House in Varengeville-Sur-Mer, Dieppe, Seine Maritime, Normandy, France - Peaceful location, historic gardens, restaurant and cafes, shops and sea all 5 mins walk away
11, Route d'Eglise is found along a little driveway and sits in a large plot of land (3300sqm) with plenty of mature gardens and trees surrounding it. It has a large sunny south-west facing terrace, perfect for eating al-fresco and enjoying the views of the countryside. The house itself provides spacious and modern accommodation, with satellite TV, DVD and a WIFI connection. Just a few minutes walk away, a mini-market, a pharmacy, a butchers and an outstanding patisserie/boulangerie all provide the utmost convenience for visitors. Within two minutes walk is a friendly and delicious restaurant Auberge du Relais, great for Sunday lunch and enjoying the delicious fruits de mer of the region. Within minutes of driving, there are sandy beaches to be enjoyed and small snack stations and playgrounds for children in many of these little coastal towns. This location is a great option for everyone, with its mild climate, historic gardens and artists and delicious food. A hairdryer is provided. Outside there are two picnic tables and sun umbrellas to provide shade. There is also a paddling pool for guests with small children to use. The garden is also fully-enclosed so children can roam. Close by just a few minutes walk towards the sea, is the famous Bois de Moutiers, http://www.boisdesmoutiers.com/ a beautiful old arts and crafts house with a numerous large historic gardens which make a very pleasant afternoon stroll. Then there is the 'Shamrock' garden also a few minutes walk, holding the biggest collection of hortensias in the world, with more than 1000 varieties. Within Varengeville itself, there is also Manoir d'Ango to visit, a summer palace built by Jehan Ango in the 1500s in the Italian Renaissance style. The Ciderie in the village also has a tea room with outside seating and hosts art exhibitions of local artists in the area - well worth a visit: http://www.pimentbleu-tissagedemoret.fr/ Further afield there is Dieppe at 10 minutes drive away, with a covered swimming pool complex, a Sea Museum and a Castle with many steps to climb and a reward of amazing sea views. Many cafes and restaurants provide good refuelling, making a trip to the large, imposing Gothic church, possible. Still further away there are other lovely seaside towns of Veules-les-Roses and Saint-Valery-En-Caux, both charming little seaside towns to explore. The area too is dotted with supermarkets meaning a full shop can be easily done, either 5 minutes away at Offranville or 10 minutes away in Dieppe.
Top Traveller Review
Excellent property for a large family
About the Owner
About Sarah Work
We live in London, UK and first visited Normandy when our little girl had just turned one. We knew travelling by ferry and car would be so much easier with a small family, than flying. We completely fell in love with the region on that first holiday and in the following years, we stayed at many different little coastal villages. We then added a little boy to our family and happily discovered Varengeville-Sur-Mer: a magical village, abundantly green, yet so close to the sea. At just two hours drive from Calais we could leave London at 8am and arrive in France for a fantastic meal by 2pm. We loved the area so much, the quiet beaches, the delicious food, the beautiful countryside, that we decided to build the house you now see in the photographs.
Sarah Work purchased this house in 2013
Why Sarah Work chose Seine-Maritime
Varengeville-Sur-Mer is a very unusual and beautiful village, extremely green and verdant with magnificent trees and historic gardens. In Spring it has stunning wildflowers everywhere and sometimes the cows come to visit by the side of our house. In Summer, there are many beaches close by to visit and spend many happy afternoons pottering in and out of sea or in rock pools, stopping only to eat a lunch of moules frites. In the Autumn the leaves are simply stunning and the weather stays a couple of degrees higher than London, so we have even been sunburnt at the end of October! And in Winter, it is quiet yet still so wild, so fresh, so different to our London lives. It is literally like a breath of fresh air and we are forever grateful to have discovered such a wonderful part of France.
