To make things easier for our guests to book with us, online booking is available through this website. As yet our cyber hosting is not as good as our reality hosting so if you think your booking may have gone space travelling, please shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org We endeavour to reply to all bookings within 48 hours to confirm. Online bookings are only confirmed once the deposit has been paid via the online payments process.
You can also book online via booking.com, however
the rates on our own website are the lowest available.
Check In and Out
We ask that guests arrive after 4pm on the first night of their stay and check out before 11am on departure day. This gives us enough time to get the towels fluffy and the granola crunchy. Nobody likes soggy granola.
To ensure all our guests have a peaceful stay, we
do not accept arrivals after 8pm.
Breakfast is included in all our room rates and is served from 8.30-10am in the dining room and living room. We love to use the fabulous local Normandy produce and source as much as possible from local growers.
Our local bakery supplies the baguettes and croissants fresh every morning. Tea, Lavazza coffee and hot chocolate are endless and we’ve got a cracker Delonghi bean-to-cup coffee machine for fancy coffees. Our butter is from the happy Norman cows via the world famous d’Isgny butter factory nearby. Our jams are made in house (strawberry, apricot and mirabelle plum from the tree in our garden). Our honey is from the flower prairies surrounding Mont St Michel.
To help you get your five a day, we serve a fresh yoghurt and fruit parfait with home made granola (baked daily to Nigella’s recipe – minus the raisins). Berries are from our local “pick your own” farm between Bayeux and Caen and from our own garden and picked fresh each day in summer.
In these times of COVID-19, Mike and I will be wearing face-masks while in the dining room.
Arromanches gets busy in summer and parking can be
difficult – particularly during the day. La Pommetier is a fully walled
and gated property with a space for three (normal size) cars in our
courtyard. This means we need to stick to one car per room and monster
trucks, vans and really big cars will need to park locally. Our
gates operate electronically by digicode. Please be warned that our two
cavalier king charles spaniels love a car ride and are not fussy about which
car they jump into if a door is left open. Also, if you drive a very
sporty low wheel base car, firstly lucky you, and secondly please take care as
you go through our gates as there is a slight hump which can scrape your sporty
We do not have electric car charging facilities
onsite but there are two charging station spots less than 100m from us at the
corner of Place du Groupe Lorraine and Boulevard Gilbert Longuet.
Most parking in Arromanches is free (excepting the gated
carparks which are only free from
7pm and to 9am) and there are around 10 spaces in front of the church
behind La Pommetier and further parking in the streets around us. Generally
parking is easier in the evening once the day-trippers have left and
you’ll find Arromanches a quiet haven with only the locals and those staying
locally in the village eating in the restaurants or enjoying an
evening stroll on the beach.
Sadly we are unable to accommodate pets at La Pommetier as we try to keep all our rooms as allergy free as possible.
For those of you missing your fur-kids, we have our resident gentledogs Trevor and Darren the cavalier king charles spaniels who have come with us from Australia. You are welcome to ‘borrow’ them while you are in the garden if you don’t mind endless pats, potential for missing biscuits, and snoring (Trevor). They are very gentle and potter around the property (slowly – they are fourteen now) and we ask guests to please ensure Trevor and Darren don’t potter out of the gates when you are coming and going. You may also spot “Ginger Ninja” our neighbours cat patrolling the garden, the chirpiest barnswallows ever in our barn, and the two wood pigeons who nest in the mirabelle tree.
Trevor and Darren are never in the main house or guest bedrooms (but they are sneaky if you hear paws following you upstairs). If you have an aversion to dogs, please let us know and we’ll make sure Trevor and Darren are out of your way. They will be miffed, but they will get over it (eventually).
As we are a small establishment – just three rooms – and we book up quickly, to secure the lowest rates on our website we require full payment via Paypal (you can use your credit card or your paypal account) or Stripe at the time of booking. The online booking process will step you through this process and you don’t need to have a Paypal account of your own. Your booking with us will not be confirmed until payment has been made.
Alternatively you can book and pay online with
your credit card via booking.com.
We know things change and stuff happens that may affect your travel plans. For bookings made on this website cancellations are available up to fourteen days in advance of your booking with a refund provided. The refund amount will be the amount of your payment less the Paypal transaction fee of 3.4% + 30c US.
In order to keep the house and rooms fresh for all guests, smoking is not permitted inside at La Pommetier. There are smoke detectors in all the bedrooms and throughout the house. Guests found to be smoking inside the house will be asked to leave pronto with no refund available. You are free to smoke in the garden if it’s not affecting other guests and we’ll leave an ashtray out for you if you let us know.
If you leave a little part of you behind that you
can’t live without, please let us know asap and we’ll arrange to get it back to
you. We will get a quote from our local post office for the cost of
returning it to you and confirm the amount with you – plus our 10 euro handling
fee – prior to arranging online payment from you. We get it that this is
a bit of a cost to get your stuff back, but it’s the fairest process we can
come up with given the time and cost required for us to get things back to you.
Otherwise all items are kept here for one month before being donated to a
La Pommetier remained closed from October 2019 to 15 June 2020. We made the decision to limit guests to six this year and have closed our family suite to ensure social distancing is maintained in the dining room. If you’d like to dine separately in our living room or in the garden, just let us know and we’ll set up a table for you.
We have hand sanitiser as you walk in the front door, all linens are washed at 90 degrees with added disinfectant (which smells super clean), all soft furnishings are sprayed with disinfectant, all hard fittings such as door handles, furniture, windows and floors are disinfected and/or steam mopped each day. We ask all guests to leave windows open when they check out or leave for the day.
In the dining room you’ll see Mike and Danielle wearing masks while serving breakfast and we are happy to do so while interacting with you upon request. We get it that you can’t be too careful.