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Rates from:
708.00 GBP

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  • River Cottage Exterior
    River Cottage Exterior
  • Child Friendly Heated Pool
    Child Friendly Heated Pool
  • Kitchen
    Kitchen
  • Toddler Corner in the indoor play house
    Toddler Corner in the indoor play house
  • Lounge
    Lounge
  • Hot Tub and Deck
    Hot Tub and Deck
  • Dining Area
    Dining Area
  • Country walk down our lane
    Country walk down our lane
  • Bouncy Castel
    Bouncy Castel
  • Master Bedroom
    Master Bedroom
  • Family Fun
    Family Fun
  • Activity Barn
    Activity Barn
  • Bathroom
    Bathroom
  • Inside Courtyard Bistro
    Inside Courtyard Bistro
  • Time to relax
    Time to relax
  • Coach Wagon
    Coach Wagon
  • Courtyard
    Courtyard
  • Ball Pool
    Ball Pool
  • Local Beach
    Local Beach
  • Courtyard  Bistro
    Courtyard Bistro
  • Play Park
    Play Park
  • La Mare Chappey-  River Cottage Image 22
    La Mare Chappey- River Cottage Image 22
  • Football Pitch
    Football Pitch
  • See- Saw
    See- Saw
  • Having a whale of a time
    Having a whale of a time

La Mare Chappey- River Cottage

Normandy, France

Per week

from 708.00 to 1388.00 GBP
The Owner / Manager

Audrey Parker

Member since Nov 2009
  • Bookings Accepted:90.48%
  • Avg. Response Time:9 minutes
  • Availability Updated:2 days 22 hours

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BFB's Overview

Just a hop and a skip across the channel this beautiful 16th century Normandy towered manoir and its cluster of pretty cottages are the perfect for a low-stress overseas holiday. A mere 25 minutes drive from the port of Cherbourg, La Mare Chappey's River cottage manages to be the perfect blend of style, luxury and family-friendly practicality. Set overlooking the River Douve and beside a picturesque lake, teeming with wildlife (which will have young explorers mesmerised)- it's the perfect family retreat. The cottage has three well thought out bedrooms, 1 master with inviting double bed overlooking the pond, a comfortable twin bedroom and a bunk bed room perfect for children with a bright seaside theme. The large lounge is the perfect spot for relaxing after a busy day, designed with cosy sofas and soft furnishings it benefits from a handy television with UK channels, a video& DVD player, a music centre and a host of games to keep the whole family entertained during quiet nights in. The internet access point is also found in the lounge meaning busy parents are never out of touch with the world. The kitchen with adjacent dining area is well equipped for families with a dishwasher, cooker, microwave, large fridge/freezer, coffee-maker etc, though it should be said that the kitchen is rarely used since there are delicious breakfasts and dinners on offer in the manoir's bistro, which is also a nice place to enjoy a evening drink and is used by guests renting rooms in main house on a B&B basis

The Parker family and their friendly dog (Beany) moved here from the UK just a few years ago and set about creating the perfect escape for families in need of a relaxing and indulgent break away from home. Along with a comprehensive list of baby and toddler gear (see below), there's a heated outdoor pool (fenced), a hot tub, a lovely new indoor play area with games for ages from ball pools to basketball, and five acres of beautiful grounds to explore. The picturesque local village with its friendly bar and grocery store (great baguettes and croissants!) is just short stroll away, whilst a couple of busier towns and number of Blue Flag beaches are within 5-15mins drive.

Please note: Towels (kitchen/pool/bath) are not provided at this property and a €70 optional cleaning fee is applicable if guests do not wish to clean (including floors, bathrooms ovens etc.) themselves on departure. In August there is a 14 night stay minimum required on all stays

Location Information

Be warned, a holiday at La Mare Chappey is truly a holiday for everyone and the fact that parents can simply relax, with the knowledge that the little ones are happy with so much onsite to play with and explore, plus a delicious meal will be made for you at the end of the day, can make it very very difficult to leave either to explore or to go home! However, for those who can tear themselves away, there are a selection of fun activities for little ones within a hour’s drive including the 'La Ville Enchante", which is great for younger children and close to Mont St Michel (50kms), and La Cite de la Mer - a sophisticated aquarium near Cherbourg (50kms) and a large Zoo with soft play and bouncy castles, near Granville (20kms). The picturesque fortified town of Granville with its pretty buildings, seafood bistros and seaside health spa is well worth a visit itself.


Along with the Bistro at La Mare Chappey, there are a wide selection of bars, restaurants and shops within a 7km radius, along with facilities for golf, fishing, cycling, canoeing, horse-riding and watersports, which are a little further afield at 15kms.

