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Le Calipel, the perfect getaway for two all year..

Barn hosted by Donna
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bathroom
Entire home
You’ll have the barn to yourself.
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Great location
100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
A building full of character that has been sympathetically restored retaining original and historic features providing modern comforts. Furnished with a mixture of quality antique and vintage furniture, your relaxation is our objective! Le Calipel is perfectly situated to enjoy all that beautiful Normandy has to offer but the rural setting offers you peace and quiet If you are looking for self catering with style, this is the gite for you.

The space
The open plan living area means you can cook and enjoy the the atmosphere with space to be creative in the kitchen then eat at the Art Deco table or al fresco. The kitchen is well equipped and includes a toaster for those of you who prefer toast for breakfast. Although all the equipment is present to cook any meal, anything extra you might require, baking tins, cookie cutters and hand blender for example, can be borrowed from the owners.

There is a stunning vintage Belgian woodburner surrounded by an enormous granite fireplace with historic motifs carved into the stone.

Massive original timbers support the ceiling with traditionally preserved artifacts.

The large bedroom is furnished with good antique furniture and beautiful Persian rugs underfoot lead to the well appointed bathroom with its antique, rare model double ended roll top bath and modern shower cubicle. Bubble bath provided!

Guest access
Your private secluded garden is yours to enjoy, whether you are relaxing in the sun, playing boules or enjoying a barbecue, it is yours. Fancy a little walk? Our lake gives you a great opportunity to watch wildlife or make friends with our free range chickens.

Other things to note
On arrival, you will find a comprehensive Welcome Package which includes a light supper, croissants and home made preserves for your breakfast next day and essentials such as butter, cheese, milk, beverages, wine and cider. Bubbles are provided for the bath and a special hand made soap made using natural products is provided. You don't need to bring dishwasher detergent or washing up liquid....its all there!


We are not on any public transport route so your own transport is a must. If, however, you want peace and quiet and want to be able to see the stars at night without ambient lighting burning them away, this is the place for you.
A building full of character that has been sympathetically restored retaining original and historic features providing modern comforts. Furnished with a mixture of quality antique and vintage furniture, your relaxation is our objective! Le Calipel is perfectly situated to enjoy all that beautiful Normandy has to offer but the rural setting offers you peace and quiet If you are looking for self catering with style, t…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

Amenities

Hair dryer
Cable TV
Essentials
Carbon monoxide alarm
Wifi
Private entrance
Hangers
Travel cot
Indoor fireplace
Heating

Accessibility

Well-lit path to entrance

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4.93 out of 5 stars from 15 reviews
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Saint-Vigor-des-Monts, Basse-Normandie, France

Le Calipel is situated in a very tranquil, rural surrounding but within easy reach of the autoroute network. There is a small supermarket 10km away in Tessy sur Vire, and if you like to use family run shops, there are also boulangeries, boucheries and a fruitiers. There are plenty of walks from the door step or drive a short way and walk in a forêt domaniale - an ancient forest which has some spectacular walks. Further afield are the D-day beaches and sites, a poignant reminder of how we are free today.
Le Calipel is situated in a very tranquil, rural surrounding but within easy reach of the autoroute network. There is a small supermarket 10km away in Tessy sur Vire, and if you like to use family run shops, th…
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Hosted by Donna

Joined in September 2014
  • 15 Reviews
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I moved to France 10 years ago to be with my lover and gave up my career as a radiographer to start a new adventure as the proprietor of a gite. I fell in love with France when I visited with my family but never dreamt I would one day live here! Floyd piqued my interest in French food so it really is where I am meant to be! My gite is never static. It is like a grown up's doll's house so if I see a picture or something I like, I will get it, if it works, of course! I love the vintage and antique style, so my gite is furnished with Art Deco furniture but provides you with all the modern comforts, who could live without a dishwasher? I can't, so I wouldn't expect you to! I enjoy meeting my new guests and finding out what they want from their stay at Le Calipel; do they want to hibernate for a week, seeing noone and only venturing out to get more food (and wine!) or do they want to see the sights and enjoy a bit of French life. While being discrete, I am available if needed, even if my guests just want to ask me to recommend a boulangerie, or somewhere to visit a little bit different. I enjoy cooking and preserving produce from the garden and hedgerows, so your welcome pack is brimming full of artisanal goodies which includes honey from our own bees and eggs from our very happy free range hens. I love crafting, so you will find soap, made by me, in an embroidered sachet made from vintage French linen. I don't travel. I don't need to. I love my life here and have the occasional visit to England to see family and always want to get home.
I moved to France 10 years ago to be with my lover and gave up my career as a radiographer to start a new adventure as the proprietor of a gite. I fell in love with France when I v…
During your stay
We live next door so are available if you need anything BUT we are discrete; so if you really want to get away from it all and see noone, you can just e-mail or text us with any questions.
  • Languages: English, Français
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within an hour
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: 15:00 - 22:00
Check out: 10:00
Self check-in with lockbox
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Smoking is allowed
Health & safety
Committed to enhanced cleaning protocol. Learn more
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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