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Perfect for relaxation, D-Day heritage

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1 Bedroom , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 2
Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, Manche, Basse-Normandie, Normandy
Rose-covered stone cottage for 2 in the heart of the D-Day landings, 2km from Utah Beach, in a rural hamlet of stone houses, dairy farms and cider orchards, close to shops, beaches and restaurants and set in a regional wildlife and nature park.

The cottage is renovated in a clean modern style that conserves original features, such as the huge stone Norman fireplace, ancient elm beams and limestone and cob walls. Ideal for a couple, there is spacious living accommodation for 2 people, well-equipped with modern comforts and conveniences including free WIFI broadband. Accommodation is all on the ground floor. There is a step up into the property but once inside the floor is all on one level.

It makes an ideal base for a quiet and relaxing holiday cycling, walking, exploring wildlife, beaches, Norman cuisine and the history of World War II...
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Listing #HL1670515
About the Owner
Steve and Rosemary M
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:90%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2014
Interaction with guests
We will meet you on arrival to welcome you, give you the keys and tell you anything you would like to know about the cottage and the area. We live nearby and are available to help if needed. We provide details of local facilities, such as restaurants and doctor and a map showing how to get to the local shops and supermarkets.
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Reviewed April 8, 2017

Lovely small cottage - ideal for 2 people. Close to Utah beach and very convenient for other D-Day sights and memorials. Owners live next door and are very helpful and knowledgeable having been 10 years in the area. Log burner to keep us warm on...More

Date of stay: March 2017
Thank pumpkinbunny
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Rochester, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 18, 2016


Date of stay: July 2016
Management response:Responded October 27, 2016


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Reviewed July 10, 2016

We stayed here for just 3 nights to watch a stage of the Tour de France. Steve and Rosemary were so nice, very friendly nothing too much trouble and interesting to chat to. The property has been renovated beautifully, comfortable all you could need -...More

Date of stay: July 2016
Thank Kevin T
Management response:Responded July 11, 2016

Thank you, Kevin - so pleased you had a beautiful stay! This is in our view also a lovely area for chilling out, for a holiday or a break. We are looking forward to your next visit!

  • Alarm Clock
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Half Baths (1)
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Yard
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Not kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
Smoking is allowed in the garden.
    1 Half bath
    1 Attached (ensuite)
    1 Full
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About the neighborhood
The cottage is in the Contentin regional conservation park, near beaches and bird and nature sanctuaries. The region is rural, tranquil and unspoiled although shops, traditional markets and supermarkets are a short drive away.

The region is a major centre of D-Day and WWII heritage, with Utah Beach 4 miles and other landing beaches nearby. There are many world-renowned museums and markets and specialist shops for souvenirs and militaria.

Mont St Michel and Bayeux are in driving distance.

See also the charming fishing villages with restaurants serving the local catch and pleasure ports and marinas.
Getting around
The nearby village is 2 miles away and can be walked to through small country lanes. Cycling is easy on the flat terrain. Utah Beach is in walking distance and all of the major D-Day sites and museums, also Bayeux and Mont St Michel, are in easy driving distance.
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: CAEN: 55.9 mi
Railway: Carentan: 6.8 mi
Ferry: Cherbourg: 31.1 mi
2 1/2 hours from Paris to Carentan, then 10 minutes from Carentan to the cottage by car.

Cars can be hired for pickup in Carentan.

Cottage is a few minutes by car from the N13 dual carriageway/freeway.

Car ferries are available from Portsmouth and Poole to Cherbourg, Caen-Ouistreham and Le Havre; from Dublin and Rosslare to Cherbourg.

Caen Carpiquet airport has flights from Southend and Dublin airports.

The cottage is easily accessible by car from the ferry ports and airport by dual carriageway/freeways:

* 38 minutes from Cherbourg car ferry
* 70 minutes from Caen-Ouistreham car ferry
* 60 minutes from Caen Carpiquet airport
* 2 hrs from Le Havre car ferry
* 10 minutes from Carentan Railway Station
* 2.5 hours from Paris via Gard du Nord and Carentan Railway Station
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Nearest Beach: 2.5 mi.
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