Converted barn to let in Normandy Manche

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Picauville (8km from Sainte-Mere-Eglise), Manche, Normandy Reference: NM004457 Advertiser since: 23 December 2015
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Le Grange Cadot Self Catering Thursday 3 6 2 Cot

About this property

3 Bed Converted Barn Near D-Day Beaches. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Le Grange Cadot. 3 Bedroom converted Barn in beautiful Lower Normandy in France.

The Grange Cadot, a converted barn into a 3 bedroom house, and set in the beautiful and historical Beuzeville le Bastille, and a 3 kilometre drive from the local amenities.
The Grange consists of 3 double bedrooms, one en suite, bathroom with bath and separate shower and an open plan kitchen/dining room and living room and downstairs toilet.

The Grange is less than a kilometre for the River Douve which boasts excellent coarse Fishing. Le Douve runs 1km south of Le Grange Cadot. Licences to fish can be obtained.
The river contains Pike, Sea Trout, River Carp, quality Bream, Chub, Roach..etc. There is easy access with grassy banks.
There is also a tourist river boat that travels up and down Le Douve.
(Please see local info, local fishing page for pictures of Le Douve).

The Grounds have 2000m² of private grassy land.

Picauville and surronding areas offer a lot of activities to be enjoyed by all the family.

Picauville is a quiet town with local amenities and less than a 5 minute drive from Le Grange Cadot.
The town has a supermarket, bar restaurants, shops, bakers, a petrol station and a tourist information office for sites and attractions.

From the Caen ferry port of Ouistreham to the artificial D-Day harbour built by the Allies at Arromanches, the Mother-of-Pearl Coast hosts the historical yet beautiful Juno, Gold and Sword sandy D-Day landing beaches.
Near the coast is the historical town of Bayeux, which has its museum that holds the Bayeux Tapestry.
The North East peninsula is home to Utah beach and Omaha Beach. The natural environment with marine wetlands swarming with wildlife and sandy beaches are protected. The fishing port of Barfleur was the launch of William the Conquerors invasion of England!
Just off the coast of St Vaast La Hogue is Tatihou Island, which is a wild bird sanctuary.
To the north of the peninsula is the port of Cherbourg, which is good for shopping and restaurants.
A short drive to the Western Coast of the peninsula has high cliffs with spectacular views, and from the north down to the village of Barneville Carteret , there are sandy beaches. A hovercraft is available here providing trips to Jersey.
Further south is Mont Saint Michel. It is perched on a rocky inlet and is a unique experience. The castle also boasts shops, restaurants and a museum. The sandy beaches there are teeming with wildlife including fish, birds and even seals.

Many of sites and attractions including museums, castles Parks and gardens and D-Day landing. Also lots of sports activities including Horse riding, Golf, Fishing and much much more!

Type

Cottage/Gite

Facilities

  • Linen

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Saint Mere Eglise
Distance: 6 km

Cycling

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: River & Coarse Fish eg Carp, Bream, Zander
Name of nearest fishing location: Douve
Distance: 1 km

Fishing on-site

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Fontenay
Distance: 12 km

Sports

The Owner Recommends

The D-Day beaches

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.

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10 / 10 David and family 13 August, 2016

An absolutely beautiful place to stay, everything you need and such kind and attentive owners. Only 10 minutes from the beautiful historic town of Ste Mere Eglise and a fantastic base for all of the D-Day landing beaches. Le Grange Cadot is the best and we are looking forward to going again soon

Owner response

Thankyou. It was a pleasure to host lovely guests. Hope to see you again soon