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Detached House In Beautiful/Historic Barfleur With Enclosed Walled Garden



Updated: 31-May-2016
Barfleur Gem! - Shops, Restaurants, Beaches all within walking distance of the house - we are in the centre of town.

This recently refurbished house surrounded by an enclosed garden is situated in a quiet street of the picturesque harbour of Barfleur, recently voted third prettiest village in France. Comfortably fitted for 6 people, it will allow you to combine restful holidays in a preserved and maritime environment with more dynamic activities such as swimming, walking, cycling, sailing, riding, fishing, bird watching, etc. You can do your shopping on foot (2 markets a week), buy your fish straight from the boats on the quay, appreciate food and drinks from the restaurants and cafés located a few doorsteps away, take a stroll along the harbour, and make the most of your holidays.Barfleur is a perfect location from which to visit Normandy or you may want to simply sit on the gorgeous beaches and make sandcastles or look for crabs in the rock-pools. Sailing available at nearby sailing school (Hobie's and Optimists).Very Peaceful location in centre of town - you will not need your car for entire trip!

  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine

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4 Reviews

based on 4 holidaymaker reviews

North Herts, UK

Fantastic base for an amazing holiday!

  • 5 of 5

We had a week in Barfleur in mid June 2015. Overall the house more than met our needs and would not hesitate to go back. Not perfect, but nowhere is - so any negatives mentioned are to give the full picture, but are very minor.

Communication - the owners are very responsive with their communications and answer promptly and fully. Handover of keys / deposits was done efficiently and friendly. Location - Within a 5 minute walk, you are on stood on the edge of the beautiful harbour of Barfleur. The bakery is 5 minutes the other way for your daily bread and quite a few other shops / restaurants are in between. Recommend Le Phare for a pizza treat (no washing up on the last night! :o) ). Walk a bit further - 15 min - and you get to the beach - really quiet and lots of golden sand. The supermarket is less than 5 min in the car. The only bugbear on location is the parking - it's not directly beside the house, as it is down a small side street, so expect a couple of minutes walk when loading/unloading. Never had an issue getting a space, but having a UK car was trick to park close to the wall and still get out, so TIP - park beside the doors in the wall. Other very minor issue was the distribution centre in the garden - generally not much noise from it, but one night it felt like they had a few overnight deliveries. Oh and if you poke your head out of the upstairs window, then can class it as having a sea view! Outside - lovely enclosed garden - plenty of space for my 2 year old to run around - he loved doing laps round the house. Lots of garden furniture for larger groups. Saw one review describing it as a football pitch - not sure what they expected - difficult to manicure a garden in a holiday house, so a nicely maintained lawn is what you can expect, not over looked and generally quiet.

Downstairs - Very large open plan kitchen / diner / lounge - loads of space for relaxing / cooking / eating / (drinking). Very comfortable. Free to air UK channels are available on the telly for those missing home. The kitchen is well equipped. Also 2 bedrooms downstairs - one with a games cupboard for the kiddies too - we didn't use these rooms, but looked clean and comfortable. Upstairs - once you climb the stairs, you are in the main master room with the bathroom and 2 bedrooms coming off it. The 3 bedrooms were again very comfortable. One was a kid's room with 2 single beds and lots of toys and books which kept my son more than happy.Overall-FAB!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Spectacular relaxing location

  • 4 of 5

What a lovely place to stay! The house is tucked away with no traffic outside. Little narrow streets leading to the beautiful fishing port where you can buy fish from the fishermen's wives and watch the tide coming in and out. The house is clean and spacious, there is a fish shed behind but we didn't find this a problem at all. The odd lorry goes in and out but disappears down a road the other side of the building. How nice to have FRESH fish on your doorstep! We loved the large garden, lots of space to play badminton and for the kids to rush around in. There is parking down the street, but it was easier to leave the car on the Quay which is surrounded by shops and wonderful unspoilt restaurants full of French people enjoying the food and sunshine. We will certainly go back whenever we can.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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south of england

"horses for courses"

  • 1 of 5

Its a given that we all have different standards. This is not the house for perhaps a fussy mature couple (we are) As another reviewer also commented, at the back of the house is a factory with lorries arriving and departing. The "garden" resembles a football pitch, perfect if you have a family of boys. Parking in the very narrow street is a big problem in a right hand drive car as you have to park very close to a wall which makes it impossible for the driver to get out of the car.

