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Beautiful Historical House Normandy

Beautiful Historical House Normandy

6 guests
3 bedrooms
3 beds
2 baths
6 guests
3 bedrooms
3 beds
2 baths
DryerThis is one of few homes in this area that has this feature.

The space

Go back in time in this impressive stone mansion that embodies the history, the french country charm, and the special atmosphere that is Normandy. Located in a small village behind a stone wall for complete privacy, this former presbytère from the late 1700s has been fully restored with care for historical detail as well as modern comforts.

The first floor features a generous living room centered on the working fireplace, original Normandy tile floors and period furniture culled from area antiques shops. The dining room looks just as its original inhabitants would have known it, with its floor to ceiling hearth and rough-hewn table that easily seats 8 for dinner. The kitchen is full of charming details, as well as a dishwasher and microwave, and is fully stocked with enough crockery, utensils, pots and pans to satisfy any cook’s ambition. All of the downstairs rooms have doors opening onto the lush, carefully tended gardens surrounding the house. There is also a full bath with shower on the first floor.

Upstairs are three tastefully appointed bedrooms, each with decorative fireplace, king size bed, and embellished with antiques, curios and art. The full bath with tub can be accessed directly from the master bedroom or from the central hall. The fourth room is a soaring, double height atelier that serves as both bedroom and entertainment center. There are twin beds on both the main and the mezzanine levels. Also a television, DVD player, game table and sofa.

There is a terrific restaurant right in the village and daily fresh bread and croissants are a short stroll from the front door. Area attractions include beaches a 20-minute drive away, numerous chateaux, churches and historical sites including Mont Saint Michel and the WWII commemorative sites. Surrounding farmland is wonderful for hiking, biking, and markets featuring local cheese, dairy products, fresh produce and cider. Owner speaks fluent English, French and Dutch and will be happy to answer any questions.


Cable TV
Indoor fireplace

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
1 double bed

House Rules

No smoking
Check-in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 11AM


Step-free access to the home’s entrance
Wide doorway to the home’s entrance


20 Reviews

Julian User Profile
January 2018
We had a lovely stay in Emile's beautiful house. It's a wonderful, large, old stone rectory (18th century I think), and very well maintained, with beautiful gardens. We thought it might be a little cold, visiting mid-Winter, but this was not the case. We very much enjoyed our eve…
Katharina User Profile
January 2017
The perfect area to calm down and enjoying the beautiful normandy. A wonderful house full of lovely details with a big garden surrounded. We had some great moments: cooking, playing, walking in the nature, visiting nice places and sitting around the open fire. I was really happy …
Megan User Profile
August 2016
This was easily one of my favorite places we have ever stayed. The house was very large, with beautiful gardens. Everything was well kept and very clean. The location was fantastic and very peaceful. We spent 10 days here and wished we could have stayed longer. I would definitely…
Herco User Profile
August 2016
The place is in one word 'fabulous'. Everything needed is there. Emile has done a great job in making the rooms comfortable with small, enjoyable details like fresh flowers.
Lareine User Profile
June 2016
Truly lovely house with a lovely atmosphere with a great garden and views of the church. Emile was very helpful, can thoroughly recommend.
Kelly User Profile
August 2015
Emile has been fantastic since we made the booking. He has been in regular contact and gave us some great tips on where to go and what to do with our week in Normandy. The house is huge and beautiful! Emile's lovely neighbour met us on arrival and showed us around. We had a fa…
Karen User Profile
August 2015
emile is very helpful in suggesting things to do in the area. mesnilbus is a very cute, small village, with a great restaurant. it's description was close to the images. the rustic style of the 1700's is unique. emile is a very nice man that went beyond just the host, he met…

Hosted by Emile

NetherlandsJoined in May 2013
Emile User Profile
40 Reviews
My favorite travel destination is France. My favorite city is Paris and in the country side La Manche in Normandy is in my opinion the most adorable area to discover. In my free time I spent a lot of time on photographie, for this I can walk hours in nature. Sometimes you can fin…
Languages: English, Français, Nederlands
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