Bed & Breakfast Overlooking the Picturesque Riverside Town of Putanges-Pont-Ecrepin
A Peaceful Location, Set in 2 Acres of Walled Grounds, Only 2 Mins Walk from the Town
We can accommodate up to 14 people.
Le Bosquet Bed & Breakfast
Le Tilleul (Linden) - this first floor room has a king size bed and views down to the town and river below. The en-suite has a bath made for long leisurely soaks. €85
Le Sorbe (Rowan) - also on the first floor, this room has a double bed and pretty views over the garden. The en-suite has a shower large enough for two. €75
Le Saule (Willow) - another first floor room with twin beds and views over the garden and countryside beyond. The en-suite has a bath with shower over. €75
Le Frene (Ash) - a second floor a suite of two mansard interconnecting rooms with families in mind. One with a king size bed for Mum and Dad and the other with twin beds for the children. A z-bed is also available if required. €110 for 4
Le Tremble (Aspen) - another second floor room with beams. A smaller room, this still has a king size and the en-suite has a good size shower. €65
Living Rooms: 1
Property Type: Guesthouse
The grounds contain many lovely, mature trees and are home to numerous birds and even a family of red squirrels. You are welcome to wander through them, sit and enjoy the view, have a picnic, use the barbecue or play petanque - we provide all you need, even the rules for petanque.
Important notes on accommodation
All our rooms have tea and coffee making facilities, hair dryers and there is an iron and ironing board available should you need one.
As well as the dining room, there is a lounge with an open fire to warm you in the cooler months, where you can enjoy a drink, read or simply discuss your day and plan the next.
Le Bosquet Bed & Breakfast prices
|Rental Period||Per Night||Per Week||Per Month||Min. Stay (Nights)|
|1 January 2011 - 31 December 2011||€ 75.00||-|
Notes on prices
Prices are per room, per night and include continental breakfast. Le Tilleul - €85, Le Saule & Le Sorbe - €75, Le Tremble - €65, Le Frene - €90/€110 depending on occupancy. Discount of €5 per night for stays in excess of 4 nights. Special rates for group bookings and long stays - please contact us for details.
Please telephone or email us to make a reservation. We ask our guests to arrive between 4.30 and 6.30 pm but are happy to welcome you outside these times if you call to let us know. We request bookings of a minimum of two nights over Bank Holiday periods. 1 November - 31 March book four nights and pay for just three (excluding Christmas and the New Year).
About the area
We are within an easy drive of the glorious and varied Normandy coastline including the D Day Landing beaches with the many associated museums and memorials.
Special Interest Holidays
Romantic Breaks with roses and Champagne in your room, scrambled eggs and smoked salmon with Bucks Fizz for breakfast and a romantic candle lit dinner. Christmas and New Year Breaks offering a unique chance to experience the best of French and English traditions. Wine Tasting. We also cater for special interest groups - Music lovers, Bridge Clubs, Garden enthusiasts, Fishermen, Artists and Country Sports.
How to get there
Le Bosquet is only 45 minutes from Caen (Ouistreham) and also within easy reach of the ports of Cherbourg, Le Harve and St Malo. The nearest airports are Carpiquet (Caen) and Deauville from Shoreham (Brighton) with Skysouth in a Piper Chieftain. Rennes from Exeter and Southampton with Flybe.
Whatever time of year, Putanges-Pont-Ecrepin is a pretty town set in the Suisse Normande and has held its weekly market since 1580. It has a busy Tourist Information office which is open all year round.
A 20 minute drive brings you to Falaise, which has a rich cultural heritage and is home to William the Conqueror's Château. It also offers a wealth of leisure activities and hosts many events throughout the year.
We offer supper or dinner by arrangement and there is a small hotel restaurant or Brasserie in the town offering good value meals just a short stroll away. There is also two boulangerie, charcuterie, epicerie and a small supermarket so shopping for a picnic is easy. There is much to do and see in the immediate vicinity and also further afield. Close by is a large man made lake, offering a variety of water sports as well as the chance to cruise while enjoying either lunch or dinner on board. The Suisse Normande offers a wide range of outdoor activities in glorious surroundings. There are towns and cities to explore from seaside towns to cities with wonderful shopping.
Alençon is world famous for needle-point lace, with attractive streets of fine town houses, ornate frontages decorated with wrought-iron lace. A Fine Arts and Lace Museum has a fabulous collection and occasionally stages exhibitions which are supported by famous designers such as Yves St Laurent and Christian Lacroix amongst others.
