Chateau Philippe de Fay

Sleeps: 38 - 92 Bedrooms: 42 Bathrooms: 36

Overview

Wedding Venue Ideal for Kids Ideal for Parties

Built in the 18th century, Chateau Philippe de Fay is a majestic holiday and wedding venue strategically located in a peaceful and quiet environment only 9 km away from Bernay, in the beautiful south Normandy region.

Surrounded by a 5 acres wooded park, the main Chateau occupies an area of 1200m² and offers accommodation for up to 38 guests. With its annex buildings, the whole estate covers a total area of 2500m² offering accommodation for up to 92 guests.

The ground floor of more than 300m² features 4 spacious lounges and a large kitchen, whereas bedrooms, bathrooms and additional dining and receptions room are spread over the first and second floors. There is also a large basement with splendid cellars converted into a games room and a museum dedicated to Bookend.

Steeped in history, the property was built at the end of the reign of Louis XV by Philippe of Faÿ. It combines the charm of a rural location with the nobility of a brick and stone building of the mid 18th century. A cute chapel and side pavilions are also available.

Until 2009, the property used to host a teenager rehabilitation centre. It was then fully restored adding charming parquet floor and fireplaces. As a result, it has preserved its traditional and authentic touch, while offering modern comforts to its lucky guests.

Please note that the advertised prices are for up to 38 guests only, not including the cottages or marquee. Additional guests can be accommodated in the château’s four cottages at an additional cost, in order to accommodate up to 92 guests. Please see the ‘Features’ and T&Cs' tabs for details. 

Good news! For a little extra, 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…

  • A fantastic countryside location in the heart of Normandy, yet just 1.5 away from Paris
  • The property can be rented for holidays, weddings and other special celebrations!
  • Elegance, comfort and tradition perfectly blend in this outstanding venue
  • Outdoor/Indoor games, baby equipment and plenty of fun activities available in the surrounding area make for a family-friendly destination!

What you should know…

  • The advertised prices are for up to 38 guests only, not including the cottages or marquee. Additional guests can be accommodated in the château’s four cottages at an additional cost, in order to accommodate up to 92 guests. Please see the ‘Features’ and T&Cs' tabs for details.  

Property Features

Internet Ground Floor Bed & Bath Wheelchair Access Games Room Indoor Games Outdoor Games Heating Conference Facilities Chapel on Site Table football Pool/Snooker Table tennis

Please note that the advertised prices are for up to 38 guests only, not including the cottages or marquee. Additional guests can be accommodated in the château’s four cottages at an additional cost, in order to accommodate up to 92 guests.


Whole Estate (Chateau and Cottages)

Accommodates 92 guests in 40 bedrooms and 34 bathrooms.

Chateau Only
Accommodates 38 guests in 20 bedrooms and 19 bathrooms.

Note: up to 5 additional single beds are also available on request, bringing the total capacity up to 97. The extra beds are charged at an extra cost.

Chateau Interior 

Bedrooms

The 20 bedrooms of the chateau were refurbished in 2009 (18 double bedrooms, 2 singles rooms). Each has been decorated with great care and tastefully furnished with antiques. The decor remains faithful to the 18th century with wood paneling, tapestries and paintings. Each double room has a king or queen size bed and comes equipped with a modern private bathroom or shower room. On the first floor there are 9 bedrooms with views over the park. Another 10 rooms are located on the second floor. Two bedrooms communicate with each other for families wishing to stay nearby their children. There is also a disabled accessible room on the ground floor. 

Reception & Dining Rooms

For your relaxation, 4 lounges are available in the chateau. Spread over 220m2, they are located on the ground floor and upstairs. Our lounges offer you a charming decoration and antique 18th century. Each with a different style, though they remain true to the building's architecture.

The rooms have been fully restored in the purest respect for tradition with wood paneling and period moldings. Each with its own fireplace, they are defined as warm, bright and calm. Wi-Fi and all necessary equipment for business meetings (projector, tables, chairs) are also available. 

Kitchen

You can find a kitchen on the ground floor of the chateau and a large professional one, which is attached to the mirror room.

Banquet Halls and Marquee*

Depending on the number of your guests, you can fill the lounges of the chateau or the Hall of Mirrors (114 m²). This is detached from the main house together with the marquee (capacity: 200). This is also detached  and located in the lawns in front of the chateau.

*Marquee rental is not included in the price. It can be rented only from May to October and during Christmas and New Year for an additional charge of €1.500/week.

