Character Holiday cottage in rural Normandy - NM005829

Villebaudon (8km from Percy), Manche, Normandy Reference: NM005829 Advertiser since: 14 November 2017
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Le Hamel Bonté (The Hamlet of Kindness) Self Catering Flexible 4 8 3 Mezzanine with 2 additional single beds

About this property

Tranquility, With A Medieval Character Dining Hall. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

A fully restored longere with modern farmhouse kitchen, lounge with satellite tv, broadband connection, utility room with hob, dishwasher, washing machine, a large shower room with wc and bidet, a large walk in wet room with hand basin and wc, very large dining hall with refectory style furniture and large open fire, 4 large double bedrooms, 2 with double beds, upstairs bathroom with bath, wc and hand basin, games area mezzanine over part of the dining hall with full size table top soccer machine, and a further mezzanine with 2 single beds.
Externally there is around 1 acre of land and within this are extensive lawns, outdoor lounging and eating areas.

Fantastic views over open country, especially to the north and west.

Surrounded by arable and dairy farms, serviced off a tar macadam road.

Ideal for sharing with 2 families, especially for empty nesters who want both a place to chill out and to explore historic Normandy of the first Viking settlers, William the Conqueror, the D Day beaches along with the forests and wide open beaches.



Kitchen and dining

Large farmhouse fully fitted kitchen with electric oven and 4 ringed gas hob, well fitted out with large range of cooking utensils, upright fridge and microwave oven, extensive cupboards.

6 seat farmhouse kitchen table with room for 8 people.

Very large dining hall with 70mm solid topped oak refectory dining table that seats 12, Louis 13th style oak furniture, abbots chairs,1800mm wide fireplace with raised hearth

Living rooms

Lounge with sofa and chair seating for 8 and with additional dining table for 6.

Tv with satellite reception.


2 double bedded bedrooms and 2 twin bedded bedrooms, occasional large mezzanine area with 2 single beds.


2 Shower rooms on ground floor and 1 bathroom on first floor.


Electric panel heating.


Tv and radio. A large selection of soft and hardback books.

Garden and outside

Large lawns, garden furniture to seat 8 people, sun loungers and barbecue table for 8, gas fired barbecue.

Parking and garages

Hard surfaced parking for 4 cars.


  • Cleaning

  • Linen


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Villedieu le Poeles
Distance: 12 km

Beach holidays


Family activities


Name and address of nearest golf course: Bréhal
Distance: 37 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 23 km



Name/number of nearest marked trail: Local


About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Brian Percival

I am a retired professional, living in England, but spending around 10 weeks each year at the house that I have owned and renovated over the past 24 years.

Year property purchased 1994
Why this location? I bought it for its tranquilly and around 1 hours access to the ferries, beaches, history and good restaurants.
Unique benefits of property Its tranquility and yet easy walking distance to small village with bar and boulangerie, small distance to supermarket, food shops and bank.

The Owner Recommends

Places to visit

Many well-presented museums including the never to be missed ‘La Memorial’ at Caen, a must for all wanting to know of the second world war and its origins, Pegasus Bridge, the D Day landing beaches, the world famous Bayeux tapestry, the restored castle of William the Conqueror, the medieval town of Villedieu les Poeles (Gods town of the pots and pans), with its fully working bell foundry, lace museum, shops selling copper and pewter cooking pots and pans, Chevalier Templier town centre church with fine stained glass windows, quaint back streets and courtyards, furniture museum and sometimes in summer its street theatre.
The world renown and never to be forgotten Mount Snt Michel is just 40 minutes drive away
For the energetic, walking in the forests of Snt Severe, watching out for the wild boar, the remains of a motte and bailey castle, its energetic physical static exercise equipment, kayaking on the rivers at Pont Farcie and Coutances, the outstanding full week long jazz festival in Coutances with 3 inexpensive theatres most evenings and good, free, street jazz, golfing on the coast at Brehal, ferry services to the enchanting Ilse de Chaussey and to Jersey.

Quality artisan food

Excellent and very modern dairy shop at Isle de Ferme, selling lait cru, very tasty fruit and natural flavoured crème fraise, butter, all from their own dairy (they sell 1 million litres of crème fraise directly into Paris restaurants each year, and top class boulangerie and patisserie within 4 miles at Hambye

Outstanding restaurants

La Passerole at Brehal, L' Auberge de l'Abbye, Hambye, Le Jardin de Leontine at Breville sur Mer, La Barette at Snt Denise le Vetu, Le restaurante de la Gare, Percy, Le Snt Michel at Domlean and for lunch time, Les Routiers in the village and at the carrefour de Paris towards Snt Lo

2 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 8
  • Comfort: 9.5
  • Condition: 9
  • Facilities: 8.5
  • Local Amenities: 9
  • Setting: 9.5
  • Value for Money: 10
8.5 / 10 18 August, 2019

The house was lovely and comfortable. The owner was very helpful with information about the property and gave assistance readily when required. The house was not spotless when we arrived although beds were well made up and the bathrooms were clean. I would recommend the property . The location of the house was good being near towns and beaches and in picturesque countryside.

9.7 / 10 Nick J 21 August, 2018

Lovely peaceful house with stacks of room and outdoor space. All you can hear is owls at night and cows by day. The house sleeps 10, and has an impressive banqueting hall at one end with a massive open fire and lots of candelabras, so you can enjoy fantastic candlelit banquets if there are plenty of you