Chateau Des Reves

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Sleeps: 15 Bedrooms: 8 Bathrooms: 8


Pool Chateaux & Castles
Heritage Collection
Beach Nearby Ideal for Kids All Bedrooms En-Suite Ideal for Parties

The Comte and Comtesse welcome you to their home, the Chateau des Reves, a truly magnificent and historically significant castle for rent. This is one of the most exceptional locations to holiday in Normandy.

The Chateau des Reves offers 8 bedrooms, sleeping 15 guests in wonderful old world style and comfort. The chateau has a superb swimming pool and a hard court tennis court.

The Chateau des Reves is situated in Cotentin, 15 minutes away from the iconic Second World War landing beaches and the unforgettable scenes at St Mere l’Eglise. The surrender of Cherbourg to the allied forces on the 26th June 1944 was signed in the Chateau des Reves between the American and the German Generals. The drawing room is as it was during the conflict so you are walking back in time. The décor will surpass all your expectations. There is also internet connection for those wishing to conduct business.

Good news! For a little extra, this property can be booked 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 can be arranged?
Breakfast, cleaning, welcome drinks and hamper, plus more! Check the 'Extras' tab for all the details.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • Not all of the staff speak English, so plan accordingly.
  • The kitchen has relatively few pots and pans. 

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite Tennis Court TV Bicycles Provided Games Room Indoor Games Outdoor Games DVD Heating

The Chateau des Reves has 8 guest rooms comprising of a single, 2 twins, 2 doubles, 2 Queen suites and a King suite. All bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms and a telephone outlet. The maximum capacity of the château is 15 adults and 2 infants.

The entry to the château ground floor is through a double hall in Carrara marble, leading to the drawing rooms on the 1st floor and the bedrooms on the 2nd floor. The ground floor contains a very spacious dining room that can seat up to 20 people, a light and modern kitchen, and a large billiards room to add to an enjoyment of the guests.

On the first floor you will appreciate the vast drawing room, there is a library with Louis XVI wood panelling and a stunning fireplace in Carrara marble. The music room and the games room is Louis XV. There is a double bedroom with en-suite bathroom.

The bedrooms are mostly on the second floor. The bedrooms have all been decorated by leading European interior designers in the elegant French 18th century style but are also up to date with all modern comfort from internet connection in the rooms and heated towel rails in all the bathrooms. There are 7 bedrooms on the second floor, each with its own modern en-suite bathroom.

This superb chateau has 6 hectares of private land, a 12x6m heated swimming pool, a Weber gas BBQ for 14 guests, a private hard court tennis court, a children’s play house and many outbuildings.


About the surrounding area of Chateau Des Reves
Beach Nearby Walk to Restaurant Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Golf Nearby Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Chateau des Reves is 20 km from Cherbourg, and the nearest major town is Valognes at 3km.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Caen


Nearest Ferry Port Cherbourg

(25 km)

Nearest Village Yvetot-Bocage

(2 km)

Nearest Town/City Valognes

(4 km)

Nearest Restaurant La Forge d'Yvetot

(1 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub La Civette

(4 km)

Nearest Beach Quineville

(20 km)

Nearest Golf Fontenay Sur Mer

(16 km)


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

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Tennis Court
  • Bicycles Provided
  • Games Room
  • Indoor Games
  • Outdoor Games
  • DVD
  • Fenced Grounds


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.

Please note that all services are subject to availability and must be requested in advance and that due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. Prices are on request.

We will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

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.

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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

Event information

Please note any event rental may be subject to additional charges (that will be pre-agreed) on top of the published rental amount. This is to cover the extra costs associated with putting on a wedding. Please contact for further details.

Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit €1500 paid via bank transfer to the owner one month before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4 p.m.
Departure time 10 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes up to 19C. 2023: between €300 and €500, payable locally.
Linen & towels included? All linen and towels are included in the rental price.
Pets welcome? On request only.
Changeover day Saturday in June, July and August. Flexible during all other periods.
End of stay cleaning included? Included in the rental price.
Smoking Allowed? No smoking in the property.
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.
Tax French Visitors Tax payable locally (typically costs €1-€3 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
Minimum stay 7 nights in June, July & August. 5 nights during all other periods.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 15 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Oct 1st 2023 - Nov 1st 2023 £7,540 £10,552
Nov 1st 2023 - Jan 1st 2024 £7,008 £9,808
Jan 1st 2024 - Apr 1st 2024 £7,008 £9,808
Apr 1st 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 £7,540 £10,552
Jun 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 - £11,421
Sep 1st 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 £7,540 £10,552
Nov 1st 2024 - Apr 3rd 2025 £7,008 £9,808

Prices based on an occupancy of 15 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Oct 1st 2023 - Nov 1st 2023 €8,161 €11,422
Nov 1st 2023 - Jan 1st 2024 €7,585 €10,616
Jan 1st 2024 - Apr 1st 2024 €7,585 €10,616
Apr 1st 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 €8,161 €11,422
Jun 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 - €12,363
Sep 1st 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 €8,161 €11,422
Nov 1st 2024 - Apr 3rd 2025 €7,585 €10,616

Prices based on an occupancy of 15 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Oct 1st 2023 - Nov 1st 2023 $8,635 $12,085
Nov 1st 2023 - Jan 1st 2024 $8,026 $11,232
Jan 1st 2024 - Apr 1st 2024 $8,026 $11,232
Apr 1st 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 $8,635 $12,085
Jun 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 - $13,080
Sep 1st 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 $8,635 $12,085
Nov 1st 2024 - Apr 3rd 2025 $8,026 $11,232

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

Property Owner

How long have you owned the property?
12 years

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
The grounds are spectacular, it's very illuminated in and outside and it has such a romantic atmosphere!

Are there any interesting stories in its history?
On June 26th, 1944  the only peace treaty signed between the Germans and Americans at the end of World War II, The Surrender of Cherbourg was signed by General Karl Wilhelm von Schlieben and General Joseph Lawton Collins in the chateau.

Have you ever had any famous guests staying?
Many, in particular the great grand daughter of Geronimo, the indian or Susan Kilrain, astronaut on Columbia shuttle.

What’s the strangest or most difficult guest request you’ve ever received?
None, we adapt ourselves to any queries.

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

Discover the medieval sites of Bayeux tapestry, Mont St Michel.

Really eat?
Enjoy good seafood at la Marine 1* michelin guide near the sea.

Really see?
The landing beaches.

Lastly, what insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?
For Family gathering or friends, Chateau des Reves is the place to stay:  swimming pool , tennis court, bikes, a dining room for 20, an outside table for 16 , several rooms inside, what could you wish more?



  • Wonderful!

    on 18/09/2023

    Everything is wonderful. Housekeeper stopped by this morning to meet and greet. Fabulous accommodations.

  • Superb!

    on 06/01/2018

    We had a large family and friends reunion over Christmas and New Years and everyone loved the chateau. The property has everything - the adults enjoyed cooking in the incredible kitchen and the kids loved exploring the never ending buildings, grounds and gardens. The chateau is absolutely first class in every detail and is warm and toasty even on the coldest days. The owner was exceptionally easy to work with and had decorated the chateau for us which made everything over the holidays so easy. Definitely ask for Yvette if your group and family want special meals and dinners - Yevette is a gem and produced huge qualities of amazing Normandy food and made the trip especially memorable. The fireplace is a real highlight, as is the abbey and stations of the cross further down on the property. We would recommend this chateau without reservation and are already planning a return visit.

  • An outstanding historic venue ideally situated.

    on 26/11/2014

    As a group of 15 friends we have thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this spectacular Chateau. From the information provided before arriving, the wonderful welcome and tour from Francoise, the immaculate interior and grounds to the wonderful food by the staff. The facilities and the chance to experience staying in this amazing home have been an absolute privilege. Everything has been thought of to make this a holiday you will never forget.