The Cottages

“L’École” (sleeps 24 in 8 studios)

Weekly supplement: €2.887,50 (please enquire for a quote for shorter stays)

Ground Floor
- Studio 1 with 2 double beds, one single bed, kitchenette, shower room and mezzanine (sleeps 5)
- Studio 2 with 1 double bed, one single bed, kitchenette and bathroom (sleeps 3)
- Studio 3 with 1 double bed, kitchenette and bathroom (sleeps 2)
- Studio 4 with 1 double bed, kitchenette and shower room (sleeps 2)
- Studio 5 with 2 double beds, kitchenette, shower room and mezzanine (sleeps 4)
- Studio 6 with 1 double bed, kitchenette, shower room and separate WC (sleeps 2)

First Floor
- Studio 7 with 2 interconnected double bedrooms, kitchenette, shower room and balcony (sleeps 4)
- Studio 8 with 1 double bed, kitchenette and shower room (sleeps 2)

"La Bergerie" (sleeps 20 in 2 bedrooms and 5 studios)

Weekly supplement: €2.337,50 (please enquire for a quote for shorter stays)

- Bedroom 1 with 2 double beds, kitchenette, shower room and separate WC (sleeps 4)
- Bedroom 2 1 with 2 double beds, kitchenette, shower room (sleeps 4)
- Studio 3 with 1 double bed and shower room (sleeps 2)
- Studio 4 with 1 double bed and shower room (sleeps 2)
- Studio 5 with 1 double bed and shower room (sleeps 2)
- Studio 6 with 1 double bed and shower room (sleeps 2)
- Studio 7 with 2 double beds and shower room (sleeps 4)

"La Maison de Blanche" (sleeps 5 in 3 bedrooms)

Weekly supplement: €912,50 (please enquire for a quote for shorter stays)

- Bedroom 1 with king size bed (sleeps 2)
- Bedroom 2 with bunk bed (sleeps 2 children)
- Bedroom 3 with single bed (sleeps 1)
- Kitchen
- 2 Living rooms
- Decorative fireplace
- Shower room
- WC

"La Maison de Rose" (sleeps 5 in 3 bedrooms) 

Weekly supplement: €850 (please enquire for a quote for shorter stays)

- Bedroom 1 with double bed
- Bedroom 2 with double bed
- Bedroom 3 with single bed
- Kitchen
- Bathroom
- WC

Park & Gardens

During your stay you can enjoy the quietness of this house, surrounded by a beautiful 5 hectares wooded park that will delight your guests.

The park also houses a chapel, ideal to take pretty pictures.

Facilities

- Wi-Fi
- Heating
- Ping-pong table
- Pool table

Note: 5 Extra single beds and 2 cots are also available. In total 97 people can be accommodated in the chateau and its cottages.

Location

About the surrounding area of Chateau Philippe de Fay
Walking/Hiking Paths Rural Location Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Horse riding
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This 18th Château is located in the department of Eure in Upper Normandy and is considered one of the three most beautiful antique buildings in the area.

Several famous châteaux can also be explored in this unique corner of the Loire Valley. The Battlefield Château is just an example. Here you can also find Battlefield a golf course.

The whole region is a haven for nature and sport lovers. A lake and a swimming pool, as well as a tennis court can be found in the near by village. Hiking, fishing and horseback riding are also available in the surroundings of the chateau.

For a fun family day out head to the Cerza Safari Zoological Park (about 30 km).

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Paris Airports
Nearest Ferry port Caen/Le Havre
Nearest Train Station

(9km )

Nearest Town/City

(9km )

Nearest Restaurant

(1 km )

Nearest Supermarket

(9 km )

Nearest Tennis

(9km )

Nearest Golf Bernay

(9km )

Kids

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

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Changing mat
  • Baby bath : 2 plastic tubs

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
Good news! For a little extra, 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

Interested?
If you’d like to book the Vill’otel serviced option, contact us on villotel@oliverstravels.com 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.

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!

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 www.oliverstravels.com/chefs.

Event information

Congratulations! We are delighted that you chose our Chateau to celebrate your special day.

Our dedicated team will work exclusively for you to make this event an unforgettable dream holiday. 

Wedding Planning Packages

Your wedding day is one of the best days of your life: we are here to support you throughout this in a unique way.

We make every wedding a unique experience and we make sure that your day runs smoothly through our meticulous attention, commitment and professionalism.

Some couples come to us with a very clear idea of what should be their wedding, others just dream of celebrating their union but do not know where to start. For this reason, we are delighted to offer various wedding planning packages to respond precisely to your needs and your budget!

Whether you dream of romance, chic natural or wedding in winter: we are here to make that dream comes true. 

Depending on the number of your guests, you can enjoy large areas of the venue to organise your wedding party. Our lounges span 220 m² and offer all the comfort and space needed. Snacks, breakfasts, cocktails and dinners can be served in these rooms. Parties and ceremonies are also possible.

If you want to gather all the guests in the same area around the bride and the groom, a marquee welcoming up to 200 guests can be erected in front of the chateau.

In addition, the hall of mirrors will also be offered for this unique day. It has an area of 114m² complemented by a professional kitchen. 

Catering Our list of good professional caterers are experienced with working at the chateau. They offer set menus at set prices or meals can be customized. Prices are agreed in advance and there are no hidden charges. We can also propose to you a private Chef, barbecue or Hog/pig roast party!

Wine 
Wine is usually supplied by our local wine expert who maintains a tasting room and handles a wide variety of wines in a full range of prices. You can also provide your own wine.

