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This Lovely Cottage Has All You Need For A Relaxing Holiday In Normandy - Unit 1. Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom)

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking



Unit 1. Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom)

UNIT1. Bedroom with 1 double bed, wardrobe, bed side cabinets with draws and lamps, chest of draws and wrought iron dressing table and mirror. Electric radiator heating. Has a bright and sunny aspect.

Bathroom has wc, wash basin with storage unit below and modern shower unit.Electric towel rail.

well equipped kitchen with electric oven, gas hob, microwave, toaster, fridge/freezer and washing machine, all cooking utensils, crockery etc. for cooking a meal at home.

Living area is open plan to kitchen/ dining area. It has 2 seater settee, 2 chairs, TV with English free view, DVD player, sound system with docking station and wood burner for heating should you need it.

The dining area has a table and 4 chairs

More Details

About the property


This lovely cottage is situated next to an apple orchard with open views of the country side. Situated in a peaceful location but only 4km from the village of Ferriere aux Etangs where you have a supermarket, post office, chemist, bread shop and bar tabac. Enclosed garden with table and chairs and Bar-b-q. Off road parking outside your front door. There are bicycles available for your use. Wifi access and English free view tv.and French tv

Valerie Dean
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
2 August, 2017

About Valerie Dean

The owners of this holiday cottage have lived in France at Saires la Verrerie for 10 years. They love the area and hope you do too.

Valerie Dean purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Valerie Dean chose Orne

We love the area for its tranquillity, country walks and that relaxing get away from it all feel knowing that in 15 minutes by car you can be in the centre of town at Flers, Ferte Mace or the picturesque town of Bagnoles de l'Orne.

What makes this cottage unique

If you have a busy life style and just want to relax you can do that here with many interesting places to visit in the surrounding area if you want to explore Normandy.

Available Rentals

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Booking Notes:
Payment by cheque. Pounds or Euro. £100 per week deposit to confirm booking and balance of the rental price to be paid 8 weeks before arrival if time permits. Also a security deposit of £150 payable 2 weeks before arrival. Security deposit returned before you leave after accommodation check. For longer term rentals discuss prices with the owner. Between October and March there is a charge of 25 euros per week for the heating and wood for the fire.

Changeover Day:
Change over day Saturday. Flexible. Arrival after 4PM. Departure by 10am


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Bellou-en-Houlme in Orne

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom has enclosed shower, toilet and wash basin.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Light airy bedroom with double bed, wardrobe, draws and bedside tables.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles
  • Garden ...
  • 2 bicycles
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
Notes on accommodation: UNIT 1. 1 double bedroom, open plan lounge/ dining/ kitchen area. Kitchen has gas hob, electric oven, micro wave and fridge and washing machine.Bathroom has shower, toilet and wash basin. English free view TV and free wifi. Wood burner in the lounge. UNIT 2. 2 double bedrooms, Single bed available and bed settee in the lounge. Bathrooms. 2. Family bathroom has a bath/shower, toilet and wash basin. Second bathroom has a shower, toilet and wash basin. Lounge. English free view tv. 2 and 3 seater settees, a bed settee and coffee table Dining room. Table and six chairs. Two seater settee and one easy chair. Wood burning fire, cosy in the winter. Spacious and light with french doors leading out onto the patio. Beautiful views of open country side. Kitchen. Good size kitchen with breakfast bar and small flat screen tv. Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge with good size freezer compartment. English free view TV and free wifi. Outside: UNIT 1.has a gravelled drive way with gates to secure the area plus a small grassed area for pets. Outside seating, table & benches with umbrella. Bikes available. Bar-b-q and off road parking. UNIT 2.Grass play area with table and chairs, patio with table, chairs and umbrella. Bikes available. Bar-b-q. Off road parking. Garden is secure.


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Unit 1. Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom)
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

A brilliant holiday!

  • 5 of 5

We immediately felt at home in this lovely holiday gite. For two people it was spacious and very comfortable. We catered for ourselves most days and found the kitchen to be well equipped. It was lovely to have the option to eat either inside or out. We slept well on the comfortable bed and enjoyed waking to the sound of birdsong and distant sheep. Despite being very hot during our stay there, a much appreciated breeze flowed through the plentiful windows and doors.

This holiday home is set in a lovely location and is surrounded by rolling hills, rows of corn, apple orchards, hay fields and quaint tumble-down barns. We did many walks (long and short) starting from the property, with pretty views and ample trees for shade. We also explored the area by car and discovered lovely historic towns, forrests and scenic routes.

The highlight of our stay though, was meeting Valerie and Jeff. They have a natural and friendly style of hospitality that made us feel so welcome. I would recommend them for lively, interesting and fun conversations!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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a relaxing break

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful purpose built gite was surprisingly spacious and modern facilities like uk tv and wifi gave this accommodation an extra plus when seeking a comfortable clean home from home . The owners have clearly gone the extra mile to make you feel relaxed and delivered in all areas on accommodation. they were good company for a drink in the evening and very helpful on giving advice on the local area. We used this holiday for the country walks and pottering around the numerous small towns and villages without having to drive for miles between them. We would gladly recommend this property for a couple looking for a relaxing break

  • Review Submitted: Oct 25, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic accommodation and hosts

  • 5 of 5

My other half and I stayed with Val and Geoff in August this year and couldn't have enjoyed our time there any more!

The accommodation itself is clean, tidy and well equipped and the starter pack of eggs, bread, butter, milk and wine was a lovely touch. The location itself set in northern French countryside was beautiful and made for a peaceful stay and also a good base for trips out. This being said whilst being a rural setting there are amenities within easy driving distance.

Val and Geoff themselves are accommodating and welcoming hosts with a relaxed and helpful approach. We found everything from admin before arriving to during the stay and departure easy and relaxed.

I would highly recommend this accommodation and area to anyone!

Charlie & Tim

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect for us

  • 5 of 5

We (Saskia, Finley and Waffles...we are basset hounds) stayed here with our owners for a week. We met another dog who lives in the house and her owners. Our bosses got on really well with her owner, and had quite a few drinks with them. We were able to roam around our own ground of the bungalow. And The Bosses seemed very relaxed. We went out most days and found lots to do. The bungalow had everything we and our bosses needed.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
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Car: necessary


driving time to the coast is 1 hour 45 mins north to Normandy beaches or 2hours west to Granville.


Calais port - 403 kms - 4hrs30mins

Ouistreham port(Caen)-89kms - 1hr30mins

Le Harve port -154kms - 2hrs19mins

Dieppe - 250kms - 3hrs

Dinan airport - 140kms -2hrs12mins

driving times and distances. Car essential


Nearest village Ferrerie aux Etangs, 4kms. Nearest town Flers 11kms

Further Details:

Ferrier aux Etangs 4kms has a small super market, 2 bakers, butchers, chemist, tabac and cash point. There is a lovely lake which makes a pleasant walk with a restaurant over looking it. The menu is very reasonable and well recommended, lunch time only. Flers has most facilities. Bowling ally, swimming pool, super markets, restaurants and weekly market. In the surrounding area there are many places of interest all making a good day out. Mont St Michel-1hr45mis. Normandy beaches and war memorials-1hr40mins. St Malo-2hr10mins. Falaise-45mins. Domfront-30mins. Caen-1hr. Bagnoles de l'Orne-20mins. this is a spa town with a lake, a casino and golf.