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D-Day beaches Large garden, Cycle 2kms to local sandy beach. Sleeps 8. Wifi.

Bedrooms 4
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 6 nights


About the property

Sleeps 8 ,2 double beds, 3 single beds and a children's landing

This traditional stone Cotentin farmhouse, set in own safe grounds, has been modernised to accommodate two families in four bedrooms (bdrm 1: two singles; bdrm 2: one double; bdrm 3: one large double, one single: Single bed on landing). Safe, sandy beach with dunes 2 km. Wifi .installed. Popular local restaurant walking distance. Fontenay 18 hole links golf course 3 km.

House provides a full-sized dish-washer, washing machine/drier, a powerful shower with plentiful hot water, a new kitchen with large oven and new fridge incorporated into the sitting/dining room with large open fire-place for family cooking/eating. The dining table seats 10 people. It further has a separate sitting/reading room. On site parking for three cars. Table tennis and basketball can be played in barn. BBQ provided. The house is particularly safe and convenient for toddlers/young children. There’s a garden enclosed with ample room for paddling pool and garden games.

More Details

David Broad
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
January 9, 2018

About David Broad

London-based British Francophile family , with French relations in Paris. Purchased house 30 years ago as a family holiday house and used annually by successive generations - fully equipped to keep children of all ages busy and content .. Large swing and climbing frame added this year for young grand-children.

David Broad purchased this farmhouse in 1984

Why David Broad chose Ravenoville

We first visited the area with young children, staying with friends nearby in 1976 and liked the seaside and rural character - not over-touristy and an overall gentleness . Close to England's south -coast.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Beach cycling distance. Set in lovely village with 5 min walk to local shop, tennis court and playground. D-Day history.

Guestbook comments from the owner

La of Sa Fontaine was an excellent place to base our exploration of the Cotentin Peninsular and the D-Day beaches. The stone house had very comfortable sleeping arrangements with lots of space and facilities. It also had a rich library of information on the region. The near-by village of Ste Mere Eglise which we passed through twice a day on our way to and from the highway had a great grocery store and a wonderful market on Thursdays.
Jul 2012
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Ravenoville Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace
  • Internet ...
  • Parking ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • newly modernised bathroom with walk-in high pressure shower and new toilet and washbasin - all redecorated to highest standard and taste . Second toilet downstairs.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , screened-off landing area for single sleeper
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , equivalent to hotel family room -room for extra beds
  • an air bed and child's cot are available in store
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 5 beach chairs
  • limited accessibility
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
ideal for families seeking a holiday around the fireplace with lots of good food and games in the evenng and lots of running about during the day the day


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(9 traveler reviews)

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D-Day beaches Large garden, Cycle 2kms to local sandy beach. Sleeps 8. Wifi.
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Wir haben 3 wundervolle Wochen in dieser Unterkunft verbracht. Ich habe lange nach einer individuellen Unterkunft gesucht und wurden nicht enttäuscht. Das Haus ist urgemütlich und noch schöner als auf den Bildern und voller Flair. Das ganze Gelände, welches man auf dem Foto sieht, gehört dazu (das war mir vorher nicht ganz klar). Wir waren dort mit unseren zwei sehr kleinen Kindern ( 8 Monate und 2 Jahre alt) und es war perfekt für sie. Der Garten ist komplett eingemauert und groß und es gibt sogar 2 Schaukeln. Vom Babybett über Babybadewanne sowie Hochstuhl und Treppengitter war alles vorhanden. Ausserdem gibt es Bücher, Malsachen und viel Spielzeug.

Der Vermieter ist unglaublich freundlich und hilfsbereit und so unkompliziert, dass man sich einfach wohlfühlen kann. Er kam sogar vor unserer Anreise persönlich aus London angereist, da er nur so das Internet für uns aktivieren konnte.

Eines meiner persönlichen Highlights war das Ausklingen lassen des Tages beim prasselnden Kaminfeuer in einem gemütlichen Sessel.

Es ist genau die richtige Unterkunft für Menschen, die das Besondere suchen!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The Kaspar family were perfect guests for this sort of house and we're delighted they made the best use of their time there . It is quite right that the house and garden are well suited for young children. Happy holidays!
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Normandy Country Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful old stone cottage, perfectly situated for exploring the Normandy D-Day beaches, other parts of the Cotentin Peninsula, and adjoining areas. Set up with everything we needed to enjoy our vacation. We really enjoyed the large open hearth in the kitchen and the owners' wonderful collection of books. The cottage easily accomodated the four of us -- could have added two more -- with enough modern updates for comfort. The sheds and barn outside include toys like bicyles and a ping-pong table for amusement, and the front patio is a very pleasant spot to sit out on a fine evening. Ravenoville is a very quiet country town, but Ste Mer Iglise is close by and has all necessary conveniences.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Never fails to impress us.

