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Fully renovated Manor near BAYEUX and the D-DAY beaches - The Four à Pain

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 30 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

Description

The Four à Pain

The Four à Pain is a stone house located in peaceful surroundings at the entrance of Beaumanoir's park. In front of the house - flowered with 'Pierre de Ronsard' roses -, you can have breakfast or rest quietly under the trees on the terrace - which is protected by hedges.

Located in the hamlet of St-Radegonde Church, 5 minutes south of Bayeux and 20 minutes away from Omaha beach, it features :

- A fitted kitchen

- A living room : closed and lined fireplace : a wood-burning stove which uses compacted logs, formerly used as a bread oven. Cable channel with international channels. Cable internet access (RJ45 cable provided).

- 1st floor includes a bedroom with a 160x200cm bed ( 63' x 79' ), separated from the bathroom by a sliding door.

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About the property

Beaumanoir

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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Owner
Béa
Member since: 2014
Speaks english, french
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
4 October, 2017

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 Calvados

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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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for The Four à Pain in Arganchy, France

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 30 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure , Vanity, shower stall, toilet, sliding door
  • Bathroom : Vanity, shower stall, toilet, sliding door
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • - 1 large double bed
  • 160x200cm bed ( 63' x 79' ) dresser and wardrobe
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
quiet terrace in a park

Reviews

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The Four à Pain
average rating of 4.730769 based on 27 reviews
Vancouver, B.C.
5

First class accomodation with all the comforts of home in a quiet setting close to Bayeux

  • 5 of 5

Our hosts, Eric & Bea, welcomed us on our arrival after the 3 hr. drive from Paris. We stayed 5 nights in the cottage "Le Four a Pain" and couldn't be happier about our choice. Eric took the time to show us around the cottage explaining the fireplace and washing machine etc. and making us feel at home. Spotless and fully renovated with tasteful décor including linens/towels, a kitchen with dishwasher and all the pots/dishes and utensils you'll need for your stay. Upstairs is the bedroom with king size bed and a bathroom with shower only. Your own private patio with table and chairs is right outside the door. A quiet country setting on a beautiful manicured property and an easy 10 min. drive to Bayeux making it very convenient to visit the beaches of WWII. Eric & Bea were always available to answer our questions and make suggestions. This cottage was beyond our expectations and we have no hesitation in recommending it - you won't be disappointed!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Superb

  • 5 of 5

Our third time at this delightfully quiet place, conveniently close to Bayeux. Claude and Pascale extremely helpful, as always. We love staying at "le Four a Pain", a smartly renovated stone cottage which stays cool in the hottest of weather. Small but quite practical for self-catering. Ten out of ten.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A little piece of heaven in the French countryside

  • 5 of 5

Our stay here was wonderful. After full days of sightseeing and the associated crowds, it was amazing to come back to this peaceful retreat. The sound of church bells and birds greeted us every morning and our host made sure we had wood to have a fire every morning and evening. I slept more peacefully here than I do at home !

  • Review Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cairns, Australia.
5

Very impressed

  • 5 of 5

The "bakery" was very impressive. It had all you needed, was perfectly fitted out, even to the firewood to keep you toastie warm. It was very quiet. With just the birds and rustling of the leaves to wake you of a morning.

The bakery was clean, and tidy. As was the other buildings and gardens in the property.

Claude and Pascale were brilliant and very accomodating hosts. Claude explained everything, even showed my husband around his garden, talking about the different trees and shrubs.

It is an easy drive to Bayeux, where you will find amble places for shopping, and is close to all the D-Day memorials.

You must try the old towns butcher and pastry maker, beats the bigger shopping centre.

We found all the locals spoke a little English, and when they didn't we still effectively communicated, with a point and a smile.

We had an easy drive from CDG airport, and also an easy drive out to Mont St Michel.

If we were to travel back from Australia, we would stay here again.

Thanks

Natalie and Corey (Cairns, Australia)

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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College Station, Texas
5

Fabulous French Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful week in Le Four à Pain, the former bakery of the Beaumanoir where Claude and Pascale have several properties for guests. They have controverted the buildings of this former manor into an idyllic retreat in the gorgeous countryside of Normandy. There were families from Belgium, Germany, and the Netherlands in and out during our stay. All seemed as delighted as we were.

The little bakery is a cozy two -story stone cottage with all the modern conveniences in the kitchen and a wonderful bathroom upstairs. And the private terrace with table and chairs was a nice bonus. We prepared a few meals at the cottage, since we love shopping in European grocery stores. And the large Hypermarche in Bayeux is only ten minutes away. Our experience could not have been any better. We loved the little village of Arganchy and the hospitality of our host who built fires for us at night to add to the charm. We hope to return!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely little house

  • 5 of 5

We enjouyed the little house with a nice terrasse.The beds were very comfortable; quiet place to relaxe with a nice helpful owner.

We will come back.

Elke and Rolf

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Caen – Carpiquet
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Bayeux
Nearest Ferry
45 Kilometres
Ouistreham
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Omaha beach
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Bayeux
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Caen
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Bayeux
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Arromanches
Car: necessary

D-Day landing beaches

Bayeux Tapestry and Cathedral

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