RESTORED FARMHOUSE 6 MINS FROM THE SEA IN THE LOVELY VAL DE SAIRE

Tom Barry

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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RESTORED FARMHOUSE 6 MINS FROM THE SEA IN THE LOVELY VAL DE SAIRE

Barfleur Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

Comfortable home for up to 8 – in beautiful country near beaches and small towns

Half an hour's easy drive from the channel port of Cherbourg, in the lush green countryside of the Saire valley, Anneville en Saire is a quiet, pleasant village with a small river running through it.

Nestling in its own private courtyard, no.12 Hameau de la Ville is an early 19th-century farmhouse that can accommodate up to eight people.

The house has two double bedrooms and one twin. Upstairs there is a bathroom and separate WC. Downstairs there is a shower-room with WC. The sitting room can be used as a separate bedroom, as it has a sofa which folds out to form a double bed.

The kitchen is fully equipped with a cooker, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge-freezer and ample cooking and eating utensils for a party of eight. The owners are keen cooks so the kitchen equipment is of high quality.

Heating is by independent electric radiators in every room. There is also a powerful wood burning stove in the kitchen/living room and an open fireplace in the sitting room. Firewood is available on site.

There is a fully enclosed field behind the house which is perfect for lazing on sunny days - or for a game of football or cricket for the more energetic. There is plenty of garden furniture and a barbecue.

In the centre of the village - just a couple of minutes' stroll from the house - you will find an excellent bakery and a fine butcher's shop (which doubles as a grocer's). A short walk in the other direction will bring you to a friendly bar with another grocery store. Slightly further afield you will find supermarkets and larger shops. There are many street markets nearby - there is one within 15 minutes of the house nearly every day of the week.

Nearby are the seaside towns of Barfleur and St Vaast, and it will only take you five minutes to reach safe, pleasant, uncrowded beaches. Slightly further afield there are UNESCO World Heritage sites, museums and galleries, the D-Day Landing Beaches, the tapestry at Bayeux, the marvellous architectural wonders of Caen, the fun seaside spirit of Granville. All these places are easily accessible for a day trip.

Food is one of the great pleasures of the area. It is famous for its oysters and other seafood; for its sea fish; for its cheese, cream and dairy products; for its plentiful vegetables; and for its beef and lamb. Delicious cider and Calvados (apple brandy) are made locally. Each local bakery (there are at least a dozen within 10 minutes' drive) has its own speciality bread and cakes. In Barfleur, St Vaast la Hougue and other nearby towns you will find a range of restaurants and cafes to suit all tastes and pockets.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome

Tom Barry

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I first visited Normandy as a teenager and fell in love with it the minute I tasted my first coffee and croissant in a bar in Cherbourg! I lived all over the UK but have always liked being near the sea. I spent a lot of time on small boats, which meant frequent returns to Cherbourg. As a result I got to know the area quite well.

Tom Barry purchased this farmhouse in 1998

We looked at lots of houses but this one really hit the spot. Ideally we wanted somewhere near the sea; on the edge of a small village; in walking distance of a bakery and a bar. We thought this was a bit of a tall order but it was one of the first places we saw.

We first fell in love with the courtyard, which makes the place feel very private and safe, without being hemmed in. (You can close the gate, which makes the place even more private if you want.) The surrounding space - courtyard in front and field behind - are just a comfortable size.

Inside, the property retains the feel and atmosphere of an old French farmhouse. The previous owner, who saw it after our renovations, described it as 'completely different but exactly the same'. We knew we had got it right. The place is comfortable and welcoming and you don't need to feel as though you have to be on your best behaviour! It's meant to be enjoyed and it's meant to feel like your home while you are there.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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4.8
based on 16 traveler reviews

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Restored farmhouse 6 mins from the sea in the lovely Val de Saire
average rating of 4.75 based on 16 reviews
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Restored farmhouse 6 mins from the sea in the lovely Val de Saire
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p17271
+44 (0)161 6608118
Barfleur Cherbourg area
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
5

COMMENTS FROM OWNER GUESTBOOK

“A cook’s paradise”;
'There is something for everyone of any age in any weather”;
“Like coming home”;
“In all the years we have come to France we have never stayed in a house like this with so much character, and in such a lovely location. A lot of thought and care has gone into making this house feel like home”; “The house, garden and village were a delight”;
“A house that is loved and cared for, and the area is lovely”;
“After many years experience of holiday accommodation of all types in many places we have no hesitation in awarding this one top marks';
  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2007
  • Stayed: Dec 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Restored farmhouse 6 mins from the sea in the lovely Val de Saire
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p17271
+44 (0)161 6608118
Barfleur Cherbourg area
Dorset
5

BEAUTIFUL SCENIC AND PEACEFUL FARMHOUSE

  • 5 of 5
My family of 2 small children aged 5 & 3, my parents and my husband and I had a wonderful week in the countryside in France. We played cricket, football and golf in the massive gardens, cycled to the local beaches, went crabbing and rock pooling, saw amazing WW2 museums with fantastic planes, boats, tanks etc. Swam in the sea and cooked lovely dinners in our house. The house was peaceful and whilst the weather was good it was ideal, on the rainy day we struggled a bit without a tv, but had a terriffic time. Ant and Tom were a delight.
  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Restored farmhouse 6 mins from the sea in the lovely Val de Saire
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p17271
+44 (0)161 6608118
Barfleur Cherbourg area
4

