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Stone House In Peaceful, Rural Countryside

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

House in Beaumesnil, Vire, Calvados, Normandy, France - Lovely Location - Secluded But Not Isolated

Set at the end of its own lane and in quiet and peaceful countryside, La Maison du Meunier is attached to a 16th Century watermill and is perfectly positioned for a relaxing retreat from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Originally the dairy and accommodation for the mill owner, the house sits in approximately one acre of private land bordered by a river. The land is teeming with wildlife and there are regular sightings of red squirrels, deer, hares and ragondins (coypu). Kingfishers, herons and buzzards are among the many birds you will see. Situated three kilometres from the nearest village where you'll find a boulangerie, boucherie and a small village store. The town of Vire is 15 minutes' drive and has all the facilities you would expect to find - supermarkets, restaurants, bars and a cinema.

Karen Hetherington
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 12, 2018

About Karen Hetherington

I live in England with my husband Gareth, our ten year old cat and our 14 year old labrador. Although we both work we escape to Normandy as often as possible. We've made some good friends over the years and each time we return it feels like coming home.

Karen Hetherington purchased this house in 2001

Why Karen Hetherington chose Beaumesnil

It took three years of searching before we finally found our perfect property. I think we looked at everything from barns with four walls and no roof to houses that were supposed to have one but invariably didn't! The first time we drove down the lane we knew it was ours.

The surrounding countryside is truly lovely and, although it feels like you're miles from anywhere, civilisation is easily and quickly accessible. You can do as much or as little as you please.


Beaumesnil House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - Standard double bed with bedside tables and lamps, dual aspect windows, wardrobe, chest of drawers and electric radiator. Bedroom 2 - Mezzanine bedroom with balustrade staircase, two single beds, velux window, wardrobe, sofa and oil heater.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: There is unfenced water around the property - please ensure young children are supervised. Unfortunately we cannot accommodate pets. No smoking inside the house. Outside: Immediately outside the house is a graveled area with garden table and chairs and an area for parking. The private land around the house has views over farmland and is bordered by the river on two sides and the millstream on the other. Trees line the water's edge and garden furniture, hammock and a barbecue are provided for your use. In addition there is a separate lawned garden with a miniature box-hedge labyrinth.  Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen and towels are included in the price. Beds will be made up when you arrive and fresh bedding and towels are provided weekly. The house will be impeccable on your arrival. Please try to leave it as you find it. Other: At the top of the stairs there is an open, airy landing with comfortable chair and plenty of books.


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Stone House In Peaceful, Rural Countryside
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
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Excellent location & lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

This holiday home is completely tranquil approached via a wooded driveway from the road. It has to be the most relaxing places I have ever stayed with a wealth of wildlife and land surrounding the cottage itself is completely self-contained with everything catered for. The cottage has an abundance of rural French charm and still has the wheel in situ, nestled in beautiful gardens with only the cows for neighbours.

The cottage is within easy access to all major tourist destinations of Mont St Michel, Normandy beaches and Granville all within an hour’s drive. (for the more adventurous there is also Bungee Jumping and a Luge a short distance away!)

Will definitely be returning next year.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect French Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We spent a fantastic week here this summer with our young daughter aged 10. The property is decorated in a beautiful french style, with the main bedroom being the highlight as you wake up to wonderful views across the countryside. The property has a lot of land, surrounded by a shallow stream, which we paddled in on hot days and watched the wildlife. It was the perfect place to chill out with a good book, and bottle of local wine (or calvados if you're feeling brave).

Whilst the property feels like the middle of nowhere, the lovely town of Vire is only 10 mins away, where there are supermarkets in addition to typical french shops, all set around a square where you can have a coffee and people watch. Within an hour are the d-day beaches and museums which kept my nerdy boyfriend entertained, and there is even a theme park near Caen, which our 10 year old enjoyed.

This is the perfect place to enjoy a peaceful break in rural France, and I would recommend this to anyone wanting somewhere beautiful to relax."

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The Normandy beaches and the seaside town of Granville are all within an hour's drive.


The port of Caen (Ouistreham) is an hour's drive and the port at Le Havre is an hour and a half's drive - both have regular ferry crossings from Portsmouth.

Calais is a 4-5 hour drive.

The trainstation at Vire is a 15 minute drive and trains take 2 and a half hours direct from Paris.

A car, or transport, is essential for this house.


The nearest village with shops is Landelles-et-Coupigny - 3km

The town of Vire (Supermarkets, bars, restaurants etc.) - 16km

Caen, regional capital - 65km

Further Details:

The surrounding countryside boasts a wealth of activities and adventure for adults and children alike; forest and lakeside walks, golf, horse riding, wonderful zoos, swimming pool (with water slides) and for the more adventurous, bungee jumping and zip-lining at the Viaduc de la Souleuvre. 

The Normandy Beaches and the seaside town of Granville are all within an hour's drive.




Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A 50% deposit is required to secure your booking with the balance payable 30 days before the start of your holiday.
Please contact us using the form below or feel free to call us on 07913 845754.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is always a Saturday. To allow cleaning we ask that guests leave by 10am and arrive after 4pm.

Notes on prices:
We are unable to offer a weekend or daily tariff.
Prices quoted are per week and in pounds sterling.
Bed linen and towels are included in the price, as are gas and electricity.
Payments accepted by bank transfer or PayPal.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.