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Beautiful beach house perfect for families, dreamers and adventurers

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Beach nearby, sun-loungers
Beach nearby, sun-loungers
Beach nearby, sun-loungers
6 bedrooms, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Overview of Beautiful beach house perfect for families, dreamers and adventurers

Entire homePrivate host

Beautiful beach house perfect for families, dreamers and adventurers


5.0/5 Exceptional

Entire home

6 bedrooms4 bathroomsSleeps 9

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Pet-friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor space

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
  • Follows industry sanitisation guidelines
Barneville-Carteret, Normandy

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationBarneville Beach1 min walk
  • Popular LocationCarteret Lighthouse10 min drive
  • Popular LocationCorps de Garde of Saint-Germain-sur-Ay26 min drive
  • AirportCherbourg (CER-Maupertus)47 min drive

Space details

6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, sleeps 9
2368 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
    1 double bed
Bedroom 3
    1 double bed
Bedroom 4
    1 bunk bed
Bedroom 5
    1 double bed
Bedroom 6
    1 queen bed
Bathroom 1
Bathroom 2
Bathroom 3
    Combined shower/bath
Bathroom 4

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Beautiful beach house perfect for families, dreamers and adventurers

Riverside Holiday home with kitchen and patio
Le Galet Gris is a happy house. It sits astride a huge sandy beach and looks west across the rising and falling tides toward a vast sky of ever-changing hues and colour. It is a house whose inhabitants enjoy spectacular dawns and sunsets. At night the lights of Jersey can be seen twinkling 22 kilometers away and the beam from the Carteret lighthouse regularly and gently sweeps us with its comforting glow. The Galet Gris is decorated simply and stylishly reminding some guests of New England. Its colours reflect the surrounding sky, sand and sea. 2019 was the first year our family home was rented on a commercial site. We are sure you will love the house and its location as much as we (and our guests) do.


Galet Gris was originally built in 1930s as one of four fisherman’s cottages, the first dwellings to populate this part of the long, sandy beach running south from Barneville. Subsequently, it has been extended, renovated and half clad in natural wood. In front of the house, across a beautiful newly-built boulevard is a garden nestled in the sand dunes above the beach. The back garden is fullyvenclosed and big enough to enjoy as a playground or as a practical shelter for eating outside and relaxing. The ground floor includes a large, 92m2, living space with picture windows which look out over a 180 degree panorama of the beach, sea, fishing and pleasure boats coming and going from Carteret harbour, the Ecrehou Islands, 5 miles away, Jersey and on clear days Guernsey, 30 miles away. The property is very well equipped and beautifully but simply decorated. Internet fibre optic reception. Every room has an independent electric radiator and efficient curtains or blinds. Linen and bath towels provided. Please bring your own beach towels.


Ground floor.

Kitchen having the following equipment; freezer, fridge, Bosch oven, Bosch microwave, Bosch dishwasher, Magimix, Tefal toaster and kettle, a Miele induction hob with instruction book if needed. You will find sufficient pots, pans, utensils, glassware and crockery for 10 guests. You’re also find picnic hamper, thermoses, placemats, etc. There are plenty of dishwasher tablets, dustbin bags and suchlike which we only ask you to replace if you have run out at the end of your stay. From the kitchen window you survey the beach and the the sea. Outside there’s a large brass Mariners bell to call people back from the beach.

Dining room. This room is also a living room with a fireplace a flight of stairs to the upper floors and a ground floor toilet. The house’s front and back doors are here. The dining room table the expands to sit from 2 to 16 people having removable extensions that are kept in another room.

Utility Room. Contains a large Nardi fridge freezer, trolley and larder area, Miele hoover, mops, brushes etc. Bosch washing machine with Bosch tumble drier, iron + board, double laundry sink and space for coats and shoes. As with the kitchen there should be an ample supply of household consumables which please replace if you reach the end of the packets before you leave.

Living room. Seating ten with magnificent views seawards this is a comfortable space with high fidelity audio and video equipment, TV and home cinema with ten foot screen which, it must be said, is used much more in winter than in summer! The coffee table contains books and maps about Barneville Carteret and the Cotentin region, its gastronomy, local markets fairs, ferries, sports activities, local walks, history and culture.

Bedroom with double bed ensuite basin, toilet and shower. Our elderly guests often enjoy this room as it is apart, self-contained and needs no staircase to reach.

First Floor. 50m2

Master bedroom. Enjoy views south west to Jersey and north to Carteret and the lighthouse whilst lying back in wide double bed. Attached is an ensuite bathroom and large dressing room with sofabed.

Principal guestroom. King size bed in beautifully appointed room looking straight out to sea.

Large bathroom with tub and walkin shower, double basin and toilet.

Second floor. 43m2

The roof has been opened out to give two further bedrooms both having double beds and sea views. There is also a well-lit sitting area with family books and games. In a corner are two wooden bunk beds for independent minded kids who prefer their own living space to the more formal bedrooms.


Cabin. Firewood, kindling, dustbin, recycling bins, hose, charcoal barbecue.

