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Cottage in Normandy National Park



Updated: 07-Dec-2016
Self-catering Cottage in Normandy, France. Close to D Day Beaches & Saint Lo

The farmhouse is based on a small working farm in the heart of beautiful Normandy countryside. Private farmhouse available for rental.

Recently renovated 4 bedroom house with full kitchen facilities and lounge. TV and Wifi throughout the house.

Two double bedrooms with en suite bathroom and Queen size beds on the first floor (optional cot / single bed can be added on request). Two twin rooms on the second floor with en suite facilities (one full bathroom and one half bathroom). An additional bathroom is available on the first floor. The house is set up to sleep 8 people very comfortably but can sleep a maximum of 12 with additional beds in the double rooms and a convertible sofa in the lounge. Pets are welcome.

The lounge has seating for 8 people and satellite TV is available with UK TV as well as lots of DVDs, movies online and games for children and families.

The farmhouse kitchen has a large dining table (adjustable to seat 4-12 people comfortably); also features a stunning Rayburn wood burning stove which can be used for heating, hot water or just the pleasure of a fire. Large fridge freezer, electric stove and gas hob.

Seating area outside as well as patio furniture around the gardens, the house is based on a small working farm where with donkeys, goats, pigs, free range chickens, geese, turkeys, rabbits and 2 very friendly Chocolate Labradors.

Half way between two charming villages in Lower-Normandy, we are 5 minutes from an old Norman Chateau where guests can visit the nesting storks. Surrounded by beautiful countryside with plenty of room for the children to run around and experience the farm, you can be sure of a warm welcome and a relaxed stay.

The farm is 30 minutes away from D Day beaches and the Bayeux tapestry and 15 minutes to the bars, restaurants and nightlife of Saint-Lo..

More Details

Details for holiday cottage Cottage, 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, 4 Bathrooms, 1 Separate WC

Modern interior and recently renovated, 4 bedroom self-catering cottage available all year round set in a 16 acre farm in the heart of Normandy countryside, with barbecue facilities and patio furniture.

The cottage sleeps 8 people with 2 double bedrooms and 2 twin bedrooms (all en suite), with space for a cot / extra single bed in each double room, on request. Stunning views and as much privacy as you want, the cottage is set on a small working farm with donkeys, goats, geese, cats and Chocolate Labs.

  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

The beaches and coastline here are stunning and there is so much for everyone in this area: golf, horse riding, go-karting, fishing, climbing, cycling, hiking, archery and wonderful walks both in the country and on the beaches. The owners are on site but guests can have plenty of privacy within the 15 acre farm.

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

'Gourmet food'; 'delicious food'; 'very relaxed and friendly hosts where nothing is too much trouble'; 'beautifully decorated bedrooms / bathrooms'; 'lovely views'; 'fantastic place for children to run around and play'
Apr 2015
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3 Reviews

based on 3 holidaymaker reviews


Excellente adresse

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons choisi le gîte avec petit-déjeuner (4 adultes et 4 enfants). Les chambres (4) sont confortables, équipées chacune d'une salle de bains, WC et douche, sauf une qui présente un WC uniquement. L'endroit est splendide pour les amoureux de la nature. Les enfants sont bien accueillis. Le petit déjeuner est délicieux. Les hôtes sont bienveillants et attentifs. Hadrien est une source de renseignements historiques et touristiques, Fiona est une hôtesse remarquable.

Nous sommes dois le charme de cette adresse.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci beaucoup pour vos aimables commentaires . Je suis tellement heureux que vous apprécié les petits déjeuners et eu le temps de profiter de la campagne ainsi que les sites historiques et les plages . Nous espérons vous revoir bientôt. Fiona
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Great fortnight in idyllic tranquil setting

