The Owl Barn Is a delightful, tastefully renovated four bedroom detached house, sleeping 8. The property has a large private garden with patio area and private splash pool. It is located just over a mile from St Martin des Besaces which lies in the centre of the Vire, St Lo, Villers Bocage triangle. The Owl Barn offers an ideal base for those wanting a quiet, rural retreat whilst being close to many of Normandy’s tourist attractions including the D Day beaches.
From the front door you enter the comfortable living area with log burning stove for those cooler winter evenings. The lounge area has English TV (free sat) and a DVD player and there is access to free wifi throughout the house. The fully equipped kitchen has dishwasher, fridge, freezer and a large 5 ring cooker. Off the living area and up 3 steps is a downstairs bedroom with double bed and a downstairs toilet and shower room. This makes the property suitable for people with limited mobility who find it difficult to manage a full flight of stairs.
On the first floor to the left is the master bedroom with a double bed and en-suite shower room, ‘his and hers’ basins and toilet. The two twin bedrooms are situated to the right of the stairs and in there is also a large family bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, hand basin and toilet. The large landing is furnished with coffee table and chairs providing a second reception area.
To the rear of the property there is a large garden with table and chairs and a large splash pool. This is ideal for “al fresco dining” or just relaxing and enjoying the amazing sunsets. A barbecue is provided for your use.
We are able to offer you a 20% discount for travel with Brittany Ferries, potentially giving you a substantial saving on your travel costs. Brittany Ferries operates into Le Havre (1.5 Hour drive) and Ouistreham (40 minutes drive).
St Martin des Besaces, although a small village, is well equipped with a boulangerie, 2 butchers, a well stocked ‘8 – til’ late store, 2 bars, pharmacy, bank and doctors surgery. There is also a small market in the square on Saturdays.
Out and About
The Owl Barn is well located for a number of Normandy’s tourist attractions:
For those that like the outdoors there are the many beautiful beaches to explore (30 mins + drive), A J Hackett bungy jumping and zip wire is just 15 minutes drive away., and just 10 minutes away is the beautifully situated Jurques Zoo. Slightly further afield in the lovely old town of Clecy in the Suisse Normande area of Normandy, where there is the opportunity for water sports such as canoeing on the river and even abseiling and paragliding for the more adventurous! The area is also ideal for those who enjoy rambling as we are close to the Vire Valley.
Normandy is renowned for its traditional markets and local markets can be found in Caen , Torigni, Vire , Villers Bocage and St Lo as well as many other villages and towns in the area. During the summer months there are many ‘Vide Greniers’ (similar to car boot sales) in the area.
There are a number of historical attractions within a reasonable travel distance; Falaise Castle (40 minutes) and Bayeux (tapestry) both having historical connections with William the Conqueror. For those interested in World War 2 there are many museums and famous beaches giving a fascinating insight into the D Day campaign.
Arromanches, the home of the Mulberry harbours (35 minutes) and Courselles sur Mer home to the Canadian Museum and landing beaches (50 minutes) also Pegasus Bridge (40 minutes) are just a few within easy reach.
Mont St Michel, UNESCO world heritage site is a 1 hour drive from the property and is well worth a visit.
|Address: D675, 14350 Saint-Martin-des-Besaces, France|
|Latitude/Longitude: 49.01432883284903 / -0.8232316970825195|
|Nearest airport||Carpiquet||40 km|
|Nearest bar / pub||St Martin des Besaces||2 km|
|Nearest beach||Port en Bessin||45 km|
|Nearest boulangerie||St Martin des Besaces||2 km|
|Nearest doctor||St Martin des Besaces||2 km|
|Nearest ferry port||Ouistreham||60 km|
|Nearest market||Torigni||14 km|
|Nearest restaurant||Le Chapeau Rouge||11 km|
|Nearest river||Vire||26 km|
|Nearest supermarket||Lidl and Carrefour||14 km|
|Nearest train station||Vire||26 km|
|-||Nightly rate||Weekly rate||Monthly rate||Min. Stay||Change-over|
|Rate summary||£90 - £143||£500 - £995||-||3 Nights||-|
|31-Jul-2019 - 30-Aug-2019||£143||-||£995||-||7 Nights||-|
|31-Aug-2019 - 04-Oct-2019||£120||-||£675||-||3 Nights||-|
|05-Oct-2019 - 20-Dec-2019||£90||-||£500||-||3 Nights||-|
|21-Dec-2019 - 03-Jan-2020||£120||-||£675||-||7 Nights||-|