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3 Cottages in Breathtaking Watermill Setting. Pet Friendly Properties With WiFi. - Le Gite D'Ile (1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2)

3 Cottages in Breathtaking Watermill Setting. Pet Friendly Properties With WiFi. - Le Gite D'Ile (1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2)

Overview

Property

Updated: 22-May-2015
Cottages near Vire, Calvados, Normandy, France - Peaceful Retreat 1 Mile from Campeaux Village, 8 Miles from Historic Vire

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.

Details for holiday cottage Le Gite D'Ile (1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2), 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, 1 Bathroom

A ground floor detached self-catering mini-gîte with its own private terrace and magnificent views across the river to the waterfall. It has a fully-equipped kitchen, living room, fireplace, two armchairs, double bed, kitchen corner, shower room, WC and electric heating. Washing machine in the nearby barn. Closed grounds with lawn and garden furniture this gite is on an island formed by the water flow of the Mill. This property has a history dating back over 800 years to 1308 and was modernised in the 1990s.
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Born and bred in Dublin but having lived in London for many years, I came across Le Moulin L'Eveque in late 2002 and fell in love with the place. I moved in in May 2003. I live on site and am always here to welcome visitors, so no looking for hidden keys is required! Happy to advise you where to source the best wines at the best prices and help you plan your holiday under all weather conditions, ie best places to go on a sunny day and some good indoor activities in case of rain.

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Speaks: English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful time, the gite de parc was all we hoped for and much more. Whether early in the morning or late into the evening, the peacefulness and tranquility embrace you, and Johnny really made us feel at home. We will truly miss this place and hope to return some day soon. - Joan and Adam Maine USA.



What can we say Johnny. The weather was brilliant during our 3 week stay, not to mention the food and wine. The gite is just perfect, a real suntrap ideal for long lazy days by the river. I think we'll be back next year. - Rod & Kate. Qatar.



Cheers Johnny. This is a great place. Fantastic scenery, an abundance of wildlife. Great fishing. Very peaceful and tranquil. We've had a lovely time. - Michael, Clare and Ollie
Jul 2010
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5 Reviews

5
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Le Gite D'Ile (1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2)
http://www.ownersdirect.co.uk/accommodation/p8060352
+33 -231660569
Vire Vire area
5

Perfectly pitched!

  • 5 out of 5
Rustic, romantic and wonderfully tranquil. As our lifestyle at home is so hectic all we wanted was nature and peace and not a lot more. Thanks to Johnny giving us some food and cider to get us trough our first night as we arrived too late to shop! We cooked a lot in the cottage kitchen as the french market produce and supermarkets sent me off into cooking heaven.
We didn't do a lot of sightseeing as the local walks and the canoe provided us with all we really wanted but St Malo and Dinan were lovely. The local Viaduct now provides adventure seekers with bungey jumping luckily we ran out of time!
We shall return to re visit the Mill and the quiet kindness of Johnny and Lynne.
  • Review Submitted: 22-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice words Jane & Peter. So glad you enjoyed your time here and hope to see you again in the future.
Warmest regards.

Johnny
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Le Gite D'Ile (1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2)
http://www.ownersdirect.co.uk/accommodation/p8060352
+33 -231660569
Vire Vire area
Co.Meath
5

..and all was well with the world !

  • 5 out of 5
Once again I managed to find a place that was what it appeared to be in the advert! Arriving at night in the darkness the first impression we had was the presence of the river making itself known tumbling over the weir, it was the soundtrack to four lovely tranquil days at Le Moulin l'Eveque. Our time there was short so we didn't venture very far, we wanted to enjoy the unique setting and just relax so we paced ourselves with the river. We paddled the owners canoe gently up stream or just sat and watched out for the bright blue flash of the Kingfishers on the river highway. They even perched right in beside our window. Our little studio Gite had windows on two sides that opened onto river views under two great weeping willow trees so we kept them open for the sound of the weir and the birds in the trees when we were inside, but most of the time we spent outside, just being outside, by a river in a green place. It rained while we were there, but the romantic in me just saw the gloss on the trees and the ripples on the water and then the sun shone again and all was well with the world. Anyway the Barn was there, wide open on one side so we still felt we were outdoors but under a shelter if there was a shower, we played table tennis and listened to Johnny's cds and sipped wine and as the sun went down we heard the barn owls and the river and all was well with the world.
Johnny and Lynn made us feel welcome as if they had know us from before. They provide a tranquil haven in which to recharge the soul and de-clutter the mind and yet it's just a short hop from the motorway, the bakery, the supermarket..........
  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hello Elaine.
Thank you for your nice words. It was great to have such good and interesting guests as yourself and Vlad.
Johnny
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Le Gite D'Ile (1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2)
http://www.ownersdirect.co.uk/accommodation/p8060352
+33 -231660569
Vire Vire area
Lancashire
5

Paradise

  • 5 out of 5
What a beautiful place! Lost for words,just fantastic!
Best holiday for many a year.
Great location! Near to all places of interest.
Johnny and lynn are great hosts. Enjoyed their company on walks and
meals out. The wildlife is fantastic over cup of coffee in the morning, also we enjoyed Johnny and Lynn's company in the evenings with barbeque and glass of wine ( they are great company)
So peaceful,tranquil-it's just a perfect place.
Johnny and Lynn have great knowledge of area and can give you suggestions on what to do and see.
We will definitely be back.
  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Le Gite D'Ile (1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2)
http://www.ownersdirect.co.uk/accommodation/p8060352
+33 -231660569
Vire Vire area
United Kingdom
5