Toolshed. Contains bicycles, half set of male adult golf clubs, deckchairs, boogie boards, extra outside dining table, football, cricket, badminton.

Outside: locked parking for two vehicles, the Garden, large wooden back deck with table and benches for 8 to 10 wooden front deck with table and chairs. Depending on the sun, wind and time of day, one can eat outside in front of the sea or in the back garden. There is an outside hot shower for de-sanding after a visit to the beach.


Galet Gris is 2km from Barneville Centre and its excellent small shops and Saturday market also a large Carrefour supermarket, 4km from Carteret and its smart shops and restaurants, cape, ferry and marina. Here one can rent motor or sail boats or beginners can sign up to the excellent sailing school. A well known and busy riding school is a five minute walk behind the house five minutes more and you arrive at the 18 hole links golf course in the dunes of St Jean. Our coastal waters are teaming with life and are warmed by the passing Gulfstream. We swim from June to October but our neighbours, with wetsuits, go wind and kite surfing throughout the year. Cherbourg is about 35 mins away by car and Caen/Ouistreham 90 mins. Mont St Michel, D-day beaches, wonderful cathedrals, Bayeux tapestry and regular local events and celebrations provide great day trips.
Guest accommodation at this holiday home offers fireplaces and DVD players. Rooms open to patios. Smart televisions are featured in guestrooms. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and separate dining areas. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit and hairdryers.

This Barneville-Carteret property provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, desk chairs and printers. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Speaks English, French

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Sanitary Protocol (UNPLV - France)


Contactless social distancing
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Near the beach
  • Beach sunloungers


  • Free WiFi

Family friendly

  • Playground
  • Children's games
  • Children's books


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Blender
  • Spices
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Toaster


  • Dining table


  • 6 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 4 bathrooms
  • Combined shower/bath
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels provided
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Dining room


  • Smart TV with cable/satellite service
  • DVD player
  • Stereo
  • Books
  • Video library
  • Games
  • Music library

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Fenced garden
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Near a laundromat

Work spaces

  • Printer
  • Desk
  • Desk chair


  • Heating


  • Pet friendly


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • Near the ocean
  • On the river
  • On the waterfront
  • Next to a golf course
  • Near a hospital
  • Near the bay
  • In a village

Things to do

  • Golf privileges
  • Cycling on site
  • Golf on site
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Marina nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Wildlife and game walks nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Power boating nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Sailing nearby

Safety features

  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector


  • Sleeps 9
  • Unit size: 2368 sq ft (220 sq m)

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Check-in time starts at 4:30 PM
Minimum check-in age - 35


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets are allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Long-term renters welcome
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Beautiful Beach House Perfect Families Dreamers Adventurers
Beautiful Beach Perfect Families Dreamers Adventurers
Beautiful Beach House Perfect Families Dreamers Adventurers
Beautiful Beach House Perfect Families Dreamers Adventurers
Beautiful Beach Perfect Families Dreamers Adventurers
Beautiful Beach House Perfect for Families Dreamers Adventurers
Beautiful Beach House Perfect for Families Dreamers Adventurers

About this area


Located in Barneville-Carteret, this holiday home is next to a golf course and on the waterfront. Carteret Lighthouse and Cour du Château are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Barneville Beach and Dunes Beach. Make sure you get close to the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

What's nearby

  • Barneville Beach - 1 min walk
  • Carteret Lighthouse - 10 min drive
  • Corps de Garde of Saint-Germain-sur-Ay - 26 min drive
  • La Fiere Bridge and Iron Mike Monument - 34 min drive
  • Vauville Botanical Garden - 40 min drive


  • Les Vikings - 9 min walk
  • Bar Restaurant La Plage - 14 min walk
  • Le Clos Rubier - 4 min drive
  • Le Noroit - 4 min drive
  • Le Carteret - 7 min drive

Getting around

  • Valognes Station - 33 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 28 out of 28 reviews
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5/5 Excellent

69 Boulevard Maritime
Lovely house in a fabulous beachside location although very quiet out of season being on the outskirts of a seaside resort

5/5 Excellent

Barneville beach
This house is spacious, well equipped and beautifully designed. It is elegant and homely at the same time. I am hoping this review won’t mean that it is to fully booked for us to return next year! Lynne

5/5 Excellent

Beautiful house on the beach
Everything about our stay was perfect. The host was so accomodating. The house was beautiful! We will be back.

5/5 Excellent

Très belle maison, vue magnifique.
J'ai découvert le Cotentin, très belle et historique région. L'emplacement et la maison était magnifique. Dominic, le propriétaire est très agréable et à l'écoute et la maison est décorée avec goût. Et pour la vue, il n'y a pas mieux. J'ai passé un excellent séjour.

5/5 Excellent

Traumhaftes Haus direkt am Strand
Das Ferienhaus Haus ist geschmackvoll eingerichtet. Es ist hell und gemütlich. Der Strand ist direkt vor der Haustüre. Die Umgebung bietet viel Abwechslung.