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The Grand Villa Hardelay

A historically protected house right on the beach at Omaha, Normandy, France in the Dog Green sector.  Dog Green beach was portrayed in both movies Saving Private Ryan, and The Longest Day. The house was there on the beach front during the D-Day landings and managed to get through it with only roof damage, quite a bit of damage to the fence and some ammo damage on the walls of the building. The previous owners, the Hardelay’s,  a local family, were evacuated from the house by the German’s prior to the invasion, and moved temporarily into the village of Vierville. The German’s took the roof off and used the rafters for building their bunkers.  Then when the American’s came they took the roof tiles.  The roof tiles were eventually returned after the battle. Mr. Hardelay later become the mayor of Vierville and would entertain many famous people at the house during the proceeding years including Mrs. Nancy Reagan.

On the top of the hill to the left side of the first picture was the German position WN70.  WN stands for “Widerstandnest” in German and in English the “Resistance Nest”  At this position the German’s had a 75 mm gun in pill box and another 75 mm gun,  4 tobruks with MG’s, 2 mortars in concrete emplacements and one 20 mm flak gun.   This position was taken by the American’s on the morning of D-Day.

The house was built in approximately 1907 and then with a larger addition and great renovations added in approximately 1920  The house is over 4500 sq. ft., it is 4 stories,
9 bedrooms (only 6 bedrooms available for renting) with very large public rooms.  It retains the quirky charm of a old French villa but has had renovations to upgrade to the 2000’s.

It’s a great place to plan a stay if you ever wish to come to the Normandy area.

Be A Part of History

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4500 plus sq. feet
6 bedrooms
Sleeps 14
3 bathrooms and 2 toilet rooms
10 – 13 foot ceilings throughout, large state of the art eat in kitchen, large living room,
dining room, T.V. room, library  and numerous balconies. 
Large yard and secluded back patio.
Ideal for sea-lovers or for putting yourself directly in a piece of D-Day history.
Experience history first hand.

Advantages of La Grand Villa Hardelay

Check out our amenities at Le Grande Villa Hardelay

  • Parking Capacity  __________ 6 cars
  • library __________________Yes
  • Bedrooms_________________6
  • Bathrooms ___________________ 3.5
  • Balconies _____________________2
  • Deck _____________________________Large
  • Patio _________________________ Yes
  • Beach Front __________________________ Yes
  • Internet ______________________________ Yes
  • Laundry facilities ______________________Yes
  • TV room _______________________Yes
  • Chef kitchen _________________________Yes
  • Barbecue __________________________ Yes
  • Stereo ________________  Yes

Room Details

The Floor and Room Details are shown below. If you see the details of everything you can easily understand how much attractive service we are providing.

Ground Floor

LIVING ROOM

The salon is a very large room, with a 10 foot cove ceiling and fabulous views of the sea from the very large bay window.  You will be able to see the sea from 90 degrees to the north, east and west. Two very comfortable chairs are strategically placed at the window for the best views in the house, and a lovely place for an afternoon tea and a cozy read or a glass of wine at sunset.

The room is very bright and sunny.

It has a working marble fireplace, built in bookcases with many books to read and shelving, large doors with access to the main foyer.

There is plenty of comfortable seating so you can enjoy your family or company and enjoy the views or the fire.

DINING ROOM

Located on Main Floor, Seats 8

Lovely Views of the sea while dining.

KITCHEN

An extremely large kitchen with 16 foot ceilings.  Fabulous views of the sea through 12 foot windows and French doors.  Also fabulous views from the sink and washing area along with views from the breakfast nook. At the back of the kitchen is patio doors and a window cross through to the outdoor BBQ and fireplace and the patio furniture.  A beautiful view of the hilly countryside.  The kitchen has a staircase to access the basement level and a staircase to assess the second floor, French doors to the dining room.

