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Lodging in a haven of peace "Le Vast" in the heart of the Val de Saire in the Cotentin

Bedrooms 2
Space 807 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cottage full of charm, spacious, comfortable, relaxing 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms

Welcome to the Cotentin, Normandy, in a small hamlet of Val de Saire "Le Vast"; Cottage between sea & countryside "Furnished Tourism" 3 *.

Quiet in the countryside, in the peninsula of Cotentin in the Manche, near Barfleur (elected most beautiful village in France) and Saint-Vaast-La-Hougue in Normandy, "Over the water" is a lush greenery close to the sea.

The region enjoys a mild climate all year round, which is why we find market gardening and remarkable gardens with lush vegetation. The Val de Saire is a large garden in the sea.

Exposed stone walls, bleached beams, wood stove, "Over the water" is a warm cottage with authentic charm located in a small village of Val de Saire "Le Vast" famous for its brioche.

It is a charming village Cotentin. You will have the opportunity to admire its typical small stone houses, aligned along the Saire where wild ducks paddle peacefully. Its rugged terrain, river, waterfalls, woods and houses are a picturesque village where many painters are planted their easels. Around the cottage, the beautiful Norman countryside will offer you a large number of hikes.

Our cottage has a large garden where it is good to have breakfast in the summer. Relaxing spaces are at your disposal for a reading break, a nap in the sun or a lunch.

Access to the property is via an automated portal (remote control provided upon arrival); private parking allows you to park your car near the cottage. The "Brioche's Vast" is within walking distance, 30 meters.

The peninsula of Cotentin is a paradise: wild landscapes, immense beaches, picturesque villages, remarkable gardens ... unspoilt nature to discover by browsing the many hiking trails of the Channel, The Val de Saire, The Hague, the coast of Isles, Normandy, Cherbourg, Cotentin tourist attractions are many and make photo enthusiasts happy.

Our cottage "Meublé de Tourisme" 3 * is close to several tourist sites of Normandy: - Barfleur;

- Saint-Vaast La Hougue and its island "Tatihou" ("Traversées de Tatihou" organized in August);

- Gatteville and his lighthouse;

- The Hague;

- The Côte des Isles;

- The City of the Sea in Cherbourg;

- The swamps of Carentan;

- Near the landing beaches;

- A little further Mont Saint Michel.

Many activities are available to you:

- Walks in the countryside or through the hiking trails;

- The beach ;

- Visit of exceptional gardens very numerous in the Cotentin because of the mildness of the climate;

- The Peach ;

- Diving ;

- Sailing...

But also: several equestrian centers and three golf courses (Golf of the Peninsula of Cotentin (18 holes) in Fontenay-sur-Mer to 17 kms, Golf of Cherbourg in Cotentin (9 holes) to La Glacerie to 20 kms and Golf of the Côte des Isles (18 holes) in Saint-Jean-de-la-Rivière 46 kms from the cottage).


On the ground floor: Garden view

The living room is composed of a large living room with kitchen equipped with a fridge, induction hob, oven, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, kettle, Nespresso coffee machine, BOSE channel and all equipment for 6 people ( 12 flat plates, hollow ... 12 forks ...) and a baby chair.

The lounge is composed of 6 seats including a convertible sofa comfort, flat screen HD (parable), DVD player around a stove (wood provided), very pleasant at the end of the day.

The bathroom is equipped with a vanity unit, a shower, a heated towel rail, a toilet and a washing machine (dryer available in an annex)

Washing machine, dryer, Dyson vacuum cleaner, cleaning products are provided.

The floor is composed of:

A large room: a bed for two people (160), a wardrobe and a chest of drawers.

A second bedroom: a bed of 140 and a bed of 90, a wardrobe half wardrobe.

Possibility of an extra bed.

Each bed has new bedding and quality (available blankets or duvets) bedside tables and chairs.

A bathroom: a cabinet two basins, a spacious shower, a heated towel rail and a toilet (bath mats provided).

On the landing, a desk, a chair and a small library.

On request, provision of baby equipment: cot (bed linen provided), bath, stroller, high chair, changing mat, potty, toilet gear.

Terrace and Garden:

The cottage opens onto a south facing terrace. The garden round the cottage, enclosed with trees.

At your disposal :

- Garden rooms;

- Deck chairs ;

- Barbecue;

- Outdoor games (ping pong, puck game, petanque game, Finnish bowling ...);

- Local to house, clean and repair if necessary your bikes or your motorcycles.

