Saint-Lo holiday cottage rental with internet access, walking and log fire and TV

Excellent 5/5

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Harold's Place viewed from the drive and owners back garden

Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4 Home 530986

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Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car essential
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Harold's Place is a converted barn with easy access to all the Normandie tourist destinations.

It is situated 1 1/2 miles from St Clair sur Elle a good sized and well served village. St Lo is 8 km away with Bars shops restaurants art gallery and a cathedral with a brass shell still stuck in the wall. St Lo has one of the best French markets on Saturday in Normandie

The beaches are 25 minute drive, the closest being Omaha.

There is free broadband Wifi throughout.

It comprises of lounge/diner, kitchen, shower room 2 bedrooms and private garden. All furnished in tradional style with paintings and pottery to make it homely. We have tried to make it as inviting as if we were going to stay there.

All rooms have electric heaters for those chillier evenings.

There are 2 double bedrooms, both have original French beds and their own W.C. and wash basin en-suite. A hairdryer, alarm clock radio chest of drawers and hanging space. Linen and towels are provided

The lounge/diner is cosy and has the benefit of a pot bellied wood burner, dining table, sofa, easy chairs and English T.V., radio and DVD player, loads of books. Side lights add to the ambiance in the evenings

The quaint, bright, kitchen with yellow gingham curtains at the windows has gas hob, electric oven, fridge, microwave, kettle, toaster and an array of pots'n'pans

The downstairs shower room has W.C. wash basin, tiled shower and washing machine.

There is a private garden, patio area, BBQ , fire pit and adequate safe parking for 2 vehicles.

Harold's Barn is named after an American Soldier called Harold who was killed here 10 days after D Day. He was awarded the Purple Heart for bravery and is buried at the American Cememtary at Colleville. There is a plaque dedicated to him on the wall outside our cottage. We have dedicated the barn to his memory and all the men who died during WW11.

The absence of air pollution is ideal for star gazers but if you prefer somthing closer to earth look no further than the hedgerows for the glow worms to do their stuff.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 2 En suites and 1 Shower rooms
Nearest beach Omaha is the nearest 25 minutes
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 2 km
Nearest travel links Nearest railway: Lison 8 km
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Furniture Double beds (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users

The Basse-Normandie region

We are situated in the heart of the first few days of the D Day landings. I am currently compiling a book for the gite with all the local history of the period - it may take a while!

Normandie famous for its cheeses, fudge, cider and calvados long before the German invasion in WWII. Is an area of lush country side, apple blossom and chilled out cows.

The climate is warmly mild in Spring and Autumn and hot to very hot in the Summer.

The beaches to the North ( D Day landings) have miles of golden sand and low tides ideal for paddling and safe bathing. The West coast has the Atlantic (next stop America) and is popular with surfers and all the other energetic water sports. The famous Mont St Micheal is just over an hour away.

One of the best attractions are the empty roads, even in the middle of the tourist season - imagine?!


Our Village is St Clair sur Elle and has grown since the war into a large village with everything you need. It takes 25minutes to walk there.

Through the village and down a single cart track is a walk that takes you to the "fountain". Go down the wooden steps and find the little shrine where the waters are supposed to have healing powers for eye problems. Whether you have occular trouble or not it is a lovely walk.

There are a couple of monuments dedicated to the fallen and wounded soldiers around St Clair. Take time to read the stories on the plaques at the monument just north of the village en route to St Margarite. Then if you want a real traditional French workers lunch carry on to the Vallee bar and have a Plat du Jour, 3 courses including wine and cider for €11.00.

And that is just our village.

In Cerisy just a few miles away is a wonderful Abbey and forest populated by deer and wild boar - wonderful walks.

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Review 1-6 of 6

22 Apr 2014


"Very Friendly and Rural"

The owners met us and were very helpful throughout our stay. Speaking native English communication was not a problem. The cottage was very homely and welcoming. A bit tricky to find but they provided detailed instructions from the ferry right to the door that we had no difficulty in following. It was a bit cool in the cottage (it was early in the year...) but there were heaters and the wood fire quickly warmed up a cozy corner on the main floor. The owners had conveniently provided us with several food items to get us started and the kitchen had all the utensils you could think of needing. (Very) hot water was always available. The cottage is conveniently located for Saint-Lo but also many other areas in Normandy (all only a short drive away).

Thank you for your kind response. We are sorry the April weather was not very warm but that is spring for you! We will test the heat of the water and maybe turn it down a tad. I guess its better than not hot enough!! Sue and John

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