Coastal holiday let nr Caen & Cherbourg

Cricqueville-en-Bessin (10km from Isigny-sur-Mer), Calvados, Normandy Reference: NC004833 Advertiser since: 25 May 2016
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Fisherman's Cottage Self Catering Sunday 2 4 2 Sofa bed in lounge

About this property

Pretty Fisherman's Cottage close to town and beach. This cottage/gite is in a coastal town setting.

This 3 storey house was originally a fisherman's cottage. It has been newly refurbished and is now ready for summer holiday lettings. It provides all the usual modern conveniences to make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.
 
Set in a quiet courtyard location just 50 metres from a wide sandy beach and within walking distance of the centre of Grandcamp Maisy with it’s shops supermarket and restaurants as well as its bustling fishing port and daily fish market. This house is ideal for up to 4 people.
 
The property boasts polished wooden floors and tasteful furnishings with a stylish modern kitchen fitted with oak and cream units, electric induction hob and oven, toaster, microwave fridge freezer and dishwasher. The open-plan living and dining room provides the ideal place to relax and entertain guests with comfortable stylish sofas, a flat-screen tv, and blue ray dvd player.

A contemporary dining area is provided and alfresco dining can be enjoyed by guests in the courtyard below the property. A table and chairs are provided for this purpose.
 
The sleeping accommodation is in two bedrooms in the roof space. The master double bedroom has views of the sea and a second bedroom furnished with a single bed that converts to a pull-out double bed is light and airy with wardrobe storage space. There is also a sink and wc on this floor.

A newly fitted modern bathroom provides a power shower, washbasin, and wc. There is a butler sink and washing machine in the basement for the use of guests.
 
There is also public parking directly opposite the house which is free to use throughout the year.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

Modern fitted kitchen with induction hob, oven, microwave and dishwasher. Dining area with seating for up to 6 people.

Living rooms

Comfortable living room with a sofa bed, a matching 2 seater sofa and glass coffee table. Television with English "freesat" channels as well as French terrestial channels.

Bedrooms

Master bedroom with double bed and sea view.
Second bedroom has a single bed which pulls out to form a double bed if required. There is also a sink in this room.

Bathrooms

Newly refurbished shower room with sink, toilet and chrome heated towel rail.

Heating

Electric heaters in every room.

Entertainment

The property is less than 5 minutes walk from a beautiful sandy beach on the seafront at Grandcamp Maisey.
There is a children's play area and outdoor table tennis area across the road from the property.
Local restaurants are in the town centre and around the pretty port area which are a short walk away.

Garden and outside

There is a communal off road courtyard in front of the property and chairs and table are provided for al fresco dining.

Parking and garages

A free public car park is located on the opposite side of the road to the property.

Visitor suitability

The house has a spiral staircase which would make it unsuitable for the elderly and infirm. Unfortunately we are also unable to accommodate children under the age of 7 years and guests wishing to bring a pet.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

Activities

Beach holidays

Cycling

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Sea Fishing
Name of nearest fishing location: Grandcamp Maisey
Distance: 1 km

Sports

Watersports

About the Owner, Mrs Susan Mitchell

I am a Justice of the Peace and enjoy my services for the Magistracy.<br/>I am an active Member of my local Church.<br/>I love travel, theatre, playing the piano, meeting new people.<br/>I enjoy badminton, spinning, cycling, walking, Zumba and Dragon Boat Racing.

Year property purchased 2010
Why this location? Grandcamp Maisey is easily accessible by road and less than an hours drive from the ferry ports of Caen and Cherbourg on the toll free N13 motorway. It is the perfect location to explore other parts of Normandy including the historic town of Bayeux which is less than 30 minutes away by car.
Unique benefits of property The cottage is located just 5 minutes walk from a beautiful sandy beach and is just as close to the town centre where you will find restaurants, beach side cafes, shops and services. For those who enjoy water sports there is a sailing school close by and here you can also hire canoes, kayaks and sailing dinghys.

The Owner Recommends

Arromanche D-Day Museum

No other port is more closely linked with the liberation of western Europe after D-Day. along with the staggeringly big concrete blocks remaining from the mulberry harbour towed over from Britain in June 1944, the war museum on the seafront bring the massive allied operations here back to life. but Arromanches is also an appealing resort today with a charming town centre bustling with shops and restaurants and boasting a beautiful coastline.

Cycling in Normandy

Cycling is a great way to see Normandy and with more than 310 miles (500km) of cycle paths, you can combine the fresh air with sightseeing. it's a great way of soaking up the local atmosphere and traditions. there are plenty of cycle routes on offer for just a day out or even short break which suit all levels of ability and experience: an ideal way to combine the great outdoors and have fun with friends and family.

Fishing in Normandy

Normandy is a fishing heaven with its diversity of rivers, wetlands, canals and its 600 km of coast. Blessed with more than its fair share of rivers, the region is considered one of the best in France for salmon fishing and also for sea-trout, whilst brown trout are multiplying faster here than elsewhere nationally. Anglers are not confined to just fishing the rivers - the lakes, "marsh lands" in Normandy all tend to have good quantities of pike and other carnivorous fish.

Hiking Trails in Normandy

With nearly 2,000 miles of long-distance hiking trails to choose from, together with a wide network of planned itineraries in every possible type of environment, walkers in Normandy have the world literally at their feet. Rambling and hiking are popular pastimes in Normandy where hundreds of miles of hiking and recreational trails are provided, supported by an excellent infrastructure which enables people to explore the countryside at their leisure. Numerous footpaths wind through changing landscapes, criss-crossing the region, and meeting up with other tracks such as the numbered "GR" or Grande Randonnée routes which link Normandy with the rest of France and Europe. Suggested itineraries can be found in Tourist Offices.

Rangers Museum Grandcamp Maisey

This museum retraces the history of one crack American unit specially trained for one specific mission on D Day – the capture of Pointe du Hoc. Through texts and photographs, the visitor can track the history of this unit from its creation in Northern Ireland on 19 June 1942 to the end of the battle on Pointe du Hoc on 8 June 1944.

Sightseeing in Bayeux

Bayeux boasts a fabulous historic centre as well as its world-famous, unesco-listed tapestry depicting the Norman conquest of England in 1066. the city had the great good fortune to be swiftly liberated by the allies in june 1944, but its war museum and British cemetery recall the sacrifices made in these parts.

The Cider Route Calvados

The Cider Route, to the east of Caen, is a 40km (25-mile) marked tourist trail throughout the picturesque area of the Pays d'Auge. A genuine picture postcard of Normandy, the Cider Route takes you to the heart of the Pays d'Auge to discover cider, calvados and pommeau producers in a setting adorned with apple orchards and half-timbered houses. Within the geographical area which comprises the Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée des Cidres du Pays d'Auge, the Cider Route reunites twenty producers around the town of Cambremer. Distilleries and cidermakers are identified by the "Cru de Cambremer" sign. Cider and calvados producers are delighted to welcome you, to offer you a taste of their produce and an insight into their skills.