Free WIFI access.

Tourist tax included.

Discover the Val de Saire, East Coast:

Tourist Office of Val de Saire: www. tourismecotentinvaldesaire. fr

Tourist Office of Saint Vaast La Hougue: www. saint-vaast-reville. com

Discovery trails of the Val de Saire: www. val-de-sary. com / tourism / trails. html

Tatihou Island (Saint Vaast): http: // tatihou. handle. fr

Barfleur: www. the-most-beautiful-villages-de-France. org / en / barfleur-0

Visit of Saint Vaast bay La Hougue: www. attelagecotentin. com

The Lighthouse of Gatteville: www. pharedegatteville. com

Discover Cherbourg:

The City of the Sea: www. citedelamer. com

Cherbourg Tourist Office: http: // www. cherbourgtourisme. com

Discover The Hague and surroundings, West Coast:

Tourist Office of La Hague: www. lahague-tourism. com

Hiking in the Hague: http: // aladecouvertedelahague. fr

Travel to Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney and Sark: www. round-iles-express. com

Discover the landing beaches:

Utah Beach Museum: www. utah-beach. com

Arromanches Museum: www. museum-Arromanches. fr

The Crisbecq Battery: www. battery-marcouf. com

D-Day Experience: dday-experience. com

Activities in the Channel:

Tourism in the Channel: www. manchetourisme. com

Discovery of regional products of the Channel: www. mancheterroirs. fr

Discovery of the Regional Natural Park: www. Park-Cotentin-Bessin. fr

Hiking in the Channel: www. mancherandonnee. com

Nautism in the Channel: www. manchenautisme. com

Gastronomy is a strong point of the Channel: fish, crustaceans and shells of our coasts, Norman meats, dairy products ... the soil of the Cotentin is rich and the good tables at reasonable prices do not miss. Check out our selection of restaurants.

The good tables of the Val de Saire at 10mn

- Le Panoramique, 1 Village Church, The Pernelle: www. le-pan. fr

- The Fuchsias, 20 Maréchal Foch Street, Saint-Vaast-La-Hougue: www. France-fuchsias. com

- Le Chasse Marée, 8 Place General De Gaulle, Saint-Vaast-La-Hougue: www. chassemaree. net

- The Red House, 16 Anse du Brick, Maupertus-sur-Mer: www. lamaisonrouge restaurant. fr

- Tomahawk auction, 1 bis Quai de Tourville, Saint-Vaast-La-Hougue: lacrieedutomahawk. com

The good tables of Bocage Valognais 15 minutes

- Agriculture, 18 Rue Léopold Delisle, Valognes: www. hotel-agriculture. com

- The Mill of Haulle, 1 The Mill of Haulle, Yvetot-Bocage: www. lemoulindelahaulle. com

- The Yvetot Forge, 3 Tapotin, Yvetot-Bocage: www. laforgedyvetot. com

- The Galetiere, 10 Place Vicq d'Azir, Valognes: www. lagaletiere. fr

The good tables of Cherbourg at 20mn

- The Vauban, 22 Quai de Caligny: levauban-cherbourg. fr

- Cafe de Paris, 40 Quai de Caligny: restaurantcafedeparis. com

- The Satrouille, 26 Quai de Caligny: the landlord. fr

- The Patio, 5 Rue Christine: restaurant-lepatio-cherbourg. fr

- The Pily, starred restaurant, 39 Rue Grande Rue: restaurant-le-pily. com

More Details

Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
19 July, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Le Vast in Manche

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 807 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • lake
  • near the sea
  • river
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Raclette Machine
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Quality equipment
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Cot
  • The bedding is comfortable and quality to sleep well. The mattresses are protected by alèzes, two pillows are provided by people and protected by pillowcases.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Boat
  • Terrace
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pétanque Court
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Bowling center
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • Water sports
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
All equipment is new and upscale. Secure access by an automatic gate (remote control provided on arrival)


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Lodging in a haven of peace "Le Vast" in the heart of the Val de Saire in the Cotentin
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 34 reviews

Tranquility in beautiful surroundings

  • 5 of 5

Do not hesitate to book this gorgeous Gite. Surrounded by beautiful countryside in a very tranquil setting Au Fil De Leau is simply stunning. Pristine, perfect and with every little detail carefully and thoughtfully laid out and provided. Extremely comfortable beds with exquisite decoration throughout you will enjoy every minute of your stay. Thierry and Françoise are lovey and happy to help if needed, they have two lovely dogs, Yuma and Wendy - Yuma will want you to throw her toy in the garden, she is so friendly. Every morning a short 30 metre walk to get fresh croissant for breakfast past flower borders across from a gorgeous stream adds to the uniqueness of this gorgeous location. Speaking as we left our hosts agreed to accept £ as the deposit instead of Euro next time, to avoid exchange rate issues, worth asking them before your stay. One thing to note, not a problem, is that second bathroom is on ground floor and both bedrooms on first floor. Washing machine and dishwasher very easy to use, showers great and always lashings of hot water. Plenty of kitchen equipment and large fridge, great fan oven and microwave. The Gite feels like a designer residence and is, as I said before, perfectly clean. Outdoor space is beautiful and although in the grounds of the main house is very private. The terrace is sunny - perfect for sipping wine with cheese and bread in the evenings (bread from the local boulangerie). Would definitely recommend and visit again.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is always a great pleasure to welcome nice people in our cottage "Au fil de l'eau". We are happy that our guests have a pleasant stay in our beautiful region and your well-being with us remains our greatest reward. You will always be welcome. With kind regards. Françoise and Thierry
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Tasteful,immaculate and bright.

  • 5 of 5

The owners were charming and welcoming, the gite was immaculate and spotless. Although the gite was not on its own private site it was very private and secluded nestling in a large mature and spacious garden. Highly recommended, many thanks to Francoise and Thierry. Ian and Lynn.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comment. We are always happy that our guests spend a pleasant stay in our beautiful area. Your well-being at home remains our greatest reward. Thank you again for your kindness, you will always be welcome "Au fil de l'eau". Sincerely. Françoise and Thierry
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A beautiful house in a lovely part of France

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful house, exactly how it looks in the photos. Françoise and Thierry went out of their way to make us feel at home and our children loved playing with Wendy the dog! Sadly we did not explore the area as much as we wanted as my husband was taken ill. However we are planning our next visit and will definitely be returning to Au Fil de l'Eau very soon!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's always a great joy to welcome you to our home and your well-being with us is our greatest reward. thank you again for your kindness and you will always be welcome. Sincerely. Françoise and Thierry
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Einfach ein tolles Haus

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben mit Freunden zwei Wochen in dem Ferienhaus verbracht. Es ist geschmackvoll eingerichtet, alles ist neu und auch in der Küche fehlt es an nichts. Unsere Gastgeber waren superfreundlich und hilfsbereit und hatten noch viele gute Tipps für Besichtigungen und Restaurants. Alles in allem ein wunderbarer Urlaub. Dieses Haus können wir nur weiterempfehlen.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Es ist immer ein großes Vergnügen, nette Leute in unserem Ferienhaus willkommen zu heissen. Wir freuen uns, dass unsere Gäste einen angenehmen Aufenthalt in unserer schönen Region haben und Ihr Wohlbefinden bei uns unsere größte Belohnung bleibt. Gute Fortsetzung und im Vergnügen warum nicht, Sie wieder zu erhalten "Au fil de l'eau". Aufrichtige Begrüßungen. Thierry und Françoise
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Stilvolles, bestens ausgestattetes Haus in guter Lage

