La Maison du Vert
a vegan oasis in the heart of rural Normandy


Please find some comments from past guests below. If you would like to add your own, please email us

Lee & Jennie, Weymouth.
A perfect place to spend our first wedding anniversary. The food was STUNNING! We will definitely be returning.

Cheri and Sandy, Brighton
Delicious vegetarian food! Amazing Vegan food! Debbie you are an incredible cook, thank you for sharing your precious vegetarian recipes with us. Your attention to detail is much appreciated, everything from the comfortable and stylish rooms to the delicious vegan cocktails, it is all done with love and care. One of many wonderful memories we will take away is sitting in your beautiful garden before dinner sipping on a grasshopper cocktail, (vegan for me, veggie for sandy!) munching on your tasty marinated olives, looking at that stunning view and listening to the sound of crickets (or grasshoppers?) and the birds singing. Thank you both also for giving us so much help in trying to squeeze the best of everything in in 5 days! We will definitely return, again and again.

Roz, by email
Hello Debbie,
I would like to say 'thank you' for the wonderful time we all had while staying in the cottage. You and the staff made us very welcome and our stay so pleasant. The whole ambience was welcoming and relaxed. We all really at home there.The views and the walks were wonderful but the food was superb. It was a real treat to be able to order anything on the menu. And so much choice too.

I would also like to thank you personally for making Maggie's birthday special with the cocktails. She was so pleased. We all loved every minute of our stay.
We shall definitely recommend your hotel and restaurant to all our friends.
Thank you for creating such a beautiful vegetarian haven.

Warmest regards

Mel and Vince F, Paris and Orne
What a treat to find such a fab restaurant. The garden is wonderful and perfect for a pre-dinner drink and a wander. The food was delicious; not boring 'veggie lasagne', but creative and tasty dishes, beautifully presented. I haven't had such a good night out in France since watching England beat Les Bleus in the Rugby World Cup. Thank-you!

Dear Debbie
A very belated thankyou, to say we really enjoyed our evening at La Maison du Vert (6 August - seems like a lifetime away now!). Superb food, very pleasant surroundings despite the heat, and very good service. We loved your garden and all the homemade produce - will certainly return to visit you when we are next in Normandy. Many thanks
Leah & John

Sue and Richard, Nottingham
A very Tranquil and Idyllic setting for a lovely hotel. We enjoyed our stay very much. The food is a unique asset to a wonderful area, highly recommended.

Stacey and Raj
We had such a great time in your lovely vegan b&b! After living on cheeseless pizza in the south of france it was like heaven eating in your restaurant with so many choices for us, and without doubt the best vegan breakfasts ever! Can't wait to spend our 2 weeks holiday with you in august next year!

Monica and Barry, London
We had a lovely rest in your beautiful hotel. The food is delicious - this place is a real find! We will be recommending it! (and a very comfortable bed).

Vaishali & Ravi, London
This guest house is truly inspiring for all and the food was specially wonderful. A real joy, hope to come back again.

Dave & Julie, Ely
Thank you for a lovely 5 days here - great comfort, food and hospitality. We hope to visit again.

Lucy and Mark, Islip
Absolutely wonderful!! A real haven Preparing ourselves for a welcome break on the way home but finding something so much more! Can't wait to come again. Such a welcome and relaxed friendly feel. Food superb!! also best thunderstorm!! Thank you.

The Jackson Family, Bristol
Well we are back for the fifth time and it definitely not the last! The food was enjoyed by all of us as usual (and frankie LOVES the rosti Florentine!) Oh and the dark chocolate ice cream is sooooo good....

Caroline, Lawrence, gabi and Elle, London
Greta stay! fantastic hospitality superb food hope to come again. Gabi and Ella had great fun with the chickens, ducks and sheep - great hide and seek in the garden!

Etienne & Maureen Belgium
Thanks a lot for taking such a good care of us!! A place where vegans also get spoiled!

Yvonne and Brian
Another lovely stay here (our 4th in 6 years) Food as good as ever! Hope to be back again soon!

Leen and Dirk, Belgium
We'll come back for lovely normandy, the kind hospitality and above all the excellent meals. That's for sure.

peter, Helen and Maura
Thanks for another great stay - fantastic food even surpassing our last visit.

