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Christine Esteve

Advertiser since: 2006
Speaks: english, french
Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Christine Esteve

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Speaks: english, french
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THE OLD BAKERY

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

Overview

Coutances Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Total Accommodation 4-6 people (unit 1) 2 people plus infant (unit 2)

La Clergerie is set in a pretty butterfly filled valley in the Marais National Park on the Cotentin Peninsular, North-West Normandy, close to the village of Le Mesnilbus, bordered by local farms, close to all amenities, and 20 mins from the sea. Built in 1706, this traditional 'mas et pierre' farmhouse with oak beams and many original features, won awards in 2007, 8 & 9 for its landscaped gardens, with pergolas and ponds and is bordered by a small river. Available as two self-catering rental units, consisting of the major part of the beautifully restored farmhouse, with vaulted ceilings, summer sitting room overlooking the gardens, satellite TV and galleried reading area, and two bedrooms sleeping 4-6 people, both en-suite, with optional third bathroom. Set in the lovely gardens, the adjacent Old Bakery offers further accommodation for two adults and an infant, with access to an outdoor hot tub (optional extra). This romantic setting has proven very attractive with honeymooners.

Rural location close to Normandy beaches. : La Clergerie and the Old Bakery are in a beautiful rural setting, to explore by foot or bicycle, yet it is close to many amenities and activities, including golf courses, horse riding establishments and sailing schools. The region is home to some of the best beaches in North West France. Each accommodation includes guide books and information on sites of interest and activities in the region, including bicycle and walking tours, visits to the D-Day beaches, castles, museums, abbeys and chateaux, and other sites of historical interest such as Bayeaux (the Tapestry museum) and Mont St. Michel. Information on guided tours by local operators on request. The gardens at La Clergerie won first prize for 2007 , 2008 in a competition organised in this locality by the Tourist Board.

Combined holidays: If visiting France from outside Europe, why not combine a stay in Paris with a stay at La Clergerie - soaking up the best of French rural life, its cuisine, culture and setting. If touring Europe, La Clergerie makes an ideal stopping off point to relax and take breath between the cultural delights of Paris and a visit to Britain, with good access to one of the nearby ferry terminals or airports.

Five r Star Ratings for our accommodation.: Recent reviews by guests staying at La Clergerie averaged five stars in a voluntary international review, marking the standard of our facilities, hospitality and environment. We emphasize this in a non-smoking establishment and a full set of the terms and conditions of your rental is given to you on arrival.

At La Clergerie we support the principles of green tourism and recycle everything we can. We water the gardens using natural spring water when possible and do not use pesticides. Our expensive fosse system, which is operated under license from the local authority, ensures that only clean water enters the natural environment. Our prize winning gardens are managed organically and we strive to minimize our carbon footprint.

Each year we receive a number of hand written personal letters, cards and e-mails from our guests commending what we do and copies of these are available on request, together with independent evaluationsof our standards.

More Details

Details for The Old Bakery 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, 1 Bathroom

The Old Bakery (1706) served the main farmhouse at La Clergerie and has been recently restored to an exceptional standard to provide accommodation for a couple and an infant. From a private sun terrace with hot-tub, double French windows take you into the sitting room with seating and dining area for three people. Retaining the original oven and oak beams, the bakery has a professional interior design, with oak floors, halogen spots and electric radiators. There is a wood burner, satellite TV, DVD and music system. An arch takes you through to the kitchen, fitted with light oak units, electric hob and oven, extractor, fridge-freezer and dishwasher. A spiral staircase takes you to the bedroom with cathedral ceiling and oak beams. The en-suite has a power shower, heated towel rail and baby bath. A cot, highchair and stairgate are also provided. Included are 30 kws of electricity per week, towels, bedding and linen (except for cot) and 150ltrs of hot water per day. (Hot-tub is extra).
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Christine Esteve (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2006
Speaks: english, french

