Manoir De La Gauguinier

Sleeps: 9 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4
Sleeps: 9 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4


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Located at the edge of a river in a small valley, this 16th century manor house has been recently restored and features an original thatched roof. The exterior amenities include a large terrace, a garden equipped with outdoor furniture and 2.5 hectares of grounds. Manoir De La Gauguinier is located just 5km from the small town of Haye du Puits which offers a good selection of shops and is 40km south of Cherbourg. Other nearby towns include Coutances (30km), Ste Mere Eglise (25km) and the Landing Beaches (Utah).

The beautiful Manoir De La Gauguinier, set in spacious century old grounds and surrounding countryside, offers a glorious feeling of stepping back in time to a part of France where time passes by unnoticed and very little ever changes.

Manoir De La Gauguinier is unique in this part of Normandy, having been built in the 16th century as a fortified house during the Huguenot rebellion. This history can be seen in the design of the house: a defense tower with spectacular views, specifically designed windows with an opening for a rifle, and a liturgical basin.

The Cotentin Peninsular is rich is history and heritage. It is an ancient Celtic land of traditions, myths and legends, of hills, woods, marshes and villages. During World War II, the property was the point of water supply for all of the American forces in Normandy Operation Cobra.

Oliver Approved

What Oliver loves…

  • Relaxing in the bath beneath the glass panelled turret.
  • Why not try fishing or boating at the nearby river?
  • The location of the chateau is great for visiting tourist sights including the D-Day landing beaches!

What you should know…

  • The kitchen is fully equipped, however, size wise it isn't ideal for gourmet lovers or advanced chefs.
  • Finding the chateau can be tricky, so add the coordinates on your GPS!

Property Features

Internet Pets Welcome Ground Floor Bed & Bath Cable TV Wheelchair Access DVD Working Fireplace Heating

The property has four bedrooms (rooms can be arranged as either twin or double rooms) for eight adults. One bedroom can be increased to a triple room using the additional adult single bed. There is the option to increase the occupancy of another bedroom by one, as it has a small bed, suitable for a child of up to six or seven years old.

The ground floor of the house has a sitting room furnished with Louis XIII style furniture with a Louis XIV 18th century stone fireplace and includes satellite television and a DVD player set in an elegant Henri II dresser. The large dining room still has the original granite fireplace. The kitchen is fully equipped for guests, including an oven and hob, a large fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, toaster, kettle and mixer set in a large U-shaped work surface. Downstairs there is under floor heating with radiator heating upstairs. The laundry room, situated next to the manoir, is fully equipped with a washing machine, dryer, and ironing facilities.  Also located on the ground floor is one of the four bedrooms, which is a large twin room. The room is decorated in the 16th century style with a Louis XIV armoire and writing desk, a coffer, and a tapestry and also has an antique, wrought iron cot.  The en-suite bathroom for the room is located in the tower.

Upstairs are the remaining bedrooms and bathrooms. The first room was once the seigneurial master bedroom.  It has two single beds, a 17th century coffer and fireplace, a beautiful tapestry, a fine writing bureau and the liturgical basin. The room has a wonderful bathroom in the tower. La Chambre Yvonne is again a twin room with a dressing room complete with chest of drawers. The final room has twin beds, an armoire, and a beautiful window.  All the windows in the chateau have interior shutters or wrought iron designs typical of the 16th century style.

Outside, with lovely views of the river and the copse, is the well lit terrace with garden furniture and a barbecue. On site boules and seasonal fishing in the river are also possible. There is a detached house that works as a secure garage for guest parking.


About the surrounding area of Manoir De La Gauguinier
Coastal Waterfront Walking/Hiking Paths Rural Location Stalking/Hunting Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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The manor house is only 35km from the port of Cherbourg and 5km from the small town of La Haye du Puits which has a busy Wednesday morning market full of local produce. There are also numerous restaurants, a large selection of over 100 shops and three supermarkets throughout the area.

The chateau is located in an area of amazing wildlife interest with numerous marvellous walks and cycle rides in the Marais natural park. Visitors can see crested cranes and herons, deer, goats and even wild boar in the Mont d'Etenclin hills. Another great way to see the Cotentin on the beach is riding, with several stables in the area. The huge beaches are also ideal for many seaside activities including sand surfing.

The town of Portbail, 5km from the chateau, also offers sailing and water sports, or simply the chance spend the day fishing on the river. Cherbourg has a renowned 18-hole golf course, while Barneville-Carteret and Agon-Coutainville have 9-hole golf courses.

The D-Day Landing beaches at Ste Mère Eglise and Utah Beach are 25 km from the chateau, with the infamous Abbaye de Blanchelande only two km away. Portbail is a quaint little port complete with a 13th century arched bridge and 12th century church where you can get ferry trips for a day in one of the Channel Islands.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Cherbourg-Maupertus 40km / Caen-Carpiquet 95km

(36-40 km)

Nearest Ferry port Cherbourg 45km / Caen Ouistreham 110km

(41-45 km)

Nearest Village Doville Walkabale village 500m (5mn)

(1 km)

Nearest Town/City La Haye du Puits 5km (5mn)

(5 km)

Nearest Restaurant La Haye du Puits (5mn)

(5 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub La Haye du Puits (5mn)

(5 km)

Nearest Beach Glatigny or Denneville

(10 km)

Nearest Golf Barneville-Carteret

(16-20 km)


Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens Ideal for Babies & Toddlers Cot(s) High Chair(s) Fenced Grounds


Oliver's Extras

Michel Ruel, the French cook, will prepare and serve meals (18 euros to 25 euros per person for dinner) if you wish. You just need to request his services a month before arrival through Oliver's VIP Concierge Team.

