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“First Class Accommodation in a Stunning Location”
Salamander garden
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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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KarenJ160...
Halstead, Essex United Kingdom
1 review
“First Class Accommodation in a Stunning Location”
Reviewed 28 July 2013 for a stay in July 2013

As soon as we drove through the gates we knew we had picked a stunning property in a quiet location. The hosts Hilary and Patrick had great knowledge of the local area and where very helpful. The fresh eggs, apple juice and cider in the fridge were a bonus. The accommodation itself was very clean and perfect for a holiday let. Dishwasher was a bonus. Comfy beds. Kids enjoyed having there own accommodation upstairs. Great base for exploring the local area, near to beaches, many D-Day memorials and museums. Bayeux is worth a visit. Lots of information leaflets in property for you to plan your stay. Overall a brilliant holiday. Kids had a fab time (age 9 and 13) free wifi for you to keep in touch with the rest of the world! Thank you Hilary and Patrick

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Liked best: Everything!
Liked least: Having to come home
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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zampdean
Sydney,Australia
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Excellent location - children did not want to leave”
Reviewed 21 June 2013 for a stay in May 2013
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From the moment we booked I knew we were in for a treat. Hilary was prompt with email replies and could not help us enough when we had problems getting a child seat for our 4 year old from the car hire place, so she lent us her child seat.
Unfortunately Hilary was away during our stay but Patrick and Tom were excellent hosts.
The accommodation was spacious and the girls loved the upstairs bedroom with the spiral staircase. We had everything we needed and Patrick was always available to give us tips on places to visit and some of the history of the areas near by.
It is an excellent base for visiting all the D-Day beaches and sites.
The girls loved the geese, ducks, chickens and dogs. There were lots of squeals when the geese made an appearance and we loved the fresh eggs and cider.
We did not want to leave and really hope to come back one day. Thank you for a wonderful stay and a great week .

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Liked best: Location and friendly hosts
Liked least: The weather it was so wet and cold
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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stephen06...
St Helens, United Kingdom
1 review
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“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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71 reviews
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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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person found this review helpful

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
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
25 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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person found this review helpful

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
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
25 Apr 2014
Just to note that there is now an oven in the cottage!
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