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Fantastic peaceful D-Day Cottage in Normandy, France

Bedrooms 4
Separate WCs1
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

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. Owner is a battlefield guide for the D-Day beaches. Close to the D-Day Landing beaches or les plages du débarquement.

Recently renovated 4 bedroom house with full kitchen facilities and lounge. 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 tv / 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 with goats, free range chickens, geese and 2 cats.

Half way between two charming villages in Lower-Normandy, we are 2 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 under 20 minutes away from D Day beaches and the Bayeux tapestry and 15 minutes to the bars, restaurants and nightlife of Saint-Lo..

More Details

Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, German
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2018

About Adrian

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 owner is on site but guests can have plenty of privacy within the 17 acre farm.

Adrian purchased this farmhouse in 2013

Why Adrian chose Saint-Fromond

I 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. I built the farmhouse 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 (when they are laying), play football with the dogs, visit the Chateau with the Storks; Bayeux / Mont St Michel; or visit Saint-Lo for the restaurants and bars.

What makes this farmhouse unique

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.

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Saint-Fromond in Manche

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • 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 ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • 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
  • Hobbs - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Double Bed , En suite shower room
    Heintz - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , En suite shower room
    Odo - 2 Single Bed , En suite shower room
    William - 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • 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
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Collection from local train station possible.


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Fantastic peaceful D-Day Cottage in Normandy, France
average rating of 4.714286 based on 8 reviews

Convenient and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Easy and relaxed holiday location. We enjoyed Omaha beach and cycling on the path to pont Hebert. Adrian helpful and unobtrusive and a veritable mine of information on the military history of the area. Thoroughly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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: 08-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 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: 18-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 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: 16-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 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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  • 5 of 5

Avons passé une bonne semaine gite propre salle de bain dans presque chaques chambres, fonctionnelle et surtout nos hôtes sont des gens charmants, et le propriétaire possède un grand savoir sur les événements du débarquement et n'ai pas radin de renseignements.Merci encore .

  • Review Submitted: 13-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci beaucoup... Ce fut un plaisir de vous rencontrer et nous sommes si heureux que vous ayez passé un merveilleux séjour. Nous serions ravis de vous revoir à un moment donné. Cordialement Adrian et Marjolein
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I would like to give 4,5 stars

  • 4 of 5

Best normandy vacation ever.

Adrian know his stuff as a guide for 110%.

Great place, lovely people.


  • Review Submitted: 31-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
55 Kilometres
Carpiquet Airport, Caen
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Saint-Fromond or Saint Jean de Daye
Nearest Ferry
60 Kilometres
Ouistreham Port (Brittanny Ferries)
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Utah Beach
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Gare Lison
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Saint Jean de Daye
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Utah Beach
Car: necessary

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

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

There is a Norman castle at the end of the road with nesting storks.

Special interest holidays:

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


20 minutes drive to Omaha & Utah beaches; 10 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 under an hour drive away. Car hire is recommended.


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 National Park called the Marais (marshes).

La Rougerie Farm is 2 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 (2 mins) with local butchers, bakers and a small supermarket nearby.

Facilities include washing machine and there is free wifi. No TV exists but TV can be supplied via pc.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Saint-Fromond, Lower Normandy

Rental Basis:
per property
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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 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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