Delightful Gite for holiday rental Orne - NO002993_A

Saint-Simeon (9km from Passais-la-Conception), Orne, Normandy Reference: NO002993_A Advertiser since: 11 May 2012

This location has multiple holiday properties

Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms Additional info
Le Petit Bijou Self Catering Saturday 1 3 1 Sleeps 2 + cot/folding bed for baby/small child

About this property

Le Petit Bijou, Character Gite with Indoor Pool. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Les Coudreaux is a small hamlet deep in the beautiful Normandy countryside that has been lovingly converted into gites; it is a wonderful country retreat which perfectly combines the charm and atmosphere of the old with the comfort and convenience of the new.
When we first saw Les Coudreaux, it was a "romantic ruin" but we both knew instantly it was the place for us and we think you'll feel the same about your holiday here.
Basse Normandie is in easy reach of the ferry ports and has lots of things to see and do - all of which are within easy reach of your wonderful "home from home".
One of 2 cottages, our charming one bedroom gite - Le Petit Bijou (the little gem) is ideal for a couple or single people in search of a perfect, relaxing holiday in the beautiful French countryside.
We have restored our barn back to its former glory. It is full of original features - oak beams, stone walls and a wonderful fireplace complete with wood burning stove. Decorated in a chic, modern country style, the lounge/dining area is beautifully furnished and also has the benefit of a tv/dvd.
Complimenting the lovely old features are all the essentials of a really comfortable stay - a fully-fitted kitchen area complete with dishwasher, fridge, freezer, oven and hob - perfect for creating wonderful meals with all the fabulous French produce available on your doorstep. A washing machine is also available.
The bedroom is delightful - with open beams, built-in wardrobe and comfortable wrought iron double bed. Enjoy gazing at the wonderful stars through the Velux window or watching the sun come up as you luxuriate in the knowledge that another blissfully relaxing day is ahead of you. The bedroom can also accommodate either a cot or folding bed for a child of up to approx 8 years of age. The pristine, modern, fully tiled en suite bathroom has a bath and shower.
Outside, there is a private deck and garden area complete with barbecue and garden furniture not to mention the fact that you can enjoy swimming in our indoor heated swimming pool and our gamesroom (shared).
We are delighted to offer you a complimentary welcome basket with all the basics to get you going.

Our aim is for you to have a perfect holiday and we really look forward to welcoming you soon.



Kitchen and dining

Fully fitted kitchen with electric fan oven, 4 ring gas hob, dishwasher, microwave, fridge, freezer, electric coffee-maker, pressure cooker. Washing machine and tumbledryer available in communal area. Fully equipped with all crockery etc. Small round oak dining table and 2 chairs. Highchair available on request. Ironing board and iron.

Living rooms

Original fireplace with wood burning stove which our guests love! Comfortable sofa, oak nest of tables and sideboard. Tv and dvd player - English and French channels available.


Beautiful bedroom with exposed beams and super comfortable wrought iron double bed. Built-in wardrobe and shelving unit. Safe for your valuables. Dressing table. All bed linen provided.


Fully tiled, en suite bathroom with bath, shower and glass shower screen, washbasin and wc. Hairdryer. Towels and pool towels provided.


Wood burning stove and electric panel heaters. Our gites are extremely well insulated and very cosy as a result!


Indoor heated swimming pool. Gamesroom with snooker table, dart board, table football, bookshelf with wide variety of board games (English and French), library of books. Outdoor games e.g. boules, quoits etc. Tv and dvd player in gite.

Garden and outside

Indoor heated swimming pool (open from Easter to the end of October). Private garden with wooden deck, bbq and wooden garden furniture (dining table and 4 chairs and 2 sunloungers ). Beautiful views over open countryside.

Parking and garages

Parking for one car at front of gite

Visitor suitability

Ideal house for couples or families with baby or child under 8. May be unsuitable for people with mobility problems due to gravel driveway.

Information about any additional facilities

Complimentary welcome basket with all the basics to get you going. Daily bread delivery service (small extra charge of 2 Euro per day). Table d'hôte/evening meal service available (25 Euro per person). Firewood available (we are delighted to offer the first basket with our compliments - 15 Euro per wheelbarrow thereafter).


