We are situated in the heart of beautiful, peaceful
countryside, about 45 mins from Cherbourg on the west coast of the Cotentin
peninsula. We have three self-catering holiday cottages (or in Normandy, Gites)
- The Stables,Chèvrefeuille and Jasmin. Our
farm is in a charming and secluded spot within a typical Norman village. The grounds are
enclosed so children can play in safety, and we encourage them to help out with our animals.
The gites in manche are close to enormous sandy beaches (only 6km from our farm),
and ideally placed for visiting Mont St Michel, Bayeux, and
the Landing Beaches, or maybe house hunting in the Cotentin area. The attractive
market towns of La Haye du Puits and Portbail, 6km and 8km away, have all the
shops you need, including two supermarkets. If you are a fan of French street
markets there is one available every day within easy driving distance. There are
many fetes, fairs and festivals during the year (see our events
page), or you might just want to enjoy
the tranquility & beauty of the surrounding countryside.
We have swings, a selection of bicycles, table football, table tennis and a
trampoline available on site. Other sporting and leisure activities available
nearby include; tennis; golf; horse riding; canoeing; windsurfing; sailing;
karting and ice-skating. The old railway lines have been transformed into a vast
network of cycle routes going to La Haye du Puits and Coutances in one
direction, and Portbail and Briquebec in the other covering the whole of the peninsular,
all of which can be joined very close to the house. We also have free Wi-Fi access.
We are situated within the Parc des Marais, a designated nature reserve with a diverse local bird life,
deer and even the odd wild boar!
There is an 8km round walk. This starts from our house, going via the Mont de Doville
and along the marshes, before returning (see our links page for more
details). We speak French, English and German.