|Property type||chateau / country house|
|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
2014 marks the 70th Anniversary of D-Day and the World Equestrian Events in our area. A great base for your vacation plans.
This 17th century country manor on an acre of landscaped gardens has been in the family for 2 generations. Much love and attention for authenticity has gone into the restoration projects of both generations. Do visit our personal website to get the flavor and history of this beautiful home. You’ll see lots of photos inside and out.
This is a terrific place for families or friends traveling together or a romantic getaway for a couple. Two of our bedrooms comprise the Family Suite: La Fontaine, large classical room to which can be added a twin bed, has an adjoining bathroom with bathtub, toilet and sink. The nearby room, Lulli, sleeps 2 and shares the adjoining bathroom. These 2 rooms are in the West wing with Lulli on the south facade and La Fontaine on the north courtyard. The bathroom is in between each room with one window overlooking the Duck Pond and the other, the courtyard. The bedrooms are located on the 2nd floor. The stairway is a gentle one but we can help you with your lugguage. Each room has its unique view changing with the seasons of course.
Breakfast is served in the classic dining room overlooking the gardens.
Guests are welcome to relax in our living room with its large granite fireplace to enjoy a book, snack or beverage. We have a variety of books in English or French for you to borrow as well as much tourist information about the area including the local market days. When the weather is inviting the garden table and chairs under the Magnolia tree are a great place to relax and even enjoy a picnic lunch or dinner that you might bring back from a neighboring village just a few miles away. We would be happy to direct you to our favorite shops.
Feel free to discover the “parc” with its variety of trees, shrubs and flowers. We have a passion for gardening and landscaping and would love for you to enjoy the fruits of our labors.
We encourage you to come enjoy the quiet of the countryside. We think you will find it a peaceful place. Let your Franco-American hosts treat you to a real French country experience in the heart of French dairy-farming country where small, bucolic farms are the norm.
Keywords: Country Manor
We are Suzanne and Daniel and love meeting people, dancing, and gardening. Between the two of us we speak French, English and German. We look forward to you coming to stay with us.
Suzanne Bissey purchased this chateau / country house in 2002
We are a Franco-American couple. When Daniel's father was going to sell the Manoir, we decided we would buy the property to keep it in the family. We had previously wanted to buy a small house in the countyside as it is such a beautiful area with a pleasant climate, great swimming at the Channel beaches nearby, and so many historic sites to visit. As it turned out we now have a big house! So we are restoring it little by little and want to share this place with you.
When we stay here we enjoy participating in the village activities. Being so centrally located when friends or family come we show them the Mont St Michel, the D-Day beaches and if with us on Tuesday we go to the market in Villedieu-les-Poêles or Saturday's market in Gavray. We also make sure we spend some time just sitting in the 'parc' enjoying the quiet.
This is a gorgeous early (1622!) home/manor that has been lovingly maintained by the owners/hosts. We arrived a bit too late simply due to driving from Calais and thankfully a neighbor was able to guide us to the manor:-) as w/out him, I'm certain we would never have found it! We did not realize (never thought to ask, our fault!) that we could not use the kitchen to prepare a meal so after 8 1/2 hours of driving we had to get back in the car to eat a rather late dinner in a nearby town - thankfully the restaurant was kind enough after Suzanne (your hostess) to stay open and serve us dinner. The manor is in a sweet petite village with a gorgeous church as well as a small store that provides nearly everything one may need (it's not open of course late, or too many hours simply because it's a tiny village, etc. but is quite close to the manor). We travelled with our two children (20 and 16) and again, the only thing I did not realize or think to ask was whether we had access to the kitchen to prepare any of our own meals/snacks, etc. so you do have to drive to the nearby village/town for any food, etc. The bonus here is that Daniel (your host) does make a fantastic breakfast of piping hot coffee, baguette, homemade jam, yogurt & fruit which saved the day! And on top of that, he is HILARIOUS!!! But those of you who want to hang out at the home must be prepared to pop back into your car for lunch/dinner. Daniel does offer now & then a homemade dinner (for an additional fee) that sounded delicious but that evening unfortunately we already had plans. The manor is spotless, gorgeous, has a fantastic history which the owners share with all of their guests. The gardens are stunning, Suzanne does an amazing job caring for the land. They both speak French and English which is of course so helpful and are very generous with information on the surrounding areas to visit. There is a laundry mat in the nearby town, no laundry/washing facility at the B&B. The nearby town is well stocked with a handful of yummy restaurants (Suzanne will tell you: Go to see Patrick? the Englishman:-), incredible food!), pharmacy, laundry, and LOADS of history! All in all, a great stay.
