More about La Maison Marguerite - The House & Area

Living Room
Living Room

Fitted Kitchen
Fitted Kitchen

Dining on The Terrace
Dining on The Terrace

The Garden & Outdoor Toys
The Garden & Outdoor Toys

Double bedroom
Double bedroom

Twin bedroom
Twin bedroom

We have carefully furnished and equipped our holiday house in Normandy to ensure maximum comfort and minimum hassle for our guests. The house is enjoyed by couples without children; while families with young children or babies can relax because the house has everything in place to suit their needs.

On arrival at the house you will find the fridge cold, the water hot, heating on in winter, and the ability to make tea/coffee and have a meal with bottle of wine, pasta and sauce. There will be plenty of tea towels in the kitchen and bed linen will be folded at the end of each bed. You can start your holiday straight away!

To help plan your holiday, and get the most out of the area, there is a comprehensive Tourist Information pack in the Living Room. This includes helpful recommendations from previous guests and "Pathfinder" Maps.

If there is anything that you are unsure of just ring me at any time. If it cannot be sorted out over the phone then I will ask Rosie and Danny, our English housekeepers who live very close by, to pop over and help.

Our day job is our Auction House in Devon, Chilcotts.

Accommodation Summary

Living room with sofa and tub chair; dining table with six chairs. DVD player only (does not recieve TV programmes), stereo CD player with I-pod dock; Wi-fi for email, social media and web browsing usage (not video/game streaming).
Fitted kitchen with gas cooker, microwave/grill, dishwasher and washer/drier.
Three bedrooms - a large master bedroom on the second floor which also has a sofa an easy chair and a video player with videos, one twin bedroom and one bedroom with a bunk bed. All are furnished with wardrobes, chests of drawers and bedside lights.
Bathroom with bath, shower and electric razor point; separate loo.
Entrance Hall with coat hooks.

Available all year round, the living room has a working open log fire, Wifi for sending and receiving e-mail, Facebook usage and web-browsing. DVD player (not a TV) and Stereo/I-pod dock. The fitted kitchen is equipped with gas cooker, microwave/grill dishwasher and a washer/drier. The rooms have tiled or wooden floor with rugs and the house is heated with convector heaters. All the bedding is hypo-allegenic giving an environment that suits asthma sufferers.

Parking is on street, mostly opposite the house, but occasionally you may have to park slightly further away - it is a quiet street, and in five years the furthest we have had to park is 70ms away.


The Terrace and Garden

Double doors from the kitchen take you out to a private terrace - not over-looked by neighbours, furnished with hard-wood garden furniture, bbq and two reclining chairs -it is great for watching sunsets. The main part of the garden is about 80 feet long and is situated just beyond the outbuilding which encloses the terrace area. It is laid to lawn, bordered by hedges each side and fenced at the bottom. Both areas are extremely safe for children and toddlers. Garden toys include 10ft trampoline with safety net, climbing frame, swing ball, skittles, sandpit and paddling pool. Six adult bikes and three children's bikes for ages 7/8, 9/10, 11/12, available for our guests to borrow; bikes must be cleaned and any punctures etc repaired after use, so that the next guests can enjoy them equally.


Those Little Extra Touches

We have tried equip the house with "little extras" that make it a home from home. These include a transistor radio (able to receive Radio 4, Five Live, BBC Radio Devon and Radio Wales!), a hair drier, iron and ironing board - not much used, flask and picnic rucksack, tupperware containers and a basic food processor. For those with babies and young children there is a changing mat, potty, baby listener, folding high chair, travel high chair and two stair gates.

Bed linen and tea towels are included in the price; please provide your own bath mat, bath and beach towels.

Parking is on street, mostly opposite the house, but occasionally you may have to park slightly further away - it is a quiet street, and in five years the furthest we have had to park is 70ms away. 


Pont L'Abbe, Picauville - The Village

Picauville is a large friendly village situated amid 'the Bocage' (typical Normandy countryside). The Friday market in the main square is great for local produce, especially cheeses. Visitors are made welcome at local fetes and events. The village offers everything that is needed for everyday living - an excellent butcher, two boulangeries (one is also a chololatier), two banks, a Carrefour supermarket and a small "open all hours" Proxi. In addition to the excellent 'Le Madelo' creperie and grill, there are three bars and various mobile food vans arrive in the main square most nights. Pizza Vans on Sunday and Eric's Pizza on Wednesday produce excellent pizzas cooked on wood burning ovens; Galettes on Saturday also look good.


Surrounding Countryside, Beaches and Attractions

The town is set in glorious countryside within the Cotentin Nature Park,in The Cotentin Peninsula, Manche, Normandy. It is a protected environment famous for birds and wild flowers. It is situated almost halfway between the west and east coasts - the closest beaches are the Landing Beaches with D-Day historical sites on the East coast (15 minutes drive). The West coast beaches (20 minutes) are great for surfing, sand-yachting and kite flying. Both coasts offer miles of unspoilt white sandy beaches with rock pools and horse riding.

There is a huge amount to do within a 25 minute drive - 8 golf links courses, riding, water sports, shopping, culture and eating out; while cycling, walking and enjoyment of French life are available straight from the front door! Being only 7 kilometres from the dual carriageway all the main Normandy attractions are also easy to get to - Bayeux 40 minutes, Mont St Michel 90 minutes, Cherbourg 30 minutes, Caen 90 minutes.


A great place for a holiday!

In short - a holiday here can give you town and countryside, beaches, food and shopping, masses of recreation, history, music and culture, or rest and relaxation. The house is enjoyed by people of all ages and family situations.

Please note: The house is suitable for asthma sufferers - we request no pets and no smoking please. Anyone with restricted mobility needs to be aware that the main bedroom is on the second floor.