About this listing
A lovely old farmhouse restored to retain as much character as possible while making the rooms comfortable. We are close to the D-Day landing beaches, Bayeaux, Mont Saint Michel, Channel Islands etc.
Come visit: you are very welcome! EN and FR spoken
This listing is for 2 bedrooms each with a double bed. They can also be booked separately (check other listings).
I have converted and restored the property myself including your bedrooms and bathroom and the pargeting on the facade. Some exterior work is ongoing but will not interfere with your stay. You may also find I am working on maintaining the 3 old cars I have or pottering in the garden.
Along with your rooms, you will have access to the lounge and garden (ask and I can dig even out a barbeque). The bathroom is shared between the 2 rooms but features both a shower cubicle and bath.
Interaction with guests
While you are staying with me, I enjoy talking about the region and local history and usually eat breakfast with you. However, if you prefer to keep to yourselves, this is fine too.
A very quiet region and L'Auvrairie has many interesting characters
Varenguebec itself is not on any public transport routes but a bus does service La Haye du Puits and the nearest train station serving stops to Paris and Cherbourg is at Carentan
There are also 'Green Routes' (converted railway lines) which are a nice way to see the region and provide an easy was to bicycle around the region. You could, for example, bicycle from the ferry at Cherbourg or to Carentan and take the train to Bayeaux or...
Other things to note
Please note, there is no television in the house. I have nothing against them, I just don't have one.
To view war footage including the house (2min15 to 2min34): (URL HIDDEN)
I expect my guests to be relaxed, ask for anything they need, complain straight away if they have concerns and otherwise enjoy themselves!
If you want to smoke, please do so outside, thanks.
Professional with interests in Old Cars (I have 3 Studebakers from 1913 and 1925 and 1929), kayaking, painting and French life. My job took me from the UK to the US for 14 years (MA, TX and MD), Holland for 3 and now I have decided to settle here in France. Kayaking has taken me to Nepal, Turkey, South America, Papua New Guinea and... where I have learned to travel light and bring back memories.
If you stay here, you will find I am flexible if slightly eccentric: but I am English after all.
I claim to speak Dutch, but that was learned while waiting on hold on the 'phone and so is very minimal, er, OK, non-existent. Dooee dag.