Les Cavées, end-on to the road, with double gates, has a courtyard in front of it, with a charming area for outside meals or aperitifs. Beyond is the peaceful garden/orchard, surrounded by hedges and trees, and bordered by immaculate veg. gardens (worth chatting up the neighbours!). The furthest of the two doors is main entrance, there are two staircases. The far end was always used for human habitation, the near for animals. The 'hay loft' now 'Grande Salle' ( no extra heating) for further sitting/dining/games use, with timbered, pitched roof; great for a party! The living/dining room has a cosy wood burner, & Radio-CD-MP3. [NB NO TV or DVD]. Through the kitchen, is the sitting room, with an open fire, and family games, old and new. Next, the games room with full-sized table tennis, great for hysterical off-the-wall ping-pong! Rear corridor to WC and back door, beyond which is a laundry room. Bedrooms 1 and 2 share the main bathroom; open stairs to the loft 'dormitory' with shower and separate loo.
Les Cavees is well placed for exploring the story of the Allies D-Day 'Overlord' campaign. There are numerous excellent WW2 museums and memorials. A 'stele' was recently commemorated in the village to recognise a local tragedy.
Many impressive chateaux, churches and abbeys throughout the area, Mont St Michel being most famous. Numerous museums celebrate the history, arts and crafts of La Manche. There are many guide books in the house, to inspire you.
Nature and Animal Parks and gardens to visit; magnificent aquarium at Cite de la Mer in Cherbourg. Boat trips to the Channel Islands or on the R.Douve; Train Trips from Carteret to Portbail. Canoeing at St Sauveur le Viconte.
Bayeux & the Tapestry 30 mins away. Memorial in Caen. Haras/stud St Lo
To the south-east of the peninsula are the hills, rocks and gorges of the 'Suisse-Normande'
Interesting geology; Fossil Museum nearby.
Lush farmland, rich local cuisine. Lengthy coastline, sandy beaches to west, ports, delicious seafood.
Les Cavees has been described as 'more a home than a gite'. The deliberate lack of television has been appreciated by many families, over the years; they have enjoyed making their own entertainment, playing games, and exploring. Ping-pong competitions!
For those requiring Internet access, there is a public facility at the Office de Tourisme in Ste Mere Eglise. Alternatively, you could purchase a 'dongle' (available in some supermarkets), or look up abroadband.com for a roaming facility.
Details of 'How to find the House' can be sent by email or post if requested.