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Modernized Idyllic 300 Year Old Stone Thatched Cottage -NOW WITH FREE WIFI

Bedrooms 4
Separate WCs1
Space 1,400 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

Cottage, 4 Bedrooms, 2.25 Baths, (Sleeps 8)


Re-thatched in 2014

For larger parties of up to 12, a similar style cottage (2 ensuite bedrooms), which sleeps 4,is located nearby and can be booked in addition.

Normandy landing beaches, Bayeux, Caen and Mont St. Michel lie within one hour driving. Vire (9km-6miles)

Nearby(6km) Lake Dathee features boating and fishing, and the professional 18 hole golf course alongside the lake provides superb facilities for the keenest of golfers.

Located on a very quiet bridle road, this delightful, fully renovated and modernized in 2008, character, stone and beamed, property with picturesque thatched roof is surrounded by a large one acre private garden with established apple trees offering views across the tranquil countryside.

The cottage has been completely renovated over the last 18 months with new bathrooms and kitchen and all rooms have had a complete restoration to highlight the original features of a 300 year old building but with all modern comforts.

Stylishly furnished, La Pelviniere is situated in open countryside near the village of Champ-du-Boult in one of the prettiest and most natural regions of Calvados and near to the spectacular Vire Gorges.

The nearby(9km) market town of Vire offers shopping and dining, whilst the cosmopolitan resort town of Granville with its casino and sandy beaches makes an ideal day trip.


Ground floor:

Hall and stairs with large vaulted ceiling. Large lounge with beams and exposed stone and medieval granite fireplace with log burner. Large fully fitted kitchen with dining area leading to terrace facing south.

Stairs leading to double bedroom overlooking garden.

Separate WC.

First floor:

Double bedroom with en-suite shower and WC.

Two twin bedrooms.

Family bathroom/bath/shower/WC.


Large enclosed lawned garden with open countryside views on 3 sides and smallholding farm on the 4th side.

Terrace, Garden furniture, Barbeque and ample parking for 4 to 5 vehicles.


Oil Central heating - Washing Machine - Dishwasher - Microwave - Fridge—Freezer—Satellite TV/DVD/Video/CD/stereo.


6km from Lake Dathee (boating, fishing, lake walk and picnic areas), 7km from professional 18 hole golf course, 2km from Champ-du–Boult village, 9km from Vire (historic market town, all facilities and supermarkets).


For the comfort of future guests the cottages are non-smoking and regretfully pets are not accepted. Failure to comply with this will render extra cleaning charges to be applied

Keywords: Thatched Cottage

More Details

owner/property manager
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2018

About owner/property manager

After 10 years together we eventually married on New Years Eve 2003. As we had sold our schools equipment mail order business we travelled the world on many different types of holiday. Eventually, in 2007, we arrived in the Calvados Region of Normandy near a delightful market town of Vire. We were so struck by the area that we spent a day of the holiday with real estate agents! La Pelviniere is a 300 year old, stone, thatched cottage that was in need a a little TLC!! We spent the next 18 months completely renovating it to a very high standard to highlight the original wood and stone features whilst ensuring that it benefited from all modern fixtures, furnishing and comforts demanded by todays travellers. We hope you like it. Stephen & Eileen Plummer, Ashby, Leicestershire, England

owner/property manager purchased this cottage in 2007

Why owner/property manager chose Champ-du-Boult

On our first visit to the area we were struck by the quiet, unhurried and calm atmosphere and were overwhemed by the friendly welcome we got from the French. This area was badly affected in World War 2 and there is still a deep affection for the Allied forces for the liberation and the sacrifices they made. The region boasts a wealth of fine restaurants, mostly family run, where the food is prepared from first principles at very reasonable prices. If you want to leave behind the stresses of modern day living for a quiet and peaceful location then this is the place for you. Within 5 miles the market town of Vire offers all facilities with every shop you could possibly need and a bustling market each week. For more local involvement the village of Champ du Boult is only 1 mile from the cottage and there you can get fresh bread and cakes baked on the premises or have a drink at the local bar. This is why we chose the property!

What makes this cottage unique

The location is ideally placed(3 miles) near a lake(fishing)and a superb 18 hole golf course.The countryside is ideal for walking. Our friendly French neighbours run a small farm and the fresh eggs are to die for! The Housekeeper lives nearby and is English so language is not a problem and she is happy to answer any queries you may have.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a fabulous time at La Pelviniere –you really know how to make a ‘good’ cottage ‘great’!! Everthing about the cottage was perfect and we had the “Why don’t WE have a cottage here” conversation again!!
Aug 2009
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Champ-du-Boult in Calvados

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Noon / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , ensuite to main bedroom with walkin shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Main family bathroom with walkin shower and seperate bath
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , downstairs cloakroom
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Ensuite with walk in shower
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Large twin room overlooking orchard next to full bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Twin room next to full bathroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , Large double on ground floor near downstairs cloakroom
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (4), Baby Cribs (1) Cot/crib for one small baby available plus baby bath and high chair
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
Under floor electric heating and oil central heating. Very quiet location on bridle road and set in 1 acre orchard.


