- english, french, german
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Children not allowed
Guests are kindly asked to leave the gite clean and tidy at the end of their stay. A cleaning service is available if required. The cost of this service is 40 € Well behaved dogs are welcome. Please contact owner prior to making your booking
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
We really enjoyed our stay made all the more brilliant by the thoughtfulness of Alison the gite owner .We shall most definitely return .
Small but cozy
The property was small but had everything in it. The owner was particularly nice even greeting us with a cup of tea and cake!!
Alison was a fabulous host and the property was perfect for us. Would definitely recommend and visit again.
We will gladly return.
We had the fortunate pleasure of getting to stay at Alison's for a month. She is a fantastic host and we enjoyed all our chats. The gite was exactly what we were looking for. It is a good combination of rural, beautiful grounds, not too far from town, and simple yet functional accommodation. Some days we were very happy just walking the peaceful country roads and visiting the cows. We based there to tour much of lower Normandy, and we were okay with driving an hour or more any direction, however you will want to budget extra for petrol if you want to hit the big name sites like we did. If you prefer to just stay around the area, Tinchebray and Vire have everything you need. At the gite, we appreciated Alison's idea of separately billing for excess electricity usage beyond a normal amount. This allows her to keep the nightly rate very economical for all guests, and a little more for those with heavy power consumption. We found the entire experience to be an incredible bargain for how lovely it all was. We hope to return.
Lovely relaxing place to stay
Very comfortable gite and easy access to all the local sites and amenities.
We had a lovely stay! The place and beautiful and peaceful!
When we arrived we had a very warm welcome and presented with local biscuits and cider. The Gite was very prettily decorated and immaculate. The Location was perfect to see many of the attractions in Normandy. We hope to return very soon!
Special interest holidays:
Art workshops are usually available throughout the year and can be tailored to suit your needs. We offer tuition in painting, drawing and printmaking as well as crafts such as mosaic and feltmaking. The cost for a half day session is 20 Euros with midmorning coffee provided.
Children have the opportunity for some creative fun on Wednesdays. A 2 hour, morning session costs just 10 Euros for one child and 5 euros for an additional child.
Please feel free to contact us if you would like to find out more about these workshop sessions.
Unspoilt beaches can be reached in a little over an hour by car. Children love the sandy beaches at Jullouville and Carolles: 1hr 15 by car
Granville, with it's beautiful coastal walk and seafood restaurants: 1hr 15 by car.
Don't miss the D-Day beaches: 1hr 15 by car.
Stunning Mont St Michel is a fabulous day trip destination: 1hr 20 by car
Walk to Mont St Michel with a guide from the beach at Genet: 1hr 15 by car. Picturesque Honfleur with it's pretty harbour: 1hr 40 drive
Ouistreham: 1 hour. St Malo: 1 hour 30 mins. Cherbourg : 1 hour 45 mins. Le Havre: 2 hours. Dieppe: 2 hours 45 mins. Calais 4 hours.
Dinard (Great value service from Ryanair to Stanstead and East Midlands.) 1 hour 45 mins. Rennes: 1 hour 40 mins. Paris Beauvais: 3 hours 20 mins.
Vire to Paris Montparnasse: 2 hours 30 mins.
Vire to Granville on the coast: 40 mins
Tinchebray, our 'local' small town with narrow streets and an interesting history: 5km.
Vire has a thriving market offering an abundance of local produce: 13km.
Flers with it's cathedral which has stunning stained glass windows: 17km. Domfront, historic old town with a ruined castle: 30km (stop at Lonlay L'Abbaye on the way, where there is biscuit factory as well as the old abbey). Bagnoles de l'Orne, an attractrive spa town: 50km.
Ger has an interesting pottery museum: 17 km.
Delicious croissants and french bread can be bought from any of the four boulangeries in Tinchebray,which is just 5 minutes drive away. There is a greengrocer who sells fresh seasonal produce and a delicatessen, where you can buy local cheeses. There are several banks and chemists in the town and if you fancy a coffee or a 'croque monsieur' then try the Bar de St Remy in the centre. A Carrefour supermarket is situated on the edge of the town for all your day to day requirements.
Vire is a larger town with several supermarkets and a variety of shops. Market day here is Friday. If you want to eat out in the evening you have a choice of restaurants and small bistros. Le Vrai Normande offers traditional Normandy cuisine whereas La Robberie, with it's lively informal atmosphere, offers a more cosmopolitan menu. On the outskirts of town La Campanile Hotel has a great value buffet and is open on weekdays and Saturday and Sunday.
Flers is a short drive from the gites and the market days here are Wednesday and Saturday. Flers also has a variety of shops and restaurants.
Cider and Calvados are produced in the area and can be bought from local producers.
There are leisure activities to suit everyone in the area.
Walking is great way to see the countryside and there are marked walks of various distances locally. We can provide you with ordnance survey maps and walking guides.
Alternatively, why not bring your bikes or borrow ours.
If you enjoy horse riding there is a lovely western style ranch approximately half an hour's drive from the gites. The horses are well behaved and the western saddles are very comfortable!
If you enjoy fishing there is a well stocked fishing lake just 15 minutes drive from the gites.
Hire a canoe on the river Orne at Pont d'Ouilly, which is half an hour drive.
A great way to spend a Sunday is hunting for vintage bargains at the local 'vide-greniers'.
If you enjoy birdwatching, bring your binoculars as there are a variety of birds.