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Gite, Chambre d'Hote and B&B, Between Falaise and Pont D'Ouilly, Calvados



Updated: 25-Jan-2016
Cottages in Les Loges Saulces, Nr. Falaise, Calvados, Normandy, France - Peaceful village location, 7 mins from Falaise, 30 mins from Ouistreham/Sword Beach/Pegasus Bridge

The prices mentioned are for our Gite accommodation. For our new Appartment and Bed & Breakfast accommodation, please enquire. Also, if you seek combined accommodation, a reduced rate will be applied. The Gite, Chambre d'hote and Bed & Breakfast are in the tiny hamlet of Les Loges Saulces, in the Suisse Normande and between the historic town of Falaise and the pretty riverside town of Pont D’Ouilly. The Gite and Chambre d'Hote are located off the main courtyard, with Bed & Breakfast facilitated within the main house of this 17th Century Manoir. Les Loges Saulces is 9 kilometres from the beautiful Medieval historic town of Falaise, which was the birthplace of William the Conqueror, and his fortress dominates the town to this day. To the west of Les Loges Saulces, the town of Pont D’Ouilly is easily accessible via quiet scenic lanes. This small town offers significant river activities, a riverside restaurant and bars on the River Orne. Pont D’Ouilly is known as the heart of the Suisse Normande.

Your host is a published and reputed military historian, who can provide private and group tours of the Normandie battlefields, including all the Invasion beaches, Pegasus Bridge, Pointe du Hoc and Ste. Mère Eglise. Les Loges Saulces sits within the Falaise Pocket battle area and the Gite is on the site of historic actions in August 1944.

British and NATO Service personnel are particularly welcome. There is a 5% discount and a free bottle of wine for NATO service personnel and/or Active Duty Military with a valid ID card.

There is the possibility of ferry discounts from the UK with Brittany Ferries/Condor Ferries/LD Lines/DFDS. Also Irish Ferries/Brittany Ferries from Ireland to France. Please enquire when booking.

Dutch Citizens Very Welcome:

Uw gite en B&B bevinden zich in een 17e-eeuws manoir in Les Loges Saulces. Dit gehuchtje ligt in het hart van Suisse Normandie, tussen de historische stad Falaise en het liefelijk stadje Pont D’Ouilly. Pont D’Ouilly ligt aan de oever van de rivier de Orne.

Uw gite is een zelfstandige vakantieaccomodatie, die slaapplaatsen biedt aan 6 volwassenen en faciliteiten heeft voor een baby.

Uw B&B bevindt zich in het hoofdgebouw en biedt slaapplaatsen aan 5 personen in 2 prachtige naast elkaar gelegen kamers met een gedeelde badkamer.

Uw gastheer, militair historicus en schrijver alsmede voormalig officier in het Britse leger, kan u eventueel een historische rondleiding aanbieden afgestemd op uw persoonlijke wensen.

Naar het noorden ligt Falaise 35 km van Caen en de invasiestranden. Naar het oosten rijdt u in 3 uur naar Parijs. Naar het westen toe rijdt u in 2 uur naar le Mont St. Michel en St. Malo. Naar het noordwesten rijdt u in 40 minuten naar Bayeux. Falaise zelf is de geboorteplaats van Willem de Veroveraar en heeft behalve een burcht ook nog steeds een vleugje middeleeuwse charme behouden. Kortom er is veel te doen en te zien in Suisse Normande en de Calvados-regio.

Voor meer informatie in het Engels of Frans kunt u contact opnemen met Julie Jones, La Chaperonne, Le Bourg, Les Loges Saulces, 14700 Falaise, France.

More Details

Details for holiday farmhouse Cottage sleeps between 4 and 6, Chambre d'hote sleeps 2, B&B sleeps 5, 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, 2 Bathrooms

Our Cottage which sleeps up to 6 - contains one double bed and two single beds upstairs, with a very comfortable large American Style double pull-out sofa bed on the ground floor.

Our new apartment/Chambre d'hote - which opened at Christmas 2015, sleeps two adults, and has a full en-suite bathroom. Tea and Coffee making facilities are also included.

Our Bed & Breakfast accommodation is available within the main house, sleeping up to 5. There is one very roomy large master bedroom with king size bed and one French style 3/4 bed, this bedroom has full en-suite facilities, and there is an adjacent second medium size bedroom with double bed. Meals will be taken in the very spacious glass house conservatory, which overlooks the main courtyard. In addition, Bed & Breakfast guests may use the historic Grand Salon for evening relaxation.

