Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Barfleur - La Ferme du Chateau
2 Bedrooms, 2 gardens, playground, peacefull, sleeps 6
Our comfortably furnished cottage is situated in a small village, at the end of a driveway planted with lime trees, in a very peaceful and delightful setting with a view on the château.
Former gate house of the Château it offers all the modern facilities as well as a play area for children, 2 gardens and access to the fields.
Only a stone's throw from the sea it is the ideal place to spend great holidays as you can combine resting and resourcing with enjoying a wide range of activities.
Being in the 'Parc Régional des marais', a conservation area, the countryside around is home to a rich and varied wildlife.
Outdoor: Ia barbecue is available as well as garden furnitures and a ping-pong table, a tractor for children...
At the end of the driveway, once you've passed the gate, there is a nature trail leading through the marshes towards the sea. You can hence access the horse riding school on foot.
If you are an early riser, you can walk down the road to admire the sun rising from the sea...
Special interests: My husband and myself know this region intimately and we love it so we will be pleased to share our good addresses and hints with you.
William works as a warden for protecting the environment and has a large knowledge of the different preserved sites, the local fauna and flora. It is possible to organise guided tours with him, depending on availability.
I can show you precious places to browse for antiques, brocante and good bargains.
I can also tell you where to find 'secret' beaches!
We are very involved in sailing and kayaking and will be happy to introduce you to these activities.
We can lend you 2 sea kayaks.
Noisette, our poney and her fawl Colombo are a bit shy but you will be welcome to have a ride down to the sea with her.
And if you wish you can feed the rabbits and cuddle the lambs.
Do not hesitate to let us know what you are looking for and we will make our most to accompagny you.
Extra Services on Request: To enjoy your holiday even more, you have the possibility to book services such as:
Baby Sitting, Cleaning, Indian Head massage and Yoga with a qualified practicioner
Do not hesitate to ask for more details.
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- Low Allergen Environment
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered
- not suitable for elderly or infirm
- wheelchair inaccessible
About Emanuèle Argentin
We bought this property which had been abandonned for 20 years and have been restauring it since then.
To start with, we lived in one of the rudimentary pigsty then in this Gate house and now we live on the other side of the main garden.
We were working as a wardens for Conservatoire du Littoral (Preservation organisation equivalent to National Trust) and wanted to invest ourselves in a personnal project.
I am now a property manager and share my experience with other owners.
Emanuèle Argentin purchased this cottage in 1998
Why Emanuèle Argentin chose Barfleur
We were looking for a special place around Barfleur where quality of life is healthy and authentic.
I mostly grew up nearby and we had decided to bring up our children there and offer them a dream place.
We fell in love with this very special farm and decided to share it with family, friends and guests from all over the world.
A second cottage for 8 persons will be ready to rent by next summer 2013!
Each cottage has its privacy and complete independance.
What makes this cottage unique
The blue château gate with its high granite pillars at the end of the lane made me 'jump' into this adventure.
I also fell in love with the oriental style wash-house at the end of the field.
The unsual style of the buildings (1892) inspired us but also hte closness of the sea, the quietness, le land around and the little number of neighbours...
Guestbook comments from the manager
quelle chance de passer de nouveau et d'avoir des vacances calmes et un si bon et aimable voisinage! Merci beaucoup et à une autre fois.