La Brocanterie | Sawday's

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La Brocanterie - Self-catering house in Manche

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La Grande Yberterie 281 route de Montsurvent, 50560 Gouville-sur-Mer, Manche
Normandy, France

Debbie Mayhew

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+44 (0)7787 759951(landline)

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

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.

Limited mobility
At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible without steps.
Children welcome
Suitable for guests with children aged 3 and over.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
English spoken
Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not.
Wireless internet access available.
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
Swimming pool
On the premises.

Electricity included

Open fire / woodburner

Microwave oven

Central heating

Mobile reception




Cooked meals available

Washing machine

Restaurant within 3 miles

Shop within 3 miles

Pub within 3 miles

Relaxation areas

Breakfast available

Breakfast included



Spa on site

Bar on site

Free parking on site

Free parking nearby

Local points of interest from Debbie Mayhew:

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.
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  • 1 House for 10
Price:(i) £980 to£2950 per week

Booking info:

Minimum stay: 4 nights.


Restaurants 4km.




La Grande Yberterie 281 route de Montsurvent, 50560 Gouville-sur-Mer, Manche

Self-catering La Brocanterie (self-catering)
House ~ 2 doubles (en suite) & 2 triples sharing bathroom.
Price: (i) £ 980 to £ 2950 per week

Debbie Mayhew

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+44 (0)7787 759951(landline)