Chateau Normand

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Sleeps: 18 - 26 Bedrooms: 12 Bathrooms: 7
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This beautiful château is situated in a green valley within walking distance of an ancient village. A long drive takes you up to the charming, fully restored manor house that can sleep up to 26 guests. Just half an hour from Cherbourg, this is a wonderful destination for a weekend break with family and friends or a longer stay in the summer.

The château sits among beautiful gardens with plenty of garden furniture and a purpose built BBQ area. The tranquil setting of the château includes a small stream running through the grounds, two ponds and a wood to explore.

For those who want to relive past glories, the chateau offers an evocative slice of France's past. Within the grounds are the ruins of former chateau buildings, a well dating back to 1753, a dovecote from the 16th Century, the original wine caves (now out of use and used for storage) and the stone windows of a 12th Century chapel that will simply steal your heart!

Normandy is waiting to explored, both the enchanting Cotentin Peninsular and beyond. Experience the lovely markets in nearby Valognes and medieval Bricquebec on a Friday and Monday, enjoy lunch in the charming fishing town of Barfleur or visit the wonderful beaches around Barneville-Carteret. Try some of the cuisine of the region from fresh mussels and oysters to delicious local cheeses and calvados.

Further afield, visit the D-Day landing beaches, the historic town of Bayeux and even the spectacular Mont Saint-Michel for an amazing day out in this incredible part of northern France.

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What you should know…

  • Please note that the 18 guest price includes use of the chateau only whilst the 26 guest price includes use of the apartments and additional beds
  • Check the pricing tab for dates when weekend and short breaks are possible
  • One of the bedrooms does not have Wi-Fi access

Property Features

Internet BBQ Ground Floor Bed & Bath Indoor Games Outdoor Games DVD Working Fireplace Heating Caretaker/Owner on Site Waterfront

1) Chateau only (18 guests)
2) Chateau and Apartments including additional beds (26 guests) 

The château has been converted in to several self-catering apartments and extra bedrooms all within the main building. This makes it ideal for a number of families holidaying together who wish to maintain a level of privacy. All the rooms have central heating.

On the ground floor the medieval dining room, with huge fireplace (decorative only) and many candles, can seat 25. The salon is a lovely well-proportioned double room that is perfect as a sitting room with a luxury en-suite bathrooms. One has 2 single beds, a small double and private access to the garden. Also on the ground floor is a well-proportioned classical bedroom suite with oak parquet floor, panelled walls, rose marble fireplace, double bed and en-suite bathroom. The kitchen is fully equipped with washing machine, dish washer, microwave, oven, hob, fridge, freezer and cooking facilities for the group.

On the first floor the stylishly furnished apartment in the left wing is accessed via the tower. The living room has original beams, a log fire and comfortable chairs and sofa. There is also a large kitchen, a triple bedroom, a double bedroom and a bathroom. The next apartment on this floor has a living room with double bed, a corner kitchen, an additional triple bedroom and a bathroom. The third apartment on this floor has a kitchen, a spacious living room, a double bedroom and a bathroom. The last bedroom on this floor is a very comfortable suite room with beautiful antique furniture, an extra large double bed, comfortable chairs and sofa, log fire, dinner table and en-suite bathroom.

On the second floor are 2 adjoining triple bedrooms with wash basin and WC. On the other side of the château, also on the second floor, is a double bedroom with bathroom en suite, plus a little mezzanine that sleeps one small child.

Outside the manor house is set within 5 hectares of gardens including a small wood, stream and two ponds (not suitable for fishing). There are enclosed gardens for the children to play in including playgrounds, slide, swings, cabin and games such as badminton, bbq, cricket, boules, table tennis etc. They can also feed the donkeys and horses in the paddocks. Secure parking is available and the château sits 500 metres from the road (a small road) so there is no traffic noise.