  • Two weeks in July at Chateau des Reves

    on 26/11/2014

    We stayed two weeks at the Chateau des Reves, with invited friends and family. It was a splendid time. The house itself, while large, is not overwhelming, but is cozy, charming and comfortable. The 4 reception rooms and well maintained, spacious grounds provided everyone of us with areas to congregate and also be to be private. Everyone has asked us the central question posed to those who rented a country house in France: how were the bathrooms? Here, they were excellent, newly tiled with first rate fittings and strong water pressure; each was en suite with the 8/9 bedrooms. The kitchen was also well equipped with an Aga type oven/stove.
    One of the joys of northern France is the endless summer daylights; the sun set in July about 10:45 p.m. Our guests and family would go to play tennis or swim at 9 p.m. and we would sit down to dinner at 12 a.m, being unwilling to shorten the glorious days. Also, there were no mosquitoes and windows could be open at night.
    Needless to day, we have recommended rental of Chateau des Reves to our friends and acquaintances and will most probably return in 2016,

  • Spectacular Chateau in Normandy

    on 26/11/2014

    Fifteen friends shared this magnificent home while attending the World Equestrian Games in Caen. My commitment is to return to fully enjoy this Chateau without the distraction of dressage.
    The photos and information provided are all very accurate. Arnaud the owner was very available and helpful to deal with during the booking and provided excellent information regarding the locale and guides (for a DDay tour).
    The residence itself is jaw-dropping. Once the front gates open you immediately realise that you've made an excellent choice. The housekeeper Francoise was a smiling face there to welcome you.
    There are ample areas for entertaining, both inside and out and a spectacular dining room. All the bedrooms are ensuited and very comfortable. Several are imposing to say the least. A couple of the bedrooms are relatively small (relative to the size of the chateau rather than the size of a typical European hotel room), but the communal areas are so numerous that it was very easy to find a quiet place to relax. The pool was well heated and the bikes were well used for morning rides to the local village. The grounds were exceptional - a twilight wander over the grass or through the trees with a glass in hand was a fantastic way to end the day.
    The kitchen was well equipped; however thankfully we didn't really need to avail ourselves of this because of the wonderful Gwenaelle, the cook. After the week we were working on ways of taking Gwenaelle with us! After a day touring or at the dressage, to arrive 'home' at 7pm and have Gwenaelle preparing a wonderful repast in the kitchen was for many of us a highlight. Excellent food that we were more than happy to consume every night.
    I will certainly be returning, probably next time with my extended family. Whilst this fabulous chateau is full of history and antiques, it is so very livable and felt very much like a home for all of us.
    For someone who travels frequently and widely, this was on of the best week's holiday I've had. And largely made that way because of the Chateau and it's staff.

  • Wonderful hospitality

    on 27/08/2010

    Thank you so much for your wonderful hospitality to the Defense Attach Office during this past D-Day week here in Normandy. Everyone enjoyed the experience immensely and will remember the visit for the rest of their lives. To those other Americans considering leasing some sort of chateau or staying at a B&B for an experience in Normandy, I can strongly recommend the Chateau as an unforgettable experience that is absolutely enjoyable. Arnaud and Berengere are as kind and honest as one could ever expect to encounter. The others that work at the chateau are also just top notch personnel - very helpful, kind, and considerate; they represent the very best of the French people. The chateau is in impeccable shape and offers many amenities for everyone to enjoy; it's a great place for a group to have a wonderful experience. It is a fascinating place full of history that will certainly inspire even the novice historian buff. Everyone that I know that has stayed here has absolutely loved the place. If you are considering the Chateau as a possible visit location in Normandy, I can strongly recommend the place; you can't beat it!

  • Everything was perfect

    on 27/08/2010

    I am sorry for delay in writing to say how much we enjoyed our stay at the Chateau. The entire family had a wonderful time in that very beautiful place. Everything was perfect. Francoise and Gwenelle were both truly helpful and made our stay comfortable and well fed! You have done such a beautiful job on the Chateau itself with each room having an ensuite bathroom, wifi, and cable television. All the modern conveniences in an historical setting. I will recommend to friends and I will not be surprised if you hear from them. Again, thank you, and best regards

  • We had a truly exceptional experience

    on 17/08/2010

    Having stayed at the Chateau this June we can echo the sentiments of the American Embassay, and add a few comments. We brought our entire family (three generations) and had a truly exceptional experience in this fairy tale setting. The historical tours of the area, including the WWII sites, were fascinating, but simply staying here was a treat in itself, from swimming, cycling, and relaxing, to playing soccer on the lawn, or playing in the children's manor and engaging in an eleborate treasure hunt. It was a superb vacation and our hosts were extremely gracious. We hope to return.

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