This superb Norman chateau, dating from the 11th Century, is available for self catering holidays in Normandy throughout the year. The chateau is situated in a regional park of Normandy which has outstanding natural beauty and is very tranquil, atmospheric and private. Wildlife in the park, particularly bird life, is rich and diverse and anglers will find many opportunities for their sport. The chateau is fully modernised, has four bedrooms and will sleep eleven people looking for self catering holidays in Normandy.
The Norman chateau is within easy reach of the ferry ports at Cherbourg and Caen as well as towns of historic and artistic merit. Bayeux, Mont St. Michel, and Coutances are but three examples. Being close to the D Day beaches the location of the chateau is ideal for holidays in Normandy for people with an interest in World War II and the Allied invasion of France. The D Day beaches of Omaha and Utah are close by and the British and Canadian invasion beaches only a short drive. People taking holidays at the chateau in Normandy will be able to immerse themselves in an extensive network of museums, historical attractions, war cemeteries, and tourist routes covering the history of D Day and subsequent events leading to the liberation of France.
There are many beaches around the Cotentin Peninsula which provide safe bathing holidays in Normandy for families with young children. In a nutshell this medieval Norman chateau provides ideal accommodation for people enjoying Normandy holidays whether their priorities are first class beaches or the rich history, culture and wildlife of the region.
The chateau is fully modernized with state of the art heating and electricity. Despite being stone built the interior is extremely light and also warm. Throughout, the chateau is furnished with a combination of antique and modern items which do not detract from the unique atmosphere of the property. The chateau has accommodation on two floors. From the ground floor, which is the main living area, two stone staircases lead to two separate sleeping areas with a mix of double and single beds. This arrangement allows two families staying at the chateau a degree of privacy. Alternatively children can be banished to their own quarters.
There are wooden benches in the garden. Volleyball, Badminton, Croquet and a Barbecue are also available as are two fishing rods and tackle.
Over and above the beds listed below the chateau has a travel cot for tucking down young babies.
Ground Floor Accommodation:
Huge Living Room with stone walls and arches, monumental fireplace, high ceilings, many windows giving a light and airy aspect. Television and video and stereo.
Very large and well equipped kitchen /dining room with beams and fire place. Equipment includes a 5 burner range cooker, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and microwave.
Large dining room table which will seat 14+ persons.
Toilet, utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer.
First Floor - Area 1 - with two bedrooms
1st double bedroom : with galleried mezzanine, beams, King size bed.
2nd bedroom with beams, 2 single beds which can be pushed together to create a double
Modern bathroom and shower room with toilets.
First Floor - Area 2 - with two bedrooms
Extremely large 3rd bedroom : “ The children’s room” with beams, arches on the stone walls, elevated alcove with 2 single beds reached via a small ladder. 3 other beds in the centre of the room. Also features full size table football, dartboard, large dolls house.
4th double bedroom : Beams, alcoves in the walls, King size bed, fireplace, 2 antique settees, nice view onto the courtyard and chapel.
Large bathroom with antique free standing Victorian bath and shower, toilet
The chateau is situated in a very quiet and secluded location and is surrounded by 3 Hectares of sweeping landscaped parkland and orchards that lead onto the main courtyard. A walled lawn garden is also accessible from the Kitchen and is a perfect place for outside lunch/dinner with a stunning view on the marsh. The garden also serves as a place to play badminton and croquet.
The River l’Elle borders the grounds of the property and during winter produces fantastic views over the flooded marsh. The river supports a wealth of fish, not only coarse fish but also salmon and trout. People wishing to fish can use the rods and tackle from the chateau but will need to buy licences from the local shops. (These require a passport photograph)
The grounds of the chateau have a rich population of birds - not just garden birds but storks, herons, grouse, pheasants, hawks, buzzards and other raptors. Much of this wildlife can be seen during a walk around the grounds. Benches around the grounds allow a rest from walking and an opportunity, if one is quiet enough, to see these species close to hand....Read more
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