An 18th Century estate in Normandy, near Honfleur and Deauville. A great location for the races or exploring this historic area and beautiful beaches.
Chateau Sleeps: 16-18
Farmhouse Sleeps: 10
Price Guide 2018:
Chateau from €6,000 - €10,000 per week for up to 16 people
5% surcharge for 17 or 18 people
Farmhouse from €1,650 - €2,500 per week
4 nights minimum charge
• 9 double/twin bedrooms
• 6 bathrooms
17th Century Farmhouse:
• 5 double/twin bedrooms
• 4 bathrooms
• 1 hour daily maid service (for Chateau), more on request
• Catering on request
• Bilingual manager
• Heated swimming pool (12m x 6m), fenced and alarmed
(Pool available for those renting chateau only from beginning of June until end of September)
• Pool house with kitchen and galleried dining hall seating 28
• Aromatherapy massages on request
• Honfleur - 10 minutes
• Deauville - 15 minutes
• Rouen - 45 minutes
• Paris - 90 minutes
• Calais - 140 minutes
The estate consists of 50 hectares of land - consisting of gardens, woods, orchards and farmland. The main building is the chateau, which was built in about 1680 and extended around 1720. In addition, there is a range of independent buildings built in the 17th and early 18th century. Some of these, like the chateau, are built in brick and stone, whilst others are oak-frame buildings typical of Normandy.
The chateau was completely restored about 40 years ago to the highest standards, when the current floor plans were established and the marble floors laid. However, a thorough update of the estate has taken place over the last 5 years which has included the restoration of the farmhouse and stable-block and the construction of a large swimming pool. The estate now provides first class accommodation and facilities.
In addition, a beautiful traditional barn in the grounds has been restored to create a function room with large kitchen, galleried hall and cloakroom. The hall is 14 metres long and can seat 28 people for a formal meal or many more for a buffet or reception. It has windows that open onto the pool and the orchard and the whole building is centrally heated.
The gardens are spectacular in the summer with hundreds of hydrangeas and roses. They consist of four main areas:
The avenue, which forms half of the 1km long drive, is lined with beech trees outside the gates and a double row of lime trees inside.
The French garden is laid out in a formal style behind the chateau with the chapel and a pavilion forming the two far corners. In the centre is a large fountain with a number of bronze figures, around which are flowerbeds with over 500 roses. These in turn are surrounded by 36 yew trees laid out in a geometric pattern.
The Italian garden is a walled garden to one side of the French garden with 6 stone alcoves housing stone benches where one can rest surrounded by statues and hundreds of hydrangeas.
The orchard is at the other side of the French garden and has the stable block at the far end. In one corner there is the children's house, built in the traditional Norman style, beside which is the vegetable garden.
The gardens are open to the public on Saturdays from 10am until 4pm from June until September but, if you rent the Chateau and Farm and particularly request it at time of reservation, they can be closed to the public.