Bedrooms 3, Sleeps 6
|Holiday Cottage Normandy||Self Catering||Flexible||2||5||1|
This charming country cottage is situated in a tranquil hamlet, half an hour south of Cherbourg, only 5 minutes drive from the sandy Normandy landing beaches and less than 5 miles from the vibrant market town of Sainte-Mere-Eglise, with its ancient church, cafés, restaurants and interesting museums.
Relax in the large private garden or explore the historic and picturesque sites of the region. Savour the delights of French cuisine in the excellent local restaurants!
The cottage has 2 large sitting rooms, one with wood burning stove for cosy cooler days and one overlooking the long, peaceful garden. There is a spacious kitchen and two bedrooms upstairs, each with pocket sprung double beds (king-size and standard double), plus one with 2 additional bunk beds. There is a bathroom with thermostatic shower and Victorian roll-top tub.
This holiday house is a comfortable and characterful home-from-home, an excellent base from which to explore Normandy and all its treasures.
There is a fully returnable £150 deposit held against damage and / or if the house is left needing cleaning.
We offer linen and towels hire at £8 per person extra paid in advance. Included in the rental is an allowance of £40 per week electricity consumption. Any consumption above this amount is deducted from the deposit. This is to encourage sensible normal usage.
Unfortunately, we don't accept pets.
The kitchen is well equipped for your stay with dining table and chairs, plus gas cooker, microwave, large fridge, kettle, toaster etc. There is a good selection of pretty crockery and cutlery, with a wide range of utensils and stainless steel saucepans.
There are two spacious living rooms – the entrance room and the garden room, the latter with French windows overlooking the large secluded garden. There are comfortable arm chairs and a sofa in each, with a traditional log-burning stove for cosy cooler days in the entrance room.
There is no tv reception but there is a wide screen for watching the large collection of quality DVDs, plus a CD player and radio combined, plus a radio.
There are two spacious bedrooms each with comfortable pocket sprung double beds. The master bedroom has a king size bed and the second bedroom has a standard double, with two additional bunk beds in the second bedroom.
There is one bathroom with a thermostatic shower and Victorian roll top tub, plus large wash basin with single mixer tap. The WC is in the bathroom.
There are thermostatic electric wall heaters in every room plus a traditional Godin wood burning stove in the entrance living room.
There is a good screen for viewing the large selection of quality dvds, plus a cd player and radio. There are also various games available.
There is a large long secluded garden at the back of the house mostly laid to grass, planted with shrubs and trees. To the front of the cottage is a 'sun-trap' courtyard with flower borders.
There is unrestricted parking in the hamlet and our neighbour kindly allows visitors to park in the recessed area next to his garage.
The cottage is ideal for family holidays, for parties of people wishing to explore the area and for romantic stays for couples.
It is not suitable for wheelchair users or people who have problems climbing stairs.
We are an active, elderly couple mostly based in London. We love going to Normandy ourselves, and we're also happy to be able to offer our French cottage to visitors.
|Year property purchased||1988|
|Why this location?||We were totally charmed by the unspoilt countryside and myriad places of historic and architectural interest, plus the sea close by.|
|Unique benefits of property||You can get away from it all to a quiet refreshing unspoilt rural beauty. The village is small and tranquil but so many places of interest are only a short distance away.|
There are lots of historic sites to visit, the memorials and museums being amongst them, as well as ancient churches and chateaux, plus beautiful historic towns such as Bayeux and Valognes (Versailles of the north). There are many exquisite villages and coastal towns like Barfleur and Omonville-la Rogue – an endless feast of delightful sites, not to mention the glorious sandy beaches of the east coast and the wilder waves of the west. And for those keen on 'car boot sales' the regular French equivalent 'Vide Greniers' are not to be missed.
A lovely stay had by all
We travelled to Normandy to visit all the beaches and museums this cottage is in the perfect spot. We had 2 young children with us and they really enjoyed their stay, we could of stayed longer.
There are plenty of facilities in the cottage really is a home from home.
I would advise to check opening times of local shops supermarkets ECT as it got us a couple of times when we just needed milk we couldn't find any! Luckily there was a lovely couple next door who rescued us.
I would recommend this cottage if you want a peaceful stay but also want to do all the tourist stuff.
Take a torch!! It gets very dark.
We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay – thank you for your great review! On a minor note, it sounds as though the front external light with automatic sensor may have been switched off by mistake, so apologies for that. Best wishes.
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