MAGNIFICENT NORMANDY MANOIR WITH MANY CHARACTER FEATURES

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Lesley Edmunds

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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MAGNIFICENT NORMANDY MANOIR WITH MANY CHARACTER FEATURES

Carentan Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

Chateau / Country House, 4 Bedrooms + Loft, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

A 16th Century, fortified Normandy manor house, complete with a tower, enormous fireplaces and beamed ceilings. Situated in a small hamlet in the Cotentin Regional Park, ST PATRICE DE CLAIDS is on the edge of a wood with a network of small lanes radiating out in all directions - ideal for walking, cycling and picnics. Just 6 kms from the town of PERIERS where there are local shops and restaurants, and within a 15 minute drive of both Saint Lô and the cathedral town of Coutances for larger shops, restaurants, swimming pools and ice skating rink in Coutances. There are wide, sandy beaches to the West and East and Mont Castre - one of the highest points in the Peninsula - is 5 kms to the North. The sandy BEACH at ST GERMAIN SUR AY is approx 20 minutes by car. There are golf courses at Marchesieux (9kms), St Martin de Bréhal, Agon Coutainville, and Granville. It is possible to go by ferry to Jersey in the Channel Islands from Carteret and Granville during the summer season and all year round from St Malô. The popular tourist attractions of the WWII D Day Landing Beaches, the Bayeux Tapestry and the famous Abbey at Le Mont St Michel are all within an easy 30-90 minute drive away. Paris and sophisticated Deauville are accessible by train or car.

The self catering accommodation comprises an enormous living room/dining hall with huge, working fireplace (logs are included), stone clad walls, beamed ceilings, tapestry, 2 x three seater sofas, occasional day bed, TV, DVD player, dining table and chairs. An archway from the living room leads to the newly fitted kitchen which has an electric hob and oven, fridge, double bowl stainless steel sink, microwave, kitchen table and chairs. Internet connection available.

Between the living room and the downstairs bedroom is another large room with large fireplace, leading through to a hallway with sep. wc and door to Bedroom 1 which has a double bed (140 cm), twin wash basins, and en suite shower.

On the first floor, which is approached via the tower, there are three other bedrooms all of a good size and full of character.

Bedroom 2 has two single beds (80cms wide), sofa/bed settee and a television – ideal for children.

Bedroom 3 has two large antique single beds (110cms wide), ensuite bathroom (bath, washbasin, wc)

Bedroom 4 has a double bed (140cms wide), wardrobe, chest of drawers and large granite fireplace. Bathroom (bath, washbasin, wc).

Outside there is a large garden area with table, chairs and BBQ. Plenty of parking space and garaging for 2 cars. Ideal area for bikes. Washing machine facilities.

Keywords: A restored, 16th century, fortified manor house set in unspoilt bocage country on the edge of a wood. Near WWII Landing Beaches, chateaux, abbeys, museums, beaches, horseriding, cycling, markets, local produce, fish restaurants

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Lesley Edmunds

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The owners, Richard and Sylvia Senior, are both retired. Richard worked as a designer in England, and Sylvia as a primary school teacher. Twenty years ago they found La Guerrie, with its architectural interest and fifteenth century origins still visible. They restored the house over a period of fifteen years, retaining all its original features. When first constructed, La Guerrie was double the size. At some point many years ago, the property was divided into two wings. In 2002, twelve years after Richard and Sylvia first purchased La Guerrie, the other wing became vacant and although in need of considerable renovation and refurbishment, they felt compelled to purchase and restore this side to its original grandeur. So although located next door, this part of the property is completely self contained with its own entrance and gardens. Each side has its own tower, one square and one round. There is only place where it is possible to access the other side and this will be made available when extra accommodation is needed for an extra two people. This is provided in a spacious, self contained loft conversion which has a large living room with corner kitchen, dining area and two single beds, plus a shower room.

Lesley Edmunds purchased this chateau / country house in 2002

Richard and Sylvia chose this property in St Patrice de Claids because they liked the sense of history, its tranquil setting and its convenience for local amenities. Their interests are reflected in the mixture of antique and classic modern furniture, pictures and library which the house contains.

They were also attracted to this part of Normandy for the numerous places of interest to visit including the World War II Landing Beaches, and the associated museums and memorials. There is also a great choice of leisure activities on offer such as golf, tennis, horseriding, swimming, sailing, windsurfing, horse trotting, fishing, cycling and walking either along the country lanes or on the many coastal paths. Parents and children alike will enjoy any one of the many safe and sandy beaches.

On most days of the week it is possible to wander around a market and buy some local produce to sample, and there's a huge range of restaurants serving all types of food but especially good are the locally caught fish and shellfish.

