Le Trou Normand, Gite for holiday rental Orne - NO002993_B

Saint-Simeon (9km from Passais-la-Conception), Orne, Normandy Reference: NO002993_B Advertiser since: 11 May 2012

This location has multiple holiday properties

Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms Additional info
Le Trou Normand Self Catering Saturday 2 4 1 Folding Bed

About this property

Delightful Gîte Full of Character 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, Le Trou Normand is our lovely 2 bedroom gite which nestles between Le Petit Bijou and the indoor swimming pool. It is perfect for 2 couples or a family of 4. If you need to accommodate more people, why not check availability of Le Petit Bijou?

Le Trou Normand literally translated means "The Norman Hole"!If you want to understand more about what a Trou Normand really is, then come and stay with us and we'll be delighted to explain and even make a real one for you - they are delicious!
Downstairs, you will find an open plan living space with everything you need for a fantastic self catering holiday. We have retained the best of the original features of what was once a stable - exposed stone walls and oak beams. In the lounge area, you will find a stone fireplace and logburner, 2 comfortable sofas, tv and dvd player.
The kitchen is fully equipped with an electric oven, 4 ring gas hob and extractor fan. You will also find a dishwasher, fridge, freezer and plenty of storage space. In the dining area, there is an oak table and 4 chairs.  
On the first floor, there are 2 bedrooms and a bathroom. Bedroom one has a comfortable double bed, wardrobe and dressing table. It is really light and airy and has the added bonus of a full length dormer window and lovely exposed beams.
Bedroom 2 has 2 snuggly single beds. It also has a wardrobe, dressing table and exposed beams. The views across the Norman landscape are spectacular.
The bathroom is light, bright and clean. There is a bath with shower over, wc and a modern rectangular sink. It is tastefully decorated with contemporary blue and white tiles.
Outside, access to a private deck area complete with barbecue, garden table and chairs and 2 sunloungers is via the kitchen door making it easy for those leisurely al fresco meals on balmy summer nights. By the end of June 2012, we will have added "Un jardin secret" - a secret garden, so you can lounge under the fruit trees in you own private corner of Normandy.
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. Dining table and 4 chairs. Highchair can be provided. Ironing board and iron.

Living rooms

Original fireplace with wood burning stove which our guests love! Comfortable sofas, tv and dvd player - English and French channels available.


Two bright, airy bedrooms, one with comfortable double bed, the other with 2 snuggly single beds. Both bedrooms have exposed beams, wardrobe, dressing table and a safe for your valuables. All bed linen provided. A cot or folding bed are also available on request.


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 (shared) 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 (shared) heated swimming pool (open from Easter until the end of October). Private wooden deck (8 x 7m), bbq and wooden garden furniture (dining table and 6 chairs and 2 sunloungers). Private garden (situated just a few metres from your gîte).

Parking and garages

Parking for 2 cars by terrace.

Visitor suitability

Ideal house 2 couples or a family of 4. 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 www.giteslescoudreaux.com
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 - www.giteslescoudreaux.com

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: 9.8
  • Comfort: 9.8
  • Condition: 9.8
  • Facilities: 9.8
  • Local Amenities: 9.2
  • Setting: 9.6
  • Value for Money: 9.8
10 / 10 Di Dixon 26 September, 2019

The cottage was perfect. Tastefully decorated and furnished, and spotlessly clean.
Absolutely everything had been thought of to make it very comfortable.
The owners live nearby and whilst not being intrusive were always on hand to offer help and advice.
The location was peaceful and tranquil. The nearest village was a ten minute drive away.
The small indoor pool was the perfect way to relax at the end of a busy day exploring.
The mobile phone signal is almost non existent, but the cottage has a good wifi connection.
We are a ' mature' couple, but it's also rhe perfect place for families. The outside play area, the well equipped games room, and the pool would be great for kids of all ages.
The booking procedure was straight forward and Lynne was extremely helpful with all aspects of booking, and promptly responded to my questions.
One of the highlights was the superb candle-lit dinner, prepared and served by the owners, in our cottage. We felt very special !
Thank you Lynne and Simon.

Owner response

Hello! Thank you for your lovely comments. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Our very best wishes to you both. Lynne & Simon

10 / 10 Phil.M 9 September, 2019

What a wonderfully clean, peacefully located, well equipped Gite with the added bonus of a well thought through welcome pack ! The owners, Simon & Lynne warmly welcomed us with a cool drink and nibbles on arrival and ensured our stay was perfect throughout by being available for any needs or advice we may have required, but in the background when not. With the availability of cycles, games room, indoor heated pool, young children's play area and BBQ, even if you did not want to travel any particular day, you could easily while away your time in the grounds of the gite. We know the area fairly well and can confirm the Gite is well located for sightseeing tours of many attractions throughout Normandy and Brittany, plus some very good local restaurants (Saint Fraimbault, Brece, Gorron etc) and a large supermarket (Super U) are within a short driving distance ( approx. 2-4 miles), although a car or other means of transport is definitely needed to stay here. The ideal Gite with the perfect hosts !

10 / 10 BrigitteM 6 May, 2019

We had a fantastic week, everything was perfect !

The guesthouse has very good facilities and the decoration is lovely. We enjoyed the swimming pool, the playroom and the bikes, in addition to the many visits nearby.

The cherry on the cake: Lynne and Simon are amazing hosts, you'll quickly feel comfortable in their cottage !

We can't wait to go back …
(sorry for my bad english)

Owner response

Thank you so much for your wonderful review written in perfect English :-) It was such a pleasure for us to welcome you and we really look forward to seeing you again soon! Very best regards. Lynne and Simon

9.8 / 10 Mal and Aud in Lakeland. 5 June, 2018

Le Trou Normand is one of two gites on site and the largest, offering comfortable accommodation for 4 adults, although on this visit it was occupied by my wife and I. There are 2 bedrooms, one with single beds and the other with a double bed. There is a single well equipped bathroom. The owners, Lynne and Simon live in an adjacent property and on arrival Lynne took us on a personal tour of our gite and the various amenities available to us e.g small indoor heated swimming pool, games room, outdoor seating areas and the free use of bicycles. The gite itself was immaculately presented and very well maintained. It was equipped with everything you need for a self catering holiday and the crockery and bed linen/towels were of a high standard. The gites at Les Coudreaux are set in rural Normandy, with extensive views across farmland. It is about 1 hour driving time to Mont Saint Michel and the picturesque village of St Ceneri Le Gerei and only 20 kms to the medieval town of Domfront. The roads in the immediate area are virtually traffic free, allowing you to cycle or walk in the countryside if you choose.
The hosts Lynne and Simon could not have been more friendly and helpful. You can have a dinner provided for you by your hosts from a good menu choice at a reasonable charge of 25 Euros per head. The meal we had was delicious. We loved our time at Le Trou Normand and we would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone looking for a high quality gite in a peaceful setting.

Owner response

Dear Audrey and Malcolm, thank you both so much for such a lovely review! It was a great pleasure to welcome you to Les Coudreaux and we are so glad you enjoyed your holiday. It was really lovely to meet you and we really hope to see you again one day! With our very best wishes. Lynne & Simon

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