La Mare Chappey

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polman15.9aquotemarks l Thanks for the hospitality, the nice chats and the spotless clean Puddle-duck cottage! La Mare Chappey is the ideal location to discover La Manche Normandie.
Our first holiday as a family couldn’t be more relaxing and sunny.
We wish you all the best for the future . P.s. gonna miss the lovely warm pool so much. Best regardsquotemarks r
Chanon, Anna Hugo & Jack Netherlands 15/09/2023
quotemarks lLove Normandy and La Mare Chappey, unseasonable weather   and     exclusive guest so a little quieter than expected, but had some  lovely swims    and playtimes
 Good Recommendations
- Carteret & Barneville Beaches
- Lindbergh Plage & Les Pins
- Portbail Absoutley beautiful, great rock pools & a lovely sunny day to end the holiday. Thank – you!quotemarks r
The Ward Family 01/09/2023

polman15.9aquotemarks lWe loved the pool, bouncy castle and the play areas. Had a very relaxing stay. Spent the majority of the time onsite, venturing out only to Carteret beach and Citi de La Mer in Cherbourg into the aquarium. Loved it! Thank you for a very relaxing stay. quotemarks r
 Beckie, Paul Jessica & GuyXXXXX 27/08/23

quotemarks l Lovely week in River Cottage with the family.
Brilliant stay and thank you for being great hosts and all the recommendations for our travels across Normandyquotemarks r 
The Elliott Family 26/08/23

polman15.9a quotemarks l  Another wonderful week at Puddle-duck cottage. Thank you  Audrey & Geoff for your hospitality we love it at La Mare Chappey quotemarks r The Storr family 26/08/23

quotemarks lThe children don’t want to leave, we don’t want leave, A great holiday Thank you xquotemarks r
Katie, Chris Isabella & Edward 25/08/23 
quotemarks lLovely week here with our brilliant hosts Audrey & Geoff. Our boys loved the pool & the facilities, Great weather & lots to see.
Normandy is so unspoilt. We have missed the traffic jams of the UK. Thank you very much for a super week! quotemarks r
Tracy, Philip James & Henry Underwood UK 20/08/23 

quotemarks lquotemarks lWe have had a wonderful time staying in River cottage for the week. The children loved the play barn & bouncy castle & we loved being able to relax! We loved the delicious food brought to our cottage and the BBQ. Thank you Audrey & Geoff – we will all miss it here!quotemarks r

Jo, Jezz Ametty & Zephy Bristol UK 20/08/23 

quotemarks l Wonderful week in this Normandy Jem.
The children absolutely loved the pool and play barn and we loved the delicious food Audrey cooked in the Bistro. Audrey & Geoff are fantastic host – Thank you for a lovely holiday ! quotemarks r
Susana, Peter Francis & Bernand Surrey UK 19/08/23

quotemarks lWe had such a wonderful stay in La Grange, our children absoutly loved having the freedom to roam and they spent hours in the swimming pool and the play barn with their new friends. We loved the peace and tranquilty and it felt like the first holiday in a long time where the parents were also able to relax. Thank you Audrey & Geoff!  quotemarks r
Hayley, Dave, Emaily, Izzy & Maddy. Southampton UK 13/08/23 

     quotemarks l   We had a wonderful stay at River Cottage. The kids loved having the freedom to roam safely which made for a relaxin g time for the adults The BBQ and drinks were lovely
 way to get to know the other guests. 
Highly recommend a trip to Cartaret – Barneville
Thanks for a great stay Audrey & Geoffx  quotemarks r
Helen, Benji, Lily, Eddie & Isaac 12/08/23 

quotemarks l We had such a lovely stay – the kids loved the freedom of being able to roam the site
and play in the games room, and we all loved the pool Thank you!  quotemarks r
Pearson -Herbert Family  Leicestershire 12/08/23

  quotemarks l   We had a brilliant stay at the site, what a great way to spend the week with family. The lads had such a great time & made great friends. Audrey & Geoff were wonderful hosts & made the stay even better!!  quotemarks r
Meikle Family Hertfordshire 11/08/23

   Paul Herbert 12.8  
 quotemarks l  Thank you Audrey & Geoff for a lovely stay in your lovely accommodations! We particularly enjoyedthe nice warm pool (even when it was raining) and the delicious onion soup and the kids meals. Wishing you all the best!!!  quotemarks r
Amy, Greg, Ted Alfie & Freya 06/08/23
 Paul Herbert 12.8  
   quotemarks lDespite some rain and wind we enjoyed the cottage, the swimming pool & the great surroundings especially St Vast for a bike ride and the climbing forest. Many thanks for everything!  quotemarks r
Chrishanne Jelmer, Maithes & Elin. Amersfoat the Netherlands 05/08/23
     Thanks for another fabulous stay, Audrey & Geoff!
The weather wasn’t great but your hospitality(and the pool) definitely made up for it. Great time with the other families too( and too much wine) We wish you all the best. Paul & Co. x  quotemarks r
Paul, Jo, Jack & lily Hilton Epsom Uk Stayed in Puddle-duck 05/08/23

  Paul Herbert 12.8  
    quotemarks l Thank Audrey for everything. Although the weather was against us, we had a lovely time in Normandy! quotemarks r
Steve Gaigher & Family Bumpkin Cottage 04/08/23
    quotemarks l    We have had a delighted stay here, great for the kids, the warm swimming pool was great!
The play house was great when it was rainy Audrey & Geoff were really nice in organing a BBQ & drinks  quotemarks r
van Leeuwen, Zeist The Netherlands 29/07/23 River Cottage
        quotemarks l A delightful stay, child friendly and fun for the adults too! Thank you for having us in Puddle-duck.  quotemarks r
Metheringham family London 29/07/23

   merthigham 29.07aquotemarks l  Many thanks for the nice stay in Bumpkin cottage. Noami and Sara really enjoyed the swimming pool, bouncy castle and the indoor and outdoor playground!
Thank you for your kindness well willing to help us. We will spread the word in the Netherlands Warmest regards  quotemarks r
Rudy(Radar) Sarita Noami and Sara. 28/07/23

merthigham 29.07a quotemarks lWe had a fantastic holiday at La Mared Chappey. The place is perfect for a family with small children they loved the playground inside and outside, and the bouncy castle. We liked the pool and jacqusie
Thank you! Audrey is very friendly and helpful! Maybe we will see you another time!  quotemarks r 
Christian, Lesanne, Olivier (5) Roselie (3) & haurers(0) Netherlands 23/07/23 
    merthigham 29.07a 
  quotemarks l  Dear Audrey & Geoffrey many thanks for the wonderful time we had in Puddle-duck!  Linde & Jobre especially liked the pool, indoor playground, Trampoline & bouncy castle. Great environment and beaches well. Thanks again!  quotemarks r
Sander, Judith, Linde & Jobre fam van den Bogert
The Netherlands

 merthigham 29.07a
  quotemarks l  We want to express our heartfelt appreciation for the magnificent time we had at your peaceful and hospitable place, The children found endless joy in all the play activities and the swimming pool. In fact they were so enchanted that they often chose to stay in and around the cottage rather than join us on our daily trips!
Your extraordinary hospitality and the delightful dinners prepared for us made our stay memorable. We definatly recommend La Mare Chappey to anyone search of a Serene and comfortable retreat.
Thank you for making our stay an unforgettable one Warmest Regardsquotemarks r
Stefan, Sandra, Linde & Rosie Ameersfoort, Netherlands 16/07/23 La Grange
  quotemarks l  We had a lovely, relaxing stay in Puddle-duck cottage, the facilities are fantastic for an easy holiday. The kids especially loved all the activities and the adults loved the hospitality and the easy going , friendly nature of the place. We would highly recommend a visit to anyone.quotemarks r
Robert & Shiamlee Oxford UK 15/07/23

quotemarks l   A lovely holiday our son especially enjoyed the bouncy castle Thank you !  quotemarks r
The Acraman, Wimbledon River Cottage 08/07/23
merthigham 29.07a
  quotemarks l Thank you for a fabulous holiday!
The location of the cottages is idyllic and we loved the social BBQ & drinks. Cat particularly enjoyed using the hot tub and this was perfect place for Josie’s first beach trip. Thanks againquotemarks r
Stephen Cat & Joisie Flexer. Surrey Coach-house Apartment. 7/07/23

 quotemarks l Thank you for a nice stay in this lovely and quiet place!
We enjoyed the silence of the surroundings and the sounds of the birds when waking up.
And Annemyn loved the bouncy castle she going to miss it!
Good luck and maybe we will see you another time  quotemarks r
Almar Marleen & Annemyn. Netherlands La Grange 02/07/23

   merthigham 29.07a  
 quotemarks l  We have all had a brilliant time here! Finlay loved the outside play area and we all enjoyed the swimming pool, All three of us enjoyed our lovely dinners at the Courtyard Bistro, as well as the BBQ and drinks with the other guest. La Mare Chappey is a very special place! Many thanks again to Audrey & Geoff.  quotemarks r
Claire, Chris Finaly. Jersey Puddle-duck 01/07/23

   What a lovely peaceful spot, we have had the most amazing time so ideal for toddlers! The pool, the bouncy castle, the toys were such fun! We loved exploring too and thank you so much again the BBQ and drinks were such a bonus too a great idea!!  quotemarks r
Rob anna, Evie & Arthur. Chesham. Bucks Bumpkin cottage 29/06/23
merthigham 29.07a
quotemarks l   A wonderful week @ La Mare Chappey. Thank you for your hospitality Audrey & Geoff. Home away from home, Normandy itself brilliant too with lots to explore. Henry’s swimming has really come on having sent every day in the pool. Hopefully see you again!quotemarks r
Gareth Vicki Henry & Oliver. River Cottage 24/06/23

  quotemarks lOur children( almost2 and 4) loved the indoor playroom! And the fact that there was  a  bouncy castle every day was very exciting for them! The pool was nice (and not cold for the   children!) We loved hospitality and the warm welcome every day. Thanks so much.  quotemarks r
Joost, Tessa, Rosa & Max. Brda. The Netherlands 24/06/23 Puddle-duck

sander 12.6a
   quotemarks l Thank you for taking such good care of us It was like home away from home.quotemarks r
Ania, Sander, Julien Berry & Kryslyvia. The Netherlands River Cottage. 12/06/23

sam Rorry 3.6a
 quotemarks lAnother fabulous week with the wonderful Audrey & Geoff. Thank you so much. Hopefully we see you for our 6th visit next year!  quotemarks r
Rory, Samantha, Lucas & Isabella. Uk River Cottage 03/06/23

