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House with large enclosed garden, 200m from sandy beach

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

Self-catering rental in unspoilt rural Normandy

Old traditional Norman village house, with large enclosed garden (lawned), including patio and barbecue. The house is situated minutes from beautiful south-facing Jonville beach on the bay of Saint-Vaast-La-Hougue. The bay is ideal for watersports. Kayaks, boats and windsurfs can be rented from the Jonville sailing club, who will also provide lessons. Horseriding, tennis and golf are all available locally.

Jonville is situated between two of the most beautiful villages on the Normandy coast (Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue and Barfleur). Both villages have a number of fantastic seafood restaurants. The coastline boasts some of the most beautiful unspoilt beaches in Normandy.

Jonville is an ideal base to visit the D-Day landing beaches, museums and cemeteries.

Local area:

The nearest village is Reville, where there is a restaurant, baker's, butcher's, grocer's. Reville is a 5-minute cycle ride or 20 minute walk. A baker's van delivers bread, croissants and stops virtually outside the door every morning at 8.15. The fishing village of Saint Vaast, where there are many restaurants and shops is 10 minutes by car. A local market is held here on Saturdays. There is also a local market in Quetthou (15 minutes by car) on Fridays. Cherbourg is 25 minutes by car. Here you will find many shops, restaurants and several hypermarkets. There is also a bowling alley, large cinema complex and swimming pool. Excursions can be made to Mont St Michel and Bayeux easily in a day. Further afield, Paris is 2 - 3 hours by train. The D-day landing beaches are all closeby. There is an 18 hole links golf course within easy reach, and, for horse lovers, a pony club round the corner, which organises great treks along the beach and roundabout at good rates.

More Details

Pat Newman
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 January, 2017

About Pat Newman

My husband and I are francophiles, having both studied French at university and then lived in Paris for two years. Even if we could not live there permanently, we wanted to own a little patch of France, so that we could indulge in the language and culture once or twice a year.

Pat Newman purchased this house in 1999

Why Pat Newman chose Reville

We chose this property because the region is beautiful and unspoilt. There is very little development and commercialism, and very few English tourists. We bought the house when our children were 2 and 4, and it has been perfect for them. They had plenty of space to play safely outside, and it was close to the beach. The beach is ideal for young children, with lots of rock pools to explore at low tide and shells to collect. We have been going back every year since then, and they still love it. Now, as teenagers, they enjoy kayaking and windsurfing off the local beach. The fact that there is no internet is fab because they are forced to rely on their surroundings for entertainment!!

What makes this house unique

The location and proximity to the beach. Also the large enclosed garden.

The views across to Tatihou island from the local beach are beautiful. Every day, with the changing tide, and colour of the sky, the view is slightly different, but always lovely.

As you walk down the little path leading to the beach, you get a glimpse of the bay before stepping onto the beach - my favourite moment. The bay is also great for water sports.

Please note that you cannot see the sea from the house (apart from in the bedroom on the top floor where you can catch just a glimpse!)


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)


Perfect location for watersports and horse riding

  • 5 of 5

An easy drive from Cherbourg and a short walk from a lovely beach. The large enclosed garden is great for kids. There is excellent horse riding a few minutes away by foot which our daughter loved. The large shallow bay is perfect for Hobiecats and windsurfers which can be hired on the beach. Yachts and RIBs can be hired in the nearby St Vaast. RIB hire is really cheap compared to the UK and we hired one on a few days. It's a short blast across the bay from the harbour to the beach where we anchored the RIB during the day. We bought a ringo to tow in the bay which was great fun. Good seafood restaurants in St Vaast overlooking the harbour with oysters straight form the bay.

You will need evidence of competence to hire a yacht or RIB, i.e. an ICC. Marelec in Rue Marachel-Foch hire RIBS and yachts.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 7, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice House - Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely house in an amazing location. Great garden for the kids and an amazing beach just across the road. We had great weather too so didn't need to venture far all week!

Easy to find from the main motorways.

The owners are very helpful and respond very quickly to enquiries.

We will certainly be coming back to Jonville :-)

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your positive feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed your holiday, Pat and Mark
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Wonderful holiday home, brilliant location

  • 5 of 5

We hadn’t realised what a brilliant location this house was in. We had been looking in the centre of Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue but were so glad that we chose to stay here because of the beach and the large enclosed garden. Jonville has an amazing long white sandy beach that is just a 2-3 minute walk away and because it is south-facing it felt much warmer than it actually was. The house itself is bigger than it looks in the pictures, is tastefully decorated and had everything we needed. Mobile coverage isn’t great in the area so it was good to have broadband.

  • Review Submitted: May 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your positive comments. We are glad you liked the beach. Even better in the summer when you can swim!
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Just a wonderful stay and beautiful location.

  • 5 of 5

I would stay here again. The property is ideally located with short walks to beaches and a quick drive or bike into town. Spacious rooms and living areas. Wonderful yard. I really can't recommend it enough. If I go back to Normandy I wouldn't bother looking for any other place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location, basic house

  • 3 of 5

The house is brilliantly located, close to a sandy beach which was enjoyed by both families. The broader location is also great with lots to see and do. We liked the simple French style of the house - the kitchen particularly was lovely. However the house was not up to standard in some basic but important areas. Two of the three bathrooms lacked light bulbs, there is no clothes storage in the double bedroom on the top floor (and no hanging space at all on the top floor), the pillows were really flat and the mattresses were near the end of their lives. The house could be really stunning but does need a bit of TLC.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your comments. We really appreciate your feedback. We will be carrying out an inventory now the high season is over, and we change the pillows at the end of every season. We have already bought one replacement mattress, and we will check the others now that you have brought it to our attention. Hanging space would be a good idea in the top bedroom although there is a large built in cupboard with shelves. We will definitely look into this. Of course, light bulbs are normally always replaced, and there should have been replacements in the house. We will certainly check that these are replenished. Thanks again for your comments. PS Feb 2015 We have now bought a new wardrobe for the upstairs bedroom!
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Lovely house in a great location

  • 3 of 5

Very easy to find and a relaxing location just a tiny walk to a brilliant south facing beach. Area is great, and we took our bikes (although there's two there already) so it was great cycling to local places, and out for our bread each morning. The restaurant 'Le Panoramique' up at La Pernelle was fantastic. Local seafood is terrific. A boat trip to visit the fortified island out in the bay was a good idea. Great friendly owners, brilliant information provided about the place and district. Nice and clean. Loved the holiday, and we'd go again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for taking the time to write a review. We are very pleased you enjoyed your holiday. Pat and Mark Newman
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
8 Apr 2017 - 22 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Mid season
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High Season
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid season
2 Sep 2017 - 4 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Low season
5 Nov 2017 - 23 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
24 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £59
Refundable Damage Deposit £169

Duvets, pillows and blankets are included
Bed linen (sheets and pillow cases) is available for hire - 10 euros per person per stay. Guests are welcome to bring their own bed linen. Please bring own towels. Cleaning is 70 euros payable to local agent.

* Weekly rental in school holidays in low season is 750 euros. Please contact owner for dates

Short breaks possible in low season - 4 nights

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Jonville in Cherbourg area

Property Type:
  • house (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 140 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Family
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , washbasin
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Child Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 1 deck chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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