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Secluded Town House.

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


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
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2017

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 area

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
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Stylish upstairs bathroom with shower, toilet and washbasin.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • 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 ...
  • 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
  • mountain biking
  • 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. Internet access is available. Upstairs are the two bedrooms. The double bedroom has just been redecorated (01.2013) in a lovely chinoiserie wallpaper. The second bedroom has a pair of twin beds, and is decorated in cream and pinks. The stylish modern bathroom has a shower, a washbasin, and a toilet. 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.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(21 traveller reviews)


Excellent !

  • 5 of 5

A fascinating town house hidden away near Bayeux's main shopping street. Quiet, accessible and comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastically situated right in the centre otthis wonderful town, this cottage was a quiet retreat

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time here, the house is well equipped, it was clean and the bedroom are light and airy. The children's room was a bit cramped with little storage space, fine for little ones but a squeeze for teens.

The bathroom was lovely, the shower was excellent and the warm towel rail ment that everything dried for the morning.

Down stairs we had a well equipped kitchen and snug sitting room with uk TV and a DVD player.

The outside space was the best part of this cottage. The enclosed garden was very safe, and would be ideal for small children or pets to allow to roam without concern. Accessing the house involved a security door and this made the place feel very safe, enough for us to leave our teens when they craved wifi over history.

The house had a washing machine and tumble dryer, wifi and freezer.

Overall this was a great tent and we will do it again

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely little home in a nice setting

  • 4 of 5

Let me start off by saying how helpful Charlotte and Charles were. A few days before arriving we discovered we would need a wheelchair for one member of our party. Charles went out and found a Pharmacy a few blocks from the house which would rent us a chair for our time in Bayeux. Thank you so much for going the extra kilometer and making that happen for us!

That said, the home, the city of Bayeux, and much of France is not wheelchair friendly. This is not a criticism, just an acknowledgement of fact. Our family member could walk some distance but not long distances. The chair got him around the American Cemetery and about 200 meters up Mont-Saint-Michel. Thanks to Charlotte and Charles he went places he would not have otherwise gone.

Now, to review #8 - This home is in a great location, very near the Cathedral, a wonderful patisserie, the Tourist Information Office, a bank, the market,and restaurants. Parking is very convenient if you have a car. The Bayeux Tapestry Museum is an easy walk. The home itself is snug. Be aware that the staircase is narrow and winds up to the first floor (2nd for U.S readers), where both bedrooms and the bathroom are located. As is typical in Europe, no space is wasted. The ground floor living, cooking and dining space are quite adequate for 4 people. The kitchen is well equipped with plates, cups, glasses, cooking utensils, and a coffee press. The shower is fabulous! The home has a dishwasher and washing machine, plus a very good clothes dryer (not typical in my European travels). This meant we spent less time doing chores and more time exploring Bayeux and Normandy.

The courtyard is a lovely private area with a table & 4 chairs. We had several meals out there. The neighbor's fat cat was a hoot! He had a typical cat's aloof personality, but would occasionally let us close enough to scratch his back (but only when he wanted it). Watch out though - he tried a couple of times to sneak into #8. It's OK Charlotte. We didn't let him in!

Would I stay at this home again? Not if I was travelling with the family member who had mobility issues. Without that person? In a heartbeat!

  • Review Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location; good apartment; friendly owner.

  • 4 of 5

We loved Bayeux and the location of the apartment. Well-supplied for cooking when we wanted and close to many restaurants when we wanted to go out. Comfortable sleeping - especially for two.

  • Review Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely private and comfortable townhouse.

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely property that gives privacy while being in the center of Bayeux and all that it has to offer. We enjoyed four nights here without the need of a car although we did take advantage of the tourist services easily available to tour the D-day beaches and spend a day in Mont St. Michel. The Bayeux Tapestry and cathedral are just around the corner and there are many restaurants from which to choose. We had a delightful stay thanks to Charlotte and Charles.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are really pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back sometime in the future.
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Perfect, private and quiet

  • 5 of 5

Charlotte's townhome is a gem. It's charming and quaint. It has two bedrooms and a bathroom with a shower between them. The shower is the best shower I've had at any apartment in France. The kitchen has a nice oven and a good stove, and opening the upstairs and downstairs windows provides an open, airy feeling in the entire home. The home is situated within a private and secure courtyard, and it's very peaceful and quiet. Finally, the owners are truly wonderful people. It doesn't get much better than this.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

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18 Mar 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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