Ivy cottage is ideally situated for visiting the Normandy beaches (in particular the american beaches but the most distant beach is only an hour away on excellent roads).
We stayed for 4 nights in October, the self catering plus+ accommodation was perfect for our needs, traveling as a group of 3 guys we had both the Roosevelt and Hemmingway cottages both so comfortable and welcoming we wanted to stay..... In fact as previous reviewers have said is so peaceful its hard to actually leave the cottage for the days sight seeing.
We were greeted with a warm welcome from Andy, and got straight down to business about the tour scheduled for the next morning i.e. it was recommended we watched at least episode two of “Band of Brothers” since the events featured all happened locally. The next morning after breakfast the tour started, Andy's insight and attention to detail with his personal research really made the difference, we got so much detailed and most importantly “balanced” information about the landings and subsequent move inland. Note, Andy will tailor tours if there is something specific guests would like to see/know.
Andy's new venture should work very nicely with the cottages and tours i.e. The Occupation museum in Sainte Marie Du Mont, we had a private viewing (it was closed), this will soon change once the redecorating is complete.
Andy and Emma deserve to succeed with all the hard work and attention to detail they put in to make our stay with them so memorable.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ivy House, Utah Beach Normandy offers superb self catering gites and bed & breakfast accommodation. We are just 500 meters from historic D-Day Utah Beach. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Ivy House - Utah Beach Normandy Hotel Ste.-Marie-Du-Mont
- Ivy House - Utah Beach Normandy France