For Bed & Breakfast prices, please enquire.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the manager

Wonderful quiet manoir in a secluded village in the Suisse Normande area of Normandy. Ideal for families or even couples seeking a base to explore the region enjoying pampered solitude. British owned (speak English and French). Onsite table tennis, boule, badminton and plenty of gardens with privacy for personal down-time! There are nearby routes for biking and walking, as well as an excellent stables for horseback trailing. All delicious home cooked meals are based on local produce -- as is the wonderful Calvados! Wines are from the near-by Loire Valley. The British former military owners provide guidebooks of the area and extensive selections of current brochures covering the many things to do in Normandy. The owner is a published author on history and doctrine and a respected private staff ride/tour guide to the battlefields, all the way from the beaches to the Rhine. The house itself is a historic gem...full of stories and a wonderful library. We were pampered from arrival and able to relax. VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

Shelley - Ontario, Canada: Such a beautiful place to stay, looking forward to returning.

Family Happel - Brussels, Belgium: Thank you for a most pleasurable stay in your exquisite home.

Di & Charlotte - Putaruru, New Zealand: Thank you, it's amazing here.

Jack & Sylvia - Pennsylvania, USA: A superb time - incredible home, tremendous hosts, exceptional tour of Normandie, we shall return!

Martin - East Sussex: Wonderfully comfortable, great welcome, generous hosts and remarkable history!
Feb 2014
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5 Reviews

based on 5 holidaymaker reviews


Awesome stay at La Chaperonne!

  • 5 of 5

We can't say enough good things about our stay at La Chaperonne! Julie & Tim, the proprietors, were so very kind, considerate and hospitable. They made us feel at home and treated us as though we were family. In fact, we were having a small family reunion there and they made it very special for us.

Tim's guided tour of the Normandy WW2 sites was a real highlight and he did an excellent job. All in all, we had a glorious experience in every way and we highly recommend staying at La Chaperonne for beautiful memories!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house, full of character.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with our two teenage children in July 2015. The owners were very friendly and provided us with a lovely welcome pack, which was much appreciated after a very long and tiring drive (we were unlucky with our travelling plans and were caught up with the Channel Tunnel delays). The cottage is very charming, with lots of character and history and surrounded with beautiful gardens, located in a very quiet village – lovely for us but a challenge with two teenagers, though they were pacified with a decent wifi connection (better upstairs than down). Nearby Falaise is a lovely town with lots of nice places on offer to eat and drink. It was a great cottage to use as a base and we saw lots of interesting things including the fantastic and very moving Memorial de Caen, Pegasus Beach and even spent a lovely day at the beautiful Mont Saint Michel (this is just over an hours drive away).

The only slight downside with the accommodation for us, is that you have to drive everywhere, there were no shops, bars or restaurants within walking distance, however this is pointed out in the information.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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What a fantastic holiday cottage

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for somewhere that was close to but out in the Normandy countryside. Well we found just the place it was perfect the owners were great people and as well as great owners they went out of their to accommodate us in every way every thing you want is there all bed linen towels and a welcome pack which was great. The cottage sleeps six and it was not a problem for us as we were only four but the bedroom upstairs sleeps four one double bed and two singles and down in the lounge there is a LARGE settee double bed very comfortable. We went to Les Loges Saulces because we wanted to take in the D Day celebrations and the owner's knew a lot about the area and about the history of the 1940 wars Julies husband was a historian and very knowledgeable in the field of the second world war which was very helpful because he knew where we could go and find what we wanted so we mixed the d Day stuff with our sight seeing and market excursions. The French markets are great lots to see and do. I could go on forever but I won't bore you anymore The owners are fabulous hosts and the cottage was clean and very central to everything we did. We may book again next year we will have to see. Hope this helps you make you holiday plans.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Normandy Tour

  • 5 of 5

We loved this place. We were able to spend only two days in Normandy, and wished we could have stayed more. Julie and Tim were gracious hosts, and fed us well. If we make it back to France, this is a place we would love to revisit, but spend more time there.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
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7 February 2014

  • 5 of 5

We wanted to spend some time looking at the Normandy battlefields as well as looking at the Suisse Normande countryside, and Les Loges was perfectly placed to see both without having to travel too far. Les Loges is an impressive house steeped with history and fascinating stories in a tranquil village that was fought over after the Normandy landings. Our hosts welcomed us warmly and made us feel at home straight away, and we were shown a delightful annex for our use. They couldn't have done more to look after us and they show in-depth knowledge and love of the surrounding countryside. Tim is a lecturer of international renown on the Normandy landings, and has even written a book on the subject. He has a fund of fascinating stories, and was so helpful filling in the gaps in our knowledge when we came back to Les Loges in the evening. I can't recommend Les Loges too highly.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 18, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2014
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Paris Orly, Paris Charles de Gaulle at 271 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Falaise at 9 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Ouistreham, Caen at 40 Kilometres Nearest Train : Argentan or Caen at 30 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A88 at 7 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Falaise at 9 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Normandy Beaches, Sword, Omaha, Merville Plage at 35 Kilometres Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Your host is an equestrian and former guide at the French National Stud, the Haras du Pin. Within ten minutes travel there is a cross country riding stables, a training centre and the Aga Khan's Haras d,Ouilly. Your hosts can arrange any equestrian requirements that you seek.

