Thatched Norman Farmhouse

A Wonderful Holiday Spot by the Seine in Normandy

La Maison des Grands Arbres


Thatched Norman Farmhouse

The main house of La Maison des Grands Arbres is a traditionally thatched Norman Farmhouse with 8 bedrooms. The property has a swimming pool and is set in beautiful garden of 10 acres. The property backs directly onto the National Foret de Brotonne.

The space

The accommodation works equally well for smaller groups, families with children and teenagers, as well as larger groups. The house is arranged over two floors, sleeps up to 15 with 5 bathrooms and one additional downstairs toilet. There is also an additional Petite Maison on the property sleeping 4, one double bed and two singles with a shared shower room. This is not rented out separately.


The house holds years of family history and has a huge amount of traditional character whilst having all mod cons. The outdoor pool, pool house and converted bakery at the bottom of the garden make this house the perfect choice for your holiday in Normandy.



Had a wonderful week with friends and family in this huge and cosy family manor. All amenities are available for a splendid family holiday: huge house with a long family history that breathes throughout the whole compound, volleyball nets, football goals, baseball bats, big swimming pool, BBQ, nicely kept sports grounds and many corners to sit for a quiet moment or have drinks and a nice cheese. Martin was very responsive and the caretakers on the ground fixed everything we encountered (clogged dishwasher that was fixed within hours). Weather can be a bit unpredictable but we had alternatives to navigate through the rain showers (games in the house and visits to surrounding towns). And even having long walks in the rain in the beautiful forest - that literally starts at the back of the house - was a favourite with the young ones. The large number of rooms and bathrooms guaranteed everyone had their privacy and convenience. Supermarkets, charcuterie and bakery are at a reasonable distance but you will need a car to get around. The living rooms with the fireplaces were perfect hang outs for the parents when it became cold outside, whilst the kids had a blast in the tv room. This house is highly recommended for a cosy and active family holiday.
— Bob - August 2016



The house has a local manager when guest are in residence. We (the owners) are always available via email and telephone. We will look after every problem as quickly and smoothly as we can.


About Us

We are a large family who have owned La Maison des Grands Arbres since 1997. Our Mum lives in Paris, three sisters live in London, one brother in the Gers, France and another brother in Connecticut. One mother, five brothers and sisters, 13 grandchildren and one great grandchild. This is our home away from home, where we can all gather, relax, eat, have fun and relax some more. This part of paradise offers time to breathe and to unwind and recharge. The very easy drive from London is 5.5 hours via the Eurotunnel. And then when we venture out, there is so much to see and do7