Remote and secluded cottage on private terrain


Entire cottage hosted by Mark

5 guests, 2 bedrooms, 3 beds, 1 bathroom
Entire home
You’ll have the cottage to yourself.
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the lockbox.
Mark is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for their guests.
My secluded cottage lies in the countryside of Normandy on a completely private terrain of 8000m2 with an own driveway. The remote house sits alone in the hills with no neighbors and has a garden with plum, cherry, apple and walnut trees. Directly from the driveway you can explore the lush green grasslands and charming French hamlets. The house is within easy reach of the Normandy beaches, national parks, castles and medieval cities. A basic retreat for lovers of nature and peace.

The space
The cottage is completely secluded and you will be 100% alone. No owner or neighbors to disturb you. As the 18th century stone house is situated directly in the green fields and hills of some of France’s prettiest countryside, you can relax in and around the remote farmhouse for days without being disturbed. There is a lot of wildlife to be found around the house: deer, owls, wild hogs, foxes, en hares. After a day exploring the great outdoors, you can retreat to the farmhouse to relax and enjoy the peace and quiet. Relax inside at the wood stove or outside on the covered terrace enjoying the beautiful view from your enormous private garden.

Or drive your car from the parking in front of the house off the driveway to the world famous Normandy sightseeing spots in the area: Mont Saint-Michel, the monastery on the island in the bay, Avranches with it’s castle and relics, the sand beaches of Jullouville and Granville, the world famous Normandy cuisine, the Omaha D-Day Landing Beaches and Museums in Caen and Bayeux, the Parc Naturel Régional Normandie-Maine, the tapestry of Bayeux, the medieval cities of Domfront, Saint Malo, Fougères and Falaise with the castle of William the Conqueror. The islands Guernsey and Jersey.

The cottage is simple but charming. It is ideal for campers, nature lovers and hikers. The cottage has a living room with kitchen, a large bedroom on the 1st floor, a 2nd bedroom, a large covered terrace and a bathroom with bath and toilet. There is electricity and hot water, 4G internet signal, a washing machine, a wood stove and electric heating, a kitchen with gas stove and oven and a fridge with freezer.

The bedroom has a large double bed, the 2nd bedroom has a small double bed, the couch in the livingroom can be extracted to make another double bed. Bed linen and towels are not provided!

Gas, wood (!), water and electricity are included in the price.

What this place offers

Free parking on premises – 3 spaces
Pets allowed
Washing machine – In unit
Private patio or balcony
Indoor fireplace
Luggage drop-off allowed
Hair dryer

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Where you’ll be

Le Mesnil-Gilbert, Normandie, France

on foot and by bike:
you can explore the beautiful surroundings directly from the driveway. The area is rural and beautiful and there is also a forest at 10 minutes walking . In the garden around the house you will encounter deer, hares, owls and boars.

the beaches at Joullouville and Saint-Jean-le-Thomas are excellent for a beach day. You can also take a guided trip through the bay of Mont Saint-Michel and/or visit the famous island itself.

In Caen and Avranches there are old castles, churches, monasteries and cathedrals. Bayeux is a beautiful city with the famous tapestry. Caen and Bayeux both have museums about the landings in WW2 and you can visit the d-day beaches. Beautiful medieval cities nearby: Saint Malo, Domfront, Fougères (!) and Falaise with the castle of William the Conqueror.

You can also visit the Parc Naturel Régional Normandie-Maine or the islands of Jersey et Guernsey.

Hosted by Mark

  1. Joined in January 2014
  • 216 Reviews
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  • Superhost
I love nature, travelling, small houses, animals, France and people.

During your stay

There is no interaction with the guests. You will receive all information on forehand. I will be available through AIRBNB, Whatsapp, phone and email. If necessary someone can come up to the house, otherwise you will be on your own.

Mark is a Superhost

Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
  • Languages: Nederlands, English, Français, Deutsch, Español
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within an hour
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 14:00 - 23:00
Check out: 11:00
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

Airbnb's social distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy

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