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Normandy 200 year old Detached Stone Farmhouse

Bedrooms 4
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Farm house 4 Bedroom Sleeps 8

Our traditional stone farm house is set in a wooded area in the village of Lingeard near the town of Vire in Normandy. The country garden is set in three quarters of an acre bordered with a panorama of stunning views over the valley. WiFi available.

The surrounding access of woodland make an ideal spot for walking and cycling, for the less energetic, there is a large traditional slate patio, a perfect place to sit with a glass of wine. If you want a slice of tranquility, look no further. The house is within easy reach of ferries, airports and trains with an 18 hole golf course on the door step.

Places of interest: Villedieu les Poêles, Sourdeval, Granville, Bayeux, Falaise, St Lo, Avranches, Vire, Rennes, Mont St Michel, The Normandy Landings, Caen,

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Issi Greig
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 7, 2017

About Issi Greig

We are photographers and the house is a perfect-getaway-from-it-all holiday retreat with lots of photographic opportunities.

Issi Greig purchased this farmhouse in 2009

Why Issi Greig chose Manche

We fell in love with the tranquility of the house and surrounding area.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Very versatile location for exploring Normandy and all its beauty.

WiFi available.

For dog owners the vets in Vire is very good. Here are details for contacting.

Clinique Veterinaire De L'Ecluse

19, rue de l'Ecluse

14500 Vire

Telephone 0033 (0) 214 12 11 98

Guestbook comments from the owner

Lovely relaxing Farmhouse with everything you will need for a fantastic holiday. Superb garden and walks for your daily exercise!!! Close to lots of amenities.

Our girls loved the Zoo at Champrepus in fact we went twice. A very warm welcome is waiting for you on arrival with a greeting from David & Kim who will make you familiar with everything and nothing is too much trouble.

Looking forward to returning this summer.
Aug 2012
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Lingeard Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , Ground floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Upstairs
  • Luxury bathroom on the ground floor next to double bedroom. Shower room and toilet upstairs.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Ground floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Upstairs
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single , Upstairs
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , Upstairs
  • All bedrooms are very comfortable, with a country farmhouse feel.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Cot & High chair available. Flower garden at front of house with granite patio. 3/4 acre garden. Smoking restricted to outside.


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Normandy 200 year old Detached Stone Farmhouse
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Lovely house with lots of room in quiet location

  • 5 of 5

Very relaxing stay in this large house. Tranquil location with lots of countryside surrounding the property. Good day out at the Zoo (Champrepus) and the beautiful coastline at Granville and surrounding areas is within an hours drive. The enchanted village is very close, very basic but good fun for young kids (our 3 year old enjoyed it).

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peace and quiet in beautiful surroundings

  • 5 of 5

Travelled to the property by train from Paris. The Farm House is in a beautiful rural area with all mod cons.

Lots of space inside and outside and easily sleeps 8 or 9 people. Large open fire with a contemporary kitchen and ample bathrooms.

It was very clean and provided everything anyone could wish for, including barbecue if the weather is good.

An easy walk to the small village and about 30 minutes drive from the coast.

My family and I had a restful and fun stay here. I can't wait to go back

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you enjoyed your holiday and staying in our Farmhouse and we look forward to your next booking. Kind regards Issi
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Long Beautiful Weekend in the French Countryside

  • 5 of 5

I can't recommend this property enough if you are looking for a French rural countryside retreat. A spacious house with lots of character, great kitchen facilities to accommodate self-catering, it's lovely and clean and well-maintained throughout. At the centre of the house is a fantastic open fire, which keeps you cosy on milder nights. The property also has lots of outside space, which is perfect for BBQ's in the summer months. Great for kids to run around and play hide-and-seek.

There are plenty of villages and towns nearby to visit. We spent Tuesday at Ville-deu-pouille market (a nearby small market-town), eating lots of crepes and french sausages! A highlight for us during our stay was enjoying a delicious lunch in nearby Vire. There are also beaches/zoo's to visit a short drive away, so lots to keep you busy throughout your holiday. We had a great time and plan to return in 2013!

Great for groups/couples and families alike. And the owners are very friendly and helpful, which is an added bonus!

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your excellent review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your holiday at Le Grand Vertbois and we look forward to seeing you and your family again next year. Yours sincerely Issi Greig
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What a Fantastic Holiday!

