Gite to let near Normandy Landing Beaches - NM005747

Houesville (7km from Carentan), Manche, Normandy Reference: NM005747 Advertiser since: 4 October 2017
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C And C Gites Self Catering Flexible 3 6 2 2 large double sofabed

About this property

Stunning Stone Barn Conversion In Tranquil Location. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Stunning, converted stone barn with an open spacious feel whilst original features in tact.

Comprising 3 bedrooms, 2 shower rooms and toilets (1 en suite) spacious and comfortable sitting room/diner, a well appointed kitchen, breakfast bar, utility room, terrace, large garden, bbq and private parking for 3 or more cars. Full central heating and logburner.

Free wi-fi is available throughout the gite.



Kitchen and dining

Well appointed large open plan kitchen with custom built oak topped island to enable social interaction.
Equipment includes:
Full- sized oven, grill & ceramic hob,
Double sink and drainer,
Kettle and coffee-maker,
Gas Barbecue
All glassware, crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils,
Kitchen linen is included in your rental.

Breakfast bar and stools.
Dining table seating 6 persons.

Living rooms

Comfortable light and airy, includes:
Large 3 seater leather bed settee,
3 comfy chairs,
Coffee tables,
Flat screen & dvd player with selection of dvds,
Logburner and supply of logs.
Games and books


3 bedrooms in total
2 on 1st FLOOR including:
Double sized beds,
Hanging and drawer space for clothes,
2 Bedside tables and table lamps,
Anti allergy duvets and pillows (Summer and Winter weights),
Original beams,
Large 'velux' window with blackout bind,
Pedestal fan,
All bed linen is included in your rental.

1 on GROUND FLOOR ANNEXE bedroom including all of the above but has a zip & link bed so can be configured as a twin or a king size double. This also has a spacious en suite wet-room.

Both the bedroom and en suite shower room is fully wheelchair accessible.


1st floor shower room and toilet:
Toilet, wash handbasin, shaver socket, large shower with both 'rain' and power shower facilities.

Ground floor annexe en suite wet room and toilet:
As above and fully wheelchair accessible. Extra disabled facilities are readily available on request ie. shower and toilet bars and waterproof shower chair at no extra cost. Please contact us for details.

All towels are included in your rental but is requested that guests supply their own beach towels.


Central heating has been installed throughout the gite and annexe and there is a logburner in the lounge area for that extra warmth and romantic feel.


Free wi-fi throughout the building.
Flat screen with dvd player and selection of dvds.
Various board and card games.

Garden and outside

Extensive lawns and fruit trees.

Plenty of room for running around if a day at the beach or museums and site-seeing has not tired you out! The garden is a real sun-trap from morning until night and some wonderful sunsets can be seen through the trees.

We are bordered by open fields, frequently occupied by horses from the local stud or cows from the farm. Mostly, the only sound you will hear is bird song but sometimes the local cockerel and chickens remind you that we are in countryside!

The terraced area overlooking the garden and outside the gite has an outside dining table and chairs, sun shade, bbq and lighting.

Ramps are available into the both the main gite and Marais Annexe

Parking and garages

Private parking for 3+ cars

Visitor suitability

Unfortunately, at the moment not suitable for very young children due to the spiral staircase.

Information about any additional facilities

Chris and I have over 40 years of experience in Hospitality, running hotels and restaurants throughout the UK. We can provide everything from packed lunches and barbecues to delicious evening meals if you prefer to be spoilt in the comfort of your gite!


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Special needs

  • Linen

  • Meals

* Vet details: Clinique Veterinaire des Marais, Rte. Americaine, 50500, Carentan les Marais Tel. 0033 233421309


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Cash achat in Carentan
Distance: 4 km


Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Carp and course fishing
Name of nearest fishing location: Carp Haven or Raynbowend both carp fishing lakes in Carentan. Sea fishing from Barfleur or St Vaast le Hougue
Distance: 4 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Utah Beach
Distance: 13 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Various riding stables all over The Cotentin. Nearest: Bridge Carentan
Distance: 4 km



Name/number of nearest marked trail: Carentan/Auvers/Meautis > 24kms - Brevands Chemin de la 'vielle digue' > 8 kms - Sainte Mere Eglise Trail 'Les fonds du Cotentin >22kms


About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Celia Greenslade

Chris and I (Celia) have been running hotels and restaurants in the UK for over 40 years. We decided that we would love to continue this way of life and fell in love with this region of France over 15 years ago when we found Le Pommier de Houesville. We have lovingly converted the barns attached to our home whilst retaining the integrity of 18th Century barns. We have a goat's cheese farm just a 5 minute walk away and buy our eggs from just over the hedge - perfect as far as we are concerned!

Owner's website
Year property purchased 2002
Why this location? This location has something for everyone. The tranquil setting is ideal for those wanting to get away from it all, whilst being at the heart of the Normandy D Day landings region and being close enough to visit all of the local towns and villages, stunning beaches, museums, nature reserves to name but a few.

