Modern Townhouse in Honfleur
About the home
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. 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, 1km|
|Will consider:||House swaps|
|Access:||Car not necessary|
Nearest amenities: 500m
|Family friendly?||Not suitable for children|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||DVD player, Sea view|
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Double beds (2), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 5|
|Other:||Linen provided, please check with the advertiser regarding towels|
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 and also free, unrestricted, parking on the road outside,
No drying of laundry 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.
No children under 12 years of age.
3 day minimum stay.
The Normandy / Calvados region
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.
The Honfleur area
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.
How to get there
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CityJet from London City Airport to Deauville/Saint-Gatien in season.
Saint Gatien is 10 km. by road.
Alternatively fly to Paris from all major UK airports and take the train to Deauville or Le Havre, then by bus, taxi or hire car.
Nearest station at Deauville/Trouville - 15 km. by road.
Alternatively to Le Havre – 25 kms. by road.Depending upon the time of arrival there are good services to both stations by bus or taxi.
LD Lines from Portsmouth to Le Havre. Le Havre is 25 kms. by road across Le Pont de Normandie (€5.20 toll fee).
Brittany Ferries from Portsmouth to Ouistreham (Caen). Ouistreham is 65 kms. by road.
LD Lines from Newhaven to Dieppe. Dieppe is 115 kms. by road.
Dover to Calais (various operators). Calais is 275 kms. by road.
Dover to Boulogne (various operators). Boulogne is 240 kms. by road.
Folkestone to Boulogne. Boulogne is 240 kms. by road.
Bus Verts de Calvados - number 20 to Trouville, Deaville, Le Havre & Caen. (from bus terminus)
Activities near Honfleur
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
02 May 2013
The house was very comfortable and well located within Honfleur. It is well equipped with everything you need come rain or shine. The centre of Honfleur is only a few minutes walk away - with easy... more
20 Oct 2012
My wife, her adult daughter, and I spent a week here. It was absolutely perfect. Unfortunately the weather wasn't. But we still had a wonderful visit. After arriving in Paris on an early morning flight from the states, we picked up a rental car and headed to Honfleur. We arrived late morning and found Sue still cleaning. We were able to park our car in the unit's secure parking space with all our belongings, and immediately headed into town, to explore while Sue finished. She explained about the hot water problem, which was easily remedied by checking the circuit braker and re-setting it if it had switched off. We had absolutely no problem having as much hot water as we needed.
Nor was the lack of wi-fi a problem for us, since Judy's daughter had a Smart phone, and could connect with it. Besids, our idea of a vacation is to get away from all that.
The house,layout worked perfectly for us, and the location couldn't have been better - far enogh away from the town center to be quiet, but close enough to walk to every morning to pick up a fresh bagette, sit by the harbor for a coffee and pastry breakfast.
We used the house as a base for day trips to Ruen, Etretat, and Deauville.
The house was equipped nicely for cooking, although we only cooked two dinners. We recommend trying L'homme d'Bois but pass on Ill Parasole. Why eat mediocre/poor Italian food when in France?
15 Oct 2012
We visited Honfleur with our 26 yr old daughter and her boyfriend for a week and had a wonderful time.
First let me say that the best place to stay in this part of Normandy is without doubt... more
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 4|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Middle season||24 Mar 12||1 Jul 12||£ 580||£ 120||£ 140||3 Nights|
|High season||1 Jul 12||1 Sep 12||£ 680||-||-||1 Week|
|Middle season||1 Sep 12||1 Oct 12||£ 580||£ 120||£ 140||3 Nights|
|Low season||1 Oct 12||23 Dec 12||£ 460||£ 110||£ 130||3 Nights|
|Middle season||23 Dec 12||30 Dec 12||£ 580||£ 120||£ 140||3 Nights|
|High season||30 Dec 12||6 Jan 13||£ 680||£ 130||£ 150||3 Nights|
|Low season||6 Jan 13||24 Mar 13||£ 460||£ 110||£ 130||3 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
The rent includes bed linens, utilities (see below for winter electricity supplement) and cleaning after your departure.
We receive payments in Euros or Sterling (Bank transfer/PayPal/Cheque).
If a booking is made eight weeks or more before the holiday a deposit of £150 is required. If a booking is made less than eight weeks prior to arrival the full rental cost must be paid at time of booking. Balance of payment is due eight weeks before start of holiday. If this is not received the holiday will be treated as a cancellation and cancellation charges will apply.
A £250 breakages/damages deposit is required at time of making final rental payment. This will be returned following satisfactory inspection of the house by our property managers at the end of your stay.
Saturday is our usual changeover day in High Season but we can consider other days of the week for the remainder of the year.
The property is available from 4pm on arrival day and must be vacated by 10am on departure day
Our local property managers are English and can be contacted by you should you encounter any problems during your stay.
A supplement of £5 per night for electricity is payable on bookings from October - March inclusive.Enquire now
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