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15th century rural Norman farmhouse, peaceful perfect for 2 & baby

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

sleeps 2 people & baby, 1 bedroom, shower room with wash basin and toilet

A lovely peaceful one bedroom gite, ideal for couples, located on the first floor of a stone built 15th century farmhouse, in a tranquil rural part of Calvados, Normandy. It overlooks the moat and the garden, and beyond that there are open fields. The light and airy gite is furnished with cane and pine furniture in an open plan living area; Satellite TV, video player (50 films supplied), a DVD player (selection supplied) and a music system. The kitchen has a gas cooker, microwave & fridge / freezer. The bedroom is furnished with a double bed, a chest and two pine wardrobes. There is a garden with furniture and there is BBQ available for use. Although the gite is located in rural countryside, it is easily reached being only 10 minutes from the main castled town of Falaise, the birth place of William the Conqueror. The ferry ports of Ouistreham is 40 minutes, Dieppe 2.25 hours and Calais/Boulogne 3.25 hours away. Caen, the capital town of Normandy is 30 minutes. Le Mans is one hour.

Insurance & Cancellation Policy: We recommend clients take out their own holiday insurance policy to protect themselves for all occurrences including cancellation..

Access & responsibility: Access to the property is via a private driveway and across the moat via a foot bridge. Entrance to the property itself is via an external staircase.

There is parking available, however no responsibility can be accepted for loss or damage to any car or its contents at any time.

Baggage and personal belongings are on the property at the clients own risk at all times.

Use of the bar-b-que is entirely at users risk and no responsibility can be accepted for injury or burnt sausages!

Sports leisure & other activities: Garcelles Golf Club is just 25 minutes drive being an 18 hole flat course where the front 9 is parkland, the back nine a more challenging woodland. Tee reservations can be made for you and possibly a playing partner (the property owner!).

Canoing and boating on the river Orne available at Clecy (30 minutes drive). A Fishing lake is just a few minutes from the apartment. The coast can be reached within 45 minutes where miles upon miles of fine beaches can be found. Sundays is 'car boot day' or Vide Greniers as they are known here in France, a popular pastime in Normandy, where you can peruse the stalls. Argentan is 20 minutes drive where there are some boutiques and restaurants. Paris is 2 1/2 hours drive or can be reached by train from Argentan.

At Mondeville2, just outside Caen centre, there are numerous superstores and boutiques where wine, beer, provisions and clothes can be purchased much cheaper than in the UK. Two recently constructed shopping malls are also available in Caen at Mondevillage and Rive Gauche. There are also many restaurants, a bowling alley and a cinema.

More Details

Mr Paul Barker
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, Filippino (Tagalog, Cebuano)
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 January, 2017

Why Mr Paul Barker chose Caen area

Perfect for two, great location, peaceful and perfect for a relaxing vacation.

What makes this apartment unique

Location, Location ...... Location

Guestbook comments from the owner

We really enjoyed our stay here. Thanks for your hospitality. you have a fab place.

Its so peaceful and idyllic.It really is a wholw world away from London.

The apartment was a great base from which to explore the beautiful Normandy, countryside, towns , villages and the Normandy beaches.

We really are sorry we cant stay here longer as its so relaxing.!

Hope to come back again!

ps. We also loved all the animals especially Louis and the ducks!
Jun 2010
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(41 traveller reviews)

15th century rural Norman farmhouse, peaceful perfect for 2 & baby
average rating of 4.9512196 based on 46 reviews

The Perfect Chill Out Location

  • 5 of 5

This place is perfect for couples or couples with a small child. We've just had the most wonderful week staying here and our daughter (14 months) absolutely loved it. The property itself is beautiful (if anything the photos don't do it justice) and Paul and Faye have done a great job of renovating this old farmhouse (it comes with turrets and a moat!). It was so peaceful, no major roads nearby so you don't get the buzz of traffic just the wind in the trees and in the evening the frogs! There's a wonderful garden to explore and plenty of animals on the property (Louis the dog, the cats, the chickens, the fish in the moat and the swallows nesting in the roof) to keep the little one entertained.

Paul and Faye are wonderful hosts and made us feel like part of the family.

Ideally located for Falaise and you could do the coast (D-Day beaches), Bayeux, Caen etc in about 45 minutes. The Cider Route is also about 20 minutes away and well worth trying (you'll have to argue over who does the driving though!). There are lots of little towns and hamlets nearby to explore (all picturesque), local markets to visit and some great walks/bike rides on roads where you hardly see any cars.

All in all the perfect location and a great place to visit but you'll definitely need a car.

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2009
  • Date of Stay: May 2009
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Lovely location - perfect for relaxing

  • 5 of 5

This the 2nd time to L'eglise and it was again just what we needed. After an eventful journey we were given a very warm welcome from Paul. Alma and Louis. We had fortunately booked dinner which was cooked by Alma and was very tasty in a lovely dinning room.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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Third time - better than ever

  • 5 of 5

Our third visit to this wonderful gite and it won't be our last. The gite is well stocked with all the essentials and is just perfect for a couple. Louis made us very welcome and Paul and Alma were the perfect hosts. On this trip we visited some of the local gardens - particularly recommended are Jardin de Jumaju (roses), Chateau de Vendeuvre and Interieur a Ciel Ouvert. We also called in on some of the local cider makers and the only wine maker in Normandy which is highly recommended for a visit. However the highlight was on a walk around the local area when a hare ran within 10 metres and stayed foraging whilst we watched. The area is so rich in history and things to do we'll be coming back again !

