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200 YEAR OLD FORMER COACHING INN NEAR THE DDAY LANDING SITES IN NORMANDY

Mrs Catherine Fergus

Advertiser since: 2003
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Speaks: english, french
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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200 YEAR OLD FORMER COACHING INN NEAR THE DDAY LANDING SITES IN NORMANDY

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

Bayeux House Rental Photos and Description

A traditional four bedroomed house in village location.

‘Rene’ is a 200 year old former coaching house set on the edge of Balleroy, an attractive village of 600 inhabitants which is well served with shops and less than 30mins from the coast and the D Day landing sites and museums. Excellent roads make it easily accessible from the ports of Cherbourg and le Havre (90 minutes) and only 45 minutes from Caen. It is situated in lovely unspoilt countryside and yet just 15 minutes from Bayeux. An ideal centre to appreciate this lovely area. The house is a comfortable and well-furnished family home with great character set in the heart of unspoilt countryside and forest. It has four bedrooms and central heating. The garden is south facing and surrounded by stone walls and there is a veranda outside the living room with lovely views over the château grounds and the Cerisy forest. The house is not primarily a 'holiday let' it is our family home in France so it is homely and very well equiped.

Ideally situated, 'Rene' is a well furnished and comfortable family home with great character sleeping 7 people in full sized beds. It is centrally heated and has wonderful views to the rear of the house over the château grounds and the Cerisy forest (lovely in winter when the trees are covered in frost!) The south facing garden is terraced and surrounded by traditional stone walls, making it a wonderful setting for meals ‘al fresco’.

Its situation, in the historical village of Balleroy is ideal for exploring the rich heritage of the Normandy region. Although only having 600 residents Balleroy is well served with shops and amenities and there is no need to drive everyday to get your provisions. There are two boulangeries, a boucherie and a well stocked supermarket all within easy walking distance of the house. The Post Office has a cash point and public telephone. The highly acclaimed 'Manoir de Dome' restaurant is just 3 minutes walk away. The Chateau in Balleroy (** in the Michelin guide) and the museum of ballooning are just up the hill from the house and open to the public every day but Tuesday. Check the dates of the annual ballooning festival, held in the Chateau grounds behind the house each June.

The property backs on to the Cerisy Forest and there are miles of walking, cycling or horse riding right on the doorstep. There are many pretty villages in the area and miles and miles of unspoilt countryside. Traditionally hunting lands for the gentry, the area has many fine Chateaux (over 20 listed in Wikipedia) including Henri-Fontaine, Cerisy le Foret and Juare Mondaye. Bayeaux, just 20 minutes away, is very picturesque and of great historical interest with its tapestry, its Cathedral and its Medieval quarter and half timbered houses. There is a market every Saturday on the Rue St-Patrice and Rue St-Malo and there is a huge medieval festival which takes place during the first week of July each year. The war cemetery and WW2 museum are also well worth a visit.

From Bayeaux it is a short drive to the D Day landing beaches, beautiful sandy beaches from where the liberation of Europe started on 6th June 1944. That day is now famous as D-Day and has been the subject of many films, such as The Longest Day and Saving Private Ryan. The beaches have kept their coded names and are known as, from East to West, Sword Beach, Juno Beach, Gold Beach, Omaha Beach and Utah Beach. Many museums, cemeteries and memorials are scattered in villages along the sea, such as Arromanches-les-Bains, Colleville-sur-Mer, Port-en-Bessin, Ste-Mère-Eglise, Le Point du Hoc and Longues sur Mer.

Rene provides exceptionally comfortable accomodation: On the ground floor a small hallway leads to a well equiped and newly fitted kitchen with traditional solid wood cabinets, a new gas cooker, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave, electric kettle and toaster. Off this there is a comfortable lounge/dining room with rustic stone fireplace, antique pine dining table, china cabinet and captain's chair. There are two sofas (one of which is a bed settee). a high chair is available for tiny guests. Satellite TV is available as well as a video player, DVD player and stereo Hi-fi. A utility room with shower and separate toilet leads off the lounge, with a laundry area and automatic washing machine. From the kitchen a back door leads onto a balcony, from which there are lovely views over the Chateau grounds and the Cerisy Forest. Steps lead from here to the south facing garden which is surrounded by a traditional stone wall providing a sunny area for alfresco dining or relaxing on the patio furniture provided. An antique polished wood staircase leads to the first floor and a large double bedroom with double bed (king size duvet), pine wardrobe and chest of drawers. A middle bedroom containing a junior bed provides access to the twin bedded room which has two single beds, a chest of drawers and a hanging rail, and a pretty single room with single bed, wardrobe, bookcase and chest of drawers. There is also a fold down bed which could be put up in the master bedroom or the twin room.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Mrs Catherine Fergus (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2003
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Speaks: english, french

