Gite to rent Calvados, self catering holiday - NC004010

Mandeville-en-Bessin (15km from Bayeux), Calvados, Normandy Reference: NC004010 Advertiser since: 12 November 2014
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Gite Renoir Self Catering Saturday 2 4 2 Sofa bed in lounge

About this property

Boutique Hotel meets French rural charm. This cottage/gite is in a coastal setting.

Set in the rolling Normandy countryside, Gite Renoir is in a rural setting and is one of 3 gites within an old farm courtyard, with its ancient cider press still in place.

The gardens are mostly communal within the large courtyard with each gite having a lawned area with furniture - the lawn of Gite Renoir is directly outside the gite with 4 chairs and a 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.

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! Gîte Renoir is a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom gite that is light and airy with patio doors overlooking the lawned garden where there is plenty of communal space to socialise or separate areas if you prefer to be alone. It is furnished cleanly and sympathetically with oak floors, some exposed stone walls and classic French style beds and bed linen. 

The open plan downstairs has a fully equipped kitchen with oven, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, coffee maker, plenty of crockery and glasses, and a dining area with a large table and 4 chairs. The table can be extended and two additional chairs are available if you need them. 

Ideal for couples and families alike, the lounge area has 2 sofas and a 32 inch plasma screen and free wi-fi. Plus there is a small downstairs toilet. A baby chair, changing table and cot are available if needed and a laundry room is also available to use if you wish.



Kitchen and dining

Fully equipped kitchen with oven, microwave, fridge with ice box, dishwasher, coffee-maker, crockery and glasses.

Dining table with 4 chairs, table can be extended and additional chairs are available.

Living rooms

Lounge area with 2 sofas, small side tables and a 32 inch plasma screen, free wi-fi and UK free to air tv channels.

Patio doors open onto lawned area.


Bedroom 1 is light and bright and has a classic French blue and cream tapestry bed with its traditional curved end. The antique bed matches the old French armoire (wardrobe) that has been lovingly brought up to date with a fresh, new French creamy-white facelift. There is a 32inch plasma screen and chair. En suite bathroom.

The second bedroom is slightly smaller but is still a double and also has a classic French tapestry bed in soft creams and pinks. Beds don't get more French than this so you'll feel right at home in this cosy room with its peaceful ambience. It also has an en suite shower room and toilet.


Bathroom 1 - En suite bathroom with basin, toilet, large walk-in shower and heated towel rail.
Bathroom 2 - En suite bathroom with basin, toilet, shower and heated towel rail.


Gas central heating.


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

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: 5 km


Horse riding

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

Mountain biking

Distance: 10 km



Name/number of nearest marked trail: Trévières


The Owner Recommends


Historic Bayeux is a 10 minute drive with many chic boutiques, cafés, restaurants, fantastic Saturday market and the Bayeux Tapestry. There is also a selection of museums and cathedrals for you to visit.


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.

D-day Landing Beaches

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.


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.

Things to do near us

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. Nearby there is horse riding, golf, fishing, sailing, sand yachting, bungee jumping. Plan in advance and make the most of your stay and maybe one stay won't be enough!


Our local village, Trévières is 3km away, it has 2 bakery's, 2 butchers, 2 bars, post office, pharmacy, small supermarket, 2 hairdressers, florists and a thriving Friday Market with fresh local produce.

26 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 9.9
  • Condition: 9.9
  • Facilities: 9.6
  • Local Amenities: 9.6
  • Setting: 9.8
  • Value for Money: 9.9
9.8 / 10 Nick loader 29 October, 2018

Recently returned from a 4 night stay. Shu and Rob could not have been more helpful before, during and after our stay. This is a great location close to Bayeux and a lovely little village 3km away with all amenities. Great bakeries and we ate twice at the Italian restaurant. It was fantastic and the owner (and chef) very attentive as was the young lad who waited tables. The location is central for all the WW2 locations which was very useful in reducing too much time in transit. The gites are fantastic (we had all 3) and provide a real taste of rural French living. Although we went in late October, the pool and hot tub were still open and were made full use of by the kids. Everyday after exploring they went straight in the pool. There were also offerings from the orchard which was a lovely touch. Even the two resident dogs were lovely. Having stayed in French gites before, this was another level of comfort. An excellent stay which we would highly recommend to others. Thank you Shu and Rob.

Owner response

Hi Nick, thank you so much for your wonderful review. We especially love your comment "Having stayed in French gites before, this was another level of comfort". That has made our day, thank you. We loved meeting you all and we're so pleased that you liked the little extra touches, and of course enjoyed the pool and hot tub. Best Wishes, Shu and Rob.

10 / 10 Stokie Girl 18 September, 2018

Spotlessly clean, well equipped beautifully furnished property. The owners live onsite and they are friendly, welcoming, knowledgable and helpful without being intrusive. The property is conveniently placed for the landing beaches and other WW2 places of interest however also many lovely non war related places to visit too within the local area. Very short drive to a village with bakery, butchers, bar, mini market and restaurant. Had an amazing time and highly recommmend (I’m very fussy and could find nothing to fault!).

Owner response

Hi Tracy,
Huge thanks for your glowing review. A 10 out of 10 rating from someone who says they are 'fussy' is high praise indeed so thank you very much. We loved meeting you both and are thrilled that you had a good time here.
Best Wishes

10 / 10 JennyRogers 10 September, 2018

We had the most amazing week here!
Travelling with my parents, husband and 2 year old, the Gite was perfect for us!
The setting is gorgeous, and ideal for our relaxing break.

It’s a great base to explore, as close to lots of places.

Shu and Rob were the perfect hosts! Nothing was too much trouble for them, and they were always checking we had everything we needed.

The heated pool and hot tub are amazing too!

It really was a perfect week

Owner response

Thank you so much Jenny. It's always thrilling to get a 10 out of 10 score so we're really pleased you had a good stay at Le Pressoir and that you had a perfect week enjoying the pool and hot tub. Best Wishes, Shu and Rob

10 / 10 Mark simpson 1 September, 2018

I would like to say a big thankyou to Shu and Rob for a fab holiday. They have made us feel very much at home. The gite is in a great location for all the Normandy beaches and day trips to Paris by Train.
The gite is very well equipped with every thing you would need for your stay and very comfortable. We would love to return again soon.

Mark Sharon Charlie

Owner response

Wow, Sharon, Mark and Charlie, thank you so much for your amazing review and 10 out of 10 rating.
We're so happy that you had a good time here, we loved meeting you all and I think you may win the prize for doing the most during your 2 weeks with us!
It was exhausting just hearing about your daily adventures while you were out exploring all that Normandie has to offer.
We'd love to see you again if you decide to come back.
Best Wishes and thanks again for your wonderful review
Shu and Rob