|La Bergerie||Self Catering||Saturday||1||2||1|
The holiday cottage at La Bergerie is an old bake house that has been converted to provide one double bedroom accommodation with shower room, kitchen and living room all on the ground floor.
The detached cottage is at the top of a large courtyard where the owners' house is located. The whole property is surrounded by fields and farm land.
There is a parking area outside the cottage and a terraced area with table and chairs for outside dining.
The kitchen is equipped with gas cooker, washing machine, fridge, micro wave oven, coffee maker, toaster, electric kettle and everything you need for self catering.
There is a dining table and chairs in the living room.
Also in the living room is a three piece suite, chest of drawers, satelite tv, dvd/cd player, coffee table and a wood burning stove. There is an electric radiator also if needed.
The bedroom has a double bed, wardrobe, dressing table and bed side drawers with lamps.
Again there is an electric radiator.
The bathroom has a shower, wash basin, toilet and an electric towel rail.
Log burner in the living room, electric radiators in the other rooms.
Satelite tv, dvd/cd player.
Small lawn behind the cottage.
Terraced area to the front with dining area.
Spacious parkin area next to the cottage.
The accomodation is all ground floor with one small step between the living room and kitchen.
The cottage is suitable for a single person or a couple.
Wi-fi is available in the cottage.
I came to live here 15 years ago after working in education for special needs children in N W England. My partner and I have done a lot of work on this old farmhouse with help from several local french artisans. Recently we converted an old boulangerie at the top of the courtyard into a holiday cottage. We have established a garden behind the house which has been open to the public once or twice a year. I paint and draw as a hobby and my partner is keen on woodwork and sculpture.
|Year property purchased||2001|
|Why this location?||We had a holiday home here in the 1990's and have always like the location. The landscape around the Cotentin peninsular is amazingly varied - from flat marshland that floods in the winter to rolling hills, steep cliffs and endless sandy beaches. Being a little bit out of the way life is fairly peaceful while there is lots going on if you want to discover it. Its an area rich in tradition but with access to all modern day needs in the towns while many villages still have their own bakers, cafe/bar and corner shops.|
|Unique benefits of property||La Bergerie is 800 metres from the main road down a private lane. We are in the middle of the 'Normandie Bocage' as it is known with its hedges, ditches and tree-lined lanes. The holiday cottage is a detached building at the top of the old farm courtyard. So it's private but we are on the other side of the courtyard if you need anything.
While the house is secluded the nearest village, St Sauveur le Vicomte, with its amenities is only about 3 kms down the road. Cherbourg is approximately a 30 minute drive, Mont st Michel, an hour and a quarter and the large city of Caen about an hour away.
Birds in the estuary area near carentan.
Walk and climb through the tree tops, Zip wire etc.
Paddle up the river Douve from st Sauveur le Vicomte.
The north west of the peninsula has many marked walkways with superb views of the Channel islands.
You can't turn a corner without stumbling across another castle!
The famous Normandy Landing Beaches from WW2 are within 30 to 45 minutes drive from here.