Holiday gite for 2 in rural Normandy, Orne - NO005308

1km from Passais-la-Conception, Orne, Normandy Reference: NO005308 Advertiser since: 9 February 2017
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La Vente Self Catering Flexible 1 2 1 Fold up bed available on request

About this property

Charming Gite in The Heart of Historic Normandy. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Gite La Vente forms part of a former farmhouse and is around 200 years old. The property has been refurbished but retains its character with feature fireplace with wood burner and exposed beams.
WiFi is available throughout the property



Kitchen and dining

There are a range of units the kitchen forms part of the groundfloor open plan area.
Fully equipped with oven, microwave, kettle, toaster and all crockery and utensils.

Living rooms

The living room is comfortable with sofa and armchair.
A feature fireplace and woodburner for those cosy nights.
There is a tv UK (freesat) and dvd player with a range of films available.


To the upper floor is a large bedroom with exposed beams and has lots of character.
Double bed and hanging space and storage is provided.


A compact shower room is situated on the ground floor has wc, large cloakroom style was hand basin and shower.


Electric heaters are available in the bedroom and living room. In addition there is a woodburner and we provide your first basket of logs free.


In the property we provide:
Tv with UK freesat,
A range of dvds,
A small library,
Board games.

Garden and outside

Outside there is a seating area with bistro set and parasol.
Available on request are loungers.
Guests have exclusive use of the garden area adjacent o the Gite and are welcome to make use of the remaining garden.

Parking and garages

Safe secure parking for a number of vehicles is provided at no additional cost

Visitor suitability

The property s ideal for couples seeking a tranquil location.
We are able to accommodate up to three people, a fold up bed is available on request at no extra cost.

Information about any additional facilities

A complementary basket of provisions to get you started is provided.
We are able to provide at a small charge addition logs for the woodburner.
A laundry service is available on request, again a small charge is made.
Cycles are available for you to discover the local area free off charge.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Couples only


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Various throughout the area
Distance: 10 km


Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Carp
Name of nearest fishing location: Passais
Distance: 1 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: The Stables
Distance: 0.5 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 5 km

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Local Cider route


Name/number of nearest marked trail: Passais

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Cider/Poiree/Calvados tasting. Pacory Farm, Mantilly
Distance: 3 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Glenn Turner

We acquired La Vente in early 2016 and spend a few months renovating the property. Glenn took early retirement after a long career in property management, Sam left her job in education in July 2017 and we made the permanent moved to Normandy.

Year property purchased 2016
Why this location? It is in the lovely Normandy countryside yet not isolated and there is easy access to the sights in the area. Passais is a lovely traditional French village that retains many services from shops, banks, doctors and bar all you need is on your doorstep.
Unique benefits of property The property has recently been refurbished and provides the ideal place to holiday for two. Just a 10 minute walk from the village centre it is in a tranquil location. We are able to offer good quality accommodation at affordable prices.
Ideally located for visiting lots of tourist sites in Normandy/Brittany and Loire we are spoilt for choice discovering many interesting places.
We have had many very positive reviews from guests since opening in May 2017. We look forward to meeting you.

The Owner Recommends


Has a good range of facilities :
- Bank with ATM
- Bakers
- Butchers
- Small suoermarket
- Tabac and newsagent
- Bookshop
- Hairdressers
- Pharmacy
- Doctors
- Community petrol station
- Bar/Restaurant
The village has lots of history and remains a place of pilgrimage. There are three large churches in the village.
The local bar/restaurant serves food most evenings and is just a 10/15 minute walk from La Vente and is run by English owners

St Fraimbault

Just 2 miles from La Vente is the village of St Fraimbault famous for its spring and summer flower displays for which it has consistently won national awards. There are some lovely walks particularly around the boating lake.
There is a lovely restaurant which serves suberb food


Just 10km away is the lovely medieval town of Domfront dominated by its cliff top Chateau. One of France's " Petites Citie's de Caractiere a pleasant place to wander around. A hub of the local community with a popular weekly market andf several restaraunts.

