A traditional ivy-clad stone cottage, sympathetically restored, on a 300-year-old former cider and dairy farm, La Chapelle is situated in three acres of tranquil Calvados countryside, providing an ideal base for varying holiday needs. The English-owned Gîte (self-catering holiday cottage) sleeps up to five people.
The stone farmhouse and cottage, typical of the area, are situated at the end of a 100-metre drive bordered by pear and cherry trees and face southwest. Historic Bayeux, D-Day beaches and the seaside are all within ½ hour. Ideal for family holidays or house-hunting! The nearest ferry port - Ouistreham / Caen is just 45 minutes away.
Whether you wish to visit places of historical & architectural interest, soak up some sun on the wonderfully spacious sandy beaches, or simply have a peaceful break in a rural idyll, this region is an ideal holiday destination.
La Chapelle was formerly the largest dairy & cider farm in the area, owned by the local mayor. It is just possible to discern traces of the Gîte's original role as dairy and cider store; many original features have been retained in its simple, natural country style decor. The irregular oak-beamed ceilings were carefully sanded and polished, stairs made with the wood from a huge ancient oak cider barrel and dining room walls rendered with traditional Normandy creamy limestone plaster. A date stone set in the wall of a barn opposite gives a date of 1727; some buildings are undoubtedly earlier. During WWII the main house was used as a communications centre.