Les Aubépines is a haven of peace and tranquillity, tucked away at the end of a lane that leads up the side of the valley. We have half an acre of grounds that comprise a front garden, back garden, small field and apple orchard/sheep field, as well as a parking space for two cars. The lane continues into the fields from where you can walk into the forest.
Our front garden, next to our sheep-field, has a picnic table and chairs with a lovely view of the fields below; it is a safe enclosed area, with gates that can be shut to keep in any small children and dogs. To the rear of the house is a further garden with breakfast patio and small vegetable plot. At the top of this garden we have placed a bench from where you can enjoy the view of the valley. The particular attractions of this seating place are that you can be nuzzled by cows in the morning and see lovely sunsets in the evening.
We know that children need to be entertained, even when the weather keeps you indoors, so we have not only provided satellite TV, dvd player, an archaic computer games system and all the usual board games, but we also use our garage as a games room with table tennis, babyfoot, darts and basketball net.
The area is ideal for bike rides and country walks, with the extensive forest of Eawy providing many kilometers of car-free roads. Theres a childrens play area, with football pitch and free tennis courts in the adjacent village, golf, horse-riding and fishing a few minutes away. You can arrange to canoe down the river or visit the nearby Reve de bisons on a buffalo safari. Sailing, go-karting and quad biking are also within easy reach, near Dieppe.
The picturesque local villages all have weekly markets and excellent restaurants. For more extensive shopping Dieppe, with its beach, busy market and superb fish restaurants, is only a 25 mins drive away.
For those wanting to venture further afield, a day trip to Rouen or to Paris can easily be arranged by train.
Living room notes:
The lounge has 2 easy chairs, a 4-seater bed settee, TV for English videos. Traditional floor tiles and rugs, coffee taables and a traditional fireplace with a wood-burning stove. The floor has traditional tiles and a large rug. The windows have both shutters and curtains.
The additional loft seating area has views over the valley.
Dining room notes:
The cosy dining room has exposed beams and traditional furniture, a table and six chairs. The design is open-plan leading to the lounge which has an attracive wood-burning fireplace. The kitchen also has a dining table and four chairs and this can be used to extend the table in the dining room if required.
On the ground floor the master bedroom with a double bed is at one end of the house and a "children's" bedroom with bunk beds and a single bed, all full-sized, lies at the other end. There is a further bedroom in the loft with two single beds that can be pushed together if necessary. Access to the loft bedroom is via the external stairs and there is no bathroom or toilet in the loft.
In addition Les Aubépines now has a further loft area, accessed from the other end of the house. This loft extension has internal stairs and benefits from two extra bedrooms, seating area with balcony and a second bathroom.
There is a shower room and separate WC in the house on the ground floor. A washing machine is available in the shower room.
The loft extension has a further bathroom, with bath and shower attachment.
Parking places 2
Bedroom(Double bed), Bedroom(Single bed, Bunk bed), Bedroom(2x Single bed), Bedroom(Double bed), Bedroom(2x Single bed), Bathroom(shower), Bathroom(bath with shower, toilet), outside kitchen, Single sofa bed, TV, fireplace, hearth, DVD player, CD player, Aga, ceramic hob, oven, microwave, fridge freezer, washing machine, balcony, garden, garden furniture, BBQ, parking, bicycle(s) available, high chair
Property facilitiesPets allowed
Number of bedrooms 5
Number of bathrooms 2
Number of seats in the living room: 9
Number of seats in the dining room: 9
Costs on siteDeposit: (€ 180)
Distancescity (Dieppe) 15 km
city (Bellencombre with its bars and shops) 4 km
Forest (Eawy: extensive beech forest) 0.4 km
sea (Attractive beach at Pourville) 16 km
Grocery shop (Saint-Saens with restaurants and supermarkets) 7 km