La Tour

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Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2
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Overview

Recommended Ideal for Kids Pets Welcome Walk to Beach Walk to Village

Listen to the sound of the waves from the terrace and balcony at La Tour, a very special beachfront holiday house in Normandy. This unique brick tower right on the beach enjoys a dramatic view over the sea. It’s perfect for a couple or small family wanting a unique and memorable holiday experience.

Built in 1865 by a painter, the tower has been completely renovated to retain its charm, maximise space and provide modern comforts. The two bedrooms, on the first and third floors, include a double bedroom with a terrace and another with three single beds (one bunk style). Shower after the beach in a convenient ground floor shower room, or the second shower room upstairs. The kitchen has up to date appliances like a glass electric hob, and the cosy sitting room opens up to the balcony.

La Tour is perfectly located just a short stroll from a charming village on the Côte Fleurie, between the well known resort of Deauville and the historic port of Honfleur. The beautiful seaside town of Deauville has plenty to entertain everyone, with a casino, golf, tennis and riding, as well as both fine dining and small charming bistros. Food lovers will appreciate the weekly markets in Honfleur and Trouville and don't miss out on tasting the local Calvados in one of the many nearby cellars.

This is also a great base for exploring the D-Day Landing beaches such as Arromanches and Omaha, both of which could be combined with a trip to the historical town of Bayeux with its elegant 17th-century buildings and of course the famous Bayeux Tapestry. During your day out try the Coquilles Saint Jacques in the charming Port en Bessin.

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What you should know…

  • There is no garden, but who needs one when you have a whole beach!
  • Due to the nature and character of La Tour the staircase is spiral and steep, however there is a hand rail for your safety

Property Features

Internet Cable TV Heating Beachfront

House Interior (max. 4 guests)

The house is a small brick tower of 3 floors with a terrace and a balcony overlooking the sea.

Each floor is small but beautifully well designed. Inside has a nautical feel to it, with the sound of waves crashing at the beach below.

On the ground floor is a passage where you leave your stuff from the beach. There is also a shower room with loo.

You then take a small staircase to the first floor, where there is bedroom with three beds (one of them is a bunk bed accessed via a ladder) and a shower room with loo.

Second floor is the the living area with kitchen facilities and a sitting room with a balcony.

On the third floor is a second bedroom with large double bed and a terrace overlooking the sea, as well as a WC with sink.

Location

About the surrounding area of La Tour
Walk to Beach Walk to Village <1hr to Airport Walking/Hiking Paths Golf Nearby Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Tourist Towns & Villages
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Located on the Côte Fleurie, just a short walk from the heart of a charming village. There is a Restaurant-Bar Brasserie and beach just a very short walk away or you can head further up the hill to the village for other facilities such as more restaurants, cafes, lovely shops and a grocery store. There is also a watersports centre just a few steps from La Tour, open Wednesday to Sundays in the summer, plus tennis courts in the village.

This is a historic village known by painters, musicians and has featured in many films...you can see the attraction! It has recently been named a ‘village of character’ thanks to its commitment to conservation with its narrow streets and original characteristics. Wander around the foot paths in the nearby Parc des Graves with a play area and picnic tables for the kids and find the ‘Roches Noires’; the clay and limestone cliffs, a little further on.

There are some other beautiful seaside villages nearby. Deauville (8km), from the 'la belle époque' era, is great for smart shops, cafes and people watching. This cosmopolitan resort has a large and beautiful beach, a marina, and a casino.  It’s where Parisians tend to come for their seaside retreat. Here you will find wonderful sandy beaches, tennis, golf and horse-riding.

Honfleur (10km) is the oldest medieval fishing and sailing port in France and has been painted by some of the most popular artists of the 20th century including Monet and Manet.

Highlights of the area also include one of France's oldest University cities, Caen (60km) and the stunning granite island of Mont St Michel (approx. 200km), one of France’s most visited attractions. The Château de Falaise (70km) is also worthy of a visit to see the castle where William the Conqueror was born.

Normandy is rightly famous for its food - especially the cheeses such as Livarot Camembert, and Pont l'Eveque - and Calvados, the apple brandy. The French love of good food means that all ingredients also have to be of the highest quality.  Seafood is fantastic and local producers are famous in the area for quality, taste, and price. There are excellent local food markets in Honfleur on Saturdays and Trouville on Sundays.

This is also a great base for exploring the D-Day Landing beaches. Arromanches (80km) and Omaha (115km) are examples of two beaches of historical importance as well as the batteries and cliffs of Longues-sur-Mer (102km). Combine with a trip to Bayeux (95km), having a lunch of Coquilles Saint Jacques in the charming Port en Bessin before heading to the historic town. Bayeux is a beautiful town, well known for  the UNESCO classified Bayeux Tapestry, with many renowned restaurants, elegant 17th century buildings and interesting museums about this fascinating part of Normandy.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Deauville airport

(5 Km)

Nearest Ferry port Le Havre

(21-25 Km)

Nearest Train Station Deauville

(5 Km)

Nearest Town/City Deauville

(5 Km)

Nearest Restaurant Restaurant/Bar Brasserie

(100m)

Nearest Bar/Pub Restaurant/Bar Brasserie

(100m)

Nearest Shop Grocery store

(Under 1 Km)

Nearest Supermarket Intermarche

(7km)

Nearest Beach

(Short walk)

Nearest Golf Deauville

(8 Km)

Nearest Tennis

(Under 1 Km)

Region

History and gastronomy go hand-in-hand in Normandy, making it a great choice if culture and fine dining are what you’re looking for in a holiday! There’s still plenty on offer besides the food and tales of yesteryear, however – you can take a tour around some of the beautiful inland towns and villages or head to the coast, where you’ll find a mixture of wide sandy beaches and rugged, romantic cliffs. If you’re not already convinced to head to one of our villas in Normandy (or maybe if you’ve already booked) you’ll find a wealth of great things to do, see and eat in our ultimate Normandy travel guide!

