Chateau De La Serenite

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Sleeps: 12 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 4

Overview

Chateaux & Castles Ideal for Kids Walk to Village Romantic

*EARLY BIRD 2023*

Book a 2023 villa holiday by 28th February and receive:

  • A welcome hamper on arrival
  • Up to £100 private chef voucher
  • Trees planted to offset 110% of your villa stay

Ts&Cs apply.

Surrounded by the rural landscapes of Normandy yet within easy reach of Bayeux, Caen and the D-Day Landing beaches, soak up the slow pace of life whilst staying in this stylishly restored French château with its gorgeous historic features and landscaped grounds.

There’s such an aura of charm across Château de la Sérénité which dates back to the early 1700s. The elegant château has been so well-preserved over the many years, yet its current owners have added their own sense of sophistication whilst respecting its rich heritage.

You’ll be inspired by its light-filled interiors as you stroll through every room admiring original features such as parquet flooring, 18th century wood panelling and large windows. The beautiful and spacious living room features a Louis XV fireplace whilst there are other spots to seek serenity across smaller lounges and the office/library. The dining room is classic in its design whilst the wonderful French kitchen is such an atmospheric place to create feasts by the open fire.  

Up to 12 guests will sleep comfortably across six pretty bedrooms scattered across the two upper floors. Four of the doubles have en suite bathrooms – we especially love the bathtub with a view over the Normandy landscapes. Gentle yet stylish décor adds to the tranquillity and relaxed ambience across this unique and welcoming abode.

Experience yet more calmness as you sit back in the landscaped gardens with over 13 acres of lawns, ancient trees and roses. In the springtime the blossom is so delightful then when summer comes you can enjoy picking plums, apples and cherries. The autumn colours are also magnificent making this château such a scenic place to stay at any time of year.

Make the most of this fantastic setting in Normandy with Bayeux, Caen and the D-Day landing beaches of Arromanches-les-Bains and Omaha within half an hour. Even Mont Saint-Michel can be visited for a superb day out, as can the utterly charming Belle Époque seaside towns of Trouville and Deauville.

You may simply prefer to explore the Normandy countryside, sampling Calvados in nearby orchards, cycling along the Caen canal or horse-riding in glorious surroundings. Head towards the stunning Cotentin peninsula, kayak along the River Orne in Clécy or potter around idyllic market villages and towns savouring the many delectable delights of Normandy.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • Guests will need to be able to manage the many steps of this historic and beautiful château.
  • Whilst you can stroll to a very small village, the nearest shops and restaurants are a five-minute drive away.

Property Features

Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ Outdoor Games Working Fireplace Heating

Château Interiors

Main Floor (via steps)

-    Living room (40m2) with fireplace
-    Small lounge/office/library (connected to living room) with fireplace
-    Small lounge (connected to living room) with door leading to garden
-    WC
-    Small long living room
-    Dining room with decorative fireplace

Garden Level

-    Kitchen, fully-equipped
-    Laundry room
-    Further rooms (not yet renovated)

First Floor


-    Bedroom suite with double bed (180x200cm) and en suite bathroom with bath, shower, sink and WC
-    Bedroom with double bed (160x200cm) and sink
-    Bedroom with double bed (160x200)
-    Bedroom suite with small living area, double bed (180x200cm) and en suite bathroom with shower, sink and WC

Top Floor (via steep stairs, sloping ceilings across this level)


-    Large open relaxation space leading to bedrooms
-    Bedroom suite with double bed (160x200cm) and en suite bathroom with shower, sink and WC
-    Bedroom suite with double bed (160x200cm), fitness area and en suite bathroom with bath, sink and WC

Outside Grounds

 
-    Al-fresco dining area
-    Barbecue
-    Garden games (boules, croquet)
-    Landscaped grounds (13.5 acres) including fruit trees and flowers

Facilities

-    Wi-Fi
-    Heating
-    Laundry room

Location

About the surrounding area of Chateau De La Serenite
Walk to Village Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Cycling Horse Riding Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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In the Calvados department of Normandy, within half an hour to Caen, Bayeux and the D-Day Landing beaches, Château de la Sérénité is set in 13.5 acres of beautiful grounds. It’s around 500m to a little village with a church and chapel dating back to the 13th century.

