We stayed here the last week of april with nice weather. We were warmly welcomed by Philippe and Lisa. The cottage is very beautiful and fully equipped. The kids loved the pool. Despite the fact that the 'pole season' has not yet started, it was already heated for them. It was a little cold, but children can treat it better than I can :-).
The area is also very beautiful, very rural. The distance to the beaches is 45 minutes to an hour. I highly recommend staying here! Especially if you're looking for absolute peace! …
Manoir du Bocage - Luxury 17th century Manor House - Fervaques/ Normandy
Our time at Le Manoir du Bocage
We booked the Manoir for 1 week. Gites de France were very efficient and the owner was very helpful and replied promptly by e-mail when I had some questions. It can be difficult to find but thanks to previous entries on trip advisor and a look at google earth we found it without a hitch. It is worth putting your sat nav to 1/2 mile setting and "le bocage" appears on the map.
Madame Annie Chaumont was very helpful. She was available if needed but did not bother us for the week. She recommended the local market day on Monday in St Piere sur dives which was well worth it. She also recommended a local vet in Orbec so we could book our dog in for his return pet passport to be stamped after worming. Be warned the vet is in the centre of Orbec next to the DIA supermarket but the sat nav will take you to an out of town industrial estate with the same name!
The Manoir is a beautiful house with amazing oriental furniture, beautiful paintings and African works. It is full of character. It is very quiet there which was exactly what we wanted. Yet it is easy to get to Honfleur , Deauville or Lisieux for example.
It is a lived in house so if you are looking for boutique style accommodation it is not for you. However if you enjoy a genuine 17th century manoir with all the character of that then you will love it. We certainly did. The kitchen is well equipped and the bedrooms are beautiful. There is a bbq outside and patio furniture and parasols.
We would happily return there again. …