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Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Unfortunately elderly people and very young childen have to be aware of the stairs.

Otherwise, any family or adults will enjoy the charm of the place. Everything is very functional but also very unique. You can go, at marée basse, to Deauville across the beach which is a lovely promenade.

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • Walk to Beach
  • Walk to Village
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Fishing
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Fenced Grounds
  • Beachfront

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Maid service available (at extra cost)

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting/childcare services

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €500 charged to clients' credit card prior to arrival
Arrival time 4.00. p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes.
End of stay cleaning included? €100 to be paid on site upon arrival. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or garbage disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
Changeover day Saturday.
Minimum stay 7 nights.
Pets welcome? One dog on request only and by prior arrangement with the owner.
Other Ts and Cs The house sleeps up to 4 guests.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:

Rental period Weekly
Oct 16th 2019 - May 30th 2020 £1,313
May 30th 2020 - Jun 26th 2020 £1,313
Jun 26th 2020 - Aug 27th 2020 £1,828
Aug 27th 2020 - Apr 18th 2021 £1,313

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:

Rental period Weekly
Oct 16th 2019 - May 30th 2020 €1,452
May 30th 2020 - Jun 26th 2020 €1,452
Jun 26th 2020 - Aug 27th 2020 €2,021
Aug 27th 2020 - Apr 18th 2021 €1,452

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:

Rental period Weekly
Oct 16th 2019 - May 30th 2020 $1,601
May 30th 2020 - Jun 26th 2020 $1,601
Jun 26th 2020 - Aug 27th 2020 $2,230
Aug 27th 2020 - Apr 18th 2021 $1,601

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Reviews

  • What an amazing place!

    Posted by La Famille Lebeu-Eponville, Maite, Eglantine, Penelope et Jean-François on 29/12/2018

    Quelle belle decouverte que cette "tour du bout du monde"...Une vue à couper le souffle, des heures passées à regarder l'horizon et les navires qui passent. Nous nous souviendrons encore très longtemps de cette merveilleuse semaine! Merci d'avoir redonné à cet endroit une seconde vie magique.

  • Spectacular view!

    Posted by Astrid S. on 05/10/2018

    We had wonderful 3 days at La Tour. We loved the view!

  • Wonderful stay

    Posted by Shaun H on 23/08/2018

    We’ve had a wonderful week at La Tour! The views and the sounds of the waves are superb. Our twin boys loved their room. The space inside seems bigger than on the photos. The shower on the ground floor is brilliant to clean sandy feet.

  • Fabulous place to stay

    Posted by Amelie W on 18/08/2018

    The sunsets are incredible, fabulous views, interesting little town and its easy to reach other places. The girls loved body boarding in the shallow but wavy sea right outside the tower. We loved watching all the locals come with their buckets and wellies to gather mussels at low tide.
    We all have excellent let mussels from climbing stairs all week! Thank you for an amazing stay!

  • We Loved It

    Posted by Lucy on 14/09/2017

    La Tour was lovely. The owners had thought of everything down to wellies for bad weather and local information.

  • Absolutely love this place!

    Posted by Lucy, Steve, Bryn and Archie. on 08/09/2017

    You have thought of everything. We were very grateful for the wellies! We have had a fabulous time and all of us want to come back. It didn’t matter that the weather wasn’t great. La Tour was!

  • Thank you for such an amazing accommodation!

    Posted by The Allens, Fareham, (England). on 25/08/2017

    Our boys (3 and 5) have truly enjoyed it. A hand or rope rail wouldn’t go a miss but our little ones did just fine on the stairs. The locals are fantastic and everyone always says « bonjour ».
    We came here to find out more about our grand father who fought in WWII at Sword Beach. The information we found was far more than we even expected. We have made memories here that will last a lifetime by ourselves, children, and hopefully grandchildren one day.
    We will be recommending this place to everyone.
    Thank you! Merci!

  • Wonderful Stay!

    Posted by The Cavalier Family on 05/08/2017

    Thank you for a fantastic stay in « La Tour »! The entire tower was well stocked and we thoroughly enjoy the view!

    PS: Shame about the weather but as we’re British, we’re used to it !

  • It was a very special holiday!

    Posted by Dalley Family. (England) on 29/07/2017

    Thank you so much for a great stay.
    We loved the tower and especially the view.

  • Second visit, Merci beaucoup!

    Posted by Juhe-Re Benedetti Family, (Germany). on 22/07/2017

    We love it here. Thank you!

  • Magnificent property with amazing service!

    Posted by David C on 29/10/2015

    Magnificent holiday venue accompanied by very good service that I highly recommend. It has all the comforts whilst only being a few metres from the sea!

  • Wonderfully unique and tranquil experience

    Posted by James S on 15/07/2015

    A totally unique experience staying in a tower with a wonderful panorama view of the sea. You can spend hours sitting on the balcony, watching the tide go in and out and the ships coming into Le Havre in the distance. At night when the the tide is in, the sound of the sea is fantastic and almost feels like you are sleeping on the beach.
    The tower itself is nicely decorated, clean and kitted out with everything you might need on a holiday. The furniture and fittings are intelligently laid out to maximise the space at all levels so it doesn't feel so cramped.
    Viverville itself was a charming, quiet seaside town with a few bistros and shops, perfect for escaping the usual hoards of tourists elsewhere on the Normandy coast. Definitely worthy of the 5 star rating, although there is a lack of free parking on site (although plenty on the side streets behind the tower) and some evenings when the tide is out you get the occasional teenagers listening to music on the sea front until late at night.

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