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Fantastic Lakeside Cottage, set in beautiful gardens.



Updated: 11-Aug-2016
Lakeside Cottage in Vengeons, Nr Sourdeval La Manche, Normandy, France - Amazingly Beautiful Surroundings Offering Total Privacy And Tranqulity

A pretty cottage overlooking a carp lake, situated in grounds of approx 2 acres. The grounds are extremlely beautiful with very well established with trees and plants. The cottage is the only property in the grounds so total privacy is guaranteed. Chill out, sunbathe, go boating, fish, the list is endless. This property is unique - the cottage is finished and furnished to a high standard so you can enjoy the outdoor life in luxury. The Lakeside is fantastic for a family holiday, holidaywith friends, or a honeymoon. Ladies can chill out if the boys want to fish, or just get in the boat and float around the lake sunbathing. Enjoy lazy evenings on the veranda, a large BBQ is provided.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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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

Thankyou Julie and Simon for letting us stay in your wonderful cottage. We had the most amazing time and enjoyed all the BBQs, fishing and using the boat. the surroundings are beautiful and we have totally relaxed.

The cottage was so lovely and comfy we just did not want to leave. We are going to tell everyone about it when we get back home. Hope to see you again.


The Johnsons Sussex.(June 2012)

Dear Simon and Tom,

Thankyou very much for helping me and Sadie to catch our first fish, we had a great time, especially when Tom showed us how to smoke it in the biscuit

tin, we are going to tell all our friends at school. We want Mum to book it again for next year. Hope to see you again.

Billy and Sadie aged 11 and 9 Cheshire. Aug 2012
Jan 2012
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5 Reviews

based on 5 holidaymaker reviews


Great Summer Holiday

  • 4 of 5

We had a great holiday at the cottage - the boat and the fishing being the highlights. It is convenient for sightseeing and the beaches around Granville. We also spent several days relaxing at the property. The only downside was the size and temperature of the pool.

Julie, Simon and Tom couldn't have been more helpful - we had some difficulties with a puncture and mobile phones not working, where they went out of their way to assist us.

A peaceful location and great people to rent from resulted in a really relaxing holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 7, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great Holiday

  • 4 of 5

Lakeside Cottage is a lovely little cottage in Normandy, it is well decorated and has all the conveniences and essentials you need on holiday. We stayed with our three children aged between 10 and 15 and they all loved the lake and the boats, they spent a lot of time jumping in or rowing around it, it was a really lovely feature! The pool, as the previous reviewer mentioned, isn't really a pool more of a plunge pool and was a little too cold to use when we stayed but I would imagine it is lovely in the hotter weather. There were plenty of indoor and outdoor games for us to use during our stay and the BBQ was great.

The area is lovely but very secluded. Vire is the biggest town about 10km away and has some lovely restaurants, several supermarkets, a great chocolate shop and a fab market on Fridays. The bigger attractions of Bayeux, the Normandy Beaches, Caen and Mont St. Michel are all accessible, about 50 mins to an hour away. If you are looking to get away, relax and enjoy the slow pace of French life, this is definitely a lovely place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Small but pleasant

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay very much. The location is lovely and the lake provides swimming and boating. It is, however, small and six people would be a squeeze if you could not spend most time outside. The pool is also really just a plunge pool which surprised us as there were no pictures which we could find. Having said that, we were made welcome and the cottage has comfortable furniture, British television, a reasonable kitchen and good water pressure for comfort. Vire has several restaurants and Sourdeval has the essentials.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lakeside Cottage, Normandy

  • 5 of 5

If it's peace and quiet you require, Lakeside Cottage is for you. The cottage is surrounded by mature trees and faces onto it's own lake. A substantial patio/decking area is just perfect for alfresco dining and entertaining. The cottage interior has been cleverly designed to maximise space and is furnished to a very high standard. All amenities and facilities were as promised with a few extra nice touches to make our stay more enjoyable. The location of Lakeside makes it easy to tour places of interest in the lovely Normandy countryside. Cannot wait for our next visit!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for a week with our four girls aged between 15 & 21.

Could't have asked for anything better. It so relaxing and my husband loved the fishing and he taught all of us to fish although some of us didn't catch anything. It is so peaceful and relaxing. We didn't venture out much just sunbathed on the sun beds and in the fishing boats.

Would thoroughly recommend this cottage.

