Dreaming of a great breath of fresh country air, over a weekend or a longer holiday? A homely moment by a wood fire, or a taste of delicious oysters on a sunny spring evening, a jacuzzi under the stars or in the snow… a long walk amidst the stud farms or on the sandy Deauville beach… and a tour of Normandy’s most charming sites, with friends or family?
Then La Vie de Cocagne is your perfect destination!
A weekend or holiday home for private rental, just 15 minutes from Deauville - far from the hustle and bustle of the city, and offering a maximum capacity of 4 adults and 2 children (or occasional guests).
In an atmosphere of unassuming luxury, the house is designed to be a genuine home away from home, to enjoy over a weekend, a week or a longer holiday. While you’re here, you’re perfectly at home!
In contrast with idyllic faraway islands, La Vie de Cocagne offers you all Normandy’s art of living, from winter to summer, from coast to country.
La Vie de Cocagne is also the name of a song by Jeanne Moreau, in which she shares her dream of leaving Paris over a weekend, to head for a verdant corner of the earth where she can relish in life’s simple rural pleasures over the four seasons.
The lyrics of this song are in perfect harmony with our own philosophy and the values we wish to share with our guests.
The cathedral lounge.
It is bright and overlooks the garden, the patios, the jacuzzi and the surrounding meadows, where our donkeys Basilic and Chocolat (father and son) graze.
The lounge of our charming holiday home offers two light brown sofas and three Napoleon III armchairs, a wood stove, a large flat-screen TV with around 350 national and international satellite channels, a DVD library, a Bose iPod/iPhone station and free Wi-Fi.
The dining room.
Our unassumingly luxurious holiday home offers an open-plan dining room / kitchen / lounge overlooking the patio.
The dining table can comfortably seat 6 guests.
A high-chair can also be provided on request.
In the fully-fitted kitchen, you will find: two slate worktops, stainless steel electrical appliances (refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave oven, washing machine, ceramic hob, extractor fan, filter and Nespresso coffee machines, toaster, kettle, mixer) and a complete set of pots and pans.
Our holiday home offers three bedrooms: two on the ground floor with private shower rooms, one on the upper floor, reserved for use by children or occasional guests (WC and washbasin, no bathroom).
On the east side, the Chocolate bedroom.
The Chocolate bedroom offers quality bedding (queen-size bed with large quilted headboard), gilded porcelain wall lights, a whitened wood industrial style chest of drawers, a wardrobe, old engravings from Marrakech, a small Louis XVI stool, light brown canvas curtains and rush carpet.
The room has its own private shower room with Italian slate shower. Towels, bathrobe and slippers are provided. Shower gel and shampoo are also provided upon your arrival.
You can also make the most of the pleasant meadow views, where our donkeys, Basilic and Chocolat love to graze.
On the west side, the Green room.
The holiday rental’s Green room offers quality bedding (queen-size bed), a large mirrored headboard, sanded white porcelain wall lights, a small Louis XVI stool, a wardrobe, old religious portraits, a 19th century prie-dieu, taffeta curtains and rush carpet.
The private shower room boasts an Italian slate shower. Towels, bathrobe and slippers are provided. Shower gel and shampoo are also provided upon your arrival.
The room offers views over the long grass garden.
On the upper floor, the Red room.
The Red room offers two 90cm single beds with Louis XVI headboards that can be joined together to make a double bed, Sarah Lavoine table lamps, 19th century portraits of children, stools, a 19th century music cabinet, bedside chests of drawers and rush carpet.
The room boasts its own private WC and washbasin.
Located under the roof beams, this bedroom is perfectly isolated from the nearby cathedral lounge.
You can marvel at the views over the elm tree alley.
Bedlinen and towels are provided, including bathrobes.
A cot and baby bath can be provided on request.
The rental boasts its own private south-west facing garden.
Organised in the style of a monastic garden, it is home to white flowers, boxwood and grasses… and offers fine views over the surrounding countryside, in a quiet atmosphere, free from any visual or acoustic pollution.
Two patios are at your disposal: one wooden patio equipped with a Softub jacuzzi, a teak table and two chairs, the other gravelled patio is equipped with 4 sunbeds, a table for 6/8 so you can enjoy lunch or dinner in the open air.
A barbecue and Weber patio chimney are also at your disposal, together with parasols and sunbed cushions in the high season.
The private parking area offers secured access to the property by means of a remote control electric gate with automatic lighting.
La Vie de Cocagne is surrounded by stud farms. The village of Bonnebosq, on the Cider Route, is just a 2-minute drive away, or a 10-minute walk. It offers all the necessary commodities to ensure you have a pleasant stay (butcher, delicatessen, newsagent, baker, dispensing chemist, florist, antique store, etc.).
Around our charming holiday home, so typical of Normandy, you can take a tour along the hollow paths, via small farms and half-timbered manor houses, orchards and stud farms, and the picturesque villages of Beaumont-en-Auge, Cambremer and Beuvron-en-Auge.
Over your weekend or longer stay in Normandy, delve into this land of plenty, where famous cheeses (pont-l’évêque, camembert and livarot), cider, calvados, fresh cream and seafood await you.
You can also head for the Côte Fleurie coast, just a few kilometres from our property: Deauville and its illustrious boardwalk, Honfleur and its old harbour, Trouville and its reputed fish market… all three are among Normandy’s emblematic destinations, offering a vast choice of boutiques, restaurants, markets and sporting or cultural activities, all year long.
Ratings and quality marks
- 4 stars
- Baby bath
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Cleaning / housework
- Free WIFI
- Baby equipment