GREAT PLACE, GREAT LOCATION

  • 4 of 5
We stayed at the farmhouse for a long weekend, with 3 couples. The place was really beautiful, and very comfortable. we really had a fabulous time and would reccommend it to anyone. The owners were really friendly and helpful. The location is perfect (If you have a car) really well placed for all the touristic locations, but far enough away to not feel touristy! The village is really sweet, great bakery for bread. Will come again!
  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Restored farmhouse 6 mins from the sea in the lovely Val de Saire
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p17271
+44 (0)161 6608118
Barfleur Cherbourg area
Southampton, UK
4

CHARACTERFUL FARMHOUSE IN PLEASANT COASTAL AREA

  • 4 of 5
The cottage is full of character and clearly loved by its owners who were extremely friendly and helpful while we were there. The large back garden was great for the kids to kick a ball round in and the courtyard sitting area was sheltered and sunny. The house is in a pretty village, just a short drive from Cherbourg (driving directions were very good and easy to follow), with a good bakery within walking distance and several restaurants a short drive away in Barfleur or St Vaast - again, recommendations from the owners were very helpful. The immediate coastal area is ideal for gentle pottering (we may return with bikes - roads are very quite and there are several nice places to explore within a short distance) and you can drive to Bayeaux and the Normandy landing beaches in just over an hour (again, easy driving).
  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Restored farmhouse 6 mins from the sea in the lovely Val de Saire
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p17271
+44 (0)161 6608118
Barfleur Cherbourg area
Dresden, Germany
5

SUPER ANGENEHM, VERY COMFORTABLE

  • 5 of 5
Hallo,

eine super Woche war leider viel zu schnell zu Ende. Das Haus ist gemuetlich, gepflegt, geschmackvoll mit vielen Details eingerichtet und die Vermieter sind sehr zuvorkommend und in jeder Frage hilfsbereit.
Alles in allem hat es auf den Punkt gepasst.
Der Bäcker im Dorf ist sehr zu empfehlen.
Besten Dank an Tom und Anthony.

Gruesse aus Dresden


Hello,

one week to stay there, was definitely to short. The house is comfortable, with many lovely details in the interior...
Everything was perfect.
The backery in the village is very good.
Many thanx to Tom and Anthony,

Greetings from Dresden, Germany
  • Submitted: May 4, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Restored farmhouse 6 mins from the sea in the lovely Val de Saire
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p17271
+44 (0)161 6608118
Barfleur Cherbourg area
Dresden, Germany
5

SUPER ANGENEHM, VERY COMFORTABLE

  • 5 of 5
Hallo,

eine super Woche war leider viel zu schnell zu Ende. Das Haus ist gemuetlich, gepflegt, geschmackvoll mit vielen Details eingerichtet und die Vermieter sind sehr zuvorkommend und in jeder Frage hilfsbereit.
Alles in allem hat es auf den Punkt gepasst.
Der Bäcker im Dorf ist sehr zu empfehlen.
Besten Dank an Tom und Anthony.

Gruesse aus Dresden


Hello,

one week to stay there, was definitely to short. The house is comfortable, with many lovely details in the interior...
Everything was perfect.
The backery in the village is very good.
Many thanx to Tom and Anthony,

Greetings from Dresden, Germany
  • Submitted: May 4, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
Cherbourg
Nearest Train
22 Kilometres
Valognes
Nearest Motorway
22 Kilometres
RN13 - Montebourg
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Maltot
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Rue Doncanville
Nearest Golf
16 Kilometres
Quinéville
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Barfleur
Car: recommended

The house is on the edge of a small village near the pretty fishing port of Barfleur and the town of St Vaast (famous for its oysters and other seafood). There are beaches about five minutes away by car or ten minutes by bicycle. Further afield are the World Heritage sites of Bayeux and Mont Saint Michel - both easily accessible for a day tour. The D-Day landing beaches are just twenty minutes away.

The countryside between the house and the sea (to the north and east) is generally flat and ideal for gentle bicycling on the way to a swim. Inland are the hills of the bocage for the more energetic. Bicycles can be hired locally.

The village itself boasts a baker and a butcher which carries a small range of groceries. There is a bar and small grocer's shop a short walk away.

There are supermarkets at Quettehou (five minutes away) St Pierre Eglise (ten minutes away).

Other Activities: Bird watching, nature walks

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Availability & Rates

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Barfleur Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High
Jul 5 2014 - Sep 5 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€690
€2,600
 
 
Mid
Sep 6 2014 - Oct 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
€105
From
€105
Fri,Sat,Sun
€525
€1,600
 
 
Low
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 19 2014
2 night minimum stay
€85
From
€85
Fri,Sat,Sun
€425
€1,100
 
 
High
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 2 2015
2 night minimum stay
€138
From
€138
Fri,Sat,Sun
€690
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning (optional) €60
Refundable damage deposit €150
Notes Short breaks are available out of season.
A security deposit of £100/€150 is required which is refundable on completion of stay subject to deductions for excessive damage or cleaning requirements.
Bed linen and towels available at extra cost of €15 for a double bed and €10 for a single bed. Kitchen linens are included in the rental cost.
Optional final clean €60
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Amenities

Barfleur Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 110 m²
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Sofa Bed
  • Iron & Board
  • Alarm Clock
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Maps
  • Internet ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • WC - toilet
    Shower room - toilet , shower
    Bathroom - combination tub/shower
  • The bathroom is upstairs where there is also a separate WC. The shower-room is downstairs and has a WC.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • 1 cot available on request. The sitting room has a comfortable 'clic-clac' double sofa-bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Binoculars
  • Barbecue
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Attractions:
  • marina
  • museums
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
Notes:
Linen and towels can be provided at extra cost by arrangement. The shower room is downstairs and has a WC. Upstairs is a large bathroom with a separate WC. Baby cot and highchair are available by arrangement.
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