As you watch the sun set over the Seine estuary, revel in the comfort and serenity of this charming 18th-century manor house, in the green embrace of a wooded hillside. There are bedrooms on all three floors; some peep from beneath the gables of the stone-tiled roof, others gaze boldly from the half-timbered façade and you can choose between sea and garden views. Each room is individually decorated with simplicity and taste, unmistakably French, with snowy bed linen and oriental rugs on warm-hued floors; bathrooms are a riot of thoroughly modern marble. In the terracotta-tiled breakfast room, a buffet table loaded with organic local produce is a welcome start to the day, but your evenings belong to the spectacular dining room. Beneath ancient wooden beams, in the flickering light of the gothic limestone fireplace, crisp linen and white china frame gourmet meals of Gallic splendour. English owner Bridget is thoughtful, warm and friendly, and leaves a welcome note and fresh fruit and flowers in your room. The name? You’re a mile from the picturesque port of Honfleur, cradle of Impressionism. Le Manoir des Impressionnistes is part of our Normandy cider and calvados tours – why not take a peek?