Chateau Du Comte

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Sleeps: 26 - 44 Bedrooms: 19 Bathrooms: 10

Overview

Chateaux & Castles Great Value
Heritage Collection
Ideal for Kids Pets Welcome

*EARLY BIRD 2023*

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  • Up to £100 private chef voucher
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In the delightful Normandy countryside sits the enchanting Château Du Comte. A lived in and loved family home, this 18th century château offers character as well as comfort in a beautiful setting.

In a strategically high position on the Cotentin Peninsular, the land became a fortified lookout in the 11th century in the time of William the Conqueror. It wasn’t until the mid-1750s that the magnificent château was built and it has had a fascinating history ever since, even playing an important role in WWII with both the Germans and Americans taking charge. In more recent times it has been lovingly restored back to life by its dedicated owners and is now a place where guests can create their own cherished memories in this happy home.

Sleeping up to 44 guests across the estate’s château, house and cottage, there’s a great sense of history all around you in the traditional yet homely interiors. In the main château, sleeping 26 guests across ten bedrooms, guests can relax in one of the lounges or gather to feast under the chandeliers in the dining room. A charming cottage and house offer space for a further 18 guests; throughout all the accommodation you’ll find characterful features alongside heating and Wi-Fi. Children will love the games room in the barn or head outside to explore the wood, orchard and paddock. Enjoy long summer evenings by the barbecue and revel in the magical surroundings.

There’s so much to explore in this part of Normandy, just 13km south of Cherbourg. Visit the wonderful weekly markets in nearby Valognes and medieval Bricquebec or travel half an hour to the fishing town of Barfleur, one of France’s ‘Plus Beaux Villages’. See the oyster beds on Tatihou Island, a UNESCO World Heritage site or head west to the glorious beaches around Barneville-Carteret.

Discover some of the region’s most wonderful cuisine from local cheeses and fresh mussels to the famous cider and calvados that Normandy is best known for. Travel a little further and you can reach the D-Day beaches, Bayeux or the magnificent Mont Saint-Michel.

In a fantastic location, Château Du Comte is a place of charm and character and whether travelling with family or friends, you’ll receive a warm welcome at this lovely home. 

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What you should know…

  • Please note that only the 44-person price includes rental of the entire estate (Château, House and Cottage), whilst the 26-person price is for the Château only. Please see the 'Features' tab for full details

This home is a part of our Great Value and Heritage Collection!

This is a historic home, and as such:

  • It has probably been standing for over 100 years, which means it's full of historic value and charm but it may also have one or two quirks!
  • Some of the decor and furnishings may not be brand new, but that should not detract from your holiday experience in this unique setting that allows you to take a step back in time!

Property Features

Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ TV Games Room Indoor Games Outdoor Games Table Tennis Table Football Pool/Snooker Working Fireplace Heating Caretaker/Owner on Site

1) The Château Only (26 guests)
2) The Château + House + Cottage (44 guests)

Château Interiors (26 guests, 11 bedrooms/5 bathrooms)

Ground Floor
- Entrance hall
- Living room with fireplace and dining table
- Dining room
- Large, fully-equipped kitchen
- Two salons
- Library
- WC and boot room

First Floor – 7 bedrooms

- Library
- Bedroom 1 with four poster double bed, shower room and WC behind a screen
- Bedroom 2 with double bed and single bed
- Bedroom 3 with king-size double bed, large single bed and en suite bathroom
- Bedroom 4 with twin beds
- Bedroom 5 with double bed and two single beds
- Bedroom 6 with twin beds
- Bedroom 7 with double bed and en suite bathroom
- 2 x bathrooms with shower  

Second Floor  

- Open-plan kitchen/living/dining room
- Bedroom 8 with large single bed
- Bedroom 9 with single bed
- Bedroom 10 with double bed
- Bedroom 11 with double bed and bunk-beds
- Bathroom with shower
- Separate WC

House Interiors (10 guests)

- Kitchen
- Sitting/dining room with fireplace
- Five bedrooms
- Three bathrooms
- WC

Cottage (6 guests)

Ground Floor

- Large living room with satellite TV and comprehensive kitchen.
- Downstairs cloakroom
- WC and shower

First Floor

- Two double bedrooms
- Bathroom

Second Floor

- Large mezzanine with twin beds

Outside Grounds

- Large charcoal BBQ
- Woodlands
- Orchard
- Large barn
- Playing fields

Facilities

- Wi-Fi
- Heating (payable locally)
- TV
- Games room
- Table football
- Table tennis

Location

About the surrounding area of Chateau Du Comte
Canoeing/Kayaking Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Golf Nearby Horse Riding Stalking/Hunting Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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In the heart of the Cotentin Peninsular, Château Du Comte is in a glorious part the Manche department in Normandy, only a 15-minute drive from the attractive port city of Cherbourg.

There is a small pleasant town around 4km away where you will find your nearest café and bar whilst supermarkets can be found within a ten-minute drive towards Cherbourg. There are also restaurants within a 15-minute drive and wonderful weekly markets to visit in the delightful towns of Valognes (10km) and medieval Bricquebec (15km).

