Cottage Ref: 09975
- Sleeps 8
- Self Catering
- 4 Bedrooms
- No Smoking
- 2 Bathrooms
- No Pets
- Self contained
- Car not essential
Nearest Airport: Dinard (180km)
Not suitable for infirm
Set in the heart of the Parc Naturel des Marais du Cotentin et du Bessin, Les Gites Champetres are located on the edge of the quiet village of Sainteny which is less than one hour from the port of Cherbourg and city of Caen.
Oak Cottage, one of three near identical gîtes, provides an outstanding base from which to explore this part of sleepy Normandy. The historic Channel port towns of Cherbourg and Caen beckon the eager tourist, each less than an hours drive away, while even closer to your holiday home the Bayeux Tapestry, the Normandy landing beaches, the church in Ste-Mère-Eglise and countless small market towns and villages, full of traditional pâtisseries, boulangeries and cafés, await your pleasure. Magnificent Mont St Michel is a little further away, and even Paris is less than a 3 hour train ride from nearby Carentan, while for the adventurous, perhaps a day trip to VAT-free Jersey from the nearby seaside resort towns of Barneville-Cartaret or Granville might appeal.
Oak Cottage is one of three stone-built cottages in traditional Normandy style. It has two double and two twin-bed rooms, a family bathroom with bath, washbasin and wc, and a shower room with a multi-jet shower, washbasin and WC. The shower/toilet room is adjacent to the ground floor bedroom, making it particularly suitable for elderly guests/grandparents. The cottage has a spacious lounge with comfortable sofa and easy chairs, satellite tv to receive English freeview channels, French TV, channels, a DVD player and cd/hi-fi, a fully equipped kitchen with oven/hob, washing machine and dishwasher, microwave and fridge/freezer, and a dining room with seating for up to eight people. Internet access is provided, as of course is all bed linen and towels, though we do ask our guests to provide their own beach towels. No smoking in the accommodation please, and sorry, but no pets.
In each gite there is also a hairdryer, iron and ironing board and clothes airer. There is also a good selection of books and DVD's and a large selection of literature regarding places of interest and leisure facilities in the area, there are also a selection of board games and childrens toys .
To complement the exceedingly high standard of internal accommodation, the cottage has its own patio area complete with bbq, dining table and chairs for eight people, two sun beds, and a large sun awning, and which opens out into an extensive fully enclosed garden. For our younger guests this features swings, a slide, climbing rope ladder and trampoline, and the delights of Aladdin's Cave, and for all generations we have an outdoor table tennis table, boules, badminton etc. Oak Cottage also has a small garden to the side of the house which is for the guests exclusive use. The property is approached by a separate driveway, has ample enclosed parking, and is just as ideal for families with young children as it is for couples who want a little more space to enjoy this delightful area of Normandy.
Les Gîtes Champêtres are ideal for couples or families/groups with young children and is suitable for use throughout the year Oak Cottage is one of three near identical cottages adjacent to each other, ideal therefore for larger groups. and is set within the 2 acre grounds of the owners home.
Location of holiday rental near Carentan, Manche, Normandy
|Holiday Type:||Rural, Family|
|Local Activities:||Walking, Golf, Fishing, Horse Riding, Cycling/Mountain Biking, Local Market|
|Nearest Railway Station:||Carentan||10km|
|Nearest Ferry Port:||Cherbourg||60km|
|Nearest Bus Station:||Carentan||10km|
Our village of Sainteny has great facilities all within a few minutes walk.
At the centre of the village is the Bar / Tabac, Pharmacy (with English speaking pharmacists) and the beautiful St Pierre Church.
At the top of the village we have the Boulangerie / Patisserie, Boucherie / Charcuterie, Village Shop (including La Poste facilities), a value-for-money Routier restaurant / Bar, Hairdressers, Garage and a Doctors surgery - all within walking distance from your accommodation.
Sword, Gold, Juno, Omaha and Utah Beaches were the site of the largest invasion in history which, on 6th June 1944 became known across the world as D-Day. Stretching from the Carentan Estuary, a half hour drive away from your holiday cottage, to Ouistreham near Caen, a further half hour east the beaches continue to provide ample evidence of the fierce fighting which took place. German gun emplacements, particularly those at Pointe du Hoc, the Pegasus Bridge, the cliffs at Omaha Beach which were heroically scaled but with such devastating loss of life, and the war cemeteries, British, American, Canadian and German, all with their own tragic stories to tell. Our own village of Sainteny wasnt spared, evidenced by photographs in the village church, and the house which is now our home was totally destroyed, and rebuilt in 1949.