quotemarks lThank you for the lovely stay. We loved the pool, park and playbarn! Written by Alfie!  quotemarks r
Jack, Becky, Alfie & Janie. Ettington Stratford- upon-Avon Puddle-duck 03/06/23

quotemarks lThank you for a lovely week. It was great having so much to entertain the kids so we could (kind of) relax.quotemarks r
Jenny, Tom Annabel, Sophie & Max Leamington spa Uk sept 2022
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quotemarks lKids had absolute BLAST playing in the park with their friends & splashing around in the very warm pool. What a great spot for families & the region was amazing! Thank you for offering your lovely home up for our family to experience! We will try to get bcack for sure!!quotemarks r
Dan, Jo Ben & Elodie Fishercanada/Uk) 
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Everything You have made our first trip away with Neve(6m) a wonderful relaxing & special trip knowing so many bits & bobs were here already made packing that bit easier! Nothing was too much trouble & Nehou is a great French base to explore the area. Thank you,  quotemarks r
Helen, Dave & Neve Linberry Coachouse. May



quotemarks l We had a lovely stay- Can particularly recommended the beaches  at Cap Carteret and check outquotemarks r the tank at Camp Patton. Thanks Audrey & Geoff! quotemarks r

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  quotemarks lAve and Eliza loved the pool the bouncy castle and all the toys in the barn.
Our third time visiting, we had a fantastic time! Perfect location and amenities for a family holiday
Thank you, we hope to be back again!
Gavin, Lisa Ava (6) and Eliza (4) Inglis family August 22-




quotemarks lThis is one of the most unspoilt regions of France I have visited. Portbail is a haven OF tranquility, The airborne museum at St Mere Eglise was a hightlight for my 7 year old grandson ( who has just covered WW2 at school). A wonderful week. Merci beaucoup quotemarks r
Francesca, Tricia, Lawrence & Thom Oxfordshire August 22-

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quotemarks lThank you Audrey & Geoff for a wonderful stay. The family BBQ was a real highlight. Loved the peace and quiet of this beautiful area. quotemarks r
Tim, Melissa Clora & Verrity . Hampshire. August 2022 





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quotemarks lThank you for a wonderful time absolutely fantastic holidayquotemarks r
Charlotte, Simon, Alfred & Edgar August 2022 










quotemarks lReally special to be back – we had an amazing time with Kaki the same age (19m) as his brother three years ago. Great beaches & restaurants at Carteret and Ilyas loved the bouncy castle and BBq with this new friend.quotemarks r Sayyeda, Berr, Ilyas and Taki August 2022


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    quotemarks lWe all had a lovely stay and the facilities were perfect for our two boys. Thank you! quotemarks rBettina, Tom & Boys August 2022-





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quotemarks lWe had such a lovely time! Really enjoyed the stay, facilities & so much to do here for the kids. Lovely area and made to feel so welcome- Thank youxquotemarks r Tania & Jeff Flasck Brill Bucks August 2022 



 quotemarks lWe have so enjoyed our stay here. Lovely setting, accommodation superb. Jessica absolutely loved all the play equipment and pool, bonus of playing with other children. Thank you so much. quotemarks r

             Jacqueline, Nick and Jessica Carthey.   Bumpkin cottage


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 quotemarks lIt was wonderful to be out of the UK for the first time in 2, years and there was no better way to do it than experience the delights of Normandie. Thank you very much- the children loved the pool and playing with your grand children!quotemarks r
The Taylor Family, John, Sarah & Children River Cottage August 2022. 






8 Andy Sue Gavin Lisa Jonah . Bristol


 quotemarks l Wonderful stay at “”La Mare “” Thanks so much fabulous cooking and hospitality.We will be back!quotemarks r

Stewart family Hannah, Peter, Jenn, Dougie & Leoxxx



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 quotemarks lWhat a wonderful two week, thank you for a super stay at La Mare Chappey.The kids just loved the pool and all the playground.
Beautiful beaches and lots to do …… We hope to return. Thanks again all the best to Audreyxquotemarks r
David, Emily, Monty, Annabel, and Jack Lomas. Uk August 2022-.









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quotemarks l We have the most fantastic holiday. Audrey & Geoff, you are the most perfect hosts. Setting is perfect, Bumpkin Cottage is just lovely., pool, trampoline, garden etc are all great!

Henry loved it. And he learned to swim here which makes this holiday even more special.

A huge thankyou to Audrey for her master chef style bistro food so delicious I’ve put on about 3, stones! The best thing is we feel like we have made friends for life, we have had some hilarious chats over some wine (too much for flip flop) in the evenings.Thank you again we’ll miss you & La Mare Chappey,  but we be back love quotemarks r

Claire, Paul & HenryXXX  Bumpkin Cottage   __________________________________________________________________________________

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 quotemarks l Thank you Audrey & Geoff for a great holiday Henry absoutley loved the pool and swam every day!
Great playground and also barn as well. Sorry we didn’t get to sample your cooking, but long days
out or by the pool made for early bedtime Thanks again!quotemarks r
Niki, Richard & Henry Ingleby Taunton Uk August 2022






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                 quotemarks lThank you – a great spot, and a real treat her Jackie to have a break from toddler cooking.quotemarks r

              The Underwoods    Puddle-duck.




 quotemarks l  Thank you Audrey & Geoff for a lovely stay. We had a fabulous time. The children facilities have been great. As has your recommendations. The beaches at Barneville-Carteret are fab and we recommend a trip to the airborne museum & Zoo too. quotemarks r

Beth, Philip & Aidan Macgregor   Coach-house.