Visited the Manor in late July of 2012 with my wife and two boys. We were so impressed with our stay and really enjoyed meeting Daniel and Suzanne, who by the way, speak perfect English! The house is located out in the farmland, very near to the wonderful town of Granville and only roughly 30 minutes away from the breathtaking Mont St Michel. Which by the way, if you are to visit, go early for a much more serene and less crowded visit. We also had a very good day trip to Bayeaux and the Normandy beaches.
Daniel made us a wonderful classic French breakfast, which included the incredible Normandy butter with baguettes and croissants, yogurt, jam, coffee and even hot chocolate for the boys. Suzanne recommended an outstanding restaurant nearby, which was one of our best meals in France!
The two rooms we stayed in were beautiful, with serene views out in to the garden. The boys were quite amazed that the house was built in 1633! Our beds were very comfortable and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay there for two nights.
Thank you Daniel and Suzanne!
Our family which included my mom, husband, 12 year old son, and 5 year old daughter and I had a lovely visit at the Manoir. The hosts made a delicious meal and guided us with local attractions, beach visits, Mont St. Michel details, and other perfect recommendations. We would definitely return and stay with them again! Comfortable beds, great homemade jam, pastoral fields, fragrant flowers--perfection!
From the moment we booked our reservation at The Manor, we knew we were in good hands. Suzanne and Daniel were readily available via email to answer any questions we had prior to our arrival.
They provided us with the necessary, very detailed direcitons to their home, which is tucked away in the quiet, rolling fields of Normandy. Navigating our way there was half the fun, passing tractors, tiny villages and many, many cows along the way.
We were made very comfortable, thanks to our hosts. To accomodate our busy schedule of day trips, Daniel was willing to rise before dawn, make his daily run to the bakery, and prepare our breakfast early so we could get on the road. It's a great location to visit the D-Day Beaches, Mont St. Michel, and even the Brittany coast.
Suzanne and Daniel shared their recommendations of things to do in the area, including an amazing meal at their favorite award-winning casual restaurant in a neighboring town. And as a special treat, Daniel cooked up a traditional feast, complete with fish in buerre blanc sauce, Normandy cheeses, aged calvados and a plum tart served on antique Quimper plates.
Our stay at the Manor was short but sweet. We're hoping to go back very soon, and would recommend this place to any one looking for an authentic, historic, quiet getaway in the mystic foggy fields of Normandy.
The hosts of the B&B are great people who are warm, genuine, and helpful. They speak multiple languages fluently (including English), which is a real plus. Home cooked dinner with the hosts is available if asked and a real treat. The B&B is in a rural setting but close enough to major highways that can be used as a base to explore the western part of Normandy. We spent a week there and had a very memorable experience.
We had a wonderful stay in this beautiful B & B!! The hosts were s personable and helpful. The manor was everything we thought it would be with beautiful antiques and intricate mosaic work. A very convenient location for D-Day beaches and Mont St. Michel. Great restaurants nearby as well. I would highly recommend this property to family and friends!
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
We can bring in a twin bed to the Suite for an additonal 10 Euros a night to sleep 5. If you are in need of another room the Moliere room is available.
Please pay in Euros on departure. We require no deposit.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (EUR) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.