3 Bedroom holiday gite in Normandy Manche - NM005812

Moon-sur-Elle (16km from Isigny-sur-Mer), Manche, Normandy Reference: NM005812 Advertiser since: 7 November 2017
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Moon Cottage Self Catering Flexible 3 6 2

About this property

A Conveniently Located 3 Bedroom Holiday Home. This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

Our 3 bedroom Gite is the ideal place to get away to so that you and your friends and family can enjoy all that Normandy has to offer.

The Gite has 2 double bedrooms and 1 twin room and comfortably sleeps 6, all bedding is supplied. You have an upstairs toilet and hand basin and the double rooms have excellent views over the countryside.

Downstairs there is a fully equipped kitchen and dining area, sitting room with a log burner, tv, dvd player and for those so inclined an electric organ and guitar!

The main bathroom is on the ground floor and has a shower, toilet and hand basin, towels are supplied for use within the Gite.

The conservatory has ample seating and is an ideal chill out area to enjoy a glass of wine and some quiet time.

The garden, set on the River Elle, has chairs, table and a stone bbq for pleasant evenings sat outside with your family and friends.

Aside from the instruments there is a selection of dvds, cds, books, games and puzzles for you to use.



Kitchen and dining

Fully equipped kitchen with fridge, oven, 4 ring electric hob, kettle, toaster, microwave and all utensils, plates etc supplied.

Dining room table and 6 chairs is in the kitchen.

Living rooms

Living room has seating for 6 and also has tv, dvd player, log burner and a selection of games, films, cds and musical instruments!


3 bedrooms, 2 have double beds and one has two singles, all bedding supplied.


Upstairs toilet with hand wash basin, downstairs toilet, basin and shower.

Towels supplied, to be used on site only please and not removed for beach use etc.


Log burner in living room, radiators in most rooms.


TV, DVD player, free WIFI, CD player, games, books, musical instruments, river is shallow but can be navigated (please take care and children etc to be supervised, we do not accept responsibility for your safety) BBQ, local restaurants etc in St Lo an easy 10 minute drive.

Garden and outside

Garden with river running alongside, use of our field set within river is also allowed. Stone BBQ and garden furniture all supplied.

Parking and garages

Off road parking within our grounds.

Visitor suitability

Unfortunately we do not have lifts etc so wheelchairs etc may not be suitable.

We have had families, couples young children etc stay with us so suitable for all ages.

Information about any additional facilities

Continental breakfast buffet can be supplied at 8 euros per person per day, content TBC as would any dietary requirements.

Please note when getting here for some reason some people have ended up in the next village (St Claire sur Elle) who also have a Rue Du Moulin! We are in Moon sur Elle, more specific details will be sent to you should you choose to book with us!


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Meals


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: St Lo
Distance: 13 km


Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Trout
Name of nearest fishing location: Moon Sur Elle Peche
Distance: 2 km


Name/number of nearest marked trail: Rue De Croix De La Moon

Wine tasting and cookery

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Frank Skinner

We moved to Normandy in March 2017 after spending years coming over on holidays and decided to make it our home.<br/>Between us we have many varied interests which happily fit in with the French and in particular Normandy lifestyle. We have a love of good food, countryside living, history, wine (and cidre), local events and are embracing all the new opportunities around us.

Year property purchased 2017
Why this location? Moon Cottage is a three bedroom holiday home/Gite located in the Normandy countryside.
We are close to many local attractions including the D-Day landing beaches, the beautiful town of Bayeux with its famous cathedral and tapestry, Arromanches with the remains of its Mulberry Harbour plus many other historical and cultural attractions.
If you like exploring there are many places to choose from, we are more than happy to offer suggestions dependent on your requirements, if not then you can sit back and enjoy the river and a relaxing atmosphere!
Unique benefits of property Riverside location, easy access to local points of interest, self contained house which will comfortably sleep up to 6.

The Owner Recommends

American Military Cemetary, Colleville Sur Mer

As anyone who has seen the opening of "Saving Private Ryan" will recognize the American Cemetery is a must see place if you are visiting Normandy. The museum is thought provoking and the cemetery itself is a reminder of the sacrifices made by many young men during D Day and the following campaign in Normandy.


