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Bedrooms 2
Space 753 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights



Gîte Poppy

This converted stone barn has been made into two self-catering 2-bedroom properties, each sleeping 4 people comfortably with the option of a travel cot in each. The gîtes/cottages, can be rented together or apart and have been newly renovated in 2010 with all new furnishings.

There is a double bedroom and a twin / superking bedroom in each gîte, with new hotel quality beds. The properties have broadband/wifi access including free international telephone calls. Gîte Poppy has a west facing terrace area, for sunset views and a barbeque.

The houses are in a very quiet spot ,surrounded by fields with horses and cows, but within walking distance (800m) of the village, which has a restaurant (lunch only), bakery, play ground, post office, butcher, tennis court, equestrian centre and two bars. Moyon is in the centre of la Manche, an hour from Cherbourg and Caen ferry ports, and an hour and a half from Dinard airport (with Ryanair flights), and from Deauville airport.

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About the property

Gite Poppy

A stone barn conversion comprising 2 two bedroom cottages/gîtes, renovated in 2010, to a high standard. They are located 800m from the village which has a restaurant, village shop, post office, bakery, butchers, garage and riding school. The houses are surrounded by fields of cows and horses, 100m off a quiet road.

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Polly Watt
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 8, 2017

About Polly Watt

I am a single mum, with two great girls aged 10 & 118. I run an ecommerce selling produce from over 100 local suppliers.

Polly Watt purchased this cottage in 1995

Why Polly Watt chose Moyon

I came to France when I was 24 and saw this house near the village of Moyon and fell in love with it. We moved here in the September of 1995, and gradually began converting one of the barns. Now 17 years later, we are still working on improvements on the property, all though finally most of that is actually happening on the main house.

What makes this cottage unique

I fell in love with this area on my first visit to Bayeux and that was the basis of our search for a new home. We are very well located for visiting the local sites. We are equi-distant to most of them, such as Bayeux, Granville, Cherbourg, Mont St Michel. There is also a very lively music scene locally, which never fails to surprise people.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We stayed in Gite Poppy in Spring and it was just lovely. The area is filled with gorgeous daffodils and the grass was nice and green. The gite itself was in a fantastic area, not too far a drive from Mont St Michel and other towns such as St Lo, which has a great fresh food market on Saturdays.

The gite is in great condition, with everything you would need for a relaxing holiday week away. Inside the gite is warm and homely with good self-contained facilities and nice large beds. Books were provided in the living room, as well as an English skybox.

The gite is in a lovely stone building which is perfect for the countryside location, surrounded by cows and horses. The owners dogs were also fun to play with. Truly a great place to come for some time away from the city.
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Moyon Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 753 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Baby Gate
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • In the shower room there is also a washing machine.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 2 single has ziplock beds, which can be zipped together to make a superking bed, so please let us know you requirements when booking so that we can make up the beds to suit you. Bedroom 1 has space for a travel cot, which we are happy to provide.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Pricing per night including sheets and linens. up to 3 4 5 6 7 LOW € 180.00 € 215.00 € 250.00 € 285.00 €325.00 MID € 195.00 € 235.00 € 275.00 € 315.00 € 350.00 HIGH € 210.00 € 255.00 € 300.00 € 345.00 € 375.00 PEAK€ 240.00 € 295.00 € 350.00 € 405.00 € 450.00


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(17 traveler reviews)

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Gîte Poppy
average rating of 4.4117646 based on 18 reviews
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A warm Christmas at Moyon

  • 5 of 5

We spent Christmas at Moyon , Polly gave us a warm welcome on arrival , the gite was lovely it had all we required to spend Christmas in France, i would recommend this property for a holiday, the area is ideal for exploring the region and is within easy reach of the channel ports I am looking forward to staying again , Thank you Polly.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 3 of 5

Great location and comfortable accommodation great value for money

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
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Quintessential quiet French rural retreat

  • 4 of 5

The location is away from all hustle and bustle yet convenient for the roads network. The village has an excellent restaurant, baker, and a supermarket. The gite provides good basic utensils and utilities to make for a comfortable self catering stay. Local attractions in West Normandy are within an hour drive away.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Convenient and comfortable stay.

  • 4 of 5

Gite Poppy is extremely convenient for D-Day beaches, Granville and associated beaches and many more Normandy treats. The Gite itself is very comfortable with all accessories included. The host and workers are really friendly more than willing/happy to impart their knowledge of the area.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best stay of the Euro-trip

  • 5 of 5

Traveling in Europe over the years, our family has stayed in all sorts of efficiency hotels and small apartments. The combination of the near important American, Norman and French places of interest and shopping made this stop a real vacation. The apartment is as advertised. The host is as pleasant in the reviews.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable French Countryside Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Gite Poppy was a comfortable and cozy retreat in the French countryside. My two teenage daughters and my husband especially liked...

...the beds which were the most comfortable we've experienced away from home.

...the amount of space in the apartment with the two bedrooms upstairs and a sitting room combined with dining room and kitchen downstairs

...the quiet of the countryside with fields all around us (and three handsome horses which we could see from our front door), yet it was only about 10 minutes from the highways.

...our helpful host, Polly, who was easy to reach (being right next door), and who was happy to assist us and was friendly as well as fun and easy to visit with. If Polly wasn't available, her assistant, Claire, was just as helpful.

...the location in the center of Normandy made it easy for us to visit the beautiful and scenic Mont St. Michel as well as visit the Museum of Peace in Caen and the American Cemetery at Omaha Beach.

Thank you, Polly!!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This was a fabulous fun family to have staying in our Gite, and if I could give them a rating they would get the full 5 stars.
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Nearest Airport
52 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.8 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
70 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
24 Kilometres
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Saint Lo
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
A84 junction 39
Nearest Restaurant
0.8 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
36 Kilometres
St Martin de Brehal
Car: necessary

Moyon is centrally located in La Manche, and ideally placed for visiting all the local attractions. To the west are beautiful sandy beaches and the historic town of Granville, birthplace of Dior, and Mont St Michel. To the south are areas of exceptional beauty as you drive to Villedieu les Poeles or Vire; to the East is Caen, and to the North are the D-Day landing beaches and Bayeux. In Moyon there is a horse riding centre and there are sporting activities all around us - parachuting, golf, microlight aircraft, bungy jumping, swimming pool complex, beautiful walks and bike rides.


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