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La Vaquerie

Reference no. 5066

La Vaquerie luxury Normandy holiday cottage.

La Vaquerie gite is set in 5 acres of unspoilt, stunning countryside near St Jacques de Nehou in the Manche region of Normandy

La Vaquerie is an ideal base for exploring the beautiful and historic Normandy region.

The gite is 45 minutes from the port of Cherbourg and a short drive to the sandy beaches and restaurants at Carteret and Portbail.




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La Vaquerie luxury Normandy holiday cottage



The large lounge is decorated in soft tones and traditional French furniture. It has exposed stone work with original beams and a wood burning stove that's perfect for cosy nights.

Relax in the living area on the large comfy chairs with the candles lit, sipping a glass of your favourite French vintage whilst reading a good book!

During your stay you'll also be able enjoy the use of free WiFi and terrestrial TV in this area too.

Towards the rear of the room is a large antique dining table that will comfortably seat up to 10 people.

The patio doors lead to a peaceful outside area with views to the orchard and beyond. It's an ideal space for long summer evenings enjoying the countryside while you dine alfresco.


The bespoke kitchen units are handmade and the room contains all those little luxuries you'd expect in a self catering retreat including, cooker, microwave, dishwasher, fridge and washing machine.

There is also a second dining area and French doors that lead out to the private outdoor space overlooking the orchard and beyond.


The master bedroom is decorated with traditional French furniture and it has exposed stone walls and original beams. Two beautiful chandeliers and a 'bed knobs and broomsticks' double bed  provide a lovely focal point to the room.

The room also has an ensuite bathroom that comprises of a basin, WC, bath and shower over.

There is a comfortable second double bedroom and further large bedroom containing three single beds.

These two bedrooms share the main bathroom that comprises of a basin, WC, bath and shower over.

La Vaquerie lounge
La Vaquerie lounge
La Vaquerie kitchen
La Vaquerie kitchen diner
La Vaquerie dining
La Vaquerie woodburner
La Vaquerie bedroom
La Vaquerie bedroom
La Vaquerie bedroom
La Vaquerie triple bedroom


The gite at La Vaquerie sits in 5 acres of tranquil countryside. The gite is well away from the main road down a winding and pretty country lane. It's ideal for a romantic or family getaway.

There is parking for several cars at the side of the gite and private area to the back of the gite for relaxing and alfresco dining. Plus use of barbecue.

In fact, we like to describe it as our little French retreat where you can stay and switch off from the rest of the world. It's tranquil feel and peaceful surroundings are perfect for any length of stay.

La Vaquerie garden
La Vaquerie front


La Vaquerie sits in 5 acres of tranquil countryside near the village of St Jacques de Nehou, in the Manche region of Normandy.

St Jacques de Nehou is a small traditional French village just a minute away from the gite.

La Vaquerie is an ideal base for exploring the beautiful and historic Normandy region. Just 45 minutes from the port of Cherbourg and a short drive to the stunning sandy beaches and restaurants at Carteret and Portbail.

The historical D Day landing beaches, Juno, Omaha, Sword, Gold and Utah are all within easy reach.

You can also visit the historic towns of St Mere Eglise, Honfleur and Bayeaux the home of the famous tapestry depicting the famous battle of 1066 and William the Conqueror.

Further along the coast lies the dramatic 11th-century monastic abbey of Le Mont-Saint-Michel and also the art decco town of Granville where Christian Dior's residence, now a museum can be found.

For those wanting to visit the romantic city of Paris it can be reached by car in just 3 hours and by train in less.

Golf - There is a links golf course at St Jean de la Riviere(20 min.), two nine hole courses at La Glacerie, Cherbourg (30 min.) and 18 hole golf courses at Coutainville (40 min.) and Granville (1 hour).

Tennis courts at Portball and indoor swimming pool at St Sauveur.

Pricing structure (per week)



minimum stay

arrival days

January 5 - April 12

£ 595

5 nights


April 13 - April 26 (Easter)

£ 650

7 nights


April 27 - June 14

£ 650

5 nights


June 15 - September 6

£ 795

7 nights


September 6 - December 22

£ 595

5 nights


Rates for Christmas and New Year 2019 - contact owners

currency conversion

Prices include:

  • Gas, electricity and water.
  • Welcome pack containing bread, milk, cheese,
    a bottle of wine & a few other surprises.
  • Towels & bedding changed weekly.
  • A basket of wood during Autumn/Winter months.
     Additional bags are charged at 20 Euros per bag.

A cot and high chair are available on request free of charge.

Short breaks are available subject to availability.

For availability and booking enquiries please contact:
Tom Reilly and David Streets
Tel: (Fr) 00 33 2 33 03 57 13
[contact owners direct]

Please quote reference  5066 hhf  when making enquiries.

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