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Secluded Town House.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

A peaceful little house situated in the heart of historic Bayeux

Rue Laitiere is a pretty little 18c town house which sleeps four in two bedrooms and is situated in a secluded courtyard in the heart of historic Bayeux. The double bedroom has a 1.80 bed, while the second bedroom has two single beds. Everything you require is on your doorstep. Great restaurants, mouth watering boulangeries and patisseries, museums, supermarkets etc are all within walking distance.


Owner
Charlotte Liddell
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
June 20, 2017

About Charlotte Liddell

We are a family of 5, our eldest 2 children attend university in Caen and our youngest is at Lycee in Bayeux. We moved to France in 2002 from Gloucestershire., U.K.

We live approximately 20 minutes from Bayeux, as our children say, 'in the middle of a field'. Husband, Charles, is a tour guide with Bayeux Shuttle, while Charlotte runs the Bayeux gite, home and sources antiques and French collectibles and vintage items for sale in the UK.

Charlotte Liddell purchased this house in 2007

Why Charlotte Liddell chose Bayeux area

We fell in love with Rue Laiteire the moment we saw it. The location is secluded, yet within the heart of the medieval town of Bayeux. All you could possibly want is within a few minutes walk of the property, mouthwatering boulangeries, boutique shops, bars and the wonderful Saturday morning market, not to mention the fantastic restaurants all within 'staggering' distance of the house.

Bayeux was untouched during WWII, thus still has some of its wonderful old buildings, including the Bayeux Cathedral, built by William the Conquerors brother, Bishop Odo. The town is delightful.

What makes this house unique

The train station is just 10 minutes walk from the house, by direct train Paris is just two hours away. Rue Laitiere has a secluded courtyard garden which is ideal for those travelling with children.

Rue Laitiere is within 10 minutes drive of the wonderfully sandy D-Day landing beaches, which are ideal for bucket and spade holidays. Caen, Mont St Michel, Honfleur and a host of other tourist attractions are all within easy reach. The World famous Bayeux Tapestry is within five minutes walk of the house.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for the goodie basket on our arrival which was a blessing for a late evening arrival. We cannot believe how quiet it is here. You have really put an effort into making 8 rue Laitiere a home away from home. We had a fantastic time! Brian and Carole L. - Vancouver, BC, Canada



In our short week we walked Bayeux extensively and became positive that this house can not be bested. You have a gem that you have polished to a great lustre. This is quite the lovely little house.

Dennis & Kim O. - Charleston, South Carolina, USA



Your cottage is a perfect spot to retreat to after enjoying the many varied attractions that this corner of Normandy has to offer. Thank you for sharing this little gem with us and also we have appreciated your helpfulness greatly.

Raewyn M. - Auckland, Australia
Sep 2010
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Amenities

Bayeux House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1, kingsize double bed (1.80m), bedroom 2, 2 single beds.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: All of the rooms overlook the courtyard. In the living room, a sofa and two armchairs surround the old stone fireplace. Adjoining it is the fully fitted modern kitchen, with a dining area, an electric oven and halogen hob, a dishwasher, a washing machine, and a tumble dryer. Internet access is available. Upstairs are the two bedrooms. The double bedroom has just been redecorated (01.2013) in a lovely chinoiserie wallpaper. The second bedroom has a pair of twin beds, and is decorated in cream and pinks. The stylish modern bathroom has a shower, a washbasin, and a toilet. Outside: The front of the two-storey house faces onto the courtyard filled with lush foliage. This is an ideal spot to relax and dine outdoors around the garden table. The little dependance is great for storing prams, bikes etc. Utility Room: Washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer + garden furniture. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The rental includes bedding and bath towels, tea towels etc., plus a changeover if guests stay for longer than 2 weeks. Beach towels are not provided. We are happy to leave a 3 course dinner in case of late arrival, details are available on request. Other: The front of the two-storey house faces onto the courtyard filled with lush foliage. This is an ideal spot to relax and dine outdoors to the sound of the cathedral bells ringing in the background.

Reviews

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5

Excellent !

  • 5 of 5

A fascinating town house hidden away near Bayeux's main shopping street. Quiet, accessible and comfortable.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastically situated right in the centre otthis wonderful town, this cottage was a quiet retreat

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time here, the house is well equipped, it was clean and the bedroom are light and airy. The children's room was a bit cramped with little storage space, fine for little ones but a squeeze for teens.

The bathroom was lovely, the shower was excellent and the warm towel rail ment that everything dried for the morning.

Down stairs we had a well equipped kitchen and snug sitting room with uk TV and a DVD player.

The outside space was the best part of this cottage. The enclosed garden was very safe, and would be ideal for small children or pets to allow to roam without concern. Accessing the house involved a security door and this made the place feel very safe, enough for us to leave our teens when they craved wifi over history.

The house had a washing machine and tumble dryer, wifi and freezer.

Overall this was a great tent and we will do it again

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely little home in a nice setting

  • 4 of 5

Let me start off by saying how helpful Charlotte and Charles were. A few days before arriving we discovered we would need a wheelchair for one member of our party. Charles went out and found a Pharmacy a few blocks from the house which would rent us a chair for our time in Bayeux. Thank you so much for going the extra kilometer and making that happen for us!

