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18th Century Barn Conversion Modernised To A High Standard and Original Features



Updated: 24-Apr-2017
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Linens provided

About the property

Farmhouse in La Trinite, Nr. Villedieu Les Poeles, Manche, Normandy, France - Set In 3 Acres Of Fields And Apple Orchards, Glorious Beaches And Old Market Towns Within Easy Reach

Le Pont is a traditional Normandy farmhouse, now beautifully renovated preserving its character of exposed beams, granite fireplace and stunning mezzanine landing. The house is set back from the lane by a long driveway leading to parking for 3 cars and large secluded garden with fruit trees, large terrace for alfresco dining. Under 2 hrs drive from Cherbourg and 90 minutes from Caen (Ouistreham Ferry Port) or 3.5 hrs from Eurotunnel, Calais. The property is convenient for visiting Mont St Michel, Avranches, Villedieu-les-Poeles, famous for the production of copper and brass items, and for Granville, coastal town with yacht marinas and excellent seafood restaurants. Sandy beaches at Jullouville and Carolles are within 30 minutes drive. Activities available locally include cycling, riding, golf, tennis, fishing, also swimming at Villedieu’s indoor pool with fun slides. Further afield are the D-Day landing beaches, Bayeux, Caen, St Malo and Dinan.

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Julia Dailey
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
24 April, 2017

10 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(10 traveller reviews)


High quality, quiet, rural location

  • 5 of 5

Just returned home from a wonderful week in this property. The house is exactly as described, beautifully clean and well equipped. Fantastic location for discovering the area, beaches, countryside and cities all within 30 minutes drive. A week was not enough to see everything. Cycling around the area was an absolute joy.I would highly recommend staying here. Thank you to Julia for the excellent directions and making this holiday so easy to organise

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Vicky for your wonderful review, we truly appreciate receiving feedback. So glad you had a lovely time at Le Pont. Regards Julia
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A lovely spacious property in an excellent location!

  • 5 of 5

We were a family of five holidaying with grandparents.

We found the house very spacious and comfortable. It is in a very secluded location but is not isolated which we found comforting. (The spacious garden at the rear is not overlooked at all.) The neighbours always waved and smiled and us when we saw them on our many evening walks.

We chose to walk to the recycling centre in La Trinite so we could enjoy the charming rural location and experience the wildlife and livestock along the way!

The house is very conveniently located to explore the many good towns and beaches nearby. We found all of the recommendations from Julia (the owner) to be very good and useful. We had a really wonderful holiday and wouldn't hesitate in recommending this property.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for your review, I'm so pleased you had a good stay and enjoyed the house and surroundings as much as we do. Our neighbours cows used to follow us on our walks!
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Fabulous hideaway

  • 5 of 5

We found this property easily and had a wonderful stay, it's such a beautiful peaceful location. The sheep next door were an added bonus for the children who found them very entertaining. The house is spacious and stays cool during the summer heat and has everything you might need. I recommend the beach after Kairon Plage away from Julouville that is far less crowded than the others and the nearby town has an excellent swimming pool with a flume that kept our children (5 & 7) entertained for hours on a cloudy day.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Emma, We're so please that you enjoyed your stay and were comfortable in the house. We can't always guarantee sheep unfortunately but there is usually some type of livestock grazing in the fields, typically sheep or horses. With regard to beaches, we have always loved them as they are so safe for children as the water stays quite shallow for such long distances. We've now become very french and always go armed with a small rake and buckets to harvest the delicious clams from the sand once the tide is out - handy tip for your next visit to such beaches! Kind regards Julia
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Home from home

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful, relaxing stay in this beautifully renovated barn conversion. The house easily accommodated our 2 young families; 4 adults and 4 children aged 8 months to 9 years. The house was extremely well equipped and the dishwasher and laundry facilities were an added bonus for us. The garden and paddling pool meant that the grown ups could relax in the sun and the games cupboard enabled us to have a lazy day indoors when the weather was not so glorious! The location is beautiful, not far from a number of sandy beaches and Villedieu is an attractive town which provided all the amenities we needed during our stay. We would highly recommend this accommodation.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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West Yorkshire


  • 5 of 5

Just back from a week at Le Pont.

What a great place. The property is beautifully renovated, clean and very well equipped. Outside is a very large patio with superb garden furniture. The property also has a large garden.

The location is great, rural, yet still within easy reach of all attractions.

I would not hestiate recommending this property to family and friends.

Booking was simple and communication with owner very pleasant.

  • Review Submitted: May 25, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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west yorkshire

great house and location

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at le pont. The property was a lot bigger than we imagined and easily held the 4 adults and 2 teenagers in our party. The property is very well equipped and the best self catering house we have stayed at in France. The house is ideally situated to visit all the great places of interest in Normandy and Brittany. My children played in the large gardens and we all enjoyed walks round the area. I would recommend this property to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests


West coast sandy beaches at Jullouville and Carolles are within 30 minutes drive.


Under 2 hrs drive from Cherbourg and 90 minutes from Caen (Ouistreham Ferry Port).

3.5 hrs drive from Eurotunnel, Calais.

Nearest airport is Dinard, 40 mins drive with car hire available.

Nearest train station is Villedieu (10 mins drive), 3hrs from Paris.

Use of car is essential.


Nearest town is Villedieu-les-Poeles, 15 mins drive

Avranches is 20 mins drive

West Coast beaches are 30 mins

Mont St Michel is 45 mins

St Malo, Bayeaux are 60 mins

D-Day Landings are 90 mins

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring 2017
8 Apr 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2017
3 Jun 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Booking Notes:
Bookings can be made by telephone or email. A 25% non-refundable deposit is required at the time of booking with the balance payable eight weeks before arrival.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday but this is flexible in low season. Arrival time is 4pm and departure time is 10am. We also welcome well behaved dogs.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds.

25% of total holiday cost required to secure booking, remainder payable 6 weeks before arrival date. Cancellations made more than 60 days prior to arrival will incur no penalty. Early departure does not warrant any refund of cost.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 24-Apr-2017


Property Type

  • farmhouse


  • Family


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library


  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural


  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Ensuite to Master Bedroom has a large walk-in shower, two bowl-style wash basins, toilet and heated towel rail. Family Bathroom is fully fitted with toilet, wash basin, a full-sized bath with shower attachment. Downstairs toilet in laundry room.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master Bedroom with king-size bed, room for cot, built-in wardrobe, chest of drawers, plus large ensuite bathroom. Bedroom 2 with 3 single beds, wardrobe, chest of drawers. Bedroom 3 with double bed and single bed, and wardrobe.


  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome


  • Notes on accommodation: The house has full central heating for the winter months. The thick granite stone walls keep the house cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Travel cot, high-chair, booster seat and stair-gate also available. Outside: The garden is secluded and there is plenty of space to relax. The superb tiled terrace faces south, runs the whole length of the house, and there is a table and chairs, large parasol, plus exterior lighting, which helps to make the most of the warm summer evenings. Also at your disposal are badminton, boules, a barbecue, and children’s paddling pool. Utility Room: The Laundry Room is situated behind the kitchen housing an automatic washing machine, separate dryer, and large fridge/freezer. There is also a separate toilet and wash basin off this room. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen included. Towels can be rented for additional cost. Property cleaned after each let. For longer lets, can be cleaned more frequently as required. Other: The Dining Room / Entry Hall has a large oak refectory dining table that will seat 8 - 10 people and large storage cupboard with a choice of books, games and puzzles.

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