Apartment in Port en Bessin, Calvados, Normandy - Ideal Relaxing Location
Two bedroom, second floor secure apartment, reserved parking and country views from the balcony. Furnished to a high standard. Next to Omaha Beach Golf Club within walking distance to the charming fishing port, shops and restaurants. Only 8kms from Bayeux. Ideal if you wish to visit all the D Day landing sites and museums, play golf, cycle on the quiet country roads or visit one of the many beaches along the coast. Situated within walking distance of Port en Bessin, the lively working port where you are able to buy fresh fish, caught daily. "Le Port" is a favourite place with locals at weekends. Morning Sunday market and during the summer months there is a weekly firework display. An ideal place to soak up the atmosphere of a French working fishing port and to enjoy all the wonderful food and local cider on offer. Ideal for discerning adults who want an interesting holiday, activities on hand and a modern up to date apartment to ensure relaxation. Wifi hotspot nearby at Bayeux.
Top Traveller Review
Very comfortable and well presented.
About the Owner
My name is Pamela Howard. I live in Lancashire with my husband Phil. We first fell in love with Port en Bessin some years ago when we visited the area whilst on a biking holiday in Normandy. We bought the apartment in 2007 and watched it been built. We had all our furniture delivered by John Lewis UK and have enjoyed wonderful holidays with family and friends over the past three years. We have enjoyed visiting all the D Day landing sites and especially like to ride about on our bikes and watch all the fishing boats bringing in their catch. We love to people watch and enjoy the local cider and food.
We have maintained the apartment to a very high standard and we know that if you choose to rent you will find the apartment ideal for a relaxing or energetic holiday with all modern facilities
Guestbook comments from the owner
"The apartment is excellent, the decor and furnishings are first class and the equipment levels are of good quality and more than I expected. The apartment is not only ideally situated for Port en Bessin town, but it is centrally situated for those who like myself wish to visit the D-Day beaches as well as the other related attractions such as Pegasus bridge and the Merville battery. The comprehensive range of books and leflets about D-Day and other tourist attractions was a welcome find, along with the associated DVD's. The apartment is excellent and i would certainly return and recommend it to family and friends".
"Port en Bessin was nice and laid back and Omaha Beach is just gorgeous".
"We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves...we had great days out at Baleroy, Castillon and Bayeux... thank you very much, we had a lovely time and the apartment was excellent".
4.9 based on 10 holidaymaker reviews
Very comfortable and well presented.
Had a great time, the apartment was in a great location with all amenities close by. The apartment was light, spacious and welcoming and very well maintained. Our party thoroughly enjoyed the stay and explored both the local area and further afield. The port itself was lovely and the atmosphere at the fireworks on Friday was wonderful. Would definitely like to return at some point.
Home from Home
This apartment is very well equipped and has everything you may need for a very comfortable stay. There is a balcony where you can sit out overlooking the countryside. It is very clean and tidy, also has English t.v. for those that want it. Plenty of safe parking close by. Easy walking distance down to the town using various routes from the apartment. There is a good range of small shops in Port-en-Bessin, also a supermarket just on the edge of the town itself close to the fish market. Don't miss the market on a sunday morning it's worth going to. Also, good choice of restaurants to visit. Convenient position for exploring the Normandy landing beaches without driving miles. We had a very enjoyable holiday here.
Wonderful apartment in a lovely area
Fabulous week in July in this very clean and modern apartment. Ideally situated to explore Bayeux and the Landing beaches. Apartment had everything we needed in a quiet setting. English TV was a bonus! Would highly recommend and would love to stay again!
Ideal central base for D-Day beaches
This 2 bedroom apartment is well equipped, well furnished and has the added bonus of UK TV and a balcony, for that pre dinner glass of wine! Set in a newish development of mixed apartments and houses but offering a home from home close to the hustle and bustle of an active and thriving French fishing port. All the D-Day beaches are within easy reach as well as Bayeux etc. Plenty of informative leaflets available, if you haven't already made a plan along with other important info, especially the market in Port en Bessin on a Sunday morning. Reviews of previous visitors in the visitors book helpful regarding places to eat, bars etc. Owner, Pam also very helpful and informative. Would certainly recommend this as a base for seeing northern Normandy, just wish we had more time as the weather was exceptional for 1/2 term in October!!
Excellent apartment in Port au Bassin
A very clean, tidy and well equipped apartment. Having two children they were delighted to find free-view TV whilst meals were being prepared. We enjoyed a stroll down to the harbour some evenings to eat. Most of the time we were enjoying the Normandy countryside along with all it's history. So much to see and such beautiful beaches. The location was ideal as so close to the large hypermarket in Bayeux but also in Port au Bassin. The owner was very helpful in making sure we had all we needed for a very enjoyable holiday. I would definitely recommend this to friends. Thank you Pam.
An excellent apartment in brilliant situation. Near to all D Day Landing beaches and Bayeaux. The local port is a wonderful place to sit and watch the world go by. Beautiful walks along the cliffs. Omaha Beach Golf Club is an excellent course with wonderful views. The eating places in the Port are very good with a range of value to suit everyone,s pocket.
From the Owner
“Walking distance to working fishing port and all D Day sites. Modern property with English TV. Furnished to a high standard and cared for by local caretakers who take a pride in ensuring the apartment is ready for your stay.”
Activity and Interests
800m to the port/coastal area. Omaha Beach and Arromanches are approx 10kms away from apartment.Within easy reach of D Day landing sites and town of Bayeux
30 minutes drive from Caen ferry port, 50 minute from Cherbourg. 3.5 hours from Calais channel tunnel. Direct train from Paris to Bayeux then taxi/bus to apartment. Car recommended to take advantage of the sites within the area.
Port including shops, cafes and restaurants within walking distance.
Bayeux 8kms away.
Omaha Beach 8 minute drive/30 minute cycle.
D Day museum at Port en Bessin, Bayeux and dotted along the coast.
Supermarkets, shops, cafes, banks and post office all within walking distance.
Hypermarkets in Bayeux. Roads are very quiet suitable for walking, cycling and motorbiking. Paragliding school at Port en Bessin.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
4 Sep 2016 - 1 Mar 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£50|
Full payment within 2l days of arriving. A deposit of £150 is required with all bookings. A refundable bond of £150 is required to cover damage and breakages. Refunds will be made within 7 days of departure, subject to satisfactory inspection of the property. Payment can be made in cash, cheque,Pay pal or electronic bank transfer.
Preferred change over day is Saturday, other days by prior agreement.
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
- 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
- Available arrival
- Iron & Board
- Living Room ...
- Tumble Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Kitchen ...
- Satellite / Cable
- near the sea
Local Services & Businesses
- laundrette - serviced
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
- Toilet 1 - Toilet
- Bathroom with shower over bath, fitted unit and large mirror. Separate wc.
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with twin beds (can be pushed together) Fitted wardrobes in bedroom 2.
- Golf ...
- Notes on accommodation: Strictly no smoking or pets. Outside: Balcony, reserved parking for one car. Storage for bikes upon request. Utility Room: Hoover, mop/bucket, iron, ironing board, airer, brush/pan. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels included. Property is cleaned on changeover day only. Washing machine provided to wash towels etc if required.