Guest Reviews

Tout est parfait,propreté,acceuil, calme, sublime proprieté,personnes charmantes,vraiment merci
acceuil formidable,l hotesse est venue a notre rencontre ,site exeptionnel, gentillesse ,panier de courtoisie avec café,thé sucre, super sympa, le soir l hote nous a apporté des oeufs frais , ce sont des personnes super sympa et nous recommandons, ma compagne et moi ce cottage romantique qui merite vraiment la visite jardin entretenue avec amour,ca se voit, merci a ces personnes nous avons adoré


Great rural property. Quiet and fantastic area for long walks. Good commute to historic NormandySt Mont Michael etc.


Hele fijne week gehad in Walnut Cottage. Locatie is prima, rustige en mooie plek. Nigel en Julie zijn heel vriendelijk en behulpzaam. Huisje was zeer schoon.

Theo Noordewier, 

We had to travel to Normandy three times to find a paradise with two very special angels! After a very, very stressful time for us, also because of Covid, we were allowed to spend 2 weeks in the Walnut Cottage.The house and the lovely landlords Julie & Nigel exceeded all expectations!!!!!!! Thank you for everything, we did not want to go home anymore!!!!!!!!!! We would love to come back!!!!!! Respect for all the work you do every day!!!!!

Gerald& Kerstin from Germany, 

Everything was so lovely, the location is so peaceful. The cottage lives up to its name. Julie and Nigel are lovely hosts. We look forward to staying again

Susie P, 

We had a lovely two night stay at Walnut Cottage, Julie and Nigel are fantastic hosts and the cottage is a joy to stay in, it has everything you need and is comfortable. The lit log burner was perfect on arrival and then after a day out to Mont Saint Michel (a must see) on a wet day with gale force winds getting back to a warm cottage was heaven! Breakfast also a must! Overall a great location for sight seeing or stop over point for travelling, we would not hesitate to book again if we are in the area

Melanie & Wayne, 

Such an adorable cottage. Cosy and warm, the fire was a very welcome sight. Julie and Nigel are lovely hosts. We wished we were staying for longer. See you again.

David & Sue Perchard, 

Beautiful cottage a bit off the beaten path to ensure peace and quiet and a relaxing vacation. Still conveniently located near enough to Vire to get into town (~10 minutes), Normandy beach areas (~1 hour), and Mont Saint Michel (~1 hour). Julie & Nigel are great hosts and super accommodating. We arrived late and they left the key in the door for us and had a nice fire going in the cottage to great us. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay and hope to return in the warmer months to enjoy some of the fruits & veggies grown on site. Can’t recommend highly enough!

Jess & Kirk, 

We would highly recommend this lovely cottage to anyone, so lovely to come home to a cosy fire. Hosts are amazing, friendly & obliging without being intrusive. Lovely people, lovely tranquil cottage. We had an amazing stay, thank you so much guys, just perfection.

L & D Andrew, 

We were looking for a peaceful place to spend a birthday weekend and the cottage was perfect!
We have decided to buy a house here as we fell in love with this part of Normandy.
Thank you for your kindness, the cottage is so cosy we are so relaxed and we had everything we needed.

Margot and Quentin, 

Quaint, cosy and modern and clean.


We enjoyed our time in Walnut Cottage. It was wonderful returning from days out in the Countryside to the cosy cottage and the log burner. We felt very welcome and we are looking forward to staying here again.

Helena & Michael, 

Thank you! It's a little beautiful house! We love it and we will return


What a welcoming cottage! A lovely space to relax after a drizzly tiring day house hunting. Julie and Nigel had lit the fire prior to our arrival and it was just heaven to step into the cuteness of this cosy cottage! I cannot stress how lovely Julie and Nigel both are! The chickens are super cute and it’s just heaven to see them enjoying the beautiful gardens! Thank you so much.”

