From the moment we opened the door we knew this house was going to be good. The attention to detail and cleanliness was superb. It is well kited out and peaceful and quiet. Patrick and Hilary were superb hosts and let us pick fruit and veg for our tea from their allotment. Cant say enough how we loved this place and cant wait till we go back to see there lovely mad dogs and three legged cat also.
We wanted to take our greataunt to Normandy. Being with a group of 7, trying to book for a relative busy period wasn't easy. Luckily I've found the Champlain at Le Vermont near Vierville sur mer and it was everything we wanted. The house itself was great, lots of room, clean, beautiful bathrooms and a lovery garden where everyone could chill, hang or even eat. We also loved the two dogs, seeing the farm itself and we did enjoy being so close to the sea. You can easily walk to the see and see the sun go under.
The surroundings are amazing as well. Since the most of us had already visited Normandy a couple of times we knew exactly where to go. Point du hoc, St Mere Eglise, Omaha en Utah is really close.
Hilary and Patrick, thanks so much for welcoming us onto your farm!
Everyone was so enthusiast and I'm pretty sure we will return
Le Vermont provides great accommodations in a wonderful area particularly convenient if you are interested in visiting the D-Day beaches. Everything you need is provided, and while we don't generally cook any meals while on vacation (although we buy breakfast and snack items), if we had chosen to do so, everything was there we might have needed. Several nearby charming small towns provide good options for grocery shopping and for restaurants, and Hilary and Patrick are wonderful hosts! They filled us in on where to find everything locally we might need, and Hilary was happy to recommend restaurants and make reservations for us as needed. The rental unit is very comfortable and spacious, and the ambiance of the location, the warmth of the hosts and their two dogs and two cats, created a stay for us that was memorable and completely enjoyable. Highly recommended!
Having just returned from our biking holiday in Normandy with friends, this was without a doubt one of the best holiday accommodations that we have stayed in. The Gite, which has been finished by the owners to a very high standard, is a real hidden gem!
Not only is Le Champlain located in lovely rural surroundings, but the property itself has its own beautiful extensive gardens, incorporating not only an orchard and pond, for the 2 dogs, 2 cats, geese and hens, but also a walled garden containing three large vegetable plots which had everything from carrots, swedes, beetroot to lots of varieties of home grown fruits!
Hilary and Patrick, the owners of the Gite, are the most friendly, kind and gracious hosts that you could ever hope to meet. Their hospitality from the moment we arrived to the morning of our departure was exemplary and went above and beyond any of our expectations.
Our gite had its own garden area with outdoor screened patio, bbq, seating area and a few relaxing hammocks and sun loungers.....ideal for relaxing on during those warm summer evenings!
The Gite consisted of two levels with the top level having a family bathroom and two beautiful bedrooms which had fantastic views of the lovely extensive gardens. The downstairs consisted of another massive double bedroom with a beautiful wet room and a large living room/fully equipped kitchen which had everything you could possibly need or want.
We cannot recommend this property highly enough and will certainly be returning at some point on our bike travels.
Hilary and Patrick until we meet again Au Revoir
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I can honestly say that this has been one of,if not the best holiday of this sort that we have ever had. Hilary and Patrick, the owners of the property are the most friendly, kind and helpful hosts that you could hope to find. Their property is a gem, set in a quiet rural setting with extensive grounds. Our apartment had its own garden area with outdoor patio and seating area, we were also encouraged to use the larger extensive garden area.
The accommodation was second to none, from the massive well equipped kitchen to the spacious and extremely comfortable bedrooms with beautiful views of the garden areas. The downstairs enormous wet room was a revelation and so practical for us as one of our party had disabilities.
I set out to make this review fair and impartial, but I can honestly say that I cannot think of any aspect upon which to respond negatively. Anybody who chooses to use this property will not be disappointed in my opinion.