NUMBER OF ROOMS: 4 rooms and 1 cottage
ANNUAL CLOSURE: Open year round
THE STORY: Deep in the Normandy countryside, somewhere between Bayeux and Saint-Lô, an imposing farmhouse now provides shelter to Les Rochers. Straight out of the 16th-century, and renovated for ten years by the Italian-Swiss couple Susanna and Konstantin Falk, this fortified building mixes and matches old stones, art deco pieces and contemporary furniture in its four luminous bedrooms. If you’re traveling as a family or with a group of friends, head to the independent cottage equipped with two double rooms, a walk-in closet, a personal dining room and incredibly high ceilings. In the common spaces (there’s a welcoming communal table for meals, a foyer adorned with a monumental pool table, etc.), you’ll find dozens of paintings fighting for attention, but the immense green estate is a show-stopping scene in and of itself. Settle into one of the various lawn chairs or other comfortable seating arrangements scattered across the garden, and get lost in a book in the shade of an apple tree. If you start feeling antsy, bucolic paths, picturesque villages and the D-Day beaches are only a walk away! Double rooms starting at €150 a night.
TOILETRIES: Organic and vegan What matters shampoo, body wash and body lotion.
BREAKFAST: included, served in the former barn, it’s composed of coffee, tea, chocolate, fresh fruit juice and sweet and savory treats of the day.
LITTLE LUXURY: Indulging in one of the shellfish platters, which are available every Friday night!