Maison Des Coquillages

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Close to the sophisticated seaside town of Deauville, this beautiful Normandy abode is exceptional in every way, not just for its wonderful sea vistas and direct access to a vast sandy beach below.

Maison Des Coquillages sleeps up to 30 guests across its two houses, which both date back to the 19th century and have been completely renovated in recent years. The large domaine offers ample opportunities to gaze out towards the English channel whilst the garden leads all the way down to a glorious beach just west of Deauville.

Starting off with the villa, known as the ‘Abbey’, here you can truly embrace the character and beauty of Normandy. Every room has been tastefully decorated, many with views of the sea. Sit back in the elegant lounge, watch TV in the comfort of the cosy library and dine together in the conservatory-style veranda directly overlooking the sea. The kitchen is every cook’s dream or you may prefer to hire a chef for part of your stay. You can sleep restfully in one of the nine bedrooms, eight of which feature king-size beds, most with en suite bathrooms.

There is an extra bedroom in a little beach chalet set within the villa’s grounds. Another appealing feature is the fitness and relaxation centre with gym equipment, a massage room, sauna and a jacuzzi overlooking the sea. Guests can also access a shared tennis court next door.

Next we come to the characterful ‘Cloister’ house with its charming exterior and gorgeous garden. As well as a pretty lounge and modern kitchen-diner facing the sea, there are five bedrooms on the garden and first floor, each one with its own bathroom and most with an adjoining single room with a desk. Outside, children will love the little play area set amongst the terraced grounds whilst everyone will adore the outdoor dining terrace and bar with yet more magnificent views towards the sea. To top it all off, climb the steps to the indoor heated swimming pool alongside the jacuzzi where you can slide open the window and appreciate the sea breeze as you relax.  

Wander down the garden to the beach below for long walks, swimming and playing in the sand and dine out at the seasonal beachside restaurant just 500m away. In the other direction, following the road that connects Deauville to Villers-sur-Mer, come across a pretty Normandy seaside village with attractive shops and restaurants just over 1km away.

Deauville is only 2.5km by car - the energetic can of course walk, passing elegant villas, vibrant restaurants and the new cultural centre, Les Franciscaines, en route (or simply stroll along the beach of course!). The 19th century seaside resort has gained quite a reputation for its gastronomy with its high-end restaurants and atmospheric market which takes place beneath the half-timbered halles – no wonder Parisians flock here at the weekend! It’s also known for horse-racing, polo, film festivals and its fantastic sandy beach with colourful sun umbrellas and deckchairs backed by an iconic boardwalk.

Cross over the estuary to Trouville-sur-Mer, another upmarket resort with impressive architectural and a superb fish market, or drive a little further afield to discover the maritime history of charming Honfleur by the River Seine.

Elsewhere, the D-Day Normandy Landing beaches of Arromanches-les-Bains and Omaha Beach can be reached in less than ninety minutes, perhaps combined with a visit to Bayeux or Caen. Closer to home, potter around local seaside resorts such as romantic Cabourg and picturesque Houlgate, both part of the captivating Côte Fleurie that has inspired writers and artists over the years from Proust to Claude Monet.

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What you should know…

  • All prices are on request – please contact us for a tailor-made quotation.
  • The domaine is made up of two beautiful houses – the 'Abbey' (10 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms including a separate chalet) and the 'Cloister' (5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms). Please see the “Features” tab for full details of the layout of each property and its individual grounds/facilities.
  • Outside of July and August it may be possible to book the Abbey or Cloister independently, on request only. If so, please check with us which facilities will be open depending on which property you book.