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have grown to love this house and this town...
Oct 2011
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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights
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Reviews

4.8
based on 5 traveler reviews

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200 year old former coaching inn near the Dday landing sites in Normandy
average rating of 4.8 based on 6 reviews
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200 year old former coaching inn near the Dday landing sites in Normandy
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p703952
+0044 -115 9444816
Bayeux Bayeux area
5

Wonderful Family Retreat

  • 5 of 5
Thank you Cathy and David for renting out your home to us. We arrived to a clean, welcoming place and everything was as pictured on the rental ad. The home was spacious and able to accomodate our family of 6 (2 parents, 2 teens and 2 little ones aged 7 & 3) very comfortably. The housekeeper was prompt in checking in on us and making sure everything was in order and answering our questions. The children enjoyed watching movies and relaxing upstairs, while my husband and I were able to catch up on some current American shows on the satellite. It was perfectly situated to let us easily travel to all our planned sight-seeing destinations. We were able to tour all of the Normandy landing sites....specifically Arromaches, the Battery of Longues sur Mer, Omaha Beach and American Cemetery, Point du Hoc, Les Braves, Utah Beach and the German Cemetery Allemand. We also visited Le Mont St. Michel, walked around Bayeux and my husband went golfing at a course near Omaha Beach. The town of Balleroy is quiet and easy to navigate. There is a grocery right up the street, a fabulous bakery past the town circle, and you can also visit the Balleroy Chateau and Balloon Museum which is a short walking distance from the house. I would definitely recommend this property to a friend or relative.
  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you - we are delighted that you had a good time and that you liked the house and the area. many people have commented to us that there is something very special about our house in Balleroy, and we think that the newly exposed staircase and beam in the lounge, and the new kitchen have made it much nicer. we hope to see you again!
business
200 year old former coaching inn near the Dday landing sites in Normandy
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p703952
+0044 -115 9444816
Bayeux Bayeux area
5

Thoughts n our stay at Balleroy

  • 5 of 5
First of all we would like to extend our thanks to Cathy and David for allowing us to stay at their lovely home in Balleroy. On arrival we walked through the house and thought it was wonderful. Everything was just as stated on their web page plus more.To be made welcome with the items necessary for a hot drink was most welcome
There was everything in the house that that we needed.It is extremely well furnished and had every appliance you could think of.
The information in the welcome package was very explicit and the information about places to visit was very extensive and extremely helpful .
We would have no reservations in recommending this house to anybody : although we were only two it was very comfortable and homely:very easy and short trip from Caen and with little or no traffic.
We are sure we are repeating other reviews when we say we could no find fault with anything and because this made a wonderful holiday for us. We are already making plans to return next year. Pat and Eric Barker
  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: It's always encouraging to read such a positive review and a delight to know that we've enabled a family to enjoy the pleasures of Normandy and a typical French village. As part of our on-going improvements we are curently installing a new kitchen and a new floor covering in the lounge/dining room to further the enjoyment of those who stay at our home in France.
business
200 year old former coaching inn near the Dday landing sites in Normandy
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p703952
+0044 -115 9444816
Bayeux Bayeux area
Swanwick, Derbyshire, UK
5

A House For All Seasons

  • 5 of 5
'Rene' is a truly charming traditional home set within the thriving yet picturesque village of Balleroy. It offers visitors the option of relaxing into a slower pace of life, enjoying the private garden for al fresco meals and the views across the woods to the Chateau or to be off out and exploring the beautiful Normandy beaches and historical towns such as Bayeaux and Caen. All the essential amenities are on the doorstep but within easy reach are a range of attractions and activities for all ages to enjoy. There are all the comforts of home but also many good reasonably priced restaurants within a short drive.We have had two very happy holidays here with our teenage daughters, recharging our batteries and taking advantage of the local walks in the forest. We have particularly enjoyed our evening strolls in Bayeaux and savouring the full experience of the local markets, livestock and all! There is still plenty left on our 'to do' list as well as some firm favourites.We hope to be returning to 'Rene' very soon : it is a really special place.
  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
200 year old former coaching inn near the Dday landing sites in Normandy
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p703952
+0044 -115 9444816
Bayeux Bayeux area
Burton upon Trent
5

Pure Indulgent Escapism!

