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BEAUTIFUL HOUSE WITH POOL, BEACH 5 MINS, WELL PLACED FOR CULTURAL VISITS

James and Debbie Mayhew

Speaks French, English
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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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BEAUTIFUL HOUSE WITH POOL, BEACH 5 MINS, WELL PLACED FOR CULTURAL VISITS

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Gouville-sur-Mer - La Brocanterie

Luxury accommodation, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 10.

Selected by The Times as one of 'The 20 best places to stay in Normandy' (Sat 7 June 2014)

Just outside the pretty coastal village of GOUVILLE SUR MER, 'La Brocanterie' is a beautifully restored stone-built house, open & light with all modern comforts. Decorated in 'clean rustic' style with brocante objects and furniture, the house has lovely rooms in which to relax and entertain with ample space for 2 families / 10 people.

The large sunny sitting room (TV, dvd) is ultra comfy with 4 sofas, big chairs with a log burner for chilly winter evenings.

Next door is the dining room with long table and benches by the fireplace.

The huge kitchen, which cleverly overlooks the pool, is fully equipped for the most enthusiastic cooks. Under the glass conservatory roof is the family dining area. The kitchen-conservatory glass doors fold back for great inside-outside flow to the deck and lovely heated pool.

The gamesroom has lots of toys & games. WIFI provided.

Our website WWW.DREAMGITES.COM

We have a travel cot, highchair, pushchair, potty, changing mat.

The 4 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms are spread over 3 floors.

1 bedroom en-suite on the g/fl. One double suite on first floor. Two bedrooms on 2nd floor with 3 singles in each.

The flat sandy beach is about 5 minutes' drive. It's a bike ride or short drive to the village for bakeries, supermarket & weekly market. We have a 2nd beautiful gîte very close by.

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GOUVILLE SUR MER BEACH & VILLAGE: Gouville sur Mer beach is about a five minute drive from the house (some rental properties are not as close to beaches as they claim). Good restaurant and quiet French bar on beach front.

Gouville beach is clean, sandy and uncrowded. In summer activities include sand yachting and kite surfing and free daily keep fit classes on the beach.

The thriving village of Gouville sur Mer has a twice weekly market in summer, supermarket, 2 bakeries, butcher, banks, hairdressers, beauty treatments, pharmacy, doctors, bar, post office, churches, an exhibition centre and a tourist office. There are 2 restaurants and many more within 10 minutes drive including 'Le Mascaret', a restaurant gastronomique and 'La Cale' , a seafood restaurant on the beach with distant views of the oyster and mussel beds.

This region offers a spectacular coastline with picturesque stone villages, little ports and beautiful, sandy beaches.

FAMILY ACTIVITIES: Within 15 mins - horse riding on beach or forest, sailing, sand yachting, kite surfing, bike hire, farm visits, summer musical events, horse trotting-racing, archery (lessons), yoga on the beach, petanque, golf, skim boarding(lessons), visits to the oyster/mussel beds in horse drawn carriage, fishing-on-foot, markets, fun fair in August, cinema. For 18+; casino, night club.

20 minutes or more - carting, 2 forest adventure parks (walkways in trees), bowling, carting on ice, ice skating, rock climbing.

Further inland is the Parc Régional des Marais du Cotentin, a fascinating regional park with a rich bird life, as well as houses made of clay and straw. To explore on foot or by boat.

Further afield - aquarium and reptilarium near Mont Saint Michel, Cite de la Mer at Cherbourg, Aquarium and museum at Granville, Festyland attraction park, mini golf, 2 zoos, visits to cheese factories, museums and more.

NORMANDY HIGHLIGHTS: We are well placed for cultural outings with sights all around us.

Chateau de Pirou (15 mins), Chateau de Gratot (20 mins), Jardins d'Argences (20 mins), Abbaye Cérisy-la-Fôret, (50 mins east), The town of Bayeux and its Tapestry (1hr north-east), spectacular Mont St Michel ( 1hr 15 south) .

The top 10 D-Day Beaches : Utah Beach & Sainte-Mère-Eglise (50 mins north) , La Pointe du Hoc, Omaha Beach, American Cemetry, Batteries de Longues, Arromanches, Gold Beach, Juno Beach, Sword Beach, Pegasus Bridge.

