LA BROCANTERIE feels more like your own private boutique hotel than a gîte (a French holiday rental) – beautifully presented with antiques and brocante objects in spacious welcoming rooms. Family friendly with ample space for 10 people or romantic enough for 2.
Push back the kitchen-conservatory glass doors and indoors flows outdoors to the private heated pool and deck. A motorized pool cover in in place to keep our younger guests safe.
The kitchen - wonderful and huge, well equipped for the most enthusiastic cooks,.
The dining hall - double height ceiling with minstrel's gallery, fireplace.
Sitting room - large and comfortable, 4 sofas, chairs, tv, wifi, fireplace
Playroom - lots of toys and games for everyone.
FOUR BEDROOMS over three floors:
Ground floor double bedroom en suite - very convenient less mobile guests.
First floor - double bedroom en suite
Second floor - 2 further bedrooms each with 3 single beds (shared facilities)
La Brocanterie is situated on the outskirts of a coastal village, GOUVILLE-SUR-MER, on the west coast of the Normandy peninsular. We're within easy reach of the ferry ports of Cherbourg and Caen. Many guests choose to come from Calais too. Or if you're flying into Paris or Dinard airport (ryanair), hire a car and make the journey.
(approx driving times) Cherbourg 1hr10, Caen 1hr30, Paris 3hrs50, Calais 4hrs40
Gouville has a weekly market (twice weekly in July/August) , bakeries, butcher, supermarket, bike hire, banks, doctors, pharmacy and more. The house is 5 minutes drive to the beautiful 6km long beach.
THINGS TO DO :
We are well situated for all the must-see sights such as the Normandy Landing Beaches and American Cemetery, Mont Saint Michel, Bayeux and there is lots for the children too; Alligator Bay, Cité de la Mer, Champrepus zoo..
There are also many things to do without driving too far - see our website for the "Top 10 things to do'
We welcome children at both of our rental properties. All the bedrooms are large enough for travel cots. Each house has a games room with table football and an enormous collection of toys, games and books.
We have highchairs, travel cots, baby cutlery, a push chair, potties and changing mats.
Our gites are 10 minutes from Coutainville golf club; a particularly friendly club with relaxed dress code. There are many courses to choose from but this is our selection of courses we know you’ll enjoy.
Do feel free to call us – we can help you organise your tee times, buggy and club hire.
See our website for our golfing tips (website: hidden)
We don't as yet have any reviews on Flipkey but we do have 18 reviews for this property, all 5 starred.
Here are a few excerpts from people who took the plunge to rent this property.
A great holiday
My family and I stayed at La Brocanterie in July 2013 and we were blown away by this fabulous chic coastal property! The interior of the house has to be seen to be believed and is the best self catering property we have stayed in over a 20 year period…All in all a fantastic find and I highly recommend La Brocanterie to anyone wanting to spend time in this beautiful, peaceful part of Normandy!
A Mackay, Scotland
It’s taken us a bit of time to come back to earth after our amazing stay at La Brocanterie. The house is a stunning example of how a lovely old property can be renovated to produce a simply stunning combination of modern and antique. The coast is fab and we recommend the beach restaurant (Debbie provides all the details in her fantastic book of blurb). We had a great time collecting moules and cooking them at home (I say ‘home’ – it wasn’t of course, sadly, but felt just as if it was).
PUKKA, SUPERB, FANTASTIC! And the ultimate accolade – we would absolutely, definitely unquestionably stay again! J Bryant, Paderborn, Germany
The home (La Brocanterie) is in a peaceful, remote location and for the first time in many years we really felt as though we were away from it all and could relax! Beaches are a very short drive from the house and the sights we wanted to see ; Mont Saint Michel and Omaha Beach/American Cemetery etc were easy day trips.
The house was impeccably decorated, spotless and had absolutely everything we needed. A hidden gem! H Fagan, Munich, Germany
A beautiful retreat
The house (La Brocanterie) was stunning – above and beyond our expectations. We had 7 adults and 2 toddlers in our group and there was more than adequate space and we never felt on top of each other with plenty of room for the children to run about. The layout is brilliant and the pool fantastic. Debbie and James were very friendly and helpful and nothing was too much trouble. The location of the property is great – local shops/markets and plenty of day trips 20-60 mins away. It would appeal to people of all ages and is very family friendly. L Quinney, Kent, UK
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