Lorna & Pierre, 

We came for work after 10 hours driving a fire was waiting for us. A quiet cottage with all the comforts! A big thank you for this haven of peace. See you soon

Tyniam et Raphce, 

Thank you for the perfect days and delicious meals. Julie and Nigel are very friendly hosts

Peter and Anne, 

Brilliant stay. Lovely cottage. Wonderful meals and Julie and Nigel are a lovely couple. Hoped our stay would be top notch and it was! Thanks

Marc and Tracey, 

Gorgeous place in a beautiful area. We had a blast. It was a pleasure to meet two lovely people. Thank you Julie and Nigel xx

Jules and Paul, 

Great house, beautiful surroundings, friendly town, and hospitable host! Highly recommended


All fab, just two short! Thanks xx

Holly & Jasper, 

Nous avons passé 4 jours merveilleux. La maison est superbe, propre et il y a tout le nécessaire pour passer d'excellentes vacances. Les poules, l'aire de jeux ainsi que tous les jouets à l'intérieur de la maison ont ravis les enfants. L'accueil est très chaleureux. Merci a vous Julie et Nigel !
Merci pour votre accueil et votre gentillesse.


It is like all the other person's wrote before. It is a pity we leave tomorrow so we decided to stay for 2 weeks next year. Looking forwards


Dear Julie and Nigel we really enjoyed our stay in your lovely cottage. It was so relaxing, thank you for everything x

Christian en Roelien, 

Une belle maison, un espace magnifique. C est un regal de se faire réveiller par les poulettes. Julie et Nigel sont deux personnes adorables, le petit dej anglais est une merveille


Great start to our vacation. Thanks for everything.

Frits & Marlin, 

We stayed here for a week and wish we could have stayed for longer. The area is so relaxing and Julie and Nigel were so accommodating. A great place to base your holiday from, with so many historical places in all directions. A great place for couples or if you have a family, with children definitely catered for. We will definitely be going back again next year.

Antony Brookes, 

Nous avons passe un tres agreable sejour dans le charmand cottage, a l ambiance tres romantigue. Merci Beaucoup!

Chatunez et Cyril, 

If you want a beautiful cottage in the French countryside, RENT THIS PLACE! Beautiful scenery and the cottage was a perfect getaway


We would like to thank you both for brilliant stay and your generous hospitality.

Grtz Franky, Vera, Suzy and Dirk., 

Un super accueil pour de merveilleuses vacances, calme, repos, nature et tout ce qu'il faut pour les enfants. Merci encore à Julie et Nigel


Julie and Nigel were the perfect hosts, a very warm welcome on arrival and especially warm as Julie had lit the wood burner, which was a lovely touch along with the toys Julie brought over for our little one. Walnut cottage is such a lovely cottage that has all the mod cons, but retains the proper Normandy cottage feel, with an impressive fireplace. We were visiting the area to look for a property of our own and Julie and Nigel were really lovely with valuable advice they gave us and I would not hesitate to book Walnut cottage again to re-visit the area. Five star recommendation all the way.

Magda & Neil, 

We have stayed in many gites and even if we stay in many more this will remain our favorite! Lovely and so gracious! Thank you Julie and Nigel.

Rick & Donna from the USA, 

Absolutely wonderful hosts as always, love our second home! See you both again soon. Thank you for everything xx

Kate & Mark, 

We had a nice stay in Walnut House! At night a thousand stars to watch and in the morning the birds that woke us up! Thanks

Kaatji & Peter, 

“Incredible warm and friendly hosts! I was in the region for work purposes, and the Walnut House was a great alternative for hotel and restaurant life. Every night when I returned, Nigel had arranged the fire to be lit, so it was cosy every minute of my stay. On a few other occasions, a small attention, in the form of something homemade, was waiting for me on the table at my arrival. A definate recommendation for everyone who enjoys a home away from home while traveling.”

Bert from Belguim, 

Another fabulous stay - home from home with extra's! Sampled dinner and breakfast this time and highly recommend - we will be back!