Richard and Sylvia will show you around the property and answer any questions you may have when you arrive. You will also find a welcome basket to help you to settle in.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Property Reviews

Magnificent Normandy Manoir with Many Character Features
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews
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Magnificent Normandy Manoir with Many Character Features
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p291439vb
+33 0233190737
Carentan Coutances - Saint Lo area
Florida, USA
5

Wonderful Experience

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
In June, we took my parents to France for their first European vacation. When we saw the manoir online, we knew we found the perfect location for our adventures to the Normandy Beaches, Bayeaux, and St. Mere Eglise. Our only disappointment was that we couldn't stay longer at this amazing location. It was beautiful with enormous fireplaces and cozy sitting areas. This is the perfect place to read on rainy days and take long walks, exploring the countryside, on beautiful ones.
The owners were lovely people and we would love to return.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely comments and we would be very happy to see you again.
business
Magnificent Normandy Manoir with Many Character Features
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p291439vb
+33 0233190737
Carentan Coutances - Saint Lo area
Tampa, FL
5

Amazing "Castle" rental

Amazing "Castle" rental
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
Fantastic base for Normandy beach excursions. Only a short 10 min. ride to local village (Perriers) with several shops and bakeries. Easy drive to Mont Saint Michel and several towns to open food/farmers markets.
Quiet and comfortable "castle" with gigantic fire place we used every night. Great house for large extended family group. Large enclosed area for kids to run around.
Owners are very gracious and helpful. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and hope to return again.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. We are so pleased you all enjoyed your stay.
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Magnificent Normandy Manoir with Many Character Features
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p291439vb
+33 0233190737
Carentan Coutances - Saint Lo area
Wailea, Maui, HI, USA
4

A nice stay in the French countryside

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
This "castle" is very nice for a fairly large family and friends vacation. It was built long ago, so it's more like an adventure than a hotel. There is a town close by (Périers), with plenty of shoping, since you are going to be cooking for yourselves, or going to one of the nearby towns. Le Mont-Saint-Michel and the Normandy beaches are the best sights near this part of France.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers
Helpful votes: 2/3
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Magnificent Normandy Manoir with Many Character Features
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p291439vb
+33 0233190737
Carentan Coutances - Saint Lo area
Corte Madera, California, USA
5

Wonderful holiday in France

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
We stayed here for a whole month in the summer, and had a wonderful time. Great location for exploring all of Normandy. We are a family of 4, with kids 12/8 and they never tired of roaming around the house and large gardens. Admittedly it was a heatwave while we were there, so we were able to eat outside in the sun most days and have many beach afternoons (the coast is about 15/20mins drive). We drove the 5mins to the local town each morning and picked up fresh croissant. Its a wonderful house...huge stone walls, massive fireplaces, wonderfully situated on the very edge of the village. Very friendly and helpful owners next door. I would definitely recommend this, and would love to go back. It was exactly what we were looking for, for our lazy month in France.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 6/6
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Ice skating rink, 10 pin bowling and covered swimming pool in Coutances.

Small quiet lanes for cycling, walking etc. Great for picnics.

Markets take place on most days of the week

Many cathedrals, churches, châteaux and other places of interest to visit

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Availability & Rates

Carentan Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Low season
Jan 18 2014 - Apr 18 2014
€165
€650
3 nights
 
 
Mid season
Apr 19 2014 - Jun 27 2014
€165
€850
3 nights
 
 
Peak season
Jun 28 2014 - Aug 29 2014
€1,050
7 nights
 
 
Mid season
Aug 30 2014 - Sep 19 2014
€165
€850
3 nights
 
 
Low season
Sep 20 2014 - Dec 19 2014
€150
€650
3 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add €50 per night, per additional guest
 
High season
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 2 2015
€950
7 nights
 
 
Low season
Jan 3 2015 - Jan 16 2015
€165
€650
3 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
€165
3 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Towels per person €7.00
Refundable damage deposit €300.00
Final clean on departure €95.00
A non-refundable deposit of 20% is required at time of reservation
The balance of rent is due 8 weeks before the date of arrival
Refundable breakages deposit, cleaning fee and towel hire payable on day of arrival
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Amenities

Carentan Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • Heating ...
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 1 - shower , Twin wash basins in bedroom with ensuite shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub
  • 4
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (4), Child Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • CD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • live theater
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • horseback riding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • surfing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • sailing
  • mountain biking
  • cycling
Notes:
2 bikes available table tennis Starter pack of wood is included in rental price. Extra firewood is available to purchase.
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