The following details should cover the majority of routes to the cottages. For details on getting to France see our useful links section. The best maps can be found on the Via Michelin website.
From Cherbourg / Caen (Approx Time : 1 – 1¼ hrs)
Access to le Deshayes is straight forward from the nearest ferry ports of Cherbourg or Caen; both are about 1 – 1¼ hours driving away and are served by Brittany Ferries from Portsmouth or Poole .
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Click here for directions from Caen.
From Boulogne / Calais (Approx Time : 4 - 4½ hrs )
Traveling from Dover offers more choices and lower fares, but the journey from Boulogne or Calais will take 4 - 4½ hours respectively, although as the motorways are rarely busy, it is a lot easier than travelling on British roads. We suggest you take your time and plan a lunch break in one of the delightful villages or coastal resorts, such as Honfleur or Deauville, or try the motorway services - much better quality and value for money than in the UK. Remember to bring some euros with you for the motorway tolls – around 26 euros.
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Click here for directions from Calais.
From Dinard (Approx Time : 1½ hrs)
The nearest airport is at Dinard, close to St Malo, and is serviced by Ryanair out of East Midlands and Stansted. You can pre-book a car hire for collection at the airport and the journey to le Deshayes will take around 1½ hours.
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Le Havre (Approx Time : 2 hrs)
LD Lines currently provide ferry services from Portsmouth to Le Havre and they are competitive with Brittany Ferries. The also offer ferries from Newhaven to Dieppe and from Dover to Boulogne.
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Paris (Approx Time 3 - 3½ hrs)
Without listing all the options of how to travel to Normandy, we have some guests that have flown into Paris and hired a car there. If that is an option for you and you can get a good deal on a flight ...
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"Our fourth year and it can't get better as it was 5* in the first visit. What a lovely two weeks - many days of sunshine. Jo and Jonathan are wonderful and what great cooks. We shall be back."
Doreen and David from Stoke-on-Trent