A picturesque loft apartment
About the home
Situated on the Seine Estuary, Honfleur is steeped in historic and artistic charm. A famous maritime port, Honfleur offers various leisure activities, culture and is a gastronomic delight.
With its central location, close to the Church of St Leonard and within five minutes walk of the Vieux Bassin (Old Port), this loft apartment surrounded by original beams and views over Honfleur is ideal for a romantic getaway or a self catering holiday for families with up to 2 children.
Comprising of a spacious lounge and dining area, large double bedroom, fully equipped kitchen, bathroom and separate WC, this is a gem of a holiday haven.
Wander down to the local patisserie for croissants and pastries and explore the Old Port (Vieux Bassin) with its yachts and unique tall, narrow, slate fronted waterside houses. There are over 200 restaurants and bars in Honfleur, all within easy reach, including the beach and main park offering a swimming pool, tropical butterfly park, tennis and picturesque gardens. You may wish to take a boat ride along the Seine and see the Pont de Normandie or take the small tourist train around the town and enjoy the colourful old streets, lined with timber and stone houses. The Saturday Market, offering a variety of goods and the Wednesday Organic Market, with an array of local produce are always worth a visit.
There are also golf courses for golf lovers - visit the golf course at Deauville Saint Gatien www.golfdeauvillesaintgatien.com or alternatively try your hand at mini golf in the park. Museums include the Eugene Boudin Museum - a tribute to this famous artist who, together with Monet and Jonkind fell under the spell of Honfleur's charm and character; Maisons Satie - a musical and visual adventure about the composer Erik Satie; The Maritime Museum, located in the old Port and the Normandy Cultural Museum, recreating life in Honfleur during the 18th and 19th centuries.
Honfleur has something for everyone and everything is within easy reach of this apartment , which complements the style of this town and exudes charm and character from every corner.
PREVIOUS GUEST COMMENTS:
May 2012 - Just wanted to say a massive thank you for letting us stay in your loft apartment. It is a really lovely place and in the ideal location. Really fell in love with Honfleur.....such a beautiful town. Definitely managed to over indulge in all the wonderful restaurants. I've got the Monday blues being back at work today after such a wonderful week. Once again thank you very much Debbie and hopefully we will be back to stay there again in the future. MR ALLEN
August 2012 - What a brilliant time we had in the apartment. What an amazing place Honfleur is, it really exceeded our expectations and the location of the apartment was great - I have already recommended it to my friends and family. MS PEPPER
September 2012 - Just back and really enjoyed our weekend in Honfleur and the surrounding area. The apartment is adorable and convenient. MR KOPLOVSKY
|Size:||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedroom|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
|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:||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||1 Bedroom, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seating for 4, Lounge seating for 4|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
Further details indoors:
This loft apartment, with views over the estuary and town, has been entirely redecorated and renovated to complement the original style of this listed building. A traditional winding staircase leads to the spacious living/dining area, complete with beamed ceilings throughout and stylish furnishings (includes one double futon and one single futon sofabed, TV with DVD, Hi-Fi, dining suite)
The fully equipped kitchen, designed in a Mediterranean style, also offers a cooker, fridge/freezer, microwave and toaster. The double bedroom is light and airy with a king size bed and ample storage leading to the bathroom with a bath, shower and washer/drier. There is a separate WC.
Further details outdoors:
A charming shared courtyard is available with flowerpots provided by the residents
Free parking is available 100 yards from the apartment. Further details are available on confirmation
Our local agent (English speaking) will be available to assist you during your stay..
Arrival time: From 1400 hrs
Arrival times dependent on occupancy and will be confirmed on booking.
Departure time: 1000 hrs
Duvets, pillows, bed linen and towels are supplied. If extra linen and towels are used please note there will be a charge.
A non-refundable 50% deposit required on confirmation with balance to be paid 4 weeks before arrival.
A holding fee of 200 euros will be required, which will be returned within two weeks of departure (after inspection of the apartment). Any damage or loss will be deducted from the holding fee.
Please note this is a non-smoking apartment.
No pets allowed.
