Chateau Des Haras

Sleeps: 11 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 5
Sleeps: 11 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 5


Wedding Venue Pets Welcome Beach Nearby Ideal for Kids

Chateau des Haras is a romantic and beautiful early 17th Century Château, located in the lush and verdant countryside of Upper Normandy. Set in magnificent grounds, this 400 year old stately home is steeped in history. The Château was first built as a hunting lodge in 1606, and then enlarged in 1661 in the reign of Louis XIV. It has a rich and dramatic history which further adds to the historical interest of this important piece of French architecture.

The Chateau is surrounded by a 6 hectare park, where thoroughbred horses graze on either side of the house, beneath avenues of centuries’ old limes. During the summer months the Château is available for exclusive rental, affording guests a unique blend of luxury, tranquillity and privacy. The Chateau provides four double en suite bedrooms. The Château has been completely redecorated to an extremely high standard. It is furnished throughout with period antiques, family heirlooms and fine furniture, and hung with tapestries and paintings, giving the place a unique and lived-in quality.

Throughout the house, the ceilings are high and often beamed in oak, and the windows are tall and full of sunlight. All bedrooms have their own en suite bathrooms, equipped with bath or shower, heated towel rail and magnifying illuminated shaving mirror. All bathrooms have double basins and the modern taps. Where beds are twin singles, they can be made up as one double bed. There are 6 telephones scattered about the house, a fax machine, and an ADSL Wi-Fi socket for laptops.

Good news! This property is available as a Vill’otel

Yey! 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.

Oliver Approved

What Oliver loves…

  • Exquisitely beautiful property standing in its own park decorated and furnished like a real family home.
  • The historic old town of Honfleur is only a short distance away.
  • Daily maid service is included (12 hours per week) and a private chef service is available on request

What you should know…

  • The new owners will, for 2018, change the château's furniture, kitchen and colour scheme, as well as provide bicycles - photos will updated in the Spring.

Property Features

Internet Pets Welcome

The chateau sleeps up to 11 guests in 5 bedrooms and one extra bed.

On the ground floor is the Computer room, Salle de Chasse, entrance hall, Dining Room, Drawing Room and Library. All these rooms are large and sunlit with views onto both sides of the château. All are furnished with antiques, family pictures and comfortable sofas. There are fireplaces in the 3 main reception rooms.

On the mezzanine floor is a modern kitchen with 2 dishwashers (Miele), every conceivable kitchen gadget and ample glass and crockery for the occupants and friends. The old kitchen, which now serves as a family dining room, has a huge fireplace, with an antique mechanical spit for roasting up a whole pig or lamb. There are 3 cellars for storage and a wine cellar.

On the 1st floor are 3 extra spacious double bedrooms with views overlooking each side of the park, all with en suite bathrooms. Two of the bathrooms contain double basin, lavatory, bidet, large bath, shower, heated towel rail and illuminated shaving mirror, and “his”and “her” cupboards. The 3rd en suite bathroom contains double basin, lavatory, large bath, heated towel rail and illuminated shaving mirror.

On the top floor there are 2 double bedrooms with views overlooking each side of the park, with walk-in closet space and en suite bathrooms, containing double basin, lavatory, shower, heated towel rail and illuminated shaving mirror. A utility room is fitted with linen cupboards, with a large capacity washing machine (Bosch) and tumble dryer (Bosch), cylinder iron (Miele) and steam iron. There is also a playroom with TV and exercise machines.

Outside the Chateau is surrounded by a semi-circular dry moat, with a bridge over it. The dovecote in the park is capable of housing 5,000 pigeons. On either side of the house are large paddocks, stretching away in the distance, containing thoroughbred racing horses and their foals. There are fine avenues of hundred year old lime trees, a large orchard of mixed fruit trees, and woods for children to play in.


