A Cottage for family holiday rental Manche - NM003111

Saint-Sauveur-le-Vicomte (17km from Valognes), Manche, Normandy Reference: NM003111 Advertiser since: 24 January 2013
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Puddleduck Cottage at La Mare Chappey Self Catering Saturday 3 6 2

About this property

La Mare Chappey's Estate. Holiday in Comfort . This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Puddleduck Cottage 16th Century Norman Manoir estate which has 4 spacious luxuriously appointed cottages.
Perfect family holiday venue!

Superb shared facilities include: 2013 new child friendly and heated swimming pool. Deluxe hot tub area, indoor activity barn, bouncy castle, bistro and bar, sports facilities.

Experience La Mare Chappey's delightful ambiance, nestled in beautiful Normandy national park countryside in 5 acre estate. Canoing, fishing, cycling routes and village amenities within 5 minutes; blue flag beaches 15mins; Cherbourg 25 mins. Resident British couple on site.

Puddleduck Cottage was designed for those only wishing to holiday in comfort, within extremely relaxing, child friendly and historic environment.
Equipped to an exceptionally high standard with dishwasher, Internet access in all cottages, wi-fi, along with iPod docking station for iPods, iPhones and tablets. Satellite tv, dvd, cd, bed linen, private secure patio area with bbq and garden furniture. 
Tots equipment pack available free of charge, sterilizing unit, plastic plates, bowls, blackout blinds in all cottages and velux windows, highchair, hand blender, booster seat, cot bedding, cots to all cottages, travel cot, baby monitor, change mat, bed guard, baby bath, toilet/sink step, potty, toilet training seat, stairgate, toy box specifically designed for toddler friendly holidays.
Plus:- The new indoor play area has a mini climbing frame, slide, tunnel, play house, trampoline, ball pit and balls, push toys and trikes. Also for older children air hockey table football, table tennis, fun  basket ball.
Outdoor activties:-, Baby swings, general swings, toddler slide, general slides, climbing frames, see-saw, sand pit, play wagon, trampoline, and paddling pools are all on-site. Also, for older children and adults there is a football field with full size nets, basketball and boules pitch.
All facilities will be open to all cottages. The Courtyard Bistro- The bistro menu offers you a wide variety of tasty dishes, which can be either served in the bistro or delivered course by course to your cottage.

Our most exclusive accommodation is Puddleduck Cottage which very comfortably sleeps up to 6 people, plus baby. With 3 generously sized bedrooms and 2 elegant bathrooms, our aim is to provide the finest accommodation to suit the needs and desires of the most discerning families. No expense has been spared to provide such luxurious family accommodation.



Kitchen and dining

The large and ultra modern kitchen is well-equipped - with wooden worktops, double sink, dishwasher, combi cooker, large fridge-freezer, the latest stainless steel appliances, coffee-maker, kettle, toaster and microwave, plus all the pots, pans, crockery and utensils required for the preparation of those long and leisurely evening meals.

Adjacent to the kitchen is a large and delightful dining area with traditional Normandy style table which extends to seat at least 6 diners in comfort.

Living rooms

The huge and comfortably furnished lounge area complete with its large oak beams and an exposed stone wall - evokes an atmosphere of traditional France. With 2 large sofas and an overall style of French contemporary country chic. The old and the new really sit delightfully together to set a wonderful and relaxing ambience. Facilities include a television with UK channels, dvd player and music centre, plus wi-fi and new for 2013, docking stations for iPods, iPhones and tablets.


The master bedroom has its own fully tiled en suite, incorporating the latest ultra modern corner power shower. The bedroom with an inviting double bed - is generously sized with oak beams complementing the soft cream and pale green colour scheme.

The 2 other large twin bedrooms feature original oak beams which are complemented by a cool Mediterranean decor. Both have 2 single antique pine beds and matching wardrobes.


Family bathroom latest ultra modern fitments including a corner shower with power showers. Fully tiled in soft beige tile. The master bedroom has its own fully tiled en suite, incorporating the latest ultra modern corner power shower.


Heating is provided throughtout


Facilities include a television with UK channels, dvd player and music centre, plus wi-fi and new for 2013 docking station for iPods, iPhones and tablets.

