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Luxury accommodation in a beautiful rural landscape ideal for groups & cyclists - The Barn

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking



The Barn

The charming Barn is half timbered with Norman colombarge and is a true example of a great conversion, with free-flowing reception space. The handmade Shaker style furniture was designed by the owners especially for the building and the attention to detail is evident. All bedrooms have fully fitted wardrobes and drawers. Two bedrooms have double beds and en suite shower rooms, the third and fouth bedroom have twin beds and share a family bathroom (with shower over bath).

The dining room has a large dining table which can seat 14 and is open plan to the well equipped kitchen (fridge, half sized dishwasher, double oven). A utility room has a washer/dryer through which is reached the store room where there is a second large fridge/freezer, wine racks, welly boots, garden furniture, BBQ and outdoor games.

The reception has two large ultra comfortable sofas, an open fire, desk, card table with chairs, satelite TV, i-pod docking station, games and jigsaws.

There is also broadband.

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About the property


This beautifully renovated property is a home away from home and offers guests a high level of comfort and style, wi-fi, large grounds, free bikes to use on the nearby cycle path and country lanes and plenty of local attractions.

The buildings are set around a rectangular grassed courtyard with an open sided building for all to share for alfresco eating. The large gardens and peaceful setting makes it idea for families or groups of friends holidaying together.

The private rear garden is very large and zoned into different areas with lawn, wild flower areas, and a small pond.

The charming stone Farmhouse with its turret and four poster bed sleeps 10 in three double rooms (master bedroom en suite) and two twin bedrooms with two family bathrooms. The enormous reception room has a fireplace at one end and a TV area at another. The dining room also has an open fireplace and a large dining table for you to all enjoy eating together at. The well equipped kitchen is off the dining room and is fully stocked with all the crockery, glasses and pan you'll want. There's also a utility room with washing machine and a study/boot room.

The Barn sleeps eight in two double en suite bedrooms and two twins bedrooms which shared a stylish family bathroom. The ground floor's sitting room centres around an open fireplace, and there's a TV with Sky accessing English TV, a games table and desk if you need to do some work on holiday. The dining room has a beautiful long cherry wood table and benches which is open plab to the shaker style kitchen. Off the kitchen with is a utility room with washing machine, downstairs loo and store room with an over flow fridge, wine racks, table and chairs for the garden and bike racks.

The Cider Press is a studio with a mezzanine bedroom ideal for couples wanting peace and privacy or as an annexe to the rest of the property. There is a kitchenette with microwave, hob, sink and small fridge, a shower room and a seating area which centres around a Cider Press, lending it's name to the building.

A traditional Norman bake house completes the square and is where we keep the bikes for all to use. Boudet is just off the Veloscenic - a purpose built cycle track which runs all the way to Mont St Michel: http://www.veloscenic.com/etapes/domfront-barenton.

We are very pleased with our reviews which sum up the level of comfort and the beauty of the property:

The Farmhouse - http://www.tripadvisor.com/VacationRentalReview-g1953782-d2107827-The_Farmhouse-Barenton_Manche_Basse_Normandie_Normandy.html

The Barn - http://www.tripadvisor.com/VacationRentalReview-g1953782-d2107826-The_Barn-Barenton_Manche_Basse_Normandie_Normandy.html

The Cider Press - http://www.tripadvisor.com/VacationRentalReview-g1953782-d2107828-The_Cider_Press-Barenton_Manche_Basse_Normandie_Normandy.html

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Property Manager
Sophie Curtis
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
12 July, 2017

What makes this barn unique

You can sleep 20 people (or 21 if you use the pull out bed) in one property having independence from friends/family you're travelling with but also being together.

The grounds are very spacious - perfect for children to explore, to sunbathe and picnic in.

The property is moments from the Veloscenic which crosses 4 French regions and 8 départements: Paris, Hauts-de-Seine, Essonne, Yvelines, Eure-et-Loir, Orne, Mayenne and Manche as well as 3 regional natural parks.

It's in a national park.


Nearest Airport
119 Kilometres
Rennes (is the most useful but there are others)
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
111 Kilometres
Caen, Ouistreham
Nearest Golf
33.8 Kilometres
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
70 Kilometres
Carolles-Plage, Carolles (nicest not nearest)
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Our property is a great base for keen cyclists to stay at whilst exploring Normandy. We are moments from the Flers-Domfront veloroute or Voie Verte (a disused railway line cycle track) which forms part of an extensive network. This offers an excellent and safe opportunity to get about and explore the area - you can even cycle to Mont St Michel.

Do bring your own bikes. We have some on site but they are better used for short local trips!


Mount St Michel is about 50 minutes from Boudet. Carolles is the nearest beach 70 km away and the charming fishing town Cancale is 107 km from the property. Other recommended beaches are Deauville, Houlgate and Trouville-sur-Mer. Base de Loisirs La Ferte Mace is a 65 hectare leisure base centred around La Ferte Mace large lake which is a great alternative to a beach. It has lifeguards in July and August, a play area, volley ball, peddocs, mini golf etc.