Property Features

Private Pool Heated Pool Indoor Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con Hot Tub Laptop Friendly Workspace BBQ Ground Floor Bed & Bath TV Sauna/Steam Gym/Fitness Room Heating Parking Space Beachfront Seaview

 'Abbey' Interiors (10 bedrooms/9 bathrooms including separate chalet)

-    Lounge with fireplace and bar
-    Library and TV room
-    Dining room
-    Conservatory-style dining room with sea-view     
-    Kitchen, fully-equipped
-    Children’s dining area/pantry
-    Laundry room

First Floor Bedrooms

-    Master bedroom with air-conditioning, king-size double bed, desk, dressing room, sea-view, access to terrace and bathroom with bath, shower and WC
-    Master bedroom with air-conditioning, king-size double bed, desk, dressing room, sea-view, access to terrace and bathroom with bath, shower, and WC. Adjoining room with single bed and desk
-    Bedroom with king-size double bed (can be split into twin), garden view and shower room with WC
-    Bedroom with air-conditioning, king-size double bed (can be split into twin), dressing room, sea-view, access to terrace and shower room with separate WC

Second Floor Bedrooms

-    Master bedroom with air-conditioning, king-size double bed, desk, dressing room, sea-view and bathroom with bath, shower and separate WC
-    Master bedroom with air-conditioning, king-size double bed, desk, dressing room, sea-view and bathroom with bath, shower and separate WC
-    Bedroom with air-conditioning, king-size double bed (can be split into twin), desk, dressing room, sea-view and bathroom with bath and WC
-    Bedroom with air-conditioning, king-size double bed (can be split into twin), country view, shower (in the bedroom) and separate WC

Loft Floor (wood beams throughout)

-    Two single beds
-    Shared bathroom with bath and WC

Separate Chalet (accessed via garden)

-    Bedroom with queen-size double bed
-    Shower room and separate WC
-    Small kitchen
-    Garden access and sea-view

Fitness and Relaxation Centre

-    Jacuzzi with sea-view
-    Sauna
-    Fitness room

'Abbey' Outside Grounds

-    Garden
-    Access to beach
-    Access to shared tennis court (with neighbour)

'Abbey' Facilities

-    Wi-Fi
-    Air-conditioning (seven bedrooms only)
-    Heating
-    Fitness room
-    Sauna
-    Jacuzzi

'Cloister' Interiors (5 bedrooms/4 bathrooms)

-    Open-plan lounge
-    Open-plan kitchen and dining area with sea-view
-    Laundry room

Garden Level Bedrooms

-    Bedroom with king-size double bed, garden view, garden access, dressing room and bathroom with bath and WC. Adjoining room with single bed and desk
-    Bedroom with king-size double bed, garden view, garden access, dressing room and bathroom with bath and WC. Adjoining room with single bed and desk

First Floor Bedrooms

-    Master bedroom with king-size double bed, sea-view, office/dressing room and bathroom with bath, shower and separate WC
-    Bedroom with king-size double bed, sea-view, dressing room and bathroom with bath and separate WC. Adjoining room with single bed and desk
-    Bedroom with king-size double bed, sea-view, dressing room, bath (in the bedroom) and separate WC. Adjoining room with single bed and desk

Indoor Swimming Pool Area (accessed via garden steps)

-    Heated swimming pool (10m long, depth: 1.4m)
-    Jacuzzi

'Cloister' Outside Grounds

-    Al-fresco dining terrace with bar and barbecue  
-    Al-fresco lounge
-    Covered dining area
-    Garden (different levels with steps)
-    Children’s play area
-    Direct Beach access

'Cloister' Facilities

-    Wi-Fi
-    Heating
-    Indoor heated swimming pool and jacuzzi
-    Children’s play area

Location

About the surrounding area of Maison Des Coquillages
Walk to Beach Walk to Restaurant Watersports Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites Boat Trips
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Set back from a vast sandy beach, the beautiful Maison Des Coquillages and its grounds enjoy glorious sea views just 2.5km from the heart of the charming seaside town of Deauville, so loved by Parisians who visit the sophisticated resort at weekends and holidays.

Caen-Ouistreham’s ferry terminal is a 40-minute drive or if arriving by train there is a direct service from Paris Saint-Lazare to Trouville-Deauville taking just over two hours. Deauville has its own private airport (Saint-Gatien Airport) or you can fly into one of the three Parisian airports, each one around a two to three hour drive away.

