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The perfect getaway for two in the heart of beautiful Normandy – Home 244359 Gite

  • 1 bedroom
  • 2 sleeps
  • 3 nights min stay

The perfect getaway for two in the heart of beautiful Normandy – Home 244359

  • Gite
  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min stay

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car essential
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

A building full of character that has been sympathetically restored yet retaining original and historic features whilst providing modern day comforts. Furnished with a mixture of quality antique and vintage furniture, Le Calipel offers you a comfortable base to explore whatever the time of year.

In the summer, open the windows and watch the swallows swoop over the pond which is home to a diverse fauna; or in the winter, light the traditional French woodburner after a day exploring and snuggle down to enjoy the beautiful local produce bought at a market. On summer evenings, relax in your private garden with a bottle of wine whilst cooking on the barbecue.

After a busy day, whatever the time of year, have a long soak in the antique French double ended bath, perhaps à deux? A refreshing shower will wake you up in the morning after a good night's sleep in your kingsize antique bed ready to explore some more!

On arrival, you will find a comprehensive Welcome Pack which includes the basics to help you settle in, artisanal preserves to enjoy with your croissants, cheese, butter and eggs from our free range chickens. The price includes everything....apart from your food! However, you will find a light supper awaits you so after travelling, you don't need to worry about going shopping immediately. We are happy to include a load of washing for you which will be air dried but the ironing is down to you!

We are very flexible on your start day throughout the year, even during July and August - just choose the day! We are also happy for you to take a short break at any time of 3 nights or more, again, you choose the start day.

Le Calipel is to be found down a no through lane surrounded by fields. If you want peace and quiet, then this is the place for you.

As we advertise on other sites, you might like to read reviews placed with Holiday France Direct, Homeaway and Booking.

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Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
    Beds in other rooms:
  • 1 En suite

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Private fishing lake or river
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

As we are in a rural setting, a car or motorbike makes it easier for you to get to Le Calipel although we have had guests turn up on bicycles from the railway station at Vire!

Interaction with guest

Although we live on site, we are very discrete but are available if you need us. You can contact us by email or text, if you like, we don't mind!

Policies

Check in time: 15:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
Yes, smoking allowed

Cancellations

Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

100% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least two weeks before check-in.

2 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 2 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

We welcome your pets but ask that they are kept on a lead within the garden as we have free range chickens and geese.

Although we allow smoking, we would prefer if you smoked outside!

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About the owner

Donna H.
Average reply time:
6 minutes
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated:
08 May 2021
Years listed:
8
Based in:
France
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, French

This Gite has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and sleeps 2. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 03 Jul 2012. Located in Manche, it has 26 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate is £349.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 08 May 2021.

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Map and how to get there

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Guest reviews

Excellent
26 reviews

Excellent
25
Very Good
1
Average
0
Poor
0
Terrible
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“A wonderful haven”

Reviewed 21 Sep 2020

The Gite was a wonderful place to relax . Donna gave a warm welcome when we met and a welcome gift of jams croissants ,cider and tarts which were all lovely . The Gite is appropriately furnished, clean and very comfortable and we were lucky to enjoy warm weather in the garden and on our walks . We would look forward to returning again

“Great, perfect stay!!”

Reviewed 16 Apr 2019

Again : the perfect place for getting away from real life! Good bed, nice host, perfect gite. We will be back again.

Owner's reply: We are so glad you enjoyed staying at Le Calipel again and look forward to welcoming you back!

“Joyeux Noël”

Reviewed 12 Jan 2019

This was my 3rd visit to the beautiful, quaint Le Calipel nestled in the Normandie countryside. Opening the large old wooden door takes you into a welcoming kitchen, living and dining area. The firepl… More

Owner's reply: Thank you for your lovely review and it was great to have you back for Christmas! We look forward to seeing you again!

“Pet Friendly Peaceful Autumn Getaway”

Reviewed 14 Nov 2018

Lovely location in the heart of the Normandy countryside within an hours drive to Mont Saint Michel and the D Day landing beaches. Picturesque local towns and villages and good walks along the River V… More

Owner's reply: It was lovely to see you again and for you to have a peaceful Bonfire Night! We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

“a hidden gem”

Reviewed 29 May 2018

Gite was wonderful - a real gem. Donna went over and above for us as we managed to get lost on the way and she came and rescued us. Great welcome pack. Lovely comfy bed and plenty of space for our per… More

Owner's reply: Thank you for your lovely review, Sue. I’m so glad you had a wonderful holiday at Le Calipel and found it an ideal base for exploring.

“Delightfully comfortable retreat in picturesque Normandy”

Reviewed 7 Dec 2017

What a gorgeous gite this is. Peacefully remote amid glorious countryside. Donna is the ideal host, welcoming yet discreet. Homemade goodies just add to the instantly relaxing ambience of this elegant… More

Owner's reply: Thank you for your kind words, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Le Calipel. We look forward to your return!

“Lovely rural retreat”

Reviewed 5 Oct 2017

I searched every Gites listing in Normandie and Brittany looking for what I wanted: a rural gite for two people in an old stone building with a large sitting room, a nice bathroom, comfortable furnitu… More

Owner's reply: Thank you for such a lovely, informative review! I'm so glad you had such a wonderful time and enjoyed our beautiful region to the full. We look forward to welcoming you again!

“A perfect quiet getaway”

Reviewed 4 Oct 2017

Thanks to Donna for offering such a beautiful cottage. We loved the peaceful countryside around the property and felt very comfortable there. The lovely antiques in the cottage create a warm welcoming… More

Owner's reply: I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay at Le Calipel and found it so comfortable! I look forward to welcoming you again.

“Excellent”

Reviewed 18 Sep 2017

Lovely place to stay .excellent place to stay good location for all the war sites etc.Donna and ed were great hosts very helpful nothing to much bother .

Owner's reply: We are glad you enjoyed your holiday at Le Calipel and hope to see you again!

“If Saint-Vigor-des-Monts is to return, Le Calipel is the place.”

Reviewed 14 Aug 2016

Our four days stay at Le Calipel was definitely one of the highlights of our visit to beautiful Normandy. Donna is an amazing host whose hospitality, friendliness and willingness to help, perfectly bl… More

Owner's reply: We are so glad your stay at Le Calipel was special for you, we hope to see you again one day!

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FAQs

How do I find more info about the property?

You can get in touch with Donna (the owner) through the contact form on this page.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to send the owner a message.

What if I have questions before I book?

Send Donna (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Donna (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view Donna the owner's contact details or send them a message.

What's the difference between 'Book your stay' and 'Contact the owner/manager'?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online and send Donna (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send Donna (the owner) an enquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

What is a booking request?

When you pay online through the Book your stay form, a booking request is sent to Donna (the owner). You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then.

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How do I know what it will cost for my stay?

Simply enter your holiday dates in the Book your stay form to calculate the cost of your stay.
Click Book now to see a full breakdown of the price.

You can also request a quote from Donna (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your holiday booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my holiday?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Donna (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call Donna (the owner) before booking?

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage my booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your holiday or cancel it if you need to.

How do I pay the balance of my holiday?

You can pay the remaining balance of your holiday at any point. Simply go to Manage my holiday booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage my holiday booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I retract my booking request?

You’ll need to contact Donna (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your holiday booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Donna (the owner) a message.

If Donna (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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