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Traditional Style Bungalow



Updated: 03-Dec-2016
Holiday Cottage in Bricquebec, Cotentin Peninsula, Normandy

Trois Centimes is a bungalow of the traditional style of the region, situated on the outskirts of the village of Bricquebec on the Contentin peninsula, about 20 km south of Cherbourg. Bricquebec is a small French market town of mediaval origins. The Cotentin peninsula is very rural and agricultural, well known for its dairy produce and particularly for its cheese, cider and calvados. Its coastline provides many types of seafood, shellfish and lobsters. There are many good beaches all around the coast which range from high cliffs in the northwest to long sandy beaches at the base of the Peninsula. The nearest beach is about 10 mins by car. There are also small, picturesque fishing ports.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Washing machine

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Guestbook comments from the owner

A delightful cottage. Des milliards de centimes, not just three! LG. Canada.

Really enjoyed our stay, lovely places to visit, comfy, cosy house ideally situated. P, J and R. Stourbridge.

The added bonus was a full-sized bath and plenty of hot water(blissful) and a wonderful comfy bed. Will stay again. K and L Bournemouth.

We arrived last Thursday and have fallen in love with Trois Centimes. R & A. Stourbridge.
Dec 2001
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2 Reviews

based on 2 holidaymaker reviews


Idyllic, peaceful cottage

  • 5 of 5

This is a fabulous cottage which is situated very close to town. Easy to get to from Cherbourg, we enjoyed a week in this very well equipped, clean and comfortable cottage with a lovely, large private garden. There are old railway lines which you can walk or cycle along, many restaurants that offer excellent food, local ciders/wines etc. Shops and supermarkets are within easy walking distance. There are several quiet, sandy beaches a short drive away. The town has a busy market on a Monday - basically a perfect get away for a relaxing holiday. Will definitely be visiting again!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful sunny garden

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage in the village of Briquebec.

This is a small village with a few restaurants, a lovely forge restaurant in next village. A chateau that's beautiful and a lively market on Mondays. There is a super bakery just down the road and a supermarket just around the corner.

Everything here for a week or so of relaxing holiday.

Lovely family kitchen/breakfast room. Living room with open fire (good for those cooler nights). Light and airy main and twin second bedroom.

Off street parking and lovely garden to relax in at the end of a busy day at the beach which is only about 10/15 minutes on really quiet roads.

Kick off your shoes and let down your hair, relax away from it all -TRUE BLISS!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review, It's always good to learn that our guests enjoy their stay at our little house. We think that the whole area of the Cotentin Peninsula is quite magical, a real "step back in time" and we hope that all our guests will love it and the house as much as we do.
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Cherbourg at 20 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : 200 yards Nearest Ferry : Cherbourg at 20 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Cherbourg at 20 Kilometres Nearest Train : Valognes at 10 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Valognes at 10 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Bricquebec L'hostellerie Nearest Ski : Austria at 2000 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Sicotot at 10 Kilometres Car: necessary


Nearest beaches are approximately 8 miles away, ie 10/15 minutes by car.


We have some contacts with agencies which may be able to obtain reduced ferry fares. Contact us about this.


Cottage stands on the entrance to a mediaeval village. Nearest shops 500 yds. Bayeux 20 miles, Caen 30 miles. Normandy Landing beaches all round. Cherbourg 18 miles.

Further Details:

The climate is basically "Channel Island" type. There are numerous Chateaux, Abbeys and other buildings of character and museums on various subjects, e.g. cider making, brass and, of course the Normandy D-Day landings. Slightly further afield, but easily reached in a day by car, are the Bayeux Tapestry, Port Winston at Arromanches and Mont St. Michel. There are many eating out places nearby at a wide range of prices from expensive hotel restaurants to small, family run establishments offering excellent value for money.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
18 Sep 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas/New year
18 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Outside the main summer season ie from May 15th to September 15th the cottage may be rented on a daily basis at £50.00 per night's stay. This will enable guests to take advantage of any "short break" ferry reductions which are on special offer.
In order to allow time for the property to be cleaned, visitors are requested not to arrive before 4.00 pm on the first day and to vacate the cottage no later than 11.00 am on the last day.

Changeover Day:
Lettings are not necessarily from Saturday to Saturday. This will enable guests to avail themselves of the cheaper ferry crossings off week-ends if they are able.

Notes on prices:
During the main summer season, ie May 15th to September 15th we are not usually able to offer short breaks, out of season we offer a minimum of 3 nights at £50 per night .

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Updated: 03-Dec-2016
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  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine


  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Fully fitted bathroom.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: 2 Bedroom Cottage (sleeps 4) Notes on bedrooms: 2 bedrooms (1 double, 1 twin).


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Notes on accommodation: Both bedrooms have fitted carpets and the other rooms have 'carrelage' floors. Cooking is by electric cooker or mircowave oven. There is an electric fridge/freezer and hot water from a large attic storage tank with immersion heater. There are electric convector heaters in all the rooms and an open "cheminée" for the winter. Outside: South facing garden, paved patio, garden table and chairs, BBQ, ample off-road parking. The cottage is placed well back from the road. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Visitors should provide their own bedlinen and tea towels. Also towels for the beach and in the house.

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