About This Listing
We have 2 beautiful rural cottages located in Normandy. They are next to each other , and could be rented together to accomodate larger parties. This listing is for cottage 1.
During August we only take full week bookings.
The cottage has a large combined kitchen, dining and lounge area, with a gorgeous wood burning stove, and a fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher,. The cottage has 1 double bedroom, one family room with double bed and 2 singles. There is a small shower room with toilet. The courtyard room contains a washing machine, toilet and shower. The cottage benefits from a beautiful large garden, with bbq equipment, and is excellent for relaxing and eating in on those warm summer nights! There is parking at front of house.
Normandy really is the perfect place to visit as you have a great choice between seaside and countryside. The seaside boasts stunning coast lines with beautiful cliffs and long sandy beaches, while the countryside is packed with thatched cottages, and traditional farms!
The house benefits from an Ideal location for touring Normandy beaches. It is just a 20 minute drive to Omaha Beach, and as well as being scenically beautiful the area is also steeped in history. This historic beach was the primary point of landing on June 6, 1944, for the entry of American forces into World War II and saw some of the most intense fighting in the entire war. You will also see an interesting sculpture by Anilor Banon right on the beach called "Les Braves".
We are also approximately a 35 minute drive to Bayeux. In Bayeux you will find the Bayeux Cathedral which towers over the entire town. The exterior is surrounded by the helpful informational signals on stone or wood blocks, explaining aspects of the church's construction or architectural features. The interior has some excellent views of the architecture, statues and murals, and there are several (empty) crypts you can visit beneath the church.
The cottage was just as cosy and comfortable as it appeared. Everything was in good working order. Although it was chilly outside, we were very comfortable without using the available heaters. Jackie and her husband, the caretakers were welcoming and helpful. The area was quiet and the church bells mentioned in the other reviews were not as loud as we expected. We rather enjoyed them.
Wir haben uns sehr wohlgefühlt in ihrem Haus. Alles war sehr hübsch. Danke dass wir bei ihnen zu Gast sein durften. Wir würden dieses Haus jederzeit wieder buchen. Danke!!!
Mit freundlichen Grüßen
Jörg Markstein zusammen mit Ingrid, Johannes und Silvia
Joy's cottage was perfect for us! If you expect hotel standards, get a hotel room. This is a somebody's home! Our family of 4 stayed in the larger room upstairs that is exactly as pictured, and my in-laws stayed in the other room. As other reviewers mentioned, the bathroom is small, but the additional bathroom downstairs helps with the congestion.
The garden in the back is beautiful and peaceful, perfect for morning yoga. I wish Joy would put a picture of it on the website. My favorite feature of the cottage was the iron stove. It was rainy and damp during our stay and the stove was easy to operate and very efficient as it warmed up the cottage in no time and you could leave it on for the night (with all the vents shut tightly) and you'd walk into a warm kitchen in the morning. My kids were impressed with the wifi that worked very well when we were all on it simultaneously. Joy's caretaker was kind enough to provide some staples for us since we were getting in late and we much appreciated it.
This was the first time we used air bnb, and I am happy to report a positive experience. Thank you!
Logement correct et correspondant a la description meme si la salle de bain etait tres petite. Dommage que le village n'ait pas de commerces/boulangerie et que les cloches de l'eglise en face de la maison sonnent l'angelus a 7h du matin. Le feu allume en arrivant etait un bon accueil.
Maison très agréable pour un moment en famille. Tout est fait pour ce sentir comme chez soi et profiter de la région. Le poêle à bois donne un charme certain aux soirées froides. Toutes les commodités sont proches du village (entre 10 et 20min en voiture). Nous n'avons pas pu profiter du jardin en cette saison mais en été il doit être très agréable. Organisation impécable de Joy.
Very nice place to stay with your family. You feel at home and you can really enjoy the region. The wood burning stove is very charming during cold nights. You will find everything you need around the village (between 10 to 20 min by car). We could not enjoy the garden in this season but it looks nice for the summer season. Perfect organisation by Joy.
Charming cottage that was a great central home base for the Normandy beaches, Bayeax and Mont St. Michel. Well stocked kitchen, access to washer/dryer, reliable wifi were all perks as well. Joy was easy to communicate with and the instructions she left for the wood burning stove, etc. we're very helpful. Although we didn't have time to take advantage of it, the back yard outdoor space was lovely as well. Some things to note: although the cottage comes up accurately on Google Maps, the GPS in our rental car had a hard time with the address. Also, the house is essentially in the countryside, so spiders, flies, etc. are part of the deal. I would recommend this house to anyone looking for a place to stay in normandy.
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About the Host, Joy
I have had many careers in my working life, from couture dress maker to wine bar owner, from stay at home mother to busy hotelier . I am now happily retired and life never seemed busier.