Le Manoir de Ravenoville

ELEGANT 17TH CENTURY FAMILY HOME IN THE HEART OF THE NORMANDY COUNTRYSIDE

Pierres d’Histoire invites you to make a stop at the prestigious Manoir de Ravenoville for a memorable stay. This large family home dating back from the Louis XIII period can sleep between 4 to 8 people and will be particularly appreciated by architecture lovers and aesthetes.
Entering the Manoir, the beautiful woodwork as well as the classic decoration will immediately transport you to another time: that of a life in a château. The vast living room inundated with light, the silk curtains and the pastel colors are all reminders of the refined French “art de vivre” of the 18th century. Come and experience living in times past!

This big residence is ideal for quality time with family or friends. Winters days fly by too quickly, spending time playing games next to the cheery fireplace in the spacious living room, listening to the laughter of loved ones in the kitchen as delicious meals are being prepared. Followed by long evenings taking all the time in the world sitting together in the dining room enjoying the food and each other’s presence. As soon as the good weather is back and throughout the summer months, the magnificent park “à la française” would be the place to savor: for those early birds breakfast in front of the house whereas the more pensive ones may just sit and admire the amazing richness of the green environment.

More intimate than the boutique hotels in Normandy, le Manoir de Ravenoville will be your memory place where you are welcomed “just like at home”. Come on board with all your loved ones and experience an unforgettable stay!

  • Nomber of persons
    • 8 peoples
  • Area
    • 220 m²
  • Price
    • from 337€ per night
      2 nights minimum
  • More product
    • Fireplace
    • French park
  • Exterior & Environment
    • Shared garden
    • Close to the beach
  • Configuration
    • 4 bouble bedrooms
  • Near
    • LANDING BEACHES, SAINTE-MÈRE-EGLISE, BIRD SANCTUARY
  • Location
  • Services included
    • LAUNDRY, CLEANING, BICYCLES, HOUSE MANAGER AT YOUR SERVICE
  • A la carte services
    • DELIVERY OF PREPARED MEALS AND BREAKFASTS, YOGA CLASSES

Outside our walls

Look out of the kitchen window: the sea is beckoning you! Get on a bike and head off to the beaches of Ravenoville just 5 minutes away from the Domaine. This immense play park is the perfect spot for fishing on foot with your family (whilst respecting the regulations), a horse cavalcade or …. an introduction to sand yachting! From April to October Utah Mer Loisirs offers classes for beginners.
To continue your quest of a change in scenery, be sure to include an excursion to St. Vaast la Hougue, an adorable village labelled in 2018 as “preferred village” by the French. Its small fishing port and its winding streets will be charm you.
Between April and September continue to the other side of the coast, where you can admire the magnificent classified Gardens of Vauville, designed by the talented landscape architect Guillaume Pellerin and his wife Cléophée de Turckheim.
On the way back, stop in Valognes to visit Hôtel de Beaumont, one of most beautiful, private mansions of Cotentin and dine at L’Epicurien. The menu is simple but delicious and the staff absolutely adorable. However, be sure to book ahead!