The nearest port is Cherbourg (25mins), whilst Caen is within an hour; Le Havre is around 2.5hrs away and Calais about 4.5hrs. Paris is just 2.5hrs by train and flights from the UK to Cherbourg are offered by flybe.

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Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 17:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 30%

Balance: 56 days prior to arrival

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 17:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 30%

Balance: 56 days prior to arrival

Rates

31 Mar - 19 May 2017 : £708 /week20 May - 30 Jun 2017 : £996 /week1 Jul - 1 Sep 2017 : £1388 /week2 Sep - 22 Sep 2017 : £996 /week23 Sep - 28 Oct 2017 : £708 /week31 Mar - 19 May 2017 : €833.67 /week20 May - 30 Jun 2017 : €1172.79 /week1 Jul - 1 Sep 2017 : €1634.37 /week2 Sep - 22 Sep 2017 : €1172.79 /week23 Sep - 28 Oct 2017 : €833.67 /week

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 17:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 30%

Balance: 56 days prior to arrival

Who owns this place?

Fast Facts

Sleeps 6+infants in a double, a twin(2xsingles) & a bunks room (2 raised singles)

Coast Within 30 minutes driving distance

a selection of Blue Flag beaches are within 15 minutes drive

Amenities within Walking Distance

just short walk to local village.

Any Pool

The outdoor heated swimming pool (May-Sept) has lots of fun inflatable’s for the children and separate deluxe hot-tub area for adults with a furnished wooden-decked terrace area for relaxing in the sun. French regulations ensure that it is extremely safe for children with fencing, child safety gates and life-saving equipment to prevent any mishaps.

Indoor Play Area

The new indoor play area has a mini climbing frame, slide, Tunnel, Play house, Trampoline, ball pit & balls, push toys & trikes. Also for older children air hockey, table football, table tennis, fun duo basket ball.

Babysitting

Babysitting may be pre-booked in advance

Nursery Gear (additional)

Travel cots, highchair, stair gates, baby baths, baby monitors, plastic cups, plates, bowls, cutlery, hand blender, changing mat, potty, child toilet seat and step, mattress protectors, cot linen including mattress protector, cot sheets, blanket, are all available.

Indoor Toys / Games Room

A selection of baby/toddler toys, books and DVD are available in the cottages.

Meal Delivery / Room Service

A great pre-arrival shopping service is available. Home-made three or four course meals from the Manoir's Courtyard bistro can be served in the cottages.

Outdoor Toys

Baby Swings, general swings, toddler slide, general slides, climbing frames, see saw, sand pit, Trampoline, and paddling pools are all on site. Also, for older children and adults there is a football field with full size nets, supervised Archery three times a week, basketball and boules pitch.

Onsite Restaurant

The Manoir's Courtyard Bistro offers everything from an ice-cold draught beer from the well-stocked bar, to children's snacks or home-made three or four course meal in relaxing surroundings or served in your own cottage.

Stairgates / no stairs

The properties have stairgates.

Private Garden / Terrace / Balcony

There is a small garden.

Wifi / Cable Internet Access

There is internet access.

Friendly Animals

home to a menagerie of local wildlife together with a charming collection of chickens, ducks, guinea fowl and a friendly border collie.

Golf

There is a golf course nearby.

2+ Cots and Highchairs

More than one cot and highchair are available.

Reviews

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  • The facilities available were fantastic and the ability to get great home cooked food delivered to your accommodation in the evening is a huge bonus. We had a great time as did our toddler who is missing her early evening trip to the bouncy castle!Review dated 07/07/2015

  • This accomodation is ideal for young kids. The gites have everything you could ask for to keep kids (and parents) entertained, and there are so many excursions within a quick drive. We will definitely go back. Thank you, Audrey and Geoff!Review dated 16/08/2012

  • Great location for a holiday with our 2 and 4 year old boys. Owner seemed to have thought of everything & the bouncy castle every evening of our stay was fantastic.Review dated 01/08/2010

  • Nice clean accommodation in a good location. Excellent facilities for children especially pre-schoolers with bouncy castle, playbarn, warm pool, playground. Good proximity to sandy beaches.Review dated 04/07/2010

  • Great location for a holiday with our 2 and 4 year old boys. Owner seemed to have thought of everything & the bouncy castle every evening of our stay was fantastic. Overall Rating: Excellent!Review dated 11/08/2010

  • Great location for a holiday with our 2 and 4 year old boys. Owner seemed to have thought of everything & the bouncy castle every evening of our stay was fantastic. Overall Rating: Excellent!Review dated 11/08/2010

