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Stayed July 2014
Our 2 family holiday here for 3 weeks was super! A very friendly and helpful host in a rural peaceful setting. Excellent to recharge batteries from the hectic day to day rush of normal life. Close to all the great D-Day beaches, museums, memorials, cemetery's, castles, churches, Caen. Also day trip distance for Mont. St-Michel, and the Cider Route. Wonderful area for lots of interesting site seeing. The pool was great fun and the bbq and enjoying the garden for lazing, reading and relaxing was fabulous. I'd recommend this place for everyone! and would return to it again. The house was large enough for all of us, fully equipped, even Dvd's we hadn't seen! WiFi worked well too. :)
Recommended for:
Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
My Response:
Dear Lena, Carol, Gunnar and Families. Thank you so much for your kind words. It was great having you stay at the house. You are all welcome to come again, maybe see you another time. Kind regards, Marian
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Stayed June 2014
Our family of 6 enjoyed a wonderful few days at this historic home in Normandy in June. The home is fully furnished and equipped. Marian is a lovely hostess and very available and willing to answer any questions we had about the area. From this location, we conveniently toured several WWII historical battlefields and Mont Saint-Michel and enjoyed the surrounding French countryside. We enjoyed the wood-burning stove that provided heat for the entire home. We heartily recommend this large home to families and anyone wanting to explore this gorgeous area.
Recommended for:
Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
My Response:
Dear Sandy and Family, I enjoyed your stay here and thank you for being such lovely guests.
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Stayed October 2013
2 couples rented this house in October partly due to it's location near the Invasion sites. The house is 400 years old and Marian is doing a great job of renovation. The property was clean and well maintained. Setting: Very rustic, remote, can hear a pin drop...even the cows respect your privacy! A lot of room...ideally suited for visits to the D-Day, Mont St. Michelle, Bayeux. Naturally, a car is required. Down stairs...nice size family room Fire place. Hot water...HOT! Large dining table Adequate kitchen area Bed room and bath down stairs Upstairs 4 bedrooms 1 BR with double bed and private bath 2 BRs with bunk beds I BR with double bed 1 full bath Marianne: Very interested in you having a pleasant stay. Nice welcome basket. Orientation was helpful getting started. Very helpful in giving directions and suggestions on places to visit. Overall I rate highly on value for the money spent Cons: Fireplace was the source of heat and was a bit cantankerous! Fire box small and would burn out by 2 or 3 am. Ventilation and fireplace draw left something to be desired. Ice! Yanks like ice and it nor ice trays were nowhere to be found. Stairs steep, requires caution going both up and down. As it is pretty remote, would suggest that you stop at a market before arrival and pick up the very basics. Would stay there again.
Recommended for:
Age 55+, Sightseeing
My Response:
Dear Jane and Bill, Thank you very much for your review. I am very glad you had a great holiday. I have now sorted the ice situation. The chimney and the seals on the fire have been replaced so no problems now, fire drawing well. You are very welcome to come again. Best wishes, Marian
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Stayed April 2013
Very rural--way out in the countryside, but makes a good base for exploring the region's attractions, as it's not really too far from anything. The owners, Fred and Marian, live in an attached cottage on the premises. Marian is always available and is very helpful. The house certainly has plenty of room. The only caution is to know in advance that you will need to keep a fire going in the fireplace (wood-burning stove) is there is cold weather. Otherwise, this rental has pleasant hosts and everything you need.
Recommended for:
Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Stayed September 2012
The 3 couples touring together from the US thoughly enjoyed our 6 night stay in these rustic accomodations. Marian and Fred could not have been more gracious hosts. Upon our arrival, Marian greeted us with a fire burning brightly in the stove, a delicous apple tart, a baquette, cheese and cider. It was just the welcome we needed after a drive from Paris in the rain. The next day Marian spent with us as our guide to the WWII battlefields. She is very knowledgeble and things we had only read about became real. Le Petit Manoir was very comfortable and spacious and well equipped. The continued restoration Marian plans for the remainder of the property is most interesting and we wish her much success and would love to see the finished product one day. Marian was helpful in advice and directions to things we needed and wanted to see. The Tapestry in Bayeaux and the WWII museam in Caen should not be missed. One day we took a tour of the Calvados distilleries in the area for tastings and talks with the owners. Also a day trip to Honfeur was a highlight of the trip. Our last night Marian treated us to a dinner of moules and frites {mussels and fries} that was so delicious. Thank you, Marian and Fred, for a wonderful stay in Normandy.
Recommended for:
Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway