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Wheat watermil facing the sea, in the park of a castle, for 4-6 people

Bedrooms 2
Space 559 sq. ft.
Property type mill
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom mill, 10 km W of Cherbourg in rural setting, sea at 300 m

NEW AUGUST 2017: Fiber Optic Internet !

Just 10 km West of Cherbourg, your gate to : la Hague and Val de Saire, rugged coasts and good food. Rated 3 stars (3 épis) by Gîtes de France for its location and comfort. Gite for weekly rental in the park of the listed castle of Dur-Ecu (16thc.). 300 m from the beach… where the British navy landed in 1522.. and 1758 (trust the Admiralty for keeping good records), and with full view of the coast. From your windows you see the site of one of the famous naval battles of the American civil war betweenf the Confederate Alabama and the U.S.S. Kearsarge. Beautiful walks, short and long, from your doorstep.Renovated, tastefully and comfortably. Conveniently near to all shops, services. This gite is rated 3 stars by the government tourism agency.

Normandy has many 16th c. castles, but very few of them stand by the sea, and even fewer offer holidays cottages for rent. Come and join the magic of Manoir de Dur-Ecu ! See Property 709176 in nearby loc for 2 persons only.

Gîte for 4 guests : Gîte du Moulin à Blé (Wheat mill). Independent watermill on two levels. One bedroom with a double bed (1m40 wide) + a second bedroom with twin beds (1m10) wide. Bathroom with bath, shower and toilet. Living room with 3 windows on the sea, wood stove, CD, DVD reader,TV, kitchen with microwave/classic oven, washing machine. Terrace facing the sea with garden furniture. 1.4km from shops and services.

The price includes water, and electricity within the limit of 440 kwh /week for the heating season, that is usually adequate, and 70 kwh from May to September. Rented as gite ( weekly and do your own cleaning). On the same spot the Barley mill for 2/3 persons can be seen on this website as property Ref 709176.

INQUIRIES : CHINESE, RUSSIAN, SPANISH. EVEN FRENCH: We will be pleased to receive inquiries in Chinese, Russian and Spanish.... and even in French !

Thanks to Google translate you can try any other language, but we will answer you in English

More Details

Philippe and Cherry Rene-Bazin
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french, spanish, russian, Chinese
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

my knowledge of language are not enough to express my enthusiasm about your Manoir, your mill and the countryside. This holiday was a gift for the 50th Birthday of my husband, we have celebrated in Landemer. He was impressed with this week over. Once again, many thanks for the warm welcome. We will come back anyway.

Yours sincerely,

May 2011
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Urville-Nacqueville Mill Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • mill
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 559 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , On ground floor
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , On 1st floor
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , On 1st floor
  • Access to the Double bedroom through the Twin room. The stair to the bedrooms is relatively steep. Additional sofa bed for 2 in living room.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Sheets and Linen included. Nespresso machine with 15 capsules


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

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Czech repubilc

Normandy in November

  • 5 of 5

Very peaceful lovely place. I can only recommend especially for rain lovers which we are:)

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2010
  • Stayed: Nov 2010
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Black Forest, Germany

Magnifique,très charmant avec vue de mer splendide

  • 5 of 5

Bien équipé, du personnel très gentil et avec du beau temps parfait. Pas loin de la plage, dans un des coins les plus joli du Cotentin. Nous retournerons si nous revenions en Normandie.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
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UK, Bucks

Wheat Water Mill at Dur Ecu

  • 5 of 5

We have now stayed at this property 3 times, the location is amazing, the facilities perfect. Fantasic views and great local atmosphere, very peaceful. We have stayed at different times of the year and enjoyed walking, touring the area - the coastline is spectacular.

The cottage itself is very well appointed, clean and has all the self catering holidaymaker needs. The standard of accomodation is very high and the fact that pets are allowed means that we have repeat booked and intend to do so again soon.Within 20 minutes drive from Cherbourg - this really is a very attractive holiday location from the UK. The welcome received and the level of care taken to prepare both the cottage and the surrounding gardens is exceptional.The cottage makes a very relaxing location for reading, resting and chilling out with a good wine, you can eat at home or try out the local restaurants.

The Normandy coastline has much to offer for all ages including the WWII landing zones, wonderful churches and beautiful beaches.

The Cite de la mer Aquarium at Cherbourg is amazing including a full size decommissioned submarine - which you can tour.

This cottage is perfect for couples with pets.

We could not rate this cottage any higher - it's excellent !!!

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2010
  • Stayed: Dec 2009
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Absolut tolles Haus mit unvergesslichen Ausblick

  • 5 of 5

Das Haus hatte eine super Lage, der Ausblick war grandios. Wir wurden sehr nett empfangen. Wir wurden jederzeit wiederkommen. Danke für die tolle Zeit.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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tolle Location! uraltes Steinhaus. Einfach super!!

  • 5 of 5

tolle Location! uraltes Steinhaus. Einfach super!!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Schöne und ruhige Unterkunft, super gelegen, nach am Meer!

  • 5 of 5

Die Unterkunft liegt sehr malerisch neben dem der Schlossanlage Manoir d'Ecu. Sie ist mit allem ausgestattet, was man für einen angenehmen Aufenthalt benötigt. Wir waren Anfang Juni dort und das Wetter war durchwachsen, so dass man abends heizen musste, was dank der ausreichend vorhandenen Heizkörper und des Kamins kein Problem war. Durch die Lage unter den großen Bäumen, ist der Freisitz zumeist beschattet, was im Sommer sicher sehr angenehm ist, ein bisschen mehr Sonnen am Grundstück wäre schön. Da wir aber den ganzen Tag unterwegs waren, haben wir die Sonnen an anderen Stellen "gefunden". Zu Fuß ist man in ca. 5 Minuten am Strand, der zu dieser Zeit fast ausgestorben ist. Man kann fast direkt vom Haus aus den Sentier Littoral (Küstenwanderpfad) bewandern, der der gesamten Küste folgt. Der Weg bietet wunderschöne Aussichten und wir hatten ihn teilweise ganz für uns alleine. In der Vorsaison, sind allerdings viele Gastronomien an den Aussichtspunkten nur zeitweise oder gar nicht geöffnet. Sollte man wissen und sich darauf einstellen.

Ich könnte mit gut vorstellen nochmals hinzufahren.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Cherbourg Maupertus
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
19 Kilometres
La Glacerie
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
800 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Car: recommended

For city dwellers, Cherbourg is only 8 miles away offering colourful farmers markets, harbour side cafés and brasseries for local catch, night clubs and casino. The port is the main destination for yachtsmen sailing from England and going onto the Channel Islands. Walk in the medieval streets and find cute boutiques. The ill fated Titanic made her first and last call on the Continent at the Gare Maritime, at that time a luxury terminal for transatlantic liners . Now it houses a superb center dedicated to the underwater world complete with a best stocked aquarium and a huge, recently decommissioned nuclear submarine (without the nukes) that one can visit inside.

For the nature lover, just walk or drive West of your door and you are in pristine scenic coast with some of the highest (and oldest) cliffs in Europe. The peninsula of La Hague is a hidden jewel waiting to be discovered.

On the practical side, a few gigantic supermarkets offer excellent value and choice. The nearest one is 5 mins driving from the gite.


Excellent sailing club and school in 5min drive away. Rental, Group or private lessons.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit $178.36

- the tourist stay tax
- the sheets and house linen
- 70kwh weekly.
- Heating through hot water radiators included
We provide a Nespresso machine and, offered, 15 capsules.
Does not include: the pet surcharge of 30€

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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