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“The Best thing in Normandy!” 5 of 5 stars
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Moulin de Hard
Route de Saint Paul du Vernay | Subles, 14400 Subles, Bayeux, France   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Subles B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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12 hotel reviews
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“The Best thing in Normandy!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

We stayed for three nights at the end of March and wished we could have stayed for three weeks! This is the finest B&B we have ever stayed in. The restored mill exudes character and the rooms are both spacious & impeccably furnished with antique furniture. Madame Fichot is a warm and hospitable host who goes out of her way to welcome you into her lovely home and make your stay perfect. Located in the quiet countryside just outside of Bayeux, it's the perfect location for your visit to Normandy. 'Do not' miss this place. My only reservation is that the more people who know about it, the harder it will be for us to get in the next time!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Avoca Beach, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2011

My husband and I are staying here at the moment and it is one of the most beautiful places to stay and a wonderful B&B. A great find. It is set in the French countryside 10 minutes from Bayeaux. You need a car to stay here, but it is a beautiful renovated old Mill with the most amazing gardens, ponds and the rooms are huge and tastefully appointed. Helene our host is a "class act" and extremely helpful. We would highly recommend this as a 1 - 7 nights stay when visiting this region to see the most amazing tapestry or see where the battle of Normandy took place.. Bateaux is a quaint and lovely town -absolutely worth a visit!

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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dubbo, Australia
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2011

We are staying at Moulin de Hard right now and it is so good I don't care if we don't see anything else in this area. The location is perfect - only 8 km out of Bayeux and the setting is "to die for". I am sitting beside the biggest window in the guest sitting room looking at the horses grazing and a running stream whilst sipping a wine.
It is seldom everything connects in an accommodation choice but this one certainly does. The setting is superb and perfectly described by the previous reviewer. Presentation is perfection plus and hospitality by Helene - warm, welcoming and extremely genuine.
We have booked for 3 nights and I am worried it will go too quickly.
Even with the short drive to Bayeux i would rate this delightful property as a "must stay" if you are researching this area.

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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kearny, New Jersey
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2010

I simply cannot recommend this bed and breakfast enough. It is simply fantastic. If you have a car and you plan to stay in Bayeux, you MUST stay at this place. The pictures on the website do not do it justice. The entire place, inside and out, is just gorgeous.

It's a 7 minute drive outside of Bayeux, a little difficult to find, but once you get there, you never want to leave. The place is an old mill converted to a bed and breakfast situation on a farm. As you drive up the long drive, you see sheep, cows and horses. The stone structure of the mill is between two streams so all you hear at night is the gentle running of water. There are gorgeous flowers all over the building and the inside is amazingly decorated from Helene's own trips around the world. I spent a good hour just looking at all her things.

Rooms are exactly like they are in the pictures, but better. The pictures don't tell you how quiet the place is, or how the light comes into your room just right, or that you will be lulled to sleep by the sound of water flowing in the stream. You'll wake up refreshed to a breakfast of homemade croissants and preserves that Helene makes each day.

Helene does speak English but it is limited to hotel details and tourism around the area. She is very pleasant, though, and does an excellent job at making you feel welcome. Our only gripe? That we couldn't stay here longer! We just had no idea it would be so awesome. It was the highlight of our Paris, Normandy, Amsterdam, Sweden trip.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bonners Ferry, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2010

My husband and I, along with a few other friends stayed at Moulin de Hard for a week in June. I was concerned that the property was outside of Bayeux, but it couldn't have been more perfect. The location was great. It was less than 10 minutes outside of Bayeux (by car) and the property, inside and out, was MAGNIFICENT. The rooms were huge and the entire house was decorated beautifully. Helene Fichot, owner and operator, could not have been more accommodating or charming. Helene makes her own bread, yogurt and preserves to serve each morning. Delicious. We loved our stay and can't recommend this place enough!

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2010

We stayed here at the begining of our holiday touring Normandy and Brittany last summer, it was a last minute reservation but what a delightful surprise. The Chambred'hote is in a fantastic location, amid beautiful countryside and converted from a working watermill - the grounds, lake are simply beautiful and so peaceful.
We were welcomed whole heartedly by our host, Helene, who speaks little english, about as much as our little french but we easily communicated.
Our room (the blue room) was lovely, modern, airy and with a smashing bathroom and large shower... and at night I could dose off to sound of the water moving through the mill outside.
Breakfast was continental, the best croissants I have EVER tasted! and lovely preserves all homemade by Helene. Helene happily gave us excellent advice on the best restaurants, parking, beaches, museums etc.
This is a real gem and in a great location for the landing beaches, deauville, bayeaux etc.
We would happily visit again, our ownly small moan, Helene is not keen on teas and coffees in the room but the lounge and outside areas are more then comfortable enough to relax in.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Route de Saint Paul du Vernay | Subles, 14400 Subles, Bayeux, France
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Location: France > Normandy > Basse-Normandie > Calvados > Bayeux > Subles
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Subles
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Moulin de Hard is on edge of Bayeux (5km), ideally situated to visit D-Day beaches, and one hour from Mont Saint Michel and Deauville.A beautiful 18th milhouse with 4 luxuary rooms.All rooms have their own bathroom. ... more   less 
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