Marika and Pierre live in their 19th-century redbrick mansion and have converted their two outbuildings into three spaces to stay. L’Orangerie is split over two floors: a suite and kitchenette upstairs and a twin/double on the ground floor. Le Lavoir with its river-facing terrace also has a kitchenette – it’s perfect for a couple. All have separate entrances.
Those with a kitchenette can opt for a self-catering option, but if you’re having breakfast, stroll to the conservatory in the main house for a spread of charcuterie, cheeses, cold meats, pastries and homemade jams. You’ll be surrounded by homemade cushions, curtains and antiques – Marika and Pierre are passionate collectors.
Ask about hikes, horse riding and fishing nearby. The village has a deli, restaurants and a bakery, or you can drive to Bernay in 20 minutes for supermarkets, antique shops and trains into Paris. You’re only 8km off the motorway from Calais and 1.5 hours’ drive from the ferry terminal at Caen.