Holiday gite in Normandy near St Mere Eglise - NM006333

Fresville (6km from Sainte-Mere-Eglise), Manche, Normandy Reference: NM006333 Advertiser since: 20 April 2018
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La Vallee Cottage Self Catering Flexible 3 7 2 Single bed

About this property

Beautifully Renovated Country Cottage . This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Tastefully decorated and equipped to the highest standards, La Vallée can sleep up to 8 people.
It can be rented in conjunction with the adjacent La Grange to provide accommodation for larger parties.

This beautiful house is the perfect relaxing retreat after a busy day exploring the nearby D Day Landing beaches and beautiful Normandy countryside.

Pets not accepted



Kitchen and dining

The kitchen is complete with table and chairs, electric fan oven and hob, fridge freezer and washing machine. All utensils and crockery are supplied.

Living rooms

The ground floor sitting room has a traditional open fireplace with log burner. Relaxing sofas and a spacious dining area seating 6.


Ground Floor

A generous bedroom overlooking the walled garden with double bed and wardrobe.

First Floor
A spacious bedroom with two single beds which can accommodate a further single guest bed.

Second Floor
The piece de resistance is the master bedroom with its beamed vaulted ceiling and magnificent view over the Normandy countryside. This room has a double bed and can accommodate a single guest bed or travel cot. (Travel cot not provided).


Ground Floor Shower Room

Enclosed shower with washbasin and wc.

First Floor Bathroom

A spacious bathroom with bath, washbasin and wc.


Full Central Heating throughout


English Satellite tv with dvd and cd player.
There is a large collection of cds and dvds and books provided.

Garden and outside

Enclosed garden with lawn and seating area equipped with table and chairs. The property has private parking and is made secure with gate at the end of the driveway.

There is also a secure small barn which can be used for the storage of bicycles.

Parking and garages

Private parking for three cars on the drive way of the property.

Information about any additional facilities

BBQ available for guest use.


  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen




Name and address of nearest golf course: Golf Fontenay-sur-Mer a true Links course only 20 minutes away.
Distance: 10 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Gillian Aston

Following numerous stays at these beautiful properties the opportunity recently arose for us to purchase them - so we did just that!

Year property purchased 2018
Why this location? This is a quiet and peaceful rural location but with many amenities and interesting places to visit only a short distance away.
Unique benefits of property These properties in the beautiful hamlet of Fresville have an interesting history linked closely to the D Day Landings of the 6th June 1944. It is the perfect base to explore the D Day Landing beaches of both the Allied and US forces with the picturesque town of Sainte Mere Eglise a 6km drive away. In Sainte Mere Eglise there is a super market, numerous shops, bars and restaurants along with the American Airborne Museum - all well worth a visit. The properties are also an ideal base for walking and cycling with many cycle routes near by.

The Owner Recommends

D Day Landing Beaches and Museums

A short drive to D Day Landing beaches. Utah Beach and Museum are approximately a 15 minute drive away. A vast number of museums and memorials to the D Day landings and just short a short drive from the properties. The ancient town of Bayeux with its famous tapestry is a half hour drive whilst the magnificent Abbey of Mt St Michel is just an hour away.There are many churches, castles, beautiful villages, cafes and wonderful countryside to enjoy.

We are in the WW2 June 6th 1944 Invasion Beaches close to Utah Beach, 4 miles from Ste Mere Eglise, 4 miles from Carentan,
Set in the heart of a conservation area of significant importance we are in the beautiful and stunning Parc Naturel Cotentin et du Bessin
Ste Marie du Mont was the first village in France to be liberated on June 6th 1944. Ste mere Eglise still has the parachutist effigy hanging from the church tower.
Band of Brothers story featured in episodes 2 & 3.happend in the very heart of where we are located.
Along the coast other invasion beaches such as Point du Hoc Arromanches, with its visible remains of the Mulberry Harbour, are all easy access and well worth a visit.
There is so much to do here, not just the invasion beaches.... Bayeux Tapestry, Mont St Michel, Caen, UNESCO St Vaast la Hougue & the Isle Tatihou, Barfleur where William the Conqueror (set sail from), Briquebec, St Saveur Vicompte & Valognes where castles exist from the 100 years war. We have Roman remains, the 1st stone built castle against the Vikings, Hitlers defences in the Atlantic wall

Cycling and Walking

The properties are the perfect base for cyclists and walkers to enjoy the Normandy countryside with many cycle routes available close to the property.

2 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Huw, Claire & Max 4 September, 2019

This is a beautiful property, clean spacious and quiet. Really convenient for exploring the many areas of interest. The owners have clearly embraced the history of the area and provide a stunning amount of information for anyone wanting to understand/explore the events that enfolded during 1944.

The location is rural and peaceful and at the same time a few minutes away from the motorway so you can quickly get to other areas of Normandy.

Our expectations from the listing were exceeded. The property is immaculate and really well appointed in every way.

The Nick and Gill were extremely helpful and provided as much information and help as we needed.

We plan to return to the area in the future and would recommend this property to anyone.

10 / 10 Primrose Frogeye 23 August, 2018

This is a really excellent property with equally excellent and helpful owners. We, two couples, had a wonderful time there. It's set in a tiny hamlet but usefully (driving) close to good amenities. Location is perfect for exploring D-Day sites but also the rest of the Cotenin - East and West coasts. We took two classic cars. Safe and secure parking and lovely, uncrowded roads. Truly memorable.