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Gite | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

L'Ecurie is part of La Vieille Ferme, an old dairy farm that has been tastefully converted into a small group of holiday cottages. It is situated in beautiful countryside in a small hamlet called 'La Gouitiere' just outside the village of Donnay and is in the heart of Suisse Normande, Calvados, Normandy, France. The pretty town of Thury Harcourt is 5kms away and boasts many amenities such as supermarkets, shops, restaurants, bars, swimming pool, kayak centre, tennis and weekly market. The city of Caen is 30kms and the Normandy beaches 45kms.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Ouistreham 45 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 5 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Caen, Carpiquet 35 km, Nearest railway: Caen 30 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access
General Central heating
Standard Kettle, Iron
Utilities Cooker, Fridge
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other High chair
Outdoors Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

L'Ecurie is a former milking shed and stable that has recently been converted into a lovely two bedroomed cottage. The other half of the building is L'Etable (sleeps 5 in two bedrooms).


The cottage sleeps 4 and there is room in the large bedroom for a cot if required.


Downstairs - Large open plan living room with well equipped kitchen, dining and sitting areas. Off this is the bathroom with bath, shower, sink and WC.


French doors open out into the garden.


Upstairs there are two bedrooms, one double and the other is a twin. There are exposed beams from the original building.


English/French speaking owners next door for help and advice if you need it.


Laundry service available.


Sorry - No smoking

Well behaved pets allowed (£5 per night)


Further details outdoors

Outside - Gardens to back, front and south facing side with table, chairs and BBQ for al fresco eating. There is a field adjacent that you can use too for playing, picnicing etc.

The Normandy region

The Normandy scenery is stunning and there are beautiful rivers, gorges, forests, lakes and miles of sandy beaches for you to explore.

We are close to many historical sites such as the chateau in Falaise, Bayeux (tapestry), the Normandy landing beaches, Pegasus bridge, the chateaux and abbeys in Caen.

Nearby are the lovely seaside towns of Trouville, Deauville and Honfleur and further inland we have the pretty towns/villages of Pont d'Ouilly, Clecy, Domfront, Caen, Flers and Falaise.

Normandy is famous for its cider production, calvados and pommeau, the cheeses of Camembert and Pont L'Eveque, local goats cheese, cream and honey. You can try and buy the produce direct from the farms.

For the children there are lots of theme parks, zoo's, maize mazes in summer, tree top adventure parks, swimming pools, ice skating, boating, fishing, walks, climbing, museums, beaches and lakes.


La Vieille Ferme is situated in beautiful countryside in a small hamlet called 'La Gouitiere' just outside the village of Donnay and is in the heart of Suisse Normande, Calvados, Normandy, France. The pretty town of Thury Harcourt is 5kms away and boasts many amenities such as supermarkets, shops, restaurants, bars, swimming pool, kayak centre, tennis and weekly market.

This a fantastic area for outdoor pursuits such as cycling, walking, horse riding, golf, fishing, climbing and kayaking. Bring your bikes if you can! (Mountain bikes can be hired locally if you can't). We even have a roller skating rink in the village with roller hockey teams of all ages and lots of 'special events'. (see links page on our website).

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Review 1-4 of 4

3 Aug 2014


"Fantastic ... Loved every second"

Very friendly and welcoming place to stay with so much to do! The cottage is clean and gives excellent value for money! … More

15 Jul 2014


"Lovely setting centrally located to tour Normandy"

L'ecurie was ideal for my family of 3 and my young daughter loved feeding the chickens. Peta and Jason are very friendly and helpful. All in all it's a great place to stay in a quiet rural … More

15 Jan 2014


"quiet, relaxing comfortable stay"

We spent a lovely week in our cottage. Peta and Jason were great hosts, and the cottage was spotlessly clean, and had all the necessaries. It was great after a full day driving around this beautiful area, to come back to a warm cottage and relax. We fed the "chooks" with our food scraps every morning, it was a real country stay, and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Even the driving "on the wrong side of the road"!!! got better over the week, and after a lot of screaming U'ies, we felt quite confident in the car. Oh, we are Aussies, so it was an experience on the roads, something we should have done when we were younger perhaps, but it was an adventure. Swisse Normandy is the prettiest part of France, (we think), and the cottage is centrally located, which is beaut that time of year, when the daylight hours are limited, to know you would be home soon. Recommend the bakery in Clecy, for their quiche, and a trip to Honfleur is a must. If you are lucky enough to stay here, I hope the weather is as good as it was for us, and you get to meet the goose, he is a beauty.

6 Oct 2013


"Perfect location for exploring the Normandy area."

The owners (Peta and Jason) are perfect hosts. The cottage is clean, comfortable, peaceful and well equipped. Plenty of parking and lovely garden to relax in. Conveniently located two supermarkets and… More

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Calendar last updated:20 Aug 2014

Based in France

Languages spoken
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  • French

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