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Four country cottages with pool, spa, fishing, tennis, Wi-Fi and satellite TV - Les Roses

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,518 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights



Les Roses

Les Roses is a large three bedroom stone cottage that forms part of a converted cider barn. Split over two floors, it is open plan and spacious, ideal for large groups; with far reaching views across the gardens and swimming pool.

On the upper floor, Les Roses has three bedrooms and a bathroom that has shower facilities. The master bedroom has a king bed with en-suite shower room; the second bedroom has a double bed and a single bed; and the third bedroom has a set of bunk beds and a single bed. The cottage can sleep ten persons if required as the lounge includes a sofa that will convert into a double bed.

On the lower floor, there is a large open plan lounge, dining and kitchen area. The lounge has comfortable armchairs and sofas that includes a large flat screen television with satellite services. The kitchen has a range style cooker, microwave, fridge freezer and dishwasher including a large farmhouse dining table; perfect for a big family feast.

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About the property

Les Patis

Situated in the heart of the Pays d’Auge, lower Normandy, Les Patis is the perfect place to relax and unwind from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The area is renowned for its rolling hills, half-timbered houses and gentle way of life where long, leisurely lunches under a shady tree or in a little cafe are an integral part of the day.

At Les Patis, guests can relax by the large, heated outdoor swimming pool which includes a hot tub, play tennis or go fishing on our well stocked private lake. Bicycles are also available for those that wish to go for a ride to take in the delightful scenery. You can spend your days relaxing, picnicking by the River Vie or venturing further afield.

The pretty town of Vimoutiers is less than one mile away that has an array of shops and restaurants including a small supermarket. Twice a week the town holds a traditional market, where you can sample delicious local produce, however for good, solid Norman cooking, visit one of the area’s fermes auberges (working farms) which welcomes paying visitors to share their meals.

The lush diary pastures of the Pays d' Auge are responsible for the world famous cheeses of Camembert, Livarot and Pont l’ Eveque which are intermingled with apple and pear orchards yielding the best of Norman ciders. You can discover how the famous cheeses are made at the cheese dairy at Livarot or unveil the secrets of producing cider at one of the many distilleries along the Cider Route.

The area is also renowned for its stud farms that breed some of the finest thoroughbred horses in the world. You can admire the natural beauty of the Pays d’Auge from horseback or visit one of the many stud farms to learn the tradition of rearing racing horses.

For the history buffs, Vimoutiers boasts to having one of the last remaining Tiger I tanks from WWII. Additionally, Mont-Ormel memorial is a 10 minute drive from away. The memorial is dedicated to the servicemen of WWII who gave their lives during the Battle of Falaise. It has exceptional views over the La Dives valley where the battle took place including an interactive museum.

If modern day history isn’t your forte, then why not visit the birthplace of William the Conqueror at the Chateau de Falaise, approximately a 30 minute drive from Les Patis. Exceptional for the whole family to enjoy, tourists can wander the fully restored castle using handheld tablets to take you back to what life was like in 12th and 13th Century Normandy.

Further a field, the Normandy Beaches of the historical D-Day landings including other WWII sites are an easy drive from here. Bayeux with its magnificent hand worked tapestry, majestic Cathedral and many restaurants, is less than one hour away. Monet's House and Gardens at Giverney, though a little further, are a memorable way to spend a day. Honfleur with its charming fishing port, surrounded by first class seafood restaurants, is also very close.

Nature sport enthusiasts will find plenty to amuse them in La Suisse Normande from hiking, mountain-biking, paragliding, climbing and canoeing. Additionally, the open-air leisure base in Pont d’Ouilly offers, among other activities, the possibility to paddle down the River Orne, which is a great day out for all the family.

However, there is plenty to do without even leaving the grounds of Les Patis; the choice is yours. Come and enjoy, relax and unwind in the lovely 'garden of France', the Pays d'Auge.

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Tony and Pat Kirby
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
November 19, 2017

About Tony and Pat Kirby

Tony and Pat are the new owners of our beutiful estate Les Patis

Tony and Pat Kirby purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Tony and Pat Kirby chose Vimoutiers

Les Patis is set in the beautiful garden of France, the Pays d' Auge with its rolling pastures and orchards. The region is steeped in history. The Bayeux Tapestry, the port of Honfleur and the Beaches of the D Day Landings are all nearby.

