18th Century traditional Normandy house &Barn - NC003859

Ecots (7km from Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives), Calvados, Normandy Reference: NC003859 Advertiser since: 5 November 2014
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
La Cote Self Catering Saturday 2 4 2

About this property

Stunning 2 bedroom 18th Century Farmhouse and Barn. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

La Cote is an 18th century traditional Normandy house and Barn in an idyllic rural location near St. Pierre-sur-Dives, south of Caen. The house sits on a south facing hillside with fields below and woods above. Purchased in 2001 the house has been refurbished to our own specification.

La Cote is situated in the heart of the Calvados region, made famous for its ciders and cheeses. The town of St. Pierre-sur-Dives is 5 minutes away and has a wonderful market every Monday and the town caters for all our needs. Further north, some 40 minutes drive, is the coast with Honfleur, Deauville and Trouville. To the west, are the Normandy beaches and the Memorial de Caen and Bayeux famous for its tapestry.

Our charge, which includes all utility costs, bed linen, but not towels is £490.00 per 7 nights stay during the months of May through to September. The property is not available for letting outside of these months. Should you wish to book there is a £100.00 deposit which is returned to you after your stay providing the property is left as you found it.

Below are some visitors comments:

"We spent the first week at a resort in Britanny......what a relief to arrive here.....heaven on earth."

"We have had a fantastic holiday. The cottage is absolutely delightful. Oh, what a surprise. There's only one way to sum up this place....Superb!"

"A little bit of heaven on earth. Character, charm, tranquility and comfort."



Kitchen and dining

Kitchen/dining room with all modern amenities, and a separate utility and wc situated off the kitchen.

Living rooms

The living room, off the dining room, is comfortably furnished with a tv receiving English channels.


A staircase off the dining room leads up to the landing with 2 bedrooms (2 twin bedded rooms).


There is a shower room with wc and a further bathroom with a bath, shower and wc.


There are electric radiators in the kitchen, dining room, sitting room, bedrooms and bathrooms. There are wood burning stoves in the dining room and sitting room.


In the sitting room there is a television receiving English channels.

Garden and outside

Outside there is a south west facing garden with ample seating to enjoy an aperitif whilst watching the sunset. We have an orchard opposite, and there are paths leading up into the woods where you can walk.

Parking and garages

On entering the gate to the property there is parking for 2/3 cars.

Visitor suitability

Ideal for families or couples with older children but not really suitable for toddlers.

Information about any additional facilities

Should you wish to play golf there are some 10 golf courses within an hour's drive.


  • No smoking

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Linen

* Vet details: S.C.P. Melivet, Drs Veterinaires 10 Place Pasteur 14140 Livarot Tel: (0033) 2 31 63 43 33


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Saint Pierre-sur-Dives
Distance: 7 km



Name and address of nearest golf course: Saint Julien, Pont l'Eveque
Distance: 30 km


Name/number of nearest marked trail: 1

The Owner Recommends


Cycling is popular in France and there is a very good cycle way following a disused railway line from Vimoutiers to St. Julien-le-Faucon.


Should you wish to play golf there are many courses situated up to 2 hours drive away.

St Pierre-sur-Dives

Our Local Town St. Pierre-sur-Dives has a Monday market which must be visited and there are several good restaurants, boulangeries and supermarkets.

The Normandy Landing Beaches, Honfleur and La Cote

The Normandy beaches, Honfleur and other coastal resorts are all within easy reach, and the countryside around La Cote is worth exploring. La Cote holds many cheese and Calvados outlets. But if you, like us, want a peaceful and restful few days just stay local.