Le Gaillon sleeps a maximum of 6 adults OR 4 adults + 4 children.

It is very spacious (150m2) and has been furnished to a very high standard of comfort. All rooms overlook the garden and those upstairs have breathtaking views to the distant Foret de Lyons.

The stone construction of the house means that it remains lovely and cool in the summer months, yet retains the heat in the winter to keep it nice and cosy. There are two fireplaces -a large inglenook open fire in the living room, and a glass-fronted woodburning stove in the  kitchen, which is vented in the chimney to provide extra heat in both the dining room and upstairs bedrooms. In addition there are electric radiators in all the rooms.


New Kitchen at the Le Gaillon gite in Normandy Newly refurbished in 2006, the kitchen features top of the range units from Schmidt Kitchens, with granite worktops.


There is a lovely old farmhouse table and a glass-fronted woodburning stove.


Kitchen Table at the gite in Normandy
Normandy Gite - Dining Room from Kitchen Looking down the corridor from the kitchen, through to the dining room, and the downstairs bedroom at the end.

Dining Room

The dining room features a large oak refectory table, comfortably seating 8 – perfect for candlelit suppers on cooler evenings when you don’t wish to eat outside…

Dining Room at Le Gaillon (gite in Normandy, France)

Le Gaillon (gite in Normandy) - Dining Room

Living Room

Normandy Gite - Living Room Living Room.
Fireplace in Living Room Normandy Gite Living Room Fireplace

Downstairs Double Bedroom

Downstairs Double Bed of the gite in Normandy Lovely antique French double bed, with new orthopedic mattress and fluffy duvet and pillows under the original old patchwork bedspread.


This cosy bedroom features period furniture and accessories.


Normandy Gite - Downstairs Bedroom


Double Bedroom

The upstairs area runs the whole length of the house and is open plan which gives a tremendous feeling of space, yet it is still divided up in such a way as to ensure privacy

Upstairs Double Bedroom at the gite The main bedroom, with its gorgeous views out of the window.

The photos below were taken while sitting on the bed, looking back towards the centre of the house. The one on the right shows the privacy screen.
Upstairs from Double Upstairs from double, with screen

Below is the view from this bedroom window…
View from upstairs double

Triple Bedroom

This spacious room is at the opposite end of the house from the master bedroom and has a large antique oak sleigh bed and a separate single bed which features a pull-out “truckle” bed below. This room is ideal for two adults or three children.

Sleigh Bed in Triple Bedroom


This isn’t really a “mezzanine” in the truest sense of the word, but it is situated in the centre of the large open plan space and effectively separates the two sleeping areas. We use it as a quiet space where you can sit and read peacefully, or alternatively the children can spread out and play games or do jigsaws on the floor here.

It features a fold-down sofa bed which can be used when there are four adults and four children staying.


Children – Please note that although we welcome guests of all ages, there are a couple of points which parents of very young children should be aware of: there are no stairgates (due to the layout of the staircase it has been impossible to install one), the house has a shower but no bathtub (although we do have a baby bath for very young babies) , and there are no cupboard locks. We want you to be able to relax when you come here and this may prove difficult if you have very young active children…

Disabled Visitors – Much as we would like to make our house accessible to everyone, it is important to point out that it was originally built over 200 years ago and it has not been possible to adapt it for the needs of severely disabled visitors. There are 5 old stone steps up to the front door, and once within the house, although there is a bedroom and shower room on the ground floor, there are 2 steps down into the bathroom. Please don’t hesitate to call us if you need clarification.