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A Beautiful 16th Century Farmhouse In The Heart Of The Normandy Countryside

People12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Farmhouse in Saint-Jean-de-Savigny, Saint-Lô, Manche, Normandy, France - Tranquil Location, Great For Unwinding, But Close To Plenty Of Places Of Interest

La Rocque is a beautifully renovated and well-equipped 400 year old stone farmhouse surrounded by gardens of over three quarters of an acre and situated in the lovely Normandy countryside 10kms north of Saint Lô. The spacious accommodation is arranged over three floors. On the ground floor, the living room has a beautiful beamed ceiling and large open fireplace and there is also a comfortable lounge with TV and wi-fi access. The kitchen is fully-fitted and well-equipped and there is also a utility room and a games room with full-sized table tennis table. On the first floor there are 4 bedrooms and a bathroom. On the second floor the loft has been converted to a lovely relaxing extra sitting room with beautiful beams. 2 extra people can be accommodated on the bed settee (making 12 in all). On this floor there is also another double bedroom and an en-suite bathroom. Outside, the gardens are great for relaxing, playing a game of boules or watching the sunset over a glass of wine.


Owner
Pamela Mann
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, German
Calendar last updated:
8 September, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

beautiful house in lovely location



We visited with friends in August 2012 with 6 children ranging from 5 to 16 and four adults. The house is fantastic and extremely well stocked with beautiful grounds. The loft room became a den for all the children. The play room attached with table tennis was used regularly. There was more than enough space for both families and every comfort was thought of. A thoroughly wonderful house and holiday.



Beautiful, spacious house in a wonderful location



So often properties that advertise themselves as suitable for sleeping 10+ actually don't have enough living space for everyone. This property was genuinely big enough for 4 adults and 5 children, with space left over. Beautiful bedrooms, spacious dining and seating areas, and some lovely extra touches. Thick white fluffy towels - with plenty of spares - and extra towels for the beach. Games for children and adults. Comfy beds. Bikes for fetching the bread every day. Who could ask for more!
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Saint-Jean-de-Savigny in Manche

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
General:
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 -
  • 1. Family bathroom with shower, wash basin and wc 2. En-suite bathroom to bedroom 5 with shower, wash basin and wc 3. Ground floor wc with wash basin
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed and cot Bedroom 2 with double bed (cot available) Bedroom 3 with twin beds Bedroom 4 with bunk beds Bedroom 5 with double bed Loft room with double sofa bed
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: There is oil-fired central heating throughout, as well as an open fire in the living room and an ample supply of logs in the woodshed. Oil for the central heating and logs for the fire are included. We do not accept pets Please no smoking Outside: Outside there are gardens on each side of the house with garden furniture, barbecue and in summer a 15 foot diameter swimming pool. There are also bicycles for guests to enjoy bike rides along the quiet lanes in the surrounding unspoilt countryside. Utility Room: The utility room has a washing machine and tumble dryer, a sink and drainer, iron and ironing board, mop, buckets and all necessary cleaning equipment. There is a vacuum cleaner in the cupboard under the stairs. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen is included and the beds will be made ready for your arrival. All towels are provided, including beach towels. The house is cleaned before your arrival and on your departure. We ask you to leave it as you find it. Other: The loft has been converted to a lovely relaxing extra sitting room with beautiful beams.

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A Beautiful 16th Century Farmhouse In The Heart Of The Normandy Countryside
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5

Super - perfect accommodation for us

  • 5 of 5

3 generations of our family stayed together is a lovely location, welcomed warmly by Pam. A gem of a house with great facilities - we used the pool, table tennis, bikes.... and not far from historic sites and the beach too.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely comments on your recent stay at La Rocque. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting you and look forward to a return visit at some point in the future.
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Comfortable, Spacious Home with Great Facilities

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this lovely, rural house for 2 weeks, a family group of 5 adults and 5 older children (age 11-15). It was very well equipped in all areas from the kitchen to the pool. The outdoor space was great for BBQ's or just enjoying the evening sunshine. Lots of family games for indoors and out, the pool especially popular with the younger ones.

There was plenty of space for us all in bedrooms and reception areas.

Pam could not have been more helpful, a great host. All in all, it made for a very relaxing summer holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very positive review of your recent stay at La Rocque. I am so glad you enjoyed the house and its quiet rural surroundings. Should you plan another trip to Normandy in the future, I should be very glad to welcome you here again.
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Impressive Property in rural Normandy

  • 5 of 5

A fabulous old property which easily catered for our needs...and more! Set in the beautiful normandy countryside it was a pleasure to return to after visiting various museums and destinations. The description was 100% accurate and didn't disappoint. Would defiantly recommend this property for large families or a group.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Good value

  • 5 of 5

The property was very spacious and exceeded my expectations. You would need to have use of a car to enable you to travel to the beaches(about 30mins travel) and about same distance to Bayeux but this was no problem.The swimming pool was better than I anticipated from the photo and my grandchildren enjoyed it very much. The adults enjoyed it too. Pam was very good and provided an excellent service. I would happily return there and would have no hesitation in recommending it.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent family accommodation with easy access to beach and historic sites.