Mont St Michel

This UNESCO listed site is a "must see" on any trip to Normandy when you approach the site of the abbey appearing to rise from the sea is magnificent. Just under an hour away from La Vente you will be ideally located for a memorable trip.

D-Day Beaches

We are an 80 minute drive from the D-Day beaches you can spend a day discovering the events of 6 June 1944 and visit the beaches and museums in the area. A visit to the American Cemetery overlooking Omaha Beach is humbling.


Lays claim to have the largest castle in Europe whatever its size it is impressive. Sitting at the gateway to Brittany it has guarded the border for centuries. On Saturdays there is a lovely market.

Bagnoles de la Orne

Sitting in the middle of a forest this spa/casino tower was the brainchild of an American entrepreneur over a century ago this little town is impressive. A walk around the lake is lovely with coffee at one of the cafe's. If you fancy a flutter try out the lakeside casino. In the summer months there are regular antique markets.
Outside the town are numerous walking/cycling routes through the forest.


The area is dotted with walk/cycle ways at the Gite we have a number of suggested routes that start right from the doorstep. For those seeking the gentle routes there are a number of redundant railway lines and for the more adventurous there are many tracks through the forests.

6 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 9.5
  • Comfort: 9.5
  • Condition: 9.3
  • Facilities: 8.7
  • Local Amenities: 9
  • Setting: 9.5
  • Value for Money: 9.8
8.2 / 10 mally & Anne 22 October, 2018

Very nice cosy place ,weve all the things needed in place, bathroom a bit small but you get used to it, owners very welcoming and helpful if needed, a great place to explore Normandy , we was exploring on our motorcycle so it was ideal, Happy days

9.7 / 10 Philip, Broadstone 15 October, 2018

La Vente is a small Gite just right for a couple. It is very well equipped and comfortable with dining seating and relaxing sofa and chair; a really comfortable bed too. The setting is really peaceful just a short distance from the village with livestock fields around. Night time with a clear sky will astound with the stars to see with no light pollution.
Within easy drives are some really interesting towns and (we're told) convenient bike trails.
Samantha was the most delightful host with a truly warm welcome and superb 'welcome pack' which included most everything needed for a comfortable start.
It is hard to find anything to be negative about. We are certainly planning to return for a longer stay (with bikes, though I believe they can supply bikes on loan) and would recommend it to anyone looking for a comfortable, away-from-it-all location where you are assured of a warm welcome.
Highly recommended.

Owner response

9.2 / 10 Laurahj 28 July, 2018

Comfortable gite perfect for couples, well located in the Normandy countryside, the local village is within walking distance, other amenities are a short drive away. Plenty of places to visit within an hours drive, Bagnoles de l' Orne paticularly was a lovely place to visit with loads of lovely restaurants for that lazy midday lunch. Hosts Glenn and Sam were very helpful and friendly.

Thank you for a very relaxing break

Steve and Laura

9.8 / 10 Tizllmyne 30 April, 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at La Vente. It was just the right size and was ideally situated just outside the village of Passais-la-Conception (although took us more like 15 minutes to stroll there). Our host Glenn was excellent, welcomed us on arrival and showed us around. He gave us a good indication of what sort of things were available locally. There was a welcome package.
The Gite is attached to the owner's house (they are English and live on site) and comprises a lounge/diner/kitchen and an upstairs bedroom. The bathroom/toilet is on the ground floor. If I had one small criticism is that the sink in the toilet is much too small (OK for the room but not much use for washing and shaving).
There is a TV with English television and Wifi is available and free.
The area is farming country and so you get the sights/sounds of farming (there is a small farm nearby.
The advert and picture were spot on.
There is a bakery (boulangerie/patisserie) in the village along with a bar (which is run by English people and provides good food for lunch and evening. On Sundays a roast dinner is also available.
My partner and I would no hesitation in recommending this Gite which is about 90 minutes drive from Ouistreham.

Owner response

Robert thank you so much for your review. It was lovely to meet you both and that you had such a good time here. I will change the details on walking time to the village.
We hope to see you again