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Kitchen in the cottage
cottage in the snow
the lounge with wood burner TV & wifi
the cottage in June
the garden with lavender in full bloom end of July
just a little detail in the garden
the gazebo at the back of the cottage
Starlings flocking taken from Utah Beach towards  Sainte Marie du Mont
trotter training on Utah Beach
sunset over River Douve
Houesville Marais starting to flood
Utah Beach our nearest beach 10 minutes away
Carentan Harbour
Lowering the flag at Taps Coleville Sur Mer American Cemetery
US Soldier reflecting in The American Cemetery Omaha Beach
Point du Hoc just 15 minutes from us
if the cottage is full - we have a barn apartment too - ask!
we are classified by Manche Tourism 3 stars
the cats are bigger than the jack's here!
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Ste Mere Eglise 6.6.14
C47 parachutes 6.6.14
Camping cars Ste Mere Eglise 6.6.14...think our cottage more comfortable!
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parachuting 70th Anniversary
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Overview
Cottage -
1 Bedroom , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 2
Sainte-Mere-Eglise, Manche, Basse-Normandie, Normandy
This sweet little cottage on our 4 acre farm is a child free zone located In the heart of the Normandy D Day Invasion Beaches.
Less than 10 minutes from Utah Beach, 4 miles equal distance to Ste Mere Eglise and equal distance Carentan only 3 minutes from a junction on N13... this 3 star, (classified by Ministry Tourisme), a perfect base to explore this glorious region - a little haven.

Our sweet little detached cottage, with roses round the door, former boulangerie for the village, is set in the grounds of our farmhouse built in the 1600's in the heart of a rural village, we're Ferme de L'Eglise (Church Farm) the former farm for the Church right opposite us.

This village was liberated on 8th June 1944, 10 minutes away is Sainte Marie du Mont the first freed in France on 6th June by 101st, they then fought their way down to...
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About the Owner
Tansy F
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:94%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Interaction with guests
We are in the countryside right opposite the church - we have church bells, cockerels and a donkey who lives in the next field to us - he does bray. We have 4 little dogs - all love visitors, we have 8 rescue cats plus the Llamas & Alpacas...please do NOT book here if you don't like animals or countryside noises i.e. bells, cockerels & donkey...we try to keep the dogs contained but in the good weather our doors are open all day the dogs do rush up to demand 'where you been, what you doing now, play with me!!!' so, please again, if you don't like welcomes from very friendly dogs, don't book here...3 of our younger 8 rescue cats make it their mission to explore one of the 'lookalikeys' (we have 3 identical) may call in...sorry!
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Reviewed 13 June 2017

We were unable to stay in this small cottage in the grounds of the ferme de l'eglise, but our barn apartment was superb, with one of the comfiest beds imaginable..add on total black out blinds, and there was no hurry get up early if you...More

Thank Jim C
tansyf, VR Owner at Look - couples only - in heart of 101st D Day zone, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2017

Thank you - lovely description of the 6th June week - it's very difficult to describe the atmosphere here, a completely unique experience! We do indeed hope you will be back.

Reviewed 30 August 2015

Tansy and Mike will make you feel welcome from the moment you step into their abode. Beautiful property, Beautiful Village giving you a feel of French culture. If you love animals this really is the place for you with an array of animals to keep...More

Thank Paul S
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Reviewed 2 May 2014

Would recommend this location to everyone. Tansy and Mike are perfect hosts with a very good knowledge of the area. The property is perfectly situated to all the WWII historic sites. The property is well appointed and feels like home.More

Thank Robert P
Management response:Responded 1 May 2014

So enjoyed meeting you guys...my knitted squares you gave me are acting as all sorts of useful things to include under the vase on the coffee table...looks the part -...More

Amenities
  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (3)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Private Garden
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Shared Garden
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Stereo System
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Not kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 1:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
this is a child-free zone - we're in our mid 60's & love a peaceful environment as do our creatures - any age welcome - mid-twenties onwards...we're as we are!
Bathrooms
    1 Shower
    1 Attached (ensuite)
Bedrooms
    1 Queen
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Rates

Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Per night Per week
Default 3 nights
AU$227
EUR 145
AU$1,095
EUR 700
6 Jan 2018 -
19 Dec 2018
All year 2018
3 nights
AU$195
EUR 125
AU$1,017
EUR 650
Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to Australian Dollars and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Christmas/New Year includes tree, decorations, a bottle of fizz, some local goodies in a hamper.
free wifi - free firewood for the wood burner.
We also do NOT charge a damage deposit as we prefer to make our guests feel welcomed & trusted.
Taxe de sejour is 1€ per person per night.
50€ for end of stay clean
50€ for linen
50€ for electricity & water


Additional fees may apply:
- taxe sejour | 1 EUR per day
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About the neighbourhood
Houesville is a small village 345 residents, we belong to the canton of Carentan. The church in this village can be dated to 996 AD .
An area steeped in history going back to Romans, Vikings and further. UNESCO sites, the only canal that goes over the motorway, with Caen, Rouen & Rennes as the main cities 2 or 3 hours away.
Getting around
You need a car.
Loads of bike rides.
We can organize car hire here if you want to get the train up from Paris.
Access
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Charles de Gaulle Paris: 483.0 km
Railway: Carentan: 6.4 km
Ferry: Cherbourg: 40.0 km
You do need a car.
We have somewhere to store bikes for you.
Mainline train station in Carentan 8 kms from us has direct trains to Paris, Caen & to Cherbourg.
Travelling from Paris we advise the train & we can organize car hire to pick you up at the station...NOTE no car hire locally is open on a Sunday.
Activities nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 13.0 km.
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