La Fosse Cottage
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Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Fairytale self-catering cottage sleeping 2-4 people.
Ground floor accommodation :
Living/dining room with 2x day beds, cloakroom cupboard and a wood-burner
Shower room with shower, toilet and washbasin. Kitchenette
Mezzanine bedroom: A double bed and storage under the eaves, an arched window gives views into the gardens.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Utah Beach|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||4 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Dinard 162 km, Nearest railway: Carentan 4 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||Sauna, Log fire, Staffed property, Boat available|
|General||Central heating, Games room, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Private fishing lake or river|
|Further details indoors|
La Fosse cottage has been decorated using naturel materials in keeping with it's rustic character, including beautiful locally produced clay floor tiles in the living area. A wood burner provides a cosy atmosphere thoughout and exposed timbers add to the charm of this pretty fairytale cottage.
Although compact, the space works perfectly well for a family of four, with two full sized day beds in the living area for the children, and a delightful mezzanine bedroom under the eaves for the adults.
The bathroom is suprisingle spacious with a full sized bath and shower attatchment. The kitchenette has everything you need in a compact space, including a mini oven, though during the summer months many visitors prefer to cook on the BBQ outside.
The dining area has views towards the lake across the gardens, and the cottage itself is nestled a the edge of an ornamental woodland garden planted in from the mid 19th century.
|Further details outdoors|
The three hectares of landscaped gardens complete with waterways, isands and grottoes provide a wonderland for children and adults alike, often visitors choose to have days in just to make the most of them!
The Basse-Normandie region
The Château is situated at the base of the Cotentin Peninsular, surrounded by varied areas of natural beauty and interest with over 200km of coastline to explore, you can find verything from rolling sand dunes to rugged cliffs. Why not sample the seafood and other indigenous culinary delights of the elegant costal ports of Barneville-Carteret, St Vaast, Barfleur or the busy port of Cherbourg?
Famously, an hour and a half to the west is Mont St Michel with its gothic monastry and the Christain Dior museum at Granville en route. An hour to the east the historic city of Bayeux with its world famous Bayeux tapestry and cathedral and the nearby Omaha beach and war memorial.
Paris is easily accessible as a day trip destination by train from Carentan to St Lazare in 2.5hours through beautiful Normandy countryside.
The region is of course well known for the many D-Day landing sites and museums and sites from the Second World War.
Local sporting attractions include fishing in the sea or the myriad of lakes and rivers nearby and golf, horse riding, canoeing, wind and kite surfing, land yachting, walking and birdwatching.
The rolling farmland countryside scattered with Manoirs and Châteaux is mainly put to horse breeding and dairy farming from which the renowned Creme Fraiche D'Isigny and various soft cheeses are produced. You may also be lucky enough to come across some of the vast apple orchards that source delicious Normany Cider and Calvados.
We will be happy to advise you on finding special places to explore, hidden treasures that we have enjoyed as a family having lived in the region for 11 years. There are many good restaurants to choose from within a 10km radius ranging from some excellent seafood restaurants where you can sample locally caught produce, notably oysters and mussels, to quiet country auberges or bustling creperies, not to mention the unique fine dining experience that is "Chez Roger."
The local town Carentan has all amenities readily to hand, and a lovely market on monday mornings. The nearest supermarket, garage and recycling facilities are only a 5 minute drive away.
For special gifts, or a touch of boutique shopping, Bayeaux and Cherbourg have plenty to offer while the chic resorts St Vaast La Hougue on the east coast and Cartetet on the west coast are lively places to shop, eat and drink, attracting a more cosmopolotain clientele during the summer months as Paris empties.
Carentan has a fantastic new swimming pool complex with sauna and steam room, a cimena and sailing school. Land yachting is available on utah beach, and other locally available sporting activities include cycling, horse riding, sea and river fishing, golf and clay pigeon shooting.
The summer months in particular are packed with local fetes and " vide greniers" (empty attics) a great way to pick up bargains and get to savour the atmosphere of local life.
The region is also rich in history and culture, from the Bayeaux tapestry and Mont St Michel, the glamourous villa of Christian Dior at Granvile, to fascinating museums of rural life such as"La Ferme Musee at Ste Mere Eglise", and "A la recherche du temps perdu " in Bricquebec.
For those interested in the military history of WWII, Chateau Bellenau is ideally situated to visit every landing beach, museum and cemetry, and also had a role to play itself, being the first building liberated by the 101st airborne american paratroopers, "the screaming eagles"
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1 Jul 2014
"A hidden gem full of history and character"
Central location to enable visits throughout the continen peninsular.
The cottage although basic is full of charm and character, coupled with situated in such beautiful gardens in the grounds of a fabulous chateau makes for a very romantic and peaceful holiday accommodation.
12 Jan 2014
Just an adorable little romantic hide away. the accommodation may be rustic but it was clean and friendly
21 Jun 2012
"Cottage with basic accommodation situated in lovely gardens of chateau."
The weather didn't help but we found La Fosse cottage to be less than desireable as holiday accommodation. Despite its lovely setting, the cottage has very thick walls and small windows which result in a dark interior even when the sun is shining outside. We had a lot of rain and the walls in the bathroom began to weep as a result. The kitchen is tiny and very basic. We had an invasion of ants which was very unpleasant.
Richard and Lucy were very kind to us and we moved to a lovely gite in the courtyard of the chateau for the last two days of our stay.
The basic kitchen and bathroom which have disappointed some in the past have been refurbished for 2014 season.
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