Holiday suntrap cottage in rural Normandy - NC005204

Campeaux (17km from Vire), Calvados, Normandy Reference: NC005204 Advertiser since: 12 January 2017
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Le Gite de Parc at Le Moulin l'Eveque Self Catering Flexible 2 4 1 Sofabed

About this property

South Facing Suntrap Overlooking The River. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Le Gite de Parc is one of three cottages that together make up le Moulin l'Eveque, a former water mill with a history dating back to 1308.
Le gite de parc is a south facing cottage with a generous sized private garden
The cottage is well equipped with everything needed for a comfortable stay and attracts many regular visitors year after year



Kitchen and dining

The kitchen/diner is fitted with a gas hob and electric oven, dishwasher, washing machine fridge/freezer and also toaster, cafetieiere electric kettle, as well as all cutlery and crockery. Dining table and 4 chairs Outside door leading on to the large patio.

Living rooms

The cottage has 2 living rooms.
The first is just inside the front door and has a 2 seater sofa with 2 armchairs, sideboard and tv/dvd player It is between the kitchen and the main bedroom.
The second living area is at the ending of the cottage and is equipped with a sofa bed and tv which receives all the English freeview channels.
This L shaped room has 2 doors leading out the the patio and a staircase to the upstairs bedroom.


There are 2 bedrooms. The first to the right of the living, features a super king size bed and a view out to the garden. The rest of the furniture in this room is all vintage.
Door to the bathroom.
The 2nd bedroom is upstairs and is equipped with twin beds.


The bathroom has a wash hand basin wc and bath with shower.


Heating is provided by electric radiators which are individually controlled and warm the house up rapidly.


English tv/dvd in the living
Playing cards, scrabble board and other games available on request, as well as a selection of books.

Garden and outside

The cottage has its own generous private garden area with sun loungers.
There is also a very large riverside garden area which is communal and has a picnic table by the river, great for a glass of wine while watching the fish jump in the evening.
There is a vast communal barn with a ping pong table and sofas and a stronger wi fi signal than available in the cottage, a great area for the kids if it's a rainy day

Parking and garages

The cottage has its own dedicated parking space.

Visitor suitability

Unfortunately the cottage is not wheelchair friendly due to having a step down into the kitchen and another to the bathroom which has a narrow doorway.

Information about any additional facilities

Bicycles are available for use by visitors.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

* Vet details: We will happily book your dog into the Vets for you


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: St Marie Laumont
Distance: 5 km


Distance: 5 km


Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Trout, Carp, Chub, Eel and more.
Name of nearest fishing location: Onsite, in the river Vire, right on your doorstep.

Fishing on-site


Name and address of nearest golf course: Golf de lac
Distance: 20 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Beny bocage
Distance: 6 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 1 km


Name/number of nearest marked trail: GR221 on the other side of the river


About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr John Carroll

Born and bred in Dublin, Ireland but spent my entire working life in London where I was a publican and restaurateur among other things during my 35 yrs. there.<br/>In 2002 I discovered le moulin l'Eveque, a little hamlet of 4 houses and decided that I wanted to live there. Simple as that!!

Year property purchased 2003
Why this location? Normandy is a fantastic region of France with stunning scenery and easy access to the UK which was a factor for me when house hunting, as I still had business interests in London at the time. There are many very popular attractions within an hour's drive of here, and while we appear to be in the middle of nowhere, it's only a 7 minute drive to the A84 Autoroute with links to just about everywhere else in this vast country.
Unique benefits of property Le Moulin l'Eveque (the Bishop's mill) is a site of great historical interest located deep in the valley of the Vire river and is well known as a site of outstanding natural beauty. It has a history going back to 1308 and was a working grain mill until the end of WW 2 The location is a wonderful springboard to visit all the attractions of Normandy, such as the Mont St. Michel and the Bayeux tapestry, both less than an hour's drive and still be back in time to get the bbq fired up for the evening. Fishing is available right on the doorstep of your cottage. The towns of Vire & St Lo are only 15 mins away for all the major shops, and the village of Campeaux is only a 3 min drive to get fresh bread in the morning.

The Owner Recommends

Things to do and places to be

Europe's only permanent bungee site is just a 25 min walk from the bottom of our road. Great fun for people of all ages with many adrenaline fueled activities and plenty for the more faint hearted, including a licenced cafe serving food all day.
Festyland for younger children is just 35 mins as is Bayeux and it's world famous tapestry.
We are only too happy to direct you to some of our favourite restaurants in the area , to suit your taste and budget, from le routiers where the lorry drivers stop for a meal to Mitchelin starred restaurants, if money is no object, and all sorts in between.

2 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 9.5
  • Facilities: 9.5
  • Local Amenities: 9
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Dennis Allday 22 September, 2018

My second time here and it definitely won't be the last. Already looking forward to visiting again next year. The beautiful, peaceful and tranquil setting, helps you to relax and unwind but with loads of activities and places to visit, just a short drive away. Johnny and Lynn are the perfect hosts, always making you welcome and feel at home. Highly recommended.

Owner response

Thank you for the glowing review Dennis. It was a pleasure to welcome you back for a repeat visit,and if you come back next year we will be able to call you a regular!!

9.7 / 10 Jeremy W 3 July, 2018

A lovely setting for either a quiet break, or a base to explore the countryside, with the usual variety of attractions not too far away. Very friendly and welcoming owners, comfortable accommodation, and a relaxing atmosphere made this one of the best gites we've visited in France.

The site was even nicer than we'd imagined, and Ideal for touring the D-Day landing beaches and bocage country, or visiting some of the historic buildings and sites in towns such as Domfront, Falaise, St Lo and Bayeux, amongst many. The area around the gite was like being in a park, with the river at the end of the garden. If wildlife is your interest there are plenty of things to spot, including birds, mammals and insects, with loads of photo opportunities if that's your thing. The sound of the water is very soothing. We would recommend this gite to anyone visiting the area. All in all a most enjoyable stay, and we would definitely return - hopefully for a longer visit !

Owner response

Thank you Jeremy for those glowing comments.It's when people like yourselves enjoy your stay here that makes all the hard work seem worthwhile.
Hope to meet you all again on another occasion.