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Charming 2 bed barn conversion situated near Thury-Harcourt

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Parking


About the property

2 bedroom barn conversion situated in beautiful countryside in Suisse Normande

La Vieille Ferme is a group of 4 holiday cottages situated in a small hamlet called La Gouitiere, just outside the village of Donnay, in the heart of the beautiful area of Calvados known as La Suisse Normande.

The pretty town of Thury-Harcourt is 5kms and the city of Caen 30kms.

L'Ecurie was once a milking parlour that has been converted into two beautiful two bedroom cottages. The other cottage is called L'Etable (2 bedrooms, sleeping 5). L'Ecurie has an open plan living room with well equipped kitchen, dining and sitting areas. Off this is the bathroom with bath shower, sink and WC. French doors open out into the garden. Private gardens to back and front with table, chairs and BBQ for al fresco eating. There is a field adjacent that you can use too for playing, picnicing etc. Upstairs are two bedrooms, one double and the other with 2 single beds. There are exposed beams from the original building adding rustic charm to the property. The cottage is very well insulated making it cool in summer and economical to heat in the winter. Heating is via electric radiators. English/French speaking owners next door for help and advice if you need it. No smoking. Free wifi.

More Details

Peta and Jason Chesir
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
8 March, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

This farm is a great way to change completely your lifestyle for a few days (if you're an inhabitant of a megapolis). The smell of a fresh grass will make you want to stay forever. But don't think that the vieille farm is far from the civilization, you'll be able to find everything you need in the supermarkets, located in 10 minutes by the car. The most important thing is the owners of the farm, if you decide to go there don't miss the opportunity to get to know these awesome people! Peta and Jason, you're the best! -Yorgi and Olga)
May 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Donnay in Calvados

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • In the bathroom is a bath with shower over, wash basin and toilet.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Books
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Charming 2 bed barn conversion situated near Thury-Harcourt
average rating of 4.0 based on 3 reviews

Well equipped recent conversion in quiet rural location.

  • 4 of 5

Used as base for cycling in local area. Cycle storage available. 5 minutes to nearby small town by car.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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séjour de 3 jours très agréable

  • 4 of 5

Maison très propre et très bien entretenue, cadre agréable, bien situé pour visiter la Suisse Normande. On a apprécié le jardin donnant sur les chevaux. Peta et Jason sont des personnes sympathiques répondant à nos demandes très vites. Il manquerait éventuellement un micro-onde et une cafetière électrique. Tout est impeccable, continuez ainsi nous n'hésiterons pas à proposer vos locations à nos connaissances.

  • Review Submitted: 14-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci Philippe Il y a maintenant un micro-ondes dans le gîte. Nous espérons que vous reviendrez un jour.
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
45 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Nearest Train
35 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
45 Kilometres
Riva Bella Ouistreham
Car: recommended

The cottages are in a fantastic area for outdoor pursuits such as cycling, walking, horse riding, golf, fishing, climbing and kayaking. Bring your bikes if you can! (Mountain bikes can be hired in Thury-Harcourt if you can't). We even have a roller skating rink in the village with hosting roller hockey matches for all ages.

We are close to many historical sites such as the chateau in Falaise, Bayeux (tapestry), the Normandy landing beaches, Pegasus bridge, the chateaux and abbeys in Caen.

Nearby are the lovely seaside towns of Trouville, Deauville and Honfleur and further inland we have the pretty towns/villages of Pont d'Ouilly, Clecy, Domfront, Caen, Flers and Falaise.

The Normandy scenery is stunning and there are beautiful rivers, gorges, forests, lakes and miles of sandy beaches for you to explore.

Normandy is famous for its cider production, calvados and pommeau, the cheeses of Camembert and Pont L'Eveque, local goats cheese, cream and honey. You can try and buy the produce direct from the farms.

For the children there are lots of theme parks, zoo's, maize mazes in summer, tree top adventure parks, velo rail, swimming pools, ice skating, boating, fishing, walks, climbing, museums, beaches and lakes.

We also offer free guided tours to guests arriving on their motorcycles, babysitting, kids activities, guided walks and French lessons.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £100

Electricity is charged at current EDF cost
Linen hire (optional) - 10 euros per person payable on arrival
Monthly rates are for a minimum of two months.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.