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Family Friendly 3km from safe sandy beaches 2km to Golf Course 3km from Portbail - Bed & Breakfast (4 Guestrooms)

Bedrooms 4
Property type bed & breakfast
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking



Bed & Breakfast (4 Guestrooms)

1 family room with double bed and bunk beds plus fold up bed for child if needed. Built in wardrobe. En-suite shower room with wash basin and toilet. Tea and coffee making facilities.

1 double room with double bed and en-suite shower room with toilet and wash basin. Tea and coffee making facilities.

1 double room with wash basin. Wardrobe. Tea and coffee making facilities.

1 twin room with wash basin. Tea and coffee making facilities.

These two rooms share shower room with toilet and wash basin.

Use of downstairs area for relaxing with sofa and chairs and area for breakfast. There are plenty of games for use indoors and out.

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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 bed and breakfast 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 bed and breakfast 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.
Bed and Breakfast prices based on 2 adults sharing a room breakfast included.


Accommodation and facilities for Bed & Breakfast (4 Guestrooms)in Portbail in Manche

Property Type:
  • bed & breakfast
Building Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Max. adults: 10
  • 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
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • 6 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: All rooms have electric radiators for heating and are warm and light. 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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Bed & Breakfast (4 Guestrooms)
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Great for a big family stay.

  • 5 of 5

Just left on Sat morning 29th July after spending 10 days at the property.

Our hosts Jannett and Peter were brilliant, the accommodation was excellent. Nice area,

Nice beaches. Nice rear garden. Roche and Quigley families July 2017.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a good stay. It was lovely to welcome you all to our home. The time passes so quickly but thank you for your review and hope to welcome you back if you come this way again. Best wishes to you all Peter and Janette
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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.