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18th Century Country Cottage for Bayeux, Normandy Invasion Beaches, D-Day Sites

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Peaceful, spacious traditional Normandy country cottage.

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Last updated: 07/11/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Bayeux cottage description

Enjoy interesting tours of the Normandy Invasion Beaches, D-Day museums and sites. Visit the Bayeux Tapestry and the Mont Saint Michel. Discover cider farms, oyster parks, picturesque fishing ports, chateaux and gardens. Savour Normandy's gastronomic delights!

Les Quatre Vents is a beautiful rose-covered stone cottage peacefully set at the end of a quiet no-through lane (no passing traffic) in unspoiled rolling countryside bordering Cerisy Forest. The area is criss-crossed with trails and bridle-paths - super for walking, running, cycling and horse riding.

The cottage has stone walls and oak beams, full central heating and modern facilities and is spacious, very comfortable, clean and well equipped for up to 15 guests - perfect for large families, for friends and for groups to explore this wonderful area and to relax together.

There is parking (minibus accessible) for 8+ vehicles in the private courtyard which has automatic lighting and level access into the cottage.

You will be welcomed to a lovely clean, aired cottage with fresh flowers in the living rooms and welcome refreshments to enjoy at your leisure. For arrivals during cooler weather the cottage will be pre-heated and the log fire will be ready to light, so you will feel cozy and comfortable right away!

Please see the plans of the cottage (third image in the photo section) for the layout of the accommodations.

The five bedrooms are arranged with your choice of king beds or single beds, bed linens are included and the beds will be made. More beds can be added for extra guests.

There are five full bathrooms with a constant supply of hot water for anytime showers. Bath and hand towels, bath mats, shower gel and hair dryers are provided.

The spacious lounge has an open fireplace for cozy log fires and comfortable leather seating for 12 guests (another sofa is available for extra guests). Entertainment includes free wi-fi, flat-screen satellite TV (CNN, BBC), DVD player, movie library, books and board-games, CD player and radio. Tourist information and itineraries for visiting the D-Day Landing Beaches etc.

Convivial meals can be enjoyed in the spacious separate dining room where 15 guests can sit together around the two large farmhouse tables.

There are two separate very well equipped kitchens with plenty of big pans and dishes, tableware and glasses etc. - ideal when catering for large groups. Picnic sets, ice packs, cool boxes and cool bags are provided for your picnics.

Pre-arrival shopping, home-cooked meals, professional chef hire or catering can be arranged.

Laundry facilities include two washing machines (one with integral dryer) and a steam iron and board. An optional maid/laundry service is available.

Double French doors in the lounge and the dining room lead into the lovely private enclosed sunny garden which is attractively planted for year-round colour. There's a large lawn for outdoor games and plenty of garden furniture for relaxing. Guests can enjoy views of the countryside and forest, and help themselves to garden herbs and fruits in season (pears, cherries, plums, wild strawberries).

There are two 8-seater picnic tables for al fresco dining and a barbecue grill - try our village butcher's prize-winning steaks and sausages!

3 miles to Cerisy-la-Forêt village for your daily provisions and morning croissants!
There are three very good restaurants within 10 minutes' drive.

Martin and Carolyn (your friendly and discreet English hosts) live in the farmhouse on-site and are happy to offer information and assistance throughout your stay.

They can print out your flight boarding passes to save you time at the airport. For a relaxed departure, they will do the end of stay cleaning - simply pack and go!

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Cottage
  • 2150 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Catering Available

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Optional
          • Concierge
          • Private Chef

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            Kid-friendly movies, books, indoor and outdoor games provided. Sand toys. For younger children and babies: 2 port-a-cribs with linens, 2 high chairs, stair gates, plastic plates, bowls, beakers and cutlery are available free-of-charge....moreless

          • Limited Accessibility:

            Level access from vehicle parking in the courtyard into the ground floor of the cottage and into the private rear garden. Single bed or double sofa bed possible on the ground floor, adjacent bathroom....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Smoking outside only please - no smoking inside the cottage....moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Groups

          Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15, Beds for 4-15

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

            King bed 6ft 6in long. En-suite bathroom....moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 king

            King bed/twin beds. 3rd single bed and/or bunk beds possible...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 1 king

