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Five French gites with swimming pool, hot tub, fishing, tennis, UK TV and Wi-Fi - Les Chenes

Bedrooms 2
Space 979 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights



Les Chenes

Les Chenes is a detached two bedroom colombage cottage that is located close to the stream surrounded by an array of beautiful tress. The bottom floor has a newly refurbished kitchen and a comfortable lounge which includes a traditional log burner and a flat screen television with UK Freeview TV. On the top floor the master bedroom has a king size bed and a single bed with an en-suite shower room, and the second bedroom has twin beds with an en-suite shower room. The cottage also has an outdoor dining area under a covered pergola. Les Chenes is an ideal holiday home for a family of five or those wishing to relax and unwind among the sounds of nature.

About the property

Les Patis

The cottage is one of five gites on the Les Patis estate set in eight acres of private gardens. Located in the heart of the Pays d’Auge, lower Normandy, the area is renowned for its rolling hills, half-timbered houses and gentle way of life. The area is also steeped in history and tradition. From the atrocities of WWII, to its famous gastronomic products of cheese and cider, to the many stud farms that surround the area.

Activities at Les Patis include a large and heated communal swimming pool with an outdoor hot tub for adults, a tennis court with basketball ring, table-tennis and bicycles to explore the local area. Fishing on our own private lake will yield large and healthy carp, tench and roach; no license is required. Additionally, guests can take a stroll within the grounds taking in the natural beauty or enjoy a leisurely picnic by the River Vie that borders Les Patis.

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 were you can sample the delicious local produce. The small village of Camembert, the birthplace of the famous Camembert cheese, is just two miles away and the Graindorge cheese dairy at Livarot is less than six miles. Vimoutiers also boasts to having one of the last remaining Tiger I tanks in France from WWII and the Mont-Ormel memorial, dedicated to the servicemen who gave their lives during the Battle of Falaise, is just a 10 minute drive away. Furthermore, just a 30 minute drive from Les Patis is the birthplace of William the Conqueror at the Chateau de Falaise and the French National Stud, Haras national du Pin.

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 and the charming fishing port of Honfleur, surrounded by first class seafood restaurants, is also very close.

Yet, 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'.

More Details

Tony and Pat Kirby
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
September 17, 2018

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 Guerquesalles

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.

Available Rentals

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Guerquesalles Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 979 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Spa
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • 6 bicycles
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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average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews

Fabulous setting with everything you would want

  • 5 of 5

The property itself was fantastic, it had a nice rustic feel to it and was surrounded by a woodland setting. The barbecue area was to the corner of the property with a large seating area (very private). The pool was very big and the jacuzzi easy to use. Inside the property the bedrooms were very comfortable and the living room space was large. All facilities were in good shape and the English TV a plus for the evenings!

The host was lovely and the tour of the property area very explanatory. I have to say that it was very well situated to the local village and sights. Do not forget to visit the local museum "Memorial de Montormel"; small, but one of the best for information on the battle that turned the tide of World War 2.

We would absolutely return to this property.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely stay

  • 4 of 5

Great swimming pool and tennis court, good location, nice grounds. Good time had by all.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely stay in beautiful surroundings

  • 5 of 5

We had a week here. the cottage was lovely and the whole grounds were well kept and attractive. It was a beautiful place. The owners were lovely and looked after us well. The facilities were excellent. Loved the pool and had some fun taking my girls on the pond/lake.

A really lovely place and would definitely go back.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Les Chenes - May 2017

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the week at Les Patis. The cottage was absolutely fantastic, with Tony and Pat being great hosts. Weather was great too, very warm, which made the outdoor heated pool and Jacuzzi even more tempting! I also enjoyed time fishing on their lake and caught quite a lot of nice Carp! I have rented lots of Gites in Normandy over many years and can say hand on heart this is one of, if not the best, we've had the pleasure of staying at. Location is very quiet, little noise, yet only 2 mins down the road to Vimoutiers. I can't recommend this site enough, stay, you will not be disappointed. We're actually going back later this year!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Rural Normandy with all mod-cons

  • 5 of 5

Les Chenes is a spacious (both inside and outside), well-presented, detached house. The accommodation has been renovated to a high standard, and has all necessary for dining indoors or ‘al fresco’.

Les Patis is set in a quiet, very pretty corner of rural Normandy, Camembert being very close. The property is within peddling distance of Vimoutiers which has at least four boulangeries! Falaise (worth a visit for the castle alone) and Lisieux (good for basilica / cathedral / shopping) are a short drive away.

The owners (UK ex-pats) were extremely welcoming, and did everything possible to make our stay as pleasant as possible

We have stayed at Les Patis twice now and would thoroughly recommend.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Normandy property in peaceful setting

  • 5 of 5

Lovely peaceful environment. Excellent facilities, lovely furnishings,

Very comfortable and well equipped. Owners were extremely helpful and couldnt do enough for us.

Would definitely recommend.

Visited the normandy beaches and the amazing bayeux tapestry

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2016
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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: recommended

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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