Lovely B&B in rural Normandy Manche - NM005846

Saint-Vigor-des-Monts (11km from Tessy-sur-Vire), Manche, Normandy Reference: NM005846 Advertiser since: 23 November 2017
Room name Type Sleeps Bathroom Prices from (per room per night) Additional info
The Cottage Room Double Room 2 Private €60 80 euros for 2 persons
The Family Suite Family Room 4 Private €80 100 euros for 3 and 120 euros for 4 persons
The Garden Room Triple Room 3 Private €60 80 euros for 2 and 100 euros for 3 persons

About this property

Calm and Tranquil in the Hills of St Vigor. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

La Hiette is a stone farmhouse typical of the region of the Manche area in Normandy. It was built in 1830 and is stone in structure with a slate roof. We have three bedrooms available for guests to book individually or all together. Part of the house was the original barn which is now two of the three bedrooms and the breakfast room, the other bedroom was originally the grain store.

Breakfast is included in the cost of you room rate and this includes the following:-
A selection of french pastries and home made bread, homemade jams and marmalades. If you would like a healthier option then why not try our fresh fruits, home made yogurt and home made granola. For the children there is also a selection of cereals. Beverages served with breakfast are fruit juice, tea, coffee, or hot chocolate and a small selection of speciality teas. Something for everyone.

If you have any particular dietary requirements then please tell us in advance so we can accommodate you .

Thank you



Kitchen and dining

As we are a Chambre D'Hote the kitchen is not available to guests, however, there is always the use of the microwave if required.

All meals will be served in the breakfast room, unless the weather permits they can be served in the garden either on the terrace or in the secret garden.

Living rooms

There is a seating area in the breakfast room which you are welcome to use any time.


We have three bedroom available for guests-;

The Family suite with en suite bathroom - sleeps 4 persons. It has a double bed on the first floor and 2 single beds on the mezzanine floor with toys, games, books and a blackboard to keep the children amused. We are able to add another single bed or an infant cot to this room if required. The view from this room is over the garden and the valley beyond.

The Cottage room with en suite shower room - sleeps 2 persons. It has a double bed and we are able to add another single bed or an infant cot to this room if required and the views are from the front of the house up to the hills.

The Garden room and en suite bathroom - sleeps 3 persons with a king size bed and a day bed. We are able to add an infant cot to this room. The view from this room is over the garden and the valley beyond.

All rooms have wardrobes, seating areas, full length mirror, hairdryer, a compliments tray with coffee, tea, speciality teas, milk and bottled wate


Family suite has an en suite which comprises of a bath with shower over, toilet and sink, the Cottage room has a walk in shower, toilet and sink and the Garden room has a bath with shower over toilet and sink.


The house is heated by either central heating or electric heaters or the woodburner.


The nearest town is Villedieu les Poeles where there are a number of bars and restaurants and music (the music is seasonal only).

Garden and outside

We have large gardens to the rear of the property with beautiful views of the Valley de la Vire, you are welcome to roam around all areas of the garden, the children can run around and play whilst you sit on the terrace under the pergola with a glass of something or in the secret garden which is little more private .

Parking and garages

There is ample parking to the side of the house booking is not required .

Visitor suitability

All our rooms are located on the first floor via stairs.

Information about any additional facilities

Our room costs includes breakfast but should you wish to have your evening meals here at La Hiette we have a menu we can supply and the additional costs. Please email for details.

If you have a special day either a birthday or anniversary we can provide homemade cupcakes, balloons and candles at an additional cost. Please email for details.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Meals


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: St Sever
Distance: 11 km


Distance: 17 km


Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Coarse fishing
Name of nearest fishing location: Pont Farcy
Distance: 5 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Vire
Distance: 21 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: La Colombe
Distance: 14 km

Mountain biking

Organic produce/dining



Name/number of nearest marked trail: De La Vire Aux Bruyeres

About the Owner/Advertiser, Ms Paula Robertson

We lived in Winchester a beautiful historic city and wanted a change for a more peaceful way of life in the countryside.

