La Brocanterie

Gouville-sur-Mer, Manche

Superbly renovated house for family or friends in high-quality country style with fine bathrooms, good pool, secluded courtyard


4 bedrooms


Sleeps 10


A brilliant marriage of old stone, modern design and reclaimed timbers, the U-shaped Normandy farmhouse is so cleverly linked that you don’t notice the joins. The pebbled courtyard on one side, the pool and deck on the other send light through generous windows onto the squishy sofas, distressed brocante, glorious timber gallery and gilt frames (James dealt in antiques and still can’t resist collecting) of the huge living area which feels both luxuriously sophisticated and totally relaxed. The kitchen is, of course, equipped with everything the modern cook could want and charming Debbie leaves an unusually generous welcome basket. You can keep an eye on the children in the pool while rustling up that feast of local specialities. The double rooms are lovely, downstairs in contemporary style, upstairs more romantically antique, and smart bright bathrooms have good-sized showers; the simpler nautical-theme triples are equally welcoming. From this private haven in a wee journey’s-end hamlet, venture forth for days at the beach (5km away) or visits to Gothic Coutances, the ruined chateau of Gratot, Norman-green golf courses – and lots more.


  • 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


  • 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
From 5pm
Check out
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 4 nights.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Restaurants 4km.


Nightly price
from £140
Weekly price
from £980
Damage deposit
1 House for 10
From £1404 bedrooms


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Debbie Mayhew

  • Our favourite beach shack for the best moules frites is at Blainville beach (10 mins). Get a table outside with your feet in the sand, a glass of Muscadet with your moules (or bbq sausage) & watch the the sunset over the sea. Bliss!
  • For a bit of brocante visit La Cle du Temps. (15 mins) A huge 'depôt vente' full of anything and everything old and quirky ...Famous for miles around. New things arrive every day.
  • Gouville-sur-mer is known for its delicious oysters. Buy the freshest oysters, scallops & mussels directly from the growers in Gouville. We've got all the seafood utensils you'll need for opening shells & crab claws etc!
  • In Coutainville (12 mins) is M. Carbonnel's wine shop, La Cave. Knowledgeable & friendly, he can help with wine for bbq -> gastronomic menu.
  • Bicycle to the village for your baguette & croissants. M. Lebreton owns the local garage (2 mins) & has bikes for hire for €2 a day. All kinds of bikes incl rusty old ones!!
  • Only 12 minutes away is Golf d' Agon Coutainville, 18 holes Links course. Parisians' golf club for the summer, friendly, relaxed & no dress code. James will play with you if you need a partner! We could probably find clubs if you give us some notice too.