Cosy gite to let in rural Normandy Manche - NM005932

Sourdeval (6km from Vire), Manche, Normandy Reference: NM005932 Advertiser since: 28 December 2017
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms Additional info
Nice Gite Gathemo Self Catering Saturday 3 6 1 1x sofa bed

About this property

Timber Framed Very Warm Clean And Comfortable Gite. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

A beautiful 3 double bedroom timber framed detached gite, all with double beds, the master with en suite to include a bath, located in Gathemo, a small village in the heart of Normandy, and over looking fields. Being English owned, you can expect the usual home from home comforts like unlimited wi-fi / satellite tv etc.

With-in easy distance from ferry ports, 1 hr from Caen & St Marlo, 2hrs from Le Harve and approx 4 hrs from Calais if you prefer a longer drive with cheaper ferry crossing.
Local airport dinard 1 hour 20 minutes from gathemo pick up available plus loan of a car if required

Local amenities within walking distance are a patisserie and bar/convenience store. 7k away is the village of Sourdeval with plenty of shops and 13k is the town of Vire. (Ideal for more shopping (6 supermarkets, numerous restaurants/bars etc.) and an aquatic centre with children's slide/pool etc to keep the kids entertained).

If there is any way I can improve my gite please let me know this is a small family business that I won't people to enjoy there stay



Kitchen and dining

Kitchen including gas hob, electric oven, washing machine and fridge freezer, sink and taps plus many cupboards.

Living rooms

Open plan kitchen dining and living area including tv ,seating 6windowes and viewing over open fields


Main bedroom with wardrobes bedside cabinets and en suite with a bath.
Bedroom 2: double bed, bed side cabinets and drawers.
Bedroom 3: double bed, bed side cabinets and drawers.


Main bathroom large shower with jets and seat, and radio etc
En suite with bath.


Electric heating throughout.
Hot water tank.


Local towns ,cinema ,bowling ,pubs,swimming,restaurants and take sways
Beach and zoos and many tourist sites within 1 hour travelling.
Historically towns and cathedrals,walks ,lakes golf and much more.

Garden and outside

Small sitting area.
This winter ready for 2019 there will be a large decking area with seating and barbecue built as suggested by previous guests

Parking and garages

Off road Parking for 2 cars.

Visitor suitability

From 2 people enjoying are master bedroom with on suite to full family of 6 ,children of any age the property boasts a bath and shower rooms
We have some thing in the area for all ages from walks ,markets ,historical towns to beaches and fun fairs
We are in a small village with a bar and bakery and a great old church and market days,

Information about any additional facilities

Chanel islands easy asses from are local beaches ,Paris easy to get to by train from are local town ,walks restaurants local sites to many to mention all within an hour from the gite from are sleepy little village to the capital ( Paris) its all here and assessable some times a week is not enough time to see everything you won't


  • Cleaning

  • No smoking

  • Linen



Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Carp
Name of nearest fishing location: Lac de val
Distance: 2 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Golf Vire Dathee - La Basse Lonnière, 14380 Saint-Manvieu-Bocage
Distance: 3 km


Name/number of nearest marked trail: Several walking lanes near by

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Brian Salmon

I live on site so easy to solve problems or help ; I live in a small village with a cafe and a bakery and just a short distance from 2 towns a lake and a golf course.<br/><br/>We are situated mid Normandy giving easy acsses to a range of activities for all ages from walkers, markets, cinema, pleasure beaches, zoo's, historic towns and beaches all within 1 hour traveling.<br/><br/>There is lots of information in the gite and I have a lot of local knowledge to give if required.

Year property purchased 2015
Why this location? The location is just 1 hour to all beaches, Mont St Michel, zoo, leisure park and easy acsses to Paris via train from Vire. The channel islands are easy acsses able from Granville which is 45 minutes away so can be done in a day trip.

We are very centrally located in Normandy, we might be classed as a sleepy village by some witch is nice but we've got everything close by to cover all ages - please read some of the comments we've had this year. From local knowledge to great days out.
Unique benefits of property It is new built with 3 double bedrooms, full kitchen, open plan living & 1 bedroom is en suite, central heating throughout, off road parking and in village.