Why HomeAway

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 10 traveler reviews

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The Old Bakery
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews
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The Old Bakery
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Coutances Coutances - Saint Lo area
5

Exceptional

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I spent a week in the Old Bakery in early May. We loved the solitude, yet it was an great location for exploring both the north and west coasts of Normandy, the delightful small towns and markets, and of course the WWII historic sites. The setting was idyllic and it was great for a couple, although internet access can be a little iffy. We finally decided to put the computers away and just enjoy the countryside and its great produce, cheeses and fresh seafood that we feasted upon in the bakery. Christine was a very gracious host. Our only complaint is that the time went by so quickly and we wanted more.
  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words and if you are ever passing this way again there will always be some cheese and wine at the ready. Unfortunately we cannot always guarantee the quality of the Wifi signal in rural France - France has a lot of catching up to do - but we do our best. and we have been promised improvement!
business
The Old Bakery
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Coutances Coutances - Saint Lo area
Eagle River, Alaska
5

Oodles of Charm in the Normandy Countryside

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I stayed at La Clergerie in the 2-BR unit in the main house. The apartment was perfect for us. It was very clean and every room in the house was beautifully decorated. The best part, though, was the gorgeous garden out back. We had a little terrace where we had our breakfast one fine sunny morning, overlooking a lovingly cared-for spacious yard with beautiful flower beds, a pond and a vegetable garden. We peeked in the windows of the old bakery (it was vacant at the time), which is also available for rent. It looked just as charming as the 2 BR unit we were in. Christine was very accomodating and helpful. Also very discreet. Despite being right next door, we never saw or heard her unless we needed her and then she was most helpful. The property is perfectly located for day trips to the D-Day beaches, Mont St. Michel, Bayeux and various other attractions. If you are looking for a quiet and peaceful setting, this is the place. It is not within walking distance of restaurants, bars and shopping, but the tranquility of the rural French countryside was wonderful and made for good sleeping after a busy day.
  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very kind thoughts. We loved having you and so pleased you enjoyed the gardens and tranquility so much. We have met so many lovely people from North America and long may it be so.
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The Old Bakery
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Coutances Coutances - Saint Lo area
Germany
5

A wonderful holiday

  • 5 of 5
A perfect holiday in a wonderful little cottage set in a beautiful garden and surroundings. A very friendly and helpful hostess! We spent two weeks at the Old Bakery and thought it was a great place to explore this part of Normandy.
  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Among our favourite guests and looking forward to having you visit again soon!
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Coutances Coutances - Saint Lo area
Toronto
5

Highly recommended!

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful week in The Old Bakery. The location is perfect; beautiful farmland, great views pastoral scenes and lovely gardens. It is incredibly peaceful but only a short drive from the coast and busier centres and restaurants etc. It is ideally located for visiting the WW2 sites as well, and we went to Mont St Michel in the other direction on another day. The Old Bakery is beautifully appointed and perfect for 2 people; the photos depict it very accurately. La Clergerie would be perfect for a family and is also lovely. Finally, Christine was very kind, hospitable and helpful! We highly recommend staying here.
  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We loved having you as our guests and remember the lovely evening we all spent together sipping a beautiful Chandonnay.
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Coutances Coutances - Saint Lo area
Halle
4

Sehr charmant/Charming

  • 4 of 5
nicht nur die alte Bäckerei, sondern auch die Landschaft. Wir blieben zwei Wochen und hatten eine wunderbare Zeit. Die Lage der Ferienwohnun ist ideal, um die westliche Normandie zu erkunden. Die Gastgeberin/Eigentümerin war unheimlich freundlich und hilfsbereit. Es war ein toller Urlaub!

not only the old bakery but also the landscape. We stayed for two weeks and we had a great time. The location is excellent for exploring western Normandy.
The host is very friendly, helpful. It was a wonderful vacation!
  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2008
  • Stayed: Jul 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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The Old Bakery
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Coutances Coutances - Saint Lo area
London
5

Best holiday for a long time...

