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Apple Tree Hill

 Luxury Gites, Normandy


Nestling in rolling countryside, yet not too far from local amenities in the historic medieval town of Villedieu les Poeles, this is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the tranquility and peace of a delightful part of Normandy.

The  three bedroom gite and rooms look out onto pretty gardens with views of our own orchard and the hills beyond. An additonal king size ensuite bedroom can be booked in conjunction with the gite, ideal for larger groups or multi generational families. The building dates back to medieval times, believed to be used as a stopover for pilgrims en route to Le Mont Saint Michel.

  A medieval barn with original stone fireplace is the perfect place to gather and enjoy the cooler evenings, playing games, cooking on the open fire and socialising in this special place.

The night skies are spectacular with no light pollution to spoil your view of the milky way, visible on a clear night.

Your hosts, Jeanette and Brian provide a warm welcome. Their aim is to ensure your stay is a relaxing and memorable holiday.


Our rooms are

classically styled with luxurious bed linen,comfortable mattresses, fluffy towels and bathrobes



Hot tub
Soak away your stresses and start your holiday rejuvenated, relax after a busy day exploring Normandy or simply celebrate life with a glass of bubbles in the bubbles!
Free Wifi
 When you can't escape, keep in touch with our free wifi

Spend a while walking amid the flower beds and orchard, take in the views and tranquility and complete your day watching the sunset as you enjoy supper on your own private terrace

Laundry service available, please enquire during your stay


Springtime @ Appletree Hill
Harvest Time
Casting the new bells in the foundry
The Pilgrim Route
The Bell Foundry in Villedieu
toasting marshmallows


Apple Tree Gill gite
Cosy nights by the fire
Fresh eggs for breakfast!


The local area
Villedieu is a pretty medievel town which offers boutique shops, boulangeries and a variety of restaurants.
Famous for its long-standing history of bell making and the copper pan industry,
tours of the foundry and workshops are available .
Nature and wildlife 
The surrounding countryside of Appletree Hill is filled with an abundance of wildlife and opportunities for bird watching. Walking trails and green cycling routes ensure you can make the most of the simple beauty.
Cultural Sites
Appletree Hill is ideally situated half way between the Normandy landing beaches, with it's  associated history of WWII, and 
Le Mont Saint Michel which is the second most visited place in France, after the Eiffel Tower.
The beautiful town of Bayeux and its iconic Tapestry is also within short driving distance.

Visit the historic market of Villedieu on Tuesday mornings for an authentic french shopping experience
The local boulangerie is 1.5km away in the little village of La Chappelle-Cecilin.
Seaside and beaches
There are many different beaches to choose from less than an hour away including St Martin de Brehal with its lively Sunday market, the oyster beds at Agon Countainville and the historic Port of  Granville, which has a beautiful promenade and breathtaking views of the ocean from the gardens of Christian Dior's house. Don't miss the sandy beaches and stunning views of the sunset from the town walls.

what our guests are saying

our stay at Jeanette and Brian was perfect: the quiet location, the jacuzzi to relax, the ideal home for 6 people with its outdoor games and interiors for children. Impeccable cleanliness and very cozy beds. I recommend 200%

-Veronique February 2021

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