Normandy bed and breakfast accommodationNormandy is one of the most popular tourist destinations in France and with good reason. Culture, history, beaches, food and accessibility are big draws. The main ferry ports in Normandy are Dieppe, le Havre and Caen and the ferry port of Saint Malo with its fine old walled town is on the Normandy/Brittany border. Quality bed and breakfast accommodation in Normandy as well as self-catering holiday rentals are popular as people seek bases from which to visit the WWII Normandy landing beaches, the Norman tapestry in the picturesque town of Bayeux and the impressive Gothical cathedral in Rouen.
Bed and breakfast near Sainte Mere Eglise, Utah Landing Beach and Cherbourg Normandy France
This 16th century manor house bed and breakfast near Saint-Mere-Eglise in Normandy is just a half hour drive from Cherbourg and in the perfect situation for visiting so many of the sights that Normandy has to offer. Set amidst beautiful countryside it is a mere two-minute drive to the village of Sainte-Mere-Eglise with its restaurants and famous church where the British paratrooper became caught in the steeple during WW2. You can literally walk to Utah Beach and then Omaha Beach is only 35 mins away. Bayeux, Caen and Mont Saint Michel are also all perfectly accessible by car. The area is also ideal for a cycling break in Normandy with mile after mile of quiet country lanes and picturesque scenery and golfers will no doubt head straight for the 18 hole golf course that is just 10 minutes away.
The manor house B&B is quiet and peaceful, surrounded by beautiful gardens with all kinds of flowers, a pond and a few sitting areas where you can sit and relax, soaking up the sun with a glass of wine or the glass of local cider that you will be offered by your English speaking hosts on your arrival. The property has been exquisitely restored and furnished, is warm and cosy, a charming combination of old stone walls, heavy wooden beams and modern comforts. Breakfast in the dining room with its huge open fireplace is a feast - a generous selection of home made breads, apple tart, croissants, various delicious home made jams and local cheeses, hard boiled eggs, yoghurt, fresh fruit, some sweet breads and coffee, tea or hot chocolate. You won't start the day hungry!
The guest rooms here all have soft sheets, fluffy towels, nice toiletries, a hairdryer and also the added bonus of tea and coffee making facilities. More like a 3 star hotel than a B&B! Guests have use of a warm and cosy common area with an open fire which is a lovely place to relax in colder months. There is free WiFi here too so you can keep in touch with folks back home while you are on holiday.
Dog friendly B&B near Arromanches, Gold Beach, Caen and Bayeux Normandy France
This bed and breakfast near Bayeux and Caen in Normandy is a very special place indeed. Tucked away off the beaten path and just a 15 minute stroll from the beach (fancy a secluded picnic with a cheeky bottle of wine or Normandy cider?) it is a truly wonderful place, full of genuine French countryside charm. Although in a quiet location the B&B is a great base from which to explore the Normandy Landing Beaches - Arromanches is 5kms away, it is just north of Gold Beach (UK) and just west of Juno Beach (CDN). Sword (UK). Utah & Omaha (US) beaches are just a very short drive away. From here you can also discover Bayeux, Caen, Honfleur and Mont Saint Michel - perfect!
The B&B is flanked on one side by lovely meadows and and a little trickling stream. You'll wake up to birdsong and peace and it all feels very tranquil. Your hosts are genuine, caring people, helpful and friendly and their wonderful dog (a golden retriever) will love welcoming you to her playground.
The guest rooms here are homely and comfortable with rustic touches and plenty of hot water. Breakfasts have been described as the best in Normandy (high praise indeed!) - French toasts and different sorts of bread and cakes, home made jams, local cheeses, fresh fruits and large cups of coffee or tea are guaranteed to set you up for a day of explorations and discovery.
The B&B has free WiFi and there is plenty of parking space here. There is an excellent restaurant in the village, just 5 minutes away by car.
Dog friendly 3 star hotel in Bayeux near Caen in Normandy France
This is a quality 3* hotel in Bayeux, Normandy, a former coaching inn dating back to the 18th century and is therefore, not surprisingly, full of character. In a wonderfully quiet location, just at the start of the pedestrian zone in Bayeux, you will be assured of a comfortable stay and a warm welcome here.
