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Speaks: english, french, italian

D.Day Battle Area, Cotentin Peninsular, Nr St Mere Eglise.

30 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


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House, 2 Bedrooms, 1.25 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Coigny is in the heart of the Norman countryside with its beautiful fortress chateau built around 1598, yet the D903 connects the village with the main route to the rest of the Manche. The 'Battle of the Hedges' and the 'Band of Brothers' on our doorstep

Utah and Omaha beaches are close by with their many museums and interesting sites of yesterday. Further afield is Mont San Michel, Cherbourg, Caen and the Bayeux Tapestry - all about one hours drive.

Not forgetting the Parachute drop area of the 82nd and 101st Airbourne divisions only 15 minutes away at Carentan, where the annual celebrations take place and over 500 parachutists drop filling the skies with memories of brave young men.

Tea and Coffee facilities available. Full continental breakfast with ham, cheeses, fruits, home made jams, pastries and cereals, fresh local eggs, etc. Ideal house for family bookings with privacy in seperate suite.

The long terrace of the house faces the south enabling one to enjoy the sun for a quiet coffee after breakfast or a glass of wine before going out to dinner.

There are many restaurants, cafes, shops and markets in villages surrounding Coigny, from 10 to 30 minutes car ride away - each village having it's own market for fresh fruit, vegetables. Trinkets, fashionable French design clothing, handbags etc.,

The famous American cemetery based at Colleville with it's recently constructed Visitors Centre is a must - about 40 minutes distance. But make sure to spare at least 2-3 hours, especially if you wish to walk on the sands of Omaha. It closes at 5.30!

On the West coast one can see Jersey and Guernsey and take a short ferry ride to taste the flavour of the Channel Islands.

So much to see and do, make sure to stay the extra night.

Keywords: Normandy style detatched house in quaint village, with uninterrupted rural views towards the Chateau of Coigny. Self contained family suite on the first floor, consisting two king sized bedrooms, with bathroom and cloakroom.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english, french, italian

About The Owner

I am a lady of much travelling, which includes living in Italy's capital of Rome for some years. Then a short move to Hong Kong, seeing Peking and the great wall. A return to my home city of London with it's history and cosmopolitan atmosphere. But the busy-ness of everyday life with it's constant stress prompted my to visit Normandy.

Here I found the summer musical festival of music held at Lessay Abbey, the piano recitals at the Manor of Gonfreville, not forgetting the many occations of choir oratorios in the Cathedrals of St Lo, Coutances, Carentan and Cherbourg.

The Owner purchased this house in 2007

Why The Owner chose Manche

I fell inlove with the land of villages, some with old grey stone Norman farmhouses, others homes built with honey coloured granite and yet others built with ochre coloured cob cottages - clay taken from the gardens and built by the local farm workers many years ago. I also noticed the care of the many flower arrangments lovingly attended by the families of each village. Everywhere is simple charming, and I had to live here.

I retired nearly three years ago and love entertaining my, mostly American and Canadian, guests embibing them with the many delights and places of intrigue in this garden of memories in the Manche.

It is superbly situated in the heart of the D.Day battlfield area, being close to

the famous beaches of Utah, Omaha, a little further away, Gold Juno and Sword. The towns and cities of Cherbourg, St Lo, Valognes, Haye du Puits, (6 mins - and many restaurants) Periers, Carentan (12 mins) and Coutances are all within 30 minutes drive.

The famous event of the 82nd and 101st Airbourne Parachute division are elebrated yearly with great entheusiasm when over 500 parachutists of several nations drop only 10 minutes from here by the river of the Merderet, St Mere Eglise. This is the site of the well known 'Iron Mike' Monument, which overlooks the whole event.

There are also markets everyday in any

direction from here within about 30 mins drive.

What makes this house unique

My house sits on the skirts of the village, but near enough to hear the distant bells of our Norman church of Coigny with the monument to Francois de Franquetot duc et premier marechal de Coigny 1670 - 1759 in the family chapel.

Althought one can enjoy a peacful nights sleep the D903 road is about half a mile away and connects us with all of the main routes to the rest of the Manche.


based on 30 traveler reviews

D.Day Battle Area, Cotentin Peninsular, Nr St Mere Eglise.
average rating of 4.9 based on 30 reviews

Great B & B

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at this B & B. It has a great location to visit all the sites. Our rooms were very clean and comfortable. Breakfast delicious and plentiful. Hospitality at its best.

Thank you for making our trip so enjoyable.

Joylyn , Bill, Meghan Mom

  • Submitted: May 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for coming another great American family to add to my list of guests. Jackie
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Great B&B for your stay in the Normandy region!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 (2 adults, 14 & 12 yr old kids) just finished our stay at Jackie's B&B and I'd recommend it! The rooms were great with an ensuite bathroom for the Master room and a half bath for the kids room. The Master had an enormous king sized bed that was super comfortable. Also a small mini fridge that was great for keeping drinks cold for our cooler for travel. The kids room had 2-3 twin sized beds. The wifi worked great and we were able to stream which is important to our teenager ;) Just so you know this is in the upper rooms of her home and there is no door or separation, which worked great for us with older kids.

