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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
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • 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. Free WIFI is 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.

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:
26 May, 2018

About Tessa Verso

I'm a retired primary teacher living in UK. We love to visit le Moulin a few times a year but would like to share it with others.

Tessa Verso purchased this cottage in 2000

Why Tessa Verso chose Planquery

Le Moulin is such a sharp contrast to where we live - in town with all the hustle and bustle of life. Here we can chill out and relax in the peaceful setting. I used to bring my children here for holidays when they were young.

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:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Unfortunately we are only able to accept ONE pet.
  • We'd be grateful if dogs could sleep on a blanket or their own bed which should be brought by the owner.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • 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 ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 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 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 4.8 based on 46 reviews

Pretty, peaceful cottage in a lovely area.

  • 5 of 5

This is a comfortable, well-appointed cottage with a fairy-tale exterior. The garden was beautiful with constant bird song and the occasional visit from a squirrel and a lizard. All we heard at night was the sound of owls.

The location was ideal for visiting the DDay beaches and museums and the numerous little villages and markets.

The cottage was warm and cozy and the comfortable bed made for an excellent night's sleep every night.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So lovely that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for your feedback. Kind regards Tessa
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Thousand Oaks

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: 23-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great news! Thanks for the review.
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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: 08-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 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: 08-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 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: 24-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 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: 03-Jun-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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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
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
Early 2019
9 Mar 2019 - 3 May 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
mid Season 2019
4 May 2019 - 5 Jul 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season 2019
6 Jul 2019 - 6 Sep 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late season 2019
7 Sep 2019 - 1 Nov 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
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

  • 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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