|Sleepy Hollow||Self Catering||Flexible||2||4||1|
This newly built wooden chalet is ideal for those who want to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. It is set on its own private plot of land with a waterfall and stream running through. Within walking distance to the nearby village of Meautis where you will be able to buy delicious French bread! It gives the feeling of getting away from it all without being remote, has easy access to the nearby town of Carentan where you will find plenty of shops/bars and restaurants, and is a good base in which to explore the many D-Day sites.
The chalet sleeps 4 comfortably thanks to the new extension which has recently been built. This now has 1 double bedroom with twin beds, 1 bunk room and full size convertible sofa bed in the lounge. It also gives you your kitchen /dining facilities, shower, toilet, electric and water.
The site has its own private parking and is surrounded by the traditional Normandy bocage hedgerows, giving the feeling of seclusion. For the wildlife enthusiasts this is an ideal opportunity to view boar, deer, storks, kingfishers, waterfowl, hares, birds of prey which guests have enjoyed.
The small stream contains roach, rudd, small carp and eels which children (and adults!) have enjoyed catching, so feel free to bring a rod. There is a good grass area for playing outdoor activities, or if that all sounds too strenuous there is a south facing terrace where you can sit and enjoy a glass of wine!
Fridge, 4 gas ring hob, electric fan grill/oven.
Pots & Pans.
Crockery, cutlery and glassware.
Dining table + 4 dining chairs.
Convertible sofa bed.
1 Double room with twin beds
1 Bunk room (full size singles).
Shower, toilet and wash basin.
As this property is only available from beginning of May to the end of September there is no heating.
Dvd player and satellite tv showing English channels + range of dvds.
Bbq and garden furniture.
Off road hard standing parking.
Not suitable for wheelchairs due to gravel drives, paths and slopes
Fishing in the stream.
We, the owners, Chris and Juliet of Cj French Retreat have run a Gite business in Normandy for 15 years
|Year property purchased||2016|
|Why this location?||We bought this property as a carp lake but let the accommodation out separately as it is on its own private plot.|
|Unique benefits of property||Set in its own private plot of land just outside the village of Meautis this property has a rural hideaway feel without being off the beaten track. With a waterfall and stream running through, it has a charm all of its own.|
Carentan. With its massive 14th century Eglise Notre-Dame one of the finest gothic churches in the whole of Normandy, dominating the skyline with its octagon – spired belfry. Below, the 16th century Arcades offer a wide range of shopping. It has a quaint pleasure port with bars and restaurants. The town was a strategic early goal of the World War II landings as capturing the town was necessary to link the lodgements at Utah and Omaha beaches which were divided by the Douve River estuary (Nearby fields were flooded by the Germans up to the town's outskirts). The town was also needed as an intermediate staging position for the capture of the cities of Cherbourg and Octeville, with the critically important port facilities in Cherbourg. Featured In "Band of Brothers"
Bayeux, a historical town par excellence and guardian of the great Bayeux tapestry. D-day landing beaches and museums. Arromanches and its still visible mulberry harbour. Port-en-bessin, a small port with its chaos of masts and rigging, brightly coloured paintwork, making it a fascinating scene well worth a stroll or viewing from one of the small harbour front bars. Chateau de Balleroy and its grounds designed by Le Notre are considered to be a masterpiece of the landscape gardeners, and is a popular visit especially with the museum on site. St Lo, capital of the “Manche” region with fantastic shops and a large Saturday market.
Caen, a historical city, ancient capital of the normal dukes – famous for its canal link to the sea, William the Conqueror’s castle, old houses and pedestrianised shop precincts and numerous markets. Honfleur with its quaint old cobbled streets, public gardens and old dock. Deuville and Trouville, the Normandy fashionable seaside resorts, with wooden promenades for strolling or rubbing shoulders with the rich and famous. Expensive bars, restaurants and a casino. Mont St Michel, abbey fortress, Normandy’s most famous of all landmarks. Barfleur, a delightful village/fishing harbour, the coastal scenic route to this place is spectacular. There are so many sights and places to go that nobody could be stuck for things to do. For the more adventurous, Normandy offers sailing, wind surfing, white water canoeing, bungee jumping, sand yachting, go-karting, horse riding, golfing and many more active sports.