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Chant du Noireau

Chant du Noireau

Sleeps 8 to 10 plus baby

With its enclosed gardens and well established orchard leading down to the banks of the River Noireau, our house provides both comfort and space. Chant du Noireau itself is in the countryside and yet it takes only 5 minutes on foot to reach the centre of Pont d'Ouilly. 

We had the house built in 1998 (by French builders under the direction of a French architect) on the site of an old cottage which unfortunately had seen better days.



The accommodation


All four bedrooms have en-suite facilities, with bath and/or shower.

Two of the bedrooms have 5ft double beds and the other two have zip-and-link 3ft twin beds. All of the beds have pocket-sprung mattresses.

One of the bedrooms is on the ground floor.

For further details click on Internal Layout

We supply duvets and pillows, but not the bed-linen itself.

There is a cot and also a high-chair

The large lounge has a double sofa bed, three other three-seater settees, 32" LCD television, digital satellite receiver (non-subscription services) CD player and DVD player.


The sitting-dining room has a table for 10, a sitting area and hi-fi equipment - cd player, iPod dock and tuner. 500Mb broadband is now also available.


The fitted kitchen has:

  • a dishwasher
  • microwave
  • mini oven/grill
  • fridge/freezer
  • electric oven
  • ceramic hob
  • automatic washing machine
  • tumble dryer
  • filter coffee maker
  • toaster.



There is a TV and a video upstairs in the mezzanine sitting area.  


The house has under-floor electric heating in the living areas and has centrally programmed electric convectors elsewhere in the house.

There is a cot and also a high-chair.


For more pictures of the house click here


The gardens are fenced off from the orchard, with gates to enable parents to prevent children going down to the river unaccompanied. There is a barbecue in the front garden, a boules pitch in the side garden and garden furniture is provided.

click here for more pictures of the gardens and orchard

There is ample parking and covered storage for bikes etc in the garage.

For more pictures of the town, click here 

Pont d'Ouilly

Pont d'Ouilly is a small bustling town with many shops, including a mini-supermarket, boulangeries/patisseries, butchers/charcuterie, pharmacy, newsagent, hairdressers, post-office, petrol station, restaurants and bars.

The river Noireau meets the larger river Orne in the town. The bridge across the Orne gives wonderful views and is at the heart of the town, joining what were formerly two separate communities.

Just by the bridge, at the side of the Orne on Sunday afternoons during the season, there is an open air dance - la Guingette - at which everyone is welcome.

It is an important kayaking centre, but there are also pedalos and rowing boats for the less adventurous. It is an excellent area for fishing - daily/fortnightly licences are available in the town. There is a park with boules pitches just down the road by the side of the Orne. Tennis, archery and horse riding are available locally and officially marked walks begin just down the lane which leads to the house itself.

Within 15 minutes of the town by car you will find golf, swimming in a modern pool with water slides etc., climbing, bungee jumping, water sports, hang gliding, miniature furniture and railway museums, craft and geological/mining museums and, of course, chateaux and beautifully laid out gardens. Some facilities are only available in the main season.
The area
Pont d'Ouilly is in the Department of Calvados. It is about 1 hour from the ferry port at Caen (Ouistreham), 1 1/2 hours from Le Havre, 2 hours from Cherbourg, 3 hours from Paris and 3 1/2 hours from the Channel Tunnel terminal at Calais along the motorway.

The town is at the centre of the Suisse Normande, an area known for its beautiful undulating countryside and its rivers. It is also an area where local produce is much in evidence, including well-known cheeses such as Camembert, Pont l'Eveque and Livarot.

                   ferry from Portsmouth to Caen

Nor should you forget the cider,Calvados and Pommeau which are all widely available at the many producers along the "Route du Cidre".

Only 15 minutes away by car is the ancient town of Falaise, with its popularweekly market, interesting churches and, of course, the famous Castle, birthplace of William the Conqueror.  Bayeux is an hour's drive away, as are the D-day beaches and the impressive 'Memorial pour la Paix' at Caen.

There are a number of excellent but sensibly priced restaurants in the area, details of which are supplied as part of the information pack provided when a booking is made.

Buckingham Properties - 101 Coventry Road, Coleshill, Warwickshire, B46 3EX

tel: 01675 464936         e-mail: heather@bprops.co.uk

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 Luxurious self-catering ( rental ) holiday accommodation in Pont d'Ouilly, Normandy, France