Penthouse Apartment - Château De Lucy
Apartment with 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom in Ribemont, France
From £496 per week
Apartment to rent in Ribemont, France
Top floor of 18th Century French Château set in 9 acres woodland on the banks of the River L'Oise in a stunning location, sleeps up to 5. Trout fishing, kayaking, horse riding, golf.
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Apartment overview - owner's description
Château de Lucy sits in tranquillity in 9 acres of woodland on the banks of the river LOise in the hamlet of Lucy near Ribemont, an easy 2 hour drive from Calais.
In a region steeped in battlefield history from times way back before the 11th century, Château de Lucy is also situated on a Roman archaeological site.
In more recent times, the Château was the Headquarters for the German army during both the First and Second World Wars and was occupied by Crown Prince Wilhelm of Germany and Prussia during WWI. Under the floorboards in one of the attics, we have found prayer books and a book of poems issued by the German army in 1916. Nearby, the Moulin de Lucy (situated just up river and on the opposite bank) was occupied by the German troops during the first world war.
As a reminder of the Château's turbulent past, we have a pill box (machine gun fortification) about 20 yards from our kitchen door which was built to protect the Château when it was occupied by German Officers in the Second World War.
Newly renovated, the apartment encompasses the whole of the top floor of the Château.
Comprising of a hallway, large open plan kitchen/dining/sitting room, shower room, a bedroom with king size four poster bed, a single bedroom and a double bedroom. Beautiful rooms overlooking the Château grounds and river.
A welcome pack including toiletries and all bedlinen, towels, a dishwasher, fridge-freezer, built in oven and touch screen ceramic hob, cooking utensils, cutlery, crockery and dining table and chairs are included.
For relaxing after a hard days holidaying, a selection of board games, books, CDs and DVDs along with the CD, blu ray player are included for your use. Wifi (wireless internet access) is provided, should you be unable to tear yourself away from your emails or want to check out local places to go.
Table and chairs, sun loungers and a gas barbecue are included for your use on the ground level terrace and you are very welcome to enjoy any part of the nine acres that Château de Lucy sits in.
Things to do
The 9 acres of woodlands that the Chateau sits in and local areas are ideal for walking, biking, or just laying back in a hammock and relaxing.
The river LOise which runs around the edge of the property is ideal for trout fishing and carp lakes are between 2 and 5 miles away.
If fishing doesnt appeal to you, you can always wander along the river bank between our property and the Mill at Lucy.
The hamlet of Lucy is on the edge of Ribemont which can be accessed via St Quentin at Junction 10 from the A26 from Calais.
There are 11 documented cycle routes within 3 kms of the Chateau/Lucy, covering various distances between 3 and 23kms and Picardie has 3 of the best motorcycling routes in France.
Ribemont, is a small market town rich in history and culture, it has a supermarket and petrol station, several boulangeries and a couple of restaurants and tabacs.
Ribemont has an excellent kayak club, currently placed 17th out of the 200 competitive clubs in France and once a year a tournament is held on the river at the rear of the chateau.
If you are into horse riding, there is a an equestrian centre and pony club in the heart of town, just let us know if you want us to arrange riding for you.
Just outside the grounds of the chateau runs the small tourist train, taking in the scenery of the LOise valley. From time to time, the dining car, reminiscent of the Orient Express steams along the tracks, offering luxury dining of a bygone age.
St Quentin (15kms from Lucy Ribemont)
The City of St Quentin, is best known for the Basilique and with 60,000 inhabitants is a bustling City full of artisan and designer shops, street cafes and beautiful Gothic architecture. A large market is held every Wednesday and Saturday morning off the town square.
Laon (40kms from Lucy Ribemont)
The medieval walled town of Laon (the Capital of France prior to Paris) oozes history such as the 12th Century octagonal Knights Templar Chapelle des Templiers. The Cathedrale de Notre-Dame (built in the second half of the 12th Century) was so ahead of its time that parts of its design were copied at Chartres, Reims and Notre-Dame in Paris.
Reims (80kms from Lucy Ribemont)
Reims is synonymous with champagne, although not only famous for champagne, the 2000 year old city witnessed the holy anointing the Kings of France, its architectural monuments (the Cathedral of Notre-Dame, the Palais du Tau, the Abbey of Saint-Remi, the Basilica and Monastery) have been listed by UNESCO of part of the World Heritage.
The theme parks of Parc Asterix and Disneyland are also drivable within an hour or so or you could get the TGV fast train from St Quentin railway station.
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Outside this apartment in Ribemont, FranceThis apartment is in the countryside and in a quiet area near the waterfront. It has a barbecue. Car hire is recommended as the apartment is less than a 15 minute walk to at least a couple of shops, bars and restaurants; however parking is not available.
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Early booking discounts
- Arrive between 19 October - 30 June and receive 5% off if the booking is made 9 months before the arrival date.
Long stay discounts
- Arrive between 1 January - 30 November and receive 10% off if the booking is for 14 days or more.
If more than one discount matches your arrival date, please be aware that only one discount of the highest amount will be applied to your booking.
3 bedrooms, Sleeps 5:
- 1 double bed
- 1 double bed
- 1 single bed
1 bathroom, 1 Separate WC
CD player, DVD/Blu-ray player, Internet / WiFi, TV Languages in English, Local, Satellite / cable
Living area seats 5, Dining area seats 5, Hair dryer, Iron / board, Towels / linen, Car hire recommended
Cooker, Crockery, Cutlery, Dishwasher, Fridge, Freezer, Glassware, Kettle, Microwave, Oven, Pots / pans, Toaster
Private Owner From Ribemont, France Member since Sep 2006
Past bookings: 60 bookings
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