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Great Family Vacation: Charm,Comfort,Cooking in an 18th-Century House

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Large Family Home suitable for 12-14 persons

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Last updated: 09/04/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Auvers house description

'La Porte Rouge' is a large restored early 18th Century farmhouse (which belonged until this century to the Comtesse d' Auvers), situated at the end of a quiet country road and surrounded by landscaped grounds, gardens and fields in the small village of Auvers, near Carentan. The main house is a fully furnished two story structure with a large living room, a large L-shaped kitchen-living room. The master bedroom has a queen-size bed and one baby bed; one large bedroom has one double bed and two twin beds; the four other bedrooms have twin beds. The three complete bathrooms are spacious. The house is tastefully furnished with antique rugs and old Norman furniture. Ideal for family reunions or several couples/children and elderly people. All amenities are present for a comfortable stay. The house is surrounded by fields where cows and horses can be seen grazing throughout the year. The grounds are landscaped and there is an orchard full of fruit trees (apples, pears, apricots, peaches, cherries, chestnuts, hazelnuts and walnuts). Traditional French meals can be prepared by a cook of the village, at an additional cost, to enable you to spend all your days touring the countryside and come back to a warm meal in the evening!

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Optional
          • Private Chef

          Suitability

          • Smoking Allowed
          • Groups
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Wheelchair Accessible
          • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
          • Children Welcome
          • Pets Considered

          Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 12-14

          • Master Bedroom: 1 queen, 1 child bed

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          • Bedroom: 2 twin/ single

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          • Bedroom: 2 twin/ single

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          • Bedroom: 2 twin/ single

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          • Bedroom: 2 twin/ single, 1 double

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          • Bedroom 6: 2 twin/ single

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          • Each bedroom is large, confortable with one armoire, chairs and antique rugs on the wooden floor. The house sleeps 14 adults and let us know if you have small children. We have a baby bed in the house and a high chair....moreless

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom: toilet, tub

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          • Bathroom: toilet, shower

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          • Bathroom: toilet, tub

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          • Bathrooms have been modernized and yet keep their old charm. Each one of them has one marble toilet table and a large window with a view to the garden....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • The house is fully furnished for large groups of people. Two large additional refrigerators are located in the go-down, along with a washing machine, a dryer, an iron table, etc. All linens are provided. Other services are provided: Catering services are available and should be requested at the time of reservation. Traditional French cuisine initiation is available. Baby-sitting can be arranged. Guide tours of the historic landing beaches can also be arranged, in French or in English, and with a van. WiFi is available. Smoking is encouraged outside the house....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Television
              • VCR
              • Radio
              • Stereo
              • Books
              • Games For Kids
              • Games

              Theme

              • Family
              • Away From It All
              • Romantic
              • Historic

              Attractions

              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Museums
              • Pond
              • Restaurants

              Leisure Activities

              • Horseback Riding
              • Walking
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Eco Tourism
              • Scenic Drives
              • Antiquing
              • Sight Seeing

              local services and businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Babysitter
              • Groceries

              Location Type

                  • Rural

                  sports and adventure activities

                  • Fishing
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Hiking
                  • Sailing
                  • Cycling
                  • Golf
                  • Hunting
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis

                  catering options

                  • Catering Available
                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Dining:

                    child's highchair available upon request....moreless

                  • Child's Highchair
                  • Seating for 12 people

                  General

                  • Telephone
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Firewood
                  • Local Activities Guide
                  • Local Maps
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Free Local Calls
                  • Parking
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Fireplace
                  • Internet
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Safe
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Wood Stove
                  • Living Room
                  • Covered Parking
                  • Wood Fireplace
                  • Heating
                  • Hair Dryer

                  house cleaning

                      • Housekeeper Optional

                      Kitchen

                      • Dishwasher
                      • Oven:

                        Electric...moreless

                      • Microwave
                      • Blender
                      • Grill
                      • 4 Ring Stove
                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Toaster
                      • Refrigerator:

                        One (1) refrigerator in the kitchen and two (2) additional refrigerators in the mud room for large groups....moreless

                      • Pantry Items:

                        The kitchen is fully set up for cooking for up to 14people....moreless

                      • Stove:

                        Electric...moreless

                      • Catering Available
                      • Kitchen
                      • Dishes & Utensils

                      Outside

                      • Outdoor Grill
                      • Lawn / Garden
                      • Barbecue
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Low Season
                      Sep 1 - Mar 31, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      €1,950

                      Changeover Day: Saturday

                      High Season
                      Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      €2,200

                      Changeover Day: Saturday

                      My Standard Rate
                      3 night min stay
                      €275

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Taxes Not included

                      Notes:

                      1950 to 2200 euros per week or equivalent in US dollars

                      Low Season: September - May of each year at 1950 Euros per week + Heating bill will be charged to the tenants during this period.

