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Four country cottages with pool, spa, fishing, tennis, Wi-Fi and satellite TV - Les Frenes

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,237 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights



Les Frenes

Les Frenes is a beautiful two bedroom stone cottage that forms part of a recently converted cider barn. The cottage has picturesque views of the private fishing lake and the surrounding estate, and has its own patio area with a covered pergola and outdoor furniture with barbeque.

The accommodation is open plan with a spacious and comfortable lounge, kitchen and dining area that is well equipped with a sofa bed, satellite television, dishwasher and dining table. The master bedroom has a double bed and the second bedroom has two twin beds. The bathroom is equipped with a large shower room.

Les Frenes is situated just a short distance away from the swimming pool with a hot tub that overlooks the beautiful gardens. Adjacent to the swimming pool is the communal shower and W.C. facilities as well laundry facilities for washing and hanging clothes. Additionally, just as short stroll away guests will find the tennis courts and private fishing lake.

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About the property

Les Patis

Les Patis is set among rolling hills and orchards in 8 acres of private gardens. There are four country cottages available to rent with their own privacy and space. Amenities within the grounds include a large heated swimming pool, outdoor hot tub, tennis court with basketball ring, table tennis, on site bicycles and fishing in a well stocked lake. Horse riding is also nearby.

Just one mile away, the pretty town of Vimoutiers offers many shops and restaurants. The town also boasts to have one of two last remaining Tiger I tanks in France from WWII. It is believed that the tank ran out of fuel and was abandoned by its crew members after escaping the Battle of Falaise. The tank was restored in 1975 and is now displayed on the outskirts of the town.

If that wasn't enough our region is steeped in history and holds delights for all ages and interests. Mont Ormel memorial is just a 10 minute drive away. The memorial is dedicated to the servicemen of WWII that gave their lives during the Battle of Falaise, also known as the "Falaise Pocket", were the Allied Forces finally defeated the Nazi war machine in Normandy. The memorial has exceptional views over the La Dives valley where the battle took place and there is also an interactive museum on site.

Additionally, the Normandy Beaches of the historical D-Day landings and the infamous Pegasus bridge are also an easy drive from here.

If military history isn't your forte, then Bayeux with its magnificent hand worked tapestry, majestic Cathedral and many restaurants, is less than an hour away.

Monet’s House and Gardens at Giverney, though a little further away, are a memorable way to spend a day. And Honfleur, with its charming fishing port, surrounded by first class seafood restaurants, is very close. A delicious lunch followed by a stroll around the art galleries, or a sight of artists painting in the streets is all part of the pleasure.

You can also experience the hot spa baths of Bagnoles de l’Orne in picturesque Swiss Normandy. Visit the Château of Falaise , childhood home of William the Conqueror and the beautiful Château of Vendeuvre with landscaped water gardens and the largest collection of miniature furniture in the world.

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Tony Kirby
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
16 May, 2017

About Tony Kirby

Tony and Pat are the new owners of our beutiful estate Les Patis

Tony Kirby purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Tony Kirby chose Orne

Les Patis is set in the beautiful garden of France, the Pays d' Auge with its rolling pastures and orchards. The region is steeped in history. The Bayeux Tapestry, the port of Honfleur and the Beaches of the D Day Landings are all nearby.

What makes this cottage unique

Close to channel ports, quiet with very good local facilities, excellent on site facilities, extreamly comfortable accomodation.

Available Rentals

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We ask for a 25% non refundable deposit to secure your booking with the balance due 8 weeks before your holiday. We also ask for a £200 refundable security deposit against damage/breakage, cleaning charges etc.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Guerquesalles in Orne

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1237 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Holiday Complex
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • 1 bedroom with double 1 bedroom with 2 singles Sofa Bed Living room
  • Books ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 6 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis


4.8/5 -
(4 traveller reviews)

Les Frenes
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews

Nice stay, wonderful location and welcoming owners

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at Les Frenes which was just refurbished that time. It was fresh and clean and enough space! The swimming pool and the hottub were very good for relaxing. Also the surrounding is great and the lake at the property is fun. Pat & Kirby were very hospitable and helpful during our stay.

Some great sites to visit: Falaise (esp. the Castle), the WWII Memorial Museum at Mont-Ormel, Camembert and Cerza Parc des Safaris (Lisieux).

  • Review Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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  • 5 of 5

Rose Cottage was comfortable and cosy containing everything a party of 5 people needed to have a great holiday. Its position gave us easy access to the area to travel and explore. The property is set in beautiful well maintained gardens in which we could wander or sit and enjoy the local food and wine. As an added bonus there is a hot tub situated by the pool in which we enjoyed a couple of very relaxing evenings.

The owners Tony and Pat Kirby were great hosts, both friendly and very knowlegable about the area giving good advice on places to visit and shopping. Market day is not to be missed.

We would not hesitate to recommend a stay at Les Patis and plan to visit again this year.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely location and superb accommodation

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time during our weeks stay. we were a party of 19 so we occupied all 4 cottages. The facilities are great and staying in 4 separate cottages we all had our own space as well. Kids loved the pool, tennis court and the wide open places to play. The properties are furnished to a high standard and very clean. Host are welcoming and nothing is a problem to them. We had some fantastic days out and about the local area, but what made it for us was the peaceful surroundings and wonderful gardens. a great place to spend a holiday. We WILL be returning and look forward to some more great evening spend round the pool barbecuing!!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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Beautiful place and lovely people. 5 Stars

  • 5 of 5

Tony & Pat had only taken over the properties for 8 weeks and couldn't do enough for us. Its a lovely place in an ideal location only an hour or so from Le Harve so ideal for day trips out but nice to return to the seclusion of Les Patis. Fishing by the lake listening to nature you couldn't be further from the hustle and bustle of normal life. Very relaxing. I can highly recommend it. We cant wait to go back.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
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Nearest Airport
72 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Cafe Equerre
Nearest Ferry
99 Kilometres
Le Havre
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
24 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Ardoise Gourmande
Nearest Beach
63 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Normandy is a beautiful region of France, easily accessible from the United Kingdom and yet a world away. It is a verdant land of delightful scenery, little colombage cottages nestling in the hills, friendly local people and of course delicious food and wine. The pace of life is slow, long leisurely lunches under a shady tree or in a little restaurant are an integral part of the day. The cheeses of the region are legendary and are named after many of our local towns Livarot, Pont L’Eveque. The village of Camembert is just 2 miles away. The North Coast with its golden sands and elegant seafront promenade is a pleasant drive away.


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