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La Ferme des Mares The Originals Relais

La Ferme des Mares The Originals Relais (Relais du Silence)

Mike and Sonia finding La Ferme des Mares, The Originals Relais in Saint-Germain-sur-Ay during a Sunday stroll back in August 2007 is nothing short of an epic love story. The former farm - which had been subsequently converted into a riding school and abandoned - was not looking its best, “but we were mesmerized by the house’s spirit, despite it being cold and in such a poor condition at the time.” Mike and Sonia were 25 years old, and full of ideas, hopes, and energy. They bought it. Projects, brainstorming and building works ensued...“Our family hotel-restaurant, which we poured our heart and soul into designing, opened its doors on the 27 March 2010”. Sonia works out on the front desk and in the dining room, Mike takes care of the cooking (“an Englishman in the kitchen!”) and Jackson, their dog, enthusiastically accompanies guests on their strolls around the garden and Normandy countryside. “Since then, we have tried to honour this magical place by sharing our love of good food, the land around us here in Manche, and our sense of hospitality”. Enjoy a fantastic family holiday at La Ferme des Mares, The Originals Relais in Basse-Normandie.

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Meet Mike and Sonia and enjoy their charming hotel in Basse-Normandie
“Offering you the experience of a charming little hotel and gourmet, field-to-fork food”. 
  • WiFi


  • Bycicle premises

    Bycicle premises

  • Free hotel car park

    Free hotel car park

  • Pets admitted

    Pets admitted

  • Restaurant


  • Seminar rooms

    Seminar rooms


La Ferme des Mares, The Originals Relais

There are 10 bedrooms. Each of them is spacious, bright and comfortable, and almost all of them also offer a lounge area. They all have their own individual style, whilst also retaining the characterful, sophisticated charm of La Ferme des Mares, The Originals Relais itself. Guests with reduced mobility will find a room here which is suitable for their requirements, over in the farm’s old bakehouse. Families, meanwhile, will be able to enjoy an apartment with 2 separate bedrooms and a reading corner.

  • Rooms for disabled guests
  • Non smoking room
  • Family/communicating rooms
Cocoon Twin

Cocoon Twin

  • People: 2

Classic Double

Classic Double

  • People: 2

Cocoon Double

Cocoon Double

  • People: 2

Quadruple Family

Quadruple Family

  • People: 2

Double Suite

Double Suite

  • People: 2


La Ferme des Mares, The Originals Relais

The dining room is cosy, convivial and intimate, welcoming guests to breakfast, lunch and dinner. All the food on offer is local and/or organic. It’s Normandy on a plate, with produce from the region’s fields and coastline featuring in delicate and inventive, “Made by Mike” artisan cooking, enhanced with touches of the exotic and a dash of eclecticism for dishes that are as good to look at as they are to eat.

Interior of a restaurant at The Originals Hotels


All the produce used in Mike’s kitchens come from his kitchen garden or local farmers from within a 30-km radius of the hotel. The menu changes both monthly and daily for hotel guests. An example of one of the ever-inventive gastronome’s signature dishes is the Chococo Passion: a rolled chocolate tuile, roasted coconut and chocolate cream, a passion fruit gel and homemade coconut sorbet. 


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Bed & Breakfast

Breakfast is included in the price of the room.

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Half Board

With the Half Board offer, breakfast and dinner are included in the price of the room.

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Liberty offer

Go on holiday in complete freedom at a reasonable price.  And if you have any unforeseen circumstances, you can change or cancel at any time.

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Very Early Booking

Book 30 days before your arrival and get a discount up to 25% on the price of your room to enjoy the best of local life.

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Early Booking

Enjoy a discount of up to 15% on the price of your room and enjoy the best of local life by booking 15 days before your arrival.

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Smart Deals

With the Smart Deals offer, you get a discount up to 15%. Offer valid for all bookings made up to 29 days or 14 days before your arrival at the hotel.


Payment Methods:

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Chèque-Vacances
  • Annual Closure: 01/01 > 16/03 12/11 > 31/12

La Ferme des Mares, The Originals Relais

26, rue des Mares 50430 Saint-Germain-sur-Ay, France

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Tips from your hotelier


Are you looking to treat yourself to a relaxing pamper session during your stay in Normandy? No problem. A beauty therapist in Lessay (7 km away) works in partnership with La Ferme des Mares, The Originals Relais to provide essential oil treatments for total relaxation. Find out more and book your session at reception.

Closeup of a chef making a dish at The Originals Hotels

Tips from your hotelier


Does taking advantage of your stay to start finding your way around the kitchen, or confirm your talent as a budding chef sound like a fun idea? La Ferme des Mares, The Originals Relais offers friendly, welcoming cooking lessons for all levels (max. 8 people). Get ready to find out about local farmers, get a closer look at a selection of local ingredients, salt and smoke duck breasts, learn how to cut vegetables or about different cooking techniques, and how to prepare foie gras.

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Tips from your hotelier


The Regional Nature Park of Cotentin and Bessin; the salt marshes; the birthplace of Christian Dior, Granville, where his family home has been made into a museum; Mont-Saint-Michel; the Channel Islands of Jersey and Guernsey; the D-Day Landing Beaches; the Cap de la Hague; for walkers, the “Customs Path” coastal trail or the Pointe du Banc trail which starts 50 m from the hotel; for foodies, a visit to the biscuit factories in Sortosville-en-Beaumont or Isigny-sur-Mer, which are famous for their butter and caramel biscuits.

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