Holiday House in Orne ideal for exploring Normandy

Sleeps: 6
Bedrooms: 4
Weekly price guide: £470-£660
Pool: No
Type: Holiday House
Property Ref: LAF2650


Like Tweet +1 Pin In Email to friend

General Description

Built in 2007, La Fresnaie is a modern two-storey house on a ¼-acre plot adjacent to our two other holiday cottages. The property has been designed to cater for the needs of disabled people and offers excellent accessibility for wheelchair users on the ground floor, including a wet-room-style bathroom. The house can accommodate up to six people, plus a baby.

There are two large bedrooms downstairs and two further spacious bedrooms and a house bathroom and WC on the first floor.

There is UK satellite TV reception (which includes radio), and a free wi-fi internet connection is available.

Furnished to a high standard, the ground floor of La Fresnaie is all on one level, with tiled floors throughout. The front and kitchen doorways are wide enough for wheelchair access – and there is sufficient room for manoeuvring with ease inside the house.

There is a very large living room, with a dining area adjacent to the kitchen, and wide, sliding French doors provide access to the surrounding terrace on two sides of the room.

The kitchen has been designed with wheelchair access in mind and includes a mid-level oven, a low-level ceramic hob and low-level preparation surfaces. In addition, the fitted kitchen is equipped with a washing machine, a dishwasher, a fridge-freezer, a microwave oven and the usual small kitchen appliances.

Outside – and on the same level as the house and garage – are a west-facing, covered terrace and a south-facing open terrace. Equipped with garden furniture and a barbecue, both terraces are accessible from the house via the front and kitchen doors.

A large, open-sided garage has room for two cars, with covered access to the front door and the ground floor of the house straight from the garage, which ensures protection from the weather all year round.

Accommodation Facilities

Bedrooms: La Fresnaie has two bedrooms and a bathroom on the ground floor – and two further bedrooms and a second bathroom on the first floor.
Bedroom 1 on the ground floor is furnished with twin beds, which can be raised to provide more height to facilitate the use of a hoist. A bed rail is also available, if required. There is also plenty of room for wheelchair manoeuvring.
Bedroom 2 has a super-king-size bed, which may be divided to create two large single beds, if preferred. In both configurations, there is plenty of space for manoeuvring a wheelchair and for the use of a hoist (from either the left or the right side of the beds).
There are 2 further bedrooms on the second floor: Bedroom 3 is furnished with a double bed and Bedroom 4 has twin beds. Both rooms are large and can accommodate a cot.
Please note that La Fresnaie accommodates up to six people + a baby and you may book three of the four bedrooms.
According to the composition of your party, you may choose:
2 double beds & 2 single beds
or
1 double bed & 4 single beds
or
6 single beds

Please arrange this with us when making your booking. NB: all bed linen (except cot linen) and towels are provided and included in our prices.
Bathrooms: The wet-room-style bathroom on the ground floor, adjacent to Bedrooms 1 and 2, has a large, open shower area, with a non-slip tiled floor, a drop-down seat and grab rails. The shower area (2.5m²) is large enough for wheelchair access, if necessary.
The rest of the bathroom has a non-slip tiled floor – and the WC and hand basin are also ideal for disabled users. A heated towel rail and a powerful convector heater provide comfort and warmth for this spacious room when it is needed.
A wheeled shower chair is available for hire at the property if required.
On the first floor there is a family bathroom and a separate WC, adjacent to Bedrooms 3 and 4.
Kitchen: The fitted kitchen is equipped with a washing machine, a dishwasher, a fridge-freezer, a microwave oven and the usual small kitchen appliances.
The kitchen has been designed with wheelchair access in mind and includes a mid-level oven, a low-level ceramic hob and low-level preparation surfaces.
Living Rooms: The front door of La Fresnaie opens into a large living room with a dining area.
Furnished to a high standard, the ground floor of La Fresnaie is all on one level, with tiled floors throughout.
There is comfortable seating, good lighting and plenty of space for wheelchair manoeuvring.
A ’Godin’ wood-burning stove provides cosy warmth for this room during the cooler months of the year. In addition, the whole house has electric central heating, using either radiant panels or convectors, all with electronic thermostats.
The front and kitchen doorways are wide enough for wheelchair access – and there is sufficient room for manoeuvring with ease inside the house.
From the living room, 2 sets of wide French doors give access to the terrace that surrounds the house on 2 sides.
Other Rooms: The first floor landing is a spacious area and has comfortable seating.
Linen/Cleaning/Towels etc: All bed linen (except cot linen) and towels are provided and included in our prices.
Outside: La Fresnaie is a modern detached house on a ¼ acre plot, adjacent to our two other holiday cottages and to our home at Le Haut Fresnay. Surrounded by mature hedgerows, the house has been architect designed and built to ensure the highest level of accessibility for disabled guests.
The large, open-sided garage has room for two cars, with covered access to the front door and the ground floor of the house straight from the garage, which ensures protection from the weather all year round.
Outside – and on the same level as the house and garage – are a west-facing, covered terrace and a south-facing open terrace. Equipped with garden furniture and a barbecue, both terraces are accessible from the house via the front and kitchen doors.
Le Haut Fresnay is set in six acres of grounds with lawns, shrubberies, mature trees, meadowland and a stream, which meanders gently down the valley. It is an ideal holiday retreat for all who seek the tranquillity of the Normandy countryside.
Additional notes (if any): An ash-wood staircase, made by a local carpenter, leads up to a spacious landing, The leading edges of the wooden stair treads on the staircase are made of white ash to make them more visible, which should be of particular benefit to guests with any visual impairment.

