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Former Gate-house of the chateau, near the sea in conservation area

Emanuèle Argentin

Member since: 2007
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Speaks English, French, Spanish, Hablo un poco Espanol
People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Former Gate-house of the chateau, near the sea in conservation area

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

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.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Emanuèle Argentin (Property Manager)
Member since: 2007
Call Manager
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Hablo un poco Espanol
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
20 March, 2015

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.
Sep 2013
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Reviews

4.8
based on 24 holidaymaker reviews

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Former Gate-house of the chateau, near the sea in conservation area
average rating of 4.75 based on 44 reviews
les yveteaux, orne, france
5

Un lieu original pour se détendre et se ressourcer

  • 5 of 5

on a adoré ce gite. tout y est prévu pour des vacances sereines : l'air de la mer, les arbres, le calme, l'espace, les belles matières, une literie très confortable, tout l'équipement de la maison, des livres pour se délasser au coin du feu ... tout est super propre et fonctionnel, avec le charme et l'originalité en plus. pour les enfants (15,7 et 6 ans), c'était le paradis : un petit gout d'aventure en toute sécurité. malgré le crachin (normal, en février !) ils ont surtout joué dehors entre balançoire et un super manège qui tourne ... en fait, une fois posés là-bas, plus tellement envie ni besoin de bouger ... on aurait aimé rester plus longtemps.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 4, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted to hear that our guests enjoyed themselves and appreciated the house and its grounds. They can spend very quiet holidays away from it all but it can also be a paradise for children combining adventure and safety. We are happy to share such a special place with them. Being a bilingual family we love discovering other culture and over the years we have built some strong links with some our "holiday rentals" guests to the point of exchanging children for linguistic trips! N'hésitez pas à nous contacter.
5

Well-maintained gite in gorgeous setting.

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful retreat in a magical setting. I enjoyed long walks by the sea, collecting samphire & driftwood; visits to nearby fishing villages St Vaast & Barfleur, both beautiful in their ways; the spectacular coastline & marshes... with gastronomic treats to be had, of course, at every turn! I enjoyed every moment & would thoroughly recommend staying at the Gate House in Aumeville Lestre - we will definitely be back!!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bonjour, it was a great pleasure to greet you and share cups of ..tea! Bonne année 2015 Emanuèle
5

4 Weeks of silence, recovery, nature and good food

  • 5 of 5

What to expect from a stay at Ferme du Chateau? Seems to be a lonely place at the first glance.

But what you get is a stay in a nicely furbished home. All fits nicely together and you will get real value for money.

The wheather in September was 4 weeks of sun with only one day of rain. Emanuelle and William took care about any issues and the stay was really nice.

The house is about 1 km away from the coast and it is recommended to have a daily walk to the sea, beginning with the tallasso clinic for horses, Walking to the oyster farmers and Walking backwards along the almost wild horses and nice gardens at Hameau du Gardin.

It has been our third stay at this home and we still like it so much, just because we have the chance for a Holiday without Stretch, the Food over there is so good and all People are so nice.

Nice Locations nearby are St. Vaast lo Hogue, Barfleur and many other places and even the west coast of cotentin is just 1 hour away.

Emanuelle, William, thank you very much for the brilliant holidays.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 22, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bonjour and thank you so much for your fidelity. We are happy that you feel at home here and that we can share this little piece of even with you. Hello to Finy. Emanuèle
5

great hollidays in Normandie!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderfull stay in this place!

Warm welcome by the owners, very peacefull property with great accomodation, close to charming Saint vaast la Hougue harbour (good restaurants), also very pleasant for our kids!

I would love to stay an other time and would recommend to my friends!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
5

4 jours week-end de la Toussaint

  • 5 of 5

Un très agréable séjour de 4 jours dans ce charmant cottage! Les enfants ont adoré le jardin ,les jeux et Noisette le poney! Et nous le charme de l''endroit, l'accueil des propriétaires, la maison, le feu de bois, la tranquillité! Bref je recommande vivement !! Idéal pour les ballades, le changement d'air , et la découverte de la région!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 8, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Great holiday house for families and dog!

  • 5 of 5

The house was very nice; attractive and as expected but the real bonus was the very friendly, helpful, flexible and knowledgeable owners. It was really great that we could bring the dog and everything was so relaxed for us. Lots of helpful information was provided and it was wonderful that we had use of the kayak. The house has a beautiful setting with its gardens and fantastic to be able to walk to the seashore. Swimming and sea kayaking were good and the beaches uncrowded. St. Vaast has wonderful fresh seafood to buy, and the town of Barfleur was our favourite. All in all, a great holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway

Location

Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Cherbourg/ Maupertus
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Quinéville, cafés, tea room with excellent cakes
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
Cherbourg
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Quinéville
Nearest Train
17 Kilometres
Valognes
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
Montebourg
Nearest Restaurant
6 Kilometres
Saint Vaast la hougue
Nearest Beach
0.8 Kilometres
Aumeville-Lestre
Car: recommended

LA FERME DU CHATEAU is situated in the small village of Aumeville-Lestre which is part of the Regional Park, a preserved and natural environment, at 800 meters form the sea.

