|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Ground floor: as Les Bergonnerettes.
1st floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 king size bed and 1 childrens bedroom sleeping upto 3 children in 3 single beds (1 single bed is separated by curtain from other 2 beds).
Bathroom with shower over bath, wash basin and WC.
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.
Acceptance of booking is subject to the receipt of the appropriate deposit or full payment (if within 8 weeks of holiday) with the booking form duly signed. The booking form can be requested by mail or downloaded from our website (link below).
There is a 25% per cottage reservation deposit (if more than 8 weeks to holiday). There is a £100 per cottage breakages deposit required at arrival which must be in cash -a receipt will be issued. Cancellation of holiday must be received in writing.
Les Bergonnerettes; Saturday (arrival not before 4.00pm and departure before 10 am). Les Chardonnerets and Les Hirondelles; Friday (arrival and departure as above). Farmhouse D'Albart ; Sunday (arrival as above).
Notes on prices:
Prices shown are for the property(s) per week in UK Pounds and Euros. Short breaks minimum of 3 nights outside of school holidays; contact us for availability and prices (price fully inclusive of all services and linen - beach towels not provided, bath/hand towels provided at a cost of £15 per person per week).
We (my husband, me and our 8 month old son) have just returned from a week in Les Hirondelles and we will definitely be returning.
Location - the peace and quiet was only shattered by the sound of a baby shouting. As the baby belonged to us we can't really complain. Saying that the other guests swore blind they didn't hear him so the glazing must be good. It is a drive to anywhere but it was perfect for exploring the D-Day beaches and having somewhere quiet to come back to.
Accommodation - clean, everything we needed, excellent WiFi and nice to have freesat.
Facilities - the pool was fantastic (we were in it every day) and the grounds were lovely for a walk or just a sit and relax.
We have just returned from a family holiday which included 7of our grandchildren aged 6 to 16. We occupied 4of the gites. They were all spotlessly clean, spacious and well equipped. The owners Sid and Zeena were very helpful.
The facilities especially for the children , were second to none. It surpassed all expectations.
We usually go away once a year in this large family group, and in the words of my 8 year old granddaughter 'This holiday is the best ever, even better than the last two I remember.I cannot recommend this holiday location highly enough. We shall return. Sylvia Elvey
This was a really lovely cottage with great views over the lake and set in picturesque countryside. Ideally placed to discover Normandy. The owners, Sid and Zeena, live on site and give you total privacy but are really helpful if you need it. We loved our week there and will definitely return. We can't recommend it enough.
This has to be one of the best holidays we have had. The owners (on site) were as helpful as could be and the accommodation was fresh and spotlessly clean. Our two children 11 & 14 loved going out on the lake in the rowing boat, the pool was just right to cool off in, and the games room was well used in the evening. The gite was well furnished and equipped. We visited a different beach every day - all glorious and within a 20 - 30 minute drive. A very relaxing, refreshing holiday and I'm sure we will be back.
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.