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Gite in Secluded Setting

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Gite near Sainte Mere Eglise, Normandy, France

This charming studio-style gite is situated next to a 16th century cottage in a secluded, rural location yet only 5 minutes from the nearest village of Sainte-Mere-Eglise. There is a good-sized living/dining area with open-plan kitchen overlooking the garden, itself overlooking an apple orchard regularly occupied by our neighbour's livestock. Beautiful sandy beaches within 8 miles including D-Day landing beaches. The National Parks offer bird-watching, fishing and other rural pursuits. This is an ideal spot from which to explore the delights of Normandy: Bayeux, Coutances, St-Lo, Sainte-Marie-du-Mont and Barfleur are just some of the places within easy reach. There are thriving local markets on most days of the week.

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
October 11, 2017

About The Owner

We love the slower pace and attitude to life in rural France and enjoy sharing that with our guests.

Why The Owner chose Picauville

It was love at first sight even though the cottage was crumbling and the garden a jumble of weeds and rubble. The garden's starting to take shape as trees and shrubs begin to mature and every year brings a new plan together. I'm hoping for a wildlife pond this year - if only I can decide where to place it!

What makes this cottage unique

We're close to everything yet tucked away in a little corner of heaven, a perfect spot to enjoy the best of both worlds.

Guestbook comments from the owner

‘Lovely gite and location, comfortable and very peaceful. Your home-made ice-cream is to die for! Hope to see you again in the Spring’ Joanne Smith, Eastbourne.

‘Thank you for the warm welcome and a wonderful stay. We shall be back’ Dee and Terry, Southampton.

'our third year holidaying in your gite, a truly wonderful holiday for us.Thank you so much for providing a peaceful and beautiful place for us to relax and recharge our batteries.It is easy to see why Normandy is such a popular place for visitors,so much to see and do, how could anyone ever get tired of the place? Next year can't come soon enough! ' Sue and Rob Bell, Wolverhampton.
Nov 2006
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Picauville Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Best suited to 1-2 adults, 1-2 children Notes on bedrooms: There is a comfortable double sofa-bed in the living area and 2 x single beds in the cosy half-height open-plan roof area which is popular with children and, very often, with adults too.
  • Games ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Best suited to children aged 5 plus. Smokers are requested not to do so indoors. Whilst we are happy to take pets, agreement would be on an individual basis. Outside: Garden, patio area with garden furniture and BBQ Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen is provided.


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Gite in Secluded Setting
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 7 reviews

Good appartment with a very nice owner

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time in Sharon's appartment in Normandy, nearby

saint-mère-eglise. The appartment was clean, everything you needed was there and it has a beautiful garden. The owner Sharon is very kind and helpful. We can recommend this appartment if you are looking for a good appartment in Normandy! :)

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely Relaxing Holiday

  • 5 of 5

Had a really relaxing holiday. Gite was lovely and well equipped with everything you could think of,including a BBQ which we used several times.

Centrally located for all the Normandy beaches and museums.

Sharon was a warm and friendly host.

We are looking to go back in 2015-can't wait!!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely gite in Normandy

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for a lovely week in your gite. The layout, size and feel of the place is exactly what we were hoping for and we were not disappointed. We will definitely recommend you to our friends and hope to be back ourselves too - perhaps next year!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A great stay

  • 5 of 5

we stayed at Sharon's gite three nights and she was a great host who greeted us really nicely, we had a great time at her fully-equipped gite providing a really lovely garden in the countryside. Definitely a place to come back to!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Très bon séjour! Propriétaire très acceuillante, logement fonctionnel, très propre et charmant!

  • 5 of 5

Logement conforme au descriptif du site. Très grande propreté. Mobilier fonctionnel. Joli jardin à l'anglaise. Les plages ne sont pas très éloignées (10 minutes en voiture pour les plages les plus proches). Un supermarché est à proximité (5 minutes en voiture), dans le charmant village de Sainte Mère l'église.

La propriétaire est adorable et très discrète.

Excellent rapport qualité/prix.

Nous reviendrons car chez Sharon c'est chouette!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Delphine, your daughter and neices are a delight, your husband helped me with a tree and I enjoyed our conversations especially because you understood my very bad french! You will always be welcome, it was an absolute pleasure!
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Super cool.

  • 5 of 5

It was very nice and peacefull.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Ravenoville and Utah
Car: necessary


Beautiful sandy beaches within 8 miles and plenty to choose from.


Cherbourg ferry port is 40 mins drive away, Caen/Ouistreham 1 hour. The train station at Carentan (approx 20 mins by car) provides a regular service to Paris from which to access European air/rail links. Driving times are approximate.


Sainte-Mere-Eglise market town is about 3 miles away. Utah Beach, the nearest D-Day landing beach is about 20 mins away. The nearest beach is about 15 mins drive. National Park centre in Carentan, 20 mins drive.

Further Details:

Both local villages have shops, weekly markets and a supermarket. Sainte Mere Eglise was one of the first villages to be liberated during the D-Day Landings and the Landing Beaches, Memorials and Museums are all within comfortable reach by car, the nearest Memorials and Museums being just a short walk/drive away. Among other things the National Parks offer boat rides, bird watching and nature walks and there are also water sports, tennis, golf and locally organised cycling trips.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please contact by email for booking/general enquiries. A 25% deposit is required, the balance payable prior to arrival. Longer lets possible in off-season.

Changeover Day:
There is no fixed changeover day.
Arrival after 15.00hrs, departure by 11.00hrs, flexible where possible.

Notes on prices:
The price includes Taxe de Sejours

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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