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A 3 bedroomed semi-detached house, sleeps 6 set in rural northern France in the area of Moon-sur-Elle with secure parking and access to a secluded garden with patio and barbecue. The house itself is set on 3 acres with its own fishing stream, waterfall and grazing for horses. The stream surrounds the field and contains dace, perch and trout. A very calm area with restaurants and night life less than 30 minutes away.
The house is situated inland and between 2 ferry ports Cherbourg and Caen (Ouistreham) that is, no more than one hour from each port.
All prices are inclusive of electricity heating and hot water. Linen is provided, but please bring your own towels.
Although most bookings are Saturday to Saturday, please enquire if you wish to rent for different days and we will accommodate you if the booking does not overlap.
The property will be available from 4pm on the start date, and should be vacated by 10am on the day of departure. However, we will try to accommodate any special requests.
The kitchen/dining area has seating for 6 and has kitchen units with an integral oven and electronic hob. There is also a large fridge-freezer, washing machine, and microwave. It is fully equipped with kettle, toaster, coffee-maker, kitchen utensils, plates, cutlery and pans.
The living room has a log burning fire. It is furnished comfortably with 1 sofa, 2 chairs and a dresser.
Bedrooms. There are 3 upstairs bedrooms. One double, one triple and one single. The double bedroom and triple bedrooms have south facing windows with views over fields.
The bathroom upstairs has a wc and handbasin. The main bathroom is downstairs with shower handbasin and wc.
The house is centrally heated. There is also a log burning fire.
There is satellite tv in the living room for Freeview English channels. There is a dresser with books, indoor games and holiday guide books and details.
There is a wall all around the property. Outside the entrance to the gite is a small patio with table and chairs and a barbecue - perfect for peaceful, relaxing meals. There is ample secure parking space.
There is ample secure parking space within the walled garden.
Suitable for all ages.
Arromanches with its Mulberry harbour, great views from the cliff tops, also a museum and circular cinema. All along this coastline it is steeped in history from the Second World War with many interesting places to visit. Beautiful safe sandy beaches stretch for miles if you want to lie in the sun. Many good restaurants serving a variety of meals, seafood is excellent in this area.
This area includes the D-day landing beaches and the town of Bayeux, home of the famous tapestry and cathedral. Also there is one of the most impressive British and Commonwealth War Memorials; cemeteries in Normandy which straddles the Bayeux periphery. There is a typical French market on Saturday and Wednesday. Caen is steeped in history with its historic buildings, Abbey, War memorial complex and Normandy landing beaches only 45 minutes away. There are gardens, a good shopping centre, restaurants and markets, there is always something for everyone.
Nearby at Carpiquet is "Festyland", an amusement/adventure park for children.
Mont-St-Michel and the Calvados region, famous for apple, brandy and cider, are nearby for a day out. Paris is a 2 and a half hour train journey away from Lison station which is 5 minutes drive away. Saint Lo is the capital of the Manche department in Normandy approximately 20 minutes drive.
Mostly destroyed during the war but the Notre-Dame church and Abbey church of Sainte-Croix still remain and part of the medieval city wall still dominates part of the town. There are good shops restaurants and bars. There is a very large market on Saturday morning in the heart of the town.
The nearest village of St. Clair-Sur-Elle has a butcher, baker, Post Office, pharmacy, a small but good supermarket and a bar. There is a farmers market on Thursday morning. There is a small supermarket about 2 minutes drive away that stocks basic essentials should you run out and here on a Friday morning there is a farmers market with fresh produce and meat from the local area.
The house was fine for our short stay, with plenty of room for the four of us and in a pretty setting. Cheese, tea , milk and coffee were provided which was a nice touch. We had a lovely time spoilt only by the fact that the septic tank backed up on our last day