De Luxe B & B with optional evening meals. We invite you to stay as paying guests in our restored traditional Normandy farmhouse. We offer character and atmosphere combined with modern comforts and amenities. We offer easily-accessible flexible Bed and Breakfast accommodation in the Pays de Bray, Upper Normandy, near Forges-les-Eaux. We are only about 100 yards from the D915 road from Dieppe to Paris.
PRICINGPrices are per person per night based on dual occupation of a chambre d'hôtes bedroom and vary according to season and room. Prices include continental breakfast.Additional persons may be accommodated in some of the bedrooms, and a cooked breakfast is usually available - at a small additional charge in each case. A meal is not provided at lunchtime, but pre-ordered picnic/packed lunches are usually available, at a reasonable cost.We offer congenial bed and breakfast accommodation, 1st-class hospitality and comfort at competitive rates for overnight stops and short breaks, with reductions for extended visits -"The longer your stay, the lower the rate you'll pay!"THE PROPERTYLE CHAT CHOCOLAT - 14, Chemin d'Hérigny, 76440 Saumonty-la-Poterie, Forges-les-Eaux, Seine Maritime, Haute Normandie, France.Contact: Mel & Nikki AnthonyTel/Fax: (France)  (0)2 35 09 16 20Tel/Fax: (England)  (0)207 435 2403Email: le-chat-chocolat @dsl.pipex.comWebsite: http://www.le-chat-chocolat-b-and-b.comWe invite you to stay as our paying bed and Breakfast guests in our restored, traditional Normandy farmhouse, offering character and atmosphere combined with modern comforts & facilities. We offer versatile, affordable chambres d'hôtes accommodation in the Pays de Bray, Upper Normandy, France, just outside Forges-les-Eaux. We are about 150 metres off the D915 road, a section of the direct Paris to Dieppe route.The house and its surrounding complex of barns and stables are full of character features including colombage, torchis and exposed beams.At Le Chat Chocolat you will receive a warm, friendly and attentive welcome from Mel & Nikki Anthony, a French-speaking English couple - and from Saba, their Brown Burmese cat - Le Chat Chocolat himself!Gourmet quality (but unpretentious and reasonably-priced) French, International and Oriental evening meals are available on a Table d'Hotes basis. Our enchanting former farmhouse, nestles into the lush, green rolling countryside of the Seine Maritime region of France, on the edge of an historical pottery-making village (Saumont-la-Poterie)just outside the delightful market town of Forges-les-Eaux with its thermal spa, casino and numerous tourist attractions.Le Chat Chocolat is an easy 2 hour drive from Calais (about ½ hour less from Boulogne), and makes an ideal stopover point for those travelling down to the south and south-west of France (also convenient for travellers entering France via Dieppe, Caen or Cherbourg). You will also find us ideal for holidays, a base for house-hunting trips, a small seminar venue for residential courses, business trips, long or short breaks for any purpose, etc.We offer a choice of 4 chic, luxury and reasonably-priced yet very comfortable ensuite twin, double, or king-size four-poster guest bedrooms, two of which are on the ground floor and "lessened-mobility" friendly. An additional single bed (or beds) may be possible by arrangement.Le Chat Chocolat's own amenities and facilities which we share with our visitors include an American-style pool/snooker table, covered barbecue patio, books, board games, karaoke equipment, seasonal log fires, television & video players, comfortable lounge, boules/pétanque, lawn quoits, occasional cabaret nights - and more!We make no apology for operating a non-smoking environment, which our visitors are enjoined to respect for the benefit of all.Le Chat Chocolat offers a haven of peace and quiet in glorious rural (yet not remote) surroundings, and offers the opportunity to breathe clean country air - yet is within easy reach of superlative amenities.Quiet, well-behaved children are usually welcome, as are quiet, well-behaved pets - but please check with us first.Please enquire about the special 1 week/weekend breaks we can offer, some with courses or activities, and some for just relaxing and de-stressing. We'll even try to tailor a stay to suit your own choice of course or activity.Le Chat Chocolat is a haven of refuge - "An Affordable Experience - Not Your Average B & B".THE AREAWonderfully typically French, Forges-les-Eaux is a favourite summer vacation and year-round weekend-break destination for many Parisians (Paris is only about 2 hours away by car (less by train)and offers many amenities, including an excellent selection of restaurants, cafés, brasseries and bars. There are also several supermarkets and numerous interesting and individual shops catering not only for tourists but also for all everyday needs. There is a market twice a week and the area attracts tourists due to its many facilities and amenities, which include a thermal spa, casino, museums, places of historical and natural interest, architecture, undulating landscape and glorious countryside, mature forests and stunningly-beautiful leisure lakes.Rouen and Dieppe, both offering superb shopping, cultural events, choice of restaurants, interesting architecture and much more to see and do, are about 40 minutes drive away. The latter offers the coastline, whilst the former is not far from some beautiful riverside towns and villages along the winding banks of the Seine.The region between Forges-les-Eaux and Neufchâtel-en-Bray is an area of outstanding natural beauty, best appreciated from the newly-opened "Green Way", a tourist trail following the scenic itinerary of the abandoned local railway line through the breathtaking countryside. This is ideally explored on foot, by bicycle, or on horseback.The area offers numerous facilities, activities and attractions to suit all ages and inclinations, including:Angling ~ Antiques & Bric-à-Brac ~ Archery ~ Arts & Crafts ~ Canoeing & Kayaking ~ Club Med Spa & Beauty Treatments ~ Concerts ~ Crazy Golf ~ Cross-Counbtry Motor-Cycle Scrambling ~ Cultural Events ~ Cycling ~ Fitness Trails ~ Gambling/Casino ~ Golf ~ Hang-Gliding ~ Horse-Racing ~ Horse-Riding ~ Hot-Air Ballooning ~ Leisure & Amusement Parks ~ Local Events Programme ~ Local Walking Tour ~ Markets ~ Movies ~ Night Clubs ~ Painting, Pottery & Sculpture ~ Picnicking ~ Rambling ~ Running ~ Sightseeing (including Architecture, Churches, Châteaux, Historical & Natural Sites, Parks & Gardens, Scenery, Villages, etc.) ~ Swimming ~ Tastes of the Region (including Calvados, Cider, Farm produce from fois gras to snails, etc.) ~ Tennis ~ Theatres.The weather is similar to that of e.g. Devon & Cornwall, can be quite hot and sunny in summer, and cool & wet (but not usually very harsh)in winter - but the atmosphere is very definitely that of France at her very best.