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Family Friendly 3km from safe sandy beaches 2km to Golf Course 3km from Portbail - Gite Sleeps 8 (3 Bedrooms)

Bedrooms 3
Space 301 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking



Gite Sleeps 8 (3 Bedrooms)

3 double en-suite bedrooms. 1 room has a double bed with room for cot, 1 room has a double bed and bunk beds and 1 room has twin beds.

1 of the family rooms has en-suite bathroom the other 2 have en-suite shower rooms.

All rooms are spacious and have wardrobes.

Linen and towels are provided but bring towels for the beach. There is a fully equipped kitchen/dining room with cooker, microwave, dishwasher and fridge/freezer.

Ample seating for 10 with also sofa and chairs in the dining area for relaxing and entertaining.

The living room is cosy with sofa and chairs.

There are plenty of games for all the family.

There is a log burner (logs can be purchased from owner).

More Details

About the property


Comfortable cosy 3 bedroom gite 1.5kms from the beautiful town of Portbail. 2kms from beautiful sandy beaches, overlooking Jersey. Ferry to Jersey from Carteret. Nearest ferry port is Cherbourg 42kms. Golf courses nearby St Jean de Le Riviere and Cherbourg. Situated in the beautiful Normandy countryside within 1.25 acres of gardens with children's play area and plenty of space to play and explore. We have bicycles for adults and children. La Comte was originally a fortified farm dating to the 13th Century, tastefully converted to provide comfortable family accommodation. Still visible is the original Norman arch with cobbled walkway. All bedrooms are en-suite. There is a fully equipped kitchen/dining room. Sitting room with log burner. Owners live permanently on-site.

Janette Hickey
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
24 May, 2018

About Janette Hickey

My name is Janette Hickey, we moved to the Normandy coast of France in late 2007 to take over a Bed and Breakfast business. My husband Peter and our daughter Danielle, who is now 17, moved to this beautiful part of France and have had a great time establishing ourselves and our business. We are open all year with both the Bed and Breakfast and also a self-contained gite. The beaches and coastline here are stunning and there is so much for everyone in this area: golf, horse-riding, sand yachting, sailing and wonderful walks both in the country and on the beaches. We overlook Jersey and enjoy walking on the beach or watching Danielle sand yachting or body-boarding. Portbail, just 2 miles away, has shops and restaurants for everyone. We are here to make your stay enjoyable and relaxing.

Janette Hickey purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Janette Hickey chose Portbail

We fell in love with this area of Normandy for many reasons, mostly its diversity with beautiful deserted beaches and dunes surrounded by endless countryside but close to Cherbourg for easy trips to England. Our property is part of a converted 13th Century Farm so has great character and history. We have a Norman arch and cobbled passageway. The renovations were completed before we bought but we continue to work in the gardens and maintain the buildings and have great plans for the barns adjacent to the Gite. There is so much to do around here and loads of history from a 6th Century Baptisery in the town to the fortified church used in the 100 year war.

We overlook Jersey and many of our guests take the boat from nearby Carteret (6kms) for a day trip. There is something for everyone.

What makes this cottage unique

We offer great facilities and are on hand to help in anyway. In the garden there is a trampoline and swings with badminton and swingball. But with over an acre of grounds there is space for everyone to enjoy the peace and tranquility. We have plenty of bicycles for all ages to use. We have a terrace with BBQ for use of our guests with tables and chairs to make the most of the beautiful weather. In the gite there is a TV and DVD and due to us being so close to Jersey we get english TV so you don't need to miss your favourite shows.

Available Rentals

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Booking Notes:
Please contact owner.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday but we can be flexible. Depart 10.30am arrival after 4pm.

Notes on prices:
Gite is available for daily lets, weekend rates are 250 euros for 2 nights. Please enquire for rates for rentals of less than a week. High season 700 euros per week.
Please enquire for bed and breakfast prices.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Portbail in Manche

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 301 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Double bed and bunk beds
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Twin beds
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • 8 bicycles
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Rooms are suitable for children and we have a cot that can be placed in any room. Outside: The garden is 1.25 acres and is shared between the gite and the B&B. There is a BBQ and children's play area with trampoline and swing. Plenty of space to relax and enjoy the garden with shaded seating and areas to eat and explore.


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Gite Sleeps 8 (3 Bedrooms)
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 3 reviews

Clean and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Janette was extremely hepful leading up to our stay answering all questions quickly.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your visit and so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Hopefully we will meet again if you are visiting family close by in the future. Best wishes for 2018
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Great Welcome

  • 4 of 5

The first impression of the property was that it was nicer than it appeared in the photos. The main bedroom was very large, although the other two bedrooms were a normal size for holiday. The owner was very helpful in rearranging beds so three teenage boys could have three single beds in one room. The property was clean and the description was accurate.The lovely garden was huge with lots of space to play games.

Lucky the owners dog was also keen for us to play with him !

The owners were very helpful in giving us useful tips on the area and suggesting days out, although not intrusive at all.

We enjoyed Denneville Plage which was a short 10 min drive away, although there were lots of wide sandy beaches, which didn't get too crowded.

Very enjoyable holiday, thanks Janette

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review it was certainly a pleasure to welcome you to our gite. We are glad you had a nice time and that the boys were happy with their room. We know that you enjoyed Mont St Michel and the surrounding beaches nearby and the weather certainly did its best for you. We would love to welcome you back if you travel this way again. Very best wishes to you all
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La Comte

  • 4 of 5

We found the gite suited our needs perfectly for our party of 7 including 3 children.

The owners were welcoming and accommodating and everything we expected according to the description was available.

The gite itself was clean, comfortable and well maintained. TV, DVD/Video XBox and wifi were acceptable for holiday use. The garden with outdoor facilities was a lovely space for the children and adults to enjoy. The owners dog "Lucky" was child friendly and well behaved.

The beaches nearby were clean, safe and have free parking. Portbail offered all the facilities for self catering needs with local shops and Supermarkets.

We are considering this gite again for next year.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: July 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review and we are pleased you had a good time. The children were great and Lucky certainly was well entertained during your stay. It would be great to see you all again next year lets hope it all works out.
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Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
42 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
St Jean de La Riviere
Nearest Train
22 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
44 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Car: recommended


Close to beautiful safe, sandy beaches overlooking Jersey. Just 2kms to the coast where access can be gained to the sandy coastline with access north and south. Plenty of free parking at the beaches with easy access to the sand.


Nearest ferry port is Cherbourg 42kms, alternative Caen is about 1.5 hours drive with Le Harve 2.15 hours. Use of car recommended but we provide bicycles for use during your stay.


Nearest town Portbail is 1.5kms with shops and restaurants and weekly market. 3kms to Barneville-Carteret beautiful port with access to Jersey.

Further Details:

Cherbourg is 42kms with town and harbour and many tourist attractions including Citie de la mer, leisure centre, cinemas and ice-skating.