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Lakeside Cottages with onsite fishing and outdoor heated pool - Les Bergonnerettes



Updated: 16-Nov-2016
Holiday Cottages with fishing lake in St. Sauveur le Vicomte, Normandy - Situated In Beautiful Countryside, 20 Mins Drive To Quiet Beaches

Within 25 acres of an 18th century royal hunting residence, Le Pont D'Albart or Alabaster Bridge, boasts 4 cottages which have recently been renovated to a very high standard. There are 1, 2 and 3 bedroomed cottages which offer spacious living rooms with stunning lakeside views and well equipped kitchen/diners leading to private fenced gardens and patios. Near the market towns of St. Sauveur le Vicomte (8kms) and Bricquebec (9kms). Le Pont D'Albart is in a rural location yet central to all facilities and many places of interest. The nearest bakery is 1.5 kms and unspoilt sandy beaches of Carteret are a 20 min drive. Convenient for Cherbourg 30 mins. Bordering the regional forest with its dedicated walking and cycle tracks and within the national park. On site facilities include a shared outdoor heated swimming pool, private fishing lake (carp, pike, tench, roach) 1 km of private stream, free internet in cottages ,games room and children's play area.Adventure sports available locally.

Details for holiday cottage Les Bergonnerettes , 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, 1 Bathroom

All cottages benefit from lakeside views, double glazing and oil central heating.

Ground Floor: Beamed lounge with seating for 6 adults, satellite TV and video, kitchen/dining room leading into private garden and patio. Fully fitted kitchen with gas cooker/oven, fridge freezer, microwave, toaster and washing machine. Dining table with seating for 6.

First floor: 3 bedrooms - 1 double, one twin and a single.

Bathroom with shower over bath, WC and washbasin.

  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Where has the week gone ? It is so rare these days to find a quiet idyllic retreat where time seems to forget you exist .We have had such a relaxing and enjoyable time and are very sorry to be leaving . Perfect hosts and accomodation well above the standard we expected for the price. The kids loved the lake,the pool, the bike rides , the beaches - I could go on but you get the picture N. Sawyer S'oton

Le Pont D'Albart is truly beautiful ,we have rarely had a cottage with such idyllic views .The children loved the facilities/animals- we loved the peace ,cleanliness and spaciousness of the cottage . A perfect holiday destination D. Jackson , Norfolk

Having been to France on many occasions this is the best gite yet; everything is great and we wish we could stay longer. There is lots to do here , beautiful walks through forests and of course the glorious unspoilt beaches. A place to be recommended and well worth further visits'. B. Silva - Bedfordshire.
Aug 2005
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12 Reviews

based on 12 holidaymaker reviews


A Little Piece of Heaven in Normandy!

  • 5 of 5

Simply idyllic! What more do I need to say?! The setting for this small collection of character properties is simply stunning. The properties themselves are simply full of character and well appointed - you want for nothing. And the real surprise....just about the most convivial hosts you could ever hope to meet! On arrival you are greeted not as guests but as a member of the family. And throughout your stay the hosts are so attentive - absolutely nothing is too much trouble.

I will return and would recommend others do so without hesitation!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Little piece of paradise

  • 5 of 5

Le Pon't d'albart is simply a little piece of paradise nestled in the beautiful countryside of La Monche. An easy drive to either wild rocky coves, or miles of unspoilt sandy beaches, dotted with quaint harbour towns. Surrounded by history whether medieval or D Day.

The gites are superbly equipped and beautifully finished with lovely little gardens and views of the pristine lake.

Sid and Zena are always on hand if needed but never intrusive. Superb hosts.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful holiday in a fabulous location. Sid and Zeena are the most welcoming hosts.

  • 5 of 5

Sid and Zeena welcomed us to our lovely cottage on our arrival. The cottage is fitted out with everything you could possibly need. The location is fabulous, only 40 mins from Cherbourg tucked away in the countryside but within easy reach to either west coast (20 mins) and east coast (35mins). The whole area is steeped in history with lots to see and do. If you don't want to do anything the gite has all the home comforts including UK satellite TV and free wi-fi. The nearby towns of St Saveur le Vicomte and Briquebec are both lovely with large supermarkets, bakeries galore, shops and restaurants as well as historical buildings. This is by far the nicest place we have stayed in France, both location and accommodation, we will be returning. Thank you Sid and Zeena for a lovely stay.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property in an idyllic setting

  • 5 of 5

Le Pont D'Albert is a beautiful property, which has been brought back to life. The interiors of the property are modern yet sympathetic to the history of the buildings. The views over the lake and beyond make you appreciate the peace and quiet of the Normandy countryside, yet Sid and Zeena have provided the site with a heated pool, wifi and UK TV ensuring you can keep in contact with the outside world (we went with teenagers!!) The kitchen is very well equipped and the nearest town Briquebec has 2 supermarkets which are well stocked. We had a thoroughly relaxing stay and visited many interesting sites such as Mont St Michel and Aramanches beach all of which were within a reasonable distance. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Family Addley Sincere thanks for both your visit and taking the time to share your experience with others . We are always delighted when guests enjoy the peace and unspolit surroundings of Le Pont D'Albart as much as we do . Perfect guests for the setting and we would not hesitate to welcome you back kindest regards Sid and Zeena
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Excellent holiday in Normandy

  • 5 of 5

Lovely two week holiday at Pont D'albart in a quiet and very rural part of Normandy. Cottage clean and to an excellent standard with all things necessary for a comfortable and relaxing stay. Pool and boating lake a hit with all the family. Sid and Zeena most generous and welcoming hosts. Definitely recommend to anyone who wants to relax but also explore the coast and historic WW2 D Day beaches, brush up on Norman history or 18th century chateau. Cherbourg and Caen also good to visit. Definitely somewhere we will return

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The best gites we've visited

  • 5 of 5

This is an excellent location, peaceful and beautiful, great gites and very welcoming and helpful owners.

