Holiday Cottage for Two in Lower Normandy

Self-catering holiday gite for two, near a golf course, lake and national forest. Manche / Calvados border in Southern Normandy 

Things to see and do

On our 'Links' page you can find a map showing the numerous places to visit within about an hour of the cottage

From your holiday cottage you can walk, fish, ride, windsurf, watch birds or play golf at lovely Lake Dathee. It's all just a few minutes away by car.  Vire golf course has 18 holes and wanders around the lovely lake. Views from the elevated club-house, where you can get a meal or drink even if you do not play, are so beautiful. 

We are on the edge of the ancient St. Sever National Forest to picnic and walk in just beyond our village too. Throughout are marked walking trails or places to just wander and explore. A 'Normandy 4 Two' holiday can get you fit! Take a look at our Photo Gallery to get some idea of the beautiful walking trails and interesting towns. The walk around the nearby lake - Lac de la Dathee (less than 10 mins by car) -  is particularly beautiful.

We regularly have barn owls nesting in our barn, and dormice and red squirrels appear in the lanes nearby. Champ-du-Boult and our neighbouring village, St-Michel-de-Montjoie, figure on the local Granite Tourist Trail.  Both villages are just a mile away.  There are several other small towns and villages with their own  markets, bars and shops within three and six miles of the cottage. And, of course, our local bar a mile away, has fresh bread, a well-stocked little shop and a simple banking facility. 

Enjoy the great restaurants or succumb to the invitations to sample cider and Calvados apple brandy. Explore the Depots Ventes (Bric a Brac warehouses) or the Vides Greniers (village street flea markets in summer).

Bayeux, Mont St Michel, Avranches, the coast with its sandy beaches and promenades - and the port and old town of Granville with its excellent seafood are all within about an hour. Vire, 9 miles away is a bustling town well known for its gastronomy and has good supermarkets and interesting town shops.

You will find an excellent Friday market there. There is a Tuesday market in the delightful old town of Villedieu le Poeles (God's Town of the Pans) is excellent too. Here, among its many pretty alleys and courtyards, there are countless copper workshops, a bell foundry, lace, clock and Norman furniture museums to visit. We supply lots of information in the cottage. Or just relax...

Visit the Bayeux Tapestry and make history come alive. Bayeaux is a lovely little town. You will find a large WW2 British War Graves Site and excellent WW2 museum there too.