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.
A peaceful little house situated in the heart of historic Bayeux
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- 28 Nov 2018
About Charlotte Liddell
We are a family of 5, our youngest is in his last year of Lycee, our daughter is currently studying in Greece and our eldest is pursuing a career to teach English in Japan. 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
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 situated in a secluded courtyard and is within a 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.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Absolute Gem of a Place to Stay in Bayeux
We had such a lovely time in Charlotte's townhouse. If you are looking to stay in the heart of Bayeux, this is definitely the place. Centrally located, charming, cozy, well maintained furnishings that matched the charm of the town with a private courtyard area allowing great opportunity to relax. Just perfect.
Beautiful secluded property right in the heart of Bayeux
This is a lovely hidden gem of a property right in the heart of Bayeux. All attractions are in walking distance, with a good selection of restaurants on the doorstep, Fred Au’s pizza restaurant has possibly the best pizzas ever!
The house itself is full of character, really comfortable and has a nice courtyard which you can sit out in. You have everything you need for a perfect stay.
Charlotte and Charles are great hosts and there is lots of information in the property to assist you with your travels if you are planning to tour the area.
A great house, super location and definitely recommended.
A step back in time
The home at 8 Rue de Latierre was an essential part of our visit to Bayeux. It has qualities that I associate with a time from the past...but has the amenities travelers appreciate such as wi fi, television, washing machine. It was a treat to here to bells from the cathedral ring. And another treat was how close this home is to the center of Bayeux. I had looked at maps of Bayeux, but did not realize that the distances were no where near as far as I had expected. The main street is a 30 second walk from the house. Main Street has stores for all needs as well as many cafes and restaurants.
The owners were particularly helpful by answering questions I had prior to arrival. Their answers helped me feel comfortable with my upcoming stay.
Stay in Bayeux May 20-23
Lovely townhouse with everything you need. Quiet, beautiful courtyard, walking distance to everything in Bayeux. Very clean. Charlotte is very organized and had a folder with all the information you would need. I would definitely stay there again.
Comfortable house in a great location
We were three adults - stayed for three nights in March. Charlotte was most welcoming and helpful. The house is in a terrific location, a stones throw from the Cathedral and the main streets in Bayeux. It was a lovely place to return to after a day of driving around to the Normandy beaches etc.. We had a rental car and there is free street parking no far away but we wound up parking on the same street as the house for the evenings and overnight without issue and for not a lot of money (granted it being March spaces were relatively easy to find). I'd definitely recommend a stay here.
Perfect location, cosy traditional French property
Spent a few days here in October. Charlotte was extremely helpful and accommodating. The house had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. The courtyard location is ideal - very peaceful but right in the centre of town; you can see the tips of the cathedral spires. A great find.
The fantastic sandy D-Day beaches which stretch for miles are just 10 minutes by car. The water is safe and shallow and ideal for bucket and spade holidays. A number of beaches also have small bars/restaurants for those sand free lunches.
Our nearest airport is Carpiquet, Caen 20 mins. A new service between London Southend and Carpiquet is now in operation. Bayeux train station has direct trains to and from Paris in 2 hours. However, a car is recommended if you are intending to tour the area. The ferry port at Caen is 40 minutes from Bayeux for travel to Portsmouth, Cherbourg is 90 minutes for travel to Portsmouth and Poole. I'm happy to provide a discount code for up to 15% discount on ferry crossings.
Bayeux on your doorstep. Caen centre 25 mins, Honfleur 90 mins, Mont St Michel 90 mins, St Malo 2 hours. Paris by direct train 2 hours, 3.5 hours by car. Bayeux train station is 10 minutes walk.
The American Cemetery at Colleville sur Mer is where nearly 10,000 Americans are buried as a result of the D-Day landings during WWII, is 30 minutes drive from Bayeux. Fascinating museums for those interested in WWII are within easy reach in Bayeux, Arromanches and Caen.
Mont St Michel, the most visited site in France after the Eiffel Tower, is superb and a must for your list of places to go, however, be prepared for huge crowds especially during the summer months.
For those who are sporty, horse riding, land-yachting, swimming, kayaking, hand-gliding, adventure courses and bungee jumping are all easily accessible.
Bayeux has a large number of restaurants and bars to suit all budgets, all of which are within easy walking distance of the property.
There are various companies which offer specialist tours of the D-Day landing beaches, my husband works for one of them ! Guided tours of the Cathedral are available, there are a numbering of companies offering a mini bus service to Mt St Michel for those without a car. We are happy to help with any further information.
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. We are obliged by law to charge a tourist tax of 80c per person per night, under 16's exempt, this is payable in cash on arrival.