Kitchen has washer, fridge, cooker and microwave, a full set of sauce pans and utensils. Master bedroom has wardrobes, bed side cabinets and en suite bathroom with free standing bath, the 2 additional bedrooms are double with drawers and bedside cabinets. The main bathroom has a shower with body jets radio and seat. The main living area is open plan living including seating tv and dining area seating 6.

Outside is table and chairs (seats 6). I intend to upgrade the outside area for next year by adding a deck area with seating & barbecue.

The village is a quite area with a bakery and cafe were meals are available fresh daily (highly recommended by recent visitors) a beautiful old church and the local Marie.
We have a golf corse and a buti full lake 10 minutes away and if you like fishing lac de val is only 5 minutes away

The Owner Recommends


We have 2 local towns both have a market day each week, we have a local lake which has water sports in the summertime, during the spring and summer. Souderval a local town has magnificent flowers and a new park area for all the family. We have zoos, pleasure and water parks, and even a reptile centre, beaches and historical sites all within a hour or less from the gite, something for all ages from peace and quiet to all day fun all year round.

We even have a local golf course and fishing lake if you won't to catch the big ones that don't get away, just 5 minutes from the gite.

Paris by train

You can get a direct train to Paris from are local train station in vie from 6.30 in the morning getting you in Paris by just after 9 am giving you a full day out, return trains all day till 8.30 in the evening.

4 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 9.8
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Gillespie Family 21 August, 2018

Hi myself my wife and three older teenage girls stayed at Brian’s Gite this summer and found it to be a fantastic house in a great setting . It looks out over the fields and woodland which is lovely when sleeping upstairs with the windows wide open . As there is no light from village the views of the stars are amazing .
Brian is a great host and gave us endless things to go and do in the area ,the beach is a hour away there are great walks and you get a great feel for French small village life in Normandy . All in all it is a lovely Gite in a lovely small village and a great place to relax away from the busy life’s we all lead !!
Thanks again Brian
Gillespie Family

10 / 10 PR 20 August, 2018

The gite is just as described - a very nice, spacious, well equipped new build. Brian the owner is really hospitable and helpful, and has great knowledge of the region.
Gathemo is a sleepy village with friendly locals and a great bakery! It’s rural location gives lovely views, good walks locally and dark skies at night so it’s brilliant for stargazers.
There is a choice of bustling towns with markets, supermarkets, and restaurants just a short drive away.
There are lots of activities and places of interest close by, plus opportunities to travel further if you want to - Paris by train, or a visit to The Channel Islands are both possible day trips. We enjoyed two weeks here and found Brian’s gite to be a great base for visiting just about anywhere our Normandy Guide Book recommends.

9.8 / 10 PK 6 August, 2018

The gite is set in a small quiet town with a great boulangerie and bar-tabac that is also a small convenience store

The owners of the bar-tabac, along with the locals and ex-pays, were really friendly and made us feel really welcome - they were great with our 6 and 4yr old

There is a large town around 10mins drive away for a larger shop and many bars and restaurants.

There are so many activities and places to visit all within easy reach from Gathemo and this Gite really was the ideal place for our base for the week

The Gite owner, Brian, is a great bloke - friendly, welcomming and really helpful with local knowledge

The booking process was very easy with excellent communications with Brian

We travelled from the UK via Dover-Calais due to the lower ferry prices - this meant a 4.5hr drive to the Gite with 3 toll points, but the drive was easy with plenty of places to stop and stretch your legs

His Gite is very comfortable, new and very well furnished and we would certainly plan another stay

10 / 10 Amie 9 April, 2018

My family and I stayed in Brian’s Gite for a week in the Easter holidays. We had a fantastic time and the house was lovely. The gite is a new build with amazing bathrooms and the beds are so comfy, I think I slept better there than I do at home. It’s located in the countryside with beautiful views. Gathemo itself is a tiny village with a great bakery! We visited Vire which is a town only 10 minutes drive with a great market on a Friday and has everything you could need. Also Sourdeval which is a smaller town with so much character and again great market on a Wednesday. Overall the perfect get away for a peaceful holiday away from the busyness of England!