St Vaast is a bustling fishing port and marina with many restaurants, cafés and shops.It is ideal for those who wish to sample French life close at hand in a small community described by one travel writer as 'a gem of the Normandy coast'.
The house is perfectly situated a few metres from the sea and approx 50 metres from the delightful harbour, shops and restaurants.
The property offers bright, spacious accommodation comprising of a large reception hall, a dining/sitting room with wood burning stove and a well equipped kitchen. There is a washing machine in the exterior storage room where there is also an additional large fridge-freezer. We have three ground floor bedrooms :1 double, 1 twin, 1 single and 2 bathrooms,as well as a separate WC.
The living room is a large open mezzanine overlooking the dining area, with a door leading to a single bedroom.
To the rear is a lovely south facing patio with garden furniture.
The house is ideal for guests who use a wheelchair, or indeed anyone with limited mobility, as 3 of the bedrooms along with the bathrooms and kitchen are all on the ground floor.
14 Rue de la Vielle Eglise, St Vaast was originally two fishermens' cottages which were joined together some years ago. Since then the property has been extended and modified into a large, comfortable 4 bedroom, two bathroom house which has many original features.
The age of the house is unknown, but it was probably built towards the end of the 18th century: it is certainly shown on maps of St Vaast which were compiled in Napoleonic times. It is in a conservation area close to the site of the old church which is now the'Sailor's Chapel', and 50 metres from the sea wall constructed by Vauban, Napoleon's architect, some 200 years ago.
St Vaast is a charming small town with easy access from the Channel ports and is an ideal destination for holidays and breaks throughout the year. It is what the French call 'une ville vivante' - a 'living town' - and there is plenty to do during the winter. It is just over half an hour's drive to the Utah and Omaha WW2 landing beaches.
The house, with its wood burning stove and central heating makes a perfect setting for Christmas (tree and decorations supplied if required!)
Please contact me if you are a larger group than 6. Additional guests can sometimes be accommodated for an additional charge. Thank you.