We really enjoyed our stay at Rose Cottage in September. The rooms were clean and beautifully furnished. Loved the down-filled sofa! The kitchen was well-equipped, there was a laundry room, a lovely patio and beautiful surrounding gardens. We loved ordering our pastries and bread and having them delivered by the bread fairy every morning! It's a great location and was an easy drive to Cherbourg, Bayeux, the landing beaches, and small nearby villages. The market in one coastal village was fantastic! After busy touring days we looked forward to coming back to Rose cottage for a peaceful and relaxing night! Many thanks Zoe and Paul!
This is the third time we have been to Paul and Zoe's Chateau over the years, twice camping but the first time we took Rose cottage. How amazing, it's all the little touches that make you feel so special - the food basket there when you arrive - the fresh bread and croissants delivered every morning - the BBQ Paul and Zoe cooked for us as we arrived late and weary - the pigs that will "sit" before you feed them it's all geared to make you relax the minute you get there.
The views are amazing, it's the best place to explore the Normandy beaches, the Bayeux tapestry or Mont St Michel. It's a great place - you feel like you're in Wonderland but don't tell everyone or we won't be able to book again next year!!!
We ventured to Normandy for some culture, history and sightseeing with our 2 teenagers. All boxes ticked and expectations surpassed. We stayed in Rose Cottage which was perfect in terms of space, comfort and level of equipment. Lovely welcome pack to get us going, but we soon settled into french cottage life....Sadly did not get to meet Paul, but Zoe (and Hector of course!) were welcoming to us all. Monfreville is in a great location, with easy access to D-Day beaches, Bayeux, Mont St Michel to name but a few.
Anyway we are already planning a return visit....which really says it all!! Thank you, thank you
Met by Paul and then Zoe as we had rented Rose Cottage for a long weekend at the end of the season. Great hosts, informative without being too pushy and the cottages themselves are beautiful, simply and sympathetically restored, soft furnishing for comfort and lovely grounds. An ideal base for our historic WWII exploring and visits to memorials and shopping for food and antiques - we will certainly be coming back,
The McKinley's are just the best hosts! Rose Cottage is very comfortable and spacious, well equipped with everything you might need. The Chateau grounds are beautiful as are the animals, including the most loveliest dog Hector. The surrounding area is quiet and relaxing and there is plenty to see and do in the area from Cider tasting to the Bayeux Tapestry. The D-Day museums and (beautiful) beaches are within easy reach. This was our second visit and we hope to visit again! C'est Excellent!