Au Bord de la Mer is a delightful cottage situated on the water's edge on one of Normandy's fabulous sandy beaches with uninterrupted sea views across the entire bay of St-Vaast-la-Hougue and the World Heritage Site of Isle de Tatihou. Normandy’s main places of interest are all within easy reach of this property including the WW2 landing beaches and the Bayeux tapestries. This lovely house boasts a distinctive maritime charm with tastefully decorated and furnished interiors; white wooden floor boards and many seaside memorabilia recall the fishing tradition of this area of Normandy, known as the Cotentin Peninsula. Au Bord de la Mer offers the quintessential, easygoing, relaxed family beach holiday — buckets and spades, rock-pooling and watersports for all! As you stroll along the beach you can easily reach a small summer café for a light lunch or an ice-cream as you soak up the wonderful sea views. Within just a couple of miles is St Vaast-la-Hougue renowned for its lovely bay and oysters’ beds. The picturesque Port of Barfleur with its traditional shops and cheerful parade of colourful fishing boats is only five miles away. This cottage is also well placed to easily reach Cherbourg in just 20 minutes’ drive, where a ferry service connects France to England. In this famous harbour linked to WW2 Operation Overlord you can visit the War Memorial and La Cite de la Mer's Aquarium featuring a real submarine! The beautiful Cathedral city of Caen is 80 miles away, ideal for a day trip.
Location on the beach — 20 mins' walk to beach cafe. Nearest shops & restaurant 5 minutes' drive. St Vaast-la-Hougue 2.5 miles. Ouettehou 4 miles. Barfleur 5 miles. Gatteville-le-Phare 7 miles. La Cite' de la Mer & Cherbourg (ferry) 20 miles. Caen & Ouistreham 80 miles. Bayeux 100 miles. St Malo (ferry port),130 miles. Rennes airport 140 miles. Paris 220 miles. Golf in Fontenay-sur-Mer 12 miles or Cherbourg 20 miles. Tennis available locally.