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La Grande Merise

La Grande Merise
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Holiday Rental House -
2 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 6
Manche, Basse-Normandie, Normandy
La Grande Merise is situated here in the beautiful unspoilt region of the Cotentin Peninsula only 45 minutes south from Cherbourg, in the small village of Gerville La Forêt about 5km from the bustling market town of La Haye du Puits, and 5 km from the abbey town of Lessay famous for its famous foire which has been going for over 900 years and only 1.5km to Vesly where you can buy smaller provisions, perfect for croissants and bread. World renowned for it's unspoilt, sandy beaches, our nearest beach is only 10km away.

Nestling on the sunny side of Mont Castre, our farmhouse consists of two gîtes made of cobb and stone that date back 300 years ago. It is marvelously peaceful here in the national park, where marshland, woods and coastal dunes burst with all sorts of birds and wild flowers flourish. La Grande Merise which is the larger...
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Listing #HL1194347
About the Owner
Suzanne S
Languages spoken:German, English, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:December 2013
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Reviewed 11 February 2017

Loads to do and see in this part of Normandy as well as the fabulous coastline 15 minutes away. The gite is well equipped and comfortable without being fussy. The hosts are generous and supply all the essentials. Wonderful walks locally for the dog. True...More

Thank saraliza2017
Lagrandemerise, VR Owner at La Grande Merise, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2017

Just wanted to thank you and hope to bump into you and Archie very soon, especially as you're so close.

Reviewed 9 February 2017

We were Suzanne and Chris first guests when they took over from the previous owners. We were charmed by their friendliness and hospitality and loved the cottage and garden from first sight. Never missing a stay when in France, our next visit is in Sept....More

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Lagrandemerise, VR Owner at La Grande Merise, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2017

Thank you so much you two, we look so forward to catching up with you in September especially as you come from so afar! We hope we have some more discoveries to show you since your last trip! À très bientôt nos amis, Suzanne &...More

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Reviewed 5 February 2017

This rural location .close to local amenities is perfect as a base to explore so many of Normandies places of natural beauty and historical interest, There are many picturesque walks and cycle routes close by to indulge your sense of exploration of this beautiful countryside....More

Thank jaynegracie
Lagrandemerise, VR Owner at La Grande Merise, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2017

Thank you so much and we loved meeting you all, especially having driven a long way just for a week to explore the area. We send you very warm wishes from the Normandy and hope to see you again one day, Suzanne & Chris

  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (2)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Garden
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
    2 Attached (ensuite)
    1 Sofa
    1 Full
    2 Twins
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About the neighbourhood
La Grande Merise is situated only 5km from La Haye du Puits. A bustling market town with a collection of supermarkets, bakeries,butchers and restaurants as well as a traditional market every Wednesday morning. Lessay is 5 km in the other direction. It's famous abbey a wonderful setting in July/August for tourists every summer to enjoy classical concerts and recitals known as 'Les Heures Musicales de L'Abbaye de Lessay' which are very popular as well as the famous foire de Lessay which has been running for 1000 years, a huge agricultural fair held every beginning of september. Visit the shop at REO Fromagerie which sells it's well known creamy camembert 'La Gaslonde' and have a look at how it's made.

You can walk from the house on one of the maintained and m...
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Cherbourg: 45.0 km
Railway: Carentan: 25.0 km
Ferry: Cherbourg: 45.0 km
Brittany Ferries from Poole or Portsmouth to Cherbourg which will only take you 45 minutes by car. (www.brittanyferries.com)

Brittany Ferries from Portsmouth to Caen, which takes only about 1 hour and 20 mininutes by car.

LD lines from Portsmouth to Le Havre, which is approximately 2 hours 15 minutes away by car. (www.ldlines.co.uk)

Flights are available from UK to Dinard Airport, which is approximately 2 hours away by car. In the summer there are flights available from Southampton to Cherbourg. You are able to hire a car from these airports and from Paris the drive usually takes up to 4 hours depending on traffic.

We are very easily accessible by train. The closest railway station is Carentan about 25 minutes away. You can even visit Paris for the day, the journey just takes about...
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 10.0 km.
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