Les Sablons is a charming detached "colombage" type cottage located in the heart of rural Normandy and is surrounded by rolling green fields, valleys and orchards of the Pays D'Auge. There are contented cows providing milk for the Camembert cheese made a few miles away in the village of the same name. The cottage is set in a lawned garden and the location is so peaceful and tranquil that it provides an excellent haven for restful holidays whilst at the same time offering many fascinating places to visit. In the garden to the rear there is a large decked area for eating, sitting in the sunshine and looking at the views down the valley. There are deer in the fields around the cottage and wild boar have been seen In the garden there is also a shed containing garden furniture, a barbeque and outdoor games. The cottage has well equipped kitchen/diner and there is a log burner in the living area for those possible chilly evenings in Autumn. The cottage can be used as a base for exploring Normandy. The coast is just over an hour's drive away. If you are interested in the Battle of Normandy in 1944 you can visit the invasion beaches, Pegasus Bridge, the Caen Memorial, Arromanches and other interesting related sites. The cottage is situated near to the point in August 1944 where the Allies closed the Falaise Gap and thereby won the battle for France. There is a fascinating museum at Montormel that provides the details of the battle with panoramic views of the area. You can also go to the seaside towns of Honfleur (which is worth a visit by itself and should not be missed), Deauville and Trouville for superb restaurants. Further along the coast are the towns of Cabourg and Houlgate with large sandy beaches and worth a day's stay. There are many pretty villages that can be visited such as Beuvron en Auge, Cambremer and St Pierre-sur-Dives; details of these and others are in the cottage. Nearer to home is Falaise for the William the Conqueror's Castle with a mixture of original stonework and modern materials. There is Pont d'Ouilly for lovely walks and it has canoeing and kayaking facilities. If you are interested in horses then you must visit Haras du Pin which is the French national stud. The buildings are architecturally impressive and there is a really good restaurant down the hill - La Tete au Loup. Wherever you have been during the day it is always lovely to return to Les Sablons, sit on the decking with a glass of wine, watch the sun go down and discuss the day's events. In the near locality there are many walks along the lanes and over the fields; well behaved dogs are welcomed. The house has all the modern necessities that are required save for WiFi which preserves the peace and tranquillity of the cottage. We have tried to equip the cottage well to ensure your stay is as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.
Cottage in Champosoult, Normandy, France
- Calendar last updated:
- Nov 30, 2018
About Michael Grey
We, Louise and Michael Grey, have owned Les Sablons since 2001. We live in Staffordshire and both work, we have two children at University. We have had brilliant and memorable family holidays at Les Sablons over the years and we try to stay there as often as possible.
Why Michael Grey chose Champosoult
We love the area for it's peace and tranquillity. Les Sablons is set in it's own lawned gardens with views down the valley. The cottage is in a rural location some distance from the local towns. However the Normandy coast can be reached in about an hour.
What makes this Cottage unique
At Les Sablons we enjoy peace and total relaxation. Wherever you have travelled during the day, the delight of arriving back at the cottage to have a glass of wine on the decking and soak in the tranquillity, is absolutely special.
The Perfect Holliday
Set in the heart of rural Normandy, Les Sablons is a beautiful homely gite that had everything we needed for a relaxing holiday. Very well equipped, cosy lounge with a wood burning stove, well maintained grounds, surrounded by rolling countryside steeped in history, we just loved this place. We took bikes and cycled to Camembert in about 30 mins, drove to the coast in about 1hr 15, took country and forest local walks and met lots of curious cows! I can't recommend the gite and location enough. Stunning.
Les Sablons is a comfortable little cottage with plenty of charm and the owner [Michael] is pleasure to deal with. The location is set in typical, rolling Normandy countryside, which is in easy reach of Caen and surrounding villages a towns. It is also very close to the site of the Falaise Pocket, for those with an interest in WW2 and the Battle of Normandy.
In conclusion, I wouldn't hesitate in recommending this property to anyone who is searching for a relaxing holiday at an incredibly reasonable price.
Charming Fairytale cottage
What an amazing property! Four days was not long enough to enjoy this home and the surrounding area. The cottage is very well appointed with everything you could possibly need or want. Fantastic modern kitchen, while the overall style of the cottage is still very authentic. Communication with the owners was always quick and helpful. Thank you so much for sharing your holiday home with others. It's obvious that much love has gone into the home and the atmosphere reflects it. My family had a wonderful time and we hope to be able to return in the not too distant future.
Ein sehr erholsamer Urlaub, sehr schönes Cottage auch für Familien und Gruppen
Das wunderschöne Fachwerk-Cottage im normannischen Stil ist mit allem ausgestattet was man für einen langen Aufenthalt, auch als Familie, braucht.
Waschmaschine und Geschirrspüler, Kochutensilien und auch viele Spiele und Bücher.
Die Umgebung ist sehr ländlich, es gibt viele Wiesen mit Kühen und Apfelplantagen.
Der Vermieter war sehr freundlich im Kontakt und es gab vorab alle wichtigen Infos zum Aufenthalt.
Es gab keine Probleme.
Super séjour au vert!
Nous avons adoré notre séjour. La maison est absolument conforme aux photos et descriptions! Au calme et très bien équipée, on se sent vite chez soi. Les enfants ne sont pas en reste avec quelques jouets dans la maison et pour le jardin.
Sans oublier la grande disponibilité de Michael qui a répondu avec rapidité à toutes nos demandes.
Je recommande vivement cette location!
The Normandy coast is one and a quarter hours drive from the cottage.
Caen-Ouistreham is the nearest port to the cottage and the journey takes around one and a quarter hours.
A car is essential for a visit to Les Sablons.
The nearest town to Les Sablons is Trun which is around 10Km away.
Vimoutiers is 14 Km from the cottage and has more facilities than Trun.
Rates & Availability
Booking Notes: Please contact owner Changeover Day: The preferred changeover day is Saturday but this is flexible. Arrival should be any time after 4pm to ensure the cottage is prepared for you. Check out time is 11am.. Notes on prices: Stays of less than 5 days or mid-week stays can be agreed.