We find that Brittany Ferries offer a good service from both Portsmouth and Poole to Cherbourg, from where you can be at the house in little over half an hour. In summer there is a quick ferry service which has always been a pleasure.
Please take advantage of our membership in their Travel Club if you decide to use Brittany Ferries: you will get a reduction on your fare and we will earn points! Email us for details
The house is also an easy drive from Caen (new dual carriageway roads and no tolls, under 90 minutes) and you can of course also make use of the quick and easy Channel Tunnel.