Ferme-Manoir de la Rivière

Géfosse Fontenay, Calvados
Bed & Breakfast

Good value rooms and organic suppers in a monumental and ancient farmhouse set in rural bliss – run by delightful Isabelle and Gérard


3 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 3


Breakfast by the massive fireplace may be oil lamp-lit on winter mornings in this 13th-century fortress of a former dairy farm, with its ancient tithe barn and little watchtower. Isabelle is proud of her family home, its flagstones worn smooth with age, its high vaulted stone living-room ceiling, its second-floor rooms, one narrow with a shower in a tower, another with exposed beams and ciel de lit drapes. Her energy boundless, she is ever improving her rooms, gives you homemade brioche and jam for breakfast and really good organic dinners – much supported by Gérard.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Credit cards
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 5pm
Check out
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Dinner with cider or wine, €27-€30, on request.


Nightly price
from €75
Singles €85. Dinner, B&B €35 per person. Extra bed/sofabed available €35 per person per night.
1 Double
From €75
2 Triples
From €105


We stayed just one night at this beautiful house but would have been happy to stay longer. The rooms were very well sized and comfortable. Breakfast was delicious. We were made to feel very welcome.

Julia, Winchester

Beautiful home, lovely furnishings. Immaculately clean. Very friendly owner


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Gérard & Isabelle Leharivel

  • Food lovers: we offer cookery weekends and cooking lessons (please enquire).
  • Organic dinners : Isabelle buys fish direct from the boats as they arrive at Grandcamp port, while Gérard tends his vegetable garden. Expect homemade bread on the table, fruit from their orchard and rhubarb and blackcurrant jams.
  • Géfosse-Fontenay is a little coastal village, located in the estuary of the Veys's bay, between Isigny s/mer (5 km) and Grandcamp-Maisy(4 km), and half way between Caen and Cherbourg.
  • A region full of history: we are situated near the beaches of the Normandy landing (between Utah and Omaha beach)
  • Bayeux: go and see the famous Tapestry and visit the town’s art museums and its cathedral (22km away). The manor is also located in the Cotentin and Bessin Natural Park, and there are many walking paths available
  • Cyclists and drivers: we have a sheltered area for you to park your bike under, and a secure car parking for your car.