            King or twin beds. 6ft 6in long....moreless

          • Bedroom 4: 1 king

            King or twin beds. Bunk beds possible Private bathroom....moreless

          • Bedroom 5: 1 king

            King bed 6ft 6in long. En-suite bathroom....moreless

          • All bed linens are included and the beds are made ready for you. All bedrooms have radiators, windows with blinds or curtains, clothes rail/shelves, bedside tables and bedside lamps. For up to 5 extra guests, single beds or adult-size bunk beds are possible in bedrooms 2 and 4. Two single beds or a double sofa bed are possible in the lounge. Two port-a-cribs and crib linens are available free-of-charge....moreless

          Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

            wash basin. En-suite to bedroom 1....moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, tub, shower

            wash basin. Opposite bedrooms 2 & 3....moreless

          • Bathroom 3: toilet, tub, shower

            wash basin. Private bathroom for bedroom 4....moreless

          • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower

            wash basin. En-suite to bedroom 5....moreless

          • Bathroom 5: toilet, shower

            wash basin. On the ground floor....moreless

          • Constant hot water. Bath towels, hand towels and bath mats provided. Guest soap/shower gel and two hair dryers supplied. Starter supply of toilet rolls. All bathrooms have: window with blind, towel radiator, vanitory unit with mirror, lighting and power, storage cupboard below. ...moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Other Activities: WWII D-Day Beaches Tours. French Cabaret (including French Can-Can) & Dinner Dance. Camembert Trail. Cider Trail. Forest and Nature Trails. Watermill Trail. Tours of Potteries. Visits to Oyster Beds, Cheese and Cider Producers. Aqua Center. Gym/fitness Center. Bowling. National Horse Stud in St-Lô. Boat Trips to the Channel Islands. Hot-Air Ballooning....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                Selection of books for children and adults....moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Satellite channels - CNN, BBC, etc....moreless

              • Television:

                Flat screen satellite TV and DVD player in lounge. Satellite TV and DVD player in dining room....moreless

              • DVD Player:

                Two DVD/video players. Movie library....moreless

              • Games:

                Indoors: cards and board games, foosball. Outdoors: badminton, boules, skittles, frisbees, football, swing-ball. Sand toys....moreless

              • Video Library:

                Movie library - kid-friendly and family movies. WW2 films and documentaries....moreless

              • Toys:

                Sand/beach toys....moreless

              • Books For Adults
              • Books For Kids
              • Foosball
              • Games For Kids
              • VCR
              • Radio
              • Stereo:

                TWO radio/CD players....moreless

              • CD Player

              Theme

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

              Attractions

              • Pond
              • Arboretum
              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Library
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Theme Parks
              • Water Parks
              • Autumn Foliage
              • Coin Laundry
              • Festivals
              • Forests
              • Restaurants
              • Ruins
              • Live Theater
              • Zoo

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Horseback Riding
              • Photography
              • Scenic Drives
              • Walking
              • Bird Watching
              • Paddle Boating
              • Sight Seeing
              • Boating
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Beachcombing

              local services and businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Medical Services

              Location Type

              • Rural:

                End of a no-thru lane, very peaceful, no passing traffic. Set in unspoilt countryside bordering Cerisy forest. Great for relaxing, walking, jogging, cycling, horse-riding and fishing. Lovely views....moreless

              • Near The Ocean:

                D-Day Omaha Beach 14 miles. Utah Beach a few miles further west along the coast. Water sports. Oyster park visits. Boat trips to the Channel Islands....moreless

              sports and adventure activities

              • Basketball Court
              • Ice Skating
              • Jet Skiing
              • Sailing
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Hot Air Ballooning
              • Kayaking
              • Rock Climbing
              • Cycling
              • Equestrian Events
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Swimming
              • Tennis

              catering options

                  • Catering Available

                  Dining

                  • Dining Room
                  • Child's Highchair
                  • Dining:

                    Separate, spacious (33 sq m) dining room. Two farmhouse tables with benches and chairs, seating for 16 guests. 2 high chairs available....moreless

                  • Seating for 16 people

                  forms of payment

                      • Accept Credit Card

                      General

                      • Towels Provided:

                        Bath and hand towels provided. Kitchen towels and drying cloths provided. Old towels available to take to the beach....moreless

                      • Living Room:

