Pretty holiday cottage nr Conde-sur-Noireau - NC002839

Saint-Pierre-la-Vieille (9km from Conde-sur-Noireau), Calvados, Normandy Reference: NC002839 Advertiser since: 1 February 2011
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Wisteria Cottage Self Catering Saturday 1 2 1 + cot

About this property

Pretty Cottage in Beautiful Rural Setting. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Wisteria Cottage, quaint and pretty, was originally built in the 17th century and has been carefully restored to a high standard, with oak beams, and an open plan kitchen/dining/lounge. There is a wood burner for which logs are provided. All bed linen (incl cot/bed), an ample supply of towels and tea towels is included (all linen is replaced weekly if your stay is over 7 days), but please ask if you require more of anything at anytime during your stay. Please bring your own swimming/beach towels. The cottage also has internet/ wi-fi. Garden chairs, sun loungers, sun umbrellas and barbecue provided.
The garden is enclosed but guests are welcome to use any other areas of the gardens, orchards or fields. It is an ideal place to just relax. There is an abundance of wild birds, plus other wildlife. Regretfully we can no longer accommodate pets.
Wisteria Cottage is set in beautiful countryside but within easy reach of Clecy and Pont d'Ouilly on the River Orne. There are many restaurants and sporting activities in the vicinity (indoor swimming pools, abseiling, horse riding, paragliding, cycling, 3 golf courses (5km, 50km etc). For those with mountain bikes there is an abundance of off-road tracks. St Pierre-la-Vieille, where there is a boulangerie, is 2km walk away through either woods or on the lane. Camembert, Bagnoles-de-l'Orne, Domfont and Falaise (birthplace of William the Conqueror) are all within easy reach. There are many local markets or larger ones at St Lo or Caen. Many museums are situated in the area.
Further afield, but within an hours drive, are the D-day landing beaches, Pegasus Bridge, Caen and Bayeux. Mont St Michel is approx 1hr 40 minutes away and the Atlantic Coast at Granville is approx 1hr 20 minutes from Wisteria Cottage.Village 2km for boulangerie. A comprehensive welcome pack is provided. The cottage is situated near to owner's farmhouse, but your privacy is assured (we use separate entrance, etc).
Whatever way you wish to spend your days in this delightful setting you will always be warmly welcomed. Please see our fantastic reviews!



Kitchen and dining

Fully-fitted corner oak kitchen, including gas cooker, fridge, microwave, toaster, iron and board. Ample utensils, crockery and pans are supplied. Dining table and chairs for 4. Fire extinguisher and fire blanket.

Living rooms

Open plan with comfortable seating for 2, wood burning stove, Sky tv, dvd player, radio cassette player with some tapes and dvds, internet/wi-fi connection, coffee-table and corner china cabinet/bookcase. Safety gate to stairs.


One double bed with space for cot/bed if required. Bedside tables, lamps, chest of drawers and hanging space, bedroom chairs. All bed linen supplied. We replace all linen weekly, but please ask if you require anything changed at any time. Safety gate top and bottom of stairs. Smoke alarm.


Bath with power shower over, wc, handbasin, fitted electric fan heater. Hand and bath towels supplied, and spares in cupboard. All linen replaced weekly but please ask if you require more towels at any time.


Wood burning stove, all wood supplied, fan heaters. (We will clear and light the woodburner for you if needed).


Freeview tv, dvd player, radio cassette, some dvds, cds, boardgames, books, internet/wi-fi.

Garden and outside

The cottage has a fully enclosed garden, but guests are welcome to use any other part of the gardens, orchards or fields. Garden chairs, recliners, tables and sun umbrellas provided, together with a barbecue.

Parking and garages

Ample parking for guests and their visitors.

Visitor suitability

Unsuitable for very elderly or wheelchair users.

