|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Ground floor as Les Bergonnerettes but generous seating for upto 3 adults in lounge and for dining table.
1st floor: Large bedroom with king size bed. Bathroom with shower over bath, WC and wash basin.
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.
A beautiful retreat in glorious surroundings, the view over the lake from our bedroom window early morning was stunning and special.A big thank you to our hosts Sid and Zeena who could not have made us more welcomed. We would highly recommend to friends and relatives. The history and beauty of France all around this area. Could not recommend enough.
This was our second stay in Les Chardonnerets and it was every bit as enjoyable as the first. The standard of accommodation is excellent: spotlessly clean, extremely well equipped, very comfortable seating and bed and a lovely private garden. The location is very quiet, relaxing and the view from the lounge and bedroom are fantastic being straight over the lake and countryside. There is plenty to do in the area without having to drive very far: beaches, walks in nearby woods or further afield, cycling on the cycle paths or very quiet roads, D-Day sites and museums to visit, little villages to explore, gardens, Tatihou Island and excellent restaurants within easy driving. The swimming pool is just seconds walk from the cottage in a sheltered courtyard where it is warm and perfect even if there is a breeze blowing. The owners, Sid and Zeena, are extremely helpful and friendly but certainly not intrusive. We intend to return for a third visit which must be a recommendation in itself!
Quiet possibly the best place we have ever stayed. The accommodation is beautifully furnished and finished to a very high standard. The view from the bedroom window looking across the lake is stunning and the whole place is so tranquil. Spent a few days fishing the lake which contains roach, rudd, tench, pike among other species. The fish we caught were in superb condition. The swimming pool was a godsend in the beautiful weather we had. Sid, Zena and Luke were really helpful and welcoming. We liked it so much we booked for next year before we left. We cannot recommend Pont D'Albart enough.
We spent a fantastic week here in May. A perfect base for exploring Normandy. The accommodation was better than described, amazingly clean, with lots of space, a private back garden with barbecue, a communal pool and private lake for sunny days and a games room with table tennis and table football for not so sunny days! A field to play football for the children (and dads!!), and plenty of places to walk or ride bikes. Our hosts were so friendly and helpful and nothing was too much trouble. I would highly recommend a visit. It is quite isolated so a car is a must, but to be honest it's such an idyllic spot we found it an effort to drag ourselves away for the day!
We spent a lovely week at Les Chardonnerets. The welcome from the owners was top draw and they were approachable all week and even gave us a book to help order food!! Would recommend this place to anyone and we will def be returning.
First class friendly genuine hosts and immaculate well fitted out accommodation. Extremely peaceful and relaxing location. Is situated in the sticks but all Normandy is accessible from this point. Can clearly see why people return here for the welcome is very warm and sincere. It feels like coming home..
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.