The Normandy / Calvados region
The Normandy/Calvados region on the west coast of France, has a warm temperate climate and offers beaches, stunning countryside and superb gastronomy. Areas of interest include: Deauville - famous for its annual film festival - The Cannes of the North and horse racing, Mont St Michel, The Bayeux Tapestry - a 70 metre chronicle of 11th Century Norman and Saxon life, The Normandy coastline and DDay landing beaches, Giverny - visit the home and gardens of the famous painter Monet, Calvados tastings.
The Honfleur area
Honfleur exudes authentic charm, with its narrow cobbled streets, quaint buildings and cultural and artistic heritage. The Old Port (Vieux Bassin) and cobbled streets of Honfleur offer a multitude of restaurants and bars to discover - a true gastronomic delight. The main park is adjacent to the Port and you will find leisure activities such as swimming, tennis, mini golf, Tropical Butterfly Park and boat trips available. For serious golfers, visit the Deauville Saint Gatien Golf Course. Other attractions include museums, various art galleries, bowling and a cinema and the historical churches of St Leonard and St Catherine. Upcoming Festivals and Events include: 30 March - 1 April 2013 Salon des Artistes Contemporains (Artists Fair - Salt Stores) 20, 21 April 2013 Passionnement Jardin (Garden Fair) 18 - 20 May 2013 Fete des Marins (Sailors Festival) 21 - 23 June 2013 Jazz Festival "Jazz aux Greniers" - Old Honfleur's Salt Stores 27 June - 1 July 2013 "Classique en Normandie" - 5 classical concerts with local and British artists 26 August - 29 September 2013 Humour Festival October 2013 Fete de La Crevette (Shrimp Festival) 26 November - 1 December 2013 Russian Film Festival
How to get there
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There are numerous ferry companies offering routes from the UK to France. A few suggestions, including websites, are listed below which may be helpful:
LD LINES www.ldlines.co.uk
Portsmouth or Newhaven - Le Havre Approx 5 hours. Up to 2 crossings each day.
Driving time Le Havre to Honfleur: 25 mins
Toll Pont de Normandie: 5 EUR
Newhaven - Dieppe Approx 4 hours. Up to 2 crossings each day.
Dover to Dieppe Approx 4 hours. Daily crossing
Driving time Dieppe to Honfleur: 1.15 hr
Toll: 11 EUR
Dover - Boulogne From 1 hour. 2 crossings each day.
Driving time Boulogne to Honfleur: 2.5 hrs
Toll: 19 EUR (approx)
P&O FERRIES www.po-ferries-uk.co.uk
Dover - Calais Approx 90 minutes. Approx 20 crossings each day.
Driving time Calais to Honfleur: 3 hrs
Toll: 19 EUR (approx)
Dover - Calais Approx 90 minutes. Approx 20 crossings per day.
Folkestone - Calais Approx 35 minutes. Departures every 2 hours.
Detailed driving directions to the apartment in Honfleur will be provided on confirmation of your booking.
Activities near Honfleur
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
11 May 2013
We spent 5 days, investigating Honfleur and further afield to Trouville & Deauville, which
was a short drive away. It was lovely to return to the loft appartment with all its amenities
16 Nov 2012
My partner and I decided to book this holiday as something a little bit different from the usual package deal we embark on. The apartment was great value for money considering we went in school holidays (my partner is a teacher) and more than we could have asked for in terms of charm and location. The apartment was well equipped with all the essentials and the owner is very communicative, so if you want to know if there are toilet roll holders/hairdryers etc, its worth emailing for a breakdown of what's included to avoid disappointment of this is key to your stay. The weather was poor while we were there, but this encouraged us to be more adventurous with planning our days out - we went to Rouen, Bayeux, Trouville,Dday landing beaches and other beautiful local villages. The beach in the rain was gorgeous - we took our tent and had a picnic and a great walk to blow to cobwebs away. Honfleur itself is stunning with endless things to see and do, we saw live jazz, rock and soul bands, visited the galleries and enjoyed the local seafood and of course the wine. The close proximity to the town meant that we could easily pop back to the apartment - although i'd recommend taking a torch if after dark. Before you do come here, it's worth planning what you might like to do as there really is so much to choose from, you can head to Paris for a day trip very easily from here too. If you're not an adventurer, the apartment itself is a cozy location to enjoy on a chilly evening - DVDs are provided which are great, and there are good facilities for cooking local food from the supermarket down the road. All in all, a great week and I will definitely be returning.