Danny, Laura, Eleanor, Reuben, & Amelie, Eastleigh
We have really enjoyed our second stay here. The food is still fantastic: as if it could ever be otherwise! The holiday cottage gave us more room to make a mess! We cant wait for another wonderful vegetarian holiday.

Soraya, Colin and Delphy, Brighton
Wonderful atmosphere and hospitality. Intelligent, imaginative and caring food preparation. If only all vegetarian restaurants were this good, there would be more vegetarians in the world.

Helen & Nikki, Teesside, UK
''We discovered your restaurant at the very end of our holiday in Normandy...and what a find! Our meal was outstanding - a real treat for the tastebuds after a week of omelettes and pizzas! It was, without a shadow of a doubt, the best food we have ever had in France. And knowing that much of what we were eating had been grown in your own beautiful garden simply added to the pleasure. Thankyou for a wonderful evening and keep up the good work. We will be back!''

Meleanne and Tony, London (by email)
We had a really lovely vegetarian easter break. We wanted to get away somewhere not to far away from home and we weren't expecting to have such great weather and we certainly weren't expecting to have such a marvelous time! The vegetarian food is just divine (I put on 1lb for every day!) proving that vegetarian food isn't always so saintly, I did pig out and have 4 courses every day though! Debbie and Daniel are great hosts and make you feel so at home and relaxed. The gardens were lovely even so early in the year and the animals were so much fun to watch (and feed!) We especially loved the sheep Cassis and Framboise! The rooms were really comfy and decorated with lots of taste.
We have just booked another week in August, which says it all really! We really can't fault
La maison du vert and recommend it heartily! Can't wait to go back. Thank you Debbie and Daniel!

Ingrid, London, UK
"Thankyou for making our stay - and our anniversary - one to remember. Lovely staff great hotel and atmosphere, fab food! Will tell everyone!"

Diane & Allan, Fife, Scotland
"La Maison du Vert has exceeded all our expectations. We have enjoyed a week of beautiful weather amidst such glorious countryside. What a treat La Maison du Vert has been for us vegetarians - wonderful and imaginative cuisine, such a peaceful and lovely garden in which to unwind. Just love the community of birds as the bottom of the garden (the lucky ones). We look forward to coming back. Thank you Debbie and Daniel for giving us such a lovely holiday. Thank you too for the surprise birthday cake."

Cath & Simon, Essex, UK
"We had a wonderful stay (if too short), wonderful food, warm hospitality, cute cats - oh and the Normandy countryside is beautiful too. We would definitely recommend La Maison du Vert."

Ruth, Alice, Peter & Lucy, Oxford, UK
"At last a vegetarian oasis for us with good food. We have enjoyed ourselves very much - Paris, Rouen, the coast. Thankyou."

Linda and Peter, Normandie
Food and service all excellent lovely room overlooking the delightful gardens, we will certainly be recommending it to friends.

Ron & Brenda, Staffordshire, UK
"Thankyou for a splendid evening, and the best vegetarian food we have ever tasted. We will be back soon."

Tine and Klaas, Belgium
''Een aangename verrassing, rowel de streek als de gerechten. De kust is mooi, maar nog mooien vonden we de valleien hier rondom: nict te missen!''

Joyce & Jean, West Sussex, UK
"The hotel, meals, gardens and not least, the people running it are an inspiration and cannot be faulted. We left much refreshed."

Famille Hubert, Orne
''Quel plaisir de vous retrouver chaque année dans votre coin de paradis aux senteurs du monde entier. Merci pour ces moments.''

David & Jackie, Wiltshire, UK
"Can't fault it! What a find! Will gladly recommend La Maison du Vert to friends veggie and non-veggie..."

Claire and Chris, Arundel, UK
" We really enjoyed everything at La Maison du Vert. Fantastic food, lovely rooms, friendly service! The gardens are great and we look forward to coming back here again. Thankyou."

Camille, Marseille
''L'acceuil et le service sont parfait, l'ambiance très agréable et le menu ansolument délicieux. Bravo et Merci!''

