"An Affordable Experience - Not Your Average B & B"
LE CHAT CHOCOLAT -
The entrance drive and front elevation
LE CHAT CHOCOLAT is a part-colombage complex of farm buildings, set in 4 acres, about 4 kilometres south of the tourist town of Forges-les-Eaux, in the heart of the Seine Maritime.
The guest accommodation is situated in the main
LE CHAT CHOCOLAT is less than an hour's drive from the airports of Rouen and Beauvais and the ferry port of Dieppe, and a two hour drive from Calais. It is just off the D915 road from Forges-les-Eaux to Gournay-en-Bray, situated on the opposite side of the road from the eye-catching Château de Bray - an imposing landmark, which can be seen from both our front and back gardens. The front courtyard, at the end of a private driveway entered through a pair of white gates, is surrounded by stables and barns, and provides ample parking space for our house guests.
The family dining room and lounge both feature exposed beams, the latter also boasting an enormous traditional stone inglenook fireplace complete with woodburning stove - ideal for cosy log fires and roasted chestnuts on those chillier winter evenings, although the house is centrally-heated throughout for the added comfort of those guests who choose to stay with us outside the summer months. Our house guests are invited to share this part of our lovely home with us.
LE CHAT CHOCOLAT - Parking, Stables
The property is in a tranquil setting on the edge of the tiny, typically-French village of Saumont-la-Poterie (with a handful of houses), a former centre, as its name implies, for the manufacture of pottery by local artisans.
The long, enclosed verandah is equipped with an American-style snooker/pool table, also available for our guests' use. During their stay, guests are welcome to borrow books, games and videos from our extensive
14, Chemin d’Hérigny, 76440 Saumont-la-Poterie, Forges-les-Eaux,
Seine Maritime, Haute Normandie, France
Tel/Fax:  (0)2 35 09 16 20 Mobile:  (0)6 31 07 51 29
libraries, and to purchase mementoes from our eclectic range of gifts and souvenirs.
At the rear of the house, overlooking green fields, woods and rolling hillsides in the distance, we have a covered patio/barbecue area for al fresco dining during the summer.
house (with its adjoining barn) - a detached, typical, whitewashed, slate-roofed Normandy farmhouse, which has been lovingly restored.
The park-cum-paddock has a variety of fruit trees, berries, nuts, flowers and shrubs amongst the extensive lawns, and the complex is surrounded by pastoral farmland and beautiful countryside.