Character, stone, 2 bedrooms, detached, rural, views, free wifi, TV, peaceful
- english, french
About Stephen BUSS
Hi I'm Stephen - I've lived & worked in France for the last 25 years. I'm an agent commercial (property agent) which is quite different from my former career in the UK. I've been self employed here since 1995 & my work has taken me around some beautiful parts of this region. Still much to explore and never get tired of it.
Stephen BUSS purchased this Cottage in 1990
Why Stephen BUSS chose La Bazoque
We first came to Normandy over twenty years ago to visit a friend, with no intention of buying a house. We went back owning a watermill. Well, not quite, but we'd put in an offer. The sale went through and a few years later we moved here permanently and began the massive task of renovation. We love the isolation here and the absence of noisy neighbours, which is what first drew us to it. The surrounding woodland and meadows never cease to surprise us with the abundance of wildlife. The town shops are only a few minutes away, the ferry ports less than an hour, so we're not exactly cut-off from civilisation.
What makes this Cottage unique
It's a great central location here, Bayeux is only a 30 minute drive, the tapestry and Cathedral are a must. The lovely beaches are about 45 minutes which are great for family relaxing or to do the historic and moving tours of the D-day landing sites. The world famous Mont St Michel is about and hour and a half west of here. If you want to visit Paris for the day, the trains go from Bayeux and only take 2 hours each way. This cottage can offer peace & quiet for relaxing on-site, you only have ourselves & the wildlife for neighbours. The views up & down the valley from the cottage are unique.
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Stay at La Bazoque
Cottage was fantastic and in a lovely location.
Lots of walks through the countryside with great views,very quite and peaceful yet convenient for local towns and the coast. Will definitely book again.
A comfortable cottage in a lovely quiet location. We had a great week.
Peaceful getaway from it all
A really lovely location that is a peaceful getaway from it all, the lovely cottage is well equipped, clean and serves as an excellent base from which to explore all the attractions that can be found in Normandy. We had a great holiday and highly recommend it
The house exceeded our high expectations! It is charming, comfortable, & the location is very peaceful. The kitchen is well equipped, the beds are comfortable, & the bathroom well appointed. In addition, the owner, Stephen, was very helpful and welcoming. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay & hope to return soon!
Fantastic rural setting. Beautiful countryside, and not far from local amenities. Loved it!
We had a two week stay in this beautiful cottage. It was in a great location; close to local market towns and not too far from the lovely Normandy beaches. You truly feel like you are 'away from it all' as the cottage is situated in such a peaceful, natural setting. The cottage contained all the necessities you need on holiday and Stephen and Caroline were very helpful with all of our queries. We would love to return and would recommend it as a great place to stay.
Thanks for the great review, much appreciated. Hope you come again sometime, glad you had a good time here. Stephen
Sweet little gite in a beautiful location
The gite was easy to find. Stephens directions were very helpful. The gite itself was absolutely spotless and clean! It was set out well with all the amenities we needed. It's setting was lovely, and we walked a little route one day through the wood, and back through the village of La Bazoque.
The location was brilliant and is only a short drive from Bayeux and the D-Day landing beaches. We also went to St Malo and Mont St Michel one day, which was about an hour and a half drive away, but well worth it!
The only improvement I think that could be made would be more comfortable seating, both outside in the garden and inside in the living room.
Highly recommended though, and we had a brilliant time!!
The D-day landing beaches as well as being of historic interest are also a great & safe family venue. 40 minutes drive to the east of the cottage takes you to Omaha beach including the pretty fishing village of Port-en-Bessin with its Sunday market. All along this coastline are miles of sandy beaches to explore, a great family day out.
The port of Caen (Ouistreham) is a 45 minute drive, with regular crossings from Portsmouth. Calais is a 4-5 hour drive. The airport of Caen (Carpiquet) is 40 minutes by car. The train station at Bayeux is 30 minutes, trains take 2 hours direct to Paris St Lazare.
A car or transport is essential for this cottage location
The nearest town with shops and bars is Balleroy - 6Km
County town of Bayeux (tapestry, Cathedral, museums) - 24Km
Arromanches museums & 360deg cinema - 34Km
Caen, regional capital - 49Km
Mont St Michel - 99Km