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Magnificent stone farmhouse with private heated pool, gardens & WiFi sleeps 2-12

Bedrooms 6
Separate WCs1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

6 bedroom farmhouse sleeps 12 deep in the Normandy countryside

La Germainiere is a superb old farmhouse that has been completely renovated and modernised to create a really lovely holiday home with enormous character. It has beamed ceilings, massive stone walls, tiled floors, a huge Normandy fireplace and full central heating. The view from the sun terrace is beautiful with rolling fields and trees. There is a large table and chairs for alfresco dining with a gas barbecue and shaded, vine covered seating area.

The house is a pretty short walk from the village of Grimesnil with its excellent and very welcoming bar/restaurant. The surrounding countryside is gently undulating and totally unspoilt, with lovely walks. The local villages boast a host of restaurants, all good, some superb. The nearby village of St Denis Le Gast bakes the morning croissants and warm French loaves.

The magnificent private 10x5m heated swimming pool available from May to October, is set on the lower lawn away from the house and has beautiful views of the valley. There are sun loungers, a large changing hut and table and chairs.

The coast with its beautiful, unspoilt beaches is only a 15 minute drive away and within reach are Mont St Michel, the D-Day beaches and medieval town of Bayeaux. The market towns of Gavray and Hambye (10 mins) have shops, cafes and supermarkets and the lovely cathedral city of Coutances is 15 minutes drive.

The farmhouse is less than 90 minutes drive from Cherbourg, Caen and St Malo and we can offer a 20% discount on all Brittany Ferry crossings for any number of cars and passengers. It is an easy drive from Calais or Paris (Orly Airport) on amazing motorways.

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Sue Smart
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French
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Calendar last updated:
20 July, 2018

About Sue Smart

We are farmers in the beautiful Dorset countryside in Southern England. We have three children and three grandchildren. We love France and in particular Normandy. It is so easy to get to Cherbourg from Poole and it is less then a 90 minute drive to the house. We therefore go for lots of short holidays and love it there.

Sue Smart purchased this farmhouse in 1997

Why Sue Smart chose Guéhébert

We have owned this holiday house since 1997 and still love its tranquil rural setting. Set amongst its own fields at the end of a ½ mile private drive, it is the most lovely relaxing holiday retreat. Built some 300 years ago, this holiday cottage has enormous character with old beams, massive stone walls and a huge Normandy fireplace. The South facing terrace catches the sun all day and is the ideal spot to enjoy an evening drink listening to the cicadas.

The magnificent 10m x 5m private heated swimming pool is situated in a peaceful setting and provides the perfect place to relax in the sun. There are lovely views over the wooded valley below. And if you fancy a change of scenery, it is a pretty ten minute walk from our holiday villa to the village of Grimesnil, where you will find an excellent bar/restaurant.

Spread over three floors, our French gite is full of period character and well-equipped for holidays with up to 12 people: we have 2 double bedrooms, including a master en suite, and 4 twin rooms that are perfect for children or groups of friends. With a huge lawn, our own pear trees and meadows all around, our holiday home is the perfect place to enjoy nature in Normandy.

What makes this farmhouse unique

La Germainiere is perfect for family holidays or celebrations with family and friends.

It is a short easy drive to the beautiful coast with so many unspoilt quiet beaches perfect for all ages.

We are surrounded by amazing restaurants including brilliant seafood restaurants for which the area is renowned.

Le Mont St Michel, D Day beaches and interesting old towns such as Villedieu-les-Poeles , Granville and Countances are all a short drive away.

If you are travelling from the UK we offer discounts on all Brittany Ferries crossings of 20% for all passengers and cars.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had an absolutely idyllic week at La Germaniere. The house is absolutely beautiful and credit to the children – they were in the pool every day! The house is so well equipped and really nothing we could have wanted that wasn’t there. The open fire is delightful.

On the last day we actually had lunch out on the garden so everyone left with lovely memories!

We did say it would be lovely to see the house in different seasons and I’m sure you’ll be hearing from us again.

In the meantime – have a good winter and hopefully be in touch in 2017 to arrange another visit.
Oct 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Guéhébert in Manche

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En suite for bedroom 1
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , First floor
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Second floor
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Ground floor
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , En suite
  • The spacious king size master bedroom with en-suite shower room and has lovely views. Further bedrooms include one double and four twin rooms, each individually decorated. Two further bathrooms. Cots available on request. Bed linen and towels can be supplied at £18 per person per week.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Deck Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 4 bicycles
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
La Germainiere is very peacefully set in lovely gardens and approached by a long drive so providing lots of privacy for a really relaxing holiday. It is ideal for family reunions, special celebrations or a relaxing place for a holiday for all ages. The beautiful grounds offer a variety of places for guests to relax including the sun-trapped terrace, and huge lawns for playing games such as badminton. The swimming pool is really private and sheltered and is security fenced for peace of mind with children. It is a real suntrap. There is also plenty of parking for lots of cars.


