|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Set on 100 acres of luscious rolling countryside with its centennial oaks, streams, ponds, and just 3 miles from the Atlantic Ocean's beaches, this family house boasts a tennis court and fresh water swimming for the sportsmen, lazy afternoons tapping on the Steinway or perusing one of the thousand volumes in the great panelled library for the reflective. It is furnished with the family's collection of art and furniture that spans 4 centuries of French master craftsmen's work.
The current house is said to have been settled in the 14th century. All that remains of the older house is the part that is the kitchen today: wattle walls on a stone foundation sunken by the passing years. Extended mainly in the 19th and 20th century, the last 20 years of restoration and extension have yielded what you can see and enjoy today.
Supplementary guests...: Guest cottage, sleeping 3 is optional.
IMPORTANT NOTES ON RATES:
The rates above are standard rates only, not high season/ Christmas/ NYE rates.
Rates depend on occupancy and services required.
US Service-men and women: please apply for special rates.
... Can we already have an option for this period next year? We enjoyed it so much, we might want to come again...
It was simply fantastic . I love the house . Very stylish , but mainly it was so relaxing and peaceful . We all had a lovely time . The towns in the surrounding area were nice to visit too . Time spent on the beach was a joy . The beautiful swans in the lake were lovely . A truly memorable holiday . I am always wanting to go back !!
This house really is a treasure. We stayed there in August with 12 people for a week and though there was a lot of rain it was no problem since there is so much space!! We read in the well equipped library, cooked in the old fashioned kitchen or used the breaks of rain to play a bit tennis. The kids used to play a lot of old fashioned games as WLAN didn't work for a few days and they loved it. It's absolutely quiet and peaceful there. Anthony, the owner, doesn't live nearby but he nevertheless helped us when some problems with the shower occurred. Every morning Ann Marie delivered baguettes, croissants etc. and helped with the dishes. And our dog loved the lawns around the house!
If you stay here weather doesn't matter any more :D!
Peace and tranquility personified. The setting is stunning. A pond and gently falling lawns with a pastoral backdrop. Great to sit on the patio to see the sun rise and bask in golden colors at sunset (with a glass of wine). The manor is quite spacious with Library as the most stunning and comfortable room with a Steinway piano and great books in the gallery. With many bedrooms and bathrooms the Tower suite is most special. A real getaway! The negatives are few and manageable. The gallery in the Library has no rails which can bother people who have difficulty with heights. And there is a shortage of closets or armoires. The housekeeper Madame Hicher was a gem helping us to understand the house and solve problems.
We had a fantastic stay, the house was beautiful and the grounds were truly amazing. Great fun was had with the sports available (Tennis and Table tennis etc) keeping our family entertained for hours, along with fishing and looking at natures creatures around the property, frogs, ducks, birds and cows etc, which our 5 year old particularly liked.
a five star rating is unsatisfactory, make it ten!
equally inadequate are words to describe this treasure chest -
you have to go there to believe it - and to find the magic of the place -
"And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything."
La Croix Rompue is a hidden treasure. Quite literally, because it's tucked away in a maze of small country roads that suffer from the general lack of French road signs. On the upside, that's really the only remark one could make of this gorgeous property in the Barneville Carteret region. We spend a week at the beginning of May 2011and it turned out to be a week to remember.
The house certainly makes an impact. Spacious, very well kept grounds, a tennis court, a private lake and terraces welcome you from the outside. Inside, you feel at home immediately. After an hour it's like you have come here forever; La Croix Rompue fits like a glove.
Everything, from the fireplaces to the library and from the Steinway to the bedrooms, displays a house that has been lovingly kept by its owners. This is the family house you'd like to have in France. How fortunate we felt that the family is willing to share it with visitors!
The owner, did his utmost to ensure we had a pleasant stay and the housekeeper was available for any questions we had. She also set the table for breakfast and made sure the fires were lit in the morning. That's the kind of welcome la Croix Rompue offers!
So if you're looking for a fantastic place to stay in France: stop looking!
Set on 100 acres of luscious rolling countryside with its centennial oaks, streams, ponds, and just 3 miles from the Atlantic Ocean's beaches, this family house can accommodate up to 15 adults and children in the main house and guest cottage. Tennis and fresh water swimming on the grounds for the sportsmen, lazy afternoons tapping on the Steinway or perusing one of the thousand volumes in the great paneled library for the reflective and cozy-minded. All of Normandy's delicious foods, all of Normandy's millenia of history, museums and monuments along with the delightful coastal villages facing the Isles of Jersey, Guernsey and magical Sark are close at hand. The house is furnished with the family's collection of art and furniture that spans 4 centuries of French master craftsman's work.
Local folklore has it that the hamlet of the Croix Rompue was settled before Roman times. It is said that the springs here never run dry, even in times of dire droughts.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jun 27 2015 - Sep 5 2015
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$1,300|
|Notes||Rates vary on occupancy and time of year.|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.
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