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Rural Cottage With Stunning Countryside Views

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage in La Bazoque, Nr. Bayeux, Calvados, Normandy, France - Peaceful Location, Easy Access To D-Day Sites And Nearby Towns

This pretty holiday cottage set at the end of a country lane, with beautiful views over the surrounding countryside, is an ideal place for two people to relax. The restored property is perfect for those wanting peace and quiet in a rural location. Five acres of land surround the cottage and there is a pretty garden with sunny patios to both front and rear. The cottage comprises an open plan living and dining area on the ground floor with a well-equipped kitchen. There is a wood-burning stove provided which is ideal during the Autumn months. The bathroom with bath and shower is at the rear of the cottage, also on the ground floor. Stairs lead up to the double bedroom with wonderful views from the bedroom windows. The property is suitable for babes in arms (a cot can be provided) but not for older children.

Rebecca Harries-Williams
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 June, 2018

About Rebecca Harries-Williams

Our French property has been in the family for nearly thirty years, bought by my parents as a second home. Although based in England, we still visit when we can and love the peace, wildlife and relaxation. A history buff, I never tire of visiting the D-Day sights and the nearby Bayeux tapestry and Cathedral.

Rebecca Harries-Williams purchased this cottage in 1990

Guestbook comments from the owner

"A little gem. If you like to get away from it all then this is the place for you. It is totally isolated in acres of its own and perfectly quiet. It is a wildlife haven with its own resident owls and lots of other interesting animals."

"We particularly liked the remoteness of the property. It was very quiet and relaxing, and gave us a great opportunity to recharge our batteries."
Nov 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in La Bazoque in Calvados

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom with bath, shower, WC and sink.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: One bedroom with a double bed.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Outside: The cottage has its own front and rear patios and gardens. The property is surrounded by five acres of the owners' land, with an orchard from which guests are welcome to pick fruit. A BBQ, chairs, table and parasol is provided as well as sun loungers. Towels and linen are included. We ask that the property is left as it is found - cleaning materials are provided. Alternatively, a cleaning service is provided at an additional cost of £40.


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(4 traveller reviews)

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Rural Cottage With Stunning Countryside Views
average rating of 4.5 based on 5 reviews

Having stayed here before ,we knew what to expect and were just as happy as last time

  • 5 of 5

Cottage is for us ideal ,in that it is so remote .Well equipped and the log burner was lit every evening .

Cottage being so remote ,is very dusty and perhaps the mattress could be changed

However the overall experience was fab and we will return

  • Review Submitted: 30-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Such a dream

  • 5 of 5

Our time spent at Le Petit Promenant was like a dream. Never have I felt more at home or more relaxed while on holiday! I loved this cottage for its location (no city noise or people at all, really) and for its overall charm. The wood burner was such a nice touch on chilly evenings and the toilet window opened out onto a big grassy field where cows sometimes were. The fruit trees were in bloom as were some of the flowers in the flower beds. Though it's a bit of a way away from anything (40 mins to Bayeux) it was so nice to be in the country, and if you make day trips of them, the D-Day sites and Mont Saint Michel are within driving distance. Also the wifi was a little patchy and really slow, but we took advantage of the selection of jigsaw puzzles and games that were there. I cannot say how lovely our time was here--words are not enough. I was genuinely sad to leave and I hope we will be back one day! Thank you so much for a wonderful week!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: April 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Sehr schön

  • 4 of 5

Wirklich schöne Natur, sehr ruhig gelegen. Die FeWo ist sehr gut ausgestattet, den Fernseher haben wir nicht vermisst.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Kleines, gemütliches und vor allem idyllisch gelegenes Bijou, es ist alles vorhanden was man braucht

  • 4 of 5

Es hat uns sehr gefallen inmitten der Natur, fernab der Zivilisation unsere Ferientage zu verbringen.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

The cottage is situated in the heart of Calvados, famous for the D-Day invasion in 1944. A number of military cemeteries are nearby, including the British cemetery at Bayeux and the American Cemetery overlooking Omaha Beach. Arromanches, with its 360 degree cinema showing D-Day footage is 40 minutes from the property. A number of military museums are situated in the region.


The nearest beach is at Omaha with its expanse of sand and dunes (35 minutes drive). Other beaches include Sword, Utah and Juno (also the scenes of D-Day landings). The beautiful fishing town of Port-en-Bessin is 35 minutes from the property and further afield is the coastal town of Honfleur (1 hour and 20 minutes by car).


The port of Caen (Ouistreham) is a 45 minute drive, with regular crossings from Portsmouth. Calais is a 4-5 hour drive. The airport of Caen (Carpiquet) is 40 minutes by car. The train station at Bayeux is 30 minutes, trains take 2 hours direct to Paris St Lazare.

A car or transport is essential for this cottage location


The nearest town with shops and bars is Balleroy - 7Km

County town of Bayeux (tapestry, Cathedral, museums) - 24Km

Arromanches museums - 34Km

Omaha beach -32 Km

Caen, regional capital - 49Km

Mont St Michel - 99Km


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in La Bazoque, Calvados

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Early summer 2018
26 May 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £40
Refundable Damage Deposit £100
Pet Fee £0

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner.

Changeover Day:
Preferred changeover day is Saturday, though some flexibility may be offered if you wish to arrive on a different day. Departure time is 10am, arrival time 4pm.

Notes on prices:
A security deposit of £100 is payable at the time the balance is paid, returned following inspection by managing agents confirming that no damage has occurred.

Linen and towels are included in the price. Prices include gas for cooking, firewood and 50kwh of electricity per week. Thereafter, electricity charged at 0,20€ per kWh.

Cleaning materials are provided and we ask that guests leave the cottage in the same condition that they found it. An optional cleaning service (€ 50) is available for guests who do not wish to undertake cleaning.

Payments by Bank Transfer to UK account preferred, or UK cheque.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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