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What Oliver loves…
- Ideal for weekend or short breaks with Cherbourg ferry port just a 30-minute drive away
- Have your own dance party in the 16th century dovecote with its bar and music player - also a lovely spot for summer meals
- The medieval dining room and huge fireplace will truly make you feel like a king (or queen)!
- The five hectares of gardens and small wood are perfect for outdoor fun
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 m...Read more
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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 14 or 20 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 château offers an evocative slice of France's past. Within the grounds are the ruins of former château 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.
What you should know…
- The 14-person price is for the ground and first floor of the château (6 bedrooms) whilst the 20-person price is for maximum capacity (9 bedrooms) including the bedrooms on the second floor.
- Some bedrooms are part of an apartment - see the 'Features' tab for full details.
- Check the 'Rates' tab for dates when weekend and short breaks are possible.
- The owner lives on site in a private part of the château on the second floor (and uses an office on the ground floor). Although discreet, they are also on hand to help with any information you may need
- Wi-Fi is featured in most bedrooms as well as the dining room and terraces in front of the château.
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!
1) Château (6 bedrooms/3 bathrooms) excluding second floor bedrooms (14 person price)
2) Château including all 9 bedrooms/5 bathrooms (20 person price)
The château has been converted into a holiday home featuring a dining room, kitchen and nine bedrooms across the château, some of which are in apartments, all within the main building (also alongside the discreet owner's apartment and office). This makes it ideal for a number of families holidaying together who wish to maintain a level of privacy.
- Medieval dining room with huge decorative fireplace and dining table for up to 25 guests. Accessed via entrance door outside château or via main kitchen
- Kitchen for all guests, fully-equipped including dishwasher, microwave, oven, hob, fridge and freezer
- Bedroom with double bed (two mattresses making a king-size bed), rose marble decorative fireplace and en suite bathroom. Accessed via main entrance or via kitchen, can be locked inside and can also be used as a living room if preferred (please advise in advance)
First Floor Apartments and Bedrooms (right hand side of château)
- 2-room apartment with living area with king-size double bed, corner kitchen, shower room and WC. Gives access via three steps to a slightly higher level to a bedroom with a queen-size double bed. This apartment is accessed via a stone staircase.
- 3-bedroom apartment with living room, small kitchen, double bedroom and bathroom on first floor. Stairs from living area lead up to two second-floor adjoining double bedrooms with small double bed plus second WC and wash-basin. Apartment on first and second floor on the right-hand side of château, accessed via stone staircase
Upper Floor Apartments and Bedrooms (left-wing)
- 2-bedroom apartment with living room with decorative fireplace which leads to a double bedroom with a king-size double bed. Second bedroom with small double bed and single bed. Kitchen and bathroom accessible via a corridor. On first floor in the left-wing accessed via tower
- Bedroom with double bed, sofa and chairs, decorative fireplace, dining table and en suite bathroom. Also on first floor in the left-wing accessed via tower
- Partially enclosed garden (by old walls)
- Play area with swings, slides and cabin
- Table tennis
- 16th century dovecote tower with bar suitable for relaxing (music system and darts), summer meals or celebrations (no heating)
- Garden furnishings
- Picnic tables
- Grounds (5 hectares) including small wood, stream and two ponds (no fishing)
- Secure parking
- Wi-Fi (in most bedrooms, dining room and front terraces)
- Central heating (from October to end-April)
- TV and DVD player (no channels)
- Bar, darts and music player in 16th century dovecote (no heating)
- Complimentary laundry service if required
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.
Cherbourg – Maupertus Airport
|Nearest Ferry Port||
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!
Baby and Toddler Equipment
- High Chair(s)
Kids Activities Close-by
- Walk to Village
- Horse Riding
- Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
- Tourist Towns & Villages
- Historical Sites
- Indoor Games
- Outdoor Games
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!
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
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.
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.
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
Up to 22 guests can sleep inside the château and three more couples can stay within walking distance of the chateau.
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.
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.
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 bathroom 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 (other days are on request).|
|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).|
|Other Ts and Cs||The 14-person price includes six bedrooms/three bathrooms only (on the ground and first floor only). The 20-person price includes all nine bedrooms/five bathrooms. Please see the 'Features' tab for details on the layout.|
|Other Ts and Cs||Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are on request only and subject to prior arrangement with the owner and additional charges.|
How long have you owned the property?
What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
It´s majestic yet modest look, the park and its magnificient old trees.
Are there any interesting stories in its history?
Plenty, which you will hear all about if you are lucky enough to stay here.
For anyone coming to stay, is there anything you suggest that they really…
Cycle, hike, relax, explore the little villages and its markets, experience three completely different coastal areas (west, north, east).
Seafood, chocolate, caramel au beurre salé.
What insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?
The hiking trail to “Le vallée de moulins” close to Fermanville.
This is really a hidden gem!
So glad to have found this! A lot of French castles are chique and sophisticated, but also a little bit boring... Chateau Normand still has an authentic and robust charm. Rooms that have been decorated with passion and with an arty feel. We really felt at home here. We spent a few days in December with Frans at the castle. It's a unique experience. The children loved the tower stairs (which seemed like you just stepped into medieval times). And we also loved the bar outside (in the ancient dovecote) where the walls are lit with hundreds of candles. The children also loved playing in the huge garden while we drank Calvados by the fireplace. Frans, thanks a million for your hospitality!
And what a beautiful environment! Brix is close to really lovely fishing villages and beautiful beaches. And walking from the Nez du Jobourg/Cap de la Hague was so beautiful, it almost seemed like walking in Ireland!
A lovely place in a charming setting. We were a group of 16 people and had a wonderful time. Francois the owner is very kind and very helpful. The bedrooms are spacious and we all slept well. I recommend to use one bedroom on the ground floor as sitting room
Perfect chateau in stunning countryside
The host, Frank, is one of the most amazing and generous people I have ever met. I am a film Producer/ Director and cinematographer. We asked Frank if we could make our movie at Chateau Normand, and Frank welcomed us with open arms. To be honest without Frank's help and unwavering commitment to our film we would have never finished it, Chateau Normand is an amazing location situated in Normandy France and was so beautiful and perfect for all our filming needs - I can't wait to actually go back for a holiday and relax in the stunning countryside. We could not have asked for a better host or location for our Medieval/Modern day film. Thank you again Frank for everything.
An enormous thank you!
An enormous thank you for all your warmth, welcome, care and good auspices - to know you is to adore you.
An absolute joy!
Thank you so much for everything over the past 3 weeks. It has been an absolute joy to meet you and stay in your lovely house. I can honestly say that we are all gutted to be leaving you.
I'll keep you in my heart - what an absolute joy it has been.
Thank you for this amazing experience! I am grateful for people in the world like you!
Danke je wel voar je qast vryheid en... quzelliqheid. Wy hadden een arodie tyol in chateau.
A very relaxing holiday!
Thank you so very much for making us so very welcome at your wonderful chateau after a couple of tiring days for us and many exausting days for you. We are feeling very relaxed and comfortable here and would love to stay longer to explore the house and history. Thank you so very much for your very kind hospitality.
Great stay at Chateau Normand
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.
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.
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
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!
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
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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