Drivers can follow themed and signposted routes. Museum info, more leaflets and booklets in our House Book.

Brittany is south of us and worth a day's exploration of old Dinard, Dinan and the picturesque walled town of Saint Malo.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
James and Debbie Mayhew (Owner)
Advertiser since 2006
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Guestbook comments from the owner

My family and I stayed at La Brocanterie for 10 days in early July 2013 and were blown away by this fabulous chic coastal property! The interior of the house has to be seen to be believed and is the best self catering property we have stayed in over a 20 year period. Debbie and James the owners were extremely helpful with suggestions for visits to the war beaches and local markets and restaurants. We all loved spending time by the pool and generally chilling out on the decking and patio. As an antique lover I was in seventh heaven as the house is beautifully furnished with lots of interesting finds. All in all a fantastic find and I would highly recommend La Brocanterie to anyone wanting to spend time in this beautiful peaceful part of Normandy!

 
Jul 2013
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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 17 holidaymaker reviews

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Beautiful house with pool, beach 5 mins, well placed for cultural visits
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
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Beautiful house with pool, beach 5 mins, well placed for cultural visits
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p613501
+33 (0)233 463502
Gouville-sur-Mer Coutances - Saint Lo area
Hockley, Essex, England
5

Golfing holiday in France

  • 5 out of 5
We have a few villa holidays in normandy over the last few years. There are three couples and the men usually play a bit more golf than the girls. This villa not only provided excellant accomodation but also had a nice patio area with pool so the girls could relax there and read with a nice glass of wine at hand, without doubt the nicest we have rented. All the rooms were superb and a lot of thought had gone into the design and lay out. We found Debbie and James most helpful and keen to make sure we had everything we wanted. The surrounding area was very pleasant and peaceful with a lovely beach nearby. All the bedrooms were very comfortable and nicely furnished, each had an en suite bathroom which the girls feel is paramount when staying away with other couples.
I was so impressed that I am seriously considering a return next year to celebrate my wifes 60th birthday, this time with our children and grandchildren. I would recommend this villa to anybody without hesitation, in fact I already have.
  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2009
  • Date of Stay: May 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Young Children
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Beautiful house with pool, beach 5 mins, well placed for cultural visits
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p613501
+33 (0)233 463502
Gouville-sur-Mer Coutances - Saint Lo area
San Francisco, CA
5

Beautiful home in a great location

  • 5 out of 5
La Brocanterie is a wonderful home for anyone looking to explore Brittany and Normandy. The location is perfectly situated between the two - just an hour to the DDay beaches and an hour to Mt St Michel. The town of Gouville-sur-Mer is delightful and has a good selection of places to eat and shop. The house if beautifully appointed an exceed our expectations from the description. Clean, well maintained and had all the things we needed. Most of all, the owners were always available and responded immediately to any of our needs. I also have to say that we ate the best oysters of our entire lives while there. Highly recommended.
  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Beautiful house with pool, beach 5 mins, well placed for cultural visits
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p613501
+33 (0)233 463502
Gouville-sur-Mer Coutances - Saint Lo area
Austin, Texas
5

Great house in Normandy!

  • 5 out of 5
House is wonderful. Two bedrooms have connected baths and are great for adult couples. Two bedrooms on top floor are smaller and require maneuvering up and down somewhat narrow stairs - but great for kids. Big, well supplied kitchen - this and on patio is where we "lived". Very large den would have been great if weather had not been so inviting.

Village is fun. And easy drive to many Normandy sights, to beach, etc.
  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Beautiful house with pool, beach 5 mins, well placed for cultural visits
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p613501
+33 (0)233 463502
Gouville-sur-Mer Coutances - Saint Lo area
5

Superb House

  • 5 out of 5
Firstly, I would say that the photos of the house do not do it justice. It is far more spacious and luxurious than it looks on the website. The outdoor space is perfect with the pool area (heated pool) and courtyard where we barbequed most evenings. We had three young children in our party and they were very well catered for (playroom full of toys/cot/highchair/stairgate etc)and you will find that all the equipment you need generally is thoughtfully provided. The owners met us briefly on arrival and were v friendly and helpful. The location is peaceful but close enough to the small town with bolangerie etc and beaches. We would recommend Le Cale restaurant for the moules and frites. Highly recommend staying here.
  • Review Submitted: 28-Jun-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Beautiful house with pool, beach 5 mins, well placed for cultural visits
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p613501
+33 (0)233 463502
Gouville-sur-Mer Coutances - Saint Lo area
5

Wonderful!!!

