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La Passoniere. Perfect for couples. Peace and quiet in idyllic rural France

Couesmes-Vaucé, France
  • Cottage592 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps2
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

Spacious converted barn on the Normandy/Pays de la Loire border.

La Passoniere is the ideal destination for individuals or couples who prefer quality, secluded and peaceful accommodation with all the amenities for that special get-away-from-it-all holiday. No neighbours and no worries. Just the occasional sounds of Farmer Gilles on his tractor and birdsong in the mature, well-kept garden. There’s ample space for two to relax in comfort. The ground floor has a large living room under an open ‘cathedral’ ceiling with a wood-burning fire (wood at cost) and fully-equipped kitchen area. The former hayloft has a bedroom and an enclosed shower room (with modern hydro-jet shower) and toilet. The lounge area has a comfortable two-seater settee and a single armchair, coffee tables, English satellite TV and radio and DVD/CD player. The kitchen area has a gas cooker, fridge and microwave and a comfortable table for two. La Passonière stands at the end of a country lane – so no passing traffic to disturb those wine-induced slumbers!


Jane Austin

Member Since 2008
Premier Partner
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english, french
Calendar last updated:
Apr 09, 2018


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
      • Bedroom 1
        1 double, 1 baby crib
      • The former hayloft has been converted into a comfortable bedroom area with a double bed, bedside tables and wardrobe. A child's cot and/or high chair can be made available upon request. All bed linen and towels are included in the price so there's more room in the car for all that lovely cheap wine and beer!


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower
      • The enclosed shower room includes a toilet, hand basin and a modern shower with relaxing power jets to help you unwind after a hard day's sightseeing.

      Location Type

        • Rural


            • Away From It All
            • Romantic
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Parking
                      Ample parking is available right outside the gite. La Passoniere is on a private lane, well away from any main roads.
                    • Fireplace
                      A chilly evening? Why not snuggle up in front of the woodburning fire with a glass of vin rouge?
                    • Internet
                      Free Wi-Fi available.
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                      Duvet cover, sheets and pillow cases are all provided free of charge.
                    • Living Room
                      Cosy settee and armchair in front of woodburning fire.
                    • Heating
                      Woodburning fire with complementary wood on arrival.
                    • Towels Provided
                      Bath towels and hand towels are provided free of charge. Kitchen towels and hand towels are also provided in the kitchen.
                    • Tumble Dryer
                      An outdoor washing line is available and an iron can be made available on request.
                    • Washing Machine
                      A washing machine facility can be available on request.
                    • Wood Stove
                      A basket of complementary wood is supplied on your arrival and after that it is provided at cost.
                    • Free Wifi


                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          All the crockery and cutlery you'll need is provided: pots, pans, knives, forks and spoons!
                        • Kitchen
                          The open-plan kitchen area has a table for two and all the amenities you'll need for a great holiday.
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          Tea, coffee and sugar are provided free of charge to tide you over until your first trip to the shops.
                        • Refrigerator
                          Water, fruit juice, milk, wine and a couple of bottles of beer are provided free of charge to get you through to your first shopping trip.


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                              A comfy table for two to sample all the local produce. Meat, fish, cheese and all that lovely wine!
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 2 people


                                • Books
                                  A varied selection including cookery, gardening, fiction and non-fiction.
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                  Chess, backgammon, cards, draughts, jenga etc all available.
                                • Music Library
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  No reason to miss any of your favourite English TV programmes.
                                • Television
                                  No reason to miss any of your favourite English TV programmes.


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Outdoor area with chairs and large table to enjoy that freshly-cooked barbecue.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Secluded, well-kept garden with table and chairs for a sunny breakfast. Sunloungers with cushions for a lazy afternoon.
                                    • Outdoor Furniture
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Barbecue and all cooking utensils are provided. There's also a barbecue cookbook or two available if you're stuck for ideas!


                                        • not suitable for children
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible


                                            • arboretum
                                            • autumn foliage
                                            • churches
                                            • cinemas
                                            • forests
                                            • library
                                            • museums
                                            • recreation center
                                            • restaurants
                                            • ruins

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • bird watching
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • paddle boating
                                                • photography
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • cycling
                                                        • equestrian events
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis


                                                            • SUPERB VALUE FOR MONEY! Get a discount of up to 10% off your Brittany Ferries crossing when you book your holiday at La Passoniere. Just ask Jane or Mick for more information.

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              28 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              A hidden gem

                                                              Heather Y.

                                                              We have just returned from staying in this lovely gite in a beautiful rural location It is very well equipped & all the added extras were much appreciated The hosts were most welcoming All that we lacked was the sunshine but highly recommend this as a place to stay

                                                              beautiful place and surroundings

                                                              KEVIN S.

                                                              Mick and Jane were very good hosts

                                                              Quiet location for a great break

                                                              Paul F.

                                                              Visited this property for a romantic break. Quiet location and owners that were happy to let us enjoy the property and garden with minimum fuss.

                                                              October was a little cool but the owners provide logs to heat the wood burner making a warm cosy retreat.

                                                              Excellent fish and chips available in the village on a Friday evening and a Sunday lunch should you want some traditional English food.

                                                              Easy to get too from the port with some lovely quiet country roads and quaint villages.

                                                              Charming, well equipped small gite ideal for couple

                                                              Malcolm C.

                                                              Set deep in the Southern Normandy countryside, La Passoniere provides a comfortable stay with total tranquility. With a number of interesting visits available, including Mont St Michel and Lassay-les-Chateaux, and with very quiet roads (certainly in late September), it makes for an excellent break in rural France. Our hosts nearby helped unobtrusively as needed.

                                                              La Passoniere

                                                              Joan H.

                                                              La Passoniere's garden was wonderful- whatever the time of the day you could catch the sun in either the front or the back. It hummed with wildlife. Jane, who lives in the attached house, was a generous host, leaving juice, milk, water, wine and chocolates for us but also sharing her garden's produce which we greatly appreciated. The towel allocation was very generous.


                                                              Patricia P.Scunthorpe

                                                              We had a very relaxing stay at La Passonaire. The owners could not have been more helpful and the facilities were excellent . It is a great getaway for couples. Jane and Mick are not invasive but are there if you have a problem or need advice. Perfect.xx


                                                              Couesmes-Vaucé, France

                                                              Rolling Normandy countryside, pretty towns and villages nestling in forests or alongside gently meandering rivers – La Passonière is surrounded by the best of French countryside. The Normandy landing beaches are 90 minutes drive away. 2009 was the 65th anniversary of the landings and there is always plenty going on to commemorate the occasion. Beautiful Bayeux is just over an hour’s drive away, with the 70-metre long tapestry depicting how William the Conqueror invaded England and defeated King Harold. Also about an hour away is the stunning Mont St Michel, one of France’s best-known landmarks, which in 2009 celebrated its 1300th birthday. Friendly bars and restaurants offer excellent – and cheap – meals and if you've over-indulged a little why not work it all off with a round of golf or a spot of horse riding or cycling? La Passonière is your French retreat. A place where you can relax and unwind one day and explore the beautiful surrounding area the next.

                                                              Rates & Availability

                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              Payment in full is required six weeks before the holiday start date. If the time between booking and the holiday start date is less than six weeks, payment in full must be made when booking. Payments can be in either Pounds Sterling or Euros. Note: Our Pound and Euro prices are not based on current exchange rates. A refundable charge of 100 Euros is to be paid upon arrival in case of breakages etc

                                                              28 Reviews
                                                              Excellent 4.7/5
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