Manoir du Bocage
Manor House | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10
Authentic 17th century luxury Manor House featuring 4 magnificient fire places. Recently renovated and specially designed for holyday lets. Beautiful bathrooms offering massage showers and massage spa bath with coloured light therapy. Park and orchards to play in. Large pond for birds and wildelife watching.
We received in June 2008 the distinction : GITES DE CARACTERE , only given to tradtional houses tastefully renovated.
We received for 2011 the distinction : GITES DE CHARME , GITES NATURE
We offer a level of confort : 4 ear of corn : high quality of confort ( given by Gites de France )
Downstair : large and well equipped open plan kitchen leading to dining room with fireplace, both are leading to outside terrace. Large lounge with fireplace, TV (big screen), piano, fine art. Guest toilet.
1st floor : 5 bedrooms ( 2 en suite: one has a massage shower, one bedroom is split level), 1 full bathroom with massage spa bath with coloured therapy and one separate massage shower. Library with fine African art.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Houlgate 43 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1.2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Honfleur Deauville 50 km, Nearest railway: Lisieux 13 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 12|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Private fishing lake or river|
|Further details indoors|
Classified as luxury Manor House ,Gites de FRANCE , Gites de caractere., Gites de Charme , Gites nature
AWARDED Gites de Charme for 2011
Cot and highchair for baby provided, bath for baby , all free of charge
|Further details outdoors|
• Garden furniture
• Private Petanque area with petanque " boules" provided
• Welcome regional present on arrival
• Key holder answers all questions regarding the house and the surroundings
The Normandy region
Calvados has a lot to offer:
• Seaside towns and villages : Houlgate ( 40min away ) has a huge sandy beach, Cabourg a beautiful beach and casino, Deauville offers beach, casino, horses races, film festival.
• Bayeux and its well known tapestry. Falaise: birthplace of Guillaume the Conqueror .
• Castles and farms where cider and calvados and various cheeses are manufactured (camembert, Livarot, Pont L eveque)
• D-Day landing beaches (Utah, Omaha, Juno, Sword beaches)
Orbec, 15 minutes away, is an ancient and pretty market town with C14th church and houses.
Lisieux, 15 min away is the traditional seat of sub-prefecture with beautiful fresh market food on Saturday morning, and a famous neo gothic church built in memory of Saint Therese, swimming pool : Le nautile
Pont L eveque lake : saling activities, children plays.
Fervaques, our village, is a typical village with all the shops you may need and a delicious bakery .
Fervaques is famous for its castle built for Henry the 4th and for its river La Touques, world famous for seatrout fishing.
Tennis in Mesnil Germain ( 6kms)
Horse riding in Auquainville (6kms)
Golf in Saint Germain /Calonne ( 30kms)
Cybercoffee in Notre Dame de Courson ( 9kms)
Many restaurants close by with traditional food from normandy ( fresh seafood, game , selection of cheeses : camembert, livarot, pont l eveque, cider,wine)
Casino and gambling in Deauville, Cabourg ( 30kms)
Availability Your dates are available
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3 Sep 2014
"An enchanting place."
The Manoir du Bocage is a little piece of Heaven. Beautifully restored, in perfect taste, it provided our family with a wonderful and memorable holiday experience. Aged from 67 to 2 years old, the m… More
28 Aug 2014
"A holiday location with the 'Wow factor'."
We have just returned from a wonderful holiday at the Manoir du Bocage in the Calvados region of Normandy. Although our extended family was made up of 8 adults, two teenagers and a baby, the manior provided plenty of room for us all to live in comfort.
The manior has excellent facilities, is beautifully decorated and has extensive grounds. It is tucked away down a small lane a short drive from the nearest village which makes for a peaceful break.
It was a bonus that the 'Roger Groult' Calvados distillery was just a 15 minute walk from the Manoir providing a very interesting tour of the distillery with a tasting at the end.
The owner Philippe and Annie the caretaker are a pleasure to deal with.
We could not fault the Manoir but have two small criticism's of the holiday package.
One of the web sites quoted that the Manoir had bikes but with no reference to them being hire bikes (50 euros per week).
