A journey in time. A break in the heart of idyllic Normandy. Art de vivre and authenticity. Isabelle and Koen Sileghem welcome you to their hotel.
“This hotel has history and a soul. We share this heritage and very particular ambiance with our guests.”
“Our hotel is a unique place. As are our relationships with our guests. We personalise the welcome, the service and the little details,” say Isabelle and Koen who run the Domaine de la Rançonnière et de Mathan, The Originals Relais. A 13th-century farmhouse with its 35 rooms and an 18th-century manor house with its 21 rooms make up this unusual 3-star hotel in Normandie. A place charged with history nestled in the heart of rural Normandy, near to Courseulles and Bayeux. A place dedicated to art de vivre, a stone’s throw from the sea. Its restaurant means you can get even more out of your stay in this hotel which subtly combines hospitality, sophistication and authenticity with the comfort of being able to dine on site.
Some of the hotel’s rooms take you on a real journey back in time. “Two of the rooms are in a 13th-century turret. In this room, on split levels, little boys become knights and little girls become princesses,” say Isabelle and Koen. “It’s a beautiful building with imposing architecture, but the service remains simple in a relaxed and friendly spirit,” add the couple. The rooms are elegant and authentic with wood and stone in warm and uplifting shades. Between 12 and 60m2, and all different, they are cosy and fully equipped.
- Non smoking room
The Domaine de la Rançonnière et de Mathan, The Originals Relais has its own restaurant. For lunch and dinner, the chef and his team prepare traditional regional cuisine. Relax at the hotel bar with its arched lounge in front of a beautiful fireplace or under the last rays of sun on the terrace. And to get the day off to a good start, Isabelle and Koen offer a generous buffet breakfast, served in the restaurant or out on the terrace near the floral garden.
FERME DE LA RANÇONNIÈRE
This charming hotel, not far from the sea in Calvados, is a great place from where to explore historic and rural Normandy.
Very close to the Normandy Landing beaches of 6th June 1944, the hotel offers a historic tour in a real American Jeep, the famous Willys Jeep. Take a trip along the D-Day beaches (Omaha Beach, Utah Beach, Juno Beach) to remember and understand the Landings. This trip also comes as part of a 2-day ‘Normandy tour’ package. On the first day, you will do the D-Day tour in a Willys Jeep or a 4x4, with a guide who will take you to the symbolic sites of the Landings and share some of its secrets and history with you. On the second day you can choose between a trip to Mont Saint Michel or Honfleur.
VISITING BAYEUXA trip to Bayeux, capital of the Bessin area, means a chance to admire its exceptional tapestry, a spectacular masterpiece of Roman art embroidered around 1070 and exhibited at the Bayeux Tapestry Museum - William the Conqueror Centre. Bayeux is also a charming medieval and episcopal city. Wander around the cathedral area to appreciate the historic centre of William the Conqueror’s city.
HONFLEURClose to Pays d’Auge and the Côte Fleurie, Honfleur is like nowhere else. Located on the Seine estuary, crossed by the impressive Pont de Normandie bridge, Honfleur is a great place to relax and take things slowly, especially along the Vieux Bassin port and around St Catherine’s steeple, through the very charming old streets with half-timbered houses. A small fleet of fishing boats unloads fish and shellfish every day at the port.
What our customers say
"Best hotel experience i"very ever had"
Simply put staying here has been the best hotel experience of my life. The buildings and grounds are beautiful and we'll kept, the suite was well appointed and was 10 times more appealing than a normal hotel room. To top it off your staff is awesome. They went way out of thier way to help us enjoy our stay.
3km from the sea and 7km from the Normandy Landing beaches, the hotel has 3 fully-equipped rooms and a small subcommittee lounge in an authentic setting conducive to reflection.