Guest also have access to a 16th century dovecote, a lovely tower, which offers a unique and special atmosphere. It is ideal for a for dance parties or nice meal with a group of friends. We can also organise a delicious suckling pig on the spit or roast lamb.

There is plenty of good quality garden furniture and a number of picnic tables. The BBQ area is situated under huge trees where you can enjoy evening parties in the park by candlelight.

Location

About the surrounding area of Chateau Normand
Beach Nearby Walk to Village <1hr to Airport Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Ancient villages, châteaux, manors, churches and abbeys can be found within a short distance from Château Normand. Normandy has a rich history and is proud of its cultural heritage from the Romans, Celts, Vikings and Normans.  The local village was once the feudal domain of the Bruces, ancestors of Scotland's famous King Robert the Bruce.

Being just a half hour drive from Cherbourg port also makes it ideal for short breaks for guests arriving by ferry with departures from Portsmouth, Poole, the Channel Islands and Ireland.

The château is close to beautiful sandy beaches (20 minutes), a wide choice of restaurants (10-15 minutes), a children’s animal park (15 minutes), the traditional French markets with fresh local produce (10 minutes), La Maison du Biscuit and a hypermarket/shopping area (10 minutes).

Amazing places to visit across this region include Mont St. Michel (1.5 hour), the D-Day landing beaches (30 minutes), the Bayeux Tapestry (1 hour) and Sea Life Cherbourg (15 minutes).  Calvados from the local farmer and wine tasting can be provided if you are interested.

There is a restaurant 10km away for simple, good value French food. The local markets on Monday morning in Bricquebec (10km) and Friday morning in Valognes (12km) are also recommended. Within walking distance of the château, in the local village (2km), is a bakery, post office, bar, butcher, medical centre and pharmacy.

Tennis and horse riding can be found locally. Golf is 12km away. The area is well suited for walking, hiking and (experienced) biking.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Cherbourg – Maupertus Airport

(22km)

Nearest Ferry port Cherbourg

(23km)

Nearest Village

(2km)

Nearest Town/City Cherbourg

(16km)

Nearest Restaurant Bricquebec

(10km)

Nearest Shop Bakery

(2 km)

Nearest Beach Carteret

(30km)

Nearest Golf nr Cherbourg

(12km)

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 Babies & Toddlers Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • Walk to Village
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Indoor Games
  • Outdoor Games
  • DVD
  • Toys
  • Waterfront

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

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Change of bed linen and towels

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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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

Event information

Château Normand is the ideal wedding venue for those looking for a relaxed yet historic setting in authentic rural French countryside.

For a unique ceremony and intimate ceremony, head to the 16th Century Pigeonnier or you could get married in a marquee in the pretty parkland. Celebrate inside by enjoying a banquet in the medieval dining room followed by dancing in old-world surroundings or spend a warm summer evening feasting with family and friends in a marquee with music til late.

Guests can wander around the glorious gardens, admiring the ancient cedars alongside palm trees, flowering summer plants and olive trees.  The newly-wed couple can catch a special moment in a hidden corner of the peaceful parkland. This is a characterful and authentic place for an informal and romantic event.

Wedding Reception
Inside the château, the reception can host up to 26 guests in the medieval dining room.

Outdoors, up to 30 people can be seated in the dovecote or on the terraces or up to 45 people int eh grounds with a hired marquee.

Dancing can take place inside one of the (cleared) bedrooms of the chateau for up to 26 people or in a hired marquee in the grounds for up to 45 people.

Music can play outside until late at a reasonable volume and as late as you like in the chateau with no indoor music restrictions. The venue can provide a dancefloor to hire.

Wedding Ceremony
The ceremony can take place in the 16th century dovecote in the grounds or in a marquee, if hired, for up to 45 people.  There is also a chapel in the village 3km away.

The owners can provide the details for an English-speaking celebrant.

Where to Stay
26 guests can sleep inside the château and three more couples can stay within walking distance of the chateau.

