Gancourt saint Etienne, Seine-Maritime

Sleep in comfortable antique beds, play the grand piano, ping-pong and billiards. Cook up a feast and then relax by the fire...


5 bedrooms


Sleeps 15


So easy to settle in to this friendly family home-with-everything, in peaceful countryside an hour and a half from Paris. It’s an ancient, L-shaped, fortified farmhouse built mainly of field stone with weathered terracotta roofing. And it has stacks of French country charm indoors, in tiled and wooden floors, apparent brickwork and beams; a huge, sitting room fireplace; comfortable beds of all sorts (from iron to sleigh via Louis XV); other antique and vintage pieces and a patchwork of oriental rugs. The hub of the house is the bright kitchen/dining room which lacks nought. There’s also a billiards room and a giant music/playroom with guitars, a Broadwood grand piano and vinyl records. It would have to rain for a month before you’d make a dent in the 70+ board games stashed in the cupboards. The garden’s big and fun too with swings, trampoline, boulodrome, ping-pong and barbecue. Tuesday is market day in the local town; goat’s cheese is produced in the village; the London to Paris cycle route runs nearby. It’s an hour’s drive to Rouen and the pretty thermal town of Forges-les-Eaux is nearby.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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


  • 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

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Shorts breaks available. 2 cradles, 3 cot beds, baby bath, high chairs available.
Restaurant 3km.


Nightly price
from €257
Weekly price
from €1800
Damage deposit
1 House for 15
From €2575 bedrooms


When we arrived at Gancourt our first thoughts were that the house and the garden were as impressive as the photographs we had seen. The rooms were large and filled with beautiful furniture including a superb piano, which was great for the pianist in our family ! The house was equipped with everything we needed and there were so many things to do. We had lots of fun with all of the games, and I particularly enjoyed our evenings spent on the terrace and in the huge lounge with its open fireplace. We loved our stay in Gancourt and would most definitely recommend to others.

Julie, York

The host was there to greet us when we arrived in Gancourt and showed us around the house and explained everything we needed to know. She was extremely welcoming and friendly (despite our earlier than expected arrival) and keen to ensure that we would have an enjoyable stay. The house is well described and easy to get to from London as it only 2 hours drive from Calais. We stayed in this house for 9 nights and ranged in age from 4 - 81. We all agreed that this was the most fun house that we have ever stayed in.

Angus, London

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Françoise Pagnucco

  • Visit our neighbour Laurent who produces the only organic Neuchatel cheese which is made in a heart shape. You can also try the fresh cream, fromage blanc and milk, they are excellent!
  • In the village, try the goat's cheese from the organic farm, and their homemade cider!
  • Also you can wander into the village and have a chat with the locals at the bar-restaurant. They are very friendly!
  • Visit Forges les Eaux, a very nice little town, the lake, the casino, thalassotherapy, its old normandy houses. Also Gerberoy is a very beautiful village with a lot of flowers and gardens
  • Buy fresh bread and brioche just out of the oven, in the village every Saturday evening at 7.30. Jean-Marc will tell you all about the bread he bakes exclusively for the Sunday organic markets but also agrees to sell it to locals the day before!
  • And don't forget that Paris is only one hour and a half drive away! Or Giverny at 60 km which has Monet's house where he once lived and painted. Dieppe is an hour's drive away: go for a nice walk on the seaside and eat some fish in front of the cliffs!