Recently renovated, and featured in Living France magazine, the gite offers stunning original features and sits in 5 acres of land with its own orchard. In the village of St Jacques de Nehou can be found a delightful Boulangerie to purchase your morning croissants and freshly baked bread. St Sauveur le Vicomte & Bricquebec are 5 miles away boasting their famous castles along with a delightful bars and restaurants, plus excellent supermarkets. Outdoor markets are in abundance selling fresh local produce. The historic Normandy landing beaches are within easy reach along with Ste. Mere Eglise, Honfleur and Bayeux home of the famous tapestry. Further along the coast lies Le Mont-St-Michel and Granville, home of Dior. For those wanting to visit the romantic city of Paris it can be reached in a little over 3 hours, either by car or train. La Vaquerie is ideal for a romantic getaway or family holiday and a wonderful place to unwind and re-charge your batteries. Check out our website gite-in-normandy for more photo's and information of things to do in the surrounding area, or if you prefer give us a call 0233035713 we are happy to give you any information you need.
Converted Barn in St Jacques de Nehou, Nr. Cherbourg, Normandy, France - Ideal Location a short drive from Cherbourg and Stunning Beaches
Tom Reilly & David Streets
- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- 2 Dec 2018
About Tom Reilly & David Streets
We bought La Vaquerie in the autumn of 2004 and started to convert the 2 barns attached to the left of the house in 2010 and completed them early 2014. It was important to us that we retained as many original features as possible, the oak beams have been restored along with original stonework. Having worked in the hospitality industry for most of our working life, Tom owned a restuarant for over 25 years and David worked in hotels for all of his career, so we understand our guests needs and requirements. We live in the main house so are on call to ensure you have a holiday to remember in this lovely part of the Cotentin Peninsula. We were thrilled to be featured in Living France magazine's Autumn 2014 edition. We look forward to welcoming you to La Vaquerie Tom and David
Tom Reilly & David Streets purchased this Barn in 2004
Why Tom Reilly & David Streets chose Saint-Jacques-de-Néhou
We had been visiting the area for a number of years to visit friends and by chance we saw La Vaquerie for sale, in fact the day it went on the market. We fell in love with the house and its great potential and bought it straight away. It's a lovely area to live not far from some fantastic beaches, and so much history. The local community have been extremely welcoming and we are happy to have made many new friends both French and British.
What makes this Barn unique
La Vaquerie sits down a winding country lane so is a very peaceful spot but not far from some lovely towns and villages. There are a number of bakeries near by that make beautiful croissants, numerous breads and pastries and are a must to visit. There are markets most days of the week nearby and a number of Depot Vente's if you want to snap up a bargain. The local beaches are clean and quiet. There are some fantastic restaurants to sample with great seafood. We offer a complimentary welcome basket of wine, bread, butter, cheese and eggs and complimentary toiletries in the 2 bathrooms. Bed linen is of a good quality, Laura Ashley. Farrow and Ball & Annie Sloan paints have been used in our colour schemes. For more information go to our website www.gite-in-nomandy.com
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
Gorgeous gite, great hosts!
This is a beautiful gite, very quiet due to its rural location, very stylishly decorated, lots of character, and spotlessly clean. It is clear that the lovely owners, Tom and David, have put a lot of care into it, and they are terrific hosts. They provide a great welcome basket for the kitchen as well as toiletries, and they have terrific tips for local sights, beaches, markets, etc. The nearby beaches to the west are spectacular - about a 20-minute drive away, and all the history of D-Day beaches and sights are also easily accessible. Cherbourg is also an easy drive away. We had a great time and would definitely recommend. Thank you, Tom and David!
Thank you for the great review and we really enjoyed meeting you all, Sid & Saffy are missing their pats from the children! We hope you return to see us.
All the very best
David & Tom
Beautiful place to stay
The property was very tastefully decorated and well equipped for all self catering. Tom & David were excellent hosts and made us very welcome. The region is great for walking, cycling and history. A great time was had by all - thank you.
Thank you for the great review, it was lovely to meet you all and we are so pleased you enjoyed staying at La Vaquerie
David & Tom
We had a wonderful stay! The location is quiet and secluded and the Gite is warm, cosy and stunning!
