La Vie de Cocagne
La Vie de Cocagne is not a hotel but a holiday home for rent. Designed as a suite in the middle of the countryside, it can accommodate from 2 to 6 guests.
The very title “la Vie de Cocagne” gives something away about the place. Basically it’s an old turn of phrase expressing a life of comfort and laziness in the country, and also a song alluding to the joys of country living.
So it’s an apt title, to say the least. The area surrounding La Vie de Cocagne is one of pastoral beauty, one kilometer from the village of Bonnebosq, and famous for being part of the cider route - hence the seemingly never ending orchards.
What about the La Vie de Cocagne itself? It probably started off life as a stable in the 18th century and this timbered house lives up to its name perfectly, mixing a cosy feel with interesting and off beat furnishings - guests will probably notice the religious artifacts on hand, for example.
Wherever you are in the house, it is always comfortable and the combination of old and new (WIFI, flat screen TV and stainless steel appliances). The whole house is for rent and can be related to a very comfortable suite in the middle of the countryside.
The area is picture postcard Normandy and walking trails abound. Beautiful Deauville and Honfleur are not too far away and it is easy to see why this area has been a magnet to many people looking to get away from it all, not least of which Proust, Monet and even Claudia Cardinale.
In short, it fulfills its mission statement to perfection “to be your house for a weekend, or a week, without having to handle with all the tasks and expenses of a second home”.
Accommodation description: Maximum Number of people: 4/6 persons (adults and/or children). Two mainbedrooms with ensuite shower room, one spare room on the first floor (no bathroom)
Exterior: Private car park with electric gate, garden and terrace where you can have barbecues, heated hot tub.
Interior: A spacious lounge area, opened to the roof with large windows looking out onto the garden and terrace: two wide and comfortable chocolate sofas, wood stove, large LCD screen with satellite TV offering approximately 300 channels (French and international), hifi, wifi.
Dining area: opens out onto the fully equipped kitchen and lounge and the terrace.
South side: one of the bedrooms opens out onto the garden, queen-size bed, private bathroom with slate Italian shower and stainless steel shower.
North side: the second ground floor bedroom with private bathroom with slate Italian shower. 1st floor: a guest room, twin or double room, which can be rearranged according to requirements, private toilet. Located in the attic and isolated from the neighbouring lounge.
- Surrounded by Nature
Availability (green = available)
- Animals not accepted
- Central heating
- Credit cards NOT accepted
- Internet WiFi
- TV Room
- Coffee/tea making
- Hair dryer
- Internet access
- Internet WiFi
- Kitchen fully equipped
- Non smoking rooms
- Food Tasting
- Horseback Riding
- Water Sports