WOW

  • 5 out of 5
Within 45 minutes of getting off the ferry, we drove along the A84 and arrived at Le Moulin L'Eveque. What a fantastic place!! The views are just to die for and the peace and quiet is unreal. Unfortunately there was no fish on the menu as my husband (Mick) didnt quite get there but he will next time. Johnny and Lynn were perfect hosts and even the pets made you feel at home with the cats bringing in mice (Nuts) and birds(Felix). Our gite was cosy and comfy although most of our stay was outside just enjoying the peace and quiet, we will definitely be going back.
  • Review Submitted: 11-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Le Gite D'Ile (1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2)
http://www.ownersdirect.co.uk/accommodation/p8060352
+33 -231660569
Vire Vire area
North Wales
5

Le Gite D,Ile

  • 5 out of 5
The water cascading down the mill races either side of the Gite provided the soundtrack for our stay - seldom have I slept so well over a two week holiday ! The light and airy main room is very pleasant and all purpose . Whilst the kitchen and bathroom are both very compact it all works very well together . Being lucky with the weather meant that instant BBQ,s were the order of the day on the secluded and sunny terrace , watching Kingfishers and Wagtails at work, whilst enjoying the sunset over a glass of wine or two .

Beny Bocage is recommended for local bread and mini market , with plentiful shops and markets all within a 35 min. drive .

All of Normandy,s numerous attractions are pretty much straightforward and simple to reach from the Gite , the A84 motorway being indispensable to covering ground quickly . The best restaurant selection is probably to be found in Bayeux and is well worth a visit .

This is , after all , a country Gite and the surrounding hills are full of tracks and make for wonderful walks , ad hoc or organized , through ancient woodlands following the beautiful river - other more daredevil activities are also available a very short distance from the Gite !

Advice from Johnny and Lynn on all topics is key to a relaxed and wonderful stay , bijoux boutique hotel seekers best look elsewhere , but country lovers ; this is a must !
  • Review Submitted: 22-Oct-2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you Andrew and Joan for your lovely review. So glad you liked the gite and the area. You were perfect guests and we hope to see you again in the not too distant future.
Fondest regards.

Johnny & Lynn

Location

From the Owner

Lower Normandy is a beautiful region and has a great motorway network providing links to all other regions of this vast country.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Dinard at 95 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Campeaux at 3.5 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Caen/Ouisterham at 75 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Golf de lac at 30 Kilometres Nearest Train : Vire at 15 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A84 at 7 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Beny bocage at 6 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Muchtoofar! at 700 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Granvilli at 50 Kilometres Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

Granville, a lively town with weekly markets has the nearest life guarded beach and is a 40 minute drive. Many other beaches, usually almost deserted are just 45 mins away.

Travel:

Caen (Ouisterham) with ferries to and from Portsmouth 55 mins. Calais 3.5 hrs. Cherbourg 1hr 20 mins. Le Havre 2 hrs. Dieppe 2hrs 30 mins.

Dinard Airport Ryanair to Stansted and East Midlands 1hr.30 mins. Rennes Airport 1 hr 30 mins.

Dinard Airport. A car is essential in Calvados.

Further Details:

Plenty of supermarkets and restaurants within 15 minutes drive. We are happy to make your restaurant reservations for you. Le Moulin l'Eveque is the perfect springboard for all the Normandy attractions, with the Bayeux tapestry, the landing beaches, Mont St Michel all being around 45 minutes drive away. Historic towns of Falaise and Dinan with it's medieval quarter are just a bit further and Monet's garden at Giverney takes about 2.5 hours to get to.

Availability

From £320 Weekly

Rental rates

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Rental Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
11 Apr 2015 - 26 Jun 2015
3 night minimum stay
£320
 
 
27 Jun 2015 - 28 Aug 2015
7 night minimum stay
£385
 
 
29 Aug 2015 - 2 Oct 2015
1 night minimum stay
£320
 

Notes

  • Booking Notes:
    A 20% deposit is required to secure the reservation and the balance is due 6 weeks prior to arrival. Visitors are advised to take out travel insurance in the event of being unable to travel.

    Changeover Day:
    Changeover day is normally Saturday, but in quieter weeks this can be flexible. Just ask if you wish to make a midweek booking. Arrival time is after 3pm and departure is around 10am.

    Notes on prices:
    Prices are for the properties per week in UK pounds.
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From the Owner

Seemingly in the middle of nowhere, yet only 6 minutes from the underused motorway (except in August) you can actually be 60 miles away in an hour, from a standing start, without breaking any speed limits. This is a unique property with a history going back to 1308 and I will be happy to answer any questions over a glass of wine.

Property Type

  • cottage

General

  • Internet

Suitability

  • pets considered

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming

Bathrooms

  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1

Outside

  • Golf ...

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Each cottage has it's own private garden with patio and BBQ area. All linen and towels are included in the price. Due to the proximity of the river small children must be supervised. All cottages have WiFi internet access and DVD players. In common with all holiday cottages in France, smoking is not permitted inside the houses, but all have patios right outside. Outside: Large barn with table tennis and an indoor BBQ for larger parties and evening get togethers. 500 metres of river frontage for trout and coarse fishing. Large communal garden.

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