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Spacious, stylish and contemporary family-friendly gite in Gavray, Normandy

Bedrooms 3
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Normandy Gite Holidays is a former stone and earth barn converted in August 2015 into a contemporary, well equipped and spacious holiday home. The original beams have been left exposed and contrast with the clean lines and light, airy space. The original barn doors have been replaced with a wall of glass allowing natural light to flood into the large entrance foyer. To one side of the foyer is the lounge with a door that leads out onto the patio and garden. Relax with a book from the bookshelves, watch English or French TV or simply chat to friends or family. On the opposite side of the foyer is the kitchen and dining area. The kitchen is well equipped and the dining area seats 6 people comfortably. This is a very sociable space for entertaining friends and family. A downstairs utility room with toilet, handbasin and washing machine completes the downstairs. Upstairs, a generous and relaxing master bedroom with king sized bed and ensuite shower room awaits. Two further bedrooms which can either be twins or doubles, share a tastefully decorated shower room to provide you with complete flexibility. Central heating throughout the gite and a woodburning stove in the lounge ensure it is available all year round. I blog regularly on my website about places to go and things to do in Normandy. Check out the 'Facilities' tab for more information. Read additional reviews of the property in the 'Comments from the owner's guestbook' below.

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Calendar last updated:
December 11, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We've both agreed that we have never stayed at such a well equipped gite/uk cottage. A beautifully tasteful, superior property renovation. Well done, Chris. All the hard work was worth it!

As for the area is concerned, don't be in too much of a hurry to get to the normal 'tourist sights' as there are some local delights you could miss if you don't look. We went to a folk evening in the square and a local choir evening (sounds dry but far from it!). Ask at the Tourist Information Office. Cheap meal galore (except Mont St Michel). Beware £10 at MSM for parking.

All in all, a lovely relaxing holiday made possible by charming, attentive (but respectful) hostess. Thanks, Chris.
Jun 2016
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Lengronne Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Ensuite shower room - toilet , shower
    Family shower room - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master bedroom - 1 queen
    Pink bedroom - 1 king , Can also be a twin room
    Blue bedroom - 1 king , Can also be a twin room
  • The master bedroom is tastefully decorated in restful tones of cream, taupe and black. There is ample storage space and an ensuite shower room. The remaining 2 bedrooms also have ample storage space and share a family shower room.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Spacious, stylish and contemporary family-friendly gite in Gavray, Normandy
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 5 reviews

Quality holiday home in a beautiful French country villiage

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was great and Chris was a huge help. This was the first family holiday we had been on in around 10 years and everyone thoroughly enjoyed it. I am used to being on holidays where I get up and do things and it given this was an area i wasnt familiar with I was hesitant at first about what I would do. Upon arriving though the Gite was full of brochures and maps telling us of all the locations! We actually used one of the maps and just drove around the area with only this map. Chris was also a great help in telling us what to do. Seeing Saint Michel is a must as well as all the little villages surrounding the area.

Overall it was a great experience and I would definitely recommend the gite to my friends thinking of visiting the area. Great holiday home.


  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review. It was a pleasure to welcome you and your family to La Manche region of Normandy. I'm pleased that you found the brochures and my recommendations useful. There is so much to see and do in the area and I know that you'd have liked to have seen more. However, you certainly packed a lot into your stay. I hope you've got lots of happy memories of your family time in Normandy.
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Superbe séjour, dans une maison très agréable et facile à vivre

  • 5 of 5

Gîte très confortable, aux chambres vastes, pleines de rangements ; lits - et oreillers - formidables (c'est important) ; équipement de cuisine complet et, point crucial, une épicerie de base très utile. Les promenades autour de la maison font découvrir, même fin décembre (séjour du 26 au 30 décembre 2016), une campagne superbe. En voiture, on est à quelques minutes des grandes plages de sable et de villes et villages ravissants. Rien ne manque, dans les commerces locaux. Les soirées, au coin du poêle à bois (le bois est fourni !) étaient très agréables. Chris Robinson, dont on sent qu'elle sait se mettre à la place de ses invités, a répondu à toutes nos questions, nous a joints en direct comme nous le demandions, et a, bien qu'absente lors de notre séjour, préparé une maison très accueillante (avec beaucoup d'informations touristiques collectées dans un grand classeur) et généreusement offert quelques spécialités locales. Superbe séjour.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Je vous remercie pour votre commentaire. Je suis tellement heureuse que votre séjour en Normandie chez Maison Ella était bien passé. Thank you for your kind review. I'm delighted that you enjoyed your stay in Normandy at Maison Ella.
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très agréable

  • 4 of 5

Gîte très agréable, situé dans un petit village calme, et offre plusieurs chemins de balade en toute quiétude, afin de profiter du paysage et des villages avoisinants.

Le gîte est en super état et fidèle à la description donnée, très moderne et spacieux, on ne risque pas de se marcher sur les pieds.

L’accueille est très chaleureux, nous avons reçu plusieurs produits du terroir, et la propriétaire est à l'écoute de toute nos questions. Elle laisse a disposition une farde avec des informations sur toutes les activités alentour, ainsi qu'un rappel des conditions de locations et d'autres informations sur le lieu.

Chouette gîte à choisir si vous voulez profiter de vos vacances dans un lieu calme.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Je vous remercie pour la commentaire. Je suis contente que vous avez trouvé le gîte très agréable et la decouverte de la Normandie vous avez donné du plaisir. Thank you very much for your review. I'm pleased that you liked the gite and that you enjoyed discovering the delights Normandy has to offer.
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Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Several bars in Gavray
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
St Martin de Brehal
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Several restaurants in Gavray
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
St Martin de Brehal
Car: recommended

Gavray is conveniently located between Granville, Coutances and Villedieu-les-Poeles within the Manche region of Normandy. A zoo, Hambye Abbey, mini golf, and beautiful beaches are all close by. Mont St Michel, the D-Day landing beaches and Bayeux are also around an hours drive away. In 2016, La Manche will take centre stage for the Tour de France with 3 stages taking place in the region. Le Grand Depart on 2 July will enjoy the spectacular backdrop of Le Mont St Michel. There is so much to do and see in Normandy that I have created an Insiders Guide on my website The information is added to regularly and is fully searchable. If you would prefer to enjoy long lunches, cosy suppers or strolls around the quaint villages and markets, you'll also find that in Normandy.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $294.36
Stay tax $0.59 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

Optional cleaning fee of 80 euros per stay

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.