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A magical country retreat

 

Having seen all the information about Les Rochers our expectations were high, but our stay of 4 blissful nights there exceeded what we could have hoped for. From the moment we arrived and Susanna welcomed us we felt transported into such a happy place, full of calm and beauty. We stayed in the room called 'Les Deux' which is upstairs in the building adjacent to the utterly beautiful main house where Susanna and Konstantin live. We loved this room, with its little balcony overlooking the fields and its light and bright aspect. Beautifully furnished and a welcoming bath to be enjoyed at the end of a day of sightseeing or walking in the countryside. We were able to visit the spectacular Bayeux and Omaha beach and learn about the old and more recent dramatic history of the area. We also enjoyed the 8km circular walk from Les Rochers to the stunning Abbey in Cerisy La Foret, through forest and countryside. All this was after the most delicious breakfasts cooked by Susanna and Konstantin. Every day new delicacies, so pleasing to both eye and tastebuds, served to us with great care and attention to detail. Delicious local apple juice and produce. We were also able to prepare our suppers in the shared kitchen which was a real bonus for a bed and breakfast. One night we ordered in a wonderful seafood platter which Susanna recommended. The kitchen is restaurant standard. The auberge where the kitchen is situated is a large area in a restored barn which also has the eating area and comfortable seating. There is low-key jazz music playing in the background, interesting artefacts and art work to look at and an honesty bar for warming digestifs. We were lucky to enjoy beautiful sunsets sitting out on the terrace outside the auberge, listening to a cuckoo, deer barking and surrounded by several of the many cats that live happily at Les Rochers. Just a special, special place and made all the better by the hosting. Susanna gave us so much useful information and made us feel very much at home. Nothing was too much trouble and the love she and Konstantin have for Les Rochers and what they provide for their guests shines through. Staying at Les Rochers gives the perfect balance of countryside calm and cultural possibilities. We very much hope to return and would heartily recommend this gem of a place.

Thank you Susanna and Konstantin

Martin & Sally Ann, GB

April 2022

Wir haben einen tollen Urlaub im Les Rochers verbracht. Das Konzept des B&B mit Küchennutzung ab dem Mittag ist genial. So kann man das tolle und abwechslungsreiche Frühstück genießen und ist den Rest des Tages flexibel und unabhängig von Restaurantzeiten. Die Zimmer sind extrem geräumig und individuell eingerichtet. Insgesamt haben wir uns extrem wohlgefühlt und die Ruhe und lockere Atmosphäre genossen. Man kann von Les Rochers aus sternförmig alle Sehenswürdigkeiten der Normandie erkunden – Susanna hat viele gute Tipps – Bayeux, Houlgate, das Cotentin und die Suisse Normande haben uns besonders gut gefallen. Dazu noch ein paar tolle Golfplätze – und im April eine Woche voller Sonnenschein. Was will man mehr? Wir waren schon ewig nicht mehr in der Normandie und sind absolut begeistert.

Andrea & Uli, DE

April 2022