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Beautiful Normandy Stone Cottage

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Last updated: 06/06/2015

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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

La Tringale was built in 1820 and was a working farm for many years. Until recently it had been the home of three generations of the same family, some of whom still live locally.

La Tringale has been renovated to a high standard and it is now holiday accommodations which includes a 3 bedroom Stone Cottage (sleeps 8-10), the 2 bedroom Gite (sleeps 5-7) and 3 rooms for B&B (2 doubles and 1 twin room, in the main farmhouse); all offering Oak beams and other character features throughout. Holiday-exchange considered.

The site, which offers peace, tranquility and security, includes patios with furniture, a children's play area, guests’ barbeque/picnic areas and a large grassed-area to the rear, which is ideal for ball-games or relaxation, and a large landscaped-pond with numerous goldfish, frogs, newts and moorhens. There is ample parking space and a laundry room /drying facilities.

La Cottage = €580 - €890 per week.
Euphony Gite = €436 - €700 per week.
Prices based on 8 people in the Cottage and 5 in the Gite. Additional persons (up to 2) pay a supplement of €30 per person per week.
B&B = €70 per night per couple; single-occupant €50 per night, and include breakfasts. Optional evening meals available.
Guests can choose to leave the self-catering accommodations clean and tidy and strip the beds OR pay the €50 optional cleaning fee.

Please Email owners for availability as we don't use the availability calendar on this site due to having several accommodations.

Both the Cottage and Gite have an electricity meter. A reading will be taken on arrival and departure and a bill calculated, including tax, and payment of 50% will be required by guests (Sept-June ONLY). This will then be deducted from the security deposit and the balance returned to you soon after departure, by post.

We are ideally situated for access to the Normandy beaches (20-30 minutes), World War II museums, monuments and military cemeteries, theme parks, aqua park, zoos, forest walks and picnics, Balleroy Chateau and museum to hot-air ballooning, fishing lakes and rivers, golf-courses, 11th Century Abbey and loads more.

La Tringale is set in two and a half acres, is surrounded by beautiful countryside, and offers easy access to and from the major ferry ports of Cherbourg and Caen (approximately 50 minutes) and Carpiquet (Caen) airport as well as a direct train link to Paris (approximately two an a half hours).

The beautifully restored cottage, with Oak beams throughout, has an open-plan ground floor with well-equipped kitchen, separate dining area and good sized lounge with British Satellite TV, DVD /video and radio/Hi-Fi and a wi-fi connection. The upper floor has three bedrooms, sleeping eight people (one of which can sleep a family of four and has an en-suite) and a full bathroom. There is also a sofa-bed in the lounge making it possible to sleep an extra two people if required. To the front of the cottage there is a double patio area with full furniture.
A welcome-pack of tea, coffee, sugar and milk are provided as is all bed-linen and towels. Electric heating throughout.Externally it has a patio with full furniture.

Euphony Gite is a 2 bedroom barn-conversion with Oak beams throughout. Spacious, light and very well decorated. There are 2 bedrooms; a double and a twin (which has 3 single-beds), and there is a gallery-landing with chairs and coffee-table. Fully-fitted kitchen with cooker/oven, microwave,Tea & Coffee-making facilities, all crockery and cutlery. The open-plan lounge-diner gives space and ease of use. The ground floor also houses the shower-room/toilet. Externally it has a patio with full furniture.

In addition we have 3 bedrooms on the 2nd floor of the main farmhouse for B&B guests. There are 2 double and 1 twin rooms and a shared shower/toilet room. Tea and coffee-making facilities in each room. Breakfast is served in the farmhouse main dining room. Optional evening meals can be provided in the farmhouse at extra cost.

Nearby, the picturesque town of Bayeux was one of the first to be liberated from enemy occupation on 7th June 1944 and is the home of the famous 11th century Tapestry depicting William the Conqueror’s invasion of England and the Battle of Hastings in 1066; it is only 25 minutes drive.

St. Lo, situated approximately 18 kilometres south-west of La Tringale, is the nearest main town with good shopping, leisure facilities and restaurants and a Saturday morning market. For Horse lovers it is also the most important of the 23 national studs and specializes in breeds such as Norman cobs, Trotters and French saddle horses; stables and courtyards open to visitors June to September

The village of St Clair sur Elle is close by and offers bar/restaurant, butcher, supermarket, baker, garage, post office, doctor’s surgery, chemist, bank, two hairdressers and a small market on Tuesdays.

Special Christmas Package: A four-night special package for up to eight people, accommodated in La Cottage, that includes a full traditional Christmas Day dinner and Boxing Day (26th) Dinner, served in the main farmhouse. Details can be sought through the owners.

On-site amenities: Owners live on-site and are available to welcome you, and for help and support. Ample parking, away from children at play; full patio areas with furniture; 2 barbecues with picnic tables are near the landscaped pond which hosts fish, frogs, moorhens and newts and a children's play area with swings, see-saw, slide, rope-ladder and hanging-tyres; large area of lawn for ball games or recreation (badminton net and equipment, football net and balls also available); bikes available for loan as are a selection of Videos and DVD's.

