Holiday Gite in Manor estate holiday complexe - NM004600

Nehou (9km from Bricquebec), Manche, Normandy Reference: NM004600 Advertiser since: 24 January 2013
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River Cottage At La Mare Chappey Self Catering Saturday 3 6 1 cot

About this property

Manoir Estate With Child Friendly Leisure Complex. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Cottage at a glance:
Three bedrooms - sleeping up to 6
Large kitchen/dining room
Power shower over bath
King sized bed main bedroom
Black-out blinds twin & bunk bed bedrooms
Split level, open plan downstairs
Flat screen tvs with UK Freeview
Wi-fi internet access
Dvd player
iPod & iPad docking station
Outdoor dining table and chairs to seat 6 people
secure garden with bbq
River Cottage, overlooking the River Douve and alongside a teaming wildlife pond, combines the rustic charm of an ancient farm building with all the comforts of modern-day living. Totally refurbished the Cottage is designed for at least six people in its three beautifully decorated and furnished bedrooms.
Please note River & Pond securely fenced off.
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



Kitchen and dining

Newly re-fitted contemporary kitchen for 2015 being spacious and well-equipped kitchen and polished solid pine floors adjacent dining area is home-from-home - with dishwasher, cooker, microwave, large fridge/freezer, coffee-maker and all the pots, pans, crockery and utensils required for those long and leisurely evening meals with friends and family.
Dining area large table for 6, people, plus high chair

Living rooms

The Cottage's large country-style lounge - affording wonderful views over the peaceful countryside - is a room specially designed for relaxation and harmony. Between the cool ceramic tiled floor and the elegant pine ceiling lie comfortable sofas, occasional tables, a flat screen television with UK channels & dvd player, a music centre, iPod & iPad docking station and toy box full toys, books & jigsaws keep them entertained and a host of games for those family nights at home. Wi-fiI internet access


The master bedroom, with its large and inviting king-sized bed - is generously sized with oak beams complementing the soft cream and pale green colour scheme, overlooks the wildlife pond,
Whilst the chic peach room, with its stylish decoration, is furnished with two comfortable single beds. Both are equipped with more than adequate storage, drawer and hanging space. Black-out blinds so they sleep that little bit longer!
Meanwhile, La Mer bedroom has been designed as an adventure for the little ones... In bright seaside colours, the room has modern bunk beds and a fun wardrobe and cupboard system which will encourage even the untidiest of youngsters to clear up after themselves! Black-out blinds so they sleep that little bit longer!


New for 2015 contemporary family bathroom incorporates an ultra-modern small bath for the little ones with power shower over and matching stylish sanitary ware


Heaters in all rooms manually controlled.


A flat screen television with UK channels & dvd player, a music centre, iPod & iPad docking station and toy box full toys, books & jigsaws keep them entertained and a host of games for those family nights at home. Wi-fi internet access.

Garden and outside

Apart from having the freedom to roam and explore the five acres of private land which makes up the La Mare Chappey estate, guests staying at River Cottage have their own secluded patio area - equipped with tables and chairs for 6, barbecue and outside lighting.

Wonderful during the day when all that can be heard is the trickling of the water in the nearby river and its accompanying wildlife, and totally relaxing during those balmy evenings for an alfresco meal or bottle of wine with friends and family... Better still, great for mum and dad to unwind while the youngsters safely have fun in La Mare Chappey's activity fields.

Parking and garages

Parking allowed next door to property.

Visitor suitability

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.

Information about any additional facilities

The 16th century Norman medieval estates river-banked in five acres, surrounded by wildlife in Normandy's beautiful countryside. The River Douve gently meanders through the manoir's five acres of rolling grounds - home to a menagerie of local wildlife

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 – favorite hang out for the parents and little ones and the perfect escape to give mum or dad a lie in.
Outdoor Heated Swimming Pool – 5′m x 10′m, 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
Courtyard Bistro: - extensive French menu served in the Bistro or Cottage Dinning Service
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
All guests are invited to make full use of the amenities on offer at La Mare Chappey these have included a wonderful child friendly heated 28C swimming pool with anti-slip surface throughout, 5 meter wide beaching area with shallow entrance area 80cm to maximum 1.50m, of course a delightful terrace for relaxing in the sun, pool toys and floats to use;; playpen to keep little ones secure whilst Mum and Dad swim; Strict French regulations ensure that it is extremely safe for children with fencing, Child Safety Gate and life-saving equipment to prevent any mishaps. Open all the time with no restriction on hours apart from when we need to clean and check the water; swim nappies are required for the under 2,
Luxury hot tub Area with a furnished wooden-decked terrace. Use for all guests 10 years and over. The ultimate in total relaxation
Indoor Play Barn and Games Room:
provides space to play for everyone in the family. For babies on the move or toddlers finding their feet, this area is wonderful for keeping them all amused.

Older children and adults can shoot some baskets, or play table foot, table tennis and finally air hockey which brings out the most competitive side in all families, while keeping an eye on little ones in the Play area while they amuse themselves for hours, or parents can sit read a good book or magazines and simply marvel at the impossible – a relaxing holiday with young children!
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 home-made three or four course meal in elegant and relaxing surroundings.

Outside is the chic terraced area, complete with pool table and other bar games, where guests can enjoy a lazy few hours and the tranquillity of the Normandy countryside.

Bistro offers a unique in cottage dining service the same menu offered in the Bistro, but delivered course by course at a time that suits you! Proven to be very popular with young families after the little ones have settled, Mum & Dad can relax and enjoy their time.

The bouncy Castle is the perfect way to combine fun and healthy activity, offer kids of all ages
0-90 exciting aerobic activity. This Castle is extremely safe has 360-degree mesh windows, so parents and spectators can have a clear view of all the fun without the risk of little ones falling out.

For families and especially parents of babies and toddlers, we can provide almost everything that you may need, to save you packing it all up and bringing from home. Full sized cots, travel cots, high-chairs, bed-guards, potties, step-ups, sterilizers, black-out blinds (the list is endless!). See our Holiday Tots Equipment Checklist
Whether it’s peaceful and relaxing or lively and active that you’re looking for, La Mare Chappey Cottages, Normandy have it all. You can choose to do as much, or as little, as you wish. This is your holiday, your choice. It’s up to you – enjoy.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Meals

  • Shared pool


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Bricquebec
Distance: 7 km


Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: carp
Name of nearest fishing location: Nehou
Distance: 1 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Portbail
Distance: 12 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: St Colomby
Distance: 3 km



Name/number of nearest marked trail: 500m


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Forest Adventure

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Funb Box

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The Enchanted Village

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Zoo, Wildlife Park

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