Traditional Stone Holiday Home nr Manche - NM003999

Saint-Sauveur-le-Vicomte (9km from Bricquebec), Manche, Normandy Reference: NM003999 Advertiser since: 9 February 2015
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Norman Maison Self Catering Flexible 3 9 2

About this property

Idyllic rural setting, with easy access to coast. This cottage/gite is in a coastal setting.

Norman Maison is a traditional stone house set in an idyllic rural location with easy access to coastal resorts of Portbail and Carteret, and chateau market towns of Bricquebec and St Sauveur le Vicomte.  Ideal base for walking, cycling, bird-watching, beaches, swimming, sailing, kayaking, sand-buggies, horse riding and golf. Close to historic sites and D-day landing beaches. One hour's drive to Mont St Michel and Bayeux Tapestry. A great place to unwind and enjoy all that this corner of France has to offer.



Kitchen and dining

A spacious, well equipped kitchen and large traditional french dining area.

Living rooms

Comfortable sitting area with UK satellite tv, dvd player and traditional games.


Family friendly, we offer accommodation for up to 9 people, in 3 bedrooms. Family (double and 2 single with en suite bathroom and wc). Triple single bed room with sink and shaver point. Downstairs double bedroom with shower room and wc en suite.


One upstairs with bath/shower and wc. A large shower and drying room with wc downstairs.


Two multi-fuel woodburners with radiators. Plus modern electric heating throughout.


UK satellite tv, dvd player, radio and a good selection of traditional games.

Garden and outside

Set in it's own grounds the house has a lovely south facing terrace and gardens, and to the north a private driveway.

Parking and garages

Spacious off road parking in private parking area.

Visitor suitability

There are a few steps being an old cottage, but with a downstairs double room, shower room and wc, is very accessible for the majority of people.


  • Cleaning

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Linen

* Vet details: Bricquebec or Portbail



Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Bass, Mullett, Brill, Turbot, Ling, Cod, Garfish, Mackerel, Rock Rass, Brill, Turbot
Name of nearest fishing location: Portbail (Coast) - fish from beach or go out with a boat
Distance: 10 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Barneville sea side course
Distance: 10 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Barneville (chance to ride on sandy beach)
Distance: 10 km

Mountain biking


Name/number of nearest marked trail: Many great walks, some starting at house


About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Joy Shaw

We are Alistair and Joy Shaw. Having found ourselves spending a lot of time in Normandy, visiting family and friends and enjoying some great holidays, we spotted our cottage for sale and just knew it was for us. It has taken a lot of work, but now we have a great holiday home, we are very pleased to share with guests who appreciate the rural French life as much as we do.

Year property purchased 2004
Why this location? With easy access to the UK and the Channel Islands, we love the unspoilt countryside and miles of white sandy beaches Normandy has to offer, as well as the laid back easy going life for which France is renowned. We never tire of the simple pleasures of visiting a market and local shops to buy fresh produce, then enjoy a coffee and pastry followed by a great walk, cycle ride or swim, (or all three). Normandy is rightly famous for its cows, milk, cheese, apples and cider, wonderful seafood, and traditional butchers and bakers and restaurants serving local specialities. The area is steeped in history dating back from WWII to Neolithic times, with so much to see and do, we are still exploring and discovering. Whatever the time of year, there is a great beauty in the Manche, this lovely peninsula of Normandy.
Unique benefits of property Our cottage is a traditional stone house, a longere, which was originally occupied downstairs using the big inglenook fireplace for cooking, with a hayloft above. Today the cottage retains much of the original character, but has been updated to provide simple yet comfortable accommodation for up to 9 persons in three bedrooms, with two bath/shower rooms, and kitchen, diner and lounge. It offers an opportunity for families or friends to come together and experience the French life for a week or more. The terrace is South facing with great views of the valley, close proximity to the forest means that nature is right on the doorstep. Sitting out during the day to the sound of cuckoos and song birds, watching buzzards wheel overhead, or in the evening listen to the churring of night jars and watching bats and barn owls, the night lit by glow worms and twinkling stars in a dark sky. Our little piece of heaven.

The Owner Recommends

Markets and local areas of interest

Start the day with a visit to the markets, a walk on the beach, or in the countryside, then choose from one of the many things to see and do from the information provided in the house.

3 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 8.7
  • Comfort: 9.3
  • Condition: 9.3
  • Facilities: 9.3
  • Local Amenities: 8.3
  • Setting: 9.7
  • Value for Money: 10
9.7 / 10 FWood 12 August, 2019

Lovely french style house in lovely grounds. Home from home.

Owner response

Thank you

10 / 10 Joyce Smith 15 June, 2018

Arrived 2 June to glorious sunshine. The property is quite easy to find thanks to the owners directions and information that was sent beforehand. One tip when you enter Rue de Dennville , the property is not too far along, so drive pretty slowly so you don’t miss the number on the letterbox.The setting is lovely with just one other property across the lane. The cottage itself....WOW. Double bedroom downstairs with large bathroom. Upstairs another good size double bedroom with en suite & bedroom with 3 single beds. The beds were really comfortable. The kitchen is massive with a separate area for dining with a table and seating big enough for a banquet. Plenty of equipment with microwave, oven and hob, fridge-freezer and separate freezer, kettle and toaster. Everything you can think of is there plus plenty of cleaning products as well. The lounge is spacious with comfy 3 piece suite and an original stone fireplace with log burner. TV with plenty of English channels, so you can still watch your soaps. Games , books and dvd’s. Bedding,towels provided. The garden & outside space is fab. Storeroom with garden furniture, bikes barbecue. Everything as described and more.Lovely base for visiting D Day beaches , we visited Utah,Omaha beach St Mare Eglise & Arromanche. The last 2 days we relaxed on the beach at Carteret, about 20 mins away. Ate out at various places all good. Joy, the owner kept in touch before & during our holiday. Can’t recommend enough. Thank you Joy.

Owner response

Thank you so much for your very kind review.
It is great to have new guests love the place as much as we do.
With kind regards

Joy and Alistair

8.5 / 10 will cole 6 November, 2016

This is a fantasticdog friendly gite, a typical beautiful traditional french house with lovely large garden with patio in a fabulous location. Everything you need for a holiday is available at the house. Excellent country walks in sunken lanes and unspoilt woodland. Stunning Beaches about 10 to 15 minutes drive away are clean sandy, vast and dog friendly. The owner was very helpful and efficient with the booking and made themselves available while we were at the property had we had needed anything. Very good support. There is lots to do and see on your doorstep or just a short drive away, the owner has provided lists of local markets at the property, walk maps, cycle routes (bikes provided at property). The stars at night are crystal clear as there is no light pollution here. River fishing is available in the Merderet (big chub). The Normandy beaches are about 30 mins away, but there is a lot of the Normandy campaign history very locally, for example we combined a morning at the market in La Haye Du Puits with a walk round the lakes and hill and picnic at Mount Castre's, a German stronghold. We would highly recommend this property and owner, we had a fantastic holiday here and will return.

Owner response

Thank you
We are glad you enjoyed your stay.
Your review is much appreciated
With kind regards