Surrounded by fields (organic) and marshes it is home to a rich wildlife and offers a good opportunity to spent quality time in this part of Normandy, close to the sea.

A nature trail through the marshes and to the beach starts at the gate of the property.

Close the harbour of SAINT-VAAST-LA-HOUGUE with its marina, ships, cafés, restaurants and the 'Island de Tatihou' which is accesssible on foot at low tide it is also close to Barfleur (14 km), famous village listed as the third villages pefered by French people.

Cotentin's peninsula offers 350 km of coastline: intimate coves, rock pools, high cliffs, dunes, long sandy beaches so that you will always find a sheltered spot for swimming, sun bathing, fishing, walking, exploring, bird watching...

It is close to historical sites: the 'Landing Beaches' (10 miles from Utah Beach), 'Bayeux Tapestry', (45 minutes drive), 'Mont Saint Michel' (2 hours).

Other Activities: Sand yachting, Kayaking in Quinéville and Saint Vaast la Hougue.

Golf: In Quinéville/ Fontenay, only 6km from home, there is a golf course alongside the sea front.

Its priviledged situation makes it a must.

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Prices & Availability

From €400 Weekly

Prices for this holiday cottage in Barfleur, Cherbourg area

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Easter
14 Mar 2015 - 10 Apr 2015
7 night minimum stay
€400
for 7 nights
€400
 
 
SPRING
11 Apr 2015 - 26 Jun 2015
7 night minimum stay
€520
for 7 nights
€520
 
 
SUMMER
27 Jun 2015 - 4 Sep 2015
7 night minimum stay
€720
for 7 nights
€720
 
 
Late summer
5 Sep 2015 - 10 Oct 2015
7 night minimum stay
€420
for 7 nights
€420
 
 
Automn
11 Oct 2015 - 7 Nov 2015
7 night minimum stay
€520
for 7 nights
€520
 
 
Late Automn
8 Nov 2015 - 19 Dec 2015
7 night minimum stay
€420
for 7 nights
€420
 
 
Christmas
20 Dec 2015 - 9 Jan 2016
7 night minimum stay
€520
for 7 nights
€520
 
 
Winter 2016
10 Jan 2016 - 5 Feb 2016
7 night minimum stay
€420
for 7 nights
€420
 
 
Vacances d'hiver
6 Feb 2016 - 4 Mar 2016
7 night minimum stay
€520
for 7 nights
€520
 
 
Early spring
5 Mar 2016 - 8 Apr 2016
7 night minimum stay
€420
for 7 nights
€420
 
 
Spring
9 Apr 2016 - 1 Jul 2016
7 night minimum stay
€520
for 7 nights
€520
 
 
Summer
2 Jul 2016 - 9 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
€720
for 7 nights
€720
 
 
Late summer
10 Sep 2016 - 14 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
€420
for 7 nights
€420
 
 
automn
15 Oct 2016 - 4 Nov 2016
7 night minimum stay
€520
for 7 nights
€520
 
 
Late automn
5 Nov 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
€420
for 7 nights
€420
 
 
Chrismas
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
€520
for 7 nights
€520
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit €200
Notes In the summer and school holidays, we rent full weeks from Saturday to Saturday.
Out of school holidays, we can be more flexible so not hesitate to enquiry.
These prices include: water, gas, beds ready made, towels,tea towels, logs for the stove and Wi fi access.
Electricity and heating : 70 euros per week
Refundable damage deposit of 200 euros is required on arrival.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Barfleur in Cherbourg area

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 108 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • The bathroom is comfortable and full of charm with its roll top bath. There is an electric rail to dry towels.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom Jaune - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom en haut - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , + a cot
  • First floor:The bedroom 'Jaune' is very peaceful and has a view on the château. On the landing there is a space with a washing machine, an ironing board, an iron. 2nd floor: In this spacious bedroom there are toys and a small pool table which can be moved around. We also provide baby equipment such as bath tub, baby bed, travelling cot, high chairs, bycicle seat, walky talkies... free of charge.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Child's Swing
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Walkway to Water
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeping
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We would be pleased to welcome you. We are flexible and can easily adapt: for example, we can supply extra chairs, borrow a pushchair for you, help you with booking restaurants and activities, find a baby-sitter, etc... etc... Possibility to hire a kayak , dingy or a catamaran in the local sailing school. to attend local yoga courses (English / French) to receive indian head massages by a professional

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