Welcome to Esprit du Bocage, our two charming and stylish independent Holiday Homes (Gîtes in French), in the hilly hinterland of the Mont-Saint-Michel. Both self-catering cottages are centuries old, granite farmhouses, that have been restored with a lot of love and attention, natural materials, modern comfort and original details.

Our Gîtes are set in the calm Normandy countryside, and ideally situated to discover all of the important sights and must-sees of Normandy. We are strategically situated in the hinterland of Mont-Saint-Michel, in the proximity of beautiful beaches, charming towns, exceptional natural parks and and forests. Many historical and cultural sites are in easy reach, such as the D-day Beaches (Utah Beach and Omaha beach), characterful historic towns like Avranches, Granville, Caen, and Bayeaux. But also the remarkable Breton cities of Saint-Malo, Fougères and Rennes are great for a day out. Even a day-trip to the Channel Islands of Guernsey and Jersey is possible from your holiday home.

What our guests say:
Highly recommended, Fantastic, Delightful, Wonderful, Unforgettable vacation,
Like coming home. Fabulous gîte in beautiful calm surroundings.

The surrounding area offers many things to do for children such as theme- and adventure parks, karting, swimming pools, zoos; something for everyone! And for the adventurous and the sporty there is plenty to enjoy too; bungy jumping, horse riding, climbing, hiking, rail biking,golfing, fishing and biking.

The Gîtes

The charming gîtes (holiday cottages) are independent and set in the countryside. Gîte Le Pommier is for  2-4 people, and Gîte Le Cerisier for 2-6 people.

Prices and booking

All you have to do is pack your suitcases, because our cottages are very complete and your beds are made up. Enjoy a relaxing break! Prices from 490 euros.

Discover Normandy

Normandy has it all; peace and quiet, unspoiled nature, beautiful beaches, a very rich history and delicious food. Experience an unforgettable holiday in France.



Esprit du Bocage means a unique, charming stay in rural Normandy. Translation under construction.


guest Reviews

Read how our guests enjoy Esprit du Bocage. Discover why so many decide to come again. Translation under construction.


Do you have any questions, or do you want to book? Please do not hesitate to contact us. You are welcome!


Southern Normandy is a beautiful region with its rich unspoiled nature, beautiful beaches, culture, history and fine food. Years ago we fell in love with this beautiful green area. We bought an old farmhouse in the heart of the Bocage Mortainais, situated in the south of the department La Manche.  A varied hedgerow landscape, with valleys, rocks, rolling pastures, rivers and orchards.The biggest charm of this area is undoubtedly the peace and quiet, an abundance of natural space. An authentic piece of French countryside that hasn't been overrun by tourists.

For us the essence of a Holiday, is an abundance of time and space; nature, uninterrupted views, walking, reading and leisurely lunches outside on the terrace. Slow living at its best...

Find out more on our website and discover what makes this such a special place.  Come and enjoy a charming stay in rural Normandy.

À bientôt,

Gea & Ruud Keller

Label "Gîte de Charme" and "Gîte au Jardin" from Gîtes de France

Winner ‘Zoover Award Gold 2018’

Winner 'Zoover Award Orange' 2016, the best reviewed Holiday homes in France
Winner 'Zoover Award Gold', in de Top 10 Best Holiday homes in France, 2014 and 2015
Winner label "Zoover Highly Recommended 2012 and 2013"
Winner "Prix Coup de Coeur 2011" Gîtes de France, Manche