Chateau De Jonquier

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Sleeps: 16 Bedrooms: 7 Bathrooms: 4

Overview

Pool Ideal for Kids Walk to Village

At this chateau in Normandy, modern New York design meets classic French elegance. You'll instantly see why this chic 17th century chateau has been featured on the covers of Maison Normandes and Elle Decor.

The sunny interior has been expertly designed, with stylish sitting areas throughout the house where you can relax, have a chat, and gaze out towards the banks of the Seine. A wonderful new spacious conservatory, featuring an impressive La Cornue kitchen, offers further opportunities to relax and socialise with family and friends.

The splendid formal dining room, featuring silk handprinted De Gournay wallpaper, is ideal for lingering evening meals on cooler evenings. Wine aficionados can also head down to the two original caves under the chateau which have been lovingly restored to create the perfect spot for wine and cheese tastings, sampling the fine products that this region has to offer. 

Outside you’ll marvel at the beauty of the arbor - where you can dine together under the grape leaves on warm summer evenings. A stone’s throw away is the chateau's newly refurbished private heated swimming pool surrounded by comfortable loungers and beautiful paving featuring Spanish mosaics. The ten acres of land include formal gardens, a pond and lawns, perfect for a spot of cricket. If you want to explore beyond the grounds, borrow a bicycle and take a ride through the fields to the nearby village to pick up fresh bread and croissants or wander further afield in the beautiful surrounding countryside.

A 40 minute drive will take you to the capital of the Normandy region, Rouen (40 km). This medieval city holds historic and artistic treasures, like works by Monet at Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rouen. Indeed, Monet's own gardens at Giverny are just an hour's drive from the chateau. With Paris and the D-Day beaches each only 2 hours away, northern France is at your fingertips.

The owners have taken great pride in creating an elegant yet inviting ambience at Chateau de Jonquier, ideal for those wishing to experience graceful style, exquisite surroundings and a warm welcome in this idyllic part of France.  

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What you should know…

  • Don't forget to add the chateau's location on your GPS - you may be near Paris, but the area feels remote.
  • The local villages are pretty quiet so you will have to drive a little further afield to find nightlife.

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Internet BBQ Ground Floor Bed & Bath Wheelchair Access Bicycles Provided Gym/Fitness Room Games Room Indoor Games DVD Working Fireplace Heating

Chateau Interior

Ground Floor

- Living room with fireplace and comfy seating for up to fourteen guests
- Formal dining room with seating for up to twelve to fourteen guests. Features silk handprinted De Gournay wallpaper
- Spacious conservatory including a full ‘La Cornue’ kitchen and oven and living area
- Library
- There is also a second kitchen/pantry with two American style Gaggenau fridges
- The kitchens are well equipped with a coffee maker, toaster, hob, microwave, 4 ring stove, iron and board, blender, coffee grinder, spices, stove top burners, grill, cooking utensils, dish washer, refrigerator, freezer, oven, washing machine and clothes dryer
- Ground floor bedroom/study
- Bath/shower room

First Floor

- Two double rooms with queen bed
- Twin room
- Bath/shower room

Second Floor

- Family room with five single beds (adjoins one of the double rooms)
- Two double rooms with queen bed
- Play room
- Bath/shower room

Lower Floor

- Underground cellars accessed via concrete stairs, opened up as wine and cheese rooms with dining table for up to ten guests

Outside Grounds

- Heated swimming pool (approx. 6m x 13m)
- Spacious terrace overlooking pool, ideal for al-fresco dining
- Gas BBQ
- 10 acres of gardens (including formal gardens and lawn areas)
- Pond

There is an additional stable house on the grounds which is separated and hidden by pine trees

Location

About the surrounding area of Chateau De Jonquier
Walk to Village Canoeing/Kayaking Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Golf Nearby Horse Riding Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Chateau De Jonquier is located in beautiful Normandy countryside and farmland. The nearest town is Bourg-Achard where you will find a handful of restaurants and a bakery who will deliver bread and pastries to you each morning if you wish.

Normandy has a huge amount to offer – and most of it is within a reasonable drive of the chateau. It has something for everyone from old cities such as Rouen (40km) where Joan of Arc was burnt at the stake, Monet's garden at Giverny (80km), the landing beaches at Omaha and beyond (155km) and further historic sites such as the Bayeux tapestry (135km).

Paris (145km) can be easily reached by train from Rouen in under 90 minutes or alternatively drive to the delightful seaside resort of Deauville (65km) where you will find designer boutiques and lovely beaches. Honfleur (50km) is one of the many pretty fishing villages in Normandy or head to the pretty village of La Bouille (18km) where Monet painted La Seine.

