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Cottage in Normandy, France

Saint-Fromond, France
  • Farmhouse1076 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps10
  • Bathrooms4
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay7 nights

Self-catering Cottage in Normandy, France. Close to D Day Beaches & Saint Lo

The farmhouse is based on a small working farm in the heart of beautiful Normandy countryside. Private farmhouse available for rental. Owner is a battlefield guide for the DDay beaches. Close to the DDay Landing beaches or les plages du débarquement.

Recently renovated 4 bedroom house with full kitchen facilities and lounge. Wifi throughout the house.

Two double bedrooms with en suite bathroom and Queen size beds on the first floor (optional cot / single bed can be added on request). Two twin rooms on the second floor with en suite facilities (one full bathroom and one half bathroom). An additional bathroom is available on the first floor. The house is set up to sleep 8 people very comfortably but can sleep a maximum of 12 with additional beds in the double rooms and a convertible sofa in the lounge. Pets are welcome.

The lounge has seating for 8 people and movies online and games for children and families.

The farmhouse kitchen has a large dining table (adjustable to seat 4-12 people comfortably); also features a stunning Rayburn wood burning stove which can be used for heating, hot water or just the pleasure of a fire. Large fridge freezer, electric stove and gas hob.

Seating area outside as well as patio furniture around the gardens, the house is based on a small working farm where with goats, free range chickens, geese and 2 cats.

Half way between two charming villages in Lower-Normandy, we are 2 minutes from an old Norman Chateau where guests can visit the nesting storks. Surrounded by beautiful countryside with plenty of room for the children to run around and experience the farm, you can be sure of a warm welcome and a relaxed stay.

The farm is 20 minutes away from D Day beaches and the Bayeux tapestry and 15 minutes to the bars, restaurants and nightlife of Saint-Lo..

Owner

Adrian

Member Since 2015
Premier Partner
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Response time:
within a few days
Speaks:
english, french, german
Calendar last updated:
Apr 06, 2018
About Adrian

The beaches and coastline here are stunning and there is so much for everyone in this area: golf, horse riding, go-karting, fishing, climbing, cycling, hiking, archery and wonderful walks both in the country and on the beaches. The owner is on site but guests can have plenty of privacy within the 17 acre farm.

Adrian purchased this Farmhouse in 2013

Why Adrian chose Saint-Fromond

I fell in love with Normandy for many reasons: stunning countryside; the history of our 16th century house; incredibly friendly people; the local Norman castles; the opportunity to take care of a small piece of a Protected Natural Park with amazing wildlife; beautiful beaches; all steeped in history. I built the farmhouse but plan to explore some alternative building methods in the future (solar, straw, tyres & bottles). There are so many things to do: take in the history of WW2 and the incredibly moving memorials, nature rambles, tractor rides, collect your own eggs from the free range chickens (when they are laying), play football with the dogs, visit the Chateau with the Storks; Bayeux / Mont St Michel; or visit Saint-Lo for the restaurants and bars.

What makes this Farmhouse unique

The farm is easy to find but remote enough for the beauty and charm of the French countryside, based in a protected national park. Plenty of space for everyone to enjoy the peace and tranquility with plenty of room for children to run around and play.

Amenities

    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking

      Bedrooms

      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
      • Hobbs
        1 king, 1 double, En suite shower room
      • Heintz
        1 king, En suite shower room
      • Odo
        2 twin/ single, En suite shower room
      • William
        2 twin/ single, En suite facilities and private bathroom
      • Bedding and linen are provided. A cot and / or 2 additional single beds are also available on request.

      Bathrooms

      • 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, shower
      • Bathroom 4
        toilet, shower
      • Bathroom 5
        toilet
      • Shower room 1
        toilet, shower
      • Towels are provided

      Location Type

        • Rural
        • Village

          Theme

            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Budget
            • Family
            • Farm Holidays
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions

              Meals

                • Catering available

                  General

                    • Living Room
                      Seating for 8 people with internet TV, lots of movies and board games
                    • Garage
                      Undercover parking available on request
                    • Heating
                      Wood burning stove and optional wall mounted electric heaters
                    • Internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                      Full bedding provided
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Parking
                      Loads of parking on site
                    • Telephone
                      Wi Fi enabled Femtocell
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Tumble Dryer
                      Tumble dryer can be provided on request
                    • Washing Machine
                      Washing can be done on request
                    • Wood Stove

                      Kitchen

                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                          Full kitchen facilities with dining table, electric oven, gas hob and microwave. Wood burning Rayburn, fridge freezer and sink.
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          Pantry items can be provided on request
                        • Refrigerator
                          Full fridge freezer
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster

                          Dining

                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                              Child's highchair available on request
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 12 people

                              Entertainment

                                • Books
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                  Board and card games available for all ages!
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                  internet TV on computer
                                • Toys
                                • Video Library

                                  Outside

                                    • Bicycles
                                      3 adult bicycles available for hire
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Golf
                                      30 minutes from local golf courses
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      Seasonal nearby
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Lots of room to run around and explore
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                    • Tennis
                                      A public tennis court is available 5 minutes from the cottage in the local village of Saint-Fromond

                                      Suitability

                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible
                                          The property is built within a 300 year old farmhouse so is not suitable for people with mobility problems. Alternative accommodation is available on site - please don't hesitate to contact us if you have mobility needs.

