Everything you need to know about Le Bois Ellier Garden Cottage


Our beautiful cottage has home from home comfort and everything you need for an enjoyable stay.


Le Bois Ellier Garden Cottage is family owned and is set in the beautiful Normandy countryside in Lonlay L’Abbaye. Lonlay L'Abbaye is a commune in the Orne department in north-western France, situated midway between the towns of Domfront and Flers. It has a beautiful abbey and town square and is surrounded by walks and scenery, including the local viewpoint Fosse Arthur.

THE ACCOMMODATION COMPRISES: On the first floor, is a bright and airy bedroom housing both a double and a single bed with clean and fresh bed linen. There is a hanging wardrobe and mirror and also a hair dryer in the bedroom.  Next to this is a bright shower room with fluffy large towels. There is also a cot with beautiful linen should you need one for your baby.  The ground floor has a fully equipped kitchen and dining area and a lounge complete with TV and wifi. The sofa in the living room does convert to a comfortable double bed should you require it. There is also a selection of books and board games.  Outside, the cottage has its own patio and BBQ area.  The cottage kitchen is fully equipped with everything you will need and we provide you with a selection of biscuits, tea, coffee, sugar, a bottle of water and milk on arrival.  Basic cooking essentials will be supplied by us such as salt, pepper and cooking oils.  In addition there will be washing up liquid, tea towels, dish cloths and hand soap.

TO BOOK:  To book the cottage costs 55 euros per night for up to 4 people and we ask for a 50% non refundable deposit with the balance payable 30 days before you arrive.  If your booking is less than 30 days away then the full amount is payable to secure your booking.  You may book for just one night or many nights.  (Please note that booking one night may be more difficult during peak periods)  The deposit can be paid by bank transfer or paypal. Once your deposit has cleared we will confirm your booking with an emailed receipt. 

KEYS:  Keys will be available for entry to the cottage from 3pm and we ask that you vacate by 10am at the latest on the day of departure. When you arrive we will require the usual breakage and damage deposit of 50 euros in cash.  This will be kept, a receipt given and returned to you when you leave if not required.

LATE ARRIVALS:  If you know you are going to be arriving late, please let us know.  We can provide you with something to eat on arrival if you wish.  There is a small charge for this at 5 euros each.   

BREAKFAST: A continental breakfast is also available for 8 euros per adult and 6 euros per child.  The continental breakfast includes fresh bread with butter, jam and honey, a selection of  cheeses, sliced meats, fruit, muesli, croissants, pastries, boiled egg, fruit juice and  hot beverages. Breakfast can either be served to you at the cottage at a set time or in the dining room of our home next door.

LINEN & TOWELS:  Bed linen, bath towels and toilet tissue are included in the rental cost as is kitchen linen.  Bathroom towels must remain the cottage and not be taken outside. 

PICNIC BASKET:  A picnic basket can be arranged, please see the menu choices in the cottage.  Picnic basket orders must be received 24 hours before required.  Picnic baskets are 8.00 euros per adult and 6 euros per child.

DOGS: Unfortunately, we do not accept dogs as we have sheep, chickens, ducks and horses.

CYCLE-FRIENDLY:  Here in beautiful Normandy, we have many cycle routes and are in fact very well situated  for the Paris-Mont St Michel route, La Velo Francette and the D-Day Landing beaches in Aramanche. We are very flexible and happily offer just one night bookings on your route through.  We can also offer very secure bike parking in our barn overnight.  We have free wi-fi and can offer you either a self catering or bed and breakfast option.  Picnic hampers are also available.   

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  Should you have any special requirements, please feel free to contact us to discuss.  We are very flexible and will make every endeavour to assist you with whatever you need to make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.