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Le Marronier, Holiday Cottage Near To Utah Beach And D-Day Landings

Bedrooms 1
Separate WC's1
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Ideal Base for Cycling, Walking, Wildlife Observation & Exploring D-day History.

The cottage is freshly renovated in a clean modern style that conserves original features, such as the huge stone fireplace, ancient elm beams and limestone and cob walls. Ideal for a couple, there is spacious living accommodation for two people, well-equipped with modern comforts and conveniences. It is an ideal base for a peaceful and relaxing holiday cycling, walking, exploring wildlife, beaches, Norman cuisine and the history of World War II and the D-Day Normandy landings. Brecourt Manor and Carentan, sites of the famous battles, are close by.

The spacious sitting room (4.5mx5.5m) has a vaulted ceiling, large stone fireplace with woodburning stove and ancient, elm beams. The separate, good-sized dining kitchen (3mx5.5m) is well-equipped. The double bedroom has a ensuite shower-room with toilet and handbasin, shaver point and heated towel rail. There are a laundry and further toilet and washbasin off the kitchen.

Equipment includes full-size gas cooker, washing machine with tumble dryer, dishwasher, microwave, fridge-freezer, kettle, filter coffee-maker, toaster, blender, iron, ironing board, hairdryer, 32” flatscreen TV with UK satellite channels, DVD player and broadband WIFI.

Within 5 minutes drive are sandy beaches, including the famous Utah Beach, wetlands nature reserves, long walks, cycle paths on the flat, fishing, museums and historic sites, restaurants, shops, chateaux and ancient churches.

Busy weekly markets, harbours, marinas and more shops and museums are in the nearby towns of Carentan and Ste Mère Eglise and the charming fishing villages, St Vaast La Houge and Barfleur. Omaha, Juno and Gold beaches, Mont Saint Michel, Barneville-Carteret, Bayeux, Cherbourg, Rouen and Caen and the American, British and German WWII cemeteries are all in easy driving distance.

Le Marronnier is next door to a small, traditional, working dairy farm with horses, chickens and ducks. The (English) owners are next door and on-hand to help and advise as required. French is also spoken.

The village of Ste Marie du Mont is 2 miles away and has two bakers, a butchery/charcuterie selling local produce (prize-winning artisanal pates and sausages), wet fish shops selling locally caught fish and seafood including the local moules and oysters, restaurants (where one can eat moules frites), a mediaeval church (with extraordinary renaissance tower), bar tabacs, post office, hairdressers and a doctor's.

Car ferries are available from Portsmouth and Poole to Cherbourg, Caen-Ouistreham and Le Havre.The cottage is easily accessible by car from the ferry ports by fast, dual carriageways:

* 38 minutes from Cherbourg car ferry

* 70 minutes from Caen-Ouistreham car ferry

* 2 hrs from Le Havre car ferry

* 10 minutes from Carentan Railway Station

* 2.5 hours from Paris via Gard du Nord and Carentan Railway Station

More Details

Steve and Rosemary Mulley
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
17 October, 2017


Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Caen Carpiquet
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Le Bar 6 Juin
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Golf Centre Manche, Le haut-Boscq, 50190
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Le Grand Hard
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Utah Beach
Car: recommended

The cottage is in the centre of the D-Day and Normandy landings area and close to Utah Beach.

Set in a regional nature conservation park with nature reserve, the countryside, towns and villages of traditional stone houses are tranquil and unspoiled. The nearby village, Sainte Marie du Mont, has artisanal bakers and other shops, restaurants and amenities. Carentan has a Monday market, a marina and supermarkets.

Local Norman cuisine and in particular mussels, oysters and mackerel are (in season) available straight off the boat.

Mont St Michel, Bayeux and beautiful fishing villages such as St Vaast la Houge and Barfleur are in easy driving distance as is Barnville-Carteret, the international sailing venue.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Sainte-Marie-du-Mont in Manche

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 17:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • All reasonable use of electricity and gas is included. Please exercise discretion to avoid waste: do not run heaters when out, or with windows open.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Cloakroom - Toilet , Toilet and handbasin
    En-suite shower-room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Shower cabin, hand-basin, toilet, heated towel-rail
  • En-suite shower room has enclosed shower cabin, toilet, hand basin, heated towel rail, cabinet with mirror; separate toilet has handbasin and mirror.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom with one double bed, beautiful exposed stone wall, wardrobe, chest of drawers and bedside tables with lamps, mirrors.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • bay
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
Housekeeping is once a week.


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Le Marronier, Holiday Cottage Near To Utah Beach And D-Day Landings
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 17 reviews

Great comfortable and peaceful property.

  • 5 of 5

Met Steve and rosemary were helpful but not intrusive at all. Had plenty of wood so that we chilled and relaxed in front of the fire every night . Shampoo and hand soaps and toilet rolls provided. Village with two bakeries , two minutes away . So fresh baguettes every morning. Places like Barfleur , Saint vaast la hougue , Carentan and it's canal and port well worth a look . Great walks on the beaches too , miles of it when tides out. Thanks for a lovely place .

  • Review Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Just What We Were Looking For

  • 5 of 5

Just what we were looking for. Owners very friendly and helpful, the place itself had all we needed for in-house cooking, Sainte-Marie-du-Mont is just minutes in the car or a decent walk/bike ride. We only tried one of the two restaurants there, was good quality (if you're not driving ask for a '44; calvados with oranges, coffee and sugar).

The location is perfect for accessing all the D-Day beaches and sites, as well as other areas of interest in Normandy.

Many thanks for the kind hospitality for a most enjoyable week.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very kind review. We're delighted the cottage was just what you were looking for! It was a pleasure to meet you both.
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Our Normandy Experience

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed staying at the lovely cottage of Le Marronier, close to Utah Beach and Marie St. Dumont. It was our base to explore the area and experience Normandy during our stay, we definitely could have used more time. Thanks to our hosts for being so friendly and helpful.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful place close to every beach

Very comfortable place and very quiet

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Yvan, for your kind words. We hope to see you again - perhaps you'll return to Normandy!
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Great property and owners!!!

  • 5 of 5

Cottage was exactly as advertised and more. Very close to Utah Beach and the village of Sainte

Marie du Mont. Our stay was amazing. Thanks, Steve and Rosemary

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad that your stay was amazing! Thank you for letting us know. We look forward to seeing you, maybe, in the future!
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Really lovely quiet cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a super week at La Marronier. The house was just right for the two of us, plenty of space, lovely furnishings, great bed and ensuite - heated towel rail excellent in the chilly mornings. The kitchen was very well appointed with everything we needed for a week self catering. With the weather very unsettled, we appreciated being able to get UK TV...! The heating was efficient, together with loads of logs on the wood burner, we kept snug and warm. The patio/garden area is small, but pretty with roses & clematis all along the cottage wall. The area is excellent for d day landing beaches and other interesting places which is what we did during the week. Supermarkets - plenty of choice in Carentan, a 10 min drive. Very accessible cottage in a lovely quiet area. We were grateful that the owner, Steve had provided a brand new small BBQ for us, together with a huge bag of charcoal! He was friendly and informative, but not intrusive, but it was nice knowing we had support if there were any problems. Next time we are in the area we wouldn't look further than to book La Marronier again and would definitely recommend it to family & friends. Maureen & Pete

  • Review Submitted: May 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words, Maureen. We are so pleased that the cottage was just right for the two of you! And we'll be delighted to welcome you back to Le Marronnier.
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, Manche

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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Check-in is 17:00 hours, check-out is 10:00 hours.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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