Magnificent part of a family historical chateau in Normandy with a heated swimming pool, tennis court and all the comfort necessary to host up to 16 guests.
Surrounded by seven hectares (17 acres) of grounds, this magnificent chateau in Normandy has a heated swimming pool and all the comfort guests could wish indoors and outdoors.
Listed as a 17th century monument, the castle and its grounds have been in the same family for 500 years, the most recent Comte and Comtesse occasionally occupy a private wing of the chateau.
The property itself is like a jewel in the midst of lush greenery: guests will enjoy strolling through the landscaped gardens surrounding the castle, planted with rare trees and scattered with romantic 19th century 'follies', including a stream and a small child size stone manor. There is also a chapel, a temple to Neptune, and a terrace on the bank of the stream.
Vegetable gardens are housed in superb 19th century greenhouses, while the beautiful heated swimming pool has elegant Roman steps. And near the pool, is the pool-house with toilets, shower, basin and changing room.
The estate also counts a covered games room, swings, and a sandbox. The extensive surrounding grounds are cultivated fields and apple groves belonging to the chateau.
As evoked previously, the owners sometimes occupy a private wing of the chateau, the rental area, dedicated to guests counts 600 aquare metres of living area. There, the decoration tastefully combines local crafts (such as traditional hand molded tiles) and the most prestigious names in international interior design: Rubelli fabrics, Murano chandeliers, Aubusson-style carpets, and more. There are also many period antiques and furnishings designed by the owner himself, who is an architect.
On the ground floor, there is a double entrance hall in Carrara marble. To the right of the hall is a spacious dining room, seating up to 20 guests. And then, a large kitchen is fully equipped with microwave, oven, stove, dishwasher, coffee maker, and a table seating eight. At the back of the kitchen is the boiler room.
To the left of the entrance hall, there is a large warm Italian drawing-room with two luxurious sofas, TV, DVD player and billiard table. This salon has been decorated with historic arms. There are two guest toilets, each with a basin and a WC.
On the first floor, a wide landing opens onto a large drawing-room/library with Louis XVI wood paneling and a Carrara marble fireplace. There is also a Louis XV music and games room with different sitting areas; and guest toilet. The master bedroom sits on this floor too, it has been arranged with a double and an additional single bed, and is en-suite with separate WC.
On the second floor, the landing gives access to the seven remaining bedrooms. These seven bedrooms are with full en-suite bathrooms. Two of these bedrooms are single bedrooms with large single bed. Then, there are 4 double bedrooms, and one with a double bed and a single bed.
This property has 8 bedrooms and sleeps 16 people
|Suite 1 (1st Floor Master)||1 King||2|
|Suite 2 (2nd Floor)||2 Single/Twin||2|
|Suite 3 (2nd Floor)||1 Single/Twin||2|
|Suite 4 (2nd Floor)||1 Queen||2|
|Suite 5 (2nd Floor)||2 Single/Twin||2||Twin beds can be converted to a king bed.|
|Suite 6 (2nd Floor)||1 Queen||2|
|Suite 7 (2nd Floor)||1 Double||2|
|Suite 8 (2nd Floor)||1 Double||2|
This property has 8 bathrooms
|Bathroom 1 (1st Floor Master)||full||Toilet, Tub, Shower|
|Bathroom 2 (2nd Floor)||full||Toilet, Tub, Shower|
|Bathroom 3 (2nd Floor)||full||Toilet, Tub, Shower|
|Bathroom 4 (2nd Floor)||full||Toilet, Tub, Shower|
|Bathroom 5 (2nd Floor)||full||Toilet, Tub, Shower|
|Bathroom 6 (2nd Floor)||full||Toilet, Tub, Shower|
|Bathroom 7 (2nd Floor)||full||Toilet, Tub, Shower|
|Bathroom 8 (2nd Floor)||full||Toilet, Tub, Shower|
|Activities||AntiquingTennisCyclingMountain BikingWalkingGolfHorseback RidingSwimmingBird WatchingHikingMountain Climbing|
|Nearby Facilities, Attractions, and Services||Scenic Drives|
|Kitchen||Fully Equipped KitchenMicrowaveIce MakerOvenWashing MachineIron & BoardRefrigeratorCoffee MakerDish WasherCooking UtensilsFreezerSpicesToasterBlenderHighchairEspresso Machine|
|Entertainment||TelevisionDVD PlayerSatellite Or CableFoosballStereo SystemGame RoomPing Pong TableCD PlayerPool Table|
|Outdoor Features||GardenPatioParkingGarden ChairsBicyclesHeated Pool|
|Onsite Services||Housekeeper Included|
|Onsite Equipment||BarbecueSand BoxHairdryer|
FEATURES AND AMENITIES
Swimming pool is open from 1 May to 30 September.
Telephone available (charge according to usage).
12 bicycles (two baby) are available for guest use.
Housekeeping services (three hours per day, six days per week).
Heating and electricity.
Change of linens (Saturday).
Change of bath towels (Wednesday).
Welcome basket with seasonal fruits, two bottles of wine and bottled water.
Pool and garden maintenance.
AT EXTRA COST
Cook services (€12 per hour plus cost of food).
Breakfast (€10 per person per day).
In-house chef services (€75 per person, menu available).
Babysitting services (€12 per hour).
Shuttle services on request.
Pool heating (please inquire).
|Rate Category||Period||Rates||Minimum Stay|
|May 25 - August 30, 2019||
€1,593 per Night
|August 31 - October 25, 2019||
€1,490 per Night
|October 26, 2019 - March 28, 2020||
€1,389 per Night
The following fees will be added to your booking.
Swimming pool is open and heated from 1st May to 30th September.
There is no charge for heating the pool up to 25 °C (or 77 degrees F).
Be aware: The owners keep for them a private wing (30% of the castle), the classified drawing-room where the Treaty was signed is part of it however guests may visit at the end of their stay with the agreement of the staff; They live in Paris and their stays never exceed 2 nights when guests are there; by habit they only arrive 1 night before guests leave on the Saturday morning. The owners are always pleased to meet guests before their departure (if they request it).
House heating: During the low and mid season, there is a minimum heating provided in the castle (until 19°C). Over, it will be charged at extra cost.
It is customary to tip the staff upon departure.
Pets are not allowed. There is already one dog on the spot: Savanah, the mascot of the 'chateau', a Dane who lives with the caretaker.
The commercial use of photographs is strictly forbidden.
Property Availability (Next 12 Months)
Please contact the owner directly to confirm availability for your travel dates.
Location Type: Town
The Treaty of Cherbourg was signed between the American General Lawton Collins and the German General Von Schlieben on 24 June 1944, in this castle. But this castle is not only an historical place reminding the horrors of war, it's above all an amazing French chateau, which is located in a quiet countryside setting at the heart of the Cotentin peninsula.
The property is just at a few minutes by car from the small historical town of Valognes where basic shops are available, and where there are: a cultural centre and a music festival in August. The seaside and first bathing beaches are at around half an hour from the property, while a twenty minute drive will put you on the shores of Normandy, where the D-day landing took place.
In the vicinity of the chateau, you can enjoy a number of activities, including horseback riding, golf, tennis etc. The area is also ideal for visiting parks, historical properties, and cities such as Cherbourg, Sainte-Mere-Eglise, Bayeux, Coutances, Saint-Lo, Caen, and Saint-Malo.
330 km to Paris.
11 km to Caen.
60 km to Bayeux and Saint-Lo.
20 km to Cherbourg and Sainte-Mere-Eglise.
5 km to Valognes.