Accommodation and grounds

Hill Crest gite Living room

Hill Crest Farmhouse

Along with ourselves, you and your family can enjoy exclusive use of all the facilities at our spacious, superbly located and equipped self catering Normandy Farmhouse Gite with small splash pool, all set in three acres of grounds in the midst of the glorious Calvados countryside.

Hill Crest self catering Normandy Farmhouse  gite has been renovated to the highest possible standard with feature walls, wood burners, exposed beams, large, well-proportioned rooms and wonderful views from all windows. It’s probably one of the best Normandy Gites to rent that you’ll come across.

Overlooking the old cider orchard, the self catering Farmhouse gite to rent is equipped with everything you could possibly want for your perfect holiday from corkscrew, tea-towels and teaspoons through to comfy beds, quality bath/shower rooms, UK TV, washing machine, fridge freezer, full oven and hob, microwave and a large well fitted kitchen.

Downstairs it boasts a well furnished 30 square metre lounge with wood burner fireplace and an equally spacious kitchen/diner again with wood burner, utility area and a well equipped play room room leading off the kitchen to keep the children happy if the weather is bad.

Upstairs you will find five bedrooms sleeping a total of up to 8 plus people with room for cots and a put you up bed to increase capacity. There are two separate staircases in the gite, one leads from the lounge up to an impressive self-contained double bedroom with its own en-suite shower room and wc. A second staircase leads from the spacious kitchen/diner up to the main family bathroom with a real bath and four more bedrooms, consisting of a double bedded room, a ‘twin room’ with single bed and a day bed and two further single bedrooms one of which can be turned into a third double bedroom if required.




Double bedroom with en suite






What’s included

Hill Crest Self Catering Normandy Gite comes complete with indoor towels, beds with sheets, duvets and pillows made up for you on arrival, cleaning materials and everything you could possibly want for the perfect holiday. Note – Please bring your own towels for beach and outdoor use. Electricity and gas is included and logs for the wood burners are supplied at cost. We respectfully ask that you do not smoke inside the gite.

For younger families

We have  a fantastic Play Room leading off the kitchen ( a rare advantage that most Normandy Gites don’t offer), a real bath, baby bath, cots, stair gates, high chair, low trundle bed and other bits and bobs available free of charge, so please let us know what you require when booking. We also have toy and activity boxes available for both indoor and outdoor play to save you having to bring these with you.

climbing frame



Grounds and gardens

Unlike most other Normandy Gites to rent we put a huge emphasis on things to do on site for all the family. With our three acres of orchards, fields and lawns surrounded by unspoilt open countryside and no traffic, there’s plenty of safe open space for you all to enjoy and for the children to safely let off steam. There are also plenty of quiet areas for those of you who are looking to simply take in the views, paint, have a glass of local wine and enjoy some peace, quiet and relaxation. Outdoor facilities include:

  • A 12’ diameter plunge pool (Open June – September unless we get a prior heat wave!) – Ideal for cooling off on hot days, but if you want ‘big pool excitement’ Vire Aqua Park is just 10 minutes away with indoor/outdoor pools, flumes and more plus the lovely sandy beach at Lake Dathee for swimming and water sports
  • Free pony rides in the paddock on our friendly ponies Molly and Valcan
  • A newly installed children’s play area
  • A large trampoline with safety net
  • Tree swings and garden games
  • BBQ’s and picnic benches
  • Badminton and grass boules
  • Supervised archery and air rifle shooting
  • Chairs, tables and sun-loungers
  • Washing lines and private parking

Horse riding at Hill Crest Gite

Teaching archery

So, whether you are looking for family fun and sandy beaches, some outdoor action and adventure, some relaxation and French culture, heritage and great food, or a mixture of everything, then Hill Crest Self Catering Farmhouse Gites to Rent has the lot.