Idyllic holiday cottage in Normandy to let

Torchamp (7km from Domfront), Orne, Normandy Reference: NO004117 Advertiser since: 24 April 2015
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Le Cottage Normand Self Catering 3 6 2

About this property

Stunning, Traditional Normandy Cottage. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Le Cottage Normand is a beautiful, traditional Normandy Colombage farmhouse. It is believed to date back to the late 17th century with later additions made in the 18th Century.
The property has been sympathetically restored to a high standard by the current owners who believe that guests will love it as much as they do. The combination of traditional Normandy charm and the convenience of 21st century living make this a fantastic place to relax, away from the hustle and bustle of modern living.
The ground floor comprises a spacious lounge, kitchen/dining room, cloakroom, toilet and utility room. The original goat barn has been converted into a snug that is accessed from the lounge and ideal for even quieter moments!
The first floor is accessed from the lounge and has 3 bedrooms. The master bedroom has a bath and en suite wc and washbasin. There is a separate shower room and 2 further bedrooms.
Le Cottage Normand is ideal for families who seek peace and quiet in a calm, rural setting or perhaps even a romantic location for a honeymoon couple!
It is ‘far from the madding crowd’ but provides an excellent base to visit the many attractions of the region. The village of Torchamp is 8 minutes away where there is a small shop and bar and restaurant. In the opposite direction, the beautiful medieval town of Domfront is a 7 minute drive. Here you will find supermarkets, chemists, restaurants and hairdressers but the real joy is the history. The castle (with dungeons!) is linked to William the Conqueror and the 100-year war and the square in the centre of town is simply beautiful, with cobbled streets and timber houses everywhere. The view from the castle is spectacular.

A short walk through the castle grounds takes you to a house built into the side of the cliff where you will find a plaque that commemorates the hiding of airmen, by the French resistance, during WWII.
Twenty minutes from Domfront, you find the ‘belle epoque’ spa town of Bagnoles de l’Orne and 1 hour in the other direction sees you at the Normandy coast.

A £200 security Bond is applicable returnable after departure.

Flexible arrival times are available, please make an enquiry to us about this.

Please note: check-in time is after 3.00pm & check-out time is before 10.00am.



Kitchen and dining

Large 'country style' kitchen. Lots of cupboards and worktops. Double sink,
oven, hob, extractor fan, microwave, kettle, toaster, coffee-maker, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, crockery, pans, cutlery etc. Loads of table linen, dishcloths, tea towels etc.

Living rooms

Lounge - Comfy seating for 8 people. Flat screen tv. dvd, vcr, traditional Normandy furniture.

Large farmhouse dining room/kitchen - Oak table with 8 chairs. Wine-rack, small barrel/bar.

Snug - 3 armchairs, Henry 2nd desk.

Tables, lamps, soft furnishings.


Master bedroom - Double bed (140cm wide). Fabulous panoramic window. Ball and claw bath, en suite wc with hand basin.
Room 2 - Double bed (150cm wide).
Room 3 - Double bed (140cm wide). 2 single beds (90cm wide). Tiled washstand with basin.


Shower room with modern cubicle shower, antique style toilet and washbasin.
Ball and claw bath.


Electric central heating throughout.


Tv, Internet.

Garden and outside

Good sized, lawn with patio and picnic table. There is an open barn opposite the house (next to the bbq) that is ideal for outdoor dining on rainy days or just to sit in the shade with a glass or two of the local cider perhaps!
An area at the rear of the house is private and perfect for sunbathing.

Parking and garages

Ample parking for several cars.


  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Le Bon Coin
Distance: 3 km


Distance: 8 km


Fishing nearby

Species of fish: carp
Name of nearest fishing location: Torchamp
Distance: 1 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Bagnoles de l'Orne
Distance: 18 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Bonvouloir
Distance: 10 km



Name/number of nearest marked trail: Domfront


The Owner Recommends

Bagnoles de l'Orne

Just 18km away is the pretty and vibrant spa town of Bagnoles de l'Orne. Here you will find restaurants spilling onto the pavements, a lake with pedalos, a casino, bars and shops.


The beautiful medieval town of Domfront is an absolute must see. History abounds in this Castled town. visit


Kayaking and canoe hire is available at Centre De Pleine Nature Tél. 02 33 38 70 41 on the lovely La Varenne river.

La Ferté-Macé

About 30 mins away is the man made lake of La Ferté-Macé. Swimming is safe and patrolled. Lovely beach, bikes, kayaks and canoes to hire. Lovely day out.

Le Mont St Michel

Simply breathtaking! view this link to see why.....

Normandy Landing Beaches

The Normandy landing beaches are approximately 2 hours away and most certainly worth a visit.

St Malo

Situated on the coast about 90 mins away and well worth a visit is the port of St Malo. Turquoise sea, beautiful views, sandy beaches, restaurants and bistros galore. visit

1 Review
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 8
  • Setting: 9
  • Value for Money: 10
9.8 / 10 Ben & Maria 19 April, 2017

We had an absolutely brilliant time at Le Cottage Normand. The description and photos didn't do it justice. Mike and Lyn have thought of everything so you know you have everything to hand to ensure your stay is the best it can possibly be. You can tell how much effort they have put into the place. The attention to detail is remarkable and you feel welcome staying there and well informed about the property and the surrounding activities.

I would recommend this to anyone looking to stay somewhere peaceful and relaxing. It's an amazing cottage and will certainly be returning. The local town doesn't offer that much to do but there are plenty of place locally within 20 minutes which offers more. It's a great location to explore the region and you feel very safe. Regardless of the weather you will not be disappointed.

Owner response

Ben, Maria & the children were an absolute pleasure to host. They were both polite and courteous and had total respect for the Cottage. The place was absolutely immaculate when they left. They enjoyed the local amenities and explored many different locations. So apart from just enjoying the peace and quiet they experienced many of the interesting places in and around Normandy. The Wisteria on the Cottage was in full bloom when they arrived. Ben told us that he didn't know what Wisteria was but that's because he's not as old as us! Lol. 10/10 guests. Welcome back whenever.