The Setting

Normandy is rural France at its most civilised; a green and pleasant land that offers the serenest of holidays. The departments of Calvados and Orne form the heart of ‘Basse-Normandie’ and it is on the border, between the villages of Crocy and Trun where you will find Le Moulin de Mandeville


Located on an island, The River Dives encircles the property to the north, south and east. To the west an ancient mill stream is crossed by a road bridge, which forms an entrance to the property  

Set in its own private garden, Le Moulin offers seclusion for those who seek it, whilst providing ample opportunity to enjoy the 'out door' life.


The farmland is for your quiet enjoyment. During the season,you may have to share it with the cows. Treated kindly they will not impose upon your freedom to enjoy the rest of the island. If in doubt, you may wish to ‘beat the bounds’ on the river side of the fence. The walk is narrow in places, although this is something not to be missed. You may also wish to cross the weir at the southern end of Riverside Walk - beside the green gate, across the field and along the tow path between the two rivers.  Here you will find our wilderness; in season it will be full of Snowdrops.  

Adjacent although set in its own grounds with private access rests Le Petite Maison, a hideaway just for two.  Unless requested, Le Petit Maison is not available when Le Moulin is booked

'As I recall the many things that have been said, it is days like these that the wonder and tranquility of this place make it  special'.  E Huggins 24th June 2015.

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