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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Pure delight

  • 5 of 5

We are on our way to L-Eglise 4th time and are very excited as always to stay in this tranquility for 2 weeks.

We are lucky that a random online search for something handy to travel to by car with sunny mild weather, of private and remote enough location to unwind ourselves (both in demanding employment), eco friendly (15th century stunning property on a breathtaking site!) and yet with a huge list of sightseeing opportunities around and incredible places to eat (we are foodies) had turned out to become an ideal holiday solution for our family - 2 adults and a school age child.

Just a custom made paradise organized by the best hosts ever Paul and his amazing wife whose hospitality is always much appreciated and will be never forgotten! They make you feel at home and look after you along with providing complete privacy and a top class service.

Being keen globe trotters and have travelled a lot around the world we always look forward to come back to explore more and more places like Falaise - just google the Michelin Starred Fine Fourchet an incredible restaurant on the doorstep, and the village with a fair bit of history back to William the Conqueror. We adore the lively and very touristy doll-house villages like Hornfleur - must-see art galleries, all sorts of unique little shops along its endless old picturesque streets with the marina not out of place as a film set for romantic movies, where we normally have our dinners. We love Deauville - classic French beach place weather permitting of course and wow girly shopping.

Fancy to treat yourself with a day trip to Paris for a change? Will take you up there in a couple of hours...and mark my words you will be craving to get back to L-Eglise for your peaceful nights sleep with your windows opened wide waking up next morning to the luxury of Paul's land of happiness in Normandy.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Tranquil setting but close to interesting Falaise

  • 5 of 5

The self contained apartment which is well equipped is part of a large farmhouse in a small village just a few minutes drive from lovely Falaise and is ideal for touring this part of Normandy. Paul and Alma were perfect hosts, friendly and helpful if we had any questions, inviting us for a drink and snacks one evening but giving us plenty of space to do our own thing. Alma's cooking is lovely so it is well worth booking an evening meal if you want a special treat without going into town. The cats and dogs were lovely. A great place to stay for touring and relaxing.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
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Country Charm

  • 4 of 5

we enjoyed our stay at this 15 th century farmhouse ,our hosts were very gracious,

treated us like family.!!!

A very good location for exploring the attractions in this part of Normandie

If you are looking for a quiet country retreat, This is THE PLACE.

Very easy to follow instruction to get to the location.

Apartment very pleasant with all conveniences

Thank you Paul and Alma

Richard & Suzie Australia

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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Nearest Airport
250 Kilometres
Paris (approx.)
Nearest Ferry
40 Kilometres
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Falaise & Argentan
Nearest Motorway
40 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
40 Kilometres
Car: necessary

The rural village of Pertheville Ners (200 inhabitants) is located 10 minutes south of Falaise surrounded by agricultural and dairy farmland in the beautiful Calvados countryside. The property dates back to the 15th century, is attached to a chateau, and is located on the edge of a small village. It has its own tower (private bottle museum ) and a spring fed moat along the back of the property. The local shop and bar is just a few minutes drive away. There is a castle in Falaise built by William the Conqueror, shops and a swimming pool complex (built 2004). Garcelles Golf is 25 mins. drive away, the war beaches at Arromanches (45 mins) and Bayeux with its famous tapestry, (45 mins). At Trouville there is Golf and at Deauville, horse racing. Serious shopping can be done at the huge Hypermarket at Mondeville2, Caen (30 mins). A huge local produce market is held Monday's at St Pierre-Sur-Dives (20 mins) and in Falaise town each Saturday. Falaise has several restaurants & supermarkets.

Other Activities: Golf at Garcelles GC, 25 minutes away, Beaches are 45 minutes away. Cinema & bowling at Caen. Boating at Clecy on the Orne.


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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Towels and bed linen are provided at no extra charge. We provide a welcome pack for our guests when they arrive which includes milk, coffee, tea, bread, butter, cheese and a bottle of wine.
All gas and electricity used during your stay is included in the holiday price.
If there is availability, we will accommodate short mid-week or weekend bookings. If you are considering house buying in France, n

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Pertheville-Ners in Calvados

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • There is a shower, sink unit and a toilet. Also a washing machine is provided should you need to do some smalls!
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot
  • 1 Double bed. A cot can be provided as required. Large light room with two pine wardrobes. High chair provided as required.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 2 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
The gite forms part of the main house and is reached by an external staircase. A welcome pack of bread, butter, cheese, tea, coffee, milk, and a bottle of wine awaits you on your arrival. Apart from the stairs, the property is suitable for elderly folks. Although rural, the journey to the towns of Falaise & Argentan are easy. The local shop and the bar is a pleasant 30 minutes walk away or just a few minutes by car. Bed linen and towels are supplied free of charge. Electric heaters are available for cold periods at no extra cost. There are many safe walks and cycle routes of varying distances that can be undertaken around the fields and into the local forest. A fishing lake is just a few minutes away (seasonal, permit required). Numerous species of birds throughout the year can be spotted. Charolais cows graze in the fields around the property and our ducks & chickens roam freely throughout our grounds. The moat is not fenced (1 metre deep) and is well stocked with carp and koi.

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