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Des Webster

Member since: 2003
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Speaks: english, french

Converted barn set in the rural French countryside of Normandy

20 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Berville-sur-Mer Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms, 1 bathroom upto 4 occupants

Berville sur Mer is a small rural hamlet six miles from the picturesque harbour town of Honfleur. Honfleur offers a wealth of fine restaurants, art galleries, museums and a fabulous 16th century wooden church. Le Havre is approximately 20 minutes drive and Calais or Boulogne are approximately two and a half to three hours drive away.

Excellent beaches can be found at Honfleur, Deauville and Trouville

Day trips to the Monet Gardens, Normandy Beaches, Bayeux Tapestry or the wonderful cathedral at Rouen is highly recommended.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Des Webster (Owner)
Member since: 2003
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french

Reviews

4.4
based on 20 traveler reviews

Converted barn set in the rural French countryside of Normandy
average rating of 4.45 based on 20 reviews
2

Disappointing

  • 2 of 5

Given we based our decision to stay here on previous reviews, we feel it only right to contribute our own experience of staying at this property.

First, communication with the owners was difficult, with chasing up of responses to email enquiries required and a curt response received to a simple enquiry about availability of a highchair.

First impressions of the cottage was disappointing. The 'well manicured lawns' advertised were in fact overgrown, the patio flowers were dead and we were greeted with a dead mouse on the grass outside our cottage. We let ourselves in (the owners were absent due to a bereavement) and found very little in the way of information, either for the cottage or for the local area. We could not get the wifi to work, and had to contact the owner's daughter (our point of contact) to find out what we were doing wrong. It turns out the wifi only works in the car park! To advertise that this cottage has internet access is therefore clearly misleading, and given we would not have booked a cottage for two weeks without wifi access (or making alternative arrangements) this was extremely frustrating. In fact, due to the owners having turned off the wifi whilst they were away, we didn't even have access to wifi until they returned five days after our arrival, even from the car park.

The cottage was equipped with the most basic items, some of which were well past their sell-by date. For example, the tin opener didn't work (this was replaced on the owners' return, but didn't help open the tins needed for my children's' tea upon arrival!), wine glasses were cracked, pans were badly scoured etc. Our patio umbrella didn't work - we had to borrow our neighbours'.

The cottage needed a through clean-it had had only a surface clean.

All in all, we could not recommend staying here. We appreciate the cost is pretty reasonable in relation to others in the area, but we were prepared to spend more-but were swayed by the positive reviews for this accommodation.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Great place for the whole Family

  • 5 of 5

From the word go we felt right at home. The hosts are wonderfully welcoming and showed us around our cottage upon arrival. The cottages are very clean and open plan and fitted out to a high standard. The kids can play in a wonderful save and fun environment. The grounds are huge and beautifully kept. For us the location was great. 10km to Honfleur on bikes along the Seine. We hired bikes from the tourist centre in Beauzeville. Les (the owner of the cottages) even assisted with bike repair. The little restaurant around the corner serves lovely food at a very reasonable price. All in all a great place! Highly recommend

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Absolute heaven

  • 5 of 5

This place is absolutely amazing and we enjoyed a fantastic family holiday here. The property itself is stunning and a real credit to the owners, who went out of their way to help us whenever we needed them. The location is perfect for nearby Honfleur, a town which has everything you will need to help you enjoy your holiday. I would highly recommend staying here, you will not regret it.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Great accommodation in beautiful settings

  • 4 of 5

We arrived the first day of the summer holidays and was delighted to be so close to Honfelur. There was 6 people in our party, I wouldn't recommend the accommodation for this amount of people as my two children had to 'top and tail' and me and my husband were in single beds. The garden is amazing, perfectly kept, the kids had lots of fun making friends with other children on site and playing hide and seek. The Inside the property could do with a bit of a make over as lots of light bulbs had gone, We couldn't get the TV to work, wifi only worked if you stood outside the owners house. Location wise, perfect. A two minute drive down the road and you'll find a lovely bakery, pub and restaurant, also a small shop. Beaches are lovely and there are some great restaurants by the harbour. If you don't speak good French, it may be worth investing in a French book/translator book as most menus are in French only.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

The best of times

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for two weeks in this cottage and will have a lifetime of great memories.

The accomodations are perfect - the home is very clean and includes everything you could need for your holiday. The size is bigger than expected. All the furnishings were comfortable. The wifi worked fine.

THe location is what makes this home prefect. It is centered in Normandy in a location where you canreach everything for a day trip. It is included right in the middle of 3 of the Lonely Planet best drive in Frances - the cheese tour, the Monet tour and the D-day tour. We visited sites in all and always make it back early enough to relax in the lovely grounds.

We recommend this home to all - the Websters will show you a great time.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Short break in Normandy

  • 5 of 5

We would highly recommend this accommodation. It is ideal for exploring this area of Normandy and the Gite provides more than adequate facilities.Mr and Mrs Webster(the owners) are very friendly and helpful and have done a wonderful job in renovating Cherry Tree Cottage and its surrounding gardens.We found that all decriptions of the property were accurate.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
180 Kilometres
Paris - Charles De Gaulle
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Conteville
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
Le Havre
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
St Gatien
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Le Havre
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Conteville/Ablon
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Honfleur
Car: necessary

The tranquil French hamlet of Berville Sur Mer situated on the banks of the river Seines. Berville-sur-Mer is just six miles from the wonderful historic harbour town of Honfleur. Only 20 miles from the port of Le Havre and Calais is approximately two and a half to three hours drive. One hour from Caen (Ouistreham ferry) and two hours from Paris.

Other Activities: Normandy beaches, historic towns, sandy beaches

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Rates & Availability

Berville-sur-Mer Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
MID SEASON
Aug 27 2016 - Oct 28 2016
3 night minimum stay
$99
$461
 
 
LOW SEASON
Oct 29 2016 - Dec 3 2016
3 night minimum stay
$99
$321
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

The prices for weekly bookings are based on four occupants.

All linen and towels, including one change per week for multiple week holidays.

Electricity and Water.

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Amenities

Berville-sur-Mer Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (terraced)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • 1 double with standard size double bed, 1 twin with two single beds and child cot if required.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Children’s cots/high chairs are available when booked in advance at no extra cost.

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