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Stunning country house with totally private heated pool.

Bedrooms 5
Separate WCs1
Space 2,475 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Parking


About the property

5 bed, 4 baths, UK TV, Playstation, Broadband/Wifi, 10x5 Heated Pool.

Country Farmhouse large garden, a climate control swimming pool, terraces for BBQ.

House is full of antiques and luxury furnishings.

Broadband Internet with Wifi connection for laptop . Playstation , English Freeview TV.

Close to lovely village with restaurants, bars and a weekly livestock & market.

Large sitting room with log burner and beautiful fireplace.

Large dining room with antique oak trestle dining table and high back chairs. Baby grand Piano.

Fully fitted kitchen with additional dining area with Aga, Gas hob and electric oven.

Utility room with washer and tumble dryer.

Swimming Pool is on heat during, May to September but is dependant on the weather.

Golf, fishing, go karting, adventure activities close by .

Within 1 hour of Caen port and 1.25 hours of Dinard Airport. Many options of ferries.

15 mins to Bowling, sports centres, paint ball, laser quest, and extensive recreational facilities.

Beaches within an hour, river activities/ forests/ spa resort within 50min

Golf: There is an 18 hole golf course within 15 minutes that allows day green fees. Exceptional value at 25 Euros.

There is a clubhouse bar and restaurant facilities.

Golf hire and caddy hire also available. Although we have ample storage at the house for your own clubs etc.

Watersports at Lake Dachee: Windsurfing/canoes etc. are available to hire at this centre also within 15 minutes of house

New Bowling, squash, gym with Sauna etc. now in Vire at 15 mins

River rafting Paragliding: Many outdoor activities are locally available. If any sport is needed, relevant information can be sent by email before booking to enable some knowledgeable research in preparation of your stay.




More Details

Yvonne COPP
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 June, 2018

About Yvonne COPP

We brought up our children at the House and lived there for 7 years.

This is our four in the photo!

We have a business in the UK an Animal Center, in West Sussex. So we are around and available 24/7 unless we are away ourselves.

Yvonne COPP purchased this chateau / country house in 2001

Why Yvonne COPP chose Sourdeval

It is just beautiful. There are good links to so many sea ports and airports. Good Schools, tennis club, library and Music school in the Village. Thats when we lived there,,,, but now we know it and love it as quiet, great walking, fresh air and fabulous food.

Amazing the stars that we can see from the garden, absolutely minimum light pollution.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Space, and more space. The size of the rooms and garden are just perfect for us.

Pool is so private and secured by garden border on three sides..

Locals know us as M et Mme Copp!

All our guests get our welcome.

We have a great team who care for the property and our visitors.

This link shows the care service that they can also provide to elderly or disabled visitors.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hello Yvonne.

Back now from Sourdeval I thought I would just drop you a line to say how much we enjoyed staying in your house last week.

Everything about it was just right for the sort of family holiday that we wanted (and in some cases needed!).

The heated swimming pool was probably the highlight, and not just for our grandchildren.

The weather also helped considerably, and the inconspicuous support from Dan and Fran was very welcome.

Now we are back to a dull and drizzly British Monday, but feeling the benefit of a superb week in Normandy.

Thank you and best regards,

May 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Sourdeval in Manche

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2475 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • There is an individual septic tank….NO …BABY WIPES, FACE WIPES, SANITARY PRODUCTS they block the system ALL bathrooms unusable Costs will be charged
  • The pool will be on automatic filter with timing and heating, please do not meddle with this, as it will affect the house electrics if it gets moved.
  • DO NOT DELAY YOUR DEPARTURE put THINGS BACK to their original place when you move things around, especially in the kitchen and garden. TRULY Thanks
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Broadband Access
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , In the garden gite
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , en suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , en suite
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , en suite
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Double Bed , 3/4 French bed en suite shower/toilet, Gite in garden.
  • 5 large bedrooms set over the two floors 3 en suite and a further family shower room. Downstairs cloakroom with coat rack, toilet and hand basin. Sleeps a very comfortable 10 adults, with more possible by using separate Gite in garden, but only recommended in summer months or outrageous teenagers in winter ! This seperate studio/gite in the garden that can be requested to be set as a 3/4 French style bedroom with it's own shower room and toilet. The top floor Twin can be set as triple or quad for children only.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 16 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The house is full of good quality furnishings yet very suitable and easy to arrange for families. There are NO COTS / HIGHCHAIRS facilities are geared to children above 5 years. INC PLAYSTATION 2/ PC There is a baby grand piano many antiques and pictures. The swimming pool is climate controlled 10 x 5 m, central depth to 2m sloping to a 1m ledge right around to Roman flat steps giving just inches to step down into. It has an alarm and a wall to two sides, but is accessible from the garden and we would NOT ACCEPT TODDLERS for this reason. The alarm is loud but the pool is away from the house and speed may not be enough. Dogs can be allowed but not in any upstairs rooms as we also use the house and our daughter suffers from Asthma and Eczema we try to keep the house as allergen free as possible. There is a kennel in the garden, centrally heated cat house + heated beds. Please contact us for further details NO SMOKING is permitted in the house and security deposit will be lost.


