Guest Comments

What They Say...


Restful ○ Relaxing ○

Peaceful ○ Idyllic ○

Beautiful Tranquility ○

Lovely Charm ○  Simply Lovely ○ Amazing ○

Wildlife Haven ○

Beautiful Cosy Cottage ○ Dog Friendly ○ Perfect Holiday ○ Thank you ○  Fantastic!

We welcome all feedback on La Herpiniere and the service we provide - the positive helps us get up in the morning; the negative helps us improve.


Our guests have written some lovely things about their stays, and here are just a few.


Stay: Février 2021

Merci beaucoup pour votre accueil, pour les discutions avec vous- Nos deux garçons ont beaucoup aimé jouer avec vos deux chiens (Luna,Zippy).  Nous avons aimé le grand jardin.

                                                                                                             F,E,J et E



Stay: July 2020

Didn't think we would be able to have a holiday this year amid the Covid 19 crisis but thanks to Robin and Debbie and Brittany Ferries, here we are.  It has been a perfect place to stay and relax. We just love it here.  We have been made so welcome by Robin, Debbie, Luna and Zippy.  We hope to visit you all again one day.

                                                                                                                MW & M


Stay: February 2020

Thank you so much for the use of your lovely cottage, simply stunning. We had a far better time than expected for this time of year.  Can't recommend Granville enough.  Many thanks!

                                                                                                             The O'C's



Stay: October 2019

Thank you so very much for the warm welcome on Friday evening. Our stay here has been homely, comfortable, relaxing in the most beautiful environment/surroundings.  We will most definitely be back and recommend this piece of heaven to our friends/family. xxxx



Stay: September 2019

This is our 3rd time here. We both love it. Debbie and Rob are so welcoming and friendly.  Luna and Zippy are so loving! Looking forward to coming back, as it feels like a 2nd




Stay: September 2019

Thank you Debbie and Robin for a lovely stay, had wonderful time, very relax and stress free now.  And thanks Luna and Zippy too!




Stay: August 2019

Thanks Robin and Debbie for a fabulously relaxing week at La Herpiniere.  We have enjoyed trips to Avranches, Arromanches and the surrounding towns.  We have enjoyed great meals at L'Abbaye and Le Robbery at Vire.  Most of all we have enjoyed your wonderful company and hospitality.  We hope to return soon. 

We love Luna & Zippy xxxx

K, T, E & E PS



Stay: August 2019

Amazing host Debbie and Robin.  We had a fantastic chilled 2 weeks again this year.  Thanks for everything till next time.  Love to Luna and Zippy too. xx

H,P & H




Stay: July 2019

Thanks for the warm welcome, this is the most beautiful cottage we have ever stayed in.  We had a lovely holiday especially with Luna and Zippy running around.  We gave them both a tennis ball and they seemed very happy.  Thanks again and we hope to come back someday. 

M,S,K & J


Stay: July 2019

A fantastic week in a gorgeous gite.  Lots of places to explore nearby, then relax in the grounds of La Herpiniere.  Thank you Robin and Debbie.

G,S,O & A

Stay:July 2019

A lovely peaceful place to stay and a fabulous gite, everything found.  Thank you Robin and Debbie for wonderful hospitality.  Great area to explore, the landing beaches very moving and poignant.

R & L

Stay: June 2019

Merci pour cet agreable sejour, magnifique coin de paradis.

N & D


Stay: June 2019

Our second visit to La Herpiniere.  This is a beautiful place, run by very hospitable hosts.  It is a great location for interesting visits, which will take years to exhaust.  See you in 2020!

S & T


Stay: June 2019

Such a wonderful week in Normandie in the beautiful gite.  I think one of the most relaxing holidays and especially good for a group.  Thanks Debbie and Rob for your hospitality - see you soon.

