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Large delightful house in private grounds, 10 minutes from Honfleur



Updated: 21-Oct-2016
Sleeps 10-14 with large garden, games room, country views, short walk to village

Spacious tranquil house with 5 bedrooms sleeping up to 14 guests and 2 babies. Situated near the beautiful harbour town of Honfleur. The house is in traditional Normandy style, with spacious salon with a grand open fire. The 5 bedrooms are large, with plenty of wardrobe space. The spacious living and dining salon is across the hall from a well equipped kitchen. The house has free wifi. The salon area opens onto the gardens and a decked dining area with garden furniture, petanque court and BBQ. The garden is flat and enclosed, so very child friendly. There is a games room with pool table and various board games. Located within 15 minutes drive of Honfleur. The small local village of Conteville has a bakers, shops, pub and a Michelin star restaurant.

The bedrooms: There are 5 bedrooms.

The master bedroom has a king size bed and balcony overlooking the garden. There is also 2 single beds in this room making it suitable for a family.

The pine double has a whitewashed pine double bed and wardrobe.

The twin has 2 single beds and views over the garden and countryside.

The family room has two double beds and two aspects overlooking the gardens and the countryside. This is a very sunny bedroom.

The downstairs double (RdC) has a traditional French carved double bed and again has two aspects - onto the garden and overlooking the lower driveway.

Bathrooms: There are two full size bathrooms with bidets and showers. There are 2 separate toilets. One of the bathrooms and toilets is on the ground floor.

The garden and outside: The grounds include an outside decked patio with dining area under a large pagoda. Large BBQ. Large lawned enclosed gardens of over an acre, with a variety of apple trees and a private petanque court.

The garden is in a very peaceful location, and not overlooked, lovely views on all sides. Ample parking on the long driveway.

The games room: The house has an indoor games room including pool table.

We also have a variety of boardgames, DVD film library (30 DVDs), free wifi and selection of books.

More Details
  • Sleeps 14
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Bonjour Lindsey

Bonjour Jason

Nous avons quitté le hameau Pottier hier matin, et avons particulièrement apprécié le confort de la maison ainsi que le pays magnifique

Cela nous a permis de passer d'excellents moments en famille

Je vous présente mes meilleurs voeux pour 2012

Dec 2011
  • 1 of 4

6 Reviews

based on 6 holidaymaker reviews


Full of character and classic Normandy style

  • 3 of 5

We loved our stay. Beautiful location. Lovely private and secluded garden in the middle of beautiful countryside. House full of character and lovely views. Great part of the country. Classic Normandy. Lynne

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Not quite delightful

  • 3 of 5

I'd go along with half of the strapline. Hameau Pottier is large and privately situated but, unless you have a private jet, you're not going to reach Honfleur in ten minutes and, as for delightful: not quite. The house is undeniably handsome from the outside and comfortable enough on the inside but Hameau Pottier cries out for a little attention. The lounge, for example, large as it is, contains two highchairs but not a single lamp. A couple of standard lamps are a must! Small things, like chalk for the pool room, and the provision of an extra key, need to be attended to. The TV didn't work at all when we stayed. How about a radio in the kitchen? And how about WiFi? Not a necessity, perhaps, but it would be a welcome addition for many guests and it would beat directing them to McDonalds in Honfleur. And paying extra for linen is one thing - but we've never been told to strip our beds in any of the many places we've stayed in over the years! Customer service was similarly wanting. I messaged twice after our stay before getting a reply and am yet to receive confirmation that the damage deposit will be returned, although the owner did kindly tell me not to worry about the wine glass we broke. A courteous 'We hope you enjoyed your stay...' would have been appreciated, following our visit. It is these touches that cause people to recommend places to others.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your feedback - we really do appreciate you taking the time do this. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and value your thoughts.....the large lounge now has 3 lamps. We have added extra chalk and spare balls for the table football in the games room (we did have spares in the kitchen drawer). We found the TV to be working after your stay, and as it was 5 years old we have replaced it with a brand new, large, widescreen smart TV which is internet enabled. You'll also be pleased to know the house now has Wifi. With regard to linen, we like to offer our guests the option of bringing their own linen and many guests choose to do this, but we also do provide linen. As we have a check out time of 10.00 in the morning and arrival time 16.00 hours, and many guests leave a little late and many are keen to access the house a littler earlier, the changeover time can often be as little as 5 hours - it's a very large house, and takes a good 4.5 hours to clean and with 9 beds - if they have been quickly stripped by guests before departure it means we can get the house ready earlier for incoming guests. In terms of the customer service - your comments do feel rather unfair. In 12 years of renting our house in France to guests, we had more communications with your party than any others. As you started your booking through a 3rd party but then changed to a direct booking part way through, we did not have all of your contact details which made it difficult to communicate with you - we did try to confirm your email/contact details several times but with no response. We wrote to you several times with information, such as directions, booking forms... and followed up to see if you had received and eventually received confirmation that they had been received. On arrival day we received numerous texts from many of the party requesting directions which we responded to...we tried very, very hard to help your party as we would with any other. In terms of your damage deposit - this feels unfair. We had not cashed your cheque, and didn't cash it. We have to wait for our housekeepers report on the house condition before we can do this, which doesn't always, but can take 2-3 weeks. Following your stay there was a glass and 2 sun loungers broken - none of which were deducted from your deposit. When your party chased your deposit after 2 weeks, we confirmed within hours that your cheque had been destroyed. Many thanks for your feedback,
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Fabulous House