Wedding Planning
If event planning assistance is required the client may arrange to use their own.
Catering. The owners can recommend local caterers or clients may arrange their own.

Other Information
During high-season there is a minimum stay of 1 week.

Please note that any event rental may be subject to additional charges, venue hire fees and to a higher security deposit, which will be in addition to any published rental rates and fees.

All events are on request only and subject to prior agreement from the owner, who reserves the right to refuse all events without their prior authorisation.

Terms & Conditions

 

 

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

Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Linen and towels must be hired at an extra cost of €10 per person per week (payable locally).
Heating costs included? Extra €50 per day, paid locally. Available approximately October - April.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner.
Changeover day Saturday in July and August. Flexible during all other periods.
End of stay cleaning included? Extra €120 for weekend stays, €240 for weekly stays (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 garbage disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Minimum stay 2 nights mid-February to mid-May, 3 nights mid-June to July and September. 7 nights mid-May to mid-June, July and August.
Tax French Visitors Tax payable locally (typically costs €1-€3 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
Pool towels included? No.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 18 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Dec 10th 2019 - Feb 15th 2020 £2,680 £3,079 £3,478 £3,876 £4,467
Feb 15th 2020 - May 1st 2020 £1,506 £1,842 £2,178 £2,514 £3,012
May 1st 2020 - May 16th 2020 £1,777 £2,174 £2,570 £2,966 £3,554
May 16th 2020 - May 30th 2020 - - - - £4,819
May 30th 2020 - Jun 13th 2020 - - - - £5,722
Jun 13th 2020 - Jul 4th 2020 - £2,349 £2,786 £3,223 £3,915
Jul 4th 2020 - Sep 5th 2020 - - - - £5,120
Sep 5th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 - £2,133 £2,529 £2,925 £3,554
Jan 2nd 2021 - Feb 13th 2021 - £2,133 £2,529 £2,925 £3,554
Feb 13th 2021 - Apr 30th 2021 £1,506 £1,842 £2,178 £2,514 £3,012
Apr 30th 2021 - May 15th 2021 £1,777 £2,174 £2,570 £2,966 £3,554
May 15th 2021 - May 29th 2021 - - - - £4,819
May 29th 2021 - Jun 12th 2021 - - - - £5,722

Prices based on an occupancy of 26 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Dec 10th 2019 - Feb 15th 2020 £3,010 £3,458 £3,905 £4,353 £5,016
Feb 15th 2020 - May 1st 2020 £1,807 £2,210 £2,614 £3,017 £3,614
May 1st 2020 - May 16th 2020 £2,108 £2,579 £3,049 £3,519 £4,216
May 16th 2020 - May 30th 2020 - - - - £5,722
May 30th 2020 - Jun 13th 2020 - - - - £5,722
Jun 13th 2020 - Jul 4th 2020 - £2,711 £3,215 £3,719 £4,518
Jul 4th 2020 - Sep 5th 2020 - - - - £5,722
Sep 5th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 - £2,530 £3,000 £3,471 £4,216
Jan 2nd 2021 - Feb 13th 2021 - £2,530 £3,000 £3,471 £4,216
Feb 13th 2021 - Apr 30th 2021 £1,807 £2,210 £2,614 £3,017 £3,614
Apr 30th 2021 - May 15th 2021 £2,108 £2,579 £3,049 £3,519 £4,216
May 15th 2021 - May 29th 2021 - - - - £5,722
May 29th 2021 - Jun 12th 2021 - - - - £5,722

