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3 Cottages in Breathtaking Watermill Setting. Pet Friendly Properties With WiFi. - Le Gite De Parc (2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4)



Updated: 28-Nov-2016
Cottages near Vire, Calvados Normandy, France - Peaceful Retreat 1 mile fromVillage, 8 Miles from Historic Vire

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.

Details for holiday cottage Le Gite De Parc (2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4), 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

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.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

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.

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Speaks English, French

12 Reviews

based on 12 holidaymaker reviews


Perfect French Getaway

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Russell & Diane. We enjoyed having you here and hope to see you both again on a future occasion.
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Beautiful situation .

  • 4 of 5

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

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Margaret. So glad you enjoyed yourselves here. The grandchildren seemed to have a good time as well
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Stunning setting, peaceful and relaxed - we loved the Gite de Parc

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Simon. So glad yourself, Nancy and your dog Sam enjoyed the amenities on offer onsite and that you also took time out to explore the local countryside of the region. Hope see you all again!
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Fantastic property. Beautiful surroundings

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Richard. Glad you and the family enjoyed yourselves here. I hope you completed the long drive back to Sheffield without too much stress.
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Beautifull tranquil place you would not find better for a quiet. Relaxing few days.

  • 3 of 5

Wonderful time visited many places in the area, did some fishing at the gite and it was a love lye few days.

  • Review Submitted: May 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad that you enjoyed your short break here at le moulin l'Eveque June Please tell any friends that may enjoy what we have on offer here.
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Wonderfully secluded, tranquil spot to recharge

  • 5 of 5

Much appreciated Johnny Carroll's hospitality and great advice with regards to culinary options nearby. the little river which passes right by the estate and the rolling hills surrounding the location were a delight in autumn colors. Many sights to see within easy reach (by car that is ;-) Highly recommendable if you are not looking for the hustle&bustle environment.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Wolfgang. More than happy to share a bit of local knowledge with you I'm glad you liked staying here and enjoyed your 1st holiday in Normandy. Johnny
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From the Owner

Lower Normandy is a beautiful region and has a great motorway network providing links to all other regions of this vast country.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Dinard at 95 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Campeaux at 3.5 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Caen/Ouisterham at 75 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Golf de lac at 30 Kilometres Nearest Train : Vire at 15 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A84 at 7 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Beny bocage at 6 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Muchtoofar! at 700 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Granvilli at 50 Kilometres Car: necessary


Granville, a lively town with weekly markets has the nearest life guarded beach and is a 40 minute drive. Many other beaches, usually almost deserted are just 45 mins away.


Caen (Ouisterham) with ferries to and from Portsmouth 55 mins. Calais 3.5 hrs. Cherbourg 1hr 20 mins. Le Havre 2 hrs. Dieppe 2hrs 30 mins.

Dinard Airport Ryanair to Stansted and East Midlands 1hr.30 mins. Rennes Airport 1 hr 30 mins.

Dinard Airport. A car is essential in Calvados.

Further Details:

Plenty of supermarkets and restaurants within 15 minutes drive. We are happy to make your restaurant reservations for you. Le Moulin l'Eveque is the perfect springboard for all the Normandy attractions, with the Bayeux tapestry, the landing beaches, Mont St Michel all being around 45 minutes drive away. Historic towns of Falaise and Dinan with it's medieval quarter are just a bit further and Monet's garden at Giverney takes about 2.5 hours to get to.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Xmasnew year 2016
24 Dec 2016 - 1 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Visitors are advised to take out travel insurance in the event of being unable to travel.

Changeover Day:
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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

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.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Internet


  • Dining Area


  • pets considered

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo

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
  • caving
  • swimming


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2


  • Golf ...


  • Self-catering

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


  • Notes on accommodation: Each cottage has it's own private garden with patio and BBQ area. All linen and towels are included in the price. Due to the proximity of the river small children must be supervised. All cottages have WiFi internet access and DVD players. In common with all holiday cottages in France, smoking is not permitted inside the houses, but all have patios right outside. Outside: Large barn with table tennis and an indoor BBQ for larger parties and evening get togethers. 500 metres of river frontage for trout and coarse fishing. Large communal garden.

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