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Peaceful Cottage Near Carentan, Normandy

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Comfortable Cottage in Saint Georges de Bohon, peaceful location, private garden overlooking orchard

La Grairie is set in a small hamlet on the edge of St Georges de Bohon. We are surrounded by fields and networks of quiet and unspoilt lanes which make it a delightful place for walking, cycling, or just going for a wander. It is a great place to relax and unwind in the peaceful surroundings. As well as many beautiful beaches and historic towns within easy reach, the area is rich in D-Day history.

The cottage is detached and adjacent to the owner’s house - we are on hand to help should you need it, but certainly not to intrude. La Grairie is less than 10 minutes (7km) from Carentan where all amenities can be found and a good selection of shops and several large supermarkets.

We provide a welcome pack which includes some essential items like tea bags, milk and bread, as well as some locally-produced camembert and cider from our orchard.

Downstairs is the open-plan living area which leads out to the private and enclosed back garden. Upstairs there are 3 bedrooms, sleeping 6 (2 doubles and a twin room), and a bathroom with shower cubicle.

Outside, there is seating for 6 people, and we provide a BBQ with a bucket of charcoal. To help you relax, there are two sun-loungers to take a snooze on.

The garden overlooks the orchard, where you are free to wander and maybe meet our two ponies and three friendly goats.

Whether you spend your time out and about, enjoying some of the many attractions the area has to offer, or just prefer lazy days, relaxing in the garden, there really is something for everyone at La Grairie!

More Details

Helen Smith
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

"What a fantastic holiday. This beautiful cottage has provided a spacious, comfortable retreat in the evening. The cottage has been perfectly situated for our days out.” The Johnson family, England

“We had a really good holiday. The gite was fabulous, clean and tidy and well maintained.” The Moore and Phillips families, England

“Thank you for a very relaxing week. You couldn’t have made us feel more welcome.” Clive and Linda, England

“We’ve all had a good holiday. The gite was very nice, clean and central to where we wanted to be. Thank you for everything and for making us feel welcome!” The Mann family, England
Feb 2014
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Saint-Georges-de-Bohon 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: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • The bathroom is on the first floor, comprising shower unit, sink and toilet.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
There is a child gate situated at the top of the stairs. The landing area at the top of the stairs has a small reading area with a selection of books. Please note: the staircase is open-tread.


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(9 traveler reviews)

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Peaceful Cottage Near Carentan, Normandy
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
Bristol, England

Perfect spot

  • 5 of 5

The property was way above what we hoped for. Spacious, clean, fully equipped for self-catering. Our hosts were so kind and friendly. Welcomed on arrival and an extremely large starter pack was provided. A very sweet touch - arriving back on different days, found fresh flowers and homemade cakes on the doorstep. We had our 10 yr old granddaughter with us and she loved it, especially the ponies and the new goat. She couldn't wait to get back each day! The situation was just right for exploring the area. Would thoroughly recommend the cottage to everyone.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A lovely place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to this lovely Gite.Helen is the perfect host,always on hand if you need anything but no way encroaching on your Holiday,the welcome pack she provides really is the best we have had.The Gite is perfectly positioned in rural Normandy within easy reach of Carentan and the D Day beaches beyond.we will definitely return.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous Family Holiday Venue

  • 5 of 5

Thank you to Helen for making our stay in Normandy so perfect. The cottage was truly fabulous, located in a quiet but central village, the property offers a real taste of France. The welcome pack was generous, not to mention the home brewed cider, much needed after a hot day seeing the sights of Normandy. The children loved meeting the ponies who seemed to equally enjoy the cider apples grown in the orchard. We would highly recommend the accommodation and were so happy that we chose this cottage for our holiday. Many thanks, we hope to return one day. An unforgettable holiday.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage in a perfect, peaceful location.

  • 5 of 5

Spent a glorious two weeks in Helen & Steve's perfect cottage along with my son, his wife and our 5 year-old grand-daughter who made friends with Oscar and Mirabelle in the orchard and played constantly on the tree swing.

Helen's welcome pack was perfect and included a bottle of their own cider which was excellent. Fresh flowers and cakes appeared regularly and their obvious knowledge of the area was both informative and extremely helpful. The cottage itself was immaculate, comfortable and very peaceful and an ideal place to retreat to after a day on the beach or exploring the local area and D-Day sites.

We cannot recommend the cottage highly enough and we'll definitely make every effort to come back again.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous gite

  • 5 of 5

Travelled as a couple, and on arrival the gite was like a home from home. From the minute we saw it we knew we were in for a treat.

The flowers and the overall attention to detail are wonderful, as was the welcome pack which contained far more than we were expecting. Inside, the gite is immaculate, with everything needed for a perfect holiday.

The gite is perfectly placed for visiting the whole of the peninsular, the west coast we found particularly beautiful. However, if you just want to chill out, the garden and surrounding countryside is really relaxing.

Thanks Helen for being the perfect hostess, as well as your great local knowledge and advice.

We highly recommend this gite, and can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Half term visit in May 2015

  • 5 of 5

We were a family of 5 adults that stayed at this lovely gite for a week at the end of May 2015.

The gite itself is set in peaceful countryside with a lovely orchard to stroll amongst. The gite is to a very high standard and is spotless, spacious and well equipped.

The gite is ideally located for all of the D Day sites with Pegasus Bridge approximately an hour away, Utah beach about 20 minutes away and all the other sites in between. Mont St Michel is well worth a visit and is about 1 hour 20 minutes away.

Carentan is the closet town and is about 10 minutes away with numerous supermarkets located there.

Helen was a fantastic host and the welcome pack and cake was a lovely touch that set the tone for a great holiday. Helen was always at hand if anything was needed and the loan of the cycle to nip to the local bakery was great.

I would recommend this gite and it is ideal for a chill out break or, like us a packed itinerary to see the D Day sites.

I will certainly be looking at staying at this gite in the future.

Thanks Helen for a great holiday and making us all so welcome.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
36 Miles
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Motorway at Carentan (N13)
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Utah Beach

We are within easy reach of miles of beautiful, unspoilt, sandy beaches - you will be spoilt for choice! The D-Day landing beaches are nearby, the closest being Utah Beach which is a 20 minute drive away.

The nearest bakery for your fresh croissants in the morning is 2 miles away. Here you will also find a village shop, pharmacy, butchers and a local bar. It takes around 5 minutes to drive, or a leisurely 40 minute walk each way. If you feel energetic you are free to borrow one of our bicycles (we have 2 adult bikes available).

Carentan is less than 10 minutes away (4 miles). Carentan is a lovely market town, with a good selection of shops including several big supermarkets and an excellent Monday market.

Although we are in a rural location, we are only 1km from the main road, which means all local attractions are easily accessible.

Some of the more popular destinations visited by our guests include the D-day sites at Utah Beach, St Mere Eglise, La Pointe du Hoc, Omaha Beach and the American German Cemeteries. Bayeux with its famous tapestry is 45 minutes away and the large towns of Cherbourg and Caen are both within easy reach. Many of our guests spend a day at Mont St Michel, which is reached in 1 and a half hours.

Distance from ferry ports:

Cherbourg - 50 minutes (36 miles)

Caen (Ouistreham)- 75 minutes (61 miles)

Calais - around 4 and a half hours including stops (263 miles)


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Stay tax $0.84 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

Changeover day in high season is Saturday, at other times of the year we are flexible - please ask.
Arrival time is from 4pm and departure 11am. However, this is not set in stone and we will do our best to accommodate any requests.

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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