A newly converted barn self catering apartment or our sweet little cottage that used to be the old village boulangerie, with roses round the door!

 

Set within the grounds of large country house in 3 acres, both have their own separate entrance and completely self contained... if you don't want to see us you don't!

 

Our house is set in Cotentin and Bessin Marshlands Regional Natural Park which covers 145,000 hectare with 144 villages and towns within the Park... we are within 5 minutes of Utah Beach .

 

This is a perfect place for a couple exploring the area who like peace and tranquility... as long as you like country noises then this is great. Stavros the donkey can't help himself when he sees someone - he brays, he's not ours but is totally convinced he belongs to us!

 

Ideal for long country or beach walks, there are rivers and canals, bird watching, the river Douve only 3km from us has a boat trip through the Marshes to see Cranes, Marsh Harriers, Egrets just to name a few species.

 

This village has a Haras breeding trotting horses - some of which have been very successful winners!

 

It's possible from here to go to Paris for a day out or to Jersey by boat. Bayeaux half an hour away, Caen, now that's a city worth exploring where William the Conqueror hailed from and is buried.... St Vaast a small version of Honfleur 20 minutes away, the real Honfleur 2 hours ,

 

Giverny, Monets’ water lily garden is also in Normandy,

 

Rennes where Joan of Arc met her untimely death, Rouen and of course Mont St Michel ...the problem here is there is too much to do!

 

We also have a flock of chickens, quite a few cockerels (that chant in the morning), as well as a goose, they have complete freedom to wander over all our land, our freshly laid eggs are available. As well as that we do have 3 small dogs and quite a few cats... none of which are allowed in the apartment or the cottage - but they all love visitors - so before you decide to come please be aware they will expect you to say hello when you come and go or are in the garden! Madge our Jack Russell does not understand being ignored. We're very close to the motorway (can't hear it) equidistant 8kms to Carentan, Ste Mere Eglise and Utah Beach. We're in the heart of the American sector for WW2 buffs

 

Here’s an example of what our guest last year thought of us...

 

As for location it's perfectly based for travelling anywhere in Normandy - really close to D Day beaches and only an hour or two drive from several really great cities or attractions.

Alex & Sarah

 

We spent a peaceful, relaxing 2 weeks in this delightful well equipped apartment. The location is superb - perfect for exploring the D-Day landing beaches, seeing the Bayeux tapestry and Mont St.Michel. We loved waking up to the sounds of church bells, cockerels and Stavros the donkey.

Ian & Becky

 

We stayed in the barn apartment for 2 weeks and enjoyed sightseeing in the Manche. The D day museums were particularly interesting. The apartment was very well equiped with a lovely wet room. Tansy and Mike and all the animals made us feel very welcome. Stavros the donkey appreciates a carrot from time to time.

Jenny & Kim

 

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