Luxury accommodation, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 10.
James and Debbie Mayhew
- english, french
Check-in: 5:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Beautiful and charming house with lots of character.
We were two families that stayed for one week. The house was clean, beautiful, well appointed and had a lot of character. I highly recommend it!
I very much enjoyed having you all at La Brocanterie.
Best wishes for the future,
Beautiful property in a fantastic part of France. Hope we are lucky enough to return. Wonderful assistance from the property owner's as needed.
It was a pleasure to meet you both.
Best wishes for the future.
I'll hope to see you again.
(If you want to come in the off season, I'm always happy to do special prices for returning guests)
Comfortable, spacious house. Kitchen was beautiful, huge and extremely well equipped. James was the perfect host - able to answer questions, solve problems in an instant, and make excellent recommendations!
It was a pleasure to welcome you all to Normandy. I'm so glad my recommendations helped make your stay!
Lovely house in France
Beautiful house well decorated with everything you need for a relaxing enjoyable stay in rural Normandy
Jane, it was a pleasure to meet you and your family, and to welcome you all to La Brocanterie. I'll look forward to seeing you again in two years time!
Stunning and restful home!
Our family of six stayed at La Brocanterie over the New Year's holiday. After a long day of driving, it was unbelievably wonderful to arrive at the house and find owner Debbie there with the house all lit up, a fire in the cosy wood stove, music playing, essential grocery items stocked, and a very nice basket of Normandy goodies. What a welcome!
We especially enjoyed the common areas in this home-- the layout of the living spaces is such that you can have great family time, but still not feel like you are all on top of each other. My younger kids enjoyed the game room, while the rest of us spent a good bit of time reading and relaxing in the beautifully furnished and superbly comfortable lounge. We prepared several meals in the house and found everything we needed in the well-equipped kitchen (huge bonus points for the Nespresso machine!).
The local area was charming. We frequented the local boulangerie, and had several great meals out-- including New Year's lunch at a Michelin-starred restaurant minutes away from the house. I can only imagine how lovely the beach and, indeed, the house itself with its outdoor spaces and swimming pool, must be in summer. We hope to return to find out!
We have stayed in many homes in many countries over the years, and this was the family favorite! Thank you for a wonderful holiday...
Thank you so much for the lovely review! We do hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back one day for a summer holiday.
Amazing, great location, kitted out for families
On seeing the photos for the property on the owners' website we thought the house and pool looked amazing. It was every bit as good as it looked.
The house is well equipped with everything that you would need from days at the beach, to keeping children entertained, to cooking and baking in the impressive kitchen.
The owners are very welcoming, knowledgeable about the local area, and easy to contact if needed.
The house and pool were clean, well maintained, excellently furnished and a joy to visit.
We visited at the tail end of the Summer season, so not all local restaurants and attractions were open every day, but Debbie kindly advised us on what would be open and when and which local markets were running.
We spent the majority of our time locally at the seaside towns and villages within a short drive are all beautiful and have fantastic sandy beaches.
We did drive for a little under an hour to Omaha beach for D day museums and Bayeux, which was great for a day out.
We would definitely recommend this property to friends and relatives and hope to return to La Brocanterie sometime in the near future. We have stayed at a few holiday rentals in France and this is the best by far.
Gouville-sur-mer is situated on the west coast of the Normandy peninsular. About an hour from Cherbourg and 1hr 30 from Caen, it's easy to reach. Well placed for cultural outings such as Mont St Michel, the Normandy Landings, The Bayeux Tapestry and so many activities and sports on offer; golf (see notes on golf), karting, horse riding on the beach, kite surfing and much more. Gouville has a weekly market (twice in July/August) bakeries, butcher, supermarket etc . The beautiful local beach, flat and sandy, is only 5 minutes drive from the house. Agon Coutainville (10 mins) has more restaurants.. Coutances (10 min) has an annual May jazz festival. The pretty port of Granville (40 min. south) offers chic shopping and the Christian Dior museum. Picturesque port Barneville Carteret (40 min. north) has a Michelin rosette restaurant and trips to Jersey. Our part of the coast is a particularly welcoming area of Normandy; child friendly with plenty to see and do for all ages.
Other Activities: kite surfing, sand yachting, Thalgo beauty treatments, carp fishing in private lake
Golf: There are at least 16 golf courses we could mention in Brittany, Upper and Lower Normandy. Because we are situated in Lower Normandy we are fortunate enough to be within reach of many of these golf courses.
Here are 5 that we recommend. You are very welcome to email or phone for more info about these courses, other courses and group discounts. The local club in this area is GOLF DE COUTAINVILLE (12 mins drive) It's a particularly friendly club with good restaurant, golf coaching and regular competitions for all. It's also a few minutes' walk to Coutainville beach , shops & village square.
COUTAINVILLE GOLF CLUB 12 minutes www.golfdecoutainville.com ('AGON COUTAINVILLE' on the map)
GRANVILLE GOLF CLUB , 18 holes + 9 holes, 35 mins South, www.golfdegranville.com
GOLF COTE DES ISLES, Barneville Carteret , 53 mins north, 9 holes, beautiful area/ Michelin star hotel-restaurant in village. http://www.golfcotedesisles.net/
OMAHA BEACH GOLF CLUB, PORT-EN-BESSIN about 1hr 30, worth the journey, ( also near the Normandy landings ) www.omahabeachgolfclub.com
SAINT MALO, LE TRONCHET in Brittany, also about 1hr 30, worth the journey www.saintmalogolf.com