In addition a laundry-room with washing-machine, iron and ironing-board and drying facilities are available for guests. A wi-fi connection is available with limited download capacity.

Keywords: Cottage, Gite, self-catering, Bed & Breakfast.


Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking not allowed within the accommodations but permissable outside....moreless

  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

  • Convertible bed(s)


  • Bedroom 1: 1 double, 2 twin/ single

    family bedroom with en-suite shower-room...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double


  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single


  • Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • The cottage has electric-radiator heating throughout which makes it cosy and warm in winter and the 2-feet thick walls (60cm) keep it cool in the summer. The site is surrounded by peaceful, meandering Normandy farmland,with many small villages and offers 2.5 acres of space, security for children and vehicles and a happy, relaxing aura for an all-activity holiday or a get-away-from-it-all experience. We also have a 2 bedroom gite (barn-conversion) and B&B facilities (3 rooms), Please see 'owners website' for details or Email us direct for further information on prices and availability as the calendar, on this site, is not kept current due to having 3 properties....moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Cinemas
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Rafting
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    plus a breakfast bar with 4 stools....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Clothes Dryer:

    An airier is provided in each self-catering accommodation and there are ample outdoor drying facilities too....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Electric radiators throughout the accommodation....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All bed linen and towels are provided; not beach towels....moreless

  • Living Room:

    The lounge has seating for 8-10 people with TV (sat/English), DVD and Video _ hi-fi/Radio....moreless

  • Parking:

    A large gravelled car park is available for guests....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    A shared laundry-room is provided for our guests which includes a washing-machine, ironing-board and iron....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    wi-fi connection available with limited monthly download capacity....moreless


  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster


  • Bicycles:

    A mixture of adult, medium sized and children's bikes available for loan; no charge....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Specific to the cottage and with full furniture. In addition, there are picnic tables and barbecues near the pond....moreless

  • Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden:

    A very large garden to the rear of the property open to guests, with barbecues and picnic tables, badminton and football facilities as well as sun-beds and patio chairs....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill


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River and Lake Fishing, Woodlands for walks and picnics, Aqua-park, childrens' adventure playgrounds, Zoos, Quiet country lanes for cycling, Bayeux tapestry, Chateau, Cathedrals and 11th Century Abbey, WW11 Normandy Beaches, Memorials and Military Cemeteries, Good Shopping and an excellent selection of Restaurants, wines and cheeses, All this within 30 mins drive, Mt, St, Michel (1 hour 15 mins), No smoking within the accommodations and we accept family pets.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2002

About the owner: Andy used to work in the UK helping to run a company dealing with Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning control systems. Jill worked in a school as a Teaching Assisitant and Learning Support Assistant.They make very friendly and helpful hosts who live on-site and are therefore able to offer support in any way possible.

Why the Owner Chose St-Lo:
This region has much history based around the D-Day Landings of WW11 and so is visited all year round by many of various nationalities. We are ideally based close the the main beaches (20 mins to Omaha Beach) but in a quiet country location where space, peace and tranquillity can be enjoyed too. In addition, there are numerous places of interest to children, walkers, golfers, bikers etc., etc all within close proximity.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
* Owners on-site to help and assist with information (tourist info available in all accommodations) * Good quality, spacious accommodations, well equipped and decorated. * Large site with large gardens for games and relaxing. * Children's play area; safe and secure. * Patios with full furniture, as well as barbecues and picnic tables. * Easy access to main ferry ports of Caen & Cherbourg (1 hour): Paris 3 hours drive or 2.5 hours by train. If you are coming to France from/via the UK we will be happy to send you information on ferry routes and companies. In addition, should you wish to use Brittany Ferries (Poole or Portsmouth to Caen or Cherbourg), when you have confirmed your booking with us, we can let you have a code to enable you to claim a 20% discount on your crossing. Just let us know.

Contact us

Speaks: english

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • La Tringale

    La Tringale

  • Forecourt & Patios with Le Cottage (left)

    Forecourt & Patios with Le Cottage (left)

  • Le Cottage Lounge

    Le Cottage Lounge

  • Barbecues and Picnic Tables

    Barbecues and Picnic Tables

  • Patios and Forecourt

    Patios and Forecourt

  • Barbecues and picnic tables.

    Barbecues and picnic tables.

  • Rear Gardens.

    Rear Gardens.

  • Arriving at La Tringale.

    Arriving at La Tringale.

  • Le Cottage (3 bedroom self-catering).

    Le Cottage (3 bedroom self-catering).

  • Le Cottage Family Bedroom with en-suite.

    Le Cottage Family Bedroom with en-suite.

  • Euphony Gite Lounge/Diner

    Euphony Gite Lounge/Diner

  • B&B Double room

    B&B Double room

  • Childrens Play Area

    Childrens Play Area

  • Patio & forecourt.

    Patio & forecourt.

  • Childrens play area.

    Childrens play area.

  • The Pond with fish, moorhens and lots of fro
gs too!

    The Pond with fish, moorhens and lots of fro gs too!

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