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Delightful riverside cottage for two , secluded garden, stunning views and wi-fi



Updated: 06-Apr-2017
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

About the property

Cottage in Tribehou, Saint Lo, Manche, Normandy, France - Wonderful Rural Location With Extensive Views

Le Vieux Pressoir has recently been converted into a stylish, yet cosy holiday home for couples in the beautiful Normandy countryside. It enjoys stunning views across the Marais from the lounge windows & the garden seating area at the side & rear of the cottage - perfect for a spot of painting or bird watching. The property is located in the 'Parc Naturel Regional des Marais du Cotentin' & the Marais is grazed by horses & cows as well as being home to many species of bird & wildlife. There is a wonderful boulangerie & a basic general store in Tribehou, a 3 min drive down the road. The Port of Carentan with its shops, bars & lively Monday market is a 12 minute drive away by car.

The location is a good base from which to explore the WW2 museums, cemeteries & landing beaches (Utah beach is 30 min drive). It is equally well placed for exploring the rich history of the region with beautiful towns & cathedrals such as Bayeux (30 min drive) & beautiful beaches & ports on the west coast such as Portbail (40 min drive).

The cottage enjoys satellite TV (37 inch widescreen), DVD (with selection of DVDs), Internet radio & a high quality music system in the lounge & bedroom. You can bring your Ipod or access the owner's extensive music collection. The kitchen area is equipped with a gas cooker, fridge, microwave, coffee machine & all the usual kitchen crockery & utensils. There is a walk in shower in the luxury bathroom plus underfloor heating. The bedroom has a king size bed, good sized chest of drawers & bedside cabinets. White towels & tea towels are provided & are changed half way through the week. All bedding & beach towels are also provided as is a hair dryer. Outside there is a table & chairs, a swing chair plus a small BBQ.

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Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Neil Cook
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
6 April, 2017

About Neil Cook


Neil Cook purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Neil Cook chose Manche


7 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)

Hartford, Huntingdon

Normandy Gem

  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect for our short stay at this beautiful and tastefully converted little gem in the Normandy countryside. Excellent and comfortable facilities throughout together with fantastic views over the marais with its abundant wildlife. Whilst there is much to see in the area we spent most of our time relaxing in the peaceful and comfortable surroundings of the gite. Highly recommended and thank you Neil and Gail for being such excellent hosts.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Relaxing and stunning

  • 5 of 5

Arrived to a really warm welcome by Neil. The welcome pack was a surprise and really appreciated. Cannot express enough what a high standard the gite is with great technology. Situated in tranquil surroundings listening to the bird tweets and the cows mooing. Tribeho is a great place to stay to visit all the ww2 historical sites. Would recommend to all our friends and family. Had a relaxing time. Thanks Neil and Gail and sky (woof woof) for a memorable holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

A lovely gite and in a perfect location for exploring Normandy - we really enjoyed the holiday and relaxed pace of life. Our hosts Neil and Gail were lovely and made us feel very welcome, the welcome pack was a lovely surprise and much appreciated. The gite was spotless and well looked after, the bathroom was especially noteworthy, a heated floor makes all the difference. I would not only recommend this propert (in fact we already have) but we hope to go again. Neil and Gail - thank you so much. Don't usually bother to write reviews so this has to be special.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Peaceful and relaxing gite

  • 5 of 5

We found the gite to be better than the images portray. The bathroom is fabulous with luxurious towels provided. It was very comfortable and had everything we needed, with an excellent welcome pack to greet us. The location is perfect for exploring the area. Lovely relaxing break

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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south west

Paradise in France

  • 5 of 5

This Gite has been restored to a beautifully high standard with rustic charm that fits it's setting.Its Equipped with every thing you'll need for your stay. The setting is on the edge of a small river that looks across the Marais with wild life and cattle in abundance. Set from the main road, it is incredibly peaceful and tranquil. There is a welcome pack of essentials ie tea, coffee, milk, beer etc on arrival , this was a very nice touch and very much appreciated. Neil our host gave us a very warm welcome and helped with restaurants to try and places to visit. In easy reach of the D-Day beaches, Bayeux, Le Mont St Michel and much more. Simply fantastic!

Would recommend this lovely place and Gite to any one.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great for a romantic break

  • 5 of 5

Lovely Gitte, in a beautiful setting. Having been recently renovated 'Le Vieux Pressoir' is very comfortable. It is I'm a beautiful setting with great views across the Marais. Fab location for visiting D-Day beaches and museums, Bayeux, and Le Mont St Michel. Would highly recommend a visit to Lindbergh Plage and Portbail. Neil and Gail were wonderful hosts and made us feel very welcome. Would recommend for couples of all ages!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
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From the Owner


Activity and Interests

Nearest Ferry : Cherbourg at 35 Miles Nearest Beach : Utah at 17 Miles Car: necessary


Utah beach is about 30 min drive. Bayeux about a 40 minute drive

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
27 May 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
On confirmation of booking a 25% deposit is required with the balance due 4 weeks prior to arrival. Sterling bank transfer is preferred. If payment is by cheque then balance is due 6 weeks prior.

Please note payments are not refundable and guests are strongly advised to have adequate holiday insurance to cover cancellation.

Changeover Day:
We are pleased to accept bookings of three nights or more. We do not have a specific changeover day and will try to accommodate your requirements.
Arrival time after 15.30
Departure by 11.00

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Updated: 06-Apr-2017


Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Romantic


  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library


  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • river
  • rural

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Spacious modern bathroom walk-in shower, hand basin and toilet. With a cosy heated floor.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom with kingsize bed & quality music system.


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


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children


  • Notes on accommodation: The Gite is separate to the main house and has off road secure parking at the rear of the main house. Covered storage is available for motorcycles or bikes. There are two garden areas, one at the rear of the Gite which is south facing and looks directly across the river giving a panoramic view of the Marais ( ideal for relaxing & viewing the wonderful wildlife). There is also a cosy seating area at the front of the Gite. Wi-Fi coverage to all rooms. A Weber BBQ and outside seating is provided. We are unable to accept pets and due to the proximity of the river cannot accommodate children. We kindly ask guests not to smoke inside the Gite. Outside: The Gite is separate from the main house and is bordered by a small river over which is the Parc Naturel Regional des Marais. A wonderful unspoilt area, where you will see fascinating birdlife and the local farmers graze their horses and beautiful Normandy cows ! The South facing seating area at the back of the Gite overlooks all this. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels, tea towels and bed linen are included. Towels and tea towels changed mid week.

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