Breakfast was european style and was a great way to start the day. Food options around the location are limited however we found there is a great pizza place (to-go) in the parking lot of the grocery store in Carentan which is about 13 mins away. There is also a restaurant in the same area that we ate at the first night but there was on English in the menus and our translate apps were not real helpful translating items to say 'guitar strings' or 'giraffe cream' the waitress did speak some English so we were able to have her read us the whole menu and then order.

As far as travel it's located 18 mins from Utah beach, about 25 mins from Omaha beach, and 45 mins from Arromanches. I'd highly recommend starting your D-day tour there and using Rick Steve's Normandy guide. It's also 1 hour 20 mins from Mont St. Michel so we were able to do that the 2nd day with Utah beach in the morning. I loved that this was in a small village outside the touristy area. There were also several cider farms along the way where you can stop to buy the local apple wine or apple brandy.

Jackie was a wonderful host, she answered emails quickly and provided great info before we even arrived. Upon arrival she was was very friendly and had a pile of restaurants to choose from. She was very accommodating and we had a wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well what more can I say. Thank you for a wonderful review with interesting comments on the area. Thank you so much
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Awesome Bed and Breakfast

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of 4 and so enjoyed our stay at Jackie's home. The beds are amazing the rooms were absolutely spotless and the breakfast was delicious every morning.

We felt very comfortable and would love to come back some day. The location is perfect for sightseeing of the WW II sites everything seems to be within 20 min.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. I am so glad you were comfortable I like to take the same care for all my guests. As you say Coigny is a great location for the WW11 beaches and lots of other wonderful sites, countryside, west coast beaches so a family can have a varied holiday. Thank you for coming. J
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Wonderful Normandy Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Jackie's bed and breakfast! The upstairs room was large, the bed comfortable, the breakfast delicious, and Jackie's hospitality was gracious and elegant. She gave outstanding restaurant and beach recommendations, and we couldn't have had a more relaxing stay. Thank you, Jackie, for providing such a warm, gracious atmosphere and for sharing your lovely home!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well the comfortable bed was much needed for my 2 guests as they made the most of their 3 night stay - I hardly saw them. With careful planning they did a DDay Tour and the second day they went to look at places they like to see, like the local market and sand dune beaches on the west coast of the peninsular. They departed saying there was so much more to see which there is. They were a great pair Coigny is centrally situated in the Manche so sites are easy to get to, the major roads are well maintained and not too much traffic, the wibbly wobbly country lanes reveal some wonderful views, old country houses, horses, cows and things pastoral. Thank you for your kind review and thank you for chosing 10 Cite des Colombes.
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A Real Delight of Our Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was one of the nicest properties we stayed at during our month in Europe. Jackie was the perfect host and maintains a beautiful and immaculate home. Our rooms were comfortable and clean, very modern. Beds were superb and even had electric blankets. The breakfast each morning was very intimate and the food/coffee/juice was great. Well located for Normandy/D-Day exploring. Highly recommend. We hope to return in the future. Thank you, Jackie!

  • Submitted: May 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is great to hear that my guests appreciate my aims and standards at Cite des Colombes. A clean room and comfortable bed and the bathroom stocked with decent soap and tissues etc all go to make for a good stay especially when one is doing a long tour of Europe. My guest also gave a kind domation for a small local french charity providing help to Rwanda, so we have passed some goodwill to Africa, which can't be bad. Thank you.
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Perfect spot... perfect host

  • 5 of 5

We started planning our trip for the 70th Anniversary of D-Day two years prior to the event. Jackie was accommodating and helpful from the start. We arrived quite late the first night but she made us feel at home. The cottage is beautiful...the rooms are very lovely...Jackie provided a wonderful breakfast every morning and lots of interesting info on all the events going on surrounding the 70th anniversary. The cottage is in a perfect location to get to all the sites. We loved coming back to the cottage and just relaxing after a busy day of sightseeing. Our boys could play soccer in her yard and my husband and I could relax on the patio with a glass of wine. I would go back in a minute and would recommend to anyone wanting a home base to seeing all the WWII sites.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: A much appreciated review from a family who have their own beautiful vacation rental cottage. My family suite is ideal for a family staying for 7 days as they can have their own space and facilities and stretch out and make themselves at home. The weather was wonderful for the DDay week of 2014 allowing for lots of visits to the WW11 sites and lots of other beautiful and fascinating places on the Cotentin peninsular.
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Manche House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Wood Fireplace
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Deck / Patio
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • swimming

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