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Magnificent stone farmhouse with private heated pool, gardens & WiFi sleeps 2-12

People12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

6 bedroom farmhouse sleeps 12 deep in the Normandy countryside

La Germainiere is a superb old farmhouse that has been completely renovated and modernised to create a really lovely holiday home with enormous character. It has beamed ceilings, massive stone walls, tiled floors, a huge Normandy fireplace and full central heating. The view from the sun terrace is beautiful with rolling fields and trees. There is a large table and chairs for alfresco dining with a gas barbecue and shaded, vine covered seating area.

The house is a pretty short walk from the village of Grimesnil with its excellent and very welcoming bar/restaurant. The surrounding countryside is gently undulating and totally unspoilt, with lovely walks. The local villages boast a host of restaurants, all good, some superb. The nearby village of St Denis Le Gast bakes the morning croissants and warm French loaves.

The magnificent private 10x5m heated swimming pool available from May to October, is set on the lower lawn away from the house and has beautiful views of the valley. There are sun loungers, a large changing hut and table and chairs.

The coast with its beautiful, unspoilt beaches is only a 15 minute drive away and within reach are Mont St Michel, the D-Day beaches and medieval town of Bayeaux. The market towns of Gavray and Hambye (10 mins) have shops, cafes and supermarkets and the lovely cathedral city of Coutances is 15 minutes drive.

The farmhouse is less than 90 minutes drive from Cherbourg, Caen and St Malo and we can offer a 20% discount on all Brittany Ferry crossings for any number of cars and passengers. It is an easy drive from Calais or Paris (Orly Airport) on amazing motorways.

More Details

Owner
Sue Smart
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had an absolutely idyllic week at La Germaniere. The house is absolutely beautiful and credit to the children – they were in the pool every day! The house is so well equipped and really nothing we could have wanted that wasn’t there. The open fire is delightful.

On the last day we actually had lunch out on the garden so everyone left with lovely memories!

We did say it would be lovely to see the house in different seasons and I’m sure you’ll be hearing from us again.

In the meantime – have a good winter and hopefully be in touch in 2017 to arrange another visit.
Oct 2016
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Guéhébert in Lower Normandy

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En suite for bedroom 1
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , First floor
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Second floor
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Ground floor
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , En suite
  • The spacious king size master bedroom with en-suite shower room and has lovely views. Further bedrooms include one double and four twin rooms, each individually decorated. Two further bathrooms. Cots available on request. Bed linen and towels can be supplied at £18 per person per week.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
Outside:
  • Deck Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 4 bicycles
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
La Germainiere is very peacefully set in lovely gardens and approached by a long drive so providing lots of privacy for a really relaxing holiday. It is ideal for family reunions, special celebrations or a relaxing place for a holiday for all ages. The beautiful grounds offer a variety of places for guests to relax including the sun-trapped terrace, and huge lawns for playing games such as badminton. The swimming pool is really private and sheltered and is security fenced for peace of mind with children. It is a real suntrap. There is also plenty of parking for lots of cars.

Reviews

4/5 -
(1 traveller reviews)

4

Stunning property with plenty of amenities.

  • 4 of 5

Very impressive frontage on arrival. Completely isolated apart from one other property nearby. The facilities were ideal for our party which comprised four young children, oldest five years old, and four adult couples. The best facility was the heated pool which was a sun trap. It was an ideal size and depth for for both adult swimming and children playing. Being surrounded by a childproof fence was another big plus.

The only criticism was some of the beds were a bit lumpy and the bathrooms were shared.

We did have one wet day but between table tennis, English tv, dvds, board games etc we kept adequately amused.

The restaurants and sights that were recommended in by the owners totally exceeded expectations.

