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

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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:14
  • Bedrooms:6
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property 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) 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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Owner

Member since: 2005

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/30/2016

Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Private Chef

Suitability

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

Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 14

  • 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: 1 double, 2 twin/ single

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  • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom : 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. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom: toilet, tub

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  • Bathroom: toilet, shower

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  • Master Bathroom: toilet, tub, shower

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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. 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

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo:

    A Radio is located in the dining room...moreless

  • Television
  • VCR

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Museums
  • Pond
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 14 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Electric mural heaters are placed on the walls of each room of the house....moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Electric...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

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

  • Refrigerator:

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

  • Stove:

    Electric...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Christmas/New Year
Dec 17 - Jan 7, 2017
3 night min stay
$320
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
$320

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $150

Notes:

320 euros per night or equivalent in US dollars + cost of electricity usage and a cleaning fee (150 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 0.60 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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Location

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

Car: Necessary

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, 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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Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/30/2016

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Photos

  • A Wonderful and Spacious House

    A Wonderful and Spacious House

  • Living room with great fireplace and library

    Living room with great fireplace and library

  • Comfortable seating for 12-14 persons in the living room

    Comfortable seating for 12-14 persons in the living room

  • Dinning room with a setting for 14 persons.

    Dinning room with a setting for 14 persons.

  • Perfect cooking space for a large crowd!

    Perfect cooking space for a large crowd!

  • Another Bedroom

    Another Bedroom

  • One of the three full bathrooms

    One of the three full bathrooms

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

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

  • Lovely and peaceful grounds

    Lovely and peaceful grounds

  • Lovely grounds with lots of privacy

    Lovely grounds with lots of privacy

  • The best mussels, fresh off the sea!

    The best mussels, fresh off the sea!

  • 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.

  • Open-style kitchen, fully equipped

    Open-style kitchen, fully equipped

  • One of the 6 Bedrooms

    One of the 6 Bedrooms

  • Another Bedroom

    Another Bedroom

  • Another large bathroom

    Another large bathroom

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

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

  • Pristine beaches nearby - Utah Beach

    Pristine beaches nearby - Utah Beach

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This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Thursday, December 01, 2016

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