Boudin Cottage Honfleur
About the home
The cottage is the birthplace of the famous French impressionist painter Eugene Boudin (born 1824). It is situated in a quiet area of the old town, only 4 minutes walk from the picturesque ancient port, which is now a marina for large and small luxury yachts and some preserved wooden boats. The port is surrounded by interesting shops, art galleries, restaurants and Saturday market. The cottage is tastefully decorated and comprises 2 double bedrooms (one with an extra single bed), living room/diner, shower room, WC, luxurious fully equipped fitted kitchen (recently installed) with electric oven, hob, fridge, washing machine, microwave,toaster, kettle, coffee machine and plenty of matching crockery, cutlery and glasses. It has full central heating and equipped with TV, DVD player and radio. There are pretty views through the front windows across Honfleur to the hills beyond.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Honfleur, 2km|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
Nearest amenities: 500m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities:||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Single beds (1), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 5|
|Other:||Please check with the advertiser regarding linen and towels|
Further details indoors:
The recently installed fitted kitchen incorporates an electric oven, ceramic hob, fridge, washing machine, microwave, toaster, kettle, coffee machine and plenty of matching crockery, cutlery and glasses. The cottage has full central heating and equipped with TV, DVD player and Radio/Cassette/CD Player.
The cottage has a steepish spiral staircase and may not be suitable for the elderly, infirm or persons with restricted mobility. The two bedrooms are on the first floor with one room accessed from the other. Although there are sufficient beds for six people (by using the convertible sofa in the living room) plus two further single beds in the main bedroom, the cottage is not large and would ideally be suited for up to four adults plus two children.
Blankets and pillows together with mattress and pillow protectors are included in the rental. Bed linen (sheets, pillow cases and towels) are not included, but can be hired at very reasonable rates from our local agents in Honfleur and we would be pleased to book them for you if you are not able to bring your own. Non-smoking preferred. The property is unsuitable for the elderly, infirm, wheelchairs or those with restricted mobility.
Further details outdoors:
There is street parking almost opposite the cottage and also just round the corner in the adjacent side road, where it's normally quite easy to park. Our area is residential so you don't get many tourists trying to park there and the road is invariably very calm and quiet. There's no restriction on parking time and no parking fees near the cottage, unlike the very centre of Honfleur, where you have to pay to park and also restricted to 2 hours maximum. Our cottage is only a very short walk of about 4 - 5 minutes from the old port in the centre of Honfleur, so it's actually easier to leave your car near the cottage and walk rather than search for a space and worry about the time.
Unfortunately we do not have our own garden. The cottage is entered through a side shared courtyard, which is for access only. With consideration for our adjacent neighbours, it cannot be used for sitting out or barbecues.
SECURITY DEPOSIT - Upon your arrival our local agents will require a Security Deposit of 300 Euros (or £250) in cash. This will be refunded to you on the day of your departure providing there are no breakages nor damage to the property or its contents.
CHILDREN AND PERSONS UNDER 25 YEARS OLD:
There must be at least two adults over 25 years old within the party, unless by special agreement.
The Normandy / Calvados region
The Normandy region of France combines a 360-mile dramatic coastline, including the dramatically evocative World War II landing beaches, with a verdant interior of lush farmland, bustling market towns, and historic landmarks such as the cities of Caen, Bayeux and Rouen. Gastronomic delights abound, from fine cheeses to cider and Calvados.
The department of Calvados is famed for its pastoral land producing products such as butter, cheese, and cider and of course the intoxicating apple brandy known as Calvados!
There are some elegant coastal resorts off the Cote Fleurie especially Deauville and Trouville, adjacent towns both well known for their beautiful sandy beaches and much favoured by the rich and famous of France.
Further along the coast you'll come to the D Day beaches where Allied troops landed in 1944. The capital is Caen worth visiting for its two 11th century abbeys built by William the Conqueror and Bayeux famous for it's ancient tapestry.
Inland you can discover the Pays d'Auge area with its wooded valleys, fields, cider orchards & half-timbered houses as seen in the charming and beautiful village of Beuvron-en-Auge, near Lisieux.
The Honfleur area
One of the most picturesque old fishing ports in France and beloved by tourists from all over the world. Yet despite its fame and popularity, Honfleur retains its timeless character. In the harbour, you can still buy your fish direct from the men who catch them.
Honfleur lies on the estuary of the River Seine. Writers and artists have for long been attracted by Honfleur. Its light and ambience made it a favourite with Corot, Boudin and many other Impressionist painters. The plethora of plaques spread all over the town attest to its long association with notable people.
There are many interesting things to see in Honfleur. The centre of attraction is usually the Vieux Bassin (Old Port) with its boats, quays and signature buildings: the tall, narrow, slate-fronted waterside houses. Not far from the old port is the church of St. Catherine built by local ships' carpenters entirely from wood (except for the foundations) to celebrate the departure of the English after the Hundred Years War. The church stands apart from its massive oak belfry, which is now a part of the Eugène Boudin museum. This museum contains many artefacts which relate to everyday life in Normandy in the 18th and 19th-centuries. There are also extensive collections of paintings by artists who worked in the region, and a large number by Eugène Boudin, who was born in Honfleur in 1824 (actually in our cottage).
Honfleur has no shortage of restaurants, many of which surround and overlook the old port, and from April to early October most of them have tables situated outside under large canopies close to the water's edge, where you can enjoy the luxury yachts coming and going.
How to get there
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Folkestone to Calais.
About 2½ - 3 hours drive to Honfleur.
Dover to Calais (P&O Ferries / SeaFrance).
About 2½ - 3 hours drive to Honfleur.
Portsmouth to Le Havre (LD Lines).
About 20 - 30 minutes drive to Honfleur.
Bus service runs between Le Havre and Honfleur.
Portsmouth to Caen (Ouistreham) (Brittany Ferries).
About 1¼ hours drive to Honfleur.
Newhaven to Dieppe (Transmanche Ferries).
About 1¼ hours drive to Honfleur.
Activities near Honfleur
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Beach or lakeside relaxation
13 May 2013
I stayed in this cottage with my brother & sister in law who booked this property. We are all older people (aged some would say). We were warned about the spiral staircase but didn't know that... more
13 May 2013
We really enjoyed our stay in Boudin cottage,it is a very quaint and full of character,the stairs were a bit of a challenge being spiral and very steep with a rope to hang onto for support. It is... more
18 Jun 2012
A lovely cottage with all you need for a self catering holiday
Five minute stroll down the road leads you into the main marina in Honfleur
Spoilt for choice with restaurants & bars all serving quality food at reasonable prices
We found the best place for us was the Relais Des Cycliste with three courses at 13 euros
Very relaxing place but also a nice buzzey atmosphere around town
Cottage was small & compact, shower was powerful & clean
Stairs might cause a problem for elderly folk, but I scaled them with no problem even after a few beers. Fab place will book again.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 6|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Winter||12 Jan 13||31 Mar 13||£ 280||-||-||1 Week|
|Spring||31 Mar 13||28 Apr 13||£ 347||-||-||1 Week|
|Spring II||28 Apr 13||30 Jun 13||£ 430||-||-||1 Week|
|Summer||30 Jun 13||8 Sep 13||£ 520||-||-||1 Week|
|Autumn||8 Sep 13||6 Oct 13||£ 430||-||-||1 Week|
|Autumn II||6 Oct 13||10 Nov 13||£ 347||-||-||1 Week|
|Winter II||10 Nov 13||22 Dec 13||£ 280||-||-||1 Week|
|Winter III||22 Dec 13||5 Jan 14||£ 430||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
OUR RENTAL RATES ARE QUOTED ABOVE IN POUNDS, BUT PAYMENTS CAN BE MADE IN POUNDS OR EUROS. The currency exchange rates do of course vary from day to day.
*** FLEXIBLE HOLIDAY DATES CAN BE NEGOTIATED DURING THE CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR PERIOD. *** _____________________________________________________________________________________
SPECIAL DISCOUNT FOR BOOKINGS OF TWO OR MORE CONSECUTIVE WEEKS.
Full rental for the first week.
10% Discount off the second week.
15% Discount off the third week.
20% Discount off the fourth week.
BOOKING DEPOSIT of £120 or 150 Euros per holiday week to be paid when booking. The balance to be paid no later than 8 weeks before your holiday commencement date. _____________________________________________________________________________________
SECURITY DEPOSIT - Upon your arrival our local agents will require a Security Deposit of 300 Euros (or £250) in cash. This will be refunded to you on the day of your departure providing there are no breakages nor damage to the property or its contents.Enquire now
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