The guest rooms at this small hotel overlook a flower-filled courtyard which protects them from any external noise. If you have mobility problems, please ask for a room on the ground floor as there is no lift here. Half board is recommended and excellent food is served in their comfortable restaurant. All rooms have direct-dial telephones, cable TV, mini-bar, alarm clock and free WiFi internet access.
The hotel has a private enclosed car park which you are welcome to use for a fee of €9 per day and dogs are accepted for a nightly fee of €9
Dog-friendly bed and breakfast near Le Mans and Alencon Normandy France
This beautifully renovated bed and breakfast near Alencon (10kms) and Le Mans (50kms) is an independent ground level open-plan studio adjacent to the owner's house. The Normandy Landing Beaches are only 120kms to the North too.
The B&B is in a beautifully tranquil situation, at the end of a small road in the countryside and near the forest - perfect for walking. The nearest restaurant is 10 kms away, but there is a restaurant in the village which is open for lunch, just 1km from the house.
The owner has a dog which welcomes good-natured and well-disciplined company for a fee of €10 per night. There is an 18 hole golf course at Alencon and the National Stud 'Le Haras du pins' is also nearby.
Note that the max capacity of the studio is 4 people plus a baby. Note that 5 people CANNOT be accommodated
British bed and breakfast near Dieppe Rouen and Giverny in Normandy France
This B&B near Dieppe (30kms) in Normandy really is a home away from home where you will be treated like family by your British hosts. Set in a wonderfully peaceful part of the picturesque Normandy countryside, it is the perfect place to unwind. The cup of tea and biscuits on arrival are most welcome and the sound of birdsong and (if you are lucky) sunshine streaming through your bedroom window provide just the best start to the day.
The B&B is an ideal base for a cycling holiday as it is surrounded by mile upon mile of quiet country lanes which are a pleasure to cycle on. It is also on the 45 km long 'Avenue Verte' which runs from Dieppe to Forges Les Eaux and on the cycle route from Dieppe to Paris. Or use the B&B as a base for a short break in Normandy and visit the Somme region, Monet's Gardens at Giverny and Honfleur which are all within easy reach. But if you just need a stopover en route to Brittany from Calais, the B&B is perfectly located being just 5 minutes from the A28 autoroute.
Previous guests have reported having some of the best nights sleep when staying at this B&B. The spotlessly clean bedrooms are all beautifully decorated cool and comfortable, with good quality mattresses and bed linen on the beds. Top quality Grohe equipment has been used in the en suite shower rooms in which hairdryers are also provided.
Although there is an excellent restaurant within walking distance, you really shouldn't miss out on the evening meal at this B&B. The combination of Madeleine's cordon bleu training and Peter's past in the wine trade guarantee a memorable gastronomic experience.
Bed and breakfast near Mont Saint Michel and Saint Malo Normandy, France
There is a reason why this unimposing, comfortable bed and breakfast near Mont Saint Michel and Saint Malo in Normandy is so popular. You can literally walk to Mont Saint Michel from the B&B (it's only a couple of kilometers away) using a wide gravelled trackway which means you avoid all of the traffic and queues in the high season. Perfect! The B&B, surrounded by well-maintained gardens, is also a haven of peace and tranquillity, a real sanctuary after the madness of a day on Mont Saint Michel.
Your hosts who speak fluent English are full of enthusiastic advice on the best restaurants in the village and the 'must visit' sights in the area. St Malo, Cancale, Dol de Bretagne, Avranches and Rennes are all within a 45 minute drive and even the D-Day Landing beaches are less than 2 hours away by car. Danielle's copious buffet breakfast (cereals, yoghurt, lovely breads, homemade jams and cheeses and of course croissants) is sure to set you up for a day of explorations. Max, the friendly resident cat, will be there to welcome you on your return.
If you have one of the ground floor rooms with patio doors that open directly onto your own little terrasse and the pretty gardens you can sit out and enjoy the last of the sun's rays before retiring for the night. You are sure to get a good night's sleep here. The peace and quiet of the place and the most wonderfully comfortable beds will see to that.
Parking at this B&B is perfectly secure and there is free WiFi throughout.
Dog friendly bed and breakfast near St Lo and Cherbourg Normandy France
This family-owned chateau bed and breakfast near Saint Lo south of Cherbourg in Normandy is also just 30 minutes away from the American Normandy D-Day landing beaches which you must take time to visit if you are in the area. The lovely old manor house dates back to the XVIth century and is surrounded by several hectares of private gardens and lawns making this a wonderfully peaceful and relaxing place for a short break in Normandy. On the doorstep there are good walking, cycling and horse riding possibilities as well as river fishing, there is a tennis court on site and a golf course just 10 minutes away.
