La Ferme Saint Michel

Cambremer, Calvados
Self-catering


Bed down in French country bedrooms on a cosy farm in the heart of the Pays d’Auge – close to cider country, coastal towns, Normandy beaches

Bedroom

4 bedrooms

Sleeps

Sleeps 9

The
Experience

Stupendous views are just the start, deep in the rolling countryside of Normandy’s lush, green bocage. Madeleine has created a special space with cottage style and charming furnishings, a lovely garden overlooking the surrounding pasture. The low-lying cottage is built in the classic half-timbered style, inside just as inviting as out with a fireplace and logs, TVs for rainy days and big squashy sofas. It’s a great all-rounder: country lovers, artists, writers and families will all love the setting.

There’s space for nine in the bedrooms and plenty of room to come together in the kitchen – a stash of pretty china and all you’ll need in a big dresser for making family dinners from local camembert and cream. Bedrooms are traditional – good bed linen and comforting duvets – while outside roses and irises crowd the garden. Tucked away is a gated swimming pool and a little bricked terrace for apéro hour.

You’re near the Route de Cidre (40km of roads you can bike or drive), the Jardin de Cambremer with its stunning blooms, and the Château de Crevecoeur where there are historic re-enactments.

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We think you'll love

  • The rural, cottagey charm
  • Being close to beaches, historic towns, châteaux and gardens
  • Feeling inspired – a great space for artists, photographers, writers
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You should know

  • Interiors are on the older side of traditional
  • There are no shops or restaurants within walking distance
  • It’s a deeply rural setting – the nearest town is 3km

Essentials

  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
12pm
Check out
12pm
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights.
Closed
Never.
Property
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Meals
Restaurants 3km.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €171
Weekly price
from €1200
Damage deposit
€200
1 House for 9
From €1714 bedrooms

Reviews

Such gorgeous views - I cannot repeat that enough! The house is close to surrounding varied attractions including the cross-channel ferry, coastal resorts and delicious regional ciders. The surrounding garden is lovely and Madeleine is a charming owner.

Georgina, Sawday's inspector

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Location

The neighbourhood

The sinuous valleys of Normandy’s Pays d’Auge twist south among curvaceous hills and dense copses. Manor houses much like the grand, timbered Norman farmhouse across the way litter the region, which straddles cider and cream country – apples are everywhere. You’re rooted in the heart of it all in deepest countryside, around three kilometres from the village of Cambremer where you’ll find a handful of restaurants and a few shops; it’s a 20-minute drive to bigger towns.

Local points of interest from Madeleine Declercq

  • Normandy is exceptionally rich with history, fromt D-Day landing beaches, their accompanying museums, memorials and numerous historic sites.
  • Take a step back in time at Month St.Michel, the Abesciale of St Pierre Sur Dives, the Castle of Crevecoeur and reconnect with the history of William le Conquerant.
  • There are numerous museums celebrating impressionist painters who worked in Normandy, Musee Boudin in Honfleur, Musee du Havre...
  • If history isn't your thing, Normandy has a diverse food culture, with some of the best French cheeses: Livarot, Camembert and Pont L'Eveque.
  • The region also boasts the best ciders the country has to offer.
  • The rustic settings give a great experience of the beautiful French countryside, its traditional villages i.e. Beuvron en Auge, Le Bec Hellouin, its farmer's market, restaurants and bucolic lifestyle.

Introducing

Madeleine Declercq

Your hostess, Madeleine – charming, energetic – lives in the farmhouse nearby with her two dogs. After a career in fashion and PR, Madeleine switched her focus to showing visitors the best of her beloved Pays d’Auge, with a spell of cattle farming in between. Born in the Congo to Flemish-Belgian parents, she lived in New York, Paris and Nice before finally settling in Normandy, where she had a second home for many years. Today she rents much of her 48-acre estate to local farmers.