That said, the home, the city of Bayeux, and much of France is not wheelchair friendly. This is not a criticism, just an acknowledgement of fact. Our family member could walk some distance but not long distances. The chair got him around the American Cemetery and about 200 meters up Mont-Saint-Michel. Thanks to Charlotte and Charles he went places he would not have otherwise gone.

Now, to review #8 - This home is in a great location, very near the Cathedral, a wonderful patisserie, the Tourist Information Office, a bank, the market,and restaurants. Parking is very convenient if you have a car. The Bayeux Tapestry Museum is an easy walk. The home itself is snug. Be aware that the staircase is narrow and winds up to the first floor (2nd for U.S readers), where both bedrooms and the bathroom are located. As is typical in Europe, no space is wasted. The ground floor living, cooking and dining space are quite adequate for 4 people. The kitchen is well equipped with plates, cups, glasses, cooking utensils, and a coffee press. The shower is fabulous! The home has a dishwasher and washing machine, plus a very good clothes dryer (not typical in my European travels). This meant we spent less time doing chores and more time exploring Bayeux and Normandy.

The courtyard is a lovely private area with a table & 4 chairs. We had several meals out there. The neighbor's fat cat was a hoot! He had a typical cat's aloof personality, but would occasionally let us close enough to scratch his back (but only when he wanted it). Watch out though - he tried a couple of times to sneak into #8. It's OK Charlotte. We didn't let him in!

Would I stay at this home again? Not if I was travelling with the family member who had mobility issues. Without that person? In a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location; good apartment; friendly owner.

  • 4 of 5

We loved Bayeux and the location of the apartment. Well-supplied for cooking when we wanted and close to many restaurants when we wanted to go out. Comfortable sleeping - especially for two.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely private and comfortable townhouse.

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely property that gives privacy while being in the center of Bayeux and all that it has to offer. We enjoyed four nights here without the need of a car although we did take advantage of the tourist services easily available to tour the D-day beaches and spend a day in Mont St. Michel. The Bayeux Tapestry and cathedral are just around the corner and there are many restaurants from which to choose. We had a delightful stay thanks to Charlotte and Charles.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are really pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back sometime in the future.
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Perfect, private and quiet

  • 5 of 5

Charlotte's townhome is a gem. It's charming and quaint. It has two bedrooms and a bathroom with a shower between them. The shower is the best shower I've had at any apartment in France. The kitchen has a nice oven and a good stove, and opening the upstairs and downstairs windows provides an open, airy feeling in the entire home. The home is situated within a private and secure courtyard, and it's very peaceful and quiet. Finally, the owners are truly wonderful people. It doesn't get much better than this.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Carpiquet, Caen
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Bayeux
Nearest Ferry
60 Kilometres
Caen, Ouisterham 45 mins
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
Port-en-Bessin
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Bayeux
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
N13
Nearest Restaurant
10 Metres
Bayeux
Nearest Beach
12 Kilometres
Asnelles
Car: not necessary

Coast/Beach:

The fantastic sandy D-Day beaches which stretch for miles are just 10 minutes by car. The water is safe and shallow and ideal for bucket and spade holidays. A number of beaches also have small bars/restaurants for those sand free lunches.

Travel:

Our nearest airport is Carpiquet, Caen 20 mins. A new service between London Southend and Carpiquet is now in operation. Bayeux train station has direct trains to and from Paris in 2 hours. However, a car is strongly recommended if you are intending to tour the area. The ferry port at Caen is 40 minutes from Bayeux for travel to Portsmouth, Cherbourg is 90 minutes for travel to Portsmouth and Poole. I'm happy to provide a discount code for up to 15% discount on ferry crossings.

Distances:

Bayeux on your doorstep. Caen centre 25 mins, Honfleur 90 mins, Mont St Michel 90 mins, St Malo 2 hours. Paris by direct train 2 hours, 3.5 hours by car. Bayeux train station is 10 minutes walk.

Further Details:

The American Cemetery at Colleville sur Mer is where nearly 10,000 Americans are buried as a result of the D-Day landings during WWII, is 30 minutes drive from Bayeux. Fascinating museums for those interested in WWII are within easy reach in Bayeux, Arromanches and Caen.

Mont St Michel, the most visited site in France after the Eiffel Tower, is superb and a must for your list of places to go, however, be prepared for huge crowds especially during the summer months.

For those who are sporty, horse riding, land-yachting, swimming, kayaking, hand-gliding, adventure courses and bungee jumping are all easily accessible.

Bayeux has a large number of restaurants and bars to suit all budgets, all of which are within easy walking distance of the property.

There are various companies which offer specialist tours of the D-Day landing beaches, my husband works for one of them ! Guided tours of the Cathedral are available, there are a numbering of companies offering a mini bus service to Mt St Michel for those without a car. We are happy to help with any further information.

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Rates & Availability

Bayeux House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Seasonal
Mar 18 2017 - Dec 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
$867
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Stay tax $1.29 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 16 years.

Booking Notes:
One-third of the full rental cost is required to secure a booking, with the remainder due 8 weeks before arrival. A security deposit of €200 is payable on arrival, which is fully refundable providing there is no damage to the house or contents. Cancellation policy: please ask for full details.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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