  • 5 of 5
This gorgeous house was perfect for me and some girl friends who wanted something different from our usual summer holidays. It was the perfect place to relax and enjoy the sunshine. The house itself was a real home from home, clean and very comfortable, and had everything we needed and more! There are plenty of things to do, with some brilliant beaches and lovely countryside, although I would advise going with a car to be able to get to the best places! The owner was helpful when we were booking, and although we were a group of young adults, I feel the house would be a great place for families and older holiday-makers as well.
  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
200 year old former coaching inn near the Dday landing sites in Normandy
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p703952
+0044 -115 9444816
Bayeux Bayeux area
Derbyshire UK
4

Our stay in Rene

  • 4 of 5
Lovely homely atmosphere, and so well equipped. Great central position for D Day beaches exploration, or for the historic towns of both Bayeux, Caen and St Lo. Close proximity to motorway leading to Britanny. Enormous beach at Omaha and wonderful 36 hole golf course with comfortable club house, serving excellent meals. The home itself is neat and clean. It is a real family base, and the views from the back of the property are over forest and the parkland of the Balleroy Chateau estate.
  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children

Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Caen
Nearest Ferry
40 Kilometres
Ouistreham
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Commes
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Bayeux
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
A13
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Arromanche
Car: recommended

Balleroy has only 600 residents but it is well served with shops and amenities. There are two boulangeries, a boucherie and a well stocked supermarket all within easy walking distance of the house. The Post Office has a cash point and public telephone. The highly acclaimed 'Manoir de Dome' restaurant is just 3 minutes walk away. The Chateau in Balleroy (** in the Michelin guide) and the museum of ballooning are just up the hill from the house and open to the public every day but Tuesday. Check the dates of the annual ballooning festival, held in the Chateau grounds behind the house each June.

The property backs on to the Cerisy Forest and there are miles of walking, cycling and horse riding right on the doorstep. There are many pretty villages in the area and miles and miles of unspoilt countryside. Traditionally hunting lands for the gentry, the area has many fine Chateaux (over 20 listed in Wikipedia) including Henri-Fontaine and Cerisy le Foret. Bayeaux, just 20 minutes away, is very picturesque and of great historical interest with its tapestry, its Cathedral and its Medieval quarter and half timbered houses. There is a market every Saturday on the Rue St-Patrice and Rue St-Malo and there is a huge medieval festival which takes place during the first week of July each year. The war cemetery and WW2 museum are also well worth a visit.

From Bayeaux it is a short drive to the D Day landing beaches, beautiful sandy beaches from where the liberation of Europe started on 6th June 1944. That day is now famous as D-Day and has been the subject of many films, such as The Longest Day and Saving Private Ryan. The beaches have kept their coded names and are known as, from East to West, Sword Beach, Juno Beach, Gold Beach, Omaha Beach and Utah Beach.

Many museums, cemeteries, memorials are scattered in villages along the sea, such as Arromanches-les-Bains, Colleville-sur-Mer, Port-en-Bessin, Ste-Mère-Eglise, Le Point du Hoc and Longues sur Mer.

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Rates & Availability

Bayeux House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring
Apr 1 - May 30
4 nights
£100
£550
 
 
Summer
Jun 7 - Sep 5
4 nights
£120
£650
 
 
Autumn
Sep 6 - Oct 31
4 nights
£100
£550
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit £100
Towels and linen -pp £8
Pet Fee £25
Notes Bookings will be confirmed by post or email. Arrivals please not before 4pm and the property must be vacated by 10am(except by special arrangement.)

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Amenities

Bayeux House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • (Please note that the bathroom and toilet are on the ground floor.)
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single
  • Each of the bedrooms is recently decorated and very comfortable. All but the main bedroom have laminate floors. A wooden cot is available for guest use (please provide own cot bedding).
Entertainment:
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
Guests should note that the staircase to the first floor, and the steps down to the gardern are quite steep and may not be suitable for the less agile! Small children would also require supervision.

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