Clos L'Abbé

Ouville, Manche
+33 (0)6 03 48 41 75
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In a Normandy hamlet near the sea, leafy walled grounds envelop the old doctor's house. Now sumptuous, its fine features have been retained


4 beds


4 bedrooms


Sleeps 8

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Discover a world of luxury behind the private gates. There are plush leather sofas and 18th-century floors, estate logs for the great old hearth, and a fabulous new kitchen for chefs. Best of all, for rainy days, a spectacular indoor pool and spa (sustainably heated by solar panels and air source heat pumps). 

Book a chef to cook you the finest Normandy can offer, or hop in the car to Agon-Coutainville, for lobster and chips by the sea. Or moules frites on the dunes at Blainville-sur-Mer. There’s a great Saturday market in Granville, 30km, and a boat to the Chaussey Islands. And you’re an hour from the most famous sites: the Bayeux Tapestry, the D Day beaches, Mont St Michel.

In summer, huge windows glide open from the pool to the terrace. Lounge on colourful cushions; listen to the birds and rustling leaves; watch Nugget (the cockerel) roost in his tree. There are shady spots under the old lime…and magical illumination for night time swims.

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We think you'll love

  • Luxuriating in the pool and spa
  • The exceptional attention to detail, from aromatherapy oils to coffees on tap
  • Living in the countryside, 10 minutes from Coutances
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You should know

  • You need a car
  • No ground floor bedrooms and one suite is up two flights of stairs
  • Not a place for young families


  • 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

Check in
Check out
By 11am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights. 7 nights in high season. Extras available: private chef, massages, spa treatments - ask Thina for details and prices.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Breakfast available (Continental or American style), £30-£40 pp.


Nightly price
from €1480
Weekly price
from €10360
Damage deposit
1 House for 8
From €14804 beds4 bedrooms


I've visited Clos L'Abbé several times and it's no doubt an impressive place to stay and much appreciated by guests. What stands out most to me is the care and consideration Thina and Christophe have put into making every detail of your stay as perfect as possible!

Nicky, Sawday's Inspector

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The neighbourhood

Ouville is super sleepy - just one boulangerie. For shops, a cathedral and a weekly market, visit Coutances, 10km; in May it also hosts a renowed Jazz festival. Denis-le-Vêtu, 7km, offers a 'ciderie' for tastings and a family-run auberge La Baratte. The nearest uncrowded beach, with dunes, is at Montmartin-sur-Mer (15km)- up the coast from the lively fishing port Granville.

Local points of interest from Thina & Christophe

  • Clos L'Abbé is an eighteenth-century property that has been fully refurbished. The property is set in a wooded parklands at the heart of the village of Ouville and is conveniently situated, lying between Mont-Saint-Michel and the landing beaches, seaside.
  • Coutances Cathedral, not to be missed!An iconic monument in the historic capital of the Cotentin peninsula, Coutances cathedral and Mont-Saint-Michel are the best-known Gothic masterpieces in Normandy. To discover the renowned plant garden, shopping..
  • Agon-Coutainville : Is one of the oldest seaside resorts in the Manche. Countainville is a lively seaside town: the seafront is lined with restaurants, bars, crepes, ice-cream and shops, Golf, Casino, Horsing, Sailing and much more activities for all !
  • When the tide is out at Granville, why not swim a few laps in the pool that was used to test high-school graduates in the 1960s. Afterwards, take a stroll along the Plat Gousset promenade and climb a small set of steps to the Christian Dior gardens...
  • Nice little hike to do absolutely. By taking the customs path, you are sure to have superb views of this magnificent bay of Mont St-Michel, discover Cabane Vauban, the most beautiful mile of France at Champeaux climbs (according to Eisenhower !)
  • Le Mont Saint-Michel and its Bay, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Cross the bay to Mont Saint-Michel, walking across the shifting sands. Stroll around the mound. Admire the horizon stretching out before you. Visit the Abbaye, The Mont, enjoy !


Thina & Christophe

Thina and Christophe live in Paris, but love Normandy: Christophe's family have lived in Ouville for generations. They carried out this stunning renovation in 2014 using artisan craftsmen and with sustainability in mind: they’ve planted 500 trees in the grounds, installed an EV charger and water recovery system, use geothermal heating and solar panels and strive to use only eco-friendly products in the house. They welcome guests whenever they can, but in their absence a house manager will.