This 300 - 400 year old house is in the village square right opposite the world known church of Sainte Marie du Mont, has been awarded 4* rating by French Ministry Tourism, the photo showing the 101st Airborne, part of Easy Company, who became known as The Band of Brothers, passing in front of the house on June 7th 1944.
Included in our price is a printed war tour, for you to do at your own pace, a complete overview of the area, maps, all linens, the beds are made up for you, all services including water, heating, electricity, paper goods, even down to dishwasher tablets and naturally the end of stay clean.
This summer, Saturdays were incredibly busy again on the motorways, we encourage folk to arrive mid week & enjoy the weekend here as there is always something going on especially in the summer months...the only day of the week we can't operate is a Sunday, after 16 years here, we've had to adopt the French way of life!
Located right opposite the world famous Sainte Marie du Mont Church, the view out the bedroom has been described as one of the best in France... you can lie in bed looking at the ornate and unique bell tower, but do not worry the bells stop during the night!
Totally renovated in 2014 while retaining the character and history.
Upstairs partitions were knocked out to create the most gloriously proportioned master bedroom, plus a 2nd large double or twin along with a large bathroom room with a substantial Italian walk in shower, double sink unit plus a loo.
Downstairs we have created an open plan area, you arrive in the lounge with a fireplace where we installed a very efficient wood burner, leading into the dining room and onto the kitchen then out to the very sweet high walled garden with BBQ and patio...also downstairs a utility room with washing machine, tumble drier and a separate loo.
Best of all open the front door, one side you have shellfish shop selling oysters and moules direct from Utah Beach, by just walking the length of the corridor you can return to the dining table with a dozen oysters for less than £5 - fresher than any oysters possible as these come less than 4 miles, people come from miles to but these specialist oysters! The other side, 2 restaurants to choose from, across the street a local butcher, 2 bakers in the village, even a hairdresser...
The house is beautifully presented, with restored antique furniture, hand made curtains, embroidered towels, along with all the things a traveller will appreciate like top quality linen on the beds, big fluffy towels, towelling dressing gowns & hair drier.
The cupboards in the kitchen are stocked with oils, stock cubes etc. if my chickens are laying, some freshly laid eggs from our little farm.
WIFI throughout, washing machine, tumble drier...TV, DVD player.
NOTE we are not set in stone Saturday arrival...it is actually better for you to travel non weekend & summer months we strongly advise don't come on a Saturday - traffic can be hellish! Any day is good for us EXCEPT a Sunday please.
Plus as we are local and live here full time, we are on hand, we can organize car hire, war tours, restaurant bookings - on your arrival we'll give you maps and information on the area, where to go what to see and very useful tips about timings etc. We fully appreciate that a lot of our short stay guests have limited time here, once you realize how much there is to see timing is important...we are here to help maximize your experience. We are available to see you in up to 6 p.m. on arrival day otherwise we have a key safe & will give the code to you once we have finalized your reservation.
Mont St Michel an hour away, Bayeux, American Cemetery, Omaha, Sword, Gold, Juno the other invasion Beaches less than 40 minutes. Point du Hoc, Grandcamp Maisy just the other side of the bay can be seen from the village. Carentan, Ste Mere Eglise all a matter of minutes away...then there is the National Park that we are in the heart of, which is a conservation area of significant importance, with the marshes that flood in the winter and in the summer are grazing for the world class trotting horses bred here and the famous Normandy cows, walks, bike rides, coastline, dunes, cliffs, the beautiful Utah Beach is less than 4 minutes away which is not just a memorial but a gloriously sandy beach with Oyster beds, seals that pop up beside swimmers from time to time, amazing bird life as there is a 1,200 hectare bird sanctuary on the beach, dolphins even seen, safe to swim, clean and not over crowded.Get the full listing »