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                   quotemarks lThank you Audrey & Geoff for a fabulous week after waiting and rebooking for the last 2 years. It’s definitely been worth the wait!!! Really everything had been thought out- from the toilet steps & bed guards for lily, the delicious meals from Audrey in the evenings, and the warm hosting and
environment to allow us to feel at home so quickly. We loved Carteret beach and love the localish creperie – an forgettable holiday, and one we hope to repeat soon. Thanks again! quotemarks r  Paul, Jo Jack & Lucy Hilton Surrey England stayed in Puddle-duck August 2022.  





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               quotemarks lWe had the lovelist time, thank you we had everything we could of wanted Audrey & Geoff couldn’t of been more friendlier.quotemarks r jackie, James and Nyles Nicholls August 2022 - 





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                quotemarks l Wow Wow Wow! What a fantastic week we’ve had here. Loved every minute. The cottage was excellent and our little one loved the play barn, bouncy castle and outdoor play area. Brilliant delicious meals, great BBQ. Will fully recommend to all our friends! Thank you Audrey & Geoff. quotemarks r

                The Brankin Family.  River Cottage. 



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              quotemarks lFantastic holiday 4th time here at La Mare Chappy. Carteret still a favorite. We will be backx
Ed, Julia Joe & Evie Cassidy July/August 2022





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               quotemarks lWhat a wonderful part of the world to visit- We’ll definitely be back. Lovely accommodation and facilities . Great to see the towny owl out a nights. Carteret Beach, Utah beach & st mere Eglise .quotemarks r The Moorshead Family August 2022.  



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quotemarks l We really nice time , very friendly host and cosy apartment, Thanks very much quotemarks r Koen, Ayla & Aybi Belgium.16

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                 quotemarks lTwo weeks really is too short to explore all the great things the contentin has to offer. Our favorites , Monday market Bricquebec, the Yvelot-Brocage labyrinth. the wonderful beaches in Carteret(dinner La Poiniere) and of course the pool, great company & neighbour kids to play a perfect home away
from home cottage! Thank you Audrey & Geoff. Y
ou made our holiday one to remember.  Arnoud, Mirjam & Bosch Children Netherlands -.




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                quotemarks lThank you for our wonderful stay and warm welcome. We loved the place and great playing area inside as well as out ( the castle is amazing) Carteret-Barneville is great, the villages, beaches and the food trucks we can recommend it! Great Place! quotemarks rLove Linda Sebastiano & Philou Netherlands  La Grange July 2022




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 quotemarks l Fantastic week- absolutely perfect for the kids & really enjoyed exploring the beautiful beachesquotemarks r
James, Lucy, Albert & Samuel Sherwood. South East London. River Cottage July 2022 -



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                quotemarks l Stayed in Grange had a lovely stay. Lovely food and wine. Plenty for Laurence to do
Erica, Shane & Laurence Slater, London. July 2022 






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                quotemarks l Paradise for the kids – Lovely Cottages, Great place to stay. Audrey & Geoff very kind & Helpful Perfect place to stay. quotemarks rValerie Turck family Belgium. Puddle-duck July 2022. 





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 quotemarks l WE had a lovely and relaxing vacation! We loved the quiet environment and the lounge and clean cottage. Our daughters really enjoyed the pool and the playing. Thank you very much for your hospitality and good care!( the products in the fridge when we arrived, the list of activities for the kids day out and the drinks with other guest, were all very thoughtful! Take Care!quotemarks r Kevin & Sopie Marie & Pippa De Gelder Belguim. River Cottage July 2022 






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                 quotemarks l We had such a great stay with our kids(nearly 10 & 7) super thanks for be so welcoming and making us feel at home! Great fun at the house, but also the pont du hoc , the beachs. Relax and enjoy! Take Care, thank you Audrey & Geoff. You have a real gem.quotemarks r
Stathams Schiedam, The Netherlands. Bumpkin July 2022 





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               quotemarks l This is the most relaxing holiday we’ve had since having children by far! We loved the pool and the kids loved having a bit of freedom and making new friends. We hope to be back. Thank you so much Audrey and Geoffxquotemarks r
Laura, Paul, Joe and Elodie Pearson Uk July La Grange 2022 -





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               quotemarks l Our 4th visit. We love it here. Audrey & Geoff are wonderful hosts.
The children love the playground and playbarn. Fab local beaches and beautiful cottage. Thank youxquotemarks r
Samantha, Rory Lucas & Isabella Uk July River Cottage July 2022 




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              quotemarks l It was a week to remember, we were lucky with the friends this year, It’s sad to go back home, goodbye France, Friends & all.  quotemarks r

              Written by Tobby , Oma, Opa & George Shepherd. July Bumpkin Cottage.






quotemarks rReally great site for little ones with so much to do. Julia especially loved the aeroplane! Defintaly recommend the bistro- delicious quality of food in a lovely setting. Thank you for all your hospitality.quotemarks r 

               The Broadey Family, Bexley August  Coach- house.


