Lovely Gite sleeps 12 to let in Normandy - NM007087

5km from Cormolain, Manche, Normandy Reference: NM007087 Advertiser since: 27 March 2018
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
La Villa des Hortensias Self Catering Flexible 6 12 4

About this property

A Delightful Home In Peaceful, Rural Landscape. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

La Villa des Hortensias is a beautiful, light, airy longere style property which has been sympathetically extended to create 2 wings.
The property is set in a small hamlet of half a dozen houses in rural Normandy and has fields to front and one side. It is superbly located for anyone who wants to explore the major tourist attractions Normandy has to offer.

The D-Day beaches and Bayeux are just a 30 minutes drive and Mont St Michel is just over an hour by car. Closer to home is the beautiful walking area of Roches de Ham and the lovely historic towns of St Lo and Torigni sur Vire.

The property sleeps 12 in 6 bedrooms and also has the versatility of 2 extra beds in the kids room and a single sofa bed in the split level double room. The property is very suitable for people with limited mobility as there are 2 double bedrooms on the ground floor one of which has an en suite bathroom and the other a shower room close by. There are 3 steps down to this area but there is a handrail in place.



Kitchen and dining

There is a fully equipped kitchen with electric oven, gas hob, fridge-freezer (and an additional fridge and chest freezer in the attached garage), coffee-maker, food processor, toaster and crockery, cutlery and kitchen equipment.
There is also a large kitchen table eating 6 people.

The dining area is next to the lounge and has a large table with 6 chairs.

Living rooms

There are 2 living rooms in the property. The main living room has the large fire place with logburner, large flat screen television with both English and French channels and a sound system for playing music.
The second lounge has a large flat screen television with English channels and a selection of books and games.


There are 6 spacious bedrooms in the property, 2 double bedrooms on the ground floor - both with patio doors leading outside.
Upstairs there is a large master bedroom, a split level double bedroom with additional single sofa bed and a further double bedroom which leads into the kids room which as twin beds with the option of a further 2 pull out beds.
Bed linen and towels are provided.


There are 4 bath/shower rooms in the property. Downstairs there is a separate toilet just outside the front bedroom and a bath/shower room en suite to the front bedroom. There is a second shower room/toilet in the 2nd living room - just before you step through into the back downstairs bedroom.

At the top of the stairs there is a small family bathroom and there is a further en suite bathroom in the double bedroom that leads through to the kids room.


There is a large log burner in the main living room and the house is centrally heated throughout.


There are large flat screen televisions in the two living rooms with free English sky channels and there are also French television channels available in the main living room. Two of the bedrooms also have televisions receiving free English sky channels.

In the second living room there are a selection of books and boardgames.

Garden and outside

Outside there is a large terrace with garden furniture and barbecue, children's play area and a huge flat garden - ideal for kicking a ball around. New for 2019 is an above ground large oval splash pool, ideal for keeping the children entertained on those warm summer days.

Parking and garages

There is plenty of off road parking in front of and at the side of the house.

Visitor suitability

The property is suitable for people of all ages and, given the downstairs bedrooms and toilet/bathrooms it is suitable for people with limited mobility but not wheelchairs.


  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Special needs

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Splash pool


Antiques/Brocante Market

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


Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: carp
Name of nearest fishing location: Torigni sur Vire
Distance: 17 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Port en Bessin
Distance: 30 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: St Andre de L'Epine
Distance: 6 km


About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Cecilia Mary Brand

We are the property agent managing this property for the owner.

Year property purchased 2019
Why this location? La Villa des Hortensias is situated in the peaceful village of Berigny, just 9 minutes drive from Cerisy La Foret and well located for accessing all the D-Day beaches.

This beautiful longere style property is situated at the edge of a small hamlet of half a dozen houses, to the right and front of the house there are extensive fields.
The property provides an excellent getaway from the hustle and bustle of everyday life whilst also being well located for many of the tourist attractions Normandy has to offer.
Unique benefits of property La Villa des Hortensias is a large, spacious property making it an ideal venue for family gatherings or groups of friends to enjoy a peaceful and relaxing holiday with all the comforts of home.

The Owner Recommends


We recommend visiting Torigni sur Vire and having a meal at one of the following: Les Tilleuils, La Champetre or Le Bistrot. Afterwards enjoy a stroll round the lakes or in the summer monts you can hire a pedalo!

1 Review
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 9
  • Condition: 9
  • Facilities: 9
  • Local Amenities: 9
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
9.5 / 10 Gramps Ron 12 September, 2019

We were a party of 12 8 adults and 4 children aged 6, 9, 11, &14. The Villa as fine for our purposes. Quietly located on a minor country road. Lovely big garden & plenty of space for the kids outside and to explore, games etc. Masses of crockery, glasses, equipment & utensils & kitchen very well equipped as was the whole Villa which was generally very roomy and comfortable. Kitchen slightly small if all 12 of you want to eat together inside but wasn't a major issue for us and there is an alternative dining room which seats 8.

Outside garden furniture accommodated everyone

Rurally located & nice and quiet but 10-15 minutes to nearest towns for provisions etc. Very handy for Normandy beaches, Bayeux & other attractions

The 6 bedrooms were roomy & the property as whole was clean and comfortable. Would ago again without hesitation. We had a really nice time.

Owner response

Dear Ronald,
Thank you so much for your kind review. I am so glad you had a lovely holiday at La Villa des Hortensias. Since your visit I am pleased to say that the main dining table has been replaced for one that will comfortably seat 12 so it is now possible for everyone to eat together.
I hope we may have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future.
Kind regards,