Character holiday let in rural Normandy - NO005507

2km from Ceauce, Orne, Normandy Reference: NO005507 Advertiser since: 12 May 2017
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
La Dadillere Self Catering Saturday 3 7 2

About this property

Bright & Spacious Barn Conversion With Oak Beams. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Lovingly renovated during 2009, this large 3 bedroom property contains many of the original buildings features. Oak beamed ceilings, handmade oak staircase and wood burning stoves have been fitted to give a traditional feeling, with central heating and a fully fitted modern kitchen providing all the comforts of home.

The large well appointed open plan lounge and kitchen diner give plenty of space to entertain. Leather sofas allow enough room for all and a large tv with freesat recorder will mean you dont have to miss your favourite programmes.
There is a dvd player with a large selection of films provided for cosy evenings in front of the log burner.
An xbox will keep the smaller people amused and there are a stack of games for family evenings.

The large bedrooms are bright and airy with the master having a vaulted ceiling with en suite bathroom and dressing room. The full height ceilings in the hall way give a sense of grandeur with table football on the landing.
Bedrooms 2 and 3 are also bright and have a tv with freesat in each.

Patio doors lead directly from the lounge and kitchen straight onto an enclosed gravelled patio area with barbeque and seating areas.
There is parking for at least two vehicles at the front of the property leading on to a large grassed area overlooking stunning views of the countryside.
The village provides a bakery, cafe, butchers, pharmacy and a small supermarket.
A great place to unwind or a base to explore the region.
Complimentary local sourced welcome pack is provided.



Kitchen and dining

There is a large open plan kitchen with dining area and an island unit with seating for 4 for more casual seating.
The dining table seats 6 comfortably and extends for larger groups. You can house your favourite tipples on the wine rack.
This is a modern, well stocked kitchen providing a double electric oven with 4 burner gas hob, fridge freezer, dishwasher, toaster and all crockery and utensils to cook everything from a quick bite to a full meal.

The kitchen has a wood burning stove for chilly winter evenings that you can pop the kettle onto and the patio doors open out onto the sun terrace. A table and 6 chairs on the terrace allow for alfresco dining. A barbecue and tools are provided.

Living rooms

Fully furnished large open plan lounge with wood burning stove tools and basket of wood. A 42 inch tv with Freesat channels and recorder, dvd player & xbox games console.

Two large comfy three seater leather sofas and separate chair provide a relaxing lounge to unwind in. A selection of games and loads of movies are provided. High oak beamed ceilings make a contrast to the modern clean decoration with patio doors leading out onto the terrace.


Master bedroom : A stunning full height vaulted ceiling with king size bed and side tables. There is a sofa/futon for extra bed space if needed. The integral dressing room provides wardrobe space and shelving with a full length mirror and hair dryer and leads onto a large en suite shower room with double shower.

Bedroom 2: A full size double bed and side tables with a 2 seater leather sofa for relaxing. The matching wardrobe and chest of drawers provide plenty of space and a lcd tv with freesat give a comfortable room with views over the terrace.

Bedroom 3: Light and bright with a double bed & single bunk bed above. There is a wardrobe and chest of drawers together with a tv with freesat.


The main bathroom has a full size bath and separate shower cubicle, wc, sink and light mirror with towels provided.
The master bedroom en suite has a double shower cubicle, wc, sink and mirror with towels provided.


Fully serviced modern thermostatic controlled gas central heating with radiators in all rooms.
Large wood burning stove in the lounge and a smaller stove in the kitchen with logs and tools.


Board games, poker table, puzzles, a large selection of dvds and xbox 360 and games.
Table football is available on the landing.

Garden and outside

The large enclosed gravelled terrace has a table and 6 chairs for dining with parasol base. There are 2 deck chairs and 2 garden moon chairs to relax in the sun.
A full size movable table tennis table is on the gravelled terrace and there are bats and balls provided. A boule set, dart board and badminton set are available for you to use along with a football, rugby ball and 3 bikes.
A barbecue and tools are provided on the terrace.
There is a lawned garden and a large grassy space with trees for exploring and messing about on.

Parking and garages

A large gravelled area provides parking for 4 cars.

Visitor suitability

Suitable for all types of visitor of varying ages and abilities.
The property is suited to older children as there are no stair gates and un-sheilded log burning stoves.
Unfortunately it may not be suited to wheelchair or disabled people with mobility issues.


  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Couples only


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Domfront
Distance: 10 km


Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Course
Name of nearest fishing location: Ceauce
Distance: 2 km

Horse riding

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

Mountain biking

Distance: 10 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Nicholas Monelle

We live in Weymouth in Dorset and have a son. <br/>We purchased our small gite in 2005 after looking for a property within a short distance from Dorset and fell in love with the area. Attached to it was a large barn that we converted. We worked on the project with a fantastic local builder and are really proud of the finished article!<br/>We regularly take our friends and family with us to the house and enjoy chilling in the garden or in front of the log burner. Its a home from home!

Year property purchased 2005
Why this location? The area is very relaxing and beautiful. The local people are warm and friendly and we are constantly finding hidden gems of villages and cafes in the area. We fell in love with the area and its pace of life - everyone is so chilled out.
We live in Dorset but even that is fast paced compared to Ceauce - the people are lovely and the countryside is beautiful.
Unique benefits of property It offers a home from home and is open plan and airy. The barn conversion wasn't designed to squeeze in rooms, it was to have a large and spacious rooms that are warm and welcoming. The house benefits from modern heating and uncluttered living.
There is plenty to do for everyone - we have a teenagers to amuse as well as the grandparents.

The Owner Recommends

Medieval town of Domfront

Wow what a view! When you visit the ruins at Domfront the view is breathtaking. The ruins make a wonderful visit and its great to take a picnic and sit and watch the kids play.
Domfront visitors have the chance to watch the world go by in some of the street cafes and maybe partake in a local cider! The tourist information center also has free wifi for the teenagers that need a regular internet fix.
The Hotel De France is a regular haunt and never fails to provide a great menu and knowledgeable staff ( the menu is also in English if you struggle)
Some lovely small shops to mooch around in for some quirky gifts and great supermarkets for the bigger shopping trip - all round good day out.

Parc de Loisirs, Ambrieres Les Vallee

During the summer months this is a must, its about 10Km from the house and is a wonderful leisure park which offers a whole host of leisure activities that will keep even the most sporty person busy.

It has an outdoor swimming pool, kayaking and canoeing on the river, horse riding, tennis, table tennis, mountain biking and a great pitch and put course. Alternatively take a stroll by the river and finish with an ice cream from the cafe.


This is a great day out for people of all ages. The town itself is busy with bars, cafes, restaurants some wonderful shopping. There is a museum that will please art lovers and some amazing gardens and church.
A small land train makes getting around even easier and a visit inside the large chateau/castle will take you back in time and give you a glimpse of historical battles and castle life. There is an English audio guide so you dont miss anything out.

Cafe Gourmand, Gorron

If you are passing then you should try and pop in for a bite to eat here.
The owner is English and offers daily specials that the locals of Gorron appreciate.
Even if its just a coffee and piece of home made cake then its worth a visit.

The town of Gorron also has pretty gardens alongside a river and a supermarket thats great for a wine shop before going home!