Isabelle lives in the top one, couldn’t be friendlier and is responsible for the fine restoration and modern rustic styling of the other two. La Bergerie is an old brick and flint stone building with an added glazed garden room and great views over Honfleur. The open plan ground floor is full of light and oak. Big rooms under the eaves each have a bath and basin in the room and a separate loo. Below, but not overlooked, La Ferme is a half timbered, child-friendly house, its once dark indoor beams painted an elegant chalky grey. Snug bedrooms, up steep stairs, have antique bedheads and chairs; walls of exposed stone and plaster; two of the three smart bathroom have Italian walk-in showers. Each house has a garden and patio area. Kitchens in both have good quality kit. Colours are calm; ornaments, lamps and pictures discreetly chic; terracotta tiled floors are under floor heated (there are wood-burners too). Visit Falaise, spend a day at the races in Deauville.