About the property
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- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
6 bedroom farmhouse sleeps 12 deep in the Normandy countryside
La Germainiere is a superb old farmhouse that has been completely renovated and modernised to create a really lovely holiday home with enormous character. It has beamed ceilings, massive stone walls, tiled floors, a huge Normandy fireplace and full central heating. The view from the sun terrace is beautiful with rolling fields and trees. There is a large table and chairs for alfresco dining with a gas barbecue and shaded, vine covered seating area.
The house is a pretty short walk from the village of Grimesnil with its excellent and very welcoming bar/restaurant. The surrounding countryside is gently undulating and totally unspoilt, with lovely walks. The local villages boast a host of restaurants, all good, some superb. The nearby village of St Denis Le Gast bakes the morning croissants and warm French loaves.
The magnificent private 10x5m heated swimming pool available from May to October, is set on the lower lawn away from the house and has beautiful views of the valley. There are sun loungers, a large changing hut and table and chairs.
The coast with its beautiful, unspoilt beaches is only a 15 minute drive away and within reach are Mont St Michel, the D-Day beaches and medieval town of Bayeaux. The market towns of Gavray and Hambye (10 mins) have shops, cafes and supermarkets and the lovely cathedral city of Coutances is 15 minutes drive.
The farmhouse is less than 90 minutes drive from Cherbourg, Caen and St Malo and we can offer a 20% discount on all Brittany Ferry crossings for any number of cars and passengers. It is an easy drive from Calais or Paris (Orly Airport) on amazing motorways.
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- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- Mar 30, 2018
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Ideal for a group visit.
9 of us stayed at La Germaniere and were very impressed with the accommodation. The facilities were ideal for a group and the house is lovely - a mix of traditional and modern. The description on the website is absolutely accurate and everything was provided as we were told. We would certainly recommend the accommodation to others.
Thank you Gill for your brilliant review of your holiday at La Germainiere. I'm so glad you loved the house and you all enjoyed your holiday so much. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Sue.
Stunning property with plenty of amenities.
Very impressive frontage on arrival. Completely isolated apart from one other property nearby. The facilities were ideal for our party which comprised four young children, oldest five years old, and four adult couples. The best facility was the heated pool which was a sun trap. It was an ideal size and depth for for both adult swimming and children playing. Being surrounded by a childproof fence was another big plus.
The only criticism was some of the beds were a bit lumpy and the bathrooms were shared.
We did have one wet day but between table tennis, English tv, dvds, board games etc we kept adequately amused.
The restaurants and sights that were recommended in by the owners totally exceeded expectations.
We were unanimous in the opinion that we would return to such a beautiful house in a such a lovely setting!
I'm so glad that you enjoyed such a lovely holiday with your family at La Germainiere and loved our stunning farmhouse and its amazing peaceful setting. The pool is always a great hit with families, particularly with young children. We too love staying there and have spent many happy holidays at La Germainiere.
The beds and mattresses are checked and replaced regularly. We are over there next week so I will double check them again then. Thanks for your feedback.
We look forward to welcoming you all again soon.
Avons passé 4 jours dans cette maison très agréable et chaleureuse.
Salon très agréable et convivial, chambres et sanitaires très bien.
N'avons pas pu tester la piscine puisque nous étions en décembre.
Seul bémol, il faut être anglais car la majorité des indications est dans cette langue, ce qui est dommage lorsqu'on loue une maison en France.
Bonne impression mais
mais vous ne nous avez pas informé que la TV était uniquement en anglais, wi-fi très faible et communication presque impossible (difficile pour des enfants entre 27 et 37 ans) et manque bouilloire électrique.
La maison est agréable, les parties communes (cuisine, salle à manger, salon) sont vastes pour loger 12 personnes. Nous avons à cette époque beaucoup apprécié et utilisé la cheminée.
This very beautiful part of Normandy is so easy to reach from England via Cherbourg or Caen yet remains completely unspoilt. The countryside is real Normandy with brown and white spotty cows, cider orchards and small family farms. The area is renowned for its delicious food; cheese, cider, pommeau and calvados and especially for its fish and shellfish. The wide, safe, sandy beaches on the nearby coast never seem to get busy and the warm shallow sea is lovely for swimming. At low tide watch the local farmers with their tractors tend the acres of oyster and mussel beds - fascinating. Within easy reach of the house are the world famous Mont St Michel and the medieval town of Bayeux with its ancient tapestry depicting the battle of Hastings. To the North East are the historic D Day beaches of the Normandy landings of World War II - Gold, Omaha, Sword and Utah and the fascinating war museums at Arromanches, Caen etc. Other Activities: walking on way marked paths, peche a pied (fishing on foot!) on the beaches at low tide,
Additional information about rental rates
Rates include heating, hot water, logs, washing machine, tumble drier and use of private heated swimming pool (pool May - end of Oct). Free WiFi and all telephone calls to land lines in Europe. We offer 20% discount on crossings with Brittany Ferries. Linen is available to hire at £18 per person- which includes all bedlinen, 2 towels per person, bath mats, tea towels etc. Alternatively you are welcome to take your own linen, duvets and pillows are supplied.