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Beautiful Thatched Cottage, private gardens in a quiet location

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms sleeps 8 in Central Normandy, secure garden surrounded by fields

La Terrièrre is a Normandy Thatched Cottage originally built in 1802. It is set in its own secure grounds in a quiet location (in the heart of the Calvados ‘bocage’ countryside) and is reached by a private lane. The Cottage sleeps 8 comfortably in 4 separate double bedrooms. One of which is on the ground floor with en suite facilities - wheelchair accessible.

Garden area of 1500m2 with lawned area, stone barbecue and small orchard.

The cottage is South facing, set in its own secure grounds with parking for for more than four vehicles. Being centrally located, it is ideal for exploring Normandy, enjoying renowned French cuisine and a relaxed way of life. For the more energetic Golf, Sailing, Fishing, Swimming and even bungee jumping are available nearby. Bayeux, Mont St Michel, D Day beaches etc. are all within easy driving distance. Take the ferry to visit Jersey or Guernsey. It has excellent road connections with the toll free motorway only 3 miles away. The village of Campeaux is 2 miles east and the large town of Vire is 7 miles south.

More Details

Property Manager
Mr Nigel Barratt
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 January, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Bures-les-Monts in Calvados

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
  • Both Shower rooms are on the ground floor, one being the en suite facilities of the downstairs bedroom. There is also a seperate wc upstairs.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • Double Bedroom on ground floor has en suite facilities. Two other Double bedrooms are upstairs with original oak beamed ceilings. Twin bedroom accessed through master bedroom.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 12 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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(4 traveller reviews)

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Beautiful Thatched Cottage, private gardens in a quiet location
average rating of 4.0 based on 4 reviews

Pleasant garden,secluded cottage

  • 3 of 5

The garden is pleasant and suitable for small children and has a good barbecue too..The house is small but we 4 people weren't too cramped as we spent lots of time outside.The kitchen is small with little storage.Cooker is good,so is small dishwasher.We needed to do some cleaning on arrival,mainly dusting and sweeping but also the fridge.The outside bedroom might be a problem on wet days.It is suitable for disabled provided its location is acceptable.It is very basic and suitable only for one person.t has its own en-suite but no window or ventilation so it needed the electric fire on in the evening to dry out,the leave the door open for ventilation.There are two double bedrooms upstairs,besides the childrens 2 single that is reached through one of the doubles.The childrens room smelt very musty,probably because it had been shut up for some time.The stairs are quite challenging for less mobile people being steep and of open wood construction.One double has two awkward steps from the landing.It is definitely best for elderly or disabled people to use the downstairs outside bedroom.There are no bathing or shower facilities upstairs only a toilet and hand basin..The other toilet and shower facility is accessed through the kitchen!.Overall, good weather is a must for full enjoyment of this property.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. The cottage is over two hundred years old and has been adapted over the centuries and therefore has a quirky layout. Most people think this adds to the charm of the cottage. It is certainly not a modern built box ! To say the cottage is only suitable for 4 is mystifying as groups of 8 people have stayed with no difficulties. There are four reasonably sized bedrooms, 3 with double beds and one with two single beds. Its size is 120m2 and has most facilities guests need. The downstairs bedroom has a double bed and sufficient wheelchair access to the en suite (which is ventilated) so is certainly suitable for a couple. The landing bedroom is built over one of the cottage's massive original oak beams and is accessed via an oak step not ideal for the elderly admittedly. Surely either the downstairs bedroom or one of the others would be more suited ? If the house was not fully cleaned and musty we must apologise for the inattention of the French caretaker.
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  • 5 of 5

When we arrived we were struck by the peace and tranquility of the place. We did however find the cottage a little difficult to find, but with the help of the caretaker we eventually got there.

The cottage was well equiped, warm and cosy and the beds very comfortable.

If you are "married to your mobile or i pad" this is not the place for you as there is very little if at all signal strength, but if you want a real "get away from it all holiday",with no constant ring of phones, l cannot think of a better place to be.


Many thanks to Denise and Nigel for the use of their lovely cottage.

  • Review Submitted: 14-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Geoff, thank you for the review. Thanks for the feedback re 'difficult to find' - have revised the maps supplied, added some photos and also a Google reference.
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Stunning cottage, our perfect holiday

  • 5 of 5

From the moment of booking I knew this was going to be a great holiday. Denise was lovely on the phone and the joining instructions were simple and easly to follow.

It is very easy to get to from the motorway and the village is fairly close by for "pain" in a morning!

The cottage has a stunning log fire which was great on an evening and added a little bit of magic. I love the beamed bedrooms and having a dishwasher and washing machine just made life so much easier.

This countryside location is really quiet and given how easy it is to get from the UK I have no hesitation in recommending this wonderful little cottage.

Fantastic location for visiting the Bayeux Taperstry and all the D-day beaches. It's a lot cheaper staying in land and driving out to the coast and you get the mix of both. This cottage was really really well priced given that we stayed in Peak season.

My husband and I will be back next year and taking the whole family as it is a very large property.

Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jun-2011
  • Date of Stay: August 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peace and quiet!

  • 3 of 5

If you want a secluded and quiet base for your holiday you have found it here. No traffic noise, no aircraft and only the odd tractor. You’ll find the roads are in a very good state of repair and generally clear in this region which is a plus factor.

The cottage is full of character and we found it quite comfortable.

We chose this property because it has three toilets, one upstairs and two downstairs. My partner’s father who is 85 went with us and he doesn’t manage stairs well so we felt that he could have the downstairs en suite bedroom and all would be well.

To access the downstairs bedroom it is necessary to go out of the property from the lounge and walk two or three yards to another door, which gives access to the downstairs bedroom. My partner’s father didn’t like this arrangement very much as he rises early and it was late September and the mornings ‘cool.’ He chose to use an upstairs bedroom, which was not ideal.

Whilst we were there, we needed the help of the cottage’s handyman. He responded quickly and he’s English, so don’t worry about communication!

Although it was late in the season, we were still able to eat our evening meal outside on two or three nights. We did enjoy the fact that the garden is not overlooked and has a set of outdoor furniture to seat the biggest family. As the one who does the cooking, I was just a little disappointed that the kitchen was not as well equipped as I would have wished.

The log-burning stove in the lounge is very efficient and easy to get along with. We felt that the cottage was well placed as we wanted to visit the D Day beaches and Mont St Michel and this was easily achievable from this base.

Another plus point was that there are hardly any charges for parking in the area! Even Bayeaux, which was heaving with tourists, had free car parking. All in all an enjoyable holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Mar-2011
  • Date of Stay: September 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Lake Dathee
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
D Day beaches
Car: necessary

Centrally located, it is ideal for exploring Normandy, Bayeux, Mont St Michel, D Day beaches etc. are all within easy driving distance. Nearby Golf, Sailing, Fishing, Swimming,Hot Air Ballooning and Adventure Park (inc Bungee Jumping)are available. Located adjacently to the Vire Valley there are some lovely walks starting from Bures Les Monts.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Bures-les-Monts, Lower Normandy

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
24 Mar 2018 - 7 Apr 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
26 May 2018 - 9 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
23 Jun 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
14 Jul 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
25 Aug 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
22 Dec 2018 - 28 Dec 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
New Year
29 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2020
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Normal rental period is from 1600 Saturday to 1000 the following Saturday.

Flexible breaks available in low season.

Linen available for an additional charge. Refundable Deposit is required for breakages etc

Generous discounts for fortnight or 3 week rentals.

Manager'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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