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Sue Smart

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english, french

Magnificent stone farmhouse with private heated pool, gardens & WiFi sleeps 2-12

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Guéhébert Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

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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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Sue Smart (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a wonderful stay we had at La Germainiere over the past week. the house was everything we'd hoped for and more with a properly equipped kitchen and plenty of amusements for the kids. I'll bet the pool is lovely in season and the kids were very sad we couldn't use it.

The house itself was wonderful but as the weather was a bit adverse we did use quite a lot of firewood although thoroughly enjoyed sitting round the fire and chatting of an evening. It was my parents 58th wedding anniversary whilst we were there and they were so pleased to be in such a lovely location surrounded by their family. We did go to Mont St Michel, Pointe d'Hoc, Omaha beach and Bayeux. With a brief stop for lunch in Port-en-Bessin-Huppain which was very nice.

We also went to the market at Gavray and despite reading what you wrote were still un-prepared for the men in black coats dashing over to get their pick of the calf's. That was something we all enjoyed. The beach at Brehal was lovely and Coutances worth a visit.
Mar 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Dinard
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Grimesnil
Nearest Ferry
78 Kilometres
Caen
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
St Martin de Brehal
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Villedieu les Poeles
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Villedieu
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Grimesnil
Nearest Beach
21 Kilometres
Les Salines
Car: necessary

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,

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Rates & Availability

Guéhébert Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
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Oct 7 2016 - Oct 20 2016
3 night minimum stay
$1,272
 
 
Half Term was £1240
Oct 21 2016 - Oct 27 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,363
 
 
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Oct 28 2016 - Dec 23 2016
3 night minimum stay
$1,135
 
 
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Jan 6 2017 - Mar 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,298
 
 
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Mar 3 2017 - Mar 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,311
 
 
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Mar 24 2017 - Apr 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,499
 
 
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Apr 7 2017 - Apr 13 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,557
 
 
Easter
Apr 14 2017 - Apr 20 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,700
 
 
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Apr 21 2017 - Apr 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,557
 
 
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Apr 28 2017 - May 11 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,505
 
 
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May 12 2017 - May 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,635
 
 
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May 19 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,797
 
 
Half Term
May 26 2017 - Jun 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,199
 
 
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Jun 2 2017 - Jun 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,940
 
 
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Jun 9 2017 - Jun 15 2017
6 night minimum stay
$2,336
 
 
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Jun 16 2017 - Jun 22 2017
6 night minimum stay
$2,595
 
 
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Jun 23 2017 - Jun 29 2017
6 night minimum stay
$3,114
 
 
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Jun 30 2017 - Jul 6 2017
6 night minimum stay
$3,160
 
 
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Jul 7 2017 - Jul 13 2017
6 night minimum stay
$3,789
 
 
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Jul 14 2017 - Aug 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,178
 
 
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Aug 25 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,737
 
 
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Sep 1 2017 - Sep 7 2017
6 night minimum stay
$2,057
 
 
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Sep 8 2017 - Sep 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,739
 
 
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Sep 15 2017 - Sep 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,466
 
 
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Sep 22 2017 - Sep 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,382
 
 
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Sep 29 2017 - Oct 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,337
 
 
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Oct 20 2017 - Oct 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,687
 
 
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Oct 27 2017 - Dec 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,337
 
 
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Dec 22 2017 - Jan 4 2018
3 night minimum stay
$2,375
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $32

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.
Please note our HALF TERM discounted price - week 21-28 October was £1240 now £1050!

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Amenities

Guéhébert Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , En suite for bedroom 1
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , First floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Second floor
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Ground floor
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , En suite
  • The spacious king size master bedroom with en-suite shower room and has lovely views. Further bedrooms include one double and four twin rooms, each individually decorated. Two further bathrooms. Cots available on request. Bed linen and towels can be supplied at £18 per person per week.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 4 bicycles
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
La Germainiere is very peacefully set in lovely gardens and approached by a long drive so providing lots of privacy for a really relaxing holiday. It is ideal for family reunions, special celebrations or a relaxing place for a holiday for all ages. The beautiful grounds offer a variety of places for guests to relax including the sun-trapped terrace, and huge lawns for playing games such as badminton. The swimming pool is really private and sheltered and is security fenced for peace of mind with children. It is a real suntrap. There is also plenty of parking for lots of cars.

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