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the Salamander, 9 July 2013, roses in bloom upstairs bedroom
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45 reviews
Salamander garden
the Salamander, 9 July 2013, roses in bloom
upstairs bedroom
downstairs bedroom
downstairs bathroom
Le Vermont from the back field
Norman armoire in the master bedroom
The Pointe du Hoc
the conservatory
the coast line east of Saint Pierre du Mont
The American Cemetery at Colleville sur Mer, 15 mn from us
The church at Saint Pierre, the earliest part of which dates from the 12th century
the reception committee, Georges.
the Salamander at night
Henny & Penny
Kitchen showing mezzanine and bedroom
kitchen
the Vermont gates and the Salamander
the conservatory
Salamander  garden
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Condo/Apartment -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Saint Pierre du Mont, Calvados, Basse-Normandie, Normandy

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stephen06...
St Helens, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“excellent welcoming host, and great location especially for D-day sites/beaches and charming French villages .”
Reviewed 29 April 2013 for a stay in April 2013
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Hilary ,
Our host was both very welcoming and helpful regarding advise on days out and nothing was too much trouble,
The Salamander was very comfortable ,clean and warm and was ideally located to visit WW2 historical sites both east and west along with several picturesque villages nearby.
I would have no hesitation recommending the Salamander and hope to return there myself.

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Liked best: Host and Location
Liked least: Coming Home
Travelling group: Friends
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HeidiBoon
Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Fabulous location. Outstanding accommodation. Wonderful hosts.”
Reviewed 8 April 2013 for a stay in March 2013
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We are a family of 5 with 2 younger children and one teenager and finding accommodation to suit our needs can often be a challenge! Here at The Salamander we found the perfect accommodation in every sense.
Hilary welcomes you from the moment you send the first email. The accommodation is finished to a high standard. There is a lounge with tv and DVD (having not brought any from the UK, Thomas very kindly let us borrow a selection). The kitchen is small but more than adequate to cook family meals (we catered in most nights since we have the worlds fussiest eater!). There is no oven but plenty can be done on the stove top (two ring) and there is a microwave and large fridge + kettle! The main downstairs bedroom is wonderfully decorated and the bed is very comfortable - I don't think I have ever slept so well in rental accommodation. There is a spiral staircase upto the mezzanine level where the second bedroom is located. This was my children's favourite feature - the staircase was 'awesome' and there is a little balcony with chair that my 10 year old loved. The bedroom is large with a double bed and single (ask Hilary about sleeping options!) and then another toilet.
The seating area outside is perfect for alfresco dining or just relaxing after a hard day sightseeing!
The location is ideal for exploring the landing beaches. We have visited the area before but not stayed this close which was a real bonus.
As mentioned in previous reviews, Hilary and her family live in the house across the courtyard and we were invited over for a drink. I speak very little (but terrible French) so it was great having Hilary, from Vermont help us with anything we needed.
We stayed for 6 nights and could have quite happily spent longer. I can not recommend this property, the owners and the location enough.
... And the fresh eggs and cider were a real bonus!
Thank you Hilary, Patrick and Thomas
The Rickard
Oxfordshire

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Liked best: Everything .. Staircase a favourite for the children!!
Liked least: Nothing!
Travelling group: Other
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Management Response
26 Apr 2014
Just to note that there is now an oven in the cottage!
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LCPCtrave...
Bristol, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
160 reviews
60 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“An amazing find, if you are doing d-day visiting stay here..”
Reviewed 16 January 2013 for a stay in December 2012
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I cannot stress enough how amazing this accommodation is, we booked this as a new year stop over for 4 nights and i will return thats for sure. Hilary and Patrick (and Tom) are fantastic hosts, from the minute we arrived they made us feel welcome, they came over for a drink on New year at midnight and were just so friendly all the way through, the dogs are lovely too(they will keep them away if you dont like dogs). The accommodation is perfect for two couples, or two adults two kids, the way it is decorated and furnished is lovely, the only thing is be aware there is no oven only a hob, but this is not too relevant. There is parking right outside and a little decked area to sit outside, the whole place is in a courtyard so its very safe if you have kids you want to be able to relax with. The location is top class too, there is a supermarket a few miles away and various towns only a few miles away for restaurants etc, the d-day points of interest nearby are pointe du hoc (20 minute walk), omaha beach, port en bessin. The rest is literally 30 minutes away maximum, such as st mere eglise, carentan, st marie du mont. We were genuinely sad to leave this accommodation and i will personally stay here again, i have done Normandy and the d-day beaches 9 times and this was the best accommodation we have had.

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Liked best: The accommodation, the location and the owners all equally.
Liked least: Nothing loved the whole experience.
Travelling group: Friends
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Management Response
26 Apr 2014
Just to note that there is now an oven in the cottage!
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Mons, Belgium
Reviewed 3 September 2012 for a stay in August 2012

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Liked best: Everything
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Travelling group: Young Children
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DiBYorksh...
Leeds, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Lovely newly converted barn appartment with very friendly owner”
Reviewed 20 August 2012 for a stay in July 2012
1
person found this review helpful

We stayed during the last week in July and were the first to stay as self-catering - they also do B&B. The cottage was immaculate and although not huge was large enouge for two adults and a teenager. It's furnished in a sensitive mix of new and traditional styles with orignal touches to make it different (like the gorgeous wallpaper in the downstairs bedroom.) The owners, who live in the adjacent house and are renovating a third, are very friendly and Hillary is American so great for directions or advice if your French isn't that great! The location is picturesque and quiet and it's lovely to be able to walk down to the cliffs overlooking the sea in only a few minutes. We found plenty to do nearby - Omaha beach is sandy and great for children, there are plenty of D-Day landing museums and relics, and we found the Azerville battery and Point du Hoc very interesting. The towns of Bayeux and Caen are very close and well worth visiting. (If you are traveling with teenagers Caen has plenty of shopping opportunities!)

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Liked best: Location and friendly owners
Liked least: Spiral staircase is tricky at times and low doorway to upstairs bedroom
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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