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Lovely house overlooking the sea

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Comfy home for up to 8 – in beautiful country near beaches and towns

This charming country home, sleeping up to 8 people, has everything you will require for a comfortable, relaxing, quiet holiday. The kitchen is very well equipped for self-catering and contains plenty of equipment for serious cooks and eaters. After a meal of splendid local produce (especially fish, seafood and wonderful vegetables) you can let the dishwasher do the work while you relax in the spacious sitting-room. With two sofas, armchairs, games, a small hi-fi and a wood-burning stove, you can be equally comfortable in summer or winter.

Outside, the back garden has a wonderful sea view to enjoy while barbecuing and eating al fresco. The little front courtyard is an evening sun-trap perfect for pre-dinner drinks after your stroll back from the beach.

Each double bedroom and bathroom is approached by a separate staircase - ideal, perhaps, for two couples. Next to one of the double rooms is a twin room containing bunk beds, and the sitting room has a comfortable sofa-bed.

More Details

Tom Barry
Member since: 2004
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 July, 2018

About Tom Barry

I first visited Normandy as a teenager and fell in love with it the minute I tasted my first coffee and croissant in a bar in Cherbourg! I lived all over the UK but have always liked being near the sea. I spent a lot of time on small boats, which meant frequent returns to Cherbourg. As a result I got to know the area quite well.

Tom Barry purchased this house in 2001

Guestbook comments from the owner

“Love the attention to detail”;

“What a lovely house!”;

“The house, the view and the garden were great”;

“The cottage has been a lovely, friendly & cosy home for us the last two weeks”;

“The kitchen dining-room is a total delight”;

“This house has the Wow! factor”;

“Absolutely gorgeous cottage, views to die for, all the luxuries of home.”
Nov 2007
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Morsalines in Manche

Property Type:
  • house (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Alarm Clock
  • Baby Gate
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • WC - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Bath with Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , (Bunk beds)
  • 1 cot available by request. The sitting room contains a comfortable double sofa-bed.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Binoculars
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • bay
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Linen and towels can be provided at extra cost by arrangement. Twin bedroom has bunk beds.


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Lovely house overlooking the sea
average rating of 4.625 based on 25 reviews


  • 4 of 5

very functional. Only there 2 days. Back yard/garden was lovely and a big plus. Our co-hosts were warm and helpful with maps and eating suggestions and greeted us with a bottle of white wine.

Lodgings were quite simple and utilitarian.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing view!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at morsaline. The house was great, perfect for 2 couples to share happily. The garden was a particular delight,with fantastic views to St Vaast and the bay. lovely town with lots of good restaurants especially great if you like seafood.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great location and views

  • 4 of 5

The property benefits from an excellent location - fantastic to explore the north-eastern corner of the Cotentin peninsula from here. The house is spacious and the garden has a beautiful sea view. A visit to the Ile de Tatihou is a must - wading back at low tide was so much fun. There's also a thrilling walk around the sea wall at the fort in St Vaast. Excellent week.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rural with fantastic views over the bay

  • 4 of 5

Lovely cottage with two halves - excellent for a family and grandparents. Both kitchen/diner and living room good space for spreading out. Plenty of seating and plates, pots and pans etc. Lovely views from the garden and the beach made a great evening walk for more shell hunting. Supermarket about 5 mins drive. Visited various beaches and canoed on River Douve.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Well equipped and spacious house in Morsalines

  • 4 of 5

The proprietors are very friendly and eager to help you whenever possible. The house provides all things you need on a holiday, from a hair drier to kitchen utensils. The house is located within walking distance to the sea, even if you have small children. The neighbourhood offers plenty possibilities to enjoy nature and culture. The only disadvantage was the fact that it is rather dark (no direct sunlight in the living or dining room), so it can be rather chilly. The fireplace didn't work properly when we were there. The electric heating system does work properly, so you don't need to remain in the cold, but it would have been cosier with a working fireplace.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review of our house. Actually the house does get direct sun but not all the time. Indeed in the summer guests often take advantage of the sun shining in the front yard to sit with their aperitifs. Early April sun can be more elusive it is true, but as you say there is plenty of electric heating to warm things up. We have tested the wood burning stove and can't find a problem. It throws out a decent heat. It is a pity you didn't call us - we could have shown you how to regulate the output.
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Comfy home, great location

  • 4 of 5

This place is perfect for two couples. The two bedrooms with on suites are in separate parts of the house making for good privacy. The kitchen has everything you will need, not often the case in our travels. A great lounging garden.

The house is only minutes from a beautiful sandy beach and close to small villages, markets and great seafood restaurants.

A good location for all the Normanie Landing Sites/Museums.

The owners went out of their way to make sure we had evrything.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
2.7 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
9 Kilometres
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
RN13 - Montebourg
Nearest Restaurant
2.7 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
600 Metres
Car: recommended

The coastal village of Morsalines is just within the Naitonal Park of the Marais du Cotentin. The house is on the side of a hill rising up from the village, a few minutes walk from a beach popular for its shellfish. Southward lie the magnificent sands of historic Utah beach, now tranquil and welcoming, and the other D-Day landing beaches beyond. Inland you can explore the winding lanes of the lush green bocage. To the north, guarded by of the tallest lighthouse in mainland France, are more wonderful beaches, near ancient Barfleur with its fascinating Norman history. From the garden you can see the popular, picturesque sailing port of St Vaast, the island fortress of Tatihou and the Vauban fortification of La Hougue. Nearby is Quettehou which has all facilities - banks, shops, restaurants &c. There is a produce market locally every day of the week.

Morsalines is half an hour's easy drive from the channel port of Cherbourg, or about 90 minutes from Caen.

Other Activities: Markets, historic sites and history, wildlife, birdwatching.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £53.55
Refundable Damage Deposit £133.88

Short breaks are available out of season.
A security deposit of €150 is required which is refundable on completion of stay subject to deductions for excessive damage or cleaning requirements.
Bed linen and towels available at extra cost of €15 for a double bed and €10 for a single bed. Kitchen linens are included in the rental cost.
Final clean €60

There is a tourist tax payable on arrival for all guests over 18 - at the rate of 1.30€ per person per night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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