Holiday property rental in Normandy

9.4/10
Carteret (5km from Barneville-Carteret), Manche, Normandy Reference: NM003319 Advertiser since: 4 June 2013
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms Additional info
Les Deux Eglises Self Catering Flexible 4 6 2 Spacious converted loft room.

About this property

Large Family Friendly Village House Close to Sea. This cottage/gite is in a coastal setting.

Traditional Normandy stone house set in the heart of the village just 1.5km away from large sandy beaches. Family friendly open plan living with logburner. Large patio and secure garden. Wooden interior and converted loft. All mod cons kitchen. Off-road parking. Small village shop and bar/restaurant opposite. Only 2km from popular market town Barneville-Carteret.  We converted the house when we lived here and our children went to the local school.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

Open plan kitchen with induction hob, oven, microwave, dishwasher. Log burner. Dining room with large table for 6 people. Large sofas, UK tv, dvd player, cd player and radio. Lots of books!

Living rooms

If needed there is a loft room where you can relax and watch tv as well.

Bedrooms

Four bedrooms: Bedroom 1: king size bed, Bedroom 2: double bed, Bedroom 3: bunk beds, Bedroom 4: single cabin bed.
In the attic there is also another double bed if needed.

Bathrooms

First floor modern bathroom with cabin shower, wc and sink. Ground floor toilet and modern shower (for after the beach).

Heating

Large wood burning stove in kitchen/dining area. Electric fan heaters is necessary.

Entertainment

UK tv, dvd player, cd player, radio. (please note there is no wi-fi in the house, but it is available in the bar across the road.)
Table tennis table available.

Garden and outside

Large garden laid to lawn with apple trees. Patio off open plan living room with wooden tables and chairs and bbq.

Parking and garages

Easy parking outside the house and off-road parking available too.

Visitor suitability

Family friendly. The house is accessible across 3 floors through wooden staircase. Pets and children are particularly welcome!

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • No smoking

  • Pets welcomed

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Regular local car boot sales
Distance: 3 km

Climbing/mountaineering

Distance: 5 km

Cycling

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Golf de la Cote des Isles
Distance: 3 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Barneville Plage
Distance: 2 km

Sports

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Hattainville Dunes

Watersports

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Charlotte Cahill

We bought this house when we moved to France in 2005. Our four children all went to the local school when we lived here full time for 3 years. Now we live in the UK but still love 'coming home' for family holidays. You are very welcome to stay and enjoy our home, its particularly child friendly, and we can share our local knowledge to help you make the most of your stay in Normandie.

Year property purchased 2005
Why this location? Carteret is by far the most impressive coastal resort, just ask the Parisian families who holiday here. Its beach is beautiful and safe, its restaurants and bars are busy all summer. This is 5 minutes drive away. Barneville is a traditional market town which has lots of shops and bars, this also is 5 minutes drive away.
Our village Moitiers d'Allonne has 2 restaurants/bars that sell 'plat du jour' plus daily essentials. Hattainville beach is viewed from our attic window, it is a long, wild beautiful beach which is half an hours walk or 5 minutes in the car. Within 10 miles from the house are numerous market towns, beautiful walks and numerous activities. It only takes 30 minutes drive from Cherbourg so its really convenient to take the Fastcraft (3hr 45mins) from Portsmouth.
Unique benefits of property Our house is comfortable, clean and modern where needed but it still retains its rustic charm. We like to feel our guests can relax while here and so its very easy to keep clean and quite hard to do it any harm! We don't offer internet connection so you can really switch off if you want to. However we understand a little wi-fi is sometimes needed so we know where free connection is available should you need it.

The Owner Recommends

Fresh Fish Restaurants

Carteret small fishing and seaside resort 2km away

3 Reviews
9.4/10
  • Cleanliness: 9
  • Comfort: 9.7
  • Condition: 9
  • Facilities: 9.3
  • Local Amenities: 9.7
  • Setting: 9.7
  • Value for Money: 9.7
9.8 / 10 Fiona Amstutz 31 July, 2017

We had a wonderful time here! The owner could not have been more helpful and was here to greet us on arrival. The wine in the fridge was greatly appreciated too! There is plenty of space for children to play in the garden and the English tuned tv and DVDS kept us amused on the wet days (we even watched the Wimbledon finals!!). All the facilities are provided for an easy self catering stay. The local resort of Carteret was our favourite place to visit with a young toddler, closely followed by the spectacular dunes at Hattainville. Beaches are sandy with large tides, we loved rock pooling and paddling in the sandy tidal pools. Lots of sailing and land yachting type activities for older ones. Trips to the channel Islands are possible too. Very convenient cafe opposite provided morning bread and did nice takeaway in the evenings. Would definitely recommend as the price was very reasonable. Thanks very much for a lovely stay. Fx

10 / 10 lallemand 11 August, 2015

Great place for a relaxing holiday with kids!

Owner response

Thank you so much for your feedback, Please try and come back soon.

8.3 / 10 saroc 14 September, 2014

Lovely rambling farmhouse with enormous garden. Ideal for families. Comfortable accommodation which may not suit everyone as rather rustic and a bit 'approximate'. Very helpful owner who provided us with toys, pushchair etc and did everything possible to make our stay a success. Lovely area with lots to do for families. Small shop opposite and excellent supermarket a 10 minute drive away. Superb beaches and sand dunes close by. We all loved it and would happily return in the future.