La Fresnaie - A stunning half-timbered house in the Orne region of southern Normandy


Details of the Cottage

La Fresnaie is a recently built house (2007) on a 1/4 acre plot. Surrounded by lawns and mature hedgerows, the house has been designed and built to ensure the highest level of accessibility for disabled guests.

Furnished to a high standard, the ground floor is all on one level with tiled floors throughout, and has: two bedrooms (1 king size double, 1 twin), an adjoining wetroom style bathroom, a spacious lounge and a kitchen adapted for wheelchair users with: low level ceramic hob and food prep worktop, mid-height electric oven; 2-door fridge freezer; washing machine; dishwasher; microwave oven; toaster; kettle. A staircase leads to a spacious landing. A further bedroom is available on the first floor (either 1 double or 1 twin), with an adjoining bathroom and separate WC.

Outside – and on the same level as the house and garage - are a west-facing, covered terrace and a south-facing open terrace. Equipped with garden furniture and a barbecue, both terraces are accessible from the house via wide doorways.

A full description of the house - and of the facilities for wheelchair users - can be seen on our own website (a link is below, at the foot of the page, beneath our name and phone number).

Facilities of the Cottage

General / living area
  • Satellite / cable TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Books
  • Central heating
  • Log fire
  • Fans
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • Internet access
  • Wi-fi
Large and spacious living room with excellent accessibility for wheelchair users - leading to 2 bedrooms with an adjoining wetroom style bathroom, all on the same level with good accessibility through all doors for wheelchair users.
Kitchen / utility
  • 4 ring hob
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Grill
  • Microwave oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Coffee maker
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Toilet paper provided
All mod cons and purpose designed and built to meet the needs of disabled guests.
Bedrooms (4)
Includes: Double beds (2), single beds (4)
Two large bedrooms on the ground floor (1 king-sized double and 1 twin) providing plenty of space for wheelchair users.
Two further bedrooms on the upper floor (1 double and 1 twin).
Guests may choose 3 of the 4 available bedrooms.
Bathrooms (2)
Includes: Bathrooms (2). Shower (2) and WC (2)
Wetroom style bathroom on the ground floor (wheeled shower chair available for hire if required)
Shower room on the upper floor with separate WC
  • Patio
  • Garden
  • Barbeque
  • Play area
  • Parking (secure)

La Fresnaie is located in Domfront, Orne

The local village, Lore, with its small supermarket, is within walking distance. Ceauce, a small market town with a full range of shops, banks and a small market, is a couple of miles away. 8 miles to the north is Domfront, a mediaeval market town with a fine church and a castle. Also nearby, you will find Lassay les Chateaux, with its picturesque castle, lake and rose garden. Bagnoles de l'Orne, about 15 miles away, is a spa resort set around a lake with a casino, many restaurants and smart shops. There are several large swimming pools to choose from in the local area, and there is also a popular swimming lake at La Ferte Mace, just 16 miles away.

Further afield, but within eashy driving distance, are the 1944 D-Day landing beaches, the Bayeux Tapestry, Mont St Michel and the medieaval city of Le Mans.

Getting to le Haut Fresnay - Driving Time from French Ports:
Calais or Boulogne - 4 to 5 hours
Le Havre or Cherbourg - 2,5 hours
Caen (Ouistreham) - 1.5 hours

  • Airport 1 - Dinard: 128 km
  • Airport 2 - Rennes: 130 km
  • Beach - Granville: 100 km
  • Golf - Bagnoles de l'Orne: 22 km
  • Resort - Bagnoles de l'Orne: 22 km
  • Nearest Shops: 4 km
  • Nearest Restaurants: 12 km
  • Nearest Bars: 4 km


Rental Rates

Rental rates £450 - £640 per week
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Booking Terms & Cancellation Policy

Visit owners own website for detailed weekly rental tariff:

Our prices for "La Fresnaie" are for the cottage per week for up to 4 persons using 2 bedrooms. For parties of 4 or more, using 3 bedrooms, add a supplement of £40 per extra person per week. Pay online througfh BACS, by bank to bank transfer, by UK cheque in sterling, or through PayPal in sterling.

Discounts are available for bookings of 2, or more, weeks. Please ask us for details.

The cottage can be booked only from Saturday to Saturday. The following conditions apply: a provisional booking will be held for 7 days; a 25% deposit (non-refundable) is required to secure a booking; the balance is to be paid no later than 8 weeks before the date of occupancy.; bookings made within 8 weeks of occupancy must be paid in full at the time of booking.

A security deposit of 120 Euros (or £100 Sterling if preferred), in cash, is payable on arrival, and is returned on the day of departure (assuming no accidental breakages or damage to the property).

From £450 per week

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Property ID: 11845
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Nigel and Paula COLMAN

Language: English, French
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