Coastal holiday let nr Caen & Cherbourg - NC004833

Cricqueville-en-Bessin (12km from Isigny-sur-Mer), Calvados, Normandy Reference: NC004833 Advertiser since: 25 May 2016
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Fisherman's Cottage Self Catering Flexible 2 4 2 Sofabed in lounge

About this property

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

There is free unlimited ADSL broadband available and the use of a chromecast dongle with the TV.

As well as electric heating in every room, there is also a cosy log burning stove in the lounge for when the evening turn cooler.

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 an en-suite wc and sink. The second bedroom is furnished with a single bed that converts to a pull-out double bed and is light and airy with wardrobe storage space. There is also a double sofa bed in the lounge.

A newly fitted modern bathroom provides a power shower, washbasin, and wc. There is a butler sink and washing machine in the basement.

There is a pool table and dart board set up in the basement for the use of guests and an open air table tennis table free to use on the seafront just 50 m away (bats and balls are provided for guests).
There is also public parking directly opposite the house which is free to use throughout the year.



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. Cosy wood burning stove as well as electric heating.


Master bedroom with double bed, en suite wc and sink and sea view.

Second bedroom has a single bed which pulls out to form a double bed if required. There is also ample wardrobe storage space in this room as well.

Double sofa bed in the lounge.


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

Ensuite sink and toilet off the main bedroom.


Electric heaters in every room. Cosy log burning stove in the lounge.


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.

Information about any additional facilities

There is a pool table and dart board set up in the basement for the use of guests and an open air table tennis table free to use on the seafront just 50 m away (bats and balls are provided for guests).


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen


Beach holidays


Family activities

Fishing nearby

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



About the Owner/Advertiser, 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.

Maisy Battery

n 1944 the town of Maisy was the site of a German heavy artillery battery and the headquarters for the sector.

Until recently, the site was overgrown and had been covered by US engineers before the end of 1944 - well before any historians had a chance to examine the site. British military historian Gary Sterne rediscovered the site after finding a German map, and has purchased the site and turned it into a museum with over 21⁄2 miles of original German trenches and bunkers.

From his research and newly released (previously top secret papers), it is obvious that the site is many times larger than was originally thought. The labyrinth of trenches and tunnels had remained hidden for around 60 years. It contains office bunkers, supplies buildings, general quarters, radio rooms, and many other blocks, including an underground hospital (one of three which has been uncovered and can be visited).

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.

Pointe Du Hoc

Located between Omaha Beach and Utah Beach, Pointe du Hoc, just a few miles from the cottage along the coast, is one of the key heritage sites along the D-Day Landing beaches in Normandy.

Pointe du Hoc, a strategic element of the Atlantic Wall, was stormed by Colonel Rudder's American Rangers on the morning of the 6th of June 1944 - D-Day. it proved to be one of the toughest battles to be fought during the Normandy Landings: of the 225 Rangers that began the assault, only 90 were still fit to continue their fight for France's Liberation.

The scars of the battle can still be seen to this very day. During your visit, you will discover an artillery battery, complete with its firing command post, casemates, shelters, museum and Information panels on site. The site is open for unaccompanied visits, free of charge.

A few steps from the landing beaches you will discover ancient architectural heritage farms and churches, castle ruins, and natural landscapes of extraordinary diversity including coastal marshes and woods.

6 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Gwatson 16 October, 2019

Fisherman’s Cottage was ideal for our October holiday. The facilities, condition, cleanliness and comfort was first class. The positioning allowed us to travel East towards Bayeux and also South towards Avranches. Being in a coastal village meant we go walks by the sea and to the shops rather than being possibly trapped as can happen in a more rural setting. Grandcamp-Maisy is one of the least developed of the nearby coastal towns and thus served our needs perfectly and for the money was excellent value.
If you have great difficulty climbing stairs this may not be the house for you as both the living area and the bedrooms are accessed by a spiral staircase but my wife I (both in our 60s) easily managed it.
This property is easily recommendable and both Martin and Sue were more than helpful.

10 / 10 Debbie Harding 19 September, 2019

Lovely little house in the middle of a delightful village. The house has everything you could need and is ideally situated for the Landing Beaches. Lots of Restaurants and small shops. Very close to the beach. Would certainly go back.

10 / 10 David from London 20 June, 2019

Great location a few steps away from restaurants and bars of Grandcamp-M yet in a very quiet courtyard with lovely neighbors, Grandcamp was much better than expected and the people were very pleasant to English speakers and helpful in the shops and restaurants. Lovely small coastal town. Fish market and general market on designated days. The house is very clean and comfy. We had a lovely stay except for losing the key. The owners arranged for a locksmith to sort things out. They were very considerate and patient with our idiot move. Good well equipped kitchen. Great location to explore the coast and the D-Day sites. Parking lot to use very close.

Owner response

Thank you David for your positive feedback and comments. So pleased you enjoyed your stay. Best regards, Sue and Martin

10 / 10 Solways 28 October, 2018

A fantastic quirky little property in the best possible position.
Our 8 year old loved the park and the local children were welcoming and included him despite the language barrier!
The beach was beautiful and very clean. We were on it every day as the weather was fab !
Probably the best equipped cottage of its size that we have stayed in. We were all sad to leave.
If you wish to visit the D day beaches this is possibly the best placed House to stay in.
Communication with the owner was top notch.