Helen Wilson-Smith's B&B is located on a delightful small farm on the Normandy-Brittany border It is close to Le Mont St Michel, the very popular tourist destination with its ancient Abbey and spectacular ramparts.
The B&B itself is located in a tiny hamlet with many other villages and hamlets to explore and savour. Each year I have enjoyed cycling through quaint villages and along the peaceful, shady bike path built on the disused railway line beside the Couesnon River; destination Le Mont St Michel, of course !
Hosts (Helen and her chef-husband Stephen) are extremely friendly and helpful; they always make sure my/our stay is memorable.
Two choice rooms in the attractive old stone farmhouse provide very comfortable accommodation of character and charm. There is the top class -and spacious- upstairs room while downstairs the annex is equally appealing as I have experienced on several visits.
Breakfast is served in the lounge which is tastefully decorated with red furnishings and has striking overhead beams of massive ancient timber. As always I had tasty breakfasts on my most recent visit, all prepared by Helen: fresh fruits, yoghurt, pain au chocolat and croissants... and as a special treat there is also a full English breakfast!
The table d'hôte, prepared by Stephen, is first class, varied and served in either the lounge or in the converted barn adjacent to the main building. I have enjoyed main courses that include French dishes such as beouf bourguignon and tartiflette ...and specially prepared roasts, slow cooked to perfection -all meals served with excellent wines our hosts have chosen from various regions of France.
I have lasting memories of quite glorious holidays spent at La Petite Ferme!
Like a famous general once said : I will be back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our beautiful 17th century longere is open for Bed & Breakfast year round. Ideally located in a small hamlet, yet only fifteen minutes from the world famous Le Mont St Michel, we provide an ideal base to discover the delights of the local area. All our rooms have private bathroom plus tea and coffee making facilities & offer spacious accommodation featuring original oak beams 'Marguerite'. Our Ground Floor Annex is totally self-contained to ensure your privacy. ... more less