Holiday cottage for 2 in rural Normandy - NM005260

Sainte-Colombe (4km from Saint-Sauveur-le-Vicomte), Manche, Normandy Reference: NM005260 Advertiser since: 25 January 2017
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
La Bergerie Self Catering Saturday 1 2 1

About this property

Secluded Cosy Cottage for Two. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

The holiday cottage at La Bergerie is an old bake house that has been converted to provide one double bedroom accommodation with shower room, kitchen and living room all on the ground floor.

The detached cottage is at the top of a large courtyard where the owners' house is located. The whole property is surrounded by fields and farm land.

There is a parking area outside the cottage and a terraced area with table and chairs for outside dining.



Kitchen and dining

The kitchen is equipped with gas cooker, washing machine, fridge, micro wave oven, coffee maker, toaster, electric kettle and everything you need for self catering.
There is a dining table and chairs in the living room.

Living rooms

Also in the living room is a three piece suite, chest of drawers, satelite tv, dvd/cd player, coffee table and a wood burning stove. There is an electric radiator also if needed.


The bedroom has a double bed, wardrobe, dressing table and bed side drawers with lamps.
Again there is an electric radiator.


The bathroom has a shower, wash basin, toilet and an electric towel rail.


Log burner in the living room, electric radiators in the other rooms.


Satelite tv, dvd/cd player.

Garden and outside

Small lawn behind the cottage.
Terraced area to the front with dining area.

Parking and garages

Spacious parkin area next to the cottage.

Visitor suitability

The accomodation is all ground floor with one small step between the living room and kitchen.
The cottage is suitable for a single person or a couple.

Information about any additional facilities

Wi-fi is available in the cottage.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: St sauveur le vicomte
Distance: 3 km


Distance: 5 km


Fishing nearby

Species of fish: various
Name of nearest fishing location: st sauveur le vicomte
Distance: 3 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: st jean de la riviere
Distance: 20 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: poney club de ste colombe
Distance: 2 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 5 km



Name/number of nearest marked trail: voie verte


About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Raymond Pilkington

I came to live here 15 years ago after working in education for special needs children in N W England. My partner and I have done a lot of work on this old farmhouse with help from several local french artisans. Recently we converted an old boulangerie at the top of the courtyard into a holiday cottage. We have established a garden behind the house which has been open to the public once or twice a year. I paint and draw as a hobby and my partner is keen on woodwork and sculpture.

Year property purchased 2001
Why this location? We had a holiday home here in the 1990's and have always like the location. The landscape around the Cotentin peninsular is amazingly varied - from flat marshland that floods in the winter to rolling hills, steep cliffs and endless sandy beaches. Being a little bit out of the way life is fairly peaceful while there is lots going on if you want to discover it. Its an area rich in tradition but with access to all modern day needs in the towns while many villages still have their own bakers, cafe/bar and corner shops.
Unique benefits of property La Bergerie is 800 metres from the main road down a private lane. We are in the middle of the 'Normandie Bocage' as it is known with its hedges, ditches and tree-lined lanes. The holiday cottage is a detached building at the top of the old farm courtyard. So it's private but we are on the other side of the courtyard if you need anything.
While the house is secluded the nearest village, St Sauveur le Vicomte, with its amenities is only about 3 kms down the road. Cherbourg is approximately a 30 minute drive, Mont st Michel, an hour and a quarter and the large city of Caen about an hour away.

The Owner Recommends

Nature Reserve

Birds in the estuary area near carentan.

Forest Adventure

Walk and climb through the tree tops, Zip wire etc.


Paddle up the river Douve from st Sauveur le Vicomte.

Coastal Footpaths

The north west of the peninsula has many marked walkways with superb views of the Channel islands.

Castles and Manoirs galore!

You can't turn a corner without stumbling across another castle!

The Landing Beaches

The famous Normandy Landing Beaches from WW2 are within 30 to 45 minutes drive from here.