  • 5 of 5
I had a great stay at this wonderful bed and breakfast. Nothing was too much trouble for out host and we had a great time. We managed to see lots of the sites as the house is set in a great location - close to the beach and the picturesque market towns. The highlight for me, was sitting in the hot tub with a cold glass of wine and taking in the calm surroundings.
  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2008
  • Stayed: Jun 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Cherbourg
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Le Mesnilbus
Nearest Ferry
75 Kilometres
Cherbourg (also Caen and Le Havre- LD Ferries)
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Marchesieus
Nearest Train
23 Kilometres
Carentan (fast run to Paris)
Nearest Motorway
23 Kilometres
Carentan
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Le Mesnilus
Nearest Beach
18 Kilometres

The Marais National Park, is a designated area of outstanding natural beauty, famous for its sea food and cheeses. La Clergerie is 8km east of the pretty market town of Coutances, with an International Jazz Festival in May, music festivals in July and where many international artists choose to exhibit their work. To the west ,short drive away, is the pretty family resort of Agon-Coutainvlle. A fast drive south takes you to the cosmopolitan resort of Granville, the holy island of Mont St. Michel and the walled-port of St. Malo. Immediate south is the fortified town of St.Lo and the Vire Valley with abbeys, chateaux and castles to explore. Nearby Falaise was the home of William the Conqueror. The town of Bayeax guards the ancient tapestry depicting his defeat of the English at the Battle of Hastings in 1066. To the East are the famous D-Day landing beaches and museums, including the Peace Memorial Exhibition at Caen and the beautiful US military cemetery at Collville-sur-Mer.

Other Activities: Many historical sites, including the famous D-Day landing beaches, as well as abbeysand chateaux to explore. Also bungee jumping at Beny-Bocage.

Golf: There are a number of golf courses to suit all standards of players within a short drive of La Clergerie, including a number of open tournaments.

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From £90 Per night

Coutances Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Autumn
Sep 15 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
£90
 
 
Easter
Mar 27 2015 - Apr 10 2015
4 night minimum stay
£95
£450
 
 
Spring
Apr 12 2015 - May 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
£90
£400
 
 
High Season
Jun 1 2015 - Sep 11 2015
5 night minimum stay
£95
£450
 
 
Autumn
Sep 12 2015 - Oct 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
£90
£400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes 50% deposit on all stays less than a week and 33% deposit on stays above 1 week. No deposit returnable from 6 weeks before date of arrival. €200 damages/key deposit (refundable) required on day of arrival in cash.
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Amenities

Amenities

Coutances Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 60 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Tiled Stove
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Outdoor hot-tub.
  • The bathroom is equipped with a full power spa shower as well as baby bath, and the suite was recently installed. The bathroom is half tiles and the original window is retained, as well as glass bricks in one wall to allow maximum light. The heated towel rail has a thermostatic control for guests to control in safety. For clothing, service washes are made by arrangement with the owners and cost 10 euros per load line dried. Guests staying five days a or more get one free service wash. .Turn around is normally 24 hrs. A clothes airer for outdoor use is also provided. A daily maid service is available at 15 euros per hr, but guests are expected to return accommodation in as clean and tidy acondition they found it.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , There is also a futon mattress for a larger child.
  • The double bed has an open end and therefore can comfortably sleep taller people. All bed linen is cotton and changed each week, as are the towels. Towels are for use in the accommodation only, though beach towel can be rented from the owners for 10 euros each.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
At La Clergerie we support the concept of green tourism and recycle everything we can. We use whenever possible natural spring water to care for the gardens and do not use pesticides. Our expensive fosse system is operated under licence from the local authority and ensures that all water entering the environment is clean. Each year we receive a number of personal hand written letters, cards and e-mails thanking us for our hospitality. We can send you copies of these on request together with independent evaluations of our standards.

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