Marika and Pierre live in a 19th-century redbrick mansion on the edge of a country town and have converted two outbuildings in the garden into B&B spaces. All have separate entrances, some have balconies or terraces, and the pretty garden has a river running through it.
Stroll to the main house for charcuterie, cheeses, cold meats, pastries and homemade jams in the conservatory, surrounded by antiques and bric-a-brac – Marika and Pierre are passionate collectors. Walk to restaurants for lunch and dinner or rustle up something simple in your kitchenette.
Ask your hosts about hikes, horse riding and fishing nearby. The town centre has a deli, grocery and bakery, or you can drive to Bernay in 20 minutes for supermarkets, antique shops and trains into Paris (1hr 20 mins). For the ferry, Caen is an hour and a half away.