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Secluded 5 bedroom cottage with private pool, near to beach.

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Parking


About the property

Five bedroom property which sleeps up to 15.

La Huberdiere comfortably sleeps up to eleven people in five bedrooms with three bathroom/shower rooms. There are two double bedrooms situated downstairs, one with it's own en suite shower room. There is also a separate bathroom/ shower room on the ground floor. A further three double bedrooms can be found on the second floor along with another bathroom/shower room. The downstairs living area consists of a spacious attractive comfortable lounge with plenty of seating. There is a tv with UK satellite channels, dvd player and stereo. There is a large open plan kitchen which opens up into a french farmhouse traditional style dining area, ideal for entertaining with seating for twelve people. A small utility room with washing machine, tumble drier, iron and ironing board. The house opens up to a sun terrace overlooking the large heated swimming pool. There is a BBQ area situated next to the swimming pool. The property is secluded and sits in it's own private grounds, only a short walking distance from the coast.

There are many excellent golf courses in this area here is a selection for you to consider.

Agon Coutainville:

18 hole Distance 30km and approx 20 minutes from the property. (Links course).

William Harvey Centre, Marchesieux:

9 hole Distance 15km and approx 20 minutes away. (tight course).

St Jean de la Riviere, near Portbail:

9 hole Distance 7 km and approx 15 minutes away.


27 hole Distance 50km and approx 60 minutes away.


18 hole Distance 50km and approx 1 hour away.


9 hole Distance 50km approx 40 minutes away.

Other activities in the area:

Karting, paint ball, ice skating, bowling, tree adventure, Indoor and outdoor swimming pools, zoo & theme parks.Surfing

More Details

Property Manager
Irene and Steve Hodson
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2017

About Irene and Steve Hodson

We are from Preston in Lancashire and have lived in many parts of the UK with our two children. We bought la huberdiere as our family holiday home and have enjoyed more than 20 years bringing our family and friends at every opportunity to enjoy the facilities of the property, and of the beautiful coastal and rural area that it provides.

We are now retired and 5 years ago decided to sell la huberdiere and buy another property in the village for our retirement. We bought our retirement home and live in Surville about 1 km from la huberdiere but then decided to set La huberdiere up as a gite. I don't think we realised how successful this would be and we have many returning guests who fall in love with the location and the facilities, and we are really enjoying meeting guests and their families with young children following in the 'sandy' footprints of our boy and girl who are now grown. They still come in the summer to visit our home with their children for a free holiday. We have over 23 years experience in this area and can advise guests on the sights and pleasures of this unique area with its beach festivals, markets and 'Vide Greniers' (you do the translation). There are many WW2 historic sites in easy reach from the gite particularly the landing beaches. Most locally is Mont Castre (Hill 122) just outside La Haye du Puits, a strategic point in the Battle for Normandy.

Irene and Steve Hodson purchased this house in 1992

Why Irene and Steve Hodson chose Manche

We were keen caravans in the 70's and 80's, each summer we would take 3 or 4 weeks off work and travel Europe going through Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland and France, sometimes as far as Yugoslavia. We found it difficult to get the pleasure from this with 2 young children to cater for. In 1991 we crossed the channel at Cherbourg with a very large twin wheel caravan and a suitably large vehicle to tow it with for 3 weeks touring.

Having crossed over during the day we found a nearby site Barfleur and set up camp for a couple of days to plan the tour. Every day we said tomorrow we are moving on, and after 3 weeks we packed up and went back on the ferry from Cherbourg, having spent a fabulous 3 week holiday in Barfleur!

When we got back to UK we reflected on the cost of taking the whole rig across the channel and spending 3 weeks only 15 miles or so from the port! With that we decided to sell the caravan and look for a holiday home in Northern France.

We spent a small fortune in B&B's travelling round Brittany and Normandy to find the right property and after another expensive abortive trip over to France, Irene went back to Preston and I went to my work in Suffolk.

When Irene returned to Preston she had in the post a letter from an agent advising of another property in Normandy (la huberdiere) that she liked the look of. I said we could not justify the expense of another trip at that time just to view something we may not buy. So we agreed that I would go over on my own at the weekend (in March) and if it looked suitable for us Irene would meet me out there and we would make a decision together.

