Sainte Marie Du Mont and Utah Beach
Our bed and breakfast self catering accommodation at Sainte Marie Du Mont is perfectly located next to the Beach. Utah Beach, one of the five D-day beaches used by the allies for the invasion of Normandy, is only a few minutes walk from our B&B; the village just a few minutes drive away.
Bed & breakfast with difference
Our B&B accommodation, or self catering short stay accommodation as we refer to it as, offers more space and facilities than that of a normal guesthouse. Each has its own kitchen, dining and living area and a TV/DVD player with a selection of films for added entertainment. Free Wi-Fi high speed Internet is also available throughout.
Eat in or out? The choice is yours!
As our service differs from that of normal guesthouses, we provide a welcome basket of food and drink items for your first breakfast. As the cottages are fully self contained, you will be responsible for food and drink for the remainder of the stay. Whilst this may seem a little odd to offer a bed and breakfast service without the breakfast, we can tell you from experience that our clients much prefer this arrangement. The feedback we receive from our guests is that it is great to have a kitchen rather than being constrained to a timetabled breakfast service. In our experience, after staying in numerous places in France, the breakfast is not what English and American guests would expect anyway so you have the choice to make what you want, when you want.
Whilst this arrangement may not appear appealing, it is worth considering the benefits of our service. If you stayed in a normal bed & breakfast, included in the price is a continental breakfast. In France, this normally consists of bread, tea, coffee and juice. If you bought this yourself, it would cost no more than a few euros and with our facilities, you can have it whenever it suits you; not the B&B owner!
The other added benefit is the amount of money you can save on lunch and evening meals. In a B&B, you have no choice other than to eat out every night. This is not cheap and a meal for two people for example, will cost you around 30 - 50 euros (at least). Compare that to a visit to the supermarket and cooking it for yourselves, will cost no more than 5 - 10 euros per night! The example below will give you an idea of the real cost of staying at a normal B&B rather than at Ivy House (based on a two night stay for two people):
2 night stay - 120 euros
2 evening meals at a restaurant - 90 euros (approximately)
Total - 210 euros
2 night stay - 140 euros
2 evening meals cooked yourself - 20 euros (approximately)
Total - 160 euros
As you can see, at first glance, our service may seem a little strange. When you see the price written like this, you can see that there is a substantial saving to be made by staying at Ivy House. If it is still not for you, then we suggest finding a traditional guesthouse.
Places to visit near our B&B
Our B&B is at the heart of the American sector of the D-day landings. From our accommodation, we are very close to the following D-day locations: Sainte Marie Du Mont, Utah Beach, Saint Come Du Mont, Angoville Au Plain, Delaunay Farm, Dead Mans Corner Museum, Batterie du Holdy, Carentan, the D-day beaches and Sainte Mere Eglise. The former German batteries at Crisbecq and Azeville are just minutes away and these are fascinating reminders of what happened here during the Normandy invasion in 1944.
The bed and breakfast rentals have access to a fantastic shared garden area that backs onto wonderful countryside views and the sand dunes of Beach. Relax and unwind after a busy day visiting the many attractions in this beautiful part of France. It is also a great place to socialise with other guests.
We are sure that you will find our location and facilities perfect for visiting the fascinating battlefields, monuments, cemeteries and D-day beaches in Normandy.
We regret that we do not welcome pets and smoking is prohibited in the accommodation.
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