£70 / night
Price for guests, Nights

La Blonderie Rentals and Cookery School – Home 4289574 Apartment

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 5 sleeps
  • 7 nights min stay

La Blonderie Rentals and Cookery School – Home 4289574

  • Apartment
  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min stay

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 11 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner


Featured in the Lonely Planet since 2011, and chosen among France's best 100 guest houses in 2012 (Figaro Magazine) La Blonderie can accommodate up to five people comfortably in our beautifully renovated self-catering apartment. An additional guest room is also available for larger groups where necessary.
A warm welcome awaits as Irish-born Sinéad and Belgian-born Philippe, your bi-lingual hosts, pride themselves on the quality of their welcome offering B+B accomodation as well as a self-catering apartment in the grounds of their beautifully- renovated 18th century farm.

The apartment, renovated in 2009, is bright and airy with views over the Norman countryside, has 2 bedrooms, both with ensuite, a living area and a deck with BBQ and garden furniture.
The guestrooms, formerly, the maid's quarters' and stables, renovated in 2009 and 2010 respectively, have been carefully decorated with great attention to detail and with comfort in mind.
Both rooms have enuites with toilet, bath, shower and wash hand basins.

For foodies, onsite cookery courses, providing a unique insight into a french country kitchen are available. Visits include guided tours of the local farmer's market, a trip to an organic cider farm and a cooking afternoon in an 18th century bakehouse. Courses range from one day to three day. Non-cooking participants are welcome at mealtimes and on some excursions.

We prepare breakfast baskets, picnic baskets and some evening meals on request (mid and low season only) as well as reserving great, local restaurants and ordering seafood platters in. Should you like, we will also do your basic food shopping.

Only 6kms from the nearest sandy beach, 3kms from the nearest market town, La Blonderie is perfectly located for exploring Normandy with its D-Day beaches and museums, Bayeux, Le Mont St Michel and much more.
As experienced hosts, Sinead and Philippe will do all they can to make your trip to Normandy a special one.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed

Bed & bathroom

  • 1 Double Bed, 1 Sofa Bed, 2 Single Beds
  • 2 En suites


  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: (£254.62) €300.00
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

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About the owner

Sinéad W.
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
18 Jul 2019
Years listed:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, French

This Apartment has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 5. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 26 Mar 2010. Located in Manche, it has 45 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate is £484.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 18 Jul 2019.


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Guest reviews

45 reviews

Very Good

“Wonderful family holiday”

Reviewed 14 Nov 2019

My family and I had such a fantastic time at La Blonderie. From the accommodation to the host to the area itself - everything was terrific. We were so pleased with the apartment. It's a great size and beautifully decorated. I had been a bit worried about the safety of the balcony for our (then) two year old, but it was fine actually. Sinead gave us such a warm welcome. She even moved two of the hens into a little coup outside our apartment so that we could have fresh eggs. Our daughter loved going out to see if anything was there (I suspect Sinead occasionally planted eggs for her to find from the main coup so she wouldn't be disappointed!). A highlight for me was the day spent with the cooking school. We went to the markets to buy the produce in the morning, then cooked together (under sinead's direction) and ate our delicious meal. We had so much fun. Sinead is full of stories! We had great craic! I think we struck lucky with the weather. We had two weeks of uninterrupted sunshine so we spent lots of time at the beach, which was great.The Park attached to the local beach is brilliant for kids too. All in all, a great holiday and one I'd recommend highly. We will definitely make a return trip at some point. (BTW Sinead, we had a baby boy )

“Cookery School”

Reviewed 31 Jul 2019

Very enjoyable day with Sinéad, after an interesting trip to local market we went on to cook a three course meal with the ingredients purchased. Thoroughly enjoyed the day, and came away with … More

Owner's reply: Ah thanks Sharon. À bientôt alors! X

“Amazing family cooking experience”

Reviewed 7 Jul 2019

We met Sinead in the local farmer's market to select the items we would prepare for our leisurely lunch. The entire experience was fabulous, from the esspresso we freshened up with before beginn… More

Owner's reply: Merci Kelley and co. My pleasure x

“Perfect French cooking experience”

Reviewed 10 Feb 2017

Visited the Normandy area and had a two day stay at the Wilde kitchen including cooking school. Accomodation lovely and cooking school a very authentic experience from shopping in the local markets , … More

Owner's reply: Merci Suzie - my pleasure ! xx

“Lovely place to be”

Reviewed 19 Aug 2016

We had a lovely stay here, it was really peaceful and great facilities, we even had a morning visit from Tom the three legged cat. Great access to local beaches and Les Pieux with its lovely market - … More

Owner's reply: Thanks for coming our way and for your great review. Tom says 'meow'! Sinéad

“Amazing experience!”

Reviewed 29 Mar 2015

This was one of the best places we stayed during our entire trip! Great place, clean, perfect home away from home. Sinead was an amazing cook and teacher and the food was fantastic!

Owner's reply: Merci Janelle. Thanks to you 4 for coming our way. Xx

“Wonderful getaway in Normandy with a bonus!”

Reviewed 16 Nov 2014

We wanted to take a cooking class during our trip through Brittany and Normandy and discovered Wilde Kitchen through a web search. The cooking school is on the grounds of La Blonderie. La Blonderie i… More

Owner's reply: Un grand merci - cheers

“Truly Magical Time”

Reviewed 3 Oct 2014

We are going to look back on these six days fondly for many many years. We came to celebrate one of those "landmark" birthdays with cooking classes in France and had no idea that the cooking… More

Owner's reply: Merci beaucoup Sindy and Jim - it was a pleasure having you here and sharing that 'landmark' birthday with you! Sinéad x


Reviewed 21 Aug 2014

Le gîte la blonderie est situé dans le petit village de Benoistville, dans un cadre paisible, très reposant.Nous avons été très bien accueilli par la propri&ea… More

Owner's reply: Un grand merci à vous d'être venus ici à La Blonderie.

“Very friendly stimulating and relaxing and a day spent cooking w”

Reviewed 1 Jul 2013

Frankly we were not sure what to expect.After 12 days staying at their self contained extremely comfortable "barn" with all the amenities one could want we felt we had had a magical stay.Of … More

Owner's reply: Many thanks Ross and Suzie - keep cooking up a storm down under! xx

Review 1-10 of 45


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Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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