Holiday Farmhouse to let in Lessay, Normandy - NM006784

1km from Lessay, Manche, Normandy Reference: NM006784 Advertiser since: 1 April 2014
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms Additional info
Les Tonneaux Self Catering Saturday 2 6 2 Folding adult bed incd in sleeps 6

About this property

Stylish Renovated 18thC Former Farm Close To The Sea. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

This spacious holiday home was stylishly converted in 2011 from part of an 18th century farm and is ideally situated in the Cotentin Regional Park, just 15 minutes walk from the historic town of Lessay and 10 minutes drive from the beautiful blue-flagged beaches of Normandy's western coast.

Surrounded by open pastures with grazing cows, the grounds of the gite comprise lawns, a wildlife pond, flower-gardens and a shady wooded area bordered by a small stream. A south-west facing patio with bbq is provided exclusively for our guests, plus a private lawned garden.There is outdoor table-tennis and an adjoining barn offering, darts, snooker, boules and a selection of children's games. There are also adult and child bikes FREE for our guests to use.



Kitchen and dining

Ground Floor :

There is a large, modern kitchen diner, fully fitted with utensils, crockery, coffee-maker, dishwasher, microwave etc. with a dining-table for 6 people.

Living rooms

There is a spacious lounge with sofabed, armchairs, 32" flat-screen tv/dvd etc.


On the first floor there is:

Bedroom 1: one double bed, built in wardrobe
Bedroom 2: one double bed and 1 single bed, built-in wardrobe. There is ample space for an extra put-u-up bed if required.


There is a shower room with basin and wc on the ground floor and a large family bathroom with a shower-bath, basin and wc and hair dryer on the first floor.


Electric heating throughout the property.


There is free wi-fi internet.
In the lounge there is a 32" flat screen satellite tv/dvd with a dvd library, an IPOD dock and cd/radio.

There is an all-weather table-tennis table on the lawn, and an indoor gamesroom in adjoining building with pool table, darts etc.

Garden and outside

The property is set in its own large grounds, surrounded by cow fields, with lawns, a wildlife pond and trees bordered by a stream.

Guests have exclusive use of a west facing private patio with furniture and bbq, tables, chairs and also their own private south facing lawned garden with flowerbeds.

Parking and garages

The property has its own car park within the grounds.

Visitor suitability

Suitable for adults, children of all ages and we have a good quality baby-cot and can provide a stairgate for toddlers.

Unfortunately, there is no wheelchair access due to gravel paths and upstairs bedrooms.

Information about any additional facilities

There is a separate building adjacent to the guest house containing a washing machine, ironing board etc.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

* Vet details: English speaking vet in Lessay.


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: La Haye du Puits
Distance: 5 km


Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Trout
Name of nearest fishing location: The lake at Lessay
Distance: 1 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Horseriding on the beach at Denneville
Distance: 10 km



Name/number of nearest marked trail: Old Cherbourg to Mont St Michel Railway.


About the Owner/Advertiser, Ms Lesley Howard

We are Francophile Londoners!

Year property purchased 1999
Why this location? Because we fell in love with the Contentin Peninsula!

We were travelling in Turkey and happened to meet and become very close friends wth a French (Norman!) couple who ran a chambre-d'hotes here. We came over countless times to stay with them and became totally obsessed with the area - its wild beauty, natural landscape, miles of unspoilt beaches, its history, its lack of commerical tourism... and after our son was born decided that we really needed our own place. So, as my husband had rather good building skills, we bought a completely derelict 18th Century farm (and also a very large and very kitch 70s caravan to sleep in) and gradually over the years made it what it is today.
Unique benefits of property We believe that the unique benefit is that this beautiful property, in a tiny hamlet, peacefully set in its own grounds surrounded by cow fields is yet only a 5 minute drive (15 minute walk) to Lessay with its shops, bars and supermarkets (and of course its famous abbey) and only a 10 minute drive to the glorious blue-flagged sandy beach of St Germain sur Ay.

In addition, we are minutes away from the cycle path - the former railway from Cherbourg to Mont St Michel.

The Owner Recommends

Restaurants & places to visit

We have a comprehensive list of nearby restaurants, sites to visit etc. recommended by us, available to all our guests.