Gites Champetres

Gites Champetres Amenities

Gites Champetres Amenities

Normandy is a little piece of heaven for parents. It has all the best bits of France - long golden sands, gorgeous, uncrowded countryside and pretty historic market towns, full of traditional patisseries and cafes. But without the long journey with disgruntled children that's necessary for points further south.

Les Gites Champetres, in the heart of the Parc Naturel des Marais du Cotentin et du Bessin and on the edge of the pretty, sleepy village of Sainteny, give you perfect access to the Normandy family holiday of your dreams.

Less than an hour's drive from Cherbourg and and the smart shops and restaurants of Caen, it is only 30 minutes by car from beautiful beaches that formed a backdrop to the Allied landings of World War II but which are now more famous as the scene of many an English youngster's idyllic bucket and spade adventure.

Oak, Chestnut and Walnut Cottages are stone-built, traditional-style Northern French homes, each with four bedrooms, two bathrooms and a pretty setting in the 2-acre grounds of the friendly owners home. Smart but comfortable modern interiors are complete with fully-fitted kitchens that include electric ovens with gas hobs, microwaves, fridge-freezers, washing machines, and dishwashers, and spacious lounges with WiFi and wide-screen TVs with Freeview boxes (Cbeebies!) and DVD players.

Guests will find an 'Aladdin's cave' with a plentiful supply of books and games for children of all ages, and outside you'll find buckets, spades, swings, slides, table tennis, boules and trampoline.

The owners have a good eye for what makes a relaxing holiday with little ones in tow. It's evident in all the child-related extras, Aladdin's cave packed with toys, and outside play areas complete with table tennis, Boules, swing and trampoline.

Oak Cottage Overview
The pretty stone clad, Oak Cottage sleeps eight plus infants in four bedrooms and is the perfect choice for extended or multi family groups. Guests enter into a spacious open plan living area with comfortable lounge, complete with handy English freeview channels and DVD player, and a dining area with seating for eight. The contemporary kitchen is well equipped for families, a dishwasher and washing machine, that is so often overlooked in French gites. There's a ground-level double bedroom with an adjoining wc/shower room, which is well suited to accompanying grandparents, and three bedrooms upstairs (stairgates provided) including a master double and two further twins ( one twin is set on the upper first floor separated by 6 steps). As for bathrooms, guest need not worry about the morning wash queues with one full suite with bath on the first floor, and a shower room with wc immediately adjacent to the double bedroom on the ground floor). Outside there is a private patio area which looks over the lovely private, walled gardens complete with BBQ area for alfresco summer dining. Mini guests will be easily occupied with the trampoline, slide and swings.

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The Owner / Manager

Terence Nathan

Member since Nov 2015
  • Bookings Accepted:100%
  • Avg. Response Time:6 minutes
  • Availability Updated:28 days 12 hours

Fast Facts

Sleeps 8+ infants in 4 bedrooms, 2 double, 2 twins and 2 bathrooms.

Airport under 2 hours drive

Caen is just 88km away.

Ferry Port

Cherbourh 60kms, Caen 90 kms, 20% discount with Brittany Ferries.

Coast Within 30 minutes driving distance

There is a range of beaches within 30 minutes drive.

Amenities within Walking Distance

The local village of Sainteny has great facilities incl. a Bar, Pharmacy (with English speaking pharmacists,)Boulangerie / Patisserie, butchers, Restaurant and a new Doctors surgery all within a few minutes walk.

Indoor Play Area

Aladdin's cave with a good stock of toys, games and books.

Nursery Gear (additional)

4 cots, two wooden and two travel costs, high chairs, baby baths, stairgates, bed guards, plastic cutlery and crockery

Indoor Toys

Aladdins cave where children can take their pick of toys, books and games to take back to the cottage.

Meal Delivery / Room Service

Welcome basket with milk, bread, cheese and eggs is provided.

Outdoor Toys

Outside little ones will find an Aladdin's cave packed with toys, in the garden a trampoline, table tennis, slide, swings, and boules.

Stairgates / no stairs

Stairgates provided.

Private Garden / Terrace / Balcony

Each cottage has it's own terrace with BBQ.

Wifi / Cable Internet Access

Wifi is available.


Golf course a short drive away.

2+ Cots and Highchairs

Multiple highchairs and cots are available.