We were unanimous in the opinion that we would return to such a beautiful house in a such a lovely setting!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad that you enjoyed such a lovely holiday with your family at La Germainiere and loved our stunning farmhouse and its amazing peaceful setting. The pool is always a great hit with families, particularly with young children. We too love staying there and have spent many happy holidays at La Germainiere. The beds and mattresses are checked and replaced regularly. We are over there next week so I will double check them again then. Thanks for your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you all again soon. Sue
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30 Jun 2017 - 6 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£750
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£250
£950
 
 
LAST MINUTE SPECIAL OFFER
30 Jun 2017 - 6 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£950
 
 
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7 Jul 2017 - 13 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,195
for 7 nights
£1,195
 
 
LAST MINUTE SPECIAL OFFER
7 Jul 2017 - 13 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,195
 
 
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1 Sep 2017 - 7 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£750
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£250
£1,585
 
 
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8 Sep 2017 - 14 Sep 2017
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£750
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£250
£1,340
 
 
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15 Sep 2017 - 21 Sep 2017
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£750
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£250
£1,130
 
 
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22 Sep 2017 - 28 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£660
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£220
£1,065
 
 
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29 Sep 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£660
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£220
£1,030
 
 
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20 Oct 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£660
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£220
£1,300
 
 
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27 Oct 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
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£660
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£220
£1,030
 
 
Christmas 2017
22 Dec 2017 - 28 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,800
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£600
£1,830
 
 
New Year
29 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£2,100
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£700
£1,905
 
 
2018
5 Jan 2018 - 22 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,800
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£600
£1,015
 
 
2018
23 Mar 2018 - 29 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£900
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£300
£1,205
 
 
2018
30 Mar 2018 - 5 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,250
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£1,250
 
 
2018
6 Apr 2018 - 12 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,395
for 7 nights
£1,395
 
 
2018
13 Apr 2018 - 19 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,050
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£350
£1,110
 
 
2018
20 Apr 2018 - 26 Apr 2018
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£1,050
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£350
£1,110
 
 
2018
27 Apr 2018 - 3 May 2018
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£1,050
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£350
£1,250
 
 
2018
4 May 2018 - 10 May 2018
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£350
£1,125
 
 
2018
11 May 2018 - 17 May 2018
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£1,050
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£350
£1,215
 
 
2018
18 May 2018 - 24 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,275
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£425
£1,445
 
 
Half Term
25 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,565
for 7 nights
£2,565
 
 
2018
1 Jun 2018 - 7 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,500
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£500
£1,555
 
 
2018
8 Jun 2018 - 14 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,650
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£550
£1,875
 
 
2018
15 Jun 2018 - 21 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£2,100
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£700
£2,080
 
 
2018
22 Jun 2018 - 28 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£2,100
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£700
£2,290
 
 
2018
29 Jun 2018 - 5 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
£2,400
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£800
£2,445
 
 
2018
6 Jul 2018 - 12 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
£2,400
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£800
£2,860
 
 
2018
13 Jul 2018 - 19 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£3,175
for 7 nights
£3,175
 
 
2018
20 Jul 2018 - 23 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£3,385
for 7 nights
£3,385
 
 
2018
24 Aug 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,815
for 7 nights
£2,815
 
 
2018
31 Aug 2018 - 6 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,500
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£500
£1,665
 
 
2018
7 Sep 2018 - 13 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,050
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£350
£1,395
 
 
2018
14 Sep 2018 - 20 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,200
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From
£400
£1,180
 
 
2018
21 Sep 2018 - 27 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£900
for 3 nights
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£300
£1,120
 
 
2018
28 Sep 2018 - 18 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£900
for 3 nights
From
£300
£1,075
 
 
Oct Half Term
19 Oct 2018 - 25 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,350
for 3 nights
From
£450
£1,355
 
 
2018
26 Oct 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£900
for 3 nights
From
£300
£1,075
 
 
Christmas 2018
21 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£2,100
for 3 nights
From
£700
£1,905
 
 
New Year 2019
28 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
£2,100
for 3 nights
From
£700
£1,905
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£1,075
for 7 nights
£1,075
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £25

Rates include heating, hot water, logs, washing machine, tumble drier and use of private heated swimming pool (pool May - end of Oct). Free WiFi and all telephone calls to land lines in Europe.
We offer 20% discount on crossings with Brittany Ferries.
Linen is available to hire at £18 per person- which includes all bedlinen, 2 towels per person, bath mats, tea towels etc. Alternatively you are welcome to take your own linen, duvets and pillows are supplied.

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