The chateau has its own spa facilities which include a Hammam, a spa, a relaxation room and a fitness suite, facilities that are all available to guests for a small extra fee (€20 per person at the time of writing).
Dogs are permitted by prior arrangement for €5 per day (but not in the dining room) and must be kept on a leash at all times. Wifi is also available at the chateau
Bed and breakfast for horse lovers near Caen in Normandy France
This is a wonderfully charming Normandy bed and breakfast near Caen. It is located near the village of Cahagnes and dates back to the 17th century. The owners run a horse stud in the grounds which they would be delighted to show you around.
This B&B is ideally placed to discover the cider and calvados-producing areas of Normandy. The Normandy landing beaches are also just a short drive away. The nearest restaurant is 8 kms from the accommodation and there is a golf course 30kms away, a swimming pool 8kms away and horseriding possibilities 3kms away.
Charming family-friendly bed and breakfast in Honfleur Normandy France
This bed and breakfast in Honfleur in Normandy is perfectly situated for a short break being just a 2 minute walk from the old port of Honfleur. Situated in the old quarter of Honfleur, hidden away in the winding old back streets, it is far enough away from the centre to be beautifully quiet, but near enough to feel that you are in the midst of things. Once you have passed through the old gate into the courtyard, you will be greeted by a beautiful garden full of trees and flowers, with little tables and chairs and benches dotted around up stone steps and under arbours. It's a lovely space in which to sit with an aperitif or to have breakfast in fine weather. In cooler months take breakfast in the cosy dining room in front of the woodburner.... fresh breads, pain au chocolat and croissants (of course) but also fresh fruits tarts, home made jams, local cheeses, the most delicious hot chocolate, fresh coffee, tea...what a lovely way to start the day.
The collection of houses and restored buildings that form this bed and breakfast are grouped around a courtyard which was part of a convent for the order of Augustine sisters in the 17th century. As you can imagine, the buildings are full of character and yet modern facilities have been thoughtfully and sympathetically integrated into the guest rooms and public areas. Fixtures and fittings in the guest rooms are of the highest quality and peace is assured in the rooms that look out onto the flower-filled courtyard. Wi-fi internet access is available here and a secure garage is available for €9,00 per night
Manor house B&B near Sainte Mere Eglise and Cherbourg in Normandy France
This 16th century manor house bed and breakfast near Sainte-Mere-Eglise, Cherbourg (20 mins) and the D-Day Landing Beaches in Normandy is a very special address. The hospitality of fluent English-speaking Eric and his wife Corinne is unsurpassed as is their passion for the fascinating history of their old house and this very beautiful corner of Normandy.
The long poplar-lined drive leads you to the manor house which is surrounded by 2.5 hectares of landscaped gardens where you will find peace and tranquillity. No traffic noise! Stop and just relax. It's a great spot for a stopover on your journey to or from Cherbourg, or as a base for a longer stay in Normandy to explore the Cotentin peninsula and the Normandy coastline. Walk part of the "Chemin des douaniers" GR223 long distance walking path which follows the cliffs and the beaches all around the peninsula. The less energetic will love exploring the numerous gardens and 'parcs florals' on the Cherbourg Peninsula
Within the old manor house, guests are welcome to make full use of their dedicated salon area in which tea-making facilities are available (free!) and also a new bar area where drinks can be bought and where a TV and music centre are also available for your entertainment.
The guest rooms and the suite have an independent entrance and are accessed by an old stone stairway. WiFi Internet access is available in the bedrooms and for your evening meal there are some lovely restaurants in Valognes which is just a kilometer away.
Family friendly bed and breakfast near Dieppe and the Normandy coast of France
This quite lovely bed and breakfast near Dieppe in Normandy dates back to the 19th Century and is in a great location beside the church in the little village of Derchigny Graincourt, near the sandy beach of Berneval. Truly an oasis of peace and tranquillity just 20 minutes from Dieppe, each bedroom at this bed and breakfast overlooks a large, wooded park of 6000 m2, which is divided into small gardens protected from wind and noise. You'll find chairs dotted throughout the gardens, inviting you to just sit and relax and soak up the peace.