Please visit our website for a more detailed list of places to visit and things to do.

Chris and I are just next door, so on call if you need advise or help.

We are 'wheelchair accessible' with the addition of our new MARAIS ANNEXE, furnished to a high standard and ideal for our disabled and able-bodied guests. This ground floor extension has increased our capacity to 6 (8 if you include the bed settee in the lounge area). The Marais annexe can also be rented independently from the main gite, but on a bed and breakfast only basis. Please ask for details.
Unique benefits of property Set in extensive lawned gardens the 18th century stone barns offer 21st century living whilst retaining their original integrity. Indeed, the barns are still giving up their secrets of occupied France when we find yet another artifact from WW2 hidden in a nook and cranny.

The gite has an open plan kitchen and dining area so has a light, airy and sociable feel and opens straight out onto the terrace so you can enjoy a glass of wine and bbq.

Rented all year and fully heated with a logburner for those Autumn or Winter evenings, so is ideal for a romantic week or short break away.

The latest addition to C & C Gites is now open for business. The MARAIS ANNEXE is a stunning ground floor extension to our accommodation. Every effort has been made to meet the needs and versatility of our guests. Comprising an additional bedroom with zip link (king size double/twin) and a spacious en suite wet room, both fully wheelchair accessible. Extra disabled facilities also readily available.

The Owner Recommends

DDay experience Museum> St Come du Mont

Our nearest museum and very popular with WW2 historians

Utah Beach Museum

within 15 minutes drive, this wonderful museum re-tells the experiences of 1944 and is situated on Utah beach. This is in itself a beautiful beach with miles upon miles of golden sand.

Bayeux Tapestry

Only 30-40 minutes away this medi-evil town, famous for The Bayeux Tapestry is abound with ancient timbered buildings and wonderful cathedral.

Barfleur and Saint Vaast la Hougue

Both pretty fishing villages with a good selection of shops and restaurants.
A world class grocer, wine merchant and gift shop can be found in St Vaast la Hougue in the form of Maison Gosselin. Has to be seen to be believed!

Auberge John Steele

Restaurant in Sainte Mere Eglise specialising in fresh local cuisine. Well worth a visit.

Restaurant La Trinquette

Situated in Grandcamp-Maissy this wonderful restaurant specialises in local seafood and gets it's fish straight of the fishing boats a stone's throw away.

6 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 9.8
  • Local Amenities: 9.2
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Vikki 26 August, 2019

My family recently spent a week in this beautiful gite. Everything was clean and well maintained and as described. Really handy having a washing machine in the gite. My elderly in-laws also came and the ground floor bedroom annexe was absolutely perfect for them. The lovely garden was a massive bonus. The gite is quite rural but within a 5-10 minute drive of the local town and supermarket. The owners were very friendly and welcoming and on hand if we needed any advice on the local area. We visited a couple of the numerous outdoor markets, and a lovely beach on the west coast(good for swimming with young kids when tide in but brilliant for rock pooling when tide was out). We also really enjoyed visiting Bayeux and the tapestry. We had a lovely holiday and would definitely recommend this property.

Owner response

Thank you so much for your lovely review of our gite in Le Pommier de Houesville. It was a real pleasure welcoming you and your family and we are so glad that you all enjoyed your time with us. It would be great to see you again sometime!

10 / 10 Bloomers 28 May, 2019

We had a lovely few days, helped by good weather. Everything was as advertised, great hosts and beautiful setting. We would definitely return and recommend 100%.

Owner response

Thank you so much for your kind comments. It was a pleasure to welcome your family to our little corner of France. We hope that you enjoy the rest of your holiday in Europe and UK and would love to see you all again.

10 / 10 j.buckingham 26 May, 2019

Fantastic week in a most beautiful part of France, plenty to see and do ranging from walking round quaint little villages to visiting the historic towns and of course soaking in the atmosphere of the Normandy beaches

Celia and Chris were fantastic hosts, nothing was too much trouble for them and the gite was superb.
We stayed in the newly built annexe, beautifully furnished with a walk in shower ideal for wheelchair users or someone who is not too agile, like myself.

The gite itself has everything you need from coffee machine to dishwasher and much much more and of course Celia and Chris and Rolo the delightful chocolate Labrador are always on hand to help in any way they can. When we arrived a welcome pack was waiting for us everything we needed for our first nights stay in this peaceful property.

This was my second visit to C & C Gites and I cannot wait to go again next year and I
would definitely recommend it to a friend.

Owner response

Thank you so much for your kind comments and it was lovely to welcome you back to Le Pommier. You certainly seemed to pack a lot into your 7 days! We would of course be only too pleased to see you all again next year.

10 / 10 Roland and Tom 5 July, 2018

excellent accommodation, and very friendly and kind hosts, also a great help when our car broke
down by helping to us by offering to run us around to get parts. In all a very pleasant stay.
Roland and Tom

Owner response

Thank you so much for your kind review and we are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. We would love to welcome you back to our little corner of Normandy again soon!