A warm welcome to Cobweb Cottage


I have owned this little house on the banks of the River Dives for twenty five years. Affectionately known as Cobweb Cottage, it was my permanent residence for nine years. Now, after a programme of renovation, I am delighted to share its charms with those who would like to rent it for a holiday.

Cobweb Cottage

The house is situated in Crocy, a village on the borders of the French departments of Orne and Calvados, and ten kilometres from the historic market town of Falaise. Falaise, with its dramatic 11th century castle, and authentic Saturday market is the birthplace of William The Conqueror.

Falaise lies between the picturesque district of the Suisse Normande and the gentle rolling hills of the Pays D’Auge, famous for its cheeses and cider. An hour’s drive takes you to the city of Caen, the Normandy landing beaches and the coastal resorts of Deauville and Honfleur. Mont St Michel and the cathedral city of Chartres are both within two hour’s drive.

Cobweb Cottage lies on the edge of the village with a 600 sqm English style garden with an abundance of roses and flowering shrubs. The ancient lavoir where once the farmer’s wife would do her washing, now provides a delightful quiet corner at the water’s edge for a moment of reflection or a cool corner in the summer heat where you can enjoy a glass or two of chilled wine. The garden provides several other cosy spots in which to relax or to eat outside.

The garden