Stone house in rural setting, Normandy Orne - NO003470

Sainte-Honorine-la-Guillaume (13km from Putanges), Orne, Normandy Reference: NO003470 Advertiser since: 6 January 2014
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms Additional info
The Old School House Self Catering Flexible 5 10 2 Maximum 12 using z-beds

About this property

Large, Detached, Stone House with Private Gardens.. This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

The Old School house is located on the edge of a village, Sainte Honorine La Guillaume, and is set in its own pretty gardens, with patio, outside seating and bbq. A very peaceful setting in the heart of Swiss Normandy.

Ground floor:
Large lounge with wood burning stove, dining area and patio doors to front garden.
Fully equipped kitchen and large utility room.
Double bedroom (ideal for disabled access)
Shower room and separate wc.
Rear door to patio and garden.

First floor: 
Two large double bedrooms, one twin bedroom, one very large twin bedroom
(2 further singles can be provided if required) with seating and dvd player.
 Bath and Shower room.
Separate WC.

Heating and Electricity included.
Large basket of wood provided free (arrangement for extra provision to be made with the agent).
Optional bed linen and towel hire, 7€ per person per stay, payable in cash on arrival. Many of our French guests prefer to bring their own!

Parking for up to 3 cars.
The village has a friendly bar/restaurant and a mini supermarket selling everything from bread and wine to shoelaces!



Kitchen and dining

Fully-fitted and equipped kitchen and large utility room including washing machine, tumble drier, gas range cooker, microwave, 2 fridges, freezer and coffee-machine.

Living rooms

Large airy living room with dining area and wood burning stove. French and English tv, dvd player, music system. A great entertaining space.


Five bedrooms: 3 doubles and 2 twin rooms.
One double with queen size bed is on the ground floor, with a shower room and wc.
The first floor bedrooms are large and typically French and colorful in decoration.
They all have lovely views over the village and countryside.

Duvets and pillows provided. Bed linen and towels are not supplied in the tariff price to keep the costs of the rental down. However they can be supplied at a cost of 7 Euros per person per stay, payable on arrival.


One bath and shower room, one shower room and 2 separate wcs.


Oil-fired central heating with additional electric wall heaters. Wood burning stove in lounge.


UK satellite and French tv, hi-fi, dvd player, dvds, cds, board games and books to suit all tastes and interests.
Maps and tourist information leaflets.

Garden and outside

Large, mature, private gardens surround the house.
Patio area with furniture, bbq and swing seat.
Parking for 3 cars.

Parking and garages

Plenty of off-road parking.

Visitor suitability

Suitable for all.


  • Cleaning

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Special needs

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

* Vet details: Christine Grand-Sire Kiss Putanges Tel: (0033) 2 33 39 89 89 English speaking.


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Falaise, Putanges and Flers
Distance: 10 km


Distance: 10 km


Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Trout and carp
Name of nearest fishing location: Bellou
Distance: 6 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Flers
Distance: 10 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Two stables/trekking centres
Distance: 3 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 1 km



Name/number of nearest marked trail: Numerous trails from the house location.


About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Caroline Lebbon

Year property purchased 2005
Why this location? The Old School House is located on the edge of a peaceful village in the heart of Swiss Normandy with it's stunning scenery and woodland. The area is tranquil and unspoiled and offers easy access to the coast, many local beauty spots and historical attractions. Fantastic area for walking, riding, cycling and fishing.
Unique benefits of property Large, spacious property with pretty gardens and ample private parking.

The Owner Recommends

Normandy D-Day Beaches

Arromanches, Utah Beach, Pegasus Bridge and Museum and the Caen Memorial Museum are just a few of the amazing places to visit and only one or 2 hours drive from the house. Normandy has a wonderful, unspoilt sandy coastline for great days out on the beach.

Outdoor Pursuits

Canoe and kayak centre at Pont d'Ouilly - half and full day options - take a picnic and enjoy the beauty of the river Orne. Paragliding at Clecy. Beautiful walks and hi-rope courses for all ages in stunning woodland at the Roche d'Oetre. Paint-balling at Putanges, and a velorail at Pont Erambourg. Numerous trekking centres and fishing lakes/rivers locally. A serious cyclists paradise!

Places of Interest for Great Days Out

The Bayeux Tapestry, Carrouges Castle, Vendeuvre Chateau with wonderful gardens, Historic Caen and Falaise Castle (William The Conqueror), Haras De Pin (National stud and equine demonstrations), Camembert and Livarot fromageries!

5 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 9.4
  • Comfort: 9.2
  • Condition: 9.2
  • Facilities: 9.2
  • Local Amenities: 7.6
  • Setting: 9.6
  • Value for Money: 9.4
7.7 / 10 Webb Family 11 August, 2019

Clean Basic house, ideal for a base in this area of France as lots to do as long as do not mind driving. Strange selection of pots and pans and would have struggled if had full occupancy and wanted to cook large meals was fine for us as only 3 adults and 2 children.
Would recommend you do your food shop before you get to the village as while has all the basic as per the description is limited.
The property was as per the advert.

10 / 10 Sharron 1 July, 2019

Lovely traditional house in pretty village setting in the heart of Suisse Normandy. The Village shop had everything we needed, there is a restaurant in the village although only opened for around 2 hours at lunch times. We were recommended a restaurant by the nearby lake which does open in the evenings which was a perfect setting for a meal or drinks.
House was large, very well equipped and clean with lovely gardens, welcome pack with information was really useful. Would recommend for a quiet relaxing holiday with lovely local towns to visit.

10 / 10 Family of 6 23 August, 2017

Lovely house in a very quiet location perfect for a getaway from the bustle of busy resorts whilst still having lots to do in the surrounding area. Great walks and magnificent views from nearby La Roche d'Oetre with a beautiful walk along the valley of the River Orne.

Caroline who looks after the house is a great support, very friendly and helpful.

Owner response

Thank you for your lovely comments...I am so pleased you all enjoyed your holiday in Normandy!

10 / 10 J Taylor 15 September, 2015

The School House was spacious,well maintained and clean. The property and area was accurately described in the advert.
The contact person was very friendly and helpful taking we were much later arriving than we thought due to disruption with Eurostar.
I would recommend the property if you are looking for a tranquil rural setting,there is a Shop and Post office. It was just what we all needed and the nearset town was very pretty with a good restaurant.

Owner response

Thank you for your lovely comments. I am glad you enjoyed your stay in beautiful Normandy!