Kate & Mark, 

Wonderful warm welcome and fabulous fire roaring away (perfect) Breakfast was excellent, the best scrambled eggs ever! Julie & Nigel were fantastic hosts. Thanks for the birthday wine. Vire is a lovely place to visit and Mont Saint Michel is worth the one hour drive.

Paul & Trudi, 

We had a lovely stay at Walnut Cottage. Really a hidden gem! Thank you Julie & Nigel.

Tess & Glenn, 

“très joli cottage, bien décoré, agréable, super prestations, au calme, à recommander!!!!”


Lovely warm cozy cottage, just what we needed for a couple of nights away while house hunting. Love it that Nigel will get the fire lit for when you get back.

Gillian & Jeremy, 

Lovely cottage - by far the best gite we have seen. Very friendly hosts, very relaxing stay. We will definitely be back.

Michelle & Pete, 

Best two person cottage we have stayed in, or seen, even when we have visited friends in their holiday gites, Like other people have said - welcoming and friendly hosts.

John & Maxine, 

A real home from home, and we received a warm welcome from Julie and Nigel. Walnut cottage is beautiful and tasteful, well equipped and in a great location

Kate Wingfield, 

Alles extrem gut! Wir haben uns bei Julie und ihrem Mann sehr wohl gefühlt. Wir hatten eine tolle Zeit in dem Haus, konnten Fragen was wir wollten. Die beiden standen jederzeit zur Verfügung, aber waren auch sehr diskret. Tip top!


Thank you so much! The house is perfect in a very quiet location. Thank you Julie and Nigel for making us so welcome. It is so easy to visit so many places. Hope to see you both in 2019

John and Coral, 

Dear Julie + Nigel, Wow! Thank you both so so much! You really bent over backwards to help us and make us feel at home and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts! And thank you for all the special thoughtful touches and for the kids as well. Really so kind! You guys are the best. Wish we could have stayed longer. Thanks ever so much xx

Simon & Ellie, 

What an awesome place! We have loved staying here, so tranquil - we have slept like logs! Nigel & Julie have been great and cook a mean curry! Beautiful house & grounds - we feel like we have been staying with family. Thank you Julie & Nigel xxxx

Dan, Claire, James & Alex from Kent , 

Highly recommend this place. It is in a good location with a lot of things within an hours drive. Our children enjoyed the pool and feeding the chickens. I would also recommend the breakfasts for each morning. We also requested a dinner for one night which was excellent! We will return here next time we are in the region!

Mark & Jane from Bermuda, 

Yet another fantastic stay - would have been longer if the house was not already booked. You are great hosts & lovely people. See you soon xxx

Renee & Ady, 

We hebben een hele fijne week gehad,alsof je thuis komt. Uiterst vriendelijke mensen , doen alles om het je naar de zin te maken

Thomas & Vera , 

Thank you so much for a fab 2 weeks. Thank you for being so helpful and chatting to us, playing with Tilly and Harry. We loved the chickens, the pool saved us on those incredible hot days we had.Been such a great holiday , we have done so much. You are a great couple and great hosts. We will miss this place but will be back! xxx

Beccy, Rich, Tilly & Harry, 

Julie + Nigel’s hospitality was second to none, filled with thoughtful kind touches. The homestead is spacious, clean and truly a home from home. Set in beautiful rolling hills in historical Normandy! We would love to come and stay again! Thank you ever so much!!

S & R Harper & Family, 

What a wonderful relaxing week we had at Walnut Cottage. Everything we needed was provided for a very comfortable stay as self catering guests and Julie and Nige were so approachable and so obliging for anything else we might have needed. What a beautiful setting in the gorgeous area of Calvedos we hope to be back very soon. Many thanks to you both.

Liz and Steve. Essex. UK, 

“Nous avon tout simplement été charmés par la maison, le cadre naturel qui l’entoure et surtout par l’accueil de Julie et d’Nigel, des personnes formidables et très accueillantes et arrangeantes. Nos enfants ont trouvé tout ce qu’il faut pour bien s’amuser : des jeux, des jouets, des DVD et des livres (en anglais) et surtout LA PISCINE, l’AIRE DE JEUX et le GRAND ESPACE NATUREL pour courir et gambader. Cerise sur le gâteau, les poules qui enchantent votre matinée par leur caquettement. Dommage qu’on n’ait pas pu rester plus longtemps. On y retournera sans hésiter !”