Your host is a published and reputed military historian, who can provide private and group tours of the Normandie battlefields, including all the Invasion beaches, Pegasus Bridge, Pointe du Hoc and Ste. Mère Eglise. Les Loges Saulces sits within the Falaise Pocket battle area and the Gite is on the site of historic actions in August 1944. Please refer to our further details section.


Merville plage and Ouistreham (Sword Beach) are approximately 55 kilometres from Les Loges Saulces. The route is fast and direct and takes about 35 minutes by car.


By Ferry

Portsmouth to Le Havre, Ouistreham, Cherbourg

Poole to Cherbourg

Newhaven to Dieppe

From Ireland

Rosslare to Cherbourg

Dublin Cherbourg

By Air

London City Airport to Deauville-Normandie Airport

Other Air Routes

Dinard Airport

Rennes Airport

Paris Beauvais, Charles de Gaulle, Orly

Normandy Airports

Carpiquet, Caen

Saint-Aubin, Dieppe

Le Havre-Octeville

Rouen-La Vallée

Channel Tunnel

London St Pancras/Ashford/Ebbsfleet to Calais/Paris, Gare du Nord

Further Details:

Your host can offer you tailored, private guided tours of Normandie and Western European battlefields. These include Napoleonic, WWI and WW2 battles and campaigns. We will work with you to plan and then deliver a first class service to meet your military historical and cultural interests. Recent clients have included royalty, the U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, ministers and members of government from several NATO countries, D-Day veterans from Denmark, Norway, Canada, Germany and the UK. We specialize in hosting veterans and families on pilgrimage, as well as NATO military units and executive management groups from Blue Chip enterprises. Based outside of Falaise in the Suisse Normande, we can provide fully catered 5-star accommodation in a historic 17th Century manoir, liberated in 1944 by 6th Battalion RWF. We will tailor a bespoke package to meet your personal needs. Visits to the Normandie battlefields can last from one to five days, subject to your requirements and also include additional cultural visits and studies in Falaise, Caen, Honfleur, Bayeux, Carentan, Cherbourg and Mont St. Michel to name but a few.

We are associated with the beautiful modern hotel Imago, located 120 minutes south of Falaise, outside the ancient city of Chinon in the Loire Valley. Saumur is 20 minutes from the hotel and it provides an outstanding base to explore the history and châteaux of this famous region. Here is the link to the hotel and preferential rates can be requested subject to season :


For more information on battlefield tours in Normandy and Northern France, please contact Julie Jones on +00 33 (0)6 74 17 98 85


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
10 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Deposit of £100 per booked week required, with the balance due one month in advance of arrival.

Changeover Day:
Please enquire. In general, arrivals are welcome after 1600hrs and departures are cordially requested by 1200hrs.

Notes on prices:
Gite - from £360 per week low season, to £390 per week high season.

Bed & Breakfast accommodation - for full details on pricing, please enquire.

Deposit is required to secure reservation. With the balance due one month in advance of arrival.

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Property Type

  • farmhouse


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, 2 Single Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon, Large American Style double bed sofa bed.
  • Bedroom 3


  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • 1 bicycles


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: 16th Century construction off main courtyard of the manoir, with private parking, lawned & walled, secure garden, private terrace, with outdoor heating & gas BBQ. The Gite consists of a master bedroom suite, sleeping 4 people upstairs, plus cot (one double bed & 2 single beds), including a full bathroom & walk-in wardrobe. Downstairs, sleeping a further 2 in living room on very comfortable large pull-out double sofa bed. The Gite also comprises an elegant, fully equipped kitchen, dining & living area, with washing machine & both electric & log burning heating facilities. Free WiFi is provided as well as TV, radio, CD player & DVD player. B&B accommodation is available within the main house, sleeping up to 5. There is one very roomy large master bedroom with king size bed & one French style 3/4 bed inclusive of full en-suite facilities, with an adjacent second medium size bedroom with double bed. Glass house conservatory & Grand Salon are available for meals/relaxation. Outside: Outside there is a private, secure and walled garden with ample parking, and a private patio/terrace, including gas BBQ and gas outdoor patio heating. There are also many very pretty gardens to the manoir, including a playing field, which guests may have the use of. Games facilities include table tennis, badminton, croquet etc. There is also a heated indoor/outdoor swimming pool in the centre of Falaise.

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