GREAT FAMILY VACATION: CHARM,COMFORT,COOKING IN AN 18TH-CENTURY HOUSE

Michele Lemmon

Speaks french, english
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Sleeps14
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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GREAT FAMILY VACATION: CHARM,COMFORT,COOKING IN AN 18TH-CENTURY HOUSE

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6 large bedrooms, 3 full baths - Accommodations are for 14 persons.

'La Porte Rouge' is a large restored early 18th Century farmhouse (which belonged until this century to the Comtesse d' Auvers), situated at the end of a quiet country road and surrounded by landscaped grounds, gardens and fields in the small village of Auvers, near Carentan. The main house is a fully furnished two story structure with a large living room, a large L-shaped kitchen-living room. The master bedroom has a queen-size bed and one baby bed; one large bedroom has one double bed and two twin beds; the four other bedrooms have twin beds. The three complete bathrooms are spacious. The house is tastefully furnished with antique rugs and old Norman furniture. Ideal for family reunions or several couples/children and elderly people. All amenities are present for a comfortable stay. The house is surrounded by fields where cows and horses can be seen grazing throughout the year. The grounds are landscaped and there is an orchard full of fruit trees (apples, pears, apricots, peaches, cherries, chestnuts, hazelnuts and walnuts). Traditional French meals can be prepared by a cook of the village, at an additional cost, to enable you to spend all your days touring the countryside and come back to a warm meal in the evening!

Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed

Michele Lemmon

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2005
Speaks french, english
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This house has been in my family since 1926 when it was given to my grandparents by their parents as a dowry. My husband and I purchased it in 1984 when it was put up for sale and, after extensive upgrades, we are happy to share it with others. It is truly a family house, full of history and memories. We hope that you will enjoy it as much as we do.

Michele Lemmon purchased this house in 1984

Families and groups of friends can enjoy the privacy, space and charm of our restored early-18th century farmhouse 'La Porte Rouge' located in the small village of Auvers, 5kms from Carentan at the base of the Cotentin Peninsula.

Tranquility, privacy, comfort and space! Near many historical sites such as the D-Day Landing Beaches, the Mont Saint Michel and the Bayeux Tapestry. This is the area where the best cream, butter and cheeses are coming from! The coast provides fresh seafood: shrimps, oysters and crabs. Don't forget the fresh caramels and the calvados! This is the best of Normandy!

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Great Family Vacation: Charm,Comfort,Cooking in an 18th-Century House
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Carentan Coutances - Saint Lo area
London
5

Superb property

  • 5 of 5
La Porte Rouge is a wonderful property which my family has rented twice. The rooms are huge and well-appointed, not filled with cheap "rental property" furniture. The large, open kitchen/dining area is a joy in which to entertain and the kitchen is well outfitted. The bedrooms are large, and quite a few are ensuite.
The property is also conveniently located just off a main highway, providing easy access to the myriad attractions of the region. I've not rented the property recently because I like the region so much that I have purchased my own house! A renter would be hard-pressed to find such a well-appointed rental property. Also, as beautiful as the pictures are, the property is even prettier in true life.
  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2007
  • Stayed: Aug 2006
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Carentan Coutances - Saint Lo area
5

Wonderful Normandy Family Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5
I can not say enough good things about La Porte Rouge. There were four couples total who stayed for a week in the farmhouse, and there was plenty of space and hot water for all. This charming, rustic farmhouse is centrally located to all the places you'd want to visit: D-Day beaches and cemeteries; Mont St. Michel; Deauville, Honfleur and Le Harve; Rouen; Bayeux; Cap de la Hague and Cherbourg. The quiet of the countryside was only broken by the mooing of the cows in adjacent fields. I would recommend visitors take advantage of the dinners provided by village cook Madame Touzard: excellent food prepared quite reasonably. And when you have an opportunity to sit out on the great lawn to dine, well, the experience is nonpareil.

All of the information provided to us was exceptional in its completeness and variety. There were tips on spots and retail locations to visit; favorite nearby restaurants; how to arrange for D-Day Beaches tours; and tidbits on what to expect. We found the people of Normandy to be especially friendly and helpful which helped to enhance our overall experience.

I give this home my highest, unqualified recommendation. I have already started to talk to my boss about taking his family for a week or two there, especially since his daughter is majoring in French.