Garden and outside

Puddle duck has its own secluded and fully enclosed patio area - equipped with tables and chairs, parasol, has a full sized awning, barbecue and outside lighting. The cotttage is located 5 acres, surrounded by wildlife in Normandy's beautiful countryside. The River Douve gently meanders through the manoir's 5 acres of rolling grounds - home to a menagerie of local wildlife together with a charming collection of chickens, ducks, plus a delightful collection of moorhens and their young every summer on our wildlife pond and of course our own warm and friendly Border Collie

Courtyard Bistro! In the style of a typical French village auberge and bar, the Bistro offers everything from an ice-cold draught beer from the well-stocked bar, to a tasty snack or homemade 3 or 4 course meals in elegant and relaxing surroundings. Outside is the chic terraced area, complete with pool table and other bar games. At least once a week we have our very popular bbq night.
Courtyard Bistro also offers meal service course by course to your cottage should you desire.

All guests are invited to make full use of the amenities on offer at La Mare Chappey, these have included a wonderful outdoor heated swimming pool and hot tub with a furnished wooden decked terrace area for relaxing in the sun.
Superb sports facilities: bouncy castle, trampoline, table tennis, table football, football field, air hockey, basketball, boules, indoor fun activity area, plus outdoor children's play area.

Parking and garages

Parking is located away from the courtyard in our main car park area.

Information about any additional facilities

Designed for those only wishing to holiday in comfort, within extremely relaxing, child friendly and historic environment. Equipped to an exceptionally high standard with dishwasher, internet access via wi-fi in each cottage, satellite tv, dvd, cd, bed linen, private balcony area with bbq and garden furniture. Tots equipment pack available free of charge to cover all your child's needs. Babysitting service available.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Meals

  • Shared pool


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: St Sauveur le Vicomte
Distance: 7 km


Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: varied
Name of nearest fishing location: Nehou
Distance: 2 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Portbail
Distance: 10 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Portbail
Distance: 10 km



Name/number of nearest marked trail: 500km


Wine tasting and cookery

The Owner Recommends


A seaside resort, fishing and sailing port. Two long beaches of fine sand, sheltered by the point, facing the Channel Islands. Regular ferries to Jersey and Guernsey.

Bayeux, Cathedral of Notre-Dame and more

A city proud of its ancient religious heritage and its many old houses and mansions, built between the 15th and 18th centuries. Cathedral of Notre-Dame; the famous Bayeux tapestry masterpiece, embroidered by Queen Matilda in the 11th century. Fine Arts museum, museum of the battle of Normandy in 1944. Summer music festival. Chateau of Balleroy nearby. Chateau of Vaulaville at Tour-en-Bessin.


Caen: Only 223 km from Paris, and only 14 km from the sea, this city of 200 000 people is located between 2 rivers, the Orne and the Odon. Already an important place in the Middle Ages, it was seized by William the Conqueror during the 11th century. In spite of severe destruction during World War II bombings, a number of ancient houses and buildings have remained, some of them going back to 11th century. Caen is also famous for its Museum for Peace, built in 1988, as well for the museum of Normandy and the one on Fine Arts.

Family Days Out, Parc Festyland and La Cite de la Mer

Fun park for kids. Viking ship roller coasters, aqua park, jousting and much more. Ragnarok, a Viking battle, is held every day in July and August. Cite de la Mer opened its doors in April 2002, in the old Transatlantic Terminal of Cherbourg, at the tip of the Cotentin Peninsula. It is the ideal place to discover some adventures.


Sailing and fishing harbour. Seaside health resort. Strongest tides in Europe. The "Haute Ville" is a picturesque fortified old town with its church of Notre-Dame and 15th-18th century houses. Museum of Granville's history, Richard Anacreon museum of modern art, Roc aquarium. Granville wax museum. Regional water sports centre. Golf, regular ferry services to Jersey and Chausey. Winter carnival. Grand Pardon religious festival in summer.


First French town to be liberated by the American troops who parachuted into the area on 5th June 1944. Museum of the army airlift, Cotentin farming museum.