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An 18th Century Cottage Set in the Centre of the Ww2 Battlefields

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Last updated: 07/24/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

New for 2015, the lounge suite has been replaced and a larger television installed. New in 2014, the main bathroom is completely refurbished with all new equipment, this includes bath with shower and shower screen, new handbasin and units, and toilet. The rest of the bathroom has been completely refurbished and decorated.. A well equipped 3 bedroom cottage with all the comforts of home. The roof of our property was completely replaced in 2013. In 2011 there was a complete replacement of kitchen units and flooring. Full certified rewiring also carried out in 2011. New fridge freezer with all the other electrical equipment being nearly new. Nicely furnished and recently decorated. Set in the rolling Normandy countryside in a small commune right in the centre of the World War 2 battlefields. This 18th century cottage has a large kitchen diner, with all the equipment you are likely to require, including a new dishwasher and washing machine. A large lounge with a wood burner, satellite TV (Freeview only), DVD player etc. Three bedrooms, 2 double and a children’s rooms with a bunk and a single. 2 bedrooms have en suite shower/WC wet rooms and there is a large bathroom, with full size bath. There is a large garden with a new BBQ. Situated ideally for country walks, visiting the World War 2 sites, going to the beach, golfing, fishing, or simply relaxing.

Places of Interest Nearby: The cottage is located in the centre of the World War II Normandy battle zone. The landing beaches of Omaha and Utah are an easy drive either by motorway or via Port en Bessin and a pleasant drive along the coast. The beautiful town of Bayeux and its 900 year old tapestry should not be missed, this is 50 minutes drive. The stunning countryside of Suisse Normandy is a few minutes drive away with a lovely riverside location at Clesy, here you can hire various types of boats on the river or vist the large model railway layout, the children will love it. The ancient monastery of Mont St Michel is approximately one hours drive. Falaise, the birth place of William the Conqueror and a lovely town, is a very pleasant 1 hour drive through Suisse Normandy. Horse racing is available at the very pretty town of Deauville, there is also a casino plus a very large sandy beach, this is 70 minutes drive. Granville is a nice town, this also has a casino and a huge sandy beach, drive time is about 1 hour. There is a zoo on route.

Activities: There are many golf courses in the area. The nearset large beach is 45 minutes drive at Ouistreham (Caen). The area has many lakes and rivers for fishing. The nearest lake is just the other side of Vire, with a gravelled 4 mile path around it, ideal for a pleasant walk. There is also sailing and pedaloes. A golf course fronts the lake. The area is ideal for walkers with marked footpaths, the nearest 3 minutes drive from the cottage, this stretches some 40 miles. Festyland is the local theme park, it is located on the South side of Caen, approximately 30 minutes drive, this is ideally suited for children aged between 3 through to 16 years and is continually being updated with new rides. New in 2009 is a Ten Pin bowling alley in the town of Vire, 15 minutes journey time from the cottage. There is a large and modern swimming pool in Vire, it includes water slides.

Additional Information: . We also keep a large selection of up to date pamphlets on local attractions in the cottage.


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Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

  • Bedroom 1: 1 double


  • Bedroom 2: 1 double


  • Bedroom 3: 1 twin/ single

    + bunk bed...moreless

  • Lounge: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Sofa bed...moreless

  • Landing: 1 baby crib


  • 2 doubles, 1 room with 3 beds, 1 cot, sofa bed is located in the lounge. One double bedroom and the three bedded room have on suite wet rooms with toilet, shower and hand basin in each....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bedroom 2: toilet, shower


  • Bedroom 3: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    hand basin, bath with shower and toilet...moreless

  • Bedrooms 2 and 3 have a wet room with shower, toilet and hand basin in each...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Duvets and English pillows provided. Bed linen, tea towels, towels are included in the rental. Firewood can be purchased at £20 per week. Gas and electricity are inclusive. There is full central heating. A double sofa bed is provided in the lounge. There is only a short flight of stairs in the cottage making it suitable for people who are not too elderly or infirm. There is a selection of DVD's for all ages....moreless


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Free view only, UK television channels...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library:

    Selection of DVD's...moreless


  • Family
  • Historic


  • Botanical Garden
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Theme Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 7 people


  • Alarm Clock
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    Refrigerator /freezer...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace

Property Descriptor

  • Semi-Detached


Write a review 4.2
from 18 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Rate 12
Jul 11 - Sep 11, 2015
7 night min stay

Rate 13
Sep 12 - Oct 23, 2015
5 night min stay
Rate 14
Oct 24 - Dec 18, 2015
5 night min stay
Rate 15
Dec 19 - Jan 3, 2016
5 night min stay
Jan 4 - Mar 25, 2016
5 night min stay
Rate 17
Mar 26 - Jul 15, 2016
5 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit £300
  • Taxes Not included


Rates are inclusive of gas and electricity, also included is the supply of duvets and English pillows,

bed linen and towels, for party's up to 7 guests.

Bed linen for the cot is also available and inclusive.

ADDITIONAL LINEN FEE: There is an additional fee of £10 per person for the 6th or 7th guest.

There is a refundable security deposit of £300.

Reduced rates can be negotiated for 2 guests.


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Last updated: 07/24/2015
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25 Miles
Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Barpub
35 Miles
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Nearest Beach

Car: Necessary

Located on a country road between Aunay sur Odon and Vire, 1.5 miles from the hamlet of Estry. Close by is the World War 2 war grave at St Charles du Percy. The lovely old town of Bayaux with its famous tapestry is 50 minutes drive away and Omaha beach is approximately 1 hour 15 minutes drive. The nearest beaches are in the direction of Caen (Ouistreham),Deauville or Granville approximately 45 minutes to1.15 hours drive. A zoo is just 15 minutes away and an amusement park in Caen. To the South and just 10 minutes drive away is the lovely area of Swiss Normande, with it s gorges, rivers and forests. At Crecy is a lovely river area with boats to hire, places to eat and a large model railway exhibition, a perfect place for a hot sunny day. Near to Crecy is a full size railway track on which you can, as a party, cycle for 6 km. along the track and back, it is great fun. There are a lot more things to do and we always have a plentiful supply of up to date pamphlets in the cottage

Other Activities: 10 Pin Bowling


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2001

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Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Our cottage

    Our cottage

  • The kitchen diner

    The kitchen diner

  • The rear terrace

    The rear terrace

  • A view from the rear of the cottage

    A view from the rear of the cottage

  • Honflour


  • Le Petite Cascade, Mortain

    Le Petite Cascade, Mortain

  • Beuvron-en-Auge


  • The lounge

    The lounge

  • One of the bedrooms

    One of the bedrooms

  • La Vigne cottage with a new roof

    La Vigne cottage with a new roof

  • The rear garden

    The rear garden

  • The childrens playground in nearby Vassy

    The childrens playground in nearby Vassy

  • Dinan


  • Beuvron-en-Auge


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