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Fantastic location - Stunning views – The main house with its beautifully presented contemporary style fully equipped Gites, swimming pool, small lake and children’s play area are all set within 10 acres of land in a beautiful rural setting yet within 10 minute easy drive of a large town having all the main facilities you would ever require.
‘Ivy Cottage’ is a ground floor Gite which sleeps 5 and comprises a large spacious main bedroom with a double and single bed, a second bedroom with two single beds, a walk-in open plan shower/wet room with toilet and wash basin, an open plan kitchen / dining and living room area with log burner.
Our 'Ivy Cottage' Gite is well-appointed and double glazed throughout. It is comprehensively equipped with all modern day appliances and all other utensils you are likely to need during your stay. With soft furnishings to match, the decor comes in a modern contemporary style. The Gite has its own dedicated well-kept garden complete with garden furniture and a separate BBQ area.
The Gites are complemented by beautiful surrounding gardens, an outdoor swimming pool (open May to September), a small lake, barbecue area, outside boules court and children's play area.
The Gite accommodation and the Manoir are set within 10 acres of land amongst some of the most stunning scenery found in Normandy.
From a historical perspective, our location is central to the launch of ‘Operation COBRA’ prelude to the massive WW2 US Army Breakout of Normandy late in July 1944.
Centrally positioned within the department of Manche, Lower Normandy, Manoir de Saule is a fantastic location to base your holiday. With all the very best that Normandy has to offer, the majority of the main places of interest range between 15 to 60 minute easy drive. With close proximity to the A84, access to all the main sites of interest and the ferry ports (Cherbourg, Caen, Le Harvre, Saint Malo and Dieppe) could not be easier all making to minimise your travelling time between locations.
Priced in Euros, we can also accept payments in GBP Sterling based on the current Currency Exchange Rates at the time of payments being made.
Please note: Gas and Water included. Electricity metered at a rate of 15 cents per unit the usage of which shall be payable prior to departure. On departure, a charge of €40 is payable for cleaning of the Gite prior to the arrival of the next guests.
The modern contemporary style kitchen is fully equipped with an oven, hob, extractor fan, microwave oven, fridge with freezer compartment, washing machine, toaster, kettle etc). A tumble dryer is also available for use in the laundry room. A full range of cooking utensils including crockery, pots, pans, food drainers, crockery, cutlery, glasses, cafetière. mugs and the all important bottle opener. An iron ironing board is also provided.
Consumables including washing up liquid, sponge pads and cloths,
kitchen Rolls, kitchen foil, cling film and a welcome pack of coffee, teabags, sugar and milk are provided.
The dining area has a rectangular wooden dining table and seating for 6 people.
The spacious open plan contemporary style living room comprises two comfortable sofa’s, a coffee table, side table with table lamp, a wood burner set within a fire place and a 32 inch flat screen tv with British satellite tv and radio, French tv, dvd player and free wi-fi connection.
Main bedroom with double bed and single bed.
Second bedroom with two single beds
All bedrooms with bedside tables complete with table lamps, ample storage space with all bed-linen included.
Good quality mattresses fitted with mattress covers and pillows are provided for a good nights sleep.
Summer and Winter duvets are provided depending upon season.
For guests staying for two weeks or more, all bed linen is changed at the end of each week.
Walk-in contemporary style shower wet room with separate wash basin and mirror, toilet and electric heated towel rail. Toilet roll and hand soap are also provided.
Wood burner in the living room area. Electric heaters in both bedrooms, in the kitchen area and living room. An electric towel radiator is provided in the shower room. Hot water is provided throughout the Gite via its own dedicated hot water tank.
Outside a 10m by 6m oval shaped outdoor swimming pool (open May to September) with pool ladder access surrounded by fenced off wooden decked area.
An outside children play area comprising several swings for different ages, a slide, a boules court and table tennis facilities.
The Gîte has its own dedicated garden area with furniture comprising table, chairs and sun shade parasol.
A separate area is also available comprising BBQ, table, chairs and parasol for dining outside. BBQ utensils are also provided. A first fill of charcoal for the BBQ is provide free of charge.
There is ample parking to one end of the Gite.
The Gîte is suitable for all age groups and most wheelchair users as all the main rooms are on the ground floor. Access from outside is via pathing slab access path and the Gite is open plan throughout. Please call us for specific details regarding wheelchair access.
Due to our own pets we are unable to accept any other pets on site.
The Gîte is a non smoking property.
The swimming pool and fishing lake area are fenced off for the safety of our guests. Access to these areas are restricted to children under the age of 16 unless under strict supervision of a responsible adult.
Ivy Cottage is a delightful, spacious Gite beautifully finished with all the modern day conveniences you would expect all with your comfort in mind. Our location is simply fantastic and the scenery stunning. With a mix of the owner’s hospitality and a large slice of French lifestyle you will not be disappointed. We have had the pleasure in receiving return guests owing much to the latter and invite one and all to experience what we have to offer. As a family we take great pleasure in greeting people from all walks of life from all over the World and take great pride in doing our utmost to ensure that all our guests’ expectations are met for a most memorable holiday.
