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Peaceful Cottage Near Carentan, Normandy



Updated: 25-Oct-2016
Comfortable Cottage in Saint Georges de Bohon, peaceful location, private garden overlooking orchard

La Grairie is set in a small hamlet on the edge of St Georges de Bohon. We are surrounded by fields and networks of quiet and unspoilt lanes which make it a delightful place for walking, cycling, or just going for a wander. It is a great place to escape to and unwind in the peaceful surroundings. The cottage is detached and adjacent to the owner’s house - we are on hand to help should you need it, but certainly not to intrude. La Grairie is less than 10 minutes (7km) from Carentan where all amenities can be found and a good selection of shops and several large supermarkets.

We provide a welcome pack which includes some essential items like tea bags, milk and bread, as well as some locally-produced camembert and cider.

Downstairs is the open-plan living area which leads out to the private and enclosed back garden. Upstairs there are 3 bedrooms, sleeping 6 (2 doubles and a twin room), and a bathroom with shower cubicle.

Outside, there is seating for 6 people, and we provide a BBQ with a bucket of charcoal. The garden overlooks the orchard, where you are free to wander and maybe meet Mirabelle and Oscar, our 2 Shetland ponies.

Whether you spend your time out and about, enjoying some of the many attractions in the area, or just prefer lazy days in the garden, there really is something for everyone.

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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About the Owner

Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

"What a fantastic holiday. This beautiful cottage has provided a spacious, comfortable retreat in the evening. The cottage has been perfectly situated for our days out.” The Johnson family, England

“We had a really good holiday. The gite was fabulous, clean and tidy and well maintained.” The Moore and Phillips families, England

“Thank you for a very relaxing week. You couldn’t have made us feel more welcome.” Clive and Linda, England

“We’ve all had a good holiday. The gite was very nice, clean and central to where we wanted to be. Thank you for everything and for making us feel welcome!” The Mann family, England
Feb 2014
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5 Reviews

based on 5 holidaymaker reviews


Beautiful cottage in a perfect, peaceful location.

  • 5 of 5

Spent a glorious two weeks in Helen & Steve's perfect cottage along with my son, his wife and our 5 year-old grand-daughter who made friends with Oscar and Mirabelle in the orchard and played constantly on the tree swing.

Helen's welcome pack was perfect and included a bottle of their own cider which was excellent. Fresh flowers and cakes appeared regularly and their obvious knowledge of the area was both informative and extremely helpful. The cottage itself was immaculate, comfortable and very peaceful and an ideal place to retreat to after a day on the beach or exploring the local area and D-Day sites.

We cannot recommend the cottage highly enough and we'll definitely make every effort to come back again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous gite

  • 5 of 5

Travelled as a couple, and on arrival the gite was like a home from home. From the minute we saw it we knew we were in for a treat.

The flowers and the overall attention to detail are wonderful, as was the welcome pack which contained far more than we were expecting. Inside, the gite is immaculate, with everything needed for a perfect holiday.

The gite is perfectly placed for visiting the whole of the peninsular, the west coast we found particularly beautiful. However, if you just want to chill out, the garden and surrounding countryside is really relaxing.

Thanks Helen for being the perfect hostess, as well as your great local knowledge and advice.

We highly recommend this gite, and can't wait to return.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Half term visit in May 2015

  • 5 of 5

We were a family of 5 adults that stayed at this lovely gite for a week at the end of May 2015.

The gite itself is set in peaceful countryside with a lovely orchard to stroll amongst. The gite is to a very high standard and is spotless, spacious and well equipped.

The gite is ideally located for all of the D Day sites with Pegasus Bridge approximately an hour away, Utah beach about 20 minutes away and all the other sites in between. Mont St Michel is well worth a visit and is about 1 hour 20 minutes away.

Carentan is the closet town and is about 10 minutes away with numerous supermarkets located there.

Helen was a fantastic host and the welcome pack and cake was a lovely touch that set the tone for a great holiday. Helen was always at hand if anything was needed and the loan of the cycle to nip to the local bakery was great.

I would recommend this gite and it is ideal for a chill out break or, like us a packed itinerary to see the D Day sites.

I will certainly be looking at staying at this gite in the future.

Thanks Helen for a great holiday and making us all so welcome.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Peace and quiet

  • 5 of 5

This property was everything as described. Helen made us feel very welcomed from the very outset and was always available if we wanted any information. We used it as a base to visit the Normandy beaches and numerous tourist leaflets had been left for us. It was a very quiet and comfortable retreat to return to for a relaxing evening.. We only visited the local harbour at Carentan for a meal out on our last day, but it probably deserved more of our time. Thanks Helen for your hospitality.

  • Review Submitted: May 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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So peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Didn't know what to expect when we booked this holiday, but it couldn't have been better. It was a little piece of paradise in the middle of a sleepy French village. Everything was exactly as it was described & pictured, it really was one of the most peaceful places I've ever stayed in. Perfect location for seeing all the Normandy sites and an excellent host in Helen who couldn't do enough for us. All in all a wonderful holiday, hope to return one day

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : Sainteny at 2 Miles Nearest Ferry : Cherbourg at 36 Miles Nearest Train : Carentan at 5 Miles Nearest Motorway : Motorway at Carentan (N13) at 5 Miles Nearest Beach : Utah Beach at 15 Miles

We are within easy reach of miles of beautiful, unspoilt, sandy beaches - you will be spoilt for choice! The D-Day landing beaches are nearby, the closest being Utah Beach which is a 20 minute drive away.

The nearest bakery for your fresh croissants in the morning is 2 miles away. Here you will also find a village shop, pharmacy, butchers and a local bar. It takes around 5 minutes to drive, or a leisurely 40 minute walk each way. If you feel energetic you are free to borrow one of our bicycles (we have 2 adult bikes available).

Carentan is less than 10 minutes away (4 miles). Carentan is a lovely market town, with a good selection of shops including several big supermarkets and an excellent Monday market.

Although we are in a rural location, we are only 1km from the main road, which means all local attractions are easily accessible.

Some of the more popular destinations visited by our guests include the D-day sites at Utah Beach, St Mere Eglise, La Pointe du Hoc, Omaha Beach and the American German Cemeteries. Bayeux with its famous tapestry is 45 minutes away and the large towns of Cherbourg and Caen are both within easy reach. Many of our guests spend a day at Mont St Michel, which is reached in 1 and a half hours.

Distance from ferry ports:

Cherbourg - 50 minutes (36 miles)

Caen (Ouistreham)- 75 minutes (61 miles)

Calais - around 4 and a half hours including stops (263 miles)


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
My standard rate
3 Sep 2016 - 30 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Summer 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Stay tax £0 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

Changeover day in high season is Saturday, at other times of the year we are flexible - please ask.
Arrival time is from 4pm and departure 11am. However, this is not set in stone and we will do our best to accommodate any requests.

A 25% deposit secures the booking, with the balance due within 8 weeks of your arrival date.

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: 25-Oct-2016
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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • rural


  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming


  • Bathroom - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • The bathroom is on the first floor, comprising shower unit, sink and toilet.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed


  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...


  • Self-catering


  • There is a child gate situated at the top of the stairs. The landing area at the top of the stairs has a small reading area with a selection of books. Please note: the staircase is open-tread.

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