Luxury holiday barn rental in Normandy - NM004626

Saint-Clement (4km from Sourdeval), Manche, Normandy Reference: NM004626 Advertiser since: 22 February 2016
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Normandy Apple Barn Self Catering Flexible 2 4 2 2 Queensize bedrooms with en suites

About this property

Luxury Renovated Barn In Beautiful Countryside. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Ideal retreat for couples wanting a scenic and peaceful holiday. A luxury home away from home, with a French feel.

The Barn is a 17th Century granite stone farm building that has been recently totally renovated with a high level of French craftsmanship, furnished with stylish yet comfortable furniture. It is set in the countryside, surrounded by grazing & pastureland, in a small commune and is peaceful and quiet, yet close to two large towns.
Normandy is famous for its wonderful cider, green pastures, stone houses and delicious cheeses. The history of Normandy includes William the Conqueror to the invasions on the Normandy D-Day beaches.

The house is ideally located to explore the beauty and history of both Normandy and Brittany including Mont St Michel, the famous French monastery.
We are also close to Calvados, where some of the delicious apple brandy and fine ciders are made. There is the opportunity for walking, golf, horse riding and cycling locally.
The barn is located in a small rural hamlet in a small commune about 300 km west of Paris.

There is a wide choice of transport from both UK and Paris as the property is easily accessible.

The local airport at Dinard has daily flights from London Stansted.
The UK sea ferries sail to Caen, Le Havre and St Malo several times a day, which take cars and foot passengers.
The closest rail station is Vire, just 15 km away which has a direct train line to Paris. 

There is a Farmers Market on Tuesdays in town with a wide variety of produce and local fare and other markets every day of the week in nearby towns.
Choice of dining from fine authentic French Cuisine at the Moulin de l'Auberge (watermill.) through modern eateries in town centres to traditional fare at local restaurants.
Mortain is located south about 3 klm, and has spectacular views over the countryside, including 2 famous waterfalls. (Petite and Grande Cascades)
Avranche is only 45 mins away and has some wonderful historical buildings and great views over the valley and bay of Mont St Michel. The start of the Cherbourg peninsula has a wide choice of beaches only a short drive away.
Mont St Michel is a comfortable hours drive and a spectacular site not to be missed.
Caen and the Bayeaux Tapestry are 60 mins in a northern direction.
Vire has a great historic monument at it centre and a castle ruin close to the river.
There are numerous War memorials, battlefields and fronts in this area to satisfy the Historical tourist.
Vire also has bars, pizzerias and creperies, cinemas and a museum.
The Barn is a comfortable, fully furnished, 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom granite stone renovation. Ideally suited to one or two couples for both long and short term rental.

Please note, the listed weekly rental is for one couple only. We try and keep the price affordable for a single couple to enjoy as well. There is a small additional charge for the 2nd bedroom to cover both the laundry and cleaning of £50, paid to my wonderful housekeeper.

A Security deposit is payable of £150 which is FULLY refunded, provided no damage or excess cleaning costs occur. The deposit is refunded 7-10 days after your departure.

Please note, the property is unsuitable for young children due to the staircase and mezzanine level.

If you have any questions or concerns, please ask!
We usually manage Saturday to Saturday as our changeover day, if you wish for different times, please ask ahead of booking.



Kitchen and dining

Fully equipped kitchen with microwave, dishwasher and washing machine.
Loads of modern utensils, pots, pans and serving ware.

Living rooms

Bright and spacious, modern eclectic furniture ... with a French theme.


2 large Queen size beds, both with en suites and dressing rooms.


Both bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms.
The blue room has a shower unit and the other bathroom has an enormous free standing bath tub.
There is a toilet and wash basin downstairs in the cloakroom.


Underfloor heating and wood burning stove.
The underfloor heating is only on from October to April.
There is a surcharge for this facility during these dates.

Some wood is provided for the wood stove.

Garden and outside

Two patios at the front and rear of the property, to enjoy morning and evening sunshine.
Patio setting is for 4 persons.

Parking and garages

Ample parking next to Barn and it is off the road.

Visitor suitability

Sorry, the Barn is not suitable for wheelchairs, as we have gravel on the driveway and a curved staircase internally up to the bedrooms.

The property is unsuitable for young children as it has a mezzanine level and an open staircase, sorry.

We are renovating another property soon, which will be much more family friendly!

Information about any additional facilities

Close to a golf course at Vire, biking trails and hiking areas.
Sorry, we do not allow pets.

No smoking within the property.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Sourdeval Markets are on Tuesdays
Distance: 3 km


Fishing nearby

Species of fish: unknown
Name of nearest fishing location: Lower Normandy
Distance: 15 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Vire
Distance: 10 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: next commune
Distance: 1 km


Name/number of nearest marked trail: 3

About the Owner/Advertiser, Ms Suzanne Crown

Originally from the UK .... with a love of France.<br/>We renovated the Barn and finished in 2016, it was a labour of love!

Year property purchased 2004
Why this location? The location is very picturesque, quiet and calming.
We are still close to all amenities and have many spectacular sites of historical interest close by.
Unique benefits of property Normandy Barn is a cut above the rest. This is not just a rental property, it is our own home in France. Comfortable, Modern and French furniture with a twist.
This is an easy place to unwind and relax.
We are not in a high tourist area, you can sample more of traditional French life.
It is a cliche, but the Barn is OUR home away from home .... in France. We love staying there and hope that you will enjoy it as much as we do.

The Owner Recommends

Bayeaux Tapestry

Visit the town and cathedral as well .... wonderful buildings.
Bayeaux is a medieval village with tons of character and a splendid Cathedral.
Very good eating and cafes here ....


See the Cathedral and buildings of William the Conquerer..... plan on a full day.

Grande and Petite Cascades

Close by in Mortain .... great for an afternoon walk.
Also take in the War Memorial and park, where there is a spectacular view over the valley.

Mont St Michel

Famous landmark and historic site, great photo opportunites to see the spectacular Bay of St Michel.
A full day trip recommended.
This site is the second most visited area after the Effiel Tower!

Falaise, Castle remains from William the Conqueror.

The castle ruins are well preserved and there is also a museum.
Falaise is a pretty town with lots of small eateries and interesting buildings.

Dol de Bretagne

Wonderful medieval town with some lovely architecture. Best seen on market day but be early! There is also an old windmill on the Mont Dol which is a lovely place for a picnic.


This town sits on the coast ... wonderful views from the old part of town.
We recommend you drive a short way up the coast and soak up the scenery .... stop for a dip in the Bay enroute.

1 Review
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Mr Alan How 31 October, 2016

Lovely peaceful retreat. Beautiful conuntryside around.
The Barn is close to many good places to visit for day trips.
Everything was just as it was advertised, very clean and comfortable.
We had to use the heating, but it was all okay and we were fine.

Not the cheapest place in town, but must be the best and certainly value for money.
The owner was readily available and quick to respond to my questions.

I would recommend this property to friends.
There are several good resturants close by, making it difficult to chose.

Owner response

Thank you Alan, very kind words.
We are pleased to hear you had a good time ..... maybe in summer time next year !!!