For the most thought provoking day out, visits to the infamous WW2 D Day beaches and the many D Day museums are a must not forgetting the many cemeteries marking forever the names of the courageous fallen. Add to your list a visit to Mont St Michele (one of the most visited places in France) and perhaps a trip out to see the impressive Bayeux Tapestry.
Alternatively, how about a visit to one of the most highly profiled National Stud Farms in France, a few days out on any of the great Golf Courses in our area and not forgetting the children, a mixture of theme and activity parks, zoos and other places of interest all for the whole family to enjoy.
For the very adventurous, why not take the plunge at our local AJ Hackett Bungee Jumping venue. Other popular outdoor activities include go-carting, fishing, sailing, canoeing and wind surfing, horse and pony riding, walking / rambling, cycling and wildlife watching at the regions wildlife sanctuaries and National Parks.
No visit to France would of course be complete without a visit to one or more of the many local town markets. Mingle amongst the locals and search out the very best produce that Norman agriculture can provide. Return with your bag of favourite French goodies, concoct your favourite dish and enjoy with a glass of flavour bursting wine. Sit back, relax with a little light French background music mixed with a very large slice of French life - what more could you want.
Saint Lo (10 minute drive) has many shops, cafes and fine restaurants to suit all tastes and pockets. Saint Lo. paid a heavy price for the liberation of France (June-July 1944) with 95% of the town being destroyed. You can still see and walk around the castle walls and gardens. The local Saturday market is well worth visiting, if only to taste some of the local produce.
Just a few minutes’ drive down the road and for 360 days of the year you will find the quiet, sleepy village of Hebrecrevon with its supermarket, butcher and baker shops. Visit our Website (44normandygites.com) to find out what wakes the village up for the other 4 or 5 days of the year.
With much of the Normandy coastline having mile upon mile of unspoilt sandy beaches interlinked by some quaint fishing ports, take full advantage of the opportunity to enjoy the delights of some freshly caught sea food – don’t forget your blue and white stripy shirts!
Often wondered about a trip to the Islands of Jersey and Guernsey and never quite got around to doing it? Well now is your perfect opportunity. Within 1 stress free hour you could be there – it is well worth a visit. Daily ferries to and from the islands are generally available.
Whether it's a historic site seeing holiday, one having a cultural theme, a holiday with a sporty twist or one with just simply relaxation in mind away from the normal stresses of life with a little French wining and dining out and about, be assured that you will find it difficult to find a better place to base your well earned holiday.
For further information, please visit our Website: www.44normandygites.com where further details such as ‘Holiday Accommodation’, ‘Things To Do and Places To Go’, ‘Our Location’ and ‘Local History’ can be found. Also linked to our Website, for latest developments and see what people are saying, visit and connect with us via our Facebook Page and for things having a more WW2 historical theme, refer to our Google Blogger facility.
We stayed in Ivy cottage in July 2017 with our two small kids. The cottage is modern, quite big and extremely comfortable and clean with everything you may need on your holiday. There are two areas outside of the cottage for eating and relaxation which are quite private and also a children playground with swings and a small slide, which was excellent to keep the kids occupied. They loved the swimming pool also. We can highly recommend Zoo de Jurques for small children which is one of the best zoos we have been to. Not too big, but very well laid out and modern. Also brilliant for little ones are two beaches nearby (Agon-Coutainville and Gouville-sur-Mer-Plage). Ioana, the owner, looked after us very well.
Loved this place. Modern inside yet retaining the typical French ambiance. Very clean and well maintained by the perfect hosts. Friendly and very helpful yet not obtrusive. Probably the best place we have stayed in in over 10 years of holidaying in France.
Thank you so much for the lovely comments. It was a pleasure having you here and we would welcome you and your friends back anytime. Please pass our regards to Gavin and Paul.
Ioana, Howard, George and Max
We were warmly welcomed by the English owners, Ioana and Howard Baker and their two sons, who live on the estate as well. The owners are very helpfull and do their utmost to help you in the best manner.
Of the two gites available we stayed at the spacious 4-5 persons cottages. The photos presented on the website provide a good and realistic picture of the gites. The gites is well maintained, modern and clean. You can argue about the lack of a dishwasher but on the other hand it has a washing machine. WIFI is available.
To enjoy the lovely weather you can eat outside or enjoy the sun in your (private) garden. Besides there are shared facilities such as a playground, swimming pool, table tennis, pétanque field, football field, fishing lake. Overall it is quiet and there are no disturbing noises.
Manoir de Saule is located slightly north of Saint-Lô. At some 7km there is a large shopping centre. More interesting it is located in the heat of the Manche. Therefore is very well located to explore this department: in the East the WOII beaches, cemeteries and museums, in the North Cherbourg and its coastline and in the West Coutances, Granville and Le Mont Saint Michel.
Overall we had a very pleasant stay. We highly recommend to stay at Manoir de Saule and we wish the Baker family all the best running the estate.
Hello Carla, Marten. Brum and Kim
Thank you very much for the review and for the kind wishes. We are delighted that you had a pleasant stay here, we very much enjoyed having you. Best wishes to you all and we hope to see you again.
Ioana, Howard, George and Max