We loved staying here; the location is very secluded and so it is the perfect place for rest and relaxation. Inside, the accommodation is very clean, comfortable and the Gite is beautifully presented. It really is stunning! We loved the decore. The kitchen is very well equipped too; everything we needed to prepare and serve meals was provided.
David and Tom are wonderful hosts. We very much appreciated the basket of goodies they provided on our arrival - after a full day of travelling, it was such a pleasure to find everything we needed for an easy and delicious supper! And some extra goodies to help us celebrate four Birthdays, were happily enjoyed with great appreciation!
Our hosts were also very helpful with providing information about the history of the local area and where to visit.
It was a lovely stay for our family and would highly recommend it - we hope to visit again. Thanks so much David and Tom😊
Thank you for the fantastic review, we very much appreciate it. We thoroughly enjoyed meeting you all and we very much hope you will visit us again, you were wonderful guests.
Very best regards
David & Tom
A fantastic stay
A beautiful and lovingly restored property. The delightful owners Tom and David have taken great care to provide everything you might need during your stay, and the fantastic basket of goodies when we arrived was most welcome. They were extremely helpful in advising on places to visit locally, and the méchoui in the village which they recommended was an excellent way to celebrate the 14th July. We felt that we arrived as clients but left as friends, such was the welcome we had. Highly recommended.
Thank you for the great review, it was a pleasure to meet you all and we are so pleased you enjoyed staying at La Vaquerie, we hope you come back and see us.
David & Tom
Beautiful and comfortable gite
Traveling with another couple, we sought a comfortable secluded home accessible to the American beaches and Mont Saint Michel. La Vaquerie exceeded expectations in all ways. The restoration of the former cow barn adjacent to the owner's home is spectacular and is accurately shown in the photos. Facilities for cooking easily met our needs. Bedrooms were comfortable, as were bath facilities. The location is very private and scenic. David was very kind, provided some very helpful groceries at our arrival, had useful advice when asked, and respected our privacy. We would happily return.
Thank you for the great review, we are so pleased that you enjoyed staying with us, we hope you will return
Very best regards
David & Tom
The perfect place to stay in Normandy
This is our second visit to this property, we liked it so much we brought friends with us this time and they loved it too.
The property has been converted to a very high standard and it wants for nothing, everything has been done to make your stay perfect.
Tom and David live next door and are the perfect hosts nothing is to much trouble yet at the same time your privacy is respected but if you need anything at any time you only have to ask.
If you want to go to Normandy - this is the place to stay.
It was great to see you both again thank you for the lovely review
Very best regards
David & Tom
Several stunning beaches are within easy reach, the lovely town of Carteret with many bars and restaurants along with boutique shops and a lovely beach, there are also beaches at Portbail, Lindbergh, Denneville, Hatainville.
Le Rozel Sciotot and Siouville have great surfing
There is an indoor swimming pool in St Sauveur le Vicomte
The port of Cherbourg is 40 minutes drive, Caen 90 minutes
Valognes has the nearest railway station which is 20km with direct trains to Paris.
A car is needed to get to the property
St Sauveur le Vicomte & Bricquebec are 7km away both have great restaurants and bars.
Paris can be reached either by train from Valognes or car in a little over 3 hours
A welcome basket is provided, with wine, bread, cheese, butter and eggs as are complimentary toiletries.
Cycle hire is available in St Savueur le Vicomte and in Carteret
Canoeing is available at La Douve in St Savueur le Vicomte
Featured in Living France magazine Autumn 2014.
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Additional pricing information
Booking Notes: Bookings can be made via this website, the owners website or contacting David or Tom direct. A non refundable deposit of 25% is due on booking with the balance to be paid 6 weeks prior to arrival (non refundable) together with a refundable security deposit of £150 to cover damage and breakages. Payment can be made either via PayPal or Bank Transfer. When replying to you please check your junk email as sometimes our reply goes there. We are happy to consider alternative arrival dates than Saturday. If you prefer to talk to us about your booking rather than email please give us a call leave a message if we are not available. Please contact the owner for Christmas and New Year availability and rates Changeover Day: The gite is available after 4pm on your arrival day and must be vacated by 10am on the day of departure. We are flexible on arrival and departure days. Notes on prices: If you prefer to pay in a different currency to sterling the exchange rate at the time payments are due will be used. Payments can be made by direct bank transfer or PayPal.