Holiday cottage for 4 in rural Normandy - NO005371

Sainte-Honorine-la-Guillaume (25km from Falaise), Orne, Normandy Reference: NO005371 Advertiser since: 6 March 2017
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms Additional info
La Breadiere Self Catering Flexible 2 4 2 Baby travel cot available

About this property

Stone Built Cottage In A Rural And Tranquil Setting. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

200 year old stone cottage.
Sympathetically restored with many original features.
Oak beams and wooden floors throughout.
Open log fire with fire guard if needed.
Open oak stair case to first floor.



Kitchen and dining

Very well equipped kitchen with an abundance of crockery, cookware, utensils, kitchen aids including a pressure cooker, coffee machine and electric blender.
Fridge/freezer, gas cooker and microwave.
The kitchen area is separated from the dining/living area by a worktop high bar like structure.
Dining table to seat six.

Living rooms

Open plan living area with open log fire and and windows to front and back.
Two comfortable sofas for cosy position around the fire.
Bookshelves with a good selection of books.
Games cupboard with board games and outside games.


Two bedrooms upstairs,
One very large double with drawers and wardrobe.
One twin with drawers and clothes rail.


Two bathroom/toilets, upstairs and downstairs. Both with showers.


Open fire. Logs available.
Electric wall heaters downstairs and upstairs.
Logs and heating included in the price.


Tv/dvd with English freeview channels and French freeview channels. Large selection of dvds.
Hi-fi with large selection of cds.

Garden and outside

Decked patio area with garden furniture and bbq.
1/3 acre garden/field with hazelnut and walnut trees. Very private and not overlooked.

Parking and garages

Parking outside the property.

Visitor suitability

Well behaved dogs are welcome. However, please be aware that the garden/field isn't completely enclosed.


  • Cleaning


Antiques/Brocante Market

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


Distance: 5 km


Fishing nearby

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


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

Mountain biking

Distance: 1 km


Name/number of nearest marked trail: Many trails and some on the doorstep

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Susan Larraz-Lacosta

I'm English and my husband is French from the south west. We purchased the house in 1990. We fell in love with the area and its unspoilt beauty and whatever the season and still feel the same now. It's the perfect place where you can get away from the fast pace of life and unwind.

Year property purchased 1990
Why this location? Set in the area of Suisse Normande where the River Orne idles lazily through. The scenery is gentle but also wild, unspoilt and dramatic with gorges and rocky outcrops, dense wooded areas, small farms and sleepy villages. It lends itself to many outdoor activities such as walking, rock climbing & mountaineering. Cycling, horse riding, abseiling, paragliding and canoeing. It is renowned for its delicious cheeses and wonderful cider. You can spend your time just relaxing and enjoying the tranquility and taking in the rural French life or travel further afield to nearby towns or cities. There is something for everyone with the D Day landing beaches, Pegasus Bridge, Caen and Bayeaux all within easy reach. You can take a train from the nearby town of Briouze where you can easily park up and travel to Paris for the day.
Unique benefits of property The cottage is approx. 200 years old, stone built and has weathered the centuries in a wonderful way. It has been sympathetically restored maintaining oak beams and open fireplace. It has a 1/3 acre field with hazelnut and walnut trees and is very private, not being overlooked. Situated within a small hamlet 5-10 mins easy walk from the village. You can wile away the hours just sitting outside listening to uninterrupted birdsong.

The Owner Recommends

La Roche d'Oëtre

A fantastic vantage point, 118 metres high overlooking the wooded Rouvrou river gorge. Fantastic place to hike with different levels depending on your fitness. A visitor centre and retaurant on site.

The town of Clecy on the river Orne, capital of Suisse Normande.

Great place for canoeing, kayaking or more simple boating along the river. Very animated during the summer. Great fun to particpate or simply watch. The river is lined with good eateries from a simple take away crepes to cafes or restaurants.

1 Review
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Pepper 953 2 July, 2018

One of the nicest gi'tes I've had the pleasure of staying in tranquil
Remote a place to get away from the Hussle and bussle of
Modern life but with convenience not too far away..
All I can say is it's what the doctor ordered
And will gladly book again
Paul& jaki

Owner response

Paul & Jaki,
Thank you so much for your lovely comments. I'm so glad you that you enjoyed your stay and were able to relax, particularly after your initial travel problems.
Kind regards