  • 5 of 5

Die sehr netten Vermieter haben das Haus hervorragend und geschmackvoll ausgestattet. Es ist alles da, was man braucht. Hochwertige Qualität und alles neu und durchdacht (super Kaminofen, Induktionskochfeld, Kochgeschirr, Besteck, Waschmaschine, Trockner in einem Nebengebäude). Brennholz, Spülmittel, Küchentücher, Putzzeug, Toilettenpapier, Gewürze, Öl inkl. Wir haben noch Bettwäsche und Handtücher gemietet und können das empfehlen. Das Haus liegt auf dem Grundstück der Eigentümer, ist aber trotzdem "für sich". In einem kleinen Nebenhaus befindet sich eine Infrarotsauna. In einer Minute zu Fuß befindet sich ein Bäcker, mit dem Auto ist man in 10 Minten in La-Vaast-de-la Hogue am Hafen und kann Austern kaufen. Im Vorort gibt es Supermarkt, Tankstelle etc. Barfleur ist nicht weit und auch die anderen Sehenswürdigkeiten nicht. Tolle Sandstrände und Küstenwanderwege. Wir hatten Pech mit dem Wetter, aber in diesem Haus kann man den Urlaub auch genießen. Gute Betten. Ein Bad oben bei den beiden Schlafzimmern , eine Dusche noch im EG im Gäste-WC/Hauswirtschaftsraum. Französisches TV, Radio. Das Haus fanden wir für uns zwei ideal. Die zwei Hunde vor Ort sind sehr freundlich und spielen gerne. Absolute Ruhe, man hört nur die Vögel zwitschern und schaut auf weidende Schafe. Wir haben nur einen kleinen Bewertungsabzug, wofür die Vermieter nichts können: die Internetverbindung ist schlecht. Wir haben den Laptop mit ins Auto genommen und sind ans Meer gefahren und haben mit Blick auf das Wasser und den Strand gearbeitet, mal was anderes, wenn man schon im Urlaub arbeiten muss. Wir kommen bestimmt einmal wieder.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wir sind immer glücklich, dass unsere Gastgeber einen angenehmen Aufenthalt in unserer schönen Region und in unserer Unterkunft verbringen, das ist unsere größte Belohnung. Gute Fortsetzung und im Vergnügen warum nicht, Sie wieder zu erhalten "Au fil de l'eau". Aufrichtige Begrüßungen Thierry und Françoise
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Wunderschönes Ferienhaus in ruhiger Lage

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben eine entspannte und erholsame Urlaubswoche in diesem wunderschönen Ferienhaus verbracht.

Das Haus bietet ausreichend Platz für bis zu fünf Personen, ist sehr gut ausgestattet und liebevoll dekoriert. Bei schönem Wetter lädt der Garten mit seinen vielfältigen Sitzmöglichkeiten zum Verweilen und Entspannen ein. In der Scheune stehen außerdem eine Tischtennisplatte und ein Kicker zur Nutzung bereit. Die Vermieter sind sehr sympathisch und zuvorkommend. Sie geben gerne Tips und Informationen für Ausflüge in der Region. Zu unserer Ankunft brannte schon ein einladendes und wärmendes Feuer im Kamin, außerdem standen Obst und Haselnüsse aus dem eigenen Garten bereit. Über das Angebot, Obst und Salat im Garten zu pflücken, haben wir uns besonders gefreut!

Le Vast ist ein hübscher und ruhiger kleiner Ort im Val de Saire und ein guter Ausgangspunkt für Ausflüge auf dem Cotentin.

Merci pour tout à Thierry et Françoise!

Markus und Martina

  • Review Submitted: 22-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
Le Vast
Nearest Ferry
22 Kilometres
Cherbourg Octeville
Nearest Golf
17 Kilometres
La Glacerie
Nearest Train
21 Kilometres
Cherbourg Octeville
Nearest Motorway
110 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
8 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
850 Kilometres
Les Alpes
Nearest Beach
9 Kilometres
Saint Vaast la Hougue
Car: recommended

At Cherbourg: Sea Museum and Museum of the Liberation. Excellent restaurants on the coast (seafood and more) TATIHOU Island in Saint Vaast with museum; crossing in amphibious boat. Numerous hiking trails / mountain biking (greenway) / horseback riding; rivers and ponds in the area. Day beaches nearby.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Le Vast, Manche

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Haute saison
7 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Moyenne saison
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Basse saison
29 Sep 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Moyenne saison
20 Oct 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Basse saison
3 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Moyenne saison
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Basse saison
5 Jan 2019 - 8 Feb 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Moyenne saison
9 Feb 2019 - 8 Mar 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Basse saison
9 Mar 2019 - 5 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Moyenne saison
6 Apr 2019 - 28 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Avant saison
29 Jun 2019 - 5 Jul 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Haute saison
6 Jul 2019 - 30 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Arrière saison
31 Aug 2019 - 6 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Moyenne saison
7 Sep 2019 - 27 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Basse saison
28 Sep 2019 - 18 Oct 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Moyenne saison
19 Oct 2019 - 1 Nov 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Basse saison
2 Nov 2019 - 20 Dec 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £445.27

Hors vacances scolaires : Possibilité midweek : 390 € et WE : 245 €.
OPTIONS : Ménage de départ : Forfait 70 € / Fourniture des draps : 15 €/lit/semaine / Fourniture serviettes de bain : 5 €/ pers. (comprend une grande serviette de bain, une petite, un gant pour chaque personne)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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