Le Moulin de l’Epinay

Ste Beuve-en-riviere, Seine-Maritime
Bed & Breakfast


Restored mill house with a stream running through the garden, and warm hosts who provide fabulous four-course dinners for their guests

Bedroom

4 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2 – 3

The
Experience

Lynn and Duncan’s three-storey mill house is surrounded by farmland and apple orchards, and although you’re near the A28 and A29 there’s no hint of traffic noise. Visit in autumn and join in with the cider harvest, when all the neighbours come together to help.

Guests gather together for breakfast around a long table in the relaxed living room or in the conservatory next door. Don’t miss Lynn’s four-course dinners, served in the lovely outdoor dining barn in summer – veg from the garden, Neufchâtel cheese, puddings with fruit from the garden and perhaps some of Duncan’s home-distilled Calvados to finish.

The pretty garden has three bridges crossing a stream and a little waterfall, and the indoor pool is great for a swim year-round. The nearest village is a couple of fields away, there are lovely châteaux to visit, and the Normandy coast is less than an hour’s drive away.

Le Moulin de l’Epinay - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • The big, sociable dinners in the outdoor dining room in summer
  • Staying at an old mill with the streams running through the garden
  • Having an indoor pool for a quick swim
Le Moulin de l’Epinay - Gallery

Home truths

  • The twin room has no en suite but a private bathroom
  • It’s a joining in sort of place

Essentials

  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • WiFi
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • 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

Nearby

  • Pub/bar 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

Special offer: Cider and Calvados sampling - Try our cider and Calvados made from our own apples in the orchard.

Booking information

Check in
5pm-10pm
Check out
9am-10.30am
Booking restrictions
Children over 3 welcome.
Closed
Sundays, Mondays, 1 October, 17 December - 31 January, 12 - 14 June.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Meals
Dinner €30.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €75
Surcharges
Singles €70. Extra bed available €25 per person per night. Tourist Tax: €0.40 per person per night (above 13 y/o).
1 Double
From €75
1 Family room for 3
From €85
1 Twin
From €75
1 Suite for 2
From €90

Reviews

We have stayed at the Moulin several times a year for about 12 years. We are frequent travellers, and this is our No. 1 choice for overnight stops in northern France. Much better that a hotel, this combines a high level of comfort, friendliness, super food and an opportunity to converse with a wide range of visitors from around Europe. We really can't fault it at all, and are looking forward to our next stop on our way south, in two weeks time.

John and rosemarie, Hull

This was my 32nd visit to Lynn and Duncan's in the last ten tears. A peaceful, friendly B&B with fine rooms. It is great that the hosts join you for the excellent diners made by Lynn,a great cook.

Joe, Newton, cambridge

I really enjoyed meeting Lynn and Duncan when I went to visit - they were wonderful hosts and it was cider-making day so I got to see the apple-crushing in full swing and sample some of their delicious apple juice. There's a lovely walk through the woods to the little waterfall at the bottom of the garden and I would recommend asking for the suite if it's available - you can sit out on the balcony with a lovely view across the fields. I hope to stay longer next time and experience one of Lynn's dinners!

Kate, Sawday's inspector

We have regularly visited Lynn & Duncan at their beautiful home, le Moulin de l' Epinay, for about 14 years and each visit meets and often exceeds our expectations! The en suite rooms are tastefully furnished and well-equipped and evening meals are a treat - 4 courses, including wine, coffee and the occasional calvados!! A very convivial experience! It makes a great & convenient overnight stop 90 minutes from the Channel Tunnel, but is also perfect for exploring this lovely area, within reach of beaches, military sites and tourist attractions, such as Monet's Gardens! Highly recommended!

Caro!e, Newcastle

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Location

The neighbourhood

A short walk down a grassy lane takes you to the village of Sainte Beuve-en-Riviere – you can see the church from some of the bedrooms. Nearby Neufchâtel is good for picking up the famous heart-shaped cheese and just down the road is the lovely châteaux at Mesnières-en-Bray, a Loire Valley-esque gem in the middle of Normandy. You're 45 minutes from the coast for beaches and beautiful little coastal towns like Varengeville or Le Treport, where the Parisians go for moules-frites. If you want a town day, Rouen is 40 minutes away and has good shopping and museums.

Local points of interest from Lynn Birtles

  • From this pastoral idyll, stroll down a grassy lane beside a burbling stream to a pretty village.
  • Take a walk to the cheese farm in the village and sample the famous heart-shaped cheese and their speciality, the cheese with lin seeds.
  • Just down the road is the site of the battle in 1059 where William beat the French king and established himself as Duke of Normandy - before crossing the Channel.
  • Apple products are to be found all around and visits are possible in a local village to learn about the benefits of cider vinegar and sample the local cider with an expert.
  • In addition, there is an opportunity for all boys, young and old, who enjoy model railways to indulge their interest and admire the beautifully crafted miniature houses.
  • 10 kilometres away is the Greenway, linking London to Paris, an ideal environment for walking and cycling.

Introducing

Lynn Birtles

Lynn and Duncan met at a college in Kent where she was teaching French – he was selling a car, she needed a new one and the rest is history. Lynn trained as a chef at Le Cordon Bleu. Duncan is an engineer who likes tinkering in his garage, and his cider is renowned locally for its excellence. After raising their children in Kent, they decided to buy a holiday home in Normandy, found the Mill, and started doing B&B pretty much straight away. They have two friendly rescue cats.