  • Nice clean accommodation in a good location. Excellent facilities for children especially pre-schoolers with bouncy castle, playbarn, warm pool, playground. Good proximity to sandy beaches. Excellent!Review dated 13/07/2010

  • We originally requested one of the cottages, but all were booked up. Instead we took one of the rooms in the tower (B&B) which was comfortable and very clean, and with the use of a lounge downstairs we were able to escape for a glass or two of wine whilst our son slept peacefully in the room. Audrey and Geoff were lovely hosts, being extremely helpful in suggesting things to do and see during a rather wet week in August. We would definitely go back there: easy to get to, clean, friendly, plenty for kids to do even on rainy days!Review dated 03/11/2009

  • Audrey the owner is so friendly and helpful - we had a problem with our shower not draining properly and the sky dish not working properly and they fixed them very promptly. The three course meals she cooked for us and brought to our cottage were scrumptious - my cooking seemed rather bland at home afterwards!Review dated 03/11/2009

  • A fantastic family holiday, lots for the children to do. Beach only 20mins away! Audrey's hospitality was excellent!Review dated 03/11/2009

  • Audrey made us feel very welcome. The cottage and facilities were perfect for my 2 young children. We used the bistro a couple of times where Audrey brought food over - very nice!Review dated 03/11/2009

  • We had a lovely holiday and the kids loved the play room, the play equipment and the chickens. The only areas we think could be improved would be providing a bath (rather than a baby bath - a bit difficult for a 3 year old to fit into), a toddler friendly swimming pool and information in the gite including how to work the appliances and giving some guidance to local attractionsReview dated 03/11/2009

  • We had such a super holiday. Geoff and Audrey are super hosts. The accomodation was flawless and facilities for children second to none.Lots of lovely beaches and facilities within a few miles, too. Can't recommend enoughReview dated 03/11/2009

The facilities available were fantastic and the ability to get great home cooked food delivered to your accommodation in the evening is a huge bonus. We had a great time as did our toddler who is missing her early evening trip to the bouncy castle!

This accomodation is ideal for young kids. The gites have everything you could ask for to keep kids (and parents) entertained, and there are so many excursions within a quick drive. We will definitely go back. Thank you, Audrey and Geoff!

Great location for a holiday with our 2 and 4 year old boys. Owner seemed to have thought of everything & the bouncy castle every evening of our stay was fantastic.

Nice clean accommodation in a good location. Excellent facilities for children especially pre-schoolers with bouncy castle, playbarn, warm pool, playground. Good proximity to sandy beaches.

Great location for a holiday with our 2 and 4 year old boys. Owner seemed to have thought of everything & the bouncy castle every evening of our stay was fantastic. Overall Rating: Excellent!

Great location for a holiday with our 2 and 4 year old boys. Owner seemed to have thought of everything & the bouncy castle every evening of our stay was fantastic. Overall Rating: Excellent!

Nice clean accommodation in a good location. Excellent facilities for children especially pre-schoolers with bouncy castle, playbarn, warm pool, playground. Good proximity to sandy beaches. Excellent!

We originally requested one of the cottages, but all were booked up. Instead we took one of the rooms in the tower (B&B) which was comfortable and very clean, and with the use of a lounge downstairs we were able to escape for a glass or two of wine whilst our son slept peacefully in the room. Audrey and Geoff were lovely hosts, being extremely helpful in suggesting things to do and see during a rather wet week in August. We would definitely go back there: easy to get to, clean, friendly, plenty for kids to do even on rainy days!

Audrey the owner is so friendly and helpful - we had a problem with our shower not draining properly and the sky dish not working properly and they fixed them very promptly. The three course meals she cooked for us and brought to our cottage were scrumptious - my cooking seemed rather bland at home afterwards!

A fantastic family holiday, lots for the children to do. Beach only 20mins away! Audrey's hospitality was excellent!

Audrey made us feel very welcome. The cottage and facilities were perfect for my 2 young children. We used the bistro a couple of times where Audrey brought food over - very nice!

We had a lovely holiday and the kids loved the play room, the play equipment and the chickens. The only areas we think could be improved would be providing a bath (rather than a baby bath - a bit difficult for a 3 year old to fit into), a toddler friendly swimming pool and information in the gite including how to work the appliances and giving some guidance to local attractions

We had such a super holiday. Geoff and Audrey are super hosts. The accomodation was flawless and facilities for children second to none.Lots of lovely beaches and facilities within a few miles, too. Can't recommend enough

Parent Rated*

5/5
  • Overall Experience
  • Child-Friendliness
  • Location
  • Hospitality / Welcome
  • Interiors

*Ratings by verified BFB guests who stayed here with young children.
Rated by 11 guests.



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