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Luxury Barn In Peaceful Rural Surroundings. Close to village, Free WiFi.



Updated: 01-Sep-2016
Barn in Sourdeval, Nr.Vire, Manche, Normandy, France - Peaceful, Scenic Location, Perfect For Exploring The Many Surrounding Areas Of Interest

Welcome to our home in France, located within Basse Normandy, in the area of Manche, an area of great natural beauty and full of history.

Ideally suited for couples and adults with discerning taste.

Normandy is famous for its history, wonderful cider, calvados brandy, green pastures, stone houses and delicious cheeses.

The Barn is very well appointed and rooms are all of a generous size. It is light, airy and spacious.

Ideally located for day visits to many places of interest such as the spectacular Mont St Michel. The Blanche L'Abbeye is in nearby Mortain along with the waterfalls, the Cascades.

There are monuments and ruins at Vire and Avranches and also the Bayeux tapestry to see not far away.

We are close enough to visit the Normandy D-Day beaches for day trips.

Ideally situated for hiking, biking and there is a golf course near Vire.

Free WiFi connection.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We are offering our luxury home in France as a special place to stay and take in all that Normandy has to offer. The place was bought in 2006 and has been lovingly restored to a high level of comfort in 2010.

The Barn is a great escape from the daily rat race ... and is a place filled with calm and tranquility.

It has been enjoyed by Honeymoon couples and those wanting a special place to stay.

We enjoy our own time in France, and are always planning the next project!

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Suzanne

The barn is absolutely lovely. Everything we could possibly want is here. You have done an absolutely amazing job converting an old stone barn into a lovely house.

Helen and I have stayed in about 14 apartments and houses in England, France (mainly) and Italy over the last 5 years.

Yours is by far the best. We promise to treat it carefully.

Thunderstorms today, but good weather forecast for the rest of our stay.

Regards - Ian and Helen

Hi Suzanne

We are home and just wanted to let you know how we got on.

We had a Fab time and fell in love with the area.

The barn is beautiful and very easy to live in. There is everything that you could possibly need and more. We give it 5 stars! What wood are the stairs made of, they are beautiful?

The area is lovely and we were amazed at all the flowers everywhere. We didn’t use either of the quilts as it was so hot. The garden is and looking lovely. The hedge is also growing well.

Laura and Bert
Jan 2014
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12 Reviews

based on 12 holidaymaker reviews


Top Class Accommodation

  • 5 of 5

The accommodation was fantastic, everything we needed. The property was very well maintained and just as described in the listing. I would highly recommend this property. The town of Sourdeval was also quaint. We liked the walks, the shops and restaurants.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous barn

  • 5 of 5

Apple Barn is a well-equipped and beautifully furnished home in rural Normandy. It is set in peaceful surroundings in the midst of lots of wildlife and beautiful countryside. There are good restaurants in nearby towns and it provides a good base for exploring the sights of Normandy. We spent two weeks in this lovely home and would most certainly recommend it to others looking for a quiet break.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a glowing review! We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit.
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Magnificent property in a charming spot

  • 5 of 5

We were two adult couples and rented the Barn for one week holiday in June.

It is just as it looks on the website : wonderful !

Beautiful and very comfortable barn in a quiet location in the country side. Very nice garden and surroundings.

We had everything we could need : fully equipped kitchen and dining room, very cozy living room.

The two bedrooms, both with en suite bathrooms, were very comfortable and had plenty of space to hang clothes, etc.

As it had rained quite a lot with rather low temperatures the whole week, we were a little apprehensive about the cold and humidity in the Barn but we stayed nicely dry and comfortable the entire week !

All conveniences can be found in the nice small town of Sourdeval, just 5 minutes away. Don’t miss the market on Tuesday morning!

We all enjoyed very much our stay at the Barn.

Suzanne provided us with all needed information and stayed in contact with us in case we'd need assistance.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much .... it is a pleasure to hear you had an enjoyable holiday. Hope to see you again one day! Suzanne
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This is truly 5 star accomodation

  • 5 of 5

My son and I had the pleasure to stay at the apple barn for 4 nights in mid January .

I could not fault the place .

Lovely quiet situation with everything you could need.

The owners have done a brilliant job with the barn conversion and have used high spec fittings and attention to detail.

Great kitchen and showers, huge bath and equally huge flat screen TV.

One morning we awoke to several inches of snow but we were so cosy from the underfloor heating and there is also a log burner - it was magical.

All conveniences can be found a couple of miles down the road in Sourdeval.

Don't hesitate to book this wonderful place which we loved for a winter break and can only imagine what other seasons could bring too for a relaxing vacation .

We will return and many thanks.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful - again

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to the Apple Barn and it was just as magical as the last. The quietness of the location is almost disconcerting but you soon start to relish it. No hassle, no fuss and everything you could ever need to have a lovely, relaxing holiday. We love the kitchen, in particular, which is a joy to use. We will be regular visitors over the coming years, I'm sure.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great Place

  • 5 of 5

As we turned off the main road into the lane leading to the barn we knew it was going to be a great stay, on entering the barn we found it to be as seen on the website. We had arrived late and tired and it was so quite, when we awoke next the day we enjoyed our breakfast outside on the sunny rear terrace, We had great weather and so many Places to visit Mortain was super with its walks and water falls on the doorstep. Shopping at Sourdeval was good and the Cremerie Cave owner was helpful for cheeses and Calverdos! to be enjoyed on the sunny front terrace in the evening, Would recommend staying hereto anyone, and we would like to come back someday.