Stay: May 2019

We had a fantastic time here in La Herpiniere.  Thank you Debbie and Robin!  A few days here doesn't do it justice - so much to do and explore.  The cottage is fantastic - everything we need and more.  Beautiful dogs (Luna and Zippy), fish and rabbits!  Thank you again Debbie and Robin, you have such a gorgeous place and you are perfect hosts.  Can't wait to return.

S, K, T & A

Stay: April 2019

Wonderful relaxing stay at La Herpiniere.  Robin and Debbie are great hosts and nothing was too much trouble. Guest recommendations for places to visit and see: Domfront and Bagnoles as must and Mont St Michel is a sight to behold. Looking forward to returning again in the near future.  Thank you once again. x

R & J

Stay: August 2018

Perfect peaceful relaxing surroundings - great gardens.  Well equipped beautiful spotless gite.  But most of all a big thank you to our fabulous hosts Robin and Debbie.  We had a fantastic time. x

A & R

Stay: August 2018

A lovely relaxing time here - thank you.  A great gite and hosts.  Fantastic bed - actually slept!  Taffy had a fabulous time with Luna and Zippy.  He'll definitely miss them.

T, M & A

Stay: July 2018

Thank you Debbie and Robin for an amazing time.  We have had an amazing time here, so beautiful and peaceful.  Luna and Zippy kept 'H' entertained as well.  We look forward to coming back. xx

H, P & H

Stay: July 2018

Two weeks have gone past so fast.  Great place and many thanks to Debbie and Robin for making us feel so welcome.  Thanks.

S & C

Stay: May 2018

A lovely peaceful week - beautiful grounds. Friendly hosts and dogs - we loved it.  Thank you so much.

D, E & R

Stay: April 2018

Great gite, lovely setting especially with the grounds.  Our daughter will definitely miss Luna and Zippy.  Thanks

D, D & C

Stay: September/October 2017

Our first visit - what a find!  The gite is one of the nicest we’ve stayed in - so comfortable.   The gardens and surrounding countryside so attractive and peaceful.  Thank you Debbie and Rob for your warm welcome and tips on places to visit.  Lots more to see and do, so hope to be back!

J & D

Stay: September 2017

3rd visit to this lovely gite.  Debbie and Robin great hosts.  Enjoy the peace!  "We’ll be back”

T & V

Stay: August 2017

Fabulous cottage in the most beautiful surroundings.  Debbie and Robin, you have given us such a wonderful welcome.  The perfect hosts.

Places to visit - Mont St Michel, War memorials, Domfront, Bagnoles Del Orne, Dinan in Brittany (a must), Villdieu Les Poeles (a must).

We loved having Luna and Zippy visiting us each day (especially Taru).  It has been really relaxing.  Hope we will be able to visit again and again.  Once again thank you both. xxxxx

M, K, N & J

Stay: August 2017

We have really enjoyed our stay at La Herpiniere.  Such a lovely cottage in beautiful surroundings.  We had as much fun hanging out here as we did exploring Normandy!  During our stay we visited the fairytale style Mont Saint Michel, the gorgeous beach at Carolles and had a blast at the zoo in Champrepus - perfect place for a toddler!


Thank you Debbie and Robin for making our stay so enjoyable.  I know Max will miss Luna, Zippy and the chickens!  We will miss eating outside every evening and being in such tranquil surroundings.  We very much hope to return one day.


P.S. We don't recommend the andouilettes - just stick to normal sausages!!!

K, T & M

Stay: August 2017

We stayed here for two weeks.  We arrived stressed and wound up and will leave relaxed and chilled out.  This place is so amazing - perfect to unwind and chillax.  Thank you Debbie and Robin for such a great stay.  Our boys had a ball running wild with Luna and Zippy. 


We would totally come here again, if we weren't moving to NZ but will tell our friends about this place of paradise.

J, G, J & C

Stay: July 2017

Although we didn't have the best of weather during our stay, we were still able to enjoy everything the gite and garden had to offer, and still managed to sightsee every day. 


