Le Haut Quesnay cottage St Lo
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Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Le Haut Quesnay's cottage near St Lo in Normandy offers an excellent base whether your holiday is going to consist of visiting the D day landing beaches and historical towns such as Bayeux, the tourist attractions of St. Lo or just to relax in your own private garden.
With easy access to ferry and airports the cottage is in a ideal location for whatever type of holiday you desire. Utah beach is only 25 mins away and the next beach - Omaha, offers a wonderful golf course.
For horse lovers a visit to the National Stud (Haras) in our local town of St. Lo is a must. Enjoy a guided tour of its magnificent stables which house up to 60 stallions.
There is also fun for all the family at the aquatic centre in St Lo where you can enjoy water toboganning etc - or a boat trip from Carentan to see the beautiful marais with its many species of wild life and plants. Both towns have numerous restaurants and cafes and for the bargain hunters all our towns and local villages hold weekly markets
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Utah 21 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1.5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Dinard 140 km, Nearest railway: Pont Hebert 6 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
The cottage at Le Haut Quesnay has this year been completely refurbished and the top floor converted into another bedroom. It is now a 2 bedroomed property and can sleep up to 5 people.
On the ground floor there is a spacious lounge/dining room, a well appointed kitchen, a bathroom and a twin bedded bedroom which is ideal for children or people who would rather not have to climb stairs. Also there is a bed settee in the lounge.
The 1st floor has a spacious beamed bedroom with tranquil views of the countryside, and an en-suite w.c. with wash basin. The bedroom has a double bed and a single futon which is ideal for for a child sleeping with the parents..
The cottage benefits from central heating and has everything the discerning guest will need for the perfect self catering holiday. Situated away from the main farmhouse, guests can enjoy complete peace and tranquillity in their own private garden set in the heart of the Bocage countryside.
|Further details outdoors|
The cottage has its own private fenced garden and also a parking area. There are garden table and chairs and a small BBQ for the guests use. Suitable for well behaved dogs as the garden is completely enclosed.
A complimentary welcome pack of basic groceries is provided for lets of 1 week or more.
Bed linen and towels are provided
The Basse-Normandie region
Manche is often called the garden of Normandy, bordered with blue it is a well kept treasure that stretches from the Cotentin Peninsula to Mont St. Michel. It is truly an area that has something for everyone from the famous D Day landing beaches of Normandy to Champrepus Zoo to famous gardens and chateaus to the Bayeaux Tapestry.
Manche enjoys a maritime climate rich in cultural heritage with many museums which include the childhood home of Christian Dior which is the only museum in France dedicated to a fashion designer. It is also renowned for its trotting horses, with several racetracks to visit. One of Frances 20 National Studs is situated in St Lo, and these magnificent stables house 60 stallions of varying breeds. During summer months there is a daily stallion parade.
St Lo - 15 kms
Hosts a very good selection of bars, restaurants and shops with excellent car parking and pedestrianised areas with a busy weekly Saturday market
Haras National (National Stud) daily stallion parades and weekly equestrian displays in summer months.
Aquatic centre, indoor and outdoor pools - fun for all the family
Carentan - 17 kms
A picturesque harbour with a choice of restaurants surrounding it
Boat trips - several are available for you to enjoy the scenery of the beautiful marais, taking in the many species of wildlife and plants.
D Day Landing beaches - from 21 kms
Utah, Omaha, Juno, Gold and Sword
Bayeux - 37 kms
A beautiful bustling town with cobbled streets. Home to the beautiful cathedral and the the famous Tapestry which illustrates the conquest of England by William, Duke of Normandy.
Bayeaux was also at the heart of the landing operations of the Allied troops on 6th June 1944 - 37 kms and was the first town to be liberated. It also has the largest British war cemetary in Normandy.
The botanical garden in Bayeux dates from 1864
Coutances - 31 kms
Another beautiful cathedral
Jardin des Plantes. This flower garden is one of the oldest in Normandy, it has a collection of rare trees, floral beds, a labyrinth and is listed in the supplementary list of national heritage
Villedieu-les-Poeles - 52 kms
Known as the 'city' of copper, you are able to visit the workshops of bellmakers and coppersmiths and buy a huge variety of copper goods from the many shops
Champrepus Zoo, 7 hectares of unique landscaped gardens with 50 animal species
Barneville-Carteret - 60 kms (1 Hour)
Beautiful beaches with many types of beach sports and also a ferry to Jersey if you wish to spend the day there
Le Mont St. Michel - 1 hr
Called 'La Merveille' (which means the marvel) this is one of the most visited attractions in France - 2nd only to the Eiffel Tower. It is an island which rises up out of the sea and is joined to the mainland by a causeway. On top of the island is a fascinating monastery
St. Malo - 1 and a half hrs.
A fortified town which is busy and lively within the walls and packed with shops, restaurants and bars. You can also pass under the ramparts to reach the open shore where a huge beach stretches away to the east.
Markets every Tuesday and Friday
Cherbourg - 45 mins
At the entrance to the English channel Cherbourg is one of the few ports able to organise large nautical events as it has the largest artificial harbour ever to have been built.
It is a town of art with theatres, art galleries and museums. It also has a huge variety of shops, restaurants, cafes and bars and wonderful parks and gardens to relax in
The famous maritime attraction 'Cite de la mer' is situated in the old port of Cherbourg
Le Dezert - 1 and a half kms
Our local village which is tiny but hosts a wonderful boulangerie owned by Annie and Jean Pitois. There is also a bar with small restaurant which provides lunchtime meals and has a grocery shop attached.
St Jean de Daye and Pont Hebert both 6 kms
These are our neighbouring villages and we are situated between the two. Both have banks, pharmacies and restaurants and Pont Hebert has a small supermarket from which you can buy almost anything.
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11 Jun 2012
"We already miss it"
Just got back from a wonderful week at the gite. My kids spent hours playing football, baseball and running races. It was far enough away for a peaceful stay, but close to everything we wanted to do (D-day sites, Mont St. Michel). We were all sad to go.
Helen and Jay were accomodating of our every request. I wouldn't hesitate to book again.
13 Mar 2012
"When can I move in?"
It's our 4th (I think) time of visiting the gite. As always, a fantastic warm welcome from Helen and Jay, the dogs, horses and cat. Everything you could want is here, the gite is spotless, comfy … More