Rural retreat a stone throw from lower Normandy’s salt marshes, with crackling fireplace and fine dining.
In an untouched rural corner of Normandy, the tranquil coastal village of St. Germain sur Ay is pretty much off the beaten tourist track. With green pastures in front, salt marshes behind and endless sandy beaches just a little further away – La Ferme des Mares is an antidote to city life.
Open year round
Double rooms start from 82 € per night. Use the calendar to find the rate and availability on a specific date and to book online.
The food. Deeply rooted in the local area, and sourcing the very best in local sea food, lamb, fresh vegetables and matured cheeses; British chef and owner Mike Allen offers a refreshing look at French traditional cuisine. Don’t miss the Pré Salé Lamb – a special type of lamb raised here in the salt marshes meadows. And with seasonal menus from €24.50 to €42.75, it’s a great value, too.
Rooms: 10 simple, tasteful and newly renovated rooms and suites.
Bar: A cosy lounge, with comfy sofas and huge stone hearth fireplace.
Restaurant: Yes, that’s the best bit!
Pool: There is no pool at the hotel La Ferme des Mares.
Family holidays, French countryside picnic experience, Honeymoons, Luxury stay, Yoga retreat
Beach Nearby, Countryside, Remote location