Thank you Robin and Debbie for the lovely home produce, and the beautiful and relaxed surroundings.  We have enjoyed our week with you and will miss our strolls round the garden.  Frankie will definitely miss his romps round the garden with Luna and Zippy.  All the best to you both.

J, B & J (and F)

Stay: July 2017

We’ve had a lovely time, great weather and lots of BBQs.  Beautiful gite and grounds.  Our dog had lots of fun with Zippy and Luna.  We really got to chill out and our hosts have been great, would recommend this place to anyone, many thanks x

C & T

Stay: June 2017

Wonderful relaxing break in beautiful surroundings.  Never did find the Petite Chapelle! We'll have to come back.  Thank you.

D & L

Stay: June 2017

The best!  Nothing more to say.  As McArthur said, "We'll be back!"

T & S

Stay: May/June 2017

Lovely, relaxing week at beautiful, peaceful gite.  Very warm welcome from lovely hosts Debbie and Robin, not forgetting Zippy and Luna!


D, G, R & Daisy the Dog

Stay: May 2017

Superb location, great hosts.  What more can I say!


M & E

Stay: April 2017

Perfect place for our short break - wonderful comfy gite and gorgeous grounds.   Debbie and Robin are the perfect hosts.


P & C

Stay: April 2017

We have had a short break but sweet time here.  We both love the gite and have enjoyed the peace and tranquility.  This trip has been a kind of 'babymoon' for us and we couldn't have chosen a better place to relax!


Debbie and Robin have been wonderful hosts - from the warm welcome, little sweet gestures to the great tips on local visits - thank you.  We also found great 'neighbours' in Luna and Zippy!


H & A. L

Stay: February/March 2017

We have very much enjoyed our short break with the dogs in your well equipped cosy gite despite the weather to be expected this time of year.


It has given us a very comfortable base to carry out our house search in Normandie and enjoyed sitting in front of the fire and watching a good DVD from your collection in the evenings.


The tranquillity here is wonderful and can only imagine the gardens in the spring.  Hope to visit again soon.


Thank you.


J & P

Stay: Christmas and New Year 2016

Lovely little hide away, gite has everything you need - perfect.  Lovely owners and poochies, really enjoyable stay thank you x.

K, P & J

Stay: October 2016

Beautiful gite in gorgeous Normandie countryside - so peaceful and lovely.  Delicious homemade jam and home grown butternut squash and local cider added bonuses!  Thanks for the great welcome and top restaurant tips!

A & B

Stay: September/October 2016

A stunning setting.  The grounds are just gorgeous.  Just a few days away we needed.


Robin and Debbie are excellent hosts.  The dogs are great fun and so well behaved.

A, M & R

Stay: August 2016

This is our second visit and it was as perfect as the first.  We arrived in need of a complete ‘switch-off’ and that’s just what we got.  Debbie and Robin are the perfect hosts, the gite and grounds are as stunning as ever and the dogs are just gorgeous.  Luna in particular is an excellent fielder!


A, D & L.G

Stay: August 2016

The gite is every bit as lovely as it looked on the website, and the gardens are gorgeous.

The dogs gave us a great welcome as did Robin and Debbie.  Just a pity they come from the dark side of the Pennines!   We won't hold that against them - we'll be back!


K & T.B

Stay: July - August 2016

Thank you for letting us stay in your house.  We have had a lovely time.  We enjoyed playing with Luna and Zippy and we also enjoyed feeding the chickens and getting the eggs.  Also we liked feeding the fish.  We love your jam, tomatoes and cucumber.


O, F, A, C & L

Stay: July 2016

Thank you for a lovely week in your beautiful gite.  The house and gardens are beautiful and our daughter loved feeding the fish, picking fruit and watching the bunnies hop around the garden in the mornings.  We were very lucky with the weather and spent lots of time exploring the surrounding area and beaches at Carolles.  Thank you for your hospitality - we would love to return sometime soon.


R, M & E.L

Stay: July 2016

One of the nicest places I have spent time in - beautiful gardens.  Well equipped gite.  Lovely. Thank you.



