The Wheat Watermill- 2 bedrooms

The Wheat Watermill at Dur-Ecu castle – Facing the sea (at 300m)

Watermill with 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Garden

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Location, Location, Location…

Just 12 km West of Cherbourg, your gate to la Hague and Val de Saire, rugged coasts and good food. Rated 3 stars by French tourism authorities  for its location and comfort.
Gite for weekly rental in the park of the listed castle of Dur-Ecu (16thc.).

300 m from the beach… where the British navy landed in 1522… and 1758 (trust the Admiralty for keeping good records), and with full view of the coast.

From your windows you enjoy full sea views… in fact  you see the site of one of the famous naval battles of the American civil war: The sinking of the Confederate Alabama by the U.S.S. Kearsarge.

Beautiful walks, short and long, from your doorstep. These watermills were built around 1808, by the family of the present owners, to grind barley and wheat.

NEW for 2017 ! An ecological and performing heating system has been set up. We drilled 100 m underground to find the heat for your stay. Very pleasant and comfy. A woodstove has been added for your pleasure.

Conveniently near to all shops, services.

Weekly or 3 nights rental (off season) only. Sorry no overnight rental.

Living room

Independent watermill on two levels.  Living room with 3 windows on the sea, CD, DVD reader,TV.  Terrace facing the sea with garden  urniture. 1.4km from shops and services.

The price includes tourism tax, house linen and sheets, water, and electricity within the limit of 70kwh per week, additional kWh charged at a rate of 0,13 €/kWh. Heating by hot water radiators included.

Rented as gite (weekly, do your own cleaning).

Bedrooms on the 1st (top) floor:
Main bedroom with a double bed (1m40 wide) accessed through a second bedroom with twin beds (1m10 wide).  Our stairs are considered steep by some guests.
Additional sofa bed in living room.

1 Bathroom. Bath and shower.

1 Bathroom. Bath and shower.
Cooker, Hob, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing Machine, Iron. Microwave inner size: 35cm wide, 35cm deep, 22cm high. rings Hob.
New in 2012: Nespresso machine (with 15 capsules).
Real Fire with a stove set in a stone fire-place, Central Heating, optional maid Service, Wifi Internet Access.
Real fire use optional, main heating electrical (For electricity prices, see above) .
Wi Fi Hot spot around the watermill.

Seating for 6. with sea view
Satellite TV, DVD, CD System. Riding school/rental; Sailing, windsurfing school/rental ; Both 15-20 min walk away. 2 great swimming pool with sauna, jaccuzzi within 15 min drive. TV is French channels. Kitesurf, surf, paragliding
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Garden, BBQ, Parking, Garden Furniture.
Nearest superette 1 mile away. On the way you pass the local baker, doctor, church, pharmacy, newsagent, postal office, ATM. 2 miles further, large & excellent supermarket.
Your Sunday lunch is ready: On that day the local butcher runs an open-air pit-fire Rotisserie on the village square, where you can buy roasted legs of lamb, pork ribs, chickens.
A great sight and fantastic taste. Don’t forget to come with a container and ask for the gravy !
Children Welcome, Not Suitable For Wheelchairs.
Pets Allowed (please inform us when booking) .
5 steps to main level. Bedrooms on upper level, with a relatively steep staircase (Child protection supplied).
To set your GPS: Lat: 49:40:35N (49.6765). Lon: 1:45:20W (-1.7555).
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Rental rates for this watermill
High season (July -Aug) : 620 €
Medium (Late spring, early autumn, school holidays): 350 € to 490 €
Low season: 270€
Maid Service 15 € per hour.

If you need a larger cottage, we recommend one in Omonville-la Rogue: Superb location and nice deco.

Early bird special offer: We love early birds : If you book for next year before New Year’s eve we give 1 bottle of wine per month running to 31 Dec. For instance a contract with downpayment received in October will reward you with 3 bottles of a New World type Languedoc winery.

Special offer for last minute bookings: If the gite appears as free within 5 days from now , we offer you a 25% discount on a weekly rental.
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Winter image by Olivier Mengedoht  (c) 2013