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Le Gite De Cadran Solaire (3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8)

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

The gite de Cadran Solaire, which sleeps up to 9 people, has breathtaking river and valley views, it's own private garden and off road parking. Ground floor entrance from the patio to large fully fitted kitchen with large farmhouse table & american fridge, washing machine,dish washer and everything needed for food preparation and consumption. Upstairs to bedroom 1, furnished with a double & a single bed. Superb views from here.Adjacent is the main bathroom. Corridor to bedroom 2 with double bed, WC and vanity unit. is the living room,equipped with satellite color TV with all main English channels, 2 black leather sofas and CD/tape/radio player. Through to bedroom 3, the kids room, with bunk beds and a sofa bed, and a vanity unit. From this bedroom stairs lead down to a shower room with shower and wash hand basin, corridor to an outside door. This house has been extensively renovated during April and May 2011, the kitchen, the main bathroom and bedroom 3 all being brand new.

One of three traditional modernised Normandy cottages in 3 hectares of lush watermill setting. The cottages are sympathetic conversions of old stone outbuildings, all fully equipped for the perfect self catering holiday. The Calvados region of Normandy is ideal for rambling, fishing, back-to-nature, family holidays. The banks of the River Vire are perfect for peaceful walks, fishing, renewal and rejuvenation. Within easy reach of many of the fabulous Normandy and Brittany beaches, the Medieval town of Bayeux and charming fishing village Honfleur and millionaires' Deauville. Historic towns such as Mont St Michel, Flers. Parks, chateaux, shops, markets, golf courses, horse riding, fishing and sailing are all local. Campeaux is a great launching pad for exploring the Calvados and Normandy region. The Vire Valley offers a landscape of rolling hills and occasional gorges, local cider and of course its Calvados.

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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
August 29, 2018


Souleuvre-En-Bocage Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Outdoor Grill


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(21 traveler reviews)

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Le Gite De Cadran Solaire (3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8)
average rating of 4.5238094 based on 21 reviews

Great find! Great hosts.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in Normandy! This place worked perfect for our extended family of nine. The accommodations were comfortable and spacious and the central location was great; less than an hour to Mont Saint Michel, Bayeux, Omaha Beach, and Caen! Le Moulin L'eveque presents a picturesque setting right along the water, complete with old mill. Our hosts, Johnny and Lynn, were very gracious throughout the stay. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Breck. It was a pleasure to have you all here at the moulin. I trust you had good drive up the autoroute back to Belgium, and do feel free to recommend us to your friends up there!!
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Delightful location and lovely house

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely week-long stay at le Moulin l’eveque - a real home from home with a warm welcome. Loved the flowers from the garden and home made jam in the spotless kitchen on arrival (as well as the cider in the fridge!). Very comfortable beds/bedrooms with lovely furniture and decorative touches - with the windows ajar you enjoy the sound of the water in the mill-race which is really soothing. Easy to get from here to local sights, and Johnny and Lynn are both really helpful with suggestions to suit the weather and the travellers! The barn is a lovely social space for visitors to mingle if they so wish, and the opportunity to pick our own fruit from the garden was such fun, as was meeting the various animals of the establishment. We and our children loved the location and the house, and hope to return in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your weeks stay here Phillipa.Always nice to meet a fellow Dubliner in France. You are welcome back anytime.
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Delightful cottages built around an old watermill on the river Vire.

  • 5 of 5

Spent 9 nights at Moulin l'Eveque and loved every minute of it. Delightful cottages stand in a wonderful location, spacious and very well equipped. The hosts, Lynn and John, couldn't do enough. John arranged for the appointment with the local vet and prepared bikes so my boys could cycle the area. We played table tennis in the barn and enjoyed the log fire in the barn. The cottage is ideally located for all of Normandie's attraction. We were lucky with the weather, canued up and down the river and cycled the local area and visited the viaduct several times. Our springer cross loved playing with Azure and in the river. We found it hard to leave and will definitely go back. Lynn's jam is heavenly.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sonja for that great review. It was a lovely time for us too as your youngest boy took over the lawn mowing duties and then thanked me for letting him cut the grass!! We do hope to be able to greet you all again sometime soon.
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A Jewel in Normandy's Crowm

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in Normandy many times but this is by far the most beautiful of the places we have found. Despite being there to visit the many beaches and towns associated with the wars, we could have quite easily have whiled away the days relaxing by the river with a glass of the local vin or kayaking along the gorge (kayak provided free of charge). Wifi was a non- negotiable in the booking process, thanks to a work-agility husband and 2 teenagers, however it wasn't long before the internet was replaced by ping pong tournaments, sociable evenings with the other holidaymakers in the communal barn and barbecues in the stunning surroundings. Johnny and Lynn are the perfect hosts; sociable and knowledgeable, yet unobtrusive.