What makes this cottage unique

Close to channel ports, quiet with very good local facilities, excellent on site facilities, extreamly comfortable accomodation.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The gite forms part of an estate surrounded by mature trees. There are 3 other gites on site as well as the owners. Les Roses was perfect for us and easily accommodated our large group. The gite and the grounds are beautifully well kept by the owners Tony and Pat as are the pool and hot tub. This is an ideal spot for families.
Aug 2016
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Prices are for up to 12 people. We ask for a 25% non refundable deposit to secure your booking. The balance is due 8 weeks before your holiday. Bedlinen is included but not towels. Wireless internet is available at small extra cost.


Vimoutiers Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2518 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Holiday Resort
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • No bath available.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 child bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • 1 doubles, 2 triples, 1 sofa bed, 1 cot.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 6 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Les Roses
average rating of 4.5 based on 5 reviews

Lovely accommodation in an attractive location

  • 4 of 5

Les Roses is a lovingly converted dwelling which comfortable accommodated our family of seven.

It is well equipped with a rustic feel to decor. However, the DVD control was missing & the portable radio CD player was not working.

The pool, hot tub and sporting facilities were ideal and it never felt overcrowded despite sharing them with three other families (note a forth property conversion is planned for 2018). Our only observation was that the pool area required better lighting for evening entertainment. The lake is well stocked, but ensure you take your own equipment.

The location is relaxing whilst offering a number of local attractions to visit in the Normandy region. The local village is a pleasant walk/cycle ride away.

The owners, Tony & Pat, were friendly and helpful with any queries that arose during our stay.

Overall, we had a thoroughly enjoyable stay and happily recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased you had an enjoyable stay, the DVD and CD player are not part of our standard equipment, and where only in the property as the previous occupier asked if we could supply one, ( we should have removed them before your stay)., sorry you found the lack of remote a problem. We are very excited with regards to our new Gate planned for 2018, it will offer our future clients an excellent facilities in a detached stone 3 bedroom cottage beside the Lake, yet only a short stole from the very large heated swimming pool, tennis courts. We take note of you other observations, the external lighting around the pool is on a manual switch, as the hot tub and pool are closed before it go dark this time of year, we did not think it necessary to put them on, we will endeavour to change this to some form of automatic lighting asap. We are clear with regards to equipment and ask all guest to bring there own fishing rods, tennis rackets, table tennis bats and the like, there is some equipment for free use, but generally this is equipment left by other guests. We thank you for your review and hope to see you in the future. Tony and Pat
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Nice stay, wonderful location and welcoming owners

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at Les Frenes which was just refurbished that time. It was fresh and clean and enough space! The swimming pool and the hottub were very good for relaxing. Also the surrounding is great and the lake at the property is fun. Pat & Kirby were very hospitable and helpful during our stay.

Some great sites to visit: Falaise (esp. the Castle), the WWII Memorial Museum at Mont-Ormel, Camembert and Cerza Parc des Safaris (Lisieux).

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A lovely Normandy setting near the ferry ports.

  • 5 of 5

A fabulous gite in a beautiful setting, it has recently been upgraded and is perfect for a large group. The pool and hot tub were fantastic and the property, gardens and grounds are well maintained. Tony and Pat were great hosts and we loved Jessie the dog. We had our own outside space and enjoyed barbecues with all the family. Will be back next year.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Les Roses. It's a well equipped and very charming old building, located in a green oasis of piece and quiet. The living space is large and comfortable. The huge domain is a perfect place to let your kids run around, that is if you can get the out of the well maintained pool and spa.

Before the holiday I was a little nervous about having other tenants in the same building, but it was not a problem at all. We never heard any noise inside and every unit has its own private outdoor area. With only 4 units on the domain, it just never gets too busy around the pool either.

Les Roses is for 10 people, but make sure to do the maths beforehand - it has only 3 bedrooms which sleeps 3, 3, and 2. I'd say it's perfect for 2 couples with 3-4 kids. It only fits 10 people if you use the sofa bed in the living room. There were 7 of us, so that was fine.

Tony and Pat live on the domain and are always around and helpful if you need anything.

The area is very non-touristy, yet very beautiful. Great price/quality balance.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
72 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Cafe Equerre
Nearest Ferry
99 Kilometres
Le Havre
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
24 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Ardoise Gourmande
Nearest Beach
63 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Normandy is a beautiful region of France, easily accessible from the United Kingdom and yet a world away. It is a verdant land of delightful scenery, little colombage cottages nestling in the hills, friendly local people and of course delicious food and wine. The pace of life is slow, long leisurely lunches under a shady tree or in a little restaurant are an integral part of the day. The cheeses of the region are legendary and are named after many of our local towns Livarot, Pont L’Eveque. The village of Camembert is just 2 miles away. The North Coast with its golden sands and elegant seafront promenade is a pleasant drive away.


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