Normandy is rightly famous for its food - especially the cheeses such as Livarot Camembert, and Pont l'Eveque - and Calvados, the apple brandy.  Local markets are fantastic and are often the major source of food for the locals, Friday market in Pont Audemer (25km) is particularly good and there are many others in the region, as well as excellent restaurants with fine local cuisine, many with Michelin stars.

Activity lovers will appreciate the great walking, cycling and horse-riding in the area as well as golf within half an hour and canoeing along the natural beauty of the Risle within fifteen minutes.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Deauville Airport/Paris Beauvais/Paris CDG

(60km/125km/170km)

Nearest Ferry port Le Havre

(60km)

Nearest Town/City Bourg-Achard

(5km)

Nearest Restaurant Bourg-Achard

(5km)

Nearest Beach Deauville

(65km)

Nearest Golf Champ de Baitaille

(25km)

Nearest Train Station Rouen SNCF

(40km)

Region

History and gastronomy go hand-in-hand in Normandy, making it a great choice if culture and fine dining are what you’re looking for in a holiday! There’s still plenty on offer besides the food and tales of yesteryear, however – you can take a tour around some of the beautiful inland towns and villages or head to the coast, where you’ll find a mixture of wide sandy beaches and rugged, romantic cliffs. If you’re not already convinced to head to one of our villas in Normandy (or maybe if you’ve already booked) you’ll find a wealth of great things to do, see and eat in our ultimate Normandy travel guide!

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Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Walk to Village
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Horse Riding
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Xbox/Playstation
  • Children's videos/DVDs
  • Children's books
  • Bikes
  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Bicycles Provided
  • Games Room
  • Indoor Games
  • DVD
  • Toys
  • Fenced Grounds

Extras

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting/childcare services

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests.

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Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit Security deposit 1,000 euros. This is paid 2 weeks before arrival please contact the owner for details. It will be refunded in full after departure subject to damage inspection.
Arrival time 5.00 p.m.
Departure time 9.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? All linen and bath towels are included in the rental price.
Pets welcome? On request. Please enquire at the time of booking.
Changeover day ANY DAY OF THE WEEK
Smoking Allowed? No.
Insurance It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and other special events are not permitted.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:

Rental period Weekly
Oct 16th 2019 - May 11th 2020 £9,526
May 11th 2020 - Apr 18th 2021 £9,526

Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:

Rental period Weekly
Oct 16th 2019 - May 11th 2020 €10,535
May 11th 2020 - Apr 18th 2021 €10,535

Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:

Rental period Weekly
Oct 16th 2019 - May 11th 2020 $11,622
May 11th 2020 - Apr 18th 2021 $11,622

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Owner Profile

How long have you owned the property?
7 years.

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?

We fell in love with Chateau de Jonquier because it looked like the cover of a chocolate box, magnificent white exterior and pastel blue French shutters, it looked like it had tumbled from a romantic novel. It had been beautifully restored by a renowned New York interior designer as his own holiday home. The gardens are beautiful and its location among the fields with neighbours of Normandy cows is beautiful.

Are there any interesting stories in its history?

It was occupied by the Germans in the World Wars and we are about to renovate its original cellars located under the chateau from when it was built in 1630. The cellar was used as a kitchen in the 1600’s and the food brought up via an outdoor staircase to the chatellain (owner). It used to have a bell tower which when rung would summon the local owner from the village to his chateau as it would mean he had visitors.

Have you ever had any famous guests staying?

Cannot say, have been sworn to secrecy!

For anyone coming to stay is there anything in the surrounding area they should...
Really do?

Must visit Rouen where Joan of Arc was burnt at the stake while the town ate BBQ at the nearby restaurant. Must visit the beautiful fishing village of Honfleur and taste calvados.

Really eat?
A must do is also to taste the divine crème fraiche and butter which Normandy is famous for (all from its dairy cows in our fields). Our local Michelin restaurant in Bourg Achard - L’Amandier for a taste of local Normandy produce. Sometimes cooking classes can be arranged in advance.

Really see?

Deauville market and the beaches of Deauville.

What insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?

Make sure you shop in the local town at the beautiful little French Boulanger (not the supermarket) to taste authentic French style pastries and croissants. Get out and explore the local area.

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Reviews

  • I would be very happy to return at some point in the future

    Posted by Ian D. on 08/08/2016

    Hi Oliver’s Travels! I am very happy to report that the Chateau de Jonquier was a delight to stay in. The position, the garden, the rooms were all excellent. A high point for us was the Restaurant L'Armandier (I think that was the name!). The owners were a delight to deal with. They prepared an excellent dinner for us in the Chateau. It was so good, all 14 of us are in their restaurant later in the week. The food and the warmth was a delight to experience. I would be very happy to return at some point in the future.

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