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“Perfect family holiday home in Normandy”
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4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Carentan, Carentan-les-Marais, Manche, Basse-Normandie, Normandy

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NickLouis...
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Perfect family holiday home in Normandy”
Reviewed 12 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

This was our third year running in Walnut Cottage and we absolutely love it. It is spacious comfortable and the best equipped holiday home we have stayed in. The highlight though is the garden; it is vast and contains everything a child would want (Our daughter is 4). As it is completely enclosed and all parts are visible from the house Mums and Dads can relax too! Terry and Liliane , the new owners, are delightful and did all they could to make our stay memorable. They have added some lovely touches of their own since we were last here (such as Aladdin’s Cave – an outdoor playhouse filled with toys!) and we can’t wait to come back for the fourth time.

Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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KiwiTempl...
Reading, United Kingdom
1 review
“Wonderful”
Reviewed 31 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015

What a wonderful week we had staying in Oak Cottage. We were given a really warm welcome from Terry and Liliane the owners despite us arriving late at night due to bank holiday traffic nightmares in the UK. The cottage was well equipped with everything we needed and more; DVD's, books & games. There was plenty for the children to do including a lovely big garden with trampoline, swing and outdoor games.
With 4 big bedrooms there was plenty of space for myself, my three children and my parents. Everything about the cottage was beautifully presented and clean. It is clear that Terry and Liliane take pride in providing first class accommodation. When we arrived they had left us a basket of supplies, bread, jam, eggs, coffee, cider, and wine and over the week there were many instances where they showed kindness and thoughtfulness (even organising a little birthday cake for my daughter at the local restaurant)
The village of Sainteny was a great location for exploring Normandy. There are many sights within 30 minutes to a hour of the cottage, the D day beaches and museums, and an hour and a half to Mont St. Michel. The village has a bakery, butchery, general store, pharmacy and restaurant. To do a big shop there are a number of supermarkets in Carentan (10-15 mins) away.
A great holiday and the best accommodation we have experienced in France to date.

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Liked best: Location, Hospitality of the owners, Accomodation
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Families with young children Large groups
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James G
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
1 review
“FANTASTIC!!!!”
Reviewed 8 February 2015 for a stay in December 2014

LES GITES CHAMPETRES, 50500 SAINTENY, NORMANDY

In a word fabulous. Myself and my two young girls (2 & 9) booked a Gite as a last minute getaway just after Xmas this year. It was something new to us to book self contained accommodation as we usually either stay in hotels or camping within the UK.
First impressions were impressive. A lovely traditional French village, the Gites looked from the outside very well presented and once the very friendly owners came to greet us the inside of the Gite was more than we expected. Unbelievably clean, fabulous fitted kitchen with all you could need and more including a dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer (very handy with a two year old!), four spacious and spacious double bedrooms, lovely sitting room with SKY tv showing UK channels and a very nice dining room where we enjoyed many a meal.

The many plus points from the Girls perspective were the toys placed into the Gite by the owners prior to our arrival, several DVD’s, wireless internet and a massive garden which included a BBQ (which despite being the end of December) we used, a trampoline and swings.

The village has a nice and very reasonably priced restaurant, bar, the shops you would expect to find in a French village, a beautiful church and a Doctors surgery. The town of Carentan is a fifteen minute drive away which has hypermarkets and everything else you could possibly need.

When it comes to the tourist side the area is steeped in history including of course the war changing Normandy landings. Several very nice beaches (again this was December so paddling not really an option) within easy driving range.

To sum up, cannot fault anything, kids cannot fault anything, the ferry crossing from Portsmouth to Caen with Brittany Ferries was reasonably priced, easy one hour drive from Caen to Sainteny and a very warm welcome.

We will be returning this summer and I am very sure that we will be returning many times after that.

Thank you Terry & Liliane for a wonderful week.

James Gregson
jameslgregson@btinternet.com

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Liked best: The overall quality
Liked least: Leaving and returning home
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Judith B
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Reviewed 18 August 2016 for a stay in July 2016
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Management Response
19 Aug 2016
Thank you Judith and Raymond for such a great review. It was a particular pleasure for us to see how well Chris, Renee and Casper got on with each other. A lovely family, you left the cottage as immaculate as when you arrived, you are always welcome come back to Les Gites Champetres. Terry and Liliane -
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