Domaine de Pasiphae

Vimoutiers, Orne
Bed & Breakfast

Families and couples will unwind in this relaxed farmhouse B&B with a lovely garden; shops and restaurants are a short walk away


3 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

This traditional farmhouse dating from the 1860s is set back from the road and surrounded by rambling gardens, so you’ll feel like you’re in the countryside even though you can stroll to good restaurants in five minutes.

Cecile and Frederic’s family home is stylish without feeling too formal. Breakfast is on the terrace or in the garden – bread, brioche and croissants from the local bakery, homemade jams, yogurt, compotes and cakes. While there are two sitting rooms with fireplaces and plenty of books, the garden is the main draw here: more wild jungle than a formal garden, with a kids’ play area, veg patch and two resident sheep.

There are shops and two good restaurants in the nearby village of Vimoutiers, and you’re perfectly located for the Normandy cheese trail. Cycle or walk the surrounding countryside, explore sweet Normandy towns, return to relaxed hospitality.

Domaine de Pasiphae - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • Sitting in the garden surrounded by beautiful trees
  • Being able to walk into the village for dinner
  • The big bedrooms with balconies
Domaine de Pasiphae - Gallery

You should know

  • Young children will need to be watched as there are two big ponds in the garden
  • There are no baths, just showers


  • 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

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Booking restrictions
Singles €75-€95.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Restaurant 5-minute walk.


Nightly price
from €82
Singles €75-€95.
3 Suites for 2
From €82



We had a short but very sweet stay at this lovely house on our way back to the UK from the Dordogne. It was a really convenient stopover and we could not have had a warmer welcome from our delightful hosts. Cécile was really helpful and booked a local restaurant for us prior to arrival. Our two rooms constituted a lovely family suite and were spacious, light filled and beautifully appointed. A crack of dawn departure meant we missed the breakfast this time, but we hope to sample it on a future visit as all signs point to it being top-notch!

Nell, St albans

We had a lovely one night stay en route to the Loire Valley. The house, furnishings and gardens are just lovely. We felt very welcome and will happily recommend to friends.

Jill, Cambridge

Very welcoming hosts. Nothing too much trouble. Room delightful and very comfortable. Would definitely recommend this B&B.

Jane, Leicestershire

Really lovely b & b, clean with a very comfortable bed. Cecile was perfect hostess, helpful and chatty. Her breakfasts are an amazing array of homemade produce.

Shael, Maidenhead

We stayed at this gorgeous bed and breakfast for two nights. Cecille and her lovely children and very friendly dog gave us a warm welcome. Sadly we didn’t really have time to enjoy the INCREDIBLE garden to the full. However the lovely home was spotlessly clean, bedding and towels of a very good quality. I really liked her environmentally friendly attitude, no plastic packets of toiletries and wasteful tiny shampoos etc, but there was everything you needed in the bathroom. Breakfast was great and she catered for my non dairy, gluten free would definitely stay here again.

Helen, Chassiecq

Our stay at La Domaine Pasiphae was sadly too short. The house was beautiful and our room was very comfortable. Cécile could not have made us more welcome and did everything she could to advise and help to make our stay as wonderful as possible. We were made to feel a part of the family. Vimoutiers was a lovely town and perfect for an overnight stay

Gill, Manchester

We had a very comfortable stay. The house and gardens were lovely and the family very welcoming and friendly. Cecile booked a restaurant for us in the town which was very good. Although we only stayed the one night on our way further south we would certainly like to return for a longer stay to explore the area.

Sue, Sheffield

This is a very stylish bed and breakfast guest house. Set in pretty gardens and has lovely rooms . We had a nice stay and the friendly owners were welcoming.

Claire, London

Another very special Alastair Sawday find! Lovely house, beautiful bedroom with balcony overlooking the garden. Cecile was so welcoming and helpful, booking a restaurant for dinner and checking if the local Camembert Farm was open on a Sunday ( unfortunately not) so we will have to return another time. Convenient stopping place if traveling from South West France to Calais not to far from A28. Lovely Breakfast with homemade yogurt and jams would thoroughly recommend

Dianne, Knutsford cheshire

You're only a five minute walk from the centre of Vimoutiers where there are restaurants and the Camembert Museum but you'll feel worlds away in a quiet corner of the garden here with a good book. Cécile and Frédéric have done a wonderful job in a remarkably short space of time to make the house their own - the rooms are stunning and they are lovely, thoughtful hosts. This is the perfect place to base yourself if you need a relaxing few days away, or if you're set on exploring the cheese and cider farms of the region.

Kate, Sawday's inspector

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The neighbourhood

Eat your way through the Normandy cheese trail – the Camembert Museum is a short walk away, Camembert itself is the next village and Cecile recommends the Durand Farm in Camembert for tasting and buying. Livarot, with the big Graindorge cheese factory tour experience, is a 15-minute drive and in between all of these are cider farms. You can rent electric bikes from the local tourist office and cycle along the Voie Verte to Livarot, or set out on walks from the door into the beautiful countryside around Vimoutiers. There are sweet little Norman towns around like Sap-en-Auge, and for something bigger, Lisieux, Falaise and Argentan are all about half an hours’ drive away.

Local points of interest from Cecile Bussiere

  • The Museum of Camembert is 300 meters from the B&B. You will learn everything about this famous cheese and you can even buy some on site.
  • Restaurants and shops can be found within 5min walk from the house. There is a market on the square every Mondays and Fridays.
  • We are 30min away from Lisieux and Argentan, 1hour from the C.oast (Deauville, Honfleur, Cabourg) and the beaches.
  • You can rent electric bikes in Vimoutiers and visit the region differently, in a slowly way. You can also walk, there are lots of walking paths here.
  • We have two sheep in our garden, one black and one white. You can watch them everyday in the garden. There are also many birds everywhere in the trees and fishes (Koi) in the various ponds.
  • Discover the beautiful National Haras du Pin with its beautiful horses, shows and contests every day all year long. Within 30min from the house by car.


Cecile Bussiere

Cecile, who is a dedicated and thoughtful hostess, lives in the house with her husband Frederic, young twins and Irish, a huge chocolate Labrador. Cecile trained as a translator and speaks fluent English and Spanish and Frederic works in IT, commuting to Paris by train and sometimes working at home. They moved from Paris to get out of the city, and although they knew the coast of Normandy well they had never been inland – the decision came down entirely to the house.