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Large Quiet Garden In Peaceful Surroundings-Free WiFi



Updated: 10-Sep-2016
Cottage in Gathemo, Lower Normandy, France

The cottage which is adjacent to the owners' house has total privacy. The local village is 1km from the cottage and has a boulangerie and bar. The nearest town of Vire is some 15 minutes drive from the property and has 3 large supermarkets and all the usual shopping facilities. Vire golf course is within 10 minutes drive. Free internet broadband is available in the cottage. All gas and electricity are included in the price with no other charges.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine

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8 Reviews

based on 8 holidaymaker reviews



  • 5 of 5

From the minute we arrived at the cottage we felt right at home. The welcome from Chris and Peter was exceptional the courtesy and consideration extended to us was wonderful, nothing over the period of our stay was a bother, their concerns for our wellbeing and comfort was outstanding.Everything that you could possibly require for your comfort was to hand in the cottage. It was very well maintained and very luxurious. The village Cafe/Bar shop was excellent value for lunch, the bucher, the Baker were also conveninet. The location and facilities not only within the cottage were first class. We would have no hesitation in recommending Les Coquelicots and have already recommended it to several people. If it were possible to give more than a 5 star rating we certainly would.We would like to thank Chris and Peter for making our holiday a wonderful time and we will most certainly be returning.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, what a review. What can we say but thank you May and Bill and we look forward to your return. We always try to do our best for all our guests and after 11 years we would like to think we know what our guests require and provide it!! Our motto is "leaving won't be easy-----"
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Location Location Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Our hosts provided us with the most perfect location for the best holiday we have ever had.

The accommodation was gorgeous had every home comfort and more. The welcome pack was very generous as was the welcome from Chris and Peter.

Chris and Peter were always on hand to recommend and advise but never intrusive.

The accommodation was very central to many beautiful towns, Dinan, Bayeux, Granville, also the Normandy beaches. We visited Paris which was only 2 hours on the Train from Vire.

For us the cycling was fantastic, challenging hills but the "voie vert" an old disused railway line ,provided a lovely route which ambled between villages.

A perfect holiday if you want to be active, sight see or just sit in the garden and read books. Thank you so much.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We much enjoyed the company of Anne and Iain and look forward to their next visit.
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  • 5 of 5

We have holidayed in many lodges and self catering accommodation, but 'Les Coquillettes' is by far the best, with every home comfort catered for. We enjoyed the privacy of the large garden, and very spacious gite. Peter and Chris are wonderful hosts, always available to help, but very discreet. We had a fantastic, relaxing time and would recommend this delightful gite as a holiday destination. Many thanks for a truly perfect holiday, we will back again soon. Caroline and Bryan

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: As we have said before we consider the cottage suitable for professional couples as well as 55+. Thank you Caroline and Bryan for your comments, they are much appreciated.
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  • 5 of 5

Fantastic cottage and setting for a truly relaxing break. Very peaceful location with everything you need to relax. The owners are delightful company, on hand for when you need anything, but also very discreet. This was our first stay in Normandy and it most definitely won't be our last. The cottage is close to some charming towns and there is lots to do but it's so relaxing you won't want to do a lot!

Thank you Chris and Peter for a fantastic week.

  • Review Submitted: May 5, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this review. It always our aim to achieve a high standard in cleanliness and hospitality without intruding into our guests' privacy.
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Every Creature Comfort

  • 5 of 5

I can say without hesitation that Les Coquellicots is the best gite we have ever stayed in, particularly in terms of comfort and convenience. It is immaculately run and maintained by Chris and Peter, who were the perfect hosts for our very relaxing Christmas break (they even put up a tree and lights for us!). Every time we thought 'I wonder if there is a .....?', there it was in a cupboard or draw! For the price paid, it is worth every one of the five stars we recommend.

The gite is small (one bedroom). but that makes it very cosy and just right for a couple. It is set in picturesque rolling countryside and within easy access of many attractive towns and the coastal beaches. There are some small shops nearby for essentials, like fresh bread, but Vire town is only 15 minutes drive away, which has everything you would need. Chris and Peter can recommend a wonderful restaurant for a special meal.

We stayed in mid winter and so weren't able to make the most of the gardens around the gite, but I can imagine that in the summer they would be great for sitting out for an evening drink or barbeque. There are plenty of books and games on hand if the weather turns bad, and the large TV gets Sky and all the UK tv channels.

I thoroughly recommend this gite for the level of comfort and the warmth of the reception from the owners. You will not be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 6, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted with the review but would say that the cottage is suitable not only for over 55s but also for professional couples wanting to relax in a comfortable environment
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Beautiful gite for two!

  • 5 of 5

Spent a fantastic week at this beautiful gite in October.It was like home from home, couldn't fault anything( only that we couldn't stay longer). We had a warm welcome from Chris and Peter, a tray was even set ready for a welcome cup of tea on arrival. We didn't go shopping until the second day as our hosts had provided a substantial welcome pack! The weather was kind and we fell in love with the small town of sourdeval which was only ten minutes drive away. Walking along the lanes from the gite was a pleasure, horses, cows, birds and blackberries galore. We had a problem with the car, Chris directed us to a garage in the village ( run by 2 English lads). All was sorted but Christ and Pete were there to show there concerns. We spent a few hours with them over drinks at their house. Chatting by their log fire was a definite highlight and felt that we had known them for longer than a week . Thanks very much to you both, hope to see you again next year. John and Carol.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 16, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very grateful for such a review. We always aim to provide a warm welcome and to ensure that the cottage is clean and comfortable with up to date amenities at an affordable price. We believe the cottage is suitable for professional and retired couples. Chris and Peter Edwards
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Activity and Interests


The nearest coast is on the bay of Mont St Michel and is approximately 40 minutes drive. The beaches are sand and are practically deserted.


Ouistreham(Caen) is an hour's drive, Le Havre an hour and 40 minutes and Calais 4 hours. Dinard airport is about 1 hour 30 minutes and Rennes airport 1hour 40 minutes. A car is essential.


The local village of Gathemo is 1km from the cottage. Sourdeval, a small town, is 15 minutes drive and Vire 15 minutes also. All the D-Day landing beaches are within 90 minutes drive as are also such venues as Mont St Michel Bayeux and Caen.

Further Details:

There are several good restaurants within the area details of which can be obtained from the owners. A starter pack will be available in the cottage to provide an all day breakfast. This is included in the price of the holiday. Free internet broadband is available in the cottage. Sorry but we do not accept pets.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 1
28 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Bookings can be made on a daily, weekly or fortnightly basis. A non-refundable deposit of £50 is required at the time of booking and the balance 4 weeks prior to arrival. Payment can be made by sterling cheque or in cash by Euros.

Changeover Day:
Changeovers are flexible.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Updated: 10-Sep-2016
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Property Type

  • cottage


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


  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Satellite / Cable


  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • rural


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite with wc, vanity unit and shower.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: One large bedroom with new traditional style French furniture consisting of a double bed, bedside tables and a chest of drawers. Wardrobe facilities are adjacent to the bedroom.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Outside: Clients will be able to use the owners, large garden and all it's associated furniture. A barbecue is also available. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bedding, towels, and kitchen linen are included in the price. The cottage will be thoroughly cleaned prior to arrival and clients will be expected to maintain it in a clean and tidy condition during their stay. All linen will be changed weekly.

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