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Emanuèle Argentin

Member since: 2007
Call Manager
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Hablo un poco Espanol

2km from TOUR DE FRANCE. Former gate house, in Conservation area, NEW LOOK 2015

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Cherbourg area - La Ferme du Chateau

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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Emanuèle Argentin (Property Manager)
Member since: 2007
Call Manager
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Hablo un poco Espanol

About Emanuèle Argentin

We bought this property which had been abandonned for 20 years and have been restauring it since then.

To start with, we lived 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 (Preservation organisation equivalent to National Trust) and wanted to invest ourselves in a personnal 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 family, friends and guests from all over the world.

A second cottage for 8 persons will be ready to rent by next summer 2013!

Each cottage has its privacy and complete independance.

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

We revisited many of the sites we visited last year. We particularly enjoyed some fabuleous meals at the Café de France in Barfleur and buying wine from Gosselin's in St Vaast. The cottage was perfect for our stay with our Dog. He loved the walks from the cottage down to the beach. The woodburner was a good sens and kept us warm and cosy.

With love from S and S. Norfolk
Dec 2015
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based on 28 holidaymaker reviews

2km from TOUR DE FRANCE. Former gate house, in Conservation area, NEW LOOK 2015
average rating of 4.75 based on 51 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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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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Well-maintained gite in gorgeous setting.

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful retreat in a magical setting. I enjoyed long walks by the sea, collecting samphire & driftwood; visits to nearby fishing villages St Vaast & Barfleur, both beautiful in their ways; the spectacular coastline & marshes... with gastronomic treats to be had, of course, at every turn! I enjoyed every moment & would thoroughly recommend staying at the Gate House in Aumeville Lestre - we will definitely be back!!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bonjour, it was a great pleasure to greet you and share cups of ..tea! Bonne année 2015 Emanuèle
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4 Weeks of silence, recovery, nature and good food

  • 5 of 5

What to expect from a stay at Ferme du Chateau? Seems to be a lonely place at the first glance.

But what you get is a stay in a nicely furbished home. All fits nicely together and you will get real value for money.

The wheather in September was 4 weeks of sun with only one day of rain. Emanuelle and William took care about any issues and the stay was really nice.

The house is about 1 km away from the coast and it is recommended to have a daily walk to the sea, beginning with the tallasso clinic for horses, Walking to the oyster farmers and Walking backwards along the almost wild horses and nice gardens at Hameau du Gardin.

It has been our third stay at this home and we still like it so much, just because we have the chance for a Holiday without Stretch, the Food over there is so good and all People are so nice.

Nice Locations nearby are St. Vaast lo Hogue, Barfleur and many other places and even the west coast of cotentin is just 1 hour away.

Emanuelle, William, thank you very much for the brilliant holidays.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 22, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bonjour and thank you so much for your fidelity. We are happy that you feel at home here and that we can share this little piece of even with you. Hello to Finy. Emanuèle
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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

Prices for this holiday cottage in Barfleur, Cherbourg area

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
2 Apr 2016 - 1 Jul 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Jul 2016 - 9 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late summer
10 Sep 2016 - 14 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
15 Oct 2016 - 4 Nov 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late automn
5 Nov 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
7 Jan 2017 - 3 Feb 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
holidays winter
4 Feb 2017 - 3 Mar 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
early spring
4 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 Apr 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
8 Jul 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

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 Cherbourg area in Manche

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Self-catering
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
  • Wireless Internet
  • 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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