The house is in Contrières, a village of 400, and was a working farm and major centre of the village for many years – the current mayor, M. Camille, was born just two months before the liberation of France in the salon of the house!
The village lies between the towns of Coutances, Caen, Cherbourg & St Malo (all of which easily reachable by car), and many of the villagers have vivid memories of WWII. With the D-Day landing beaches only forty minutes to an hour away by car, Le Quesnay is perfectly situated for anyone with an interest in military history.
Le Quesnay is a farmhouse built in 1815. It was formerly part of a large estate that has been broken up and sold over the years, but the property as it currently stands still has ten barns in various sizes. As you will see from the Before gallery.