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Chateau De Court

Chateau with 8 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms in Courtomer, France

From £6,171 per week

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Chateau to rent in Courtomer, France

  • Chateau
  • Sleeps 15
  • 8 Bedrooms
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • WiFi
  • Open fire

Chateau overview - owner's description

Chateau de Court is an exquisite 18th century country house, set in the midst of its own parklands, fields, and pastures in bucolic Normandy, just 10 minutes walk from the local village.

Chateau de Court is an exquisite 18th century country house, set in the midst of its own parklands, fields, and pastures in bucolic Normandy, just 10 minutes walk from the local village. The current owners have restored this grand monument of the Ancien Regime with 21st Century standards of comfort and convenience, without yielding any of the chateau's original elegance and charm.
Here you will find all the magnificence and elegance of a grand French chateau with the comforts of modern convenience; magnificent reception rooms to welcome friends and family, each unique bedroom with its own luxurious en-suite bathroom, a fully-equipped kitchen and Wi-Fi. Country walks and bicycle rides in the fresh air, billiards and ping-pong in the chateau, badminton and boules on the lawn. Well-situated to explore the sites that make France one of the most beloved travel destinations in the world, you are within a few hours reach of Omaha Beach, Deauville and Mont St-Michel to the West, Paris, Versailles and Giverny to the East, the chateaux of the Loire Valley to the South and the scenery of lesser-known Northern France.
Only 160 km from Paris, well served by auto routes and trains, the Chateau de Court is ideally suited to host you and your family and friends.
On the grounds of the chateau, the Orangerie (77m2) is suitable for large cocktail receptions and dinners. The chateau is available as a self-catered venue.
You and your guests will find the Chateau de Court a perfect place to work or play. Start your day with a walk through the chateau's 20 hectares of park and woodlands (where you may surprise deer grazing or admire the chateau's herd of registered Limousin cattle) and breakfast in the sun of the “cour d'honneur". After a full day exploring the region's rich heritage, return to a cheerful fire in the library, a cocktail in the cosy “fumoir” (an 18th-century gentleman's den), an intimate dinner in the informal dining room (comfortably seating up to 10) or a grand dinner in the great dining hall. Follow that up with a game of billiards or music around the piano in the grand salon.
You and your guests will enjoy the traditional amenities of a grand French chateau - with the added bonus of luxurious en-suite bathrooms and a modern kitchen. In short, the chateau will be your home in one of the most charming and historically important regions of France.
Please note that advertised rates do not include the rental of the Orangerie (see 'Features' , 'Events' and T&Cs' for details).
Good news! 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.

Features

Chateau Interior
Base Capacity: 15.
Maximum Capacity: 24

This grand 18th-century country house offers you and your guests 8 bedrooms all with luxurious en-suite bathrooms. The chateau includes a large dining hall and a smaller private dining room (comfortably seating up to 10), an entrance foyer with magnificent chandelier, a sweeping "escalier d'honneur" with full-size portrait of the Marquis, two elegant and comfortably appointed salons, a charming library with working fireplace, a "fumoir" (18th-century gentleman's den), a Catholic chapel in the main house and a rare 17th-century Protestant temple in the grounds. The grounds also include an orangerie, fitted with a handsome stone chimney and French doors, a "glaciere"(an C18th ice house), a spring house once used as a laundry, stables, and an active farm. There are three conference rooms, a business centre, and wifi throughout the chateau and grounds.

Ground Floor
Dining Room: Large crystal chandelier and floor to ceiling windows with views out over the chateau''s fields and pastures and the rolling French countryside.

Kitchen: Fully-equipped with new Siemens appliances: 2 electric ovens, electric cooktop, 2 microwaves, 2 dishwashers, 2 refrigerators (one with side-by-side freezer), plate warmer and 2 sets of place settings. Direct access to both the large and the smaller dining rooms salon and caves. Dumbwaiter (freight lift) with access to large cold storage unit in the cave.

Petit Salon: Elegant and comfortable, with large French windows opening onto the park.

Grand Salon: Comfortable sofas and armchairs, sumptuous silk curtains, handsome paintings and engravings, grand piano, marble fireplace, French windows overlooking park and farmland.

