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Cottage With Large Private Garden

9 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Sainte-Mère-Église Cottage Rental Photos and Description

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!

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Elizabeth Palfreyman
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
October 12, 2016
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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.


based on 9 traveler reviews

Cottage With Large Private Garden
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

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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A lovely, comfortable and secluded property.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay here.The house was perfect for our family of four and we loved the peace of the rural location and yet the proximity of the town and amenities.Elizabeth was incredibly helpful and accommodating.We would love to come back.Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We are very happy that our cottage was everything you wanted for your family holiday. We do try to take everybody's needs into consideration.
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Great gite in a lovely area.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our 2 week stay at this gite. Liz and Bill are lovely and friendly hosts. The gite is in a lovely part of France full of history, it had everything we needed and a huge garden to chill out in especially on a hot evening, also the decking area to sit and enjoy a beer or 2.... We will definitely be back in the future and would recommend a stay here, thanks again. Dawn and Jim.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou so much for your kind words. You were really lovely guests as well .We enjoyed having you around and look forward to seeing you again.
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Lovely cottage with a fantastic, large garden.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at the cottage. Liz and Bill were excellent hosts and provided all we needed. The cottage is clean and well appointed and has a lovely garden that has a huge lawn that was perfect for our 4 year old to run around on. There is also a decking area for outdoor eating that has a little stream running beneath it. The property is located just outside Saint-Mere-Eglise which offers a range of amenities and it is easy to jump on the N13 to get around the Cotentin peninsula. The Airbourne museum in Saint-Mere is very interesting as is the one at Utah Beach.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely comments. We try hard to make sure that all our guests enjoy their stay as much as you did.
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Well planned out Gite with all the amenities needed

  • 5 of 5

Fablous location with beautiful surroundings. Very welcoming and accomplished hosts, short distance from all the local attractions including the beaches. Highly recommended proberty.

  • Submitted: Feb 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely comments. Hope to see you again.
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  • 5 of 5

My husband and I will be staying at the Gite for the 4th time in December. We love the gite and the ducks and cats that come visit. Sitting on the decking in the peace and quiet (listening to the farm animals on surrounding properties) or travelling the 10 minutes to sit on the beach is a great way to wind down. Would highly recommend this gite to anyone

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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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.


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.


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 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


Rates & Availability

Sainte-Mère-Église Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Autumn 2016
Aug 27 2016 - Nov 4 2016
3 night minimum stay
Winter 2016
Nov 5 2016 - Dec 16 2016
3 night minimum stay
Christmas 2016
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Jan 7 2017 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 2 2017
3 night minimum stay

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.

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Sainte-Mère-Église Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 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).
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • swimming
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.

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