Our home is close to Cherbourg and Caen Ferry Ports. We are centrally situated in lower Normandy within easy travelling of many tourist attractions. We live in a beautiful woodland setting which guests are welcome to explore. We offer guests the use of a small kitchen and living room. All guest rooms have ensuite shower and toilet facilities.
Welcome to The Normandy Inn at Le Val Borel, in beautiful Lower Normandy. We have recently taken over this establishment from the previous owners, and hope to run it as well as they did.
Set in the heart of the rolling Lower Normandy countryside, there is good access to a wide range of tourist attractions and places of interest, including Mont St. Michel, the Bayeux tapestry, the powerful experience of the Normandy Beaches and the military cemeteries. St Malo, Rennes, Caen, St Lo and Vire are also within easy reach. Within the local area, there are excellent walks and cycle paths.
Being in the middle of the countryside, you will need your own transport.
Whether you are after a weekend break, a week’s exploration or en route further south, there are ferry ports, airports and good road systems within close reach. If you need advice on how to get here, just let us know.
We have four bright, clean, modern, en-suite rooms, catering for from 2 to 5 people per room. There is also a welcoming dining and lounging area, with access to a kitchen for those of you wishing to self-cater – where there is complementary tea, coffee and other drinks. Room 1 is on the ground floor, and has it’s own access to the grounds. The other three rooms are up a flight of stairs, and all have beautiful views. There is also a quiet reading area on the upstairs landing. Please check for availability if you specifically want the ground floor room.
Breakfast is continental in style, and can be served at a time that suits you best up to 10.30am. If you want an evening meal, you’re welcome, but it will be whatever we are eating, and we will need 24 hours notice – talk to us about your needs. Otherwise, there are some lovely restaurants within easy driving distance – we’ve tried most of them; ask us which we would recommend!
Come at the right time of year and the dragonflies are spectacular.
And then there are our animals; Harry is a very friendly large donkey who loves being fed pieces of carrot or apple by hand, as do the four friendly goats – Raja (the greedy one who’ll push the others out of the way to get to the food first), Tony and Sherry, and the more shy Dyson, who will rub up against you once she feels safe with you. Millie, our elderly Jack Russell is a bit too temperamental to be let loose! Although the animal sheds are out of bounds, just linger around and the animals will come to you.
Children are very welcome here, and there is a large range of toys, games and activities available for them. As this is a traditional piece of Normandy countryside, there are risks, which parents will need to be responsible for – ponds, animals, old buildings, open access to (very quiet) roads etc.
Accès des voyageurs
If you don’t want to drive, and just want to relax, you are welcome to make use of our paths and woodland. Lovely secluded spots to sit and picnic, or contemplate the peace. See if you can spot the fish and newts in one of the three ponds – or the red squirrels in the trees. At night-time, take advantage of the lack of light pollution to marvel at the stars (on one of the many clear nights).
Échanges avec les voyageurs
We live opposite the guest house and are generally around if needed.
We have three goats who wander around; occasionally at the front of the guest house! There are also two farm cats who may rub around your legs but are not always friendly when you stroke them!!
- Pets accommodated by arrangement but must not be left unattended in the accommodation and should be on leads in the grounds at all times.
- Due to our rural location guests will need their own transport
- €10 reduction for single occupancy of rooms.
Peter and Joy have relocated to France from the UK to enjoy a simpler lifestyle and less frenetic pace of life after many years working long hours in education, health and social care. We live in beautiful surroundings with tranquil woodland and ponds to explore, various wildlife to spot and dark skies at night if you like stargazing.
We aim to provide a relaxing and restful place to stay for our guests.