“Julie and Nigel are the perfect hosts! They are absolutely friendly and welcoming, the cottage and the property is just awesome! The chickens are so cute and the neighbor horse is friendly, too! The cooked breakfast is awesome and keeps you full until evening. The cooked meals are totally delicious, thank you again! We will definitely come back and would recommend this cottage"

L Vossen Germany, 

Wonderful week. Julie & Nigel made us feel very welcome, lots to see and do in the region. Great roads - pot hole free!

Ellie & Kevin - Bury St Edmonds Suffolk, 

Julie and Nigel were there to meet us and delighted that we were on a motorcycle, very accommodating, making us lovely breakfasts as and when we wanted them, beautiful area, great motorcycling roads and very quiet at night

Sharon & Adrian, 

Thank you so much for your kind hospitality we really enjoyed our stay in your beautiful home. Julie and Nigel are fantastic hosts and cook amazing food.

Natalie, Alex, Louis & Harriet, 

This has been our second stay in Walnut Cottage and it was just as fabulous as our first visit a month ago. The cottage is so relaxing & Julie and Nigel are lovely people, very kind & welcoming hosts. We are looking forward to returning again soon.

Anne & Steve Spender, 

Merci pour votre accueil chaleureux, nous avons passé une excellente semaine. Thanks a lot for your warm welcome, we have spent a lovely week.


"Accueil chaleureux, hôtes attentionnés attentifs très disponibles et très ouverts dans un cadre magnifique Sans oublier le partage des œufs, des desserts et finalement des recettes!... Je n’hésiterai pas à les recommander. À bientôt"

Catherine et Mathias”, 

Thank you for your hospitality - your place is so peaceful.


A lovely cottage and the most amazing hosts. Thank you Julie & Nigel for everything and all your help with the fireplace. Hoping to come back soon.

Ann & Paul from Dubai , 

Had a great stay and a superb meal. Nigel & Julie are excellent hosts and nothing is too much trouble. Hope to be back later this year. Many thanks

Keith & Mary, 

A really lovely cottage and a great place to stay. It has everything you could want. Julie and Nigel are superb hosts and so attentive and helpful. During our stay the meals were delicious and we hope to come back again very soon.

Steve & Anne, 

Had a lovely time meeting the chickens and eating their eggs. Thank you Julie & Nigel for great food and a roaring fire to come home to xx


Thank You dear Julie and Nigel - it was a wonderful, peaceful, comfortable refuge from the toils of renovation. "We will be back" xxx

Fay & Gilles, 

Thank you Julie & Nigel for being so friendly, accommodating and for allowing us to stay longer also letting my sister stay at short notice. Great to have a fire ready for us each evening.

Alice, Rob & Liz, 

Julie and Nigel are one of the best hosts we have come across. Everything is spot on as per the pictures posted, having a lovely wood fireplace and TV with English channels when you come back after a long day of exploring D day museums and beaches, is just perfect to unwind (no worries even you are unfamiliar like us about wood fireplaces- Julie and Nigel will give you a crash course and are always there if you need them) Mont Saint Michel is approx an hour drive from Walnut cottage. So like us if you want to explore D Day sights and Mont Saint Michel this is just the perfect spot. We are hoping to come back soon.
Thank you Julie and Nigel for everything, we really really enjoyed our stay . You guys are beyond amazing and I can’t thank enough. We have reached back safe and sound and yes , it’s warm and humid this side . We miss Walnut cottage :( Take care . Stay well. Hope we meet soon. Will surely try and come back in spring . Till next time .. cheers Ann and Paul

Ann & Paul Van Dyk, 

Cottage charmant avec des hôtes discrets et plein de petites attentions. Nous avons passé un très bon moment.

