Here we are again! Needed to get away from it all so, on the spur of the moment, booked 5 days at Sally and Harry's townhouse in Honfleur.
Had the best night's sleep in ages (it is so quiet and peaceful there) then drove to Giverny and Monet's garden for the day. Ate a wonderful meal at a restaurant just 2 minutes walk from the house and planned the following days including Rouen with its excellent art gallery and imposing cathedral. We were fortunate to be in Honfleur for its 'tastes of autumn' festival which provided a number of family presents for Christmas. If you want a relaxing break and the perfect base to explore the area look no further.
We loved our week in Honfleur. Could not fault the well equipped apartment, only minutes walk from shops, restaurant and the harbour. The secure parking was a real bonus. The surrounding area and beautiful houses showed us another part of France to fall in love with. Many thanks.
We have been going to Honfleur for nearly 20 years and stayed in many different hotels, houses and apartments over the years - Some good, some not so good, few as good as this.
A spacious two bedroom house, with all the amenities you need to live your life in Honfleur. Harry and Sally's townhouse ticks just about all the boxes on our list of must-haves.
I should start with the view across the estuary, which on a clear day is stunning, even more so on some of the very frosty days during our stay.
We (or rather the missus) cooked a full Christmas dinner in the well equipped kitchen. Of course with the dozens of restaurants on offer in Honfleur, eating-in may not be on your agenda, but its good to know that you have the option if you need it.
Anyone who has visited Honfleur knows the difficulties in driving in town, particularly in summer. Parking is even more of an issue, so the dedicated space on offer at no extra cost is a very useful facility.
Other nice touches include the linen and towels supplied at no extra cost. (A bug bear of mine is the French system of charging per item for each item you use). There is also no final cleaning fee, again this is much appreciated. We always reciprocate by thoroughly cleaning wherever we stay that doesn't make this charge.
Overall I cannot recommend the house highly enough. I just hope that this glowing report doesn't mean it is fully booked next time I am in town!