Lovely little villages in the surrounding areas and plenty to do if you want to venture out further.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou Zoe for your lovely comments. We are so happy you had a wonderful time at Lakeside. Glad the girls enjoyed the fishing boat. Cant wait to see your photos. Thanks Again Julie and Simon xx
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From the Owner

We purchased this property in 2010, but had to wait quite a while to complete it as it was a new build, it was finished in 2012, however we have really enjoyed camping up there during the build as it is such a beautiful place. It is one of our most favourate places and we often stay there ourselves for weekends when it is not booked, it is so private and tranquil and of course the boys love to fish, we also use it for get togethers and BBQs with our friends and family. Simon and Tom also organise Fishing Competitions which are held there. Ellie loves to row around the lake with our dog Max. I just like to use the pool and sunbathe. It is our little piece of heaven.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Dinard and Caen at 35 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : GATHEMO at 4 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Caen at 35 Kilometres Nearest Golf : LAKE DATHEE at 7 Kilometres Nearest Train : Vire at 10 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A84 at 7 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : GATHEMO/Sourdeval at 4 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Granville at 35 Kilometres Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

This cottage would also suit a family with older children who want to learn to fish. The lake is very well stocked, with carp, tench, perch etc. If you would like your children to have fishing lessons this can be arranged and they are available in the evening. We also have fishing rods and bait available. We also have a nursery pool which is fully stocked with baby and young fish just 15 minutes away

and lessons for younger children can be arranged at this pool. Please ask for more details.


Granville Beach is about 40 minutes away.The D Day landing Beaches are aprrox 1 hour and Mont Saint Michael is 40 mins.


The nearest airport is Dinard which is 1 hour 15 mins away. Hire cars can be collected at the airport.


The Cottage is located just a five minute drive from the busy little town of Sourdeval, where there are many shops bars bakers. there is a delightful Farmers market every Tuesday morning in the village, where local farmers sell their produce and also an Auction of calves, lambs, goats and sometime ponies. In the village of Brouains about five mins there is a fantastic Restaurant and Museum called the Auburge Moulin, the food is excellent. The Lakeside is very well situated to visit all Normandys

Further Details:

The Lakehouse is situated in an ideal location, it offers the best of both worlds, it is secluded and private but only 7 minutes away from Sourdeval and 10 minutes from The town of Vire.


Rental rates

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £20
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
Bookings can be made via email or on the telephone. A deposit of £100 will be required at booking, which can be paid by bank transfer or cheque.

Changeover Day:
We are flexible on changeover days. We also offer 10 night stays.

Notes on prices:
We can offer 25% discount on Brittany Ferries on all holidays booked between
9th September - 31st October.
What is included in your stay.

Free hire of rods.
All utilities and facilities.
Bedding and Towels.
Welcome starter pack. which includes.
milk, sugar, coffee, tea, cakes, Norman Cider.
The cottage is equiped with bin bags, teatowels, cleaning products ,toilet rolls.

Owner'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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From the Owner

When we stay at the property we feel totally chilled out and relaxed. You feel cut off from the world whilst you are there, but then when you realise you have forgotten something you are only 5 minutes drive from Sourdeval which is great. So if you fancy heading off for a meal in the evening you are only a few minutes away. The cottage also has a Karaoke machine so everyone can sing their hearts out without anyone else hearing, its a great place for evenings and little parties, which we do a lot of. We are still adding things to Lakeside and it will evolve as time goes on, we would love to organise small Weddings and Wedding Anniversary Parties as it would be perfect for this, so people could have a holiday and celebrate a special occasion at the same time.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • lake
  • rural


  • forests
  • museums
  • theme parks
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Cottage 1 shower room 1 ensuite toilet and washbasin upstairs. The third Bathroom is in Elsie our newly renovated vintage caravan.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 Ground Floor decorated in French style greys. double. Bedroom 2 " Bunkbeds suitable for Adults/children. Bedroom 3 1st Floor double bed french style room with wc, washroom. spiral staircase leading to upstairs bedroom. We have a fourth bedroom available. We now have Elsie our newly renovated vintage caravan, who is located in a private wooded area of the land near to the cottage. Elsie is ideal for teenagers and young adults.


  • Boat
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Tennis


  • Self-catering

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


  • Notes on accommodation: This cottage is a complete new build so is of very good quality, all fixtures, fittings and furniture are brand new. The pool is a permanent pool and measures approx. 17ft in diameter, it is approx. 4ft deep, it is also set on a decked area.There is also swings and a slide. Outside: Swimming pool, sunloungers, BBQ, outside table and chairs. The cottage has a very large enclosed decked area at the front of the property, this is totally enclosed and lockable. The swimming pool also has a decked area. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bedding and towels are included.For a two week stay extra bedding and towels are also supplied for your comfort. We also have extra beach towels at this property for our guests to use, plus towelling robes. Other: This newly built cottage is just full of character, it is perfect for a romantic getaway for two or to bring older kids who want to mess about fishing and boating. Try a holiday with a difference.

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