What makes this house unique
We chose a plot of land close to the village to build our house on, as we wanted to be able to walk to the shops and not worry about having to take the car if we didn't want to. There are high quality shops to choose fantastic French food from such as the patisserie/boulangerie which is outstanding and regularly has a long queue outside. The house is also situated on the prestigious Rue d'Eglise which has the stunning Bois de Moutiers - a vast garden - with views to the sea, on it. At the end of the road is the famous Church with the Braques stained glass window, again with stunning views of the cliffs and sea. All of this is within minutes of the house.
We also chose to furnish our house as comfortably as possible, so you will find everything is good quality and brand new.
(4 traveller reviews)
Excellent property for a large family
Every member of my extended family loved this light, bright and spacious house and the huge garden was appreciated by my football-mad grandsons! The nearby beach was picturesque and sandy with rock pools when the tide was out. Varengille is a lovely village and the patisserie is amazing! There is plenty to do in Dieppe where there are many good restaurants and we can recommend the Café Des Tribuneaux in the town. It is worth the journey to visit Rouen which is a beautiful city. The owners are very helpful, the caretaker was very welcoming and the house was spotlessly clean and had very comfortable beds. I would certainly return to this property and I can recommend it as as being suitable for all age groups.
Great house, wonderful location.
Our short stay in Varengeville sur Mer was perfect. It was arranged at short notice to coincide with our daughter and granddaughter visiting from Hong Kong. We did not want a long journey time which made the driving very easy, only 25minutes from our home in Hove to Newhaven , 4 hours on the ferry and 15 minutes drive from Dieppe.
The house was very roomy and comfortable and as we were a group of 5 , we had more than enough space. It was very clean and thoughtfully designed.
The owner responded promptly to emails, helpful and very friendly.
We loved the location with all the amenities on the doorstep including the Auberge for lovely meals or a snack.
The patisserie supplied fresh bread and croissants and also mouth-watering pastries !
The surrounding area is delightful for walking or cycling . Only a short drive away are charming seaside towns like Veules les Roses.
We had the added excitement of seeing the Tour de France pass through the village .
We were really sorry to leave after such a relaxing , enjoyable holiday . We will certainly be returning !
Several friends have shown great interest in the property and asked for the link
Great Holiday House
This is one of the best holiday homes we have stayed in. It's a newly built house with the rooms well designed to make best use of the views from the plot of land it has been built on. The house was very warm, we were there in March, and with the addition of the gas fire in the living room we had the option of extra heating in the evenings.
The house it a short walk (about 15 mins) from one of two local beaches. The closer beach has step access from the cliff top and the other flat access from a car parking area. It is possible also to enjoy a walk from one of the beaches to the other at low tide and then walk back via the cliff top taking about 2 to 3 hours to do the round trip.
The owners were very helpful in supplying extra items to meet the needs of our 18 month grandchild which allowed us all to sit around the large kitchen table for family meals.
We visited the local restaurant Auberge du Relais for an excellent Sunday meal, having booked before we left the UK as it was for a special celebration for one of our party.
The local patisserie a 5 minute walk away in Varengeville-Sur-Mer supplied all our breakfast needs with plenty of fresh french bread and the occasional patisserie, for later in the day, if you have a sweet tooth.
The property was very clean and as we also hired linen it made the return home easier as it cut down on the amount of washing.
We would recommend this house to anyone wanting to visit this area of Normandy and needing a property with four bedrooms.
Pleasant house in a lovely area
A group of us stayed at this property in August 2014. We were a group of 9 people including adults and teenagers. I would definitely recommend the house and the area.
The house is a new build on a big plot of land that is enclosed with a fence so it is good for small children. But it was also good for my teenagers who played (soft-ball) cricket and football.
The house is really big and has 5 good size bedrooms. The lounge is massive and was brilliant for family games of scrabble and trivial pursuit. It also has a massive kitchen that is well equipped with a dishwasher and washing machine. The house is decorated to a very high standard, with lots of windows that let in so much light. It was very clean and new so if you are expecting an old french farmhouse this is not for you. I have stayed in old fashioned houses before and learned that the inside can let them down. This is why I went for a new house. I especially wanted good beds to sleep in and we definitely got that: everyone in the family commented that the beds were so comfortable and the area is very quiet at night so you get a brilliant sleep.