                        Large (43 sq m) living room with open log fire. Comfortable leather seating for 12 guests (extra triple sofa available). Flat screen satellite TV (CNN, BBC, etc), DVD/video, movie library. Radio/CD...moreless

                      • Wood Fireplace:

                        Open stone fireplace for cozy log fires. Free initial supply of logs....moreless

                      • Parking:

                        Large private courtyard for 8+ cars right in front of the cottage (minibus accessible). Automatic exterior lighting....moreless

                      • Internet:

                        Free Wi-Fi....moreless

                      • Washing Machine:

                        TWO washing machines (one has integral tumble dryer). Starter laundry soap and conditioner provided....moreless

                      • Telephone:

                        Telephone available – free international landline calls. Use of a French cell phone. ...moreless

                      • Heating:

                        Full gas central heating Cottage pre-heated for arrivals in cooler weather....moreless

                      • Clothes Dryer:

                        Tumble dryer integral with washer. Indoor clothes airer. Outdoor rotary washing line. Laundry baskets, sock hanger and pegs provided. Laundry/ironing service available....moreless

                      • Sunbed
                      • Linens Provided:

                        All bed linens provided, beds made prior to arrival....moreless

                      • Fireplace:

                        Large open log-burning fireplace in the lounge. Initial wood supply provided (Sept-Apr), more available at cost price....moreless

                      • Activities Guide
                      • Firewood
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Laundry Soap
                      • Local Activities Guide
                      • Local Maps
                      • Paper Towels
                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Wireless Internet:

                        Free Wi-Fi....moreless

                      • Iron & Board
                      • Parking Off Street:

                        in the large private courtyard directly in front of the cottage (minibus accessible)....moreless

                      • Baby Gate

                      house cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Optional

                          Kitchen

                          • Catering Available:

                            Home-cooked meals, chef hire and outside catering available....moreless

                          • Kitchen:

                            TWO separate full, well-equipped kitchens. Plenty of room for preparing meals for large groups....moreless

                          • Pantry Items:

                            Starter supply of: tea, coffee and filters, sugar, milk, salt, pepper, olive oil, fresh garden herbs. Tin foil, plastic film, kitchen roll, trash bags....moreless

                          • Stove:

                            TWO 4-ring gas hobs with extractor hood. Plenty of large pans provided....moreless

                          • Oven:

                            TWO fan-assisted gas ovens with rotisserie. Plenty of oven/bakeware for large groups. ...moreless

                          • Dishwasher:

                            TWO dishwashers (12 covers each). Dishwasher tablets provided....moreless

                          • Refrigerator:

                            TWO large capacity refridgerators for large groups. ...moreless

                          • Freezer:

                            TWO freezers (integral with fridges). Freezer blocks/packs and ice cube trays provided....moreless

                          • Microwave:

                            TWO....moreless

                          • Cooking Utensils:

                            Excellent range of utensils....moreless

                          • Toaster:

                            TWO x 4-slice toasters....moreless

                          • Dishes & Utensils:

                            24 covers. Plenty of everything for large groups. Matching crockery and glasses....moreless

                          • Coffee Maker:

                            TWO electric filter coffee makers. One large glass cafetiere. Starter supply of coffee, coffee filters, sugar and milk....moreless

                          • Stove
                          • Grill
                          • 4 Ring Stove

                          Outside

                          • Outdoor Grill:

                            Moveable charcoal grill. Initial supply of charcoal and lighting fluid provided....moreless

                          • Beach Towels
                          • Large Cooler
                          • Outdoor Furniture
                          • Beach Umbrellas
                          • Barbecue
                          • Lawn / Garden:

                            Large, enclosed, private, sunny SW facing garden with shaded areas. Mainly lawn with shrubs & trees Two 8-seater picnic tables, patio sets, garden benches, triple swing bench, parasols and cushions...moreless

                          • Bicycles:

                            Bicycle hire and delivery can be arranged. Secure shelter in the courtyard. Many forest and cross-country cycling routes locally. Maps provided....moreless

                          Payment Type

                          • Amex
                          • Visa
                          • Mastercard
                           

                          Reviews

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          2014 July 21 to August 1
                          Jul 21 - Aug 1, 2014
                          4 night min stay
                          €325
                          €1,820