Library: Original book collection of the house, comfortable leather sofa, chairs, chaise longe. Marble fireplace.

Fumoir: Intimate sitting room for small gatherings or time alone to work or read. The parquet floor, in an intricate star shape, is listed with the French Monuments historiques. It has a small double bed, sleeping 1 guest/

Business centre: 2 printers, with fax. Photocopier and scanner. Fixed-line telephone. 3 desks.

First Floor
Bedrooms: All with exquisite views of the countryside and park.
4 bedrooms with 4 poster queen beds or double beds, 4 bedrooms with twin beds (can be pushed together to form double beds) and 4 bedrooms with single beds or small double beds all exquisitely decorated. All rooms have luxurious en-suite bathrooms.
Grounds Area: The grounds span 365 pristine acres, of which some 20 acres are park and manicured gardens, the rest actively farmed.
Outbuildings: Stables, guardian's house, ice house, spring house, and rare C17th Protestant temple, also a listed monument on the national registry.

Location

The closest train station is called L'Aigle which can be reached directly from Paris. The closest international airport is Paris Charles de Gaulle, which is 160km away.

The local town is just 10mins walk from the chateau and has two boulangeries (one with a wood-fired brick oven), a wine cave (where you can also buy the local calvados and cider for which Normandy is famous), an excellent butcher and charcutier, a mercerie (where the town's hospitable mayor presides over sewing supplies), a pharmacy, a convenience store, a bank and a bar.

On a Sunday, you'll be able to buy locally-produced camembert and foie gras, fresh vegetables and locally-raised meat and poultry. You'll also note the 19th Century church with its stained windows of the saints of France and ornately carved altars. On hallowed ground outside the church is the obligatory war monument to the France's lost generation of . Outside the mairie is artillery from the Battle of Normandy of 1945.

A 15-minute drive away is the charming cathedral town of Sees, one of the oldest diocese in France. The twin towers of its 13th-century gothic cathedral, lit from within at night, are a luminous beacon for miles around. Today, Sees is a bustling small town with a lively Saturday market.

Bayeux: This lovely town combines the roots of Norman history with proximity to the D-Day beaches of World War II. The Bayeux Museum displays one of oldest and certainly most famous embroidered “tapestries” (it is actually a cloth, not a woven tapestry) in the world. The 11th-century tapestry depicts the Norman conquest of England in 1066 and is said to have been embroidered by William the Conqueror's Anglo-Saxon queen, Mathilda. The soaring cathedral, dating from the same epoch, was built by William's half-brother, Bishop Odo.

Numerous D-day beaches, museums and memorial sights are located along the Normandy coast, about 100km to the north of the chateau.

Not just for history enthusiasts, people also visit the seaside and coastal towns of Normandy for the sandy beaches and excellent seafood. You will find the best oysters in Courseulles!

Mont St Michel: Monastery and fortress, Mont Saint Michel rises from the sea just off the coast of Normandy: “like a fantastical manor, like a palace in a dream, eerily strange and beautiful” wrote Guy de Maupassant. You can walk to Saint-Michel at low tide. The abbey was founded in 708, one of the first sites consecrated to the Archangel Michael. The abbey is a textbook example of medieval architecture and its gardens, where the intrepid monks cultivated vegetables for their austere meals, are magnificent. You'll eat richer fare in one of the harbor town's many restaurants. Be sure to visit the boutique of Mere Poulard, known to generations of French schoolchildren for her buttery cookies.

Paris: The ultimate day trip from the Chateau is, of course, Paris. Only 1.5 hours on the train you can spend the day in Paris exploring the fast-paced City of Light and return back to the quiet French countryside for a locally prepared dinner and restful night's sleep.

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Location

This chateau is:

109.77km from Caen – Carpiquet Airport

Prices and availability

Updated 20 November 2017

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Changeover days and minimum stays

  • 21 October 2017 - 31 December 2024: the minimum stay is 2 nights.

Extras

Compulsory

  • Refundable Breakage Deposit

    £892.36 per booking, paid locally

Facilities

Bedrooms

8 bedrooms, Sleeps 15

Bathrooms

8 bathrooms

Entertainment

DVD/Blu-ray player, Internet / WiFi

General

Central heating, Open fire, Car hire optional

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