Prestigious B&B Accommodation in historic Manoir Idyllic setting in extensive gardens and grounds. Ideally located for D-Day Beaches and Norman history Battlefield tours Award winning golf courses and restaurants within easy reach.
Le Manoir de Hérouville is located mid-way between Bayeux and St Lo, easily accessible from the Channel ports of Caen/Ouistreham and Cherbourg and Caen Carpiquet airport.
The main house and Pigeonnier have been extensively refurbished and modernised to a high standard, whilst retaining the original features and character of a pre-Revolution Manoir.
The house is in open farmland in the lee of the Cérisy National Forest, which offers possibilities for walking, riding and cycling. The grounds and gardens extend to seventeen acres and include a stocked lake for fishing.
Within the main house there are three large bedrooms available for letting the rooms are spacious, well decorated and traditionally furnished with antique four poster king or double bed. Each has large, modern en-suite facilities and extensive views over the surrounding countryside. There is a comfortable and elegantly appointed drawing room on the ground floor where guests may meet before breakfast, relax with tea and home made cake in the afternoon or chat over a glass of something intoxicating or soothing before bed, and a charming and relaxed dining room close enough to the kitchen to appreciate the fragrance of freshly baked bread in the morning.
Garden Cottage has been renovated with the less able bodied in mind, a ground floor building situated adjacent to the Manoir it is peaceful, comfortable and private it contains a charming bedroom for 1 or 2 persons and an en-suite wetroom. It can be used as a bed and breakfast unit with breakfast taken in the Manoir breakfast room or in conjunction with the Pigeonnier making it an ideal place for Gran and Grandad if there are more than four.
The Pigeonnier, which possibly denoted the importance of the Manoir, is both unusual and charming. It is completely round and has been arranged over three floors - the mezannine top floor as a twin bedroom, the middle floor as a galleried double bedroom with en-suite shower room, and the ground floor has a kitchen, a seating and a dining area. Each floor is linked by an open staircase, the stairs are steep but manageable.
Bed and breakfast guests in the Pigionnier also have the use of the kitchen and seating area using the building as an apartment, alternatively the Pigionnier may be used as a self catering cottage. A welcome pack of local produce is included in the price for self catering guests.
Positioned astride the June 1944 boundary between 1st US Army and 2nd British Army, close to the airborne landings, invasion beaches, and major sites of the Battle of Normandy, Le Manoir de Hérouville is ideally located for tours of the Normandy battles.
If you are interested in the history of the D Day Invasion but only have a short time to spend in Normandy why not ask us to arrange your tour. Collection by a highly recommended and enthusiastic tour guide is then followed by a full day bespoke private tour which covers the topics which are of interest to you.
If you have a veteran of the Second World War in your group please ask about our special rates for Veterans.
Places of Interest within easy reach include:
* D Day landing beaches and museums
* Mont St Michel
* The Bayeux Tapestry and Cathedral
* Golf at Omaha Beach, Caen, Granville and many others
* Local markets and restaurants in Bayeux, St Lo and Port en Bessin
* The Chateau at Balleroy
A little further afield:
* Monet's Garden at Giverny
* Day trips to Paris by fast train from Bayeux
How to contact us:
Sue & David Roberts
Le Manoir de Hérouville
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