Luxury Gite to let in Normandy countryside

Mandeville-en-Bessin (15km from Bayeux), Calvados, Normandy Reference: NC003870 Advertiser since: 12 November 2014
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Gite Moliere Self Catering Saturday 1 4 1 Sofabed

About this property

Charming luxury Gite, close to the landing beaches. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Charming luxury Gite, close to the landing beaches. This property is in a rural setting and is one of 3 gites within an old farm courtyard, with its ancient cider press still in place.

Set in the rolling Normandy countryside, Le Pressoir gives you a delightful feeling of living in a world free of mayhem and complication but also has that essential dash of style and luxury. You may be on holiday but that doesn’t mean you have to rough it!

Gite Molière is spectacularly spacious, flooded with lots of natural light and furnished cleanly and simply, with solid oak floors and classic French style bed linen. Patio doors open on to a lawned area where you can sit at the contemporary rattan furniture, have breakfast of local croissants and fresh coffee, read a book, dine al fresco or have a leisurely glass of wine in the evening. The choice is yours! 

Ideal for couples, there is a fully equipped kitchen with oven, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, Tassimo coffee-maker, crockery and a dining area with large table and 6 chairs.

There are 2 sofas and a 42 inch plasma screen, and for you tv addicts there is Apple tv, free wi-fi and UK free to air tv channels. Plus there is a small downstairs toilet. A laundry room is also available to use if you wish. 

You know you’re going to get a good night’s sleep the moment you walk through the door of this enormous bedroom and see the stunningly ornate super king size bed with its crisp blue and white bedding and generous pillows. This room certainly has the wow factor! We've been told by one guest that sleeping in this bed was “like sleeping on a fluffy cloud”.

So if you love to have a leisurely lie-in in the morning you'll be in holiday heaven. There is a comfy chair and also a chaise longue for you to stretch out and relax on if you want to sit and read a good book, and for you gadget lovers there is a 50 inch plasma screen with dvd player and an iPod/iPhone dock.
A baby cot is available if required. 

The en suite bathroom is equipped with a limestone basin, toilet, bath with waterfall tap and walk-in shower so you can either have a long relaxing soak in the bath or a quick invigorating shower and you’ll also be provided with plump towels to wrap yourself in. 
British owners on site. No smoking.



Kitchen and dining

Fully equipped kitchen with oven, microwave, fridge with ice box, dishwasher, Tassimo coffee-maker, crockery and glasses.
Large dining table with 4 chairs.

Living rooms

Lounge area with 2 sofas and an easy chair, a 42 inch plasma screen, free wi-fi and UK free to air tv channels. Patio doors open onto lawned area.


The enormous bedroom has a stunningly ornate super king size bed with crisp blue and white bedding and generous pillows.
There is a comfy chair and also a chaise longue, a 50 inch plasma screen with dvd player, Apple tv and an iPod/iPhone dock. A baby cot is available if required.


The en suite bathroom is equipped with a limestone basin, wc, bath with waterfall tap and walk-in shower.

There is also a small downstairs wc.


Gas central heating.


Bikes available to borrow. Wii, Apple tv, free wi-fi and UK free to air tv channels. Boardgames.
BBQ available.

Close to landing beaches and 5 minutes from Bayeux with its tapestry, cathedral and museums. Nearby horse riding, golf, fishing, sailing, sand yachting, bungee jumping.

Garden and outside

Lawned area with rattan furniture.

The gardens are mostly communal within the large courtyard with each gite having a lawned area with furniture - the lawn of Gite Molière is directly outside the gite.

The heated swimming pool in the middle of the courtyard has sun-loungers around the pool terrace and a hot tub is available for use in the evenings.
Pool towels and pool safe drinks glasses are provided.

We also have a large paddock which can be used for outdoor games such football, badminton etc and an orchard where garden furniture can be placed if you want to soak up the peaceful rural charm.

Parking and garages

Parking on site.

Visitor suitability

Stairs to bedroom are relatively steep. Not suitable for those with reduced mobility.

Information about any additional facilities

We supply pool towels and pool safe drinks glasses for guests to use while enjoying the azure pool and relaxing hot tub.
Small fully equipped gym with treadmill, elliptical, static bike and multi gym.

Our guests are also welcome to borrow the following items -
Bikes (and helmets)
Childrens football net and ball
Boules set
Badminton net and rackets


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Bayeux
Distance: 7 km

Beauty treatments


Distance: 40 km


Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Trout
Name of nearest fishing location: Les Etangs de Planquery
Distance: 15 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Omaha beach
Distance: 15 km


Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Trévières
Distance: 3 km



The Owner Recommends


Live the high life - drive to Deauville and stroll the promenade, have lunch at one of the many exquisite restaurants or shop till you drop at Gucci, Channel and Louis Vuitton to name a few.

Night Trotting at Cabourg and More

Take in a show or have a flutter at the beautiful casino and on some Fridays in the summer you can dine in style as you watch the Night Trotting at Cabourg, a very special evening indeed. Trotting is very popular in Normandy and you can often see the horses being exercised along Omaha beach. Plan in advance and make the most of your stay, and maybe one stay won't be enough!