We stayed in the largest of the gites and it offers everything and more you would expect to hung in a country gite. Beds are comfortable and washing machines and dishwashers make the self - catering aspect even easier. Satellite TV is available if that is your thing. Overall, would we stay again? Well, we've already booked for next year !

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kristy for such a positive review. It was great to meet you and all your tribe. We were delighted you managed to try out all the amenities. Looking forward to meeting you all again in august '18
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Beautiful space and charming property, in this idyllic spot, relaxation, peace and great hosts.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the larger property, and our hosts Johnny and Lynn were fantastic, nothing was too much trouble and when discussing plans they were happy to offer up suggestions for places to eat, visit etc. To be honest we looked at all the gites and we are planning a return trip with a larger party of friends. The barn was well equipped to chill out in and socialise, playing table tennis, or just chatting, we felt totally at home. Our 8 year old loved the animals (2 x horses, 2 x cats and Azure the beautiful dog), he fed the horses, and was fascinated by looking for wildlife around the property (heron, kingfisher and the coypou in the river), as well as frisbee and kayakking. The facilities were well equipped, and the children and us enjoyed the odd night of english telly, and wifi when we needed a change of pace. To be honest its good to be able to switch off relax and let the children roam about.

I recommend visiting the wine shop in the village of Beny-Bocage, recommended by Johnny and we couldn't stop going back!

We enjoyed a few days just relaxing at the farm, the rest of the time we were ideally located to travel across Normandy, we went to Bayeaux (recommend the tapestry), some lovely meals, the beaches were fantastic, Laurent sur-Mer was a favourite and worth the drive. Granville was fantastic, and we visited Hon Fleur, which was worth it but we were ripped off by the restaurants on the front, we should have explored more but were hungry.

Children activities were a-plenty, both at the Gites and also nearby - the boys loved the Alligator farm and the Zoo at Jurques was great.

We will be returning, such a great holiday.. made some beautiful memories and some great friends. We didn't have enough time to properly take in the wonderful historic sites, as we ensured we spent enough time relaxing at a slower pace.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great holiday in superb accomm in fab location.

  • 5 of 5

By the end of our stay, we had visited the pretty nearby villages of Campeaux and Le Beny Bocage, and walked AND cycled (brilliant bikes provided by Johnny and Lynn) more than we'd ever done before. (The nearby bungee-jumping facility, in a lovely park which also has various children's activities is only open Easter – Sept.) This helped to actually reduce my circumference, despite the delicious food in the local restaurants (details provided by Johnny) and the splendid meals my Better Half prepared in the gite's extremely well-appointed kitchen (while the kids and I built up our appetites on the table tennis table in the splendid 'shed' / playroom)

All in all, we were delighted with the atmosphere of the place, hosts who responded to any needs we had (mostly in the form of guidance on where to go and what to see), REALLY peaceful surroundings (no pre- or post-Christmas sales crowds there!) and telling the time by the sundial (Our cottage/mansion is called Gite de Cadran Solaire). Heaven AND bliss!

I won't just tell my friends about this jewel: I'll bring them there. We were so content at Le Moulin L'Eveque (meaning the Bishop's Mill and it has a magnificently beautiful ancient water-wheel) that we never made it to the WW2 Normandy Landing beaches, so we'll be back for that trip among many other untried activities within half an hour's scenic drive, which include horse riding, sailing, wind surfing, fishing, golf, zoos (!)and an aquarium. The charges are extremely reasonable for such luxury AND there are so many free extras that it really provides supreme value.

All Johnny and Lynn's claims on Le Moulin L'Eveque's website were over-exceeded by the reality. The facilities (kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms)were well furnished, clean and comfortable and we'll never sleep as well again until we've got Egyptian cotton on our beds at home!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Winter fuel surcharge 15.0% of rental total, per person per night
Refundable damage deposit $130.72
More than 6 people $ 13.07 per person per night

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.

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