|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
All cottages benefit from lakeside views, double glazing and oil central heating.
Ground Floor: Beamed lounge with seating for 6 adults, satellite TV and video, kitchen/dining room leading into private garden and patio. Fully fitted kitchen with gas cooker/oven, fridge freezer, microwave, toaster and washing machine. Dining table with seating for 6.
First floor: 3 bedrooms - 1 double, one twin and a single.
Bathroom with shower over bath, WC and washbasin.
Within 25 acres of an 18th century royal hunting residence, Le Pont D'Albart or Alabaster Bridge, boasts 4 cottages which have recently been renovated to a very high standard. There are 1, 2 and 3 bedroomed cottages which offer spacious living rooms with stunning lakeside views and well equipped kitchen/diners leading to private fenced gardens and patios. Near the market towns of St. Sauveur le Vicomte (8kms) and Bricquebec (9kms). Le Pont D'Albart is in a rural location yet central to all facilities and many places of interest. The nearest bakery is 1.5 kms and unspoilt sandy beaches of Carteret are a 20 min drive. Convenient for Cherbourg 30 mins. Bordering the regional forest with its dedicated walking and cycle tracks and within the national park. On site facilities include a shared outdoor heated swimming pool, private fishing lake (carp, pike, tench, roach) 1 km of private stream, free internet in cottages ,games room and children's play area.Adventure sports available locally.
Where has the week gone ? It is so rare these days to find a quiet idyllic retreat where time seems to forget you exist .We have had such a relaxing and enjoyable time and are very sorry to be leaving . Perfect hosts and accomodation well above the standard we expected for the price. The kids loved the lake,the pool, the bike rides , the beaches - I could go on but you get the picture N. Sawyer S'oton
Le Pont D'Albart is truly beautiful ,we have rarely had a cottage with such idyllic views .The children loved the facilities/animals- we loved the peace ,cleanliness and spaciousness of the cottage . A perfect holiday destination D. Jackson , Norfolk
Having been to France on many occasions this is the best gite yet; everything is great and we wish we could stay longer. There is lots to do here , beautiful walks through forests and of course the glorious unspoilt beaches. A place to be recommended and well worth further visits'. B. Silva - Bedfordshire.
We escaped the madness of the U.K. To this little piece of paradise to have a very relaxing and tranquil week. Sid and Zeena are the most helpful and friendly hosts who are passionate about their beautiful property. Our holiday home was spotlessly clean and we awoke every morning to the stunning view of the lake and its resident kingfisher. We absolutely adored exploring the local villages and tourist spots and going home to eat lovely food and drink wine in the peaceful setting. Thank you so much to you both and sorry it's taken so long to write this.
Simply idyllic! What more do I need to say?! The setting for this small collection of character properties is simply stunning. The properties themselves are simply full of character and well appointed - you want for nothing. And the real surprise....just about the most convivial hosts you could ever hope to meet! On arrival you are greeted not as guests but as a member of the family. And throughout your stay the hosts are so attentive - absolutely nothing is too much trouble.
I will return and would recommend others do so without hesitation!
Le Pon't d'albart is simply a little piece of paradise nestled in the beautiful countryside of La Monche. An easy drive to either wild rocky coves, or miles of unspoilt sandy beaches, dotted with quaint harbour towns. Surrounded by history whether medieval or D Day.
The gites are superbly equipped and beautifully finished with lovely little gardens and views of the pristine lake.
Sid and Zena are always on hand if needed but never intrusive. Superb hosts.
Sid and Zeena welcomed us to our lovely cottage on our arrival. The cottage is fitted out with everything you could possibly need. The location is fabulous, only 40 mins from Cherbourg tucked away in the countryside but within easy reach to either west coast (20 mins) and east coast (35mins). The whole area is steeped in history with lots to see and do. If you don't want to do anything the gite has all the home comforts including UK satellite TV and free wi-fi. The nearby towns of St Saveur le Vicomte and Briquebec are both lovely with large supermarkets, bakeries galore, shops and restaurants as well as historical buildings. This is by far the nicest place we have stayed in France, both location and accommodation, we will be returning. Thank you Sid and Zeena for a lovely stay.
Le Pont D'Albert is a beautiful property, which has been brought back to life. The interiors of the property are modern yet sympathetic to the history of the buildings. The views over the lake and beyond make you appreciate the peace and quiet of the Normandy countryside, yet Sid and Zeena have provided the site with a heated pool, wifi and UK TV ensuring you can keep in contact with the outside world (we went with teenagers!!) The kitchen is very well equipped and the nearest town Briquebec has 2 supermarkets which are well stocked. We had a thoroughly relaxing stay and visited many interesting sites such as Mont St Michel and Aramanches beach all of which were within a reasonable distance. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend this property.
Lovely two week holiday at Pont D'albart in a quiet and very rural part of Normandy. Cottage clean and to an excellent standard with all things necessary for a comfortable and relaxing stay. Pool and boating lake a hit with all the family. Sid and Zeena most generous and welcoming hosts. Definitely recommend to anyone who wants to relax but also explore the coast and historic WW2 D Day beaches, brush up on Norman history or 18th century chateau. Cherbourg and Caen also good to visit. Definitely somewhere we will return
Special interest holidays:
We are able to advise on house hunting / purchase and related issues. Adventure sports; We can advise and help organise a variety of activities including surfing, windsurfing, sailing, climbing, kite surfing, speed yachting, fun boarding, catamarans, sailing, diving, canoeing, gliding and paragliding, mountain biking, assault courses, parachuting and hiking.
The lovely long quiet dune backed beaches of Hatainville and Carteret with its Marina are a 15 minute drive away.
Further north is the pretty bay of Le Rozel ideal for watersports (30 min drive) whereas the gentle shelving sands beaches south of Carteret are perfect for younger children (20-25 minutes drive).
Le Pont D'Albart is a 40 minute drive south from the channel port of Cherbourg The Port of Caen is a one and a half hour drive which has a large number of sailings with Brittany Ferries.
Alternative ferry routes include Portsmouth to Le Havre (LD lines) and Newhaven to Dieppe (Transmanche ferries).
Paris is under 4 hours by train and around 4.5 hours by car. The Channel Tunnel and Calais around 5 hours away.
Car transport is essential.
St. Sauveur le Vicomte is 8kms away whereas Bricquebec is around 9 kms. Both are market towns with chateaux.
The coastal resorts of Barneville-Carteret (15 kms) and Portbail (18 kms) are within easy reach as is the larger market towns of Valognes (20kms) and La Haye du Puits(22kms).
There are supermarkets, shops, banks and restaurants at both St. Sauveur le Vicomte and Bricquebec. The local bakery is at St. Jacques de Nehou and is a pleasant cycle ride (1.5kms). Both pretty marina resorts of Carteret and St Vaast la Hougue have Michelin graded restaurants. There are tennis courts at Portbail and indoor swimming pools at St. Sauveur le Vicomte. There are three indoor swimming pools at Cherbourg one of which is an Aquatic Centre with water slides , outdoor river spa ( sauna, steam room, jaccuzzi ) - perfect in low season.