Manoir de Laize - Le Pressoir & La Grange

Fontaine le Pin, Calvados

Le Pressoir brims with country charm, La Grange is bright with harmonious colour. Find much for the family: pool, stream, easels, games...


6 bedrooms


Sleeps 14


Apples used to be pressed for cider and calvados in the medieval pressoir. Across the lawns, pretty with blossoming apple trees in the spring, is the farmhouse where the owners live; Madame is an excellent cook and more than happy to provide an evening meal from local and seasonal produce. Inside the Pressoir, much country charm: ceiling beams, tiled floors, soft colours, antiques and plenty of space. The lovely light living area is open plan, with a well equipped kitchen in the corner; French windows lead down a step to a walled suntrap patio with barbecue. Upstairs: new beds dressed in crisp white linen, a bathroom filled with soft towels. Books, toys, games – and central heating for winter cosiness. More open-plan living in the adjoining La Grange, with its lime-washed stone walls, new carpeting and harmonious colours. The whole place is brilliant for families: a superb games/art room with easels at the ready, a fenced pool, a stream to dam. Soak up the setting, paint a picture, stock up at the weekly market, cycle or canoe down the gorge, pick wild flowers in spring and your own salads from the potager.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.


Nightly price
from €71
Weekly price
from €500
1 Cottage for 7
From €713 bedrooms
1 Cottage for 7
From €1073 bedrooms


We went there with our 16 month old son for one week and it was the most perfect setting for a family holiday. Claude and Jean-Michel were brilliant hosts, being on hand when we had questions about the area and taking our son out on their tractor. Le pressoir is a wonderful self catering cottage with all you need for a toddler. The grounds are stunning and it was wonderful to be in the middle of the countryside. Our little dog was also warmly welcomed. It is a brilliant location to visit both the Normandy coast and also the stunning Swisse Normande. We will go back.

Melanie, London

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Claude & Jean-Michel Guyon Despagne

  • New for 2013: outdoor jacuzzi for five people with free access...
  • Trampoline, babyfoot, badminton in garden and free access to local communal tennis court.
  • Baby-sitting is possible, with prior arrangement.
  • Yet a short hop to Bayeux (Tapestry Queen Mathilde, Falaise (Castle Guillaume le Conquérant), Caen (gastronomic restaurant - museum, the landing beaches and the Suisse Normande.
  • Canoe, riding, climbing, hike, golf course nearby,.. and the River Laize bounds our land.
  • Bikes available for our guests.