Holiday property rental in Normandy

8.3/10
Saint-Germain-sur-Ay (6km from Lessay), Manche, Normandy Reference: NM003122 Advertiser since: 1 March 2013
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The Summer House Self Catering Saturday 4 8 2 Cot

About this property

Village house close to beaches and coastal footpath. This cottage/gite is in a coastal village setting.

Saint-Germain-sur-Ay is one of only a handful of villages on the west coast of the peninsula within the Parc Naturel Regional des Marais du Cotentan. The house is on 3 floors and will sleep 6/8 people comfortably. A travel cot is available and an extra child could be accommodated upon request. Large sandy beaches are a short distance away and there is a village shop and bar at the end of the road. The house is about 100 yards from the coastal path (GR223) and the saltmarshes.

A holiday in Saint-Germain means that you can be as lazy or as active as you like.

A walk round the village takes about 25 minutes. This includes walking along the side of the marsh, taking an apple for the donkey, feeding the ducks on the village pond and back through the village lanes. On this walk you pass La Ferme Des Mares restaurant. Highly recommended, the owner/chef, Mike, is English and, if you don't want to book a table he may be able to prepare a meal for you to take back to the house! Do tell him where you are staying.

There are local walks and cycle rides from the house and the beaches are large and usually empty. Horse riding, donkey riding, sand yachting, canoeing, golf - all available within a half hour car ride. Visit markets, chateaux and other historic buildings. We are just one hour away from the Normandy landing beaches and 1.25 hours from Bayeux with its famous tapestry. There are many excellent restaurants within easy reach.

Deatils of all these attractions are in the house. Please ask for details of short breaks.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

A small conservatory leads to the dining/kitchen with a large farmhouse table, old pine dresser and modern kitchen units with wooden worktops and Belfast sink. There is a bottled gas cooker, a fridge and walk-in pantry.

Living rooms

The sitting room has frenchdoors, a wood burning stove and is comfortably furnished to include free satellite tv and wi-fi is available throughout the house.

Bedrooms

Stairs lead out of the kitchen to the first floor where there are 2 double bedrooms.
A further steeper flight of stairs leads to 2 further bedrooms each with 2 single beds. In one room the beds are 3'0" wide whereas the other doubles as a study and the beds in this room are 2'6".

Bathrooms

Shower and wc on first floor.
Bathroom and wc on second floor.
Ground floor cloakroom and wc.

Heating

There is a wood burning stove in the sitting room. Hot water is from an immersion heater and there are electric panel heaters to supply background heating if it is a little cool.

Entertainment

Freesat television, cd player and iPod speaker/docking station.
If you look in the drawers you will find an abundance of games, drawing materials and jigsaws - this is a family house!
Wi-fi is available throughout the house.

Garden and outside

Large garden laid mainly to grass with bbq area.

Parking and garages

Ample parking in garden. Barn with cycles for guests' use.

Visitor suitability

Steep stairs to second floor.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Several in Local Towns
Distance: 7 km

Cycling

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Golf de la Cote des Isles
Distance: 20 km

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: GR223

The Owner Recommends

Things To Do - or not

A holiday in Saint Germaine means that you can be as lazy or as active as you like. There are local walks and cycle rides from the house and the beaches are large and usually empty. Horse riding, donkey riding, sand yachting, canoeing, golf - all available within a half hour car ride. Visit markets, chateaux and other historic buildings. We are just one hour away from the Normandy landing beaches and 1.25 hours from Bayeux with its famous tapestry. There are many excellent restaurants within easy reach.

1 Review
8.3/10
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 0
8.3 / 10 Andrea 30 July, 2013

Good points
The house itself is beautifully furnished and is clearly a second home, rather than a holiday let. The owners are very helpful and they have someone local (English) who provides a welcome basket of bread/wine/pate which is much appreciated after a long journey! Information is available on places of interest and the local butcher provides the best meat you will ever put on the BBQ! I don't usually say this after a holiday but this is definitely one cottage and an area I intend to return to. Andrea.

Bad points
None :)