Gite to let in rural Normandy - NM004660

Cherence-le-Roussel (8km from Sourdeval), Manche, Normandy Reference: NM004660 Advertiser since: 7 March 2016
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
La Herpiniere Self Catering Saturday 2 4 1

About this property

Beautifully Restored Farmhouse Gite. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Tranquillity found! Sympathetically restored 2 bedroom 18th century farmhouse with retained period features yet installed with modern facilities for all family requirements.

Set in 5 acres of stunning gardens including a large pond, incorporating landscaped and natural features, with exquisite south-facing views over the countryside. Ideal base for exploring Normandy including the coast. 5 minutes drive to the nearest town of Sourdeval, and 10 minutes to historic Mortain. 
Various activities and things to do nearby including golf, fishing, riding, cycling and walking. Local sight seeing places include Mont Saint Michel, Granville, Bayeux and Normandy beaches. 
Comfortably sleeps 4 people, with one double and one twin bedroom. Spacious shower room/wc and fully fitted kitchen/dining room. Newly installed croquet court and equipment. Patio area with barbecue, table, chairs, parasol and sunloungers. Free wi-fi and English tv. All utilities, bed linen and towels included. Restaurants within 5 mins drive.
Open all year. 
No smoking inside the property.
Weekly and short breaks offered.
Arrival dates are flexible.
Dogs welcome!



Kitchen and dining

Fully fitted kitchen, including fridge, washing machine, gas cooker, dish washer, microwave, kettle, toaster and all cutlery, crockery and cooking utensils. Dining room table with four sets, plus high chair.

Living rooms

Comfortable three piece suite, open stone fireplace with log burner.


Bedroom 1. Double cast iron bed with wardrobes, chest of drawers. Hair dryer provided. The room has exposed authentic oak beams and natural wooden floors.

Bedroom 2. Twin single beds with wardrobe and chest of drawers. The room has exposed authentic oak beams and natural wooden floors.

Bed linen provided.


Ground floor shower room with toilet and sink. Heated with wall mounted electric radiator.
Towels provided.


Wood burner in living room, supplemented throughout with electric radiators in all rooms including shower room.


Digital LED tv with UK satellite reception and radio. BluRay/dvd player. Free wi-fi.
A selection of BluRay, dvds, board games and books are provided.
Bbq and sun loungers are provided.

Garden and outside

The Gite is set in over 5 acres of beautifully maintained and landscaped gardens including a large pond with decking area.
There are orchards, woodland paths and a large grassed area to explore and enjoy.
Croquet court and equipment within the grounds for guests to enjoy.

Parking and garages

There is ample parking within the grounds, but no garage facility.

Visitor suitability

Suitable for families and couples and friends.
Unfortunately we cannot accommodate wheelchair access on site.


  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

* Vet details: Clinique Vétérinaire des Quatre Vents 10, Les Quatre Vents 50140 Mortain 00 33 (0)2 33 59 19 10


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Sourdeval
Distance: 5 km


Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Trout
Name of nearest fishing location: Etang Val De See
Distance: 23 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Vire Golf Club
Distance: 16 km


Name/number of nearest marked trail: GR22 200 m

The Owner Recommends

Mont Saint Michel

World heritage site within 1.5 hours drive

Second World War Sites

Mortain within 10 minutes drive. Arromanches D Day museum and beaches 1.5 hours drive

10 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 9.8
  • Comfort: 9.7
  • Condition: 9.8
  • Facilities: 9.7
  • Local Amenities: 9.5
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 9.8
10 / 10 Gary & Susan 31 July, 2019

Just home from a weeks stay here, and would highly recommend La Herpiniere. The property is well maintained and fully equipped with everything you would need for your stay. The Gite is secluded, set in gorgeous grounds with lots of space to relax. The nearest town is a 10 min drive away and has a couple of supermarkets, shops and an outdoor swimming pool. There are many places to visit and explore within an hours drive. The owners Debbie and Robin are very welcoming and helpful. We are glad to have picked this Gite and will have no hesitations in recommending it to others.

Owner response

Thank you for your kind comments. It was a pleasure to meet you and your family and we are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us.

9.8 / 10 MOOREND 20 August, 2018

This was an excellent relaxing holiday. The property and its very large enclosed garden provided the best holiday accommodation that we have experienced to date. This is a quiet area of Normandy so ideal for a relaxing time away from the crowds, although the Normandy coast, Glanville and Mont St Michel are easily accessible. Lots of good walking in the area around the property. We travelled with a very active working cocker spaniel who had an equally good time, especially with the hosts' two resident dogs. Debbie and Robin were perfect hosts; helpful, available but not intrusive. We can thoroughly recommend this property and its owners.

Owner response

Thank you for your kind comments. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us.

10 / 10 S&C 23 July, 2018

We have just returned from a lovely stay at La Herpiniere. Great Gite, Hosts and a beautiful setting. We took our dog who had a fantastic time in the 5 acres with the resident dogs Luna & Zippy.

We had fantastic weather for our stay but the Gite is well equipped so it you were unlucky there are games, Sky and a plethora of DVD/films to watch.

We recommend and may well be revisiting ourselves.

Owner response

Thank you for your kind comments. We look forward to seeing you again!

10 / 10 Linda G 4 July, 2017

We enjoyed a wonderful week's stay at La Herpiniere in June 2017. The gite and the grounds are excellent for a quiet relaxing holiday. We enjoyed trips to Mortain (Cascades and Petit Chapel), Vire, Domfront, D-Day beaches and Mont St Michel, despite the wet weather.
Debbie and Robin (and Lunar and Zippy) made us very welcome, and nothing was too much trouble. We would recommend staying there to family and friends, and hope to return one day.

Owner response

Thank you for your comments. It was lovely to meet you both and we hope to see you again.