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Lovely gite, beautiful rural setting, plenty of space, private pool and sauna



Updated: 09-Aug-2016
Delightful rural holiday house in St Christophe de Chaulieu, Lower Normandy - Plenty of indoor and outdoor space with above the ground pool and sauna.

Beautiful converted barn with 3 bedrooms, sleeping 6.

There is plenty of private space. A garden to the rear which accommodates the pool and sauna and a large gravel area to the front of the house, perfect for playing games. The pool is maintained and available during the Spring/Summer period.

The hamlet the property sits within is very peaceful, a perfect place to unwind!

A few minutes by car/bike for your croissants in Truttemer-le-Grand.

Local towns Sourdeval and Tinchebray, both 10 minutes away, offer everything you need in the way of supplies. Both lovely towns, with Sourdeval offering a weekly market.

Splendid walks and cycle routes start immediately you step outside the house. There is also a fantastic cycle path from Sourdeval where you can cycle to Mortain or Vire, or if you are really enthusiastic to Mont St Michel. The route used to be the old railway line, which has now been converted to a brilliant cycle path.

Mont St Michel, Bayeux, beautiful sandy Carolles Plage, historic Vire, Villedieu les Poeles, Domfront, St Malo, Dinard, Dinan and D-Day landing beaches are not far.

There is no wifi available at the house, but it can be found locally and our visitors' information guide will provide details on where. The guide will be sent to you at the time of booking.

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Richard and Denise live in Kent with two young children.

Speaks English

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We had a lovely stay at Le Dome. We totally made ourselves at home and enjoyed Normandy very much. We especially liked our trip to Bayeaux and Deauville and the fishing village of Honfleur. Lovely shops in Sourdeval." Karen, Margaret, Gill, Steve, Andrew, Amy and Matthew.

"The Normandy landscape is beautiful. Our highlight of the holiday was Mt St Michel - absolutely stunning!".

"Le Dome had everything we needed for a family holiday, despite the pool being cold, the children were in it almost every day. Thank you".

"We had a great visit here, the house is beautiful and in a great location for seeing everything. We went to Bayeux, Mt St Michel, the D-Day beaches, Giverny, Monet's home and gardens ... everywhere!! Thanks for your hospitality, if we ever come back this way again, we'll definitely see if 'Le Dome' is available. Cathi, Dave & Annie

"We had a really lovely time at Le Dome. The house was great with brilliant surroundings. Food was fantastic, can recommend the Vrai Normande in Vire. A great area for running, especially if you want to concentrate on your hill work! Would like to come back to Normandy again. Colin, Allison & Eleanor
Jun 2014
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4 Reviews

based on 4 holidaymaker reviews


The house was ideal for a family. Clean and very helpful ownerss, would revisit.

  • 4 of 5

The house had a rural location but the major Normandy attractions were accessible. The bedrooms were spacious and bathroom was clean. The owners were very helpful and i would recommend to other families.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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French holiday

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here last year and it was fantastic. Really nice place and the property was superb. They catered for everything inc games for the kids. Would highly recomend. The only niggle was sky tv didnt work but who needs a tv when on holiday anyway

  • Review Submitted: Jan 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful relaxing home

  • 5 of 5

We had a truly wonderful stay at Le Dome. The house has everything you need. We used the sauna and pool and enjoyed many bbqs. We visited mont st Michael which was lovely and visited many places . The owners have made your stay easy by providing plenty of visitor info as well as a detailed welcome pack. We travelled with our son his wife and grandchildren and we all had things to do. A very comfortable place to stay

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect family gite

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Le Dome. The gite is perfectly set up for a family with plenty of space both downstairs and upstairs and lots of room for the children to play outside. It is in a really quiet rural location with lots of bird life, but within a short drive of two towns. We found that it was very conveniently located for visits to Bayeux, and the Normandy Beaches, Mont St Michel, Domfront and the Suisse Normande.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Louise and family! We are so pleased you had a good time at Le Dome. The peaceful location is the exact reason we love it too. Hope you come back again soon.
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From the Owner

We bought the property because we fell in love with the house and the area. There is so much to do and see in Normandy and this area is such a great place to relax. Le Dome is in easy reach of lovely beaches and beautiful spots like Mont St Michel, the waterfalls in Mortain, the market town of Vire, beautiful sandy beach with walks at Carolles, Bayeux and the Normandy landing beaches. It's perfect for cycling and walking with stunning routes starting right from the doorstep. We've enjoyed the above the ground pool, it is safe for children and the sauna is always welcome after a long walk/cycle ride and swim. During the colder months, we enjoy the log burner, either to read in front of, play games or watch one of the many movies available in the house. It's all good!

