Charming Normandy Holiday cottage to let - NE005453

Marais-Vernier (25km from Honfleur), Eure, Normandy Reference: NE005453 Advertiser since: 20 April 2017
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Forget-Me-Not Chaumiere Self Catering Saturday 2 4 1 Clic-clac converts to a double bed

About this property

A Traditional Normandie Thatched Cottage Sleeps 4/6. This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

Forget-Me-Not Chaumiere is a traditional Normandy thatched cottage situated in the village of Marais Vernier near Honfleur.
There are electric radiators in every room providing a warm cosy atmosphere for winter lets.



Kitchen and dining

The kitchen is fully equipped with a washing machine, cooker, microwave, fridge freezer, coffee machine, toaster etc plus utensils, cutlery, china & glasses.
There is also a circular dining table & chairs .

Living rooms

The lounge has comfy armchairs & a clic-clac couch which can convert to an extra double bed. The flat screen tv provides Uk tv satellite channels in English.
There is unlimited wi-fi.
A dvd player with dvds & a selection of books & games are also provided.
French windows lead out to the enclosed garden.


Upstairs there is a carpeted double bedroom with original beams.
Downstairs is a bedroom with 2 single beds.
A cot is available in the double bedroom upon request.
Sheets & bedding are provided included in the price.


The bathroom is upstairs. It contains a shower, wash basin & wc.
There is a heated towel rail.
All towels & bath mats are included in the price.


There are electric wall mounted radiators in each room which guests are free to control as they wish.


English tv is provided. A dvd player with a selection of dvds are available as well as a selection of adult and children's books plus some games.

Garden and outside

The garden is laid to lawn with some flower borders. There is a covered terrace area which is great for sitting out in the evening as there is electric lighting there also plus a garden table & chairs. The bbq is a brick built.
A side gate provides another way through to the parking place along side the house.

Parking and garages

There is an off road private parking space along side the house.

Visitor suitability

Pets & children are welcome.
The cottage is not suitable for wheelchair users.

Information about any additional facilities

Bed linen, towels & electricity are all included in the price.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

* Vet details: Vetinaires de la Risle, 6 Quay Felix Faure, Pont Audemer


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Depot Vente Pont Audemer
Distance: 11 km


Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: trout
Name of nearest fishing location: River Risle
Distance: 10 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Pont Audemer
Distance: 10 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Domaine de Milieu
Distance: 2 km



Name/number of nearest marked trail: Sentier de Devouvert du Marais Vernier - Randonee 2813


Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Alain Daligaux Cider Producer St Opportune la Mare
Distance: 6 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Miss Marianne Long

Forget-me-not Chaumiere is owned by sisters Marianne & Jenny who live about a half hour from the cottage. They like to meet & greet guests on their arrival and hand over the keys personally.

Year property purchased 2008
Why this location? Marais Vernier is quaint Normandie village situated in the Natural Park of the Boucles de la Seine (the meanders of the Seine). The village has an restaurant/ bar - Auberge de l'Etampage - only a 5 minute walk from the cottage & a Post Office. Bicycle hire is available further down the road from the cottage.
Pont Audemer known as the Venice of Normandie is only 10km away with its twice weekly markets, lots of individual shops - boulangeries, charcuteries etc plus 2 major hyper markets.
Honfleur is nearby with its lovely Vieux Bassin (old quay) & quaint cobbled streets. It also boasts a lovely sandy beach.
The cottage is also convenient for visiting Deauville home of the American Film Festival every September, Pont l'Eveque with its famous cheese, Rouen, Lisieux home of St. Theresa as well as many cider & Calvados producers in the area.
Monet's Garden at Giverny is a beautiful place to visit. The D-day beaches starting from Pegasus Bridge are really interesting.
Unique benefits of property Forget-me-not Chaumiere is a traditional Normandie thatched cottage around 300 years old. It has been fully renovated while retaining its original beams.
Dogs are welcome at the cottage & there are lots of lovely walkies around the area.
The cottage is on the Route des Chaumieres (Thatched cottage Route).
The area is great for walkers, bikers & those interested in birds & nature. A bit further down the road from the cottage is an area called the Grand Mare with a viewing platform for watching the wildlife of the marais, plus picnic tables.

The Owner Recommends

Marche de Noel - Christmas Market Lisieux 14th - 16th December 2018

Great Christmas 3 day market in the historic town of Lisieux.

Marché de Noël de Honfleur -Honfleur Christmas Market 19 Dec 2018 to 6th Jan 2019

Christmas market chalets alongside the Vieux bassin (Old Quay)

Auberge de l'Etampage

The auberge in Marais Vernier village is lovely for a drink or for a full meal. The food is traditional Normandie style & has been recommended by many of our visitors.

7 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 9.4
  • Comfort: 9
  • Condition: 9.3
  • Facilities: 8.9
  • Local Amenities: 7.9
  • Setting: 9.6
  • Value for Money: 9.1
9.7 / 10 ANDREW HOGGART 15 April, 2019

My Wife, me and our dog stayed here for six nights. Owners were more than helpful and very friendly. The cottage is beautiful and offered everything we required for our stay. The setting is fantastic and ideal for exploring the areas around. Unfortunately for us the Pub/Restaurant in the village was closed all week and only re-opened the night before we left so we only had this opportunity to try it. It is worth a visit, albeit for the character of the owner.
Fully recommend a stay at the cottage.

Owner response

Many thanks Andrew for your kind review. So pleased you had a good time. We wish you all the best for your future enterprise a l'hexagone.

10 / 10 DxB 2 October, 2018

Great rural cottage in a peaceful area. Owners some of the most helpful we have encountered in all our years of self catering holidays.

Owner response

Many thanks for your very kind review. We are so pleased you enjoyed yourselves. We always try to be as helpful as possible.

9.3 / 10 Pwm 5 September, 2018

An out of the way cottage perfect for the most peaceful holiday. Owners are thoughtful and helpful. Our only criticism was that there wasn't a good knife for filleting the lovely market bought fish . . And well, that's hardly a criticism!! Excellent.

Owner response

Many thanks for your great review. Glad you enjoyed the local fish - sorry about the fish filleting knife ...!!

6.8 / 10 Mandy Wellings 20 August, 2018

Very peaceful area, cottage nice and Marianne very helpful. It was a drive to get to local shops, only a church and restaurant local.

Owner response

Many thanks for taking the time to give us a review.
We were sorry you didn't have the opportunity to enjoy the usual daily bread delivery as the baker was closed for his annual holiday when you stayed - we are only told about two weeks before when he will close for a holiday.
Thank you also for your kind comments in our Guest book - we were so pleased you all had a good time.