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                quotemarks l  A fabulous week in beautiful surroundings. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and exploring the local Area and are sad to leave. Thank you Audrey & Geoffx.quotemarks r Nia, Alistair & Willey children UK Puddleduck July. 2022





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              quotemarks l We had a great, relaxed week!
Enjoyed the mornings in the big gardens, playground and swimming pool, explored all the beaches around the afternoon. Thank you !!quotemarks r
Tjeerd, Sophie, Benthe & Rosa The Netherlands July La Grange. 2022 




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                quotemarks lSuch a fantastic place & great set up for kids Our Daughter adored the outside playground & we got
to relax knowing she was happy. Thumbs up from all of us. Thank you for a great stay. We will definitely be back!quotemarks r
Aisling James & Daughter. Uk Bumpkin June 2022   





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               quotemarks l We’ve had the best of times here La Mare Chappey Elec has especially enjoyed this lovely warm pool and the police car in this toy room. You’r excellent hosts Audrey & Geoff – Thank youquotemarks r
Dich Lowrie & Children Uk June 2022.





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  quotemarks l Our first holiday in three years we couldn't of asked for more. Hundreds of things to keep the kids busy, fanstatic pool Thanks Audrey & Geoff! for making everything so special
River Cottage May 2022quotemarks r



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               quotemarks l. We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay here at La Mare Chappey!
The amenities are excellent!
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Peter, Kirsty & Callum. West Sussex  River Cottage May 2022






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               quotemarks l  We had such a brilliant stay at River cottage. The setting is just stunning and the amenities for the kids were perfect for our family.
We’ve fallen in love with the area and will defiantly back !quotemarks r
Kate, Matt, Alie Loe & Cass River Cottage May 2022






    32         quotemarks lThanks for the lovely stay.
We enjoyed the pool, the trampoline and the playground. We had a relaxing week
Sophie, Pieter, Je ns & Teije in  July Netherlands 2021




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               quotemarks lWe had a wonderful stay in Puddle-duck cottage Thank you for your lovely hospitality. The kids loved the playground, pool and bouncy castle. It was a very relaxing stay. Many thanks for everything.quotemarks r
Toby, Sinead, Luke, Simon, Ava & Mary
Au Revoir XX The Heavers Surry Uk August 2021    






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 quotemarks l It was wonderful to escape the UK after the 17’ months of Covid restrictions!!
We’ve had a very relaxing week in Bumpkin Highlights include
- Carteret beach – so empty
- - Cite de la Mer in Cherbourg
- Meal out at le Moulin de la Haulle. Merci beaucoup.quotemarks r
- Victoria, Daniel, Georgeina & Olivia The Williams family Bucks Uk August 2021




35a                 quotemarks lSuch a lovely place!
You’ve thought of everything. The kids loved the bouncy castle and the pool.
Merci beaucoup for your help with our double trouble boy Au revoir
Arjan en Conny Family Netherlands August 2021 La Grange





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We quotemarks-l.pngWe had a great time in your cottage. Thank you for your help with the car Merci beaucoup a tous les deux ! And thanks for the drummer stories! A Bientot!quotemarks r
Maxime, Aurore, Louise et Anna August 2021 France    




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     quotemarks r Lovely relaxing family holiday.
Thanks Audrey & Geoff for your hospilality .quotemarks r
Mariane Hans, Eva & Ben Belguim. River Cottage August 2021




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                quotemarks lThe cottage is perfect for families! Beautiful environment, lots of things to do! Definitely kids friendly! We will come back for sure! Thanks Audrey & Geoff!quotemarks r

Jonan, Minna & Ari. Netherlands- Bumpkin Cottage August 2021




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   quotemarks lHow wonderful this place!
Spacious cottage, great pool & spa! Our kids enjoyed the many games and toys. And they met nice friends this holiday! Glade we decided to last minuet to go to Normandy. So much to do within half hour drive and so quiet and cosy. Thanks a lot! Up to more dutch guest.quotemarks-r.png De Winer family - the Netherland – River Cottage August 2021 8


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 quotemarks l A beautiful setting which is very well set up for children. So pretty & peaceful, loved it all . quotemarks r 

The Sabins , London & Melbourne . August/September  La Grange.




quotemarks l We loved our stay here. Beautiful cottage & gardens. A lot to visit in the environment Thanks!quotemarks rquotemarks-r.png
Sylvis, Luka & Leon – Belgium August 2021



quotemarks l  What a great two weeks we had in Normandy and at La Mare Chappey!
Thank you Audrey & Geoff. quotemarks-r.pngFamilie Verwey- The Netherland Puddleduck- August 2021.



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quotemarks l Tres ravi de cette visite chez Audrey & Geoff
Tout était parfait.quotemarks-r.png
Famille Louvel/ Vialle – Rouen France. Bumpkin Cottage August 2021

Lisa, Dave & Erin. Finsbury Park, London. September  Coach – house.






quotemarks lWe have had such a lovely time. At La Mare Chappey. The setting is wonderful  & there’s so much to see and do in the area- if you can tear yourself away from the great facilities on site. James absolutely loved the play barn & the trampoline was a fun thing to do outside. Everything has been excellent & thanks Audrey & Geoff for making us feel so welcome & all the gorgeous food!xxx   quotemarks r 

Mael, Kathy & James Wilford- Northern Ireland. September  Bumpkin Cottage.

