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Manche, Normandie
All Year: No
Area (ha): 0.71
Persons: 1 or 2
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 5188
Country: France

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Last Updated: May 13, 2014

Small holding with award winning gardens located in the Marais National Park on the Cotentin Peninsular. The farmhouse dates from 1706 but is believed to be on the site of a much earlier monastic farm. This is a peaceful rural retreat in an unspoilt part of Manche, Normandie, France, within ten minutes by car of the pretty market town of Coutances and about 18km from idyllic unspoilt beaches. The regions hosts over 1 million visitors each year for the D-Day beaches, Bayeaux Tapestry and the beautiful island of Mont St Michel. (Approx 2hrs 40mins by TGV from Paris -nearest ferry port is Cherbourg, nearest airport Caripiquet, Caen.) In the summer we operate as holiday accommodation. We require help mostly in the gardens and potager, and some light housework and maintenance. We can offer a friendly environment, pleasant accommodation and good quality food, eating with the family, using locally sourced produce, supplemented by our own organic eggs and vegetables. We are unable to meet highly specific dietary needs such as veganism. The posting is offered on a week by week basis (March, April, May,June and some weeks in July, also September and October, other weeks by arrangement. Possibility of house sitting at other times. Independent transport is recommended but we can pick people up from the rail station at Carentan (Cherbourg to Caen line.) Bicycles available for exploring. More details available on request. We regret that our location is not suitable for people with disabilities or travelling with children. We are happy to have novices and a range of ages, however people who misrepresent themselves by age or experience will be politely but firmly asked to leave.

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