FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS | GLATIGNY FARMHOUSE
What is the best way to travel to Glatigny Farmhouse?
If travelling from the UK:
The best way to travel to Glatigny Farmhouse would be by ferry. Having ones own car (that can be packaged as full as you can manage!) in the area is often nicer than hiring one. The closest ferry port is Cherbourg (only a 40 minute drive the French side), but Caen is also close (1.15 hours) and the overnight crossing is a good one.
(The Caen ferries are also larger so have a number of restaurants, bars, cinemas and games rooms on-board).
A cheap ferry is often the Newhaven - Dieppe crossing, but it is over a 3 hour drive on the French side.
Both the Dover to Calais ferry crossings and the Eurotunnel are options too with lots of crossings at reasonable prices; however the journey on the French side is around 4 and a half hours. If you decide to take this route, we'd recommend stopping in Rouen on the way - it's around 2 hours in and is a beautiful yet stylish city with lots of great places to eat, shop and explore.
If you choose to travel with 'Brittany Ferries' we can give you one of our guest passes, that will give you a 10% discount.
(The website/app 'AFerry' is a very good tool for comparing many ferry options in one go).
Flying to Glatigny Farmhouse:
The local airports nearby are Dinard-Pleurtuit–Saint-Malo and Carpiquet-Caen. However our recommendation would be to fly into Paris and either hire a car there and drive down or get the train to Cherbourg (only 2.5 hours) and hire a car from there.
Airport, ferry and station transfers can be arranged (as well as a personal chauffeur for your whole stay): to see our full options, click here.
Driving to Glatigny Farmhouse
Full details on how to get to Glatigny Farmhouse via car (including links to both Google and Apple maps) will be sent after booking.
What is Glatigny Farmhouse?
In short, Glatigny Farmhouse is a luxury self-catering holiday rental or 'Gîte' that can be rented in its entirety (full property and grounds) for short periods, typically for a holiday.
Where is Glatigny Farmhouse located?
It is situated just a couple of minutes from a beautiful sandy beach and between the historic towns of La Haye du Puits and Portbail, close to Barneville-Carteret. Being close to the World War II D-Day sites and beaches, Mont Saint Michel, The Bayeux tapestry and many other well known attractions, Glatigny Farmhouse is perfectly located for an enjoyable holiday.
Is there parking onsite?
There certainly is! There is ample (and of course free) parking for up to 3 cars at Glatigny Farmhouse and further parking within a 1 minute walk if required. The parking has no height restrictions.
Are breakfast or other meals included in our stay?
Breakfasts and other meals are not included in the advertised prices, however these can be arranged. Please do ask in advance so this can be arranged to your bespoke requirements.
Do I have to bring bed linen and towels?
Certainly not! Beds will be clean and made up for your arrival along with towels for each person. We also provide beach towels to use and just ask that these are cleaned, dried and put away before departure.
Do you allow pets?
Our policy is generally that we do not allow pets so that we can allow those with allergies to stay and to prevent damage to the property. However certain pets may be allowed upon written request. A cleaning surcharge will need to be applied so that the property can be professionally deep-cleaned.
How can I see the availability and prices at Glatigny Farmhouse?
I've sent you a message, but I have not received a reply.
We usually respond very quickly (maximum 24 hours), so please check your spam to make sure our email hasn't been blocked. If you are still having troubles, please contact us via our 'live chat' or give us a call. It is a good idea to save us as a contact to avoid any email issues.
Who are you & do you live at Glatigny Farmhouse?
We are Samuel & Francesca Acford and unfortunately we do not live at Glatigny Farmhouse! We fell in love with the area a number of years ago and embarked on the challenge of restoring (what was then) a ruinous French Farmhouse into a luxury holiday home. You can see our full renovation journey here. It was a lot of work to restore this beautiful property, but it has been so worth it! We get the joy of sharing it with others, helping them make their own special memories here, as well as being able to enjoy it ourselves from time to time. For us, this isn't just another holiday rental; it truly is somewhere we have put our heart and soul into and it's a very special place! We hope you love it too!
Can you arrange tours or activities?
We certainly can! We have lots of exciting and education tours and activities available - to see our full list here.
Can you suggest any local restaurants in the area?
How many people can Glatigny Farmhouse sleep and what is the configuration of the bedrooms?
Glatigny Farmhouse can sleep up to 9 persons. The master bedroom has 1 king-size bed, the mezzanine bedroom has 1 king-size bed, the twin bedroom has 2 single beds and there are 2 double sofa beds available. We have found the perfect number for guests enjoyment is 8 or fewer. Click here to see the floor-plans.
Is there a bakery/boulangerie in our local village?
There isn't unfortunately. The closet bakeries are in La Haye du Puits, which is a very short drive away or a nice cycle ride. Glatigny is a very small and beautiful village in a picturesque rural area not far from the sea.
How do I check-in to Glatigny Farmhouse?
Full check-in instructions, as well as other useful information like directions, etc. will be provided after booking and shortly before your stay. If you have not received this, please check the 'spam' folder in your email. (It is a good idea to save us a a contact to avoid future email issues.)
What are the amenities and services available at Glatigny Farmhouse?
For a taste of what is available - click here.
Can we hire bicycles locally?
We do provide a selection of bicycles (some for adults and children, with a baby seat and child bicycle trailer too) free of charge at Glatigny Farmhouse for your enjoyment, as the area is so enjoyable for cycling.
However, please note that it is not possible for us to service all the bicycles after every departure and we have sadly found that not all guests leave the bicycles as they have found them, so we can't guarantee the condition of these bicycles (although we do leave a full selection of bicycle tools and spare inner tubes, puncture repairs kits, etc).
Therefore, we have also detailed a few places locally where you can hire bicycles (details here).
What are your terms and conditions?
What is your data protection policy and is my data secure?
Your privacy and data security is of the utmost importance to us and as such we take every reasonable precaution to safeguard your data. Please see our full privacy and data policy here.
We hope that has helped, but if you have any other questions; don't hesitate to get in touch and we'd be delighted to assist.
Samuel & Francesca Acford