Gite to let in rural Normandy

9.7/10
Cherence-le-Roussel (5km from Sourdeval), Manche, Normandy Reference: NM004660 Advertiser since: 7 March 2016
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
La Herpiniere Self Catering Friday 2 4 1

About this property

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

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. Patio area with barbecue, table, chairs, parasol and sun-loungers. Free wi-fi and English tv. All utilities, bed linen and towels included. Restaurants within 5 mins drive and local artisan pizza takeaway offering free delivery service.
 
Open all year. 
No smoking inside the property.
Weekly and short breaks offered.
Arrival dates are flexible.
Dogs welcome!

Type

Cottage/Gite

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.

Bedrooms

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.

Bathrooms

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

Heating

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

Entertainment

Digital LED tv with UK satellite reception and radio. Dvd player. Free wi-fi.
A selection of dvds 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.

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.

Facilities

  • 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

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

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

Cycling

Fishing nearby

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

Golf

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

Walking

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

4 Reviews
9.7/10
  • Cleanliness: 9.8
  • Comfort: 9.5
  • Condition: 9.8
  • Facilities: 9.5
  • Local Amenities: 9.5
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 9.8
9.2 / 10 FMHG 9 January, 2017

We enjoyed a wonderful week staying at the beautiful La Herpiniere and seeing lots of the Normandy countryside.
The gite, with its stone walls and beamed ceilings, is very comfortable, peaceful and well equipped with everything you need from kitchen appliances to outdoor games equipment. Debbie and Robin were wonderful hosts, answering all our questions ahead of our stay, calling to see if we were OK when we got lost on the way and giving us a guided tour of the extensive grounds and their fruit and veg garden - our daughter loved feeding the fish in the pond and keeping an eye out for the bunnies roaming the grassy acres around the cottage in the mornings.
There is plenty to see and do in the area - we regularly visited the heated swimming pool in nearby Mortain before enjoying great value lunches at Hotel de la Poste and L'Abbaye Hotel.
The excellent weather meant we spent a few afternoons on the sandy beach at Jullouville and visited Mont-Saint-Michel, as well as joining the locals at the horse races at nearby Vire.
All in all our week at La Herpiniere was very relaxing and we would love to return.

Owner response

Thank you for your comments. We hope to see you all again soon.

10 / 10 Michael Robinson 8 September, 2016



If you ever have the opportunity to get to know Robin & Debbie Howard, you will be able to appreciate their humour and generosity.
Their Gite is in one of the most beautiful areas of Normandy, La Herpiniere is situated in acres of manicured gardens with views over the grounds and hills in the distance. The Gite is top quality too, open beams in the bedrooms and lounge which has an enormous fire place, the kitchen is modern, as is the bathroom, and has every appliance you would need? I was lucky enough to spend the week there, It's so tranquil and quite but there is also plenty to do if you wish. You can simply enjoy a BBQ in the beautiful surroundings or fine dine at the local gastronomic restaurant (I highly recommend the €55 a la carte menu as it is an outstanding dining experience). Ia Herpiniere is also a great location for cycling around the country side and the local village of Sourdeval.
If you're looking for a slower change of pace, a bit of piece and quite or even laughter over a glass (well, bottle!) of wine with Rob & Deb, then drop them a line and book! You won't be disappointed, wether you stop a night during your journey or stay longer.

Owner response

Thank you Michael. We look forward to seeing you again!

9.7 / 10 C Lillington 5 August, 2016

Beautiful country cottage set in stunning gardens in rolling countryside. Debbie and Robin are helpful, friendly and knowledgeable and nothing was too much trouble for them. There is a wealth of information on local attractions and a bbq, sun loungers, books, dvds and games if you just fancy relaxing! We would recommend to anyone!

10 / 10 Mrs platt 12 June, 2016

We had a really lovely relaxing stay. It was a beautiful setting , a fantastic gite
Great value for money. Very friendly and helpful owners. We have recommended
The gite to friends and family. We have already been back for a second stay and will be booking it again soon

Owner response

Thank you for your kind comments. It was great meeting you all and we hope to see you again soon. xx