We had stayed in the Bricquebec area 7 years ago and, on deciding to return this year, had intended to re-visit the gite we used then. However, it seems that this is no longer available so a quick trawl of Tripadvisor revealed La Lande as a potentially excellent alternative.
We were not disappointed and would certainly echo other reviewers universally favourable comments. The owners' own visitors book contains many many more in similar vein.
We did not arrive till about 8pm and had pre-booked an evening meal. This was first class both in quality and quantity and got our week's stay off to an excellent start.
Our party of 4 stayed in Kestrel which is well equipped, spacious and clean.
Other reviewers have commented on their children's enjoyment of the facilities. Our group of sixty somethings also made full use of the table tennis (especially fun after a few glasses of wine!) and our first stuttering attempts at archery.
La Lande is such a peaceful place but the nearest supermarket is only a 2 minute drive away, and the town just a 20 minute walk. You could certainly spend time chilling out here but La Lande is ideally located for Normandy's many attractions. We particularly liked Portbail, on the west coast, and Barfleur, on the north-east tip of the peninsula - both can be reached in about 30 minutes.
The Martins have done a remarkable job in creating La Lande in such a short space of time. It is a wonderful place to stay for both young and old, not least because of Val and Paul's friendly and welcoming approach. They genuinely want you to enjoy yourselves - and we did!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Delightful 2 & 3 bed gites in Bricquebec, Normandy, 25 minutes drive from Cherbourg. B & B available in our suite & also in the gites, out of peak season. Close to the Normandy landing sites & gorgeous Atlantic beaches. Peace & quiet; luxurious tranquillity. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- La Lande Bricquebec, France - Normandy