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Cottage With Large Private Garden

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage in Sainte Mere Eglise, Manche, Normandy, France - Peaceful Location 10kms From Landing Beaches

This charming two bedroom holiday cottage is located in peaceful countryside on the outskirts of Sainte Mere Eglise in normandy. Sainte Mere Eglise is famous for being the first town to be liberated by the forces during the second world war. Our gite is just 10 kms from the D day landing beaches. The gite has it's own entrance and parking area as well as a large, private, south facing garden with plenty of space for children to run around and play, you can even play badminton if you feel up to it. Alternatively you could sit and relax on the wooden decking patio, soothed by the gentle stream which runs underneath and watch the ducks go by. The gite has its own garden table and chairs and on sunny evenings a barbeque is a must!


Owner
Elizabeth Palfreyman
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
September 14, 2017

About Elizabeth Palfreyman

Our love of all things French originally brought us to France in 1983 and we have lived and worked in the Normandy region of France ever since where we run our own smoked salmon company.

Why Elizabeth Palfreyman chose Cherbourg area

We bought our present property in 2002. The gite was converted from a stables building in 2005 and we have been letting it ever since. The Gite is part of our property and we are always available to assist our guests in anyway we can. We love this part of France because of the relaxed way of life and the space all around us, as well as the proximity of beautiful, sandy beaches.

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Coast/Beach:

Being situated on the Cherbourg peninsula there is a large choice of beaches within easy reach. The nearest, the D day landing beaches are long sandy beaches , 10 kms/6miles away.

Travel:

The gite is easily accessible from the ports of Cherbourg and Caen and although Le Havre and Calais are further away, the journey is easy and mainly on the motorways, which in France are often fairly empty. Don't hesitate to ask us for directions.

Distances:

The gite is 1.5kms from Sainte Mere Eglise with its famous church and war museum, 55kms from Bayeux and the tapestry and 35kms from the port of Cherbourg.

Further Details:

Whether you want to visit the many historical World War 2 sites in the area or have a relaxing family holiday, the gite is ideally located.

It is only a short distance from the watermeadows where you can take a boat ride along the waterways www.bateaudouve.com and there are many beautiful sandy beaches to choose from. you can go for long rambling walks or bike rides in the surrounding countryside and for nature lovers the local bird reserve is only 10 mins away. If you're feeling more energetic then sailing, sand-yachting, canoeing and horse-riding are all nearby. Golf courses and swimming pools (both inside and out) are also within easy reach.

And as for the D day celebrations in June..the gite is only 1.5kms from the town centre of Sainte mere Eglise which becomes a hive of activity during this time.The planes fly over the garden on their way to the parachute drop and you could sit and watch the soldiers drop from the plane and open their parachutes all from the comfort of the patio

Amenities

Sainte-Mère-Église Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • The cottage should be left clean with the beds stripped. If you would like us to do the final clean there is an additional charge of 60€
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: The gite has two bedrooms under the eaves, one double and one twin (with beds that can be pushed together to create a double) with the possibility of a small third bed or cot (which we can provide).
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • swimming
Notes:
Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and bed linen are included. We do, however, ask you to bring your own beach towels.The beds will be made for your arrival Towels and bed linen are changed weekly.

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
5

A clean, comfortable and well equipped cottage with a large garden and lovely hosts.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage makes an excellent base to explore the D-Day historical sites and enjoy the rest of the beautiful Normandy coast.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou for your kind remarks. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again in the future.
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5

Great family holiday

  • 5 of 5

Our first family holiday abroad and couldn't have asked for anything more! Bill and Liz were fab! The garden is huge and the kids loved it!

I will be recommending this cottage to everyone!

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  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very glad you enjoyed your holiday and the children enjoyed the garden. We are always glad to be of service and like to make our guests stay as comfortable and memorable as possible. Thankyou in advance for the recommendations
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5

Beautiful rural setting.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a lovely stay here for 8 nights. The house is very comfortable with a beautiful garden. The owners were very helpful when we had an issue with the wifi and tv. The bedrooms are in the eaves so space around the beds is limited. The bed was very comfortable. The house was very clean and had everything you would need.

It is very convenient to the supermarket and the motorway but yet all you can hear is birdsong! . We would recommend this property for a nice peaceful relaxing break.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you . We love it when our guests have a great time and if they need any help or if there are any problems we are on site to help.
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5

Lovely cottage in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

Will definitely come back- this is a fantastic area and staying in this lovely property was part of a great experience.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. So glad you enjoyed visiting the area. We are very lucky to have so many great things on our doorstep. Look forward to seeing you and your family again .
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5

Great location, lovely host, fantastic stay

  • 5 of 5

Had a great stay here for just under a week in Oct/Nov 2016. Property was really well heated so we weren't cold. We did a lot of days out travelling by car and the location was great for access to the main road. Really near to both the town and the supermarche. Bathroom had just been worked on and the whole property was clean. Host was lovely, we arrived on Sunday when shops were closed and she provided us with essentials. We will definitely come back to stay again.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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well appointed gite in a lovely setting

  • 5 of 5

The gite was just right for us with double and twin rooms in the eaves plus a fabulous shower with jets upstairs and an open plan kitchen/dining/living area downstairs opening onto decking. The garden was amazing and we enjoyed plenty of outside games. Everything we needed was provided and the place was spotless. Elizabeth was very welcoming and gave us some great suggestions for things to do nearby. The location is great for exploring the D-day beaches but we also enjoyed cycling on the quiet country lanes and pottering in nearby St Mere Eglise. We're already planning our return!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
To secure your booking a deposit (non refundable) will be required of £100 per week.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday.. Arrival time 4pm.. Departure time 10am. This can sometimes be flexible.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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