Mon Souvenir - Self-catering house in Manche

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La Grande Yberterie, 50560 Gouville sur mer, Manche
Normandy, France

Debbie Mayhew

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+44 (0)7787 759951(landline)

An excellent family house with beds for ten, civilised comfort (3 sitting areas), a games room, tasteful and pleasing personal touches

Souvenir is the word; zinc watering cans, antique jugs, glass bonbonnes... From the front door onwards, ancient and modern are beautifully mixed on a subtle seaside theme and the overall effect is of space and light, taste and comfort. Three sitting areas – the generous open-plan living room in laid-back 70s style, the classically cosy, wood-paneled snug and the indoor-outdoor conservatory – mean there's space for everyone. The marble-topped kitchen area has the same sense of space and all the mod cons. Upstairs, as well as five bedrooms that again display that flair for surprising and pleasing the visitor, there's a fantastic games room where people can play table tennis or table football, get stuck into the doll's house or choose a book to take to the snug or the sunny garden. Outside, you can play badminton, boules or croquet, then enjoy a swim round and round the heated above-ground pool. The nearby beaches are fabulous, Mont Saint Michel makes a perfect day's outing, you can horse ride along the strand or go whelk hunting,... the charming owners are full of ideas.

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

Paid parking nearby

Local points of interest from Debbie Mayhew:

Local points of interest from
Debbie Mayhew:

  • Our beach at Gouville sur mer is an easy 5 minutes' drive. Its flat, sandy & very beautiful. Explore & you'll find your own secret spot. Its never crowded - not even in August. We've got buckets, spades & fishing nets!
  • Crazy beach cafés, buzzy tapas bars & Michelin star restaurants. We're so spoilt we've got it all here! We 'll let you know which beach shack has live music - it might be a jazz quartet, local favourite Patrick the pianist or a cool tribute band!
  • Mont Saint Michel is a spectacular sight! Go as early as possible to avoid crowds & stop at Alligator Bay Reptilarium on the way back. A fun day out for everyone.
  • Keep some space in the car for the brocante you'll find at the summer 'vide greniers' . James will be out hunting for anything decorative or unusual (like every summer for the past 25 years) . If you're up for an early start you can go with him!
  • Fresh fabulous seafood! Gouville-sur-mer is Normandy's ' Capitale de l'huitre de pleine mer.' The oyster beds are neatly stacked in the rocks. Take an organised trip at low tide in a horse & cart (caleche) finishing with wine & oysters at the warehouse.
  • Gouville's market is on Fridays & twice weekly in July & August. Go french and sample the cheeses, saucisson & cider. Luigi's pizzas are a hot favourite with the kids! Busy village has 2 bakeries, small supermarket, butcher, doctor, pharmacy & chocolatier.
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  • 1 House for 10
Price:(i) £950 to£2950 per week

Booking info:

Minimum stay: 4 nights on weekdays. 3 nights at weekends. 7 nights in high season. Short breaks available.


Light suppers available in advance. Restaurants 4km.




La Grande Yberterie, 50560 Gouville sur mer, Manche

Self-catering Mon Souvenir (self-catering)
House ~ 2 doubles & 1 twin (en suite), 1 double & 1 twin sharing bathroom
Price: (i) £ 950 to £ 2950 per week

Debbie Mayhew

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+44 (0)7787 759951(landline)