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



Updated: 21-Sep-2016
Farmhouses in Pierres, Vire, Calvados, Normandy, France - In The Calvados Countryside, For Outdoor Activities, Also Within An Hour To Many Ports And Beaches

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

Details for holiday farmhouse Primrose, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 1 Bathroom

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.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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.

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3 Reviews

based on 3 holidaymaker reviews


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: Aug 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 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: May 28, 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: Mar 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

We were attracted

Activity and Interests

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.

Further Details:

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.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low season 2016/17
1 Oct 2016 - 28 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £150
Fixed cost £150

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 21-Sep-2016
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Property Type

  • farmhouse


  • 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


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering


  • 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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