Holiday gite for 6 to let in rural Normandy - NM006848

5km from La Bloutiere, Manche, Normandy Reference: NM006848 Advertiser since: 24 January 2019
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Maison Des Noisetier Self Catering Saturday 3 6 2 Double sofabed, 2 adults

About this property

Traditional Stone Gite Set In Idyllic Location. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Set in the countryside with views over fields, the Gite is built with traditional local stone to match the original farmhouse. A large private garden with pretty flower beds and hazel trees; so watch out for the red squirrels. The terrace is large with garden furniture and a bbq, ideal for looking over to the the rolling hills whilst enjoying a glass of wine and watching the children play in the two storey swiss chalet.

We have designed the Gite to be home from home with comfortable furnishings and well equipped kitchen to make your holiday relaxing.

Please note: For the comfort of guests the gite is non smoking and animals/pets are not accepted.



Kitchen and dining

Modern fitted country style kitchen consisting of :
Washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, gas hob, electric oven, microwave, kettle / coffee-machine and fridge-freezer.

French cook books, iron and ironing board and outside airer and pegs.

Living rooms

The large lounge has a traditional feature stone wall with an abundance of French oak to maintain the authentic feeling. There are south facing french doors which open onto the private garden. Two large comfortable sofas (sofa bed on request) are provided as well as a wonderful high output log burner to keep you warm in the cooler months.

Satellite tv, dvd player with a varied selection of dvd's. Boardgames and books.

A dining table for 8 persons is located in the lounge in front of the french doors - perfect for those warm evenings. The large oak lined arch allows you to see through into the kitchen and communicate with your friends/family whilst meals are being prepared.


3 Large bedrooms with individual designs and features.

1 x bedroom with king size bed with high quality bedding and an original feature stone wall. It has 3 windows, each providing different aspects of the garden and countryside whilst lying in bed. The room is south facing and so benefits from the sun all day and early evening.

1 x twin bedroom where the beds can be put together (with a extra mattress) to make a super king. Additionally, a cot or junior bed can be installed on request.

1 x double bedroom with en suite. We have kept the original 120 year old oak beam that goes though the bedroom to give character and the en suite has a dedicated walk in shower cubicle, w/c and heated towel rail. The room is south facing so you should get the sun all day and into the early evening.


Family sized bathroom consisting of:

Bath with shower screen and shower above, wash handbasin, separate walk-in shower, heated towel rail and wc.


Central heating is fitted though out, along with a quality logburner in the lounge.


Tv, dvd player with assorted selection of dvd's, radio and Wee game.

A selection of toys, boardgames and books for all ages.

Garden and outside

Large Gardens with flower beds, terrace - a superb area on which to wine, dine and relax. The terrace is west facing and so enjoys the sun from midday until late evening.

A bbq is provided along with umbrellas and a large canopy for the terrace. There is sufficient garden furniture for 8 persons consisting of sunloungers and relaxer chairs. Swings, slide, children's Swiss chalet with an upstairs and various toys.
Bike sheds / bikes scooters in an array of sizes.
Large area for football or other games. Rackets and balls, and boules.

Look out for the neighbours pony - Vanille in our front field and she loves carrots/apples.

Parking and garages

Large secure parking area outside the front of the Gite - ideal for unloading on arrival.
Long gated drive. We generally leave the gates open during the day but you are welcome to close them for additional security for your children etc if you prefer.

Visitor suitability

Not suitable for wheelchair uses.
Stairs to all bedrooms. Stair gates will be provided on request.
Two steps up from the foyer though french doors into the kitchen which is then on one level along with the lounge.