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Magnificent stone farmhouse with private heated pool, gardens & WiFi sleeps 2-12
average rating of 4.6 based on 14 reviews

Beautiful house in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

Everything we could need and close to most of the major attractions such as Mont Still Michel, Bayeux and the beaches. A truly lovely Normandy holiday with a wonderful pool and garden for the kids. Highly recommend Champereus Zoo too.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ideal for a group visit.

  • 5 of 5

9 of us stayed at La Germaniere and were very impressed with the accommodation. The facilities were ideal for a group and the house is lovely - a mix of traditional and modern. The description on the website is absolutely accurate and everything was provided as we were told. We would certainly recommend the accommodation to others.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Gill for your brilliant review of your holiday at La Germainiere. I'm so glad you loved the house and you all enjoyed your holiday so much. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Sue.
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Stunning property with plenty of amenities.

  • 4 of 5

Very impressive frontage on arrival. Completely isolated apart from one other property nearby. The facilities were ideal for our party which comprised four young children, oldest five years old, and four adult couples. The best facility was the heated pool which was a sun trap. It was an ideal size and depth for for both adult swimming and children playing. Being surrounded by a childproof fence was another big plus.

The only criticism was some of the beds were a bit lumpy and the bathrooms were shared.

We did have one wet day but between table tennis, English tv, dvds, board games etc we kept adequately amused.

The restaurants and sights that were recommended in by the owners totally exceeded expectations.

We were unanimous in the opinion that we would return to such a beautiful house in a such a lovely setting!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad that you enjoyed such a lovely holiday with your family at La Germainiere and loved our stunning farmhouse and its amazing peaceful setting. The pool is always a great hit with families, particularly with young children. We too love staying there and have spent many happy holidays at La Germainiere. The beds and mattresses are checked and replaced regularly. We are over there next week so I will double check them again then. Thanks for your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you all again soon. Sue
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Rueil Malmaison

bonne impression

  • 5 of 5

Avons passé 4 jours dans cette maison très agréable et chaleureuse.

Salon très agréable et convivial, chambres et sanitaires très bien.

N'avons pas pu tester la piscine puisque nous étions en décembre.

Seul bémol, il faut être anglais car la majorité des indications est dans cette langue, ce qui est dommage lorsqu'on loue une maison en France.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Bonne impression mais

  • 4 of 5

mais vous ne nous avez pas informé que la TV était uniquement en anglais, wi-fi très faible et communication presque impossible (difficile pour des enfants entre 27 et 37 ans) et manque bouilloire électrique.

La maison est agréable, les parties communes (cuisine, salle à manger, salon) sont vastes pour loger 12 personnes. Nous avons à cette époque beaucoup apprécié et utilisé la cheminée.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
78 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
St Martin de Brehal
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Villedieu les Poeles
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
21 Kilometres
Les Salines
Car: necessary

This very beautiful part of Normandy is so easy to reach from England via Cherbourg or Caen yet remains completely unspoilt. The countryside is real Normandy with brown and white spotty cows, cider orchards and small family farms. The area is renowned for its delicious food; cheese, cider, pommeau and calvados and especially for its fish and shellfish.

The wide, safe, sandy beaches on the nearby coast never seem to get busy and the warm shallow sea is lovely for swimming. At low tide watch the local farmers with their tractors tend the acres of oyster and mussel beds - fascinating.

Within easy reach of the house are the world famous Mont St Michel and the medieval town of Bayeux with its ancient tapestry depicting the battle of Hastings.

To the North East are the historic D Day beaches of the Normandy landings of World War II - Gold, Omaha, Sword and Utah and the fascinating war museums at Arromanches, Caen etc.

Other Activities: walking on way marked paths, peche a pied (fishing on foot!) on the beaches at low tide,


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Guéhébert, Lower Normandy

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
13 Jul 2018 - 19 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
20 Jul 2018 - 23 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
24 Aug 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
31 Aug 2018 - 6 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
7 Sep 2018 - 13 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
14 Sep 2018 - 20 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
21 Sep 2018 - 27 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
28 Sep 2018 - 18 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Oct Half Term
19 Oct 2018 - 25 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
26 Oct 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas 2018
21 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
New Year 2019
28 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
4 Jan 2019 - 21 Mar 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £25

Rates include heating, hot water, logs, washing machine, tumble drier and use of private heated swimming pool (pool May - end of Oct). Free WiFi and all telephone calls to land lines in Europe.
We offer 20% discount on crossings with Brittany Ferries.
Linen is available to hire at £18 per person- which includes all bedlinen, 2 towels per person, bath mats, tea towels etc. Alternatively you are welcome to take your own linen, duvets and pillows are supplied.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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