About the property
- Cottage484 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay4 nights
Peaceful Location, 20 Minutes Drive To The Beaches
Until a century ago, this was the housekeeper residence of the domain (hence Maison du Gardien). Now it is a perfect retreat for a couple on holiday. This calm, charming, recently remodelled cottage sits in a serene area of the priory’s grounds.
The Maison du Gardien has a tastefully furnished living room with stone fireplace.
Fully-equipped kitchen and terrace for barbecues.
Large bedroom with double bed.
The cottage overlooks the manor's landscaped garden where you may take in stunning sunsets, have a BBQ or simply lay in the chaise-longues provided.
History of the Manor: The cottage is located on the grounds of a former 13th century priory which has been transformed into a rare art-nouveau manor in the beginning of the 20th century by its then owner, the Prefect of Saint-Lo. The Mestry hamlet is at the edge of the Regional Wetlands Nature Preserve of the Cotentin and the Bessin and just 20 min from several historic D-Day sites including Omaha Beach.
Activities and Places of Interest: The town of Bayeux, with its famous tapestry and cathedral, is less than 30 min away. Mont Saint-Michel, a must-see for anyone traveling to the region, can be reached in a little over an hour. Other nearby activities include selecting seafood fresh-off-the-boat at the Grandcamp-Maisy or Port en Bessin morning fish markets, enjoying miles of golden sand beaches along the coast (and wind surfing for the adventurous), exploring the wetlands on horseback, indulging in 18 holes at the Omaha Beach Golf Club and strolling along the winding country roads around Mestry. The beach at Saint Laurent is ideal for sea bathing in the summer months, it is 20 minutes away from the Cottage. Boating, windsurfing, jet skiing are available at various locations along the coast. Many people explore the pools at low tide to collect their own shellfish.
A day in Paris: If you would like to spend a day in the capital, direct trains run regularly from the Lison station (10 min away from the Cottages) to the Paris Saint-Lazare station. Travel time is 2h 20 min.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 2018
Hello and welcome to Mestry! We are two young couples trying to maintain a rare and beautiful Art Nouveau manor in Normandy, the Priory of Mestry. Appended buildings have been lovely restored into two self-contained and romantic cottages, the Boulangerie and the Maison du Gardien. We are obviously fond of the place and we want to share this enthusiasm with overseas guests for an enjoyable and relaxing time!
Cassie purchased this Cottage in 2010
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Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
This excellent little cottage was perfect for our long weekend stay over Easter. It is quite remote and we did not see many other people in the village but it was also close to D-Day beaches, Caen and Bayeaux which we visited. I'm very keen to come back when the weather is better (the cold meant we couldn't enjoy many outdoor activities)
Graham and Jackie were very helpful and had a lot of great advice on where to fgo nearby. Would definitely recommend the cottage to anyone looking for a quiet weekend or longer stay.
20 min away from the D-day beaches, 1-bedroom cottages for two people. Located on the grounds of a rare art-nouveau manor in the Mestry hamlet, the gatekeeper’s house and bakery of the Priory of Mestry have been lovingly restored into two delightful self-contained properties 20 min away from the sea. The estate contains a lake, an ornamental dovecote, an English garden and BBQ-friendly grounds. You will also find ample horse back riding, golfing (Omaha Beach Club), tennis, and other activities in the immediate vicinity. Furthermore, the miles of country roads around Mestry are ideal for walking or cycling (bike rental available at the property).
Golf: You can enjoy the two 18 holed courses of the Omaha Beach Golf Club located at Port-en-Bessin, an half-an-hour drive from Mestry.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
We have a 4-night minimum stay during non-peak periods. We require payment in full upon booking. A total refund, less credit card fees and other administrative costs incurred, will be granted if the reservation is cancelled in writing (email) at least 30 days prior to the date of arrival.