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 Flexible 2 4 1

About this property

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

La Herpiniere Gite is a tastefully restored 18th century farmhouse, set in six acres of tranquil and landscaped grounds. The Gite is separate from the owners’ home and offers privacy and facilities where guests can relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Guests can be reassured that their stay will be supported by the owners who live on site and are welcome to try seasonal produce grown at La Herpiniere, when available.

The property comprises of a main living area, with a woodburner, UK satellite television, Blu-ray player (including a broad selection of films) and free wi-fi. The kitchen is fully equipped with all utensils and includes a washer, full oven and grill, fridge, dishwasher and microwave oven. There is a spacious bathroom with shower and towels are provided at no extra cost.

There are two bedrooms, one double and one twin, both beautifully restored with exposed beams and original features. Bed linen is provided.

Guests are encouraged to explore the grounds and gardens as well as the pond area. During the summer months, a croquet court is available for use and all equipment is provided.

Well-behaved dogs are welcome.

La Herpiniere is conveniently placed for guests to explore the nearby historic sites for which this part of Normandy is famous, whilst being close enough to local amenities. The location is ideal for couples, families and small groups who may wish to sightsee or explore the rolling countryside or just to simply relax and unwind in the beautiful and tranquil surroundings.

Open all year. 
No smoking inside the property.
Weekly and short breaks offered.
Arrival dates are flexible however during July and August only 1 week bookings accepted with a Saturday arrival / departure date.
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 6 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

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Deborah Howard

Debbie and Robin moved to La Herpiniere in 2015 and are loving the French lifestyle. The grounds and gardens keeps them both busy all year round. They really enjoy having guests visiting the gite and sharing their beautiful house and grounds. They live on site and provide a warm welcome to all guests and are available to offer help and advice.

Year property purchased 2015
Why this location? The location is perfect as La Herpiniere is situated within the beautiful Normandy countryside with 6 acres of landscaped gardens. It really is tranquillity found! Yet they are within easy driving distance of many popular and amazing sights including the World War 2 sights, Mont St Michel, Falaise, and more locally Mortain. It is ideal for those who want to explore the Normandy area or also for those who just want to unwind in a beautiful peaceful setting.
Unique benefits of property Tranquillity found! A beautiful property and location within easy access to local amenities.

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.