If you are lucky enough to have an opportunity to stay at La Porte Rouge, you will not be disappointed. I guarantee it.
  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Carentan Coutances - Saint Lo area
Washington D.C. (U.S.A.)
5

Exceeded our Wildest Expectations

  • 5 of 5
Our three families will cherish our week spent at La Porte Rouge for a lifetime. The house is roomy, charming, and welcoming, and provided a lesson in country living that enthralled our city-raised kids! The proximity to the Normandy beaches gave us many opportunities to literally walk through history and reflect on the truly awesome and world-altering events that transpired on those shores in 1944. And then there was Mme. Touzard’s cooking…her boeuf bourguignon and chocolate mousse remain indelibly etched in all our memories! What a blessing that the owners have preserved this historic and wonderful property for us to enjoy.
  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing
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Carentan Coutances - Saint Lo area
Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
5

Historic French Country Home

  • 5 of 5
My husband is a WWII history buff and wanted us to spend time in Normandy. La Porte Rouge seemed the perfect place because of its many bedrooms - and it was the perfect place! We invited two other couples (as well as various children and grandchildren during he five weeks we were there) to enjoy La Porte Rouge with us. It was an idyllic summer, and one we will never forget. We all toured the beaches and the war memorials. We also engaged Madame Touzard to provide us meals on the days we were out all day - she is a wonderful cook! The house is charming, the history so special. We also toured St Malo and Dinan - not to be missed - but never made it to the Jersey Isles - ferry times did not match our schedule. So we will have to come back to do that part! Michele was a wonderful landlord and we couldn't have asked for a better place to stay.
  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Carentan Coutances - Saint Lo area
London
5

Great old house full of character.

  • 5 of 5
We rented this charming house over Christmas 2008 and could not have asked for more. Even though it was freezing outside this big house stays warm as each room has its own heater, and the wonderful fireplace in the living room kicks out fantastic heat. The dining and kitchen area are open plan and huge and we cooked and ate wonderfully each day. (Although I can highly recommend the food cooked by the lady in the village who looks after the house for the owner, as we pre-ordered from a huge list of meals for our first night and it was waiting for us when we arrived, and was fantastic!) The furniture in the house is full of character - lots of single, old antiquey pieces that bring a real charm to the house. The bedrooms are well appointed and beds comfy. The owner was very helpful when we emailed her before we decided to book the house, and she made the whole process of booking very easy.The surrounding area was full of history and easy to get to as the house is only 10 mins drive from the nearest town/highway. We even enjoyed delicious, fresh cow's milk from the local farmer ( a short walk away) - about 5 pints for 1 euro!

I would highly recommend this house if you want a lovely, traditional french house to stay in, well-maintained, well equipped, full of character and well situated for exploring the surrounding Normandy area.
  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2009
  • Stayed: Dec 2008
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Paris-Charles de Gaulle
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Cherbourg
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Carentan
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Autoroute de l'Ouest Paris-Cherbourg
Nearest Beach
12 Kilometres
Sainte Marie du Mont (or Utah Beach)
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Carentan
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Golf of Omaha Beach
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Carentan
Car: recommended

Many enticing attractions are within easy reach: the D-Day landing beaches, WWII museums, Mont Saint-Michel, Bayeux tapestry, the English Channel Islands, etc. Sports such as horseback riding, bicycling, tennis, golf, swimming and sailing are available nearby. The beaches, 10kms away, are very safe and quite beautiful.

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Availability & Rates

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Carentan House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
Jun 1 2014 - Aug 31 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€1,950
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
€250
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes 1500 to 1950 euros per week or equivalent in US dollars
Low Season: September - May of each year at 1500 Euros per week + Heating bill will be charged to the tenants during this period.

High Season: June, July and August of each year at 1950 Euros per week.

Electricity usage must be paid in cash prior to departure. All Linens and other utilities are included in the rental price.

Week-ends are
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Amenities

Amenities

Carentan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Historic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
  • Firewood
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Free Local Calls
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wood Stove
  • Heating
  • Living Room
  • Covered Parking
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Catering Available
  • Kitchen
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , tub
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom - toilet , tub
  • Bathrooms have been modernized and yet keep their old charm. Each one of them has one marble toilet table and a large window with a view to the garden.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 child bed
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , 1 double
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single
  • Each bedroom is large, confortable with one armoire, chairs and antique rugs on the wooden floor. The house sleeps 14 adults and let us know if you have small children. We have a baby bed in the house and a high chair.
Entertainment:
  • Games
  • Books
  • Games for Kids
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 12 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • golf
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • equestrian events
  • hunting
Notes:
The house is fully furnished for large groups of people. Two large additional refrigerators are located in the go-down, along with a washing machine, a dryer, an iron table, etc. All linens are provided. Other services are provided: Catering services are available and should be requested at the time of reservation. Traditional French cuisine initiation is available. Baby-sitting can be arranged. Guide tours of the historic landing beaches can also be arranged, in French or in English, and with a van. WiFi is available. Smoking is encouraged outside the house.

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