Our nearest town is historic Carentan which is 10 km from Sainteny with several supermarkets, banks, shops, cinema, railway station (route to Paris) and a popular market held every Monday.
Set in the heart of the Parc Naturel des Marais du Cotentin et du Bessin, and on the edge of the pretty village of Sainteny, Oak Cottage, one of three near identical gites, provides an outstanding base from which to explore this part of sleepy Normandy. The historic Channel port towns of Cherbourg and Caen beckon the eager tourist, each less than an hours drive away, while even closer to your holiday home the Bayeux Tapestry, the Normandy landing beaches, the church in Ste-Mere-Eglise and countless small market towns and villages, full of traditional patisseries, boulangeries and cafes, await your pleasure. Magnificent Mont St Michel is a little further away, and even Paris is less than a 3 hour train ride from nearby Carentan, while for the adventurous, perhaps a day trip to VAT-free Jersey from the nearby seaside resort towns of Barneville-Cartaret or Granville might appeal.
From Football to Fishing, Golf to Cycling, most, if not all sports activities are available within a short drive from the Gites.
To reach Les Gîtes Champêtres from either the ports of Cherbourg or Caen, take N13/E46 to exit onto D971 in the direction of Carentan, and following the signs for Periers you will pass through five roundabouts until after 11 kms you enter the village of Sainteny. After 400 metres you will see the village boucherie on your right side and here you make a left turn, and after a further 700 metres take the left turn immediately before the crossroads, into rue des Châtelets. The driveway to access Les Gîtes Champêtres is the second gateway on your left side.
Guests of Les Gites Champetres choosing to use Brittany Ferries when making the cross-Channel journey are entitled to a 20% discount off the usual Brittany Ferries sailing tarif.
Accommodation, Facilities and Services
|Suitability:||Not suitable for infirm, No Smoking, No Pets|
|General:||Internet Access, Stairgate, Hairdryer
Every room is equipped with electric heaters
|Bedrooms:||4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
1 Double/s with ensuite, 1 Double/s, 2 Twin/s
Note that the ground floor shower/wc is immediately adjacent to the ground floor double bedroom. Baby costs, high chairs and strollers can be provided free of charge
1 Bath/s, 1 Shower/s, 2 Wash basin/s, 2 Toilets/s
The showers are multi-jet.
|Lounge:||Seating for 8 people
TV, Video, Satellite/Cable TV, DVD Player, Books/Magazines, Selection of Films, Selection of Music
English freeview channels are available
|Dining Area:||Seating for 6 people , High chair
Ideally seats six guests, 2 extra chairs can be added
|Kitchen/Utility:||Oven, Hob, Fridge, Freezer, Microwave, Kettle, Toaster, Coffee maker, Dishwasher, Washing machine, Ironing board, Iron
|Outdoors:||BBQ, Private garden, Terrace, Patio table, Patio chairs
A large garden shared with guests from the other 2 gites, with swings, trampoline, slide
|Access:||Car not essential, Off road parking, Secure parking
Linen provided, Towels provided
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|Low season, 11 January 2020 to 15 May 2020||£395||7 Days|
|Mid-season, 16 May 2020 to 19 June 2020||£455||7 Days|
|High season, 20 June 2020 to 17 July 2020||£555||7 Days|
|Peak summer, 18 July 2020 to 04 September 2020||£695||7 Days|
|Mid season 05 September to 02 October 2020||£455||7 Days|
|Low season, 03 October 2020 to 18 December 2020||£395||7 Days|
|Christmas/New Year: 19 December 2020 to 8 January 2021||£495||-|
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** A 20% discount for Brittany Ferry travel is available on all bookings ***
A 30% deposit is required to secure the booking. Full payment to be made 8 weeks before arrival.
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Owner Name: Terry Nathan
Property Ref: 09975
Languages Spoken: English, French,
Preferred Contact Method: No preference
Primary Telephone: (33)233434517
Secondary Telephone: (33)642197337
Owner joined website: 23 January 2009
Property listed since: 23 November 2014
Link to owners website: normandygitevacations.com
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