While I have tried to provide all the information necessary for guests when they are considering a stay at Basse Copette, whether in B&B or self catering accommodation, sometimes answers are not always easily found. So, here I provide a list of the most frequently asked questions people send me before making a booking.
Q. Is the pool heated?
A. Yes, the pool is heated from May to September. The pool is in a great position with wonderful views over the Bresle Valley. It also gets the sun all day, so a wonderful place to relax.
Q. Are guests permitted to smoke in the cottages?
Q. Do you accept well behaved pets?
A. No. It is not a matter of their behaviour, but rather my attempt to provide as allergy-free an environment as possible. I also avoid using cleaning products that are loaded with artificial scents that cause irritations. The soaps and toiletries provided are organic, and locally produced.
Q. What are the arrival and departure times?
A. I ask guest to arrive no earlier than 4 pm, and to depart by 10 am. The cottages do need to be cleaned before and after your stay. I am more than happy to be flexible with these times if there are no other guests to think of on the same day: so, if there are no guests departing on the day of your arrival, or if no other guests are arriving on the day of your departure.
Q. Are the cottages wheelchair accessible?
A. The self catering cottage is wheelchair accessible. The games room downstairs has a sofa bed and a futon, and this room can easily be made up as a comfortable bedroom. A number of guests using a wheelchair have stayed in the barn. The B&B is probably not wheelchair accessible.
Q. Are the cottages suitable for people who have difficulty with stairs?
The cottage bedrooms are located upstairs and the bathrooms are downstairs. The games room has a futon and a sofa bed, and this room can easily be made up as a very comfortable bedroom. I have on more a number of occasions changed the sofa bed and futon for two single beds for elderly guests. The suite in the B&B is on the ground floor.
Q. Do we need a car for our stay at Basse Copette?
A. Yes. There is very little in the way of public transport in this part of Normandy. But, I am more than happy to arrange to pick up guests from a nearby station, should guests want to come to Basse Copette and use that as a base from which to cycle to local attractions – which is possible – or just to spend a few days relaxing and walking in the area. For further details see the page getting to Basse Copette.
Q. Is Basse Copette near to the Normandy D-Day Beaches?
A. The D-Day Beaches range between two and a half and three hours drive from Basse Copette. If the primary purpose of your stay in Normandy is to visit as many of the sites and museums associated with the D-Day landings, then you need to look for accommodation in Lower Normandy. If, however, you are looking for a single base from which to explore a range of WW1 and WW2 sites, Monet’s Garden, a day trip to Paris, and many more, then Basse Copette is perfectly situated to allow you to do this. It provides a comfortable base from which to explore a range of wonderful cultural attractions with a 30 minute radius, a radius of an hour and two hours.
Q. Does the area have attractions for young children?
A. Yes. There are a number of local attractions in the area specifically created with children in mind. There is the wonderful Samara Prehistoric theme park, and the animal park at Cleres. And now many of the sites have children’s activities. For a compilation of all this information, see the page that outlines local activities for children.