The town of Bayeux is an excellent place for shopping, eating out or just having a stroll around its busy streets.
There are many places to eat with Norman cuisine being top of the list (if you like apples this is the place to be!)
Shops stock everything from antiques to fashion to some of the best bread and patisserie you will ever have.
The Bayeux tapestry is well worth a visit and the Cathedral is an amazing building which has stood for hundreds of years.

Normandy Victory Museum

Just off the N13 near Isigny Sur Mer is the recently refurbished Victory museum, this is a must visit if you wish to learn about and see their excellent collection of artifacts and interactive displays.
They have on site refreshments available as well as both indoor and outdoor activities plus a well stock souvenir shop, well worth a visit.

Omaha Beach

Located about 25 minutes from us by car this famous beach is both thought provoking as well as being an excellent site for a family day by the beach.
Omaha Beach covers the villages of Collville Sur Mer, St Laurant and Vierville Sur Mer, there are a number of bunkers and memorials for those interested in military history but it has miles of sand for the kids to run around and enjoy themselves, well worth a days visit!

Moon Cottage Kitchen

We offer a daily cookery experience for anyone using our Gite, I am a former Chef of 24 years who then spent 6 years guiding over 100 people of all ages through Government funded apprenticeships in professional cookery, front of house etc.
The day will start with coffee and pastries at 10am followed by planning what you wish to prepare, a trip to the local shops, markets then follows then upon our return we get started!
Please ask for further details and links to our website!

Battlefield Tours

As part of the services provided with our Gite I can conduct up to 4 people on a bespoke Battlefield Tour of the Invasion Beaches and any other places of interest.

I am not a qualified tour guide but have a passionate interest in what happened in Normandy on D Day and the subsequent campaign, I can take you on a tour that will include anything that you will have seen or read about or we can come up with an itinerary based on your requirements, it's completely up to you!

Please bear in mind that Normandy is a big place and the invasion beaches from end to end are approximately 60 miles so not everything can be seen in one day, or even one holiday! :O)

If you wish for this service, pricing etc please get in touch and I will happily discuss your needs!

3 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Gail60 5 July, 2019

Frank and Nicky were very welcoming. They are a fund of useful information whether you are looking for places to visit or are interested in buying your own property.

They have worked very hard to provide a very comfortable home from home for their guests. The property is spacious; whether you are a couple or a family group, there is everything provided to enjoy a really happy holiday.

The cottage is ideally placed to explore the Normandy beaches, Caen and Bayeaux and is within an easy drive of Mont St.Michel. It is also ideally placed as a stop-off if you are travelling further south and want to break your journey.

The large kitchen/diner is well-equipped and there is plenty of cupboard space. The bed was very comfy, and all three bedrooms have plenty of wardrobes and cupboard space.

There is a small supermarket a few minutes walk from Moon Cottage, or larger supermarkets within an easy ten to fifteen minute drive.

The cottage is located down a short, prettty lane with plenty of parking space.

We have no hesitation in recommending a stay at Moon Cottage to anyone who wants to enjoy a relaxing holiday within this fabulous area of Normandy.

10 / 10 Sue5264 13 April, 2019

Lovely place. Very quiet and comfortable. Very relaxing after a days sightseeing. Lots of places to visit in the area. English owners live next door and are very friendly and will help with any information needed but then leave you to do you own thing. We asked about somewhere to eat on our last night there and they recommended a few places including a truck stop which was well worth a visit.

10 / 10 SheelaghBirtchnell 2 April, 2018

We had a very nice weeks break at Moon Cottage . Frank and Nicky were very friendly,hospitable hosts,nothing too much trouble. We were very grateful to them for the lovely welcome pack provided on our arrival. The cottage was nicely decorated and spotless. We enjoyed the wood burner and had a lovely fire each night as the weather was a bit cool. Situated close to St Lo and within an easy drive to all the D Day beaches and Bayeux 20 mins. We will definitely return.