Pretty holiday cottage nr Conde-sur-Noireau

9.5/10
Saint-Pierre-la-Vieille (7km 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 woodburner 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, sunloungers, 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. Well behaved pets are welcome and there are many walks from the cottage.
 
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!
 

Type

Cottage/Gite

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.

Bedrooms

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.

Bathrooms

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.

Heating

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

Entertainment

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 comprehensive welcome pack is provided.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

* Vet details: We will be pleased to arrange any appointments required. Selarl Centre Medical Veterinaire de Basse Normandie rue de la Prairie, 14410 Vassy The above vets have also opened a new surgery at: 2 rue Bosny 14110 Conde-sur-Noireau

Activities

Climbing/mountaineering

Distance: 7 km

Cycling

Fishing nearby

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

Golf

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

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: from cottage

Watersports

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.

44 Reviews
9.5/10
  • Cleanliness: 9.7
  • Comfort: 9.4
  • Condition: 9.6
  • Facilities: 9.6
  • Local Amenities: 8.9
  • Setting: 9.8
  • Value for Money: 9.6
9.7 / 10 Rugbyradish 12 September, 2016

Second visit and as good as the first. Cottage contains everything one needs and is in a beautiful setting. The owners cannot do enough for you, the welcome bread, cheese and wine is always a treat after the journey.
The location is isolated which is why local amenities are marked as eight but the road system and lack of traffic make any drive a pleasure through the wonderful countryside.
We did not take our dogs but this place would be ideal, plenty of enclosed outside space and acres of walks for them.
We would have no hesitation in visiting a third time!

9.7 / 10 Andrew Corbett 29 August, 2016

We had a wonderful stay in this delightful and secluded part of Normandy. Happy to recommend this to anyone, the cottage is a delight, with every comfort and wonderful views.

10 / 10 Rob & Glem 24 August, 2016

If peace and quiet is your ideal holiday, then Wisteria Cottage is the perfect place.
The cottage is clean, adequately equipped and comfortable with a rural location offering walks with wildlife in abundance and only a short walk to the local patisserie for fresh bread and delicious cakes which are baked on site daily. Nearest town (Conde sur Noireau) is a 10 minute drive away and has a decent supermarket, delightful market and a number af reasonable restaurants.
If you are a little more adventurous/active, a 20 minute drive will take you to Clecy where you can enjoy a canoe adventure down the River Orne for a very reasonable price.
Jean and John (owners) are both informative and attentive without being intrusive and willing to obtain any information not readily available. eg. Antique markets
This was our second stay at Wisteria and will definitely be returning for a third stay.

10 / 10 Ian and Diane 11 July, 2016

Wow!!
What a beautiful little cottage, right out in the countryside.
We spent a fantastic week here mixing between sightseeing and relaxing in the garden reading (with the odd bottle of wine!).

We went to Mont St Michel and St. Malo (one and a half hours drive away) one day and Pegasus bridge, Juno Beach, Utah, gold, Omaha and the American cemeterary another day.

The local supermarket (super u 15 mins away) was excellent.

It was really good sitting in the comfy chairs soaking up the sun on the remaining days from early morning right through to sunset.

Jean and John were there to meet us and show us round, there was a nice welcome pack for us so that was tea sorted out!
We always knew Jean and John were around should we need them.

The cottage was nicely presented and very clean and comfortable.

It was so good we have already booked again for next year!