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Spacious House in Tranquil Location - Ideal for Groups & Families

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

3 Double Beds, 1 twin, 1 Family Room, Games Room, 2 Lounges, 2 Bath/Shower Room

1 Hameau Bretigny is a large, comfortable and characterful French country house situated in a quiet rural location (hamlet of 5 houses). It is around 20 minutes drive from Dieppe or 1hour 45minutes from Calais. Nearby is the Normandy coast and the towns of Dieppe and Le Treport for meals out. The house was constructed in 1838 and is furnished in a traditional style with French and English furnishings. It is a ideal for entertaining families and groups.

The house sleeps up to 14 guests if the optional family room is taken.

Ground Floor:

Lounge, Kitchen, Dining Room, Sitting Room, Toilet and Shower Room

First Floor

3 x double bedrooms (one with cotbed), 1x twin room, Bathroom with bath (with a view) & seperate shower

2nd Floor / Loft

Family room with 2x double and 1x single bed. Games room with table tennis and entertainment.

Large and secluded gardens with patios at the front and the back of the house.

Central heating and how water is provided by a large oil fired boiler, with on demand hot water for baths and showers. The wood burning stove in the lounge has air distribution pipes to the loft. This is a warm and toasty house – perfect after a bracing winter walk on the coast.

The house has broadband Wifi and satellite tv (basic UK channels), dvd player and roku for netflix etc.


Cycle storage room with stands, repair stand and tools. Patio areas to the front and back of the house with furniture, loungers and parasols. Kettle bbq, children’s wendy house and outdoor toys.

Condition Note:

We feel it is worth disclosing the following to avoid any disputes or misunderstandings. The house is over a 150 years old and has many antique and older items. Some walls are the original torchis (mud and straw) and not perfectly true or smooth, floor boards may be unlevel and furniture doors may squeak. This does not come across on photos, whilst most people will appreciate the house, perfectionists and people used to staying in 5 star hotels may be disappointed. The standard aimed for is safety, cleanliness, comfort and function.

More Details

Stephen Cresswell
Member since: 2016
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 June, 2018

About Stephen Cresswell

Owned by the Cresswell family. Murray Senior (retired medic), Stephen (Project Analyst) and wife Sonia (teacher) and Sara (Business exec) and Grandchildren. Stephen & Sonia look after the house. All are keen on socialising and entertaining.

Stephen Cresswell purchased this house in 1991

Why Stephen Cresswell chose Bailly-en-Rivière

The property is family owned and was used as a holiday home and for entertaining for many years. We have recently decided to put the house on the rental market so it can be used by others.

It is close to South of England, it is in a very relaxing location allowing us to get away from the pressures and congestion back at home. Always sleep well due to the quiet and the fresh Normandy air (also the wine!).

What makes this house unique

The house has a homely and welcoming aspect that you feel as you drive to the door. It has plently of character and a place where you really feel you can kick back and relax with friends.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Excellent sejour dans cette maison agreeable. Belle compagne aux alentours. Merci!

Thankyou for everything! It was a great and peaceful period!
Aug 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Bailly-en-Rivière in Seine-Maritime

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 17:30 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 6 bicycles
  • limited accessibility
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Spacious House in Tranquil Location - Ideal for Groups & Families
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 8 reviews

A house as you want it to be. Very spatious not to perfect 'avec beaucoup de charactère'.

  • 5 of 5

House is ideally situated near Dieppe and Varancheville in a hamlet of houses and farms at the edge of a valley. Isolation gives privacy but it is also sheltered by the othe farms. We had a wonderful time with a group of six. House fitted us like a glove. Personal avtivities accommodated for everyone because the amount of rooms.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spacious living in a peaceful location

  • 5 of 5

A lovely spacious house in a very tranquil setting.

Clean and comfortable, with a very well equipped kitchen. The bathrooms had been recently refurbished and were spotless.

We travelled as a family of five, with three children under the age of twelve. All were happy - the games/tv room at the top of the house was a hit, and the bikes too.

Neighbours of the owners were very helpful during our five night stay - our arrival was met with a bottle of Normandy cider and cake, and they popped in the following day to see if all was well.

Dieppe is only 25 minutes away, where we had lovely seafood. Also an excellent fishmongers, as well as cafes etc. The beach there is pebble, but there are sandy ones further afield.

We enjoyed our stay and will return in future, there's plenty more in the area to explore.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic holiday exactly as described

  • 5 of 5

Lovely location and setting.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your feedback, gald you enyoyed your stay and hope you can come again!
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Leuk Pippi Langkous huis

  • 4 of 5

Groot huis met veel kamers en prima keuken. Fijne tuin en plekken om te zitten en te eten. Mooie omgeving met veel mogelijkheden voor wandelen fietsen en zee en strand. Leuke Havenplaatsjes in de buurt

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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typical Normandy

  • 5 of 5

Nice house, nice region. The housekeepers are very friendly and helpfull

  • Review Submitted: 27-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Maison trés agréable

  • 4 of 5

Maison très agréable à une demi heure des plages de la Cote d’Albâtre...Nous avons été très bien accueillis par les amis de Stephen qui résident dans le même hameau.

La maison mériterait d'être encore rénovée ( nous savons les travaux en cours) mais est déjà, en l'état, parfaitement adaptée à un séjour avec des enfants et des amis.

Le jardin est particulièrement agréable et a permis de profiter du très beau temps dont a pu bénéficie durant notre séjour. Des vélos sont à disposition et permettent quelques ballades avec les enfants dans les chemins environnants.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Romain, thanks for your positive comments. Glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We have a long term plan for the property including a number of upgrades - principally to the exterior of the house, for example a new patio area with stone bbq oven etc. Hope you can come again! Stephen
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Nearest Airport
200 Kilometres
Paris Airports
Nearest Barpub
6.5 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Nearest Train
21 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
A28 Londonieres
Nearest Restaurant
6.5 Kilometres
x3 in Envermeu
Nearest Beach
13 Kilometres
St Martin Plage
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Bailly-en-Rivière, Upper Normandy

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Summer
15 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
October 1/2 Term
20 Oct 2018 - 27 Oct 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
21 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning & Linen £100
Pet Fee £25
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

For parties of up to 8 guests (+ use of cot) the family room is not in use. Use of family room is based on 5 persons / £30 regardless of total number of people.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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