Property and local area description
Living/Dining room: 31m², parquet floor, double sofa bed, 2 chairs, flat screen TV with international channels, telephone, internet. Window with sea view.
American kitchen: breakfast bar, 3 stools, oven, hob, microwave, fridge, toaster, coffee machine, electric kettle.
Bathroom: 4m², tiled floor, bath, washbasin, wc. Grounds: parking at rear of castle and a petanque ground.
Studio 31m²/ Sleeps 2 + Inf.
Seaside - Sea view.
Style : Delightful 2nd and top floor studio apartment (no lift) in the central tower of Chimay castle. Ideal sea setting set in the family seaside resort of Barneville-Carteret. A short walk to the shops. 40 km south west of Cherbourg.
On the western coast of the Cotentin peninsula, Barneville-Carteret with three fine sandy beaches and dunes, opposite the island of Jersey and the islets of the Ecrehou. Jersey is just 45 mn away by boat, ideal for a day trip. The ferry port of Cherbourg is within easy reach, 40 km away.
Environment : In a residential area, facing the sea.
PLACES TO VISIT:
Valognes. 30 km. Market town at the heart of the Cotentin Peninsula with Gallo-Romain ruins, 11th-18th century churches and 18th century private mansions when Valognes was the Versailles of Normandy.
Ste Mère Eglise. 35 km. First town to be liberated after the D-Day landings hosting the Airborne Troops Museum with memorabilia of the time.
Cherbourg. 40 km. Lively city with many shops, restaurants and bars. Not to miss, the Cité de la Mer showing the many facets of underwater exploration with human adventure as its main theme. It includes the "Redoutable", a former French Navy submarine, now a museum and the largest submarine in the world open to the public.
Coutances. 50 km. Old hill town overlooked by its stunning half-gothic half-Norman cathedral. No to miss on Summer evenings when a sound and light show makes the most of this dramatic building.
THINGS TO DO:
Forest Adventure en Cotentin, St Sauveur le Vicomte. 20 km. Tree top adventure park. At the heart of the forest, in the Marais du Cotentin and Bessin National Park, trails offering adventures from tree to tree, with zip lines, nets, walkways and bridges. Different courses, tailored to the levels and tastes of all, for both adults and children.
Chateau de Pirou. 35 km. Beautiful little castle, thought to be the oldest in Normandy, dating back to the earliest Viking raids.
Golf Club de Countainville, Agon Coutainville. 45 km. Golf course. 18 holes Par 68 - 5022m. Challenging, well designed and maintained links course with water hazards, between sea and countryside.
Zoo de Champrepus, Villedieu les Poëles. 80 km. Animal park. 50 species in an exotic environment. Safeguard of rare species in process of disappearance, 7 hectares of grounds with monkey bars, educational and fun courses. Also miniature farm, ideal for small kids with interactive activities and a game park.
Tatihou Island. 45 km. Just off the coast from the little port of Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue, an inhabited and fortified island with maritime museum. Also a paradise for nature lovers and in particular birdwatchers.
St Vaast la Hougue. 45 km. Fishing harbour renowned for its oyster production and popular seaside resort with marina.
Granville. 80 km. Port and lively seaside resort with pleasant long beach and fortified old centre looking out towards the Channel islands. Ferries to the Channel islands and Iles Chausey.
Mont St Michel. 125 km. Stunning monastery built on a small rocky island linked to the mainland by a causeway. Second most popular tourist attraction in France, it is a real delight to wander the narrow street with shops, hotels and restaurants leading to the abbey, or stroll in the gardens. Guided tour of the abbey itself.
HOW TO GET THERE:
Low cost flights from UK to Rennes (2 hrs 30mn), Dinard (2 hrs 30mn).
Ferries to Cherbourg (45mn) and Caen (1 hr 50mn).
Household information :
Town centre: 800m
Hospital: 25 km
Golf course: 2 km
To be paid on site:
Security deposit: 400€ cash
Bed linen, towels and tea towels provided
Cleaning: The apartment must be left as found (inside and out) on arrival.
Flexible arrival day may be considered outside July and August, please ask.
Breakage cover (or security deposit) is collected and returned locally unless it says otherwise in Additional information.