Information about any additional facilities

A complimentary welcome pack is provided for guests.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities



Distance: 7 km


Fishing nearby

Name of nearest fishing location: River Orne + lakes
Distance: 7 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Clecy, Lac de la Dathee, Bagnoles de l'Orne
Distance: 4 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: St Pierre La Vieille, Pont D'Ouilly
Distance: 2 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 1 km


Name/number of nearest marked trail: from cottage


The Owner Recommends

Excellent Restaurants Nearby

Auberge St Germain - St Germain du Crioult (4km) - excellent French cuisine; La Licorne, Conde-sur-Noireau (7km) - good value lunch in a French style.

Historical Sites of Interest

D-day landing beaches, Pegasus Bridge, Bayeux Tapestry, birthplace of William the Conqueror (Falaise), medieval town of Domfont - all within one hours drive. UNESCO World Heritage Site - Mont St Michel - approximately 90 minutes drive.

Interesting Markets

General market in Conde-sur-Noireau (7km), held Thursday mornings - local farmers' produce, livestock (poultry, rabbits etc.), clothing, accessories, plants etc. Very large market in St. Lo (60km), held Saturday mornings - local farmers' produce (meat, cheese, fish), livestock, plants, clothing, accessories. Mixed market in Caen (50km), held Sunday mornings - large market divided between classic French and North African style goods.

48 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 9.7
  • Comfort: 9.4
  • Condition: 9.7
  • Facilities: 9.6
  • Local Amenities: 8.9
  • Setting: 9.8
  • Value for Money: 9.6
10 / 10 Clare, Cheshire 18 September, 2018

Absolutely wonderful holiday. Wisteria Cottage is in a wonderful setting and is equipped with everything you could want. Jean and John are lovely hosts. We will definitely return.

9.3 / 10 AnnandGraham 11 June, 2018

The single track from the village to the Gite is very steep and narrow although we never encountered other traffic it would have been very difficult to negotiate if we had. We found the stairs extremely difficult as they were again very steep and the treads made you turn side on to go up and down. The location is very rural and the village has only a boulangerie located there, although Conde sur Noireau the nearest town is only a 10 minute drive away.
John and Jean were very welcoming and couldn’t do enough to help and the welcome pack was a real bonus.

Owner response

We are sorry if the cottage was not exactly what G&A had in mind but as they mentioned, we tried to assist whenever they asked.
The "track" from the village [1.5km] is actually a tarmacadamed lane and much as one would expect any country lane to be.
The narrative on Wisteria Cottage clearly describes it as being in a peaceful, rural setting and details distances to the Boulangerie [1.5km] and Conde-sur-Noireau [for all main shopping - 7km]

10 / 10 Ian and Diane 23 July, 2017

Our second stay at Wisteria Cottage, just as good as our first stay!! Jean and John were there to welcome us back, they were again very friendly and helpful with ideas of places to visit and parking.
The cottage is small and extremely well organised, it had everything we could wish for including a wonderful welcome pack of bread, cheese. butter, jam milk etc.
We had a wonderful week just sitting in the garden in the sun, reading, drinking and soaking in the sounds and sights of the countryside, we could visit the second world war beaches from there and had a trip to Bayeaux to see the tapestry, highly recommended!
The cottage is so quiet and peaceful.
There are several supermarkets within 20 minutes drive, a local boulangerie/pattiserie to cater for the fresh bread and French pastries.
English satellite tv to keep up to date with the news and soaps if needed, internet to keep in touch with friends and families, altogether highly recommended, we hope to return in the future!!!!

10 / 10 Stephen J 12 June, 2017

The house more than exceeded our expectations,a true gem of a house . Perfect to those who are seeking a peaceful,and totally tranquil rest . The house is well equipped,with wifi and English tv who need to keep in contact and up to date with the soaps . The local towns for shopping are only 5 mins away and for those visiting the war cemeteries and beaches easily accessible within a hour to hour and a half . For fans of essy lunches at out of the way places and fine foods the area has an abundance of venues , A visit to Falaise Castle and the Bayeau Tapastry is highly recommended,as is Mont St Michel again all within easy travelling distance . So all in all we can not recommend the house more than enough ,the only thing we can say is people of limited ability may find the stairs in the house a slight handicap ,but please do not be put off ,go enjoy the quiet and the hospitality of the hosts you will not regret it .we shall most definitely return