Morganne from Paris, 

Walnut Cottage was one of the highlights of our honeymoon. The cottage is beautiful and historic and Julie couldn’t be a better host. Definitely pre-book your meals with her and Nigel - delicious!

Rose & Dustin Champagne from Nashville Tennessee, 

Logement avec beaucoup de charme, propre et confortable et facile d'accès. Le feu de cheminée est très appréciable. Julie et Nigel sont adorables et très disponibles. Futurs voyageurs n'hésitez pas à réserver pour un séjour.

Pratip Uong, 

We wished we could stay longer. The best place we have stayed so far. Thank you for providing the lovely toys for our daughter. We will see you again!

Jane & John, 

We had a lovely stay, perfect location to explore the beautiful country side of Normandie and it's many high lights. Thank you Julie & Nigel for your great hospitality

Ronald & Marianne The Netherlands, 

We had a wonderful two weeks at Walnut Cottage, relaxing, restful and all set in such a beautiful setting. Julie & Nigel are fantastic hosts, thank you so much. We will recommend you to everyone we know xx

Gail & John (Northhamptonshire), 

“Très beau cottage pittoresque, accueil très chaleureux et des hôtes très gentils. Les déjeuners sont délicieux et dignes d'un grand restaurant. La Normandie rurale à son meilleur!”

Simon et Sylvain , 

We have had a thoroughly enjoyable and relaxing stay. It is lovely and a great place for exploring Normandy. Thank you Julie & Nigell for a very warm welcome and the eggs were delicious

Kev & Lynn from North Yorkshire, 

Very impressed with Walnut Cottage, the location and the hospitality from Julie & Nigel. The three course meal was amazing and we are looking forward to our return next summer.

Nick & Michelle, 

What a beautiful cottage! We cannot say anything that is not good! It's perfect! We will come back. Thank you x

Silke & Glenn (Belgium), 

Lovely cottage, Julie and Nigel are very friendly and the breakfasts are the best I have ever had. Thanks

Yanaika from Holland, 

Super accueillant et très dépaysant ! Julie et Nigel sont très sympathiques.

Yueline et Jean Pierie, 

Fantastic Cottage and location. We had a wonderful time, it was all we could have wished for. Thank you Nigel and Julie you have a true paradise here xxx

Ricky & Lynda from Cheshire, 

A lovely house, wonderful hosts, the most delicious dinner, perfect weather and a beautiful landscape, no more to wish for perfect holidays!
Thank you so much for everything, dear Julie and Nigel. We had a relaxing holiday and we will be back! Best wishes and take good care of you!

Flavia and Simon (Switzerland), 

What a wonderful peaceful place to spend a week of our vacation in Normandy. Thank you to our excellent hosts for your hospitality and excellent cooking.

Melyssa & Jonh , 

A most beautiful and welcoming place to arrive at and return to each day while holidaying. The attention to detail is amazing with everything being perfectly clean and organised. The farm and surrounding areas are great to explore while Julie and Nigel are brilliant hosts. Their meals are also highly recommended! We hope to be back one day soon.”

Didee & Phil from Victoria, Austrailia, 

Thank you for having us on a short stay. We will be back! Beautiful place and can't recommend highly enough. See you again xx

Jason & Karina, 

Excellent stay lovely little cottage with everything you need. Bed comfy lovely surroundings. Nice extra touches with milk and eggs. Julie and Nigel both very friendly on hand if needed whilst allowing you your own space. Would definitely recommend. Ideal accommodation location great for exploring Normandy Ideal location for ferry.

Maggie & Kevin, 

Thank you so much for a lovely stay Julie & Nigel, we couldn't have met nicer people. The cottage is absolutely beautiful, wish we had found you at the start of our holiday! We will definitely be back to stay xx

Mike & Eli from N Ireland, 

You could not have better hosts than Julie and Nigel. They are warm, welcoming, generous and very considerate. For example, each night they set a fire for us (we're from Australia, and appreciated the help). They also gave us fresh eggs laid by their hens. Walnut Cottage is a absolutely charming - a beautiful old stone house in lovely countryside. Inside the cottage, everything is very modern, beautifully designed and very comfortable. We couldn't recommend it more highly.