The grand villa and historic house can be found on the road that connects Deauville to Villers-sur-Mer and there are amazing garden and sea views from the rooms that face the English channel as well as the large grounds. Walk down to the very end of the garden and you have direct access to the far end of a spacious beach. There is a beachside restaurant within 500m (seasonal opening times/dates apply) and an attractive promenade a little further along – the perfect spot for an early morning walk.

Following the road in the other direction, there is a small seaside village around 1km away with restaurants, café-bars and attractive shops as well as another beautiful beach – this typically Normandy village is very pretty and there’s a lovely ambience in the summertime.

Deauville (2.5km) is of course the star attraction of this area (as well as neighbouring Trouville-sur-Mer across the estuary). The picturesque seaside resort which dates back to the 19th century has gained a reputation for its gastronomic fare, serving excellent sea-food specialities in many of its restaurants, and its glitzy shopping opportunities. The colourful sun umbrellas and Deauville’s decked boardwalk and beach huts are now iconic whilst its huge sandy beach is wonderful at any time of year.

Visitors also come to Deauville for its horse-racing, polo, casino, film festivals and vibrant cultural scene with the opening of Les Franciscaines cultural centre only 2km from Maison Des Coquillages. Deauville’s bustling market comes alive beneath the half-timbered halls, open every morning in the height of the summer. Even when the market isn’t taking place, it’s a joyful and atmospheric place to enjoy a coffee or evening meal.

Trouville-sur-Mer (4.5km) is also home to high-end shops and restaurants, a grand casino and fantastic beach with a promenade for lovely walks overlooking the sea. The town’s architecture dates back to the 19th century and the town is especially famous for its fish market which is open every day. Further along the coast, Honfleur (20km) is another Normandy gem with its pretty port dating back to the 17th century, elegant architecture and charming medieval lanes filled with shops, cafes and restaurants.

Elsewhere in Normandy, spend the day in the vibrant city of Le Havre (45km) by crossing the Seine via the impressive Pont de Normandie, or venture west towards the moving D-Day Landing beaches - Arromanches-les-Bains (80km) and Omaha Beach (95km) are less than a 90-minute drive away. A day out on this part of the Normandy coastline could also be combined with a visit to historic Bayeux (75km) or the beautiful city of Caen (43km).

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Local Amenities
Nearest Ferry Port Caen-Ouistreham

(39km)

Nearest Train Station Trouville-Deauville

(3.5km)

Nearest Airport Saint-Gatien Airport/Caen-Carpiquet Airport

(10km/52km)

Nearest Airport 2 Paris Beauvais Airport

(183km)

Nearest Airport 3 Paris Orly/Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport

(215km/221km)

Nearest Restaurant Beachside restaurant - seasonal opening

(500m)

Nearest Village Normandy seaside village with restaurants and shops

(1km)

Nearest Town Deauville

(2.5km)

Nearest Beach Beach access from the garden

(Short walk)

Nearest Supermarket Carrefour Market

(1.6km)

Nearest Golf Golf Barrière de Deauville

(6km)

Nearest Tennis Shared access to tennis court (with neighbours) for 'Abbey' guests

(Next to the house )

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

Families are warmly welcomed at Maison Des Coquillages and the grounds are wonderful with direct access to the beach. Youngsters will adore the children’s play area which can be found within the gardens of the ‘Cloister’ house. Guests also have access to a tennis court (shared with the neighbours) near the ‘Abbey’ house.

The beach near the house (the grounds are just above the far end of the beach) is vast and sandy, so typical of the glorious Normandy coastline. Further along the coast, Plage de Deauville is just as wonderful with its boardwalk and art-deco style cabins. Crossing to Trouville, enjoy the family-friendly beach and little playgrounds before strolling along its 19th century boardwalk.

