Who, where, and how much

Who are we?

La Bicyclette Bleue is a former traditional Normandy corps de ferme (farm house, barn and stables) sitting on an acre of land by the side of a quiet lane in the small hamlet of Le Hameau Durand. 

The house is believed to be the oldest in the hamlet, dating from between 1785 and 1807. It is owned and run as a small Chambre d'hote/table d'hote accommodation by an Anglo/French couple, who moved to France from Kent in the UK. in 2018.  We have a very friendly Springer Spaniel called Poppy, an English Setter called Brambles and a Poodle/terrier cross called Dusty, two cats called Kishka and Truffles and six chickens called Mayo, Sandwich, Meringue, Posset, Cocotte and Soufflé. 

The house and grounds are a work in progress. We now have a front garden, a vegetable garden and a small orchard. We have turned an open stable into an outside dining area and we have lots of plans for both the house and garden at La Bicyclette Bleue, so, keep an eye on the website, Facebook, Instagram or visit our blog; 

Neil also runs an upcycling business from the house called Stable9Design;  https://www.facebook.com/stableninedesign/

Freddy also operates his own translation, hand holding and Language teaching business, Shadows 25/50. He is fluent in English, French, Portuguese and Spanish, and competent in Italian. Guests who need translation help during their stay are welcome to call on his services;


Where are we?

La Bicyclette Bleue is in the small hamlet of Le Hameau Durand, close to the village of Montpinchon in the department of Manche in the region of lower Normandy.
Our nearest shop and bar is in Ouville, three minutes away by car (open until 8pm). Our nearest local shops are in the small town of Cerisy La Salle and Roncey seven minutes away, we also have shops in Courcy and Belval Gare. The larger town of Coutances is 15 minutes away. The coast is just 20 minutes from the house.

How much?

There is a 10% reduction per night for single occupancy of both chambre d'hote rooms.

The Panelled room - Double or twin en-suite room with breakfast

€63 (56.70 single person)

The Loft room as double twin or triple room with shared shower room - this room can only be booked in conjunction with the Panelled room

(this room will not be available until 2025)

Third bed (single) in  The Loft room

40€ - (103€ combined price for both rooms)

10€ Per night

The Retro Room - Double room with separate private shower room with breakfast

58€ (52.20 single person)

The Little Loft - double room with shared shower room - This room can only be booked in conjunction with The Retro room

40€ (98€ combined price for both rooms)

Single night supplement (one night stay) - this it not applicable if the booking is for two nights or more.

10€ per room

Please add a payment of 75 cents tourist tax per person per night for anyone aged 18 and over.

Usual checking in time is from 4pm - 8pm but if this is not possible please inform us in advance of what time you would like to arrive between 1pm and midnight and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Check out on the day of departure is no later than 11am.

If not booking through a booking agency, we hold the booking for seven days and we ask for a 40% deposit to be paid by bank transfer or Paypal

4 course dinner 

20€ per person

Picnic dinner in a basket

25€ for two people

1 course evening snack

4€ - 6€ per person

Packed lunch/dinner

6€ per person

Parking. bike storage, wifi access, linen/towels/basic toiletries, tea/coffee/hot chocolate making facilities, cold pack freezing

All included

At this moment we are only able to take payment in cash. 

Other facilities

In the Entrance hall guests will find a selection of leaflets, folders, books on the area and suggestions for local restaurants. Guests are welcome to explore the wild flower meadow at the front of the building with it’s front garden, vegetable garden and orchard. There are also garden games, boules, palet and softball tennis/badminton/ Cycle storage, breakfast,wifi,cold pack freezing - all included. 


We have a large driveway with enough room to comfortably park six cars (Only one standard car per booking please) 
If you have a larger vehicle please contact us before booking to see how we can accommodate you. We also have lockable storage for bikes and motorbikes.

We love animals, and know that they deserve a holiday too. However sadly at the moment we are unable to cater for pets, however, we can reccommend a local kennels and cattery who will be happy to help you.

NB. Remember to bring anti-histamines if you are allergic to animal fur.