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Beautiful south facing detached house rural location, 3 kms from sea

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage


About the property

Three large bedrooms, two bathrooms, separate lounge, dining room and kitchen

La Deuxième Source was completely renovated to the highest standards in 2009. Equipped to provide every modern comfort, yet retaining its French charm.

Only half an hour from Cherbourg, you will find yourself in the depths of the French countryside, yet only 5mins from the beautiful sandy beaches of the west Cotentin coast, overlooking the Channel Islands.

Surrounded by fields the elevated garden has the sun from morning till evening and a barbecue and two sets of tables and chairs are provided.

Inside everything is more like a home than a holiday cottage. When you arrive, everything is ready for you to start your holiday. 70 per cent of our clients bookings are from previous clients. Do we need to say more?

More Details

Mr Roger Bates
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2018


Pierreville Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Binoculars
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 garden chairs
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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(29 traveler reviews)

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Beautiful south facing detached house rural location, 3 kms from sea
average rating of 4.965517 based on 29 reviews

Great again

  • 5 of 5

We come here every year and sometimes 2x just as now. We already reserverd for next year in April and September.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
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  • 5 of 5

We come here every year since the opening. This year even twice.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Little Piece of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

The best gite we have ever stayed in and we have stayed in many all over France. Roger and Sandra have made the accomadation so comfortable and clean with everything you could ever want to make our holiday perfect .The gite is so close to beaches only a very short drive also close to many attractions , restaurants,great weekly markets. We can also recommend a special meal out at bricquebec chateau . Excellent pizza restaurant in carteret. .An all round wonderful place .

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic stay at La Deuxieme Source - 5 out of 5

  • 5 of 5

Just a quick review to say what a wonderful stay we had at La Deuxieme Source. The building itself has been renovated to a very high standard and was perfect for our needs. When on holiday we mainly eat in so the well appointed kitchen was ideal. The comfortable lounge and wood burner was a nice end to each day's walking and exploring the many interests in the Normandy region. Our group comprised two couples and the two double bedrooms were ideal, with plenty of room in both for our needs. The whole place was very clean and well finished.

With respect to our hosts, Roger and Sandra, they were extremely attentive and anxious to do all they could to ensure we had a good holiday. We have been renting places in France for a number of years now, but I can say that Roger and Sandra were certainly the most attentive, friendly and helpful yet. Everything from supplying wood and good recommendations for local attractions including restaurants and walks, to helping set up connections to the wifi at the house !!

I can thoroughly recommend staying at La Deuxieme Source, where you will enjoy a peaceful and restful stay and have attentive hosts to hand to help out with anything you need.

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2012
  • Stayed: November 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Residence par excellence

  • 5 of 5

This is the first time that we have returned to Surtainville since Roger & Sandra’s completion of La Deuxieme Source in 2009. On visits to Les Sources (their other super property), we watched in admiration as Roger and Sandra worked painstakingly and skilfully to transform La Deuxieme Source from a ruin into a luxury holiday residence. This time we actually stayed in La Deuxieme. It is spotlessly clean, comfortable and well furnished with beautiful coordinating touches in the bedrooms. There are fascinating bits and pieces everywhere and so many books to look at. Various board games as well including our favourite - Scrabble. You could hold a full scale dinner party with all the cooking utensils and full sets of smart glassware and crockery! This time, we stayed for five days in October/November and the whole house felt warm and cosy. If you can tear yourself away from the peace and relaxation, there is so much to see and do in Normandy. Plenty of information in the house on that too. There are quiet beaches that are exhilarating even on a dismal autumn day. This time we also enjoyed lingering over delicious meals at Port Bail and Carteret. Lunchtime jacket potatoes in a Cherbourg café were also quite a Continental experience! We thoroughly recommend La Deuxieme Source for a relaxing break even if it’s just at the end of a really active day exploring Normandy. Roger and Sandra are the most welcoming and helpful of hosts. We want to go back there already!

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2012
  • Stayed: October 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent gite and very easy for kids

  • 5 of 5

We booked to stay at the gite for a long weekend with our 4 month old baby and our friends and their 21 month old. The gite is perfectly set up in my mind for little ones despite having stone walls etc. there is a door separating the dining room and stairs from the sitting room so with a stair gate at the top of the stairs provided the little ones were safe. Similarly we were provided with a high chair and baby bowls and could have borrowed a cot if needed (we brought our own). I think this is better than a lot of similar properties in the area.

Information is provided in the gite with information on the nearest beaches and things to do. We visited Carteret which was nice as was the local market which I would recommend. Mont St Michel is also within 1hr30.

Overall a very pleasant stay in a well equipped property with lovely owners. Ideal- as was the log burning fire for the evenings!

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2012
  • Stayed: October 2012
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
10 Kilometres
Les Pieux or Bricquebec
Nearest Ferry
35 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
St Georges de la Rivière, Barneville
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
10 Kilometres
Les Pieux or Bricquebec
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Car: necessary

La Deuxieme Source is a beautiful, south facing, traditional, longère which has been completely renovated and is furnished, decorated and equipped to the highest standards whilst retaining its French charm.

Only half an hour from Cherbourg, you will find yourself in the depths of the French countryside, yet only 5 Min. from the beautiful unspoilt, sandy beaches of the West Cotentin coast. Within easy sight of Jersey and Guernsey, the area shares its micro-climate, warmed by the gulf stream.

Inspected and selected by Alistair Sawday's 'Special Places to Stay in France'.

Our south facing, traditional, longère has been completely renovated and is furnished, decorated and equipped to the highest standards whilst retaining its French charm.

You will find your beds made up and ready to use. Linen is provided! An extensive 'Welcome Pack' allows you to enjoy a cup of tea or coffee, or take a glass of wine or cider, while you relax after your journey


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $138.26

Wi-Fi Broadband Internet access, included in price

A 20% deposit is required to secure the reservation, with the balance payable 6 weeks before the arrival date. The balance includes the housekeeping/damage deposit which is fully returned, within 3 banking days, if La Deuxieme Source is left in good condition

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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