Located in the exceptional site of Ragny's castle (14th/17th century), within a 18th century building, tastefully restored, the charming and comfortable cottage has all equipments needed to ease your stay. You will also be able to enjoy a lovely wooded park in the heart of Normandy countryside.
Jean Pierre Hermand
- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- 16 Jan 2019
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Great place for a family vaction
We had a great time at Château de Ragny. The Gite is very nice and was very comfortable for a family of 5 with 3 teenagers. The location is very good for touring Normandy if you have a car and want to stay at one place.
Jean Pierre was very welcoming and helpful through out the booking process and during our stay.
Two points you want to be aware of are: 1. the refrigerator is mini-bar size and not a full size fridge and 2. the unit has two floors and the stairs are a bit steep, we did not have a problem with them, but if think it might be difficult to someone in your party, take that into account.
All in all we had a great time at the place and whole wholeheartedly recommend it.
Peaceful, relaxing in a great location
This is a wonderful spot. The Castle is 25 minutes for the Beaches, one hour and fifteen minutes from Mont St. Michel, and 10 minutes to Villers-Bocage where you will find a well equipped grocery store (Carrefour) and boutique bakeries and shops. Jean Pierre is a lovely man who went out of his way to ensure we enjoyed our stay. There are three apartments in the Git. Ours had three bedrooms - two with twin beds and one with a double bed - on the second floor, along with one and a half baths. The ground floor is open floor plan with a well equipped kitchen. There are enterances front and back with the back leading to a grass lawn and pick nick table. Beyond the grass are the working fields with a small family of cows that we never smelled. The grounds are lovely with gardens, the historic Romanesque gate and private Chapel. The center of the gate has a large game room with ping pong, pool table, fooz ball and pinball. Our kids loved this room. We don't speak French but Jean Pierre knew enough to communicate clearly. Recommend this property.
The Very Best
My review will never be adequate to the one this place deserves. Traveling with three friends this charming cottage was the ideal location to explore all Normandy has to offer. Although, a car would be required for this location, it is well worth it. Jean Pierre was an exceptional host and the grounds are a beautiful way to unwind after a long day of sightseeing. If you are considering multiple options in the area, pick this one. You won't regret ti!
The cottage is clean and well presented. It had everything we needed for a 2 week family (2 teen boys) holiday. It is located within easy driving distance of the DDay coast and must see attractions such as Mont St Michel and the Bayeux tapestry. The outside space was great for lounging and soaking up the sun or impromptu games of badminton. We made good use of the games room in the evenings - the boys actually put down their gadgets to beat the parents at pool and table tennis! We didn't realise that the only tv is in the communal games room but this wasn't an issue as we only wanted it to check the weather. Jean Pierre is a very amenable host without being intrusive and offered tons of useful information on places to visit. He could often be seen around the Château but respected our privacy. We would return.
We zijn hier 2 weken geweest en hebben enorm genoten van de rust en stilte hier. De eigenaren Jean Pierre en Christine zijn erg aardig en gastvrij. Ze staan altijd voor je klaar. Fijn is ook dat Jean Pierre Engels spreekt. Het huisje is zeer compleet zelfs strijkijzer en strijkplank aanwezig. Verder gratis WiFi en in de gezelschapsruimte kun je gratis gebruik maken van de wasmachine en droger. Je hebt hier een auto of motor nodig als je hier verblijft. Ligt in wat heuvelachtig landschap. Remerciements Jean Pierre et Christine pour votre hospitalite.
We had a wonderful stay at Chateau de Ragny, 15 minutes from Caen. We stayed here on a recent trip to Normandy and Mont Saint Michel. Jean-Pierre and Christine were very kind and gracious hosts. The grounds were beautiful and we loved reading about Ragny's rich history detailed in the binder left in our cottage. The cottage was very clean, and except for 2 large spiders on the wall when we first arrived, it was a perfect stay. Christine showed us around the grounds and my children loved seeing their chickens and the cows in the field next door. Thank you Jean-Pierre and Christine. We wished we could have stayed longer. We highly recommend.
Take the motorway A84, exit 45, follow directions for Tournay-sur-Odon during 3 km, the gite is on your left at the entrance of the village Tournay sur Odon (Ragny).
Ideally located to easily reach the main attractions of Normandy:
- The landing beaches and museums.
- The Mont-Saint-Michel
- The historic city of Caen and the Peace Memorial
- Bayeux cathedral and tapestry
- The Norman Switzerland and its many activities.
For athletes, you have several golf at less than 35 km, a tennis court 3 km and a wide choice of hiking (hiking, horse or bike) around the house.
The main shops and restaurants are also nearby.
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