The eat in kitchen seats 8 at a large table and has an additional comfy breakfast nook.  It comes with a full stainless steel fridge and freezer, a stainless steel dishwasher, stainless steel wine fridge, wine rack, lazy susan and plenty of storage, including a pantry.  Butcher block countertops, slate tiles for island and backsplash.

A very large island with eating area, a desk area in breakfast nook.  Also a large stainless steel gas stove and oven,  stainless steel microwave, coffee machine and recycling area. 

The kitchen is fully equipped with every needed appliance, from food processor, blender, to fondue set along with cookware and dishes for full gourmet cooking.

The Television Room

The television room is located on the main floor. It comes with a sectional sofa that can be pulled out to a double bed. 

There is a 50″ wide screen television along with United Kingdom satellite television.  There is a full surround sound system in this room making it a perfect theatre room.

It comes also with a  DVD and Blue Ray player, movies for viewing and also a stereo system with available music.

with available music.

EDWARD

A twin bedroom located on the main floor level with an attached ensuite bathroom.

This bedroom has views of the sea. 

Two twin beds (90 cm), a chair and dresser.

This bathroom has a bathtub and sink.

Hallway, Foyer and Grand Staircase

Beautiful original mosiac tiles on the floor and stairs and a wrought iron banister leading to the second and third floors of the house.  Also a cloak closet and bathroom are located off this foyer.

The Main Floor Bathroom and Toilet Room

Tub is off the twin bedroom Edward, comes with a sink and tub.

The toilet room is in the hallway outside of the bedroom
and is a shareable toilet room for the whole main floor

Also on the ground level

Washing machine and dryer.  There are also a moveable clothes lines if you don’t wish to use the dryer.

Two sets of large stairways to the upper levels and a large foyer.

There is a storage room, that houses the electric panel for meter readings and can be used for large storage items such

as luggage and beach toys.

Second Floor

ELIZABETH

Located on the second floor, the large master bedroom has 10 foot ceilings, French doors to a balcony with outdoor seating that faces the sea and another window facing the hilly countryside.

Beautifully decorated in black and white.

A king-size bed (180 cm) with a comfy lounger (not pictured)  built in dressers, bedside tables, chandelier and lamps, a large armoire for clothing, a cabinet and T.V. with DVD player.

Lovely original hardwood floors through out. 

Enjoy your morning coffee out on the balcony or a late night brandy.

Second Master Bedroom

JAMES

Also located on the second floor is another large master bed room.

Decorated in calming beiges and grey with 10 foot ceilings and the original hardwood floors.

With a queen size bed (160 cm), end tables and a dresser with chandelier and lamps.   Large mirrored armoire  for clothing,  2 comfortable chairs and small table for lounging and reading.

A bay window facing the sea and another window is facing the hilly countryside.

Also off of this room is a small nursery.

Baby Nursery

A walk in closet converted to a small nursery with crib, change table and chair.
Located off second master bedroom James.

KATHERINE

Also located on the second floor is another bedroom with a queen size bed (160 cm).

Decorated in greys and pale blue grey with 10 foot ceilings and the original hardwood floors.  A comfortable chair for reading.

This room has large French doors with a balcony overlooking the hilly country side with a view of the grazing sheep, along with a table and chairs.

Another window gives you lovely views of the sea. 

MARY

Located on the second floor this large room is wonderfully bright with many  large windows and plenty of sea views.  The room has a twin daybed (90 cm) and a full size bed (120 cm) which can sleep 3 children or two adults in comfort.

This room is decorated in reds and greys and comes with plenty of storage.

This bedroom is off the shower room.

Shower Room

Second floor shower room, servicing both Mary and Katherine bedrooms along with the 6th bedroom William located just up the stairs from this bathroom.  This bathroom is attached to the bedroom Mary and is just outside of the bedroom Katherine.

Comes with a shower, toilet and sink.  Views of the sea.

The Library

Located on the second floor directly on top of the salon is a large library or office. 

A desk located in the large bay window affords lovely 90 degree views of the Normandy sea a D-Day beaches.  With a sofa, coffee table and chairs a place to escape from the crowds.