Prices based on an occupancy of 18 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Dec 10th 2019 - Feb 15th 2020 €2,990 €3,389 €3,787 €4,186 €4,983
Feb 15th 2020 - May 1st 2020 €1,680 €2,016 €2,352 €2,688 €3,360
May 1st 2020 - May 16th 2020 €1,983 €2,379 €2,775 €3,172 €3,965
May 16th 2020 - May 30th 2020 - - - - €5,375
May 30th 2020 - Jun 13th 2020 - - - - €6,383
Jun 13th 2020 - Jul 4th 2020 - €2,621 €3,058 €3,494 €4,368
Jul 4th 2020 - Sep 5th 2020 - - - - €5,711
Sep 5th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 - €2,379 €2,775 €3,172 €3,965
Jan 2nd 2021 - Feb 13th 2021 - €2,379 €2,775 €3,172 €3,965
Feb 13th 2021 - Apr 30th 2021 €1,680 €2,016 €2,352 €2,688 €3,360
Apr 30th 2021 - May 15th 2021 €1,983 €2,379 €2,775 €3,172 €3,965
May 15th 2021 - May 29th 2021 - - - - €5,375
May 29th 2021 - Jun 12th 2021 - - - - €6,383

Prices based on an occupancy of 26 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Dec 10th 2019 - Feb 15th 2020 €3,358 €3,805 €4,253 €4,701 €5,596
Feb 15th 2020 - May 1st 2020 €2,016 €2,419 €2,822 €3,225 €4,032
May 1st 2020 - May 16th 2020 €2,352 €2,822 €3,293 €3,763 €4,704
May 16th 2020 - May 30th 2020 - - - - €6,383
May 30th 2020 - Jun 13th 2020 - - - - €6,383
Jun 13th 2020 - Jul 4th 2020 - €3,024 €3,528 €4,032 €5,040
Jul 4th 2020 - Sep 5th 2020 - - - - €6,383
Sep 5th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 - €2,822 €3,293 €3,763 €4,704
Jan 2nd 2021 - Feb 13th 2021 - €2,822 €3,293 €3,763 €4,704
Feb 13th 2021 - Apr 30th 2021 €2,016 €2,419 €2,822 €3,225 €4,032
Apr 30th 2021 - May 15th 2021 €2,352 €2,822 €3,293 €3,763 €4,704
May 15th 2021 - May 29th 2021 - - - - €6,383
May 29th 2021 - Jun 12th 2021 - - - - €6,383

Prices based on an occupancy of 18 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Dec 10th 2019 - Feb 15th 2020 $3,308 $3,707 $4,105 $4,504 $5,513
Feb 15th 2020 - May 1st 2020 $1,859 $2,195 $2,531 $2,867 $3,717
May 1st 2020 - May 16th 2020 $2,193 $2,590 $2,986 $3,383 $4,386
May 16th 2020 - May 30th 2020 - - - - $5,948
May 30th 2020 - Jun 13th 2020 - - - - $7,063
Jun 13th 2020 - Jul 4th 2020 - $2,900 $3,336 $3,773 $4,832
Jul 4th 2020 - Sep 5th 2020 - - - - $6,319
Sep 5th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 - $2,632 $3,028 $3,425 $4,386
Jan 2nd 2021 - Feb 13th 2021 - $2,632 $3,028 $3,425 $4,386
Feb 13th 2021 - Apr 30th 2021 $1,859 $2,195 $2,531 $2,867 $3,717
Apr 30th 2021 - May 15th 2021 $2,193 $2,590 $2,986 $3,383 $4,386
May 15th 2021 - May 29th 2021 - - - - $5,948
May 29th 2021 - Jun 12th 2021 - - - - $7,063

Prices based on an occupancy of 26 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Dec 10th 2019 - Feb 15th 2020 $3,715 $4,163 $4,610 $5,058 $6,191
Feb 15th 2020 - May 1st 2020 $2,231 $2,634 $3,037 $3,440 $4,461
May 1st 2020 - May 16th 2020 $2,602 $3,073 $3,543 $4,013 $5,204
May 16th 2020 - May 30th 2020 - - - - $7,063
May 30th 2020 - Jun 13th 2020 - - - - $7,063
Jun 13th 2020 - Jul 4th 2020 - $3,346 $3,850 $4,353 $5,576
Jul 4th 2020 - Sep 5th 2020 - - - - $7,063
Sep 5th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 - $3,123 $3,593 $4,063 $5,204
Jan 2nd 2021 - Feb 13th 2021 - $3,123 $3,593 $4,063 $5,204
Feb 13th 2021 - Apr 30th 2021 $2,231 $2,634 $3,037 $3,440 $4,461
Apr 30th 2021 - May 15th 2021 $2,602 $3,073 $3,543 $4,013 $5,204
May 15th 2021 - May 29th 2021 - - - - $7,063
May 29th 2021 - Jun 12th 2021 - - - - $7,063