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from our second visit to this property and have to say it has captured our hearts.

Travelled with my husband, our two children age 13 and 16 and our cocker spaniel.

We stayed at the property last year and loved the quaintness of the house, the log fire being the main feature of an evening, where we would all sit around and talk about things we'd done that day whilst toasting marshmallows.

There isn't anything missing in the property, David has catered for absolutely everything and if there is something you need, you only have to email him and he sorts it immediately ... he has even had wifi installed which is a bonus !!

After visiting last year, we thought we'd run out of things to do, but ... no !! there is so much to see. lots of pretty villages and idyllic beaches ... we also visited Mont st Michel ... which is awesome !!

I would recommend this property to families and couples that love sight seeing there is so much to do !!

Thank you David, we hope to return next year !!

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2014
  • Stayed: April 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very kind
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Boulder, Colorado

Incredible Norman Farmhouse - Great for families!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at La Fontaine in mid-September and had a wonderful time. The weather was excellent (partly cloudy to sunny most days) and La Fontaine made a perfect base from which to explore Normandy.

The house is rustic, very charming and, although bigger than we needed in terms of beds, it suited our family with two boys (4 & 2 years old) very well. The fenced in front yard provided a perfect play area for the boys and I could keep an eye on them through the kitchen window while cooking dinner. The yard also had a apple tree and the boys loved finding the perfectly ripe, red ones and munching away.

The kitchen has an enormous stone fireplace that became the center of activity during mornings and evenings. The fire took the chill out of the September air and proved to be a great alternative to watching videos in the evening. The huge master bedroom turned out to be big enough for the four of us and we settled in to sleep family style - everyone in one big room.

Ravenoville is in a great location within easy driving distance to all the D-Day Beaches and about an hour and a half to Mont St Michel and Honfleur. The local shop has all the basics and St Mere Eglise (5km) has a full service grocery store and wonderful market on Thursday mornings.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2013
  • Stayed: September 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very happy with this review, yrs David Broad
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Gorgeous house and gardens, with lots to do nearby

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our weeks stay in this property.

The house was located in a pretty little village and only a stones throw away from the local shop, bar and restaurant.

Beautiful house, boasting many of it's original features and fabulous large garden, with everything you will need, barbecue, pool, swingball, bicycles and much more (all in the out buildings ready for use )

My husband and I went with our two children aged 11 and 14 and our cocker spaniel, they loved playing in the garden and splashing about in the swimming pool.

If you are a ww2 enthusiast, then this place is definitely for you!! so many museums, beaches and war memorials nearby, we crammed as much in as we possibly could in the week we were there!

We didn't really eat out as the weather was nice enough for barbecues and there was a Lidl close by where you could get all your barbecue food ( and 5litres of red wine for £6 !!)

Evenings were nice and cosy, as we sat around the open fire toasting marshmallows!!

The owner, David, is very helpful and always on hand to answer any emails

I would definitely recommend this place to anyone, it has everything you could possibly need and more ...... you won't be disappointed!!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Super Preis-Leistungsverhältnis

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben in dem gemütlichen Haus eine wunderbare Woche verbracht. Die Vermieter waren sehr nett und unkompliziert. Das Haus ist gepflegt und gemütlich, hat einen wundervollen Kamin und einen tollen Garten. Der Strand ist schnell zu erreichen. Es gibt phantastische Ausflugsziele. W-Lan funktioniert problemlos und Bücher und Spiele sind in Mengen vorhanden: perfekt für Familienabende! Super Preis-Leistungsverhältnis! Wir werden gerne wiederkommen.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Kilometres
two in village
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
GOlf de Presquisle de Cotentin
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Ravenoville Plage/Quineville
Car: recommended

Situated on the edge of the village with shop, bar, post office and tennis court, older children can go on their own to the village for shopping/playing tennis. Families may cycle safely and easily on back roads to the beaches. Local beaches are not crowded with safe swimming for all ages and the chance to learn wind-surfing/sailing.

Golf: 18 hole links course just 3 kilometres on the coast - Fontenay sur Mer. Warm welcome, not crowded,. Good for beginners and more experienced players alike. Meals available at club. Reasonable green fees. 30/45 minutes away Omaha beach championship course - 27 holes. Dramatic setting. Restaurant. Cherbourg/La Glacerie - charming hilly course in the woods.

Granville about 90 minutes away is a spectacular 18 hole links course looking towards Mt St Michel: impressive restaurant.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Payable in Euros to French bank account.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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