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quotemarks lReally nice stay, enjoyed the cottage very much.( Weather was sort of nice as well!)quotemarks-r.png
Van der Broch famlie -Netherlands- River Cottage July 2021






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quotemarks l   Ideal place to stay for a families with small children. Lovely quiet safe environment, nice pool cosy house & great beds.quotemarks rquotemarks-r.png Bait, Deborah, Fly, Eder & Mai- Belgium River Cottage. July 2021 






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quotemarks l What a great 2 weeks we had at Bumpkin . The kids loved the outside space Vine even learnt to swim! We wish you all the best, good luck with everything Family Quick = Netherlands Bumpkin – July 2021.   quotemarks r 








quotemarks l   Very nice stay. Excellent playground for the children.
amily Derycke Netherlands – Puddle duck July 2021quotemarks r 



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quotemarks l Thank you very much for a fantastic week. The place, the facilities, especially the pool were perfect for our children.
We loved the central location of La Mare Chappey, with great trips to Carteret, Utah beach, Sainte mere Eglise, St vast la hougue/ Jonville, Barfluer, Agon Countainville, also many markets were fantastic. Thank you very much!!quotemarks r
Gys Mirthe, Hidde, Felix & Nora – Netherlands – River Cottage- July 2021.






58 Bumpkin





 quotemarks l Fantastic for families with all the equipment provided it made our lives so much easier. The pool & barn were the big success. We have a deva devil in the pool now! Thank you. quotemarks r 

PJ, Glean & Josh Chubb September  Puddleduck Cottage







01iankackiequotemarks lWonderful Holiday, facilities best we have ever been to and location is fantastic. Bistro + BBQ excellent + thanks to Geoff & Audrey who could not be more helpful .quotemarks r

Ian, Jackie, Sylvia, Hughie & Holly. Liverpool. River Cottage

02helensimonquotemarks lThanks for a wonderful week in Puddle duck Cottage, plenty of space for all three generations! Excellent facilities & location, all the kit you need for toddlers. Delicious Audrey’s dinners & BBQ too!quotemarks r

Helen, Simon, Charlotte Wood & Grand Parents  Puddle duck

03thefiskfamilyquotemarks lWhat amazing holiday! Two young boys are very difficult to entertain & they have loved every second here. Your hospitality has been fantastic + we feel as though we’ve had a true break. Well certainly be back Thank You!  quotemarks r

The Fisk Family, Surrey  La Grange

quotemarks lThank you for a fantastic holiday, two weeks in River Cottage. So great not to have to lug all the baby kit out with us – everything we could have possibly needed is here! All in all a brilliant set- up for families with small children.quotemarks r

Jamie, Jenny, Jemma Talia Summers (Surrey) Grandparents!

05sarahphilquotemarks lWe’ve had a wonderful fortnight. The children have had an amazing holiday and hence so have the adults! Will definitely return. Thanks Audrey & Geoff for being great host and providing a lovely environment for families in a beautiful part of France.quotemarks r

Sarah, Phil George & Nancy Gash Kent  River Cottage

06philrachealquotemarks lFantastic holiday. Gite & facilities were excellent. The pool is lovely; the kids enjoyed that as well as all the play equipment. BBQ Fab! Beaches and surrounding area is just perfect.
Thanks to Audrey & Geoff for their hospitality.quotemarks r

Phil, Rachel, Aidan & Eilidh, Linlithgow

07charliestevequotemarks lEverything exceeded our expectations, such clean, convenient facilities, so child friendly, so well thought out and in such a wonderful area. We’ve had such a great time and are loathed to leave after such a short week.quotemarks r

Thank so much! Charlie, Steve & Euna XXX Bumpkin Cottage

08jonesquotemarks lFantastic Facilities in a lovely area and the new pool is amazing. Brilliant holiday for us & our children. quotemarks r

Jones family Fife Puddle-duck

09antonymeganquotemarks lThank 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

10sallystevequotemarks lLovely week in Bumpkin – Fab weather too! Great for our 2 kids and the new swimming pool was a real hit!  Perfect place with young family in unspoilt area. BBQ + Food lovely too.quotemarks r

Sally, Steve, Molly & Joe Stuart. Maidstone  Bumpkin Cottage

11thepeyckefamilyquotemarks lMax (6) & Emma (3) have had an amazing time & report the swimming pool is epic! They have loved having the freedom to explore & play independently. The cottage was really well equipped, which made life very easy. Will definitely come back!quotemarks r

The Peycke Family Bucks  River Cottage

12emmasimionquotemarks lAnother fantastically relaxing week, hardly been out! Children have had a ball + loved the pool.
Great holiday…quotemarks r

Emma, Simon, Freya & Harry. Bedfordshire. La Grange

13loiusekatequotemarks lGreat Facilities for the children. Lovely cottage and very relaxing stay in a very pretty part of France.quotemarks r

Tom, Louise, Kate & Jack GB River Cottage

14theglassfamilyquotemarks lThank-you for great stay- lovely area of France. Millie loved play barn and out-door toys. Pool & Hot-tub were amazing.quotemarks r

The Glass family & Co La Grange

15holloways.1jpgquotemarks l3rd time here and once again, had a great time. Perfect for kids, giving the adults opportunity to relax. Love the area, good time had by all. Cheerio! quotemarks r

Holloways Family. London Puddle-duck

16alexcarolinequotemarks lVery enjoyable 2nd visit had by all in the Coach-house. We really liked and were able to use the new pool & Jacuzzi. Thank you + look forward to hopefully returning next yearquotemarks r

Alex, Caroline & Carlotta (5) South East London Coach-house

17caponfamilyquotemarks lAll three generations of the Capon family have had a great week. Lovely cottage and great facilities for the children. We particularly enjoyed the pool and our new whale & turtle friends!quotemarks r

