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Secluded Town House.

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine


About the property

A peaceful little house situated in the heart of historic Bayeux

Rue Laitiere is a pretty little 18c town house which sleeps four in two bedrooms and is situated in a secluded courtyard in the heart of historic Bayeux. The double bedroom has a 1.80 bed, while the second bedroom has two single beds. Everything you require is on your doorstep. Great restaurants, mouth watering boulangeries and patisseries, museums, supermarkets etc are all within walking distance.

Charlotte Liddell
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
17 June, 2018

About Charlotte Liddell

We are a family of 5, our eldest 2 children attend university in Caen and our youngest is at Lycee in Bayeux. We moved to France in 2002 from Gloucestershire., U.K.

We live approximately 20 minutes from Bayeux, as our children say, 'in the middle of a field'. Husband, Charles, is a tour guide with Bayeux Shuttle, while Charlotte runs the Bayeux gite, home and sources antiques and French collectibles and vintage items for sale in the UK.

Charlotte Liddell purchased this house in 2007

Why Charlotte Liddell chose Bayeux

We fell in love with Rue Laiteire the moment we saw it. The location is secluded, yet within the heart of the medieval town of Bayeux. All you could possibly want is within a few minutes walk of the property, mouthwatering boulangeries, boutique shops, bars and the wonderful Saturday morning market, not to mention the fantastic restaurants all within 'staggering' distance of the house.

Bayeux was untouched during WWII, thus still has some of its wonderful old buildings, including the Bayeux Cathedral, built by William the Conquerors brother, Bishop Odo. The town is delightful.

What makes this house unique

The train station is just 10 minutes walk from the house, by direct train Paris is just two hours away. Rue Laitiere has a secluded courtyard garden which is ideal for those travelling with children.

Rue Laitiere is within 10 minutes drive of the wonderfully sandy D-Day landing beaches, which are ideal for bucket and spade holidays. Caen, Mont St Michel, Honfleur and a host of other tourist attractions are all within easy reach. The World famous Bayeux Tapestry is within five minutes walk of the house.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for the goodie basket on our arrival which was a blessing for a late evening arrival. We cannot believe how quiet it is here. You have really put an effort into making 8 rue Laitiere a home away from home. We had a fantastic time! Brian and Carole L. - Vancouver, BC, Canada

In our short week we walked Bayeux extensively and became positive that this house can not be bested. You have a gem that you have polished to a great lustre. This is quite the lovely little house.

Dennis & Kim O. - Charleston, South Carolina, USA

Your cottage is a perfect spot to retreat to after enjoying the many varied attractions that this corner of Normandy has to offer. Thank you for sharing this little gem with us and also we have appreciated your helpfulness greatly.

Raewyn M. - Auckland, Australia
Sep 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Bayeux in Calvados

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Stylish upstairs bathroom with shower, toilet and washbasin.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1, kingsize double bed (1.80m), bedroom 2, 2 single beds.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: All of the rooms overlook the courtyard. In the living room, a sofa and two armchairs surround the old stone fireplace. Adjoining it is the fully fitted modern kitchen, with a dining area, an electric oven and halogen hob, a dishwasher, a washing machine, and a tumble dryer. Free Internet access is available. Outside: The front of the two-storey house faces onto the courtyard filled with lush foliage. This is an ideal spot to relax and dine outdoors around the garden table. The little dependance is great for storing prams, bikes etc. Utility Room: Washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer + garden furniture. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The rental includes bedding and bath towels, tea towels etc., plus a changeover if guests stay for longer than 2 weeks. Beach towels are not provided. We are happy to leave a 3 course dinner in case of late arrival, details are available on request. Other: The front of the two-storey house faces onto the courtyard filled with lush foliage. This is an ideal spot to relax and dine outdoors to the sound of the cathedral bells ringing in the background.


