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Le Marronnier: holiday cottage for two, near Utah Beach

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6 reviews
Sitting room
Sitting room
Sitting room
The marronier, the horse chestnut tree
En suite shower room
Main house
Ducks in the yard of the neighbouring farm, supervised by collie
Utah Beach
Utah Beach
Utah Beach Museum
Sainte Marie du Mont, church square, during D-Day commemorations
Ste Marie du Mont on D-Day
Carentan Marina
Carentan canal
Utah Beach to Mont St Michel cycle path, Carentan
Carentan Viking longship
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1 Bedroom , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 2
Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, Manche, Basse-Normandie, Normandy
Traditional stone cottage for two in the heart of the D-Day landings, 2km from Utah Beach, in a rural hamlet of stone houses, dairy farms and cider orchards, close to shops, beaches and restaurants and set in a regional wildlife and nature park.

The cottage is freshly renovated in a clean modern style that conserves original features, such as the huge stone Norman fireplace, ancient elm beams and limestone and cob walls. Ideal for a couple, there is spacious living accommodation for two people, well-equipped with modern comforts and conveniences including WIFI broadband. Accommodation is all on the ground floor.

It is an ideal base for a peaceful and relaxing holiday cycling, walking, exploring wildlife, beaches, Norman cuisine and the history of World War II and the D-Day Normandy landings. Brecourt Manor and Carentan, sites of the fa...
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Listing #HL1670515
About the Owner
Steve and Rosemary M
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:92%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Interaction with guests
We will meet you on arrival to welcome you, give you the keys and tell you anything you would like to know about the cottage and the area. We live nearby and are available to help if needed. We will provide details of local facilities, such as restaurants and doctor and how to get to the local shops and supermarkets.
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Reviewed 9 April 2017

Lovely small cottage - ideal for 2 people. Close to Utah beach and very convenient for other D-Day sights and memorials. Owners live next door and are very helpful and knowledgeable having been 10 years in the area. Log burner to keep us warm on...More

Thank pumpkinbunny
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Rochester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 August 2016


Management response:Responded 27 October 2016


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Reviewed 10 July 2016

We stayed here for just 3 nights to watch a stage of the Tour de France. Steve and Rosemary were so nice, very friendly nothing too much trouble and interesting to chat to. The property has been renovated beautifully, comfortable all you could need -...More

Thank Kevin T
Management response:Responded 11 July 2016

Thank you, Kevin - so pleased you had a beautiful stay! This is in our view also a lovely area for chilling out, for a holiday or a break. We are looking forward to your next visit!

  • Alarm Clock
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Cooker
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Hairdryer
  • Half Baths (1)
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Garden
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Not kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 5:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
All reasonable use of electricity and gas is included. Please exercise discretion to avoid waste: for example, by not running heaters when no one is there, or with windows open.
    1 Half bath
    1 Attached (ensuite)
    1 Full
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About the neighbourhood
The cottage is in the Contentin regional conservation park, near beaches and bird and nature sanctuaries. The region is rural, tranquil and unspoiled although shops, traditional markets and supermarkets are a short drive away.

Mont St Michel and Bayeux are in driving distance and Utah Beach and many museums and D-day sites are close by. See also the charming fishing villages with restaurants serving the local catch and pleasure ports and marinas.
Getting around
Bicycles are available for guests to borrow, great for fetching fresh bread and croissants in the morning from the local artisanal bakers. The beach and wildlife sanctuary are also within easy cycling distance. To go much further afield it is best to go by car.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: CAEN: 90.0 km
Railway: Carentan: 11.0 km
Ferry: Cherbourg: 50.0 km
Car ferries are available from Portsmouth and Poole to Cherbourg, Caen-Ouistreham and Le Havre. Caen Carpiquet airport has flights from Southend airport and Carentan railway station has links to Paris and all over France.

The cottage is easily accessible by car from the ferry ports and airport by fast, dual carriageways:

* 38 minutes from Cherbourg car ferry
* 70 minutes from Caen-Ouistreham car ferry
* 60 minutes from Caen Carpiquet airport
* 2 hrs from Le Havre car ferry
* 10 minutes from Carentan Railway Station
* 2.5 hours from Paris via Gard du Nord and Carentan Railway Station
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Nearest Beach: 4.0 km.
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