That said , its a well equipped spacious house for a big family and Barfleur is lovely.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 16, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were disappointed to see that this couple did not enjoy their stay. We are one of the few houses for rent in the lovely village of Barfleur (many claim to be in the town but are a mile of so outside) There is a building behind the house that is used for chilling the shell fish. This is a working fishing village as we say in our description. Most of our guests enjoy walking out of the garden and onto the quay to see the daily catch - this is a benefit of being in the middle of the town. Perhaps these guests should have booked an out of town house if they wanted a quiet location in the country (but then one needs the car to get the daily croissants and coffee!)? There is free parking all over the town - we make it clear that parking is on the road. Previous guests and ourselves have not found this a problem, in fact most people very rarely use the car as the beaches and shops are all walkable. I am not sure if the football pitch comment is a compliment or not, I am guessing not, but as stated we have a large enclosed garden perfect for pets and children. We cut down some big leylandii trees last autumn at the back of the house to get more light and have planted more shrubs to replace them, so it is quite sparse until they grow but it is secure and big for people with pets and children. We were sad that this couple only gave us 1 star - Barfleur is a beautiful place and we like people to come and have a good time in our home.
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Spacious and central.

  • 4 of 5

Just had two weeks here, property was spacious with a fully enclosed garden for kids and dog. Just have to walk round the corner and you're at the harbour, lovely restaurants etc (our kids loved asking for bread in the boulangerie!). Parking can be a pain, sometimes had to leave the car on the town's main street but wasn't worried as it's a very peaceful area!

Main complaint is that upon our arrival we discovered that directly behind is a warehouse (presumably fish), which would load/dispatch lorries at any time of day or night (understandably unmentioned in the property description). And take plenty of plug adaptors, as a number of items have English plugs.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests


The sea could not be much closer! unspoilt, white sandy beaches, massive tides creating natural sandy spits and rockpools at low tide. perfect for young children and adults alike!

1 minute walk to the harbor - fresh fish available to buy straight off the local fishermen

5 minute walk to the beach.

Superb coastal walks and bicycle rides; lighthouses to climb, Marsh Harriers, to peek at!

Great for out of season holidays. Big discounts available for out of season visits.


Cherbourg 22 kilometres - ferries and 'Normandie Express' to Portsmouth and Poole.

Caen 1.5 Hrs -ferries

Le Havre 2.5 Hrs. - ferries

Train station at Cherbourg 22km. Nearest Motorway at Valognes RN1320km. Maupertus (Cherbourg) Airport 15km.


2 minute walk to shops and all amenities. Many Lovely rural towns and villages all around. Coastal Walk to Gatteville to visit lighthouse. Characterful sailing town of St Vaast La Hougue, famed for its oysters 10km. 30 minutes to Cherbourg. 2 hours to Mont S Michel. 1 hour 30 mins to Caen. 30 mins to D Day beaches. 1 hours 30 mins to Bayeux.

Further Details:

There is a fantastic well stocked supermarket with fresh meat counter, fishmongers, 2 bakers, newsagents, post office, bank with an ATM, 2 hotels, cafes, bars and restaurants. Take away pizzas from Le Phare restaurant are freshly made. Tuesday and Saturday market. Sunday - butcher barbecues lamb and chicken on the street.

Festyland (childrens' theme park)- Caen, aqua parks, submarine museum and clothes shops (Cherbourg) plus high ropes course, zoo and many, many more! - Multi lingual tourist office in Barfleur for all your enquiries.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 6
23 Oct 2016 - 10 Dec 2016
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Rate 7
11 Dec 2016 - 1 Jan 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Deposits will be taken at the time of booking.

Changeover Day:
Normally Saturdays

Notes on prices:
Prices are dependent on the number of people staying.
The house lends itself very well to couples as well as families.

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Property Type

  • house


  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • beach
  • village


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • 1 Bathroom with bath, loo and basin. 1 shower room with power shower, basin and loo.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 - 4 Bedrooms plus a snug with sofabed. Notes on bedrooms: Three double bedrooms. (2 super king size, one queen size) One twin bedroom. One snug with a double sofa bed. Please note that one double bedroom needs to be walked through to get to the twin and another double.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Notes on accommodation: Central heating throughout property. Open plan kitchen/sitting room which is perfect for sociable evenings! Totally redecorated in 2013. Outside: One of the largest gardens in Barfleur. Totally enclosed and child friendly - even comes complete with huge trampoline! Garden furniture and barbecue/pizza cooker available (in summer months!). Many houses claim to be in sought after Barfleur but are, in fact, a mile or so outside. We are in the centre of town, but in a secluded and quiet spot, so everything is on your doorstep. An evening stroll around the harbour, buying supper off the fishermen, is simply wonderful. Utility Room: outdoor rotary line in garden Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: We ask people to bring their own linen and towels. This enables us to keep costs down. Cleaning can be organised at the end (90 euros) or you can do this yourself before checkout. Other: Snug -Large wall mounted flat screen Television. Playstation 2. Corner sofa that transforms into double bed (if required). Selection of DVD's and videos, board games, puzzles.

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