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There is a beautiful walk to Camprond (within three-quarters of a mile), where you can purchase provisions. There is also a cycle track to Countances (four cycles are provided with helmets and reflective tabards). The main shopping is in the beautiful Cathedral town of Coutances, which is ten minutes away by car and boasts a lovely cobbled market square with restaurants.

The sandy beaches are 20 minutes away, and have good swimming facilities, sand sailing, and windsurfing with a parade of shops on the promenade.

There are a number of traditional French cuisine and Michelin Star restaurants, all within 20 or 30 minutes.

Markets are held every day of the week in different towns. There is also Vide Greniers, who have sales every Sunday, A Depot Ventes is just outside Coutances and is circa 10 minutes away, which sells the most amazing antique French furniture, jewellery, rugs etc.

The Dior House is at Granville, where Christian Dior grew up and where there is an exhibition of his work and the actual dresses shoes and jewellery worn by celebrities, which changes regularly, not to mention the beautifully laid out gardens with seating areas from which to admire the view over the bay.

The Bayeux Tapestry, the American and German Cemeteries, and all the landing beaches from World War II and exhibitions are all within easy access. There are ferries from Portsmouth or from Poole to either Cherbourg or Caen, and the house is just over an hour from each port.

Travel information

Ferry ports:
Caen 1hr 12mins (Car)
Cherbourg 1hr 10mins (Car)

Railway stations:
Gare de Coutances 15mins (Car)
Gare Saint-Lo 28mins (Car)
Gare Carenten 37mins (Car)

Charles de Gaule Paris 3hrs 39mins (350km) (Car)

Nearest village:
Belvar Gare 20mins walking (2km)

Nearest town:
Coutances 10 mins by car (8km)

Food Shops:
Belvar Gare 20min walk
Boulangerie, pattiserie
Boucherie, Tabac, Salon de Coiffure.

Coutances (see map) Le Clerc 10mins (Car)


See Easy steps for Camprond leaflet

Sport and Leisure

There are many sports and leisure facilities in Normandy.

Sand Yachting, Hiking, Cycling, Golf, Aerial sports, Fishing, Kayaking, River and sea boat trips.

For Families: Rail Biking, mini golf, Water Parks, Mazes.

Websites for activities etc: