La Mare Chappey

Location & Map

Where we are

La Mare Chappey is located in the Centre Contentin peninsula and Bessin National Park, Lower Normandy

We are 30 minutes’ drive from Cherbourg 1.30 hours from Caen ferry and 2.30 hours from Le Havre and 4.30 hours’ drive from Calais

There are three large supermarkets within less 10 minutes’ drive

Nearest Market

  • All villages have markets, but the best ones for us are:
  • Creances – Sun
  • Briquebec – Mon
  • Portbail – Tues
  • La Haye de Puits – Wed
  • St Mere Eglise – Thurs
  • Valognes – Fri
  • Barnville Carteret – Sat
  • Briquebec is the largest & offers the very best experience. All markets offer fresh produce and have some china, clothes & alternative stalls as well

Nearest Town

La Mare Chappey is less than 10 mins drive away from Local shops in medieval towns of Bricquebec and St-Sauveur-le-Vicomte, a 30 min drive away the city of Cherbourg.

Nearest Beach

Portbail is the closest beach 15 minutes and is ideal for walks or for swimming. Carteret is a little further away 5 minutes but, in the opinion of all guests, a better beach experience with its soft white sand, rock pools and restaurant on the beach, also the vast variety of creperie and restaurants to fit all budgets and taste. Plus boutique style shops to browse through not forgetting the tantalizing patisseries Hmmm.


How to get there

The Beauty of La Mare Chappey offers many options of travelling to and from the property being close to all major travel routes, just 30 minutes’ drive away from the Cherbourg ferry terminal, 1.30, hour Drive from Caen (Ouistreham ferry terminal) or La Havre 2.30 hours’ drive.

Alternative ferry routes include Portsmouth to Le Havre (LD lines) and Newhaven to Dieppe (Transmanche ferries).

Irish Ferries run crossings from Rosslaire to Cherbourg 30 minutes’ drive away

The Channel Tunnel is 4.30 hour drive and Calais

The Flying options via plane

From UK to Rennes
& Dinard www.ryanair.comboth 2.00hrs drive away

then 4.00hrs drive away or take the train which takes 2.30
(Map Paris to Valognes [train] & French railway online booking:-

Car Rental

Route directions:

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 Guest Comments

quotemarks l Fantastic 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

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