Direct Access to Quiet, Sandy, South Facing Beach - Perfect for Families and Watersports
Mrs N Saxton
About Mrs N Saxton
We are a family with 3 children aged from teens to twenties living in Gloucestershire. We have been holidaying in this region for over 30 years with friends and extended family of all ages, enjoying the outdoor activities and friendly welcome. I am a graphic designer and my husband is a swimming pool architect and this is the third house we have renovated in the area so we knew a good thing when we saw it.
Mrs N Saxton purchased this House in 2010
Why Mrs N Saxton chose Réville
It's hard not to be blown away by this view and we never tire of it. The constantly changing tides, sands and sky are quite hypnotic, particularly from the slightly raised viewpoint. There's always a gentle hint of activity such as locals walking out at low tide to collect cockles or a someone out on horseback but essentially it all remains beautifully unspoilt and quiet.
What makes this House unique
The house is in a perfect position, overlooking a picturesque UNESCO World Heritage site, with a beautiful sandy beach only steps away, ideal for buckets and spades, and a favourite destination for wind and kite surfers, .
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - Garden not enclosed. Littlies need supervision..Garden not enclosed. Littlies need supervision..
No pets - Garden not enclosed so no pets.Garden not enclosed so no pets.
Max guests: 9 (sleeps up to 8 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
- No pets. No smoking. Max occupancy 8/9 (bunk suitable for under 12's only)
- Be quiet and considerate to neighbours - no loud music. Allow driveway access - park only adjacent to the house Allow gardeners access on Friday pm.
- Allow access for bins to be taken/replaced on Sundays/Tuesdays. Arrive after 4pm, vacate by 10am. Return door key to key box when leaving.
Glorious Family Beach Holiday
We visited the Beach House, 3 adults and 4 children aged 18months - 8 years, we’d chosen here because the house looked amazing & the location, literally on the beach, ideal for our sand mad children. We weren’t disappointed.
The house & gardens are beautiful, such a well equipped house, there really is nothing the owners haven’t thought of that you might need during your stay.
We wanted an easy holiday, just to chill out & relax and that’s exactly what we did. We visited Saint Vaast on numerous occasions, lunched at Cafe le France on our one rainy day but other than that the proximity to the beach meant the children could rock pool, collect shells, build sand castles, swim in the sea & body board at their leisure.
It was exactly what we wanted & we’re hoping we’ll be back soon, so many people have asked me where this beautiful place is, it really is an amazing setting.
Booking was easy & communication with the owner excellent & very responsive in answering all my questions.
This property was everything that was advertised and more.
Great for family or friends. Lots to do and quick access to most things you will need.
Lovely place for a family holiday
The Beach House is tucked away down a zig zag drive on the east coast of the Cherbourg peninsula, close to a small town called St Vaast la Hougue. The house is exceptionally located for a family. A decent beach is just over the garden wall, a decent bar is a leisurely 15 minute beach walk away and the local town is no more than 10 minutes by car. The town has a pretty good market every Friday with lots of interesting food stalls. The beach bar (Le Goeland) is right on the beach as you would expect and serves good (limited choice) food and an excellent selection of drinks. Service is friendly and swift, a well run place! The beach has a big tidal range but is good for in-shore swimming and 'messing around' when the tide is in. The house is in good condition with plenty of family dining spaces, inside, outside with shelter, outside on the patio. Kitchen equipment is good, we wanted for nothing. Decorations are characterful without being over the top.
We were a three generational family of six and it suited us down to the ground, we enjoyed all aspects of this area of Normandy.
Fantastic house and exceptional location
Great, we will be delighted to welcome you back.
Thoughtfully and attractively set up for a perfect family seaside holiday in a superb location
A truly exceptional location with the beach adjacent to the well kept garden and fabulous views across the bay to St Vasst. The facilities both in the Beach House and the garden made for an exceptionally relaxing family holiday. Everything was presented to a high standard including the linen bathrooms and garden. A seaside theme throughout in the way the house is (slightly shabby chic) furnished coupled with a modern kitchen and bathrooms was much appreciated.
A good choice of restaurants in the area and excellent seafood from harbour side stalls coupled with evenings at the Beach House sampling from Gosslin's magnificent cellar, to help decide which to take home, all made for a truly lovely holiday.
Start the day with delicious fresh bread, pastries, brioches and croissants from the bakers in Réville only a 5 minute drive from the house.
Follow this with a day trip to the nearby Isle of Tatihou which dominates the view. It can be reached from St Vaast either on foot at low tide through the oyster beds or by sea on an amphibious craft, a novel and exciting way to travel. Once there you can climb the unusual 17th century Vauban Tower, visit the Maritime Museum, Café and Bird Reserve or explore the beaches and rock pools. On returning to St Vaast you can't miss a trip to the famous local épicerie, grocery and wine shop of Maison Gosselin, Normandy's answer to Fortnum and Mason. Some sail over from England just to stock up from the treasures of his wine cave and he will even deliver to your boat using his quaint vintage red van. This bustling port also contains several good family friendly restaurants, informal cafés and bars serving the typical rustic, gourmet Normandy cuisine including fantastic local seafood, dairy produce and calvados. La Criee de Tomahawk has a superb selection of fish and shellfish straight from the boat and the best (and biggest) pizzas are served at the Debarcadere along the harbour front. La Marina is another favourite restaurant with comfortable chairs and alfresco dining on the large sunny terrace right on the marina. The family will often congregate there for lunch on a Saturday after visiting the market and will always receive a warm and friendly welcome. Weekly street markets are held in all the local towns on different days and are always worth a browse. Fresh fish and the famous local oysters can be bought either direct from the boat or from one of the impressive fish mongers in the town and if ever ice is needed in bulk for chilling drinks just take a bucket to a fishmongers and they'll fill it up for you.
Just 10 minutes up the coast is Barfleur, a charming fishing port which has a rich historical heritage and 900 years ago was one of the busiest ports in Europe. There is a plaque by the church here to commemorate the launch in 1066 of William the Conqueror's locally built ship, la Mora, to cross the sea to Hastings. If possible make time for a long relaxing lunch on the front at the Café de France where they serve possibly the best moules frites in the area. Follow it up with a trip to the studio shop of the local potter, Le Fevre, whose work includes stunning designs of fish and birds.
If you still have energy to spare then it's fun to climb Gatteville lighthouse, one of the tallest in France and only a few more minutes drive away, with it's spectacular view out to sea and the rocks below.
Other must-see day trips include Bayeaux, home of the famous tapestry, Mont Saint Michel, Saint-Lo National Stud and Cité de la Mer in Cherbourg. The region attracts visitors internationally and many visit the historic Normandy Landing Beaches, Museums Cemetaries and fortifications along the coast but as a tourist destination the area remains essentially unspoilt.
A perfect way to end the day is down at the Pointe de Saire, at the end of the peninsula. These beaches are a prime location for windsurfers and kitesurfers who frequent the local bay when conditions are favourable. It's fantastic to watch them on a summer's evening from the Goeland Bar, cold drink or ice cream in hand, looking out across the picturesque bay.