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Former gate house of the château, Conservation area, near the sea NEW LOOK 2016

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights

About the property

Peaceful, well equiped:2 Bedrooms, 2 gardens, playground, sleeps 6 near the sea

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 if they are not "on holiday".

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

Property Manager
Emanuèle Argentin
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Hablo un poco Espanol
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 January, 2017

About Emanuèle Argentin

We bought this property which had been abandoned for more than 20 years and we have been restoring it since then.

To start with, we lived with our children 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 a Preservation organisation depending on the Ministry of the Environment and equivalent to National Trust in England and wa wanted to invest ourselves in a personal 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 Cherbourg area

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 our family, friends and guests from all over the world.

A second cottage for 8 persons has been recently converted and is also available for renting.

Each cottage is private and independant as we are very careful about privacy.

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

Merci Merci Merci
Sep 2016
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Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(30 traveller reviews)

Former gate house of the château, Conservation area, near the sea NEW LOOK 2016
average rating of 4.766667 based on 60 reviews
les yveteaux, orne, france

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.
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Maison de charme et hôtes très sympathiques.

  • 5 of 5

Région très authentique.

Maison meublée avec beaucoup de goût.

Petit jardin privatif à l'abri des regards où l'on peut manger.

Cuisine très bien équipée.

Un seul petit défaut : le RC est un peu sombre mais le soir nous y avons fait des feux de bois très agréables.

Et les hôtes étaient très accueillants, sympathiques et à l'écoute.

Nous avons passé une très belle semaine.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bonjour, c'est toujours avec grand plaisir que nous accueillons nos hôtes à la Ferme du château. Merci pour les remarques concernant la clarté, le rez-de-chaussée est parfois sombre en été avec le feuillage des tilleuls centenaires qui sont cadastrés et que nous ne pouvons pas couper. Nous allons quand même prévoir une petite coupe de printemps et élaguer quelques branches pour éclaircir, je vais aussi me pencher sur des astuces déco pour renvoyer de la lumière. Merci encore de vos suggestions. Amicalement EManuèle
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Authenticité et charme

  • 5 of 5

Maison indépendante avec son joli jardin privé.

Meublée avec goût et charme. Possibilité de faire du feux de bois et de manger dans le jardin.

Au RC : Living et cuisine ouverte (très bien fournie en vaisselle et ustensiles).

Au 1er étage : une chambre avec lit deux places + salle de bain (baignoire et douche)+ WC indépendant;

Au 2ème étage : grande chambre mansardée avec grand lit deux places + 2 lits une place.

La propriétaire est très accueillante mais aussi discrète.

Région très belle. Coté "nature" il y a le parc régional des Marais et sa réserve ornithologique, et la côte et la mer sont à 700 m. du gîte.

Nous nous sommes régalés avec du poisson et des fruits de mer acheté à St Waast (à 5mn en voiture). Beaucoup de parc à huîtres dans la région.

Côté "culture" l'architecture dans la région est très belle et bien préservée (de très belles fermes et châteaux). Un peu plus loin sur la côte (10 km) il y a le mémorial du débarquement.

Nous avons passé une excellente semaine !

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bonjour, cela a été un plaisir de vous rencontrer et de vous accueillir avec l'été qui pointe enfin le bout de son nez! J’espère que le bébé palmier va vite grandir et vous rappellera notre beau Cotentin. Merci Amicalement Emanuèle
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What a wonderful cottage

  • 4 of 5

A really nice place for holidays!!!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous feel of historic ambiente + modern living

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay, authentic, full of atmosphere; most sympathetic, relaxed renters living nearby, who were always helpful if addressed. Lot of space around the house with a variety of furnished patios, and a cosy woodstove for chilly evenings, adding to otherwise fully sufficient heating.

Nice walks to nearby sea and short drive to traditional small fishingports in the neighbourhood.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bonjour et merci, we enjoyed your visit and it was a real treat to be your guests for a delicious diner ! Emanuèle
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lovely house and wonderful hosts - great holdiday!

  • 5 of 5

the description was accurate, any questions where answered by the wonderful host and they where really helpful and gave a lot of ideas for trips and tours;

we recommend this property to anybody;

the sea is easy to reach within 15 min by car, the d-day places but also the

lovely nature are worth a trip; to have dinner in a restaurant you have to be there not later than about 9pm - they are closing early

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Cherbourg/ Maupertus
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Quinéville, cafés, tea room with excellent cakes
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Nearest Train
17 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
6 Kilometres
Saint Vaast la hougue
Nearest Beach
0.8 Kilometres
Car: necessary

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 from 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, shops, 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.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

SPECIAL TOUR DE RANCE DISCOUNT : 520 euros per week for 6 persons instead of 720 euros
380 euros per week instead of 520 euros per week until end mid-June
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 consumption is read on a meter and charged 0,12 centimes per kwh
Refundable damage deposit of 200 euros is required on arrival.
You can choose the following option:
cleaning at the end of your stay.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Aumeville-Lestre in Manche

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 108 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • 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
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Child's Swing
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Walkway to Water
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeping
  • Massage
  • 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
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
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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