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Traditional Style Bungalow

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

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.


Owner
Rooke
Member since: 2001
Speaks English, French, German
Calendar last updated:
18 August, 2017

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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Location

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

Coast/Beach:

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

Travel:

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

Distances:

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.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday in Bricquebec in Manche

House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
General:
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Fully fitted bathroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: 2 Bedroom Cottage (sleeps 4) Notes on bedrooms: 2 bedrooms (1 double, 1 twin).
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

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(3 traveller reviews)

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Little peace of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in this little gite on numerous occasions it's almost like coming home.There is everything you need and no there isn't a toaster why would you need one your in France :)The garden is lovely especially with all the herbs for cooking and so lovely to sit in whilst the sun goes down in the evening .Shops and little bars and restaurants within walking distance we would highly recommend this wonderful little find.The owners are so lovely and respond to any questions and are most helpful hopefully back again this year

Karen,Steve and Emma Ainley

  • Review Submitted: Feb 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good to hear that you enjoyed your stay at our little house. We love it there ourselves and visit it as often as possible. As you say it is in a lovely area with so much to see and do that we are still finding after having the house built over 30 years ago. AND of course the sea is just a 10 minute drive away, miles of golden sand and hardly a soul on the beach even in August. Do hope you will be going back to the house in 2017.
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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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5

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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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday in Bricquebec, Manche

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
mid
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
£180
for 4 nights
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£45
£270
£800
 
 
low
1 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
£180
for 4 nights
From
£45
£270
£800
 
 
Christmas/New Year
23 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
£300
for 5 nights
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£60
£350
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£150
for 3 nights
From
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£250
£650
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £50

Booking Notes:.
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:
A 25% deposit is payable on reservation and the balance is due 28 days before the start of the holiday. A separate damages' deposit of £60is payable at the same time as the balance.. This will be held over until a report is sent from our cleaners as to the state of the cottage

28 days before the start of the holiday

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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