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Modernized Idyllic 300 Year Old Stone Thatched Cottage -NOW WITH FREE WIFI
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

A lovely place to stay

  • 5 of 5

A very comfortable modernised cottage with everything you could possibly need. Lots of history to experience in a very French non touristy area, and within easy reach of the channel ports. Very pretty scenery with lovely walks and some wonderful medieval towns and villages. A very friendly bar in the local village. Perfect.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sue and glad you enjoyed your stay. We have furnished the house as our own rather than just a rental and tried to think of everything you might need. Hope to see you again Stephen & Eileen
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Ideal "hub" for visiting Normandy

  • 5 of 5

This is the real thing. It is as advertised. Wonderfully comfortable, centrally located for visits to all of the "tourist" locations of Normandy, yet situated near Vire, a non-tourist town in which we felt quite at home. Merchants were friendly, food was good, and since the cottage does not have WiFi we made a daily stop at a bar named "Gambrinus" in Vire to acquire some refreshment and logon to the internet. After two days of visiting Gambrinus we were taken to be regulars. Very welcoming.

The owners have restored the cottage to a very high standard (showers are more advanced than we have in our own home). If anyone I know plans a holiday in Normandy, I will STRONGLY urge them to consider La Pelviniere.

  • Review Submitted: 30-May-2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Anthony for your kind comments and glad you enjoyed your stay. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your tour as much and returned safely home Stephen & Eileen
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Mississauga, ON, Canada

This home is a must!

  • 5 of 5

We were a family of 7 - including 3 grandchildren- and we loved La Pelvinière. The pictures do not do it justice. It is a BEAUTIFUL home that has been decorated with great taste and furnished to meet the needs of anyone using the home. Stephen & Eileen have equipped it with everything that will make your stay most pleasant. You are greeted with a basket of fruit and a few essential needs -e.g. butter, bread. The home is spotless. Stephen's suggestions were spot on and very helpful. Be careful of Villedieu les Poeles if you like copper cookware. You'll end up buying out the stores. Vire is centrally located so that visits to the Normandy Beaches, Bayeux, Avranches, Mont St. Michel are not impossible - you just need to allow adequate time - generally one day. There is just so much to see and do. We did not try the restaurants because we love to cook so we took advantage of the great kitchen and local produce. We can't imagine anyone being disappointed in this rental. The GPS was most helpful in finding Champs de Boult and in getting around. I would highly recommend having one.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Sep-2012
  • Date of Stay: August 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind comments and we are so pleased you enjoyed your holiday. Thank you for being so pleasant to deal with and we hope to see you again. If you ever come to the UK please call and perhaps we could meet up. Stephen and Eileen
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June 2011 The Hofers

  • 5 of 5

What an exceptional experience! We loved this 'cottage' ... and would HIGHLY recommend it to anyone who enjoys experiencing 'the real France'! The cottage was LOVELY! Clean and new! We used it as our home base during our BUSY day trip schedule which included Caen, DDay Beaches, Bayeaux, Mt St Michel, St Malo, Chartres, ETC! There was a lot to see! Our hosts were very accommodating ....

we will likely visit again! The Hofers - Chicago and Toronto

  • Review Submitted: 28-Nov-2011
  • Date of Stay: June 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Miami, Florida

highly recommend

  • 5 of 5

My family (wife and 3 boys) had a great time. The house was a wonderful experience . Gave us a real appreciation for the French countryside with the neighbors rooster, cows and horses. Since the kids were studying WW2 , we visited the Normandy coast with the 35 yr celebration. We also enjoyed a great restaurant about a half hour away in the farm fields which was fabulous ( cant remember the name). There are incredible places to drive to all within one hour.

The house was clean , recently remodeled, beds were very comfortable. My only recommendation is to dehumidify the house before visitors arrive. It rained several days and the house was pretty humid. thanks again for letting use your cottage.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Mar-2010
  • Date of Stay: May 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This sums up why we bought the house after staying in the area with lots to do and great French Food at reasonable prices at small local friendly restaurants. After 18 months complete renovation(remodelling?) we are glad you enjoyed it.Unfortunately we cannot control the weather but turn the heating up and the cottage is warm and cosy especially with the log fire roaring! Steve & Eileen , Owners
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Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Champ du Boult
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Lake Dathee
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Vire Station
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Nearest Beach
40 Miles
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Champ-du-Boult, Calvados

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early Summer 2018
19 May 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Summer 2018
23 Jun 2018 - 17 Aug 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Summer 2018
18 Aug 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Autumn 2018
15 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Winter 2018
27 Oct 2018 - 7 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Christmas New Year 2018
8 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

oil/electricity at cost £0
Refundable Damage Deposit £219.61
Linen &towels for 7 £61.49

Utilities included start dates 21st May -10th September 2016

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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