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Normandy 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.
New 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.

Breakfast 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.
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