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Five French gites with swimming pool, hot tub, fishing, tennis, UK TV and Wi-Fi - Les Frenes

Bedrooms 2
Space 753 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights



Les Frenes

Les Frenes is a recently renovated two bedroom stone cottage that has picturesque views of the fishing lake from it's own outdoor dining area under a covered pergola. The master bedroom has a king size bed and the second bedroom has twin beds. Les Frenes has an open plan lounge, kitchen and dining area which includes a flat screen television with UK Freeview TV. It is also in close proximity to both the swimming pool and fishing lake.

About the property

Les Patis

The cottage is one of five gites on the Les Patis estate set in eight acres of private gardens. Located in the heart of the Pays d’Auge, lower Normandy, the area is renowned for its rolling hills, half-timbered houses and gentle way of life. The area is also steeped in history and tradition. From the atrocities of WWII, to its famous gastronomic products of cheese and cider, to the many stud farms that surround the area.

Activities at Les Patis include a large and heated communal swimming pool with an outdoor hot tub for adults, a tennis court with basketball ring, table-tennis and bicycles to explore the local area. Fishing on our own private lake will yield large and healthy carp, tench and roach; no license is required. Additionally, guests can take a stroll within the grounds taking in the natural beauty or enjoy a leisurely picnic by the River Vie that borders Les Patis.

The pretty town of Vimoutiers is less than one mile away that has an array of shops and restaurants including a small supermarket. Twice a week the town holds a traditional market were you can sample the delicious local produce. The small village of Camembert, the birthplace of the famous Camembert cheese, is just two miles away and the Graindorge cheese dairy at Livarot is less than six miles. Vimoutiers also boasts to having one of the last remaining Tiger I tanks in France from WWII and the Mont-Ormel memorial, dedicated to the servicemen who gave their lives during the Battle of Falaise, is just a 10 minute drive away. Furthermore, just a 30 minute drive from Les Patis is the birthplace of William the Conqueror at the Chateau de Falaise and the French National Stud, Haras national du Pin.

Further a field, the Normandy Beaches of the historical D-Day landings, including other WWII sites, are an easy drive from here. Bayeux with its magnificent hand worked tapestry, majestic Cathedral and many restaurants, is less than one hour away and the charming fishing port of Honfleur, surrounded by first class seafood restaurants, is also very close.

Yet, there is plenty to do without even leaving the grounds of Les Patis; the choice is yours. Come and enjoy, relax and unwind in the lovely 'garden of France'.

More Details

Tony and Pat Kirby
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
11 March, 2018

About Tony and Pat Kirby

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

Tony and Pat Kirby purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Tony and Pat Kirby chose Guerquesalles

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:
  • 753 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Towels are available at an additional cost.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 1: Double bed. Bedroom 2: Two single beds.
  • Books ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • 6 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Les Frenes
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews

A great stay in Basse Normandie

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Les Frenes in Vimoutiers for a week. Tony and Pat were great hosts. They are always available to help you and at the same time they keep appropriate distance. The property is great with many facilities such as a swimming pool, tennis court and jacuzzi. One can also cycle, fish and row. The property covers serval thousands of square meters.

The property is clean and well equipped with modern facilities. If I would be asked whether I would return, the answer is definetely YES.

There is a lot to see in the environment ranging from the nearby Camembert to great places such as Falaise or a bit further down Caen, Bayeux or even Honfleur. If one does want to stay 'at home', then Les Patis as the whole estate is called is a great place.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
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Stunning location with great facilities.

  • 5 of 5

Just left today after a wonderful week. Lovely accommodation with everything you need. Tony was a great host, very helpful and knowledgable about the local area.

The swimming pool was brilliant and a decent size. The tennis courts, table tennis and fishing lake were an added bonus.

Planning our return visit.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
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The most beautyful outdoor area and charming properties

  • 5 of 5

The pictures of the outside area do not tell the true story of this lovely place. It is much more beautyful in real life.

You can enjoy your stay relaxing by the pool or use the bikes to check out the local area. The lake is lovely and its easy to catch a big carp.

Pat and Tony are the most lovely hosts and they are always helpful. We will definately come back.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
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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: 01-Mar-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: 20-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
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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: 14-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 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: recommended

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.