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Les Madieres

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Very Good 4/5 Score from 5 reviews

Farmhouse | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Les Madieres is situated on nearly one and a half acres of grassy lawn with gardens, an apple orchard, a pond, and a terrace.

A picturesque stone farmhouse that has been updated to a clean, modern residence inside. Lovely views from each bedroom over the south facing front yard, well away from busy roads and period pieces throughout create a feeling of retreat from day to day life. The home has been completely re-furnished with new beds, lounge furniture, kitchen dishes and pots.

Cool in the summer due to the stone exterior and cozy in the winter thanks to individually controlled rads in every room. A perfect merging of rustic and comfort!

**Some recent changes at Les Madieres include removal of our old canvas gazebo, which has been replaced with a permanent wooden pergola covering more of the terrace. We have also purcahsed a large kitchen table and chair set for dining and a 32” LCD TV in the lounge.

Our gardeners have been hard at work taming the garden (Normandy see loads of growth in the spring!) so you may see some work being done as we expand our terrace area and open it up further to the garden.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Granville 50 km
Will consider House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 15 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Caen 40 km, Nearest railway: In Vire 15 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Les Madieres is a century-old restored stone farmhouse set in an acre and a half of lush land and gardens. The house provides a peaceful retreat in the French countryside, only a few minutes from the bustling market town of Vire, and with easy access to the numerous attractions and activities of Normandy.

The house contains 3 comfortable bedrooms (sleeps 6), and 2 bathrooms, including a spa-like bathroom downstairs. The rooms downstairs include a kitchen, dining room, and lounge complete with wood-beamed ceilings and a granite fireplace. The lounge is equipped with a tv, sky digibox, dvd player, games and books. You’ll find an excellent supply of pots and pans, baking dishes, etc, to practice your French cuisine! A utility room off the entrance hall contains a washing machine, iron, etc.

Further details outdoors

Les Madieres is situated on nearly one and a half acres of grassy lawn with gardens, an apple orchard, a pond, and a terrace. A picturesque stone barn is used as a potting shed, garage, and to store firewood. Enjoy a glass of wine on the terrace, stroll through the apple orchard, or relax on a tree-shaded lounge chair and lose yourself in a good book. Children will love playing on the vast level fenced lawn area, or peering into the pond in search of our resident frog. Ignite the barbecue and enjoy some alfresco dining. The setting is tranquil and quiet, surrounded by farmland including our neighbouring cows.

Further details

15% deposit required to hold rental.

Balance due 30 days prior to rental date.

The Basse-Normandie region

Les Madieres is a 10-15 minute drive from Vire, a busy town with a population of 15,000. Foodies will adore the wonderful market that takes over the centre of town on Fridays. Vire contains everything you could need: shopping, bakeries, cafes, cinema, and restaurants. A waterpark includes indoor and outdoor water slides that will delight children, and sauna, steamroom and a Jacuzzi to delight their parents! An enormous, modern grocery store lies just on the outskirts of town.

There are some gorgeous small villages and towns within Calvados, breathtaking drives and scenery, medieval villages and castles.


The Normandy region is bursting with activities and attractions. Sun-worshippers have plenty of choice for beaches. Granville is a direct train ride from Vire. The fashionable beach resort of Deauville is 1hr drive away—hit the casino, go shopping, and walk in the footsteps of Old Hollywood stars.

Of course Normandy is teeming with history and culture. Mont St. Michel, William the Conqueror, Rouen and Joan of Arc, D-day landing beaches, Monet’s Giverny, the Bayeux Tapestry...

Families and young children have plenty to keep them busy: Festyland amusement park, the Festival International de Cerf-Volant (Kite Festival!) at Dieppe, La Cite de la Mer Aquarium in Cherbourg, the Zoo de Jurques, the Chateau de Vendeuvre with talking mechanical figures, fantastical fountains and mazes.

Gourmets will be in heaven in Normandy: the home of quintessential French cheeses like Camembert, butter, rich creams, and everything apple, including the calvados and the famous apple cider routes of Pays d’Auge.

Superb golf awaits in Normandy. Excellent courses, reasonable prices, very little difficulty in obtaining tee-off times.

And if all that isn’t enough, a direct train from Vire to Paris will have you in the City of Lights in 2 ½ hours.

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Review 1-5 of 5

9 Nov 2014


"Peaceful retreat"

Les Madieres was just the place we needed to relax and unwind from the stresses of everyday life in the UK. The house was very clean and nice and warm for our arrival, the welcome pack was much appre… More

Glad you enjoyed your stay. We believe beginning any holiday with wine sets the table for a good stay!
Hope to have you back,
Ken & Kimberley

30 Apr 2013


"Lovely house but disappointing gardens"

We stayed at this house for 2 weeks in August. The house itself is lovely despite that the shower and bathroom need updating. The rooms in the house are exactly as depicted in the webpage. However … More

Yes, unfortunately last summer we had moles visiting as uninvited guests! we have since hired a local mole-guy to deal with them. The gazebo to which this guests refers to was a temporary canvas & metal structure. It has since been replaced on the terrace with a new wooden pergola that is nearly twice the size. There are chairs and a table for dining outside (as shown in photos), however last summer some guests moved the furniture down to the deck beside the small pond, which is where they preferred to eat and enjoy their wine.

21 Feb 2013


"Cozy in the bocage"

Our family of five felt comfortable in this spacious holiday rental home. It is well off the beaten path, and very peaceful, but with easy access to major roadways and both village and city shopping.… More

27 Jan 2013


"Lovely family gite as a family holiday stay"

We wanted to travel a bit further into Normandy so opted to stay nearer to where some of the sights we wanted to take in. This was the perfect location to the D-day landings and beaches as well as oth… More

5 Oct 2012


"Sea of Tranquility"

Lovely house. All you can hear is the sound of silence. A perfect place to relax and enjoy the beautiful Normandy countryside.The small gesture of be welcomed by wine bread and milk made us feel at h… More

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Calendar last updated:11 Dec 2014

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