Year property purchased 2015
Why this location? Because its beautiful and tranquil in all seasons and has stunning views across the Valley de la Vire.
Unique benefits of property We are just 5 minutes from the A84 motorway, so whether you are on route to your main holiday destination or spending time here at La Hiette we are perfectly located. We are a traditional Normandy farm house with three bedrooms that can sleep a total of 9 persons. We have a large garden where the children can run around and play and have several eating areas. We organically grow all our own salad, herbs and vegetables etc in the garden so if you choose to eat your evening meal here at La Hiette you can see where its been grown. We have two horses, a dog a cat and "very" free range chickens, so the children can collect the eggs in the morning and help feed the animals. As we live in a rural area there is plenty of walking to explore up in the hills directly from La Hiette.... whats not to love about being in the countryside!

The Owner Recommends

Villedieu Les Poeles

Our nearest town with lots of bars, restaurants and cafes, walk around the cobbled streets browse the unique little shops, visit the Bell Foundry and museums and the bakeries are a must for a French pastry!!

Local markets

There are a number of markets in the area such as Villedieu les Poeles, St Lo and Granville, all within easy reach with typically local produce.

The beach at Granville

Just 45 minutes from La Hiette is miles of white sandy beaches, easy on get to, free parking, clear waters, clean beaches to play or just relax.

Lake Dathee

Only 20 mins from La Hiette is the Lake and the golf course. You can walk, run or cycle around the lake or paddle a canoe on it - it's about 6 km, or play a round of golf either way a great way to spend a day.

D Day beaches

The American Cemetery, all the beaches, Pegasus Bridge, Arramanche, the Overlord Museum, Pointe du Hoc to name but a few and plenty of staff on hand should you need them.

Mont Saint Michel Abbey

If you don't have much time and have to choose your itinerary carefully then this location is a must. You cannot come to Normandy and not go. It's the second most visited tourist destination in France next to the Eiffel Tower. It will be busy but is extremely well organised so this is not a problem. Park your car in the car park (take a photo of the location, yes we forgot where we parked!!) get the bus to the island, walk or take a horse drawn carriage ride. Once there you can meander round the streets filled with little shops and restaurants or visit the Abbey. If you do then it's worth taking an official tour which is free as the guides are great and you will learn a lot more than you can read on the information which is only in French. Its a lovely way to spend a day with the family.

Walking in the hills

If you don't want to stray to far then just put on your walking boots and we can supply maps and directions for many local walks direct from La Hiette as long as you remember we are on a hill. The scenery is breathtaking whichever way you look there is something to see.

The Luge at the Viaduc de Souleuvire

If you are an adrenaline junky than look no further than this place just 15 mins drive from La Hiette. There is a zip wire, swing, bungy jump and the luge, also a tree tops adventure area for both adults and children. There is a cafe/restaurant with both indoor and outdoor eating, but if that's all too much you can just walk in the woods.

Hambye Abbey

If this is your area of interest then this is worth a visit. Its not far from us at La Hiette just about 25 mins drive. if was founded in 1145 and although there are some parts that are a ruin there is still plenty to see in this beautiful tranquil setting

Christian Dior Museum

If you love fashion and history then this is the place to go. The museum is situated in Granville in the house where Christian Dior lived, a beautiful pink house overlooking the sea. The fashions displayed there are magnificent. I did rush home to see if there were any Dior influences in my wardrobe.. alas no !!

Bayeux Tapestry

Everyone has heard of it so definitely go and see it. It is the story of the conquest of England by William Duke of Normandy in 1066. With your ticket comes an audio guide so you can follow the story as you walk past the 70m tapestry. Once you have done the tapestry there are plenty of other things to do in Bayeux to make a day out and some very nice restaurants.

St Lo Haras National

St Lo is just 25 mins from us at La Hiette. If you like anything to do with horses then this is the place to go. From local events to international show jumping, dressage and of course you cannot miss the horse ball. Check the diary of events on line so you don't miss out.

The Zoo

The Zoo at Champrepus is just 30 mins drive and you can spend a day there. The animals are exciting, the enclosures are kind to the animals and you can even get up close and personal with the lemurs. There is a great shop and restaurant and a bouncy castle and play areas for the kids, great day out.