The house is our family holiday home and is situated in 'Parc des Impressionnistes', a small landscaped and gated development completed in 2006, which blends perfectly with the surrounding buildings of Honfleur and has the added advantage of a secure parking space. The lounge and both bedrooms have stunning views of the Seine estuary with the iconic Pont de Normandie in the distance. Immediately below is the historic lighthouse 'Le Phare de l' Hospice' which was painted by many of the Impressionists including Monet, Seurat & Boudin.
We are within easy walking distance of all that Honfleur has to offer, just 5 minutes from the old harbour or 'Vieux Bassin', down the cobbled 'Rue de L'Homme de Bois'. Despite its proximity to the town it is beautifully quiet and enjoys its own small front garden, a perfect suntrap from late morning to sunset.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Plage du Butin 1 km|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Deauville/St Gatien 10 km, Nearest railway: Deauville/Trouville 15 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5|
|Further details indoors|
Bright, open plan living room with extensive views. Beautiful and well equipped modern fitted kitchen.
Dining seating for 4 but will seat 6, extra chairs provided.
2 double bedrooms with fitted wardrobes.
Separate WC on each floor.
Washing machine, spin dryer, ironing board and drying area in a downstairs laundry room.
|Further details outdoors|
The property has a small, sunny garden so please make use of our outdoor furniture.
There is a secure allocated parking space within the development (see picture).
No drying of laundry is permitted outside.
The rental price includes bed linen (beds are made on your arrival). Towels are not included in the rental, please enquire for prices if required.
We expect our guests to leave the property clean and tidy. If excessive cleaning is required by our property managers, a percentage of the holiday deposit money will be retained.
We don't have internet access but there are plenty of outlets in the town with free wi-fi and it is also available at the Tourist Office for a small charge. 3G can be received in the house and around the town of course.
We don't have gates for the stairs and so unfortunately can't recommend the house for children under 6 years of age.
Normandy combines a long and varied coastline with a charming countryside. There are many beautiful chateaux and market towns to be discovered and the historic cities of Caen, Bayeux and Rouen are within reach. The Pays d'Auge region produces fine cheeses, cider and of course Calvados apple brandy.
Deauville and Trouville are a short car or bus trip away. Trouville has a wonderful quayside Sunday market, pavement cafes and restaurants and a lovely sandy family-friendly beach. Just across the bridge you are in up-market Deauville with its chic shops and restaurants, the famous boardwalk along the seafront and the colourful beach parasols in summer. Deauville is famous for its annual Film festival in September and for its glamorous horse-racing course within walking distance of the town centre. Further along the coast, you can visit the D-Day landing beaches and war museums.
The beautiful countryside offers both walking and cycling.
If you cross the magnificent 'Pont de Normandie' then Etretat is not far away with its beautiful cliffs and its golf course overlooking the sea. Le Havre itself should not be overlooked with its distinctive and architecturally important post-war town centre, the marvellous Musee Malraux packed full of Impressionist paintings and the adjoining seaside area of Ste. Adresse.
Honfleur is said to be the jewel of the Normandy coast. Impossibly tall, narrow 15th. Century houses line the edge of the much-photographed sheltered harbour or 'Vieux-Bessin'. Cobbled streets fan out in all directions with fascinating shops, galleries and enticing restaurants.
A bustling weekly Saturday market offers a wonderful variety of food and fresh produce as well as clothes, books and jewellery etc. and on the Wednesday there is an organic market around St. Catherine's church. This is also the location for the antiques market on the first Sunday of each month throughout the season. Honfleur is still an active fishing port and fishermen sell their catch from the quayside.
Honfleur has its own sandy beach (Plage du Butin), about 1km. away from the town. You can drive but there is a lovely walk along the side of the estuary past the beautiful gardens and the 'Parc des Personalities'. The fascinating Butterfly Farm lies below the house, close to the tennis courts and covered swimming-pool.
The town was adopted by the Impressionists in the late 19th Century and its artistic heritage is everywhere to be seen. You can browse the many interesting commercial galleries and try not to miss the Musee Eugene Boudin just two minutes walk from the house with its large and varied collection of Impressionist paintings.
The town is very much alive all year round with its many events and festivals and as with all French towns, you can get abundant information from the excellent local Tourist Office.