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Beautiful Ladybird Lodge for nine persons with Pool and Donkeys. Great for Kids



Updated: 12-May-2016
Holiday Home in Carville, Beny Bocage Calvados, Normandy - Set In A Very Pretty Location Just 10 Minutes Walk From Aj Hackets Adventure Park

A really pretty lodge with lots of space for a large family or group of friends to chill out and relax.It is furnished and decorated to a very high standard to offer maximum comfort to our guests.

Ladybird has four double bedrooms . We have a downstairs bedroom with ensuite which is suitable for persons with mobility issues. We have just had a lovely undercover seating and dining area outside which is great for relaxing and watching the children whilst they are playing in the pool and on the swings and trampoline.

We have our donkeys that come and stay at the cottage for the Summer and they love to be petted and fed carrotts. Also if you are interested in horseriding there is a tracking and horseriding centre just 5 minutes walk away from the cottage.

This property is available to rent all year and is ideal for both Summer and Winter holidays. It is located just five minutes from the lovely village of Beny Bocage which has a selection of shops and bars. Plus it is within walking distance of AJ. Hackets Bungee Jumping Park with cafes, rides and shops.

More Details
  • Sleeps 9
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine

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About the Owner

We are a family business, Simon, Julie Tom and Ellie

own Gite Holidays Normandy. Simon and Tom renovate the properties and Ellie and Julie do all the interior design and bookings. We love living in France

and have lived here now for nearly seven years.

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

WOW love the decor, especially the lovely red bedroom and comfy settees. the kids did not want to go home, they had fantastic fun playing in the pool and garden, we definitely want to come back next year. thanks Sue and Brian July 2011.

Thank you Julie and Si for letting us stay in your beautiful Ladybird Lodge, we had a wonderful holiday and found the cottage to be truly relaxing and well equipped. We loved the Bungee Park but I am afraid we just watched, it was very entertaining. Hope to see you again sometime. Paula and Dave Aug 2011.
Oct 2010
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  • 5 of 5

What a lovely place. The house and grounds were perfect for the 6 adults and 1 toddler. Beautiful area. Linda and Eric are so friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend the property and we hope to return in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

When we first saw this property it had not been lived in for 15 years, so was in need of quite a lot of TLC. We decided to completely renovate it and take off the roof and back to just four walls, it was a major project that took 12 months full time to complete. We loved decorating and dressing Ladybird Lodge and sourced our materials from all over Europe. We particularly love the area especially Hackets Park which is just 10 minutes walk away, both my daughter and I have enjoyed horseriding in this lovely countryside as there is a wonderful riding stables just five minutes walk from the cottage. It is so peaceful at Ladybird but not too isolated.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : dinard at 60 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : beny bocage at 2 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : caen at 60 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Lake Dathee at 15 Kilometres Nearest Train : Vire at 20 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Beny Bocage at 2 Kilometres Nearest Beach : granvile at 40 Kilometres Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

If you are interested in ‘art and craft or cookery’, we are able to organise taster days with French Tutors. Please discuss at the time of booking. Horse-riding lessons can also be arranged, together with boating and windsurfing.


The glorious beaches of Granville and Julouville are only 40 minutes drive away. The D.Day landing beaches are approximately 1 hour away. Granville is a cosmopolitan town with many ‘Tres Chic’ boutiques. Why not stroll along the harbour and try one of the many delightful fish restaurants. If you fancy a day trip to Jersey or a tour around the Chanel Islands you can catch the ferry in Granville. The ferry is very good value and the shopping in Jersey is wonderful.


The nearest Airport is Dinard. Ryan Air operates flights from Stansted, Bristol and EastMidlands. The distance from Beny Bocage is about 1 hr 20 mins Car hire is available, however, airport transfer is possible, this is worthwhile if you are planning a cycling or walking holiday at the cottage. In addition Taylor Made holidays can be arranged including Taster days and French Tuition. Alternatively if you wish to bring your car then the nearest ports are Caen or Cherbourg (1 hour approx).


The nearest village is two mins drive (Beny Bocage).

Mont Saint Michel is 50 mins.

Vire is 15 mins.

Further Details:

Ladybird Lodge is in a really great location. It is near to all attractions but also situated in a lovely village. Only five mins walk from the lodge is a great riding and hacking centre, The centre caters for both total beginners and experienced riders, it also offers private lessons. Just behind the property is a lovely walk which leads you to A.J, Hackets Bungee Jumping Centre. Take a look at the website on A.J.HacketsNormandie. The park has a lovely Swiss Cafe and different rides suitable for Children or you could try out the three dare devil jumps that are on offer. The Jumps take place off the viaduct that Gustav Eifel built it is really worth a look.


Rental rates

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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Booking is very easy, just email or telephone and your holiday can be reserved.
A deposit of £100 required. It can either be paid by cheque or direct transfer. The remaining balance is due 6 weeks before departure. We can also do 10 day holidays but these must be booked well in advance to avoid disappointment.

Changeover Day:
The preferred changeover day is Saturday, however we can be flexible about this especially in mid or low season. The arrival time is 4.00pm and the departure time is 10.00am, unless other arrangements have been made.

Notes on prices:
We are able to offer a 20% discount on Brittany Ferries, please ask when enquiring.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

This property is wonderful for family or friends who wish to relax and stay in a really stunning house. It is convenient for local shops and cafes, plus there are things for children to do too. The property has the benefit of a huge garden with a new permanent swimming pool, it also has swings and a trampoline. In the Summer our Donkeys also visit and stay in the paddock area, they love to have a fuss and a carrot.


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • theme parks

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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • tennis


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 en-suite to downstairs bedroom. features luxury shower and roll top bath. Bathroom 2. Large shower room with luxury shower and wc. Guest toiletries are also provided.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 9 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: downstairs double bedroom with en-suite. Bedroom 2: large double bedroom with a an extra French day bed. Bedroom 3: double bedroom. Bedroom 4: twin room plus cot.


  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue

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


  • Notes on accommodation: Ladybird Lodge provides a great base for shopping, dining, cycling, horse riding and walking, it is also well placed to visit all the tourist attractions that Normandy has to offer. Outside: The lodge is set in a garden of about 1 acre it has a small orchard. The BBQ is situated on the patio. We have an above ground swimming pool (17ft). There is loads of space for children to play and it is all enclosed. Outside seating is provided along with sun loungers and umbrellas. There is also a secure garage attached to the property which is ideal for storing bikes etc. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The property is cleaned before each stay, but guests are asked to leave the property in a clean and tidy condition. All towels and bedlinen are included in the price. Also wood is provided for the wood burner. Other: Off the lounge is a little sitting area for reading. The Lodge is very spacious and is decorated and furnished to a very high standard. It offers every comfort you will need for your holiday. The lodge also has a secure garage ideal for storing bikes etc.

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