Capon family Nottingham/ Paris. Puddle-duck cottage

18clarenickquotemarks lWe have had an enjoyable week in La Grange cottage. It’s been a great place to have some time together as a family. The children adored all the play facilities and we fell in love with Carteret beach- couldn’t believe how quiet it was. Thank you!quotemarks r

Rackham family, Romsey La Grange

19steveholliequotemarks lThanks for a lovely week (our second one here and we hope there will be more to come!) Tommy loved the play barn, and the new pool is fab!quotemarks r

Steve, Hollie, Tommy, John & Pauline. Hurstbourne, Hants & Plymouth. Puddle-duck

20samandyquotemarks lHad a lovely week in the Grange used the pool, games room came in useful for 3 years old. Nice location nr Cherbourg + good beaches + lovely+ rural/quiet.
Would’ve liked to stay longer your Bistro + relaxed more. Thanks.quotemarks r

Sam, Andy + Ben St Leonards on Sea.  La Grange

21lauradavequotemarks lThanks for a wonderful holiday! The cottage was well equipped and Oscar loved the play barn and the swings etc. The dog and the duck were a big hit too! Would love to come back and make more of the lovely pool area.quotemarks r

Laura, Dave & Oscar Essex. Bumpkin Cottage

22lynnpeterquotemarks lOur second visit here- really enjoyed it, as was the weather brilliant. Couldn’t keep the boys away from the marvellous pool. Thanks to Geoff & Audrey for yet another splendid holiday spot!quotemarks r

Lynn & Peter (Grandparents!) (4½) Toby & George (2½). Abingdon Bumpkin

23barrtaylorquotemarks lThank you for a wonderful Two weeks the boys have enjoyed the pool, swings and play barn and we’ve enjoyed visiting all the sights of Normandy, Highlights were Carteret beach, Mont St Michel and Omaha. Thank you to Audrey & Geoff for your hospitality and tips for places to see. You’ve created a fantastic home from home with all the comforts you need with little ones.quotemarks r

Barr & Taylor Families. Worcestershire Puddle-duck

24thekightsquotemarks lThanks for a lovely stay in Grange cottage. We were well looked after + enjoyed all the facilities – especially home cooked dinner – Magnifique!!!!!quotemarks r

The Knights & Bissin Families. La Grange

25markjessicaquotemarks lMany thanks to Audrey & Geoff for a very pleasant and relaxing holiday. Perfect for children and adults alike, can honestly say we all had a great time!quotemarks r

Mark, Jessica, Ollie & Rosie Sims. Bumpkin Cottages

26natandrewquotemarks lThanks for a great week – relaxing for those who want to relax and plenty to do for those who enjoyed slides, pool trampoline etc.quotemarks r

Natalia, Andrew & Sasha Spalding.  Bumpkin Cottage

27laurapaulquotemarks lThanks for a lovely stay – in the pool every day, great beach + beautiful countryside. Great play equipment + loved the bouncy castle.quotemarks r

Laura, Paul & Irving kids River Cottage

28richardcarolinequotemarks lAnother terrific holiday. The new pool is fantastic – boys loved it. Great company and Bumpkin is our favourite.

Thanks to Audrey and Geoff for their constant entertainment.quotemarks r

Richard, Caroline, George & Ben Pearson. Bumpkin

quotemarks lA great time was had by all. We found plenty to do and see in this lovely part of Normandy. The accommodation was comfortable with good facilitates on-site, particularly for Rosa. Finally thanks to Audrey & Geoff for their part in making this an enjoyable holiday.quotemarks r

Nigel, Negat & Rosa (and uncle passenger) Leicester River Cottage

30katherinechloequotemarks lWe have had a lovely time here with our 3 children who really enjoyed the facilities and the area, especially the pool. Would defiantly recommend La Mare Chappey to other families.

Thank – you Audrey & Geoff for you wonderful hospitality.quotemarks r

Katherine, Chloe and Tom + Mr & Mrs B Huxtable, Langtree, Devon. Puddle-duck

31thebrownquotemarks lThank you for a wonderful week! The children have loved it, especially the pool and bouncy castle. Audrey and Geoff re-arranged the BBQ for my birthday on our last night, which was great – we even had the hottest day!quotemarks r

The Brown & Hinks Families. Bumpkin Cottage & Coach-house

32theharryfamilyquotemarks lAnother wonderful holiday at La Mare Chappey- our second year. Loved the new pool. Explored more of Normandy, it’s a great base for a holiday.quotemarks r

The Harry Family, Lincoln. Puddle-duck

33thekeeleyfamilyquotemarks lAn excellent week thank you. The kids loved it + we were able to appreciate the history in a beautiful place.quotemarks r

Keeley Family. Kent.  Bumpkin Cottage

quotemarks lWhat a great time we had, the playground, the swimming pool + the indoor play area were all favourites, especially the excitement with the bouncy castle! Thank you so much for a relaxing time.quotemarks r

The Baker Family. London W18.  River Cottage

35michealkellyquotemarks lThank you for a wonderful holiday! Excellent facilities from the food to the great pool. We’ll be back soon!quotemarks r

Michael Kelly & Lennon. South Yorkshire. Coach-house

36stevemelitaquotemarks lFantastic facilities for the kids to play whilst Mum & Dad relax. Love the heated pool, UK TV for a couple of hours each morning, nice kitchen + 2 bathrooms. Would love to come again sometime...quotemarks r

Steve, Melita, Jessica & Molly. Hampshire. UK. Bumpkin Cottage

37alaprilquotemarks lOur second visit, even better than the first. Love the new pool!quotemarks r

Al, April, Charlie & Jack. Hampshire Uk.

