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18th century rural cottage for D-Day Beaches, Le Mont St Michel, Bayeux & Caen

Martin and Carolyn

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english, french
Sleeps15
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Martin and Carolyn

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 5, 2015
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18th century rural cottage for D-Day Beaches, Le Mont St Michel, Bayeux & Caen

Sleeps15
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

Bayeux Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Peaceful, comfortable home base for relaxing after days out sight-seeing.

Enjoy guided tours of the Normandy Invasion Beaches and visit the D-Day museums and sites. Marvel at the Mont Saint Michel and the Bayeux Tapestry. Discover cider farms, oyster parks, picturesque fishing ports, chateaux and gardens. Savor Normandy's gastronomic delights!

Les Quatre Vents is a beautiful rose-covered stone cottage peacefully set at the end of a quiet no-through lane (no passing traffic) in unspoiled rolling countryside bordering Cerisy Forest – great for walking, running, cycling and horse riding.

The cottage has stone walls and oak beams, full central heating and modern facilities and is spacious (225 sq metres / 2420 sq feet), very comfortable, clean and well equipped for up to 15 guests – perfect for large families, for friends and for groups to explore this wonderful area and to relax together.

There is private parking for 8 vehicles in the courtyard in front of the cottage. It is minibus accessible, has automatic lighting and level access into the cottage.

You will be welcomed to a lovely clean, aired cottage with fresh flowers in the living rooms and welcome refreshments to enjoy at your leisure. For arrivals during cooler weather the cottage is pre-heated and the log fire will be ready to light, so you will feel cozy and comfortable right away!

Please see the floor plans of the cottage (third image in the photo section) for the layout of the accommodations.

The five bedrooms are arranged with your choice of king beds or single beds, bed linens are included and the beds will be made ready for you. Two cribs/cots and more beds can be added for extra guests. Fans are available on request.

There are five full bathrooms with constant hot water for anytime showers. Bath towels, hand towels, bath mats, liquid soap, shower gel, hair dryers and 10 toilet rolls are provided.

The spacious lounge has an open fireplace for cozy log fires and comfortable leather seating for 12 guests (another sofa is available for extra guests).

Entertainment includes free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV with English satellite channels (CNN, BBC, etc) or French TNT. DVD player, movie library, books, board-games and playing cards. CD player and radio.

Tourist information and itineraries for visiting the D-Day Landing Beaches, Le Mont St Michel, Bayeux, Caen etc.

Enjoy convivial meals in the spacious separate dining room with 15 chairs for guests to sit together around the two large farmhouse tables. Two high chairs are available.

Preparing meals is a pleasure in the separate well equipped kitchen. There is a range cooker (5 gas burners and 90 cm wide electric multi-function oven), big pans and dishes, ample tableware and glasses, a knife block and plenty of utensils, etc. There is also a microwave oven, kettle, toaster, a filter coffee-maker and two cafetieres, a family-size fridge/freezer with ice cubes and freezer packs, a dishwasher and dishwasher tablets. Kitchen towels, drying cloths, wash-up liquid, absorbent paper roll, trash bags, plastic film, tin foil and some pantry items are also provided.

In the utility room, you’ll find an extra cooker, fridge/freezer, kettle, toaster and coffee maker. Laundry facilities include two washing machines (one with integral dryer) and a steam iron and board. Some laundry soap is provided. There are laundry baskets, clothes pins, two clothes airers and an outdoor rotary drying line. An optional maid/laundry service is available on request.

Picnic sets, ice packs, cool boxes and cool bags are provided for your picnics.

Pre-arrival shopping, home-cooked meals (French country cuisine), professional chef hire or catering can be arranged.

Double French doors in the lounge and the dining room lead onto the lovely private enclosed sunny garden which is attractively planted for year-round color. There's a large lawn for outdoor games (football, badminton, boules, skittles, swing-ball) and plenty of garden furniture for relaxing. For youngsters there are frisbees, kites and sand/beach toys. There are two garden benches and a swing from where guests can enjoy views of the countryside and forest, and help themselves to garden herbs and fruits in season (pears, cherries, plums, wild strawberries).

For al fresco dining, there are two 8-seater picnic tables with parasols, a barbecue grill (with utensils, skewers, sausage holder and silicone gloves, a supply of charcoal, lighting fluid and matches). Try our village butcher's prize-winning steaks and sausages!

5 minutes’ drive to Cerisy-la-Forêt village with boulangerie/patisserie, grocery store, butcher/deli, bar/restaurant, pharmacy, bank with ATM, post office.

15 minutes’ drive to towns with more amenities.

There are three very good restaurants within 10 minutes' drive.

Martin and Carolyn (your friendly and discreet English hosts) live in the farmhouse on-site and are available for information and assistance throughout your stay (printing E-tickets, flight boarding passes, route maps, etc).

The end of stay cleaning is included so, for a relaxed departure, simply pack and go!

