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The Owl Barn


Very Good 4/5 Score from 2 reviews

The Owl Barn

Gite | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

This large family gite enjoys stunning views of the Vire valley, and sleeps 8 with ease. It is close to the English owners home, and is set in 8 acres of farmland and meadows, where sheep, pigs, and chickens are kept, and there are cats and dogs to make friends with. You will enjoy the quiet rural surroundings, and the private garden is a perfect place for a lazy summer afternoon whilst the kids play in the pool, and you enjoy a glass of wine.

It is just a short drive from the D Day beaches, and the market towns of St Lo, Vire and Villers Bocage, and whilst here you should visit Mont St Micheal, and the Bayeaux Tapestry.

The owners are always happy to give advice on family days out, and can book anything from Canoe trips to Golf days or a Bungee jump for you! and reccommend family friendly places to eat out.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach Omaha Beach 30 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 2 km
Nearest travel links Nearest railway: Vire 25 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access
General Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8
Other High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Down stairs is a very large lounge dining area, with a farm house style dining table and a range of comfy arm chairs and sofas. There is a log burner for use in season. You will have english sateilte TV, plus a Cd player, books and games, and a playstation can be provided. Wifi internet access is available and free. The kichen has all you will need including a dishwasher to make life easier.

There is a double bedroom on the ground floor, and a further double room on the second floor, with two twin bedrooms. This makes a total of 8 beds in 4 bedrooms , although there is a bed sette in the lounge as an extra.

The bathroom has a hyrdo massage shower,

We can provide a cot and highchair free of charge if required.

Further details outdoors

The large private rear garden has its own small aboveground swimming pool, patio, with table and chairs and BBQ, and enjoys stunning views. On a clear day you can see for 10 miles down the Vire valley.

You are welcome to stroll arround the 8 acres of meadows a

There is a games room, with full size American pool table, and table tennis table for you to use, and plenty of cut grass to play football or cricket on.

Further details

Bed linen is available for hire, rentals are Saturday to Saturday, weekends available out side summer months.

Pets are welcome. logs are available at a small charge out of the summer season. electric and water charges are included.

smokers allowed, but no smoking inside please

The Normandy region

This gite is a short drive from the D Day beaches, and is set in stunning coutryside with views of the Vire Valley. Calvaos is the home of cider making in France, and you can visit local farms and taste thier cider and apple Brandy, and visit the makers of other local produce on a tourist troute. for the family you can enjoy watersports on the river Vire including canoeing, and visit the local viaduct where bungee jumping takes place daily in summer . Several brave guests have paid to Jump in the past, or try the zip line and tree top adventre zone .

There are several good restaurants nearby, and markets to visit and buy local produce.

Villers Bocage

In the village of St Martin Des Besaces you have a full range of small shops including bakers butchers and a general store. At Villers Bocage you will find supermarkets and larger shops.

The gite is close to the velo route for the Vire, a cycle route taking you through the bocage countryside.

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31 May 2014


"Beautiful, peaceful and heaven for dogs"

Lovely tidy and huge barn. All that you could need is provided. Gorgeous grounds with huge fields that our dogs loved running around in.

Nice secluded location in rural Normandy.

I would recommend to anyone looking for peace and quiet and to soak up the delights that Normandy provides.

Thank you we would love to welcome you back again

6 Jan 2012


"Rustic and reasonably fitted out, beautiful countryside, but expensive compared to others"

It was a holiday we enjoyed although I do not recommend the Gite for colder months. It is well fitted out with all necessary equipment, and the provision of milk on arrival and a Christmas tree was a … More

We are sorry that our guests felt the gite was expensive. The booking was for two weeks over Christmas for 8 guests paying just £295 rental per week, which equates to only £37 per week per person, Over a peek period like Christmas this is in line with other 4 bed room gites in the area . With facilities like free wifi ,English TV etc., we hope that we provide value for money, for familes staying with us.

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  • 6 Years listed

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Calendar last updated:14 Aug 2014

Based in France

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