11 bis

Bricquebec, Manche
+44 (0)7765 407309

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


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 3

Pets welcome

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. 


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


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

& pricing

Booking information

Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 4 nights. 7 nights in high season (June-August, Bank Holidays, Easter, Christmas & New Year). Children over 12 welcome. Short breaks available. Pets by arrangement. Not suitable for those with reduced mobility.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Restaurant 100m.


Nightly price
from £57
Weekly price
from £375
Bank Holidays, Easter, Christmas and New Year weeks charged at high season weekly rate.
1 House for 3
From £572 bedrooms


We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at 11 Bis. The house was well appointed and ideally suited for travelling throughout the region of La Manche in Normandy. Our favourite places to visit were Portbail, Bayeaux, Sainte-Mere-Eglise and Utah beach made more poignant with 75th Anniversary events .

Alison, Glasgow

11 Bis was all we wished for and more. A quiet oasis in a friendly little town with everything you need on your doorstep and so much to explore in the area. The house is beautiful, clean, well furnished and equipped and was a comfortable retreat after days out. We had no problem with parking or access as we used market day to enjoy what the town has to offer. Owner was in good communication all the way from booking and has someone on hand locally if we needed anything, Easy to get to from Cherbourg and we traveled as far as Bayeux and Mont st Michel with ease. Highly recommend.

Rebecca and Alex, Stone

The little house is a delight. It's comfortable, surprisingly roomy and well equipped. The upstairs bedroom was really comfortable and I slept like a baby! It is in the centre of Briquebec near the shops and bars and looks onto the castle walls. Briquebec is well placed on the Cotentin peninsula, in the centre so it easy to travel to the various places of interest. The weekly market is a must. The only downside of being in the middle of town is that a couple of times we were unable to get the car in or out but we worked around this and enjoyed village life.

Julia, Reading

My wife and I spent a really enjoyable few days at this cosy, well kitted out cottage - it had everything we needed and is right in the heart of Briquebec. We loved getting the French bread across the road in the morning and enjoying our breakfast outside. The cottage is very convenient for the beaches and the countryside for walks . The market on Monday morning is fantastic and not to be missed!

Stuart, Cardiff

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 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

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 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

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

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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