Cockerel Fontaine Gite
Cockerel Fontaine is situated within the same 15th Century outbuilding as Benjy’s Gite and so enjoys the same wonderful views over the formal gardens, and Chateau itself on one side and adjoining farmland on the other.
Entry to the gite is through a set of double exterior doors where you then climb a wide terracotta tiled staircase with old oak handrail. You enter the main gite directly into the salon which is a large room with windows that face the Chateau on one side and the front lawned area that forms the front boundary of the chateau grounds. Cockerel Fontaine contains many original features including wooden panelling, parquet flooring and a Louis 16th marble fireplaces, one of which is working and now houses a small wood burning stove. The décor is true to the buildings heritage with muted colours and hand painted foliage, flowers and fruit on the walls and across the ceiling. Within the salon there is a large 2 seater sofa and other lounge furniture such as coffee table, foot stool, occasional tables etc. There is a large oak table and chairs for dining and a TV, DVD and Free Sat receiver.
Between the Salon and the main bedroom there is a small anti-room with a single bed. The main bedroom is a large room with a wooden framed 5ft bed, chaise longue, wardrobe, chest of drawers and bedside tables. From the bedroom there is a door to an ensuite shower room.
The kitchen looks out over the chateau and gardens. It is a small kitchen in a typical French style with open shelving and tiled work surfaces. Despite its size it is well equipped with under counter fridge, fan oven, electric hob, microwave, coffee machine and all the usual pots, pans, crockery and glassware that are needed.
There are tables and chairs for you to eat alfresco anywhere you choose within the Chateau grounds, whether that be beside the gite or overlooking the lakes. There is a gas Barbeque for guests use along with outside dining crockery and barbeque tools.
Whilst the grounds are our private garden we love them so much we are happy to share them with our guests and so you are welcome to use them as much as you would like during your stay with us. We would ask guests with small children to ensure they are fully supervised at all times as there is lots of water at La Motte and we know how children seem to be drawn to it and don’t always see its dangers. You can feel free to move our outside chairs and loungers to your favourite spot or maybe you would just prefer to lie in one of the hammocks at the side of the lake or sit on one of the old stone benches and enjoy a glass of wine (or two!)
There is parking for guests at the front of the Chateau and within the gates.
There are plenty of power points throughout all our gite’s to plug in any items you may want to bring with you on your holiday to La Motte. UK/European adapters are available if needed.
All our gite’s are heated by electric radiators throughout and the windows are double glazed to help keep you snug when it’s chilly outside. Montgomery’s and Cockerel Fontaine both have wood burners too.
There is a fully equipped laundry room located in the ground floor of the building that houses Benjy’s and Cockerel Fontaine. It contains a washing machine and tumble dryer, iron and ironing board. We ask that guests provide their own washing powder/liquid etc.
All guests receive a welcome pack on arrival – make sure you tell us your preference for red, white or rose wine and we will do our best to ensure your personal favourite is in your pack! We remember doggies like treats too when preparing for your arrival!
We supply all bed linen, towels, tea towels etc for use within the gite’s Please bring your own towels if you are planning on going swimming
We have a selection of pushbikes, board and garden games etc for all our guests to borrow during their stay.
There is a selection of books and DVD’s for you to loan from – most of these are housed in the Chateau but guests just need to ask and we are happy to share!
We have some leaflets and brochures that provide information on local attractions and events for you to look through if you choose. We have very good links with our local Tourist Information Office in Ecouche where there is information on literally everything that is happening throughout Normandy and beyond!
One of our greatest passions is our dogs and we know that many of you feel the same about your furry friends too! It is with this very much in mind that we want to welcome other well behaved and friendly dogs (and their humans) to La Motte and so we offer dog friendly holidays here.
We are happy for your dogs to use our gardens but ask that they are always fully supervised and that you clear up any mess they may leave behind. We can supply poop bags for the duration of your stay to help make this task a little easier.
We would also ask that you do not let your dogs on the furniture in any of our gite’s unless they are well covered in the Throws we are happy to provide for your use. We ask this as we know that when they have spent an hour frolicking in the lake it can seem like 10 giant dogs have landed on the sofa not just one small one!
As well as throws for the sofas and chairs we provide a pile of towels for drying off four legged guests after a swim in the lake (this seems to be a favourite past time for our own and guest’s dogs!)
Our own dogs are raw fed and if yours are too we can have a selection of their favourites in the freezer ready for your arrival or you can bring your own and use the ample freezer space we have dedicated to dog meals!
Our local vet is just 3 kilometres away in the village of Ecouche. They really are the most fantastic group of people who we have got to know very well since we moved here! The vets and receptionist have a good enough understanding of English to understand what is said to them and communicate well with you. Actually, they tell us that our many four legged guests are doing wonders for improving their English! Guests tell us that the price of the passport health check and worming tablet is less than they have paid in any other vet in France and the service and attention received second to none.
Please call or email us to discuss your pet and its needs before booking your holiday at La Motte as we can make sure everything you need to make them comfortable is in place so that they enjoy their holiday as much as we hope you do
Pricing is £500 per week. Cockerel’s Gîte sleeps 2-4
For further information or make a reservation please call or email us:
Tel: +33 7 85 06 13 75