                                          Onsite Services

                                            • Car Available
                                            • Chauffeur

                                              Attractions

                                                • playground
                                                • autumn foliage
                                                • churches
                                                • cinemas
                                                • forests
                                                • library
                                                • museums
                                                • caves
                                                • pond
                                                • recreation center
                                                • restaurants
                                                • ruins
                                                • water parks
                                                • winery tours

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • eco tourism
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • Babysitter
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • laundromat
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • cycling
                                                            • equestrian events
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • fly fishing
                                                            • freshwater fishing
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis

                                                              Notes

                                                                • Collection from local train station possible.

                                                                  5 Reviews

                                                                  Wonderful4.8/5

                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Convenient and comfortable

                                                                  Matthew O.

                                                                  Easy and relaxed holiday location. We enjoyed Omaha beach and cycling on the path to pont Hebert. Adrian helpful and unobtrusive and a veritable mine of information on the military history of the area. Thoroughly recommend.

                                                                  Excellente adresse

                                                                  Kim L.

                                                                  Nous avons choisi le gîte avec petit-déjeuner (4 adultes et 4 enfants). Les chambres (4) sont confortables, équipées chacune d'une salle de bains, WC et douche, sauf une qui présente un WC uniquement. L'endroit est splendide pour les amoureux de la nature. Les enfants sont bien accueillis. Le petit déjeuner est délicieux. Les hôtes sont bienveillants et attentifs. Hadrien est une source de renseignements historiques et touristiques, Fiona est une hôtesse remarquable.

                                                                  Nous sommes dois le charme de cette adresse.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Merci beaucoup pour vos aimables commentaires . Je suis tellement heureux que vous apprécié les petits déjeuners et eu le temps de profiter de la campagne ainsi que les sites historiques et les plages . Nous espérons vous revoir bientôt. Fiona

                                                                  Great fortnight in idyllic tranquil setting

                                                                  Nicola H.

                                                                  I stayed in the gite for 2 weeks with my 2 teenage children and had a great time. It's set in about an acre of land so plenty of room to play football and explore and you really feel in the heart of the countryside but it's very private. It's a short walk to the ruined chateau where storks nest, which is an amazing sight. We went for lots of walks and took our bikes and cycled along the river to Pont Herbert. We also also visited Bayeaux, the lovely D Day beaches, the American cemetery, Mont St Michel and Granville. There was a lovely bakery in St Jean de Daye where we got fresh croissants and bread which we often ate all fresco. The gite was excellent value for money with matching linen provided as well as a tv with a dvd, we also had lots of bbqs. We'll definitely be back as there's still so much we want to see. We got the ferry to Cherbourg and it was only a 45 minute drive to the gite from there.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Hi Nicola

                                                                  Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are so glad you had a great holiday and had the time to explore all the wonderful places nearby. Looking forward to seeing you again soon!

                                                                  Fiona & Adrian

                                                                  Fantastic

                                                                  Central to DDay beaches in the heart of the countryside , excellent walks ,

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you so much for taking the time to send a review. We're so glad you enjoyed staying in the cottage.. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

                                                                  Sehr schöner Aufenthalt

                                                                  MaddinundSandra H.

                                                                  Wir hatte einen sehr schönen Urlaub .Adrian ist ein sehr netter und hilfsbereiter Vermieter. Das Haus war wie beschrieben und in einen guten Zustand .Die Kinder konnten sich auf dem gesamten Grundstück austoben und hatten ihren Spass an den Tieren. Auch zu erwähnen wäre das tolle Restaurant in dem man günstig und gut essen kann . Sehenswertes und auch den Strand konnte man gut mit wenig Zeitaufwand erreichen. Wir würden Adrian und sein Ferienhaus jederzeit empfehlen.

                                                                  Martin und Sandra Horbach .........

                                                                  Location

                                                                  Saint-Fromond, France

                                                                  Close enough to D Day beaches, Bayeux, antique fairs, brocantes, towns and nightlife but the 20 minutes drive also lets you enjoy the peace and quiet of the countryside. Bikes available for hire on site and undercover parking available on request There is a Norman castle at the end of the road with nesting storks Special interest holidays: Tours of World War II battlefield sites are run by Adrian (who was in the Parachute Regiment in the British Army). Adrian provides specialist holidays and tours as a battlefield guide. Coast/Beach: 20 minutes drive to Omaha & Utah beaches; 15 minutes drive to Grandcamp Maisy beach. Travel: The nearest airport is Carpiquet which is 30 minutes drive from La Rougerie Farm. Cherbourg & Caen (Ouistreham) ferry ports are 1 hour drive away. Car hire is recommended but guests can be collected from the airport and channel ports. Distances: The guesthouse is in the middle of the National Park and is 10 minutes walk to a Norman castle, now inhabited by over 30 pairs of breeding Storks, itself set on the edge of the National Park called the Marais (marshes). La Rougerie Farm is 2 minutes drive to local village shops and lunch time restaurant serving tasty local cuisine. Bayeux tapestry, Mont St Michel, Saint-Lo, Le Molay-Littry, with local antique fairs, stunning walks and amazing wildlife. Further Details: Restaurants in the local area are open mainly at lunchtime so your hosts are happy to provide a gourmet dinner around the kitchen table in the farmhouse. There is a bank in the local village (2 mins) with local butchers, bakers and a small supermarket nearby. Facilities include washing machine and there is free wifi. No TV exists but TV can be supplied via pc.

                                                                  Rates & Availability

                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                                                  Changeover Day: Saturday Please let us know if you have any special requirements as arrival / departure times can be flexible.

                                                                  $106avg/night
                                                                  5 Reviews
                                                                  Wonderful 4.8/5
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