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

Property Owner
Karin

How long have you owned the property?
20 years.

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
I loved the quietness, the natural settings and that it is still so close to facilities like ferry, village walking distance with butcher, bakery... all the nice things of France.

Are there any interesting stories in its history?
We were the first dutch owners in the region as the french people did not invest in big properties at that time we bought it.

Have you ever had any famous guests staying?
Sylvie Gill, famous wedding photographer from the States for a wedding workshop.

What’s the strangest or most difficult guest request you’ve ever received?
"I want to come with my helicopter as it is my wifes birthday and I want to fly her for the day to Paris for shopping, I can land my helicopter in your gardens, don't you agree?" No sorry , this is not possible.

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

Go to the lovely beaches on the North, East and South.

Really eat?
Seafood. It's so fresh, nice and so cheap!

Really see?
The Botanic garden in Vauville

Lastly, what insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?
The chateau has lovely gardens to fully enjoy the french countryside, lots of place for children to play, nice informal atmosphere, full of character, not for fuzzy people.

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Reviews

  • Great stay at Chateau Normand

    Posted by Anna M on 29/08/2017

    We had a great stay at Chateau Normand! We rented the whole estate and stayed for a week with our extended family to celebrate a birthday. The estate worked very well with the separate apartments even though we mainly used the main kitchen. The youngsters shared the left wing of the estate and adults the right wing. We had also a lot of fun in the separate bar. During the days, we went for different excursions that you find plenty of just around the corner. And we enjoyed the marvelous fresh seafood. The service we got from our host was also super great and attentive. I warmly recommend staying at Chateau Normand.

  • Wonderful

    Posted by Matt H on 27/09/2016

    A group of 7 of us stayed here as a base to watch the 2 stages of the Tour de France in Normandy. We stayed one night and had a great time. The rooms were very spacious, free wi-fi and the beds were very comfortable.
    Arriving at about 10am, we were very early but the host was more than accommodating offering us the pigeoniere to get changed into our cycling gear and a drink if we wanted. We left our bags, and cycled for the day before heading back for evening dinner. The meal was great, and all 3 courses really hit the ticket! The TV was put on in the dinner room for the Euro 2016, and our host constantly checked to ensure that all his guests had everything they needed.
    I would highly recommend the Chateau as a base in Normandy. I plan to come here again with my family at some stage.

  • Authentic Charm

    Posted by James on 21/09/2016

    The Chateau has a wonderful, old world, authentic charm. We traipsed around the grounds and the neighborhood in the morning and just enjoyed the pastoral beauty of the area. It's a great central location for exploring the countryside.

  • Such an amazing place

    Posted by Anonymous Guest on 16/07/2010

    Have had a brilliant time. Your chateau is gorgeous. Thanks, Ali. Such an amazing place! Thanks for making us feel so welcome. The church was great to use for our performances.

  • I will highly recommend your chateau to all our friends!

    Posted by Mike Mcintosh on 16/07/2010

    We are finally back and settled in after our vacation. wanted to let you know how much we liked the Chateau and your hospitality, will highly recommend your chateau to all our friends!

  • Thank you so much

    Posted by Sarah Bowman on 16/07/2010

    Dear Karin and Francois, I thought that I would write to you to express our deepest thanks for a lovely weekend, we all had such a good time which I know was due to the lovely welcome that you gave us. Thank you so much

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