La Rocque is a beautifully renovated and well-equipped 400 year old stone farmhouse surrounded by gardens of over three quarters of an acre and situated in the lovely Normandy countryside 10kms north of Saint Lô. The spacious accommodation is arranged over three floors. On the ground floor, the living room has a beautiful beamed ceiling and large open fireplace and there is also a comfortable lounge with TV and wi-fi access. The kitchen is fully-fitted and well-equipped and there is also a utility room and a games room with full-sized table tennis table. On the first floor there are 4 bedrooms and a bathroom. On the second floor the loft has been converted to a lovely relaxing extra sitting room with beautiful beams. 2 extra people can be accommodated on the bed settee (making 12 in all). On this floor there is also another double bedroom and an en-suite bathroom. Outside, the gardens are great for relaxing, playing a game of boules or watching the sunset over a glass of wine.
- House10 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs1
- Min. Stay1 - 7 nights
Farmhouse in Saint-Jean-de-Savigny, Saint-Lô, Manche, Normandy, France - Tranquil Location, Great For Unwinding, But Close To Plenty Of Places Of Interest
- english, french, german
- Calendar last updated:
- 1 Oct 2018
Pool / Spa
Super - perfect accommodation for us
3 generations of our family stayed together is a lovely location, welcomed warmly by Pam. A gem of a house with great facilities - we used the pool, table tennis, bikes.... and not far from historic sites and the beach too.
Thank you for your lovely comments on your recent stay at La Rocque. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting you and look forward to a return visit at some point in the future.
We very much enjoyed our holiday in Pam's beautiful house
The house is set in peaceful rural Normandy close to the village of St Claire which has good everyday food shopping - and 3 hairdressers.
We enjoyed cycling through quiet lanes, trips to the beaches and visiting D-day museums.
The house is spacious and very well equipped; our grandchildren enjoyed the large garden, games and pool. It is an ideal setting for a large family gathering.
Pam was great - always welcoming and helpful and full of information.
I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay at La Rocque and made the most of the places of historical interest that this part of rural Normandy has to offer. As you say the house is ideal for an extended family gathering. You were also ideal guests and I would be delighted to welcome you here once again, should you choose to return.
Wonderful French Farmhouse
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at La Rocque. The area is rich with history and the house itself is amazing. We felt like we were living history while staying there. The kids enjoyed riding the bikes around the property and there was an old barn that was fun to explore. The property is close to many of the World War II sites of the Normandy invasion.
Bayeux and St. Lo are close. The whole area is quiet country, and absolutely amazing. We were so thrilled to be able to stay here.
Pamela is a wonderful host who made sure that our needs were met. She was not on site upon our arrival, but made sure that everything was taken care of.
Would love to do this again.
Comfortable, Spacious Home with Great Facilities
We stayed in this lovely, rural house for 2 weeks, a family group of 5 adults and 5 older children (age 11-15). It was very well equipped in all areas from the kitchen to the pool. The outdoor space was great for BBQ's or just enjoying the evening sunshine. Lots of family games for indoors and out, the pool especially popular with the younger ones.
There was plenty of space for us all in bedrooms and reception areas.
Pam could not have been more helpful, a great host. All in all, it made for a very relaxing summer holiday.
Thank you for your very positive review of your recent stay at La Rocque. I am so glad you enjoyed the house and its quiet rural surroundings. Should you plan another trip to Normandy in the future, I should be very glad to welcome you here again.
Impressive Property in rural Normandy
A fabulous old property which easily catered for our needs...and more! Set in the beautiful normandy countryside it was a pleasure to return to after visiting various museums and destinations. The description was 100% accurate and didn't disappoint. Would defiantly recommend this property for large families or a group.
The property was very spacious and exceeded my expectations. You would need to have use of a car to enable you to travel to the beaches(about 30mins travel) and about same distance to Bayeux but this was no problem.The swimming pool was better than I anticipated from the photo and my grandchildren enjoyed it very much. The adults enjoyed it too. Pam was very good and provided an excellent service. I would happily return there and would have no hesitation in recommending it.
The nearest beach to the house is Omaha Beach, 26kms to the north. As well as its historical interest due to the crucial part it played in the Normandy landings in WW2, it is also a wonderful beach for families with its extensive golden sands, ideal for beach games and sand castles.
The house is situated about an hour's drive from both Cherbourg and Caen (Ouistréham), which are served by regular ferries from Portsmouth.
The Channel Tunnel and the port of Calais are approximately 4 to 4 and a half hours' drive away.
As the house is situated in a rural location, it is highly recommended to have the use of a car.
The village of Saint-Jean-de-Savigny is 3kms away
The village of Saint-Clair-sur-Elle is 2kms away
The town of Saint Lô is 10 kms away
Bayeux is 30 minutes drive away
The Mont Saint Michel is 75 minutes drive away
The house is situated about a mile away from the village of Saint-Clair-sur-Elle, where there is a baker’s, a butcher’s, a small supermarket, a chemist’s, a post office and a bank. There is also a doctor in the village and a small market on Tuesdays.
The area is ideal for walking and cycling and the roads are quiet enough for even the youngest children to ride their bikes. There is also horse-riding nearby, as well as canoeing, golf and swimming.
For those wishing to sample local gastronomic delights, it is possible to visit a cheese making factory or see how calvados and cider are made. Younger members of the family invariably appreciate a visit to the caramel factory at Isigny.
Interesting places to visit near at hand are the lovely 10th century abbey at Cerisy-la-Forêt and the château at Balleroy with its balloon museum.
About half an hour’s drive away to the north lies Omaha Beach, where the Americans came ashore during the D-day landings. Close by, at Colleville, the American cemetery, in a beautiful setting overlooking the sea, evokes poignant memories.
The nearest town to the house is Saint Lô, which features beautiful ramparts and has a wonderful market every Saturday. The ‘haras’ or horse-breeding stud is also well worth a visit.
The historic town of Bayeux with its famous tapestry and lovely old cathedral is within easy reach, as is the little port of Arromanches, with its ‘mulberry harbours’. The Mont Saint Michel, in an incomparable setting, with its stunning abbey, is about an hour and a half away by car.
Booking Notes: To make a booking, a non-refundable deposit of 25% of the cost of the holiday is required, paid by cheque or BACS, in GBP or Euros. The balance is due 6 weeks before the commencement of the holiday. For bookings made within 6 weeks of the start of the holiday, full payment is due on booking. With the balance we also ask for a damages deposit of £250 (300 euros). This is refunded the week after the stay, if everything is in order. Changeover Day: The usual change over day is Saturday. Other days may be accommodated out of the high season. The accommodation is available from 3.00pm on the day of arrival until 10.00am on the day of departure, unless otherwise arranged.