About the surrounding area of Chateau Des Haras
Beach Nearby Walking/Hiking Paths Rural Location Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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The chateau is 15 minutes from the famous port of Honfleur and 30 minutes from Deauville, with its luxury boutiques, sandy beaches, restaurants and casino. Next door is Trouville, with its well-known fish market and brasseries on the port. Beuzeville for all shops and supermarkets is 10 minutes away.

There are at least 11 golf courses in the area, all first class, at Deauville (3), Tourgeville, St. Julien, and St. Gatien, Houlgate, Cabourg, Caen, Omaha Beach and Etretat. There are sandy beaches all along the coast, trails for hikers, dedicated bicycle routes, and boating on the river Seine and the Risle, one of its tributaries.

Trains from Paris stop at Pont l’Evèque and Deauville; the Paris autoroute A13 is 7 minutes away (exit 28); Calais and the Channel Tunnel are 2.5 hours away, via the Pont de Normandie. Ferries from Portsmouth go to Caen (50 minutes) and Le Havre (35 minutes). The airport at Saint Gatien is for private or charter flights.


Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens Ideal for Babies & Toddlers Cot(s) High Chair(s)

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Mattress protector : x2
  • Baby monitor : x1

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Horse riding
  • Historical sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Children's books
  • Children's videos/DVDs


Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Included
Good news! This property is available as a Vill’otel

With a vill’otel holiday, you can enjoy all these services throughout your stay:

- Daily breakfast
- Daily maid service
- Deluxe welcome hamper with local delicacies
- Welcome drinks for your group
- Fridge-stocking service
- Private chef service

If you’d like to book the Vill’otel serviced option, contact us on for a tailor-made quote! Typical costs range between £100-£250 per person per week dependent on requirements.

Please note that all services are subject to availability and must be requested at the time of booking.

Extras available at this property:

- Daily maid service included (12 hours/week)
- Private chef 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.

Enjoy gourmet dining experiences with our new Chef Service!
We’re now offering our customers the chance to enjoy some unforgettable eats with our new Chef Service! Choose from booking a single sumptuous meal with a private chef for that special occasion, or hire a chef to cook your meals for all or part of your holiday - it’s as flexible as it is delicious.

A) Single Meal Service: A chef will travel to this villa and whip up a fantastic meal for you and your guests. The chef will arrive with all the necessary ingredients as well as the talent to turn them into something unforgettable. They’ll serve the meal and clear up afterwards - an easy and entertaining way to enjoy a top quality meal in your very own villa!

B) Full Chef Service: If you really want to kick back and relax, we can arrange for a chef to cater for the duration of your holiday (or part of it). With a range of options from simple family catering to full-on haute cuisine, we can organise a meal plan and a price to suit your needs. So why worry about self-catering when you can have everything taken care of?

Of course, before booking this service, we suggest you contact the property owner as they might already offer a similar cook or chef service in-house. To find out more simply visit

Terms & Conditions

Security deposit £1,000 for short breaks; £2,000 per weekly rentals to be paid by credit card on arrival
Arrival time 16.00
Departure time 10.00
Energy costs included? Included.
Linen & towels included? Included.
Pets welcome? Well behaved pets allowed downstairs only. Please note any damages or breakages at the property during your stay will be deducted from the security deposit.
Smoking Allowed? No smoking.
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.
End of stay cleaning included? Extra €100/week and to be paid via CC to the owner on arrival.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, hen parties and small celebrations allowed. Stag parties not allowed.
Changeover day flexible
Minimum stay 3 nights except June, July, August, Christmas and New Year when 7 nights.

