Le Mesnil Gonfroy – Hambye, Normandy, France

Our holiday home Mesnil Gonfroy is situated in beautiful countryside just outside the town of Hambye. This typically French town is ideal for your morning excusion for croissants and fresh, warm bread. There is also a good small supermarket and several other shops, including a butchers. The village has a good bar/restaurant and a weekly pannier market. The renowned “L’Auberge de L’Abbee” can be reached on foot along a winding drove from the holiday house.

Hambye Abbey Orchard

This beautiful part of Normandy is easy to reach, yet remains unspoilt. The authentic flavour of Normandy is visible all around: brown and white spotted cows, cider orchards and small family farms. The area is renowned for its delicious cheese, cider, pommeau and calvados – and of course the fresh fish and shellfish.

On the nearby coast there are wide, safe, sandy beaches and warm shallow water ideal for swimming. At low tide, local farmers can be seen with their tractors tending the acres of oyster and mussel beds, which is a fascinating sight to see.

Within easy reach of the house are the world famous Mont St Michel and the medieval town of Bayeux, with its ancient tapestry depicting the battle of Hastings. To the northeast are the historic World War II D-Day beaches of the Normandy landings: Gold, Omaha, Sword and Utah – not to mention the fascinating war museums at Arromanche, Caen etc.

Getting to Le Mesnil Gonfroy

Travelling from the UK

When travelling from the UK, crossing the Channel is very much part of the holiday. The ferries have great restaurants and cabins can be easily reserved. Brittany Ferries offer excellent comfortable crossings from Poole, Portsmouth or Plymouth to Normandy and Brittany, including high-speed ferries in the summer months and overnight sailings. There are excellent motorway links from the Channel ports and it takes under 90 minutes to reach Le Mesnil Gonfroy from either Cherbourg or St Malo.

When you book your holiday with Normandy Farmhouses we can offer at least 20% discount on your Brittany Ferries’ fares for any number of cars and passengers. Click on the banner below to read our Brittany Ferries discounts blog.


Guests can also fly across the Channel to Dinard St Malo Airport on one of the planes that leave from London Stansted and East Midlands (Nottingham) airports up to six times a week.

Travelling From Europe

Guests coming from further afield can fly into  Caen or Cherbourg airports. There is a good train service with connections from Paris and Cherbourg with Coutances, Granville, Mont St Michel and Villedieu les Poeles. Excellent motorways join  Normandy with Paris and the rest of France and link to other parts of Europe.

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