Luxury Gite to let in Normandy countryside - NC003870

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 2 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!

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 with 2 chairs, a garden sofa and table so you can sit and have your morning coffee or a drink in the evening after a day out exploring beautiful Normandie.

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

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 4 chairs.

There are 2 sofas and a giant flat screen tv 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 there is a giant flat screen tv.
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 giant flat screen tv, 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 and a flat screen tv. 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

  • Shared pool


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



About the Owner/Advertiser, Ms Shu Milne

Shu and Rob welcome you to Le Pressoir

Year property purchased 2001
Why this location? We choose Le Pressoir because of it's peaceful setting and it's close proximity to all the landings beaches (Omaha being the nearest at just 8 minutes away) and the fact it is just 10 minutes from beautiful Bayeux with it's historic sites, interesting shops and many restaurants
Unique benefits of property A peaceful rural setting but within an easy drive of many historic sites, fun activities and fantastic restaurants. Our pool and hot tub are the perfect way to wind down and relax in the stunning Normandie countryside.

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.

25 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 9.8
  • Comfort: 9.8
  • Condition: 9.8
  • Facilities: 9.3
  • Local Amenities: 9.4
  • Setting: 9.6
  • Value for Money: 9.8
10 / 10 Hombredepontevedra 25 September, 2019

Our first visit to Gite Moliere. So impressed we have booked a return visit for 2020. Well equipped, tastefully decorated, clean accommodation.
Exceeded our expectation.
Ideally located for the ferry port at Ouistreham, and within travelling distance of all of the D Day beaches and museums which are so interesting to visit.
The local village is only a 5 minute drive with an excellent choice of shops, 2 bakeries, small, well stocked supermarket, restaurants.
Our hosts were amazing and nothing was too much trouble. Outstanding attention to detail. Really know how to deliver customer service.

Owner response

Thank you so much Sharon and Paul for your wonderful review and your fantastic 10 out of 10 score.
We're absolutely delighted that you liked it so here so much that you booked to come back next year within a day of being here - that is high praise indeed and we very much look forward to welcoming you back. We loved meeting you both and thank you for all your compliments here... and in our guestbook in the gite.
Best Wishes
Shu and Rob

10 / 10 Ian MacDonald 14 September, 2019

What an absolute gem of a place , we arrived later than expected but, Shu and Rob were so helpful and attentive, the Gite itself is amazing , the pool so inviting and the hot tub was just perfect. We would certainly say that the hospitality shown by both Shu and Rob were exemplary , nothing was any trouble. The setting is so peaceful no noise or light pollution , the stars at night were breathtaking. The local village was 4km away with 2 Butchers, 2 Bakers ( no Candlestick makers though ) a small supermarket which stocks just about everything. 2 bars and a cinema, and a few other shops. Shu offered to take us into the village and bring us back if we wanted to go in for a drink and something to eat, what a lady. The gite : huge comfortable bed , loads of light from the roof windows,, loads of room, large bathroom and clothing space. Downstairs : big sitting room/kitchen/dining room, perfect for watching the Sky tv whilst cooking , and also a downstairs cloakroom. Huge glazed doors and windows overlooking the green and pool with patio furniture which Shu places the cushions on every morning and takes them in at night. We are definitely going back again. So close to the Normandy sights and landing beaches, 15 minutes from fantastic Bayeaux with a massive supermarket complex on the outskirts. Only on e word needed to describe our Holiday . . . .Magical.Thanks Shu and Rob.

Owner response

Thank you so much Roseanne and Ian for such a fabulously glowing review and for your 10 out of 10 rating.
We're so touched by the lovely things you've said (and I love the joke about the candlestick makers! ;-). We really enjoyed meeting you both and are delighted that you had such a good time here. To say your stay was magical is just thrilling to us. We're already looking forward to seeing you both next year.
With huge thanks and best wishes.
Shu & Rob

10 / 10 Jennybaguette 12 August, 2019

We had a wonderful stay, Shu and Rob could not have been more helpful in ensuring we had a relaxing and enjoyable holiday. The Gites are beautiful, well appointed and give a sense of pampering and luxury. The pool is wonderful, perfect temperature and big enough to swim comfortably. The region is ideal for a relaxing break. Bayeux is a beautiful, historic town with plenty going on and good supermarkets. Treviere is a lovely village with plenty of shops adn a great little restaurant (Le Trot) which is very child friendly. Perfect time, cannot fault a thing.

Owner response

Thank you so much Jenny, we're really pleased you liked the gites (having rented all 3 of them so you had the place to yourselves as a family), I love that you thought they were beautiful and gave you a sense of pampering and luxury.
And to start our week with a 10 out of 10 rating is perfect, thank you very much
Best Wishes
Shu and Rob.

10 / 10 mikek 21 July, 2019

This was our third visit to Gite Moliere and Shu and Rob once again made us feel incredibly welcome as usual, even unexpectedly finding us a full slab of our favourite local cheese before we arrived!

Each of our visits has allowed us to try something a little bit different, and this time, with my wife pregnant with our first child, it was wonderful to take the time to remove ourselves from our day-to-day lives and relax in the peaceful surrounding area.

In addition to the amazing hot tub and pool, the new outdoor seating area with the fire pit is a fantastic addition and really comes alive at night. It was great to be able to relax, watch the birds, chat and roast tasty marshmallows with great company.

We are looking forward to returning again next year as a slightly larger family, and will treasure the memories of our fantastic holiday in the meantime.

We simply can not recommend Le Pressoir enough!

Owner response

Wow, thank you Mike and Vicky for your amazing 10 out of 10 rating and your glowing review. To say Rob and I are thrilled is an understatement!
We loved having you both here for your 3rd stay and to receive the news this morning that you have already booked all 3 gites for 2 weeks next year so you can stay with your families is the best way to start our week. We can't wait to see you all again next year.
We're delighted that you approve of the addition of the sun terrace with fire pit and marshmallow toasting, it's proving to be a very social space and is lovely in the evening as it gets the best of the setting sun. The evening we spent with you toasting and chatting was lovely and we look forward to doing it again next year 'en famille' with you all.
With very best wishes and thanks again for your fabulous review.
Shu & Rob