Guests are welcome to make use of the billiard room and of the games room with its table tennis, table football and board games (that'll keep the teenagers occupied for an hour or two!) whilst the adults and those seeking a bit of peace and quiet will appreciate the reading room. Your English-speaking B&B hosts have thoughtfully provided a small communal kitchenette for their guests in which snacks and light meals can be prepared
You'll love breakfast with Anne-Marie's homemade preserves and the fresh croissants and baguettes, which are served either in the big kitchen with its lovely old AGA or out in the gardens depending on the season. If you have an early ferry from Dieppe, Philippe and Anne-Marie will ensure that you don't leave hungry.
The 5 Bedrooms are situated on the first floor of the ancient manor. Each one has a view of the park and has a private bathroom and WC. Each room is designed with a theme which reflects the history of the region. Everything is designed for your comfort and relaxation including the beds which are particularly comfortable (2m long) - tea and coffee making facilities are even provided!
Free WiFi is available at this accommodation and you don't need to worry about the safety of your heavily-laden vehicle as the parking here is secure.
Bed and breakfast for families near Cherbourg and the Normandy coast, France
This bed and breakfast accommodation is situated just 30km east of Cherbourg in Normandy, just 1km from the coast and the GR223 Normandy beaches long distance coastal trail, on a former farmstead which dates back to the 17th century. The buildings have been recently renovated, adding modern features whilst retaining the original character of the farmstead such as old beams and exposed stone walls. The area is ideal for coastal walking and visiting the Cotentin peninsular.
The bed and breakfast guest house is a no-smoking area and animals are not permitted. There is a private parking area in the courtyard of the property. Guests have use of a large 'salon' for relaxing and where the breakfast is served. There is also a garden area where you can sit out in warmer months. There is a restaurant which serves typical good country food in MONTFARVILLE (900 m far from the house) and there are also 4 other restaurants in BARFLEUR (2 km far from the house). One of them ("Le Moderne") is well-known for it's good quality food.
Each guest room has a kettle and coffee and tea making facilities, plus a hairdryer.
British bed and breakfast near Dieppe and Rouen Normandy France
This lovely bed and breakfast near Rouen (30 minutes) and Dieppe in Normandy is in a beautifully converted 18th century watermill, complete with water wheel - full of charm, full of character. Junction 7 of the A28 autoroute is just a few minutes away which makes this an ideal spot for a stopover en route to the SW of France.
But why not stay longer and visit some of the beautiful gardens that are within half an hour's drive of the B&B - ask your British hosts for their recommendations. This part of Normandy is also fantastic for road biking and leisure biking. Follow the 45km long 'avenue verte' old railway track that has been transformed into a bike friendly track suitable for all levels of cyclist or head out for a walk on one of the waymarked circular routes in the area
The B&B enjoys a wonderfully bucolic setting, surrounded by fields and tranquil countryside. The gardens are beautifully maintained, a lovely place in which to relax and enjoy a drink before dinner. There is free WiFi throughout the house and parking is safe and secure.
NOTE THAT THIS B&B DOES NOT ACCEPT CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 10 YRS **
British bed and breakfast near Caen and Normandy landing beaches, France, with evening meals
This is British-owned bed and breakfast accommodation 1 hour from Caen and 1.5 hrs from the D-Day landing beaches, 10mins drive from the beautiful spa town of Bagnoles de l'Orne in Normandy. The accommodation is in a typical Normandie longère, situated in the rolling countryside on the edge of the sweeping forests of Andaine. In the forest, there are miles of walks and cycle ways. In the cooler season the forest springs to life with mushrooms of all descriptions. There is also a horse riding school on the edge of the forest. In Bagnoles, 10 minutes away, you will find many first class restaurants varying in price to suit all budgets.
The house is a no-smoking area and pets are not permitted.There is free WiFi internet access.
Family-friendly bed and breakfast near Rouen and Dieppe in Normandy France
This great value bed and breakfast near Rouen (40kms to the West) and Dieppe (50kms to the North) is also within easy reach of Paris which is 110kms to the South. The fine old farmhouse dates from the nineteenth century and is situated in four hectares of gardens. It has been meticulously restored into a little sanctuary of peace and quiet by your hosts who now take great pleasure in welcoming people of all nationalities into their home and in improving their already very proficient English! As a previous visitor has commented, "so much attention and friendliness and hospitality from the owners".