It’s only a 4km drive to Caumont-l'Éventé with its boulangerie, a couple of restaurants and a large supermarket on the outskirts. Close to the village, take an underground tour of the former slate quarry at Souterroscope Ardoisières, accompanied by a light and sound show. Further amenities can be found in Villers-Bocage (10km), a small town that is especially well-known for a WW2 battle in June 1944, shortly after the Normandy landings.

This is a fantastic location for exploring some of Normandy’s most popular sights from Bayeux (22km) to the north with its historic architecture, excellent restaurants and medieval tapestry to the university city of Caen (35km), home to vibrant food markets and the impressive Château de Caen and L'Abbaye-aux-Hommes. William the Conqueror’s castle can be found in Falaise (66km) whilst the stunning Mont Saint-Michel (95km) is another perfect day out.

Many of the D-Day Landing beaches can be reached in around half an hour with Longues-sur-Mer and Arromanches so near and Omaha just a little further. Look out for war cemeteries and museums in this part of Normandy including the D-Day Museum in Arromanches (32km) and the new British Normandy Memorial in Ver-sur-Mer (38km).

As well as vast stretches of sandy beaches, the Normandy coastline also offers sand yachting, kayaking, diving, sailing and stand-up paddle boarding. Cycling is extremely popular across the Calvados department and beyond whilst there are ample horse-riding opportunities both in the Normandy countryside and along the beach in glorious surroundings.

Further classic seaside towns can also be visited for the day including delightful Honfleur, Trouville and Deauville, all within a 60 to 90-minute drive, or Granville (75km), the birthplace of Christian Dior from where you can catch a ferry out to the wonderful Chausey Islands.

There will also be so many opportunities to try the delicious cuisine and drinks of this region – soak up the ambience at charming markets dotted across idyllic villages, dine in authentic country restaurants, sample fresh seafood along the coast or visit the many Calvados orchards and cellars and learn how this Normandy drink is made.

Local Amenities
Nearest Ferry Port Caen-Ouistreham/Cherbourg/Le Havre

(50km/122km/131km)

Nearest Airport Paris Beauvais Airport

(248km)

Nearest Airport 2 Paris Orly/Paris CDG

(284km/288km)

Nearest Train Station Gare de Bayeux

(22km)

Nearest Village Small village/hamlet

(500m)

Nearest Restaurant Caumont-sur-Aure

(4km)

Nearest Supermarket Intermarché Super

(4.5km)

Nearest Town/City Bayeux/Caen

(22km/35km)

Nearest Beach Longues-sur-Mer

(30km)

Nearest Golf Omaha Beach Golf

(32km)

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

From beautiful countryside to vast sandy beaches, not to mention a wealth of history, the Calvados department in Normandy appeals to families in so many ways.

Within around half an hour you can reach the beaches around Longues-sur-Mer, Arromanches and Omaha, all famous for their WWII history and also home to activities such as sand yachting, sea-kayaking, sailing and stand-up paddle boarding.

There are also plenty of cycling opportunities across this part of Normandy – the voie verte linking Caen to the coast at Ouistreham is one of the many trails across the Calvados region and there is horse-riding both nearby and along the coastline.

Close to the historic town of Bayeux, home to the world-famous medieval tapestry, the Bayeux Aventure Park is a great place for kids to let of steam with its tree-top adventures, inflatables, horse-riding and other activities. Festyland, near Caen, is another family attraction that offers all sorts of rides and attractions, the biggest amusement park in Normandy.

Nature lovers may wish to drive to Clécy, around 40km away, for kayaking, canoeing and pedal boats on the River Orne, some amazing biking and hiking opportunities, tobogganing as well as rock-climbing and zip-lining at Rochers des Parcs.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Walk to Village
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Boules/Petanque
  • Outdoor Games

Services Available

  • Maid Service Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Maid Service Available

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

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Extra cleaning

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!