Information about any additional facilities

Downstairs toilet with wash handbasin.
Fire Blanket and extinguisher.
Smoke and carbon monoxide alarms fitted throughout.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Meals

  • Splash pool


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Granville
Distance: 25 km


Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Trout
Name of nearest fishing location: Sea fishing Granville/lake fishing - Val de See
Distance: 20 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Bréville-sur-Mer
Distance: 30 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Ecurie du Bec- Genets
Distance: 20 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 40 km


Name/number of nearest marked trail: La Bloutiere , Coastal walks


Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Cidre Farm Hermitiere St Jean De Champs
Distance: 10 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Ron Drennan

Ron and Daphne would like to welcome you to Maison Des Noisetiers. We followed our dream and purchased a home near Villedieu Les Poeles, Lower Normandy. After 10 years of renovation and building works, we are delighted to be able to open our beautiful brand new 3 bedroom Gite to you. We have enjoyed our time building the Gite and appreciate all the help and support from our neighbours and friends. When we have time for ourselves we enjoy visiting the local markets and mixing with the locals.

Year property purchased 2008
Why this location? We are located in the idyllic countryside of Lower Normandy, with very easy access to the autoroute system, but only 5 mins by car to the town of Villedieu Les Poeles which is famous for it copper pans and bell foundry that has made the bells for the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.
Villedieu Les Poeles, with its charming architectural heritage has restaurants, bistros, bars and creperies plus numerous local shops famous for their copperware and pottery.
Every Tuesday, a thriving traditional French market is held, selling an array of local produce along with fresh fish and craft goods.
We are close to the WW2 landing beaches, Pegasus Bridge, Caen memorial, Granville known as the Monaco of the North with cosmopolition shops, Christian Dior Museum, sea pool, and harbours. There are miles of sandy beaches for windsurfing and many more activities, with places to visit such as the Bayeux Tapestry, Mont St Michel, Family Zoo at Champrepus and theme parks.
Unique benefits of property We have retained its typical French rustic character by incorporating some of the old beams and hand laid stone walls. This lovingly restored building is set within its own private and tranquil gardens, with delightful unspoilt countryside views. It's a beautiful place to totally relax and enjoy the sounds of local wildlife. In the evening Maison Des Noisetiers terrace is ideal to wine and dine whilst watching the sun go down. It also provides the most stunning and uninterrupted views of the night sky imaginable, due to its perfect location and no light pollution. Inside the Gite we offer a homely and tradition feel whilst having modern amenities.
In the Garden is a swiss style chalet with an upstairs for children to play in which you can watch from the relaxing terrace. We have also tried to make it child friendly with indoor and outdoor toys, with cycles for all ages.
Welcome basket on arrival.
Our aim is to help you have a wonderful and memorable stay at Maison Des Noisetier

The Owner Recommends

Places of interest.

The Second World War landing Beaches -45mins
Arromanche - Mulberry Harbour
Caen Memorial (Second world War)
Pegasus Bridge
St Mary Eglise
Granville - Known as the Monaco of the north with it cosmopolitan shops, harbours, fresh fish restaurants, Christian Dior Museum. Seawater pool and beaches.
Along the coastline is miles of sandy beaches and quaint villages, promenades with local markets, windsurfing and sailing.
Try the local Moules and Frites.
Cidre / Calvados Farms.

6 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Naylor1 7 November, 2019

This was just the perfect cottage for a family holiday. The cottage itself is absolutely beautiful, the photos don’t do it justice and the surroundings are outstanding, unfortunately it rained a lot for us but the outside space is just beautiful and we even got to see some red squirrels on a daily basis and the local horse which the children loved feeding. The location is excellent so easy to get to Villedieu-les-Poêles, GRANVILLE, Mont St Michel, d-day beaches etc etc. Lovely zoo and soft play within 10 mins for the kids. You will not get stuck for things to do.
Best of all though were Daphne and Ron, they do really go above and beyond to make your stay special. They are very helpful before you arrive and once you do arrive they can not do enough for you. We enjoyed some wonderful home baking that Daphne brought around for us. And they are just fantastic with children - the cottage is so so well equipped they had thought of everything in terms of children, we came with a 5 and 2 year old and we only needed to bring clothes with us as they had everything else. The kids loved it - and so did we. As we were out there for Halloween they even helped the children celebrate Halloween with decorations and allowing them to go around trick or treating next door which is great as they would have missed out otherwise. I really couldn’t recommend this Gite enough whether you are a family or a couple if you want a relaxing week in beautiful surroundings do not hesitate to book!