Everything to know about the adress
  • How far is Ravenoville from Paris?
    • Ravenoville is about 3 1/2 hours by car from Paris. From Paris Saint Lazare train station go to Carentan (3 hours), then rent a car or take a taxi.
  • Is there a train station in Ravenoville?
    • To go to Ravenoville by train, you must get off in Carentant and then it is a twenty minute car ride to Ravenoville.
  • Can a taxi be called from the train station?
    • Yes it is possible. You can ask the house manager before hand or do it yourself when you arrive.
  • Is there staff on the premises?
    • There is no staff but you can reach Damien, the house manager by phone during your stay.
  • Can I organize my wedding in one of the Pierres d'Histoire houses?
    • Yes, of course! Le Domaine de Ravenoville, in Normandy has been set up to enable the organization of weddings.For more information, check out our page by clicking here.
Everything to know on a Pierres d'Histoire reservation
  • How can I reserve?
    • You are interested in on of our houses? You can reserve directly on our website or by calling our number at 01 84 83 04 00. If you reserve directly through Pierres d'Histoire, we guarantee you the best price.
  • Is housekeping included?
    • It is possible for a daily housecleaning service if requested and if available for a fee of 25€/hour. If you stay longer than a week, at mid-stay the bathroom and kitchen will be cleaned with a change of your bedsheets. This is free of charge.
  • Is it possble to rent a single room?
    • Our houses have to be rented as a whole, except for Hôtel de Tingry and the suites of de Fleury.
  • Can I reserve for a single night?
    • You have to stay a minimum of two nights as the rent of our houses necessitates a high cost of upkeep in order to always maintain our high quality.
  • Does the price include half-board?
    • No, meals are not included in our service. Our kitchens are fully equiped enabling you to prepare your own meals. However, if you do not wish to prepare your meals, most of our houses have a local catering service selected especialy by us. Our caterers prepare the meals themself and work with local products.
  • Are animals allowed?
    • Yes, dogs are allowed in our houses for an extra fee of 20€ per dog.
  • At what time can I arrive and at what time do I have to leave the house?
    • The house is available as of 4:00 p.m. on the day of your arrival. Check-out is at 11:00 a.m. at the latest. On Sundays, Pierres d'Histoire gives you the opportunity to decide yourself your departure time (except for Hôtel de Tingry).
  • In case of a poblem during my stay, who should I contact?
    • There is no reception desk at the Pierres d'Histoire houses. For any problems or queries you can get in touch with the house manager whose contact number is given in the confirmation mail when you reserve.He/she can be reached by telephone should you encounter any problems and will answer any of your questions.
  • Can I cancel my reservation?
    • You can cancel directly your reservation on line or by calling us at 01 84 83 04 00. Cancellation is free upto 30 days before your date of arrival. Less than that there will be a cancellation fee (see General Conditions of Sale).
  • Can I change my reservation?
    • If you wish to change your reservation, please contact us at 01 84 83 04 00.
  • What means of payment do you offer?
    • Reservations are made on line with your credit card. Our site is of course fully secured. We do not accept any other kind of payment and you cannot pay on the premises.
  • Do I have to make a down-payment?
    • For all reservations we ask a down-payment. A direct debit pre-authorisation will be registered a few days before your arrival. The security deposit is upto the amount of the down-payment depending on the house, but will not be debited unless damage has been noted.
  • When will I be debited?
    • A 30 % down-payment will be debited when you reserve. The balance will be debited between the 2nd and 5th day before your arrival.
  • Am I insured/responsible if I break something in the house?
    • Should we note an important damage in the house or if the furniture is damaged by misuse or volontarily broken, all or part of the security deposit will be debited in the 30 days following your departure.
  • Do Pierres d'Histoire houses have baby beds and high chairs?
    • Yes, upon request we can provide a baby bed and a wooden high chair. Ask your house manager when you call . However, baby bed sheets are not provided.
  • Is there air-conditioning and heating in the houses?
    • The houses are heated (heaters and fireplaces or wood-burners) but not air-conditioned (except for Hôtel de Tingry).
  • Is there a television in the houses?
    • Yes, every house has a television as well as wifi access and speakers.
  • Is household linen provided?
    • Yes, we provide sheets and towels in all the houses.
  • Are the kitchens and bathrooms equipped according to modern standards?
    • Yes all the kitchens and bathrooms of our houses have been built and equipped according to modern standards and European rules.
  • Are the kitchens fully equipped?
    • Yes, every kitchen at Pierres d'Histoire has a stove, an oven and a refrigerator. They also have all the pots and pans and various utensils you might need.
  • Is there internet service in the Pierres d'Histoire houses?
    • Internet coverage varies. Some of our houses have excellent internet service whereas others because of their geographic location in the countryside are less well covered.
  • Is there wifi in the Pierres d'Histoire houses?
    • Yes all our houses have wifi.
  • Are the basic necessities such as toilet paper, soap, tea or coffee provided?
    • Yes, in every Pierres d'Histoire house you will find toilet paper as well as shampoo and liquid soap shower. In the kitchens, dishwasher soap, tea and coffee are provided.
  • Are Pierres d'Histoire houses accesible to a person with reduced mobility?
    • Our houses are not accessible to a person with reduced mobility because of the architecture that very ofen are old, the stairways are narrow, the doors are not large enough, etc….
  • Are Pierres d'Histoire houses child friendly?
    • Yes, most our our houses are child friendly. They have gardens for them to ran around in and explore. However, some of the houses might be less adapted for very young children because of their proximity to water such as a swmming pool or a river, or else there might be stairs. Pierres d'Histoire declines any/all responsibility in case of an accident. For more information on the amenities of a house, do not hesitate to contact us.
  • Do we need to clean the house before departure?
    • The house will be cleaned after your departure, however we do ask that you leave the house the way you found it. Garbage cans need to be emptied and the dishwasher run.
  • Do we need a car during our stay?
    • Our houses are very often in the countryside, in places that are calm and peaceful. To get to these houses, to be able to discover the area or to be able to go grocery shopping we recommend that you have a car.
  • Is there a bed and breakfast rate?
    • No, breakfast is not included except for Hôtel de Tingry where it is. However, it is possible to order breakfast ahead of time, when you get in touch with the house manager.
  • When is the swimming pool open?
    • Our swimming pools are open between May and end of September depending on the weather.
  • Is the swimming pool heated?
    • The swimming pools of la Marcotte and la Clairière are heated, that of Tingry is not.
  • Is there a barbecue?
    • The houses with a barbecue are : La Marcotte la Clairière, the 3 houses of de Ravenoville as well as that of le Moulin de Pézenas.
  • Do you do long term rentals?
    • Yes we would be happy to welcome you for a long term rent subject to availability. Do not hesitate to call us so as to discuss the possibilities.
  • How do I get to the house that I have booked?
    • Prior to your arrival, you will receive a mail giving you all the necessary informations including the code for the key box of your house

