Three guest apartments at the heart of the «Town with a hundred steeples»
and an annex in the countryside that offer a modern experience

Caen, Calvados Basse-Normandie FR
seasonal rental, Basse-Normandie

Property owners’ take the floor

Why did you settle in this region, in this place and not elsewhere ?

I decided to leave Paris in 2013 to settle in Normandy where my family is from, more specifically in Caen, where I was born. Compelled by my desire to share my expertise and way of life with others, I transformed this mansion into a special place. A unique guesthouse where everybody can feel at home.

What can you offer people staying with you ?

The three apartments upstairs have been laid out as the sort of apartments I always dreamed of staying in on various personal and professional trips, "Chez Laurence du Tilly" has been designed to reflect my taste. In addition to a beautiful walk, I offer a range of services such as massages, room service, fireplace kits and fresh champagne upon arrival.

What specific architectural features does your building have ?

It is a 19th century mansion with a vaulted cellar that is typical of Caen. Located in the historic centre just a stone's throw from the town hall and the Abbaye aux Hommes, it was fortunately able to withstand the bombings of the last war.

Places you would personally recommend

My favourite is by the sea on the wild beach of Bernières-sur-Mer. There is a lovely hut on the sand which is perfect for catching some rays or sipping on a mojito as the sun sets - stunning views are guaranteed. For wine lovers, a trip to the Rösel wine cellars is not to be missed; they are great for purchasing wines as well as tastings and tours.

What is its history ?

After serving as a family home for many generations, the mansion was only recently turned into a guesthouse when I began making changes. I took great care in preserving the floors, the woodwork and everything that gave this property its charm.

Our opinion

As a well-established culinary stylist and decorator, Laurence du Tilly couldn't resist the idea of trying something new. Whether classic, contemporary or unique, these three guest apartments in a private mansion in Caen all embody her refined taste and feminine touch. The annex, which is just a few kilometres away towards the the sea, is also open to guests and shows that even old buildings can create an aesthetic that blends with a more modern way of life.


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Open from 1st January to 31st December

Accommodation capacity

10 3 3 3

On the ground floor is a cosy lounge with a library, a fireplace and an "Honesty bar" where guests can sit and relax. Each apartment has a floor to itself. The first and second floors can accommodate up to four people with a double bed in the bedroom and a sofa bed in the living room. The apartment on the second floor is for two guests only. All are equipped with a kitchenette and an office area.

Facilities and amenities
  • Fitted kitchen
  • Wireless Internet connection
  • Daily cleaning service available on request
  • microwave oven
  • fireplace
  • heating
  • Baby bed
  • Satellite television
  • Dishwasher
  • washing machine
  • safe
  • Weekly cleaning service

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