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Boisfontaine
Reviewed June 27, 2013

We've stayed at Boisfontaine four times now and each time has been excellent. It's a lovely period property in a quiet spot perfectly placed for the old town and the harbour, with lovely views over the bay. Breakfast is substantial - fresh bread, croissants and pastries with homemade jams served in the dining room overlooking the bay. The British owners, Paul and Barbara, are friendly hosts and will give helpful tips on restaurants and activities in the local area. The rooms are very well appointed - our favourite is the yellow room which is the largest, on the top floor with fantastic views. The rooms in the cottage are lovely too and you have use of the lounge as well - a good choice if travelling with friends/family. There are lots of restaurants in St Valery, though they vary in quality. We've had good meals at Nicols (traditional French), the Guillaume Hotel (more upmarket French), Tante Olympe and Sel et Sucre (creperies with extensive savoury and sweet menus). We'll definitely stay here on our next annual trip to St Valery.

Room Tip: The yellow room is a lovely large room with great views over the bay. There's an adjoining sepa...
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 26, 2013

Just came back from a long weekend in Saint Valery, having stayed at Boisfontaine. Would highly recommend it. Right in the centre of the village, you are close to all the shops, restaurants and bars as well as the walk along the river. Could not fault this B & B whatsover, hosts were lovely and very helpful at telling us places to visit. Rooms were well equiped and spotless, bathrooms excellent and a good supply of teas and coffees if you fancy a cuppa.

All in all an excellent stay and no doubt we will be back in the future.

Room Tip: If you wish to have the best views of the bay then go for the Yellow or Brick Room.
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 16, 2013

What a lovely find! We stayed just one night on our way from the ferry port of Calais to the Orne area of Normandy. Saint Valery is a lovely small town with good facilities and Boisfontaine is situated in a delightful corner position close to the Medieval town and ramparts.
The room was light and spacious and the beds immensely comfortable! The owner, Paul, was pleasant and provided a lovely fresh continental breakfast overlooking his large garden and the estuary.
All in all a delightful place that we would love to return to.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 8, 2013

We just spent a really lovely week staying at the cottage that is attached to the b & b house. The house has plenty of plus points and Paul and Barbara, the owners, are very friendly and very helpful. The house is well appointed and having an ensuite to every bedroom is great - we went with my elderly parents so having a bedroom on the ground floor so they didn't have stairs to climb was brilliant. The other great plus to staying in the cottage is that there is parking on the drive way for several cars - it saves quite a lot of money as you would otherwise have to pay to park in the car park.

However, this is a review so I think it fair to also mention a couple of things that we didn't like too much. The sitting room has glass doors that fold back which is great when it is hot but they open out onto a garden which means that anyone in the garden is looking straight into the house so not much privacy - however having the garden is a bonus and it would be very safe if you have children.

The house is situated on the banks of the river - on the opposite bank a large amount of sheep graze during the day - the smell coming across means that if you are anywhere in the garden, or you open the windows in the house it is like being in a farmyard - it stinks !! This, of course, is not Paul and Barbara's fault, but I understand that this is all year round and it really is unpleasant.

However, I would like to say that we love St Valery and the house is probably one of the best places to stay there - the pluses far out weigh the minuses here and we most certainly will be back. It's a great place to stay.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 31, 2013

We have recently spent 5 nights in St Valery sur Somme and the accommodation at Boisfontaine was excellent. A lovely room with excellent facilities, good breakfast and a quiet ambiance.

We hope to go back soon.

Room Tip: The larger rooms are on the top floor - these are clearly described on the website.
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 12, 2012

We had a wonderful time at Paul and Barbara's. The house is beautiful, the facilities very comfortable and the hosts were very kind and helpful to us. We felt very much at home! It's a highly recommendable place to make a quiet stopover on the Franch coast of Normandy.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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p4ulberry, Owner at Boisfontaine, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2012

Thank you for your kind comments and we are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We don't receive many guests from Argentina, perhaps next year we will.

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Reviewed September 10, 2012

Stayed for one night on the 7th September 2012. Extremely comfortable and well-appointed room. Welcoming hosts and great views over the Baie de Somme. Free wi-fi. Much better option than one of the local hotels and very well situated.

Only quibble: no mirror in the bedroom.

Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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p4ulberry, Owner at Boisfontaine, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2012

Thank you for your review. After your comments we have now put mirrors in all our rooms. We hope we see you again when you are travelling through France.

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Additional Information about Boisfontaine

Address: 8 rue de la Porte de Nevers, 80230, Saint-Valery-sur-Somme, France
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Location: France > Hauts-de-France > Somme > Saint-Valery-sur-Somme
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 17 B&Bs / Inns in Saint-Valery-sur-Somme
Price Range: $98 - $116 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are located in the centre of the old town in the picturesque medieval fishing village of St Valery sur Somme. Being in the centre of the village there are numerous restaurants, bars and shops within walking distance. The promenade along the Somme estuary runs along the end of the garden. The property was completely renovated in 2007 and each room has been furnished to the highest standard. All rooms have views across the bay. The rooms have en suite bathrooms, tea and coffee making facilities, LCD TV and free WIFI internet access. ... more   less 
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