Renovated 3 Bed Barn to let in Gavray

Lengronne (2km from Gavray), Manche, Normandy Reference: NM004348 Advertiser since: 16 October 2015
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Normandy Gite Holidays Self Catering Saturday 3 6 2

About this property

Contemporary 3 Bed gite in Gavray . This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Normandy Gite Holidays is a converted barn in Gavray, Normandy. It is spacious and is decorated in a contemporary style while maintaining the character of the original building. The original barn doors have been replaced with a wall of glass to allow light to flood in to the generous entrance hall. A utility room is located just off the entrance hall. The utility room houses the boiler, washing machine and downstairs cloakroom. A sociable and well equipped kitchen and dining area can be found to one side of the hallway. On the other side is the lounge which has a door leading out onto the patio and garden. The lounge has English and French tv together with a well stocked bookcase. Central heating is provided throughout the property and a woodburning stove has been installed in the lounge.

Upstairs you'll find 3 bedrooms and 2 large shower rooms. The master bedroom is decorated in restful tones of cream, taupe and black. A comfy king sized bed, ample storage and the en suite shower room will ensure your comfort. The 2 remaining bedrooms share a large shower room. Both bedrooms can be made up with twin beds or a super king sized bed. The bedrooms windows have shutters which act as black out blinds to ensure a restful night.

Parking is at the front of the gite in the courtyard. To the rear of the property, a fenced garden has been created comprising a lawned area, flower beds, and a gravelled patio area with outside seating.

A travel cot, stair gate and high chair can be provided. Additional baby/toddler equipment such as plastic crockery/cutlery and a blender is also available. Indoor and outdoor games, toys, books and DVDs are supplied.
Gavray is equidistant from Granville, Coutances and Villedieu-les-Pôeles in La Manche region of Normandy. There is so much to see and do in the region that I regularly blog about how you can spend your holiday in Normandy. Mont St Michel, the D-Day landing beaches and Bayeux are all within easy reach. Closer to the gite is a zoo, aquarium, ruined abbey, chateaux, mini golf and a whole coastline of beaches to choose from. For a more active holiday, golf, fishing, watersports, horseriding, cycling and walking are all accessible. For a more relaxed holiday, there are historical sights to visit, markets to browse, quaint villages to stroll around and long lunches to be had. For the gourmets, there are often food and drink events held and you can visit producers for tastings and demonstrations.



Kitchen and dining

Well equipped and can accommodate up to 6 people comfortably. A generous dining table seats 6 people comfortably. An electric oven, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, kettle and coffee-maker are provided.

Living rooms

The seating comprises 2 comfortable sofas with throws for cosy winter evenings. You'll also find French and English tv, a dvd player, books and a woodburning stove.


3 bedrooms. Master bedroom with king sized bed. The 2 remaining bedrooms can be twins or super kings.


2 large shower rooms (1 en suite to the master bedroom).


Central heating and a woodburning stove.


English and French tv, dvd player, books, wi-fi, indoor and outdoor games.

Garden and outside

Garden with patio area, table and chairs, bbq. A selection of outdoor games is provided.

Parking and garages

Ample parking in the courtyard. If you require a lockage storage area for bicycles, this can be arranged.

Visitor suitability

Suitable for families, extended families, friends and couples. Thee are stairs to the first floor where the bedrooms are located and a stairgate can be added to the top of the stairs. A reduced rate is available for couples - please enquire for details.

Information about any additional facilities

The washing machine is in the utility room. A airer, ironing board and iron are also supplied.


  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Le Cle du Temps
Distance: 15 km



Name and address of nearest golf course: St Martin de Brehal
Distance: 15 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Gavray
Distance: 2 km


Name/number of nearest marked trail: Numerous around Gavray, Brehal and Coutances


About the Owner/Advertiser, Ms Chris Robinson

I'm a francophile with a passion for house renovation. When the opportunity came up to buy a property and develop an outbuilding, I jumped at it. It has been both enjoyable and challenging at times but the end result is a property I'm very proud of and the hard work has been worth it.