Guided tours of the historic landing beaches are available on request. There is also a telephone service available and baby-sitting can be arranged. Two hours of cleaning (mid-week) is included in the rental price.

Enjoy gourmet dining experiences with our new Chef Service!
We’re now offering our customers the chance to enjoy some unforgettable eats with our new Chef Service! Choose from booking a single sumptuous meal with a private chef for that special occasion, or hire a chef to cook your meals for all or part of your holiday - it’s as flexible as it is delicious.

A) Single Meal Service: A chef will travel to this villa and whip up a fantastic meal for you and your guests. The chef will arrive with all the necessary ingredients as well as the talent to turn them into something unforgettable. They’ll serve the meal and clear up afterwards - an easy and entertaining way to enjoy a top quality meal in your very own villa!

B) Full Chef Service: If you really want to kick back and relax, we can arrange for a chef to cater for the duration of your holiday (or part of it). With a range of options from simple family catering to full-on haute cuisine, we can organise a meal plan and a price to suit your needs. So why worry about self-catering when you can have everything taken care of?

Of course, before booking this service, we suggest you contact the property owner as they might already offer a similar cook or chef service in-house. To find out more simply visit

Terms & Conditions

Security deposit 750 €. This is paid 4 weeks prior to arrival and will be refunded in full after departure subject to damage inspection.
Arrival time from 4 pm to 7 pm.
Departure time 10am.
Energy costs included? Included.
Linen & towels included? Included.
Pets welcome? Pets allowed in the groundfloor only.
Changeover day Saturday or anyday of the week in low season (Octob. to April).
End of stay cleaning included? Included. Please leave the property in the state that you found it. 2 hours of mid-week cleaning is also included in the price.
Smoking Allowed? No smoking in the property.
Insurance It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property.

Rental Rates

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 9 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
March 19th 2018 - June 16th 2018 - - £1,951.00
June 16th 2018 - August 18th 2018 - - £2,465.00
August 18th 2018 - September 22nd 2018 - - £1,951.00
September 22nd 2018 - December 9th 2018 £771.00 £930.00 £1,541.00
December 9th 2018 - December 23rd 2018 £1,233.00 £1,488.00 £2,465.00
December 23rd 2018 - March 16th 2019 £771.00 £930.00 £1,541.00
March 16th 2019 - June 15th 2019 - - £1,951.00
June 15th 2019 - August 17th 2019 - - £2,465.00
August 17th 2019 - September 20th 2019 - - £1,951.00

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 9 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
March 19th 2018 - June 16th 2018 - - €2,130.00
June 16th 2018 - August 18th 2018 - - €2,691.00
August 18th 2018 - September 22nd 2018 - - €2,130.00
September 22nd 2018 - December 9th 2018 €841.00 €1,001.00 €1,682.00
December 9th 2018 - December 23rd 2018 €1,346.00 €1,601.00 €2,691.00
December 23rd 2018 - March 16th 2019 €841.00 €1,001.00 €1,682.00
March 16th 2019 - June 15th 2019 - - €2,130.00
June 15th 2019 - August 17th 2019 - - €2,691.00
August 17th 2019 - September 20th 2019 - - €2,130.00

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 9 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
March 19th 2018 - June 16th 2018 - - $2,614.00
June 16th 2018 - August 18th 2018 - - $3,302.00
August 18th 2018 - September 22nd 2018 - - $2,614.00
September 22nd 2018 - December 9th 2018 $1,032.00 $1,192.00 $2,064.00
December 9th 2018 - December 23rd 2018 $1,651.00 $1,907.00 $3,302.00
December 23rd 2018 - March 16th 2019 $1,032.00 $1,192.00 $2,064.00
March 16th 2019 - June 15th 2019 - - $2,614.00
June 15th 2019 - August 17th 2019 - - $3,302.00
August 17th 2019 - September 20th 2019 - - $2,614.00

Owner Profile

Property Owner

How long have you owned the property?
10 years.

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
I fell for the authenticity of this sixteenth century Manor, all covered with thatch and perfectly situated in a small valley near by the river.

Are there any interesting stories in its history?
The last lord of this property- a huguenot protestant- was executed in 1597 by order of the King Henri IV for delictual crimes, he supposedly attacked 3 times the Catholic Abbey of Blanchelande.

Have you ever had any famous guests staying?
Pete Anthony, orchestrator of Night Shyamalan and P. Dewar and D. Schultz President of Loockheed Martin International.

For anyone coming to stay is there anything in the surrounding area they should...
Really do?

Visit the Landing Beaches.

Really eat?
In all the local and typical restaurants.

Really see?
Mont St Michel, La Hague, Channel Islands.



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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  • A wonderful trip

    Posted by Andrea H. on 08/09/2016

    Hi, We had a wonderful trip to Normandie. Best!

  • The farmhouse was fantastic

    Posted by Mark Loveday on 07/12/2011

    The farmhouse was fantastic, exactly as we had hoped and Monsieur/Madame Morin were extremely friendly and helpful. We will certainly use you again and recommend ... to others.

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