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Farmhouse In Idyllic Countryside With Heated Indoor Pool And 2 Acres Of Gardens - Primrose

Bedrooms 2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Indoor Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking




Primrose has a comfortable downstairs lounge - and dining room, kitchen and shower-room, with separate toilet. In the lounge are a flat-screen TV, receiving French and main British channels, including children’s channels, plus DVD player. The two bedrooms are upstairs. The master bedroom has a double bed with 2 berths for small children. The second bedroom has two single beds. Both rooms have ‘Velux’ windows, offering views of the beautiful countryside.

About the property


Farmhouse (longere) consisting of 3 self contained gites in 2 acres of gardens with pool house and heated indoor pool.

Claire Rackstraw
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
16 February, 2018

About Claire Rackstraw

We started to go on holiday in France more and more for the food, drink, countryside and beaches. We then fell in love Bon Courage as an idyllic get away and we hope you do too.

Claire Rackstraw purchased this farmhouse in 2015

Why Claire Rackstraw chose Pierres

We were attracted

Available Rentals

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Booking Notes:
Please contact us to confirm your requested dates are free, and if so and you would like to book we will send you a booking form.

A payment of 25% is payable on booking, and the rest 4 weeks before arrival.

A £100 cash deposit is payable on arrival (refundable when you return keys unless damages or excessive cleaning required)

Changeover Day:
Saturday is the usual changeover day.
Arrivals are from 16:00
Departure is by 10:00


Accommodation and facilities for Primrosein Pierres in Calvados

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: Bed Linen is included. Garden toys, puzzles, board games, books and DVDs are available for you to enjoy. Baby equipment is available (free) on request. Outside: Poolhouse with 8x4m solar heated pool (open end of May to September) 2 acres of beautiful gardens. Boules/petanque court. Play equipment (swings, trampoline). BBQs Garden furniture for each unit for relaxing and enjoying the stunning views. Toys and games for children and adults alike.


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Great holiday house and grounds

  • 4 of 5

We had a great stay in the cottage and made the most of the grounds - particularly good for energetic children! The pool was good although a little cool and deep for young children. Lots of games and equipment. Good location for exploring all that Normandy has to offer. A brilliant Summer holiday cottage!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Bon Courage is a wonderful property in a beautiful setting in Lower Normandy

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a week long stay in this beautiful farmhouse of Bon Courage. We stayed in Primrose, a lovely 4 bed property, with plenty of space for a family of four. It was a very clean, well equipped, and provided everything we needed for a comfortable holiday.

The grounds of the property are beautiful and well looked after and there is an amazing amount of space to use and enjoy. The pool was a real plus and the children really enjoyed their time playing in the pool.

The property is set in a lovely part of Lower Normandy. It is a great base for visiting a number of the sites of the region. We visited the stunning Mont Saint Michel, some wonderful beaches as well as a number of local attractions. The luge at the Viaduc de la Souleuvre was great fun.

Mark and Claire, the owners, were fantastic and were extremely helpful with booking the holiday and when we needed information about the property and the local area. There was also plenty of information in the property about things to do and places to visit.

We would thoroughly recommend a stay at Bon Courage and you would be hard pressed to find a more relaxing and peaceful place to stay for a visit to Lower Normandy. We certainly hope to return in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful scenary, spacious gite, well equipped.

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic setting to relax and spend time with family, lots of space for children to play, loved pool, comfortable,well equipped gite. Enjoyed days out to beach, Festyland and markets. Will love to book again.

  • Review Submitted: 28-May-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

very sweet appartement in the country side . heated pool for the kids with a very big garden to run around . lovely market in vire only 10min away .not far for a day out to the beach in granville !!! a very welcoming place with very friendly and helpful hosts on site .

  • Review Submitted: 09-Mar-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Nous étions 2 adultes et 3 enfants dont un en bas-âge et nous louions Primrose. Le logement peut etre un peu compliqué a trouver car il est localisé dans un hameau de quelques maisons qui n'est par forcément répertorié sur les GPS....ceci étant, une fois le hameau trouvé, on finit par le trouver rapidement. Vous êtes en plein milieu de la nature avec pour seul bruit le chant des oiseaux.Le logement est spacieux et confortable. Il est très bien équipé et était propre a notre arrivée. On a beaucoup apprécié le lit parapluie et la chaise bébé de très bonne qualité. Le terrain est vaste et très bien entretenu et il est équipé de telle sorte a ce qu'on puisse rester au gite sans s'ennuyer ( trampo, terrrain de foot, terrain de petanque, piscine....). L'emplacement du gite fait que vous êtes a équidistance des principaux points d'interet de la région meme si les deux semaines n'ont pas suffi !! Bref, nous avons tous passé un excellent séjour et serions bien restés un peu plus longtemps !! On voit que les propriétaires prennent soin de leurs gites et tout est fait pour que le locataire se sente chez lui. Si je devais suggérer quelques améliorations: l'ajout d'un lave vaisselle, quelques couverts en plus, quelques degrés de plus dans la piscine ( je suis frileux !!) mais bon, rien de rédibitoire !!! Je recommande donc chaleureusement !

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
55 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
75 Kilometres
Nearest Train
14 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
65 Kilometres
Car: necessary


Either a drive north about 60km through beautiful countryside and villages to the wide expanses of the Normandy landing beaches, or West 50km to the coast facing the channel islands, or another 30km further west/south west to the unmissable Mont Saint-Michel and thence the beaches of Brittany. This is a good central location for exploring a few different beaches and coasts.


Eurotunnel/Calais - 250 miles approx 4 hours

Caen (Ouistreham) - 50 miles approx 1 hour

Cherbourg - 80 miles approx 1 3/4 hours

Le Havre - 90 miles approx 2 hours

St. Malo - 80 miles approx 1 3/4 hours

Dieppe - 140 miles approx 2 1/2 hours


Bon Courage, Avilly, is located in PIERRES, which is situated in Southern Calvados (in the heart of rural Normandy). The closest large town is VIRE at approximately 8 miles and VASSY is the nearest village at about 3 miles.

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Local Information & Activities

Situated in Southern Calvados, Bon Courage gives ample opportunities for those who wish to explore the rich history of the region, which also offers plenty of leisure activities, such as hiking, canoeing/kayaking, golf, equestrian and bike riding.

Following are a few examples:

Historical & Cultural Visits

World War II History

Family Outings


Mont Saint Michel

Undoubtedly this site is one of the most spectacular jewels of France. Its rich history makes a visit to the Mont St. Michel an unforgettable experience. A guided tour is highly recommended, as this will give an excellent and detailed insight of the historical, religious and ‘powerful’ importance of this venue during the French history. The views of and from the Mont St. Michel are stunning.

Bayeux Tapestry

A visit to the Bayeux Tapestry Museum is a must and impressive. The history and events of the Battle of Hastings and the Norman invasion in 1066 is portrayed on a 270 feet long tapestry. The woven details of this historical event pictured on the embroidery are well preserved, considering its age and are breathtaking. Given that this museum is quite popular and in order to avoid long queues an early start is recommended.

William the Conqueror’s Castle ( Falaise Castle)

This is a real gem and a castle worthy of a day’s visit, this castle dominates the town of Falaise and is very impressive. The castle has ongoing restoration to its walls and one can well picture William being born there and growing up as a child. Another great venue to see and enjoy, the tour is mostly inside and undercover with a different way of showing a castle using art, lights and sound to make this a magical visit.