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Gite de charme near Deauville, heated outdoor hot tub , 4 adults 2 children max

Bonnebosq, France
  • Cottage1291 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms0
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights

2 main bedrooms with shower en suite, 1 guest/kid room with no bathroom, hot tub

Located in Normandy, in the heart of ' pays d'Auge ' region, 5 minutes from the A13 motorway exit, 15 minutes from Deauville and 20 minutes from Honfleur and 40 minutes from Le Havre and Caen, La Vie de Cocagne is much more than a luxury gite or a holiday rental.

Our outdoor hot tub located on the wooden deck facing the lounge area allows you relaxation moments all through the year.

Built on our property, but far enough away to preserve your intimacy, la Vie de Cocagne has only one goal : becoming your proper home for a week-end, a week or your holidays, without having to manage all the tasks and expenses of a second home.

Probably built in the 18th century, the house is a former half-timbered stable and untill recently a barn for our donkeys and horse. Entirely renovated in 2007, it is now a comfortable cottage, with wide open windows which give on to the surrounding fields.

Wanting to give you the spirit of home, we have decorated with family furniture, Farrow and Ball paints and addedd contemporary interiors, (stainless steel appliances, flat screen television, hifi, wifi), heated outdoor hot tub;

Two main bedrooms with shower en suite, ideal for couple stay, couple with baby or group of friends. Guest room upstairs (no bathroom, toilet only). The house is ideal for a maximum capacity of 4 to 6 adults or 2 children or visiting guests.



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Calendar last updated:
Apr 19, 2018
About Thierry

We are working in the events business, owning our own business. Born and raised in Normandy, we will be pleased to give you all our best addresses and tips to discover our beautiful region.

Thierry purchased this Cottage in 2000

Why Thierry chose Le Fournet

When we bought the property in 2000, we started renovating the main house where we are leaving. There was a barn on the estate which was falling apart. We started renovation in 2006, to turn it into a private guest house. We opened it to travellers in May 2007. The aim was to offer a comfortable secondary house to make our guests feeling at home.

What makes this Cottage unique

Very quiet, no major road, surrounded by horses (neighbouring stud farm). La Vie de Cocagne is regularly shot for Decoration magazines. Private heated outdoor hot tub. A feeling of being far from everything but located 15 mns from Deauvile and Trouville, one hour from the dday beaches and all major Normandy sites.


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • The chocolate room
        1 queen, shower bathroom en suite
      • The Green room
        1 queen, Shower bathroom en suite
      • The Guest room
        2 twin/ single, No bathroom
      • - Two bedrooms on the ground floor with bathroom en suite (shower) - House setting makes it ideal for 2 to 4 guests with maximum 2 kids - One children or guest room upstairs
        twin beds - possible king size bed on request - no private bathroom upstairs : toilet and lavabo


      • 0 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
      • Bathroom 2
      • All linens included, as well as bathrobes

      Location Type

        • Rural
        • Village


            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Luxury
            • Romantic
            • Spa
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Living Room
                      Two new sofas (changed in2015), Three armchairs
                    • Activities Guide
                    • Broadband Access
                    • Firewood
                    • Fitness Room / Equipment
                      For week stays, two coaching sessions are offered to our guests monday and thursday afternoon between 2:30 and 3:30 pm Rate : 15€ per person and per session
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      electric rads The house is always heated even if we have no clients staying to allow maximum comfort upon arrival
                    • Internet
                      Independent wireless access
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Laundry Soap
                    • Linens Provided
                      Linens provided, fitted to house decor
                    • Basic Soaps
                    • Local Activities Guide
                    • Local Maps
                    • Local Restaurant Guide
                    • Parking
                      Private parking with secured gate
                    • Sunbed
                    • Toilet Paper
                    • Towels Provided
                      A large amount of towels in the bathrooms as well as bathrobes and slippers
                    • Tumble Dryer
                      New January 2016
                    • Washing Machine
                      New Washing and drying machine (January 2016)
                    • Wireless Internet
                    • Wood Stove
                      Wood is provided.


                        • Kitchen
                          Open kitchen on to the dining room. Stainless steel appliances, slate counter
                        • 4 Ring Stove
                        • Cooking Utensils
                          Also provided (my wife is a cooker...)
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Everything is provided in quantity (not just for 6)
                        • Dishwasher
                          New dishwasher (changed september 2015)
                        • Freezer
                        • Grill
                        • Coffee Maker
                          Filter machine (with filters) and Nespresso Machine (with caps)
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                          Electric Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          Basic supplies at your arrival like orange juice, salt, pepper, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, water in the rooms, nespresso tabs, coffee, tea, washing products (dishwasher, washing machine...), shampoo
                        • Refrigerator
                          Ariston steel european refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                              Inside table for 6 persons.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 6 people


                                • Books
                                  Book selection (novels and books on Normandy)
                                • Books for Adults
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Canal satellite, more than 300 channels, french and international
                                • Stereo
                                  CD and radio player, iPod/Iphone dock
                                • Television
                                  Flat LCD screen
                                • VCR
                                • Video Library
                                  Large DVD selection available


                                    • Beach Chairs
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Dining terrace and wooden deck lounge side
                                    • Gated Community
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Large garden around the house overlooking our field, home of our donkeys and horse.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                    • Terrace
                                    • Wood Deck


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • smoking allowed
                                        • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Hot Tub
                                              Private outdoor heated Hot Tub on the wooden deck adjoining the living room. Available and heated all year long. Dedicated to relaxation. Not allowed to children under 12 for safety reasons.
                                            • Outdoor Hot Tub

                                              Onsite Services

                                                • Concierge
                                                • Massage


                                                    • museums
                                                    • botanical garden
                                                    • churches
                                                    • cinemas
                                                    • library
                                                    • live theater
                                                    • marina
                                                    • caves
                                                    • nude beach
                                                    • pond
                                                    • restaurants
                                                    • water parks
                                                    • winery tours
                                                    • zoo

