Chateau de Courcy lies in the heart of the wild and beautiful Cotentin peninsula area in Normandy. The Chateau has a harmonious and romantic style with a succesful blend of warmth created by wood panels, mouldings and light that stream through tall windows on both sides. All reception rooms have double exposure and view of the sea less than 2 miles away.
You will be surrounded by the elegance of XVII and XVIII century France - the house & gardens are listed with the National Trust without forgetting some modern comforts: Internet, WIFI, satellite TV , heated swimming pool and tennis court.
Courcy castle has 6 bedrooms including two master suites with a sleeping capacity of 10 people, The estate includes the castle and an cottage with two bedrooms ; therefore the total capacity is up to 14 people maximum.
The first floor , on one side the landing opens to a formal drawing room finished with louis XIV wood panneling and furniture and a magnificent fire place, leading to another drawing rooms with Louis XIII panneling , furnishing and tapestry with views to the moat, gardens and pigeon tower. The other side of the landing opens to a vast Louis XIII wood panelled dining room. A secret door leads to the breakfeast room with hand-painted panel walls. This wing also includes the Regency Bedroom with shower and hand basin.
The second floor has 5 bedrooms :2 Master Bedroomswith ensuite bathroom and WC ,1 double bedroom with direct acces to a bathroom and 2 single rooms,all with cabinet de toilettes.
Th elevated basement contain two vast spaces : the main kitchen with stone fireplace and the carpeted "Club Room" with its own fireplace, for playing cards , gaves and watching movies or satellite TV .
The two storey cottage,100 meters from the main house , has 2 double bedrooms , a bathroom , its own complete kitchen with stone fireplace , dining area and living room.
Several gardens in cludes a traditional " jardin à la française" as well as an old vegetable garden or " potager" converted to a rose garden .The crowing glory is the XVII century pigeon tower, once home to more than 1000 pigeon .
The grounds include an open-air swimming pool ,heated from mid May to mid September, and a synthetic grass tennis court . Carp fishing in the moat is possible.
Next to the castle are the staff quarters and stables. In the stables, there are several bicycles , including 2 for children, ping pong table , and other equipment for badmington, croquet , pétanque to enjoy on the lawns. A vintage play structure with swings is located in the vegetable garden.
Courcy is 3 miles from the beach. Nearby 18-hole golf course (website: hidden) was developed 30 years ago by the father of the current owner of Courcy.
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