Welcome to our French paradise!
This breathtaking and spacious farmhouse has been painstakingly renovated to the highest standards of luxury and taste; all 3 floors being carefully designed to give a relaxed but decadent feel.
Less than 5 minutes away from a beautiful sandy beach, between 2 traditional but vibrant towns, and close to many popular attractions such as Mont St Michel & the Bayeux Tapestry, it is perfectly located.
This really is a unique and beautiful gem. We hope you love it.
This spacious farmhouse comprises of large open-plan kitchen, dining room and lounge complete with a gorgeous ornate wood burner, these rooms in particular are brimming with the house's original character.
Going through the house you'll find a utility room through to an exceptionally well proportioned and stunning bathroom.
Up to the 1st floor you are met with a breathtaking view straight up to the roof timbers neatly framing the traditional French chandelier; the oversized landing comprises of a lounge area, a desk for working on and an extensive library.
Walking down the corridor you'll find 2 beautiful bedrooms with original antique furnishings. Finally onto the imposing but gorgeous bathroom housing your very own roll-top bath.
Up onto the top floor, this mezzanine level with a second lounge, light feel and third bedroom gives a perfect hideaway spot if you just need a little downtime.
The red 'chesterfield' sofa and the sofa on the landing are both purpose build 'sofa-beds', should you need the extra sleeping space.
There are also spare mattresses available.
The entire house has been beautifully renovated to the highest standards whilst retaining its original character.
Whilst the house could have held many more bedrooms, we have specifically chosen a well proportioned and stunning design, rather than just trying to get the most number of rooms in a given space.
It is exceptionally well equipped and being our 'home from home', it has not been renovated to just be a holiday let, we love it here and we hope you do too!
The are 2 outside courtyards, the front South facing courtyard with seating and a large pizza oven/BBQ and a smaller rear courtyard that magically catches the morning sun through the Lilac leaves (the perfect coffee spot!).
There are also extensive gardens complete with a mixed fruit orchard, 'exotic glade', fruit and vegetable garden and a wild flower meadow all for your enjoyment.
Additionally, sitting within these gardens is a large traditional barn which houses extras, like bikes, garden furniture, and many other items to further enhance your stay.
We are located just a couple of minutes from the most idyllic long sandy beach, and nestled between 2 picturesque French towns offering great markets and restaurants.
The village we are in is extremely quiet but does have communal free tennis courts for its residents (please help yourself to rackets and balls in the barn).
It has been such a joy to create such a beautiful house and we love it here, we hope you do too.
The tiny village of Glatigny is just a couple of minutes to the most beautiful, long (and often deserted!) sandy beach.
It is nestled between the two towns of La Haye du Puit and Portbail, both of which have some superb restaurants and great weekly markets.
Barnville-Carteret is also close by and being a summer vacation spot for many Parisians, is a great location to visit in those summer months.
Both Portbail and Barnville/Carteret offer great equestrian stables for horse riding and the rides along the beach aren't to be missed!
Please do visit the village tennis courts, behind the Marie's office in the village square. These are free to residents and you'll find tennis racquets and balls in the barn.
From around June-early September, on most weekends, many towns and villages nearby hold festivals and fêtes with great outdoor music and food.
Most towns also have what is called a Brocante, which essentially is a furniture market, but these really are worth a visit as it is very rare such quantities of antiques are under a single roof for such low prices. By far the best is 'La Clé Des Temps' in Coutances.
There are many WWII sites of interest, one of the biggest being near Caen; the whole area unfortunately is dripping with this bloodied history. There is a book in the house showing damage to the nearby town of La Haye Du Puit, but this is not a unique story.
Mont St Michel is not too far away, and is a breathtaking place, highly recommend a visit.
The Bayeux Tapestry is close by and is an interesting day out.
There are also regular boat rides over to the beautiful Channel Islands of Jersey, (which you can see from Glatigny beach) Guernsey, Sark and Alderney and if you are in the area for a decent period of time, I would recommend a day trip over.
The town of "Villedieu les Poêles" is around 1 hour away (and not too far from Mont St Michel) and is an amazing place to visit to see artisanal metal work, mostly bell forging, which has been the towns main export since the Middle Ages.
Within the house, there are many leaflets and books with more recommendations on what to do in the area.
Specific local restaurant recommendations:
La Haye Du Puit:
'Pom'Cannelle' - this is a traditional but high quality restaurant offering fantastic but innovative food. Although by French standards a little pricier than average, it is such good value for terrific food and a steal compared with British equivalents.
'Le Commerce' - this is similar to our local 'pub', you will find this often full of locals, and for good reason. The generous local food is very well priced and cooked on an open fire in front of you. The set menus are exceptional value for money.
'L'équinoxe' - this is a local bar, often playing live jazz music in July/August. Whilst they don't really do food, the atmosphere is good and a great place for a drink or coffee.
'Aux 13 Arches' - this is a very good restaurant specialising in seafood (much of which is caught within a couple of miles!), this is a 'posher' place to eat, but again, as seems the way in France, it is very cheap for exceptional food.
'Au Rendez-vous des Pecheurs' - a local fish restaurant which overlooks the estuary, and perfect visit for the setting sun. The food is great quality and very reasonably priced.
Whilst we you won't find a 'Croque Madam' on the menu, this is a favourite here!
'Le Bac a Sable', Lindbergh plague - a very close beach restaurant just down the road. Whilst not always open (ring ahead and do make a booking) this has a very cool atmosphere and often plays great live music. The location is great.
'Hotel Restaurant des Isles', Barneville-Carteret - this is a great spot for a chill out and a coffee on the beach side. It has a very quality feel, but not uncomfortably so.
'Hôtel de la Marine', Barneville-Carteret - this is a high-end hotel and restaurant which is a good spot for a little indulgence!
There is a place called 'La Maison du Biscuit' in the village of 'Sortosville-en-Beaumont' and I am genuinely struggling to work out how to describe it, but I nonetheless do have to recommend it! The best I can do is ask you to imagine a village curated by Willy Wonka and John Wayne, and maybe you'd come close! 'La Maison du Biscuit' sells every kind of biscuit, chocolate, sweets, honey, alcohol, wholefood, I could go on and on! It's also a great cafe to while away a few hours in a very unique place! A recommended place to buy very well presented, but reasonably priced gifts. Let me know what you think!
In most restaurants you can get what is called a Café Gourmand, which is essentially a strong coffee and a selection of miniature desserts - a fantastic indulgence!
The closest town of La Haye du Puit has 3 large supermarkets. The closest and largest being 'Intermarché' which is on the road into La Haye du Puit from the house. 'Carrefour' and 'Aldi' are on the Main Street through town.
Our recommendation for equestrian stables is 'Club Hippique "A Cheval", there is a great range of horses and ponies for all sizes and abilities but they also do rides along the beach, which is magic. Advance booking is recommended as is it dependant on rides.
Other things to note:
Please note the entire ground floor has underfloor heating which can be controlled via a console in the utility room.
We also have membership with 'Brittany Ferries' which will give our guests 10% on ferry crossing.
Details available after booking.