Our selection of waterside accommodation

Immerse yourself in nature
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Do you fancy waking up to the sound of water and birdsong? Do you want to get away from it all and completely unwind? We have what you need! Holiday homes by a river, campsites by a lake or B&Bs by the water’s edge, the hardest part is choosing. Here’s our selection of top spots near rivers or lakes where you can enjoy the bocage landscapes of La Manche.

Our recommendations for waterside accommodation

Le lit de la Douve

B&B

Le Lit de la Douve is a welcoming B&B in a lush green setting, just a stone's throw from the river. It's the perfect place for a relaxing countryside break in the Parc Naturel Regional des Marais, which you’ll enjoy exploring as you find out more about its unique flora and fauna.

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Le moulin de Pleines-Oeuvres

Holiday home

Enjoy a magical break in this old 17th century mill that’s been converted into a gorgeous holiday home. From the living room, the balcony and the terrace, there’s a fantastic view directly over the river Vire. This is a great base for outdoor activities, including walking, cycling, kayaking and river fishing.

Bonus: Bikes and kayaks are available on site free of charge.

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L'Écureuil 

Holiday home 

Drop your bags at l'Écureuil and head off to explore the Roches de Ham. Wake up to the sound of birds and enjoy the view of this gem of nature in the heart of the Norman bocage landscape. This holiday home is right next to the different hiking trails that wind their way through this natural site. Why not have a go at kayaking on the river Vire while you’re here?

Bonus: Bikes are available for your use

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La verte mare

B&B

La Verte Mare is the perfect spot for nature lovers to get away from it all and enjoy a peaceful countryside break. The property stretches over seven hectares of woods and flower meadows, and there’s also a pond.

Bonus: Florence and Philippe, the owners, make their own soap using milk from the donkeys they breed.

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Les cabanes de Moon

Quirky accommodation

Built on stilts, Les Cabanes de Moon are the perfect place for a waterside adventure. They’re comfortably furnished with wonderful views over the lake. Different hiking trails leave directly from the site for you to explore on foot or by bike.

Bonus: Enjoy some fishing at the lake. There’s also a mini-golf on site that’s free of charge.

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Au bord de la Douve

B&B

This architect’s house is a calm place for a restful break. You won't get tired of the gorgeous view over the river Douve and the surrounding countryside. This B&B is close to the main D-Day sites and museums.

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L'étang des Haizes

Campsite

This campsite will appeal to all ages, with its fishing lake and fabulous swimming pool. The campsite is in a lovely green setting and is an ideal place to relax and unwind. It’s very easy to get to the nearby greenways and bike paths, making it a great base for family outings. The campsite is also just a few kilometres from the huge beaches on the west coast of La Manche.

Bonus: In summer, there are lots of services and activities available: fishing, evening events, concerts, water polo, kids club, etc.

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Photo, © Camping Etang des Haizes

Au fil de l'eau

Holiday home

Enjoy a stay in this gorgeous stone house that’s been renovated to a high standard. Right next to the river Saire, it’s the perfect place for a relaxing break. Treat yourself to a famous brioche from Le Vast, a charming village between land and sea. This is the ideal starting point for exploring the treasures of the Cotentin peninsula.

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Haliotis

Campsite

Welcome to Pontorson, a small town that’s been awarded the “Station verte” label for its environmentally-friendly activities. If you’re looking for green holidays, Camping Haliotis is the place for you, right next to the river Couesnon. Fancy a trip to Mont Saint Michel? The greenway passes directly in front of the campsite and takes you all the way to the Mont, just 9 km away!

Bonus: Lots of activities for all ages are available in summer: mini-Olympics, treasure hunts, concerts, boules contests, mölkky, massage and relaxation workshops, yoga, a market selling local products, etc. The campsite also has a great pool area with a jacuzzi.

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La boulangerie du Manoir

Holiday home

This holiday home offers its guests a relaxing countryside setting, with a garden, tree-lined park, horses and a lake, parts of which are open to fishing. The Boulangerie du Manoir is close to Régneville, where you can explore the Côte des Havres and the estuary of the river Sienne.

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