Priority is given to guests interested in experiencing and connecting with the magic of living close to the Earth. We invite you to step into a small slice of paradise. A world far and away from stress and demands. Couples, small families, artists, writers, dancers and composers especially welcome for long term stays.
Our cottage is situated amongst an ancient 300 y/o homestead and certified organic family owned dairy farm. The cottage is two levels with the master suit upstairs and overlooks the hills, woods and pond. The kitchen is rustic but well equipped for cooking. The lounging room has a well-functioning fireplace with a well stocked wood supply within easy reach. The cottage is tastefully and elegantly decorated while keeping the authenticity of its origin preserved. The market-sized vegetable garden is only a few steps from the door.
Hiking through the pastures or on the trails, lounging by the pond, eating in the garden and cooking a meal on the outdoor grill are all welcomed activities. We are 7 km from a world famous cheese factory in the charming village of Livarot. The chateau de St. Germain Livet is a pleasant bike ride away and there are several farmer's markets that offer an abundance of local gormande spledors - Saturday morning in Lisieux and Monday morning in St. Pierre sur dive. In addition there are brocantes, car boot sales or flea markets in the local communities nearly every weekend all year round.
Interaction with guests
We are available to give certain lessons or demonstrations from cooking with local/homegrown and seasonal produce to horse whispering upon request, Please inquire. For more information, you can also find Les Costils on the web.
Other things to note
Please understand that we live where we work and because of the demands of the farm or projects that call on our full attention, we may not always be quick to respond to texts or emails. There are detailed directions to find the farm and if you arrive and do not see anyone, please allow yourselves into the cottage and make yourselves right at home! You are also welcome to come knock on the main house door at anytime!
We are an organic farm that tries our best to promote and encourage healthful & mindful living & we are pleased to welcome those willing to participate in these efforts. This includes:
1. Absolutely no smoking
2. Managing and reducing waste.
3. Using organic and eco-friendly products while on the farm.
4. Leaving your own pets at home so that the cottage remains pet-hair free for those who are sensitive to animal dander. There are enough domesticated animals here for everyone to enjoy up close and personal or from a distance.
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It is my wish that the property I share to be an expression of the beauty and inspiration I seek in all things. My husband and I would like to invite those interested in experiencing the healing and nourishing benefits of our land to come and participate: To breathe the fresh air, listen to the birds, the gentle stream, stroke the friendly dogs, cats, horses, cows or goats, walk though the fields or the woods, taste the wild berries, ancient apples, fresh milk, honey . . . Workshops are available on request.