2 bedroom detached house to sleep 6 comfortably in Normandy village
About Tim Harlow
The property is owned and enjoyed by our whole family: my wife Belinda, our 2 daughters, as well as 3 sisters and their families - we are all joint owners. Our extended family - 6 cousins and their families - were also owners up until 2008 and continue to enjoy visiting Domjean. We visit the house each year, often more than once - a quick hop across the Channel from our home near Guildford, Surrey.
Tim Harlow purchased this House in 1989
Why Tim Harlow chose Domjean
Domjean is a beautiful, peaceful, rural village with all the necessary amenities for a quiet relaxing holiday. At the same time, it is located conveniently near to many areas of interest: the beach, the river, the seaside, the WWII Normandy beaches, Norman history and churches - never a dull moment.
What makes this House unique
The house is very comfortable and fully equipped for a self-contained break. Guests can make their own choice of sitting peacefully or making daily excursions.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
A peaceful country retreat
The cottage is situated in a small and pretty village. It is an extremely quiet, peaceful and relaxing place, ideally situated for country rambles but with life's essentials - a bakery, small supermarket, bar and really good restaurant. The cottage is comfortable and well stocked with everything you would need for a holiday, including a super cooker, plenty of china, comfortable loungers and a washing machine. The garden is huge and safe with plenty of space for children to play. Despite being so quiet and peaceful the coast is an easy drive away as are good shopping centres and places of interest to explore.
Our stay in Domjean
This was a really nice stay. The property is well located, well equipped and the garden is fantastic for kids. We really enjoyed our time in Domjean and would highly recommend this property to anyone.
We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay.
Best wishes, Tim and B
This is a beautiful & comfortable home. Communication w Tim was easy, and we had everything we needed. Be sure to read check-in instructions carefully, especially if arriving after dark! We are looking forward to returning!
Thanks for your review.
Delighted that you had such a lovely time.
Best wishes, Tim & B
A beautiful house in stunning grounds
What can I say about our lovely stay in this lovely country home.
The house was big enough for our family of 7 but was snug enough to watch a film on the sofa and chairs. We didn’t use the fire as it was August but I could only imagine how magical it would have been on a winters night.
The house has everything you need including a first aid cupboard and a garlic crusher and plenty of crockery for the table that seats 8.
The house was clean and presentable and if I had to give the owners any feedback it would be to get some new photos as they do not do the place justice.
The kids loved the grounds from talking to the goats and chickens next door to the well stocked shed with plenty of outdoor toys and some very comfortable sun beds for mum and dad. Perfect with a glass of wine and a good book or even just taking in the beautiful location.
Indoors there’s a small tv, blu Ray player and a video player(my 8 year old was amazed by this as he had never seen one) with some classic movies including lots of Disney films to watch. There was also plenty of games insides to play.
Location wise you have a small bakery, supermarket tabac and restaurant a 5 minute walk away.
Driving wise we went somewhere everyday our favourites were
The DDay beach and cemetery
Mont Saint Michel
We didn’t spend any longer than an hour getting to any of these places so we were really pleased.
France is quite expensive so we ate in for quite a few nights. The oven is amazing and you have a carrefoiur Aldi and Lidl within 15 minutes if you are on a budget.
All I would add is a massive thank you to the owners. The communication has been brilliant including a really useful welcome pack via emai and plenty of local information in the house.
We will be back.
Thank you for your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and the house. Best wishes, Tim and B
Another wonderful break in Domjean
It is a perfect 'get away' with no Internet and no TV to disturb. The house has everything you would need to be comfortable, with great walking on the doorstep and Roches Des Ham just down the road for wonderful views and river walks. Domjean is a small French village with the essentials (bar/restaurant, bakery, and small supermarket) and is just full of flowers. The garden is huge, well kept and full of space to follow the sun on your lounger. Birds, church bells, sheep and goats add the background sounds. We had no children but would imagine they would adore the big garden to run around in and the farm animals nearby.
Many thanks for your kind review. We're delighted that you enjoyed yourselves at our house. Best wishes, Tim & B
Peaceful and Relaxing House and Garden
When we first arrived we were amazed by the garden, it's trees and surrounding meadow. The house was lovely and spacious, although a little musty at first after opening the windows fresh within an hour!
We enjoyed cooking in the kitchen, it had everything we required plus more. All the instructions left by the owner were easy to understand and we had no problems. We loved eating both outside and on the big kitchen table, it had a real homely feel.
Upstairs the bathroom was far bigger than we had expected, so with a family great to be able to help with showers etc. We had hot water when ever we needed it. Both bedrooms were a good size and the children loved being in the sloped roof room! There was good storage for all our belongings. The only thing I would say is we didn't register how dark it would be in the country and didn't bring a nightlight for the children so ended up having to leave the stair lights on. Like I say something we should have thought of.
The location is excellent, Domjean is lovely and has a shop, park and bakery we visited often. We never made it to the restaurant, maybe next time! We were at the beach within 45 mins and visited Bayeax, Coutances and St-lo with ease.
The goats and chickens in the neighbours garden were a massive hit with our children, they even learnt to speak goat?! They also enjoyed using the bucket and spades and ball games in the shed.
We would definitely stay again as we all felt refreshed and like we'd had a holiday. Thank you.
Plenty of detailed information on tourist attractions will be found in the house, including market days (most local towns have a market day). Several notable towns are within reasonable driving distance: Bayeux, Villedieu, St. Lo, Caen, Deauville, St. Malo, and Coutances. Other places of interest include the spectacular Mont St. Michel and the WWII Normandy Landings D-Day beaches.
The local area offers a range of activities, including horse riding (the National stud of France is in nearby St.Lo); fishing; canoeing at Pont Farcy; Caves at Caumont l’Avente; tree-to-tree/zip wire at Torigni-Sur-Vire; Bungee jumping at Hackett’s; Velorail and kayaking at Conde-sur-Vire; Zoos at Champrepus and Jurques; and beaches on the Granville coast.
Alternatively, simply read a book surrounded by little more than birdsong and the buzz of insects in the hay field......