This lovely house is a quite, very peaceful and comfortable place to experience French village life whilst being only a few minutes from the local town with boulangerie, boucher, supermarche and all general services. It's main attraction to us is the tranquility of the locality. In summer you can dance to the music by the riverbank or enjoy canoeing on the Orne river. Day trips allow you to explore places of historic and natural interest. Mont St Michel in the south, Honfleur to the north, the beauty of the timbered houses and cheeses of the Pays D'Auge, the history of the D-Day beaches. Perhaps hop on the train to Paris for the day. Come home to a traditional French fire place and enjoy the evenings with a BBQ in the private garden.
- House968 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs0
- Min. Stay5 - 7 nights
House near Pont D'Ouilly, Swiss Normandy, Calvados, Normandy, France - Easy Access To Normandy's Attractions - Markets, D-day Beaches, Mont St-Michel, Honfleu
- Calendar last updated:
- 5 Sep 2018
About Bill Moore
Welcome to our home from Bill and Bernadette. We are an Australian couple who fell in love with 'Le Coucou' in 2010 and despite many questions about why two Aussies would have a holiday home in France (pourquoi?) we knew this was a home we would love (pourquoi pas?). Bill is a retired IT person and I still work as an academic and a clinical psychologist. Le Coucou is not a 'flash' hotel so if that is what you are looking for it is not the place for you but if you are looking for a comfortable farmhouse that allows you to experience French village life whilst being close to so much of the history and beauty of France then I think you will also love this place. If you are interested in staying there contact us and we will be happy to give you any further information you need.
Bill Moore purchased this House in 2010
Why Bill Moore chose Pierrefitte-en-Cinglais
The house is in Suisse Normandy, classified as an area of natural beauty. Many people visit to canoe, cycle or just enjoy walking through the countryside. We enjoy this regional beauty but also the proximity of the area to so many of the wonderful French experiences. Favourite day activities are the Saturday markets at Falaise, the weekend Vide Greniers, the beautiful ciders and cheeses of the Pays d'Auge and eating Moules by the harbour in Honfleur. Experience the D-Day beaches, the peace museum at Caen or drive a little further to the battlefields of world war 1. Every time we visit we take a weekend to explore the Loire or perhaps travel down to St Malo. To come home to the fire and a glass of French wine or those long summer evenings with an Aussie BBQ and a Toulouse sausage!
What makes this House unique
So quite and cosy, except for the odd passing tractor, with private garden and rural walks starting at the front gate.
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
We enjoyed our week in Pierrefitte-en-Cinglais. The weather was lovely and we had the long evenings in July so once we were back from trips exploring the countryside and nearby towns and villages spent the rest of our time in the garden eating outside or reading a book in the peace and quiet. To that end a couple of sun loungers with a sun umbrella would have been very welcome.
Thank You for the nice review
Bill and Bernadette
Beautiful comfortable house in a beautiful part of Normandy.
We enjoyed our stay so much. The house is so comfortable, providing everything we needed and more. The house is set in peaceful and beautiful countryside plus we so enjoyed sitting in the lovely garden every morning eating our croissants we had got from the local bakery in Pont d'ouilly. There was so much to see and do in this part of Normandy, we wished we had stayed longer!! We would love to come and stay again.
Thank you for the nice review, much appreciated , glad it all worked out for you all
A lovely break in Normandy
Thank you for a lovely, calm and peaceful stay. It was perfectly located for us to explore Swiss Normandy. The roads were wonderfully quiet for cycling.
Glad you enjoyed. Cycling would not be my thing , too many hills for me
We had a wonderful stay at this lovely home in Swiss Normandy. We stayed for 5 days and it was perfect for getting around to all the great places of interest. Would highly recommend this home and we had our best sleeps ever!
Kathleen, Mike & Nancie
Thanks Kathleen, Glad you enjoyed your stay. Yes we have noticed the same thing. We also sleep very well when we are there; it could be the wine or just the just the silence and fresh air. cheers Bill
Lovely house in a lovely area of Normandy
We chose Bill and Bernie's property as it looked like the ideal location for both a walking holiday and as a base to explore the more coastal areas of Normandy including the WWII invasion beaches and Bayeux. It is a lovely home from home furnished basically but having everything we could want (always a good sign in our experience when there are more loo rolls than you could ever need for a week!)
The shutters are all modern and so worked well which was useful as we stayed during a Spring heatwave. Even so, the evenings were chilly and the log burner fireplace was super efficient in heating the sitting room in no time at all.
The house was easy to find tucked away in a hamlet of ten or so houses surrounded by farmland. Few minutes drive away from the small town of Port D'Ouilly .. or a 50 minute or so hike away across the fields. Pont D'Ouilly has a petrol station, small supermarket (think Spar) and boulangerie as well as the fabulous restaurant Pomme D'Ouilly (minuscule with only four tables and run by an mother/chef son combination doing a fabulous three courses for 25 Euro). Madame was brilliant with our two teenagers with her limited English and our limited French!
Brilliant location for walks at Roche de Oerte and the area surrounding Clecy (which has the added benefit of cider and Calvados tasting at the Ciderie). The walk across the disused viaduct at Clecy and up the Rocher on the eastern bank was superb. We also visited the birthplace of William the Conquerer at Falaise (20 mins east of the house) which is highly recommended.
Overall, excellent value for money.
Thanks Martin, really glad you had a great stay. We have heard about the Pomme d'Ouilly restaurant and will definitely fit it in our next visit. Everyone who has been there has been impressed.
Splendid days for whole family in heart of swiss normandy
Located in the very heart of swiss normandy, this spatious and well cared-for house offers great amenities for each one of our family:
great kitchen facilites, comfortable living room with fireplace, W-LAN, lots of space, and kids can simply have fun in the spacious garden.
Most lovely place in a quiet area, but with easy access to a large variety of close-by attractions in swiss normandy and normandy.
Best place to get the best of all:
relaxation as well as fun in a myriad of out-door and leisure activities,
great food in restaurants as well as home-cooking with delicious food from local markets,
simply perfect spot for recreation, for all big and small!
This had been our third stay and we simply got addicted ...
Great thanks to Bill and Bernadette for caring so well and for offering this great opportunity
Canoeing Centre on River Orne at Pont d'Ouilly 4Km
D-Day beaches and Bayeux Tapestry only 45 Minutes
This property requires a car to access. It is approximately 40 minutes drive south of Caen. Caen has hire cars and a fast and regular train to Paris . Brittany ferries run from Portsmouth to Ouistreham on the outskirts of Caen.
Local village approximately 5 kms from house.
Booking Notes: 50% of the rental is to be paid at the time of booking. Changeover Day: Saturday changeover in the high season, but more flexibility is available at all other times. Arrival should be after 4pm and the property should be vacated by 10am. However, please enquire and we will do our best to accommodate you.