Les Gites Champetres
About the home
Set in the heart of the Parc Naturel des Marais du Cotentin et du Bessin, Les Gites Champetres are located on the edge of the quiet village of Sainteny which is less than one hour from the port of Cherbourg and city of Caen.
Les Gîtes Champêtres comprise of two 2 properties – 4 bedroom ‘ Chestnut Cottage ‘ and 4 bedroom ‘Walnut Cottage’, and are set within the 2 acre grounds of the owners home. A friendly but discreet service is assured.
Les Gites Champetres provide an excellent touring base to visit historic towns, the Normandy landing beaches and other places of interest.
Ideal for couples or families with young children and suitable for use throughout the year.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Utah, 20km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Nearest amenities: 500m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Internet access, DVD player|
|General:||TV, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||4 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (2), Dining seating for 8, Lounge seating for 8|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||BBQ, Swing set, Trampoline|
Further details indoors:
The Lounge is spacious and comfortable and leads to the Dining area, the modern Kitchen fully equipped with everything you need.
Relax in comfort with a glass (or two) of wine or cider to watch a dvd or just chat.
Sky Freeview and free WiFi are also availble at the property.
There is a good selection of books and a range of dvds available.
Both Chestnut & Walnut have 4 double size bedrooms - 2 doubles and 2 twin rooms complete with wardrobes and chest of drawers plus a Shower room including power shower, basin & wc.
All bedrooms are generously proportioned, with plenty of hanging space and storage.
Bed linen, towels etc are included.
We have a full range of baby / toddler / child equipment available for use free of charge upon request.
From Cots to Highcahirs, Stairgates to bedguards and Pottys to Blenders - just let us know your requirements.
Further details outdoors:
The property is approached by a separate driveway with ample enclosed parking. The gardens are fully enclosed and gated.
In addition to the facilities in each Gite, each property has its own patio area which open out into extensive open gardens. There is ample garden furniture and a large barbecue, and for children there are swings, slides, sandpits, paddling pools, a trampoline and other outdoor toys available – football, badminton, boules etc.
Strictly no smoking inside the property (no problem within the grounds).
Refundable breakages deposit of £150 required on arrival, to be refunded within two weeks of your departure (subject to satisfactory property inspection).
40% of rental fee due eight weeks before your stay to secure booking.
A 20% discount for Brittany Ferries is available for all bookings.
The Normandy / Manche region
Les Gites Champetres in Sainteny has easy access to numerous places of interest such as the Normandy Landing Beaches, Bayeux with its famous Tapestry, the seaside town of Granville and a little further afield the magnificent Mont St. Michel.
The city of Caen is only 1 hour away and has excellent shopping facilities as well as other historic places to visit.
Paris is only a two hour train ride away, making an interesting day out.
From Football to Fishing, Golf to Cycling, most, if not all sports activities are available within a short drive from the house.
The Carentan / Sainteny area
Our village of Sainteny has great facilities all within a few minutes walk.
At the centre of the village is the Bar / Tabac, Pharmacy (with English speaking pharmacists) and the beautiful St Pierre Church.
At the top of the village we have the Boulangerie / Patisserie, Boucherie / Charcuterie, Village Shop (including La Poste facilities), Restaurant / Bar, Hairdressers, Garage and a new Doctors surgery - all within walking distance from your accommodation.
Our nearest town is historic Carentan which is 10 km from Sainteny with several supermarkets, banks, shops, cinema, railway station (route to Paris) and a popular market held every Monday.
How to get there
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Poole / Portsmouth to Cherbourg / Caen (Ouistreham)
P & O :
Dover to Calais
Activities near Carentan
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
09 Apr 2013
I stayed at the Walnut Cottage with eight friends from the US for a week in April 2013. I can't say enough good things about the owners and the Cottage. Ian and his wife live on the property and could not have been more friendly and helpful. And the accomodations are perfect for any group that prefers to take care of themsleves rather than be limited (and paying the higher prices) for staying in a hotel or B&B. Sainteny is perfectly located to visit any site in Normandy. It literally took us 17 minutes to drive to Ste,Mere Eglise from the Cottage. The other WWII sites are also within easy driving distance on very modern roads. We visited Ouesterham to see the French Commando Museum, the Pegasus Bridge, the German gun emplacements at Longues-sur-Mer, Omaha Beach and the Cemetery, Point du Hoc, St. Lo, the Cimetiere Militaire Allemand at Orglandes and Utah Beach. We also took in a number of Medieval sites like Bayeux to see the tapastry, Falaise to see William the Conqueror's castle, and Mont St. Michel - which is overwhelmingly. Everything is easy to get to from Sainteny and there aren't the endless tour buses you see at the other sites getting in the way of experiencing "French Village" life as you can do in Sainteny. We could not have had a better experience. If you're into D-day and Medieval history, the Walnut Cottage in Sainteny is the ideal spot to see the sites in easy day trips then come back to the village or go to a local restaurant in the evenings to experience Normandy without the 'tourist' getting in the way. Absolutely one of the best travel decisions we ever made.
06 Dec 2012
We have been holidaying in French Gites for the past 12 years.. We found this one of the best we have stayed in. Ian, Helen and the boys were very friendly and welcoming. The gite was very clean and very well equipped. The area was nice and handy for supermarkets and the 'D Day' beaches etc. For families with children there is a very large garden for them to play.
19 Jul 2012
We spent a week in the Chestnut cottage. It was lovely. The gite is spacious, clean and very well equipped. The owners, Ian and Helen and their boys were warm and friendly, extremely welcoming.... more
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 8|
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|Mid||23 Mar 13||25 May 13||£ 0||-||-||1 Week|
|High||25 May 13||29 Jun 13||£ 575||-||-||1 Week|
|Peak||29 Jun 13||7 Sep 13||£ 675||-||-||1 Week|
|High||7 Sep 13||5 Oct 13||£ 575||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid||5 Oct 13||2 Nov 13||£ 0||-||-||1 Week|
|Low||2 Nov 13||21 Dec 13||£ 0||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
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