|Minimum Stay||5 - 7 nights|
St Vaast is a delightful fishing port with many restaurants, cafés and shops. Ideal for those who wish to sample French life close at hand in a small community described by one travel writer as 'a gem of the Normandy coast'.
The house is perfectly situated a few metres from the sea and approx 50 metres from the delightful harbour, shops and restaurants. The property has been refurbished and offers bright spacious accommodation comprising of large reception hall, dining/sitting room with wood burning stove, refitted kitchen with new appliances: dishwasher, fridge, microwave, oven- a (washing machine in the exterior boiler room), three ground floor bedrooms (1 double, 1 twin, 1 single) and 2 new bathrooms. The living room is a large open mezzanine, overlooking the dining area with a door leading to a single bedroom. There is a separate staircase leading to 2 more bedrooms, 1 double with en suite W/C and 1 single. To the rear is a lovely south facing patio with garden furniture
14 Rue de la Vielle Eglise, St Vaast was originally two fishermens' cottages which were joined together some years ago. Since then the property has been extended and modified into a large, comfortable six bedroom, two bathroom house which has now been renovated to a very high standard by the present owners.
The age of the house is unknown, but it was probably built towards the end of the 18th century: it is certainly shown on maps of St Vaast which were compiled in Napoleonic times. It is in a conservation area close to the site of the old church which is now the'Sailor's Chapel', and 50 metres from the sea wall constructed by Vauban, Napoleon's architect, some 200 years ago.
St Vaast is a charming, small town with easy access from the Channel ports and is an ideal destination for holidays and breaks throughout the year. It is what the French call 'une ville vivante' - a 'living town' - and there is plenty to do during the winter. The house, with its wood burning stove and central heating makes a perfect setting for Christmas (tree and decorations supplied if required!)
The town of St Vaast is full of interest. The sea wall and fort were designated as a World Heritage Site in 2009. Beaches have both sand and rock pools and just offshore is a nature reserve, the Ile de Tatihou, which is reached by amphibian craft. The town is flat and the main shopping street is situated some 50 metres from and parallel to the harbour. Here there are bakers, butchers, speciality shops, pavement cafes and the famed Gosselin emporium a mini Fortnum and Mason. Towns to visit include Cherbourg, Bayeux and Caen. There are trains to Paris from Valognes (20 mins drive away)
The landing beaches and museums are a short drive away. On the other side of the peninsula and there are trips to the Channel Islands and Mont St Michel is about 1.5 hours away by car.
There are numerous events throughout the year details of which are published at the local tourist office.
There are golf courses at Fontenay-Sur-Mer and Cherbourg both approximately 20/25 minutes drive from St Vaast
Other Activities: Fitness trail. internet cafe.
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Dec 20 2014 - Jan 3 2015
5 night minimum stay
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Short breaks and/or rentals for six or less may be available at reduced rates outside the main summer and Christmas holiday periods . Please contact the owner.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (GBP) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.