                          Rates are based on 10 guests; add €15 per night, per additional guest

                          2014 August 8 to August 12
                          Aug 8 - Aug 12, 2014
                          3 night min stay
                          €325

                          Rates are based on 10 guests; add €15 per night, per additional guest

                          2014 August 20 to August 25
                          Aug 20 - Aug 25, 2014
                          4 night min stay
                          €325

                          Rates are based on 10 guests; add €15 per night, per additional guest

                          2014 Sept 20 to Sept 23
                          Sep 20 - Sep 23, 2014
                          3 night min stay
                          €300

                          Rates are based on 10 guests; add €15 per night, per additional guest

                          2014 Sept 30 to October 22
                          Sep 30 - Oct 22, 2014
                          3 night min stay
                          €285
                          €1,575

                          Rates are based on 10 guests; add €15 per night, per additional guest

                          2014 October 25 to October 31
                          Oct 25 - Oct 31, 2014
                          3 night min stay
                          €295
                          €1,680

                          Rates are based on 10 guests; add €15 per night, per additional guest

                          2014 November 1 to December 19
                          Nov 1 - Dec 19, 2014
                          3 night min stay
                          €250
                          €1,400 €5,000

                          Rates are based on 10 guests; add €15 per night, per additional guest

                          CHRISTMAS 2014
                          Dec 20 - Dec 28, 2014
                          5 night min stay
                          €300
                          €1,750

                          Rates are based on 10 guests; add €15 per night, per additional guest

                          NEW YEAR 2015
                          Dec 29 - Jan 3, 2015
                          5 night min stay
                          €300
                          €1,750

                          Rates are based on 10 guests; add €15 per night, per additional guest

                          2015 January 4 to February 20
                          Jan 4 - Feb 20, 2015
                          3 night min stay
                          €225
                          €1,260

                          Rates are based on 10 guests; add €15 per night, per additional guest

                          2015 February 21 to March 27
                          Feb 21 - Mar 27, 2015
                          3 night min stay
                          €250
                          €1,400

                          Rates are based on 10 guests; add €15 per night, per additional guest

                          2015 March 28 to April 3
                          Mar 28 - Apr 3, 2015
                          3 night min stay
                          €300
                          €1,575

                          Rates are based on 10 guests; add €15 per night, per additional guest

                          2015 April 4 to April 10
                          Apr 4 - Apr 10, 2015
                          3 night min stay
                          €300
                          €1,575

                          Rates are based on 10 guests; add €15 per night, per additional guest

                          2015 April 11 to May 22
                          Apr 11 - May 22, 2015
                          3 night min stay
                          €275
                          €1,575

                          Rates are based on 10 guests; add €15 per night, per additional guest

                          2015 May 23 to June 5
                          May 23 - Jun 5, 2015
                          3 night min stay
                          €300
                          €1,750

                          Rates are based on 10 guests; add €15 per night, per additional guest

                          2015 June 6 to June 12
                          Jun 6 - Jun 12, 2015
                          3 night min stay
                          €300
                          €1,750

                          Rates are based on 10 guests; add €15 per night, per additional guest

                          2015 June 13 to July 3
                          Jun 13 - Jul 3, 2015
                          3 night min stay
                          €300
                          €1,750

                          Rates are based on 10 guests; add €15 per night, per additional guest

                          2015 July 4 to August 28
                          Jul 4 - Aug 28, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          €1,890

                          Rates are based on 10 guests; add €20 per night, per additional guest

                          2015 August 29 to October 2
                          Aug 29 - Oct 2, 2015
                          3 night min stay
                          €300
                          €1,750

                          Rates are based on 10 guests; add €15 per night, per additional guest

                          2015 October 3 to October 30
                          Oct 3 - Oct 30, 2015
                          3 night min stay
                          €275
                          €1,575

                          Rates are based on 10 guests; add €15 per night, per additional guest

                          2015 October 31 to December 18
                          Oct 31 - Dec 18, 2015
                          3 night min stay
                          €225
                          €1,260

                          Rates are based on 10 guests; add €15 per night, per additional guest

                          CHRISTMAS 2015 & NEW YEAR 2016
                          Dec 19 - Jan 3, 2016
                          5 night min stay
                          €310
                          €1,750

                          Rates are based on 10 guests; add €20 per night, per additional guest

                          My Standard Rate
                          2 night min stay
                          €200
                          €1,400 €5,000

                          Rates are based on 10 guests; add €15 per night, per additional guest

                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Taxes Included

                          Notes:

                          Rates include:

                          Bed linens (beds made - choice of king or single beds),

                          Bath and hand towels,

                          Wi-fi internet,

                          Hot water, gas, electricity, central heating.

