About the house on Utah Beach
© Normandy Beach Rental 2012 - All photography © Mike Forster
Our Beach house with 5 bedrooms & 3 bathrooms is located actually on the world famous WW2 Invasion Beach - Utah Beach.
This house is less than 800 meters, to your right, from the museum yet completely private and tranquil as it is tucked up in the dunes, enjoying elevated views across to Point du Hoc, Grandcamp-Maisy and the Îles Saint-Marcouf then 800 yards on the left is the Beauguillot Nature Reserve/Bird Sanctuary of 1,200 acres from your doorstep.
A path leads from the back gate onto the wide expanse of Utah Beach.
Completely renovated in 2005 to sleep 10 in 5 bedrooms, this is a perfect holiday home for either 2 families sharing or 1 big family, including grandparents, the family dog and loads of kids.
The house an upside down house is designed to maximize the sea views from the living space on the 1st floor, plus it means the house can be used just as a small 2 bedroom ...we do special rates for couples!
On the 1st floor there is a large open-plan living room, kitchen and dining areain a brand new purpose built conservatory,here is a large dining table for 10, plus another seating area leading out to the huge sun terrace with a patio table for 10, a Portuguese BBQ and sun beds.
In the living room is a TV (satellite Freeview programmes include BBC, ITV, Sky News, etc.), DVD player, CD player, big wood burner for the winter (logs included), a well-stocked book case, even jigsaws in case of emergency! Free WIFI
Bedrooms: Upstairs there are 2 bedrooms, (1 double & 1 twin) and the family bathroom with a huge enclosed shower and seperate bath. On the ground floor are 3 bedrooms, 2 Italian shower rooms plus the laundry room. A large double with an en suite shower room, and 2 twin rooms with a 'Jack & Jill' shower room. Both bedrooms at the front of the house have French windows opening out into the garden.
We have tried to create a very comfortable home-from-home property with all the linen, bedding and decorations reflecting a nautical theme. All the beds are made up for your arrival, with towels in the bathrooms. Beach towels, sun bed covers and even a bucket and spade for the kids are provided.
The kitchen is well equipped with a dishwasher, microwave, gas hob & electric oven, kettle, toaster, coffee maker and a large family-sized fridge/freezer.
In the laundry room there are separate washing and drying machines, iron and ironing board.
This is what 1 family said about us this year!
Our extended family of 10, including 5 kids, have just returned, still buzzing from our wonderful holiday. As seasoned travellers we have come to accept a dollop of realism when renting a house based on an owner's description; more often than not the reality doesn't match the web description but not this time. Tansy's Normandy beach house more than lived up to expectations. Not only was the beach location ideal but the attention to detail meant that comfort and convenience were prioritised. We were hugely impressed with all the little details that insured a home from home feel eg kitchen stocked with every utensil, permanent hot water for anytime showers, Sky tv and internet wi-fi, more towels than we could ever use, an abundance of beach toys for kids and a terrace packed with outdoor furniture. Needless to say the standard of cleanliness throughout the house was also very high. In terms of location we couldn't have wished for better. Every morning we visited a different town, WW2 attraction or market before returning for a late afternoon on the historic and very beautiful Utah beach. Every evening we dined in the sunroom with the sea and setting sun as our backdrop. As a host Tansy couldn't have been more helpful, advising us on our itinery from arrival to departure and even inviting us to her own lovely home so that the kids could enjoy her mini animal farm while the adults sampled some Normandy hospitality. If a holiday which combines WW2 history with a high standard of comfort and relaxation appeals to you then I strongly recommend this perfect Normandy beach house.
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Holiday Accomodation in Normandy France