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Martin and Carolyn (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
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Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 5, 2015

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Sleeps15
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights
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Reviews

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18th century rural cottage for D-Day Beaches, Le Mont St Michel, Bayeux & Caen
average rating of 5.0 based on 51 reviews
5

Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at this location twice and both times it was amazing. The listing is as described but words cannot accurately the beauty of this property. The property was clean and very well kept. Martin and Lyn are amazing people and go out of there way to ensure you have a great vacation. I highly recommend this property to any one who wants to stay in the Normandy area of France. We were only 30 min away from Omaha Beach and 40 from Utah. We will always remember our wonderful stay in France!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Secluded and Charming

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful vacation property. It is exactly as pictured and described. The host Martin is extremely hospitable and helpful. This authentic stone cottage was the perfect place for our multi generational family of six to stay as we explored the sights of Normandy. I would highly recommend this property for location and value. Gayle...from MN.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

60th Anniversary Normandy visit

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I, along with his parents and his two sisters and husbands, went to the Normandy Beaches for his parents 60th wedding anniversary. From the first time we saw the pictures of the Normandy Cottage to the moment we regretfully left the property we were in love. It didn't do the pictures justice and it was a delightful place for us to relax when we were not touring. Martin and Lynn were absolutely wonderful! We took advantage of the option to have them shop for us and they made and served our "Anniversary dinner" the first night we were there. To say it was fantastic, fun and delicious isn't even doing it justice. Suffice it to say I am serving a French dinner to my family at Christmas time! They were available to answer any of our numerous questions and even gave us salad dressing when we discovered we had none. The beds were comfortable, the rooms spacious, the bathrooms large and with no shortage of hot water. The kitchen was fully stocked for any cooking we wanted to do. The pears and apples on the property made a delicious compote that we put on our "french toast" one morning. We would definitely, absolutely recommend the cottage to anyone, unless you want a town atmosphere, and dream ourselves of returning some day. Thank you Martin and Lynn for helping to make our trip one to remember for many years to come!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
5

Fantastic place with great hosts.

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic place, ample space there were 11 of us including 5 children ages 3-8, peaceful setting and accommodating and friendly hosts, Martin & Lynn. Would highly recommend this cottage. Good location for exploring Normandy and D-Day beaches.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Normandy vacation

  • 5 of 5

My family and I (14 people - three generations ranging in age from 10-85) spent three nights at this wonderful home. We were welcomed by the owner Martin who showed us around the beautifully-maintained property. We originally thought we would eat out for dinner at least one night however we all loved relaxing in the magnificent back yard or sitting at the dinner table or watching a movie in the living room. We loved utilizing the grill in the backyard and prepared the most delicious dinners. We shopped at the nearby grocery store and had three leisurely dinners lasting until the sun went down after 10 pm. We visited Mont St. Michel on our own and had a guided full-day tour of Normandy (the mini bus picked us up at the house at 8 a.m.) This is a great home for families, couples and or small groups. We highly recommend this home!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

The perfect house for our family & the best host!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I just returned from a wonderful trip to Normandy for the 70th anniversary celebration of D-Day. We stayed for 7 wonderful days/nights at Les Quatre Vents.

We couldn't have asked for more - such a beautiful cottage set in the Normandy countryside with an outstanding host. Martin was a wonderful host that was more than willing to help out in every aspect. He provided us with directions, suggestions, information, and anything else asked for (even spices we had forgotten at the store!).

The cottage provided more than we could have anticipated. There was more than ample room for our 10 family members. The kitchen was very well equipped, the dining room large enough to host our French "family" as well as our own family, and the yard beautiful! We had every amenity that we needed. We were close enough to all the Normandy events, only a short drive to everything.

We hope to return to Normandy soon and will definitely stay with Martin!

Warmest Regards,

The Perry's, Schulz's, Bexley's

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
186 Miles
PARIS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTS
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
CERISY-LA-FORET
Nearest Ferry
43 Miles
CAEN OUISTREHAM
Nearest Golf
11 Miles
SAINT LO
Nearest Train
13 Miles
BAYEUX
Nearest Motorway
13 Miles
BAYEUX N13
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
CERISY-LA-FORET
Nearest Beach
14 Miles
OMAHA BEACH
Car: necessary

WWII D-Day Beaches Tours. Cabaret (French Can-Can). Camembert Trail. Cider Trail. Water-mill Trail. Forest Trails. Abbey Circuit. Oyster Parks. Fish and Seafood Restaurants.

Golf: Omaha Beach Golf, internationally known for its technically challenging golf! Discover the two 18-hole courses with spectacular views over the ocean and countryside.

