Gite to rent Calvados, self catering holiday

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 6 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, one of which is a sofa-bed 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, one of which is a sofabed 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, bath with 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.

17 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 9.8
  • Condition: 9.9
  • Facilities: 9.4
  • Local Amenities: 9.8
  • Setting: 9.8
  • Value for Money: 9.9
9.7 / 10 Ron hutchinson 14 April, 2018

What a lovely place to stay we were all made very welcome by shu and Rob would strongly recommend this gite to anyone wanting a very relaxed holiday we really loved the hot tub

Owner response

Thank you so much, we're thrilled you had a relaxing time and loved the candlelit hot tub

10 / 10 GaddSmith 18 October, 2017

Super hosts. Very welcoming and helpful. Property was as advertised. A;; well maintained and clean. Good provisions at start of stay. We will be back

Owner response

Thank you so much Rosemary
We are truly thrilled that you scored us a 10 out of 10, we can't ask for more than that and you've made our day. That's what we always strive for and to receive that rating from you is wonderful, thank you.

We would love to see you all again.
Best Wishes,
Shu and Rob

10 / 10 Caroline Miles 11 September, 2017

I can highly recommend this accomodation. The hosts are fabulous and make you feel so welcome. The pool and hot tub are a lovely way to unwind in the peaceful surroundings.
The gite was immaculately clean, beautifully furnished and really did feel like a home from home .

Owner response

Thank you Caroline for your lovely review and your 10 out of 10 rating, that's what we constantly aim for with all our guests so its always a delight for us when we achieve that.

You were 10 out of 10 guests and we loved hearing all the giggles as you enjoyed the pool and hot tub.

We also want to thank you for booking to stay with us again next year, we must be doing something right for you to have booked for next year within the first two days of your weeks stay.

We look forward to seeing you again next year.

Best Wishes
Shu & Rob

9.8 / 10 Forbes family 8 September, 2017

Fantastic location, for D-Day and plenty of 'normal' sightseeing . Spent wonderful 2 weeks here in July after a week last year and still found plenty to do. Shu & Rob very welcoming,new pool and hot tub a big hit with teenage daughter.
Great hosts, superb location, great value for money and many happy memories,

Owner response

Thank you so much Athol for your wonderful review, it was fantastic to see you all again this year and we're delighted that you had a good time and that the swimming pool and hot tub are a worthwhile addition.

We have to thank you for being the inspiration for our Rosé Cider Tasting Evening while you were here (all done in the spirit of research of course!) You, Katie and our guests in our other two gites put in so much effort that sunny evening in the garden, tasting all 4 types of Rosé Cider to ensure that our guests get the best winning Rosé Cider in their Welcome Pack. Sometimes research is fun isn't it.

Best Wishes
Shu & Rob