|Hunters Lodge||Self Catering||Flexible||2||5||1|
A fully renovated 100-150 year old Normandy farm cottage, located on Route du Paradis, Roncey which is just 9 miles south of Coutances and 10 miles from the beaches on the west coast of the peninsula.
Perfect for a family getaway and ideally located for Bayeux, Mont Saint Michel, the D-day landing beaches and more. The Normandy landing beaches are within an hours drive, and the west coastal beaches are 30 mins drive. Roncey near Coutances, is about 60 miles from the ports of Cherbourg and Caen. There are daily crossings with Brittany Ferries from Poole to Cherbourg and from Portsmouth to Caen. Once you have booked your holiday I can also give you a code to receive a 20% discount with Brittany Ferries.
We can offer flexible arrival, allowing you to take advantage of the cheaper mid-week crossings. This can be discussed when booking. The cottage has a courtyard with parking for 2 cars and has been tastefully refurbished to French requirements in an English style.
A very quiet and peaceful spot. The village of Roncey is just a 5 minute walk, which hosts a chemist, bakery, butchers and a small supermarket.
Dogs particularly welcome - please enquire. Will allow one dog but you must clear up after the dog. Please do not allow the dog on any of the furniture and bring your own dog rug with you.
Wi-fi available and included in rental rates.
The kitchen and dining area lead onto the patio and courtyard. The kitchen has all mod cons including an oven and separate hob, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge, freezer and electric log fire together with filter coffee-machine and liquidiser.
There is comfortable seating for 4 people. There is a book case housing various jigsaw puzzles, games and a variety of books and guide books.
Beyond this room up 2 steps is a small quiet room, with round table for card games. Off this room is a wc and was handbasin.
The modern staircase leads from the living room to the first floor - and the window overlooks the lane.
In Bedroom 1 there is a double bed with quilt and duvet, 2 circular bedside tables with lamps. Also a dressing table, small wardrobe and rack for luggage.
There are 2 windows on adjacent sides, 1 overlooking the courtyard and the other overlooking the lane and the field towards the village.
Bedroom 2 there are 3 single beds with duvets. Each has a bedside table and lamp. There is a small dressing table and a cupboard for luggage. The windows on 2 sides overlook the lane and field beyond.
Large easily accessible white bath, shower cubicle, basin and wc.
Electric radiators in the kitchen, living room, first bedroom and second bedroom.
In the kitchen also is an imitation electric log fire.
Enjoy the peace and quiet of the rural surroundings. There are country walks from the cottage.
There is a small bar, restaurant, in the centre of the village.
There is English tv.
Wi-fi is included.
There is also a small cd player.
The sheltered terrace area faces south and so gets the sun all day. There is various seating for the table which has parasol umbrella.
There is an electric grill for use outside, instead of a bbq.
Parking spaces for 2 cars.
Not suitable for wheelchairs (gravelled courtyard).
Cinema at Hauteville Plage, has English speaking films, usually on a Thursday, (about 4 euros) - check first.
Hello, I bought my little farm cottage 8 years ago, and have altered it considerably. I am quite creative. I love going on the ferry out of Portsmouth harbour. Every trip I make is a holiday. I enjoy meeting people and getting to know my guests.<br/><br/>I am from Yorkshire originally but now I live in Oxfordshire, where I belong to the Church and to U3A, There I struggle with French and Bridge. Thankfully not both at the same time! I also enjoy the garden visits.
|Year property purchased||2010|
|Why this location?||This is in a perfect location as it is only 65 miles approx from both Cherbourg and Caen - so not far too drive. It's very quiet, in the country on the edge of a village where you can buy all essentials. It's near the deserted beaches on the west of the Cherbourg peninsular. The roads are very good and you can go south very easily.|
|Unique benefits of property||The property is situated on a farm lane and is very quiet and peaceful - perfect location for relaxing. The only sound you may hear is the village church clock, the birds, and/or the local donkey.
The courtyard is very sheltered and faces south so it has the sun all day.
The dining/kitchen which is modern and spacious, opens directly on to the terrace/courtyard. There are lovely country walks from the house.
It is a wonderful area for cycling and for walking. There is tennis in the village which is a 5 minute walk, and golf at Agon-Coutanville. The beaches are safe in Coutances and there is a 'water world' in St Lo.... And of course a visit to Bayeaux to see the Tapestry and the Cathedral is a must. Granville is a working port and there plenty of seafood restaurants plus there is also a Christian Dior museum here. Mont St Michel is only about 70 miles away via the motorway.
Nearer to home you have the village of Hambye where there is a beautiful abbey situated in a most picturesque valley (just 6 miles away).
For beautiful sandy beaches on the west coast simply drive 30 minutes from the property and you are there.
Picturesque Coutances is 14km away. It is particularly well known for its beautiful cathedral and annual jazz festival, 'Jazz Sous les Pommiers'. Countances also has a pool.
Mont St Michel, Abbey de Hambye, Abbey de Lucerne and Falaise which is the birthplace of William the Conqueror. There are also beautiful towns like St Lo, Villedieu-Les-Poeles and Granville which has an abundance of fish restaurants. Plus must-see Bayeux, world-renowned for its magnificent tapestry.
Friday, small market in Roncey and in Villedieu. Saturday market in Gavray and large market in St Lo. Thursday, market in Coutances.
There are Vide Greniers in most places throughout the year (like car boot sales). Here you can buy anything.
The Normandy coast is remembered for the D-Day landing beaches. Whilst staying at Hunter's Lodge, you can visit the beaches themselves as well as the memorial sites and excellent museums.
There are several inexpensive restaurants in the area, many with lunchtime menus for 12 Euros. Sometimes including wine. If not, ask for a 'pichet' - house wine. The Auberge at Nicorps is good and at Haute St Martin, just off the beach.
Boulangerie/patisserie, 2 butchers, one sells homemade pates etc and the other sells the odd bottle of wine if you've forgotten to get one! A pharmacy. There is a small bar/restaurant.
There are 4 in: Coutances, Gavray, Hambye, Villedieu and a hypermarket in Granville.
If you don't want to go to Caen by car why not go by train (1hr), fares reasonable and free parking at station (Coutances); also Rouen.
Motorways are good, A84 just to the south takes you into Brittany - St Malo or Mont St Michel.
Numerous stories abound. Roncey was liberated from the Nazis on July 27th and the battle for St Lo was long, (took about 6 weeks) and tedious. There are tours available for battle areas.
We really enjoyed our stay at hunters cottage we would definitely go back and recommend it to family and friends
we enjoyed a peaceful and relaxing 6 days in this pretty little house. it was ideally placed for excursions inland and to the coast.
It was well stocked with utensils and glasses, cutlery and crockery.
it was private but the local neighbours were friendly.
we had a great time and so did Sasha our dog
the owner Jo, contacted us within a few hours of booking and provided precise info.
I don't know how I could have improved things as to condition, as my house is newly renovated and everything is new!
Ref, setting, it is in the country as stated, and is a little way up a farm lane, yet only 5 mins from village.
We were not at disappointed with Hunters Lodge. A real home from home and a pleasant welcome and contact number should there be a problem. Within walking distance of the boulangerie but very quiet and peaceful, little passing traffic. One of the facilities was put into good working order immediately once the owner had been told. The property was clean and the outside sitting area was ideal for breakfast and also in the evening with the sun setting and an aperitif in hand. A country retreat but all the usual Normandy attractions easily accessed. We enjoyed our stay at Hunter's Lodge and would be quite happy to stay there again.