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“A Beautiful B and B.”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Ferme du Mouchel

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Ferme du Mouchel
Ranked #2 of 3 Formigny B&B and Inns
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Basingstoke,UK
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“A Beautiful B and B.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2014 via mobile

Farm

Had a lovely stay on this working dairy farm. An easy 15 mins from Bayeux. We stayed in the annex which was 2 bedrooms and a shared bath room. Perfect for a family. Beds comfortable. Main bedroom had plenty of space. Bathroom was well equipped. Towels, hand soap, hair dryer. Gardens are beautifully kept. A lovely setting. Breakfast was good, though maybe a little basic. Plenty of croissants, breads, jams, plain yoghurt, cheese, coffee, tea, orange juice or hot chocolate. A great base to discover Bayeux and the D Day landings. The owner speaks little English, but this should not put you off! Would definitely recommend.

Stayed April 2014
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2012

Looking for somewhere to stay in Normandy returning from holidaying in Brittany, came cross the web site for this B&B. What a find! The B&B is on a large dairy farm in the small village of Formigny about 10 mins from Bayeux and just inland from Omaha Beach. The room was gorgeous and the breakfast excellent with home made yoghurt straight out of the dairy and home made jams. The only problem was my poor French and Mdm Lenourichels lack of English, but do not let that detract from staying at this gem of a B&B.

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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2011

We've stayed at La Ferme du Mouchel more than a half dozen times since 2003 & have never been disappointed. So much so that we have recommended it to friends who've also become regular guests. We had stayed at many others before finding this one so we have a frame of reference. The location is perfect, easy to find & close to all major sites - cemeteries, beaches, historical sites, museums, etc. The property is maintained meticulously, making the exterior as comfortable and charming as the interior. We've come back late in the evening from dinner many a time and sat outside under the stars with a bottle of wine enjoying the tranquility.

The rooms are cozy & comfortable - 2 of the rooms upstairs in the main building are even quite roomy. Bathrooms are modern & we've never run out of hot water even when we had 3 adults in the largest room. The bedrooms have recently been updated in their decor. I didn't think they could be improved upon, but I was wrong. They're even more lovely.

Breakfast is wonderful - yoghurt, fruit, cheese, baguette, croissants, jam, butter, coffee & tea, and the tables are set beautifully. In some chambre d'hotes, we've had stale baguette & coffee offered with a curt attitude, standing over us as though they couldn't wait for us to leave. The owner stays around to meet your every need without hovering, even when we've lingered while conversing with other guests.

All of this is great, but what really makes this place special is the warmth & hospitality of the owner. She makes you feel like family. To illustrate her personality, I'll relate an incident that happened in 2009. I booked by phone - in my limited French - 2 rooms for us & my brother and his wife. Friends from Brussels decided to join us, so he called to book another room. We've traveled with this couple before & I sometimes ask him to call & confirm my reservation after the fact to make sure I didn't screw it up. When we arrived, she had only 2 rooms reserved, thinking the other couple I was booking for were our friends from Brussels as it had been in the past. All other rooms were taken. She quickly found a room at a nearby B&B, paid the difference for 3 nights, & had them join us for breakfast every morning - making the best of a difficult situation. Not many others would have done that; it would have simply been our mistake due to the language barrier.

They are now on Facebook & can be contacted by email, making the language difference moot. There are many nice B&Bs in Normandie, but what sets this one apart is the lengths the owners go to for their guests.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Ferme du Mouchel

Property: Ferme du Mouchel
Address: Lieu Dit le Mouchel, 14710 Formigny, France
Region: France > Normandy > Basse-Normandie > Calvados > Formigny
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Formigny
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in a quiet and restful environment in Normandy, the Farm of Mouchel invites you to discover the authenticity of his(her) guest houses and to taste(savour) its breakfast accompanied with its jams house. Near Bayeux, landing beaches (Arromanches, The point(headland) of Hoc, Omaha beach) but also typical marinas of the Calvados (Port(Bearing) in Bessin, Grandcamp-Maisy) his(her,its) location(localization) will allow you to take advantage of tourist attractions of the region. ... more   less 
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Ferme Du Mouchel Formigny, France - Normandy

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