— How would you describe Manoir de Coutainville?
During the 15th century when people who were living in the village had trouble with boats coming from the Vikings and the English, people were protected here in the Manoir. And we still offer that protection today in the form of privacy. We offer a very serene, calm atmosphere.
There is no TV here or music in the house itself. But I receive a lot of musicians who play for guests, either singing or playing their instruments.”
— Manoir de Coutainville
— Manoir de Coutainville has been in your family for a long time. What was your inspiration to turn it into a B&B?
We have a very serene, calm atmosphere here. There is no TV here or music in the house itself. But I receive a lot of musicians who play for guests, either singing or playing their instruments.
We offer beverages in the sitting rooms, there’s a fireplace for comfort, and all the books you need. It’s like staying at a friend’s house.”
— Please tell us a bit about the style and the facilities at the Bed and Breakfast.
The interior of the B&B is a mix of modern items and more historical furniture. There are no curtains, and no covers on the beds. I wanted a lot of space with not a lot of things congesting the room. This way, the guests can bring their own things and there’s plenty of space. It’s like an elegant monastery ambience in a way, and there’s a lot of natural light and a view of the sea.”
— Please tell us a bit about dinner at the B&B.
I get a lot of couples who stay for a long time, so every night I offer something different to eat. There’s a lot of variety that the sea offers.”
— Normandy coast views
— There are five main bedrooms at the B&B. Do you have a favourite?
Another favourite is Sénéchal, which has a kind of tub similar to a Japanese tub. It’s very modern. You don’t realise that it’s a bath or shower, really, when you are in the room. It’s very special.”
— Seigneurie bedroom
— To you personally, what is so special about Manoir de Coutainville?
We also have a huge barn for gatherings and weddings, so groups can rent out the entire grounds for several days.”