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Delightful romantic gite restored to a high standard. 10% off Brittany Ferries.

Barenton, France
  • Cottage
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps2
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 4 nights

This gorgeous property is situated in Northern France one and a half hours drive south from Caen. Set in the most tranquil countryside, surrounded by fields and great scenery. The gite is on one split level dividing the kitchen and bathroom from the lounge and bedroom. Ideal for those who struggle with stairs. The gite has a double four poster bed with a very comfortable mattress. There is a TV with English channels, DVD and CD player. It has a modern fully fitted kitchen and bathroom comprising of a bath and shower. Electric heating throughout, keeping the gite warm and cosy during those winter months.

A private driveway and secluded garden with table and chairs and portable BBQ, for alfresco dining, allowing you to unwind and enjoy the peace and tranquility.

The area provides a walker's and birdwatcher's paradise, as well as great cycling opportunities. In our Village of Barenton, you can follow the disused converted railway line for miles in both directions, stopping for lunch and a well earned rest. Walk into Barenton for your fresh baguettes or drive 10- 15 minutes into the local town of Mortain. This town has a large outdoor swimming pool (seasonal).

Your trip would not be complete without a visit to the wonderful scenic Petite and Grand falls or Petite Chapelle (small chapel) housing an American war monument with panoramic views stretching for miles. Mortain also has a disused monastery which you can visit, this was one of the last working ones in France. Other places of interest include Mont St Michel approximately 1 and 1/4 hours drive away. Normandy is famous for its beeches and war Museums. Pay a visit to Bagnoles-de-l-orne, a delightful and only thermal spa in the whole of Northwest France. There is so much to do and see in the area such as the Bayeux tapestry, Domfront, Saint- Malo, Dinan, the Camembert factory, with the Abbey. Your trip would not be complete without a visit to the weekly traditional French market at saint-Hilaire, purchasing foods, clothing, and home goods. Not to mention the Vide-Graniers/Brocantes markets to pick up a bargain. Alternatively, stay in and totally relax, read a book by the romantic wood burner or sunbath in a very private garden. Purchase the most delicious organic chicken eggs locally from our friends neighboring English farmer's.. A lovely secluded garden with table and chairs for alfresco dining and deck chairs to watch the sun go down. You are welcomed with a bottle of red wine and chocolates.

If you wish to travel with family or friends, why not consider our sister gite Maison de Lilli (ref; 6871522)

Both gites supply a portable cot. Bedding and towels can be requested at time of booking for an additional cost of £25.

We can offer you a 10% discount on Brittany ferry crossings on request.

Full directions will be emailed on booking.

Property Manager

Property Manager

Member Since 2017
Response time:
within a few days
english, french
Calendar last updated:
Mar 25, 2018
About Property Manager

Hi, I'm Karen, I live in Buckinghamshire with my husband, two daughters and three dogs. We have been travelling to France for over 25 years and decided to buy property there as we loved Normandy so much and everything it has to offer.

Property Manager purchased this Cottage in 2007

Why Property Manager chose Barenton

I have an interest in interior designer, so converting this gite and it's sister gite Maison de Lilli (ref; 6871522) has been a real passion of mine. whilst maintaining it's original feature as a bake house, it provides the modern home comforts. You will not fail to be dissapointed with what is on offer.

What makes this Cottage unique

Our Friendly English neighbor's are available to give advice and help if needed and sell the most amazing free range eggs, bonus!


    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
        • A lovely double four poster bed, open planned to living area, ideal to relax and watch TV in bed!


        • 1 Bathroom
          • A newly fitted bathroom with bath and over bath shower.

          Location Type

            • Rural


                • Away From It All
                • Historic
                • Romantic
                • Spa
                • Tourist Attractions


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Heating
                          Electric heating throughout.
                        • Living Room
                          A delightful living area for relaxation.
                        • Parking
                          Ample private parking at the side of the gite.


                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Kitchen
                              A new fully fitted kitchen with a pine worktops giving it that country feel. There is area with stools to dine and enjoy the views overlooking fields.
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Pantry Items
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining
                                  The living area has a table and chairs to dine with a lovely view overlooking the countryside.
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 2 people


                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                      Free sat Box
                                    • Stereo
                                    • Television


                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          A small Terrace with table and chairs to enjoy a glass of wine /alfresco dining and watch the sun go down.
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                          A small grassed garden area with views overlooking the countryside.
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                          A small portable BBQ, however most people tend to buy the disposable ones.


                                            • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                            • not suitable for children
                                              However we do supply a portable cot for a baby.
                                            • wheelchair accessible
                                              There is one step down from the living/ bedroom area to access the kitchen and bathroom.


