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An Idyllic Stay in Normandy
We just spent a delightful 2 weeks in the lovely dovecote and gardens of M. and Mme. Bouquet. They were the perfect hosts, even providing some food provisions upon our arrival after the overnight flight from the US and drive from CDG airport. The dovecote has been beautifully restored and everything is supplied that you could need for housekeeping. To top it off, there is a winsome donkey named Tintin who comes by the dovecote daily for his carrot treat. The town of Offranville is charming and has all the essential shops including a Carrefour supermarket. And there is a Michelin star restaurant, Le Colombier, that is just a short walk down the lane from the dovecote! (Reserve early). You can also get to the restaurants in Dieppe Centre in only 15 - 20 minutes. There is plenty to see and do on the Alabaster coast and Pays de Caux. In fact, we didn't get it all done in 2 weeks so we will be coming back to stay at the dovecote again.
Very comfortable as well as charming
The dovecote is as good as its pictures which is saying a lot. Really enjoyed the fireplace and the resident donkey. Totally comfortable, everything one needs. Hosts and Offranville delightful.
A delightful place to stay--beautiful, and tended to with loving care by wonderful owners. Relaxing and private but also close to many lovely places in Normandy. We can't wait to return.
An absolute gem!!!
This property delivers everything it says and more. The building has been sympathetically restored and it has everything you could possibly need for a comfortable stay. We spent a week here enjoying the countryside but were able to walk / cycle (bikes provided for your use) to the bakers, supermarket and local eateries. Most days we ate at least one meal outside, the garden is private and is your own place to relax. There are numerous excellent restaurants within 10 minutes drive and the historic town of Dieppe is only 20 minutes away. We are a family of 4, two girls, 12 and 13, they loved it too, so much so they have asked if we can go back again. In an age where children are so hard to please I think this speaks volumes. Don’t take our word for it book your holiday now you won’t be disappointed. We will be returning.
As an Architect I selected the Le Colombier because I have a fondness for the adaptive reuse of historic structures. Yves and Michele has done a wonderful job as they repurposed this dovecote into a truly spectacular cottage. It has everything necessary for an enjoyable experience. It blends beautifully with the adjacent pond and flower gardens and just exudes serenity. The Town of Offranville has anything you need from a complete market to an excellent restaurant also named Le Colombier. It serves as a good base for exploring Normandy especially if you have a car at your disposal and are not afraid to drive for and hour and a half to two hours. Yves and Michele made us feel right at home and are warm and friendly hosts. They take obvious and well-deserved pride in their accomplishment.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this beautiful dovecote, set in lovely, well maintained gardens, it was very well equipped and clean throughout. The owners were very welcoming and obliging. Positioned well to explore the Normandy coastline, with good restaurants. Also walking distance to local shops and supermarket. Our family of four would thoroughly recommend. Thank you for a lovely holiday.
Dieppe: 6 Km
Rouen: 55 Km
Sea: 4 Km
Lake: 7 Km
River: 1 Km
Shops: 0 Km
Downtown: 0 Km
The cottage is located near Dieppe in Caux in Offranville where you will find all the amenities: shops, doctors, banks, pharmacy, floral park, equestrian center, near the Green Avenue.
Near the beaches of Dieppe, Pourville sur Mer, Quiberville sur Mer Varengeville sur Mer, Sainte Marguerite sur Mer.