Walking along the nearest beach in the direction of Deauville, there is an inflatable play area which is usually set up from April to end-September with trampolines, bouncy castles and more for under 10s (age, weight and height restrictions apply). There is a normal playground a little further along, a fitness area (with monkey bars) and a skate park in Deauville by the beach. Seasonal watersports in Deauville include jet-ski and other adventurous water-based activities.

In the other direction, the nearest village offers horse-riding on the beach from its equestrian centre (2km). Head to Villers-sur-Mer (5km) for more great beaches, beachside amusements, the Paléospace dinosaur museum and the landscaped Parc naturel Du Marais with its wetlands, walking and cycling paths and playground.

A little further afield, drive to Honfleur to admire its beautiful half-timbered houses and take a boat ride along the estuary. Naturospace, a tropical butterfly house, is a must for wildlife lovers.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • Walk to Beach
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • Watersports
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Swings
  • Slide
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Beachfront

Services Available

  • Catering Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Catering Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Wine Purchases Available

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

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Daily housekeeping
- Private chef
- Catering
- Wine purchase

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!

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Event information

Imagine your elegant French wedding with a touch of Belle Époque grandeur close to the sophisticated seaside town of Deauville. The beauty and charm of this setting cannot be underestimated with incredible sea views and direct access to the beach at the end of the vast and glorious grounds. This is a unique and romantic wedding venue for an unforgettable experience in Normandy.

Indoor Capacity - 65

Outdoor Capacity - 65

Wedding Ceremony and Reception
There are separate spaces for the ceremony and reception.

Additional Fees for Events
Pricing is created on request, please enquire for details.

Catering
No in-house catering, clients may choose from a list of recommended suppliers.

Wedding Packages
The venue can provide extra cleaning on request. Day before and after events are permitted at an extra cost.

Venue Accessibility 
There is limited parking on-site. There is limited accessibility via public transportation, guests may need rideshares or taxis (the train station, Trouville-Deauville, is 3.5km away). There is limited wheelchair accessibility, please enquire for further details.

Venue Back-Up
Indoor space available for backup in case of rain.

Wedding Suppliers
The venue has a range of suppliers/vendors for clients to choose from.

Flexibility on Duration

There is a 3 night minimum stay, please enquire for details.

Children
Children are welcome (no event childcare services are available).

Noise Restrictions 
Noise should be minimised after a certain hour to respect neighbours.

Other
There no restrictions on decorations and themes - bring your creative ideas! Please note that on-site security personnel throughout the wedding can be arranged (as always, guests are responsible for their belongings).

Please note that any event rental may be subject to additional charges, venue hire fees and to a higher security deposit, which will be in addition to any published rental rates and fees.

All events are on request only and subject to prior agreement from the owner, who reserves the right to refuse all events without their prior authorisation.

Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit €15,000 paid via wire transfer to the owner 45 or 60 days before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 6.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
Pool towels included? Yes.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. 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 rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Pool heating charge? Included. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
Tax French Visitors Tax is paid via wire transfer to the owner at the end of your stay (typically costs €1-€10 per adult per night - please enquire if exact amount is required).
Changeover day Flexible.
Minimum stay 5 nights. All other durations on request.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Smoking Allowed? No.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings are on request only and subject to prior arrangement with the owner and additional charges. Stag/hen parties and any special events are not allowed.
Pool opening dates? Please note that pool opening dates are subject to local weather conditions and pool maintenance requirements and that cooler months may not be suitable for swimming.
Other Ts and Cs All prices are on request – please contact us for a tailor-made quotation.
Other Ts and Cs The domaine is made up of two beautiful houses – the Abbey (10 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms including a separate chalet) and the Cloister (5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms). Please see the “Features” tab for full details of the layout of each property and its individual grounds/facilities.
Other Ts and Cs Outside of July and August it may be possible to book the Abbey or Cloister independently, on request only. If so, please check with us which facilities will be open depending on which property you book.
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