The Le Manoir Residence

normandy, france
6 bedroom - 4 bath
(2 reviews)
Travel dates:
€100 - €250 per night (EUR)
excludes K&C fee
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Perks for the Parents

This pretty country estate in Normandy includes a 3-bedroom lodge and a 3-bedroom manor house with space to run and place and room to ride bikes freely. The Manor House only is bookable separately. Half an hour south of Caen, the local area includes museums, golf courses and characterful villages, with beaches an easy drive away. The manor house is available from mid July 2017 and can be configured so adults sleep in the manor house and children and carers in the lodge. The lodge sleeps up to 7 plus children while the manor house sleeps up to 6 plus a child. There are 2 cabins on the grounds with beds in addition. There is formal dining for up to 14 at one table with a side table to make it up to 20.

Why Kids Love it

The swings are such a hit that the grass becomes worn away - this pair of buildings is surrounded by fields and offers a back to nature treat for kids. Toys, including Lego and Star Wars items, tennis racquets, board games and books (French and English) are provided for all ages and bikes can be ridden freely. Bikes can be hired in Thury Harcourt nearby. Ball games of all kinds can be played. There are various bed configurations to suit children of all ages, including toddler beds and travel cribs through to twin beds and air beds. Nearby family attractions include rowing and kayaking, a swimming pool with wave pool and slide, tennis courts, golf course and hang gliding, plus country walks.

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 2 nights (April, May, June) and 7 nights August - September. Rates listed are for the Manor alone. 2 nights in April - June comes to €550 (€750 for both houses) excl fees and insurance. Weekly cost for the Manor only is €1500 excl fees and insurance. If the Lodge is taken with the Manor, the price for the Lodge would be and extra €800 excl fees and insurance. Both houses can be taken with the 2 cabins with a maximum of 20 (16 adults maximum). Please consult with the host for accurate pricing on booking. The property is closed in winter. There are no stair gates. The property is heated with wood burners - there is no central heating. There is a wood burning stove to cook on in the lodge as well as an open fire you can cook on in the manoir. Parking is free on site.

About the Location

The houses are around 30 minutes south of Caen in the Suisse Normandie, a beautiful, rural and uncrowded part of Normandy. It is 45 minutes from most of the D-Day landing beaches, and just over an hour from Cabourg, Deauville, and 75 minutes from Mont St Michel and the Cherbourg beaches. Car rental is essential - guests will need to drive to nearby villages for groceries etc. The closest airport is in Caen, 35 minutes’ drive away, with the ferry ports of Cherbourg and Le Havre 90 minutes’ drive away.

Accommodation Details

This collection of pretty stone properties includes 1 rural stone cottage (‘the lodge’) with 3 bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms and 1 adjacent manoir with 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. Bedrooms in the lodge comprise: 1 bedroom with queensize bed and bassinette, 1 with queensize bed and travel crib, and a large children’s bedroom with 2 twin beds that can be zipped together as a kingsize bed, a large single 4 poster bed and a small child’s bed for up to age 5. The lodge has garden swings and approximately 7 acres of grounds.
The manoir has a large eat-in kitchen and 2 drawing rooms. Bedrooms in the manoir comprise: 1 with kingsize bed and small bed with ensuite wc, 1 with kingsize bed, 1 with queensize bed and ensuite shower room with wc. A travel crib and camp bed are also available. One bathroom has a shower over a bath and other are shower-only; baby baths are available in both properties. There are 2 cabins in the garden; 1 has a large single bed and a double sofa bed, the other has a small double bed and a futon sofa bed. Neither cabin has plumbing; both have lighting.

Style Notes

Old fashioned with modern comforts. The pretty exterior of the cottages gives to interiors painted with heritage colors, walls with wood paneling and comfortable sofas. The farmhouse kitchens are warm and welcoming, while bedrooms include wrought iron bedsteads and 4 poster beds. We love the cafe-style outdoor seating, the blue shutters and the floor-to-ceiling windows for countryside views.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
2 queen
3 twin / single
1 toddler bed
sleeps 2
1 baby crib
1 travel crib
Elizabeth B.
Member since June 25, 2016
Travelling in England and France between homes. A member of the family recommended Kid&Coe

2 reviews

Frederik A.
Visited in July 2017
Thank you Elizabeth & Andrew, Everything was available and we really enjoyed our stay! We hope to come back one day, Kind regards, Fred & Peggy
Sarah E.
Visited in May 2017
The perfect stay for our family of five. Three generous bedrooms, an extremely well-equipped kitchen, and a private garden with swing set and balls. The cottage was light, bright, and beautifully renovated while still maintaining its rustic charm. Wish we could have stayed longer!

Normandy, France

Dramatic beaches and delicious crepes

Whether you're walking the dramatic cliffs and beaches at Etretat, waiting for the tide to go out to visit the original Disney castle, Mont St Michel, or browsing local markets for delicious cheeses and organic food, Normany has plenty to recommend it. There are history lessons to be had on the D-Day landings beaches, along with the Bayeux Tapestry and the William the Conqueror trail, and for a splash of glamour, the Musée Dior in Granville is an interesting stop. Finally, make like a local by eating crepes overlooking Honfleur's pretty harbor.