Le Gaudin

Campandré Valcongrain, Calvados
Bed & Breakfast

A relaxed retreat in the Normandy hills, with British hosts who look after you well. Join sociable dinners at a long table – a treat


4 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


People return because it’s fun to stay here with friendly Clive and Denise at the helm – and a long sociable table for superb dinners. Shooting through the centre of this 18th-century farmhouse is a chimney of 4,500 bricks. Clive knows: he built it! Every feature conveys the creativity of your British hosts. Exposed stone walls; an old manger, now a wine rack; Denise’s upholstered coffee table; a doll’s house in the sunny breakfast room. Deeply comfortable bedrooms have hand-sewn fabrics and fine French antiques. Fish in the wooded grounds; join the ancient pilgrims’ walk to Mont St Michel; go canoeing in nearby Thury-Harcourt.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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


  • 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

No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Dinner with wine, €38.


Nightly price
from €70
1 Twin
From €70
3 Doubles
From €70


Dining here is a must, Clive cooks an outstanding and sophisticated meal using local, seasonal produce. The huge fireside sofas are irresistible after dinner. A great retreat for a group of friends or equally sociable couples.

Nicola, Sawday's inspector

What a gorgeous B&B! Just got back from 3 nights at Le Gaudin and I can’t speak highly enough about it! The property is just gorgeous - well maintained and luxurious but comfortable too. The grounds are beautiful and have so much history. Clive was a wonderful host - very welcoming and full of local knowledge. If you’re in Normandy and looking for a top notch place to stay with easy access to all that Normandy has to offer, you won’t find better than Le Gaudin.

Tina, Nottingham

Just fabulous. Clive (the owner/chef) has created a truly lovely, comfortable, elegant and very special B&B. Huge rooms, all tastefully decorated. A vast main reception lounge, lovely gardens and so on. Clive is a terrific chef too, and his dinner (with good wine) is well worth having....as good as most 'top' French restaurants. Le Gaudin is also as short drive to the coast, ferries etc. Highly recommended, and my advice is book it!

Ian, Stroud, uk

We stayed at Le Gaudin during the 72nd Anniversary of D-Day. Clive (the owner) was a phenomenal resource for history and site recommendations. The B&B is a very charming place with a historical past. We highly recommend Clive's cooking. He is an amazing cook and it was by far the best meal we had during our 2 1/2 week trek around Europe. Our stay at Le Gaudin was definitely a highlight of our trip!

Kelsey, Denver

Clive is an excellent host who has done an amazing job in renovating this old farm, the rooms are comfortable, spacious and peaceful. His dinners are amazing, definitely good restaurant standard and excellent value for money. All in all we spent a wonderful 3 days at le Gaudin and would definitely recommend the place.

Adria, Middlesbrough

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Clive & Denise Canvin

  • Le Gaudin sits in the heritage area of Swiss Normande nestled in a valley surrounded by woodlands. The house sits on the site of an ancient Abbey. View a short video of the grounds here > https://youtu.be/U1-FR3Eosgw
  • Le Gaudin is situated 40 minutes from the Normandy Beaches.Le Gaudin is 30 minutes from historic Bayeaux and One hour from the historic Mont St Michel
  • Le Gaudin has a 5 star reputation for its delicious meals cooked by owner and chef Clive.
  • Ancient pilgrims' way to Mont Saint Michel passes the edge of the property.
  • Canoeing and kayaking in Thury-Harcourt - 8 kms. 18-hole golf course in Clécy - 13 kms..
  • Private lake on site with fishing .