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Whether you’re looking for a countryside retreat, seaside holiday, family break or romantic getaway, here is all of the latest trendy accommodation – in no particular order – that reflects Normandy’s taste for the original, extraordinary and impeccably designed.

Les Manoirs des Portes DE Deauville

Situated in the Calvados département, this magnificent traditional Norman property was one of French writer Pierre Corneille’s favourite retreats in the 17th century. It’s the attention to detail throughout the manor house that makes it special: 27 rooms and suites spread across nine cottages, decorated in an elegant contemporary style. Just 10 minutes from Deauville and its golden sandy beach, Les Manoirs des Portes de Deauville is the ideal antidote to the stress of everyday life, and the pleasures of this beautiful old house come complete with a roaring open fire, perfect to sit in front of while indulging in something from the manor house’s large collection of spirits.

Les Manoirs des Portes de Deauville
30 D677, 14800 Canapville

Manoir de Deauville
© Les Manoirs des Portes de Deauville

Le Château Salverte

In the heart of the Eure département, this country B&B is a small chateau tastefully restored by new owners Sylvie and Hervé. Ideal for cycling and hiking enthusiasts, it is conveniently located near traffic-free greenways, the Château du Champ-de-Bataille, Château d’Harcourt and Le Bec Hellouin, officially recognised as one of the ‘most beautiful villages in France‘. Passionate about medicinal plants, Sylvie can show take you on a tour of her garden while Hervé can take you on a vintage tour of the area in his Citroen 2CV.

Le Château Salverte
22 chemin de Salverte, Le Bosc-du-Theil

Une des chambres du Château Salverte
© Le Château Salverte

La Cabine

There’s something wild and rugged about Manche, and staying in a beach hut overlooking the sea here will immerse you in this département’s natural beauty. In the tiny village of Ravenoville, enjoy a stay in a self-catering beach hut with open-plan main room and kitchen, one bedroom and a bathroom. The serenity, beautiful unobstructed views of the beach from the private deck, and perfect location between Utah Beach and Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue are definitely the highlights.

La Cabine
2 rue de la plage, 50480 Ravenoville

Hébergement La Cabine
© La Cabine

La Maison Maleyrand

Restored by two antiques lovers, this magnificent 18th-century mansion, built by a wealthy merchant, has retained most of its original features. The mansion’s owners have also added their own personal artistic touches and antique treasures found at local flea markets. Set in the lush, green surroundings of the Perche Regional Natural Park, this little haven of peace features two large rooms and a beautiful suite, not to mention an outstanding breakfast. In the garden, you’ll find one of the last surviving medieval towers of the fortified ramparts of Mortagne-au-Perche, built in 1411.

La Maison Maleyrand
19 rue des déportés, 61400 Mortagne-au-Perche

Salle des petits-déjeuners de la Maison Maleyrand
© La Maison Maleyrand

Les petites Suites Dieppoises

Situated at the end of a small alley, cosy apartment L’atelier couture has to be one of the loveliest places to stay in the centre of the scenic fishing port of Dieppe. Fully furnished and ideal for up to three guests with a mezzanine level for sleeping and a small terrace, this pied-à-terre strikes the perfect balance of location and comfort. The owner is happy top provide lunch and dinner on request, organises sewing workshops on site, and has also just opened their second apartment Le petit prince a dit, which is equally as beautiful as their first.

Les Petites Suites Diepppoises
14 rue Victor Hugo, 76200 Dieppe

Les petites suites Dieppoises
© D. Tamron / Les Petites Suites Dieppoises

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