Sainte-Mere-Eglise Apartment Rental Photos and Description
Cottage or loft apartment within 3 acre grounds of 400 yr farmhouse
A 3 star self catering open plan loft apartment in our converted hay barn or our sweet little cottage a former boulangerie are perfect for discerning couples looking for a base to explore Normandy & benefit from peace, quiet and privacy.
3 star classification awarded to both units by Manche Tourisme.
Car Hire is available - you're picked up at Carentan station & dropped back 46 euros per day.
Set within the grounds of large country house set in 3 acres, both have separate entrances, secure parking and completely self contained... if you don't want to see us you don't!
We're 8kms from Ste Mere Eglise & Carentan - 10 minutes from Utah Beach & in the heart of the Park Naturel.
We've tried to think of everything! Free wifi, TV, free to view SKY TV, ipod dock, DVD player - masses of movies to include The Longest Day & Band of Brothers. Log wood burner, candles, bed made up with 100% cotton crisp linen, plenty of towels, toweling bathrobes...we leave out guest soaps, loo rolls and cleaning products as well. The bed 6' wide x 6'6'
This is a child free zone... no traffic jams, stress and certainly none of the hustle and bustle of city living
Utah Beach & Regional Park: Set in Normandy within Cotentin and Bessin Marshlands Regional Natural Park which covers 145,000 hectare with 144 villages and towns within the Park. WW2 Utah Beach the Invasion beach, located less than 10 minutes from us, is a significantly important coastal protected area of 12,000 acres with the Beauguillot Nature Reserve/Bird Sanctuary of 1,200 acres.
The area is stunning countryside and completely different each season. For example in the winter the marshlands flood to create a beautiful watery scenery with the big skies reflected, then in the summer it becomes pasture with cows peacefully grazing.
This coast being slightly wilder than the west coast is very unspoilt especially with the government owning vast tracts of the coast line to preserve the natural beauty.
This area in Normandy is also famous for it’s horses with numerous stud farms and training stables.On Utah Beach world class Trotting Horses are trained everyday on the beach.
The beaches and seafood: There is something for everyone, bird watchers, beach lovers, gourmets, wine lovers, walkers, bike riders, horse riders, wind surfers, sand yachters, sailing, diving, horse racing, interest in the 2nd world war Normandy Landing Beaches, 101st Airborne or just generally exploring…the problem here is that there is too much to do!
Yet in the summer the beaches are paradise, miles and miles of golden sands a perfect spot for a peaceful read, a sun bathe or beach combing, shell fish gathering for your supper when the tide is out, it's safe to swim and it's not crowded. With the bird sanctuary on Utah Beach there is an amazing number of different species of sea birds and ducks If it is particularly quiet on the beach you may be able to spot the colony of seals.
Huge mussels and oysters beds with the produce destined for the finest restaurants and tables in Paris and other gourmet destinations – it is possible to purchase shellfish direct from the farm shops locally
Cycling & Walking & Invasion Beaches: We are set in the heart of the Normandy D Day Invasion beaches with WW2 Utah Beach 10 minutes away, Ste Mere Eglise & Carentan both 8 kms from us & as we are 2 minutes from N13 we are in an ideal location for easy access to go sight seeing, war tours etc.
Bayeux, Mont St Michel are just short drives away, it is even possible to go to Jersey for the day from here!
Animals - We're know as Arc de Noah here in our village! we have 2 Llamas. 2 kune kune pet pigs, 2 very friendly goats, 2 sheep, lots and lots of bantam & silkie chickens all at liberty, 1 goose, 2 turkeys, 3 young Jack Russell's that live for visitors! & 2 little old dogs aged 18 & 12 & 5 cats.
Cycling or walking holidays...1,000 km of trails for cycling with one of the 22km routes starting outside our gate!
If you like local produce then there are many farms open to the general public, where you can see the produce being made and buy some to take home. It's possible to have tours round the Camembert factories.
Details for Barn loft apartment 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, 1 Bathroom
- not suitable for children
- unsuitable for elderly or infirm
- pets not allowed
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- wheelchair inaccessible
Guestbook comments from the owner
My husband and I stayed here for 3 nights in October. It is difficult to describe how comfortable and convenient this little cottage is. There are all the mod cons and it is quaint, too, on top of that. You feel as though you have your own little nest in the countryside. Tansy and Mike are gracious and helpful hosts, with all the information you need to visit the historic beaches and other sights in the area. The glassed-in patio overlooking the pond and the animal enclosures is ideal for breakfast or enjoying a glass of wine in the evening. This cottage was all that was promised and more! I highly recommed this gite for a couple looking for a romantic and convenient location.
We are English, took the plunge in 2001, both of us giving up good careers in London to make a change & moved lock stock to Normandy... No idea what we were going to do except renovate the farmhouse we purchased...it was by accident we started vacation rentals, so here we are 13 years on, totally settled here with no regrets and enjoying Normandy thoroughly. We get great pleasure in sharing this hidden part of Normandy with our visitors...there is a huge amount to see and do with quite a few hidden gems!
We're probably mildly eccentric and over indulge our creatures, but we do love them and looking after them all.
Our 1st farmhouse renovation project took 2 years and was a lovely house however was very isolated so we were not discovering the French life we wanted to plus we're being drawn to the other side of the peninsula with the history and activity around the Invasion Beaches plus the east coast is less developed...we found our current property in 2003 and adored that it was in the heart of a village yet you had to go round the corner into the courtyard to see the house...we had the best of both worlds...village & countryside!
The location is amazing, 4 miles in 1 direction to Carentan, 4 miles the other to,Ste Mere Eglise, 10 minutes to Utah Beach, 4 miles to a mainline station with trains direct to Paris, our village is on a direct road to junction onto the N13, we're 30 minutes from Cherbourg, 40 from Bayeux & an hour from Caen...the countryside is simply stunning with glorious coastlines and the wonderful marshes all around us that in the summer have world class horses grazing and in the winter create the most beautiful flooded areas as far as the eye can see. An area of outstanding natural beauty with Normandy having the most Chateaux per square mile in the whole of France...an unspoilt area with something for everyone!