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5 Gites in rural Calvados, France,  suitable for young families, larger groups and disabled guests

Why choose Normandy? 
Articles from the Guardian,   the Evening Standard and the Daily Mail explain why!

Autumn offers 2012

Now is a great time to visit Normandy - the weather is beautiful and our gites have all been specially priced for people looking to have a quiet break during the next few months. 

Christmas and New Year 2012 are already filling up so take a look at our availability for a wonderful family holiday.

2013 Reservations

2013 reservations now available - book now and secure your holiday.

 Click here to see our special offers or call France 0033 231 903461, or UK 01706 845041.

A great article here by one of our guests from London suggests Domaine de la Hamberie can provide a welcome change of pace for families looking to escape for a break.
Our Gites

Gite Demeure: This is the main farmhouse and is located at the heart of the site. It has room for up to 14 people and is ideal for large groups.

Gite Martin has an en-suite twin bedroom on the ground floor ideal for wheelchair users . There are three other bedrooms making room for up to 13 people.

Gite Fournil is the old bakery and is located to the left of Gite Demeure. It has two ground floor twin rooms, suitable for wheelchair users  and two bedrooms upstairs. Using the futon, this gite can sleep up to 11.

Gite Larose is the ground floor property which is fully accessible to wheelchair users . It has two twin bedrooms and a double futon so it can accommodate up to 6 people.

Gite Goulet is an upstairs gite with two twin bedrooms. It is light and comfortable and ideal for small groups although it can sleep up to 7, or as extra accommodation with a larger property.
Our website

This website is designed to give you as much information as possible about our 5 self-catering holiday cottages - providing accommodation for 4 to 52 people all on one small farmstead. There is a solar-heated swimming pool and a big play barn with table-tennis, table football and toys and game for young children, as well as a large collection of books for all our guests to relax the hours away. 

Our average annual weather shows the trends for this area so you can choose the best weather to suit you. Check out our forecast page to see what the weather will be doing while your here.

This site also aims to help you plan your trip around the Calvados area, from a calm relaxing week by the pool, to a high octane thrill ride including go-carts, sky-walking and alligators. We have galleries of recommended walks that include photographs and maps, as well as the stories behind them. World War 2 memorial venues are highlighted with some that are a bit off the beaten track. 

New links page - We are keeping up with new web-based articles and information about the area.  You can read what we've found here on our links page. See recent reports about why France is the hotspot for War tourism in the Guardian  as well as articles like this review of Normandy from the Dail Mail and this article relating to the beautiful Gardens of Brecy in . Some of our guests have written about us including this article in a popular London based blog. Monet's Gardens are well worth a visit -read this article from the Guardian.

Where are we in France?
We are five minutes from the town of Falaise, the birth place of William the Conqueror, in a small village called Fresne la Mere. The main ferry ports near us are Ouistreham, Le Havre and Cherboug. This map shows the ferry ports and airports around us. Click on the icons for more details about driving times or click here for more specific driving instructions from the main ferry ports. We have a few tips for users unfamiliar with these types of interactive maps here
The GPS coordinates are: 48.883485, -0.126429 ( Decimal Lat & Long)  or North: 48° 53' 0.55",  West:  0° 7' 35.14" ( Deg, Min, Secs)   Be careful as we are just West of the Prime Meridian so make sure you have the longitudinal coordinates as a negative or West!