Child Friendly Facilities

activity area

La Mare Chappey ~ 16th century holiday estate in Normandy

The 16th century Norman medieval estate is river-banked in five acres, surrounded by wildlife in Normandy's beautiful countryside. The River Douve gently meanders through the manoir's five acres of rolling grounds - home to a menagerie of local wildlife indoor play area for tots

We know how important the facilities available on holiday are to keep everyone happy from babies to grandparents, which is why we have some of the best child friendly holiday facilities in Normandy. While you are here you can have fun in the swimming pool with its beautiful views or just relax, put your feet up and read a magazine while the children play in the play Barn – favourites hang out for the parents and little ones and the perfect escape to give mum or dad a lie in.

  • Outdoor Heated Swimming Pool – 5′m x 10′m, average 28C with terrace all safely enclosed
  • Indoor Play Barn:- Room full of Toys, Wendy House, Trampoline, ball pit, climbing station with slide, ride on toys, push bikes, prams and more….. Table Football, Air Hockey, Table Tennis, & Duo Basket Ball
  • Courtyard Bistro: - extensive French menu served in the Bistro or Cottage Dinning Service
  • Bouncy Castle: - From USA with 360- degree mesh windows
  • Children’s Outdoor Play Area with Climbing Frames and Slides & Swings for the Tots, Sand Pit Swings & See Saw,
  • Large Trampoline
  • Garden Playhouse Wagon
  • Basket Ball
  • Football Pitch


Child Friendly Heated Swimming Pool

All guests are invited to make full use of the amenities on offer at La Mare Chappey. These include a wonderful child friendly heated 28C swimming pool with anti-slip surface throughout, a 5 meter wide beaching area with shallow entrance area 80cm to maximum 1.50m, a delightful terrace for relaxing in the sun, pool toys and floats to use and a playpen to keep little ones secure whilst Mum and Dad swim.  

Strict French regulations ensure that it is extremely safe for children with fencing, Child Safety Gate and life-saving equipment to prevent any mishaps.  Open all the time with no restriction on hours apart from when we need to clean and check the water; swim nappies are required for the under 2's.

Hot tub area

Hot tub area

Luxury hot tub Area with a furnished wooden-decked terrace. Use for all guests 12 years and over. The ultimate in total relaxation.

Indoor Play Area  

Indoor Play Barn and Games Room provides space to play for everyone in the family. For babies on the move or toddlers finding their feet, this area is wonderful for keeping them all amused.

footballpitchOlder children and adults can shoot some baskets, or play table foot, table tennis and finally air hockey which brings out the most competitive side in all families, while keeping an eye on little ones in the Play area while as they amuse themselves for hours. Alternatively parents can sit read a good book or magazines and simply marvel at the impossible – a relaxing holiday with young children!

Courtyard Bistro

In the style of a typical French village auberge and bar, the Bistro offers everything from an ice-cold draught beer from the well-stocked bar, to a tasty snack or home-made three or four course meal in elegant and relaxing surroundings.

Outside is the chic terraced area, complete with pool table and other bar games, where guests can enjoy a lazy few hours and the tranquillity of the Normandy countryside.

The Bistro offers a unique in-cottage dining service - the same menu offered in the Bistro, but delivered course by course at a time that suits you! Proven to be very popular with young families after the little ones have settled, Mum & Dad can relax and enjoy their time to the full.

Bistrobistro back orig

Bouncy Castle

The bouncy Castle is the perfect way to combine fun and healthy activity, offer kids of all ages 0-90 exciting aerobic activity. This Castle is extremely safe has 360-degree mesh windows, so parents and spectators can have a clear view of all the fun without the risk of little ones falling out.

For families, and especially parents of babies and toddlers, we can provide almost everything that you may need, to save you packing it all up and bringing from home. Full sized cots, travel cots, high-chairs, bed-guards, potties, step-ups, sterilizers, black-out blinds (the list is endless!). See our Holiday Tots Equipment Checklist.

Whether it’s peaceful and relaxing or lively and active that you’re looking for, La Mare Chappey Cottages, Normandy have it all. You can choose to do as much, or as little, as you wish.

This is your holiday, your choice. It’s up to you – enjoy.

bistro front


La Mare Chappey holiday cottages Normandy

Child friendly facilities

Safe fun and entertainment for the whole family.

whale time


Child friendly facilities

  • swim in the warm pool
  • enjoy French cuisine from the Bistro    
  • bounce in the  Bouncy Castle
  • meet new friends at the BBQ
  • walk around the grounds
  • play in the games room
  • run and play on the football pitch
  • climb on the play equipment
  • run or cycle  along  the cycle track 2, mins away
  • unwind in the Hot-Tubs
  • read on a pool lounger
  • sunbathe on the terrace
  • take in the sheer relaxation and scenery

Local Services:


Néhou, 1 km St-Sauveur-le-Vicomte,
5 km Bricquebec 7km


Courtyard Bistro La Mare Chappey & Néhou, 1 km St-Sauveur-le-Vicomte, 5 km Bricquebec  7 km


St-Sauveur-le-Vicomte,  5 km Bricquebec 7km


St-Sauveur-le-Vicomte,  5 km Bricquebec  7 km


St-Sauveur-le-Vicomte,  5 km Bricquebec  7 km

Tourist Information

St-Sauveur-le-Vicomte,  5 km Bricquebec  7km
(Both In English)

Local Activities


St-Sauveur-le-Vicomte,  5 km

Swimming Pool indoor

St-Sauveur-le-Vicomte,  5 km

Horse Riding

Portbail, 15 km


Néhou, 1 km

Walking/ Cycling Track

Néhou, 0.3 km


st jean de la riveri, 15 km Cherbourg 40km

Forest Adventure Park

St-Sauveur-le-Vicomte,  5 km

Tennis Courts

St-Sauveur-le-Vicomte,  5 km

All water sports

Portbail, 15 km

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 Guest Comments

quotemarks l Thank you for a lovely holiday. Great facilities, fantastic location + attentive hosts. You have a special place here!quotemarks r

Antony, Megan + Nia O’Carroll La Grange 

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