Indeed, across this region you can discover all sorts of amazing local cuisine at local markets or in authentic country restaurants serving the very best Normandy cooking. Portbail (32km) also has some good restaurants, especially for sea-food lovers as well as a weekly market whilst Barneville-Carteret (31km), traditionally loved by Parisians in the summer, has some excellent cafes and restaurants (one with a Michelin star) as well as a sandy beach that has been awarded the ‘Blue-Flag’ for cleanliness.

You could also take the boat across to Tatihou Island (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) to see the oyster beds or arrange a day out sampling local cheeses, artisan chocolate and of course the famous cider and calvados that Normandy is so well known for. Indeed, the Musée Régional du Cidre is in Valognes, only 10km away.

Barfleur (30km), a beautiful fishing town, is one of France’s ‘Plus Beaux Villages’ where you can explore the pretty granite buildings and dine in one of the charming cafes or restaurants, many serving amazing local mussels (Blonde de Barfleur).

Cherbourg (13km) will also delight young and old with its fascinating naval history, great museums (including the very popular La Cité de la Mer) and excellent restaurants. On a rainy day you could even take the family shopping at the impressive Les Eléis shopping centre, just on the outskirts, around a 15-minute drive away.

This region offers wonderful walking both through the rustic countryside and coastal paths (including the G23 which passes through Barfleur). Cycling and mountain biking is also popular, as is horse-riding with many centres such as near Barneville-Carteret. Of course, there is also a great range of watersports at various points along the coast including surfing, sailing and diving.

Further afield, the magnificent Mont Saint-Michel, around two hours by car, is a must place to visit for longer staying guests plus the historic town of Bayeux, with its famous tapestry, is just over an hour away.

The D-Day Normandy landing beaches can also be visited with Omaha Beach (75km) and Arromanches (94km) both just over an hour away. The village of Sainte-Mère-Église (28km) is even nearer, also part of WWII history.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Caen

(110km)

Nearest Ferry Port Cherbourg

(16km)

Nearest Village Local village

(4km)

Nearest Town/City Cherbourg

(13km)

Nearest Restaurant Surrounding area

(5-10km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Local village

(4km)

Nearest Beach A la Plage de Collignon

(16km)

Nearest Golf Golf de Cherbourg

(9km)

Nearest Supermarket Auchan

(9km)

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

Across the coastline of the magnificent Cotentin Peninsular you will find many wonderful sandy beaches offering all sorts of watersports such as sailing, surfing and rowing.

Barneville Carteret boasts a particularly lovely sandy beach with a ‘blue-flag’ for cleanliness as well as mini-golf and horse-riding along the coast. Sweet lovers should also pop into ‘La Maison du Biscuit’, a great shop selling all sorts of chocolates and biscuits made on site, as well as a lovely café.

There are further activities across the region including Saint Sauverur Le Vicomte where you will find climbing, archery as well as canoes and kayaks. The walks across the peninsular and beyond are also wonderful both through the rustic countryside as well as long the fantastic and sometimes dramatic coastline.

Another fantastic day out in the summer is the 1930s tourist train from Barneville to Portbail, following the coast with fantastic views towards the Channel Islands.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Booster seat
  • Mattress protector
  • Baby bath
  • Bath toys
  • Bibs
  • Changing mat
  • Baby monitor
  • Pushchair
  • Potty
  • Stair gates
  • Bottle steriliser
  • Plastic crockery
  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Horse Riding
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Swings
  • Children's videos/DVDs
  • Children's books
  • Climbing frame
  • Games Room
  • Indoor Games
  • Outdoor Games
  • Table Tennis
  • Table Football
  • Pool/Snooker
  • Toys

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • English speaking babysitter available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • English speaking babysitter 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

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 €750 paid in cash to the owner upon arrival and refunded upon departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 11.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? No, there is an extra cost, paid locally.
Heating costs included? No, there is an extra cost, paid locally.
Linen & towels included? Not included. Hire of towels and bed linen is available outwith peak dates at an extra charge of £14 per person.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and other special events are not allowed.
Changeover day Saturday in high season. Flexible during all other periods.
End of stay cleaning included? Extra charge of €175 (€100 for the Chateau only) paid locally. 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.
Smoking Allowed? No.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, personal belongings, public liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Minimum stay 5 nights except in high season, Christmas and New Year when it is 7 nights.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that only the 44-person price includes rental of the entire estate (Château, House and Cottage), whilst the 26-person price is for the Château only. Please see the 'Features' tab for full details.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 44 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 7th 2023 - Mar 19th 2023 £3,689 £4,611
Mar 19th 2023 - Jun 11th 2023 £4,358 £5,448
Jun 11th 2023 - Aug 27th 2023 - £5,912
Aug 27th 2023 - Oct 22nd 2023 £4,358 £5,448
Oct 22nd 2023 - Dec 17th 2023 £3,689 £4,611
Dec 17th 2023 - Dec 31st 2023 - £5,448
Dec 31st 2023 - Mar 17th 2024 £3,689 £4,611
Mar 17th 2024 - Jun 9th 2024 £4,358 £5,448
Jun 9th 2024 - Aug 10th 2024 - £5,912

