities on a daily basis during the season (April to October) The owners have an antique business and a regular presence in the local markets. They are always on hand to advise guests on the location of the markets (brocantes) and what to look out for.
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Deauville: 40.0 km
Railway: Bernay: 20.0 km
Ferry: Caen, Dieppe, Le Havre, Calais: 60.0 km
The Ferry Ports of Dieppe, Caen, and Le Havre are a maximum 90 mins drive from the cottage.
The Ferries and Eurotunnel services at Calais are an easy 3 hour (all motorway) drive from the cottage.

The airport at Deauville (flights from London's City Airport) is an hours drive from the cottage.

The local town of Bernay (20 mins drive from the cottage) can be reached by fast train from Paris (75 mins journey)
Local car hire available in Bernay.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Nearest Beach: 40.0 km.
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