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Large elegant town house with extensive grounds 20 mins from Cherbourg - La Palmeraie

Bedrooms 8
Separate WCs1
Space 3,616 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights



La Palmeraie

Large traditional manor house on 4 floors - large lounge and dining room off spacious entrance hall. Large modern kitchen seating 14 plus. 2 loos plus laundry room. 1st Floor large master bedroom & ensuite, family suite with 2 rooms and ensuite. 2nd floor 1 small double ensuite, 3 double rooms sharing landing bathroom, 3rd floor dormitory style tall attic room with 6 singles and shared bathroom on landing. oil fired central heating & hot water.

All bathrooms recently fitted. Huge grounds, ample parking, private gate to town park, small shallow lake.

Ample stocks of games.

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About the property

La Palmeraie

La Palmeraie is a 19th century stone built manor set in large grounds 5 minutes walk from the medieval town centre of Bricquebec with its castle and lively market place. The town is within 12 minutes of the beach resorts of Carteret and Barneville, and half an hour from the WW2 Normandy beaches. The house is 20 minutes drive from Cherbourg. The owners have restored the house over the last 13 years & the spacious accommodation offers modern bathrooms, central heating, a modern kitchen, laundry room and a large sun terrace. The grounds have plenty of room for lounging or playing & the extensive gravel paths are ideal for boule. There are several excellent restaurants within walking distance. The town has two supermarkets and within 15minutes drive at la Glacerie there a huge range of shops and the Auchun hypermarket. The region offers glorious beaches & a relaxed life style. There are frequent festivals & a weekly market.

Family Celebrations: La Palmeraie is ideal for family celebrations and reunions. Table reservations can be made for large parties at nearby restaurants by arrangements.

L'Atelier is a high tech modern 3 double bedroom house with two restricted height attic rooms

The house is next to La Palmeraie and shares its extensive grounds.

External catering can be arranged for large events such as wedding blessings

No stag or hen parties!

Business conferences or awy weekends welcome

Executive Retreats and Conferences: Plan your organization's future at La Palmeraie - the space and relaxing setting are ideal for planning and discussion. Trained UK facilitators can be provided and a complete accomodations and transport package can be arranged. Full broadband facilities can be provided as well a Powerpoint, flip charts and on site catering if required.

The Ideal Photo or Film Location: The traditional house, its grounds and the proximity to uncrowded beaches, woods and rocky outcrops make La Palmeraie an excellent choice for shooting at any time of the year, self contained grounds airer easily secured and there is ample accommodation for cast and crew. Catering services can be provided nearby or on site. Transport can be provided from airport or ferry terminal

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Peter Waddell
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
9 July, 2018

About Peter Waddell

Professional business owners running long established management training organisation serving central and local government, the NHS and the voluntary and private sectors.

Peter Waddell purchased this chateau / country house in 2002

Why Peter Waddell chose Bricquebec

Calm old house cosy in winter, cool in summer as metre thick granite walls.

Great for families with a half acre garden laid to lawn. 5 minites stroll from main square, markets bars and shops. 10 minutes drive to wonderful beaches.

2 suprmarkets within 5 minutes drive. Private access to town park, tennis court and running track. Graet restaurants nice old medieaval town. If you come you will return!

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Beautiful setting yet 5 mins walk from town, lovely gardens great for family and firends gatherings - something for everyone in the area

Available Rentals

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£500 deposit in advance; Linen & Cleaning included
Contact owner for repeat booking deals ordeals for both houses (La Palmeraie plus L'Atelier). Fuel supplement for Christmas and new year of £100.00
Contact for weekends
Discounts available on Britanny Ferry Fares - contact owner for access codes


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Bricquebec in Manche

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3616 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 22
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • town
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 20 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , two toilets
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , ensuite bed 1
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , ensuite bed 2
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , ensuite with bed 4
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , 2nd floor landing
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , 3rd floor landing
  • All new - Phillip Starke luxury fittings, cast iron baths with folding shower screens, fully tiled
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , ensuite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Child Bed , ensuite
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , off bed 2
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , ensuite
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed , shared bath
    Bedroom 6 - 2 Single Bed , shared bath
    Bedroom 7 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , shared bath
    Bedroom 8 - 6 Single Bed , shared bath
  • All beds furnished to high standard with new decorations, new bathrooms and Laura Ashley style traditional french styling. Bedside lamps, plenty of power points and UK adaptors
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 14 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • arboretum
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Glorious family owned and restored house in lovely grounds - 5 minutes from town centre, 2 good supermarkets English speaking housekeeper available for questions, 12 minutes from sea, lots of good restaurants, backs on to public park with tree lined avenue and private gate.


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La Palmeraie
average rating of 4.714286 based on 7 reviews

beautiful big house

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the house New Year 2009 and had both house and annex. There were 28 of us from 6 -70 and the house fit us all quite happily. It is a beautiful house and also comfortable. We had many meals in the dining room and large kitchen and a lovely NY dinner. The town is close albeit quiet in winter. We hope this years festivities live up to the standard of surroundings and company in 2009!

  • Review Submitted: 18-May-2010
  • Date of Stay: December 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Dorset. UK

Great venue for a houseparty......

