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Charming 5 Bedroom Country House



Updated: 26-Apr-2017
  • Sleeps 8
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Bookable online

About the property

House in Ducy Sainte Marguerite, Nr. Bayeux, Calvados, Normandy, France - Peaceful Country Location Just 12 Km From The Sea And 8km From Bayeux

A delightful five bedroom house, set on a private estate housing a small manor house and a century old family run cider farm perfectly situated in the Bessin, an ideal base for the Normandy landing beaches and the town of Bayeux filled with markets, restaurants and boutiques.

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About the Owner

Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
26 April, 2017

About Debbie

The house is set on a property which belongs to our family since the early 1800. We renovated this building in 1995 and used it as a week-end and holiday house since then.

We now live in London but our relatives are on site and will assist and answer all questions.

Debbie purchased this house in 1949

Why Debbie chose Caen area

This house is part of a family estate and belongs to the same family since the early 1800.

3 Reviews

5/5 -
(3 traveller reviews)


Wonderful experience!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in this beautiful and comfortable house! We took the train from Paris to Bayeux and rented a car at Renault Rent which was a 2 minute walk from the train station. Stopped at the grocery store in Bayeux before heading out to our French country home. We met 2 of our friends at the house so we were 5 altogether, 3 Americans and 2 British. The house is wonderful!! We all had our own bedroom and 3 bathrooms was perfect. Comfortable beds, clean, everything we needed. We spent time in Bayeux, Honfleur, and toured the D-Day beaches. Julie was our contact at the house and she,too, was great! I can't say enough about our wonderful stay here. The tour of the farm is recommended. Just a great experience! Thank you to the owners for sharing their house.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Already booked again for next year!

  • 5 of 5

We travelled as a party of 7 people in two families. The house was perfect for our requirements.

It was so well equipped. The house was really spacious giving us plenty of room to spread out. The beds were amazingly comfortable.

I could not fault the communications with the owners or the help we received from all the staff and resident on the estate.

The house is part of a small group of magnificent properties including a cider farm and orchards. The cider, calvados and other products produced are outstanding and the farm tour is a definite must.

The grounds are extensive and enabled us to play cricket and boule.

The towns of Bayeux and Caen are within 30 mins drive as are the D-Day beaches.

There is a large Supermarket in Bayeux and smaller shops in all the surrounding towns and villages.

A perfect place to stay if you want peace and relaxation but be in close proximity to lots of things to do.

Roll on next year, we can't wait to return.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A delighful slice of Normandy

  • 5 of 5

The house is very large and spacious and was perfect for us (4 adults and 2 young girls). The house was clean, neat, well maintained and well appointed. The listing on the Owner’s Direct website and the photos are accurate and are a good description of this impressive and charming property. Communication with the owners was easy and rapid, and checking in and out could not have been easier.

It is quiet, a perfect spot for relaxing. The beds were very comfortable and we all caught up on sleep. The kitchen was fully equipped and we cooked in three nights. Shopping was easy and fun at the local markets and in Bayeux.

The house was excellent for the kids, with swings, fields to explore, lots of cows grazing near by. For a relaxing or down day, you can enjoy hundreds of DVD movies (most in English), a fireplace and several games to play. A must is to visit Les Vergers de Ducy, the cidery next door, and sample (and purchase) some of the many varieties of calvados, cider, pommaeu, and juice made on the property.

The house at Ducy is an excellent base for exploring Normandy and the Calvados region. Bayeux (largely spared by WWII) is 15 minutes away and is excellent for walking, visiting the famous 900+ year old Tapestry, and the soaring cathedral that dominates the skyline for miles around. The invasion beaches are a little farther north and span many miles along the coast. Visiting the American cemetery at Omaha Beach was the most poignant and moving part of our trip. We also visited Mont Saint-Michel, which was about an hour and 15 minutes from the house, so a very manageable day trip.

Overall it was a fantastic stay. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

This house is part of a family estate and belongs to the same family since the early 1800.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Caen-Carpiquet at 20 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Audrieu at 2 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Caen-Ouistreham at 38 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Omaha Beach Golf club at 21 Kilometres Nearest Train : Bayeux at 9 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : N13 at 3 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Bayeux at 9 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Asnelles at 17 Kilometres Car: necessary


15 km from landing beaches, 25 km American Cemetery and 9 km from Bayeux.


Use of car is essential, parking on the site.


This house has a peaceful country feeling just 15 km from the sea and landing beaches, 8km from Bayeux, 20 km from Port en Bessin and Omaha Beach Golf Club, 20 km from Caen.

The closest village with a bakery is Audrieu 2 kms. The closest shoping area with supermarket, pharmacy, ATM... is Tilly sur Seulles, 6 kms away.

Further Details:

Local amenities include visits and tastings at the adjacent cider farm, sightseeing, golf, horse-riding.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
low season
20 Oct 2016 - 30 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
high season
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Manager'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: 26-Apr-2017


Property Type

  • house


  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Television


  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • rural


  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • one full bathroom with bathtub, shower, sink and toilet. one shower room with walk in shower, sink and toilet. one separate toilet with sink.


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, bedroom 2 with double bed, bedroom 3 with double bed, bedroom 4 with small double bed, bedroom 5 with twin single bed.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome


  • Outside: House open up onto a paved patio with outside table and chairs, lounge chairs and barbecue available Utility Room: Utility area with washing machine and tumble dryer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen included, changed weekly, mid-week cleaning available for an additional fee upon request Other: Fully equipped kitchen

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