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Bedrooms 3
Space 215 sq. ft.
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

Barn in Taillebois, Suisse Normandie Region, Orne, Normandy - Peaceful Location, Set in Beautiful Surrounding Farmland

Renovated barn with its own garden situated an hour from the port at Caen and 2 hours from Le Harve, set on the edge of the village of Taillebois in the heart of The Suisse Normandie Region. The barn has 3 bedrooms, a bathroom and a large open plan kitchen/dining/lounge area and separate laundry room, all rooms are heated by electric convectors for all year round holidays. An ideal position to reach many attractions, historic monuments,There is also the opportunity to try out one of the many local activities - kayaking, horse riding, mountain biking, golf and walking with (29 local routes) mostly tree lined. Climb among the trees at the nearby Roche d'Oetre tree adventure park, not for the faint hearted. For the less energetic just sit back, relax and listen to the woodpeckers and other wildlife in the woodlands around us.

Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
10 April, 2018

About The Owner

We live here in Taillebois all year round and have three children who love the freedom they have and the french way of life. As with most french families we have chickens , along with 2 adorable goats and guinea pigs.

There is very little traffic on our roads and we all love to go bike riding down the numerous lanes and cycleways. Everyone here has made us so welcome and the french are so helpful.

The Owner purchased this barn in 2005

Why The Owner chose Taillebois

We originally started looking for a holiday home but fell in love with the area and decided to get out of the hussle and bussle of England and now live a much slower pace of life.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Loveley stay, Tina and Denis so very helpful. Recommend Le Mont St Michel. Domfont, Bayeux Pont D'Ouilly and Normandy beaches are a must! A lovely place to cycle - quiet roads. H, D, A & L, Ludney.

A very enjoyable stay at this peaceful and well appointed gite. Zoo de Jurques ideal for a day trip with young children. Would recommend this place to anyone. Dennis & Tina are charming hosts. D. R. S & E. Ringwood.

Gite clean, well thought out & set in peaceful countryside.We visited and recommend the tapestry at Beyeux, picturesque Pont D'Ouilly and the scenery along the Orne Valley is well worth a drive. The S. Family.
Jul 2008
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Taillebois in Orne

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 215 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Bath with overhead shower, WC and pedestal basin (heated with an electric radiator).
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 7 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has a double bed. Bedroom 2 has 2 single beds and cot. Bedroom 3 has a double and one single bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Cot vailable and a selection of toys for young children. Sorry - no pets and no smoking in the property Outside: Own garden overlooking farmland with garden table, chairs and BBQ. Utility Room: Accessed by separate door with washing machine, tumble dryer and rotary clothes line. There is also plenty of room for storage of cycles and other sports equipment. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen and kitchen linen is included. Towels not included. Minumum stay 3 nights


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average rating of 4.8333335 based on 7 reviews

Wonderful French country farm house with everything we needed!

  • 5 of 5

Dennis and Tina are amazing hosts! They gave us great directions to the home and had everything ready for our arrival. They even hand picked DVDs for our kids to watch.

We arrived in the evening and we're greater by Tina, who asked if we needed anything and then left us to settle for the night.

The house was cozy but accommodated 4 adults and 3 children very comfortably. The furniture is comfortable as are the beds (2 double and 3 twin). Kitchen is fully equipped and we prepared several meals with no problems. There is only one bathroom but we never had an issue with this.

The location may be too remote for some but we enjoyed being in the country. The sites of Normandy and D-day are all within an easy drive for day trips. As the house is rural, the Internet is hit and miss but this didn't bother us.

We had a wonderful stay and enjoyed the warm hospitality of our amazing hosts! We would definitely stay again and recommend to anyone who loves being in the country but with plenty to explore nearby.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Superb relaxing holiday in a beautiful gite with great hosts

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time in Normandy. Dennis and Tina were very helpful with local information and places to visit. Lots of activities locally for the children, kayaking, climbing, castles, plenty of space to play football. The gite was perfect for us (1 adult ,3 grown up children and 1 teenager) plenty of space and spotless. Set in a peaceful rural location we had a relaxing week and I would recommend this gite. A big thank you to Dennis and Tina, hope to see you again soon

  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Relaxing stay in rural location

  • 4 of 5

Had a wonderful short stay in this relaxing rural retreat, in this beautiful part of France with lots to discover nearby. We were greeted by Tina and Dennis who were great hosts full of local knowledge and always on hand if anything was needed. Our kids loved playing in the garden and visiting the goats and Donkeys. Would love to visit again.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very clean and welcoming.

  • 5 of 5

Rural location, very quiet local roads perfect for walking or cycling. Cottage very clean and well equipped. Owners Tina and Dennis live close by and on hand for any questions/queries. Very helpful. English TV on freesat, plus English dvds/books should you want. We enjoyed just chilling out on the sun loungers with a book and a glass of wine if not out and about.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Feb-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Magnifique région et agréable maison

  • 5 of 5

C'est une région qui vaut vraiment le détour, la suisse normande est magnifique avec une belle nature, de belles randonnées à faire, des rivières et du canoë....Nous avons également apprécié la maison entourée de nature, calme et agréable et avec tout l'équipement. Nous vous la recommandons sans hésiter.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: lovely clean guests left the place sparkling, would welcome them again anytime.
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Very nice stay at Dennis and Tina's house

  • 5 of 5

Really nice and clean house. Perfect spot to discover the Suisse Normande. Dennis was really available and flexible during our stay; he helped us find nice activities to do. The house is well furnished (BBQ, etc), including a nice garden. Really quiet area.

Only two recommendations that I could do: beds could be improved as there are not really comfortable and it would be great to have the toilets outside the bathroom.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
38 Miles
Nearest Barpub
9 Miles
Pont D'Ouilly
Nearest Ferry
45 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
La Selle La Forge
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
9 Miles
Pont D'Ouilly
Nearest Beach
45 Miles
landing beaches
Car: necessary


The sandy Normandy Landing Beaches are one hours drive away.


The port of Caen (Ouistreham) is about 1 hours drive. Port of Le Harve is about 2 hours drive. Dieppe about 2 3/4 hours drive. Calais about 4 hours drive.


Nearest large supermarket is at Athis (10 mins) which also has a Tourist Office, bank, several independent shops. Nearest sreet markets are held at Flers (20 mins drive) on Wed and Sat and Conde-sur Noireau on Thursday (20 mins drive). Falaise with its outstanding castle and ancient churches, Clecy, The Suisse Normandie countryside, Roche d'Oetre tree adventure park with amazing views and Pont D'Ouilly nestling on the river are but a few of the many places to visit.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:

Changeover Day:
Saturday changeover in the high season but more flexibility is available at other times. Arrival should be after 4.00 p.m. and departure by 10.00 a.m. but please ask and we will do our best to accommodate you

Notes on prices:
A supplement of £25 per week will be added from 1 October through to 30 April for heating costs. A security deposit of £100.00 will be added to final balance (this will be returned after departure less any deductions for excessive cleaning and/or damages).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.