Beach is just 180m from the seafront Museum at Arromanches,
and is just 30m from the nearest restaurant, with a good selection
of others not much further away.
Originally an old walled farm, the barn and outbuildings have
been restored to provide guest accommodation, while the main
house has a breakfast room and a guest lounge. The bedrooms
and lounge are filled with lots of books and toys to make you
feel at home, and the lounge has TV and DVDs so you can watch
"Band of Brothers" and "The Longest Day" whilst discussing your
plans over a nightcap glass of Calvados. One whole wall of the
lounge is covered with a large scale map of the coast, with
places to visit, and historical notes marked up to help you
organise your days.
Outside, the central courtyard has plenty of room for parking
and there is purpose built undercover space for cars and bikes,
as well as space in the garage under the barn. A big pair of
gates keep everything nice and secure, though in reality, Arromanches
is about as safe a place as you can find.
There is a guest fridge in the barn, normally filled with complimentary
wine, cider and beer. We have other freezers and fridges all
over the place, so feel free to pick up interesting bits and
pieces from the markets if you fancy picnicking or barbecuing.
We can always help you out getting things together, and can
supply plates and cutlery and most importantly glasses as required.
BBQ and sea food nights are always great fun, make a nice change
and are an excellent way to keep your costs down.
this year is the renovated bread oven if you fancy your hand
at wood fired pizzas and traditionally prepared regional food.
There is a big picnic table, space heaters, log flares, music
and all you need to have a good time.
There are washing machines, driers, and every room has an iron
and ironing board to keep you looking your best. Rooms also
have tea and coffee, a kettle and cups so you can sort yourselves
when you fancy. The kettle is almost always on in the house,
and there is a strong chance you will have a glass of wine thrust
in your hand if you are seen looking lost or lonely.
time is legendary, and a great social event. Taken around a
large farmhouse table, you'll normally find something interesting
on the menu.
7€ gets you a large continental starting with cereals, hot chocolate,
fruit or porridge laced with whiskey and served with lashings of Normandy
cream. This is followed by a selection of goodies from our excellent
village bakery, washed down with juice, tea, coffee and the occasional
taster of something warming. 10€ gets you the continental, PLUS
a full English. Creamy scrambled, poached, boiled or fried golden
yoked free range eggs from hens fed on leftover croissants and crushed
oyster shells, bacon imported from the UK, crispy fried bread, grilled
tomatoes provencal, Paris mushrooms, Normandy black pudding, hash
browns and real Heinz baked beans.
And if there's anything missing after all that, ask and we'll
probably be able to sort you out.