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Artisans farmhouse in a lovely countryside location near Cahagnes, Normandy.



Updated: 19-Aug-2015
Farmhouse in Canflais, Cahagnes, nr. Vire, Calvados, Normandy, France - rural location with a garden, orchard and field.

Stone built artisan farmhouse with views from the front door across own orchard and fields. Situated in a small hamlet on the outskirts of the village of Cahagnes in the historic Normandy Bocage near the Loterot chateau, the house has been in the family as a second home for over 12 years. This is a great house for children to get to know the countryside, with a walled south-facing garden laid to lawn at the side, an orchard and a field to the front.

The hamlet is five minutes drive from the villages of Cahagnes or Caumont L’Evente. Both have bakers and a supermarket. The house has electric heaters in each of the rooms as well as a log burner in the main lounge and is equipped with all you will need for a great holiday.

  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We live in England with our two children and our dog, Leka.

We both work but try to spend long weekends at the house when we can and a week there during the summer.

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1 holidaymaker review

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  • 4 of 5

Just returned from a lovely week in this cottage, its in a beautiful spot, so peaceful but stil within half an hour of some great places to visit, Normandy Beaches and Bayeux with some wonderful restersunts. St Michael's Mount is a bit further away but well worth a visit.

The cottage is very well equipped, everything you could possibly need for your stay is provided, beds are made up for you arrival which is very welcome if you have had a long journey. As is the tea, coffee etc. Loads of towels as well are provided.

Alison is a pleasure to deal with, answering emails promptly, and providing loads of useful information.

Would happily reccomend the cottage to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

We were looking for a family holiday home in France that was a real get-away for us but close enough to get to for long weekends. We fell in love with Le Marronnier, which was in need of some TLC and ended up spending holidays there working on it and enjoyed days out when we could! We met our lovely neighbours Pascal and Sandrine who are now good friends and look after the house for us when we're not there.

Activity and Interests


We are 35 minutes drive from the beautiful sandy historical Normandy beaches and 45 minutes to the west coast on the Gulf of St Malo with its sandy beaches and oyster beds.

Due to the nature of the coastline the beaches are sandy and gently sloping so ideal for children.



Ouistreham (Caen) - 50km : 40 minutes

Cherbourg - 100km : 1 hour 40 minutes

Calais - 380km : 4 hours

St Malo - 135km : 1 hour 40 minutes


Carpiquet - 35km 30 minutes


Cahagnes - 2km 5 minutes

Caumont L'Evente - 4km 10 minutes

Villers Bocage - 11km 10 minutes

Caen - 37km 35 minutes

Further Details:

Port-en-Bessin – good walks and lovely little port to wander around and some nice seafood restaurants

Velorail – cycle on disused train tracks – nearest at Conde-sur-Vire

War memorials – American cemetery – very beautiful and moving

Pegasus bridge – fascinating museums and the original bridge

Falaise – William the Conquerors home town – marvellous castle to visit

Festyland – theme park just off the Caen peripherique.

Jurques Zoo – gorgeous zoo with wonderfully large enclosures and very happy animals

Balleroy Chateau – Owned by the Forbes family – with a balloon museum and guided tour of the beautifully preserved interior

Tourigny sur Vire – lovely town with boating lake you can take pedaloes out on or have a picnic and walk around, or even do both!

Caen – vibrant port town with great old fort to explore, Lovely marina and brilliant Sunday market.

Mont St Michel – fabulous monastery with shops, little restaurants and winding streets below – really worth a visit – only pay to park and then pay to enter the monastery at the top of the mont if you can make it up there! A great value day out.


Rental rates

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
We also require a £100 breakables deposit which is refundable upon confirmation of zero damage.
Lost keys are subject to a £20 charge.

Changeover Day:
Saturday is the preferred change over day during peak season and school holidays, but we can be flexible outside of these times.

Notes on prices:
Short stays of a minimum of three nights can be arranged outside of peak seasons.

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From the Owner

We love the fact that it's peaceful and in the countryside but we don't feel isolated, where we are. And yet there are so many different things to do within a half hour drive; from the Normandy beaches, zoos, Bayeux with its tapestry and some great shopping to Caen with its great market and pretty port. There are two equestrian centres locally for horse-riding and mini-golf a short walk up the lane from the house too! Feel free to use our bikes when you're there, to explore the local countryside and villages.

Property Type

  • farmhouse


  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...


  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Hand-held shower in bath. Bath is short but deep.
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure, Downstairs with sink and separate toilet next door.
  • There are two main bathrooms in the house. Bathroom 1 (upstairs) : Bath, basin, toilet. Bathroom 2 (downstairs) : Shower, basin. Bathroom 3 (downstairs) : Toilet.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Double bedroom - 1 Double Bed, Double wardrobe and chest of drawers
  • Bunk-bed room - Full-size bunk beds and chest-of-drawers
  • Family bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Single Bed, Wardrobe, chest of drawers and travel cot on request.
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps up to 8 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - largest of the bedrooms, overlooking the orchard and has one double bed and a single bed. Travel cot available. Bedroom 2 - double-bedded room with a view over the orchard. Bedroom 3 - single room at the rear of the house - with full size bunk beds sleeping two.


  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Please note that pets are not accepted following interior damage to the property in the past. Outside: There is ample parking at the front of the house which makes loading or unloading of the car easy. To the right of the house is a 20 metre lawned garden, which gets the light late into the evening so is ideal for sitting out in with the barbeque on the great summer nights. The rest of the land consists of an orchard, which contains the horse-chestnut tree giving its name to the house, this then leads into a larger field with a small stream in it. Utility Room: To the side of the farmhouse, accessible via a separate door, this houses the washing machine, garden table & chairs and barbeque. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Clean towels and bed linen are provided. Property is cleaned in time for the arrival of guests. Beach towels are not provided. Other: Separate dining/breakfast room seating six. High chair in outbuilding.

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