This is a charming big old Normandy mill house, restored in English country style, tucked away in the lush backwaters of the Cotentin near Valognes. Peter and Suzanne, the owners, made us feel as welcome as if we had been old friends, combining a relaxed style with spotless surroundings and truly excellent cooking. Touches like the gentle classical music to accompany our croissants, the library of eclectic books and the handy bike store made this a bit special. It would have been very easy to while away a sunny afternoon in the garden, but this peaceful spot is on the "voie verte" cycle trail between Cherbourg and Mont St Michel, so is also great for active outings. All this within 20 minutes of the ferry port, and for less than a box room at a chain hotel in Cherbourg? - absolutely no contest!
- Also Known As:
- Le Mesnilgrand Negreville