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Peaceful Gite Holidays for Families or Couples with Heated Pool

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay


Sainte-Colombe Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Gites near St Sauveur le Vicomte, Manche, Normandy - In the Heart of the Cherbourg Peninsula

The Hope Cottage gites are ideally set in the middle of the Cherbourg Peninsula, only 25 minutes drive from Cherbourg Port. We are located in a small village called St Colombe, 10 minutes from Valognes and 5 mins Saint Sauveur le Vicomte, where there are many shops, restaurants and cafes. There are markets almost everyday in the surrounding area. There are several ideal fishing locations close by including a well stocked private lake (with Carp!) and 'La Douve' river - licences can be organised on your behalf if required! This is the perfect setting for a quiet break away from it all, with beautiful countryside and beaches to explore by foot,cycle or car. The beautiful west coast beaches at Carteret and Port Bail are just a 15 minute drive away whilst the famous D-Day Normandy beaches and museums are approximately 20 minutes drive away. The lovely gardens have a new heated swimming pool and children's play area including a full size Chess set.

  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Amanda Thompson
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, german
Calendar last updated:
January 9, 2016
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About Amanda Thompson

Hi, my name is Amanda. My husband, Mark and I moved here with our girls aged 9 and 11 to experience the French lifestyle and give our girls the opportunity of learning another language. My husband works from home via the internet and I run the gites.

We offer a family friendly environment and we accept well behaved dogs.

We are now in our eighth year of running self catering accommodation and I can honestly say that we have had some wonderful families staying with us German, Spanish, English, Scottish, Dutch, Irish, South African, Swedish, French, Icelandic,Israeli, polish and American.

Our girls now 17 and 15 are fully integrated into french schools and the french lifestyle. They look forward to meeting all our guests and making new friends with the


Amanda Thompson purchased this cottage in 2008

Why Amanda Thompson chose Manche

We love the area, because of its closeness to beautiful beaches, towns and cities. It is ideal to bring up a young family where the pressures of modern day living in the UK are virtually non existant.

Its ease of access to return to the UK via Cherbourg.

We are close to lots of historic WW2 sites and the glorious sandy beaches are only 20 mins away.

Guestbook comments from the owner

'You have made us feel truly welcome in a lovely family friendly atmosphere. It has brought out a confidence in our son that was amazing - he was a different child. The area is gorgeous and we enjoyed the beach at Carteret (stunning!), the town of Granville as well as Valognes. - first class!' (Aug 2009).

'Thank you for a wonderful break. I said I wanted peace and calm and that's what we got! We had a fabulous time - the badminton/rounders...oh what laughs! Loved the chickens. Great hospitality!' (Aug 2009).

'The most relaxing and brilliant holiday destination! A place we will find hard to beat so expect us back! Thank you so much for making us feel so welcome... and the rounders in the dark - PS we want some chickens!' (Aug 2009).
Jan 2009
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Cherbourg Maurpertus
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
St sauveur le Vicomte
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
14 Kilometres
Portbail 9 hole
Nearest Train
14 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
14 Kilometres
Car: necessary


The beautiful west coast beaches at Carteret and Port Bail are just a 15 minute drive away whilst the famous D-Day Normandy beaches and museums are approximately 40 minutes drive away.


Cherbourg port is 30 minutes drive away. If you wish to travel as a foot passenger we can arrange to collect you from the port although, the cottages are set in a very rural area and we feel a car would be very beneficial.


Nehou, 10 minute walk.

St Sauveur, 5 minute drive.

Valognes, 10 minute drive.

Carteret/Port Bail, 20 minute drive.

St Mere eglise, 20 minute drive.

Utah Beach, 30 minute drive.

Omah Beach, 40 minute drive.

Bayeaux, 45 minute drive.

Gold/Juno/Sword Beaches, 55 minute drive.

Caen/Pegausus bridge, 1 hour 30 mins drive.

St Lo, 1 hour drive.

Further Details:

Endurance and Advanced riding and Hacking out available nearby. The village of Ste Colombe has a Poney Club catering to children of all ages and standards.


Rates & Availability

Sainte-Colombe Cottage Rental Rates

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
25% deposit at time of booking. Balance of full payment, 6 weeks prior to arrival. Note:A 'Damages' cash deposit of £250 (or 300 euros) is required when booking the Hope Cottage house only. This will be held against any accidental damage/breakages to the property/contents that may occur during your stay. The deposit will be refunded in full at the time of departure if no damage has occurred. The deposit is payable in advance or upon arrival.

Changeover Day:
Arrival, Sunday after 4pm. Departure, Sunday before 11am. Arrival days can be flexible, please ask. Mini breaks available during low season. Cottages are available for long term lets. Please ask for details.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds and Euros.
Low season mini breaks and long-term lets are available on request.

Available arrival
Available stay (no arrival)
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Sainte-Colombe Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Toilet 1 - toilet
    Shower room 1 - shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • rafting
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: The kitchens in all our gites have ovens, microwaves, fridge/freezers and all crockery and cutlery etc that you should need during your stay. A travel cot and stair gates are available upon request. Outside: Installed June 2009: above-ground heated swimming pool! The lovely gardens (approximately 1 acre in size) are yours to use for relaxation, playing or even a game of Chess on the days that you don't want to go out exploring. The land is mainly laid to lawn with a stream running alongside it and a pond with frogs on the lower part of the land. Seating areas are scattered around the land for those 'early evening glasses of wine', reading, painting or whatever you want to do. A children's play area is also available.

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