  • 5 of 5

Well maintained and flexible accommodation. Excellent facilities for families - outdoor spaces and covered areas for activities. Kitchen has everything you could possibly need. Bedrooms are comfortable while maintaining that historical feel for the property.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your very kind comments about your stay at La Rocque. I am very pleased that you enjoyed your stay here and I look forward to welcoming the whole family back here some time soon - perhaps for two weeks!
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Lovely property for family sharing

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely break. The property was very suitable for two families to share and the owner extremely helpful. We recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am very pleased that you enjoyed your Easter break at La Rocque and I would be very happy to welcome you back there at some point in the future.
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Location

Coast/Beach:

The nearest beach to the house is Omaha Beach, 26kms to the north. As well as its historical interest due to the crucial part it played in the Normandy landings in WW2, it is also a wonderful beach for families with its extensive golden sands, ideal for beach games and sand castles.

Travel:

The house is situated about an hour's drive from both Cherbourg and Caen (Ouistréham), which are served by regular ferries from Portsmouth.

The Channel Tunnel and the port of Calais are approximately 4 to 4 and a half hours' drive away.

As the house is situated in a rural location, it is highly recommended to have the use of a car.

Distances:

The village of Saint-Jean-de-Savigny is 3kms away

The village of Saint-Clair-sur-Elle is 2kms away

The town of Saint Lô is 10 kms away

Bayeux is 30 minutes drive away

The Mont Saint Michel is 75 minutes drive away

Further Details:

The house is situated about a mile away from the village of Saint-Clair-sur-Elle, where there is a baker’s, a butcher’s, a small supermarket, a chemist’s, a post office and a bank. There is also a doctor in the village and a small market on Tuesdays.

The area is ideal for walking and cycling and the roads are quiet enough for even the youngest children to ride their bikes. There is also horse-riding nearby, as well as canoeing, golf and swimming.

For those wishing to sample local gastronomic delights, it is possible to visit a cheese making factory or see how calvados and cider are made. Younger members of the family invariably appreciate a visit to the caramel factory at Isigny.

Interesting places to visit near at hand are the lovely 10th century abbey at Cerisy-la-Forêt and the château at Balleroy with its balloon museum.

About half an hour’s drive away to the north lies Omaha Beach, where the Americans came ashore during the D-day landings. Close by, at Colleville, the American cemetery, in a beautiful setting overlooking the sea, evokes poignant memories.

The nearest town to the house is Saint Lô, which features beautiful ramparts and has a wonderful market every Saturday. The ‘haras’ or horse-breeding stud is also well worth a visit.

The historic town of Bayeux with its famous tapestry and lovely old cathedral is within easy reach, as is the little port of Arromanches, with its ‘mulberry harbours’. The Mont Saint Michel, in an incomparable setting, with its stunning abbey, is about an hour and a half away by car.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Saint-Jean-de-Savigny, Lower Normandy

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Mid season
2 Sep 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£657
for 3 nights
From
£219
£1,150
 
 
Low season
4 Nov 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£543
for 3 nights
From
£181
£950
 
 
High season
16 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,144
for 4 nights
From
£286
£1,500
 
 
Low season
6 Jan 2018 - 23 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£450
for 3 nights
£1,050
 
 
Mid season
24 Mar 2018 - 25 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£579
for 3 nights
£1,350
 
 
High season
26 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£750
for 3 nights
£1,750
 
 
Mid season
2 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£579
for 3 nights
£1,350
 
 
High season
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,750
for 7 nights
£1,750
 
 
Mid season
1 Sep 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
£579
for 3 nights
£1,350
 
 
Low season
3 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£450
for 3 nights
£1,050
 
 
High season
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
£750
for 3 nights
£1,750
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Booking Notes:
To make a booking, a non-refundable deposit of 25% of the cost of the holiday is required, paid by cheque or BACS, in GBP or Euros. The balance is due 6 weeks before the commencement of the holiday. For bookings made within 6 weeks of the start of the holiday, full payment is due on booking. With the balance we also ask for a damages deposit of £250 (300 euros). This is refunded the week after the stay, if everything is in order.

Changeover Day:
The usual change over day is Saturday. Other days may be accommodated out of the high season.

The accommodation is available from 3.00pm on the day of arrival until 10.00am on the day of departure, unless otherwise arranged.

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