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Secluded Town House.
average rating of 4.7647057 based on 35 reviews

Stay in Bayeux May 20-23

  • 5 of 5

Lovely townhouse with everything you need. Quiet, beautiful courtyard, walking distance to everything in Bayeux. Very clean. Charlotte is very organized and had a folder with all the information you would need. I would definitely stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: 27-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable house in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We were three adults - stayed for three nights in March. Charlotte was most welcoming and helpful. The house is in a terrific location, a stones throw from the Cathedral and the main streets in Bayeux. It was a lovely place to return to after a day of driving around to the Normandy beaches etc.. We had a rental car and there is free street parking no far away but we wound up parking on the same street as the house for the evenings and overnight without issue and for not a lot of money (granted it being March spaces were relatively easy to find). I'd definitely recommend a stay here.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location, cosy traditional French property

  • 5 of 5

Spent a few days here in October. Charlotte was extremely helpful and accommodating. The house had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. The courtyard location is ideal - very peaceful but right in the centre of town; you can see the tips of the cathedral spires. A great find.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Cozy home in great location

  • 4 of 5

This property is located in the downtown area of Bayeux surrounded by lots of restaurants and shops. It is within walking distance of the train station, the cathedral, the Bayeux Tapestry and many other interesting places. The home itself is very comfortable and there is also a beautiful courtyard/patio to sit out in and relax. We really enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend it to everyone.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Heart of the city

  • 5 of 5

We were a party of 4 seniors and thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Bayeux. The town house was perfectly situated, well equipped and very comfortable. The outdoor space was a delightful area to enjoy a drink while we recapped our day after exploring the town and area.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bayeux town house

  • 4 of 5

Nice house in good location in the centre of Bayeux. Secluded court yard area with table & chairs and useful outbuilding for storage of my bike. A lot of places to go and things to do in the area. We enjoyed our stay.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Carpiquet, Caen
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Nearest Ferry
60 Kilometres
Caen, Ouisterham 45 mins
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
10 Metres
Nearest Beach
12 Kilometres
Car: not necessary


The fantastic sandy D-Day beaches which stretch for miles are just 10 minutes by car. The water is safe and shallow and ideal for bucket and spade holidays. A number of beaches also have small bars/restaurants for those sand free lunches.


Our nearest airport is Carpiquet, Caen 20 mins. A new service between London Southend and Carpiquet is now in operation. Bayeux train station has direct trains to and from Paris in 2 hours. However, a car is recommended if you are intending to tour the area. The ferry port at Caen is 40 minutes from Bayeux for travel to Portsmouth, Cherbourg is 90 minutes for travel to Portsmouth and Poole. I'm happy to provide a discount code for up to 15% discount on ferry crossings.


Bayeux on your doorstep. Caen centre 25 mins, Honfleur 90 mins, Mont St Michel 90 mins, St Malo 2 hours. Paris by direct train 2 hours, 3.5 hours by car. Bayeux train station is 10 minutes walk.

Further Details:

The American Cemetery at Colleville sur Mer is where nearly 10,000 Americans are buried as a result of the D-Day landings during WWII, is 30 minutes drive from Bayeux. Fascinating museums for those interested in WWII are within easy reach in Bayeux, Arromanches and Caen.

Mont St Michel, the most visited site in France after the Eiffel Tower, is superb and a must for your list of places to go, however, be prepared for huge crowds especially during the summer months.

For those who are sporty, horse riding, land-yachting, swimming, kayaking, hand-gliding, adventure courses and bungee jumping are all easily accessible.

Bayeux has a large number of restaurants and bars to suit all budgets, all of which are within easy walking distance of the property.

There are various companies which offer specialist tours of the D-Day landing beaches, my husband works for one of them ! Guided tours of the Cathedral are available, there are a numbering of companies offering a mini bus service to Mt St Michel for those without a car. We are happy to help with any further information.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Bayeux, Calvados

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
18 Mar 2017 - 14 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Jan 2019 - 29 Jun 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
30 Jun 2019 - 7 Sep 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2019 Autumn
14 Sep 2019 - 28 Dec 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Stay tax £1.00 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 16 years.

Booking Notes:
One-third of the full rental cost is required to secure a booking, with the remainder due 8 weeks before arrival. A security deposit of €200 is payable on arrival, which is fully refundable providing there is no damage to the house or contents. Cancellation policy: please ask for full details. We are obliged by law to charge a tourist tax of 80c per person per night, under 16's exempt, this is payable in cash on arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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