Our beautiful, old farm house is on a small and winding road in rural Calvados, not far from the Normandy coast. Le Vert Buisson stands with its back to the wind on a four acre property and has a beautiful courtyard facing south. It took a couple of years to renovate the house and cultivate the grounds. But the result is – if we do say so ourselves – amazing.

Do you want to see for yourself? Take a virtual tour in and around the house.

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This is us:

 

  • Martijn – Head of All Things Financial | Keeps track of reservations, bookings and all other important paperwork | Enjoys quiet time on his lawn tractor to hatch new ideas
  • Anna – Head Food & Beverages | Writes, blogs and translates for work and fun | Heads for the beach or the forest with the dogs

 

  • Stan – Needs cuddles from all the world and their family | Is the proud owner of anything that falls to the floor | Loves Bugsy dearly
  • Bugsy – Looks quite impressive, but has the heart of a scared little bunny | Believes his wishes need fulfilling NOW | Loves Stan dearly

 

And these are our prices and terms and conditions

 

Icoon. Lijntekening vaneen bed.

The rooms

There are four spacious rooms on the first and second floor of the house. Each has a private bathroom, a comfortable seating area, extra covers/duvets and a blow dryer. There also is an electric kettle, a nespresso coffee machine and a small fridge. WiFi is available and free of charge.

 

 

Table d’hôtes
We enjoy cooking and entertaining, and would love you to join us at our dinner table. In the high season* we offer ‘table d’hôtes’ three nights a week: on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. (*The rest of the year we offer tables on demand.) And of course: we use local products whenever we can! Eggs from our chickens, vegetables and fruit from the garden or producers in the area. And cheese, meat and fish from village markets. Let us know if you have any special dietary requirements. We cook for all tastes and needs: vegetarian, vegan, gluten or lactose free…

 

Kitchen
There is an abundance of restaurants in the area, on the coast and in the larger villages and towns. And quite a few of them are highly recommended. But if you feel like cooking yourself, you can. Next tot he main house is a kitchen for our guests. It has everything that you need to cook a meal – and eat it. Pots and pans, kitchen utensils, plates, glasses, cutlery, a combi-microwave. Find yourself a comfortable place on the veranda or in the dining room, pour yourself a glass of wine and enjoy!  

 

 


Room 177 | second floor | 2 people | 24 m2
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The smallest room we have is not actually that small, but it is the cutest. Everything fits, including two comfy chairs. The king size bed (box spring 160×200) in this room is the only one in the house that cannot be separated into two single beds.

Room 181 | second floor | 2 to 4 people | 40 m2
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This is our ‘bridal suite’,  because it was clear even during the renovations that it was going to be the most romantic room in the house. There is a super king size bed (box spring 180 x 200) that can be separated into two single beds. The sofa in the living room is easily converted to a comfortable double bed (140×200).


Room 106 | first floor | 2 people | 28 m2
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Very comfortable and spacious. A wonderful place to retreat to and relax with a book or a podcast. There is a super king size bed (box spring 180 x 200) or two single beds, whichever you prefer.

Room 129 | first floor | 2 to 4 people | 50 m2
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We like to call this our ‘presidential suite’, because of its size and grand appearance. There is a super king size bed (box spring 180 x 200) or two singles in the bedroom. The sofa in de living room is easily converted to a comfortable double bed (140×200).

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Icoon. Lijntekening van een kaart met gebouw.

The house

Le Vert Buisson is an old farmhouse built in 1764, with outbuildings. Owners before us have taken good care of it, but the house needed some serious modernisation. That is all sorted now, but we have made sure to keep to the rugged charm of the house intact. Our four rooms for guests are  on the first and second floor. We live on the ground floor.

Breakfast and dinner are served in ‘De Ruif’, our dining room across the courtyard. When the weather allows it, we will of course eat outside, on the veranda or in the yard. But this is Normandy, we do not promise anything about the weather… Right next to the main house is a kitchen for our guests to use if they want to. And next to the dining room we have a small vintage shop where we sell small bits and pieces we found at local brocantes. 

Our ‘pièce de résistance’ is behind the house: a ginormous veranda facing the south-west. It is a great place to be at the end of the day, to relax with a glass of chilled rosé – or a nice cup of tea – as the sun goes down.

Icoon. Lijntekening van een landschap.

In the area

Le Vert Buisson is located exactly right for people who want to explore Calvados and Manche. Friendly villages with a weekly market, several restaurants and a supermarket are just an easy 15-minute drive away. Le Molay-Littry, Isigny-sur-Mer and Trévières, to name a few. Within half an hour you could be in Bayeux, Sainte-Mère-Église or on one of the D-Day landing beaches. And it will take about an hour to drive to the old centre of Avranches, the west coast of Manche or Chateau de Falaise, once the home of William the Conqueror. Just to give you a few ideas. Click on the photos for more.

Icoon. Lijntekening van wandelaar met rugzak.

Active

Normandy is a great part of the world for many reasons. Two of those reasons we find particularly attractive. And people who enjoy being active outside will no doubt agree.

  • Rugged terrain, rolling hills and endless coastal stretches. Even at peak season there are many ways to avoid the crowds.
  • Summers are benign and warm – rather than scorchingly hot. Ideal for exploring the area on your bike or hiking.

Cyclists, hikers and golfers will find what they are looking for in Calvados and Manche. Take your family for a pleasant stroll in nature or do some serious endurance training. Or whatever takes your fancy.

Looking for ways to be active outside? Click on the photos for some ideas.

Rijtje jonge bomen met op de voorgrond een grasveld met hek en kas.