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Harold's Place

Harold's Place viewed from the drive and owners back garden
Very good
12 reviews
Harold's Place viewed from the drive and owners back garden
Harold's Place guest terrace with chickens in the background
Cosy lounge with pot bellied wood burner and comfy seating
Lounge showing dining table and entrance to kitchen
Viewof the lounge showing entrance door, stairs and entertainment area.
Brilliant kitchen, efficient, well equipped and fun to cook in
Is that typical French bread and wine I see waiting for you?
Downstairs shower room with loo, wash basin and washing machine.
Pink bedroom with traditional French bed shabby-chic'd note suitcases above for linen storage!
View of pink bedroom small 'mezzanine'
Window on landing over looking the meadow
Pink bedroom cosy corner
Approaching the blue bedroom
Cosy Blue Bedroom with quirky window designs!
Blue Bedroom wash basin and loo behind the door decorated like a beachut!
Upstairs landing from pink bedroom to blue bedroom
Plaque dedicated to Harold Schillingberg on the wall outside our cottage. Thank you.
The Hurdy Gurdy man in our village square of St Clair sur Elle
Harold's Place over looks this meadow.The moon setting at 8.30 a.m.at winter solstice
John painting the Mulberry harbour which we to help maintain at Omaha beach
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms , 3 Bathrooms , Sleeps 4
Saint-Lo, Manche, Basse-Normandie, Normandy
Harold's Place is a converted barn with easy access to all the Normandie tourist destinations.
It is situated 1 1/2 miles from St Clair sur Elle a good sized and well served village. St Lo is 8 km away with Bars shops restaurants art gallery and a cathedral with a brass shell still stuck in the wall. St Lo has one of the best French markets on Saturday in Normandie
The beaches are 25 minute drive, the closest being Omaha.

There is free broadband Wifi throughout.

It comprises of lounge/diner, kitchen, shower room 2 bedrooms and private garden. All furnished in tradional style with paintings and pottery to make it homely. We have tried to make it as inviting as if we were going to stay there.

All rooms have electric heaters for those chillier evenings.

There are 2 double bedrooms, both have original French beds and their own W.C....
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About the Owner, John and Susan T
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 91 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 1 day ago
Listed since : Jun 2013
Overall rating: 4.5 / 5.0
Based on 12 reviews and 1 property
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Listing #HL530986
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Very good - based on 12 reviews
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Dutch first
English first
French first
English first
Raleigh, North Carolina
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2017 for a stay in October 2017

This was our first try with an AirBnb place and we were happy with the choice. The owners are very gracious, helpful and quite witty. They had a fire all ready to light in the wood burning stove to take off the chill as it was a little rainy during our visit. There are 2 bedrooms, each with a sink...

Robin B
Sandwich, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2017 for a stay in May 2017

This property is charming and furnished with a real mix of French & English. The Owners are very friendly and helpful. Places to eat. We mainly cooked at the Gite in the evenings and used the local Patisserie / Shop/ Butcher and garage in the village. Places to Visit. The area is full of D Day landing places to visit,...

Management response:

So glad you enjoyed staying here. There is so much to see and do and the interests are very diverse. Thanks for the tip about the cake shop at Balleroy, will give it a try.


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Martin C
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2016 for a stay in May 2016

We had a lovely few days at Harold's place. It is rustic, but (almost) perfect for a family with a two young children who can share a bed. Lovely gardens, lovely hosts (Sue and John live next door) who looked after us very well. Small but perfectly functional kitchen (that was well used during our stay) and chickens that ate...

Management response:

Thanks Vicki and Martin Sorry about the soft bed, it is a brand new mattress of an excellent quality. Most guests love it but everyone has different tastes and preferences. Which is why we have a firmer bed in the "blue room". Piccolo says hi to the girls. She actually went looking for you after you had gone - bless!...


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  • Alarm Clock
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (2)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Stereo System
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    1 Full bath
    2 Attached (ensuite)
    2 Fulls
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Per night Per week
Default 3 nights
RM 436
RM 2,727
24 Mar 2018 -
24 Jun 2018
spring and early summer 2018
3 nights
RM 436
RM 2,727
25 Jun 2018 -
9 Sep 2018
summer 2018
3 nights
RM 518
RM 3,136
10 Sep 2018 -
4 Nov 2018
late summer 2018
3 nights
RM 436
RM 2,727
Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to Malaysian Ringgit and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Prices include all linen (except beach towels) cleaning and laundry, logs for the wood burner, water, gas and electricity including heating. There are no hidden extras!
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About the neighbourhood
Our Village is St Clair sur Elle and has grown since the war into a large village with everything you need. It takes 25minutes to walk there.
Through the village and down a single cart track is a walk that takes you to the 'fountain'. Go down the wooden steps and find the little shrine where the waters are supposed to have healing powers for eye problems. Whether you have occular trouble or not it is a lovely walk.
There are a couple of monuments dedicated to the fallen and wounded soldiers around St Clair. Take time to read the stories on the plaques at the monument just north of the village en route to St Margarite. Then if you want a real traditional French workers lunch carry on to the Vallee bar and have a Plat du Jour, 3 courses including wine and cider for €11.00.
And that i...
Car recommended
How to get there
Railway: Lison: 8.0 km
Ferry: Cherbourg and Caen: 70.0 km
From the UK - first cross the Channel. Which route you take depends on a where you live and be how your sealegs are!
We can advise on the best option for you as we have travelled all of them.
The driving hours vary but Cherbourg and Caen are the closest - less than an hour.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive.
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