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18th Century Rural Cottage for D-Day Beaches, Le Mont St Michel, Bayeux & Caen

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Peaceful, spacious traditional Normandy country cottage.

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Last updated: 04/18/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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. Savor 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 – great for walking, running, cycling and horse riding.

The cottage has stone walls and oak beams, full central heating and modern facilities and is spacious (225 sq metres / 2420 sq feet), 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 private parking for 8 vehicles in the courtyard in front of the cottage. It is minibus accessible, 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 is pre-heated and the log fire will be ready to light, so you will feel cozy and comfortable right away!

Please see the floor 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 ready for you. Two cribs/cots are available, and more beds can be added for extra guests.

There are five full bathrooms with constant hot water for anytime showers. Bath towels, hand towels, bath mats, liquid soap, shower gel, hair dryers and 10 toilet rolls 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 TV with English satellite channels (CNN, BBC, etc) or French TNT. DVD player, movie library, books, board-games and playing cards. CD player and radio.

Tourist information and itineraries for visiting the D-Day Landing Beaches, Le Mont St Michel, Bayeux, Caen etc.

Enjoy convivial meals in the spacious separate dining room with 15 chairs for guests to sit together around the two large farmhouse tables. Two high chairs are available.

Preparing meals is a pleasure in the separate well equipped kitchen. There is a range cooker (5 gas burners and 90 cm wide electric multi-function oven), big pans and dishes, ample tableware and glasses, a knife block and plenty of utensils, etc. There is also a microwave oven, kettle, toaster, a filter coffee-maker and two cafetieres, a family-size fridge/freezer with ice cubes and freezer packs, a dishwasher and dishwasher tablets. Kitchen towels, drying cloths, wash-up liquid, absorbent paper roll, trash bags, plastic film, tin foil and some pantry items are also provided.

In the utility room, you’ll find an extra cooker, fridge/freezer, kettle, toaster and coffee maker. Laundry facilities include two washing machines (one with integral dryer) and a steam iron and board. Some laundry soap is provided. There are laundry baskets, clothes pins, two clothes airers and an outdoor rotary drying line. An optional maid/laundry service is available on request.

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.

Double French doors in the lounge and the dining room lead onto the lovely private enclosed sunny garden which is attractively planted for year-round color. 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).

For al fresco dining, there are two 8-seater picnic tables, a barbecue grill (with utensils and gloves, a supply of charcoal, lighting fluid and matches). Try our village butcher's prize-winning steaks and sausages!

5 minutes’ drive to Cerisy-la-Forêt village with boulangerie/patisserie, grocery store, butcher/deli, bar/restaurant, pharmacy, bank with ATM, post office.
15 minutes’ drive to towns with more amenities.
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 available for information and assistance throughout your stay (printing E-tickets, flight boarding passes, route maps, etc).

The end of stay cleaning is included so, for a relaxed departure, simply pack and go!

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 2420 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Catering Available

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • 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

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 or twin beds. Bunk beds + 3rd single bed 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 three 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

  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

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

  • Foosball
  • Games:

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

  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

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

  • Stereo:

    TWO radio/CD players....moreless

  • Television:

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

  • Toys:

    Sand/beach toys....moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

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

Theme

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

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Separate, spacious (33 sq m) dining room. Two farmhouse tables (extra table available). 16 chairs and/or 4 benches to seat up to 25 guests. 2 high chairs available....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 16 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Baby Gate
  • Basic Soaps
  • 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

  • Fireplace:

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

  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

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

  • Internet:

    Free Wi-Fi....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

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

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

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

  • Parking Off Street:

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

  • Sunbed
  • Telephone:

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

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

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

  • Washing Machine:

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

  • Wireless Internet:

    Free Wi-Fi....moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

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

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Catering Available:

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

  • Coffee Maker:

    TWO electric filter coffee makers. Two cafetieres. Starter supply of coffee, coffee filters, sugar and milk....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Excellent range of utensils....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

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

  • Dishwasher:

    Dishwasher tablets provided....moreless

  • Freezer:

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

  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    Separate well-equipped kitchen....moreless