We had quite bad weather while we were there but the house is so amazingly warm. Even though it was a bit chilly outside we did not need the heating or the fire on.
The area is very suave and sophisticated. The village has all amenities you require: a small supermarket, a boulangerie, a butchers, a pharmacy, a newspaper shop with English newspapers. The area has lots of beautiful gardens. We also booked tennis courts and went for a very exciting canoe ride. Highly recommend!
From the Owner
“Varengeville-Sur-Mer is a very unusual and beautiful village, extremely green and verdant with magnificent trees and historic gardens. In Spring it has stunning wildflowers everywhere and sometimes the cows come to visit by the side of our house. In Summer, there are many beaches close by to visit and spend many happy afternoons pottering in and out of sea or in rock pools, stopping only to eat a lunch of moules frites. In the Autumn the leaves are simply stunning and the weather stays a couple of degrees higher than London, so we have even been sunburnt at the end of October! And in Winter, it is quiet yet still so wild, so fresh, so different to our London lives. It is literally like a breath of fresh air and we are forever grateful to have discovered such a wonderful part of France.”
Activity and Interests
The sea is a 10 minute walk from the house. This beach is pebbles and access is through a narrow gauge and many steps as the village is high up on the cliffs. Pebble and sandy beaches can be reached by car, two excellent options are about 3 Miles away (5km): Beach of St-Marguerite-sur-Mer and Beach of Pourville-sur-Mer, both great for swimming. Both start with pebbles up above, but both have sand for a few metres in depth, once close to the sea.
The house is a 10 minutes drive from Dieppe (5 miles)
Newhaven (UK) to Dieppe ferry is a 4 hour crossing
Dover to Calais is a 1.5 hour crossing.
The drive from Calais to Varengeville-Sur-Mer is about 2h and 30 mins (mostly motorway driving, very clear roads)
Dover to Calais Eurotunnel also takes 35 minutes
2 hours drive from Paris (international) Airport (120 miles/194 km)
Train station in Dieppe (5 miles)
Rouen is 1 hour drive (40 miles)
Paris is 2 hours drive (120 miles)
Varengeville-Sur-Mer is a beautiful coastal village with lots of little shops to keep you well supplied throughout your stay. There is a boulangerie/patisserie, a local supermarket with many things like cheese, yogurts, cereal, meats and fish, fruit and vegetables. There is also a boucherie for fresh meat, a chemist/pharmacy, a hairdresser. And there is also a tiny market on the Sunday selling fresh seafood and a few other things.
The village is extremely peaceful but there are so many things to do close by you will find it hard to fit it all in!
Famous gardens - Bois de Moutiers 800ms from house, Shamrock garden, 600m from house. Delicious restaurant Auberge de Relais 100m from house (need to book as so popular!) Manoir D'ango, 10 min from house. Dieppe with its gothic church, excellent sea-front restaurants is just a 15 min drive away. For children there is the large wooden pirate ship with slides and rigging by the seaside and a huge swimming complex, both indoors and outdoors. For rainy days there is also a huge children's playcentre with some exciting slides and runs (even for adults!) http://www.lilotpirate.fr/stores/dieppe. There are also many playgrounds at the coastal sea side towns and often little rock pools for children to fish in.
For teenagers, there is a skateboard park on the seafront in Dieppe, also a 'reading beach' and more mini golf again on the seafront.