  • 5 of 5

We spent a fabulous week here in July 2009. The location was fantastic and perfect for a family with 3 small children. The house was well equipped and spotlessly clean. Would recommend highly!!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very good house and garden - highly recommended

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our holiday at this house.

The place was very well equipped and was ideal for a family holiday with children as the garden was big enough for the kids to run around.

Large rooms and good layout with excellent facilities. Clean and well maintained.

Thoroughly recommended for those who want a quiet rural retreat that is not too far out of town.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location, stunning house

  • 5 of 5

We spent two weeks at this house in July 2008. We enjoyed our stay very much, The location is great - convenient for Honfleur. Lovely and peaceful countryside setting - you can walk into the local village in 10 mins for your morning bread etc. The games room was a great benefit and all the rooms spacious. The house was clean on arrival with fresh bedding and towels laid out. I would come back to this house.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 21, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 2 of 5

Très surprenant de louer une telle maison:

avec des toilettes sales (abattant même pas nettoyé)

salles de bains avec des traces de savon , de calcaire, de doigts sur les vitres

cuisine dans le même état

vitres des fenêtres et portes pas faites depuis.......

et enfin une pelouse de 15 20 cm de haut


  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

As soon as we visited Honfleur in 2004, we thought it was stunning and bought a holiday cottage in the region within 6 months of our first visit. When we had children, we needed a property that was larger and more child friendly, yet still retained rustic charm and a rural setting. That is why we loved this house. The garden is large, safe and accessible for children to play in. The house layout is also great for when we visit as an extended family.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Deauville at 22 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Conteville Tabac at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Le Havre at 25 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Deauville at 22 Kilometres Nearest Train : Deauville at 22 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Pont de Normandie at 8 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Conteville at 1 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Honfleur at 12 Kilometres Car: necessary

Honfleur is a charming harbour town, with plenty of restaurants, shops, cafés and art galleries. Honfleur has an interesting Maritime museum and an impressive array of architecture. The public gardens, with outside swimming pool are also very pretty.

Conteville is a lovely little village on the outskirts of Honfleur. It has a small selection of shops, including bakers, butchers, mini-supermarket, hairdresser and post office. There is also a creperie, tabac and a Michelin star restaurant for those evenings when you want to stroll out rather than drive.

Just down the coast from Honfleur is the famous duet of towns Trouville and Deauville with their designer shops, casinos, sandy beach, restaurants, race course and variety of golf courses.

In and around Honfleur you will find many public tennis courts, horse riding stables, sea fishing and water sports. Calvados has beautifully lush green countryside and sandy coastline. The D-Day beaches are also a short drive away from the house.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Christmas 2016
23 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Summer Hols 2017
8 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £200
Linen hire (optional) £140
Pet Fee £50

Low season weekend rate includes late check out on Sunday (17:00).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 21-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

Compared to our first cottage, this house is spacious and light and perfect for a growing family. We also loved that we could walk to the local bakers and mini-mart.

Property Type

  • house


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


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


  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 215 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Bath with Shower, Bidet, Ground floor with double sink
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Ground floor
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet, The toilet is separate to bathroom


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, 2 Single Bed, With balcony overlooking the garden
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Double Bed, Family bedroom
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed, Twin bedroom
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed, Ground floor double
  • Sleeps 10-14 plus 2 babies. (There are 2 travel cots to cater for a baby / toddler.) All bedrooms enjoy lovely views over the garden or countryside.


  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Wood Decking
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs


  • Self-catering


  • NB. There is a ground floor double bedroom, bathroom and toilet - however there is not any bath lift or hand rails.

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