                                                • autumn foliage
                                                • churches
                                                • playground
                                                • restaurants
                                                • ruins
                                                • theme parks
                                                • waterfalls

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • cycling
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • swimming


                                                                • Bed linen and towels can be requested for your convenience at an additional cost of £20 or 25 euros. There are internet cafe's locally. I am happy to answer any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact me.

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

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

                                                                  6 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews


                                                                  Lizzie L.

                                                                  My fourth stay in this gorgeous gite, (previous visits through Novosol.) And I can tell you I have never been disappointed.

                                                                  The owners go to so much effort to ensure your stay is as comfortable as possible. Living in a town, getting away to this idyllic spot; is the best tonic ever! Each time, I find somewhere new of interest to visit. Having a love of painting, the light in Normandy is quite something. Looking forward to another stay in the summer. Don't hesitate to pay a visit!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you for your favourable review, we try our best and take pleasure in ensuring all our guests fell like VIP'S

                                                                  Lovingly furnished gite

                                                                  Oliver V.

                                                                  Lovely and lovingly furnished gite, perfectly equipped (no internet but that can be an advantage of course). The location is marvellous.

                                                                  Quiet and relaxing.

                                                                  Mark C.

                                                                  We had a lovely few days at 'Grace' - compact, clean and full of character.

                                                                  Highly recommended.

                                                                  Maison de Grace

                                                                  John B.

                                                                  The listing of the property was accurate. Jeremy and Karen set out to please and Tessa at the farm across the road was helpful with fresh eggs and advice. I would recommend this gites as a place for peace and tranquility with access to places for dining out.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Dear John,

                                                                  We are delighted you have enjoyed your stay with us again and welcome you back very soon.


                                                                  Karen and Jeremy

                                                                  'WOW' what a truely amazing find. Can't rate highly enough.

                                                                  David H.

                                                                  My wife and I stayed here and our friends booked the sister gite Maison de Lilli (6871522) We arrived in the dark and were welcomed with a lit gite, bottle of wine and chocolates on our pillow, all so welcoming.We were amazed at how much bigger it is inside than the pictures portray.The gite was very clean and beautifully decorated. There wasn't anything more we could have asked for.We took our own linen however, it is nice to have the option to hire them if necessary, we had a very restful night, the mattress was incredibly comfortable. We awoke to the sound of birds chirping and the sun blazing.Despite the fact it was February we sat outside and had breakfast overlooking the stunning countryside. Later we met Carl and Tessa, the English neighbors who own a farm just down the lane, they were very friendly and helpful with suggestions of restaurants and places of interest to visit, we couldn't leave without buying some of their free range organic eggs which were incredible. Our first trip was into the village for some fresh baguettes, the bank and chemist for essentials we left back in the UK! A 10-15 minute drive took us into the bigger town of Mortain, to visit the Peti falls and grand falls, which we would recommend highly if you get the time. The only downfall was that I wish we could have stayed for longer! However we have already planned to return in the summer for 2 weeks. Highly recommend.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  We are delighted you had a most enjoyable stay and always do our best to ensure we maintain a high standard for all our guests.

                                                                  Kind Regards.

                                                                  Heel fijn, romantisch en gezellig huisje

                                                                  Carine S.

                                                                  Schattig en goed verzorgd huisje op een prachtige plek in Normandië. Zo rustig en vredig. Voor wie rust zoekt een fantastische bestemming.


                                                                  Barenton, France

                                                                  From the town of Mortain the gite is about 15 mins drive away. From Mortain head onto D907 to Barenton. In Barenton take left onto D36 to Rancaudary (passed the entrance to Coccinelle supermarket) 1st left again D182 to Rancuadary and 1st left again D182 to Rancaudary Drive about 3km and you will see a farm on the right called 'La Chiffetiere' (our housekeepers Carl and Tessa live on this farm) The gite is located 200 meters ahead around a bend on the left Maison de Lilli You can drive straight into driveway to the side of the gite. Have a safe journey. De la ville de Mortain, le gîte se trouve à environ 15 minutes en voiture. De Mortain prenez la D907 jusqu'à Barenton. À Barenton, prendre à gauche sur D36 jusqu'à Rancaudary (passer l'entrée au supermarché Coccinelle) 1er à gauche encore D182 à Rancuadary Et 1er à gauche encore D182 à Rancaudary Conduisez environ 3 km et vous verrez une ferme à droite intitulée 'La Chiffetiere' (nos ménages Carl et Tessa en direct sur cette ferme) Le gîte est situé à 200 mètres devant un virage à gauche Maison de Lilli Vous pouvez conduire directement dans l'allée sur le côté du gîte. Avoir un bon voyage.

                                                                  Rates & Availability

                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                                                  Cleaning Fee
                                                                  Damage Deposit

                                                                  Bed linen and towels can be requested at an additional rate of £20 or 25 euros

                                                                  6 Reviews
                                                                  Wonderful 4.8/5
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