|Minimum Stay||4 - 7 nights|
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.
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
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.
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...
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.
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.
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 !
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.
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
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.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
SPECIAL TOUR DE RANCE DISCOUNT : 520 euros per week for 6 persons instead of 720 euros
SUPER DISCOUNT THIS SPRING:
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.