The Old Farm of Amfreville Bed and Breakfast


Welcome to The Old Farm of Amfreville

A warm welcome awaits you at The Old Farm of Amfreville B&B located near Saint Mere Eglise. A perfect location, for you to discover all the Normandy D-Day landing beaches, museums and so much more. Normandy is steeped in history, whatever your interests, there is something for everyone.

The Old Farm of Amfreville has been lovingly restored by husband and wife team, David and Alyson. They want to ensure your stay is as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. The rooms have been furnished to a high standard – with comfort at the forefront of their minds. In addition, you can be sure of a thoroughly enjoyable breakfast in the morning. They also offer an evening meal – going that bit further than your average bed and breakfast.

David recently retired from the British Army, after 24 years as a military chef. So not only will he share your passion for military events and family ancestry – you can be sure that the attention to detail for breakfast and dinner is as it should be. Both David and Alyson, due to their local knowledge, will be on hand to assist with any enquiries with your itinerary during your stay.

After 5 years of renovation works, to lovingly restore The Old Farm of Amfreville, David and Alyson opened their doors to guests in 2019.

They are confident you will enjoy the tastefully decorated and well thought out rooms. With comfy beds, fine linens, fluffy towels, bathrobes and handmade soaps. Alyson has put a great deal of thought into the little touches and details – a place where they would want to stay as well as their guests.

Breakfast consists of fresh, traditional, local and homemade produce with freshly made waffles from the iron. What better way to start your day of exploring?!

The Old Farm of Amfreville is situated at Cauquigny, just 4 km from the historic town of Sainte Mere Eglise, famous for where paratrooper John Steele was caught on the church spire and the location is central to where the majority of the airborne invasion began as relived on the famous television show ‘Band of Brothers‘

We are just a moment’s walking distance from the memorial to Charles D Glopper and a 10 minutes walk from La Fiere.


During the German occupation, the farm and its outbuildings housed a 91st Infantry Division officer and the 20 men under his command, who operated a field post office and communication center here.

Later it was used as a German field hospital temporarily during the battle of Normandy, until its liberation by the 82nd Airborne Division

Check In/Out Times

Check In / Out TimesCheck in time after 15:00 hrsCheck out time no later than 11:00 hrs 

Board Type

Rise & Dine

Awaken to our delicious continental buffet style breakfast, served fresh daily from 8 AM till 10 AM in our dining room.


Breakfast includes a variety of the following:-

* Fresh baked pastry and breads, including croissants, pain au chocolat, brioche, baguettes, raisin or apple swirls and homemade banana bread.

* Homemade preserves, marmalades, honey, local cheeses, ham, yogurts, cereals and eggs cooked to order.

* Try our  homemade thick hot waffles fresh from our iron to your plate with butter or syrup.

* Linger over a pot of speciality tea or a steaming cup of ground coffee made from freshly ground coffee beans, alternatively  enjoy a pot of our frothy hot chocolate

* Earlier breakfast can be arranged to suit your requirements

Evening meal is a set meal that changes daily.

There is no need to worry about going out for the evening, or booking a restaurant and driving home. It is nice to return “home” at the end of an exciting day and not set out again in quest of an evening meal, but to enjoy dinner in a friendly and casual atmosphere, whilst partaking in a glass of cider or wine

We will entice your palate with course after course of French cuisine, combined with David’s many years of experience as a chef and a passion for entertaining, we hope to make your evening special.

We are also pleased to offer to you the option of a picnic basket full of local and homemade produce at your request*. The picnic basket will come with everything you require to enjoy a lovely  picnic whilst out exploring the beautiful sites of Normandy

*Please give your picnic requests at least 24 hours in advance


All guest rooms have been tastefully decorated with every effort made to retain many of the original features, whilst incorporating modern facilities. Each room has a spacious ensuite, tea and coffee making facilities, fine quality bedding and of course fluffy towels and robes with complimentary handmade soap. We operate a no smoking policy. Prices are per room for two people sharing and are inclusive of breakfast.

What's Nearby

The Old Farm of Amfreville B&B is centrally located at the heart of the Airborne liberation of Normandy. 

The region of Normandy, is rich with military history including being a short drive from the D-Day landing beaches and also offers some stunning natural scenery, as well as some of the worlds most epic architecture. 

Sainte Mere Eglise

Distance to house - 3 miles

Quaint Sainte-Mère-Eglise became involved in one of the greatest exploits in military history in the night of 5 to 6 June 1944, as D-Day began. American parachutists were being dropped all around the area, and in the village itself.The German battery at nearby Azeville, the airborne museum, a major war museum in the village, and the copy of John Steele and his parachute stuck on the church tower are all a must during your stay. Enjoy the delights of the rural Cotentin peninsula landscapes and seascapes close by. Nature here remains largely un-spoilt.

Utah Beach

Distance to house - 10 Miles

Utah Beach stretches from Sainte-Marie-du-Mont as far as Quinéville, along about 5 km; the main assault zone was centered on Varreville. This was the first of the two zones selected for the American landings. Utah beach museum is a must see attraction with historical DDay sites of Brecourt manor, Angoville au Plain, Carentan and Sainte Come du Mont, home of the DDay Experience attraction at Dead man’s corner all within easy reach of Utah Beach

Point Du Hoc

Distance to house - 26 miles

Located between Omaha Beach and Utah Beach, Pointe du Hoc is one of the key heritage sites along the D-Day Landing beaches in Normandy.

Pointe du Hoc, a strategic element of the Atlantic Wall, was stormed by Colonel Rudder’s Rangers on the morning of the 6th of June 1944 – D-Day. it proved to be one of the toughest battles to be fought during the Normandy Landings..

The scars of the battle can still be seen to this very day. During your visit, you will discover an artillery battery, complete with its firing command post, casemates, shelters

Omaha Beach

Distance to house - 26 miles

Omaha Beach is one of the two American landing areas in Normandy. 5.9 kilometers long, this beach is 12 kilometers east of Utah Beach. Today, the beach is dotted with the remains of German bunkers. On the shore, the stainless-steel sculpture Les Braves commemorates American soldiers. Behind the beach is the Musée Mémorial d’Omaha Beach, also documenting the invasion. Nearby, the Overlord Museum displays WWII tanks, artillery and dioramas. A must do, is a visit to the American war cemetery at Colleville Sur Mer

The Old Farm of Amfreville


Latitude: 49.399280
Longitude: -1.379036

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