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Modernized Idyllic 300 Year Old Stone Thatched Cottage

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 1,937 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 0 - 4 nights


About the property

4 bedroom (1 en-suite), sleep 8 + cot, quiet location with open views

Normandy landing beaches, Bayeux, Caen and Mont St. Michel lie within one hour. Lake Dathee (6km) features boating and fishing and a gentle circular walk. The 18 hole golf course on the lake provides superb facilities.

Located on a quiet bridle road, this delightful, fully renovated and modernized in 2008, stone and beamed, property with picturesque thatched roof, is surrounded by a large one acre private garden/orchard offering views across the tranquil countryside.

The cottage has been completely renovated over the last 18 months with new bathrooms and kitchen and all rooms have had a complete restoration to highlight the original features of a 300 year old building but with all modern comforts.

Stylishly furnished, La Pelviniere is situated in open countryside near the village of Champ-du-Boult in one of the prettiest and most natural regions of Calvados and near to the spectacular VireGoSrges.

The nearby(9km) market town of Vire offers all facilities, restaurants and shopping.

Secure Payment by credit/debit card offering protection to the guest is accepted or cheque/bank transfer

How to get there:

1. Ferries are the most popular way of getting there.

There is a choice of Le Havre, Ouistreham (Caen), Cherbourg or St-Malo, all of which have regular crossings from the UK and leave about 1 to 11/2 hours drive. Crossings to Boulogne or Calais by ferry or Channel Tunnel would leave a 4-5 hour drive on quiet motorways or scenic drives through quiet countryside.

2. We can offer a discount of 20% off Brittany Ferries for confirmed accommodation bookings.

3. There is a direct train line from Vire to Paris which takes about 2 hours.

Things to do in the area: There should be lots of info at the cottages but the following are a few “must do’s” when in the area all within about 1 hour travelling and you may be able to research more online depending what you like doing:-

1. Bayeux tapestry and town.

2. The Normandy landing beaches are about 1 ¼ hours away with lots to see

3. Mont St. Michel and Granville on the coast to the West

4. Villedieu les Poeles (Gods town of frying pans!!) 40 mins west on Tuesdays(check) and is renowned for copper and brass and bell foundries.

5. Swiss Normandy is an area of Normandy including the Orne and Calvados districts, south of the River Seine. Its name comes from the River Orne that flows across the area, making deep gorges/cliffs and creating spectacular rocky landscapes. The main towns in Suisse Normandy are Thury-Harcourt, Clecy and Pont d'Ouilly. Nearby, Falaise, birthplace of William the Conqueror.

6. Vire market is Friday. There is a tourist information centre, internet cafe & free parking

More things to do in the area:

7. Vire market again from memory is Friday and there is a tourist information centre and internet café near the main car park (free!!!) just off the centre.

8. Also nearby is a railway track converted to a footpath/bridleway if you fancy a day walking

9. Further south on the west coast are the submarine pens from WWii at St Nazaire

10. If you like walking try the Vire Gorges or the St. Sever forest which is very close.

11. Nearby is Lake Dathee and is a nice gentle circular walk around the lake with picnic areas. Above the lake is a great 18 hole golf course and the views are brilliant.

12. The bar in St. Manvieu Bocage near La Clartiere also has a few provisions and bread and is “very local” –worth a visit for the experience and the “plat du jour”. Also a “fish & chip” van run by an English family visits on a Wednesday(check it is running) and you can eat them in the bar which is normally packed so get there early from 6pm.

More Details

Eileen Plummer
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, Any language by email
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
November 16, 2017

About Eileen Plummer

After 10 years together we eventually married on New Years Eve 2003. As we had sold our schools equipment mail order business we travelled the world on many different types of holiday. Eventually, in 2007, we arrived in the Calvados Region of Normandy near a delightful market town of Vire. We were so struck by the area that we spent a day of the holiday with real estate agents! La Pelviniere is a 300 year old, stone, thatched cottage that was in need of a little TLC!! We spent the next 18 months completely renovating it to a very high standard to highlight the original wood and stone features whilst ensuring that it benefited from all modern fixtures, furnishing and comforts demanded by todays travellers. We hope you like it. Stephen & Eileen Plummer, Ashby, Leicestershire, England