This B&B is a fantastic place not just for a stopover but also as a base to explore this pretty corner of Normandy. In the immediate area there are plenty of possibilities for horse riding, cycling and walking. If fishing is your area of interest, the renowned River Andelle is within easy reach with its classic chalk-stream brown trout fly fishing. Or you may just wish to unwind in the gardens, read a book in the shade of the fruit tree, have a leisurely game of boules or try your hand at billiards. Look forward to breakfast which is a feast of home baked bread and apple cake, home made jams made from their own fruit trees, croissant, brioche, yoghurts, fruit... delicious!
Guests have their own living room with comfy chairs and a woodburning fire for added warmth in winter months. For families travelling with a baby, your hosts can put a changing table, a cot, a play pen and a bottle-warmer at your disposal. A baby-sitting service is also available by prior arrangement
The five bedrooms have all been luxuriously furnished and decorated and provide a high level of comfort. A good night's sleep is assured. One of the bedrooms is specifically equipped for handicapped people or people with limited mobility. Dogs are not permitted at this property. The accommodation offers free WiFi internet access.
Motorbike and family friendly B&B near Caen and St Malo in Normandy France
This bed and breakfast near Caen and Saint Malo (both 1 hour away) in Normandy is also just 1h20m from Cherbourg, making it an ideal spot in which to break your journey down to the South of France. Your British hosts are wonderful people who offer unpretentious and honest hospitality at its very best at their lovely, quiet and comfortable property which is set in the most idyllic of rural locations in a central location in Normandy and just 30 minutes from the Normandy coast at Granville. You will be welcomed with tea, coffee and juices (free of charge bien sûr!) and the children will be invited to explore the garden and sheds and see the ponies, chickens, ducks, dogs and tortoises.
Breakfast is a veritable feast with cereals, yoghurts, juices, cheese, meats, bread and pastries all on offer. You won't be starting your day hungry, that's for sure! For your evening meal, head to either the village of Percy (5kms) or Villedieu-les-Poeles (a 10 minute drive) where there are some superb restaurants. On the other hand, you will be welcome to make use of the guests' kitchen to make yourself a light meal or snack should you wish.
The area around the accommodation is great for road biking - there is plenty of safe storage space available free of charge. The B&B is also motorbike friendly and again secure garage facilities and even tools are available should you need them. For the children, the local Zoo and gardens at Champreus near Villedieu is a short journey away (15-20 mins).
There is free WiFi internet access here, so you have no excuse for not keeping folks back home up to date with your holiday pics!
B&B near Caen, Bayeux, Mont Saint Michel and Normandy landing beaches
A bed and breakfast near Mont St Michel, Bayeux, the D-Day landing beaches and Caen, this lovely address is in a lush, green part of rural Normandy, centrally placed for visiting all of the major sights. Being under 10 minutes from the A84 (Caen-Rennes) autoroute it is also perfect for those needing a stopover en route to their holiday in Western France.
The lovely old French farmhouse B&B which was originally built in 1734 is in a very peaceful situation, set back off a little country lane just to the south of Saint Louet sur Vire. It has been lovingly restored by the British hosts and is a comfortable combination of old world charm and modern amenities. Sally and Michael are lovely people, warm and cheerful, helpful and friendly, and they go out of their way to help their guests. Michael has an extensive knowledge of WWII Normandy history and can suggest any number of interesting villages and sites to visit during your stay. If you are interested he will also show you his impressive collection of WW2 memorabilia.
After a busy day exploring the Normandy sights, the guests' sitting room is a lovely place in which to relax. But on warmer days, put your feet up on a chair in the ½ an acre of private gardens, surrounded by fields of dairy cattle and apple trees. The garden has its own well, many shrubs and fruit trees and in summer you can even play table tennis and boules. In the evening you won't have to go far for your evening meal as there are some fantastic little restaurants in the immediate area. Ask your hosts for recommendations. You are pretty much guaranteed an excellent nights' sleep on the immensely comfortable beds and will wake up to a hearty breakfast which includes lovely fresh baguettes and croissants (of course) with jam, cereals, yoghurt, fresh fruit, tea or coffee and fruit juice. It is sure to set you up for the day!
The guest rooms all have tea/coffee-making facilities and hair-driers and there is free WiFi throughout. There is also plenty of parking space in the grounds of the B&B.