As it happened when I saw the area and the property I was smitten. I got a little carried away and began negotiating with the owner and the agent and bought la huberdiere. Then I had an interesting conversation with Irene over the phone!

When she saw la huberdiere she also fell in love with the whole set up, and here we still are today!

What makes this house unique

Great summer weather and mild winters. Fabulous coastal and rural location. Walk down to the beach and look out across to the island of Jersey 15 miles across the sea. Lots to do in the area with easy access to WW2 landing beaches and historical sites. Take a day out to Mont St Micheal and walk the causway. Sample local produce, cider, biscuits and of course French wine. Visit the local ports and towns with simple inexpensive restaurants with great cuisine or go more up-market with fine dining if you want to splash out.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Lovely location and great beaches for kids good rock pools! Pool is great for kids and all too, lovely and warm. For a big extended family its perfect plenty of bathrooms! Hot tub an added bonus. Thank you
Aug 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Surville in Manche

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Downstairs
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En-suit, Downstairs
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Upstairs
  • Jacuzzi bath in upstairs bathroom
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , Downstairs
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Downstairs
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , Upstairs
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Singles are an adult sized bunk bed.
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed , 3 Child Bed , childs be is a triple with a double and a single bunk.
  • Cot or child's bed is available on request. There is one bathroom with bath, shower and toilet for upstairs occupants. There is and additional bathroom downstairs with a bath, shower and toilet.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Wood Decking
  • 12 garden chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
British TV channels on TV through satellite. Swimming pool is only available between 1st May through to 30th September. There is a good surf beach 25 mins drive Easy sightseeing for Normandy beaches and Mt St, Michel


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Secluded 5 bedroom cottage with private pool, near to beach.
average rating of 4.0 based on 21 reviews

holiday 2015

  • 4 of 5

the property was as described, with a substantial garden and lawned area. The pool and Jacuzzi were well maintained. The property was clean and well equipped for its capacity. The owners (live minutes away in the village) were very welcoming and helpful. We had a problem with the kitchen tap, and Steve the owner was on the scene promptly to rectify it. It is a good base for a family or extended family to holiday in Normandy. Most of the major visits (D Day beaches, Bayeaux, Mont St Michel ) are within 90mins - and the area is littered with castle and ancient monuments.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
St Jean de le Riviere / Agon -Coutainville
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
7 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Car: necessary

The property is set in a small hamlet which boasts it's own Chateau, Manoir and church . Take advantage of the peace and tranquility the local beach has to offer which is only a short walking distance away and overlooks the island of Jersey. Lose track of time as you swim in the sea, explore the rock pools for local sea life or build sand castles on the golden sands.

The beautiful harbour town of Portbail is only 7km or a ten minute drive away where you can find a horse riding centre, sailing school, supermarkets, art and craft boutiques, post office and fabulous restaurants.

Visit the local markets and sample the wonderful local grown produce this region has to offer or visit one of the many vide greniers(car boot sales) for a bargain. Visit the nearby Biscuit Factory with its cafe to sample the produce, or the local Cider Farm which produces some of the finest Normandy cider.

Take a short boat trip to Jersey or Guernsey from the nearby fishing ports of Carteret and Granville. The property is an ideal base to visit the World War 2 landing beaches of Utah and Omaha, and the historic Mont Castre (hill122) a strategic point in the Battle of Normandy.

Visit Mont St Michel, Bayeux or you could even treat yourself to a shopping trip to Paris easily reached by train. The property is only forty five minutes away from Cherbourg, 20 minutes to a mainline railway station or an hours drive from Caen airport.

Increasingly we find our guests make 'grand plans' to get out and about every day, but find themselves spending days just chilling around the beautiful heated swimming pool enjoying the solitude that La huberdiere has to offer.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Surville, Lower Normandy

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Season
22 Jul 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
9 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

All bed linen and houshold towels are provided, changed weekly. We do not provide pool/beach towels. We will remove rubbish waste from the property at regular intervals. We will maintain the pool chemicals and assure pool temperature is adequate.
There is no additional cleaning charge but we do ask you to leave the property in a clean and tidy condition.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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