                          End-of-stay cleaning.

                          3 nights minimum stay but 1 or 2 nights may be possible - please inquire.

                          10% off second and consecutive weeks.


                          Cancellation policy:

                          Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                          Last updated: 07/11/2014
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                          Location

                          186 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          PARIS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTS
                          43 Miles
                          Nearest Ferry
                          CAEN OUISTREHAM
                          13 Miles
                          Nearest Train
                          BAYEUX
                          13 Miles
                          Nearest Motorway
                          BAYEUX N13
                          14 Miles
                          Nearest Beach
                          OMAHA BEACH
                          3 Miles
                          Nearest Barpub
                          CERISY-LA-FORET
                          11 Miles
                          Nearest Golf
                          SAINT LO
                          3 Miles
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          CERISY-LA-FORET

                          Car: Necessary

                          WWII D-Day Beaches Tours. Cabaret (French Can-Can). Camembert Trail. Cider Trail. Water-mill Trail. Forest Trails. Abbey Circuit. Oyster Parks. Fish and Seafood Restaurants.

                          Golf: Omaha Beach Golf, internationally known for its technically challenging golf! Discover the two 18-hole courses with spectacular views over the ocean and countryside.

                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2003


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                          Speaks: english, french

                           

                          Photos

                          • Peaceful, spacious traditional Normandy country cottage.

                            Peaceful, spacious traditional Normandy country cottage.

                          • Floor plans of Les Quatre Vents Normandy country cottage

                            Floor plans of Les Quatre Vents Normandy country cottage

                          • Separate dining room for convivial meals for 16 guests

                            Separate dining room for convivial meals for 16 guests

                          • Bedroom 1 en-suite bathroom

                            Bedroom 1 en-suite bathroom

                          • Bedroom 3 - king bed (6'6' long)

                            Bedroom 3 - king bed (6'6' long)

                          • Family bathroom opposite bedrooms 2 and 3

                            Family bathroom opposite bedrooms 2 and 3

                          • Private bathroom to bedroom 4

                            Private bathroom to bedroom 4

                          • Bedroom 5 with doorway to en-suite bathroom

                            Bedroom 5 with doorway to en-suite bathroom

                          • Ground floor bathroom

                            Ground floor bathroom

                          • Separate well-equipped second kitchen

                            Separate well-equipped second kitchen

                          • Roses in the private courtyard

                            Roses in the private courtyard

                          • Private, enclosed garden at back of Cottage. Lovely rural views

                            Private, enclosed garden at back of Cottage. Lovely rural views

                          • Large, private enclosed garden. Countryside and forest views

                            Large, private enclosed garden. Countryside and forest views

                          • Spacious lounge with log fire and comfortable leather seating

                            Spacious lounge with log fire and comfortable leather seating

                          • Bedroom 1 - king bed (6'6' long)

                            Bedroom 1 - king bed (6'6' long)

                          • Bedroom 2 - king bed or twin beds

                            Bedroom 2 - king bed or twin beds

                          • Bedroom 3 - twin beds (6'6' long)

                            Bedroom 3 - twin beds (6'6' long)

                          • Bedroom 4 - king bed or twin beds

                            Bedroom 4 - king bed or twin beds

                          • Bedroom 5 - king bed (6'6' long)

                            Bedroom 5 - king bed (6'6' long)

                          • Bedroom 5 en-suite bathroom

                            Bedroom 5 en-suite bathroom

                          • Separate well-equipped main kitchen

                            Separate well-equipped main kitchen

                          • Large courtyard parking at front of cottage

                            Large courtyard parking at front of cottage

                          • Beautiful, fragrant roses at the back of the cottage

                            Beautiful, fragrant roses at the back of the cottage

                          • Another lovely view of nearby Cerisy Forest and countryside

                            Another lovely view of nearby Cerisy Forest and countryside

                          €200 - €325 per night (EUR)
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                          5 Bedroom / 5 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 15

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                          Minimum stay: 2-7 nights
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