Varengeville Sur Mer: House
- 4 BDR
- 2 BA
- Sleeps 9
€168 to €181 EUR
This home is a charming Normandy cottage, completely restored, dating back to the French Revolution. The house is built in clay, wood, silex and bricks, which is typical for the area. The living quarters cover 150 m2 divided into two floors. The house which is totally furnished, has a 2500 m2 garden, flanked by a brook and the famous flower park "Le Bois des Moutiers". The beach is at walking distance from the house.
GROUND FLOOR: Living room and dining room with large fireplace, fully equipped kitchen (oven, cooking stove, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, etc.), 1 bedroom with double bed and armoire, 1 bathroom (sink, bath, toilet, washing machine). Wireless Internet, computer (iMac), stereo, TV-screen with inbuilt DVD player + Chromecast.
FIRST FLOOR: 1 bedroom (2 single beds with a loft with single mattress), 1 bedroom with double bed, 1 cosy bedroom with 2 single beds, 1 bathroom (sink, shower, etc.).
OUTSIDE: A 2500 m2 garden with a small brook on one side. Games (badminton, crocket, jeu de boulles), barbeque, garden furniture, hammocks. Place for three cars in the driveway.
The home is situated in Varengeville-sur-Mer, 19 km south-west of Dieppe in Northern Normandy, about three hours drive from Brussels. The village is well known for the artists that lived and worked there (Monet, Bracque – the last is buried at the church and sea cemetery at the end of our street).
The house is located next to the “Bois des Moutiers”, one of the most beautiful flower parks in France. In the neighbouring village of Vasterival there is the magnificent park of Vasterival, owned by Princes Sturdza. The largest collection of hortensias in the world (more than 1000 types) can be visited in Varengeville (Shamrock collection). The castle of Miromesnil, where Guy De Maupassant spent his youth, is certainly worth a visit, as well as the Manoir d’Ango, the château home of Jehan Ango, a pirate and one of Dieppe's most historically flamboyant characters.
White cliffs and large beaches are at walking distance from the house. Some beaches are wild and untouched, with incredible rock formations, others are more touristic. The house is embraced by woods within a rolling landscape of fields. It is at the sea but in the countryside.
The village is a about one km away: butcher, the best bakery of the area, general store, newspaper store, restaurant, pharmacy, doctor, garage… all in one street.
The coast and the countryside are rich of picturesque villages: Veules-les Roses, Saint-Valery-en-Caux, Etretat, Luneray, La Chapelle-sur-Dun... The house is well situated to visit Claude Monet's Giverny gardens, the Normandy beaches, and for day trips to Paris or Rouen.
There are plenty of walking and biking possibilities in the area. Swimming in the sea, as well as in the brand-new swimming pool along the sea in Dieppe. Beaches at Quiberville-sur-Mer or Pourville-sur-Mer are ideal to play with kites. Tennis and sailing are possible in the surrounding villages. Horse-back riding is available 3,5 km away at Hautot-sur-Mer. There is a great golf course overlooking the sea between Varengeville and Dieppe. Paragliding and other flying sports in Saint-Aubin-sur-Scie.
The “Auberge du Relais” is the restaurant in Varengeville, with a good menu, friendly staff and good prices. In the day it is a brasserie where you can have a bite in the garden.
In the Cidrerie of the Castle of Varengeville you can buy local products (cider and honey). In Vasterival (Suite Marguerite-sur-Mer), a neighbouring village, there is the restaurant of “La Terrasse” (with sea view).