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • eco tourism
                                                        • gambling casinos
                                                        • horseback riding
                                                        • outlet shopping
                                                        • paddle boating
                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • sight seeing
                                                        • walking

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • ATM/bank
                                                            • fitness center
                                                            • groceries
                                                            • hospital
                                                            • massage therapist
                                                            • medical services

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • jet skiing
                                                                • cycling
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • fly fishing
                                                                • freshwater fishing
                                                                • golf
                                                                • golf privileges optional
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • hunting
                                                                • equestrian events
                                                                • mountain biking
                                                                • pier fishing
                                                                • sailing
                                                                • sound/bay fishing
                                                                • surfing
                                                                • swimming
                                                                • tennis
                                                                • wind-surfing


                                                                    • Cook, cleaning service, organization and exploring available upon request. When you arrive at our gîte you will find a house that is vibrant, full of character and, yes, fully heated should it be necessary! All your basic needs and more are provided: cleaning products, toilet paper, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper, coffee, tea, Nespresso capsules, wood for the fire, firelighters, matches… Equally, you will find a fridge stocked with butter, jam, milk, fruit juices, sandwich bread, cider and other seasonal surprises. Upon request, we can also do the rest of your shopping for you before you arrive, saving you precious time to further enjoy your stay. Simply send us your list and we will take care of the shopping. We can also prepare a meal for your arrival should you so desire. Do not hesitate to ask for details when you book the house. Mineral water is available in all bedrooms. An exhaustive information book is provided in the gîte giving suggestions for varied visits

                                                                      House Rules

                                                                      Check-in: 5:00 PM

                                                                      Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                      Cancellation Policy

                                                                      100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                      15 Reviews


                                                                      Latest reviews

                                                                      A charming little place

                                                                      Heidi V.

                                                                      My husband and I had a wonderful stay here with our 1yr old son in October. Cosy place in serene surroundings. Close to many sights and delicious ciders/cheeses. Thierry and Caroline were very welcoming and helpful. We definitely recommend this place to others looking for some peace and quiet in a wonderful area with lots to do and see.

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      Thank you Heidi ! we hope to see you again ! All the best, Thierry and Caroline

                                                                      Lovely, relaxing holiday

                                                                      Catherine S.

                                                                      I would definitely recommend and return for another holiday .

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      Thank you Catherine ! See you soon then !

                                                                      Great Location !

                                                                      Enrique C.

                                                                      This was my first trip to France one week in Paris and we ended our last week and Normandy. I must say this cottage was a little piece of heaven, so quiet and tranquil and peaceful. This location was great do to the fact we were able to drive to all of our vacation spots within an hour or so. The small town where the cottages is in gave us everything we needed. I would therefore recommend this cottage to anyone who wants to getaway in the country with all the accommodations just like in the city. I give the cottage the location and the town and excellent rating. And to the owner Thierry, thank you so much for everything you did if I have to go back to Normandy I would definitely stay there again.

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      Many thanks for your nice comments related to your stay at la Vie de Cocagne ! We are very touched about your review and were also very happy to share our Normandy with such nice guests ! We hope to see you or your friends soon back here ! with kind regards, Thierry

                                                                      beautiful stay

                                                                      Marc H.

                                                                      The luxury gite is an old barn which has been really beautifully restored with lots of taste. It is located in a beautiful area, very calm, out in the open, absolutely beautiful.

                                                                      The gite is well equipped with everything you need.

                                                                      It was exactely what we had been looking for to get away for a few days from everyday business . The owners are very charming people and the Customer service was good.

                                                                      Auch beim zweiten Mal war alles perfekt!

                                                                      Angela S.Germany, near Stuttgart

                                                                      Wir sind nun schon zum zweiten Mal dort gewesen und wieder war alles bestens. Die Vermieter sind sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit und stehen für Fragen - auch vorab - jederzeit zur Verfügung. Selbst für einen gefüllten Kühlschrank bei Ankunft wird auf Wunsch gesorgt.

                                                                      Alles in allem haben wir uns rundum wohl gefühlt und können diese Unterkunft wärmstens empfehlen.

                                                                      Zu meckern gibt's nur, dass unser Urlaub zu kurz war. :-)

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      Danke sehr ! thanks for your comments...Hope to see you around again, Bis bald !

                                                                      Mit freundlichen Grussen

                                                                      Lovely, cosy charming nest


                                                                      Everything was as described , it was even more than what was expected. Lovely hosts, very welcoming .

                                                                      I would definitely come back in the winter or the summer.

                                                                      I already told all my Parisian friends about it.

                                                                      So much to do around, between Deauville and all the pretty villages , visiting cider producers, butter and cheese farmers, ...

                                                                      We loved it.

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      Many thanks for your lovely comments ! We look forward to seeing you again with us !


                                                                      Bonnebosq, France

                                                                      Charming holiday rental, comfortable and stylish, in a very relaxing contryside. Located in the heart of the most beautiful area of the Calvados called the Pays d'Auge, close to Deauville, with outdoor heated hot tub. Ideal for couples ou group of friends and animal lovers. MAXIMUM CAPACITY : 6 adults or children Golf: Deauville (3 golf courses), Saint Julien (near Deauville)


                                                                      Additional information about rental rates

                                                                      The above rates are for the entire year except holidays and bank holidays (please see our Web site www.laviedecocagne.com or www.charmingnormandygite.com). Some promotions apply on some period (see our website) Safety deposit : 1000 euros required on booking (not cashed) Bed linens, towels, bathrobes are included as well as basics such as oil, vinegar, sugar, toilet paper......

                                                                      15 Reviews
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