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Secluded Town House.

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


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.

Charlotte Liddell
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
April 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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Bayeux House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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 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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

Secluded Town House.
average rating of 4.882353 based on 18 reviews

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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Atlanta, Georgia

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
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous property in a tranquil and very central and location

  • 5 of 5

What can I say? 8 Rue Laitiere is a gem. It is centrally located in Bayeux with all the town's attractions no more than 15 minutes walk. There are supermarkets and bakers seconds away. The house is delightful. The sunny courtyard is the perfect spot to eat or read in the evening. There is a fine kitchen diner and a terrific shower room as well as two decent sized bedrooms. We did not want to leave and have every intention of returning. A wonderful place to stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being such great guests and leaving the house so clean and tidy. LW - hope we can accommodate you when you need a little peace and quiet to write your PhD ...
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A Wonderful Holiday - Very Special!!

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful house & jardin - quiet, peaceful & very relaxing! A fantastic base - within walking distance of the Cathedral, Tapestry, shops, tourist info, le Petit Train & restaurants. Wonderful service & food at la Maison Blanche just a few doors down. Le Petit Train was a great discovery with one of us not able to walk great distances. The Bayeux Tapestry is truly amazing - could easily see it many times over.

Highly recommend Rue Laitiere as a place to stay! We'd love to come back again & explore more of Bayeux & Normandy!

Thank you so much, Gloria, Ian & Ruth

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: A real pleasure having you all to stay, and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future...
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Perfect House in Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

We felt so lucky to have chosen this charming house in the heart of historic Bayeux. It really is exceptional - we have already made plans to return for a second visit.

The sunny, quiet and secluded flower-filled courtyard is perfect for breakfast or drinks before strolling along the street for dinner. The spire of the magnificent cathedral rises over the wall of the courtyard and the chiming bells add to the sensation that you are living in the best of all possible worlds. The bells are silenced in the evening and begin again at about 9am, so your peaceful sleep in very comfortable beds isn't disturbed.

Everything you might want to see in this truly delightful town is just around the corner ; the 11th century cathedral, the Tapestry completed around 1076, trips to the D-Day beaches, half-timbered mediaeval houses, the river, the Wednesday and Saturday markets, excellent cafes, shops and restaurants, patisseries, even a little department store and supermarket. The tourist office is very helpful and is the starting point for an excellent walking tour of old Bayeux ( in English).

Thoughtful and practical touches included wine, fruit and chocolate left by our lovely hosts Charles and Charlotte, wifi, English tv, a dvd player, a selection of books, dvds and cds, a cafetiere ( French press), an excellent new shower, a washing machine and tumble dryer and parking available outside or nearby.

The house itself is lovely - well equipped, charmingly and sympathetically decorated and comfortable.

If you wish to visit Normandy, this couple believe that you could not possibly do better than to choose this marvellous house in the stunning town of Bayeux.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We agree that the location of the house is just perfect for exploring Bayeux and the surrounding area and our courtyard garden just adds to the charm. We were at the house on Sunday morning, the Cathedral bells were calling all to Mass, the sun was shining, and and it was a lovely place to sit and contemplate for a few minutes. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and are delighted that you are planning on returning to Rue Laitiere - we very much look forward to welcoming you to Bayeux again next year.
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Katy, TX

Hidden Jewel!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 6 nights in this lovely town house. It is secluded behind a charming blue door on a small side street next to the Cathedral. First of all, let me say that Charles and Charlotte were perfect hosts. Charles met us with some goodies and a quick tour of the place. I found it to be clean and organized. The bed was comfortable and the kitchen well appointed. There is a lovely courtyard that would be great during spring or summer. There is a small Carrefour just a few blocks away. Because you are in the middle of the old town, you can walk just about everywhere. We were able to use paid parking just outside our door and for a couple of oldtimers, that made things very easy. We have been to Bayeux several times and found 8 Laitiere to be an outstanding spot to stay when visiting Bayeux. The bells from the cathedral and the seagulls were just lovely. Close to restaurants, museums, and shopping. Absolutely perfect! I cannot recommend this place highly enough. Thanks Charles and Charlotte!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Carpiquet, Caen
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Nearest Ferry
60 Kilometres
Caen, Ouisterham 45 mins
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
10 Metres
Nearest Beach
12 Kilometres
Car: not necessary


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.


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.


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.


Rates & Availability

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mar 18 2017 - Jun 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 8 2017
5 night minimum stay
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 28 2017
3 night minimum stay

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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