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in the gite for 2 weeks with my 2 teenage children and had a great time. It's set in about an acre of land so plenty of room to play football and explore and you really feel in the heart of the countryside but it's very private. It's a short walk to the ruined chateau where storks nest, which is an amazing sight. We went for lots of walks and took our bikes and cycled along the river to Pont Herbert. We also also visited Bayeaux, the lovely D Day beaches, the American cemetery, Mont St Michel and Granville. There was a lovely bakery in St Jean de Daye where we got fresh croissants and bread which we often ate all fresco. The gite was excellent value for money with matching linen provided as well as a tv with a dvd, we also had lots of bbqs. We'll definitely be back as there's still so much we want to see. We got the ferry to Cherbourg and it was only a 45 minute drive to the gite from there.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Nicola Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are so glad you had a great holiday and had the time to explore all the wonderful places nearby. Looking forward to seeing you again soon! Fiona & Adrian
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  • 5 of 5

Central to DDay beaches in the heart of the countryside , excellent walks ,

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to send a review. We're so glad you enjoyed staying in the cottage.. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
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From the Owner

We fell in love with Normandy for many reasons: stunning countryside; the history of our 16th century house; incredibly friendly people; the local Norman castles; the opportunity to take care of a small piece of a Protected Natural Park with amazing wildlife; beautiful beaches; all steeped in history. We built our guesthouse but plan to explore some alternative building methods in the future (solar, straw, tyres & bottles). There are so many things to do: take in the history of WW2 and the incredibly moving memorials, nature rambles, tractor rides, collect your own eggs from the free range chickens, play football with the dogs, visit the Chateau with the Storks; Bayeux / Mont St Michel; or visit Saint-Lo for the restaurants and bars.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Carpiquet Airport, Caen at 55 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Saint-Fromond or Saint Jean de Daye at 2 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Ouistreham Port (Brittanny Ferries) at 70 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Utah Beach at 30 Kilometres Nearest Train : Gare Lison at 4 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : N174 at 1 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Saint Jean de Daye at 2 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Utah Beach at 30 Kilometres Car: recommended

Close enough to D Day beaches, Bayeux, antique fairs, brocantes, towns and nightlife but the 20 minutes drive also lets you enjoy the peace and quiet of the countryside.

Bikes available for hire on site and undercover parking available on request

We have a Norman castle at the end of our road with nesting storks

Special interest holidays:

Tours of World War II battlefield sites are run by Adrian (who was in the parachute regiment in the British Army). Adrian provides specialist holidays and tours as a battlefield guide.

A blackjack table & roulette table can be provided on request as a fun casino facility with no gambling, where guests can learn to play without the risk of losing money!


20 minutes drive to Omaha & Utah beaches; 15 minutes drive to Grandcamp Maisy beach.


The nearest airport is Carpiquet which is 30 minutes drive from La Rougerie Farm. Cherbourg & Caen (Ouistreham) ferry ports are 1 hour drive away. Car hire is recommended but guests can be collected from the airport and channel ports.


The guesthouse is in the middle of the National Park and is 10 minutes walk to a Norman castle, now inhabited by over 30 pairs of breeding Storks, itself set on the edge of the Marais.

La Rougerie Farm is 5 minutes drive to local village shops and lunch time restaurant serving tasty local cuisine.

Bayeux tapestry, Mont St Michel, Saint-Lo, Le Molay-Littry, with local antique fairs, stunning walks and amazing wildlife.

Further Details:

Restaurants in the local area are open mainly at lunchtime so your hosts are happy to provide a gourmet dinner around the kitchen table in the farmhouse. There is a bank in the local village (5 mins) with local butchers, bakers and a small supermarket nearby.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 1 - Cottage
7 Jan 2017 - 4 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £0

Changeover Day: Saturday
Please let us know if you have any special requirements as arrival / departure times can be flexible.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

The farm is easy to find but remote enough for the beauty and charm of the French countryside, based in a protected national park. Plenty of space for everyone to enjoy the peace and tranquility with plenty of room for children to run around and play.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


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

Onsite Services

  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
  • Staff


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • diving
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 100 m²


  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 5 - Toilet
  • Towels are provided


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 1 Double Bed, En suite shower room
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, En suite shower room
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed, En suite shower room
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed, En suite facilities and private bathroom
  • Bedding and linen are provided. A cot and / or 2 additional single beds are also available on request.


  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 bicycles


  • Booking Possible
  • Booking Possible
  • Catering available

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

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