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Stunning country house with totally private heated pool.
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 28 reviews

Family holiday in France

  • 5 of 5

We returned from our "special family holiday" on June 17th 09 having had a wonderful time. It was my wifes birthday and we wanted somewhere special to celebrate with all the family. There was 10 of us altogether including 2 children aged 9 and 11 and a 1 year old. We wanted enough room to have our own space and this house certainly came up to expectations. The owners were very attentative before the holiday and even contacted us whilst there to make sure things were ok. Fran who looks after the house met us and showed us around and was there if we needed anything. The house was clean and tidy throughout and all the rooms were well furnished.We had enough cutlery and utensils for all our party. The gardens are stunning and very private and the swimming pool first class.We would thoroughly recommend this property and would not hesitate to use it again if in this area.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jun-2009
  • Date of Stay: June 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Clive and Shirley..Thank you so very much for taking time to write a review about our French Home. I know that I was as excited as you guys by the time you got there ! It was a real pleasure knowing that it was a good choice for you and that everyone had a great time. Thanks again. see you next birthday !?
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A spacious. elegant and comfortable old house set in lovely grounds with a great swimming pool

  • 5 of 5

We were a three generation family group, six adults (38 - 70) and five children (aged 15 - 5) celebrating a special birthday together in May..

We loved this house - it was everything we hoped it would be. There is plenty of space to soak up 11 people, although we spent most of our time outside. Everything was clean and comfortable, and everything worked properly (slightly unusual for France.)

The wooden stairs to the first floor are rather old and uneven, but even those of us with arthritic knees managed quite satisfactorily.

Bedrooms are spacious and comfortable, plenty of showers with good pressure, and a very well equipped kitchen with a working Aga as well as electric oven and microwave. Efficient dishwasher.

We ate most of our meals outside at the table in the picture. The pool was a real highlight - heated to a very acceptable temperature. We all enjoyed it, and the younger children (all could swim) could hardly be dragged away from it.

Location is peaceful - 5 minutes from Sourdeval where you can find almost everything you might need. But beware - they keep French shop hours - no all day opening here!

We visited Bayeux, Normandy beaches and Mont St Michel. The Hacket zip wire / luge establishment near the viaduct recommended by Andy (maintenance man) was voted a success.

We all like cooking, so we mostly ate in for dinner: no problems then with driving. On our last evening we ate at Au Vrai Normand in Vire. Excellent - everyone including the children loved it!

Although the TV has a SKY connection for basic programmes we only watched it once. Wifi is excellent.

Fran the local contact was very helpful. On our first evening not all the water system had been turned on after a recent boiler service: it was rectified immediately. All our contacts with Yvonne the owner were promptly and courteously dealt with.

We enjoyed playing the Broadwood grand piano. There are plenty of games and books, but we didn't use them - in fact we hardly used the comfortable downstairs sitting and dining rooms at all.

To get there, apart from the obvious ferries and tunnel, it's worth considering flying from Southend (5 of us did) or East Midlands (sometimes ludicrously cheap fares).

There is everything right about this place: our expectations were high and they were comfortably exceeded. Very warmly recommended.

(PS We never quite fathomed how to work the toaster: perhaps we'll do that if we return, which we all agreed we'd like to do.).

