Le Petit Ruisseau

Biniville, Manche
Bed & Breakfast

Warmth, peace, delicious food, French cheeses… and a hostess who knows all of Normandy’s notable landmarks and many of its hidden secrets


1 room


Rooms sleep 2


In the hamlet of Le Douit is a 350-year-old house, rather grand with its own little turret, a delicious piece of Norman history. Linda’s welcome is generous and warm, and her knowledge of World War Two second to none; her father-in-law was a renowned photo journalist and his black and white photos are captivating. There are books, antiques, squishy sofas too, and a kitchen with a big old Aga. Linda loves real food so her suppers and dinners reflect the seasons and you can eat under the old walnut tree in summer. All this, feather quilts, fresh flowers and deep mattresses, and a young garden backed by pastures – enchanting!


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • 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
  • 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

Check in
From 4pm
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Dinner with wine & coffee, €35. Light supper €17.50. Restaurants 4km.


Nightly price
from €75
Singles €50.
1 Twin/double
From €75


A really beautiful house, comfortable and welcoming. We stayed two nights but wished it had been more! Linda was a great host, advising us of places to visit and cooking us a wonderful meal on our night of arrival.

Sue, Wimborne dorset

We had the most wonderful two days at Lynda's place, who is the most generous and knowledgeable host. Make sure to have dinner one night, it was absolutely delicious. The room was comfortable, spacious and clean. A real gem.

Tony and alex, London

Just to say again a very big thank you for making us so welcome and helping us to enjoy our trip to Normandy so much. We really didn't know what to expect and loved every minute. You made us a magnificent meal on the evening of our arrival, every part of it was simply delicious. Everything about the villa was meticulous, the ornaments, the photographs and the decoration of this wonderfully restored historical house


Thank you for a lovely stay and outstanding cuisine!

Robbie & henry, Usa

We spent such a splendid last night of our holiday with Linda; the most welcoming, kind and accommodating of hostesses. We were very late arriving and she didn't make us feel either rushed or as though we had been a nuisance! A wonderfully comfortable home, and our bedroom 'wing' beautifully furnished and decorated - huge comfy bed. An outstanding dinner was served to us on pretty china at a delightfully decorated table, and matched by delicious wine in crystal glasses. The whole evening was a huge treat! Thank you so much Linda.

Gillie, Worcester

Le Petit Ruisseau is a gem, hidden away in the beautiful Normandy countryside. The tranquil setting for this 17th Century property demands you leave the rat race behind in favour of what life's really about, contentment and enjoyment. The owner, Linda, is a fabulous host - genuine, kind, helpful - nothing is too much trouble. And to cap it all she's a truly amazing cook. Her evening meals must be sampled by those who stay at Le Petit Ruiseeau. What's more, Linda is very knowledgeable of the area having lived in France for a number of years. Thank you, Linda. We hope to see you again soon.

Carl, Cardiff

We wanted to thank you for making us so welcome in your home and to let you know how much we enjoyed our stay with you. We had a really good nights sleep in the big comfy bed and really appreciated the way you made us so welcome. We thought that the meal was absolutely delicious, as you could tell from our very clean plates, and the breakfast set us up well for the day. Suffice to say we really enjoyed the whole experience, including talking to you and to finding out about your fascinating family history.


I know tonight was a LOT of hard work but we could not be more appreciative. Your hospitality was so wonderful. Thank you so much for making this an awesome day...


Many thanks for the incredible hospitality during our stay at your wonderful farmhouse. Sarah and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay -- so much so that since we've left all we've talked about is when we can come back! I've also highly recommended it to my parents and to several work colleagues. I think the food and fascinating history are irresistible temptations! Thank you again for having us to stay at your beautiful home and for the invaluable information on which places to visit.


Thank you Linda for such a lovely 2 night stay. We will have very fond memories of our time in Normandy, largely due to your warm hospitality!


We just wanted to say thank you so much for making our stay with you so enjoyable. I replicated your wonderful dinner for the family who declared it awesome!! The icing on the cake was seeing your photographs.


Le petit ruisseau is a home away from home! A little gem tucked away in the Norman countryside, so peaceful and quiet in a beautiful green scenery. Linda does her utmost to make her guests feel comfortable. Lovely decorated rooms, delicious meals, romantic decor to have breakfast and dinner in. Le petit ruisseau is ideally located to visit all the D-Day landmarks, but Linda will also direct you to some other hidden away gems in the neighbourhood. In short: we couldn't have made a better chocice and will always treasure our sweet memories of a memorable stay!


A lovely overnight say here. Linda made us feel very welcome at this old Norman farmhouse., with lots of history inside. The evening meal was a homemade Norman feast that was simply superb, we are already looking forward to our next visit.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Linda Malindine

  • come and explore Le Marais...it is my passion....this beautiful and ancient area with its own special culture.. where Herons and Egrets stand like sentinels guarding the utter tranquility of this vast marshland, wondrous skies & magical landscapes.
  • Follow the route of the Master Norman Builders & gaze in awe at the great abbeys, monasteries and cathedrals.
  • Normandy is a land fashioned by a 1000 years of history...it has a unique legacy of fortified and turreted farmhouses and old castles...find out about the legend of the triple moated castle!
  • You can now take my self guided tours of the Invasion Beaches and then enjoy a viewing of the historic and unique photographs of the most significant WW2 photographer EG. Malindine. It is a walk with history!