Le Petit Manoir

We welcome you to the quiet and peaceful setting in the heart of the bocage area of Calvados Lower Normandie. Our property is set in the middle of open countryside just outside the small village of Saint-Martin-des-Besaces.

Le Petit Manoir is a 14th century stone farmhouse chateau central for WW2 Historic Areas. Large Cottage, 5 Bedrooms,3 Baths, Wheelchair accessible (Sleeps 12-15) only 3 kms from the town of St. Martin des Besaces, in Normandy France. The cottage is at the end a a pretty private driveway in tranquil countryside with beautiful views down the valley. Ideal for a relaxing holiday.

La Fermette

Charming Stone Cottage part of a 14th Century Chateau in the heart of WW2 sites. 3 Bedrooms, 1 full bathroom; plus toilet with washbasin, sleeps 8. Fully equipped kitchen, dining area & lounge.

La Fermette is a pretty cottage originally built in the 17th century and was part of an old chateau. It is surrounded by fields, woodlands and stunning views for peace, tranquility, and relaxation. Situated in rolling countryside with outstanding views down the valley, you need look no further for a relaxing holiday. For those who enjoy nature you may be lucky to see some deer or some of the many birds who inhabit the area.

Special Needs

Holidays are for everyone and people with special needs and their families deserve a holiday more than most.

I was a special needs teacher with many years of experience working with children and adults, especially dealing with learning difficulties, Asperger syndrome and autistic spectrum disorders.

Our advantages

Some benefits and services here.

Le Petit Manoir

Accommodation for up to 12 guests.

La Fermette

Accommodation for up to 8 guests.

Food preparation

Both properties have fully equipped kitchens.

Parking spaces

Plenty of space for secure off road parking.


Both have access to TV and WiFi.

Local knowledge

of many walks and cycle paths.

Our flexible bedrooms

Large double bedrooms

Can be adjusted to your needs by the addition of more beds/cots

Four poster double bedroom

Double bed and an ensuite shower

Family bedrooms

Bunk beds with a additional single bed.

Family bedrooms

Bunk bed with 2 additional single beds.

Online reservation


Prince Honoré V Grimaldi of Monaco (1778-1841) peer of France, great of Spain, died in 1841, owned the Château where he spent part of the summer. He had planted a large park there, located at the foot of the Montbosq hill, a fairly high eminence partly belonging to the formation of intermediate sandstone and from which iron ore was formerly extracted.


At a very short notice, Marian offered us her brilliant, quiet and comfortable accommodation. The warm welcome and Normandy cuisine (bread, cheese and cider) made us feel very welcome in France. The Chateau was fantastic with a large swimming pool for us and our children to enjoy. The fire place kept the house warm and cosy. The chateau is within 30 minutes to the beaches, memorials, museums and the zoo to name just a few. The accommodation and surrounding areas are suitable for disabled persons because they can experience the freedom of open spaces and fun facilities.

Thank you Marian for keeping the place going and for your warm welcome... (August 2017)

Mary K.

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