Activity and Interests

Car: necessary


Beautiful beaches can be enjoyed less than an hour away from the house. Carolles plage is particularly beautiful.


Calais 4.5 hours

St Malo, Caen 1.5 hours

Ryanair fly to Dinard which is 1.5 hours away.

Cherbourg 1.35 hours.


Mortain (8 miles away), gateway town to the Normandie-Maine Regional Park, has superb panoramic views over the delightful River Rance.

Mont St Michel, DDay beaches, beautiful beaches, Bayeux, Caen, St Malo, Dinard and Dinan are just some of the fabulous places you can visit whilst staying at Le Dome.

Further Details:

Firstly, where to find your croissants and baguettes! The closest Boulangerie is in Truttemer Le Grand. Just 5 minutes from the house by car. 20 mins if you cycle.

Lovely small local towns – Sourdeval and Tinchebray, both 10 minutes away. Both have everything you will need. Le Bo Bar in Sourdeval has free WiFi (opposite Le Rex cinema), the owners are very friendly.

Sourdeval and Tinchebray have play parks.

Vire, 10 minutes cross country and is the place to find a restaurant open when everywhere else is closed!

Lots of lovely local markets days are: Tuesday: Sourdeval. Wednesday: St Hilaire du Harcouet, Thursday: Ger, Friday: Mortain.

The town of Vire is almost entirely dedicated to food. Friday is market day & love it or hate it, there's no escaping Vire's speciality, blood sausage! There is also an Aquapark.

Mont St Michel, Bayeux, Vire, Villedieu les Poeles, Domfront and the sandy beaches of the D-Day landings are not far.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Late Summer/Autumn no pool
10 Sep 2016 - 30 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
4 Mar 2017 - 27 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer with pool
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn - no pool
7 Oct 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Changeover Day:
Changeover day will usually be a Saturday.

Arrival time - 4.00pm
Departure time - 10.00am

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: 09-Aug-2016
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From the Owner

Being at Le Dome takes us away from the busy life we lead at home. It is peaceful and at a much slower pace. The countryside is beautiful with fantastic cycling and walking routes right from the door. We feel extremely lucky to be the owners of Le Dome and we hope that everyone who stays at the house has a wonderful time. Having no access to wifi at Le Dome is actually a real treat!

Property Type

  • barn


  • Away From It All
  • Family


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


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Spacious bathroom with bath/shower over, shower cubicle, WC and basin.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot, Large light room.
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed, 2 Child Bed, 1 Cot, Bunk beds, single bed and travel cot. Large light room.
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed, Smaller room with double bed, chest of drawers and window.
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1, master bedroom with king-size bed Bedroom 2, single bed and bunk beds (room sleeps 3) Bedroom 3, smaller room with double bed


  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles


  • Self-catering

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


  • Outside is a lawned garden for relaxing on sunny days. The front has a large gravel area, perfect for sitting out with a glass of Rose whilst playing a game of boule! There is an above the ground private swimming pool which can be seen in the pictures. This is maintained for use during Spring and Summer. The property also has a sauna, for those who just want to relax, or for the more energetic who have enjoyed cycling or walking during the day. There is a table, outdoor chairs, BBQ and loungers at the property. Lovely walks and cycle routes direct from the house. Bathroom towels and bed linen are included in the price. Other: Bedroom 1 is a large bedroom which accommodates a king sized double bed and furniture - very light and spacious. Bedroom 2 is also spacious with bunk beds and a single bed with wardrobe and chest of drawers. Bedroom 3 is a smaller room with a double bed, chest of drawers. It is a light room with a window opening out with a view over the fields.

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