This is a stunning 4* house available for rent for short breaks or longer in beautiful Normandy, France. It’s in a fantastic location as it is situated in the heart of the D Day Landing beaches, located right on the village square of Sainte Marie du Mont – the first village to be liberated on D-Day. Bayeux, Mont St Michel & all the Invasion Beaches a short drive away.
With three spacious bedrooms, two with super king beds and one with en-suite, there is more than enough room for 5, 6 at a squeeze but is also perfect for couples only too. With a family bathroom and additional cloakroom, we really have thought of making the best of this perfect retreat in the centre of this significant sleepy French town of such importance.
The claret red AGA is certainly at the heart of this home in the gorgeous french rustic kitchen. The house is also pet-friendly…. with a dog loo in the garden too! We can even recommend a vet that speaks perfect English for the passport return journey too.
The Band of Brothers house to rent is so-named because 101st Airborne, that became known as Band of Brothers passed this house on 7th June 1944, the photograph of this reproduced on the Aga splashback.
This three-hundred-year-old property has been lovingly renovated to give modern living in a 300-year-old Normandy house. A holiday home with everything you need for a relaxing break and to match expectations of discerning travellers with home from home touches.
The fantastic location is ideal for tasting a bit of real French village life, visiting the D-Day landing beaches or simply exploring the nearby Normandy Coast.
Included in our price is a printed war tour, for you to do at your own pace, a complete overview of the area, maps, full overview of where to go & what to see, we can organize Jeep Tours, or if you would like a 1940's picnic in our British Staff car.
In the house all linens, the beds are made up for you, water, heating, electricity, paper goods, even down to dishwasher tablets and naturally the end of stay Aga for those that love to cook along with a gas hob in the kitchen, microwave, toaster and all appliances you should need.
Located right opposite the world famous Sainte Marie du Mont Church, the view out the bedroom has been described as one of the best in France... you can lie in bed looking at the ornate and unique bell tower, but do not worry the bells stop during the night!
Totally renovated in 2014 while retaining the character and history.
The 2nd double bedroom with ensuite on the 2nd floor is self-contained with its own staircase & a super kingsize bed - the house sleeps maximum 6 with 2 Super King double rooms & 1 large single/small double room.
Upstairs on 1st floor the most gloriously proportioned master bedroom, plus a 2nd small double/ large single along with a large bathroom room with a substantial Italian walk-in shower, double sink unit plus a loo.
The 2nd floor, totally self-contained with its own staircase, is the 3rd bedroom and ensuite.
Downstairs an open plan living area, lounge with a fireplace with a very efficient wood burner, leading into the dining room and onto the kitchen with the Aga that keeps the house warm all year round, a back door out to the very sweet high walled garden with BBQ and downstairs a utility room with washing machine, tumble drier and a separate loo.
Best of all open the front door, one side you have shellfish shop selling oysters and moules direct from Utah Beach, so by just walking the length of the corridor you can return to the dining table with a dozen oysters €5 - (fresher than any oysters possible as these come less than 4 miles), people come from all over to buy these specialist oysters! The other side of the front door are 2 restaurants to choose from, across the street a local butcher who cooks on the premises delicious meals which is the French version of a takeaway, 2 bakers in the village, even a hairdresser...
We've tried very hard to beautifully present the house, with restored antique furniture, hand-made curtains, even embroidered towels, along with all the things a traveller will appreciate like top quality linen on the beds, big fluffy towels, towelling dressing gowns & hair driers with some puff!
The cupboards in the kitchen are stocked with oils, stock cubes etc. if my chickens are laying, some freshly laid eggs from our little farm.
WIFI throughout, washing machine, tumble drier...TV, French & English channels, DVD player.
Mont St Michel an hour away, Bayeux, American Cemetery, Omaha, Sword, Gold, Juno the other invasion Beaches less than 40 minutes. Point du Hoc, Grandcamp Maisy just the other side of the bay can be seen from the village. Carentan, Ste Mere Eglise all a matter of minutes there is the National Park that we are in the heart of, which is a conservation area of significant importance, with the marshes that flood in the winter and in the summer are grazing for the world-class trotting horses bred here and the famous Normandy cows, walks, bike rides, coastline, dunes, cliffs, the beautiful Utah Beach is less than 4 minutes away which is not just a memorial but a gloriously sandy beach with Oyster beds, seals that pop up beside swimmers from time to time, amazing bird life as there is a 1,200 hectare bird sanctuary on the beach, dolphins even seen, safe to swim, clean and not over crowded.
Needing car hire? We can arrange it all for you - For example, If you are flying into France we can arrange for a chauffeur to meet you in the arrivals hall to take you to the station (or your hotel) and then on your arrival at Carentan station, a driver will be waiting for you as you alight the train to take you to your car hire.
As we don't have Sunday trading here and certainly nothing is trading when it's a big holiday check with us dates & day of arrival. The main car hire companies close for a 2-hour lunch still, even in the major cities, Sunday's are tricky too! We work with a local Renault dealership because they stay open the whole day so it's not a problem to catch the 10.08 train from Paris to arrive at 12.47 - someone will be waiting at the station at this end for you.
The summer months, Saturdays are incredibly busy on the motorways, we really encourage folk to arrive mid week & enjoy the weekend here as there is always something going only day of the week we can't operate is a Sunday, after 16 years here, we give up & have adopted the French way of life!
We are local and live here full time, we are on hand, can organize car hire, war tours, restaurant bookings - on your arrival, if you want the information, we give you maps brochures etc. on the area, where to go what to see and very useful tips about timings etc. We fully appreciate that a lot of our short stay guests have limited time here, & once realized how much there is to see & do we can help maximize your experience plus we're also on hand help with any emergency.