Comfortable Cottage in Saint Georges de Bohon, peaceful location, private garden overlooking orchard
- english, french
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Fantastic gite and holiday
We had an amazing week. Helen's generosity with the welcome pack, fresh flowers throughout the week and homemade biscuits was a lovely surprise. Helen was so friendly and helpful with her recommendations. A week wasn't long enough as there was so much to do in the area. We would definitely want to stay again.
A week long family holiday
This was a wonderful holiday that we can not fault in any way. From the location of the property, to the generosity of Helen and Steve, this was perfect for us. We are already planning our return trip.
Family Trip with Teen boys
Wonderful! Everything we wanted and more!
Our boys just graduated and were getting ready to go off to college. We were traveling to France, Italy, and Germany. This location was amazing! Located in a small French town but with all the amenities as well as close to beaches and sights. We had more fun shopping for food while out all day and then returning home to eat in the beautiful gardens. We woke early each morning to feed the small horses and goats just for fun. The two-hour walk around the countryside suggested by the owners was amazing! You would think all of it would have been a little quiet for three teen boys but they loved every minute of the relaxing atmosphere. Helen was wonderful! She checked in with us quite a few times before leaving the USA as well as sent a large package of all the activities and sights nearby for our boys to get excited about. By the time we met Helen, we felt like family. Helen and Steve gave us the holiday of our dreams. Our boys still talk about the goats and the horses as well as the bakery vending machines on the street corners. Thank you Helen and Steve, we think of you with very fond memories.
Small note...You do need a car to get around in this part of France.
A place of peaceful comfort and warm hosts
A wonderful place to stay. The gite had everything we needed and was set in tranquil surroundings. Just what we city folk needed! The goats and ponies in the orchard were a great hit with my granddaughter who was allowed to feed them with the carrots left out every morning. Wonderful long and sandy beaches were a short car journey away - our hosts recommended Carteret which was outstanding: crystal clean water and spacious beaches with excellent facilities and free parking. We visited Coutance - a nearby town - and looked around the breathtaking medieval, cathedral. Coutance had smart shops and good restaurants.
On the way home via Eurotunnel, our host Helen recommended stopping at Honfleur. What a city! Full of interesting art shops, great restaurants and ancient medieval houses .
Our two very friendly hosts, Helen and Steve, were always on hand to offer advice.
I'd thoroughly recommend this gite and we all hope to return..
Helen and Steve provided a fabulous base for our holiday. Comfortable, cosy, well equipped and safe accommodation for our family. We were welcomed and spoiled with daily treats from Helen. Our granddaughter Poppy fell in love with the goats and ponies, lucky animals to be cared for so well by their owners! St Georges du Bohn is a good location to explore the countryside of Normandy. We would recommend a stay here without reservation.
quiet, pretty, clean, comfortable cottage near the beaches.
Fabulous two week stay in a lovely location not far from Carentan. Helen and Steve are the owners who live adjacent but are discreet, helpful and friendly. The whole family really enjoyed the peacefulness and sunshine. For astronomers, we spent several nights under ink dark sky conditions from the back garden and had access to an open field for clear 360 degree viewing. Helen joined us for one evening and I think she will never forget viewing Saturn. For all the curious, bring your binoculars. The Douve boat trip was fabulous and an idyllic way to pass an afternoon, bookable in Carentan. Thoroughly recommend this cottage.
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)