Stay: June/July 2016

Beautiful Gite.  Spotlessly clean.  We had a wonderful time.  You have both been great hosts.



Stay: June/July 2016

Thank you Debbie and Robin for allowing us to be part of your french adventure.  You are great hosts and this place is wonderful.



Stay: June 2016

Thanks for making us so welcome in this peaceful, charming and very comfortable gite.


We’ve enjoyed walking and cycling the Normandy countryside and visiting the many pretty towns.  The garden produce was an unexpected bonus!  Thanks again.



Stay: May 2016

Thank you Debbie and Robin.  We had a lovely stay in your beautiful gite.  You were both so friendly and kind.  Thank you for your advice on house buying.  We feel like we have made good friends.



Stay: April  2016

We were so lucky with the weather at this peaceful paradise.  Thank you Debbie and Robin for such a welcome.  Lovely gite and gardens.  The peace and quiet was just what we needed.  Thoroughly recommend Auberge du Moulin, had a superb meal, such friendly service.  Wish we could come back but unfortunately we are getting too old for these long trips to France!



Stay: November 2015

Thank you Debbie and Robin for the warm welcome that awaited us when we arrived at La Herpiniere.  We were looking for peace and tranquility and that’s exactly what we found.  Lovely gite and garden - one of the nicest we have stayed in . Perfect!! 


Stay: August 2015

We spent a lovely short break at La Herpeniere with our young family at the end of August. The Gite was delightful and situated in a peaceful and tranquil setting . We found the gite to be very comfortable with lovely beds and bedding and a decent shower. The kitchen was well kitted out and ideal for self- catering. Although the Gite is set in the countryside it is within easy travelling distance of the French ferry ports of Caen, Cherbourg and St Malo. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and were made to feel very welcome by our hosts Debbie and Robin. We would highly recommend it.

K.D & Family

Stay: August 2015

Looking at the comments from previous ownership and everything is the same if not better with new owners Robin & Debbie who couldn't have been more helpful before and during our visit.


We visited mid August 2015 and the place has an immediate 'wow' factor. Everything you need as a quiet home from home in the middle of nowhere with only the sounds of nature surrounding. It's a real wildlife haven and a feast of free food for the forager depending on the time of year. Mushrooms in the lawn, hazelnuts, sweet chestnuts, various berries, fruit trees. You have all the usual garden birds plus a few less common like Blackcap and Spotted Flycatcher. I counted 10 species of butterfly and several moths including the Hummingbird Hawk that flies to the flowers by day. Red squirrel, rabbits and the moles are a daily challenge to Robin's greenkeeping.


The accommodation itself is spotless with a spacious kitchen and bathroom with constant piping hot water and the living room boasts an easy to use wood stove to take off that evening chill. Oak beamed bedrooms add to the atmosphere for a perfect stay, either as a quiet 'get away from it all' or a base for all the historic features of Normandy or the long sandy beaches.


Oh, and don't forget the sky on a clear night, awesome and unpolluted by light. You'll see stuff you never knew was there. An amazing place and highly recommended.


Stay: August 2015

Thank you Debbie and Robin for your wonderfully friendly hospitality.  The kids loved feeding the fish and the chickens.  The house and gardens are simply lovely.  We are hoping to come back very soon.

K, T, K & O

Stay: August 2015

What a wonderful idyllic place to spend a week away.  Perfect in every way.  A wonderful warm welcome from Robin and Debbie for whom nothing was too much trouble.  Such kind hospitality.


The gite and grounds are amazing and a wildlife haven to say nothing of the abundant ‘food for free’ when you go foraging.  Also a great base for visitor attractions from WW2 sites to beautiful sandy beaches.


An easy 10/10. *****

R & N

Stay: August 2015

A perfect holiday.  Such a beautiful place with absolutely wonderful hosts, Debbie and Rob.  Thank you so much. xxx