Margaret & Ian , 

Un très bon séjour passé dans ce charmant logement. Le temps n'était malheureusement pas avec nous, mais nous avons pû profiter dès notre arrivée d'un très agréable feu de cheminée préparé au préalable par Julie. L'endroit est très propre, très fonctionnel, dans un lieu très calme. Ce fut très plaisant, je recommande ! ”

Clemont , 

Einfach nur toll! Die Gastgeber (Julie und Nigel) sind wahnsinnig nett und helfen wo sie nur können, gönnen aber einem aber die Ruhe und Privatsphäre, die man gern möchte. Sie wohnen im Haus gegenüber mit ein paar Hühnern und sind einfach super nett. Jeder Wunsch wurde mit einer wahnsinnigen Freundlichkeit erfüllt. Man kann auch stundenlang mit beiden quatschen, wenn man mag :) Das Haus ist super schön und recht hochwertig eingerichtet. Durch den Kamin ist es auch schön warm und neues Holz ist kein Problem. Wir hatten einen wunderschönen Aufenthalt und würden auf jeden Fall jederzeit wieder in dem schönen Haus schlafen! Es ist zwar etwas außerhalb, aber in Vire (10 min entfernt) kann man in unzähligen Läden einkaufen. Danke für den schönen Aufenthalt!

Ronny Neefe, 

Thanks a lot for your kindness and little attentions for our journey. Our wedding day was wonderful and this lovely cottage made our day too. Thank you

Anne-Laure & Wahib, 

Nous avons séjourné chez Julie le temps d'un petit week end VTT dans région . l'accueil est chaleureux, et le petit feu de cheminée à l'arrivée est agréable. Julie est disponible pour ses hôtes . Le cottage est très sympathique , correspondant au descriptif . Une bonne adresse pour un week end dans le calvados


“Nous avons passes une agréable séjour d'une nuit. Nous avons eu le bonheur d'avoir le feu de cheminée à notre arrivée. Très sympathique. L'endroit est très calme. Les hôtes sont très gentils et disponibles. Le gite est très bien équipé et confortable. Le petit déjeuner est très bon, nous recommandons. Merci à Julie et son mari adorables”

Nathalie et Pierre”, 

Le petit déjeuner excellent et la gentillesse des hôtes

Ludovic (France), 

Grand gîte dans la campagne au calme. Accès facile. Très proche de vire. Lits très confortables. Bien équipé. jolie vue. Les propriétaires sont très sympathique et la cuisine de la propriétaire est incroyable. Je recommande le petit déjeuner anglais, un vrai régal.

P Louvet , 

Magnifique endroit très cocooning. Merci pour le feu de cheminée à notre arrivé.

Angelique Mialdea, 

Julie und Nigel sind sehr herzliche Gastgeber und kümmern sich wirklich gut um einen. Die Hütte ist sehr romantisch hergerichtet und man fühlt sich dort sehr wohl. Sehr schön ist, dass man selber vor Ort kochen kann und wenn man etwas braucht sind beide Gastgeber sofort zur Stelle. Es war eine sehr schöne Zeit!
Vielen Dank Julie und Nigel für die angenehme Zeit bei euch! Es war sehr schön und ihr hab es wirklich gemütlich hergerichtet.


Charmante maison dans laquelle nous avons été très bien accueillis par Julie, qui a eu la gentillesse de préparer un feu de cheminée pour notre arrivée. Le cadre est calme et reposant, avec de superbes paysages au coucher de soleil. Idéal pour une escapade coocooning à 2 !!!


Walnut Cottage was so comfortable, warm and cosy. Julie and Nigel were perfect hosts, Nigel's Cauliflower soup was my favorite but everything that he and Julie cooked for us was delicious. We feel that we arrived as guests but left as friends. We will definitely stay here again. Thank you for looking after us.

