|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
This south facing gîte is an all day sun trap with private terrace running the length of the building. Although built of local stone in 1800 the layout bears more than a passing resemblance to the longierre style of cottages of Haute Normandy. Looking at the cottage from the left you will find, fully fitted kitchen with cooker, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, coffee maker and a breakfast table. French windows open onto the terrace. The kitchen leads into the dining room and has an open fireplace, (logs can be bought in cooler months). A door to the right leads into a double bedroom decorated and furnished in classic rustic Normandy French style. This leads straight into the bathroom with bath/shower wc, wash basin and bidet. At the very end of the cottage is a small living room which has a two seater sofa and 2 armchairs. French windows lead out onto the terrace from the living room. The living room is equipped with DVD and all English freeview channels. Upstairs to bedroom 2.
Three traditional modernised Normandy cottages in 3 hectares of lush watermill setting. The cottages are sympathetic conversions of old stone outbuildings, all fully equipped for the perfect self catering holiday. The Calvados region of Normandy is ideal for rambling, fishing, back-to-nature, family holidays. The banks of the River Vire are perfect for peaceful walks, fishing, renewal and rejuvenation. Within easy reach of many of the fabulous Normandy and Brittany beaches, the Medieval town of Bayeux and charming fishing village Honfleur and millionaires' Deauville. Historic towns such as Mont St Michel, Flers. Parks, chateaux, shops, markets, golf courses, horse riding, fishing and sailing are all local. Campeaux is a great launching pad for exploring the Calvados and Normandy region. The Vire Valley offers a landscape of rolling hills and occasional gorges, local cider and of course its Calvados.
Born and bred in Dublin but having lived in London for many years, I came across Le Moulin L'Eveque in late 2002 and fell in love with the place. I moved in in May 2003. I live on site and am always here to welcome visitors, so no looking for hidden keys is required! Happy to advise you where to source the best wines at the best prices and help you plan your holiday under all weather conditions, ie best places to go on a sunny day and some good indoor activities in case of rain.
The Owner purchased this cottage in 2003
Lower Normandy is a beautiful region and has a great motorway network providing links to all other regions of this vast country.
Seemingly in the middle of nowhere, yet only 6 minutes from the underused motorway (except in August) you can actually be 60 miles away in an hour, from a standing start, without breaking any speed limits. This is a unique property with a history going back to 1308 and I will be happy to answer any questions over a glass of wine.
Visitors are advised to take out travel insurance in the event of being unable to travel.
Changeover day is normally Saturday, but in quieter weeks this can be flexible. Just ask if you wish to make a midweek booking. Arrival time is after 3pm and departure is around 10am.
Notes on prices:
Prices are for the properties per week in UK pounds.
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This place is a slice of heaven. From the moment we arrived we felt as though we had slipped from our hectic lives in the UK into bliss!
Our hosts were incredible and couldn't have been more helpful offering local knowledge, wine and wood for our fire! Their dog, Azure, wandered in and out making us feel more as though we were part of a family rather than tourists.
The accommodation is stunning; warm and rustic, offering all the comforts of home yet maintaining all the charm that rural France promises. We wandered down to the river each morning and fed the horses at lunchtime then walked down the lane in the afternoon, I can't tell you how much of an antidote this place is to the the stresses and strains of life in the UK!
There is a Carrefore within 10 minutes drive, the beaches are close by and the countryside is right on your doorstep. What more could a holiday offer?
We have already booked to go back.
Fabulous peaceful location yet well situated within easy reach of all amenities. Very welcoming hosts and good, well equipped gite. The beautiful, secure grounds make it a particularly great choice for those travelling with dogs. Recommended.
We visited with our two grand daughters aged 8 and 13. It was perfect for us with the lovely situation by the side of a gentle river, swims before breakfast, messing about on the river in the canoe and fishing. . A great place for children Feeding the horses each morning and BBQ s in the superb barn We regularly saw kingfisher on the river . The house is based on a Normandy long house style and the various external doors made for fun comings and goings . The village bakery was first class as was the homemade jam made by Johnny and Lynn. We enjoyed several days on the beautiful coast , uncrowded even in early August. Spotlessly clean beaches, shallow waters. and endless rockpools to explore . We were able to relax whilst the girls safely explored and a first for all of us was seeing the expanse of oyster beds . A thoroughly enjoyable holiday was the verdict of all of us
We were made most welcome by Johnny & his partner Lynn. The Gite was spacious (2 adults and a dog - in a 4 person), very comfortable and had everything we would have expected. We couldn't think of anything we needed above what was provided. The interior is furnished in a rustic French style, enhanced by your own fairly private sun trap, and gardens just to the side of the other Gites.
No cottage is ever perfect, and we could nit pick on minor issues - but we were escaping from such attitudes so prevalent in the UK and just enjoying our time away from the rat race. And we did - very much so.
This is the perfect place for pottering, reading ,and visiting the Bocage area of Normandie. We felt very welcome everywhere we went, and were amazed how dog friendly bistro's and cafes were in Torrigni, Beny Bocage, Vire and many other villages. Our French pronunciation was met with much politeness.
We recommend the Boulangerie, and Boucherie in Campeaux - and found the mini mart useful too.
Had a great week in the gite. Great for access around the region. Johnny and Lynne both very accommodating. Highly recommended for a relaxing week
Wonderful time visited many places in the area, did some fishing at the gite and it was a love lye few days.