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La Porcherie - Charming Country Cottage for Two in the heart of Suisse Normande

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage with oodles of charm in the Normandy countryside.

La Vieille Ferme is a collection of four holiday cottages situated in a small hamlet called La Gouitiere just outside the village of Donnay, in the heart of the beautiful area of Calvados known as La Suisse Normande.

The pretty town of Thury-Harcourt is 5kms and the city of Caen 30kms.

La Porcherie is an old stone cottage full of rustic charm. Renovated in 2015 it boasts a brand new kitchen and bathroom and oodles of character.

Downstairs the living area is open plan with a well equipped corner kitchen, dining area with table and chairs and a cosy sitting area. The shower room is off the living area and contains large shower, WC and wash hand basin.

The bedroom is upstairs and has a double bed and views over the surrounding countryside.

Outside is a lovely spacious terrace with table, chairs and a bbq. The cottage also has it's own garden solely for guests use with a private terrace and a table and chairs.

Laundry facilities are available and an iron and board are provided.

Beds can be made up for you and towels supplied for a supplement and the rental price includes reasonable cleaning at the end of your stay.

Free Internet access

More Details

Peta Cheshir
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Donnay in Calvados

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower, wash hand basin and toilet.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Books
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis


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La Porcherie - Charming Country Cottage for Two in the heart of Suisse Normande
average rating of 4.0 based on 1 reviews

Compact, comfortable cottage, La Porcherie

  • 4 of 5

We are a retired couple and fairly active. We were looking for a quiet cottage in rural France and this suited our needs ideally. The owners were very helpful at all times.Older persons should be aware that you have to negotiate a few steps to access the property and the bathroom and toilet is on the ground floor. The surrounding area is beautiful with interesting places to visit.We would consider staying at La Vielle Ferme again.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
45 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
45 Kilometres
Riva Bella Ouistreham
Car: recommended

The cottages are in a fantastic area for outdoor pursuits such as cycling, walking, horse riding, golf, fishing, climbing and kayaking. Bring your bikes if you can! (Mountain bikes can be hired locally if you can't). We even have a roller skating rink in the village with roller hockey teams of all ages and lots of 'special events'.

We are close to many historical sites such as the chateau in Falaise, Bayeux (tapestry), the Normandy landing beaches, Pegasus bridge, the chateaux and abbeys in Caen.

Nearby are the lovely seaside towns of Trouville, Deauville and Honfleur and further inland we have the pretty towns/villages of Pont d'Ouilly, Clecy, Domfront, Caen, Flers and Falaise.

The Normandy scenery is stunning and there are beautiful rivers, gorges, forests, lakes and miles of sandy beaches for you to explore.

Normandy is famous for its cider production, calvados and pommeau, the cheeses of Camembert and Pont L'Eveque, local goats cheese, cream and honey. You can try and buy the produce direct from the farms.

For the children there are lots of theme parks, zoo's, maize mazes in summer, tree top adventure parks, velo rail, swimming pools, ice skating, boating, fishing, walks, climbing, museums, beaches and lakes.

We also offer free guided tours to guests arriving on their motorcycles.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:

The security deposit will be returned after your holiday less charges for any damage, breakages or excessive cleaning.
Electricity is charged at current EDF cost.
Arrival after 4:00pm and departure before 10:00am.
Linen and towels (if required) - 10 euros/person payable on arrival
Free Wifi
Monthly rates are for a minimum of two months

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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