British bed and breakfast near Rouen and Giverny in Normandy France
This pretty, English-owned bed and breakfast near Dreux south of Rouen in Normandy is in a lovely peaceful situation on the edge of the quiet but thriving little village of Bourth which is awash with flowers throughout the seasons. The village is just 3 1/2 hours from Calais, 2 ¼ hours from Dieppe, 50 miles south of Rouen and 1 ½ hours from Paris. If you fancy a day trip into the city or to Giverny, do ask your hosts as they will be quite happy to give you a lift to the rail station which is by far the easiest option.
The British hosts at this B&B clearly love having guests and will welcome you into their home with a nice cup of tea on arrival. You'll also find tea and coffee making facilities in your bedroom which is a bonus. In the evening, make yourself comfortable in the guests' lounge where you will find English TV before sitting down to enjoy one of Maggie's delicious evening meals which are really great value. If you need to keep in touch with folks back home while you are away you can do so thanks for the free WiFi internet access here.
British owned chateau B&B WW2 Normandy Landing beaches and St Lo, France
This British-owned chateau bed and breakfast near Bayeux and Saint Lo in Normandy is an absolute gem! This is the genuine medieval chateau experience, with its fortified walls and of course its moat (parents of young children should naturally be particularly vigilant), steeped in history which your warm and welcoming British hosts can't wait to share with you. Here, you will experience generous and genuine hospitality from people who so clearly enjoy welcoming people into their very special home. Your stay at the chateau will be a unique and memorable one as you will be treated as one of the family and welcomed with tea and cake in front of the log fire. Naturally, the chateau is furnished in a manner befitting a 600 year old fortification with many interesting antiques and other items collected over the years.
The chateau is in a quiet, rural setting, surrounded by 27 acres of wonderfully peaceful and enchanting parkland, meadows and orchards. The moat is graced by beautiful black swans and ducks and in the grounds you will find a flock of rare breed Hebridean sheep. It is the perfect place to forget the stresses and strains of normal daily life. Leisure facilities include giant chess, boules, croquet, and 800m of category 3 river frontage.
Make sure you stay long enough to take one of Joe's tours of the WW2 Landing Beaches and other WW2 sights in the area. They are great value and a great eye-opener to the complex history of this corner of Normandy. Use the castle also as a base from which to visit Bayeux and even Mont St. Michel which are both within an easy drive.
The chateau provides free WiFi internet access and the parking is safe and secure.
Dog friendly bed and breakfast near Honfleur Normandy, France with swimming pool
What a lovely situation for this chic bed and breakfast near Honfleur in Normandy and just 10kms from Deauville St Gatien airport. Set in the most beautiful, peaceful Normandy countryside and yet just a 5 minute drive from the old town of Honfleur with its lovely little restaurants and charming historic port, you get the best of both worlds here. This peaceful haven, surrounded by 2 hectares of beautifully maintained, enclosed parkland and also a heated swimming pool with salt electrolysis water treatment system (open April-October) is the perfect spot in which to relax after a day of sightseeing and exploring the Normandy sights.
The architect designed cedar clad house has a chic, modern and very tasteful feel about it. It is a relaxed and happy family home with available but not intrusive hosts who are on hand to advise the best restaurants at which to eat and the best itinerary for your stay in Normandy. Their sweet golden retriever dog is great company too! She welcomes good natured and sociable company by prior arrangement.
The guest rooms are situated in their own wing of the house thereby giving guests a certain degree of privacy and independence from your fluent English-speaking hosts. All guest bedrooms include important details such as a hairdryer, shampoo and soap with green tea extracts. They are all nicely furnished in a modern style, with quirky little touches to the decoration, modern efficient showers and comfortable beds. The peace and quiet that surrounds the B&B is sure to make for a good night's sleep. Breakfast in the morning is a treat, a delectable assortment of freshly baked pastries, croissants, baguettes, cheese, ham, the best organic honey you will ever taste, orange juice, tea and coffee. What a great way to start the day!
There is plenty of parking at the B&B and there is free WiFi throughout.
Independent British-owned bed and breakfast near Dieppe and Rouen in Normandy France
This British-owned bed and breakfast accommodation in Normandy is conveniently located in the village of St. Léger-aux-Bois 90 minutes by car from the Channel Ports of Calais and Boulogne, 40 minutes from Dieppe and 50 minutes from both Rouen and Amiens. The centre of Paris can be reached within a couple of hours, either by car or by train. The village is only 6 miles from the A28 motorway, which runs between Abbeville and Rouen in Normandy which makes this accommodation an ideal stopover address.
