Holiday home in France
The “Maison du Vallon” is a charming Normandy cottage, completely restored, dating back to the French Revolution. The house is built in clay, wood, silex and bricks, which is typical for the area. The living quarters cover 150 m2 divided into two floors. The house which is totally furnished, has a 2500 m2 garden, flanked by a brook and the famous flower park "Le Bois des Moutiers". The beach is at walking distance from the house.
GROUND FLOOR: Living room and dining room with large fireplace, fully equipped kitchen (oven, cooking stove, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, etc.), 1 study (desk, couch very easily convertible into a comfortable double bed), 1 bathroom (sink, bath, toilet, washing machine). Wireless Internet, computer (iMac), stereo, TV-screen with inbuilt DVD player + Chromecast.
FIRST FLOOR: 1 bedroom (2 single beds with a loft with single mattress), 1 bedroom with double bed, 1 cosy bedroom (the nest) with 2 single beds, 1 bathroom (sink, shower, etc.).
OUTSIDE: A 2500 m2 garden with a small brook on one side. ‘Rainbow’ flower garden, storage place, games (badminton, crocket, jeu de boulles), barbeque, garden furniture, hammocks. Place for three cars in the driveway.
- No smoking
- Local contact
- Washing machine
- Pets welcome
- High chair
The “Maison du Vallon” is situated in Varengeville-sur-Mer, 19 km south-west of Dieppe in Northern Normandy, about three hours drive from Brussels. The village is well known for the artists that lived and worked there (Monet, Bracque – the last is buried at the church and sea cemetery at the end of our street).
The house is located next to the “Bois des Moutiers”, one of the most beautiful flower parks in France. In the neighbouring village of Vasterival there is the magnificent park of Vasterival, owned by Princes Sturdza.
The largest collection of hortensias in the world (more than 1000 types) can be visited in Varengeville (Shamrock collection). The castle of Miromesnil, where Guy De Maupassant spent his youth, is certainly worth a visit, as well as the Manoir d’Ango, the château home of Jehan Ango, a pirate and one of Dieppe's most historically flamboyant characters.
White cliffs and large beaches are at walking distance from the house. Some beaches are wild and untouched, with incredible rock formations, others are more touristic. The house is embraced by woods within a rolling landscape of fields. It is at the sea but in the countryside.
The village is a about one km away: butcher, the best bakery of the area, general store, newspaper store, restaurant, pharmacy, doctor, garage… all in one street.
The coast and the countryside are rich of picturesque villages: Veules-les Roses, Saint-Valery-en-Caux, Etretat, Luneray, La Chapelle-sur-Dun... The house is well situated to visit Claude Monet's Giverny gardens, the Normandy beaches, and for day trips to Paris or Rouen.
- Meadows and woodland
- In or near a village
- Near beach
Restaurants, food & wine
The “Auberge du Relais” is the restaurant in Varengeville, with a good menu, friendly staff and good prices. In the day it is a brasserie where you can have a bite in the garden.
In the Cidrerie of the Castle of Varengeville you can buy local products (cider and honey). In Vasterival (Ste Marguerite-sur-Mer), a neighbouring village, there is the restaurant of “La Terrasse” (with sea view).
On the other side of Varengeville, in Pourville-sur-Mer, you have the “Huitrière”, where you can eat oysters and sea fruits on the terrace overlooking the sea (not to be missed). Further up, “Les Régates”, a bar/restaurant with a swinging atmosphere, also on the sea.
And finally, our favourite: “Le Champêtre” in La Chapelle-sur-Dun, a tiny “bar-home-made-one-meal-brasserie-with-shop”: the lady of the house cooks one dish a day for the familiar crowd, while her husband serves Pernod in the small bar. It’s for sure an experience.
There are plenty of walking and biking possibilities in the area. Swimming in the sea, as well as in the brand-new swimming pool along the sea in Dieppe. Beaches at Quiberville-sur-Mer or Pourville-sur-Mer are ideal to play with kites. Tennis and sailing are possible in the surrounding villages. Horse-back riding is available 3,5 km away at Hautot-sur-Mer. There is a great golf course overlooking the sea between Varengeville and Dieppe. Paragliding and other flying sports in Saint-Aubin-sur-Scie.
- Near hiking trails
- Near riding
- Water sports
- Flying and gliding
- Pets: possible – please, ask
- Smoking not allowed
- The owners are interested in house exchange
- Consult www.lamaisonduvallon.fr/en for extra information, prices and charges, photographs, routes and google maps.
- Video: www.lamaisonduvallon.fr/video
• Sheets and towels: €10 per person.
• Central heating: €15 a night between October and April; free between May and September.
• Tax residence : €0,85 per night per person above 13 years of age.
• Cleaning: €60.
• Guarantee: €600.
• Wood for the fireplace is free.
Additional price info and offers
High season: €1.350
30/06 ➜ 01/09
31/03 ➜ 30/06
01/09 ➜ 29/09
22/12 ➜ 05/01
Low season: €950
06/01 ➜ 31/03
29/09 ➜ 22/12
2 days: €275
3 days: €425
4 days: €575
monday 12:00 > friday 12:00
- Safety deposit € 600.00
- Cleaning fee (compulsory) € 60.00
- Price bed linen per person (compulsory) € 10.00
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Marc Herman has last updated the calendar on 18 Jan 2019
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M. Sprik from Ho Chi Minh City,
Wij verbleven in Maison du Vallon met 3 volwassenen en 3 kinderen (4, 6 en 9 jaar) en hadden het er heerlijk. Het huis is ruim en van alle gemakken voorzien. De tuin is groot, de kinderen konden er erg goed uit de voeten, elke dag kreeg ik verse munt-thee. We hadden vooraf niet echt een beeld van de omgeving, maar het er is prachtig. We waren erg gecharmeerd van het stadje Dieppe. Een aanrader!! (moet er wel bij vermelden dat we prachtig weer hadden, denk dat zowel de omgeving als het huis een volledig andere uitstraling hebben als dat anders is, maar goed, dat geldt voor bijna elke bestemming).