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.
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
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.
'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).
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.
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.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
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.
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.