Cottage just outside Le Molay Littry, Nr. Bayeux, Calvados, Normandy, France - Quiet And Relaxing, Within Easy Reach Of Picturesque Historic Bayeux And The Normandy Beaches
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About Susan Hooker
We are a professional couple living in the South of England. Normandy is close enough for us to visit for the weekend, as well as for longer periods. After the noise of London, we really appreciate the space, the peace and the tranquillity of our property. It offers a wonderful opportunity for us to unwind. Andrew has known this area of Normandy since he was quite young. He is a keen horologist, and you will see examples of rescued and restored French clocks in the cottage. We both share a very keen interest in gardening, and are working together to develop our orchard, vegetable patch and flower borders around the cottage and the farm house.
Susan Hooker purchased this Cottage in 2006
Why Susan Hooker chose Le Breuil-en-Bessin
We discovered the farmhouse and buildings, around a central gated yard, quite by chance, in the Spring of 2006. We loved it from the moment we saw it, and whilst registering the fact that there was a tremendous amount of work to be done to make it habitable, we felt that it would be a project that both of us would thoroughly enjoy. We have gained tremendous satisfaction as it gradually emerged from a very basic farmhouse, with virtually no modern amenities, into what it is now. It was in August 2012 that we started work on converting the barn adjoining the farmhouse into a cottage to offer additional accommodation for friends and family. We have not finished, as we have further plans for the garden and for the smaller building close to the vegetable patch.
What makes this Cottage unique
We have spent many happy hours restoring the house and bringing some order to the gardens. We love the peace and the tranquillity of the house, which is set between a copse and open farmland. The pressure of our work just outside London is very easily forgotten when we are installed in our Normandy home. We enjoy the ease of crossing from Portsmouth to Caen, often on the overnight ferry, which allows us to take short breaks, and return to England refreshed. The nearby small market town of Le Molay Littry, only a kilometre away, is well kept, and attractive, and has the wonderful choice of three bakers for morning croissants, as well as other small shops and well stocked supermarkets. It is entirely rural yet not cut off, and the close proximity of the local shops is a huge advantage
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Very pleasant stay
The house was very pretty, lovely decor and everything we needed was there!
The location was perfect, we was near everywhere we wanted to visit.
It was a beautiful setting, and we would definitely return again!
Lovely property, home away from home with all the amenities.
Wonderful experience with Susan going above and beyond when assistance was needed! I would highly recommend!
Lovely cottage in a great location.
Stayed for 5 nights in July at Le Petite Coliberderie. Lovely, atmospheric farmhouse, very well equipped with washing machine, dishwasher and plenty of crockery and cutlery. Three bathrooms meant no-one was queuing to use the loo!! The cottage is spacious and was ideal for our family stay (2 adults and 2 children) and also had a nice enclosed and secluded garden as well. The road was not too busy so not too much traffic noise to spoil the tranquillity.
The cottage is also ideally located for exploring the surrounding countryside, being only about 20 minute drive from Bayeux and less than half an hour from many of the D-Day beaches. The nearest town of Le Miolat-Littral is small and quaint and has all the shops you will need.
We had some lovely clear nights too and the absence of streetlights means the stars blazed brightly overhead - sitting in the garden gazing up at the heavens is certainly relaxing!
Highly recommended if you are looking for a base to explore the Calvados region of Normandy or are just looking for a nice peaceful get-away.
Thank you for your feedback, and thank you for leaving everything in such good order. I am sorry that we did not get to meet you, but delighted that you enjoyed your stay. If you ever visit this region again you will be very welcome (we offer a small discount to returning visitors).
We fully agree with you about le Molay Littry - we rarely do any shopping anywhere else.
Excellent, lovely property with a superb host.
Property was ideal for two couples, everything we needed was there. It was centrally situated for our visits to the D-day sites. Susan was an excellent host giving any help and information when requested. Will certainly stay again when in the area.
A Pleasant Cottage on the Heart of Normandy
The cottage is a comfortable and ideally situated property, offering a large, well equipped kitchen and spacious bedrooms and bathrooms. Hosts Susan and Andrew were very welcoming and provided excellent advice as to local shopping and sight seeing. The cottage is located in the country but an easy drive to both major cities and Normandy tourist areas making it ideal for full days of seeing the numerous historical sites and then quiet evenings relaxing.
Cottage was clean and well laid out. Kitchen was really good and very well equipped. Area was perfect for our trips to the D Day landing beaches and cemeteries. All in all, Tres Bon.
I am delighted that you all had a good holiday, and that you had an opportunity to sample some of what Normandy has to offer.
Omaha Beach is about 30-40 minutes away, and above it the American cemetery, which is a very moving and poignant place to visit, as well as being superbly presented.
Slightly closer is Arromanche, site of the Mulberry harbour, with a pretty little beach, and a very interesting museum up on the headland. Parking here in summer is not always easy, so travel early for a visit here.
Nearer to home in Le Molay Littry is the Mining Museum, the Mill and the Thursday morning open market
For ferry travellers from the UK, we are within easy access of Cherbourg(1 hour), Caen ( 45 minutes), Le Havre (90 minutes) and Calais ( 4 hours). Those planning to arrive by plane should look for flights to Paris or to Dinard in Brittany. From Paris you are able to hire a car at the airport, or take the train from St Lazare station direct to Caen, or to Bayeux, where car hire is available in both towns.
Use of car is essential -although only just outside Le Molay Littry, rather far to walk.
Easy day visits include le Mont St Michel (2 hours), Suisse Normande (90 minutes), Villedieu-les-Poeles (90 minutes), Granville (1 hr), St Mere Eglise (45 minutes), Arromanches (30 minutes).
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If within 30 days of arrival date: 50% REFUND
If within 14 days of arrival date: NO REFUND