At Offranville there is a campsite that has mini-golf, nice gardens, some free tennis courts. Tennis courts can be booked in Varengeville too. Go-carting in Dieppe is good (23 euros for 15 min - nice long course). http://www.eurodieppekarting.fr/page/accueil.html
There is a lovely 'secret' beach in the village follow the directions on this link -
http://www.dieppeblog.com/2013/04/the-sandy-beach-at-le-petit-ailly-near.html and finally a canoe trip can be booked here at Auffay: http://www.normandie-tourisme.fr/loi/location-de-canoes/auffay/fiche-LOINOR076V507809-2.html
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
16 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
27 May 2017 - 3 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
4 Jun 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
15 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£450|
|Stay tax||£1.00 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 13 years.|
- A mandatory cleaning fee of €65 will be requested upon arrival on the site
- There is tourist tax to be paid by guest older than 13 year, which is £0.60 per person and per day
- A fee per guest of GBP 10 will be required for the towels, bed linens, etc. for the duration of the stay.
- Security deposit on the house is GBP 450, refunded within 2 weeks of your stay.
10% deposit requested for early bookings to reserve house, balance paid 3 months before departure.
Changeover on Saturday. Arrival on or after 4pm. Departure is at 10am or before.
Owner's Cancellation Policy
From the Owner
“We chose a plot of land close to the village to build our house on, as we wanted to be able to walk to the shops and not worry about having to take the car if we didn't want to. There are high quality shops to choose fantastic French food from such as the patisserie/boulangerie which is outstanding and regularly has a long queue outside. The house is also situated on the prestigious Rue d'Eglise which has the stunning Bois de Moutiers - a vast garden - with views to the sea, on it. At the end of the road is the famous Church with the Braques stained glass window, again with stunning views of the cliffs and sea. All of this is within minutes of the house. We also chose to furnish our house as comfortably as possible, so you will find everything is good quality and brand new.”
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Fireplace ...
- Garage ...
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided ...
- Living Room ...
- Parking ...
- Towels Provided ...
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Kitchen ...
- Oven ...
- Pantry Items ...
- Hob ...
- Child's Highchair
- Dining ...
- Dining Area
- Books ...
- DVD Player
- Games ...
- Satellite / Cable
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- near the sea
- autumn foliage
- botanical garden
- live theatre
- recreation centre
- winery tours
- horse riding
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness centre
- laundrette - serviced
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- equestrian events
- freshwater fishing
- mountain biking
- roller blading
- bay fishing
- 180 m²
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
- Toilet 1 - Toilet
- Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
- First floor: Large bathroom with bath, separate shower, twin basins, WC Further separate WC Ground floor: En-suite bathroom with shower and basin Separate WC (Three WCs in total)
- 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
- Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
- Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
- Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
- Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: First floor Bedroom 1: one 160cm double bed Bedroom 2: two single 90cm beds Bedroom 3: two single 90cm beds Bedroom 4: two single 90cm beds Ground floor Bedroom 5: one 160cm double bed
- Boat ...
- Terrace ...
- Golf ...
- Kayak / Canoe ...
- Garden ...
- Tennis ...
- Max. occupancy: 10
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- children welcome
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- Notes on accommodation: The house is a newly built in the last year and the garden is mostly a large lawn and it is surrounded by mature trees and very lovely gardens. The house has electric heaters, controlled by a central thermostat but also by individual ones on the radiators too. The house is very warm when it needs to be and has an excellent efficiency rating and insulation. In the summer, there are three french doors that open onto the terrace and curtains or blinds on every window so the house can be made to be cool too. In the kitchen there is a washing machine and also a clothes air-dryer. There is plenty of space in the drive way for cars to park. WIFI is available and free and by entering a code you are quickly online. *TWO PERSON DISCOUNT* We also offer a two person discount. Please get in touch for rates. Please note: for this discount to apply it must just be two people (three and above, the normal rate applies). Outside: Large private enclosed garden with a big terrace and outside dining tables, parasols, barbecue. The terrace is quite private and not overlooked. There is also a small paddling pool for guests to use. Utility Room: A large shed in the garden holds various equipment, such as the barbecue, paddling pool, parasol sunshades. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Cleaning fee on departure €65 (not included in hire price). Optional - towels and linen can be hired at €15 per person. This includes bath mats and tea towels as well. Tourist tax of 1.5 euros per person, per night (not included in hire price).