We were on holiday with a large group, our extended family of seven children and seven adults from 6 years up to ... grandparents age. Everyone had a wonderful time! There is so much to do here we were all in the pool, rowing on the lake, fishing, playing football or in the games room everyday. We brought our own rounders set and had plenty of room to play that too.

There is a lot to do in the surrounding are as well, the beaches are really great - long sandy and hardly anyone else in sight. I would recommend 'Aux 13 Arches' restaurant at Portbail for a delicious lunch.

The gites were spacious, clean and modern, and garden was a real sun trap and we could comfortably sit out late into the evening enjoying the last sun of the day.

We have been taking holidays as a group for several years now, and this was definitely the best place we have stayed, it just had everything we wanted. Excellent location, facilities and comfortable gites. Altogether such a good holiday we all said we would love to visit again.

Thank you Sid and Zeena!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

We are able to advise on house hunting / purchase and related issues. Adventure sports; We can advise and help organise a variety of activities including surfing, windsurfing, sailing, climbing, kite surfing, speed yachting, fun boarding, catamarans, sailing, diving, canoeing, gliding and paragliding, mountain biking, assault courses, parachuting and hiking.


The lovely long quiet dune backed beaches of Hatainville and Carteret with its Marina are a 15 minute drive away.

Further north is the pretty bay of Le Rozel ideal for watersports (30 min drive) whereas the gentle shelving sands beaches south of Carteret are perfect for younger children (20-25 minutes drive).


Le Pont D'Albart is a 40 minute drive south from the channel port of Cherbourg The Port of Caen is a one and a half hour drive which has a large number of sailings with Brittany Ferries.

Alternative ferry routes include Portsmouth to Le Havre (LD lines) and Newhaven to Dieppe (Transmanche ferries).

Paris is under 4 hours by train and around 4.5 hours by car. The Channel Tunnel and Calais around 5 hours away.

Car transport is essential.


St. Sauveur le Vicomte is 8kms away whereas Bricquebec is around 9 kms. Both are market towns with chateaux.

The coastal resorts of Barneville-Carteret (15 kms) and Portbail (18 kms) are within easy reach as is the larger market towns of Valognes (20kms) and La Haye du Puits(22kms).

Further Details:

There are supermarkets, shops, banks and restaurants at both St. Sauveur le Vicomte and Bricquebec. The local bakery is at St. Jacques de Nehou and is a pleasant cycle ride (1.5kms). Both pretty marina resorts of Carteret and St Vaast la Hougue have Michelin graded restaurants. There are tennis courts at Portbail and indoor swimming pools at St. Sauveur le Vicomte. There are three indoor swimming pools at Cherbourg one of which is an Aquatic Centre with water slides , outdoor river spa ( sauna, steam room, jaccuzzi ) - perfect in low season.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 1
5 Mar 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 2
27 May 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 3
24 Jun 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 4
15 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 5
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 6
2 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 7
16 Sep 2017 - 12 Nov 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Acceptance of booking is subject to the receipt of the appropriate deposit or full payment (if within 8 weeks of holiday) with the booking form duly signed. The booking form can be requested by mail or downloaded from our website (link below).
There is a 25% per cottage reservation deposit (if more than 8 weeks to holiday). There is a £100 per cottage breakages deposit required at arrival which must be in cash -a receipt will be issued. Cancellation of holiday must be received in writing.

Changeover Day:
Les Bergonnerettes; Saturday (arrival not before 4.00pm and departure before 10 am). Les Chardonnerets and Les Hirondelles; Friday (arrival and departure as above). Farmhouse D'Albart ; Sunday (arrival as above).

Notes on prices:
Prices shown are for the property(s) per week in UK Pounds and Euros. Short breaks minimum of 3 nights outside of school holidays; contact us for availability and prices (price fully inclusive of all services and linen - beach towels not provided, bath/hand towels provided at a cost of £15 per person per week).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 16-Nov-2016
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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Holiday Complex
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural


  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 100 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed


  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: All cottages benefit from lakeside views, double glazing and oil central heating. High chairs, cots available. Stair gates fitted. Full oil central heating throughout. NB. There is a no pets and no smoking policy in all accomodation making it suitable for allergy sufferers. All linen (excluding towels), services and heating (either central heating or pool) are included in the price depending on season. Outside: Each cottage has a private fenced garden with patio, BBQ and furniture. The shared outdoor heated pool is set in safe courtyard with gate and is heated from May half term to mid September. The pool may be heated early May with a supplement . The dimensions are 8 x 4 x 1.6m .There is a warm poolside solar shower . The 2 acre lake is partially fenced near the cottages and is stocked with course fish( pike,tench , perch,roach) and we have a catch and release policy . Children and non anglers should be supervised and respect the fishing rules. There are over 20 acres of private meadowland with 1km of private trout river. There is a childrens play area with swings, slide, trampoline and 5 a side football pitch. The interior games room is located within a vaulted converted wine cellar and is equipped with table tennis , pool table and table soccer .

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