23 Sep 2012
This "picturesque loft apartment" turned out to be a rather dank attic atop dark, narrow and slightly dilapidated stairways leading from a sunless courtyard. It helps to be slim and agile if you're staying here. Once inside, it helps to be short. We had imagined a "loft" might be...you know...lofty, but except in the central landing headroom is limited.
Painted (with evident haste) in white and pastel shades, the attic is light and modern. Airy, too, with the windows opened to clear the lingering smell of...burning rubber? drains? we couldn't agree on this point. A through draft worked wonders, though it made the doors slam until we worked out a system of rugs and items of furniture to hold them. Fortunately we had fine weather all week.
The fine weather also helped to dry hair in the apparent absence of a hair dryer. (The bathroom window is the sunny one, as the living room looks north and the kitchen is too cramped.) Lacking a shower curtain, too, the bathroom did tend to flood a little. We were grateful for the washing machine, though.
Another item found lacking was a toilet roll holder, but this is perhaps understandable as the toilet is so tiny that there is probably no room to mount one where it would not risk injury to those entering and leaving.
We found the bedroom quite adequate, with masses of hangers despite very limited wardrobe space. Occasional noise from the street disturbed us at night. In the kitchen we found everything we needed.
The living room windows afford glimpses of the industrial outskirts of Le Havre on the far bank of the Seine. (From the bus stop up the street there is a fine view of the spectacular Pont de Normandie, if that is more your thing.) With no proper settees, only futons, sitting for long periods was uncomfortable.
Honfleur was quieter than we have known it before. Some of the restaurants off the main streets were doing no business at all. We found there was little to do, and with only basic French TV channels and some old DVDs provided we were glad to have brought our own entertainment.
Overall, we enjoyed our stay. There were no big hassles and we had some nice days at the beach. But we enjoyed Honfleur more when it was thriving and we stayed slightly out of town, where we could look forward to relaxing after the short walk back instead of looking forward only to futons after climbing the stairs.
First of all, I am glad that you had an overall enjoyable stay in Honfleur, although I am a bit disappointed with your review of our loft and feel the need to reply accordingly.
The access is quite typical of many converted houses in Honfleur. The loft is bright and airy and there is no problem with headroom in any room. We could find no evidence of any smell referred to in the review, which had been cleaned the morning of your arrival. We chose the paint colours to complement the style of the loft and, as other reviews have stated, there are nice views over Honfleur.
In our advert, we do not offer a hairdryer, however we will take note of that. With regard to the shower curtain, there is a glass panel, which we feel is more hygenic than a curtain.
With regard to the wardrobe space, we feel it is more than adequate for the size of the apartment.
We will always take guest reviews seriously, however we do feel that this review is conflicting with other reviews and previous guests' comments about the Loft Apartment.
Some guests prefer the hustle and bustle in the summer and others prefer the quieter months.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: Euros €||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 4|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|January - End March||21 Jan 13||30 Mar 13||€ 420||€ 90||€ 100||2 Nights|
|End March - Mid June||30 Mar 13||22 Jun 13||€ 440||€ 90||€ 100||2 Nights|
|Mid June - Mid September||22 Jun 13||21 Sep 13||€ 510||€ 90||€ 100||1 Week|
|Mid September - December||21 Sep 13||21 Dec 13||€ 420||€ 90||€ 100||2 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 ABOVE RATES INCLUDE BED LINEN, TOWELS, CLEANING AND HOUSEKEEPING SERVICE PRIOR TO ARRIVAL AND ELECTRICITY USAGE
Weekend rates apply for Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
Each week stay commences on Saturday and ends on the following Saturday
The above rates do not apply for Christmas and New Year. Please contact the owner for further information.Book
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