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Overview

Bedrooms:
5
Bathrooms:
5
Sleeps:
10
Type:
Villa
Pets allowed:
Ask
Wi-Fi available:
No

5 Full baths

Description from manager

Owner's description:

Experience history at the superb chateau, part of a luxury château in Normandy in the heart of the Cotentin peninsula, just five kilometres from the sea and the charming town of Barfleur, one of France's 'Plus Beaux Villages de France'.

The home dates back to the 16th century when it was a large stone house with two towers and by the 19th century it had become a small château, lived in by one of France’s greatest political thinkers and writers of the time. His wife created the beautiful English gardens which now include fortifications from the Second World War. The famous writer describes the view from the Tower Wing perfectly in one of his works; "A long meadow blending into the sea on the horizon." The couple adored their château and it has remained in the family ever since with a fascinating history.  It's is now considered a national landmark and listed amongst France’s Patrimonie National.

Guests now have the opportunity to stay in the Tower Wing at chateau, over four floors each measuring 100 square metres. The home has been beautifully renovated to feature original charms but with modern amenities such as a lift to all floors, a home cinema room and daily maid service. The five bedrooms all have en-suite bathrooms, and the period-style furnishings and design include an 18th century tapestry, beamed ceilings and four-poster beds in some of the rooms. The 17th century fireplace in the elegant living room is another of the unique features in this fabulous home.

Outside you can relax in six hectares of parkland, a romantic English style garden with broad lawns plus a beautiful pond.  The more active guests can enjoy a game of tennis or jog around the vast grounds or you can simply find a shady spot to read your book under the ancient oak and willow trees.

Despite the tranquil surroundings you are only five kilometres from the charming harbour town of Barfleur with pretty granite houses, characterful cafes and restaurants and some lovely beaches and walks. Follow the coastal path up to the headland for stunning views of the Contentin peninsular from one of Europe’s tallest lighthouses.

In this captivating region, there is so much of historical Normandy to discover. Highlights of the area include the pretty hamlets, fine gardens and little ports of La Hague, the breathtaking views from Cap de Carteret (57km) and dining on local oysters in Saint-Vaast-La-Hougue (13km).  The Contentin Peninsula played a vital role in the D-Day landings with Utah Beach and Saint- Mère-Eglise a mere 26km away and further historical landing beaches nearby.

The former owner once wrote about his château "I glimpse into a world of dreams…from the top of the tower I can see the port where William the Conqueror embarked for his conquest of England, and do you know that all these places around me bear names that are famous in our history." It is indeed a special place in a region steeped in history as well as a wonderful, tranquil home for a memorable holiday.

Good news! For a little extra, this property is available as a Vill’otelYey! Wait… what is that?

It’s the perfect combo of the privacy of your own personal villa, with all the luxury and convenience of a hotel.

What’s included?

Breakfast, cleaning, welcome drinks and hamper, plus more! Check the Extras tab for all the details.

chateau is located on the beautiful Contentin peninsula, just south-east of Cherbourg.

You are just five minutes drive from Barfleur, one of Frances ‘Plus Beaux Villages de France’, an unspoiled fishing harbour and coastal town with pretty granite houses with white shutters, colourful shops and atmospheric cafes and restaurants. Be sure to try the local speciality, mussels harvested in the sea called Blonde de Barfleur.

The village is full of character and history, with houses dating back to the 16th century. Visit the medieval courtyard of Saint-Catherine whilst the more energetic can walk up to the headland where you can enjoy magnificent views of the Contentin peninsula from one of the highest lighthouses in Europe.

The town has some attractive beaches, the main one, Plage de la Sambière, just to the south. There’s a sailing school and diving opportunities and some stunning walks from the village across the nearby dunes. Keen hikers will appreciate the G23 which passes through the village and along the nearby coast.  There are also various mountain bike trails to follow, an ideal way to travel through the scenic surroundings.

In this captivating region, there is so much in Normandy to discover. Head to beautiful towns and timeless villages, explore the regions gastronomic delights or head to the coast whether it is dunes and sandy beaches or rugged cliffs. Highlights of the area include the pretty hamlets, fine gardens and little ports of La Hague, the breathtaking views from Cap de Carteret (57km) and the stunning granite island of Mont St Michel (160km).

Be sure to visit one of the fine Calvados cellars and l

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TripAdvisor Property ID: 9163115

Manager profile

Travelopo
Years listed:
1

Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Italian, Czech, Dutch, Finnish, Hungarian, Norwegian, Russian, Swedish

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Policies

Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.

Damage deposit: ($1,747.47) £1,381.50
Smoking
Please contact the owner

Amenities

Bedrooms

  • Bedroom 1: Full bed
    Bedroom 2: Full bed
    Bedroom 3: Full bed
    Bedroom 4: Full bed
    Bedroom 5: Full bed

Features

  • High Speed Internet

Appliances

  • Satellite TV
  • TV

Bathrooms

  • 5 Full baths

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