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 

FAQs

What's your cancellation policy?

We take a £75 per week initial deposit. The remainder is payable eight weeks before arrival. If the booking is cancelled more than eight weeks before we retain the initial deposit. If it has to be cancelled within the eight week period we will try to relet the cottage and, if successful, return the full amount less the initial deposit and any expenses we have incurred in doing so.You are advised to take out a travel insurance policy. If you book within eight weeks then the full amount should be sent, please.

What is your change-over day

Saturdays. You can arrive any time after 4pm and will need to leave the cottage by 10.30 am. This is so that we can prepare for our next guests. If you would like to enquire about a different change-over day out of high season, ask us.

Can we book for less than a week at a time? 

Yes - for three nights or more so long as they fit within a Saturday to Saturday slot. We consider 10 night bookings for example too. Ask us and we will see what can be arranged.

We don't speak French and we have not been to France before. Will we manage? 

You will find that many local employees speak some English. Normandy has been a favourite destination for British people for many years. You will be helped and made very welcome. Normans are very friendly people. Supermarket shopping is easy! You just pick up or point! You will find driving a more pleasant experience since all roads are so much emptier than ours. We find French sign-posting very good too.

Are you wheel-chair accessible? 

Unfortunately not. You could get into the livingroom/kitchen but there would be no way to access the bedroom or shower-room. The sofa is a comfortable M & S two seater only.We tried to think of a way of improving accessibility but did not have the scope to extend or change things enough.

Can I bring my dog or cat?  

Sorry, this is not possible.

Are you small-children/infant friendly? 

Well, we like them! But the cottage is not large enough for more than a couple who will sleep together! 

Can you drink the water? 

Yes - and it's good tasting water too.

How do I make a reservation? 

Ring us on +44 (0)7886 567617 or email [email protected] directly or through our 'Contact Us' page, to enquire about availability first. We can then send you a booking form either by email or in the post.

What forms of payment do you accept? 

Bank transfer, cheques or through aypal (3.5% surcharge). .

Did your area figure in WW11?  

The lower bocage area was liberated by the Americans on 8th August 1944. On that day our house saw first German soldiers and later GIs pass through it. Local residents were warned to leave and fled or hid for several days. Some near-by towns and, such as Sourdeval and Vire were virtually obliterated. Gathemo, three miles away, was devastated too. Our hamlet was lucky !

WW1?

No, that was the north eastern part of France.

Can we hire bicycles? 

Not easily though please ask us about what we have at the cottage to loan you. 

Can we bring DVDs? 

Yes, bring your own or we also have a supply you could look through and borrow.

Do you advertise elsewhere?   

We will be advertising elsewhere, further details to follow.

What ferry discount can you offer? We are members of Brittany Ferries Voyager (owners) Club. Quote Fowler, and membership number F00QWE for a discount.