A Quality honey colored granite stone built House 1875, in area where the Battle of the Hedges took place and the 'Band of brothers' Only 3 minutes from the battle of Mont Castre, where over 5,000 young Americans lost their lives. 16 minutes from La Fiere - the site of the D Day anniverary parachute drop. Strategic sites of encampments still with evidence of yesteryear in place; vital routes of liberation all on our doorstep. Beaches, museums, monuments and all forces cemeteries within an easy drive.
WHITE CROSS MANOR was built in the late 19th century in the small village of St Jores in the area where the 82nd/101st Airborne divisions dropped on the night of the 5 to 6 June 1944, and where it is believed that Americans came to use our home during those traumatic days.
Three king bed rooms plus double, the yellow room (with third single bed) and the blue room, en suite available and refurbished in 2009 whilst retaining the character of a French country house.
Added in 2012 is the King Pin Suite, with bed-sitting room, full bathroom (with separate bath and shower cubicle); kitchenette diner; second bedroom (Lilac room - double or single) - ideal for a family unit. A sitting area on landing.
All rooms are large and light.
All bedrooms have English satellite TV with over 30 stations.
Separate Gite Cottage accommodates 2/3 for B&B with main party or for let only.
Continental breakfast with selection of meats, pastries, home made breads and jams, cheeses, fruits, juices and beverages.
Boiled eggs from our own hens.
Bedroom tray with coffee/tea, biscuits & fruit bowl.
Commodore K.B.Estlin, Royal Navy, conducts private Battlefield tours for our house guests only. (only 45 euros for party of 4-6 people.) Keith has extensive NATO experience. Penny has been in quality catering for many years specializing in Victorian cuisine.
Keith and Penny Estlin have lived in Normandy for 10 years.
Join us for our included 'Wine time' 6.15-7pm, before you set off for your restaurant, (which we can book for you). Meet other guests and tell us of your adventures. Ask Keith to help with your route planning for the next day; or book him for a 4 - 5 hour, discuss which area you wish to cover. At the moment the 'Band of Brothers' is popular and just down the road from us, literally!
There are many excellent restaurants and cafe's close by at La Haye du Puits, Carentan or down by the river Douve. Daily markets in any direction from White Cross.
June '08, from USA - 'Gracious Host & wonderful place to enjoy. 'Excellent! Wonderful Host & Hostess and beautiful place to stay'USA. American Army in Germany. 'Brilliant, you really have put the icing on the cake'
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Keywords: Manor House B&B
Penny & Keith moved to France on retirement.
Keith was a career officer in the Royal Navy retiring in the rank of a one star Admiral. He now enjoys giving tours of WW2 US battlefield sites for house guests only.
Penny, a career lady with proprty development and catering experience, enjoys the quieter pace of life in Normandy. They enjoy receiving guests and providing a happy home from home.
We are often asked this question, we are situated in the middle of everything, and put simply, we enjoy the peace, tranquility and traffic jam free roads. No-one is having a nervous breakdown and our chickens lay huge organic eggs - which we serve at breakfast! The local 'Normans' love us, and the Americans, who liberated them and each village celebrates every year with flowers from the children, who place them on the memorials with the Mayor telling them 'not to forget' what was done for them. Normandie is an amazing place, a 'country' of villages.
White Cross Manor is in a quiet rural location but within easy travel to market towns of La Haye du Puits, Carentan, Periers and many restaurants, beaches and WW2 sites of St Mere Eglise, Utah, Carentan (Band of Brothers) and Omaha.
We are situated in the centre of the Manche and so within reach of everything interesting, and just over an hour from Mont San Micheal and Caen.
In the US sector of the Normandy Landings. Close to the area where US Paratroopers of the 508th PIR of the 82nd Airborne Division Dropped on the Night of 5 to 6 June 1944.
Ideally Situated for Battlefield tours of the Normandy Campaign
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