Peaceful cottage to let in Normandy - NC005156

Beaumesnil (13km from Vire), Calvados, Normandy Reference: NC005156 Advertiser since: 5 January 2017
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
La Maison du Meunier Self Catering Saturday 2 4 1

About this property

Stone House in Peaceful, rural setting. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Set at the end of its own lane and in quiet and peaceful countryside, La Maison du Meunier is attached to a 16th century watermill and is perfectly positioned for a relaxing retreat from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Originally the dairy and accommodation for the mill owner, the house sits in approximately one acre of private land bordered by a river. The land is teeming with wildlife and there are regular sightings of red squirrels, deer, hares and ragondins (coypu). Kingfishers, herons and buzzards are among the many birds you will see. Situated three kilometres from the nearest village where you'll find a boulangerie, boucherie and a small village store. The town of Vire is 15 minutes drive and has all the facilities you would expect to find - supermarkets, restaurants, bars and a cinema.



Kitchen and dining

The fully fitted kitchen is on the ground floor and is equipped with gas cooker with hob, fridge with small freezer compartment, microwave, washing machine, kettle and toaster. Dining table with 4 chairs.

Living rooms

The living room has a comfortable sofa and chairs, tv/dvd player (playback only, no tv reception), coffee-table, electric radiator, books and games.


Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms)

Bedroom 1 - Light and airy with dual aspect windows, comfortable double bed with bedside tables and lamps, wardrobe, chest of drawers and electric radiator.

Bedroom 2 - Light mezzanine bedroom with balustrade staircase, 2 single beds, velux window, wardrobe, sofa and oil heater.


Shower room with shower, basin, wc and electric wall heater.


There are electric heaters throughout the house.

Garden and outside

Immediately outside the house is a graveled area with garden table and chairs and an area for parking. The private land around the house has views over farmland and is bordered by the river on two sides and the millstream on the other. Take a lounger to the river and watch the ragondins swimming up and down. Trees line the water's edge and garden furniture, hammock and a barbecue are provided for your use. In addition there is a separate lawned garden with a miniature box-hedge labyrinth - a perfect sun trap.

Parking and garages

Parking for 2 cars.

Visitor suitability

There is unfenced water around the property. Please make sure that children are supervised. Unfortunately the property is unsuitable for wheelchair users.


  • No smoking

  • Linen



Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Brown trout
Name of nearest fishing location: The river at the house


Name and address of nearest golf course: Golf de Vire La Datheé, La Basse-Haye, 14380, Saint-Manvie-Bocage
Distance: 5 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Centre Equestre de la Souleuvre, 14350, Souleuvre en Bocage
Distance: 5 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 5 km


Name/number of nearest marked trail: All around the area

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Karen Hetherington

I live in North Somerset with my husband Gareth, dog Riley and Spider the cat.

Year property purchased 2001
Why this location? The house is set in rural, peaceful countryside.
Unique benefits of property The house is set in around an acre of land, bordered by a river and attached to a 16th Century watermill. The wheel is still in situ. Originally the dairy and accomodation for the mill owner it is peaceful and quiet but not isolated. A perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle of daily life.

The Owner Recommends

Things to see and do

The Normany Beaches and their museums are all within an hours drive. So is the seaside town of Granville where you can visit the home of .Chistian Dior.
The regional capital town of Caen is a 45 minute drive.
The zoos at Jurques and Champrepus are well worth a visit.
Trains to Paris run every day fom the station in Vire. You can be there in 2 1/2 hours,
The town of Vire is 15 minutes' drive and has all the facilities you would expect to find - supermarkets, restaurants, bars and a cinema.