Duplex Cottage in Centre Ville Honfleur, Normandy - Free wi-fi - 5 mins walk to Port & Restaurants
Graham and Gina Woods
About Graham and Gina Woods
Our names are Gina and Graham and we live in Kingswood Surrey UK. We fell in love with Honfleur when touring France with friends and have returned over the years in classic sports cars and Harley Davidson's. Les cottages du port was a concept model in the agents window and we made a snap decision to build from plan with the developer flying in to Biggin Hill two weeks later to pick up a deposit. Graham loves his cars & bikes so top of the list was the largest slot in the secure underground parking, the result is close friends with exotic cars love to drive to Honfleur and visit the 100 plus local restaurants knowing their pride and joy is locked safely away. Eating around the harbour at sunset you can understand why the French impressionists used to meet here!
Graham and Gina Woods purchased this Cottage in 2002
Why Graham and Gina Woods chose Honfleur
Living in the SE of England with good connections on the Eurotunnel the charming port of Honfleur can be reached within 2.5 hrs drive from the French terminal. With over 100 restaurants around the port we can decide to leave the UK at short notice in the afternoon and be sitting in a restaurant around the port watching the sunset at 8pm. There is always a busy market on Saturday mornings where you can really enjoy the ambiance of the French lifestyle. During the winter months a Russian Market surrounds the port just before Christmas, Classical Music playing in the 'greniers a sel' with the port looking beautiful decked out with Christmas decorations. New Year's eve is a big celebration here, welcoming log fires in the bars and restaurants make Honfleur an all year destination.
What makes this Cottage unique
• Private underground parking bay (No.56) below the complex accessed via a remote control steel gate, stairwell access for key holders only. The last and widest bay in the car park, large enough for a 7 seater 4x4 with room to spare! • Private South West facing garden, enjoy the sunshine until sunset * Upgraded for 20118 - 30mbps complimentary wi-fi service, premier French ISP. • Private gated pedestrian complex • New build insulated external doors and double glazing ensure a cool summer and a warm winter • Modern High Pressure water supply, piping hot showers and an efficient waste • All electrical sockets protected by Hager cut outs • Private road leading to a gated loading bay to the side of the complex to ease your departure • The cottage is within a few minutes walk from all shops and attractions with a supermarket opposite the entrance • Complimentary 12 page brochure/guide includes directions from ports, access & parking instructions, local attractions and a map of the port.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Very well located, close to restaurants, a super market, the docks and the old center town. Very well kept and in a very quiet area. Note that a washer is available but it is located in a laundromat a block away from the apartment.
An absolutely fantastic holiday
The cottage is in the centre of Honfleur and had everything needed for a comfortable stay. My teenage daughter was very happy with the WiFi speed! We didn't use the car once after we'd parked in the included locked car park. Plenty of walks with amazing scenery, cafes, restaurants and a lovely beach. Would definitely visit here again.
An amazing property
This is an amazing property. Within walking distance to honfleur so ideally located. This was are 3 rd stay and have always found the duplex like Home from home, clean and well kept, everything you need and more. Graham and Gina the people who own it are the nicest people to deal with. We have already booked our return for next year. Would gladly recommend this property to anyone.
A pleasant stay in a delightful area
The cottage exactly fitted the description given on the HomeAway website.
It is within easy walking distance of the historic Honfleur Centre, with it's plethora of Shops, Cafes and Restaurants.. We were particularly impressed by the nearby boulangerie, charcuterie and poissonnerie.
We found the Brasserie d' Eglise (in the market place) much to our liking for a light meal or a break for coffee etc.
When we had a small problem in the Cottage, Jacques our nearby and friendly contact quickly sorted it out!
Good WiFi reception was a welcome bonus.
Simply put, its perfect!!
A lovely location and a beautiful house. We really had a lovely time here and will be back...100%!!!
A very well presented property set in a great location.
We had a wonderful week stay here. The property was very well presented and we have no complaints.
The underground car park is very secure and easy to use.
One thing to note, is the property is in a duplex development and the two bedrooms are located at the back of the property. The two balconies at the front of the property belong to the adjoining apartment. We had no noise from the neighbours and in all it is a very quiet development.
The location is very good for central Honfleur and a supermarket located opposite the development for convenience.
The communication with the owners is very clear, concise and accurate.
We would definitely recommend this place to our friends and family.
French Blue Flag awarded to the beach (Plage du Butin) in Honfleur for 2014 within walking distance 1km along the promenade to the left of the port entrance. The finest quality flat white sand beaches can be found at Trouville and Deauville a 10km drive along the coastal road. Enjoy a day visiting the the Normandy invasion beaches by following the beautiful coastal route.
Le Havre - Portsmouth Ferry - 28 kilometres 27 mins
Dieppe - Newhaven Ferry - 114 kilometres 1hr 14 min
Cherbourg - Portsmouth Ferry - 185 kilometres 2hrs 58 min
Calais - Dover Ferry - 2hrs 31 mins
Coquelles - Folkestone Eurotunnel - 2hrs 20 min
Villerville beach 10.6 km - 15 min
Trouville 16.5 km - 21 min
Deauville 17.4 km - 23 min
Caen 64.7 km - 52 min
Pegusus bridge 57.5 km - 46 min
Bayeux 92.6 km - 1hr 6 min
Giverny 133 km - 1hr 23 min
Honfleur is a year round location as you can see from the pictures posted. During the autumn & winter there are Art exhibitions, a Russian Christmas market surrounding the port and the welcoming smell of log fires burning in the bars and restaurants, Driving into the Port at Christmas the decorations are superb and warm the heart with a reminder of an English Christmas of old.
New years eve is always celebrated with a seafood feast, the local fishing fleet and the clean water table of the Atlantic coast ensures a fresh daily catch. The supermarkets are stocked for the discerning Parisian market and during the September 'Fois aux Vins' (wine festival) you will find the very best of Bordeaux wines sold in cases of 6 ready to lie down or savour during the Christmas holidays.
Fine Bordeaux wines may be sourced locally at approximately 50% of the UK market price.