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Delightful countryside retreat

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 699 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedroom detached house to sleep 6 comfortably in Normandy village

Modern family house in the heart of the Normandy countryside, set in a natural meadow with a stream and small woodland area. Ideal for a family break with outdoor activities, or simply as a quiet restful rural retreat.

The house accommodates 6 people comfortably, and can sleep up to 8. The property is on two floors comprising:

Ground floor: sitting room (with sofa bed), large kitchen-dining room with fridge, washing machine, microwave, and 5-hob gas cooker, with electric oven. The sitting room has an open fireplace - an adequate supply of logs is provided for additional comfort in cold weather. Rear lobby with WC, and staircase to first floor.

First floor: double bedroom, bathroom & WC, attic bedroom with 4 single beds (2 may be made into another double bed).

The meadow is extensive, including a well, a stream and a hay field. The lawn adjacent to the house has a BBQ for alfresco dining.

Domjean village is a 5-minute walk. It has a boulangerie, supermarket, bar-tabac, hairdresser and a great local restaurant. The 18th-century church has modern frescos and a carillon. Domjean was recently awarded its 4th rosette as a ‘Village Fleurie” – Village in Bloom. It hosts an art exhibition during the summer each year.

The village gardens include a children’s playground and mini-golf, as well as a small campsite. There are many attractive walks nearby, as well as stunning views from the Roches de Ham.

Feedback from visitors over recent years:

'This is our 3rd visit to Domjean. Although winter, the house was warm & cosy. We look forward to future visits.' Hazel & Les Phillips.

'We have had a wonderful week here in Domjean' Ann & Cliff Ashdown.

'We had a fab time. The house was cool. Fantastic garden.' Megan John (Aged 9).

'We had a marvellous week! Very cosy house, fully equipped. Lots of great places to visit as well.' Mr. & Mrs. Van Nies & Mr. & Mrs. Van Daal.

'Our 6th visit to Domjean and it's like coming home again..... all in all a brilliant time!' Noble & O'Hanlon families.

'A beautiful house and large garden with peaceful surroundings with lots to do. We have had a great relaxing time.' Saville Family.

'We have had 5 wonderful nights here. The walks around the village are super, beautiful countryside. Thank you for letting us use this house, it has been a relaxing break.' Ashwood family.

'We all had a fantastic time at Domjean - our 3rd stay here.' The Kinch family.

'We spent a gorgeous holiday, sightseeing - Bayeaux, Omaha Beach, Coutances, Villedieu, and now off to Paris for 3 days.... Selim's 1st trip to Domjean, it was perfect.' Selim Ali & Jess Tickell.

'Had a wonderful fortnight. Weather has been very hot most days, so we've been lazy & chilled.' Liz & Martyn Noble.

'Lovely to be here again - thank you for letting us use this lovely house.' The Baker family.

'Great stay in this wonderful peaceful haven!' The Hawkins-White family.

'Wow, what a place! So pretty & peaceful. The dogs enjoyed all the walks & meeting the cows.' Diana Curtis.

'We have had a wonderfully relaxing week and wish we had booked for two! What a wonderful spot - great for a family holiday. We hope it won't be long before we return.' The Wilson family.

More Details

Owner
Tim Harlow
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2017

About Tim Harlow

The property is owned and enjoyed by our whole family: my wife Belinda, our 2 daughters, as well as 3 sisters and their families - we are all joint owners. Our extended family - 6 cousins and their families - were also owners up until 2008 and continue to enjoy visiting Domjean. We visit the house each year, often more than once - a quick hop across the Channel from our home near Guildford, Surrey.

Tim Harlow purchased this house in 1989

Why Tim Harlow chose Domjean

Domjean is a beautiful, peaceful, rural village with all the necessary amenities for a quiet relaxing holiday. At the same time, it is located conveniently near to many areas of interest: the beach, the river, the seaside, the WWII Normandy beaches, Norman history and churches - never a dull moment.

What makes this house unique

The house is very comfortable and fully equipped for a self-contained break. Guests can make their own choice of sitting peacefully or making daily excursions.

