The Owners


We are Jenefer & Dave Smith, and as the owners of La Bourdonnerie we’re here to make your stay in Normandy extra special. After living in London for a long time, in 2010 we decided to move to Normandy and after months of searching finally found the perfect location to launch a business. We’re both fans of fresh air, peace & quiet and open spaces, which meant when we found La Bourdonnerie, we knew immediately this was ‘the one’. We live here all year round in the main ‘farmhouse’, and so we’re always available should you need our help or advice.

In addition to our native english, we both speak excellent french and Dave also speaks german (in case the need takes you!), so should you for any reason need help interpreting something, you can just give us a call and pass the phone over (although it should be said that most people do manage to get by with lots of gesturing!). We’re also on hand in the event of any emergencies, be that sorting flat car tyres to trips to the vets.

In the few years we’ve been here we’ve done a lot of the tourist attractions, eaten in most of the restaurants and walked the majority of the beaches, so please do ask for tips and advice if you feel the need. We’re here to help, and look forward to meeting you at La Bourdonnerie.