Holiday let in rural location close to Caen

Thury-Harcourt (38km from Caen), Calvados, Normandy Reference: NC004759 Advertiser since: 18 April 2016
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Valgosse Self Catering Saturday 2 4 1

About this property

Peaceful Location Close To Thury-Harcourt And Coast. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Valgosse is in a tranquil location and yet within easy reach of so many tourist destinations and also the North coast.  It is the perfect spot for relaxing but with plenty to do it you feel like it.   
It is a traditional French stone farmhouse with lots of character and has a nice homely feel about it. 
It has beautiful views from the cottage overlooking the valley just outside of Thury Harcourt.



Kitchen and dining

The kitchen/diner is fully equipped with oven, hob, microwave, refrigerator, satellite television and wood burning stove.

Living rooms

The lounge is on the second floor and it can also be used as a second bedroom if you wish.
It is a comfortable room with satellite television and dvd player.


The main bedroom is on the first floor adjoining the bathroom. It has window seats overlooking the beautiful valley.
Very comfortable bed with quality duvet and pillows to ensure a good nights sleep.


Shower enclosure with hand basin and toilet.


Wood burning stove in kitchen, bathroom wall heater and paraffin heater in lounge.


Satellite television. Books. Games. Dvd player.

Garden and outside

Terrace with table and chairs with small grass area to the side.

Parking and garages

Outside parking and parking under the barn.

Visitor suitability

Not suitable for disabled people.


  • No smoking


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Pont D'Ouilly
Distance: 19 km


Distance: 10 km


Fishing on-site


Name and address of nearest golf course: Clecy
Distance: 10 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Thury Harcourt
Distance: 5 km


Name/number of nearest marked trail: GR36

The Owner Recommends

Superb Walking

Suisse Normandy is a superb walking area with a well signposted network of footpaths. There are also various circular footpaths leading from the cottage should you wish to just walk and not drive. A copy of the local map can be found in the Green Folder. Being keen walkers ourselves we have provided copies of the Randonnees en Suisse Normandy in the Green Folder. These are detailed circular maps ranging from 3k to 15 k all within a short drive of Thury Harcourt. Thury Harcourt is also now linked to the Green Route scheme for walking and cycling. It was completed during 2014 and you can now venture all the way to Caen and then across to the coast. The next phase to Clecy will be completed in 2016. A very exciting project.

3 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 9.7
  • Comfort: 9.7
  • Condition: 9.7
  • Facilities: 9.7
  • Local Amenities: 9.3
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Trevk 28 August, 2017

We have just enjoyed a very relaxing week and although the property is remote it offers total peace and quiet. The location is ideally placed to explore a lovely part of Normandy that is rich in history. I would thoroughly recommend this gite for anyone who is looking for a relaxing but interesting holiday.

9.3 / 10 RDowell 26 September, 2016

Great location, nice and clean, all you need to have a relaxing time away from mobile phones. internet and work. Great for walking, cycling and enjoying good food and wine.Would recommend this property.

Owner response

So pleased that you enjoyed your holiday and thank you for your comments.

10 / 10 Adavidson 1 August, 2016

We stayed from July 23 to July 30 2016. Lovely rural cottage overlooking a field with horses, goats and some chickens. House was well presented and maintained. Ground floor is a kitchen with table for 6 and large log-burner. All utensils were supplied. On the first floor is the large double bedroom with separate toilet/shower room. On the second floor is a living room with sofa-bed and skylight window. It was great getting back each afternoon and cooking evening meal and sitting outside watching the animals/reading books.
Shirley, the owner, is easily contactable and was quick with replies to our emailed questions. She provided us with all the details we needed for the cottage.
We were on a motorbike, could only take clothes, so were fortunate that everything else we needed was supplied with the cottage.
Visited Mont St. Michel, Bayeux, Caen, Falaise and various WW2 beaches and sites. We would particularly recommend Falaise Castle and Bayeux tapestry. Very well presented.
The roads are amazingly quiet. Hardly see any cars until you get to a motorway.
If you want peace and quiet in the evenings then this a great cottage to stay. Thury Harcourt is about 6km's away with supermarket and petrol station. The Swiss Normandie route is picturesque and worth exploring.