Prices based on an occupancy of 26 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 7th 2023 - Mar 19th 2023 £2,495 £3,119
Mar 19th 2023 - Jun 11th 2023 £3,028 £3,784
Jun 11th 2023 - Aug 27th 2023 - £4,159
Aug 27th 2023 - Oct 22nd 2023 £3,028 £3,784
Oct 22nd 2023 - Dec 17th 2023 £2,495 £3,119
Dec 17th 2023 - Dec 31st 2023 - £3,784
Dec 31st 2023 - Mar 17th 2024 £2,495 £3,119
Mar 17th 2024 - Jun 9th 2024 £3,028 £3,784
Jun 9th 2024 - Aug 10th 2024 - £4,159

Prices based on an occupancy of 44 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 7th 2023 - Mar 19th 2023 €3,883 €4,853
Mar 19th 2023 - Jun 11th 2023 €4,588 €5,735
Jun 11th 2023 - Aug 27th 2023 - €6,223
Aug 27th 2023 - Oct 22nd 2023 €4,588 €5,735
Oct 22nd 2023 - Dec 17th 2023 €3,883 €4,853
Dec 17th 2023 - Dec 31st 2023 - €5,735
Dec 31st 2023 - Mar 17th 2024 €3,883 €4,853
Mar 17th 2024 - Jun 9th 2024 €4,588 €5,735
Jun 9th 2024 - Aug 10th 2024 - €6,223

Prices based on an occupancy of 26 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 7th 2023 - Mar 19th 2023 €2,627 €3,283
Mar 19th 2023 - Jun 11th 2023 €3,187 €3,984
Jun 11th 2023 - Aug 27th 2023 - €4,378
Aug 27th 2023 - Oct 22nd 2023 €3,187 €3,984
Oct 22nd 2023 - Dec 17th 2023 €2,627 €3,283
Dec 17th 2023 - Dec 31st 2023 - €3,984
Dec 31st 2023 - Mar 17th 2024 €2,627 €3,283
Mar 17th 2024 - Jun 9th 2024 €3,187 €3,984
Jun 9th 2024 - Aug 10th 2024 - €4,378

Prices based on an occupancy of 44 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 7th 2023 - Mar 19th 2023 $4,169 $5,211
Mar 19th 2023 - Jun 11th 2023 $4,926 $6,157
Jun 11th 2023 - Aug 27th 2023 - $6,681
Aug 27th 2023 - Oct 22nd 2023 $4,926 $6,157
Oct 22nd 2023 - Dec 17th 2023 $4,169 $5,211
Dec 17th 2023 - Dec 31st 2023 - $6,157
Dec 31st 2023 - Mar 17th 2024 $4,169 $5,211
Mar 17th 2024 - Jun 9th 2024 $4,926 $6,157
Jun 9th 2024 - Aug 10th 2024 - $6,681

Prices based on an occupancy of 26 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 7th 2023 - Mar 19th 2023 $2,820 $3,525
Mar 19th 2023 - Jun 11th 2023 $3,422 $4,277
Jun 11th 2023 - Aug 27th 2023 - $4,700
Aug 27th 2023 - Oct 22nd 2023 $3,422 $4,277
Oct 22nd 2023 - Dec 17th 2023 $2,820 $3,525
Dec 17th 2023 - Dec 31st 2023 - $4,277
Dec 31st 2023 - Mar 17th 2024 $2,820 $3,525
Mar 17th 2024 - Jun 9th 2024 $3,422 $4,277
Jun 9th 2024 - Aug 10th 2024 - $4,700

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.

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Reviews

  • Lovely

    Posted by Alison on 22/12/2022

    Lovely characterful chateau. We especially liked the carriage house, recently renovated and very tastefully furnished. We stayed in winter so the kitchen in the chateau was rather cold, but everything else was perfect for a large gathering, the children loved running up and down the stairs and along the corridors!

  • A Real Home

    Posted by David on 01/10/2017

    This is an amazing place to holiday with a large family group. Our children and grandchildren alike can run wild and are encouraged to do so by Mark the owner. A real home to enjoy rather than a sterile holiday let.

  • A charming Chateau in a tranquil setting!

    Posted by Sophie S. on 27/02/2017

    Brimming with character, this Chateau is ideally suited to accommodate large groups of friends/ family with young children. Our children and dogs were in seventh heaven with plenty of outside space to keep them entertained for hours. For a winter stay like ours, the large Inglenook fire was a huge feature and a welcome way to relax in the evenings. The Chateau offers a vast amount of accommodation over 3 floors. The top floor with its bedrooms and kitchen/ sitting room made for a great "den" for the children. The condition of the decor is not perfect however this actually suited our group well and allowed for a more relaxing stay. Whilst the owners Fiona and Mark were not present during our stay, they were a delight to deal with.

  • Great week

    Posted by anonymous on 17/09/2014

    Chateau Du Comte was great for a laid back week with friends to celebrate my birthday. Mark and Fiona were lovely hosts who informed us really well of all there is to do in the area. We particularly loved going to the surrounded beaches and enjoying the sea and the sun. Beautiful part of France and so easy to get to via Cherbourg.

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