History

When bought by Pierres d’Histoire, the central part of the estate of Ravenoville was a hangar for carts. With the help of the Bâtiments de France architect,
three magnificent arches known as “basket handles” overhanging on two levels were noticed on the facade. These were, no doubt destined for the storage of agriculture foodstuff.

From one end to the other, the majestic facades gives the building a look of a small 17th century castle despite the fact that it was thought these were simply the commons. Then, a few years later, it was found out that it was in fact THE manor and that only the wings were used for farming needs.

A decision was taken to renovate the building. Inside remained only two worm eaten wood beams and at twelve meters from the ground floor, a magnificent structure covered in mold and fungus. The roof was in a very worrying state as a lot of air and water was coming through it!

The construction work started with the restoration of the structure, keeping as close as possible to the original layout and conserving the Saint-André cross shape of the superior structure.

The only parts remaining from the staircase were the first three steps in stone and one worm infested oak wood step. They all needed to be redone and had to correspond very exactly to the projection of the stonework which had not altered. The floor levels were reconstructed identically and the condemned windows were re-opened. There are now four bedrooms and four bathrooms on the two floors.

On the ground level, three openings were made for the new rooms on the north side : an entrance, a hallway, a library, a living room and a dining room.

In each room architectural elements of the time are evident such as fireplaces and Regency mullions, terra cotta from Anjou and wood panels dating from the 18TH century.

Altogether, the renovation on this building necessitated an army of qualified artisans supervised by a stonemason and a carpenter. They used, just for this site, more than 30 cubic meter of old recuperated oak, and more than 10 000 bricks of a very particular shape and color, all handmade and found across France.

Noble materials for renovating the buildings were used, but of course modern techniques (insulation, floor heating system, electricity, etc.) guarantee the guests comfort.

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