  • 5 of 5

The Mac60club has about 27 members, and this Spring 13 of us were available for a short hop across the channel from Poole. Poole - the loveliest harbour to depart from and arrive home to - was a great start to a lovely week. We arrived at Cherbourg on time, and only the wrong turning by the drivers of 3 out of 4 cars meant that the journey to the house took a little longer than expected! The house has been restored to a lovely comfortable standard, plenty of room for everyone. A large salon, an even larger dining room, a good sized kitchen as well as a laundry room and extra toilets (good thinking!) are all on the ground floor, whilst up above, loads of bedrooms, some with en suite bathrooms. And the best luxury of all with a house full of people - non-stop hot water! We rented bed linen and towels at a small fee. The town is 5 minutes walk and has a great market on Mondays where we bought loads of lovely stuff for evening meal. Normandy cream (well, Normandy yellow really!) was bought in a large bucket shaped container, and graced several desert plates. Gorgeous. Ditto the cheeses available. Our party spread out, some to the Normandy beaches and battle sites, some to Bayeau for the tapestry, some to the seaside. All are not far at all. Big tree filled garden, but would recommend that a party with younger children had an adult observer out if the kids were out, as there is a pond (not easily seen) and some outhouses which look exciting!

  • Review Submitted: 09-May-2009
  • Date of Stay: May 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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New Year at La Palmeraie

  • 4 of 5

We spent a week at La Palmeraie over New Year 2008/9.

The house was more than large enough for our party of 9 adults and there was plenty of space for everyone.

The large kitchen was well equipped and we stayed in and cooked on several evenings, including New Years Eve, when we laid the table and had a dinner party in the large dining room.

There was plenty of dishes and cutlery and a dishwasher, which was well used!

The weather was very cold so we made good use of the open fireplace in the sitting room. The bathrooms were great with copious amounts of hot water. The bedrooms were clean but the french style double beds with footboards were not so good for several of the 6ft+ guys. The location of the house within walking distance of the village and also SuperU was excellent though several rrestaurants in town were shut. But you have to expect tthat off season. Lots of things to do within a hour driving. A large garden which is a great play area for kids. A fab place for a house party and would love to go back in the summertime.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jan-2009
  • Date of Stay: December 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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A taste of 19th century Normandy

  • 5 of 5

It would be hard to find a better venue for a family party. Fifteen of us were meeting as a family for the first time in years to celebrate a 60th wedding anniversary. There was plenty of space for us to share our meals in the elegant dining room and to chat and relax in the living areas. The bedrooms were comfortable and there was certainly no need to queue for the many newly completed bathrooms. Larger numbers should check the availability and distribution of single and double beds and en-suite bathrooms to avoid conflict! The first floor rooms were easily accessible to our 80+ year old “honeymooners” because they can manage stairs.

The house has an interesting history and is being lovingly restored by its owners. There are still a few improvements to be made. The children enjoyed exploring the rambling gardens and we were able to play badminton and sit on the patio (when this appalling summer allowed!) but we imagine better garden furniture will soon be provided. An old pond and lavoir were revealed the week we were there. There was no internet access, though it was advertised.

The house is a few minutes walk from the shops and at least a couple of good eating places in the centre of Bricquebec. We had an excellent celebratory feast in the restaurant in the castle. It is a small town but busy on market day. There are beautiful beaches only 20 minutes drive away and it is not far to the historic Second World War beaches as well as Bayeux. We were able to meet family arriving in on the ferry at Cherbourg and the train at Valognes, just down the road, very easily.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Nov-2008
  • Date of Stay: August 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Woodford Green, Essex

Great for families

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent week. The house is in a perfect setting near to the shops and only a short drive to the sea. The spacious rooms were ideal for a family ranging in ages from 5 months to 65 years. The modern bathrooms were especially appreciated and the dining room was just right for 13 of us.

And believe it or not, the sun shone every day despite terrible weather in the south of England.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2008
  • Date of Stay: August 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great property for a large party

  • 5 of 5

This is an excellent property for a large group of you, as it has plenty of space to do your own thing, or for sharing meals in the large dining room. Excellently equipped kitchen with everything you need for dinner parties. The chateau has been beautifully and sympathetically restored. The grounds could probably do with a little tlc, but the children loved the garden as it was great for hiding, etc!! While we were there the town held St Anne's Festival and we were right in the midst of the celebrations, including a viking village in the town park right throught through the back gate of the chateau garden! Very pretty, rural area and a gorgeous, huge sandy beach only 20 minutes drive away at Carteret. All the shops, including the essential boulangeries are just a few minutes walk away, with a large supermarket a short drive up the road.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2008
  • Date of Stay: July 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Car: recommended

If you are a member of a cycle club and organise a trip we can offer special rates and ferry discounts, plus a gala dinner in the local chateau. Please call for details

A Classic Destination - in addition to being perfect for family holidays, La Palmeraie has secure off street parking in the grounds for more than 20 Classic cars.

If you are a member of a classic club and organise a trip we can offer special rates and ferry discounts, plus a gala dinner in the local chateau. Please call for details

Bricquebec is an easy 20 minute drive from Cherbourg ferry port or Airport. The area consists of rolling green country, small towns and villages, both inland and on the superb East & West coasts of the Cotentin Peninsula.

Ideal for beach, country or gastronomic holidays. Lots of good restaurants, bars and shopping within easy reach.

Normandy landing beaches, Mont St Michel and the Bayeux Tapestry an easy day trip. Small friendly town, lots of festivals and events in summer.

Other Activities: 2 depot ventes (antique warehouses within 6 miles)


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