Also, when we stayed at the Manoir the weather became cooler, especially in the evening. We asked how we start the heating system at night and were told that it could only be activated when the temperature went below a cerrtain level.
We lit a fire on a couple of cold evenings and were charged 10 euros at the end of our stay for the firewood. We just thought this was a bit 'penny pinching'.
We would also like to suggest that it would be helpful to have the Manoir's name somewhere near the gates to help future visitors know they have reached their destination.
Thank you for a great stay.
14 Aug 2014
"Manoir du Bocage delivered exactly the Calvados countryside experience we were hoping for!"
The home and grounds were idyllic, historic, very well-kept. All the bedrooms were attractive, each with their own features - comfortable bedding for everyone. We traveled as a family of 8 that included adult children, a teenager and an infant. Annie, the manager, was extremely helpful, always available for our needs.
We are very happy you enjoyed our home and found Annie , our house keeper helpfull ( I know we had an unexpected technicall issue when you stayed by us , and that you ve been very helpfull as well ) Thank you so much for your positive attitude and for staying by us .
14 Aug 2014
"Full of character"
Lovely old French manor house with huge gardens. Had a great week staying in this rustic house. If mod cons are your thing not the house for you. If an authentic stay in a French manor is what you are looking for this is the place to come. Amazing fireplace in living room. Close to Cerza zoo and honfleur/ Deaville which were all great trips. Look out for the rain in Normandy in May we had quite a lot!
We are glad you enjoyed our 17th century Manor House !
17 Sep 2013
"Gorgeous Traditional Manor House"
I've stayed at Manoir du Bocage twice and have had a very enjoyable stay on both occasions. The home is peaceful and secluded, has been faithfully restored by its owners and it is wonderfully dec… More
Saint Cyr du Ronceray shops offers all what you need and are great because they only 1km from us and you can have a pleasant by walking to them . Fervaques shops also offer all what you need even a pharmacy , but you need a car to go there .
TAKE CARE with french trading hours !!! french shops are close for lunch and " SIESTE TIME " , WHICH MEANS no shopping possible betwwen 1pm to 3pm . On mondays most of shops are close in France !
14 Sep 2013
"Perfect house to come home to each day"
Unwinding and relaxing after touring Normandy each day, this was the most rewarding place to return to. The rooms are large and plentiful and the bathrooms were modern, clean and attractive. We looked… More
We will be glad to see you again , may be on a different season .
Thank you for your feed back .
29 Aug 2013
"Has to be seen to be believed."
We have just returned from a visit to the house and had the most fantastic time. The house is absolutely beautiful with so much space and the grounds are well kept and have plenty of room plus an orna… More
We are glad you enjoyed our Manor House and surrounding .
Regarding directions , I understand our home may be difficult to find due to its very private location , BUT please refer to our website , www.manoirdubocage.com, location , which offers a google map with which I believe you cant get lost .
27 Jul 2013
"A wonderfully relaxing stay"
If you like what I do then this place is as good as it gets. Toyal privacy, peace and quiet with only birdsong and the occassional eee awing donkey in the distance to bother you. The Manoir has been sympathetically restored to the highest original standard and sits in a stunning setting surrounded by acres of woodland. And a lovely lilly filled lake that would make Monet proud with a heron, frogs, water voles and numerous other forms of aqatic life. Sit and watch all of this wonderment with a glass of chilled local cider in a deck chair provided by the very attentive owner Phillipe. Le Manoir du Bocage is a gem and I cannot recommend it highly enough.
We do thank you for your comments and are glad you enjoyed our home , garden, pond , orchards , private woods and surrounding , all totally dedicated to nature and peace lovers .
10 May 2013
"Even better in real life"
When my husband showed me the website for this rental, I was very skeptical. It really seemed too good to be true. After spending a week at this house, I can say that it was even prettier in real lif… More
We thank you for your good words , and will be glad to welcome you again in our home : Manoir du Bocage .
We keep upgrading our home through the years , and stay attached to our familial tradition of making sure our guests feel home and comfortable
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