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“An amazing find, if you are doing d-day visiting...”
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Salamander garden
the Salamander, 9 July 2013, roses in bloom upstairs bedroom
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45 reviews
Salamander garden
the Salamander, 9 July 2013, roses in bloom
upstairs bedroom
downstairs bedroom
downstairs bathroom
Le Vermont from the back field
Norman armoire in the master bedroom
The Pointe du Hoc
the conservatory
the coast line east of Saint Pierre du Mont
The American Cemetery at Colleville sur Mer, 15 mn from us
The church at Saint Pierre, the earliest part of which dates from the 12th century
the reception committee, Georges.
the Salamander at night
Henny & Penny
Kitchen showing mezzanine and bedroom
kitchen
the Vermont gates and the Salamander
the conservatory
Salamander  garden
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Condo/Apartment -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Saint Pierre du Mont, Calvados, Basse-Normandie, Normandy

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LCPCtrave...
Bristol, United Kingdom
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157 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“An amazing find, if you are doing d-day visiting stay here..”
Reviewed 16 January 2013 for a stay in December 2012
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I cannot stress enough how amazing this accommodation is, we booked this as a new year stop over for 4 nights and i will return thats for sure. Hilary and Patrick (and Tom) are fantastic hosts, from the minute we arrived they made us feel welcome, they came over for a drink on New year at midnight and were just so friendly all the way through, the dogs are lovely too(they will keep them away if you dont like dogs). The accommodation is perfect for two couples, or two adults two kids, the way it is decorated and furnished is lovely, the only thing is be aware there is no oven only a hob, but this is not too relevant. There is parking right outside and a little decked area to sit outside, the whole place is in a courtyard so its very safe if you have kids you want to be able to relax with. The location is top class too, there is a supermarket a few miles away and various towns only a few miles away for restaurants etc, the d-day points of interest nearby are pointe du hoc (20 minute walk), omaha beach, port en bessin. The rest is literally 30 minutes away maximum, such as st mere eglise, carentan, st marie du mont. We were genuinely sad to leave this accommodation and i will personally stay here again, i have done Normandy and the d-day beaches 9 times and this was the best accommodation we have had.

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Liked best: The accommodation, the location and the owners all equally.
Liked least: Nothing loved the whole experience.
Travelling group: Friends
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25 Apr 2014
Just to note that there is now an oven in the cottage!
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Mons, Belgium
Reviewed 2 September 2012 for a stay in August 2012

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Young Children
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DiBYorksh...
Leeds, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Lovely newly converted barn appartment with very friendly owner”
Reviewed 20 August 2012 for a stay in July 2012
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We stayed during the last week in July and were the first to stay as self-catering - they also do B&B. The cottage was immaculate and although not huge was large enouge for two adults and a teenager. It's furnished in a sensitive mix of new and traditional styles with orignal touches to make it different (like the gorgeous wallpaper in the downstairs bedroom.) The owners, who live in the adjacent house and are renovating a third, are very friendly and Hillary is American so great for directions or advice if your French isn't that great! The location is picturesque and quiet and it's lovely to be able to walk down to the cliffs overlooking the sea in only a few minutes. We found plenty to do nearby - Omaha beach is sandy and great for children, there are plenty of D-Day landing museums and relics, and we found the Azerville battery and Point du Hoc very interesting. The towns of Bayeux and Caen are very close and well worth visiting. (If you are traveling with teenagers Caen has plenty of shopping opportunities!)

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Liked best: Location and friendly owners
Liked least: Spiral staircase is tricky at times and low doorway to upstairs bedroom
Travelling group: Teenagers
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Reviewed 16 August 2012 for a stay in August 2012

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Liked best: Friendly host family
Liked least: No oven!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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James S
Pasadena, California
2 reviews
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“Lovely home, hosts and excellent location.”
Reviewed 4 August 2012 for a stay in July 2012
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person found this review helpful

Delightfully charming place in the Normandy countryside! Excellent location for visiting all the various Normandy battleground sites. Extremely clean, well furnished, and lovely apartment with a cozy sitting room with lots of natural light and excellent books to read. Very warm, friendly and thoughtful hosts! We were very pleased with their dining recommendation; we ate at one particular place three times and were not disappointed. Hilary even made the reservations for us. No complaints whatsoever. Will definitely stay there again if we are visiting the Normandy area. James, Cherry and Joy Steinmeier, Pasadena, CA

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Liked best: Our entire stay was perfect! The accomadations were excellent as was the location, and Hilary and Patrick were delightful, helpful hosts.
Liked least: That we could not stay longer.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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