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Norbert welcomed us with to his lovely apartment with great kindness and generosity. It is beautifully situated overlooking the beach, with memorising views, particularly at low tide and at sunset. From the window we watched a peregrine and rock pipits on the nearby cliffs. The apartment itself is modern and ingeniously designed, light, functional and with everything working perfectly. The well equipped kitchen made cooking easy, so we were able to enjoy food shopping in Dieppe's famous Saturday market. I bought two enormous artichokes before considering how to cook them - no problem, there was a huge stockpot in the cupboard! Whilst the flat is located at the peaceful end of Dieppe Plage, it is only a short walk along the promenade or through the pedestrianised town centre to the port. We enjoyed evening paddles along the sandy beach at low tide to eat in the restaurants there. Another great convenience was the proximity of SpaManche, the public swimming complex. We swam almost daily in the 50 metre, open air, heated seawater pool overlooking the chateau. I highly recommend a stay in Norbert's flat, and very much hope to return one day, especially now that the Newhaven-Dieppe ferry route is secure for at least another four years. Merci Norbert pour un si bon accueil et pour tout ce que vous avez faites pour nous en assurer un vacance parfait. À bientôt!
Norbert had left us a bottle of very delicious wine and homemade blackcurrant jam. We let ourselves in with the keys he safely left for us with clear instructions on how to get in. The flat has beautiful views of the sea and is a few seconds walk away from the shore. For the price of the flat and the privacy of having your own place for a couple of days this was a bargain.
The host canceled this reservation 27 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
We decided not to stay at the apartment upon our arrrival. Clearly numerous smokers have inhabited the apartment and it smelled terrible. The bed had no sheets on it but did have a comforter. When we pulled the comforter back, the mattress was stained. The apartment was not as clean as it should have been. We immediately contacted Norbert and told him we would stay elsewhere. Luckily, we were able to find lodging in a local hotel.
There are some negatives but they are inconsequential compared to the positives. The apartment is small but very well laid out. There are two flights of stairs to climb but they are not difficult. Now the positives. The living room window gives an unobstructed view of the ever changing English Channel. Just the daily sunsets are worth the price of admission. The lack of mosquitos allows you to keep the windows wide open and fall to sleep at the sound of the waves and the sea breezes and wake to the same. Dieppe, about a ten minute walk along the beach walk, has everything you may need, restaurants and shops. During our month at this property we rarely had an issue with parking near the apartment. The furthest we had to park was about fifty meters away. But unless you want to travel out of town, you really don't need to use your car. The apartment has no air conditioning but it really is not needed. Overall, a very good experience.
J’aime la campagne le littoral et par ailleurs les relations paisibles sincères et honnêtes If « a thing of beauty is a joy for ever » j’éspére qu’à l’occasion de votre séjour vous en trouverez une en Normandie
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