Jenny, Alison & Robert, Birmingham, UK
"We really like it here,
the food, the weather, the atmosphere,
the apple trees and the bench that swings,
the ducks that quack and the birds that sing,
sitting in the sun without a care,
another nice day at La Maison du Vert."

"C'est très bon ici
J'aime ce que J'ai mangé aujourd'hui
J'adore les repas qu'ils y font
J'aime les animaux qui y sont
Pour tous les bons repas qu'on m'a offerts
Je dis merci à 'La Maison du Vert' "

Shirley & Roger, Kent, UK
Thankyou for your warmth and hospitality, it is always a pleasure to stay here.

Cambell Family, Freeland WA USA
Beautiful gardens, fantastic food - what a great place! Thankyou so much for being here, we loved it.

Elaine and Andrew, Birmingham, UK
''Thank you for providing a friendly, relaxing and beautiful environment in which to over-indulge in the wonderful food. Hope vegetarianism catches on in France! Keep up the good work!''

Graham and Lis, Bristol, UK,
"We've really enjoyed our week here. The food has been fantastic, the gardens lovely and we're going home fully relaxed. Thank you all for looking after us so well."

Mr and Mrs Brazier, Kent, UK
"A warm welcome and exquisite food. Unbeatable! Thanks!"

Mary, James, John and Nina, UK
"Another relaxing stay- lovely surroundings, great food. Also thank you for attending so kindly to our children's eating preferences!"

Colin and Lynda, UK
"A haven of tranquility! Thanks for the good food and excellent hospitality."

Debbie and Rob, UK
"We can't think of a nicer way to have spent our Silver Wedding Anniversary! A little gem in the beautiful French countryside. Delicious food and drink and such a warm welcome. Thank you so much."

Lionel et Virgine, France
"Lieux magnifique et magique. Que du naturel, du naturel, rien que du naturel. C'est si bon pour notre corp et notre esprit. Repas delicieux. On a envie de rester et de ne pas repartir."

David H, Nantes, France
"Merci pour cette magnifique soiree et ce delicieux repas!"

Niamh and Darren, UK
"One of the most beautiful places I have ever stayed in... and the food was gorgeous xx"

Lisa and Paul, UK
"Well, what superb food! The biggest (and tastiest) breakfast as a vegan ever! Very friendly, welcoming and loved the food!"

Terry and Mel, Attfield, UK
"What can I say that hasn't been said already? Marvellous location, excellent food, prefect hosts. A special spot in France and in our hearts. Till we meet again , A bientot!"

V Jngen, Nederland
"Wyhebben genoten!! Het was gewelnig!!"

L et D Spitior, France
" Pour nos 47 ans de mariage, nous avons fait un repas de Roi. Tres bonne cuisine et accueil chaleureux."

Alan and Tracy, Peterborough, UK
"Everything was superb. We couldn't have asked for a better stay. Thank you both."

Sue, Manchester, New Hampshire, USA,
"An experience to treasure! Fabulous food, friendly hosts and staff! A walk through the gardens with the cats and the roosters is beautiful!"

Sally and Colin, W Sussex, UK
"Friendly staff and superb food. Showing that vegetarian food is not bland and all nut roasts! A bientot!"

T Martin, Haydock, UK
"Chocolate cake was really lush!"

Max, Ingrid, Maria and Ellen, Newcastle, England
"Wonderful stay, lovely food, gardens and room, but the company and friendly nature of everyone who lives and works here made our stay an absolute pleasure. Thanks- we hope to return one day soon"

Nico and Katrien, Grimbergen, Belgium
"... and we did come back! So this means we like staying here. Thanks also for the delicious surprises!"

Chris and Sue, Great Glen, Leics, England
"We have found the Pays d'Auge delightful and much enjoyed our stay at La maison du Vert. Thank you for being here to provide a welcome oasis in a large desert for vegetarians! The combination of good cooking, organic produce, dining in a smoke-free environment and good company - including the cats - was greatly appreciated. We even had nice weather in which to enjoy the garden!"

Michel et Francoise, Ticheville, France
"C'est toujours avec plaisir que nous venons passer une soiree chez nos voisins sympathetiques et que nous apprecions par la qualite et le choix de leurs repas".