It took two years to build La Fresnaie and to furnish and equip it for self-catering holidays. From the very beginning, we have made it a priority to maximise ease of accessibility, both inside and outside the house. Listed below are just some of the features we have included to suit our disabled and less mobile clients...

The garage is wide enough and long enough to exit from a vehicle from either side, or from the rear.

The floor of the garage is coated with an anti-slip paint.

Access from the garage to the front door of the house is completely flat and under cover.

The terrace areas on two adjoining sides of the house are also on the same level as the ground floor (and the garage).

The ground-floor living area is all on one level and has a tiled floor (rugs can be removed if required).

The front door and internal doors on the ground floor have 83cm openings and all provide "straight-in" access.

The wet-room and ground-floor bedrooms are large enough to ensure wheelchair manoeuvrability. Turning circles are a minimum of 1.5m and beds can be approached from either side.

The ground floor bedroom windows are lower than normal.

The wet-room shower area is large enough (2.5m²) to accommodate a wheelchair and there is a drop-down seat. Hand rails are fitted around the walls. The floor has non-slip tiles, both in the shower area and in the room itself. The WC is 49cm high, with a drop-down rail to the open side and a hand rail on the wall side. The hand basin is 76cm from ground level and a wheelchair can be manoeuvred close to it. A wheeled shower chair is also available (for hire).

The kitchen has dual-level working surfaces. On one wall, the sink, washing machine and dishwasher have a 92cm worktop. The hob is positioned at a height of 76cm, with work surfaces on both sides. The oven is at a height of 72cm, with a 76cm work surface alongside, on which stands the electric kettle.

The staircase is wide (90cm) and has handrails on both sides, which also extend 33cm beyond the steps at the top and the bottom. In addition, the leading edges of the wooden stair treads are made of white ash to make them more visible.

All light switches are lower – and sockets are higher – than normal.

Local Area / Activities

Le Haut Fresnay is an ideal holiday retreat for all who seek the tranquillity of the Normandy countryside.But there is plenty to do and see close by if you wish to be more active. Please visit the owners' website for more information about the cottage, Le Haut Fresnay, and things to do and see in the local area. Here is link to paste into your browser: http://www.colmanscottages.com 

Price Guide

These prices are a guideline only, please enquire for prices for specific weeks.

Low Season: £470
Mid Season: £540
High Season: £660

These prices are for up to 4 people using 2 bedrooms. For parties of 4 or more people, using 3 bedrooms, there is a supplement of £50 per extra person per week.

Contact Information




Phone Number: + 44 (0)1748 884264
Mobile Number: + 44 (0)7963 077919

Key Features

  • Exclusive Property
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • TV
  • English satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Internet access
  • Fire / Stove
  • BBQ
  • Cot available
  • Close to local amenities
  • Walk to village
  • Wheelchair friendly
  • Near lake
  • Golf nearby
  • Fishing nearby

Map

Google could not find the coordinates for the address that was given for this property.

Address:
Juvigny Val d'Andaine
61330
France

Like Tweet +1 Pin In Email to friend