Year property purchased 2014
Why this location? The property is easily accessible from both Caen (1 hour) and Cherbourg (90 minutes). However, it's far enough away from the hustle and bustle of the UK to make you feel that you've had a real break. Normandy is still relatively quiet and unspoilt with guests remarking on the slower pace of life here. The fantastic coastline and endless beaches are very popular. Normandy is rich in history and the key sites of Mont St Michel, Bayeux and the D-Day landing beaches are all very accessible. There are plenty of other activities closer to the gite and exploring the area is something I've really enjoyed. I hope you'll enjoy discovering all that Normandy has to offer.
Unique benefits of property The gite is a former stone and cob outbuilding which was used as a stable by the previous owners. It has been lovingly transformed into a spacious and comfortable holiday home. The decor is contemporary and it is well equipped. Located just 60 minutes from Caen or 90 minutes from Cherbourg makes it an easy journey for visitors. It is equidistant from the towns of Granville, Villedieu-les-Poeles and Coutances and the perfect base for exploring La Manche region of Normandy.

The Owner Recommends

Insider's Guide to Normandy

There is so much to write about that I have a regular blog for things to do and see here. You can find my Insider's Guide to Normandy at which is frequently updated with information to help you to enjoy your holiday. I also post on Facebook at with images from around the area. Mont St Michel, the D-Day landing beaches and Bayeux are often top of visitors' lists. The nearest beach is 9 miles/15k away but with an entire coastline to choose from, you will be spoilt for choice. Quaint villages, bustling markets, food and drinks tastings, abbeys, churches, chateaux and much more awaits. Water sports, golf, cycling, walking and horse riding can also be accessed nearby.

5 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 9.6
  • Value for Money: 9.6
10 / 10 Katharine, Julian & family 7 November, 2017

Perfect! A lovely gite in an excellent location for exploring the area. The property is beautifully converted, incredibly comfortable and clean, and very well equipped with many thoughtful touches. The owner was always most helpful from booking through to our stay and was very happy to help if we had any questions about the gite or the area. Our family had a fantastic holiday staying at Maison Ella, and we hope to return again. We would highly recommend this beautiful property.

Owner response

Thank you for your lovely comments. It was a pleasure to welcome you to a part of Normandy you know well. It was great to chat to you to find out the sights you decided to visit this time. Many thanks for choosing Maison Ella and I look forward to welcoming back you on your next Normandy holiday.

10 / 10 Fiona & Family 6 November, 2017

A beautiful house in a fantastic rural location which is ideal for visiting Le Mont St Michel and all the sites that you would wish to visit in Normandy. The property is presented to an extremely high standard, is spotlessly clean and is very well equipped with everything you need to ensure a comfortable stay. The owner is on hand if required to offer guidance about the property or advice on site seeing in the local area. Excellent restaurants, local markets and shops are all within easy reach. I would very happily stay here again!

Owner response

Such lovely comments both here and in my gite guest book, Fiona! It was great to welcome you and your family to Normandy and I'm so pleased you enjoyed it. You certainly managed to pack a lot into your time here as there were still plenty of attractions open. I'm glad you got to visit the chateau at Gratot as well. I hope you have some wonderful Normandy memories and it would be a pleasure to welcome you back.

10 / 10 Darrell 3 July, 2017

This was our second visit to Maisonettes Ella and we have booked again. The gite is spacious and light. The sunrays seem to penetrate the house all day long. There are no compromises made when it comes to the quality of the seating, beds, linen and furniture. Just a mile away is the town with its charm and varied shops. This made self catering easy. The garden is charming. We opted for playing boules and crazy golf before dozing after our fill of local pastries.

Owner response

Thank you for your kind comments and for choosing Maison Ella once again. You left the gite very clean and tidy and it will be a pleasure to welcome you back again next year. Your meal at the local restaurant sounded delightful and I glad you enjoyed it after a hard day shopping. The local pastries are a real temptation and with 3 boulangeries just minutes away, there's always something new to try. Something to look forward to for next year.

10 / 10 Darrell 13 December, 2016

There is nothing to fault this contemporary finish barn conversion that is light and airy. There is plenty of space for dining and leisure. Of particular note in November was the insulation and heating that kept the place warm throughout the night and day. The beds and bedding were warm and comfortable. Plenty of storage space also. We know the area well, having lived there for over twenty years previously. There was a warm welcome and nothing was too much trouble for the local owner. There were no niggles or complaints. We have already booked again for 2017.This holiday home in a quiet setting is a gem not to be missed.

Owner response

Thank you so much for your lovely review. I'm pleased everything went well during your stay and that you were comfortable in the gite. I look forward to welcoming you back next year when, hopefully, you will be able to enjoy the delights of the local area.