  • 5 out of 5
This was our first visit to Normandy with our 2 year old son and when we arrived at the property we were met by Debbie who was charming and very helpful. She showed us around La Brocanterie which was even more lovely than in the photographs, a really beautiful property, in a quiet yet convenient position and immaculately presented with everything you could possibly want, along with a great record collection(!) and lots of space to chill out!! The swimming pool was warm and the electric cover was a plus for our toddler. We visited several local restaurants that were recommended which were excellent, but our favourite was La Cale, we loved the food and informality! We were well placed for doing day trips to Granville and Mont St Michel and then returning in time to have a swim. We are definitely planning to visit again in 2013 but hopefully for longer than a week! Thank you Debbie and James.
  • Review Submitted: 28-Nov-2012
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you both so much for your lovely comments. It would be a pleasure to welcome you back to La Brocanterie! Debbie
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Beautiful house with pool, beach 5 mins, well placed for cultural visits
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p613501
+33 (0)233 463502
Gouville-sur-Mer Coutances - Saint Lo area
5

Glorious Getaway!

  • 5 out of 5
My husband, three younger children and I had a wonderful stay. We arrived on Easter Sunday, and Debbie greeted us with a bright smile, in addition to a welcome basket and beautiful Easter bucket for the kids. Since stores were closed, she also did some grocery shopping for us. A huge help after a long journey! The pictures shown do not do the house justice. It was impeccably decorated, spotless and had absolutely everything we needed. During the couple of rainy days we had, we enjoyed the fireplace, good books, old records, DVDs and games in the playroom. In the house book, there are plenty of suggestions for things to do. There are also a variety of brochures and maps; we didn't even need to call the owners to ask any questions. The home is in a peaceful, remote location, and for the first time in many years, we really felt as though we were away from it all and could relax! Beaches are a very short drive from the house, and the sights we wanted to see (Mont Saint-Michel and Omaha Beach/The American Cemetery Memorial, etc.) were easy day trips. Unfortunately, it was too cool to use the pool but we found plenty to do despite this. We are seriously considering coming back with friends or family and have already recommended the house to others. A hidden gem!
  • Review Submitted: 26-Apr-2012
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely comments. It was an absolute pleasure to meet you all and I hope we might have the pleasure of seeing you again one day. Debbie
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
150 Kilometres
Dinard-St Malo
Nearest Ferry
70 Kilometres
Cherbourg
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Coutances
Nearest Motorway
32 Kilometres
St Lô
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Gouville
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Gouville sur Mer
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Agon Coutainville
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Gouville sur Mer
Car: necessary

Gouville-sur-mer is situated on the west coast of the Normandy peninsular. About an hour from Cherbourg and 1hr 30 from Caen, it's easy to reach. Well placed for cultural outings such as Mont St Michel, the Normandy Landings, The Bayeux Tapestry and so many activities and sports on offer; golf (see notes on golf), karting, horse riding on the beach, kite surfing and much more. Gouville has a weekly market (twice in July/August) bakeries, butcher, supermarket etc . The beautiful local beach, flat and sandy, is only 5 minutes drive from the house. Agon Coutainville (10 mins) has more restaurants.. Coutances (10 min) has an annual May jazz festival. The pretty port of Granville (40 min. south) offers chic shopping and the Christian Dior museum. Picturesque port Barneville Carteret (40 min. north) has a Michelin rosette restaurant and trips to Jersey. Our part of the coast is a particularly welcoming area of Normandy; child friendly with plenty to see and do for all ages.

Other Activities: kite surfing, sand yachting, Thalgo beauty treatments, carp fishing in private lake

Golf: There are at least 16 golf courses we could mention in Brittany, Upper and Lower Normandy. Because we are situated in Lower Normandy we are fortunate enough to be within reach of many of these golf courses.

Here are 5 that we recommend. You are very welcome to email or phone for more info about these courses, other courses and group discounts. The local club in this area is GOLF DE COUTAINVILLE (12 mins drive) It's a particularly friendly club with good restaurant, golf coaching and regular competitions for all. It's also a few minutes' walk to Coutainville beach , shops & village square.

