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This area may have travel restrictions related to COVID-19.
Cozy 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom cottage (sleeps 2-4) with stunning panoramic views
1 queen size bed 160x200, 1 single bed 90x190 1 sofa-bed in the living-room is used to accommodate five-guest parties
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 7 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 7 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - Children under 2 are not counted in the occupancyChildren under 2 are not counted in the occupancy
Pets allowed - Dogs are welcome (Pet Welcome Package mandatory)Dogs are welcome (Pet Welcome Package mandatory)
No smoking - Ashtray provided outside Ashtray provided outside
Max guests: 3 (sleeps up to 2 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter:
Check in and check out with no person-to-person contact
All towels and bedding washed in hot water that’s at least 60ºC
High-touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant (e.g. countertops, light switches, handles and taps)
Minimum one-day vacancy between guests’ stays
Cleaned with disinfectant
Follows industry health association: Sanitary Protocol (UNPLV – France)
Follows regional health guidelines: Protected Tourist (Brazil)
- English, French, Spanish
About Catherine Rigaud
In the 1930’s, my parents, Marie-Reine and Louis Rigaud, were buying, maturing and selling cheese on Parisian markets, in particular the famed Camemberts made by Alfred Marie of Montpinçon, in Normandy of course. Alfred travelled to Paris to meet these two young industrious cheese mongers who were so successful in selling his Camemberts, even during the hot summer days when the French do not eat so much fermented cheese and turn to “fromage frais”. A friendship developed between the cheese-maker and the cheese mongers. My parents had this dream urban people often had then to own a farm in not-too-distant Normandy. Alfred the cheese-maker offered to sell them any of his 200 farms. And so it happened that the estate of La Hoguette was purchased in February of 1940, complete with its 27 acres of apple orchards, farm buildings and farm-house for the farmer and his family. Most of the land and the farm were sold at my father’s death in 1966, and I inherited the maison de maître with the 9-acre orchard in 1985. I was living in Canada then, working as a translator for the Department of Justice. However, I decided that my parents’ dream of a country property in Normandy had to live on, that it would live on as a holiday home rental business. In 1992, the restoration of two of the outbuildings began, with the dedicated help of my two sons, and the first rental was in September of 1992. In the late 1990’s, I decided to come and live at La Hoguette on a more permanent basis: thanks to Internet, I could practice legal translation, even from a remote village in Normandy. I shall be happy to greet you at La Hoguette, to show you my favourite places, to explain the Norman way of life, the Norman countryside and history. Normandy is where I was raised and educated, before I left for Toronto in 1971. I provide an insider’s view, with lots of stories to be told and people to be met, and I endeavour to make your stay at La Hoguette an enriching adventure in Normandy.
Catherine Rigaud purchased this cottage in 1940