38johnlizquotemarks lHad a lovely relaxing time – even managed to read some books with a small child! New feat!!!

Love the pool & Jacuzzi.quotemarks r

John, Liz & Charlie Oxfordshire UK. La Grange

quotemarks lThank you for a great holiday. We have all had an excellent week – the kid’s amenities are amazing – thanks.quotemarks r

Louisa, Tim & Sophia. Colchester, Essex. Coach – house

quotemarks lWonderful week in an unspoilt part of France. Kids loved the facilities. Thank-you for a great holiday!!  quotemarks r

Elaine, Jason, Jacob, Alex & Noah Boswell. Maidstone. Kent. Bumpkin

quotemarks lHad a lovely Time – Thank- you!

Townsley Family. Puddle-duck Cottage

42nicolabillquotemarks lA lovely holiday for all of us. The boys had a fantastic time playing with their new friends + we have truly relaxed here. Thank YouXquotemarks r

Nicola, Bill, Peter & Thomas. Hutton Rudby. N. Yorkshire. Bumpkin Cottage

43sarahmikequotemarks lThank you we had a lovely stay.quotemarks r

Sarah, Mike, Robert, Oliver & Harry. La Grange

44Ianemilyquotemarks lWe all had a lovely relaxing holiday. So much for the children to do in a safe environment. Lovely Barbecue.quotemarks r

Ian, Emiley, Ella, Barbara Oxford Puddle duck Cottage.

quotemarks lAnother fantastically relaxing week, hardly been out! Children have had a ball + loved the pool.

Great holiday…quotemarks r

Emma, Simon, Freya & Harry. Bedfordshire. La Grange

45carolinerichardquotemarks lWe had a lovely time, most of it in the pool & playing room – Charles will be very sad to leave his favourite buggy behind!quotemarks r

Caroline, Richard & Charles. London. Bumpkin Cottage

46jonathenthelmaquotemarks lTresbon - All good to be recommended. Normandy has unexpected interest all in all.quotemarks r

Johnathan, Thelma Et Famille. London. Coach – house

quotemarks lA great week which lived up to the reviews. Thanks Audrey & Geoff.quotemarks r

Margot, Julian & Thomas King. St Albans, Herts.

48karendamonquotemarks lGreat stay, great for kids, great food, Thank you.quotemarks r

Karen, Damon, Anna & Maggie. Puddle-duck

quotemarks lA great place for our first holiday abroad – Love the pool! Thanks.quotemarks r

Andy, Jo, Thomas + Aiden. London La Grange

quotemarks lA wonderful holiday as a family of 4. Lots of lots to do on site. William loved the play area and pool. Really enjoyed discovering La Manche and particularly enjoyed the D Day history. Thanks for a lovely time.quotemarks r

David Deborah, William & Oliver Hughes. Old Hatfield, Herts.  Bumpkin Cottage

quotemarks lA great base for our 1st holiday abroad with children. We have had a lovely week – highlights for recommended days out are Cite de la Mer, Zoo de Champrepus and Jardin botanique du Chateaux de Vanville. I think Daniel would have been happy staying on site all week.  With thanks.quotemarks r

Louise, Andy Daniel (3) and Edward (1). Kent. River Cottage

quotemarks lThank you for a lovely stay. The supply of all the baby equipment is a real help and the baby sitting service a bonus. The village is a great location for discovery Manche. We particularly enjoyed the Zoo de Champrepus, a day trip to Bayeux and the D. Day history.  We also had a lovely dinner at the local restaurant in Nehou - a very friendly place!quotemarks r

Jenny, Jono & Eva (10mths) Kent. Puddle-duck Cottage

quotemarks lWe had a great stay despite the weather and found the cottage really comfortable and great for crawling babies. We felt incredibly welcome, Tom and I loved having the meals in our cottage – it really felt like a holiday and they were delicious! Thank you for going the extra mile on the dairy free! We will definitely be back! Thank You.quotemarks r

Tom, Beth & Leo. Bumpkin Cottage

quotemarks lLovely relaxing week, the toy box, playroom and cart were particular favourites. Dinner in the Bistro was great. Thanks for the welcome.quotemarks r

Katherine, Andy, Thomas + Ben – Bristol, UK Puddle-duck Cottage

quotemarks lWe had a great time, the children enjoyed the playroom, playground & pool. We had fun exploring the area & the restaurant recommendations were perfect. Thanks all.quotemarks r

Jonna, Will, Abigail & William. Richmond Uk.  La Grange.

quotemarks lVery relaxing week exploring this lovely part of Normandy. Wonderful to have a delicious three course meal prepared for us on our arrival!quotemarks r

The Vorsey Family. Berkshire Uk Bumpkin Cottage

quotemarks lLovely week had by all.quotemarks r

Thomas + York Families River Cottage.

quotemarks lWe arrived to a lovely meal cooked by Audrey. We had a relaxing couple of weeks. While the weather was a little mixed. Beatrice had the opportunity to have her first swim!quotemarks r

Sarsh, Robin & Beatrice. London. Puddle-duck

quotemarks lWe have all thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Audrey & Geoff are superb hosts. The food was fabulous and I will always remember the “duck”!!! Thank you so much & Bientot! XXquotemarks r

Steve & Shelagh Malley, Lizzi, John & Billy Regan. Puddle duck




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