At 130m2, La Lapinière is our most spacious cottage / gite. With its open plan accommodation downstairs, and ensuite bathrooms facilities upstairs, it’s equally ideal for one or two families wishing to share, or for couples. The maximum occupancy is 4 adults and 4 children, or 8 in total.
The ground floor – La Grande Salle – is a tastefully furnished, 65m ² open plan room that is divided into kitchen, dining and living spaces. The living room area with its period log burner offers cozy sofas, music system, a flat screen colour TV with English Freeview Channels (German Satellite) and DVD player. Free wireless internet access is available though-out the cottage. The modern kitchen is fully equipped with a washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, fridge freezer. The 2m long farmhouse table in the dining area is ideal for enjoying long, relaxing french meals together, or dine alfresco on the decked area to the rear of the property.
Upstairs you find two bright and spacious double bedrooms with long-range views over the hay meadow. Both double bedrooms have their own ensuite shower room with shower, sink and toilet. There is also a children’s bedroom with two sets of bunk beds (4 beds) and a separate family bathroom with bath, sink and toilet. A cot and highchair are available.
On the west side of the gite you have your own enclosed & partially covered private garden, with decked dining area and BBQ. You have direct access from the living room to the playing fields and beautiful countryside beyond. On the east, from the kitchen is the courtyard, with its flower beds, stream, seating areas and orchard, duck and frog ponds beyond. The outdoor heated swimming pool is located in the orchard.
Beyond your enclosed private terrace you will find a car port, playing field with swings, trampoline and picnic table perfect for children and dogs to enjoy. There is also a beautiful 8 acre meadow and car free country lane leading from the farm which is ideal for dog walks. The grass tennis court is found at the top of this meadow and has stunning views across the countryside towards the coast.
Your perfect holiday cottage in Normandy is set in the peaceful, idyllic grounds of La Bourdonnerie, a 300 year old Farm on the West coast of the Normandy peninsular, which has over the years been converted with lots of care and attention to detail into cosy holiday homes.
The farm consists of the main stone farmhouse and 4 self-catering holiday cottages, or ‘Gites’ as they are called here in France. The cottages have been converted from the natural stone barns and cider press that formed the original farms buildings, and each has its own unique character and style.
The cottages and farmhouse are set within 3 hectares of landscaped grounds, and encircle a traditional Norman courtyard with flower beds, seating and a gently flowing stream. Beyond you will discover an orchard with an outdoor heated swimming pool, two ponds, chicken & goat enclosures, ducks, singing frogs and a large playing field perfect for children to play and to exercise dogs, along with a beautiful grass tennis court.
We are only a 10 minute drive from our nearest white sandy beach. If you enjoy beach walks with your dog, you should check out our map Dogs on the beach Cotentin Peninsula, Normandy… as most are dog friendly.
We are well situated for trips to Le Mont Saint Michael, Bayeux, and the Normandy Landing Beaches. The markets towns of La Haye du Puits and Lessay with their boulangeries, boucheries, charcuteries and weekly markets are within 5 minutes drive. We are based within the Cotentin & Bessin Nature Reserves, and enjoy a year round mild micro climate. So should you seek nature, history, cultural exploration, gastronomy, sports or just relaxation, La Bourdonnerie offers a great base to discover all that Normandy has to offer.
- Golden sandy beaches
- War beaches / memorials / museums
- Mont St Michel
- St Vaast de la Hague
- Cap de Carteret
- Mont Castre
- Local produce markets
- Cite de la mer
- Tatihou island
- Pirou castle
- Gatteville lighthouse
- Champrepus Zoo
Christian Dior museum
There are a wealth of activities for everyone within our local area, in addition to attractions a little further afield such as day trips to the Channel Islands or Mont St Michel. We are based in the Cotentin & Bessin Nature Reserves where you can explore the beautiful and largely unspoiled countryside by clearly marked cycling, mountain biking, hiking, horseriding, and walking nature trails – many of which are car free.Get the full listing »