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Farmhouse In The Quiet Calvados Countryside, Come See The Stars And Hear No Cars

Bedrooms 4
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Farmhouse in Cartigny L'Epinay, Calvados, Normandy, France - Peaceful Location, Beautiful Night Skies, Within Easy Reach Of Towns, Beaches And Countryside

We purchased our farmhouse 25 years ago and have gradually renovated it to provide a light, spacious, comfortable home. It sits on it's own at the end of a single track lane in the Calvados countryside but within easy driving distance of many local attractions. The area provides opportunities for sightseeing, walking and cycling in the beautiful countryside, sporting activities and ample time for simply relaxing.

Cathy Bland
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
20 May, 2017

About Cathy Bland

Bought as a family home, which we enjoyed during the long summer holidays when the children were little. We still enjoy visiting, as do they, along with family and friends as often as we can.

Cathy Bland purchased this farmhouse in 1991

Guestbook comments from the owner

'Thank you so much for allowing us to rent your beautiful property. The whole family enjoyed their stay. In a word it was all 'Wonderful''. Des Turner, Aston, Herts.

Arrived back this evening after a very enjoyable break. Everybody was very impressed with the accomodation and enjoyed the surrounding countryside. Would highly recommend your house to friends. Frank Sherratt, Wirral, Merseyside.
Nov 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Cartigny-l'Épinay in Calvados

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • Ground floor family bathroom with walk in shower, bath, wash basin and WC. A further WC and wash basin in the utility room. First floor bathroom with shower, wash basin and WC.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 5 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot , Travel cot stored in the wardrobe. Bed guard also available.
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 11 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 1 double bedroom on the ground floor. 2 double bedrooms and a 'dorm' room with 5 single beds on the first floor.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Wood burning stove in living rooms. Wood provided. Oil central heating. Large private gardens. Ample parking. Outside: The property sits on about 1/3 acre on land. Large gravel drive with ample parking at the front. Large private grassed garden at the back with patio, outdoor furniture, barbecue. There is a full size outdoor table tennis table in the open barn, and table football, darts and a pool table is the barn across the drive. Basketball net, goal post and play centre in the back garden. Also, deck chairs if you would prefer to simply sit and relax! Utility Room: Washing machine, WC, wash basin, boiler for central heating. Cleaning / Towels / Linen: Property is cleaned before arrival. Linen and towels are not provided. Other: Dining room - with table and chairs to seat 12. Wood burning stove.


5/5 -
(3 traveller reviews)

Garches, France

Lovely Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We came to stay in this lovely home for a long weekend with my in-laws over Easter. It was so quiet and peaceful! We were close to many of the Normandy/WWII sites and our children loved the yard! They played for hours every evening on the swing set, played ball, ping pong etc! The home is very comfortable and equipped with everything you need! If you want a countryside experience this is a great spot!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fruits de Mers et soleil

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in this lovely cottage with my sister-in-law. Whilst the cottage easily copes with a whole house party, it felt perfectly cosy for just the two of us. The property is very well equipped and comfortable and offers perfect seclusion without being too far from supermarkets and tourist attractions. The outdoor space is great with a sunny patio for meals outdoors and masses of play equipment for children and adults. There are plenty of books and DVDs and a box of info about local places to go and things to see and do. So you can relax in the cottage and garden or explore the local region.

The countryside is beautiful and visiting the Overlord Museum and the American Cemetry was very moving. Afterwards, we drove up the coast to Grand Campes where we had a delicious lunch at the Restaurant La Maree, overlooking the marina.

Further afield, we drove to Calcone to visit the Mussel Farm. This proved to be impressive in its scale, stretching from horizon to horizon when seen from the viewing point just outside the town. We happened to find a gem of a restaurant, La Ferme des Nielles, http://www.bretagne-coquillages.com/restaurant.html#_=_ , just before arriving in Calcone and dined on delicious oysters and mussels selected from their incredible seafood display.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Brilliant week

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely lovely. A family of four and a family of three had lots and lots of space. The boys of 9 had loads to do, football, pool, table tennis, general messing about. 15 year old daughter had own room, very happy. The cottage has absolutely everything you need, the pictures don't do the location and property justice. It really is beautiful, the owners have spent a lot of care and time making this into an idyllic spot to rest and relax. We could of easily spent our whole time at the cottage. However we made good use of the location, visiting D-day beaches, Bayeux tapestry, day in Paris. The cinema at Gold beach and the remains of mulberry harbour can not be recommended enough.

In the cottage is a menu for L'Authentique, a restaurant in Le Molay Littry, do yourselves a favour and go, it made our last evening really wonderful. Food and service top notch. Three course meal, two bottles of good wine, drinks for the kids - 7 people (4 adults 3 children) - 167 euro! Worth every cent. Half the fun is finding it.

Talvast was really lovely, and we are looking forward to staying again in the future. Cathy is really helpful, and very patient with any queries you may have.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
D Day
4 Jun 2017 - 8 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £50

Notes on prices:
We prefer to charge according to the size of your party rather then the time of year that you visit. So, we charge £500 per week for 2 people, plus £8.00 per person per night (so an extra £56.00 per week) for each additional person. We will make every effort to accommodate stays of less than a week. Please contact us for availability and cost. Prices include heating, water, gas, electricity and cleaning. Linen is not included so please bring bottom sheets, pillow cases, quilt covers and towels. Please feel free to email us for a quote for your party and any other information you require.
Changeover Day:
Changeover day is generally Saturday, but during less busy times we can be flexible, just ask and we will try to accommodate you. At busy times for the Saturday changeovers, we would ask that you don't arrive before 4.00pm and you leave by 11.00am.

25% deposit to secure your booking and the balance payable 4 weeks prior to your arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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