Three bedroom cottage in a rural location - NM003631

Gouvets (5km from Tessy-sur-Vire), Manche, Normandy Reference: NM003631 Advertiser since: 6 May 2008
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The Old Creamery Self Catering Flexible 3 8 1 Plus a travel cot

About this property

Three Bed Rural Cottage With Free Wi-fi. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

This 3 bedroom cottage is in a quiet rural spot only 3 miles from a busy market town, and a short drive from the D-day beaches in Normandy France.
It has a small front garden with a sunny terrace with tables and chairs, and its own above ground swimming pool. The cottage is in a quiet dead-end road and has views down the valley towards the small village of Gouvets which has a small bar and general store, which is less than a mile away. As you can see the front garden has a fenced area, which helps if youy have small children and pets with you.
Inside the cottage has a large dining kitchen area, with a table to sit up to 8 people. We have equipped the kitchen with everything we think you might need, including a dishwasher and a washing machine. This year we have fitted new floor tiles and kitchen cabinets, and a new large fridge freezer
In the separate lounge we have English satellite tv. This year we have installed a new flat screen TV.
On the first floor are 3 bedrooms. These are a family room with a double bed and bunk beds. A double room, and a third room with bunk beds.
The modern bath room has a bath with a shower above it .
The town of Tessy sur Vire is only 3 miles away, and has a full range of shops and a small supermarket, and petrol station. The river vire runs through the town, and provides not only excellent fishing, but canoeing, which is a great family day out, and walking along the tow path of the River Vire with lovely views. The D-day beaches are a short drive to the North and each village and town on route has its own story to tell of its liberation.
For the more adventurous the bungee jump site and adventure park of AJ Hackett in only 8 miles away.
We think you will enjoy your holiday with us in Normandy.



Kitchen and dining

This has a table to sit up to 8, and has a fridge, microwave, cooker, dishwasher, washing machine, and all the things we think you will need on your holiday. New this year we have retiled the kitchen floor , installed new cabinets sink and work surfaces.

Living rooms

Plenty of armchairs and sofas, plus English tv. A new flat screen TV has been installed this year.


Three bedrooms. One is a double, another is a large family room with a double and bunk beds, and a third bedroom with bunk beds.


The new bathroom has a bath with a shower above.


There is a logburner in the kitchen and electric heating in the bedsrooms.


You have free wi-fi, and English tv.

Garden and outside

There is a small front garden with parking for 4 cars. In the garden is a small above ground pool. Part of the garden is fully fenced.

Visitor suitability

Families very welcome, but not suitable for disabled people. dogs accepted.


  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Private pool

  • Splash pool

* Vet details: We use a vet in the local town of Torigni sur Vire.



Fishing nearby

Species of fish: All freshwater fish
Name of nearest fishing location: River Vire
Distance: 4 km

Fishing on-site


Name and address of nearest golf course: Lake Dathee
Distance: 25 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 4 km



Name/number of nearest marked trail: Tow path on the river Vire Walking from Pont Farcy to St Lo 30km plus


About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr David Hallifax

Having left the uk in 2002 we have lived a happy life in Normandy. previously having run 4 gites we now have down sized and run the Old Creamery near Gouvets. We look forward to welcoming you to our part of France

Year property purchased 2005
Why this location? The house is in a quiet rural area, yet only 3 miles from a busy market town. An ideal get away
Unique benefits of property You have peace and quiet, yet still have internet access and uk tv.

The Owner Recommends

Bungee Jumping

The park at AJ Hackett has a number of thrill sports to try, Its only 15 minutes away, and worth a visit just to watch the bungee jumping!


A days family canoe trip starts at Tessy sur Vire and takes about 6 hours to go downstream to Conde sur Vire. We have done this several times, and enjoy it with our kids everytime. Canoe hire from Conde sur Vire.

Market at Torigni sur Vire

Large market at Torignir sur Vire on a Monday morning, just 10km away. Try the bbq outside the local butcher.

D Day sites

All the D Day beaches are a short drive north, and should not be missed. Each town and village on route has its own story of liberation to tell. At Pont Farcy a WW2 Bailey Bridge has been restored. This is only 4km away.

1 Review
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 9
  • Condition: 9
  • Facilities: 9
  • Local Amenities: 9
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 9
9.3 / 10 Jana 17 April, 2017

The property was perfect for us. Our young children liked running around and though there is a road right next to the house, it was very safe as there was no traffic all week. We would take the kids bikes next time as there is a great cycling path from the town along the river with a really nice big playground on the way. It's not too far in a car to some nice beaches. We also visited Mont St. Michelle, which was highlight for everybody. We also liked visiting Saint Lo, which is a near by town with muzeums, kids enjoyed visiting Haras National De Saint Lo.