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Fully renovated Manor near BAYEUX and the D-DAY beaches - The Maison du Gardien

Bedrooms 2
Space 87 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights



The Maison du Gardien

At the entrance of Beaumanoir, the Maison du Gardien is a stone house laid out in a farmhouse, in a peaceful surroundings, between the park and a large garden with terrace - not overlooked. The Maison du Gardien is located in a peaceful hamlet, 5 minutes south of Bayeux, and 20 minutes away from Omaha Beach.

It features a large living area :

- 87m² of living area and 107m² of floor space with:

- A fitted american kitchen

- A living room with enclosed fireplace fitted with a wood-burning stove (which uses compacted logs)

- Cable channel : international channels ; RJ45 internet cable provided.

- A bathroom with a decorative fireplace, double bathroom sinks, bathtub and shower, toilets, laundry room with washing machine and dryer

- Internet connexion

- A bedroom with one 160x200cm bed (63'x79') and TV

- A second bedroom with two beds 80x200cm (30'x79')

- A sunny terrace with garden furniture and sunshade

- A large private garden (900 m²)

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About the property


Beaumanoir is a manor from the Directoire period (1794) completely renovated in 2014, in my grandmother's ‏(father's side) native region.

The two 'classified 4*' flats and the two '3*' houses offer you :

- internet with cable RJ45 ;

- Wi-fi amplificator connected on RJ45 ;

- international TV : french, english, german, spanish, italian ;

- Bedlinen and towels ;

All taxes and charges are included ;

Moreover :

- Far from the madding crowd ,

the comfort of a good bedding brings you the quality of a night's rest,

the quiet park and mansion in a green nature offers you the peace that you often dream about.

There are 2 new 42m² flats : each one is suited for a couple who want to discover the surroundings.

'Daphne' : ground floor apartment with a sunny terrace in the garden

Living room with fitted american kitchen

Bedroom with 160 x 200 cm bed ; en-suite bathroom.

'Primela' : 1st floor apartment with a view upon the fields 

Living room with en-suite fitted kitchen

Bedroom with 160 x 200 cm bed (63' x 79') and en-suite bathroom

In the property, there is also a 'longere' , that means an old farm located between the manor and the church, without neighbouring :

' La Maison du Gardien' : The Lightkeeper's House !

With a large terrace and an independant garden of 900m², it can welcome a family of four persons,

At ground floor :

- Fitted kitchen;

- Living room features an ancient chimney renovated in 2014 with a modern wood-burning stove which uses compressed wood

- Newly installed bathroom with a renovated old chimney

1st floor :

- A bedroom with a 160 x 200 cm bed;

- A mezzanine;

- A bedroom with two beds 80 x 200 cm.

Former bakery of the mansion, the « Four à Pain » (« Bread Oven ») has already been rented by « Gîtes de France » in the past.

It is suited for a couple.

At ground floor :

- a small living room facing South with an ancient chimney re-fitted in 2014 :

a modern wood-burning stove uses compressed logs ;

- Kitchen facilities.

1st floor includes a bedroom with a 160 x 200 cm bed, which can be separated in 2 x 80 x 200 cm and a bathroom.

The 'Four à pain' is facing South, bordered by hedges, among the park's trees and features a small sunny terrace.

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Member since: 2014
Speaks english, french
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
17 June, 2018

About Béa

With my husband's help I have tried to create a place to rest, surrounded by nature and peaceful, near the beautiful historic town of Bayeux, rich in Norman history and memories of the heroes of D-Day.

We have been committed to environmental protection for over 20 years: the construction has an ecological design, food is organic and there is no Wi-Fi pollution (only cable connections and optional wifi amplificator).

Bed mattresses are new and firm for great back support and to provide a good night sleep.

We want you to feel at home.

Béa purchased this house in 2013

Why Béa chose Arganchy

This is my grandmother's ‏(father's side) native region, and I have always heard about her cousins in Bayeux but I only met them once.

What makes this house unique

The entire manor was renovated in 2013-2014 for this first year of tenancy.

We enjoy the peace and the fresh air of the Norman countryside from the south-facing terraces.

Beaumanoir is the last property in the hamlet, located right after Sainte-Radegonde Church, in a small hamlet of 25 families.

