Domaine de la Tour is a magnificent 18th century farmhouse, situated in peaceful countryside and very close to the medieval town of Falaise, Lower Normandy.
We have 2 very comfortable self catering cottages (gites) which are set in 7 hectares of land offering a tranquil, rural retreat in which to relax and unwind. Each gite sleeps up to 8 people. Formerly stables to the nearby chateau, the two gites have been entirely renovated whilst keeping their authentic charm.
Both gîtes have a spacious living area with leather sofas and satellite TV (all BBC channels and CNN), a DVD-player, and a library of DVDs for kids and parents. Free Wi-Fi internet access is available in both gîtes.
In each gite you will find: a cot, booster seat, high chair, change table, a baby monitor (DECT without interference), sterilising unit, baby bath tub, a potty, toilet seat reducer, a stroller and plastic plates, cups and cutlery.
Each gite has a private garden with garden furniture, parasol and a BBQ. There is a shared playroom equipped with plenty of toys for the under 5s and nearby table tennis for older kids (and their parents!). There are extensive grounds in which to play outdoor games and enjoy picnics. The little ones can enjoy petting the animals in the paddock.
Domaine de la Tour is a great option for extended families or several different families wanting to holiday together with plenty of space for everybody, old and young alike.
Accommodation Details Both our gites have an identical layout and each one sleeps up to 8 people over three floors.The gites also have stair gates on every floor.
Ground floor: Kitchen (dishwasher, microwave, fridge, cooker, coffee machine, water boiler, washing machine, dryer) Open plan living room with dining area including high chair (with french windows leading into the private garden) Lounge area with leather sofas, TV and DVD-player W.C.
Staircase (protected top and bottom by stair gates) leads to the First Floor:
1 twin bedroom with ensuite bathroom (bath, shower, sink, toilet) + 1 change table 1 twin bedroom with ensuite shower room (shower, sink, toilet)
Staircase (protected top and bottom by stair gates) leads to the Second floor:
1 twin bedroom with ensuite shower room (shower, sink, toilet) 1 twin bedroom with ensuite shower room (shower, sink, toilet)
Additional beds and cots can be added to certain rooms on request at extra charge.
Our rates include heating, water and electricity, final cleaning, towels and bed linen (all beds are made on your arrival). Extra towels are on request, without any charge.
Meal service Its not really a holiday if you have to cook every night so why not take the easy option and order in? Delicous meals prepared by us or a local gourmet restaurant can be delivered to your gite up to three times per week ready to re-heat at a time that is convenient to you – quality take-away with a twist.
Babylistening Babylistening is available twice a week to enable you to enjoy time alone with your partner and sample the local gastronomic restaurants.
Pre-arrival Shopping Service Before arrival simply email your requirements and you can arrive to a well-stocked fridge and plentiful nappy supply. You just need to pack a few clothes and we’ll take care of all the rest.
Massage Relax and unwind with a massage at Domaine de la Tour.
French conversation lessons Pre-bookable French conversation lessons are available for both adults and children (20 euro per ½ hour, minimum 2 people).
Fresh bread service The service is free: fresh bread delivered every morning before 9:00 am to your door.
Maid service A daily cleaning service : 20 euro per hour.
Organic food basket The possibility to order an organic vegetables basket on your arrival day (2 sizes).
Bike rental Bicycle rental for the whole family : bicycles will be delivered to Domaine de la Tour.
Domaine de la Tour is situated 1km off the main road, surrounded by 500 hectares of forest and agricultural land. Parking is no problem and the area is very safe. The nearest town is Falaise, birthplace of William the Conqueror, just a few minutes drive away where you will find supermarkets, a variety of shops, restaurants, banks, bakeries, an aquatic centre and weekly market on Saturday morning. It is within 30 minutes from the nearest coast and 20 minutes from Caen by motorway. Close to Caen is the nearest airport Caen-Carpiquet.
Activities: walking, hiking, mountainbiking...you can start on our property. There is a nice walk from the property to a beautiful XIII century abbey at 2 km distance (and the owner speaks english).
The aquatic centre with pools, jacuzzi and sauna is only at 5 minutes drive, 2 golf courses (one flat and another more steep) both at 20 minutes drive. Fishing at 5 minutes and horseriding is only 10 minutes away.
We are located between the Swiss Normandy (10 minutes drive), great for outdoor activities like canoeing, hiking and paragliding and Le Pays d'Auge, where you can drive "La route du Cidre" , watch typical Norman farmhouses and visit local producers of cider and calvados.
There are some very old churches (XI and XIII century) at 5 minutes drive and various castles and chateaus worthwhile to visit in the neighbourhood.
For everybody who is interested in WW II : have a look on Wikipedia - search for "Falaise pocket" . The battle of the Falaise Pocket was the decisive engagement of the Battle of Normandy.
We are happy to provide you with detailed information about all WW II sites in the Calvados.
Accommodation and Amenities:
Cooking Utensils Provided
Iron and Board
Satellite TV or Cable TV
Falaise, Basse-Normandie, France
Cottage, 4 bedroom, 4 bath, sleeps 8 €290 - €290 per night
€895 - €1,845 per week