We're happy to welcome you to the Salamander, a cottage located at our renovated farm, Le Vermont. We offer comfortable accommodations in a traditional setting. Next to the Pointe du Hoc, near the D-Day beaches, Bayeux, and Caen. The Salamander has a family suite with main bedroom, bathroom, and kitchenette, wheelchair accessible on the ground floor. It also has a mezzanine bedroom with half-bath (WC, sink). Child cot, high chair, and bath available. Le Vermont is located in the Norman countryside between sea and farms, with excellent possibilities for going to the beach, bicycling, and walking, as well as sightseeing. Sandy beaches at Vierville-sur-Mer and Grandcamp-Maisy. Relax and enjoy a sunbath in the quiet in our flowered courtyard. Commerce and good selection of restaurants at 7 km.
4.6 on May 01, 2015
Great place to spend a few days in Normandy. Hilary is an exceptional host who really cares for her guests and goes out of her way to make you welcome. The accommodation is excellent with comfortable beds, wet rooms and well appointed kitchens. This is a perfect spot for country lovers and those interested in wartime history.
5 on August 13, 2014
Our stay in Le Champlain was fantastic. The apartment is nicely furnished with large bright rooms and lovely furniture. The beds are really good - of all our stays abroad, I think this is where we have slept the best! The house is in very close distance to the ocean and point du hoc. It makes a great base for trips to the different D-day sites. There is a nice little terrace and a lovely garden. Hilary is a wonderful host - she really made all of us feel welcome. We enjoyed her hospitality, kindness and helpfullness. The breakfast was great - she asked us our favorites and made it! The whole family enjoyed our stay beyond all expectations. We will recommend everyone visiting Normandy to stay here!
4.8 on July 27, 2014
We are a family of 4, couple & 2 adult daughters in their 20's, and we were visiting Europe for the first time. What a wonderful introduction to France! Hilary is the most gracious and accommodating hostess, always ready with driving directions, restaurant recommendations and suggestions for day trips. The cottage is beautiful, clean and so comfortable! The breakfast was delicious also. The farm is very quiet and restful, but located so close to all the Normandy Beach sights that driving was easy. We were all sorry to leave after 2 nights!! Would absolutely recommend this place to anyone visiting the Normandy area, and would stay there again myself - but for at least a week! Thank you Hilary for your wonderful hospitality! Shari, Kevin, Kate & Jess from Wisconsin.
4.2 on June 30, 2014
4 nuits passées au calme pendant les commémorations du 70ème D day. Les installations sont très bien et d'une propreté exemplaire. Et que dire de la gentillesse d'Hilary. De l'accueil au petit déjeuner tout est nickel. Merci je reviendrai et je recommande. Every things is perfect, cleaned and so quiet. There is also another thing we can give, and it is a 5 stars for the hopistality. I recommand this place. Emmanuel B.
5 on June 15, 2014
Straordinaria ospitalità, assolutamente da non perdere. La posizione unica, la struttura curata e la gentilezza fanno del Vermont un posto eccezionale per trascorrere una piacevole vacanza nel Calvados. Noi ci torneremo ancora. Ne siamo entusiasti.
5 on July 09, 2013
My family of four just came back from a four night stay at Le Vermont. Our host, Hilary was amazing and she went out of her way to make sure our every need was met. The cottage was super clean and had all amenities. The breakfasts were also delicious. We felt like we were in a 5 star place but they still managed to maintain the charm of a 19th century farmhouse. When we had to leave we honestly felt we were leaving a good friend. If you are looking for a place in Normandy close to the D-Day beaches and Bayeux look no further. Angie B. Toronto, Canada
5 on November 05, 2012
We had a relaxing and convenient visit at Le Vermont. Hilary made our visit exceptionally easy. The cottage is well appointed with beautiful decor. Rooms are spacious and comfortable. We had a great time, and we were so pleased to be close to such a variety of attractions and tourist sites. What a treat! We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Le Vermont to other travellers.
5 on September 28, 2012
Our family of four had a wonderful visit with Hilary and Patrick (and Tom)! Hospitality was only the beginning. Great food, great fun with great people, hope to return and continue a friendship.
5 on September 16, 2012
We stayed with Hilary at Le Vermont from August 12 thru 14.It was like visiting your cousin in the Norman countryside.Everything was absolutely perfect.We had the feeling of an 1870's French farm.If we ever visit the area again we will be at Le Vermont.Top Notch! Dan & Merle Small Weatherford,TX USA
5 on July 23, 2012
I highly recommend Le Vermont. My daughter and I stayed there for five nights in June. The accommodations are immaculate, extremely comfortable, and absolutely charming. Our hosts, Hilary and Patrick, have done wonders in renovating their farm, and they went above and beyond the call of duty to make sure we enjoyed our stay. It is ideally located for visiting all of the sites in the area, and it is also a wonderful place to get away from it all. I look forward to returning time and time again!
The Salamander offers a ground floor master bedroom with a full-size bed and a mezzanine bedroom with half bath and one full and one single bed. Both master bedroom and bathroom are wheelchair accessible and equipped. There is a kitchen with tea and coffee available, as well as a fridge and an oven/microwave. Living room with TV, couch. Views give onto the courtyard. The Salamander can be rented as 1 bedroom or 2 bedrooms to the same party . Price of accommodation depends on numbers.
Paris, France (PAR-All Airports) 194 miles
From Caen: take the N13 dir. Cherbourg (for 40 km). Exit at Formigny, traverse Formigny, take left dir. Vierville sur Mer. At Vierville, take left. Arrival Saint Pierre, Hameau LeFèvre, see sign for l'Ancre Bleu, take immediate right, go 100 m, Le Vermont is the house on the right with green gates. From Cherbourg: take the N13 dir. Caen (for 75 km). Exit at Formigny, follow instructions above.
Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Ocean, Bayeux Tapestry and Cathedral, Pointe du Hoc, Omaha and Utah Beaches, American Cemetery, Caen, abbeys, museums, amusement park, the Mont Saint Michel, Cherbourg museums, aquarium, submarine, Port en Bessin, Grandcamp-Maisy fishing villages, Picnic area, Religious Services, Ruins, Zoo
Bed and Breakfast, Cottage
BBQ grill, Board games, DVD Player, Library, TV, Wi-Fi , shampoo & bath gel, shower cap
Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Wired internet
Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Cider tasting, sailing lessons, mohair goat farm, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports
Hilary and Patrick Cornet
English, French, Italian
Cats , Dogs , chickens, ducks, geese
Hilary is originally from Vermont, and Patrick is Norman born and bred. We are interested in history, languages, travel, cooking, animals, and gardening.
continental or American
Low fat , Vegetarian