La Ferme des Mares, at the heart of an outstanding natural region

Breathe deeply… and relax. Tucked away in a secluded country-lane setting on the west coast of the Cherbourg peninsula, la Ferme des Mares borders the protected salt marshes of the picturesque costal village of St Germain sur Ay – the perfect place to unwind in unspoilt natural surroundings.

Whether you are seeking the tranquillity of a shady garden sanctuary or if you prefer long, quiet sandy beaches, a few minutes are all it takes to dive into the crystal clear waters of “La Manche”.
Wander across the low-tide salt marsh to the beach, you may come across someone gathering wild herbs or samphire in preparation of your evening meal.

You can even pick your own flowers in the garden , just ask us for a vase…

Located in the protected regional natural park, there are a myriad of things to do. From the adrenaline rush of sand surfing to the more sedate visits of listed gardens and historical sites, La Manche boasts an array of cultural activities.