Le Hamel Roger

Le Hamel Roger

Nestled in the heart of the Normandy countryside.
A family-run gite with families in mind.

 

 

 

 

 

Kestrel Cottage

A converted cider mill which has been tastefully renovated to provide four-bedroomed Gite accommodation with all modern amenities. Outside the cottage is a large lawned area and landscaped terraced garden which our guests are welcome to use and explore. This is a wonderful place for families and friends to relax, enjoy and have fun.

Sleeps 2 to 12, with 4 bedrooms, cots and additional beds.
Family friendly holidays. Great for walkers.
Rates £200 to £700 per week.
Above-ground swimming pool and indoor play loft.
Self-catering, or some meals by arrangement.
Large garden, BBQ, trampoline, games room and play equipment.
On-site activity sessions for children.
Nearest beach:
Normandy Beaches: 35 km.
Access: Car advised.
Adapted for winter to one bedroom ground floor gite.
Short breaks / long weekends available off-season .
Favourable rates for Charities in low season.

 

Accommodation and Surroundings

Kestrel Cottage

Adjoining the main farmhouse at the former farm of Le Hamel Roger and offering complete privacy is Kestrel Cottage, aptly named because of the family of kestrels nesting next door during the spring and early summer.

We live in the farmhouse with our young family and enjoy welcoming guests from all over the world. One holidaymaker left a note in the guestbook saying that we are "helpful yet unobtrusive hosts" which is what we aim to be!

Lounge

The cottage has a large spacious lounge with a log fire, comfortable seating, bed-settee, DVD player, radio/CD player & TV with French and UK Freesat channels. There is a selection of books, games and DVDs.

Lounge
Dining Area

The kitchen has a cooker with grill, microwave, and a toaster. There is a dishwasher, washing machine, fridge, freezer, kettle, iron and ironing board. We think that the kitchen has everything you need but if you find something lacking please ask us.
A door leads from the kitchen to a shower room and w.c.
Constant hot water is provided.

Dining Room

The dining area, with table and seating for twelve

Highchairs are available

Dining Room

The large gallery landing is a great space to have. There are games, toys and a TV for watching DVDs, so it makes a great second lounge. Alternatively, the games can be cleared away and the sofa converted to a bed to take the accommodation to 10 or 12 people if you need it.

Gallery Landing

First Floor Twin Bedroom

 

 

First Floor Double Bedroom

On the first floor you'll find a twin room with additional cot, a double room, bathroom, the open plan gallery landing and a store cupboard.
First Floor Bathroom

First floor bathroom with W.C, washbasin, bath with shower over.

Babybath, changing mat and potty provided.

Second Floor Double Bedroom
Second Floor Twin Bedroom
On the second floor we have another double room and a twin room with space for an additional toddler bed or double futon mattress which we can provide on request.
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Le Hamel Roger

Outside the cottage at the front is a gravel drive providing ample parking. The landscaped grass terrace is a great place to play and relax.    
The garden has a large lawned area with trampoline, football goal, a tractor-tyre sandpit and a fabulous old sycamore tree where there are swings for all ages and of course the possibility of climbing it.
We have a 4.5m above-ground solar-heated swimming pool in its own securely fenced area with lockable gate.
There is an open barn with table-tennsi table & equipment. There is yet another covered place to play for adventurous children - the 'old chicken shed' has a climbing frame suitable for younger children and lots of toys to encourage imaginative, expressive play.

Garden View

Garden View

For quieter moments there is bench seating at the top of our hill which affords wonderful views across the valley and creates a peaceful space for reflection and calm

Exclusively for the use of our guests we have seating and tables next to the pond outside the cottage.
As you explore the garden between grand old trees, established shrubbery and fruit trees you will come across benches and seating and a big fixed BBQ which we all share. There is a smaller portable BBQ exclusively for your use if you prefer.

If indoor play is the order of the day you can discover our play loft. An area equipped with a small ball pit and ride-on toys for little ones or table tennis & table football for older children and adults.

Nearby Cow

Long view of the Gite and adjacent farm buildings

 

Nearby,
curious cow!

Long View of Le Hamel

The rental includes electricity, gas and logs for the fire, when requested.

We provide all the bed linen, bedding and towels. We keep a small supply of basics to start you off including tea, coffee, milk, sugar, soap, loo-roll, washing-up liquid, washing powder, mixed herbs, oil and ketchup! If you just need a few items we can pick them up for you whilst shopping for ourselves. If you would like us to do a full shop we are happy to but will have to make a small charge for the special trip. Just e-mail your requirements a couple of weeks before you come.