No:16 Chambres D'Hôtes

Luxury Boutique Hotel


No:16 is a luxury individual property built in 1987 on the site of a Cidre orchard, combining traditional and modern French styles. Built on a hill and set in just under 2 acres of beautiful gardens with a tree lined avenue, with a heated outdoor swimming pool. In November 2018, No:16 was awarded the first and only 5 Star Certification from the Certifying Board of 'Fleur de Soleil' in Normandy for the Chambres D'Hotes, (Boutique Hotel). Fleur de Soliel predominantly promote prestigious properties mainly from the South and South West of France, so this is a wonderful achievement!

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This beautiful house offers adults a luxury retreat for relaxation to enjoy the garden and pool or to visit the surrounding historical area of Normandy.The current owners have created 3 new luxury suites and 2 lovely en suite bedrooms to offer elegance and charm. Every room is complimented with 600TC Egyptian cotton bedding, dressed with silk from the Philippines. Bath robes and soft towels are provided along with complimentary toiletries, Tea & Coffee facilities and a hair dryer in each room. Each room or suite is named after a particular area in the garden which is viewable from the bedroom windows. For example the Rose Room overlooks the Rose beds, Lavender overlooks the Lavender beds etc.

Table D'Hote dinner in the Lantern Room restaurant is available (pre bookable at reception). Every evening from 7.30pm - 9pm. At weekends a BBQ may be available in the Mediterranean Garden (subject to weather and guest numbers). Our Queens Breakfast is served in the Dining Room from 8.30am - 10am and is included in the price of your stay.

No:16 is also available for private parties, Weddings and special occasions!

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The swimming pool is open from 10am until 9pm, it is Law in France that all pools are covered at night and this pool is covered and locked for your security. CCTV for your security is in operation at this property and a large on site car park is free of charge and an electric socket in the car park may be used as a charging point for electric cars. (charges will apply). Pool towels are provided.

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Our Location

A luxury retreat in the historical area of Normandy

Tessy Sur Vire (Bocage) is ideally situated on the edge of the Peninsular, in the centre of all of the major attractions. A short distance from Caen, Mont St Michel, the American and British Landing beaches, D Day Museums and Aromanches, (Port Winston Churchill) where you will find the famous Mulberry Harbour which was the idea of Winston Churchill and sketched by Churchill in 1915 in a memo to Lloyd George but was dismissed and in 1942 eminent British Engineers worked with Churchill to create the Mulberry Harbour. This was the turning point to World War 2.

Take a day trip to St Marlo or visit the Chanel Islands from Granville or enjoy the beach of St Martin Brehal and check out the mussel beds!

There are excellent cycle routes along the Vire (river). and bikes are available for hire from No:16 or electric bikes from the Mairie (bookable in advance and a deposit is required, please contact No:16 for details). The area also boasts some great river and lake fishing nearby.

Saint Lo is a large town approximately 15km away. Friday and Saturday mornings are the market days. The town itself has many shops and 'eateries' and of course the patisseries are wonderful! Week end farmer's markets in several local towns and the famous French Brocante or'Troc's' are an absolute must for anyone seeking a bargain!

Are you going somewhere special? The Local hairdresser at 'Aire Creatif' is happy to accommodate guests both male and female from No:16.


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About Us

The current owners, Randy & Katie Gomez moved to France in December 2016 and worked continually for 6 months renovating to create new rooms and to beautify the house. Randy was a Manager at a large hotel in the New Forest and his experience of running hotels has proved to be invaluable. Katie, a Civil Engineer, had run her own successful Consultancy business for 15 years and continued to consult for several regular clients for the first year she was in France but then found the Hotel demanded more of her time and so gave up her business in UK. Previously from East Dorset where she had lived for approximately 20 years. They both decided it was about time they saw a bit more of each other as the hotel industry is very anti social, but it is the job that Randy is most passionate about. Initially they had brought a church in England to transform but at the 11th hour this fell through and unexpectedly found themselves looking further afield to France and they are very happy in their new home.

From Poole, the ferry to Cherbourg is only 4 hours or 2.5hrs on the fast cat ferry in the summer, and from Portsmouth to Cherbourg the fast cat is 3 hours or Caen it is around 6.5 hours. Once in France from either port the drive to Tessy Sur Vire on relatively empty roads is just one hour to the lovely No:16 on the hill.

If taking the ferry from Newhaven to Dieppe, or Dover to Calais via the Channel Tunnel, you will encounter toll roads which can make the journey from Calais 4hrs and Dieppe 2hrs. Always look on Ferry websites for offers or the local paper for vouchers and offers.

We are happy to take groups, subject to availability. The costs of the rooms are 'per room' and price is based on twin occupancy, and includes breakfast. Dinner is from 30 Euro per head.

The Rose Suite is a large en suite room with King size bed and a lounge area. This room has a sofa bed which can accommodate a third person, the additional cost for an extra person is 50 euro per night.

The Lavender is a very large room with a sofa and seating area. The en suite is a beautiful traditional marble area with a spa bath and separate shower. This room has a Super King bed which may also be split to 2 single beds and the room also enjoys a fabulous relaxing electric foot massager.

The Citrus and Lily rooms are both King size beds with en suite facilities, and both have a Chaise Lounge to relax on!

On the ground floor is the Mimosa Suite which is designed for those who perhaps find the beautiful marble stairs a little difficult. It has doors opening onto it's own terrace area. This room has a king size bed, and a chaise lounge to relax, a beautiful en suite with integral dressing room.

Every guest is treated as someone special and we want you to enjoy your visit to No:16.

We are always being asked: Why come to France? It was completely unplanned, just spur of the moment! Why did we call it No:16 ?? Because we live at 16 Rue de la Fontaine Saint Pierre, and we couldn't think of anything else!!

Come and enjoy ! Let us Welcome you!

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Our Menu is a Journey

Camembert gateau filled with Apricot compote

Tomato and Mozzarella Salad

Salmon Tartar with lemon & diced cucumber


English Spring Lamb cutlets served with dauphenoise potatoes, minted peas & baby carrots

Salmon fillet parcel, served with pommes de terre & garden peas

Chicken & Mushroom Risotto with beetroot and topped with a roast chicken breast


Desert of the day

Selection of ice cream or sorbet


3 courses 30.00 Euro

Tea & Coffee 2 Euro

Sample Menu

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No:16 beautiful gardens

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A lovely couple enjoying the pool in the 42c sunshine last week end!

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