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A picturesque and peaceful cottage in the heart of rural Normandy, near Bayeux

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Space 775 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

2 bedroom character cottage with a very large garden, 17km south west of Bayeux

Le Moulin du Temple has been renovated to provide comfortable living accommodation for up to four people. The setting is deep in the countryside, off a quiet country lane. You'll wake up each morning to birdsong, and go to sleep each night in absolute rural peace. Upstairs there are two light and airy bedrooms, one with double bed, the other with two singles, and a small bathroom comprising bath with shower over, washbasin and loo.

Downstairs the open plan lounge/diner includes 2 sofas, a log burning fire and DVD player. WIFI IS NOW AVAILABLE. A flexible dining area can accommodate up to 6 people. The fitted kitchen incorporates a fan oven, microwave, hob, toaster, kettle and fridge. The utility room houses a dishwasher and washing machine. A store room contains 2 adult bikes, 1 child's bike ( suitable for about a 5-6 year old), a paddling pool and children's beach equipment. The large west-facing garden includes a patio, lawn and mature trees and shrubs. There are tables and chairs to enjoy al fresco meals in the setting sun. A holiday here is simply blissful! Visit our Facebook page for more photos, news and updates. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Le-Moulin-du-Temple/106952232666996?ref=ts

More Details

About Us

Tessa Verso
44 Newbold Terrace East
CV32 4EZ Leamington Spa
VAT Reg No

Property Manager
Tessa Verso
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, German
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 September, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

We enjoyed the cottage very much as it was a cozy place to return to each evening in such rainy weather.
Apr 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Planquery in Calvados

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 775 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet
  • The bathroom has recently been renovated. It is fully tiled with a bath with mixer tap and shower over, washbasin and loo.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Sleeps 4 comfortably in two light and airy bedrooms with wooden floorboards. Windows have shutters to make it fantastically dark. Travel cot and high chair available on request.
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • 2 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Perfect for relaxing, stargazing and birdwatching. A short walk away you'll find 'Les Etangs de Planquery'. Here you can catch fish for you dinner!


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A picturesque and peaceful cottage in the heart of rural Normandy, near Bayeux
average rating of 4.7954545 based on 45 reviews

Wonderful quiet place in the country. It is hard to believe only one or two cars passby in a day.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely country cottage. We enjoyed the fireplace each night. Good location for visiting sites in Normandy.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful location and ideal base for exploring the Normandy countryside and beaches.

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this beautiful cottage. It is comfortable and well equipped. Ideal for outdoor activities and for our dog.The garage was a bonus as our son brought his own bike. We enjoyed eating out on the terrace in the evening.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: That's great!! Thank you for taking the time to write this. Kind regards Tessa
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A fantastic property, peace and tranquillity

  • 5 of 5

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our weeks stay at this delightful property. A fantastic property, well equipped, very comfortable, very quiet, peace and tranquillity in abundance, in a good location to explore this part of Normandy, the beaches and WWII sites, surrounding villages and cities. Because we enjoy exploring different places when we travel, we don't typically return to locations we have previously visited, but in this is case we plan to make an exception!

Thank you Tessa for letting us stay there and a big thank you to Louise who kept in touch throughout the week.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a lovely review. Thank you for the kind words. Tessa
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All one could ask.

  • 5 of 5

It is indeed picturesque and peaceful. Birds singing is all one can hear for hours as passing vehicles are very rare. Beds are good. The kitchen has everything one might need. The big lawn has both sunny areas and places where one can hide in the shades cast by a couple of old trees. Smell of roses will be with you practically in every corner of the yard and even inside the house. The location of this maison is really perfect: lots of sights are within 1-hour/1,5 hour drive. Of course, a car is essential if you care for countless places of interest Normandy has to offer. During our stay (June 3-24) we had just one tiny problem with electricity. And (thanks to Louise, who takes care of such potential nuisances) it was dealt with in a very rapid and efficient way. Standing applause.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this lovely review. We are very lucky to have Louise! She's a star. We are delighted that you enjoyed your holiday.
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A peaceful haven

  • 4 of 5

A charming hidden treasure, a perfect antidote for all the tourist sights. We enjoyed the local neighbourhood as much as anything.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Most kind. Thank you for all your constructive comments. kind regards Tessa
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ideal country base to explore Normandy

  • 5 of 5

We loved the quaint yet spacious house with little homely extras.It was so near the forest of Cerisy, which has great off road trails for even the young family cycling. A bakery in the next village with lovely bread and cakes.It was in a great location near to Bayeux , enabling exploration to Honfleur, the D D beaches and memorials, Caen, Pegasus bridge, St Mere Eglise.

The house was well equipped , we could not fault it .

  • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a lovely review. So pleased you enjoyed your stay.
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Caen, Carpiquet
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
Ouistreham, Caen
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Nearest Train
17 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Le Moulin du Temple is a charming stone cottage in a very peaceful rural setting situated outside the village of Planquery, 2km from the town of Balleroy and 17km from historic Bayeux. The surrounding district is perfect for walking, running and bike riding (2 bikes + 1 child's bike provided) to explore the countryside and the Forest of Cerisy, just 3km away.

Take a 2-minute drive, or 10-minute walk to Planquery Pools which has been recently renovated and boasts fishing pools, tennis courts, a bar/grill and a limited play area.

5 minutes' drive into Balleroy you will find the famous Chateau with its hot air balloon museum, shop and tearoom, as well as bakeries, bars, post office and shops in the town itself.

The city of Bayeux with its cathedral, tapestry, restaurants, market, boutiques and hypermarkets is well worth a visit. The Saturday market is a stunning place to pick up fresh produce.

The Normandy beaches famed for the D-Day landings, but now a great place on a summer's day, are only 25km away, with lots of war museums nearby for rainy days.

The historic city of Caen is just 30 mins away by car and the breathtaking Mont St Michel is only 1 hour away for a day trip.

Honfleur, a harbour nearby is a must. It was popular with Impressionist painters like Monet and Boudin. They found its changing light and picturesque quays inspiring. On Saturday, visit the town's lively market and stock up on local cheese.

Other Activities:

Omaha beaches

DDay Landing tours

Caves at Caumont L'Eventé

Le Foret de Cerisy

Les Jardins de Castillon

Jardin Public de Bayeux

Museum of the Battle of Normandy

Bayeux Tapestry Museum

Walking, Horseriding, Kayaking, Windsurfing, Land Yachting,

Golf: Golf courses located at Port-en-Bessin, 30 minutes away and Granville, 1 hour away.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Planquery, Lower Normandy

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
late summer
9 Sep 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
10 Mar 2018 - 4 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
mid season
5 May 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High season
7 Jul 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late summer
8 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

The rental rate includes water, electricity, bed linen and towels.
A deposit of £100 per week booked is payable to secure your booking. The remainder is due no later than 30 days before the start date of your holiday. A discount may be available for paying in full on booking - please ask for details.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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