Caen is the city of William the Conqueror and home to the ducal château, one of the largest fortified enclosures in Europe. It has much to offer, parks and gardens, memorials and museums, wonderful shops and the marina in its heart from where boat trips will take you to the Côte Fleurie, Côte de Nacre, D-Day Landing Beaches or Pegasus Bridge and other monuments.
Bagnoles-de-l'Orne is an elegant spa town built in the style of Deauville with a lakeside casino which also offers regular Tea Dances and Soirée. Fixed price or tailored relaxation and well-being sessions can be arranged.
Domfront with its walls dating from the Middle Ages and famous dungeon. The surrounding area contains important pear and apple orchards.
There are also numerous Chateaux and gardens to visit as well as a market to be found every day of the week. A day out in Paris is easy with regular trains to enjoy all the capital has to offer.
Reviewed by: paulikins, United Kingdom
Reviewed: 30 October 2013
Date of stay: October 2013
Really friendly hosts, Historic house, lovely rooms, the "best bed I've ever slept in" (by my daughter), Jams at breakfast were outstanding, especially the rhubarb, Central location. Be there!
Recommended for: Age 55+, tourists without a car, sightseeing, families with young children and romantic getaway
Reviewed by: Margaret and Peter, Australia
Reviewed: 12 October 2013
Date of stay: September 2013
La Bosquet was everything we wanted, in fact the stay exceeded our expectations! Location was great for getting around Normandie, quality of residence was excellent and the hospitality was fantastic. Magda and Richard were great hosts, setting very high standards for everything. Do not turn down any invitation for Magda to cook you a dinner - they are superb! Margaret and Peter from Australia (+NZ).
Recommended for: Age 55+, pet friendly and sightseeing
Dreams are fulfilled in the wonderful setting. The town, the people, the local bars have all contributed to our magnificent experience. We will be back to continue the experience
Heather & Graeme (Brisbane, Australia)
Thank you very much for making us all so welcome and for a super introduction to Normandy. We will be back!
Sue & Janet (Sherbourne, UK)
Back again for second visit for Christmas this time with our daughter and family 2 toddlers 22 months and 3 years. What a fantastic time we have all had. Magda's cuisine was beyond belief! The best and most exciting Christmas dinner ALL of us have ever had. Log fires, mulled wine and yet more 'plonk' constantly on the go. We are booking again for next Christmas straight away! Thank you Magda and Richard for a memorable experience
Martin & Judy (Romsey, UK)
About the Owner
When I first married Richard, who hales from Australia, I used to joke that I could not find a local lad and so had to import one. No doubt the word ‘lad’ appeals to him immensely. I have had a long time love affair with France and enjoyed sharing this with him and after some wonderful holidays exploring the country, it did not take long before he too fell under its spell. After a particularly long and leisurely Sunday lunch the idea of moving over to live unexpectedly popped up in the conversation. Like all the best wine assisted ideas, it got legs and after 12 months of hunting, we found our dream home in a wonderful location and here we are.
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Why this location?
We quickly decided that Normandy and in particular the Orne region was where we wanted to settle. The Orne is the most rural department of Lower Normandy with glorious countryside and delightful villages and towns. It is like stepping back to a bygone age with a more peaceful way of life, one where people have time to stop and enjoy life rather than rushing headlong through it. Having fallen in love with Le Bosquet, a lovely house with a warm and welcoming atmosphere, it was an added bonus to find it was on the edge of such a pretty river-side village. All we and our guests could need just a short stroll away. Everyone is particularly friendly and they have not only made us so welcome but extend this warmth to all our visitors.
What are the unique benefits of the property?
Putanges is situated close to the border with Calvados so is within easy reach of the coast and ferry ports which makes it a good choice for a long weekend break. We also have visitors who stay for a week or more to explore all there is to do and see, often returning when they realise just how much they still have to experience. While the easy 45 minute drive from the ferry at Caen makes us an ideal stop off for people heading to or from a holiday further south but by then Le Bosquet will have worked its magic and they too tend to return to linger a while longer.
Send an enquiry to the owner for booking or further information
Property Ref FR3271
Magda & Richard Green
(FRANCE) +33 0233395922
Alternate Contact Details:
((FRANCE) +33 0233674070)
Languages spoken: English.
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