Moon Cottage is a 3 bedroom Gite in the small village of Moon sur Elle on the Manche/Calvados border, an ideal base for exploring all that Normandy has to offer.
The Gite has 2 double bedrooms and 1 twin room and comfortably sleeps 6, all bedding is supplied. You have an upstairs toilet and hand basin and the double rooms have excellent views over the countryside.
Downstairs there is a fully equipped kitchen and dining area, sitting room with a log burner, TV, DVD player and for those so inclined an electric organ and guitar!
The main bathroom is on the ground floor and has a shower, toilet and hand basin, towels are supplied for use within the Gite.
The conservatory has ample seating and is an ideal chill out area to enjoy a glass of wine and some quiet time.
The garden, set on the River Elle, has chairs, table and a stone BBQ for pleasant evenings sat outside with your family and friends.
Aside from the instruments there is a selection of DVDs, CDs, books, games and puzzles for you to use.
We can provide you with a continental breakfast buffet daily if you wish, this comes at an additional cost of 8 Euros per person or 4 Euros for under 12's, content can be subject to change depending on availability.
I have lived in Normandy for almost two years and have been coming here for almost 10, I have a deep rooted interest in history but an even deeper rooted respect and gratitude for the many thousands who came to Normandy and gave up everything for what we have today.
I am not a fully qualified tour guide, I am a private individual who loves living history which Normandy has in abundance, from the beautiful cathedral in Bayeux to the D Day landing grounds and places of interest in the subsequent Normandy campaign.
For those using our Gite as an extra service I can conduct up to 4 people on a bespoke Battlefield tour around whatever areas you wish, this can take the form of a tour of specific places that you may wish to visit to a generic tour taking in places of interest that I have found over the years.
Omaha, Utah, Gold, Juno and Sword beaches, Pegasus Bridge, St Marie du Mont and the nearby Easy Company Memorial and the Dick Winters Leadership Memorial, La Cambe German military cemetery and of course the American Cemetery at Coleville Sur Mer, these and many other places can be visited if you wish to enlist my services.
If you wish to take advantage of this please contact us to discuss your needs.
Moon Cottage Kitchen.
I am a former professional chef who worked in various kitchens in the UK from gastro pubs to fine dining/banqueting to large scale outdoor events, I then followed that with 6 years working for 2 national training providers helping people of all ages to achieve their professional qualifications, a challenging but rewarding and deeply satisfying career.
Moon Cottage Kitchen is aimed at anyone wishing to have a cooking holiday/culinary experience without any form of judgement or pretense. I aim to assist people at all cooking levels to enjoy a session with me from deciding what to cook through to the finished article with hopefully some fun along the way!
The day will start with us sitting down and deciding what you want to cook over a coffee and croissant, I will assist with your choices but it is your choice, I will not be badgering anyone into buying and eating something they may not like! :O)
We can do it this way or (if your a risk taker!) we can go to the local shops or markets (this is dependent on time of year and week) and look at what is in season and on offer and make your selection from there, we then head back to the Gite and start cooking!
The end result will be that you (with my help) will be able to prepare anything from a 4 course meal to a tasting menu for your party to sit down and enjoy (at this point I will disappear and leave you to it)
I am not and have never been a Michelin starred chef, I have had an AA rosette but my ethos has always been for good food that is fresh and well presented, you can ask me to make a foam and I may just stare at you blankly! :O)
Pricing will be 100 Euros for each day, this is not inclusive of the cost of ingredients which must be met by yourselves, if you book 3 days then the price will be 250 Euros. This cost is not per person but per party so if one person or 6 is staying in the Gite the price is the same, also I will add that this is only offered to people who are actually staying in our Gite not a one off days excursion (unless no one is booked into the Gite, in this case please feel free to make an enquiry)
If you need to discuss anything, get some planning in or just ask a question please feel free to get in touch using the contact details already listed, we look forward to welcoming you and hope to provide you with a fun learning experience cooking in the french countryside :O)
Moon Cottage Crafts.
Moon Cottage Crafts is a small craft shop selling hand made knitted and crocheted items plus cards, brocante items and other crafty bits!
As a guest you are free to browse the shop, if there is something you fancy but it is not in our shop feel free to ask as we will accept bespoke commissions which can be sent on to you once completed.Get the full listing »