Amenities

Domjean House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 699 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , first floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , ground floor
  • Bathroom 1 also provides a 'lazy sheila' dryer.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Sitting room - 2 sleep sofa /futon , ground floor
    Bedroom 2 - 4 twin/ single , Family room. 2 singles may be made up into a double bed.
  • Attic family bedroom has 4 singles, 2 of which may be made up into a double bed. There is a sofa bed on the ground floor, allowing a total of 8 beds, if required. There is also plenty of room for camping in the garden for any overflow guests. Bed linen is NOT provided - guests are expected to bring their own sheets, duvet covers and pillow cases, as well as towels. (A laundry service may be provided at additional cost via special request)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Attractions:
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

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Delightful countryside retreat
average rating of 4.5882354 based on 17 reviews
5

Lovely house in a lovely location

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week in Domjean before heading down to Paris for a week. The house is lovely and the grounds are beautiful. From here we had day trips to Mont St Michel, Granville and Caen, so it was perfect for exploring this part of Normandy. Everything we needed was available in the house, which is full of character, and made for a very relaxing week. We would recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted that you enjoyed your stay, Tim and B
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Peaceful and Relaxing House and Garden

  • 4 of 5

When we first arrived we were amazed by the garden, it's trees and surrounding meadow. The house was lovely and spacious, although a little musty at first after opening the windows fresh within an hour!

We enjoyed cooking in the kitchen, it had everything we required plus more. All the instructions left by the owner were easy to understand and we had no problems. We loved eating both outside and on the big kitchen table, it had a real homely feel.

Upstairs the bathroom was far bigger than we had expected, so with a family great to be able to help with showers etc. We had hot water when ever we needed it. Both bedrooms were a good size and the children loved being in the sloped roof room! There was good storage for all our belongings. The only thing I would say is we didn't register how dark it would be in the country and didn't bring a nightlight for the children so ended up having to leave the stair lights on. Like I say something we should have thought of.

The location is excellent, Domjean is lovely and has a shop, park and bakery we visited often. We never made it to the restaurant, maybe next time! We were at the beach within 45 mins and visited Bayeax, Coutances and St-lo with ease.

The goats and chickens in the neighbours garden were a massive hit with our children, they even learnt to speak goat?! They also enjoyed using the bucket and spades and ball games in the shed.

We would definitely stay again as we all felt refreshed and like we'd had a holiday. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely house in amazing setting

  • 5 of 5

Lovely house with large beautiful setting with goats, chickens, cows and sheep for neighbours. Plenty of room. Ideal for a holiday with no Wi-Fi, tv or Xbox! Lots of family time playing games and reading. Ideal location for visiting all the Normandy beaches which are a must. Weather wasn't great but improved at the coast. Would recommend this house for a chilled and peaceful holiday.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Had a good time there again

  • 3 of 5

Another good holiday at the same place thinking of going again as it's a good Base to use to go off and check other places out on travels

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely little holiday home

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely place to stay! The house, although not luxurious, has everything you could possibly need and the garden is amazing!! The house is in a lovely little village with a bakery that we walked to every morning to get our breakfast. There was plenty to do locally and further afield. We went cycling, to the beach to the WW2 historical sites, did some great walks. The house is ideally located for getting to both the West coast and the North coast, though it did take nearly an hour in both directions.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house in Normandy

  • 5 of 5

A very nice and well organized holiday-house with a beautiful garden at the end of the village Domjean. Everything you need is in the house, and in one hour drive there (but also closeby) is a lot to see. You will find a lot of information in the house. Great place to relax and celebrate your holidays!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
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Map

Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
Bar Michel
Nearest Ferry
48 Kilometres
Caen (Ouistream)
Nearest Train
18 Kilometres
St.Lo
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Tessy-sur-Vire
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
Bar Michel
Nearest Beach
26 Kilometres
Montmartin-sur-Mer
Car: necessary

Plenty of detailed information on tourist attractions will be found in the house, including market days (most local towns have a market day). Several notable towns are within reasonable driving distance: Bayeux, Villedieu, St. Lo, Caen, Deauville, St. Malo, and Coutances. Other places of interest include the spectacular Mont St. Michel and the WWII Normandy Landings D-Day beaches.

The local area offers a range of activities, including horse riding (the National stud of France is in nearby St.Lo); fishing; canoeing at Pont Farcy; Caves at Caumont l’Avente; tree-to-tree/zip wire at Torigni-Sur-Vire; Bungee jumping at Hackett’s; Velorail and kayaking at Conde-sur-Vire; Zoos at Champrepus and Jurques; and beaches on the Granville coast.

Alternatively, simply read a book surrounded by little more than birdsong and the buzz of insects in the hay field......

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Utilities (logs,gas,etc) $33.29
Pet Fee $53.26
Refundable damage deposit $133.16

Charge for utilities (gas, electricity, water, logs): £25 per week

Cleaning - a cleaning service is provided. Notwithstanding, Guests are expected to leave the property for the next visitors in the condition that they would expect to find it on their arrival - clean and tidy. In the event that excess cleaning is required, this is charged at £18 per hour from the security deposit.

Linen - Guests are required to bring their own bed linen - details in Visitors Pack provided on booking confirmation

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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