  • Microwave:

    TWO....moreless

  • Oven:

    TWO fan-assisted ovens (one with rotisserie). Plenty of oven/bakeware 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

  • Refrigerator:

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

  • Stove:

    TWO stoves. A 5-ring gas hob and a 4-ring gas hob each has extractor hood. Plenty of large pans provided....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster:

    TWO toasters....moreless

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Bicycles:

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

  • Large Cooler
  • 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

  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill:

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

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2015 April 21 to 30
Apr 21 - Apr 30, 2015
3 night min stay
€275
€1,575

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

2015 May 3 to 7
May 3 - May 7, 2015
3 night min stay
€275

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

2015 May 17 to 21
May 17 - May 21, 2015
3 night min stay
€275

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

2015 June 9 to 13
Jun 9 - Jun 13, 2015
3 night min stay
€300

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

2015 June 17 to 24
Jun 17 - Jun 24, 2015
5 night min stay
€345
€1,890

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

2015 June 27 to July 1
Jun 27 - Jul 1, 2015
3 night min stay
€345

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

2015 July 11 to 18
Jul 11 - Jul 18, 2015
5 night min stay
€345
€1,890

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

2015 August 24 to 29
Aug 24 - Aug 29, 2015
5 night min stay
€345

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

2015 August 30 to September 30
Aug 30 - Sep 30, 2015
3 night min stay
€320
€1,750

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

2015 October 7 to 17
Oct 7 - Oct 17, 2015
3 night min stay
€290
€1,575

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

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

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

CHRISTMAS 2015 & NEW YEAR 2016
Dec 19 - Jan 3, 2016
5 night min stay
€350
€1,925

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

2016 January 4 to February 5
Jan 4 - Feb 5, 2016
3 night min stay
€275
€1,400

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

2016 February 6 to March 18
Feb 6 - Mar 18, 2016
3 night min stay
€300
€1,575

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

2016 March 19 to April 29
Mar 19 - Apr 29, 2016
3 night min stay
€325
€1,750

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

2016 April 30 to July 1
Apr 30 - Jul 1, 2016
3 night min stay
€350
€1,925

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

2016 July 2 to September 2
Jul 2 - Sep 2, 2016
5 night min stay
€400
€2,100

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

2016 September 3 to Sept 30
Sep 3 - Sep 30, 2016
3 night min stay
€350
€1,925

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

2016 October 1 to October 28
Oct 1 - Oct 28, 2016
3 night min stay
€325
€1,750

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

2016 October 29 to December 16
Oct 29 - Dec 16, 2016
3 night min stay
€275
€1,400

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

CHRISTMAS 2016 & NEW YEAR 2017
Dec 17 - Jan 4, 2017
5 night min stay
€425
€2,450

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

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
€175
€1,225 €4,500

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 Bathroom towels Wi-fi Hot water, gas, electricity, central heating End-of-stay cleaning

1 or 2 nights stay possible, please inquire

25% rental deposit

Balance 8 weeks before arrival

Full payment required if less than 8 weeks before arrival

A damage deposit may be requested

CANCELLATION

Monies paid refunded (less expenses) if dates re-let

Cancellation insurance recommended


Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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Last updated: 04/18/2015
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Location

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

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


Contact us

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 spacious lounge with log fire and comfortable leather seating

    Separate 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 - king bed (6'6' long)

    Bedroom 3 - king bed (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

  • Another view of the well-equipped kitchen

    Another view of the well-equipped 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

  • Separate well-equipped kitchen

    Separate well-equipped kitchen

  • Large separate dining room for convivial meals. 16 chairs or 4 benches available

    Large separate dining room for convivial meals. 16 chairs or 4 benches available

  • Bedroom 1 en-suite bathroom

    Bedroom 1 en-suite bathroom

  • Family bathroom opposite bedrooms 2 and 3

    Family bathroom opposite bedrooms 2 and 3

  • Bedroom 3 - twin beds (6'6' long)

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

  • 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

  • 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

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french
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  • Response rate: 100%
  • Calendar last updated: 04/18/2015
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