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Accommodation and facilities for The Maison du Gardien in Arganchy, France

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 87 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • - toilet , bath with shower
  • Bathroom : 1 Geberit WC Large bathtub and Shower Double bathroom sinks
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • TV via satellite, international channels RJ45 internet cable provided
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • water sports
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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The Maison du Gardien
average rating of 4.9142857 based on 35 reviews
Winchester - England


  • 5 of 5


  • Review Submitted: 01/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic spot to situate yourselves while exploring the D-Day sites

  • 5 of 5

My husband, along with our son and daughter-in-law spent 6 nights in the Lightkeepers and Bakery gites. While the Lightkeeper's place was large enough for four people, it only had one bathroom and that is something I try hard not to have happen with four adults - hence the two separate rentals. I was glad I'd gone with the larger gite, rather than a two person apartment that is also available on the property as the weather did not make it nice to sit outside for meals or in the evenings.

These gites are just so adorable - we felt so "French" staying there. Claude and Pascale have thought of everything you need in the kitchen to make meals - we cooked at home quite often. They supplied us with welcome cider, which was very tasty and appreciated, along with coffee, etc. The bedding & pillows were very comfortable and we so appreciated the size of bath towels. In the larger gite we had a lovely heated towel bar to help dry the towels and keep the bathroom comfortable. We never used heat elsewhere as it was not required.

Our son/DIL, while not in their gite that much did enjoy their own place. They did mention that they could never get their bath towels completely dry while there and apparently there is no heated towel bar - but that was a minor inconvenience.

We did laundry while there as we were on an extended trip. We really appreciated the dryer along with the washer!

Claude told us new owners have purchased the property and I am sure they will be continuing the welcoming atmosphere of these gites. You can't go wrong choosing a gite on this property while you stay and explore the surrounding area.

  • Review Submitted: 30/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice place so quiet nearly perfect

  • 5 of 5

Property was lovely well appointed very clean with all the bits needed for the stay

  • Review Submitted: 07/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A beautiful house with character in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We would highly recommend a stay at La Maison du Gardien. The house is in a lovely, peaceful location and ideally situated for visiting Bayeux and the D-Day beaches. It is very comfortable and well-equipped and has a beautiful garden which was perfect for our 2 energetic boys and relaxing in the evenings with a barbecue. We received a very warm welcome from Claude and Pascale who gave us lots of useful tips about visiting the area.

  • Review Submitted: 12/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A very special gite in a perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed a wonderful week in La Maison du Guardien. Before we had even left home the thoughtful and informative communications from the owner made our arrival straightforward and pleasant, and we received a wonderful, warm welcome. The house itself is the very best combination of Norman character and contemporary luxury. It is very well equipped, spacious and scrupilously clean, with comfortable beds and a luxurious modern bathroom. The location is beautiful - wonderful gardens and great views from every window, a rural idyll that is only a few miles from Bayeux with all its charm and amenities. It is also perfectly located for the D-Day beaches. It was peaceful and restful, and we all feel very lucky that we were able to call this lovely house "home" for a few days. Many thanks, Claude: we hope to visit you again.

  • Review Submitted: 05/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A little piece of Paradise in Normandy

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the Maison du gardien for 5 nights at the end of our European vacation. The photos are accurate, but really do not do justice to this incredible property. The peace and tranquility of the setting are only matched by its beauty. We had amazing weather during our stay, and so enjoyed having dinner "en plein air" sitting at the picnic table on the patio. We loved walking through the neighbourhood, watching the sheep, horses and chickens, and listening to the birds. We also made sure to pay a visit to the +400 year old Sainte Radegonde church right next door to the property.

In addition, Claude and Pascale are very accommodating hosts, and made us feel right at home.

Arganchy is a small village about a 10 minute drive from Bayeux and consequently, it really helps if you have a car, but I have heard that some guests do travel by taxi. Because we had a car, we were able to do a number of day trips. We went to Mont Saint Michel and Etretat, which are both about an hour and a half away- and both are well worth the trip. We also did a half day tour of the D-day landing sights with one of the local tour operators - not to be missed if you are in the area.

We LOVED our stay, and would highly recommend Beaumanoir, and the Maison du gardien.

  • Review Submitted: 29/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Caen – Carpiquet
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
45 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Omaha beach
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Car: necessary

D-Day landing beaches

Bayeux Tapestry and Cathedral