Fay & Gilles, 

Wonderful stay, it was great to see you both again and wow those breakfasts xxx

Renee, Ady & Nick, 

Séjour fantastique! le logement est parfait, très cosy et propre. Nous conseillons vivement ce logement qui correspondait tout à fait à nos attentes.

Famille Galley, 

Thank you very much Julie and Nigel for all the attention to detail and making this place a little paradise in the Countryside. Perfect spot to explore the area! We loved Walnut Cottage and recommend it to everyone

Luciano & Victor, 

La maison est très belle et propre avec grand jardin. Les hosts sont très gentils.

Tran Echard, 

We absolutely loved this place so much that we hardly left it for the duration of our stay. Julie and Nige were so welcoming and our two children where instantly in love with the place because of their bedroom with all of the toys and games. Julie took the children to feed the chickens which they where delighted with. We arrived on the Thursday and decided to pre order our evening meals for the Friday and Saturday and WOW!!! the food was fantastic and really reasonably priced too! One of our daughters has multiple food allergies and they where so helpful and catered for her better than any restaurant has ever done. We had fresh eggs from the chickens every morning and we really can't say enough about how great Julie and Nigel were. Nigel made a fire for us every day and we came away from there feeling so happy and relaxed. Thank you Julie and Nige, we will definitely be back soon xx

Ryan, Annie & family, 

We loved Walnut Cottage and really enjoyed our stay. It was nice to meet all the animals and eat the fresh eggs from the chickens. We had a great breakfast every morning and a fabulous evening meal. Thank you Julie & Nigel for your warm welcome and friendly faces. I am sure we will be back.

Neil & Sue, 

This was the perfect location to explore Normadie. The cottage is comfortable with lots of character. Nigel made a fire every evening. Thank you so much for your friendly greeting, good care and making us feel so welcome.

Sophia and Hans De Visser, 

Lovely hosts, lovely house. So lovely we asked could we buy it. Everything you could possibly want. Pity it wasn't snowing. Really nice vibe in the home.

Celia & Lawrence, 

Julie and Nigel are great hosts and super friendly and make you feel very welcome... nothing is too much trouble. We would definitely recommend Walnut House if you are wanting to stay in this area and we would not hesitate in booking this property when we visit again. We wish you both lots of luck with your new venture but to be honest we don't think you'll need it.

S & E Wood, 

Lovely quirky cottage, fab fireplace. Thank you for making us feel so welcome

Stuart & Ester Williams, 

What a lovely place to stay - just wish it could have been longer!

J A Reitsma, 

We loved how clean, comfortable and cozy everything was. It was extremely well equipped all around. We felt very much at home. Keep up the wonderful hosting!

Susan Taylor & Family, 

Julie and Nigel are kind and gracious hosts. They are willing to help to make guests comfortable. It is obvious the love and attention they give to make staying at Walnut Cottage a memorable and restful experience.

Alyssa & Jonathan, 

We had a lovely stay at Julie and Nigel's wonderful cottage. they were both friendly and accommodating. Highly recommended.

Tim and Fiona Holmes-Mitra, 

Steve and I had a wonderful stay at Walnut Cottage. The cottage was lovely and comfortable in a peaceful and beautiful surrounding. Both Julie and Nigel were wonderful hosts and very welcoming, we look forward to coming back, highly recommend their cottage.


We had the most wonderful stay at Walnut Cottage! Everything was well provided for when we came (including a bottle of wine!) and throughout our two weeks in that beautiful spot in Calvados. The cottage is cosy, looks just like in the pictures and is even more spacious. Julie and Nigel do their very best to make your stay as easy and relaxing as possible while at the same time respecting the privacy of their guests at all times. We strongly recommend their dinner menu, it was delicious with fresh produce and herbs from the garden. The beautiful hills of the surrounding area allow for extended walks right from the cottage. In a nutshell, everything was just great!

David and Marie, 

Thank you both very much for a lovely stay. Fabulous house, great location and excellent food.