                      High Season: June, July and August of each year at 2200 Euros per week.

                      Electricity usage must be paid in cash prior to departure. All Linens and other utilities are included in the rental price.

                      Week-ends are

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                      Last updated: 09/04/2014
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                      Location

                      50 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Paris-Charles de Gaulle
                      20 Miles
                      Nearest Ferry
                      Cherbourg
                      2 Kilometres
                      Nearest Train
                      Carentan
                      2 Kilometres
                      Nearest Motorway
                      Autoroute de l'Ouest Paris-Cherbourg
                      12 Kilometres
                      Nearest Beach
                      Sainte Marie du Mont (or Utah Beach)
                      5 Kilometres
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Carentan
                      25 Kilometres
                      Nearest Golf
                      Golf of Omaha Beach
                      2 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Carentan

                      Car: Recommended

                      Many enticing attractions are within easy reach: the D-Day landing beaches, WWII museums, Mont Saint-Michel, Bayeux tapestry, the English Channel Islands, etc. Sports such as horseback riding, bicycling, tennis, golf, swimming and sailing are available nearby. The beaches, 10kms away, are very safe and quite beautiful.

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 1984

                      About the owner: This house has been in my family since 1926 when it was given to my grandparents by their parents as a dowry. My husband and I purchased it in 1984 when it was put up for sale and, after extensive upgrades, we are happy to share it with others. It is truly a family house, full of history and memories. We hope that you will enjoy it as much as we do.

                      Why the Owner Chose Auvers:
                      Families and groups of friends can enjoy the privacy, space and charm of our restored early-18th century farmhouse 'La Porte Rouge' located in the small village of Auvers, 5kms from Carentan at the base of the Cotentin Peninsula.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      Tranquility, privacy, comfort and space! Near many historical sites such as the D-Day Landing Beaches, the Mont Saint Michel and the Bayeux Tapestry. This is the area where the best cream, butter and cheeses are coming from! The coast provides fresh seafood: shrimps, oysters and crabs. Don't forget the fresh caramels and the calvados! This is the best of Normandy!


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                      Speaks: french, english

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                      Photos

                      • Large Family Home suitable for 12-14 persons

                        Large Family Home suitable for 12-14 persons

                      • Private road leading to the house, with an orchard on the left.

                        Private road leading to the house, with an orchard on the left.

                      • Stairway leading to second floor of the house.

                        Stairway leading to second floor of the house.

                      • Old traditional furniture and antiques throughout the house.

                        Old traditional furniture and antiques throughout the house.

                      • Another Bedroom

                        Another Bedroom

                      • One of the three full bathrooms

                        One of the three full bathrooms

                      • Lovely grounds with lots of privacy

                        Lovely grounds with lots of privacy

                      • The garden, leading to an orchard with apple, pears, apricots trees

                        The garden, leading to an orchard with apple, pears, apricots trees

                      • A Wonderful and Spacious House

                        A Wonderful and Spacious House

                      • Living room with great fireplace and library

                        Living room with great fireplace and library

                      • An ideal Dining Room/Kitchen for large groups

                        An ideal Dining Room/Kitchen for large groups

                      • One of the 6 Bedrooms

                        One of the 6 Bedrooms

                      • Another Bedroom

                        Another Bedroom

                      • Another large bathroom

                        Another large bathroom

                      • The property offers many places for quiet time and reading..

                        The property offers many places for quiet time and reading..

                      VRBO #322151

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                      This listing was first published here in 2009.

                      Date last modified - Friday, September 19, 2014

                      €275 - €314 per night (EUR)
                      6

                      6 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 14

                      View calendar: Updated 09/04/14
                      Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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