Gîte du Moulin à Blé

Urville-Naqueville, Manche

A retreat set in the gardens of a fairy-tale manoir. Just 300 metres from the rugged coastline - stunning sea views, swimming, sailing...


3 beds


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4


A small stone mill in a simply beautiful setting. Come to lap up the sea views, walk the magnificent coast path. and ponder by the waterfall that tumbles down the wooded hill, feeding the brook that powered the old wheat mill. It’s one of three in the rambling grounds of the turreted manor, owned by the same family for three hundred years. They’re often away so Thierry and Mme Bigot take care of guests – laying on wood and local specialities. Wooden steps lead to the no-frills, L-shaped kitchen/living room: a dining table by a granite hearth and wood-burning stove; a sofa-bed and coffee table; plenty of books (French & English) and maritime maps on sunshine yellow walls. The curtain-free windows let in loads of light and that inspiring seascape. Sky-lit, simple and comfy bedrooms are under the eaves, up a steep, ladder-style stair; the bath’s downstairs with washer and dryer. Nearby: a super-equipped sailing school, sandy beaches, coves with little harbours. The area is famous for its lobster and crab catch, you can stroll to a great restaurant for dinner, and a terrace across the brook is the perfect spot for lunch.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
4pm, on Saturday only in high season
Check out
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights; 7 nights in high season.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.


Nightly price
from €39
Weekly price
from €270
Damage deposit
Pets, €30.
1 Cottage for 4
From €393 beds2 bedrooms


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Philippe Rene-Bazin

  • Dur-Ecu means Strong Shield, a name that comes from a battle fought by William the Conqueror. An enemy threatened to slash William’s head with his ax. A Norman knight interposed his shield and the stong shield saved William's life.
  • The beach opposite Dur-Ecu is a favorite for landings of the Royal Navy, the first one in the XVIth century and the last one in 1758.
  • We have quite a few outstanding gardens within 20 min drive. Try Jardin botanique de Vauville for tropical plants facing the sea, Nacqueville at the rhododendrons season, Prévert gardens for the litterary inclined.
  • The coastal path will lead you to the delightful little harbours of Omonville or Goury. Moules Frites, on the harbour as a reward !
  • The Landemer hotel (200m from Dur-Ecu) celebrities guest list is impressive, from Monet to Piaf. Awards galore since a very successful renovation was undertaken. Having a lunch or dinner there is like being on a cruise ship !
  • NEW in 2017: Performing geothermal heating. Nice and warm with a clean ecological conscience! Wood stove for your pleasure.