Modern Townhouse in Honfleur
Townhouse | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
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 1 km|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|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|
Features and Facilities
|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 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 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.
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.
The Normandy 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.
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.
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13 Apr 2014
"Fantastic house, wonderful location."
We really enjoyed our stay at Honfleur. The house was in a wonderful position. The satnav guided us up the Rue Homme de Bois through the tourists. An adventure! Once at the house we settled in an… More
1 Jan 2014
"A lovely house in fantastic location"
A lovely home which was spotless and set in within a gated community with a private parking space and a five minute walk into the heart of honfleur. Comfortable beds, spacious open plan kitchen/lounge… More
4 Oct 2013
"Possibly the best accommodation we've had in 20 years of French holidays"
We have been searching for many years for the perfect combination of a centrally located holiday property with a parking space plus peace and quiet. And at last we have found it - in Sally's lov… More
1 Sep 2013
"Honfleur - perfect holiday location - no need to travel elsewhere."
The Honfleur Townhouse proved to be all we were looking for after a stressful period, a place to relax & chill. The house is so well equipped it was truly a 'home from home' all you need is … More
31 Aug 2013
"Wonderful house in beautiful Honfleur"
Your house was fantastic, easily the best holiday accommodation we've hired. All the 'extras' such as DVDs, books, lots of cooking utensils, etc made it a 'home from home'; so… More
14 Jul 2013
"excellent house, excellent location"
just spent a week in Honfleur, great place, and ideal to explore the area, and the war sites.The accommodation was excellent, modern with great views, and the location to Honfleur harbour couldn'… More
18 Jun 2013
House was perfectly located and had everything we could possibly need. Sally has thought of everything and made our stay 5*. Driving through town an experience but once parked in the secure parking good restaurants and bars in walking distance of the house.The perfect base to explore this area of france from.
28 May 2013
We spent a week here and it was marvellous. The property is very well appointed and was immaculate when we arrived. It is very well located although the drive up against the flow of throngs of touris… More
2 May 2013
"Lovely house in a great location"
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 acc… 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?
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