COUTAINVILLE GOLF CLUB 12 minutes www.golfdecoutainville.com ('AGON COUTAINVILLE' on the map)

GRANVILLE GOLF CLUB , 18 holes + 9 holes, 35 mins South, www.golfdegranville.com

GOLF COTE DES ISLES, Barneville Carteret , 53 mins north, 9 holes, beautiful area/ Michelin star hotel-restaurant in village. http://www.golfcotedesisles.net/

OMAHA BEACH GOLF CLUB, PORT-EN-BESSIN about 1hr 30, worth the journey, ( also near the Normandy landings ) www.omahabeachgolfclub.com

SAINT MALO, LE TRONCHET in Brittany, also about 1hr 30, worth the journey www.saintmalogolf.com

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday house in Gouville-sur-Mer, Coutances - Saint Lo area

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Summer (with pool)
6 Sep 2014 - 3 Oct 2014
7 night minimum stay
£1,750
for 7 nights
£1,750
 
 
Autumn
4 Oct 2014 - 28 Nov 2014
7 night minimum stay
£1,400
for 7 nights
£1,400
 
 
Xmas/New Year
13 Dec 2014 - 9 Jan 2015
7 night minimum stay
£2,300
for 7 nights
£2,300
 
 
Winter
10 Jan 2015 - 27 Mar 2015
7 night minimum stay
£980
for 7 nights
£980
 
 
Spring
28 Mar 2015 - 15 May 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,550
for 7 nights
£1,550
 
 
Early Summer (with pool)
16 May 2015 - 3 Jul 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,950
for 7 nights
£1,950
 
 
High Summer (with pool)
4 Jul 2015 - 4 Sep 2015
7 night minimum stay
£2,700
for 7 nights
£2,700
 
 
Late summer (with pool)
5 Sep 2015 - 2 Oct 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,750
for 7 nights
£1,750
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £400
Notes Arrival day is Friday or Saturday. Check-in between 17.00 - 21.30. Check-out by 10.00. All bed linen, bath and pool towels provided. Sorry no animals allowed on the grounds or in the house.
No smoking inside the house.
Please visit our website to see our 2 holiday rentals in Normandy www.dreamgites.com
Please call Debbie +33 (0) 6 07 10 32 86 to check availability. To book we require a 30 % deposit on reservation. The balance and security deposit (€500) is requested 2 months before arrival. Payment is by bank transfer to either a UK or French account.

For last minute deals please call us. Last minute bookings will be asked to be paid in full.
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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Gouville-sur-Mer in Coutances - Saint Lo area

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 240 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • rural
  • near the sea
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Living Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Activities Guide
  • Water Cooler
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Washing Machine
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Fireplace
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Maker
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Hob
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • There is one toilet downstairs.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Ground floor - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , En suite shower
    1st floor - 1 Double Bed , En suite bath & shower
    2nd floor - 3 Single Bed
    2nd floor - 2 Single Bed , en suite
  • Beds: there are beds for 9 people plus one child's camp bed. One travel cot available. For those who prefer ground floor bedrooms; we have a spacious ground floor bedroom en suite.
Entertainment:
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Music Library
  • Table Football
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Wood Decking
  • Patio
  • Deck Chairs
  • Barbecue
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 8 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
  • forests
  • theme parks
  • pond
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • gambling casinos
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • equestrian events
  • ice skating
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Our website www.dreamgites.com THE POOL : IN USE FROM MAY TO END OF SEPTEMBER . It is possible to make arrangements to use the pool during low season - please contact us for more information. The pool is 10m by 4.5 m and 1m 40 deep throughout. The wooden decking area is about 80m² and surrounds the pool on 3 sides. There is a motorized pool cover specifically put in place to protect children under 5. The pool and deck can be completely closed off by closing and locking the doors from the kitchen. The doors opposite which open onto the courtyard do not lead to the pool. We have a few pool rules which are for your safety. There is no diving board. The summer temp of pool is about 28 ºC. In the cooler months it will not be as high. There is no garden at this property. We welcome children of all ages - do ask questions regarding safety in the house, courtyard and pool area especially if you have very young children. We are sorry but dogs are not permitted at this property.

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