Chambres D'Hôtes B&B Formidable in Courcy Normandy

Allow us to introduce ourselves?

Rob and Angela van Reem uses to live in the Betuwe in the Netherlands.

Our big dream was to start a Bed and Breakfast, and after Rob retired, we made the giant leap to move to France and start a whole new life.

Angela was a pedicurist and reflexologist and Rob used to work in shipping education. Nowadays Rob enjoys cooking and gardening in the Park, as well as tending to the vegetable and herb garden so that he has enough fresh ingredients  for his delicious meals.

Angela loves to paint and you can find her canvases throughout Formidable, she also revives old vases with her beautiful painting as well as new painting ones. All her art is for sale.

Angela and Rob are also animal lovers. They own some spectacular Afghan Hounds (Sighthounds) who live totally separate from the Bed and Breakfast. They regularly go for walks in the stunning surrounding area, or get a breath of fresh air at the quiet beach located 15 min from Formidable. 


Above all, Angela and Rob love to  pamper their guests to ensure that they have an unforgettable stay at Formidable.

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Bed and Breakfast Formidable

We opened our Chambres D'Hôtes B&B Formidable on June 1st 2019. We have created four luxurious and spacious bedrooms in our 300 year old house. Each room, beautifully decorated with authentic furniture, has an ensuite or private bathroom.   


The property is situated in over 1.6 hectares. We have a huge Park, an area for sunbathing, a courtyard with terrace and a shady seating area. All these areas are available for our guests to enjoy. 

The garden with comfortable and relaxing day beds has trees that provide shade and cool. There is another, more elevated, garden with mature tress and rocking chairs which overlook the Park and the breathtaking views. You can also admire the Bakery from here, next to which there is a meditation garden and a small brook. 

The brook flows into the small pond where you can sit with a lovely glass of French wine whilst experiencing  'La Douce France' way of life.

We cater exclusively for adults, so we guarantee that you will enjoy the tranquillity of the Park. This is a very special place where only birdsong can disturb you....