Jo & Paul, 

Our stay at Walnut Cottage was absolutely fantastic. We stayed for 4 nights and Julie and Nigel made us feel so welcome. The cottage is lovely, really spacious, well decorated, well equipped, cosy and clean, and ideally situated as a base to visit the sights in Normandy. Julie and Nigel also went to the trouble to provide a cot, highchair and bouncy chair for our 11 month old son which was very much appreciated. Julie and Nigel also provide a very reasonably priced food menu and are excellent chefs. It was lovely being able to have a really tasty 3 course dinner outside the cottage in the evening sunshine while our baby was tucked in bed indoors. I just hope that our future hosts are as kind and accommodating as Julie and Nigel and our future accommodation is as perfect as Walnut Cottage.


A wonderful place to stay, peaceful and restful and in a great location, amazing food.- the kids loved it, thank you

Andy, Kate & Family, 

Cozy, well-equipped house set in a beautiful country area undisturbed by noise of traffic and people. Our hosts were tremendously helpful, friendly and communicative. We arrived around midnight and couldn't locate the property so Nigel drove out to town Centre to help us navigate and in the morning we discovered fresh eggs on the kitchen bench, all thanks to hosts' chickens :)


What amazing hosts, thank you so much for all your help and for making the children so welcome.

Nat, Dan and children, 

We had a lovely 4 day stay. The cottage is well equipped and we would definitely recommend Nigel & Julie's cooking - The Lebanese Pork was excellent.

Barbara & Geoff, 

Un super week-end, dans un cottage délicieusement cosy, très propre et très fonctionnel. Des personnes très disponibles, aimables, le coeur sur la main, adoraables!!!!! A RECOMMANDER, de plus ils acceptent nos amis à quatre pattes. Thank you Julie et Nigel! Hélène et Thierry

Hélène et Thierry, 

What a great week, thanks to great hosts Nigel and Julie. The cottage was warm, comfortable and we would love to visit again

Janet and Fred, 

Julie and Nigel are really friendly and relaxed and they will help you with whenever you need.
The cottage is beautifully renovated, the photos say it all. We enjoyed the peace and tranquility and on clear nights stars can be recognized easily as it's so dark.
There are so many butterfly's and birds around, including birds of prey; and the cycle paths are really close by.
We definitely recommend Walnut cottage, this is a beautiful part of Normandy. If you love nature, cycling, history and hospitality, you will have a great holiday!

J Daniels, 

We had the most wonderful stay at Nigel and Julie's. They were fabulous hosts - so kind, helpful and welcoming. The cottage was great for all our needs, we would love to visit again

Nick and Martha, 

What a lovely place to stay, central to many activities. Julie and Nigel were perfect hosts, very relaxing

Jeff & Marilyn, 

We stayed three nights at Julie and Nigel's beautiful cottage situated in the rolling hills of Normandy. We highly recommend this retreat to any couple or small family who wants to explore the region of Normandy. At first we were unsure about the location having never heard of Vire but it truly is spectacularly located. One day we visited the beaches near Cabourg, the next day Mont-st-Michel, neither was more than a 50 minute drive and they were beautiful drives. The cottage itself is quite charming and comfortable. It is very clean and has everything you could need, including a basket of firewood, but we lucked out with amazing warm weather during our stay. We really have nothing negative to say about it. The hosts were incredibly kind and thoughtful and very responsive to any inquiries we had. Our two year old daughter accompanied us and our hosts went above and beyond to make us feel welcome, including supplying a crib, toys and dvds for our little girl! Our daughter was in heaven but what she especially loved was visiting Julie and Nigel's chickens and rabbit! One last thing, if you have the chance, we highly recommend having dinner at the cottage. Julie and Nigel provide a well priced menu and are incredible cooks. We ordered from their menu our first night there because we were tired from driving and didn't want to get back in the car. We weren't sure what to expect but the dinner was so delicious that we ate there again our last night! We will definitely be staying here again on our future trips to Normandy!