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Le Grand Moulin – Home 329173 Gite

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  • 5 nights min stay

Gite / 2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 4

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 14 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

The Grand Moulin, an ancient Water Mill setting of which part has been Cider Brewers and Farm, part of which has now been converted into a 2 Bedroom (Up to 4 people) gîte accommodation offers a tranquil countryside, yet is only a 5 minute drive to the busy local town of Valognes. The Farm is on the Merderet River which is beautiful on a summer day for relaxing next to with picnics or fishing. The grounds also hold a pool table games area, orchard and extensive boundaries.
The gîte has 2 Double bedrooms, bathroom with shower bath, living room, kitchen diner combo and downstairs toilet.
There is Pond with large colourful Koi Carp which are a sight to behold during feeding.
Valognes and surrounding areas offer a lot of activities to be enjoyed by all the family. The owners live on site, and are available to offer any assistance required to enhance your self-catering holiday.
Picauville and surrounding areas offer a lot of activities to be enjoyed by all the family

We

The Grand Moulin, an ancient Water Mill setting of which part has been Cider Brewers and Farm, part of which has now been converted into a 2 Bedroom (Up to 4 people) gîte accommodation offers a tranquil countryside, yet is only a 5 minute drive to the busy local town of Valognes. The Farm is on the Merderet River which is beautiful on a summer day for relaxing next to with picnics or fishing. The grounds also hold a pool table games area, orchard and extensive boundaries.
The gîte has 2 Double bedrooms, bathroom with shower bath, living room, kitchen diner combo and downstairs toilet.
There is Pond with large colourful Koi Carp which are a sight to behold during feeding.
Valognes and surrounding areas offer a lot of activities to be enjoyed by all the family. The owners live on site, and are available to offer any assistance required to enhance your self-catering holiday.
Picauville and surrounding areas offer a lot of activities to be enjoyed by all the family

We are situated near The River Douve which boasts excellent coarse Fishing.
Licences to fish can be obtained.

Location description from owner

The Basse-Normandie region

Sainte-Mere-Eglise

Sainte-Mère-Église

Sainte-Mère-Église only a 10 minute drive. A town with lots of history, activity centre, supermarkets, museums and more!!

History

Founded in the eleventh Century, the earliest records (1080–1082) include the name Sancte Marie Ecclesia, Latin for "Church of St. Mary". The current French form of the name is ambiguous, with the additional meaning, "Holy Mother Church". The town was significantly involved in the Hundred Years' War as well as the Wars of Religion.
The town's main claim to fame is that it played a significant part in the World War II Normandy landings because this village stood right in the middle of route N13, which the Germans would have most likely used on any significant counterattack on the troops landing on Utah and Omaha Beaches.
In the early morning of 6 June 1944 mixed units of the U.S. 82nd Airborne and U.S. 101st Airborne Divisions occupied the town in Operation Boston, giving it the claim to be one of the first towns liberated in the invasion.

D-Day battle
The early landings, at about 0140 directly on the town, resulted in heavy casualties for the paratroopers. Some buildings in town were on fire that night, and they illuminated the sky, making easy targets of the descending men. Some were sucked into the fire. Many hanging from trees and utility poles were shot before they could cut loose. The German defenders were alerted.
A famous incident involved paratrooper John Steele of the 505th PIR, whose parachute caught on the spire of the town church, and could only observe the fighting going on below. He hung there limply for two hours, pretending to be dead, before the Germans took him prisoner. Steele later escaped from the Germans and rejoined his division when US troops of the 3rd Battalion, 505 Parachute Infantry Regiment attacked the village, capturing thirty Germans and killing another eleven. The incident was portrayed in the movie The Longest Day by actor Red Buttons.
Later that morning, about 0500, a force led by Lt. Colonel Edward C. Krause of the 505th PIR took the town with little resistance. Apparently the German garrison was confused and had retired for the rest of the night. However, heavy German counterattacks began later in the day and into the next. The lightly armed troops held the town until reinforced by tanks from nearby Utah Beach in the afternoon of 7 June.

This village is depicted in the game Call of Duty; the first battle is fought in this village by the player's character.

Tourism in Sainte-Mère-Église today centers on its role in the D-Day invasion. There are many small museums (such as the Airborne Museum) and World War II-related giftshops and eating places. A dummy paratrooper hangs from the church spire, commemorating the story of John Steele.
Behind the church is a spring, believed by pilgrims to have healing powers, dedicated to Saint Mewan (Saint Méen).

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed

Bed & bathroom

  • 1 Double Bed, 2 Single Beds
  • 1 Family bathroom

Amenities

  • Shared garden
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Pool or snooker table
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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Smoking
No smoking at this property
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About the owner

Glyn P
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated::
14 Sep 2016
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English


This Gite has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 14 Mar 2013. Located in Manche, it has 2 reviews with an overall rating of 4. The average weekly rate is £560.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 14 Sep 2016.

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