  • Cleaning

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Meals

  • Shared pool

  • Indoor pool



Distance: 40 km


Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Trout and carp
Name of nearest fishing location: Colombiers du Plessis
Distance: 10 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Bagnoles de l'Orne
Distance: 20 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Bagnoles de l'Orne
Distance: 20 km


Name/number of nearest marked trail: Chemin Vert at Domfront

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Lynne McBride

Passionate about France, in love with Les Coudreaux and delighted to welcome you to this wonderful, unspoilt corner of Normandy. Our aim is for you to have a wonderful holiday and we look forward to welcoming you soon! With our very best wishes, Lynne & Simon

Owner's website
Year property purchased 2000
Why this location? Les Coudreaux is a small hamlet deep in the beautiful Normandy countryside. It's a relaxing, peaceful haven which is also close to lots of interesting places to visit and things to do. We have two luxury gîtes which we love and we hope you will too!
Unique benefits of property Les Coudreaux is a wonderful country retreat which perfectly combines the charm and atmosphere of the old with the comfort and convenience of the new - a little bit of luxury in this truly wonderful part of rural France. However, please don't take our word for it - you can find what our guests think on our website -

The Owner Recommends

Crêperie du Menhir

Charming crêperie with a delicious menu and a very warm welcome - you'll want to go back! One of several lovely restaurants within an easy drive of Le Petit Bijou.

Le Mont St Michel

This is a "must see" - superb abbey built on a rock in the Bay of Mt St Michel. Wonderful cobbled streets and quaint village which winds its way up the hill to the abbey - a feat of faith, ingenuity and engineering! Great restaurants selling fantastic seafood.

St Hilaire Market

Fantastic market at St Hilaire du Harcouët on Wednesday mornings - wonderful Normandy cheeses, fruit, vegetables, seafood and fish etc. Plus lots more besides - you can even look at the livestock on sale e.g. chickens, rabbits etc. Well worth a trip.

5 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 9.8
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Brian and Chris 9 June, 2018

We love staying at Le Petit Bijou. Simon and Lynne are amazing hosts who have considered their gusts needs and provided for them. There is always a warm welcome. The gite has everything one would need in a home from home. There is always a welcome hamper full of goodies, and there is a well equipped kitchen. The bed is so comfortable it's hard to get out of in the morning! We love the pool, which although small is very enjoyable. There is a large pretty garden with a barbecue and decking. All in all, a fantastic place to recharge ones batteries.

Owner response

Dear Chris and Brian
Thank you so much for your lovely review - it's always a huge pleasure to see you both and the ultimate compliment that you love coming back! We very much look forward to seeing you again next time. With love and best wishes Lynne & Simon xx

10 / 10 Yvonne and Philippe 31 July, 2017

To stay at the Coudreaux, even only for a few days, does not mean just spending a pleasant time in a nice holiday cottage, nested in a quiet and green place of Normandy and held by nice owners, who will do everything to make sure you have a pleasant stay. No, to spend time at Lynn and Simon’s, is taking the risk of never wanting to leave any more, of discovering hospitality and warmth at their best, authentic and warm-hearted people in a charming location.
The advert description is absolutely accurate. Le Petit Bijou is an attractive holiday cottage provided with a well-equipped kitchen, a comfortable lounge and a lovely bedroom endowed with an absolutely divine bed.
Actually we are recommending les Coudreaux to all our friends and relatives. It was our fourth visit there and, as usual, we so much enjoyed our stay, that we are already looking forward to visiting Lynn and Simon again next year.

Owner response

Dear Yvonne and Philippe
Thank you SO much for your wonderful comments. It's always a huge pleasure to welcome you both and we are delighted that you love Les Coudreaux as much as we do! We are very much looking forward to seeing you again next year! With our warmest regards. Lynne & Simon

10 / 10 Vicky/Colin 21 February, 2017

We stayed for 4 nights in Le Petit Bijou in February 2017. It was warm, comfortable, beautifully decorated and very well equipped. Lynne and Simon are friendly and extremely hospitable - they welcomed us warmly and their customer service is first rate.
The setting in rural Normandy is tranquil and the gite has lovely views across rolling countryside. There are plenty of beautiful places to visit locally and the local medieval town of Domfront is a must. We would unreservedly recommend Le Petit Bijou as a wonderful holiday haven.

Owner response

Dear Vicky & Colin
Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are both so glad that you enjoyed your stay - it was an absolute pleasure to welcome you and we hope to see you again soon! Very best regards. Lynne & Simon

10 / 10 Helen & David 19 January, 2016

This is our fourth visit and we were delighted to return. What a great way to end 2015 and to begin the New year! As always Les Coudreaux is a retreat where we can recharge our batteries by enjoying relaxing walks and tours of the surrounding area. Many thanks to Lynne and Simon for your hospitality which is in essence the spirit of this charming venture. Your success is as a result of your efforts. Just fantastic!

Owner response

Dear Helen & David, thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a lovely review! It was wonderful to welcome you back again and always delightful to see you. We very much look forward to seeing you again. With our warmest wishes. Lynne & Simon

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