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18th Century Normandy Family Farmhouse with 8 Acres in Stunning Countryside

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Traditional holiday accommodation in the heart of the bocage countryside

Our beautiful 18th Century farmhouse set on a quiet country lane, with 8 acres of grounds and beautiful views over the surrounding countryside, is an ideal place for families or couples to relax.

The newly restored property is perfect for those wanting peace and quiet in a rural location. Eight acres of grounds surround the farmhouse and include a pretty garden, covered well, large gravelled terrace, old and newly established orchards and natural meadow on three sides.

With dairy cows in the neighbouring fields and numerous birds of prey nesting in our meadow, you will enjoy the tranquility that only nature can provide.

The cottage comprises a large open plan living and dining area on the ground floor with a modern fully equipped kitchen. There is a wood-burning stove provided which is ideal during the cooler months. The luxurious bathroom with free-standing pedestal bath and walk-in rain cloud shower is at the rear of the cottage, also on the ground floor.

Stairs lead up to the three bedrooms comprising; Two large double rooms and a third room with full-size double bunks. All our bedrooms enjoy wonderful views across the grounds.

The property is suitable for children of all ages (a cot can be provided) and pets are permitted.

The cottage has a free fast Wi-Fi connection throughout and all parking, linen, towels, utilities and firewood is included.

The Jewel in the crown for L'Auberdiere is our location. We are located in stunning tranquil Normandie bocage (hedgerow) countryside, yet only 2 km from the local village of Campeaux (with it's artisan bakery, butcher, Grocers, Hairdresser & locally renowned Bar/Restaurant) and centrally located for easy access to all the major sites of Normandy including; 1hr to Mont St Michel. 45 minutes drive to Bayeux, Caen, The D-Day beaches of Utah & Omaha. 10 minutes drive to the market towns of Vire or St.Lo, both with a large choice of shops and restaurants. The stunning Gorges of Vire are just 2 Kms away, where you can enjoy a picnic in the beautiful valleys and surroundings.

For the adventurous guests, Europes biggest rope swing and bungee jumping is available year round at the Hackett adventure centre located at the Viaduc de la Souleuvre (3km).

Being in the heart of rural Normandy, there are excellent cycle and walking trails around the property, plus a little further out, there are numerous lakes and waterways to explore by kayak. While we are easily accessible by air (Caen Carpiquet 35 mins) and rail (Vire 10 mins), a car is essential as we are in a rural location. There a local attractions to suit every taste and interest.

Pets are most welcome to stay with you at L'Auberdiere.

A standard cleaning fee of £25 is charged for each booking.

More Details

Thomas & Joanna
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 May, 2018

About Thomas & Joanna

We are an Australian family with a passion for travel and the history of the D-Day landings. With a desire to be the guardians of a piece of such a historically diverse and culturally rich part of the world, as Normandy truly is, we found L'Auberdiere in late 2010. To say it was love at first site is an understatement. We knew immediately that L'Auberdiere is the home for us and we instantly had that feeling that only truly old buildings give, that if we were prepared to put in the love and hard yards to bring it back to life, it would reward is infinitely for doing so! Thus the love affair between has blossomed and in 2014 we completed a restoration of the house. Although we live in Australia, we endeavour to attend the D-Day commemorations in Normandy each year and have done for many years. As the guardians of a WW2 Willys Jeep we further ensure that it makes the trip from Australia with us every 5 years for the big D-Day celebrations, the most recent being the 70th Anniversary in 2014. First and foremost L'Auberdiere is a comfortable and homely family farmhouse. We have the most wonderful neighbours who run a dairy farm across the laneway and we want all our guests to enjoy the peace and tranquility that comes from each and every stay.

Thomas & Joanna purchased this farmhouse in 2011

Why Thomas & Joanna chose Campeaux

As mentioned previously, it was love at first site with l'Auberdiere and we pinch ourselves each and every time we stay there, that we are so lucky to be the guardians of such an incredibly beautiful and tranquil part of such a diverse region as Normandy. The location of L'Auberdiere is ideal for all that Normandy has to offer. With Caen Carpiquet airport 35 minutes away, Vire main line station to Paris only 10 to 15 minutes away and motorway access to explore Normandy only 5 minutes away, L'Auberdiere really is in the heart of rural bocage country, yet ideally located for exploring the region.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Being centrally located, yet tranquil is the unique benefit of L'Auberdiere. It enables guests to head out on explorations in all directions across Normandy, with the convenience of easy travel links and first class infrastructure. At the end of a busy day exploring the sites of this incredible region, little could be better than being able to retreat to the peace and tranquility of your own traditional rural farmhouse and it's 8 acres of stunning pastureland. The ability to recharge the batteries and restore the soul each evening, surrounded by nature, means you are fresh each day for your next adventure.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wonderful surroundings, very nice interior decor, cosy, quiet, great oudoors. Nice welcome gift from the owner. Great for trips to all the important touristic destinations in Normandy.
Jul 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Campeaux in Calvados

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:30 / Check-out: 11:30
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Free-standing oval bath and walk-in rain cloud shower
  • We are especially proud of the bathroom at L'Auberdiere, as a place to relax in either the deep, free standing pedestal bath or under the walk-in rain cloud shower. Whether you are a bath or a shower person, you are sure to enjoy the facilities available.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , The beds are a bunk of two full size single beds.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • There are three bedrooms at L'Auberdiere. The two main bedrooms have large double beds, seating and storage for your clothes. One has a travel cot available for infants if required. The third bedroom contains a bunk of two full-size single beds and a single pull out mattress underneath if required.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming


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18th Century Normandy Family Farmhouse with 8 Acres in Stunning Countryside
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Perfect Place to Stay When Visiting Normandie

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The L'Auberdiere is quite charming and well suited for our family of four. The location allows reasonable driving distance to Mont Saint Michel, the D-Day beaches and towns, Caen, Rouen, and the coastal town of Honfleur. The drive home (back to L'Auberdiere) is always a pleasant feeling and site.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review. I hope to welcome you again in the future. Best wishes. Thomas
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Bayeux Tapestry Museum
omaha beach france
Utah Beach
Parc Zoologique de Jurques
Le Mans
The Melville Gun Battery. Captured on D-Day by British Airborne forces under Lt. Col Terence...
Excellent museum of German bunkers captured by British Airborne on D-Day.
Pegasus Bridge - Captured by glider borne British troops on D-Day.
Nearest Airport
52 Kilometres
Caen Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
La Campauline Restaurant
Nearest Ferry
65 Kilometres
Caen Ferry Port
Nearest Train
14.3 Kilometres
Vire Station
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
A84 Autoroute
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
La Campauline Restaurant
Nearest Beach
56 Kilometres
Omaha D-Day Beach
Car: necessary

L'Auberdiere is centrally located, with excellent road and rail links and within only 30 to 50 mins of all the main attractions of Normandy.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Campeaux, Lower Normandy

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
early summer
1 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
1 Jul 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
3 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
1 Oct 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £175.29
Cleaning Fee £35.06
Pet Fee £0

All bed linen, towels, heating, WiFi internet, fire wood, electricity and water is included in the rental price. Pets are welcome at L'Auberdiere.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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