Working has never been made so easy.

The Main Bathroom

On the second floor is a large full bathroom with a large soaker tub, a separate shower, a sink and toilet. 

Beautifully renovated and decorated in glass and marble tiles.  A spa like bathroom with a wonderful view of the countryside from the window.|

This bathroom can be locked off and become a part of the main Master Bedroom Suite.

Landing and Hallway

Upstairs landing and hallway with storage.

Off of this hallway is an additional toilet room and a full bathroom.

A large linen closet and clothes closet are located in the hallway.

Another two piece bathroom with toilet and sink on second floor.

This bathroom is just outside of the bedroom James.

Third Floor

William

Two twin beds on 3rd floor. Small window facing the sea and another small window facing the hill..  Great for teenagers as it is more secluded than any other bedroom in the house.

Comes with end tables and dresser.

Outside and Surrounding Areas including views from the windows and views up the street

Info:  The outdoors area has a large area for parking of multiple cars.  The property is gated and is shared with 2 other owners.  One owner has a small gite and the other owner has a lot.  Hardelay Villa is located in the centre of this property.

The secluded and private backyard consist of 3 areas,  the ground level courtyard that has a large teak table and chairs along with a double bed for lounging or tanning.  There is also a charcoal BBQ available for guests usage.

The next area, is a lower area, down a few stairs that is enclosed by trees for privacy and to get away from the wind if necessary.   This area has a fire pit (wood not supplied).

The final area, is a large wooden deck located part way up the hill, with stairs to access,
this area and has wonderful views of the sea.  There is also a large shed (Chalet) on this deck which is set up as a dining room, for days or nights that might be raining or chillier.  This allows you to still dine outside. 

Also on this deck is located two more loungers and a sofa and chair set.

The Yard

Historical Photo's of the House

Photo Gallery

  • Second Master Bedroom
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    Second Master Bedroom

  • Fifth bedroom
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    Fifth bedroom

  • Twin Bedroom
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    Twin Bedroom

  • Main Bathroom
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    Main Bathroom

  • Television Room
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    Television Room

  • Sea
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    Sea

  • The Yard
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    The Yard

  • Landing and Hallway
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    Landing and Hallway

  • Historical Photo
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    Historical Photo

  • The Living Room
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    The Living Room

  • The Library
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    The Library

  • Dining room
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    Dining room

  • Kitchen
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    Kitchen

  • Shower Room
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    Shower Room

  • Master Bedroom
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    Master Bedroom

Near The House

Restaurants Name  Description
L’Omaha Restaurant in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer
Hotel du Casino Restaurant Restaurant in Vierville-sur-Mer
La Cremaillere Restaurant in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer
La Sapiniere Restaurant in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer
D Day House Restaurant in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer
La Plage d’Or Restaurant in Vierville-sur-Mer
La Maree Restaurant in Grandcamp-Maisy
Battle Filds Name  Description
Site de la Pointe du Hoc 14450 CRICQUEVILLE-EN-BESSIN, OMAHA BEACH
Pegasus Bridge 14970 BENOUVILLE
Site de la Batterie Allemande 14400 LONGUES-SUR-MER
Centre Juno Beach Voie des Français Libres,

14470 Courseulles-Sur-Mer

Airborne Museum 14 rue Eisenhower,

50480 SAINTE-MERE-EGLISE

Museums Name  Description
Omaha Beach Memorial Museum (Musée Mémorial d’Omaha Beach) Address: Avenue de la Libération, Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, France
Musée D-Day Omaha Address: Route de Grandcamp, 14710 Vierville-sur-Mer, France
Overlord Museum Address: Lotissement Omaha Center, 14710 Colleville-sur-Mer, France
Big Red One Assault Museum Address: Le Bray, 14710 Colleville-sur-Mer, France
Normandy American Cemetery Visitor Center Address: 14710, Colleville-sur-Mer, France

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