Manoir de L’Ormel
16th Century Manor
4-Star Home Rental on Omaha Beach - Normandy
The manor was certified as a 4-star accommodation by chartered independent expert in 2020. Historical, spacious family home rental located in a preserved natural environment, perfect for your holidays or your Normandy visit. Right in the middle of the D-Day sites and at walking distance (1 km) from Omaha beach. Very comfortable and wholly renovated (2020). Surrounded by fields and at the village entrance. Small grocery store and post office nearby. It will be your perfect home for your Normandy stay. To see around, the main Normandy D-Day sites, cider factory, Bayeux tapestry and its Cathedral (20 min.), 1 hour and 30 minutes from Mont St Michel.
It is a 16th century old manor with a closed garden, typical of the architecture of the region. At ground floor level, kitchen, dining room, salon, pool room, little salon, library/tv room, hunting room, 1 bathroom and 1 double bedroom. At upper floor, 8 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms.
“The old manor is distinguished by its old house (16th century) and by its porch (dated 1632) at the edge of the road going towards the sea, between the Vaumicel manor and the church. The shell-shaped sculptures show that it was a stopover for pilgrims on their way to Santiago de Compostela” (Notes by Arcisse de Caumont, historian of Normandy).
The manor of l’Ormel was the theatre of a heavy military engagement between German and American troops, and witnessed the heroic deeds of a company led by Lt. Taylor. On the morning of June 6, the Ormel manor (which was occupied by the Germans) was reached very early on and taken over by a group of daring Americans, thus thwarting local counter-offensive attempts by the German troops. In the context of the otherwise very heavy and protracted fighting that took place on “Bloody Omaha”, this act of personal bravery is typical of the decisive local initiatives that led to the eventual success of D-Day operations in Omaha beach.
“A section of Company B / 116, 30 GIs commanded by Lieutenant Taylor had disembarked from an LCA around 7.15 am. At this time, this stretch of beach was little affected by German fire. No mortar shells either. Probably they were too far from the strong defenses of the descent of Vierville. Taylor quickly drove his section across the beach and over the pebbles, still losing 4 men killed and 2 machine gun injured. A few meters to his right, Taylor saw, leaving another LCA, the lieutenants Harold Donaldson and Emil Winkler killed.
Without stopping to think, Taylor led his section in a line, at the top of the cliff, passing by chance between the WN70 (above the Villa Chevallier) and WN71 (above the bar of the current Beach) , then on Vierville, near the Gicqiau garage , where he arrived around 8 or 9:00 a.m. Luck chased him. In an hour or two of combat, he swept a group of Germans there without losing a man. When the skirmish subsided, he was joined by Sergeant Pearce with a small squad of another LCA from Cie B / 116, landed much further east towards St-Laurent. They counted, there were 28 in all and they thought they were the only survivors of the 6 dispersed LCA of the B / 116.”
Free Wifi is provided. Satellite channels are also available in the TV room.
We are working with the best limousines service companies and tours. We can pick you up anywhere you need. Taxi services also available
The manor is surrounded by a private and close garden. Surrounded by fields at a village entrance.
After stay housekeeping is provided. Laundry and ironing services can also be arranged upon request. Daily housekeeping, cook etc can be provided upon request and availibility
The Manoir de l'Ormel invite guests to join its approach by adopting the following environmentally friendly practices:
Avoid leaving the TV or computer in standby mode
Turn off lights when the room is unoccupied
Turn off the heat when windows are open
THINGS TO DO
Normandy is well-known for its Calvados fine liquors, ciders and Pommeau. We will arrange for you a tour and visit to our local partners
First, a walk tour on Omaha Beach is a must. A guided tour can be arranged. Then Omaha beach will be the place to enjoy a wide spectrum of outdoor and sea activities available. Bicycles, table-tennis as well as French billiard are available on site. Tennis can be played on a court nearby.
Cultural & Historical Sites
The D-Day landing sites are the mains sites to visit around the manor (Omaha beach, Pointe du Hoc, Sainte Mère l’Eglise...). The Bayeux cathedral, and William the Conqueror history and tapestry. All within a few kilometres from our property. For a day tour, enjoy the Mont St Michel site, Deauville, Honfleur and Giverny. For address and websites, click on this link: Around Us
Famous local markets around will allow you to taste local products. Bayeux on every Saturday and Port en Bessin every Sunday morning. Don't miss it
Horse riding is possible nearby in Trèvières (5 minutes away) or on Omaha beach (summer only)
Excellent rapport qualité/prix. Accueil impeccable, et des petites attentions très appréciables. Très bonne literie. Je recommande cet hôte.
Julie, Évreux, France