Rental Rates

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 11 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
April 24th 2018 - June 2nd 2018 £3,364.00 £3,896.00 £5,606.00
June 2nd 2018 - September 1st 2018 - - £7,848.00
September 1st 2018 - December 15th 2018 £3,364.00 £3,896.00 £5,606.00
December 15th 2018 - January 5th 2019 - - £7,848.00
January 5th 2019 - June 1st 2019 £3,364.00 £3,896.00 £5,606.00
June 1st 2019 - August 31st 2019 - - £7,848.00
August 31st 2019 - October 26th 2019 £3,364.00 £3,896.00 £5,606.00

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 11 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
April 24th 2018 - June 2nd 2018 €3,675.00 €4,208.00 €6,125.00
June 2nd 2018 - September 1st 2018 - - €8,575.00
September 1st 2018 - December 15th 2018 €3,675.00 €4,208.00 €6,125.00
December 15th 2018 - January 5th 2019 - - €8,575.00
January 5th 2019 - June 1st 2019 €3,675.00 €4,208.00 €6,125.00
June 1st 2019 - August 31st 2019 - - €8,575.00
August 31st 2019 - October 26th 2019 €3,675.00 €4,208.00 €6,125.00

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 11 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
April 24th 2018 - June 2nd 2018 $4,510.00 $5,042.00 $7,516.00
June 2nd 2018 - September 1st 2018 - - $10,522.00
September 1st 2018 - December 15th 2018 $4,510.00 $5,042.00 $7,516.00
December 15th 2018 - January 5th 2019 - - $10,522.00
January 5th 2019 - June 1st 2019 $4,510.00 $5,042.00 $7,516.00
June 1st 2019 - August 31st 2019 - - $10,522.00
August 31st 2019 - October 26th 2019 $4,510.00 $5,042.00 $7,516.00


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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  • It was idyllic!

    Posted by Nicola W. on 03/07/2017

    We hired this beautiful Chateau for a week-end with a group of friends. It was superb. As you drive up to it you cannot fail to be impressed. We were greeted by the lovely house keeper who showed us around. We found the rooms were just beautiful, they are filled with light and are decorated in iconic French style, both grand and comfortable at the same time. The house has many stunning antiques but it still feels like you are in a relaxed home. We hired a local chef who cooked a meal using local produce and were served in the stunning dinning room. It was great to be able to walk five minutes into the tiny village and be able to buy fresh fruit and veg from a stall as well as wonderful bread and croissants too. The butchers shop was amazing with a great choice of meat along with hot cooked chicken, beef and pork as well as a good deli selection and wine! We also had a meal at the local restaurant also in the village which was good. The grounds of the chateau are beautiful with amazing orange roses. We enjoyed alfresco lunches, breakfasts and drinks outside at the large table in the garden. It was idyllic! We were lucky to have beautiful weather the entire time.

  • Great location and great host

    Posted by Shizuka S on 27/12/2013

    We spent 5days at Chateau des Haras just before Christmas. We drove down from London and it was quite easy to reach the village.The owner was unfortunately on holiday, however he was always willing to help us via phone.
    There are few small towns around the village and also not so far from Le Harve. Great Location to visit Normandy and great host!

  • My 60th birthday

    Posted by Margot L on 06/12/2011

    We spent a really wonderful week at the Chateau with four other couples (in part to celebrate my 60th birthday) in May - June this year and cannot speak highly enough of the experience. Many thanks to Robin for his trust in us, as, after showing us around, he returned to England and allowed our group to share his beautiful, but at the same time very comfortable home. The photos on the internet looked really lovely and I must admit I was a little concerned that the chateau would not live up to our expectations as has happened in the past. I need not have worried, as, if possible, it even exceeded them. The rooms are huge and beautifully decorated with modern ensuite bathrooms and the kitchen was equipped with everything you could possibly need to prepare & serve fabulous meals from local produce for a large group (with the minor exception of a good sharp knife) and the boulangerie, charcuterie & restaurant in the village were also extremely good. Luckily running up and down the stairs and long walks in the surrounding countryside kept us from putting on too much weight! There is so much to do and see in the region that several of us are seriously considering a return visit in a couple of year's time. Thanks also to Martine, the very helpful housekeeper who came in for a couple of hours each morning. All in all, we felt that this was the best holiday we have had in Europe (and also extremely good value) and we are frequent travellers with high expectations.

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