Great Family Vacation: Charm, Comfort, Cooking in an 18th-Century House(13 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3-7 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
About the Property
6 large bedrooms, 3 full baths - Accommodations are for 14 persons.
'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; 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) and two ponds. 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!
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Member since: 2005
- Max. occupancy 14
- Pets Considered
- Smoking Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Housekeeper Optional
- Private Chef
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
- Wheelchair Accessible
Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 14
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
- The house is fully furnished for large groups of people. One large additional refrigerator is located in the go-down, along with a washing machine, 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
- Games For Kids
- Away From It All
- Botanical Garden
Local Services & Businesses
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Equestrian Events
- Dining Area
- Seating for 14 people
- Clothes Dryer
- Covered Parking
- Free Local Calls
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Maps
- Parking Off Street
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wood Fireplace
- Wood Stove
- 4 Ring Stove
- Catering Available
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill
- Housekeeper Optional
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Dec 15 - Jan 6, 2018
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning $200
320 euros per night or equivalent in US dollars + cost of electricity usage and a cleaning fee (200 euros)
Cleaning fee and Electricity usage must be paid in cash prior to departure. All Linens and other utilities are included in the rental price.
Local government has recently set a tourist tax fee ("Taxe de Séjour") at the level of 0.75 euros/per person/night. This tax does not apply to children under 18 years.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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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.
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, France:
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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A Wonderful and Spacious House
Living room with great fireplace and library
Comfortable seating for 12-14 persons in the living room
Dinning room with a setting for 14 persons.
Perfect cooking space for a large crowd!
One of the three full bathrooms
The property offers many places for quiet time and reading..
Lovely and peaceful grounds
Lovely grounds with lots of privacy
The best mussels, fresh off the sea!
Private road leading to the house, with an orchard on the left.
Stairway leading to second floor of the house.
Old traditional furniture and antiques throughout the house.
Open-style kitchen, fully equipped
One of the 6 Bedrooms
Another large bathroom
The garden, leading to an orchard with apple, pears, apricots trees
Pristine beaches nearby - Utah Beach
This listing was first published here in 2009.
Date last modified - Monday, March 06, 2017
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