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow John,, that’s what you call a review! Thank you so much. The whole team will be delighted. It makes a world of difference to us when our guests have a great time. Also you’ve given so much useful information for future guests. Looking forward to seeing you and the family again😎 Kindest regards Yvonne Andy Fran and Suzanne
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Amazing house

  • 5 of 5

Great location and very helpful owner

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for finding time to send in a review. We are always delighted when our guests have a great time.Also so kind when I know it wasn't a perfect week for you guys. Hopefully see you again next year.
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Fantastic holiday in Sourdeval, France

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful house, very well equipped, clean and very spacious, with a lovely garden and pool. Short distance away to get our fresh bread and croissants daily from the local Boulangerie. Lots of interesting places to visit, within reasonable distance whichever way we went although the children would have enjoyed just staying at the house and playing in the garden, swimming pool or the play room all day long! Would recommend this to anyone who wants a holiday in France. A big thank you to Fran and Dan who were at hand if we needed them. We had a wonderful holiday, thank you for letting us stay there. The Pearce family

  • Review Submitted: 06-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a lovely recommendation, thank you. I think you had the most blue of skies all of your week. Thank you for looking after the plants too. I'm glad that you had a great time and for sending us your sincere thanks to the team. Kind regards and see you next year!
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Beautiful House in a lovely area

  • 5 of 5

Large and very well equipped house situated in beautiful well maintained gardens with a private swimming pool. We were a family group of 8 adults 1 child and a dog and there was loads of room and bathrooms for everybody. Two of the party were keen cyclists and were so impressed with the smooth quiet roads. There are also plenty of walking routes with lots of information from the tourist information office in Sourdeval. The senior Mum enjoyed preparing meals in the Aga! The rest enjoyed lazing around the gardens and pool and enjoying the good weather we were blessed with. We all would love to return.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to send us this fabulous review. We are so chuffed when our guests have a great time. The house is a beautiful old beauty, so when families enjoy the area and house its lovely. Thank you for leaving the house nice and tidy. Kind regards Yvonne and the Morandiere ten!!
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Stunning character property in idyllic setting

  • 5 of 5

We were an extended family who regularly holiday together. We always seek a period home with lots of space so everyone has some 'me time' should they need it. After searching on various websites we found La Morandiere and made enquiries. The owner, Yvonne was prompt and friendly in her response and we booked a weeks break.

Before arrival Yvonne informed us of places to visit, restauarants, train stations etc and directions to the house. We were also given a couple of other numbers should we encounter problems. I have to say her communication is the best I have experienced from a home owner and we felt more like guests than simply tourists.

Upon arrival the house has the 'wow' factor. It is simply beautiful. The children loved the pool and play area with toys and play station. The adults enjoyed sitting around the kitchen table with a beer and chatting away. All rooms were comfortable and the whole place had a charming ambience.

The location is very pretty and yet convenient too. An hour either way took us to Mont St Michel and Bayeux. There are lots of things to do and we took day trips to a theme park and a zoo. As far as food goes, it's France. Loads of places and all the ones we visited were friendly. A supermarket a couple of miles away in the centre of the village allowed us to fill up the fridge for evenings in.

I cannot recommend this place high enough. From dealing with the owners to their assistants in France we had a wonderful holiday. I do not write positive reviews without justification.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a lovely review..I know that together we worked hard to fit a week into this summer for you! Therefore,,, so very pleased that you had a great stay.....even with some poor weather! We are rewarded when you have a good holiday and truly appreciate your time to give us recommendation. Thank you for caring for our holiday home and appreciating her beauty. Thank you...back to work now !! Kind regards Yvonne, Fran and Team Morandiere x
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
Jct 42 of A84
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
35 Miles
Car: necessary

Outstanding private rural location with local walking, and fishing. Extensive recreational facilities nearby. Local waterfalls and walking clubs, canoeing, outdoor sports.

Major towns such as Caen, St Malo, St Lo with Falaise, Bayeux, Honfluer and Northern Brittanny available for day trips.

Normandy landing beaches easily accessible.

Suisse Normand and Spa towns 35 minutes drive.

Choices of Golf Clubs with open availability for non members.

Large French Mobile home site within 50 minutes for all resort facilities...pedaloes, canoe, football, fishing, pools with slides, snooker , entertainment.

Sports centre with pool and slides, Go Karting and board park less than 15 minutes.

Local Village with many bars restaurants and shops Weekly Market including Livestock.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Sourdeval, Manche

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
12 May 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
14 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2018 - 3 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
4 Nov 2018 - 11 May 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer
25 May 2019 - 13 Jul 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
14 Jul 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Season
1 Sep 2019 - 2 Nov 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £400
Pet Fee £10



Arrival is after 4.00 pm and departure is before 11.00 am.

Rental includes towels, bedding and pool towels.
These will be made on beds and in rooms necessary for arrival.
Property must be left clean on day of departure to the standard as on day of arrival.
Linen to be stripped off beds and left with all used towels in Utility room.
Fire, Aga and cookers must be left clean, rubbish recycling clear

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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