France will be commemorating the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of WW1 with events and exhibitions throughout this area. The B&B is ideally placed for people wishing to discover the WW1 battlefield sights, being just 8 miles from the Somme border and just a 45 minute drive from Amiens, Le Treport, St. Valéry-sur-Somme and Abbeville.
The self-contained accommodation is located in an independent building in the owners' garden, where you can relax in total privacy in a peaceful village setting. Continental breakfast is served in the dining area on the ground floor, overlooking the garden. Dinner is also served here. The cottage has tea and coffee making facilities and you can enjoy Freesat TV which gives all the British TV stations and some European also. After you have settled in, your English and French-speaking hosts will invite you to join them for an aperitif before dinner in the garden, weather permitting. Accompanying pets are not accepted at this address.
British-owned dog-friendly bed and breakfast in Honfleur Normandy France
This bed and breakfast in Honfleur, Normandy is tucked away on a quiet little side street, far enough away from the main activity to be quiet at night and yet you can easily walk to the restaurants (your hosts will be happy to give you their recommendations), to old Honfleur town harbour and to the other historical sites in Honfleur. The atmosphere here is one of tranquillity, a home from home environment, which your friendly, smiling and hospitable British hosts (the friendliest and most welcoming hosts ever, according to one previous visitor, which is saying something!) have worked hard to achieve. You'll be welcomed to their B&B by their friendly dog (who welcomes well-behaved and sociable company for a small fee) and even their sole chicken if you are lucky.
There is a common living space in one of the beautifully converted buildings in which guests can browse brochures of the area and make a free cup of coffee or tea. In warmer weather, pull up a chair in the garden and open a bottle of yummy French wine. After a great night's sleep, wake up to a delicious breakfast, taken outside in the garden in finer weather, which is a veritable feast of fresh fruit, fruit juice, yoghurt, cheeses, crepes, bread, croissants and even an egg, thoughtfully provided by the resident chook and cooked in whatever way you prefer.
The outbuildings here have been beautifully and tastefully converted, everything is efficient and modern, spacious, clean and bright but yet with original features still in evidence. It's a winning combination. The beds are adorned with crisp white bedlinen and lovely French bedspreads and shower-gel, hand soap and hairdryers are provided in the en-suite bathrooms. For a small fee, a laundry service and also a baby sitting service can be arranged. Although the garage parking on site is very limited (it is available at a small extra cost), there is free on street parking outside the B&B and a free car park just up the road. There is WiFi internet access here.
Bed and breakfast in Honfleur Normandy near Le Havre and Caen ferry ports France
This is one very special place, a bed and breakfast in Honfleur in Normandy which has to be one of the loveliest B&Bs in the area, the perfect romantic escape! The English speaking hosts clearly adore their work and do an outstanding job of welcoming guests into their elegant, stylish, warm and cosy home which is your home for the duration of your stay in Honfleur. The charming old port is just a 3 minute walk away and the lovely shops and restaurants of the old town are all within walking distance.
Everything about this B&B is special, from the beautiful and well-maintained gardens which are a haven of peace and tranquillity to the little touches such as the thick soft towels and fragrant showergel and shampoo in the bathrooms, the tea and coffee making facilities, the flat screen TV and, oh, the little cakes and treats that Annick leaves in your beautifully furnished and decorated room each day! But wait until breakfast. It is a feast. A real feast! Course after course of homemade items - omelettes, quiches, breads, pancakes, various breads and pastries, jams, yoghurts, fruit smoothies, tea, coffee, juices .... you won't need to eat again until the evening! All this is served on the most exquisitely laid breakfast table.
Despite this B&B being in Honfleur, on-street parking is easy and if you need to keep in touch with friends and family back home, you'll be pleased to hear there is free WiFi here. Your hosts have 2 dogs of their own who unfortunately do not welcome other company.
Bed and breakfast in Saint Saens near Rouen in Normandy France
It is for Jean-Marie's hospitality and charm that you will remember this fantastic value bed and breakfast near Rouen (30 kms). If you are travelling from Calais (2 1/2 hours) to the Dordogne or the SW of France, this really is the perfect spot in which to break your journey being just 5 minutes from exit 11 of the A28 autoroute and exit 10 of the A29 autoroute.
