Holiday let set in Normandy manor's gounds - NC004781_A

Saint-Martin-de-Sallen (6km from Thury-Harcourt), Calvados, Normandy Reference: NC004781_A Advertiser since: 4 July 2007

This location has multiple holiday properties

Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms Additional info
Le Lodge at Les Trois Maries Self Catering Flexible 3 7 2 Cot

About this property

Charming Light 3 Bedroomed Cottage With Fires.. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Set in 7 acres beside the Manoir with its own enclosed garden.
Windows on all sides.



Kitchen and dining

Eat in kitchen with wood burner as well as electric hob and oven.
Dishwasher microwave.

Living rooms

South facing living room, hall with log burner and sofa.


Three bedrooms, one with double or twin and four poster.


Upstairs spacious shower room with loo, and downstairs cloakroom and laundry room with shower.


Wood burners and electric heaters.


Books, videos.

Garden and outside

Swings, barbecue and large garden.

Parking and garages

Parking by the roses leading to the door.

Visitor suitability

Suitable for all ages put u up available for anyone unable to mount the stairs.

Information about any additional facilities

Guide books and novels galore.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Linen

* Vet details: Thury Harcourt vet. Owners have a dog in adjacent Manoir


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Aunay sur Odon
Distance: 10 km


Distance: 3 km


Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Various
Name of nearest fishing location: Thury Harcout
Distance: 5 km


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

Horse riding

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


Name/number of nearest marked trail: .5

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Andrew Bamford

We fell in love with this house about 28 years ago and watched it fall into decay then miraculously it was ours and the unseen lodge; two for one! The lodge had been totally overgrown with ivy, submerged in blackberry and briar..

Owner's website
Year property purchased 2010
Why this location? We have lived in the area for over 28 years, it has become home.
Unique benefits of property A spot with a history and rooms on both houses with wonderful aspects. Grounds mainly wild with a touch of formality. A great area for museums beaches on two coasts, the outdoors all around. Paris and much else accessible in a day.

The Owner Recommends

Museums, landing beaches, pools

The Bayeux Tapestry is not to the missed, nor the Memorial Museum in Caen along with the Art gallery and Abbeys there. Falaise castle is well restored and wonderfully presented. The wild landing beaches and remains of Mulberry Harbour are unforgettable see also the American war cemetry and museums. Mort St Michel and Giverney are day trips.

3 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 9.3
  • Comfort: 9.7
  • Condition: 9.3
  • Facilities: 9.7
  • Local Amenities: 9.7
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
9 / 10 AP 29 August, 2019

A lovely house in a beautiful setting. It has got all you need and is very spacious with a beautiful garden to sit and eat in in the evenings. We came as a family group with four children (12,11,11,9)

It is a short drive to the town which has supermarkets, petrol station and other shops, and there are loads of things to do nearby.

The Bayeux Tapestry is a must on a visit to this region and is amazing, a really good museum prepared for children with their own audio tour which kept them interested and was educational.
The Caen Memorial can get quite busy at certain times which makes it quite hard going, especially in the first exhibition but there is lots to do there.
Mont St Michel is beautiful, well worth a visit. We parked and walked over and got the free shuttle bus back as it was so hot. There are lots of steps and narrow places (probably difficult with a push chair) but a beautiful place to visit.
Bayeux Adventure is well worth a visit with children - high ropes wires of varying ability, inflatables, zorbing, pony rides, supertubing, paintball (extra cost incurred for balls) and more, all included in the entry price. Definitely worth a visit if you have kids of any age.

The hosts were very helpful, providing good communication before and during the trip and informing us of local things to see and do such as a memorial to a resistance plane in the forest near the house that we had an explore to and found.

Great house in a lovely place, fully recommended

10 / 10 LOWE FAMILY 27 May, 2018

If you are looking for an amazing family cottage in an idyllic enclave of Normandy than Le Lodge is for you.

We stayed there as a family with young children and it was the perfect holiday cottage. Plenty of space to spread out inside, and a huge garden with a climbing frame for the children to play on. And the best stocked kitchen I have come across in a holiday rental cottage. Come to think of it the whole cottage is stocked beautifully with linen, books, games etc. You can tell this is a well-loved and well-maintained traditional French cottage, and felt more like a home than a holiday lodge. Elizabeth and Andrew as owners were wonderful and accommodating and friendly.

It depends what you want to focus on, but we felt the location was perfectly placed in being able to see all the highlights of Normandy and Brittany, including Mont St Michel, D-Day sites and Bayeaux, without it being too much of a drive. With there being so much to visit, and the Lodge itself being so beautiful, we decided to extend our holiday mid-stay. Elizabeth and Andrew were absolutely fine with the change of plan and made life so easy for us.

I honestly give this Normandy holiday cottage full marks for not only being a beautiful place to stay, but in also being homely, close to the big attractions and with easy-going owners.

We will definitely be returning to the area for another family holiday, and I look forward to returning to probably one of the best holiday cottages in Normandy.

10 / 10 LOWE FAMILY 6 August, 2017

Fabulous stay, great house and hosts. All facilities needed plus the fabulous Normandy countryside. Stayed with children 2-6 years and all went very smoothly. Highly recommended.

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