Le Nid d'Hibou - Prices reduced this year! A self catering holiday cottage in Normandy


Details of the Cottage

Accommodation: can sleep up to 7 plus cot.
Kitchen/diner: fully-fitted with cooker, fridge, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine. A woodburner is set in the original fireplace to complement electric radiators. Down to......
Bedroom 1: originally the dairy, a large room with double/twin beds and space for a cot or further bed. Huge oak beam and deep windows.
Bathroom: fully tiled with shower cubicle, WC and sink.
Living room: sofa bed and easy chairs with stunning view across fields to Tessy sur Vire. Upstairs to...
Mezzanine bedroom: up to 3 single beds in this light room with interesting views through the 3 Velux windows (with night blinds).
The gite has been carefully renovated to keep many of its original features. There is Wifi connection in the gite.
Outside: The gite has its own private garden, with BBQ and garden furniture and there is a larger play area available too. The gite is situated at the end of a countrylane, surrounded by fields.
The river Vire is only 5 minutes walk away, with a towpath leading to Pont Farcy or Tessy sur Vire and beyond. The Nid d'hibou is in an ideal location for access to the beautiful beaches of Normandy, including the famous D-Day beaches. It is an area of great historical and architectural interest, including Le Mont St Michel, Bayeux and Caen, all of which are within an hour's drive. There are many marked walks along lanes and through the forests of the bocage.

Facilities of the Cottage

General / living area
  • TV
  • Satellite / cable TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Books
  • Log fire
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • Internet access
Includes: Sofa beds (1)
A stunning view, especially at night, across to Tessy sur Vire. The living room, with its original hearth, has a sofa bed, two arm chairs, a coffee table, satellite TV and DVD player.
Kitchen / utility
  • 4 ring hob
  • Fridge
  • Oven
  • Grill
  • Microwave oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Coffee maker
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Toilet paper provided
The kitchen is fully-fitted with cooker, fridge, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine. A woodburner is set in the original fireplace to complement electric radiators. A large extendable table, with six dining chairs graces the centre of the tiled floor.
Bedrooms (2)
Includes: Double beds (1), single beds (3)
Downstairs, a large double bedroom with an additional single bed in the refurbished dairy. An enormous original beam takes centre stage. There are bedside cabinets, a wardrobe and chest of drawers for your personal belongings and a comfortable armchair.
Upstairs to the mezzanine, usually furnished with two single beds, but a third could be added. Not recommended for very young children, but a great adventure for those a bit older. This is a very airy room with three Velux windows which are fitted with blackout blinds to encourage sleeping in a little longer.
Bathrooms (1)
Includes: Bathrooms (1). Shower (1) and WC (1)
Situated off the living room, the bathroom is fully tiled with a hydrotherapy shower, sink and WC.
  • Patio
  • Garden
  • Barbeque
  • Play area
  • Parking (secure)

Le Nid d'Hibou is located in Vire, Calvados

Coasts/Beaches –ideally situated for the superb sandy beaches with rock pools to the west and the Normandy Landing beaches around Caen, all within an hour's drive. Granville is a traditional holiday resort with excellent beaches and a wide range of ′chic′ shops and eating places. The ferry can be taken from Granville to the Channel Islands. The revered site of Le Mont Saint Michel is spectacular and can be seen for miles along the coast.

Towns – Le Nid d'Hibou is situated about halfway between St Lo and Vire (25mins). Both offer a range of small shops and large supermarkets. Vire has a market on Friday whereas St Lo is on Saturday. The town of Villedieu-les-Poêles is renowned for its copper making industry and shops. There are several small museums here which are worth a look and it has a vibrant market on Tuesdays. The town of Caen is about an hour way and has a huge shopping area as well as many historical sites. The Memorial de Caen is well worth a visit, as is Bayeux.

  • Dinard: 115 km
  • Rennes: 134 km
  • Granville: 50 km
  • Lac de Dathee: 25 km
  • Granville: 50 km
  • Nearest Shops: 2 km
  • Nearest Restaurants: 2 km
  • Nearest Bars: 2 km


Rental Rates

Rental rates €285 - €485 per week
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Booking Terms & Cancellation Policy

The prices quoted include electricity, water and linen and towels. The first basket of logs for the wood-burner is provided free. Further wood is available for purchase.

A non returnable deposit of €100 per week is required to secure your booking, with the balance due 2 months prior to your arrival, along with a security deposit of €150. The security deposit will be returned within 14 days of the end of the rental period, assuming there has been no damage and the gite is left in a clean state. Alternatively, a cleaning fee of €50 may be paid.

Cancellations should be made in writing, by registered mail or email. Cancellations made more than eight weeks prior to the due arrival date will forego the deposit only. Cancellations made 4 - 8 weeks prior to arrival date will forego 50% of total rental, unless the gite is re-booked . Those made less than 4 weeks prior to the due arrival date will forego the full amount unless we are able to re-let the accommodation.

We reserve the right to ask anybody to leave, without a refund, if their behaviour is inappropriate to family surroundings.

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Language: English, French
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