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit €2000 charged to client’s credit card as a pre-authorisation one month before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 5.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes, changed once for stays of more than 7 nights.
End of stay cleaning included? Extra €370, payable to Oliver's Travels at the time of balance payment (which will then be forwarded the owner). However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Changeover day Flexible in 2022. Saturday in July and August 2023.
Minimum stay 7 nights in July and August. 3 nights during all other periods.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, loss of personal belongings, personal liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are not allowed.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 3rd 2023 - Apr 1st 2023 £1,461 £1,826 £2,555
Apr 1st 2023 - Jun 1st 2023 £2,045 £2,556 £3,577
Jun 1st 2023 - Jul 1st 2023 £2,191 £2,738 £3,832
Jul 1st 2023 - Sep 1st 2023 - - £4,598
Sep 1st 2023 - Oct 1st 2023 £2,191 £2,738 £3,832
Oct 1st 2023 - Dec 16th 2023 £1,461 £1,826 £2,555
Christmas & New Year - - £4,598
Jan 6th 2024 - Mar 30th 2024 £1,461 £1,826 £2,555
Mar 30th 2024 - May 30th 2024 £2,045 £2,556 £3,577
May 30th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 £2,191 £2,738 £3,832
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 6th 2024 - - £4,598

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 3rd 2023 - Apr 1st 2023 €1,537 €1,921 €2,688
Apr 1st 2023 - Jun 1st 2023 €2,151 €2,689 €3,763
Jun 1st 2023 - Jul 1st 2023 €2,305 €2,881 €4,032
Jul 1st 2023 - Sep 1st 2023 - - €4,838
Sep 1st 2023 - Oct 1st 2023 €2,305 €2,881 €4,032
Oct 1st 2023 - Dec 16th 2023 €1,537 €1,921 €2,688
Christmas & New Year - - €4,838
Jan 6th 2024 - Mar 30th 2024 €1,537 €1,921 €2,688
Mar 30th 2024 - May 30th 2024 €2,151 €2,689 €3,763
May 30th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 €2,305 €2,881 €4,032
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 6th 2024 - - €4,838

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 3rd 2023 - Apr 1st 2023 $1,674 $2,093 $2,929
Apr 1st 2023 - Jun 1st 2023 $2,344 $2,930 $4,101
Jun 1st 2023 - Jul 1st 2023 $2,511 $3,139 $4,393
Jul 1st 2023 - Sep 1st 2023 - - $5,272
Sep 1st 2023 - Oct 1st 2023 $2,511 $3,139 $4,393
Oct 1st 2023 - Dec 16th 2023 $1,674 $2,093 $2,929
Christmas & New Year - - $5,272
Jan 6th 2024 - Mar 30th 2024 $1,674 $2,093 $2,929
Mar 30th 2024 - May 30th 2024 $2,344 $2,930 $4,101
May 30th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 $2,511 $3,139 $4,393
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 6th 2024 - - $5,272

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Owner Profile

- When did you become the owner?

23rd March 2022.

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

The Charm, the authenticity of a well kept 18th century Castle. The light. The Chateau has many big high beautiful windows and the building is not so deep, which makes it very light.

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

Enjoy lighting a fire in the old fireplace in the charming Chateau kitchen while cooking together.

 

 

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Reviews

  • Beautiful

    Posted by Carl-Theodor on 27/08/2022

    It was a pleasure to stay in a beautiful French castle which was has been maintained in perfect condition. The surrounding park and landscape was splendid and very quiet. We all enjoyed it a lot.

  • Magique!

    Posted by Dimitry on 06/08/2022

    Une expérience hors du temps, ces dix jours passés au Chateau resteront gravés dans nos mémoires. Un grand bol d'air frais por tous!. La Normandie est une region magnifique. Et pouvoir la visiter, la découvrir, en demeurant dans ce chateau, cela a rendu le sejour encore plus magique. Nous espèrons pouvoir revenir très vite!!!

  • A piece of paradise!

    Posted by Olga on 14/07/2022

    The hosts were amazing!!! The house is full of kind attentions and small details, like fresh flowers, that make you feel very welcome and relaxed! It is an old chateau with character, but so beautifully refurbished with an infallible taste which makes this place a real piece of paradise! It is magic to wake up with birds signing and the sunsets are just mind blowing! We are so happy to be there. Thank you!

  • Beautiful chateau

    Posted by Richard & Jenny on 14/07/2022

    Thank you for letting us stay at your beautiful chateau. It was just what we needed. The estate was breathtaking and we felt so welcome. The house and its setting were even more beautiful than the pictures. All the small details like handcrafted crockery, old and genuine cutlery made us have more dinners at the chateau than we had expected before we arrived. You can feel that the owners has a good taste for interior decoration and every detail has been carefully planned. The breakfast in the kitchen with the open fire place was so nice and enjoying dinners in the dining room was amazing. We all loved it. The beds and sheets was very comfy and it was a struggle to get up in the morning. We appreciated all your help with day trip suggestions. We hope to be back soon again.

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