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Very comfortable 18th century cottages for families near Falaise

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type cottage


About the property

Cottage rental Falaise, Calvados for 4-8 people.

Domaine de la Tour is a magnificent 18th century farmhouse, situated in peaceful countryside and very close to the medieval town of Falaise, Lower Normandy, birthplace of William the Conqueror.

We have two self catering cottages (gites) which are set in 17 acres of land offering a tranquil, rural retreat in which to relax and unwind. Each gite sleeps up to 8 people. Formerly stables to the nearby chateau, the two gites have been entirely renovated whilst keeping their authentic charm.

Both gites have a spacious living area with leather sofas and english satellite TV, a DVD-player and a library of DVDs for kids and parents. Wi-Fi internet access is available in both gites.

In every gite you will find: a cot, booster seat, high chair, change table, a baby monitor (DECT without interference), sterilising unit, baby bath tub, a potty, a toilet seat reducer, a stroller and plastic plates, cups and cutlery.

Both gites have a private garden with garden furniture, parasol and a BBQ. There is a shared playroom equipped with plenty of toys for the under 5s and nearby table tennis for older kids (and their parents!). We have an outdoor play area and there are extensive grounds in which to play outdoor games and enjoy picnics and the little ones can enjoy petting the animals in the paddock. You can also visit our open air museum of agricultural machinery.

Domaine de la Tour is a great option for extended families or several different families wanting to holiday together with plenty of space for everybody, old and young alike.

Accommodation Details

Both our gites have an identical layout and each one sleeps up to 8 people over three floors.

The gites also have stair gates on every floor.

Ground floor:

Kitchen (dishwasher, microwave, fridge, cooker, coffee machine, water boiler, washing machine, dryer)

Open plan living room with dining area including high chair (with french windows leading into the private garden)

Lounge area with leather sofas, TV and DVD-player


Staircase (protected top and bottom by stair gates) leads to the First Floor:

1 twin bedroom with ensuite bathroom (bath, shower, sink, toilet) + 1 change table

1 twin bedroom with ensuite shower room (shower, sink, toilet)

Staircase (protected top and bottom by stair gates) leads to the Second floor:

1 twin bedroom with ensuite shower room (shower, sink, toilet)

1 twin bedroom with ensuite shower room (shower, sink, toilet)

Additional beds and cots can be added to certain rooms on request at extra charge.

Our rates include heating, water and electricity, final cleaning, towels and bed linen (all beds are made on your arrival). Extra towels are on request, without any charge.


Meal service

Its not really a holiday if you have to cook every night so why not take the easy option and order in? Delicous meals prepared by us or a local gourmet restaurant can be delivered to your gite up to three times per week ready to re-heat at a time that is convenient to you – quality take-away with a twist.


Babylistening is available twice a week to enable you to enjoy time alone with your partner and sample the local gastronomic restaurants.

Pre-arrival Shopping Service

Before arrival simply email your requirements and you can arrive to a well-stocked fridge and plentiful nappy supply. You just need to pack a few clothes and we’ll take care of all the rest.


Relax and unwind with a massage at Domaine de la Tour.

French conversation lessons

Pre-bookable French conversation lessons are available for both adults and children (20 euro per ½ hour, minimum 2 people).

Fresh bread service

The service is free: fresh bread delivered every morning before 9:00 am to your door.

Maid service

A daily cleaning service : 20 euro per hour.

Organic food basket

The possibility to order an organic vegetables basket on your arrival day (2 sizes).

Bike rental

Bicycle rental for the whole family : bicycles will be delivered to Domaine de la Tour.

Domaine de la Tour is situated 1km off the main road, surrounded by 500 hectares of forest and agricultural land. Parking is no problem and the area is very safe. The nearest town is Falaise, birthplace of William the Conqueror, just a few minutes drive away where you will find supermarkets, a variety of shops, fine restaurants, banks, bakeries, an aquatic centre and weekly market on Saturday morning. It is within 30 minutes from the nearest coast and 20 minutes from Caen by motorway. Close to Caen is the nearest airport Caen-Carpiquet.

Activities: walking, hiking, can start on our property. There is a nice walk from the property to a beautiful XIII century abbey at 2 km distance (and the owner speaks english).

The aquatic centre with pools, jacuzzi and sauna is only at 5 minutes drive, 2 golf courses (one flat and another more steep) both at 20 minutes drive. Fishing at 5 minutes and horseriding is only 10 minutes away.

We are located between the Swiss Normandy (10 minutes drive), great for outdoor activities like canoeing, hiking and paragliding and Le Pays d'Auge, where you can drive 'La route du Cidre', watch typical Norman farmhouses and visit local producers of cider and calvados.

There are some very old churches (XI and XIII century) at 5 minutes drive and various castles and chateaus worthwhile to visit in the neighbourhood.

For everybody who is interested in WW II : have a look on Wikipedia - search for 'Falaise pocket' . The battle of the Falaise Pocket was the decisive engagement of the Battle of Normandy.

We are happy to provide you with detailed information about all WW II sites in the Calvados.

More Details


Saint-Pierre-Canivet Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • fax
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Salle de bains 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Avec une baignoire bébé et une table à langer.
    Salle de bains 2 - toilet , shower
    Salle de bains 3 - toilet , shower
    Salle de bains 4 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Chambre 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Chambre 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Chambre 4 - 3 twin/ single
    Chambre 1 - 3 twin/ single , Nous pouvons ajouter une 2ième lit bébé, sur demande, sans f
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Child's Swing
  • Courtyard
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Pétanque Court
  • Sand Box
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • limited accessibility
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • water sports
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • tennis


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Mark Hofman
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, dutch
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 15, 2017


Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
40 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Exit 10 Falaise - A88/N158
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
40 Kilometres
Merville-Franceville plage
Car: recommended

The chateau of William the Conqueror, the Swiss Normandy, the chateau of Vendeuvre, the D-Day beaches, the Pays d'Auge, Mont St Michel, Basilica Sainte-Thérèse in Lisieux ,the city of Caen, and Falaise.

Different outdoor activities are possible in the neighbourhood like canoeing, fishing, horseriding, golf, hiking, mountainbiking and paragliding.




Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Stay tax $0.61 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 13 years.

Inclut dans les prix : le chauffage, l'eau et l'électricité, le ménage, le linge de toilette et les draps (tous les lits sont faits à votre arrivée). Nous vous offrons la location des lits bébés si vous en avez besoin (avec un vrai matelas et le linge inclut).

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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