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Charming 200 Year Old Stone Rural Cottages

Bedrooms 3
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cottages in Carrouges, Nr. Orne, Normandy, France - Peaceful Countryside Location

Charming 200 Year Old Stone Rural Cottages are set in rural countryside at the end of a quiet lane. The cottages are grouped around a courtyard, together with the former farmhouse, which is occupied by resident owners. The hamlet is surrounded by Norman cider orchards, rolling fields and stream near by. Wildlife is everywhere. Red squirrels, birds of prey, herons and hares Near by villages of Carrouges and Ranes are 5 kilometres away with all facilities. Town of Argentan is 20 kilometres. D.Day beaches, The Bayeaux tapestry, Mont St.Michel and the Loire Chateaux are all easily reached.

Property Manager
Margaret Kennedy
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
15 December, 2016

About Margaret Kennedy

After living on a farm in Rhodesia/Zimbabwe for over 45 years, but with the change in Government, we decided to look for a place to retire. We had family living in the region who suggested we come and look near Carrouges. We came over on a 5 day visit and fell in love with everything and after looking at several places decided on L'Etre du Bois. Over the next 13 years, coming over for the summer months, we slowly renovated the buildings, until 2002, when we had to leave Zimbabwe as our farm was repossesed. Have lived here permanently since. We have had a fantastic time through all these years. Making good friends. with neighbours and artisans. We count ourselves so lucky to have found such a peaceful,tranquil region. To be woken in the morning by the birdsong is really magical.

Margaret Kennedy purchased this farmhouse in 1980

Why Margaret Kennedy chose Lower Normandy

L'Etre du Bois is in the center of the Natural Park Region of Normandy with it's acres of National Forest, stud farms, blossom orchards, hedged farmlands and lanes covered in wild flowers and beauty all around.

We had visited many other parts of France in the past but this region has something special. Now after 22 years with nearly all the hard work behind us, we have a comfortable home and 2 holiday cottages to which guests return year after year. Most come for the same reasons - a place to relax. John and Margarite Kennedy Welcome you to L'Etre du Bois.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Wonderful stay in a wonderful home. Beautiful surroundings. Well within reach of all necessary amenities. Fun for children who cycled around many times. Great garden to relax and play in.

A very good first time visit to Normandy. ( Ashton 2009)

As always a wonderful time in France. Excellent trip to Paris, train 11.00 from Argentan and back at 20.00, many hours of walking. Alencon market excellent for food as well. We will be back in October.( Lorraine Brinley 2008)

Thank you both for your kindness and hospitality. We loved it here, the countryside and your neighbours. We loved the Chateau at Carrouges (it was free to visit) We wish you good health and prosperity and perhaps we will see you again. (Pauline and John Winslow Sept. 2008)
Feb 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Orne, France

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Notes on accommodation: The Stables has central heating and a wood burning stove. Bakehouse is heated by the wood burning stove, also has low ceilings and beams. Children need supervision, but have a large lawn garden to play in. Outside: The cottages have private patio areas, with garden furniture and barbecue's. The courtyard is gravelled with room for parking. Shallow steps lead up to the large hedged garden, which has fruit trees, flower beds and area for playing badminton etc.




Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
The Stables Low
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
26 Aug 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £20

Booking Notes:
Booking can be made by email or website. Prices are per week in sterling 25% on booking and balance 4 weeks before arrival. Discount available for bookings of two week booking or more. The cottages are closed from November to March as not suitable over winter due to our access lane.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday, arriving after 4 pm and leaving before 10 am.

Notes on prices:
Prices are per week, deposit of 25% on booking in Sterling balance 4 weeks before arrival.
We accept payment by bank transfer and Paypal. There is a 3.5% surcharge when paying by Paypal
Discounts are available for bookings of two weeks or more and also if both properties are booked together. Please enquire for further information.

25% at time of booking, balance 4 weeks prior to arrival

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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