11 bis

Bricquebec, Manche
Self-catering


In the shadow of a Norman château on the Cherbourg Peninsula, a cosy house for 3 with private parking and restaurants outside the door

Bedroom

2 bedrooms

Sleeps

Sleeps 3

The
Experience

Sit with a glass of cider in the suntrap courtyard, and you’ll be gazing at Bricquebec’s clock tower and the ramparts of one of Normandy’s best-preserved castles. And when it’s time for dinner, there are restaurants aplenty at the end of the shop-studded lane. Secluded yet central with pretty white shutters and flowery window boxes, the 200-year-old stone house feels light and airy; the bathrooms, beds and kitchen are fresh and new. An open-plan living area is bright with photos, leather sofas and an exposed stone feature wall, and up on the landing a wingback chair invites you to rest awhile. There’s a single room off here, with a country-cosy master room up one more flight under the eaves: stripped floorboards, feather bedding, velux windows peeping out between the beams. A half-hour south of Cherbourg, Bricquebec lies in a peninsula ringed by beaches, bird-filled marshes and walking trails. What to do? Sand carting, sea kayaking, horse riding, posh seafood in Barneville-Carteret… Just make sure you’re in town on a Monday, when market stalls selling Trappe cheese and fresh fish line the medieval streets. 

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

  • Pub within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 4 nights. 4 nights on weekdays. 4 nights at weekends. 7 nights in high season. Children over 12 welcome. Short breaks available. Pets by arrangement.
Closed
Never.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Meals
Restaurant 100m.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £54
Weekly price
from £375
Surcharges
Bank Holidays, Easter, Christmas and New Year weeks charged at high season weekly rate.
1 House for 3
From £542 bedrooms

Reviews

We spent Christmas here, and found the house exceptionally welcoming and well furnished, with some unexpected seasonal touches! The kitchen was very well equipped with everything we could possibly need, so that we were able to enjoy a traditional Christmas lunch. The interior of the house was tastefully decorated and immaculately clean. The bedroom and ensuite were very comfortable. An ideal place to stay, in an attractive small market town with good local facilities, and within easy reach of coast and countryside.

Ian, Sherborne

We were on a Winters break, part work, part holiday. 11 Bis is a perfect place to stay, you can enjoy village life and have the countryside and coast on your doorstep. The House has all amenities you could wish for including Wi-Fi, and the owners were extremely helpful. We hope to make a return visit.

Mike, London

We loved our stay here. The house was really tastefully decorated. It was also spotless. The location is brilliant- right in the centre of a gorgeous little town inhabited by really friendly people. We enjoyed walks in the countryside without having to drive anywhere and had some nice meals within a few minutes walk of the house. It was also only a short drive to Portbail and Barneville-Carteret, where again we enjoyed nice walks and great food. A really beautiful bit of Normandy. The house was also easy to find thanks to Bridget's directions so no stress on arrival. Brilliant.

Anne-marie, Manchester

We spent a week at 11 Bis at the end of May and thoroughly enjoyed our time in this lovely, well presented traditional property in the centre of Bricquebec . The house has everything one could wish for and the view from the first floor landing at night is wonderful as it looks out onto the flood light tower at the old chateau. A lovely place to stay.

Eunice, Ballymoney

This is the perfect location for a relaxing, stress free holiday. 11 bis has been beautifully decorated and lovingly furnished with everything you could want; from modern bathrooms, with perfect showers, to comfy armchairs. The kitchen has everything needed to prepare dinner with ingredients bought in the local markets. We were there for a September fortnight, had glorious weather so could sit out in the little courtyard beneath the castle tower for aperitifs! So much to see and do in Bricquebec and the surrounding area. Would recommend for anyone wanting a relaxing,comfortable holiday.

Sue, Linlithgow, scotland

We very much enjoyed our one week stay. The house is really comfortable and well equipped. A great deal of thought has gone into the layout and style. It was nice to be in the middle of such an attractive place as Bricquebec with so many facilities on our doorstep. The range of shops is excellent and includes bakeries, butchers and wine shops. The two restaurants we went to were both very good. There were plenty of places to visit in the area. This was a good place to stay for an Autumn break.

James, London

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Bridget Whitehead

  • Supermarkets, garages, banks, delicious bakers, friendly bars, fantastic beaches, wonderful markets, swimming pools and great restaurants. Equally important is the fact that the whole area is steeped in history and all this on your door step!
  • The chateau in Bricquebec dates from the 11th century, sit in market place cafe on the famous Market Day and just people watch with the imposing statue of Napoleons General Jean Le Marois presiding over the town.
  • A little further away on the East coast modern history saw the allied invasion of 5 Juin 1944. Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno and Sword beaches plus Pegasus Bridge, Bayeux and St Mere Eglise. All ready for you to take a walk through history.
  • discount offered to guests using Brittany Ferries