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 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. Newly installed croquet court and equipment. 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.
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

7 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 9.7
  • Comfort: 9.7
  • Condition: 9.7
  • Facilities: 9.6
  • Local Amenities: 9.6
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 9.7
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.

9.5 / 10 MatthewsFamily 4 June, 2017

Lovely gite in very relaxing location. Debbie and Robin are lovely hosts. An extremely enjoyable and restful week exploring Normandy.

Owner response

Thank you for your kind comments. It was lovely to meet you all.

9.8 / 10 Lloyd 12 April, 2017

We had a lovely stay here in the Normandy countryside.

The gite is a small cottage with a lovely traditional feel set in beautiful grounds. It has fantastic period features such as log burner and wooden beams, but all the modern conveniences you would expect from a holiday home.

The property is well maintained and has everything we needed for our stay. Everything was very clean and tidy. Nice big bathroom with lovely shower. The kitchen is well stocked with cooking equipment and the cottage is well provided for.

The owners are absolutely lovely and made us feel very welcome our entire stay from their helpful advice before we arrived and their warm welcome and hospitality during our stay.

It is not overlooked at all, so it is perfect for peace, privacy and tranquility, but the owners are nearby if you need anything. They were extremely helpful and happy to share advice and tips on trips and local amenities.

The grounds are gorgeous - beautiful flowers and trees, birds singing, attractive setting for a relaxing break. We particularly enjoyed sitting on the table and chairs outside and admiring the scenery in the sunshine.

Location wise it is deep within the Normandy countryside, but a short drive from various villages and towns, so easy to get supplies. Perfect as a base for day trips to places like Mont St Michel, D Day beaches, St Malo, Bayeaux etc.

If you are looking for a restful break in a beautiful peaceful setting, look no further!

Owner response

Thank you for your lovely comments. It was great to meet you both and good luck for the future!

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.