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Rates & Availability

From €175 Per night

Bayeux Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
2015 May 3 to 7
May 3 2015 - May 7 2015
3 night minimum stay
€275
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add €20 per night, per additional guest
 
2015 May 17 to 21
May 17 2015 - May 21 2015
3 night minimum stay
€275
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add €20 per night, per additional guest
 
2015 June 9 to 13
Jun 9 2015 - Jun 13 2015
3 night minimum stay
€300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add €20 per night, per additional guest
 
2015 June 17 to 24
Jun 17 2015 - Jun 24 2015
5 night minimum stay
€345
€1,890
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add €20 per night, per additional guest
 
2015 June 27 to July 1
Jun 27 2015 - Jul 1 2015
3 night minimum stay
€345
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add €20 per night, per additional guest
 
2015 July 11 to 18
Jul 11 2015 - Jul 18 2015
5 night minimum stay
€345
€1,890
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add €20 per night, per additional guest
 
2015 August 24 to 29
Aug 24 2015 - Aug 29 2015
5 night minimum stay
€345
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add €20 per night, per additional guest
 
2015 August 30 to September 30
Aug 30 2015 - Sep 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
€320
€1,750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add €20 per night, per additional guest
 
2015 October 7 to 17
Oct 7 2015 - Oct 17 2015
3 night minimum stay
€290
€1,575
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add €20 per night, per additional guest
 
2015 October 31 to December 18
Oct 31 2015 - Dec 18 2015
3 night minimum stay
€225
€1,225
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add €20 per night, per additional guest
 
CHRISTMAS
Dec 19 2015 - Dec 27 2015
5 night minimum stay
€350
€1,925
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add €20 per night, per additional guest
 
NEW YEAR
Dec 28 2015 - Jan 3 2016
5 night minimum stay
€350
€1,925
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add €20 per night, per additional guest
 
2016 January 4 to February 5
Jan 4 2016 - Feb 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
€275
€1,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add €20 per night, per additional guest
 
2016 February 6 to March 18
Feb 6 2016 - Mar 18 2016
3 night minimum stay
€300
€1,575
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add €20 per night, per additional guest
 
2016 March 19 to April 29
Mar 19 2016 - Apr 29 2016
3 night minimum stay
€325
€1,750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add €20 per night, per additional guest
 
2016 April 30 to July 1
Apr 30 2016 - Jul 1 2016
3 night minimum stay
€350
€1,925
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add €20 per night, per additional guest
 
2016 July 2 to September 2
Jul 2 2016 - Sep 2 2016
5 night minimum stay
€400
€2,100
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add €20 per night, per additional guest
 
2016 September 3 to Sept 30
Sep 3 2016 - Sep 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
€350
€1,925
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add €20 per night, per additional guest
 
2016 October 1 to October 28
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 28 2016
3 night minimum stay
€325
€1,750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add €20 per night, per additional guest
 
2016 October 29 to December 16
Oct 29 2016 - Dec 16 2016
3 night minimum stay
€275
€1,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add €20 per night, per additional guest
 
CHRISTMAS 2016 & NEW YEAR 2017
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 4 2017
5 night minimum stay
€425
€2,450
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add €20 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
€175
€1,225
€4,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add €15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Rates include:
Bed linens Bathroom towels Wi-fi Hot water, gas, electricity, central heating End-of-stay cleaning
1 or 2 nights stay possible, please inquire
25% rental deposit
Balance 8 weeks before arrival
Full payment required if less than 8 weeks before arrival
A damage deposit may be requested
CANCELLATION
Monies paid refunded (less expenses) if dates re-let
Cancellation insurance recommended

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Amenities

Bayeux Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Catering available
Floor Area:
  • 2420 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Baby Gate
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 16 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , wash basin. En-suite to bedroom 1.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , wash basin. Opposite bedrooms 2 & 3.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower , wash basin. Private bathroom for bedroom 4.
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , wash basin. En-suite to bedroom 5.
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , wash basin. On the ground floor.
  • Constant hot water. Bath towels, hand towels and bath mats provided. Liquid soap, shower gel and three hair dryers supplied. Starter supply of toilet rolls. All bathrooms have: window with blind, towel radiator, vanitory unit with mirror, lighting and power, storage cupboard below.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , King bed 6ft 6in long. En-suite bathroom.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , King bed or twin beds. Bunk beds + 3rd single bed possible.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , King or twin beds. 6ft 6in long.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , King or twin beds. Bunk beds possible Private bathroom.
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , King bed 6ft 6in long. En-suite bathroom.
  • All bed linens are included and the beds are made ready for you. All bedrooms have radiators, windows with blinds or curtains, clothes rail/shelves, bedside tables and bedside lamps. For up to 5 extra guests, single beds or adult-size bunk beds are possible in bedrooms 2 and 4. Two single beds or a double sofa bed are possible in the lounge. Two port-a-cribs and crib linens are available free-of-charge.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Bicycles ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 15 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Other Activities: WWII D-Day Beaches Tours. French Cabaret (including French Can-Can) & Dinner Dance. Camembert Trail. Cider Trail. Forest and Nature Trails. Watermill Trail. Tours of Potteries. Visits to Oyster Beds, Cheese and Cider Producers. Aqua Center. Gym/fitness Center. Bowling. National Horse Stud in St-Lô. Boat Trips to the Channel Islands. Hot-Air Ballooning.

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