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Sue Smart

Member since: 2009
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Speaks english, french

Magnificent stone farmhouse with private heated pool, gardens & WiFi sleeps 2-12

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Guéhébert holiday farmhouse

6 bedroom farmhouse sleeps 12 deep in the Normandy countryside

La Germainiere is a superb old farmhouse that has been completely renovated and modernised to create a really lovely holiday home with enormous character. It has beamed ceilings, massive stone walls, tiled floors, a huge Normandy fireplace and full central heating. The view from the sun terrace is beautiful with rolling fields and trees. There is a large table and chairs for alfresco dining with a gas barbecue and shaded, vine covered seating area.

The house is a pretty short walk from the village of Grimesnil with its excellent and very welcoming bar/restaurant. The surrounding countryside is gently undulating and totally unspoilt, with lovely walks. The local villages boast a host of restaurants, all good, some superb. The nearby village of St Denis Le Gast bakes the morning croissants and warm French loaves.

The magnificent private 10x5m heated swimming pool available from May to October, is set on the lower lawn away from the house and has beautiful views of the valley. There are sun loungers, a large changing hut and table and chairs.

The coast with its beautiful, unspoilt beaches is only a 15 minute drive away and within reach are Mont St Michel, the D-Day beaches and medieval town of Bayeaux. The market towns of Gavray and Hambye (10 mins) have shops, cafes and supermarkets and the lovely cathedral city of Coutances is 15 minutes drive.

The farmhouse is less than 90 minutes drive from Cherbourg, Caen and St Malo and we can offer a 20% discount on all Brittany Ferry crossings for any number of cars and passengers. It is an easy drive from Calais or Paris (Orly Airport) on amazing motorways.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Sue Smart (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks english, french

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had an absolutely idyllic week at La Germaniere. The house is absolutely beautiful and credit to the children – they were in the pool every day! The house is so well equipped and really nothing we could have wanted that wasn’t there. The open fire is delightful.

On the last day we actually had lunch out on the garden so everyone left with lovely memories!

We did say it would be lovely to see the house in different seasons and I’m sure you’ll be hearing from us again.

In the meantime – have a good winter and hopefully be in touch in 2017 to arrange another visit.
Oct 2016
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Reviews

Map

Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Dinard
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Grimesnil
Nearest Ferry
78 Kilometres
Caen
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
St Martin de Brehal
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Villedieu les Poeles
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Villedieu
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Grimesnil
Nearest Beach
21 Kilometres
Les Salines
Car: necessary

This very beautiful part of Normandy is so easy to reach from England via Cherbourg or Caen yet remains completely unspoilt. The countryside is real Normandy with brown and white spotty cows, cider orchards and small family farms. The area is renowned for its delicious food; cheese, cider, pommeau and calvados and especially for its fish and shellfish.

The wide, safe, sandy beaches on the nearby coast never seem to get busy and the warm shallow sea is lovely for swimming. At low tide watch the local farmers with their tractors tend the acres of oyster and mussel beds - fascinating.

Within easy reach of the house are the world famous Mont St Michel and the medieval town of Bayeux with its ancient tapestry depicting the battle of Hastings.

To the North East are the historic D Day beaches of the Normandy landings of World War II - Gold, Omaha, Sword and Utah and the fascinating war museums at Arromanches, Caen etc.

Other Activities: walking on way marked paths, peche a pied (fishing on foot!) on the beaches at low tide,

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday farmhouse in Guéhébert, France

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
-
28 Oct 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
A$1,488
 
 
-
6 Jan 2017 - 23 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$374
A$1,658
 
 
-
24 Mar 2017 - 6 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$374
A$1,964
 
 
-
7 Apr 2017 - 13 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$374
A$2,040
 
 
-
14 Apr 2017 - 20 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$374
A$2,227
 
 
-
21 Apr 2017 - 27 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$374
A$1,811
 
 
-
28 Apr 2017 - 4 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$425
A$2,040
 
 
-
5 May 2017 - 11 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$425
A$1,836
 
 
-
12 May 2017 - 18 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$425
A$1,981
 
 
-
19 May 2017 - 25 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$425
A$2,355
 
 
Half Term
26 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$4,191
 
 
-
2 Jun 2017 - 8 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$2,542
 
 
-
9 Jun 2017 - 15 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$3,060
 
 
-
16 Jun 2017 - 22 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$3,400
 
 
-
23 Jun 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$3,740
 
 
-
30 Jun 2017 - 6 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$3,995
 
 
-
7 Jul 2017 - 13 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$4,675
 
 
-
14 Jul 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$5,185
 
 
-
21 Jul 2017 - 24 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$5,474
 
 
-
25 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$4,556
 
 
-
1 Sep 2017 - 7 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$2,695
 
 
-
8 Sep 2017 - 14 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$2,278
 
 
-
15 Sep 2017 - 21 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$425
A$1,921
 
 
-
22 Sep 2017 - 28 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$374
A$1,811
 
 
-
29 Sep 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$374
A$1,751
 
 
-
20 Oct 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$374
A$2,210
 
 
-
27 Oct 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$374
A$1,751
 
 
-
22 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
A$3,111
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee A$43

Rates include heating, hot water, logs, washing machine, tumble drier and use of private heated swimming pool (pool May - end of Oct). Free WiFi and all telephone calls to land lines in Europe.
We offer 20% discount on crossings with Brittany Ferries.
Linen is available to hire at £18 per person- which includes all bedlinen, 2 towels per person, bath mats, tea towels etc. Alternatively you are welcome to take your own linen, duvets and pillows are supplied.

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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse rental in Guéhébert, France

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • soap
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , En suite for bedroom 1
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , First floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure , Second floor
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Ground floor
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 6 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , En suite
  • The spacious king size master bedroom with en-suite shower room and has lovely views. Further bedrooms include one double and four twin rooms, each individually decorated. Two further bathrooms. Cots available on request. Bed linen and towels can be supplied at £18 per person per week.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • books - kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • video player
Outside:
  • deck chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • patio
  • Terrace
  • 4 bicycles
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
La Germainiere is very peacefully set in lovely gardens and approached by a long drive so providing lots of privacy for a really relaxing holiday. It is ideal for family reunions, special celebrations or a relaxing place for a holiday for all ages. The beautiful grounds offer a variety of places for guests to relax including the sun-trapped terrace, and huge lawns for playing games such as badminton. The swimming pool is really private and sheltered and is security fenced for peace of mind with children. It is a real suntrap. There is also plenty of parking for lots of cars.