À propos de ce logement
La Retraite is a classic "colombage" cottage, fully modernized and renovated to provide all the comforts of home. This 18th century converted barn is located on a quiet country road surrounded by the hills and farms of the Pays d'Auge.
For centuries, La Retraite was used as a barn and as a cider press. My father bought it in the 1980s and it has been my getaway ever since. It is cozy, inviting and complete with all the modern facilities you need. Settled in a bucolic valley in the heart of the Pays D'Auge, La Retraite is a perfect retreat, but also a place to launch a thorough exploration of Normandy's rich history (not to mention cider and cheese!) Enjoy winters by the wood stove or summers on the sunny patio with a view of the countryside.
Accès des voyageurs
Guests are invited to make themselves at home at La Retraite. The caretaker, Paul, is available 24 hours and lives nearby.
Échanges avec les voyageurs
Paul will meet you at the La Retraite and show you the facilities.
La Retraite is located in the Commune of Crouttes, a farming community in the heart of the Pays D'Auge. There are many walks through charming countryside to be taken locally, along the cider routes and cheese routes. With a car you can visit the lovely villages of Camembert, Orbec, and Vimoutiers. The Pay D'Auge is an hours drive from the historic Landing Beaches of D-Day, and the battlefield of the Falaise Gap is just eight miles away.
Don't miss the internationally celebrated Tibetan Monastery at Aubry-le-Panthou, the famous Bayeux Tapestry, and the open air market at St Pierre sur Dives.
The nearby Orne and Dives Rivers offer canoeing and kayaking outfits, and horse lovers will enjoy the many equestrian centres, including the Royal Haras du Pin.
La Retraite is located in the Commune of Crouttes. The nearest shopping center is in Vimoutiers, five miles south. The largest city, Caen, is an hour's drive. Train service is regular from Argentan to Paris and a direct bus route from Argentina to Crouttes. The Pays D'Auge is bicycle friendly.
While the area is serviced by public transportation, visitors will be most independent with a car or bicycles. There is plenty of private parking within the gate
Si vous annulez jusqu'à 5 jours avant votre voyage, vous recevez un remboursement intégral, frais de service compris.
Hello - I'm a lifelong Londoner with roots in Normandy. My cottage, Le Retrait, has been in my family for thirty years. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.