Holiday gite for 2 in rural & pool, Normandy

Savigny-le-Vieux (11km from Saint-Hilaire-du-Harcouet), Manche, Normandy Reference: NM005324 Advertiser since: 16 February 2017
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The Cowshed at Le Bois Gautier Self Catering 1 2 1 Z bed

About this property

Recently renovated Normandy cottage. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Sat on the edge of a quaint village 6km from Saint Hilaire du Harcouet is our 16th century Longere that has been renovated into three cottages. The Cowshed, the Hayloft and the Workshop.

Our one bedroom cottage "The Cowshed" is part of the original building and has been renovated to create rustic charm.

The second cottage "The Hayloft" is part of the original building and part of the re built part that we pulled down. Beautifully finished with rustic design combining comfort and style. Two split level bedrooms create a quirkiness that works.

The third cottage" The Workshop" has been tastefully modernised to create a three bedroom cottage great for larger families.
We have also created a small launderette on site.
The grounds are constantly maintained to create lovely open spaces to wander at will.Seating all over the grounds enable picnics, a quiet brew!, or just to chill and take in all the peace and tranquility.
For those wishing to engage in a little French culture we have created a Petanque court for boules. There also exists a above ground 9.6m x 4.1m pool. This has a retractable cover which can be left open(fully or partly) or closed to maintain temperature. To the side we have added a decked area for sunbathing or being a part of the pool atmosphere.We live on site so are here to help or leave you be to enjoy your break.



Kitchen and dining

Each kitchen/diner, lounge area is open plan. The kitchens are supplied with electric fan oven and bottled gas hob. Equipped with all normal cooking utensils, microwave, fridge-freezer, kettle, crockery, cutlery, pots and pans etc. An external bbq is provided. External bbq is provided.

Living rooms

The living area has comfortable seating which turns into a double sofa bed, reclining chair, tv/dvd (English and European).


The bedroom is spacious with its own en suite shower over bath.
All linen and towels are provided. Summer and winter duvets an option. The bedroom is spacious and comfortable. Each bed is a king size with high quality matresses to ensure a good night sleep. All curtains are lined. All linen is provided. Tv and dvd is provided in each bedroom. Each bedroom is supplied with hairdryer, luggage rack, wardrobe(with coat hangars) and drawers for clothes.


The bathroom has a luxury rustic feel.
Shower over bath.


Heating is provided via ceramic wall radiators and a logburner to ensure your visit is toasty. Logs are provided and more can be purchased if necessary.


Board games, etc are provided as well as a well stocked dvd collection.

Garden and outside

We have a picnic area at the front of the property with panoramic views over the countryside.

At the rear we have a swimming pool with retractable cover (1.2m depth). A spacious decking area aside the pool is provided.

We have also created a Petanque court so you can enjoy some french fun. Croquet and swingball are available.

Parking and garages

There is a designated free parking area and cctv covers most of the grounds. Garaging can be arranged on site upon arrival.

Information about any additional facilities

Bicycles are available upon request. We have an office/reception on site with information available all the time. With us living on site if we can help arrange anything, we will do.


  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Couples only

  • Shared pool


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Fougeres
Distance: 20 km



Name and address of nearest golf course: Golf de Vire la Dathee
Distance: 25 km



About the Owner/Advertiser, Ms Jayne Dixon

We have been developing this property with love, care and patience for a few years and finally it's coming to fruition. An ongoing project to continually improve for our guests. We're on site to help in any way.We want your stay to be relaxing, peaceful and stress free!!

Year property purchased 2004
Why this location? Great location Normandy, Loire and Brittany exploration. No more than two and a half hours from Le Havre, Cherbourg, Caen, St Malo and Dinard for travelling. Close to Saint Hilaire du Harcouet for everything you could wish for. Fougeres, Rennes, Mont St Michel and Granville are all within easy distance to explore.
Unique benefits of property Three cottages all together on the edge of a village. Peaceful location, though centrally located to go off exploring. Swimming pool, boules court, launderette and grounds all on site.

The Owner Recommends

Mont St Michel

A monastery with years of history. The island has held strategic fortifications since ancient times and since the 8th century AD has been the seat of the monastery from which it draws its name. The structural composition of the town exemplifies the feudal society that constructed it: on top, God, the abbey and monastery; below, the great halls; then stores and housing; and at the bottom, outside the walls, houses for fishermen and farmers.

3 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 mike leach 7 September, 2017

we had a superb time our hosts were fantastic will definately stay with them again we have decided to come back next spring and bring some freinds with us so I cant speak highly enough about the care and attention to detail we were more than satisfied it exeeded our intentions

Owner response

Thank you very much Michael and Yvonne, we both very much look forward to your return visit. It was a real pleasure to have you stay with us.

10 / 10 David & Judith 7 July, 2017

For couples wanting to be in the peaceful countryside with fabulous onsite owners, this will take some beating.
The advert accurately describes the homely property.
The owners are very happy to help in any way, from places to visit to anything you need in the property.
The lovely local town, some 15 minutes drive, has all facilities for shopping and dining.

10 / 10 SallyH 26 June, 2017

We have just returned from a fantastic two weeks in the one bedroom gite (The Cowshed) and cannot rate this place highly enough. We felt like we'd taken a risk, as it was short on reviews as it had only recently been launched, but decided to give it a go. We were also shown around other gites on site during our stay; all superb.

Local area is quiet, beautiful, peaceful, yet accessible; not far from coast and nearby town of Saint Hilaire Du Harcouet, which is lovely with great restaurants and brilliant market.

The gite was clean, beautifully and sympathetically renovated and decorated to a high standard with individual touches that made it feel like home. The bed was superb and as I have a chronic back condition this was much appreciated.

Swimming pool & gardens beautiful and extremely well maintained.

Best "welcome pack" we've ever had (and we've done this for years); bread, wine, a few very nice items in fridge and bathroom made our settling in a treat. Really appreciated bedding and towels being provided - all great quality.

Perhaps the best part of our stay were our hosts who have that rare and wonderful gift of being "there but not there"; Jayne and Dominic were incredibly welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. Anything we needed or needed help with, was just produced almost instantly. Simultaneously, they had enormous respect for our privacy which is a fine art. We left feeling as if we had made new friends. Without doubt, we will be back.