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La Blonderie Rentals and Cookery School

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2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
5 guests
1 night minimum
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Featured in the Lonely Planet since 2011, and chosen among France's best 100 guest houses in 2012 (Figaro Magazine) La Blonderie can accommodate up to five people comfortably in our beautifully renovated self-catering apartment. An additional guest room is also available for larger groups where necessary. A warm welcome awaits as Irish-born Sinéad and Belgian-born Philippe, your bi-lingual hosts, pride themselves on the quality of their welcome offering B+B accomodation as well as a self-catering apartment in the grounds of their beautifully- renovated 18th century farm. The apartment, renovated in 2009, is bright and airy with views over the Norman countryside, has 2 bedrooms, both with ensuite, a living area and a deck with BBQ and garden furniture. The guestrooms, formerly, the maid'...Featured in the Lonely Planet since 2011, and chosen among France's best 100 guest houses in 2012 (Figaro Magazine) La Blonderie can accommodate up to five people comfortably in our beautifully renovated self-catering apartment. An additional guest room is also available for larger groups where necessary. A warm welcome awaits as Irish-born Sinéad and Belgian-born Philippe, your bi-lingual hosts, pride themselves on the quality of their welcome offering B+B accomodation as well as a self-catering apartment in the grounds of their beautifully- renovated 18th century farm. The apartment, renovated in 2009, is bright and airy with views over the Norman countryside, has 2 bedrooms, both with ensuite, a living area and a deck with BBQ and garden furniture. The guestrooms, formerly, the maid's quarters' and stables, renovated in 2009 and 2010 respectively, have been carefully decorated with great attention to detail and with comfort in mind. Both rooms have enuites with toilet, bath, shower and wash hand basins. For foodies, onsite cookery courses, providing a unique insight into a french country kitchen are available. Visits include guided tours of the local farmer's market, a trip to an organic cider farm and a cooking afternoon in an 18th century bakehouse. Courses range from one day to three day. Non-cooking participants are welcome at mealtimes and on some excursions. We prepare breakfast baskets, picnic baskets and some evening meals on request (mid and low season only) as well as reserving great, local restaurants and ordering seafood platters in. Should you like, we will also do your basic food shopping. Only 6kms from the nearest sandy beach, 3kms from the nearest market town, La Blonderie is perfectly located for exploring Normandy with its D-Day beaches and museums, Bayeux, Le Mont St Michel and much more. As experienced hosts, Sinead and Philippe will do all they can to make your trip to Normandy a special one.More
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Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Private Garden
Cycling Trips
Books
Hairdryer
TV
Corporate Bookings
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
Secure Parking
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Fishing Nearby
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Deck
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Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Visited the Normandy area and had a two day stay at the Wilde kitchen including cooking school. Accomodation lovely and cooking school a very authentic experience from shopping in the local markets , preperation in the wonderful kitchen , hands on cooking and an amazing...More

Date of stay: October 2016
Thank Susanne M
SineadWilde, VR Owner at La Blonderie Rentals and Cookery School, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2017

Merci Suzie - my pleasure ! xx

Reviewed 19 August 2016

We had a lovely stay here, it was really peaceful and great facilities, we even had a morning visit from Tom the three legged cat. Great access to local beaches and Les Pieux with its lovely market - thank you very much.

Date of stay: August 2016
Thank Scenic642971
SineadWilde, VR Owner at La Blonderie Rentals and Cookery School, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2016

Thanks for coming our way and for your great review. Tom says 'meow'! Sinéad

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Reviewed 29 March 2015 via mobile

This was one of the best places we stayed during our entire trip! Great place, clean, perfect home away from home. Sinead was an amazing cook and teacher and the food was fantastic!

Date of stay: March 2015
Thank LoveToRead19
SineadWilde, VR Owner at La Blonderie Rentals and Cookery School, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2015

Merci Janelle. Thanks to you 4 for coming our way. Xx

Reviewed 16 November 2014

We wanted to take a cooking class during our trip through Brittany and Normandy and discovered Wilde Kitchen through a web search. The cooking school is on the grounds of La Blonderie. La Blonderie is a property located in the tiny village of Benoistville in...More

Date of stay: October 2014
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SineadWilde, VR Owner at La Blonderie Rentals and Cookery School, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2015

Un grand merci - cheers

Reviewed 3 October 2014

We are going to look back on these six days fondly for many many years. We came to celebrate one of those "landmark" birthdays with cooking classes in France and had no idea that the cooking would only be the tip of the iceberg of...More

Date of stay: September 2014
1  Thank cwgreene
SineadWilde, VR Owner at La Blonderie Rentals and Cookery School, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2014

Merci beaucoup Sindy and Jim - it was a pleasure having you here and sharing that 'landmark' birthday with you! Sinéad x

About the Owner
Sinéad W
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:89%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2010
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About the neighbourhood
Only 45 minutes from Sainte Mere Eglise and UTAH beach, a little over an hour from the US Cemetary and Bayeux, this beautifully-restored 18th century farm in lush Normandy is perfectly located for exploring Normandy with its D-Day beaches,Bayeux, Le Mont St Michel and much more. A mere 6 kms from sandy beaches and 10kms from the nearest port, Diélette, during the Summer months, a daily ferry to the Channel Island of Guernsey is possible. Our nearest market town, Les Pieux (3kms)with its weekly farmer's market, has shops, restaurants and lots of 'boulangeries' - everything you need to enjoy a break in rural France.
How to get there
If you're travelling to us from Ireland or from the UK we recommmend a ferry crossing as we're only 30 minutes out the road from port. Otherwise, you could fly into Paris/Nantes/Rennes and hire a car. Should you prefer you could take a train to Cherbourg and rent a car from there.
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