Me, my husband and another couple were travelling from Zebrugge to Normandy on motorcycles, and pre-booked this B and B as our half-way stop off for our first night in France.
Although the owner, Valerie and her husband speak only limited English, we were able to book our rooms via email, directly. They did not require a deposit and were more than happy to accept motorcyclists.
The Chateau is close to the pretty resort of Fecamp, about a 10 minute drive. It is also handy for Dieppe, and Le Havre. Unfortunately we were delayed by a heavy thunderstorm early evening and so it was dark by the time we were able to get back on our bikes and ride to the chateau. Due to the darkeness, lack of knowledge of the area and no sat nav it took us a little while to find the house as it is down a farm track, in the middle of a wood, down a country lane.
The chateau and the welcome we received was well worth the effort. Valerie and her husband were welcoming and hospitable. Once we were settled and unpacked they offered us drinks, with them in their large, beautiful home. The couple were very friendly and nothing was too much trouble for them.
The rooms we stayed in were converted stables, attached to the main house. They were large, comfortable, and warm, decorated to a high standard, and with beautifully clean en suite shower rooms. The rooms looked out onto a forest, and each had it's own patio area accessible via French Windows. There was also ample parking for cars or motorbikes. The location meant that the safety of the vehicles was not an issue.
Breakfast the next morning was typical of France with lots of lovely fresh bread, croissents, preserves, cereals, tea and coffee or chocolate.
The cost of a double room with breakfast for one night was 75 euros, and while this is not cheap, it was certainly value for money. We would certainly return to this accommodation in the future, and feel it is well worth recommending to other travellers.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A proximité d'Etretat et de Fécamp, dans les anciennes écuries du château de Contremoulins, entièrement restaurées, Valérie vous accueille au sein d'un parc d'un hectare aux arbres centenaires. ... more less
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