La Lévrière

Saint Denis Le Ferment, Eure
Bed & Breakfast


Chocolate-box cottages in deepest Normandy, owned by bright young things with a passion for organic cuisine and the good life

Bedroom

4 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 3 - 4

The
Experience

The Languignons certainly have a vision for La Lévrière: a farmhouse with a green paradise of fruit orchards and summer and winter vegetable patches. Organic, natural produce and simple living are the buzzwords in their Norman bolthole, and everything they grow is destined for the stomach. They’ve begun with breakfast: wholemeal bread and crusty baguette, jams and fruit – all homemade or grown, and accompanied by local honey, farm yogurt and heart-shaped Neufchatel cheese.

In this quaint corner of Haute-Normandie there’s a hectare of grassy gardens and orchards, separated by a tinkling stream that’s crossed by a bridge where you’ll need to dodge the long tendrils of the white willow and hazel to access the footpaths at the end of the garden.

Larger families can take over the whole property – three airy bedrooms overlook a central courtyard – but it’s private enough for a romantic long weekend of gentle pedalling through the villages of the thickly forested valley.

Bridge over stream amongst the gardens and orchards at La Lévrière

We think you'll love

  • Keen, friendly hosts with a zest for life and everything organic
  • The blissfully rural taste of village life
  • Pleasant and spacious bedrooms
Garden with outside table and chairs amongst the trees

Home truths

  • Two of the bedrooms are accessed up a narrow and fairly steep staircase
  • The fireplace is purely decorative, but there’s a separate wood-burner

Essentials

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

Family friendly

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

Nearby

  • Pub within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

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

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
5pm-7.30pm, please get in touch for early or late check in
Check out
11.30am
Closed
Rarely.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Meals
Restaurant 5km.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €85
1 Suite for 4
From €85
1 Triple
From €85
1 Suite for 3
From €95

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Location

The neighbourhood

Traffic noise is at a minimum in St-Denis-Le-Ferment: aside from the rumble of a passing tractor, your soundtrack is likely to be the babbling of the brook at the bottom of the garden, or the whinny of a horse. La Lévrière is set on a quiet road just outside the centre of the village, with walking trails spooling out from the doorstep across bordering pastures and dense woodland.

Local points of interest from

  • Breath surrounded by our forest garden of more than 2 acres, territory of the ducks, the roe deers, the horses and the birds. A paradise for nature lovers.
  • Come back to the land with our own organic fruits and vegetables. Taste them during breakfast, gather fruits in the orchards.
  • Cross the garden and walk the path of The Reine Blanche. Blanche d'Evreux, newly made queen of France on 1350 by getting married with Phillipe IV de Valois, liked to have walks on this path, bordering our property and to which she gave her name.
  • Wander around "the seven cities of the blue bush" : in the past, a forest composed of seven parishes including Saint Denis Le Ferment, which got granted special rights by the kings of France. Today, seven pretty typical villages.
  • Giverny, Lyons la Forêt, Gerberoy, Château Gaillard, The abbey of Saint Germer de Fly... All these beautiful places are 30 minutes form our guesthouse. Ideally situated to relax and recharge batteries after a good day of sight seeing.
  • A gastronomic restaurant featured in the french gastronomic guides le Bottin Gourmand and le Guide Michelin is 10 minutes from our guesthouse. A great place to enjoy a romantic dinner or to discover typical Norman dishes.