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Cottage In A Peaceful Location



Updated: 05-Oct-2016
Cottage near Thury Harcourt, Calvados, Swiss Normandy

La Vannetiere is a stone built cottage, the kitchen, lounge, wc and shower room are on the ground floor with stairs leading to one bedroom on the first floor. Outside there is a well established pretty garden set on two levels, the top cottage garden having shade from the fruit trees, the lower, a Japanese style garden with ponds and a small patio area. The village of St Martin De Sallen is about 4k away. Caen, Falase and the landing beaches are all within easy reach.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine

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About the Owner

I have been living in France since 1990 and I adore this area, the countryside is stunning and the pace of life slow. The walks in the area are just lovely as we have the choice of woodland, cliff walks or beach walks.

I am married to a dairy farmer and besides cows we have also have sheep, chickens, ducks and geese and our farm is about 3 km from the cottage. So don't worry you won't be woken up by the cows being milked :)

Besides working on the farm I have a small business making handmade accessories for dogs ie collars leads beds etc I also make Handbags and shoulder bags.

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Speaks English, French, Dutch

14 Reviews

based on 14 holidaymaker reviews


Comfortable cottage in beautiful rural location.

  • 5 of 5

Very spacious accommodation for two people. A lovely, traditional stone cottage surrounded by beautiful countryside, very well equipped and a nice sitting area in the garden. The owner Lynda was welcoming and helpful in providing information re traffic problems, weather, suggesting walks etc. Would definitely recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a lovely review, I am so glad that you really enjoyed your stay, despite the french farmers :)
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Quite cottage retreat beautiful area

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous rustic cottage quiet surroundings so much to see and do and lovely village a stones throw away. Great to take dogs and the owner offers do walking facilities if requested, being in the countryside so many places to walk the dogs, but if you fancy time out in the city dog walking can be a bonus

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful respite place peaceful great!

  • 5 of 5

Went for a quite time that's what I got but there is so much around to do lovely country walks and the cottage is rustic and tranquile love it

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Delightful country retreat

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed my time at the cottage peaceful surroundings great walks and rides so much to see and do. River Orne is spectacular would definitely recommend this to friends and family

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great Time!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our time at this wonderful old stone cottage. It has a huge dining room table and one evening we had friends in for supper. Sitting around that large table with a roaring fire in the background was one of the favourite evenings of our holiday.

Lynda, our landlady, made our stay fun and memorable. She was always available to visit and to answer our questions. During our week there, she became a friend!

The Swiss Normandy area of France is stunningly beautiful. You will never lack for hiking trails, recreational activities, and sightseeing opportunities.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 9, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am really glad that you had such a good time and enjoyed my cottage so much:) , it was wonderful to see so many people sitting around the table and enjoying a great evening . I am also very happy that you now count me as one of your friends :) and you never know I may just make it over to Canada to see you guys sometime :) Thank you for your lovely review
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  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely stay in Linda's Gite, she was very helpful, left us with her mobile phone number. The cottage was lovely just as advertised a huge kitchen we really liked ,we took our Lurcher dog who had plenty of walks . Thury Harcourt was a delightful town typically French,yummy Patissiere. A good idea of Linda was to have a dog tag with her name and phone number on it we clipped on to our dogs collar (heaven forbid she went missing), so much to see and do it was easy to oversleep so peaceful,we hope to return and would recommend it to friends etc. Honfleur is a very pretty town lovely shops and cafes .Au Revoir

  • Review Submitted: Oct 27, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review Mo. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay and I look forward to seeing all 3 of you again in the future :)
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From the Owner

I fell in love with this little cottage the moment I saw it, it has a welcome feel about it and it is comfortable and cozy and as I mentioned before the area is lovely.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Caen at 39 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Thury Harcourt at 3.5 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Ouistreham at 50 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Golf De Clécy Cantelou at 10.7 Kilometres Nearest Train : Flers at 31 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Mondeville at 40 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Thury harcourt at 3.5 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Ouistreham at 50 Kilometres Car: recommended


The nearest beaches are about 1 hours drive away.


Caen/Ouisterham ferry port is about 45 mins drive.

Le Havre is approximately 2 hours drive.

It is recommended that you have transport, car, motorbike etc as there is no public transport within 3.5km.


The nearest town is Thury Harcourt, which is 3.5km this has shops and two supermarkets, it also has an indoor swimming pool.

Caen is approximately 30 mins drive away it is a large town with good shopping and many places of interest.

The landing beaches are 1.30 to 2hours drive from the cottage.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 3
29 Aug 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please phone or email for a booking form. €100 deposit is required on booking.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is usualy Saturday but can be flexible.
Arrival at the property is 4pm on the first day and departure is 10am on the final day.

Deposit of €100 required on booking the balance is payable on arrival at the cottage .

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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered ...

Location Type

  • river
  • rural


  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • pond
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Large shower room with wc and washing machine.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 Adults (One Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: 1 double bed.


  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: The property is not suitable for children. Outside: The gardens are secluded and peaceful, the ponds in the Japanese garden attract wildlife. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bedding is not supplied but all linen can be rented at a small charge.

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