Eileen Plummer purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Eileen Plummer chose Champ-du-Boult

On our first visit to the area we were struck by the quiet, unhurried and calm atmosphere and were overwhemed by the friendly welcome we got from the French. This area was badly affected in World War 2 and there is still a deep affection for the Allied forces for the liberation and the sacrifices they made. The region boasts a wealth of fine restaurants, mostly family run, where the food is prepared from first principles at very reasonable prices. If you want to leave behind the stresses of modern day living for a quiet and peaceful location then this is the place for you. Within 5 miles the market town of Vire offers all facilities with every shop you could possibly need and a bustling market each week. For more local involvement the village of Champ du Boult is only 1 mile from the cottage and there you can get fresh bread and cakes baked on the premises or have a drink at the local bar. This is why we chose the property!

What makes this cottage unique

The location is ideally placed(3 miles) near a lake(fishing)and a superb 18 hole golf course. The countryside is ideal for walking. Our friendly French neighbours run a small farm and the fresh eggs are to die for! The Housekeeper lives nearby and is English so language is not a problem and she is happy to answer any queries you may have.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just wanted to send a quick note to say thank you for renting out your fabulous cottage to us, it was a wonderful holiday. The people I went with would like to know if you knew any history about your cottage and history of the area surrounding it. Would it be possible to have the details again about your 2 bed cottage please?”

Thanks again and kind regards,

The Jones family, England. June 2012
Dec 2011
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Champ-du-Boult Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1937 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , En-suite with open walk in shower to master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , Full bathroom with open walk in shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Ground floor toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , En-suite with walk in shower
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Next to full bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Next to full bathroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Next to toilet facilities
  • All bed linen available at £10(12 Euro) per person per week and towels can be arranged at £5 (6 Euro) per person per week if required. All rooms are double glazed and have central heating.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • swimming
The property is set in a 1 acre apple orchard with open views to countryside. The patio/terrace is south facing with patio table, sun shade and patio chairs/loungers. For the comfort of future guests the cottages are non-smoking and regretfully pets are not accepted. Failure to comply with this will render extra cleaning charges to be applied


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Modernized Idyllic 300 Year Old Stone Thatched Cottage
average rating of 4.0 based on 46 reviews

Calme et confort

  • 4 of 5

Agréable séjour au coeur de la nature.

Très propre, spacieux et confortable.

Il manque juste un frigo plus grand pour la capacité de personnes.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Champ du Boult
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
Caen, Le Havre, Cherbourg
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Lake Dathee
Nearest Train
9 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Located on quiet bridle path 1km from Champ-du–Boult village with local bar & provisions, 6km to Lake Dathee (boating, fishing, gentle circular walk and picnic areas), 7km from superb 18 hole golf course. 9km from Vire (historic market town, all facilities and supermarkets). 1 hour north Bayeux tapestry and the Normandy landing beaches. 1 hour west to Mont St. Michel and Granville on the coast. Villedieu les Poeles (Gods town of frying pans!!) 40 mins west has a great market on Tuesdays and is renowned for copper and brass and bell foundries. Swiss Normandy includes Orne and Calvados districts, south of the River Seine. Its name comes from the River Orne that flows across the area, making deep gorges and cliffs creating spectacular rocky landscapes. The main towns in Suisse Normandy are Thury-Harcourt, Clecy and Pont d'Ouilly. Nearby, Falaise, birthplace of William the Conqueror, makes for an interesting visit too. If you like walking try the Vire Gorges or the St. Sever forest nearby.

Golf: Vire Golf Club is an excellent 18 hole course open to visitors with a beautiful setting and views overlooking Lake Dathee. It is only 9km from the cottage -La Clartiere.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $277.05

Credit Cards accepted
Special rates for up to 4 people occupancy (2 bedrooms) -please contact owners.
A deposit is required to secure the reservation and final payment is due 8 weeks before the booked date.
A security deposit of £200 is required payable with the final payment.
Heating/Utilities are included in the rent June to September. Outside this period oil and electricity is charged at cost.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.