  • 5 of 5

This was an absolutely fantastic holiday. The house was beautiful and clean, spacious and set in the most breath taking surroundings, yet it was close to the large town of Vire with its many amenities. There was a Zoo not far from the house, we also jumped into the car and went to the seaside at a place called Grandville. One of my favourite towns was a town called Villedieu-les-Poêles which is only 20 mins in the car. In the evenings, we sat outside and drank wine and listened to all the wildlife that surrounded us and for me that was priceless! We can't wait to come back in the Summer.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you enjoyed your holiday and staying in our Farmhouse and we look forward to your booking for next summer. Kind regards Issi
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Farmhouse with large garden in beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at the Le Grande Verbois with my wife and 2 children along with two other friends at the start of April. We were absolutely delighted with the farm house it felt more like a second home than holiday accomodation.

The tranquil surroundings were amazing a real treat, although a short car journey and you were in the lovely town on Vire.

There are so many sites to see that we are already planning a return visit this summer.

Thank you so much for a lovely comfortable holiday

  • Submitted: May 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased Kevin that you and your family enjoyed your stay at Le Grande Verbois and are already planning a return visit. The surroundings are amazing and so pleased you found it tranquil. Look forward to your return booking. Thank you for your review. Kind regards I Greig Recommended for: All ages, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
70 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Golf de Vire
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
13 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
12 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
40 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Lingeard is near many of the well known sites of Normandy, such as Mount St. Michel, the Normandy Beaches and the Bayeux Tapestry. It is also possible to take a day trip to the Channel Islands from the port of Granville. Lingeard, near small town St Pois or Vire which has many shops and a super market, a market each Friday and an interesting 13th century church. In the region there are a lot of things to do: walking in the bordering forest, horse riding, fishing, enjoy the famous local cuisine, going to the sea to swim or look for mussels some 25 miles away, cycling also a 18 hole golf course on the doorstep. For keen walkers there is designated walkways.

Saint-Michel-de-Montjoie, a small village next to Lingeard with a small shop and filling station.

Gathemo, a small village next to Lingeard has a small bar, shop / restaurant. There is also a garage there owned by James who is British.

Perriers-en-Beauficel, a small village next to Lingeard has the restaurant, Le Moulin which is situated in an old mill. It is highly recommended and it is advised to book first due to its popularity.

St Sever Calvados, Lake Dathe is on the doorstep, only a 10 minute drive through the forrest. You can camp and fish there and walk or cycle around the lake. Cycling takes about an hour, thats how big the lake is, its beautiful. It has the nearest supermarket to Lingeard.

St Pois is a small town next to Lingeard and has shops, butchers, bakers, chemist and bars.

Brecey is a small town next to Lingeard and has shops supermarket and bars.

Vire is only a 15 minute drive and is a big town with shops, butcher, supermarkets, restaurants and Bars with 2 nightclubs. It also has various DIY stores, car hire, public swimming pool and football ground. It has a train station where you could travel straight to Paris (travelling east) or travel west straight to Granville stopping at Villedieu-les-Poêles for a day at the seaside.

Villedieu-les-Poêles is a large town and is known as the 'city' of copper, its origins date back to the Crusades and Henry 1st Beauclerc, King of England; Duke of Normandy (the son of William the Conqueror). It has shops, butcher, supermarkets, restaurants, bars and various shops. The Bell Foundry and Copper Workshop is worth a visit. It has a train station.

Zoo de Champrépus

Location: Situated on the D924 between Villedieu and Granville. A well maintained zoo covering 7 hectares and spread across both sides of the D924 (a footbridge links the two sections). The northern, smaller section has a mini-farm and a selection of exotic birds, while the main area contains larger ‘jungle’animals – lions, leopards. Tigers, monkeys etc…. The whole zoo is well laid out with themed gardens to show animals in their natural settings. Due to be expanded in 2006 with a giraffe enclosure.

The seaside town of Granville is about a 1 hour drive and has a long-established tradition of seafaring and piracy and is often compared to Brittany's St-Malo. The walled town was built by the English in 1439 in an attempt to capture Mont-St-Michel. From here the Baie du Mont-St-Michel was easily guarded. If you climb to the top of the ramparts you'll be rewarded with stunning views.

The lower part of the town is a traditional seaside resort complete with casino, seafronts and gardens. From the port you'll be able to take a boat trip out to the Iles Chausey where the granite originated for the building of Mont-St-Michel. The port also acts as a departure point for the Channel Islands.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit $135.14

Reduction 10% for 2 week bookings
There is also a discount code of 10% for Brittany Ferry users code F93616 when booking ferry.
Change over day cant be arranged.
Cancellation policy
If cancel 6 weeks prior to arrival full refund less deposit refunded or dates re-scheduled.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.