Well hidden from the major roads, the cosy and very comfortable B&B is within walking distance of the centre of the pretty little village of Saine-Saens with its charming little restaurants and shops. The building itself dates back to the French Revolution, has tons of character and is full of history which the ever-engaging, entertaining and fluent English-speaking Jean-Marie will delight in sharing with you. He has done a great job of bringing the old building back into the 21st century and today it is a successful marriage of olde worlde charm and modern comforts and conveniences.
If you are able to arrive in decent time, make sure you reserve dinner in advance as it is a real treat with home made local specialities washed down with delicious local cider. The continental breakfast too is something to look forward to with freshly squeezed orange juice being the real highlight
Located on a quiet one-way street, you will have no problem parking outside the B&B. There is free WiFi internet access here.
Dog-friendly great value British owned B&B near Caen ferry port Normandy France
This beautiful bed and breakfast near Caen (1 hour) in Normandy really is a hidden gem and quite the best base for exploring so many of the must-see Normandy towns such as Rennes, Mont saint Michel, Le Mans, Fougere, Bagnole, they all are within easy reach. The lovely old house which is on the edge of a small village and just 5 minutes from the Medieval town of Domfront is also a perfect stopping off spot if you are travelling to or from the Normandy ferry ports.
This magnificent, magical B&B is spacious, light and decorated with great taste. Your impeccably charming British hosts will welcome you with a cup of tea (or a glass of wine if you prefer) and biscuits and invite you to relax in the cosy guests' lounge with its huge comfy sofas and Sky TV or out in the beautifully maintained gardens if the weather is being kind. There, you may be joined by Paddy, Toinette's soppy old Staffy dog who is, thankfully, full of good manners! He welcomes well-behaved and sociable playmates by prior arrangement.
You won't have far to go for your evening meal as the little village has a bar which serves great typical French food and a good bottle of French wine. Return to the B&B for a peaceful night's sleep in spotless and well-equipped en suite bedrooms with amazingly comfortable beds. In the morning, sit down to breakfast which is a real feast - a plate of fresh fruits (melon, pear, apricots, cherries, strawberries, whatever is in season), cereals, a variety of breads and of course croissants, yoghurts, cheeses and cold meats with fruit juice, freshly brewed tea and coffee. All this is served on spotless white table linen, outdoors in the garden when weather permits. You won't leave for your onward journey hungry, that's for sure!
The B&B has free WiFi and the parking here is perfectly secure.
Full of character B&B in pretty countryside in central Normandy location
This lovely bed and breakfast near Avranches, Coutances and Granville in Normandy is centrally located for visiting so many of the sites of Normandy. The D-Day landing beaches of Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno and Sword and the Battle of Normandy sites and museums are just a short trip away and even a visit to Bayeux is do-able in a day. It is a mere 75 minutes from Cherbourg, Saint Malo and Caen, so well-placed for an overnighter too. But stop for a few days and explore the quiet country lanes of this beautiful corner of Normandy by bike, or pack your golf clubs and book a round or two of golf at any one of the six golf courses that are within a 45 minute drive of the B&B. There are also numerous gorgeous gardens on the Cotentin Peninsula that are open to the public from the Springtime onwards. So much to explore from here.
The traditional, tranquil 17th C farmhouse has been beautifully restored and has a wonderfully bucolic feel about it thanks to its position at the end of a country lane and surrounded by ten acres of grassland. It will appeal very much to those who have environmental matters at heart as your British hosts use their own home-grown wood to fire the woodburning stoves and open fire in the guests' salon and water from a deep bore-hole to heat the water for the house. Homegrown veggies are used for the evening meals so very few food miles in this household!
The huge gardens here invite you to pull up a chair, sit in the sun and simply relax and soak up the peace and tranquillity. Retire inside on cooler days and warm your feet in front of the open log fire in the guests' salon. So cosy. Breakfast is a treat - fruit juice, fruit as in season, cereals, cold meats, fresh bread and pastries, tea and coffee - guaranteed to set you up for a day of sightseeing or for your onward journey. Let your hosts know if you would like a picnic lunch - they would be happy to oblige with advance notice.
The guest rooms are all south-facing, have views across open countryside and are centrally heated using geo-thermal heating. Only good quality bed linen is used and they all have tea and coffee making facilities. There is plenty of safe private free parking at the B&B and there is free WiFi throughout.