Large holiday gite in rural Normandy Manche - NM005948

Lithaire (5km from La Haye-du-Puits), Manche, Normandy Reference: NM005948 Advertiser since: 4 January 2018
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Maison Chouette Self Catering Flexible 3 6 3

About this property

Farmhouse In Peaceful Rural Setting, By Pretty Town. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Maison Chouette is a charming farmhouse set in stunning Normandy countryside, but only a short drive or cycle to the pretty town of La Haye-du-Puits, with its plentiful amenities including supermarkets, boutiques, bakeries, butchers, banks, bars, antique shops, excellent restaurants and much more.

The house is perfectly located within 45 minutes of the ferry at Cherbourg and 1hr 15 from Caen, so ideal for a short break or holiday with small children, as little travel is required once on the mainland.

The property is surrounded by beautiful coastline; from Saint-Germain-Sur-Ay and Barneville-Carteret to the West, to Utah and Omaha to the East.

There are wonderful woodland trails on the doorstep, such as Mont Castre only a few minutes away, which offers a circular walk, taking in some beautiful scenery and historical sites such as a Roman fort. There are lots of activities nearby to keep everyone entertained during your stay.

To the rear of the garden, there is a disused railway line that runs for miles; perfect for walking, cycling and bird watching. You may be lucky enough to spot a resident roe deer amongst the foxgloves, as we did on a recent visit.



Kitchen and dining

Our spacious, traditional country farmhouse kitchen boasts ample dining and preparation space.
With all the mod-cons of home, including a new range cooker, full size fridge freezer, microwave and dishwasher, why not try your hand at a spot of cordon-bleu?
A large wood burner really makes the kitchen the heart of the home, when enjoying a game and a few glasses of wine around the large farmhouse table.
We also cater for Al Fresco dining with our traditional French brick-built BBQ and outdoor dining area. Why not enjoy the sunset with the sound of the church bells at nearby Lithaire?

Living rooms

The lounge is light and bright, with double aspect windows and a patio door leading to the back garden. It is comfortably furnished with brand new luxury sofas, chairs and a new wall-mounted TV.

No French farmhouse would be complete without a large wood burner, which keeps the whole house nice and cosy on those chilly Normandy evenings.

We offer Free-sat TV and a DVD player and wi-fi for days/nights at home. You’ll find a large selection of games, books and DVDs, suitable for all of the family.


Comfortably sleeping 6, Maison Chouette is a fantastic base for exploring the many wonderful sights in Normandy.

With a private master en suite above the kitchen and two further bedrooms (1 double / 1 twin) and family bathroom above the lounge, it allows for a wide variety of guests, particularly those who wish for a little more privacy during their stay.

All bedrooms are spacious, light and airy and have electric heaters.

Please note that although the farmhouse offers a downstairs wc, there are no downstairs bedrooms, so unfortunately the property is not suitable for those with limited mobility.


There is an ensuite bathroom adjoining the private master kingsize bedroom and a further family bathroom serving the other two bedrooms. There is also a WC on the ground floor.


All main rooms have electric heaters and there are also two large wood burners, with logs supplied, so you will not be cold during your stay.


There is so much to see and do in the area, but if you need a day off from sightseeing, there are plenty of books, CDs, DVDs and games for all the family.

You will find a selection of outdoor games in the barn, for use during your stay or how about visiting the donkey next door with some apples and carrots? His name is Riggalo.

Garden and outside

The rear garden has a large patio which contains the bbq and lots of seating for al fresco dining and also gives access to the wood store and barn, where you will find a variety of outdoor games to entertain the kids during your stay.

Small steps lead up through the rockery into the garden, where you’ll find an abundance of wildlife in amongst the mature fruit trees and flowers. So breathe in the fresh Normandy air and try to spot our resident robin, finches, dancing butterflies, acrobatic red squirrels and swooping bats at dusk. Our only neighbour is Riggalo the donkey in the field next door who accepts any currency of apple for strokes!

Parking and garages

Parking is at the front of the farmhouse, off-road with sufficient space for 2 cars.

Visitor suitability

Maison Chouette is suitable for a range of guests, including families with children, couples and friends.
The property is not suitable for those with limited mobility due to the bedrooms being located on the first floor.


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Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Depot Vente - La Haye du Puits
Distance: 5 km


Family activities

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Beaufils Alain - La Haye du Puits
Distance: 5 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 1 km



Name/number of nearest marked trail: Voie Verte

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr George Higgins

George visited Normandy as a boy with his school, which sparked a keen interest in military history. When he and Sophie met in 2014, he expressed his desire to own a house in France, so they began their search for the perfect property. They visited the area several times during the house hunt and knew they would like to move permanently one day.<br/>During a visit in 2017, they stayed at Les Buts as guests and luckily found out it had been on the market in the past - they just knew it was the one!

Year property purchased 2017
Why this location? Maison Chouette has a very rural feel but is only 3 miles away from the bustling market town of La Haye du Puits with it's plentiful amenities, such as supermarket, restaurants, bars, boutiques, weekly markets, banks and anything else you could desire.
Maison Chouette is only 15 minutes from the west coast beaches and a short drive to the D-Day sights and historic Bayeux.
Being conveniently located only 45 minutes from the ferry at Cherbourg makes it perfect for guests with children who don't want to travel too far when they arrive in France.
There's so much to do in Lower Normandy, from D-Day tours, to horse riding; from Cite de la Mer to Le Mont Saint-Michel. There's most definitely something for everyone.
Unique benefits of property Maison Chouette sleeps 6 people.
Our master en-suite king-size bedroom with its own access allows privacy from other guests, while still sharing the main rooms of the house; perfect for grandparents travelling with their children and grandchildren or couples who like time to themselves.
The large garden is perfect for relaxing and unwinding with the church bells chiming at nearby Lithaire and there is plenty of space for kids to run off excess energy, while you cook up a storm on the BBQ.
Maison Chouette is a charming rural property with the comforts of home, including Free-sat TV, dishwasher and range cooker and all the amenities you could desire within 3 miles from the door.

The Owner Recommends

Le Mont Saint-Michel

No visit to Normandy would be complete without at least seeing Mont Saint-Michel from below. It truly is a sight to behold. If you are not fit enough to climb to the top to explore the Abbey, there is plenty to do lower down, such as enjoying the many eateries within the walls or taking a walk out on to the marshes if the tide is out.

2 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Daniel100 18 August, 2018

This is a beautiful gite in a peaceful location ,very well situated for country walks, beaches and La haye du puis. Lovely large pretty garden to relax and enjoy. The gite is really well equipped and very comfortable . We had a great holiday and would recommend this
property. Excellent customer service .

Owner response

Thank you so much for the lovely review.
We are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back in the future!

10 / 10 S/L/M/Z 16 August, 2018

Lovely place, great location, highly recommended!

Owner response

Thank you for the great review Sam. We are so pleased you and your family had a lovely time at Les Buts and seeing what Normandy has to offer. We hope to welcome you back soon.