Cottages near Vire, Calvados, Normandy, France

Sympathetically Modernised Stone Cottages in Breathtaking Watermill and Riverside Location

Peaceful Retreat 1 Mile from Campeaux Village, 8 Miles from Historic Vire

1, 2 and 3 Bedroom Cottages (Sleeps 2, 4 and 9)


Rates: (GBP)

£310 - £385WEEKLY
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  • Property type:House/Villa
  • Sleeps:2 (1 bedroom)
  • Bathrooms/Toilets:1


Property description

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.

Accommodation description

Le Gite D'Ile (1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2)

A ground floor detached self-catering mini-gte 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.

Bedrooms: 1

Bathrooms: 1

Living Rooms: 1

Property Type: House/Villa

All the cottages contain some steps and are therefore not wheelchair accessible.

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.

Important 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.


Le Gite D'Ile (1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2) prices

Rental Period Per Night Per Week Per Month Min. Stay (Nights)
29 March 2014 - 19 April 2014 £ 310.00 3
19 April 2014 - 26 April 2014 £ 355.00 3
26 April 2014 - 28 June 2014 £ 310.00 3
28 June 2014 - 30 August 2014 £ 385.00 7
30 August 2014 - 4 October 2014 £ 310.00 3

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

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.

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.


Cottages near Vire, Calvados, Normandy, France

About the area

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.

A fine 18 hole golf course overlooking Lac Dathee is 35 mins drive away and is very reasonably priced. 10 other challenging courses are less than an hour away.

How to get there
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.

House swap
House swap considered. 2 bedrooms. South of Normandy.

Guest reviews

Le Gite D'Ile (1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2)
3 reviews
with an average rating of



Reviewed by: Tom & Olga, United Kingdom

Reviewed: 29 July 2014

Date of stay: July 2014


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.

Recommended for: Age 55+, pet friendly, sightseeing, families with young children and romantic getaway

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Reviewed by: debbie, United Kingdom

Reviewed: 11 May 2014

Date of stay: April 2014


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.

Recommended for: Age 55+, pet friendly, sightseeing and romantic getaway

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Reviewed by: Andrew, United Kingdom

Reviewed: 22 October 2013

Date of stay: August 2013

"Le Gite D,Ile"

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 !

Response to review:
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

Recommended for: Sightseeing and romantic getaway

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Guest comments

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

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.

Year property purchased: 2003

Why this location?

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

What are the unique benefits of the property?

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.

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Cottages near Vire, Calvados, Normandy, France

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