Holiday gite in Normandy Manche

Hemevez (6km from Valognes), Manche, Normandy Reference: NM004456 Advertiser since: 23 December 2015
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Le Grand Moulin Self Catering Wednesday 2 4 1 Cot

About this property

2 Bed Gite, Beautiful Countryside Near D-Day Beaches. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

The Grand Moulin, an ancient Water Mill setting of which part has been cider brewers and farm, part of which has now been converted into a 2 Bedroom (up to 4 people) gîte accommodation offers a tranquil countryside, yet is only a 5 minute drive to the busy local town of Valognes.
The Farm is on the Merderet River which, is beautiful on a summer day for relaxing next to with picnics or fishing. The grounds also hold a pool table, games area, orchard and extensive boundaries.
The gîte has 2 double bedrooms, bathroom with shower bath, living room, kitchen diner combo and downstairs toilet.
 
There is pond with large colourful Koi Carp which are a sight to behold during feeding.
Valognes and surrounding areas offer a lot of activities to be enjoyed by all the family.
The owners live on site, and are available to offer any assistance required to enhance your self-catering holiday.
Picauville and surrounding areas offer a lot of activities to be enjoyed by all the family

We are situated near The River Douve which boasts excellent coarse fishing. 
Licences to fish can be obtained.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Facilities

  • Linen

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Valognes
Distance: 6 km

Cycling

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: River Fish on site, Carp
Name of nearest fishing location: On site, Or nearby
Distance: 3 km

Fishing on-site

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Fontenay
Distance: 10 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Ecuries La Gare
Distance: 5 km

Sports

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: On site, extensive grounds

Watersports

The Owner Recommends

Sites of the D-Day landings

On the morning of 6th June 1944, the Normandy coastline was scattered with Allied landing ships amd warships were sitting further out, prepared for naval bombardment of the German guns. Hundreds more ships were in the English Channel throughout the day, bringing over 132,000 troops from England to Normandy on D-Day alone. A further 23,000 airborne troops were landed nearby the night before to capture and secure key positions including German gun batteries that could fire on the landing beaches. Hitler's coastal defences, known as the Atlantic Wall, posed a serious problem for the Allied invasion of France and the beaches were sites of fierce fighting where many men made the ultimate sacrifice. Omaha Beach in the American sector is well-known as the bloodiest of all the beaches, with American losses numbering nearly 3,000, and was immortalised in the Steven Spielberg film Saving Private Ryan. Along the coast the beaches were code-named by names they are still known as today: Utah, Omaha, Gold Juno and Sword. Stretching from the Carentan estaury to Ouistreham, the beaches were the site of the largest invasion in world history. Today, there are many memorials at the beaches and along the Normandy coastline here. German bunkers, gun batteries and other evidence of the intense fighting that took place still litter the landscape. We can now enjoy these beautiful beaches for the peace and enjoyment they offer us today, but the incredible events that took place at these historic sites offer an entirely different aspect. Go for a walk along these historic beaches and immerse yourself in imagining the incredible events that took place here on D-Day. Several companies in Normandy offer detailed tours of the beaches with well-informed guides to make the most of your visit.