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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


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 a bakers, grocery shops, 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:
24 June, 2017


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:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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 ...
  • 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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(10 traveller reviews)


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
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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
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Superb Location and Wonderful Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We have just spent the most relaxing and wonderful ten days at Le Marronier, it was simply perfect in every way, the whole holiday made even better by the warmth and sincerity of the owners Rosemary and Steve,whos only desire is to make your holiday perfect in every way

  • Review Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your very kind words. We are very pleased to know that you had a lovely stay. We already have your booking for next year and look forward to seeing you again!
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This was an amazing property - lovingly restored with attention to every detail.

  • 5 of 5

In rural area, peaceful and near to villages and historical sites. Rosemary and Steve provided booklets and maps for the area. Very comfortable with all mod coms. Definitely would recommend and give this a Michelin 5 star.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We hope to see you again!
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  • 5 of 5

The cottage is to a very high standard. Elegant throughout. You feel instantly relaxed.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. We are pleased you had a relaxing holiday! We hope to see you again.
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What a lovely stay in a lovely place !

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for just 3 nights to watch a stage of the Tour de France.

Steve and Rosemary were so nice, very friendly nothing too much trouble and interesting to chat to.

The property has been renovated beautifully, comfortable all you could need - cooker, microwave, fridge, coffeemaker but most importantly corkscrew ! Lounge was lovely and comfortable, nice seating outside when the side decided to join us! was almost a shame to go out !!

Surrounding area is also lovely, the Tour was incredible quite a spectacle. Saint Marie du Mont has some very nice cafe / restaurants to chill out in.

The whole are is ideal for both the DDay memorials but also to simply chill out and relax.

Would we recommend to anyone else?


We certainly plan to return

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very kind review - we are delighted you had an enjoyable break. We'll look forward to seeing you again.
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3 night minimum stay
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Check-in is 16:00 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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