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Honfleur, Gite des Bois, Cote de Grace, family self-catering cottage

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 bedroomed Gite sleeps 5 plus cot, lies behind electric gates above Honfleur

Gite des Bois, Honfleur, Côte de Grâce - Nestling in the beautiful Côte de Grâce on the heights above Honfleur lies this lovely two-bedroom gîte where you can relax away from it all, secure in the knowledge that your children are safe with plenty of room to play and you still can avail of the numerous charms of the bustling port town of Honfleur so beloved of tourists and artists alike. If you want privacy but not isolation then this is the perfect place to base yourself and explore the numerous attractions which Normandy has to offer. Caen with William the Conquerer's magnificent Castle is a

mere 20 minutes away, Rouen, its Medieval core still intact, a mere hour's drive and the Normandy beaches are all

within reach. If you want to go to Paris, its less than 2 hours on the motorway and so lends itself to a day trip. Nearer to

Honfleur theres Deauville with its racing and chic shopping , Trouville with its fabulous fish market plus a myriad of

delightful Norman towns and villages.

This lovely, well-proportioned, two bedroomed, renovated gate-house is tucked into the trees in the grounds of a beautiful ‘belle-épôque’ villa on the Côte de Grâce.

The grounds are secluded, and there are swings amongst the trees. You can take long walks on quiet country lanes. You are minutes from the lively centre of Honfleur.

There are two food markets a week in Honfleur, and you can prepare fresh food in the well-appointed kitchen. However, there are 140 cafés, bistros, and restaurants in the town - you might revise the self-catering plans.

Nearby is a lovely sandy beach for long walks. A short drive away is Deauville, an hour away are the Normandy Landings beaches, Bayeux, and Monet’s garden at Giverny.

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Mrs Leonora O'Sullivan
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, german
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
July 25, 2017


Honfleur Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • on the ground floor. Upstairs bathroom has a WC and a shower in the bath
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • The second bedroom has two single beds, with a pull-out single mattress for another child.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Our Gite is the perfect location for family holidays as we have the best of country and town being so close to the exciting town of Honfleur much loved by tourists and French alike. We are close to the Historic cities of Caen, Rouen and Bayeaux and it is easy to access the battlefields of the 2nd World War as well as a myriad of other attractions including Monet's beautiful garden and the local towns of Lisieux and Pont L'Eveque.


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Honfleur, Gite des Bois, Cote de Grace, family self-catering cottage
average rating of 4.75 based on 12 reviews

Fabulous family Gite in great location.

  • 5 of 5

Had a fantastic week in the Gite. Spacious traditional Gite. Well appointed kitchen, generous living area, amply sized bedrooms. Large garden. Quiet seculed spot, but only 10 minutes walk into Honfleur ( road is very steep but great to walk off the food and wine! Owners extremely friendly. Would recommend for both families and couples.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming house on a beautiful location

  • 4 of 5

The location is a perfect place to visit honfleur and the region. You can walk into honfleur, although the cottage is just outside the village, up the Hill, right next to the beautiful church. It's a bit hidden, with your own garden, so relax, while the kids are playing around. We didn't manage to get the tv running, but the kids didn't miss it, because of the many games inside and playing Outside.

The cottage has everything in it for a warm or cold day. Outside are two lounge chairs and a table for four to eat outside. In cold days there is a fire Place. As leonora wrote in the description, there's right now no internet yet, waiting for installation by the French Mechanics.

Leonora did help us very Well. Thanks for all the hospitallity, Leonora!

Trouville and deauville are within 20min driving. When you walk 15min downhill you're on the beach of honfleur (uphill count on 30min, with kids)

When you're searching for the cottage, send your GPS to the restaurant next door, the Ferme de la Grande Cour, it's just across the street.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect peaceful retreat

  • 5 of 5

This is a charming spacious property with a wow factor as you arrive,Set in a rural location yet only 10 to 15 minutes walk down a steep hill to Honfleur. Lovely setting in wonderful grounds. Excellent restaurant ( Ferme de la Grand Cour) a couple of minutes walk away if you want to eat nearby. Lack of working TV not a problem for us! Much to see and do in Honfleur and further afield. Facilities worked well. Some comfortable outdoor seating would have been welcome. Get a map before you go and locate property on it. I would recommend this property to a friend seeking a peaceful beautiful location with charm and character.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Normandy Gem

  • 5 of 5

Four of us stayed at this comfortable gite for five days. It was everything we expected. The location was quiet and within an easy 10 minute walk in beautiful Honfleur. Honfleur is a delightful town with abundant galleries and restaurants located on a beautiful harbor with a picturesque basin in the middle surrounded by beautiful medieval buildings. We are hikers and enjoyed hiking into the countryside. The gite was well-equipped, clean, and we enjoyed the convenience of a clothes wash machine since we had been traveling for three weeks before arriving. The proximity to Caen and a wonderful new museum which opened in 2012 was a special treat. We also motored to the Normandy beaches and took advantage of several historic sites including Omaha Beach. I would highly recommend the Gite des Bois for 2 couples or a family. Leonora was prompt in answering emails. It was an excellent experience.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice holiday cottage

  • 4 of 5

We have good experience of Gite des Bois holiday cottage. Location was excellent, nice and peaceful enviroment. Lovely cottage with lot of space for our family (3 persons) with two bedrooms. Clean and well-maintained. We did´t like wall to wall carpets in bedrooms because of heath reasons (astma), but its was not so big problem. We hope that Paul has got digi-tv reseption fixed. Thank´s for Leonora and Paul, have a nice summer in Normandy.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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An excellent location for visiting the region.

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfectly located for walking into Honfleur, even though it was a steep hill, but we managed it with no problem. We have two young children and they didn't mind the walk. The church 'le chapelle Notre-Dame de Grace' on the Cote de Grace was lovely and worth listening to the bells! Other places are easy to get to from here, an hours drive to Bayeux, half an hour to Trouville - lovely beach to mention a few palces.

The house had everything we needed, plenty of space, good garden with swings, secure fence/gates, a BBQ. The TV/DVD didn't really work - not a major problem.

The owner, Leonora was brilliant. Very helpful, sent us all of the information we needed and meeting them on the Friday night was a nice touch - very relaxed. We would consider visiting here again due to the location and how lovely Honfleur is.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Deauville / Saint Gatien
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
Le Havre
Nearest Golf
9 Kilometres
Saint Gatien
Nearest Train
27 Kilometres
Pont L'Eveque
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Kilometres
Cote de Grace
Nearest Beach
1.5 Kilometres

There are guided tours of the town most days during the summer from the nearby Office de Tourisme. The town has a sizeable public swimming pool and good tennis facilities.

Cultural events run throughout the year. There are two Jazz cafés with regular concerts. Rouen, Caen and LeHavre have Jazz Festivals in the summer. Nearby Deauville has a Festival of American Film every September, and Honfleur hosts a Russian Film Festival in November.

Honfleur is a working fishing port and a regular port of call for leisure sailors from both sides of the Channel. There is always some activity in the harbour, and plenty of cafés from which to observe.

Honfleur doesn't close at the end of 'the season' it is open and interesting all year round.


Rates & Availability

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $234.66

Rates include electricity, hot water linen and towels. Change-over day is Saturday.Open fire and complementary wood are included.

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