Owner response

Thank you very much for such a wonderful review. It was our pleasure to host you and your family and we are grateful that you chose our gite to visit.
It is really important to us that our guests have a comfortable, relaxing holiday and we attempt to provide the facilities and surroundings to allow that to happen.
We hope to see you again sometime in the future.
Ron and Daphne

10 / 10 iMac 24 September, 2019

This place was spotless and virtually faultless. (Although the heating system was temporarily out of order, the owners had provided space heaters and extra logs for the wood-burner.) We had a very friendly and generous welcome from the owners, and had never previously stayed in so well-equipped a gîte. The owners gave excellent recommendations for shops, restaurants and places to visit, where we were made equally welcome. It is a lovely property in a quiet corner of rural Normandy, but the family facilities on site are so extensive that you could happily stay all day – except for visits to the several excellent boulangeries in Villedieu a few minutes' drive away. We have no hesitation in recommending it, and we hope to return soon with family.

Owner response

Thank you for this review which we are very happy with. The comments really do mean a lot to us and we constantly strive to provide the conditions for visitors to have the best possible experience whilst they are with us.
We are pleased that you and your friends enjoyed the gite and surroundings and are possibly returning in the future. Thank you very much.
The central heating is now serviceable and is ready for the winter, providing a nice cozy environment.
It was good to meet you and your party and you would be most welcome in the future.

10 / 10 Sandie 5 September, 2019

Extremely highly recommended.

Ron and Daphne have worked so hard to restore this lovely building and their attention to detail (in the construction and as hosts) is amazing.

On arrival we found a substantial welcome basket plus home-baked cakes (including a gluten-free one for me) It was very hot when we got there and the substantial paddling pool was filled immediately and a gazebo erected over it - much to the delight of my 4 year old granddaughter. In the beautifully laid-out private garden there's a 2 storey play chalet crammed with toys and in an adjacent store, bikes for adults and children. There’s also a swing and a climbing frame with a slide. Inside there was a box of toys as well as mini chairs and a little table covered in craft materials and bubble machines for a pre-schooler.

There are several sitting out areas (under canopies which were most welcome in the hot sun) Also appreciated were the garden produce, the delicious homemade jam, marmalade and home-cooked meal on arrival (an extra cost but well worth it).

The gîte is beautifully decorated and spotlessly clean throughout. EVERYTHING has been thought of.

We wanted to return to the vicinity of Villedieu-les-Poêles after a visit there some years ago and this property is about 10 minutes away from this delightful town.

I am sure to have missed out something but one thing is for sure, Daphne and Ron are extremely hospitable, kind and generous hosts and we do hope to return.

Owner response

Thank you for such a wonderful review, we are very happy to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us. It was a pleasure to host you and your family and you would be welcome back at any time.

10 / 10 Scholes & Harrison's. 26 August, 2019

Just returned from a fantastic weeks stay at Maison Des Noisetier.
The owners Ron & Daphne were the most fantastic hosts. From the welcome basket of goodies and the freshly baked cake upon arrival to the tractor ride for our 6 year old daughter at the end nothing was too much trouble. They are real "people" people and their love for the gite and the area they call home really shines through.
The Gite has been a real labour of love for them and it shows with the attention to detail throughout.
Spotlessly clean throughout, we had everything we needed and more!
Would recommend the gite to anybody who wants a quiet holiday but close enough for beaches, towns and D Day memorials.

Owner response

We are very pleased that you had a great holiday at Maison Des Noisetiers. It is very important to us that you have a comfortable and relaxing time as we strive to give as good an experience as we can, and its satisfying to hear that through your feedback.
It was a pleasure to host you and your family and we look forward to perhaps seeing you if you are ever in this area again.