At the end of its own private road, La Jouverie stands surrounded by acres of its own farmland. Built over 200 years ago, it has spent most of its life as a small farm and more recently up until the 80's as a cider and calvados producer. Today its surrounded by a beautiful garden with apple orchard and its own fields which are still farmed by the neighbour. The old cider press sits in the garden as a reminder of the past as does the old bakery/wash house.
Owned for the last 30 years by Andrew and Emma, the house has been tastefully renovated to an exceptionally high standard. The accommodation offers a large country farmhouse kitchen with Rangemaster cooker. A generous dining room with substantial granite Normandy fireplace and a huge salon with wood burning stove. Stone floors run throughout the ground floor, with oak flooring upstairs.
There are exposed oak beams throughout as well as exposed stone walls. This is an ideal family home with acres of space for children to run around in and to get a feel for the real Normandy countryside.
The village of Coulouvray is a short walk away where you can buy freshly baked bread and where you can find local groceries from the "open all hours" alimentation.
A ten minute drive away is the beautiful town of Villedieu Les Poeles which is full of shops, restaurants and history. Villedieu has been making their world famous copper pans since the middle ages and you can visit workshops to see this ancient skill still being used. You can also visit the bell foundry where the bells of Notre Dame in Paris were made or just enjoy a glass of wine sitting in a cafe in one of the mediaeval streets. Tuesday is market day and a large market takes over the streets of the town where you can buy all sorts of locally grown produce as well as freshly caught seafood. There's a separate seafood market on a Friday morning too.
La Jouverie is a perfect base from which to explore the Normandy landing beaches, or the Bayeaux Tapestry, or the world heritage spectacle of Mont Saint Michel. You're spoiled for choice for perfect sandy beaches, but our favourite is at "Les Salines" - about 30 minutes away by car north of the lovely seaside town of Granville, where you can pick mussels from the sea and cook your own Moules Marinier.