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Le Gite D'Ile (1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2)

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

A ground floor detached self-catering mini-gîte with its own private terrace and magnificent views across the river to the waterfall. It has a fully-equipped kitchen, living room, fireplace, two armchairs, double bed, kitchen corner, shower room, WC and electric heating. Washing machine in the nearby barn. Closed grounds with lawn and garden furniture this gite is on an island formed by the water flow of the Mill. This property has a history dating back over 800 years to 1308 and Kitchenette and bathroom both rebuilt in 2017

Part of three traditional modernised Normandy cottages in 3 hectares of lush watermill setting. The cottages are sympathetic conversions of old stone outbuildings, all fully equipped for the perfect self catering holiday. The Calvados region of Normandy is ideal for rambling, fishing, back-to-nature, family holidays. The banks of the River Vire are perfect for peaceful walks, fishing, renewal and rejuvenation. Within easy reach of many of the fabulous Normandy and Brittany beaches, the Medieval town of Bayeux and charming fishing village Honfleur and millionaires' Deauville. Historic towns such as Mont St Michel, Flers. Parks, chateaux, shops, markets, golf courses, horse riding, fishing and sailing are all local. Campeaux is a great launching pad for exploring the Calvados and Normandy region. The Vire Valley offers a landscape of rolling hills and occasional gorges, local cider and of course its Calvados.

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Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
29 August, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful time, the gite de parc was all we hoped for and much more. Whether early in the morning or late into the evening, the peacefulness and tranquility embrace you, and Johnny really made us feel at home. We will truly miss this place and hope to return some day soon. - Joan and Adam Maine USA.

What can we say Johnny. The weather was brilliant during our 3 week stay, not to mention the food and wine. The gite is just perfect, a real suntrap ideal for long lazy days by the river. I think we'll be back next year. - Rod & Kate. Qatar.

Cheers Johnny. This is a great place. Fantastic scenery, an abundance of wildlife. Great fishing. Very peaceful and tranquil. We've had a lovely time. - Michael, Clare and Ollie
Jul 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage around the Souleuvre-En-Bocage around the Calvados

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Shower Enclosure , Step up into shower cubicle
  • Renovated in 2016
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Large double aspect studio cottage with comfortable double bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...


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(24 traveller reviews)

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Le Gite D'Ile (1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2)
average rating of 4.625 based on 25 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the smallest gite out of the 3 and it was just perfect for the two of us. Everything about this place was amazing so pieceful and relaxing yet with everything you would need in a short distance. The gite itself has everything you would need. The views out of the windows are out of this world and we just sat all evening watching the wildlife in the water and out of the water. Even to have breakfast at the window no watch the wildlife come alive was something else. Our Host Johnny and Lynn were two of the nicest people you could meet and so helpful in all ways yet you wouldn't even know they were there when we was just chilling out around the gardens or at the side of the river.

The only bad point I could thing of is that we had to leave this magical place and come home.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Paul and Wendy for such a lovely review. Delighted you enjoyed all the wild life and the views. Hope you can both come back for a longer stay next year.
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A little piece of heaven.

  • 5 of 5

A little slice of heaven. Set just far enough away from the main roads to be tranquil. But close enough for local amenities and day trips.Easy access to the ww2 landing beaches and other sites of interest in Normandy. We stayed in the one bedroom former mill house. You look out over the mill pond and weir. and the river below it. Full of wildlife. from Kingfishers to Coypu. Was magical. Our accommodation was compact and cosy. The galley style kitchen was perfect for our easy meals! (Well we are on Holiday.) and the sound of the running water outside was lovely, and not too loud to disturb your sleep with the double glazing. There are some lovely walks in the surrounding countryside for those days when you don't want to drive. Johnny and Lyn were great hosts. Helpful and friendly, with a great sense of humour.

We will definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay chez le moulin Leslie.I thoroughly enjoyed our chats in the barn. Hope you had a good trip back to Hereford, and we hope to see you again
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Cochrane, Alberta, Canada

Wonderful and picturesque location

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in our little mill house site. Our hosts Johnny and Lynn were very accommodating and gracious. The location was as beautiful as the pictures in the VRBO listing. We really enjoyed our visit to Normandy and portions of Brittany and in particular the seaside villages. The countryside was beautiful and so are the people of the region. Thank you for a wonderful stay.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Idyllic place to stay but

  • 5 of 5

Cannot fault the place its surroundings or the hosts. However even though I asked if it was suitable for disabled people although the 3 steps down to the gite were mentioned I was not told about the raised toilet and shower cubicle.WE coped and because I was sitting outside on the patio Johnny did bring an armchair for me.As I say great stay but one needs to be able bodied.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Glorious tranquility beside the river

  • 5 of 5

This was our 4th visit to Moulin L'Eveque and managed to stay in a different gite each time! We have completed the "set". Each cottage is clean and well maintained with its own individual charm. We were warmly welcomed again by Johnny and Lynn, who have now become firm friends. We look forward to returning again next year! Apart from the obvious charm of its riverside setting, this is a wonderful location for exploring many of the interesting places to visit in Normandy. On this occasion, we made easy day-trips to Honfleur (delightful for artists and foodies), Bayeux and Coutances - don't miss the eccentric beachside restaurant Le Cale serving delicious moules mariniere. There is an interesting cave au vin in Beny Bocage that we also visited. Many thanks Johnny and Lynn and look forward to seeing you again next year! Stuart and Renate Webster from Wicklow, Ireland.

  • Review Submitted: 30-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Stuart & Renate for another highly complementary review.Lovely to see you again and we hope you never tire of visiting le moulin l'Eveque.
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6 nights of bliss in the Normandy countryside

  • 5 of 5

We spent 6 nights at this most delightful property and as we had been travelling

for 5 weeks throughout France we were in need of a peaceful place to stay. Moulin Leveque provided such a place. A truly beautiful setting with the river running alongside the property.We stayed in the small cottage and found it to be

Very comfortable with all necessary equipment to make a successful self contained stay. Our hosts, Johnny and Lynn were extremely helpful with local knowledge and suggestions, whilst remaining unobstrusive.

We look forward to returning to this wonderful place.

John and Helen

  • Review Submitted: 23-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Helen. Really glad yourself & John enjoyed the last leg of your time in France here @ le moulin l'Eveque, and had time to recharge your batteries after a 6 week tour of this great country. Hope you had a good trip back to Oz and look forward to meeting you again on your next jaunt to this region!!
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Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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