Holiday suntrap cottage in rural Normandy

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 Saturday 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

Type

Cottage/Gite

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.

Bedrooms

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.

Bathrooms

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

Heating

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

Entertainment

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.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

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

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

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

Climbing/mountaineering

Distance: 5 km

Cycling

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

Golf

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

Walking

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

Watersports

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.