Cars are essential. Caen - Ouistreham port 14km north east of Caen is 1.15 hrs away, served by Britanny Ferries from Portsmouth. St Malo with its ferry port is 1.5 hrs away and Cherbourg is 2 hrs. Calais and the Euro Tunnel are approximately a 5 hour drive.

Airports within 2 hrs are Rennes, Deauville (Ryanair from Stansted), Dinard (Ryanair flights from Bristol, Birmingham, London Stansted and East Midlands) and Cherbourg (Flybe from Southampton).


Nearest village with supermarket is 1km away. Local amenities:

Local supermarket, bakeries, pharmacy, hairdresser, English grocer, post office, tabac and cafes in Barenton. Further shopping can be found at Mortain and Domfront (10km) and St Hilaire du Harcouet (15 km).

Further Details:

The local area is famed for its cider, poire and calvados – the apple and pear orchards are lovely in Spring. The charming castle of Carrouges and Chateau D’O are close by and well worth visiting. Le Haras du Pin, the national stud, is a great day out and very popular with children. St Fraimbault, a village fleuries is about 20 minutes from the property as is Ambrieres-les-Valées, where there is an outside swimming pool, archery, mini golf and canoeing. Aqualand at Avranches is fun and Claude Monet’s house and Grounds at Giverney are about 80km away. The ‘Suisse Normande’, a pleasant river valley with some crags and rolling hills and a lovely area for picnics and the opportunity to watch the multitude of paragliders is an easy day trip. Walking, cycling and even canoeing from Pont d'Ouilly are other options. For those with younger children visit the Enchanted Village at Bellefontaine north of Mortain. Situated in a large parkland it offers a variety of traditional attractions including a miniature railway, electric cars and a quaint fantasy land.

Open air swimming pool at Mortain (15 min drive), horse riding near Barenton. Golf at Clecy, Granville and Dol de Bretagne. Bungee jumping near Clecy.

We provide Christmas trees and decorations for the properties for people staying over Christmas and New Year.

Available Rentals

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Booking Notes:
Bookings are Saturday to Saturday. Our English caretakers live 15 minutes away and can help with any emergencies.

We can be flexible for shorter stays - please contact the owner for short breaks. We welcome enquiries for longer lets especially over the Winter.

Please ask to see more pictures as we plenty amd can email them to you.

Changeover Day:
Saturday, however we can be flexible so please enquire. We like to know your anticipated time of arrival. All linen and towels are provided.


Accommodation and facilities for The Barnin Barenton in Manche

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Double Bed , This bedroom has an en suite shower room
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , This has an en suite shower room
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • 6 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: All buildings are fully central heated with the Barn and Farmhouse also having delightful open fireplaces (we supply logs free of charge). Each property has been designed to a high standard and are very well maintained by our caretaker who lives 15 minutes away. The properties can be rented separately or together. We take great care that our holiday homes are to a very high standard and ensure kitchens are well stocked with crockery, cutlery, serving dishes, pot and pans as dining together is a key part of people's holidays. Each property has a BBQ. The property is surrounded by a large garden which is for all to enjoy. The rear garden has a pond and plenty of space for children to run around in. The more formal apple orchard at the front of the Barn and Cider Press has space for a croquet lawn (mallets are stored in the Barn). The open sided building is an outside dining area for all to use. All linen and towels are provided. Outside: There is a shared garden to the front and rear of the property. At the rear is a small pond as well as in the front of the Barn. There is also an outdoor eating area in an open sided building where there is garden furniture and bicycles are provided for all guests to share (stored in the Bakehouse). Parking is in a dedicated parking area adjacent to the property. BBQs and garden furniture are provided. We also provide a few bicycles which are kept in the bakehouse. It's a good idea to bring bikes if you enjoy cycling as Boudet is moments from a disused railway line which has now been converted into a cycle route. Please see the note on cycling.


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The Barn
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Peaceful New Year retreat

  • 5 of 5

A fairly last minute decision to spend New Year with friends in 'a cosy cottage somehwere in the countryside' was the plan. How lucky did we get? The Barn at Boudet was the most welcoming place, complete with Christmas Tree (decorated) and a lovely open fire with wood ready to go!

The Barn is beautifully restored and superbly equipped, a great place for chilling out, with enough space for our two families to not be on top of one another too.

The surrounding countryside is great for exploring on foot, on bike or by car, we did all three and honestly can't wait to go back for some more!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Pure Magic

  • 5 of 5

This was without a doubt the loveliest holiday rental ever, in fact even nicer than hoped for.

The Barn is pure magic - so tastefully done up, very homely and cosy with it's enormous and very beautiful fireplace - and at the same time wonderfully spacious.

The middle hall with the beautiful stone floor, fitted the tallest Christmas tree we've ever had, almost 4 m tall.

The place is equipped with everything you need - large kitchen for cooking enthusiasts, - laundry rooms, fridge/freezer, showers etc - all working.

The place was clean and nicely warmed up when we arrived. And it's snug and warm even in winter.

The views are beautiful and the place breathes peace and contentment.

Our only problem was that we had to leave again.

It's friendly and welcoming even if you're alone (spent a few hours alone before the rest arrived) - but perfect for many more.

Would recommend this to anyone seeking space, peace, cosiness and beauty.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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