Normandy Landing Beaches and Bayeux Tapestry

You’ll be spoilt for choice of things to do in Normandy. The most famous “must see” things are the many poignant WWII landing beaches and the world famous Bayeux Tapestry that tells the story of William the Conqueror and the Battle of Hastings. The landing beaches stretch from the British beaches and Mulberry Harbour at Arromanches to our nearest beach, Omaha beach and on towards Cherbourg. Omaha beach is a 5 minute drive from Le Pressoir and on the hill behind the beach is the very impressive American Cemetery, museum, the gardens there are a tranquil place to remember those that lost their lives on the beaches below.

17 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 9.7
  • Comfort: 9.8
  • Condition: 9.8
  • Facilities: 9
  • Local Amenities: 9.1
  • Setting: 9.5
  • Value for Money: 9.7
10 / 10 Loulou 8 November, 2017

We had an absolutely perfect stay in Gite Moliere.

Shu and Rob, the hosts, were always around to help with any queries we had and were marvellous at finding us anything we needed. The hosting had a real personal touch to it. Nothing was too much trouble and you felt that they really cared that you enjoyed your stay.

The gite itself was lovely. It really was perfect...everything you could wish for, and more. And the hot tub and pool were amazing.

We ate out at La Sapiniere...lovely and also visited the beautiful town of Bayeux...would strongly recommend.

La Pressoir is in a really beautiful and interesting area..we'll be visiting again.

Owner response

Thank you so much Louise for your fantastic review, we're thrilled that you had a good stay and that you felt that our welcome had the personal touch, that's what we always hope to do for our guests so to hear you say that you felt that we cared about your stay is fabulous because we truly do care. Thank You.
We're also over the moon that you found the gite itself to be perfect and that you enjoyed the pool and hot tub and we would love to see you again.
Many Thanks indeed for the 10 out of 10 rating, we can't ask for more than that and we'll do all we can to ensure our future guests feel the same.
With all best wishes, Shu and Rob.

10 / 10 mikek 11 September, 2017

My wife and I couldn’t have asked for a more enjoyable week exploring the beaches of Normandy. The advert described the property perfectly; Gîte Molière has all the comforts of home and was the perfect place to return to every evening to relax and unwind. The property was very clean and well maintained.
From the time we arrived we were made to feel so welcome by Shu, Rob, Loulou and Cider, and this continued right throughout our stay.
The new pool and hot tub were a fantastic bonus to our stay which we had not expected when we made our booking. Sitting in the hot tub and enjoying a drink under the stars was very therapeutic!
We can’t praise Le Pressoir highly enough for giving us such very happy memories of our stay, and will definitely be returning in the near future. We have already recommended to friends who are looking to make a reservation for next year, and would have no hesitation in recommending to others.

Owner response

Thank you so much Mike for your fabulous review.
We're thrilled to receive a 10 out of 10 - it truly doesn't get any better than that so you've made our day.

Rob and I loved meeting you both and we're delighted that you were pleased with the new addition of the pool and hot tub. And we love your description of enjoying a drink while sat in the hot tub under the stars!

Also thank you for the recommendation to your friends, they've been in touch and we hope that we'll be welcoming them to Le Pressoir some time next year.

Best Wishes
Shu & Rob

10 / 10 Trevor & Pat 17 July, 2017

We loved staying in Gite Moliere at Le Pressoir. Shu and Rob were fantastic hosts and nothing was too much trouble for them to ensure we had a great holiday. The gite was light and spacious and very comfortable, with a lovely welcome pack to greet us on our arrival. The weather was hot, so the pool and hot tub were perfect after a day out in the beautiful Calvados countryside. Le Pressoir is a great base for visiting the many attractions that Normandy has to offer. We visited Etretat, Honflleur, Deauville and all the Normandy landing beaches, as well as the beautiful town of Bayeux, which is just 10 minutes away. We will certainly return!

Owner response

Thank you so much Pat and Trevor for your glowing review, we are over the moon that you loved your stay at Le Pressoir.

We're also thrilled that you were able to make such good use of the pool and hot tub after your days out exploring.
There's nothing like enjoying a glass of chilled bubbles while relaxing in warm bubbles is there! ;-)

And after seeing your beautiful photos of Etretat we will be visiting it ourselves as soon as we can.

We're really looking forward to seeing you again when you return
Best Wishes
Shu & Rob

10 / 10 Jules1961 3 July, 2017

A fabulous gite. Probably the best we've ever stayed in. Shu and Rob are excellent hosts who go to great lengths to ensure your stay is wonderful. We especially enjoyed the hot tub.
Perfect location for D Day landing beaches and very close to Bayeux

Owner response

Wow, thank you so much Julie and Chris
It doesn't get any better than a 10 out of 10 does it so we're over the moon with that.

We're also delighted that you had such a good time and to hear you say the gite was probably the best you've ever stayed in is a huge compliment.
It is easy to be good hosts when we have guests as lovely as you and Chris and I loved that you were able to sit and relax in the Hot Tub with a glass of wine on several evenings.

We also loved your comments in our guestbook and we look forward to seeing you next time too.
Best Wishes
Shu & Rob