Stone cottage by the sea in Normandy, Manche

9.2/10
Beaumont-Hague (15km from Cherbourg), Manche, Normandy Reference: NM003542 Advertiser since: 17 February 2014
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
La Crecque Self Catering Saturday 2 4 1

About this property

Character cottage with stunning sea views. This cottage/gite is in a coastal village setting.

Detached stone cottage with courtyard area and stunning sea views over to the Channel Islands from large upstairs balcony/terrace. A perfect getaway in unspoilt location, voted one of France's prettiest villages. Excellent for a traditional beach holiday and for all outdoor pursuits; windsurfing, hand gliding, riding, walking, cycling. Sand yachting club in village. Superb restaurants in village and also the jardin botanique and nature reserve. Close to shops and all amenities in nearby town. Newly renovated and refurbished throughout. Sorry, not suitable for young children.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

Brand new fitted kitchen with all new appliances, to include fridge-freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, gas hob and electric oven.

Living rooms

Large living/dining room with comfy sofas, wood burning stove, English tv and dvd.

Bedrooms

Two bedrooms, one with door leading onto upstairs terrace area with sea views.

Bathrooms

Newly refurbished bathroom with washbasin, wc, walk-in shower and separate bath. Separate wc located upstairs.

Heating

Underfloor heating in kitchen and bathroom. Wood burning stove and radiators in lounge. Supplementary radiators in both bedrooms.

Entertainment

English tv and dvd player in lounge.

Garden and outside

Courtyard area equipped with table and chairs.

Parking and garages

Space for one vehicle in courtyard. Small layby adjacent to property for additional parking space.

Information about any additional facilities

Only 45m from long sandy beach.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Couples only

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Cherbourg
Distance: 15 km

Beach holidays

Cycling

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: La Vallette
Distance: 5 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 3 km

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Coastal path, from doorstep

Watersports

The Owner Recommends

Day Trip to the Channel Islands

Manches-Iles Express runs day trips throughout the summer from Carteret to Jersey, Guernsey and Alderney. Take a day to explore one of these beautiful islands.

Le Cap de La Hague Coastal Path

Take a walk along the coastal path for some stunning views over towards Alderney from the rugged cliffs. Refreshments available at Gorey and other cafes/restaurants en route.

Le Jardin Botanique de Vauville

Take a tour of the castle gardens, located in the village, and choose some plants to take home, or just enjoy a cup of tea or glass of beer in the pretty tea shop.

The Market at Les Pieux

A traditional farmer's market held every Friday, with something for everyone. Enjoy a drink at one of the cafes and watch the world go by. Buy barbecued ribs from the stalls and drive down to the beach for an al fresco lunch.

4 Reviews
9.2/10
  • Cleanliness: 9.5
  • Comfort: 9.3
  • Condition: 9.3
  • Facilities: 9
  • Local Amenities: 8.5
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 9
8.3 / 10 BrianD 27 June, 2016

A comfortable property that was set in a picturesque location with lovely view of the sea from the terrace outside the upstairs bedroom window. The beach was five minutes walk from the property and many coastal walks.

9.6 / 10 clare and andy 30 August, 2015

La Creque is a cosy well appointed cottage ideally suited to a couple but could sleep 4.
The setting is ideal close to village with a few amenities but a short drive to larger town for shops and restaurants. Its best feature has to be the small roof terrace that is accessed via main bedroom window and has fantastic views of the coast and sea. The property was clean and well equipped and the owner friendly and helpful. The only downside to the property is lack of outdoor space downstairs with good outlook. However the terrace compensates for this. Short walk to unspoilt beach and coastal walks. Would recommend to friends.

9.3 / 10 Kat Bond 18 August, 2015

We loved our week in La Creque-A Tardis of a cottage-much bigger on the inside than it appears on the outside!-Very neatly planned & well thought out in internal design-(but probably not good for small children,hence none allowed!)-The only amenity missing ,so far as we were concerned,is a tumble dryer-otherwise really well provided for!& everything in excellent condition too! Books (but not games) provided.Lots of Storage space & a Bed with a view-What more could you want?!--Rooftop "Patio" with amazing panoramic views of the whole bay-(sunny or stormy, day or night-it's all good )-2 minutes' wander down the lane to the beach-(rock pools, & good swimming-surf at certain times of tide-pebbles at top & sandy lower down-beautiful!)Great walks from the cottage.(Nearby Botanical Gardens are well worth a long visit)
Sleeping arrangements :2 double beds-one modern, & the other beautiful antique-both very comfortable beds! Upstairs loo as well as downstairs bathroom with loo,sink,heated towel rail, bath & walk-in shower (& washing-machine!)
We met the owner in person as we left-(not surprised it is so well designed, as she plans to retire there later on.)-Mme Rennet who lives up the hill (but speaks no English-could be interesting!) met us on our arrival & showed us round-very helpful.-The cottage was immaculately clean & neat. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend it, & hope we might return there ourselves sometime soon!

9.7 / 10 Mike Murkin 10 August, 2014

An excellent small property in a great location. Very well equipped. Owner was very helpful. Would recommend this to a couple or family of three or four (two double beds mean siblings need to be able to share).