  • Review Submitted: May 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

We love the area, it is close enough to the ports and airport to make travelling there easy, yet it is in an unspoilt location. The surrounding countryside is beautiful, we are still exploring in all directions! It is not in tourist trap, and the smaller villages around retain their character even today. The locals are mostly French, friendly and welcoming. The country feeling abounds in the produce available in the local shops and markets.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Golf : at 10 Kilometres Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Ideal for Bird watching and walking or biking holidays.

Normandie-Maine Natural Regional Park is on the doorstep.


The beaches at Avranche and Granville are 60 mins drive away in a westerly direction..

There is an open swimming pool in Mortain .... with spectacular views!


Use of car is essential. Major car hire companies are at Dinard Airport and Vire.

Easy drive from Dinard airport.

Close to UK sea ferries at Caen, St Malo and Le Havre.

2 hr 20 mins direct line to Paris from Vire station (times suitable for long day trips!)


Driving distance are roughly:

Vire 20 mins

Mont St Michel 60 mins

Avranche - 45 mins

Caen - 60 mins

Bayeux - 60 mins

Rennes - 90 mins

Mortain - 7 mins

Further Details:

The nearest town with full services is Sourdeval.

This is a small town, it is known as a 'Village of Flowers' in summertime and can supply all your needs.

Here you can find most things you require, including a patisserie and bread shops, a butcher, chemist, several bars, newsagents, post office, ATM terminals with a Credit Agricole bank, pizza shop, petrol station, small cafes and 2 supermarkets.

There is a Farmers Market in Sourdeval on Tuesdays, with a good variety of produce and local fare and other markets on every day of the week in nearby towns of St Hilaire, Dol de Bretagne, Vire and Mortain.

There is a wide range and choice of food dining, from fine authentic French Cuisine at the local Moulin du Auberge (watermill) restaurant, through to modern eateries serving Pizza or Crepes in the town centres.

Traditional fare at local restaurants is within easy reach.

Mortain is located south about 3 km,and has an outdoor swimming pool, a well stocked supermarket, petrol station and many other shops.

Mortain also has spectacular views over the surrounding countryside and 2 famous waterfalls.(Petite and Grande Cascades).

Vire is a short 10 km away. (direct train line to Paris)

There is a museum here, and the town centre has a large clock tower monument. This pedestrian area is where the Farmers market is held and in summer time many free outdoor activites and displays are organised.

The barn is ideally situated for day trips to a wide variety of places including Mont St Michel.

In a westerly direction is a National Park, on the edge of Swiss Normandy and ideal for walking or cycling trips.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
3 Sep 2016 - 29 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter 2016
30 Oct 2016 - 3 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
4 Mar 2017 - 5 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
6 May 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £150
extra couple, 2nd room £40

Booking Notes:
Security deposit of £150.00 required for all stays, fully refunded after 14 days from your stay provided no damage or loss has occurred.
Long term rates are available upon request and less than quoted weekly rates.
Please ask if you require an extended weekend break, we would be happy to accommodate you if we can.(Not usually available during peak season).

Stays outside the usual Saturday changeover dates ARE also possible, please ask us. Not usually available during peak season.

Changeover Day:
Preferred changeover day is Saturday (peak season)
Short weekend stays and variations to changeover days are possible upon request.

Notes on prices:
Subject to change.
Small winter heating charge from October 2016 - April 2017.

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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Updated: 01-Sep-2016
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From the Owner

The property is not just a place to stay .... it is a home. You can enjoy the quiet, peaceful area and yet be in the middle of a bustling town market within minutes. The countryside changes throughout the seasons and each one brings a different feeling to the house. In summer it is bright, open and sunny .... and in winter, warm and inviting .... We offer quality accommodation to enable you to explore and enjoy this region of France.

Property Type

  • farmhouse


  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic


  • Lift
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


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


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking


  • Downstairs washroom - Toilet
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Heated towel rail
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure, Large double bath and heated towel rail.
  • Bedroom 1 has a modern bathroom with walk in shower , toilet and vanity unit. Bedroom 2 has an enormous bath as well as a separate walk in shower, toilet and vanity unit. Downstairs has a seperate toilet washroom.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 - 4 (Double Bedrooms only) Notes on bedrooms: Both bedrooms have large comfortable King size beds, en-suites and walk in wardrobe space.


  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

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


  • Notes on accommodation: Sorry, no pets allowed due to abundance of local wildlife. No smoking permitted. Unsuitable for young children. Outside: Outside are two patio areas to enjoy both morning or evening sunshine. A full Garden setting is provided to enable enjoyment of alfresco dining for breakfast, lunch or supper. Utility Room: Entrance utility room with separate downstairs toilet and washbasin. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bathroom towels and bed linen are supplied. Housekeeping with daily cleaning and bed making service can be provided, please ask for details. Stays over 1 week will require a cleaning service. Other: The Barn has underfloor heating, upstairs and downstairs, so perfect for winter stays. The woodburner is used for those odd cooler nights.

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