Holiday cottage in historic Normandy Estate - NM003524

Nehou (17km from Valognes), Manche, Normandy Reference: NM003524 Advertiser since: 24 January 2013
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Bumpkin Cottage at La Mare Chappey Self Catering Friday 2 4 2

About this property

Family Cottage Set In A Medieval Manor Estate . This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Experience the charm and delightful ambience of La Mare Chappey - a medieval manor estate offering luxuriously spacious family friendly cottage accommodation, river banked in secure 5 acres nestling in the unspoilt tranquil Normandy countryside. Offering all the equipment and facilities that magically creates that perfect child-friendly, family holiday in Normandy.
Perfect locations to combine the best of countryside and coast. Picturesque walks, cycling trails; excellent blue flag beaches and wonderful coastlines are all virtually on the doorstep.
A haven for those, who only wish to holiday in comfort.  
La Mare Chappey offers all you will require for special holidays in Normandy, subtly combining the charm of a by-gone age with all the luxuries of the present day within a relaxing and safe child-friendly environment, our services and facilities, dedicated to families and children, will delight and entertain everyone. La Mare Chappey is where holiday memories begin, children are captivated and adults really can relax.
We know how important the facilities available on holiday are to keep everyone happy from babies to grandparents, which is why we have some of the best child-friendly holiday facilities in Normandy. While you are here you can have fun in the swimming pool with its beautiful views or just relax, put your feet up and read a magazine while the children play in the play barn – a favorite hang out for the parents and little ones and the perfect escape to give mum or dad a lie in.
Courtyard Bistro: - extensive French menu served in the Bistro or cottage dining service.
Bumpkin Cottage:
Bumpkin Cottage sleeps up to 4 plus cot. With 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, no expense has been spared to provide luxurious family accommodation with a spacious open plan living area.



Kitchen and dining

The ultra-modern kitchen features, wooden worktops, double sink, dishwasher, combi cooker, large fridge-freezer, the very latest in stainless steel appliances, coffee-maker, kettle, toaster and microwave and all the pots, pans, crockery and utensils, which make meal preparation a pleasure. Adjacent are patio doors affording delightful views over the surrounding tranquil countryside.
Next to the kitchen is a wonderful dining area with traditional Normandy style solid oak table and chairs. The room has wi-fi internet access.

Living rooms

The lounge - superbly equipped with flat screen television (with UK channels!), dvd player, music centre, iPod & iPad docking station, toy box full of toys, books & jigsaws to keep them entertained and a host of games for those family nights at home and wi-fi. It is open and airy with cool summer colours in a chic French contemporary style with polished solid pine floors.


The master bedroom has its own en suite - incorporating the latest ultra modern double sized walk-in power shower. The bedroom is of generous proportions with a king-sized bed. Original oak beams complement the country style chic decor and furnishings. Black-out blinds so you can sleep that little bit longer.
The second bedroom is also spacious and features exposed stone walls and oak beams to complement cool Mediterranean colours. Furnishings include 2 single antique pine beds plus cot, wardrobes & cupboards in the same style. Black-out blinds so they sleep that little bit longer


The family bathroom incorporates an ultra modern double size walk-in power shower and matching stylish sanitary ware.


Outdoor heated swimming pool – 5m x 10m, average 28C with terrace, all safely enclosed.

Indoor play barn:- Room full of toys, wendy house, trampoline, ball pit, climbing station with slide, ride on toys, push bikes, prams and more….. Table football, air hockey, table tennis, & duo basket ball.

Bouncy Castle:- From USA with 360- degree mesh windows.

Children’s outdoor play area with climbing frames and slides & swings for the tots, sand pit swings & see-saw, large trampoline, garden playhouse wagon, basket ball, boules pitch , football pitch.

Garden and outside

As with everything at La Mare Chappey, it has been designed to be "child-friendly" and safe, with a secure patio area - so no little escapes! The traditional stable door is ideal for letting in a cooling breeze, but again the little ones are secure with the bottom being closed.

Visitor suitability

Offering all the equipment and facilities that magically creates that perfect child-friendly, family holiday in Normandy.


  • 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


Name and address of nearest golf course: Portbail
Distance: 15 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Portbail
Distance: 15 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 0.3 km

Organic produce/dining



Name/number of nearest marked trail: 0.5km


The Owner Recommends

Barneville-Carteret Seaside resort

Barneville-Carteret 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: 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.


There are 2 nine hole courses at La Glacerie, Cherbourg (25 mins) and there are 18 hole golf courses at Coutainville (40 mins) and Granville (1 hour).


Granville: 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.

Kids Days Out La Cite de La Mer

La 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 the adventures of man in the deep seas.The submarine pole Le redoutable, the largest submarine open to the public worth visiting in the world. The new touch pool. Thanks to the underwater capsule installed in the tank, children can get close up to the rays and other fish. Cite de La Mer, the top wi-fi tourist spot in Lower Normandy.

KIds Days Out Parc zoologique de Champrepus

Parc Zoologique de Champrepus Animal park with various attractions for children situated between Villedieu-Les-Poeles (8 Km) and Granville (20 Km) on the D924 (50). Tel: 02 33 61 30 74 Fax: 02 33 61 71 43.

Local Attractions

Easy walking distances to the tiny Normandy village of Nehou with its welcoming bar and shop (known for its fresh baguettes and croissants!). Drive a few minutes to the beautifully preserved cobbled medieval town of Bricquebec, Normandy. Bricquebec boasts a good selection of shops, supermarkets, bars, restaurants, a historic chateau and bustling Monday-morning market, famous throughout the Normandy region for its diverse range of tantalising fresh produce. A few minutes in the other direction is Normandy's St-Sauveur-Le-Vicomte, which offers shops, bars and restaurants, together with its own canoeing centre - perfect for those who like splashing about in water on their holiday! Just 400m from the property is a forest adventure centre, special cycling and walking route where there was once an old railway line through Normandy.

Mont Saint Michel

Mont Saint Michel Mont & Bay cncient architecture and France's premier tourist attraction. There are many things to see and to do; the main street with its shops, the museums, the walk around the ramparts with views out over the sands of the bay, as well as the spectacle of the sea rushing in to surround the Mont at each low tide.

Nearby Blue Flag Beaches

Some of the most glorious and deserted Blue-Flag beaches on Normandy's Cherbourg Peninsula - including Barneville Plage, Carteret, Surtainville, and Portbail - are within a 15minute drive from La Mare Chappey here in Normandy. Many of these offer a wide variety of watersports activities, bustling marinas, plus the opportunity of a day-trip by ferry to the nearby island of Jersey. Golf: There is a links golf course at St. Jean de La Riviere(18 mins).


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