Tables and Chairs
The chateau has 5 rectangular tables (6 to 8 people), ready to use. 
Depending on your tastes and desires, you can rent tables & chairs with service providers in the region.

Other Services
Photographers Music DJ's or performers of a variety of musical genres, Flowers, wedding cakes & cup-cakes, fireworks, hairdressers, carriages, etc... are readily available in the area.

Terms & Conditions

Energy costs included? Electricity and water costs included.
Heating costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
Minimum stay 2 nights
End of stay cleaning included? €350 (chateau only - cottages not included).
Arrival time 5.00 p.m. (flexible)
Departure time 11.00 a.m. (flexible)
Security deposit €2000 sent by bank transfer 1 month before the arrival.
Pets welcome? On request. Please enquire.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that the advertised prices are for up to 38 guests only, not including the cottages or marquee. Additional guests can be accommodated in the château’s four cottages at an additional cost, in order to accommodate up to 92 guests. Please see the ‘Features’ and T&Cs' tabs for details.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 38 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
June 17th 2018 - November 1st 2018 £9,615.00 £10,946.00 £15,700.00
November 1st 2018 - December 15th 2018 £7,303.00 £8,634.00 £13,388.00
December 15th 2018 - January 5th 2019 £9,615.00 £10,946.00 £15,700.00
January 5th 2019 - April 30th 2019 £7,303.00 £8,634.00 £13,388.00
April 30th 2019 - October 31st 2019 £9,615.00 £10,946.00 £15,700.00
October 31st 2019 - December 14th 2019 £7,303.00 £8,634.00 £13,388.00
December 14th 2019 - December 19th 2019 £9,615.00 £10,946.00 £15,700.00

Prices based on an occupancy of 38 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
June 17th 2018 - November 1st 2018 €10,517.00 €11,849.00 €17,174.00
November 1st 2018 - December 15th 2018 €7,988.00 €9,319.00 €14,644.00
December 15th 2018 - January 5th 2019 €10,517.00 €11,849.00 €17,174.00
January 5th 2019 - April 30th 2019 €7,988.00 €9,319.00 €14,644.00
April 30th 2019 - October 31st 2019 €10,517.00 €11,849.00 €17,174.00
October 31st 2019 - December 14th 2019 €7,988.00 €9,319.00 €14,644.00
December 14th 2019 - December 19th 2019 €10,517.00 €11,849.00 €17,174.00

Prices based on an occupancy of 38 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
June 17th 2018 - November 1st 2018 $12,221.00 $13,553.00 $19,956.00
November 1st 2018 - December 15th 2018 $9,282.00 $10,613.00 $17,017.00
December 15th 2018 - January 5th 2019 $12,221.00 $13,553.00 $19,956.00
January 5th 2019 - April 30th 2019 $9,282.00 $10,613.00 $17,017.00
April 30th 2019 - October 31st 2019 $12,221.00 $13,553.00 $19,956.00
October 31st 2019 - December 14th 2019 $9,282.00 $10,613.00 $17,017.00
December 14th 2019 - December 19th 2019 $12,221.00 $13,553.00 $19,956.00

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!

Download our Normandy Travel Guide >>

Reviews

  • C'est Magnifique!

    Posted by Tiphaine on 24/10/2017

    Magnifique château avec possibilité de loger plus de 90 invités. Les chambres sont pleines de charme. Nous avons pu organiser la cérémonie et le cocktail dans le parc et le dîner sous le chapiteau. Tout était parfait, nous avons passé un week-end magique ! Nous recommandons grandement!

  • Heavenly

    Posted by Joelle on 01/10/2017

    I still cannot believe how lucky we were to be able to get married here. This is a venue that will live in my happiest memories forever, made all the happier by the heavenly setting. This is such a special house.

  • An Absolute Pleasure

    Posted by Anonymous on 24/09/2017

    Living in San Francisco and planning our wedding at Chateau 6,000 miles away was no easy endeavor but once we arrived any fear was abated. The Chateau and its managers, were an absolute pleasure to work with and made everything so easy for us. We highly recommend the Chateau for any fun weekend event you might be throwing - its the perfect setting and a really wonderful mix of rustic charm and modern elegance. Such a beautiful Chateau! And the kids and adults loved it. Our only wish now is to make it back there again!

  • One of the Best Decisions we've made!

    Posted by Daniel on 22/09/2017

    Getting married at Chateau was one of the best decisions we've ever made. Everything about our wedding weekend was perfect. We rented the Chateau from Friday - Monday. On the Friday evening we had a lovely meal for family & wedding party. The wedding day itself was fantastic - when you're building up to an event like that, where so much organisation goes into it beforehand, you expect a few things to go wrong - nothing did, at all. Tiphaine and her team were superb, they made sure everything ran seamlessly. The party we had the day after the wedding was the perfect end to the best weekend of our lives. I hope one of our friends decides to get married there so we can go back!

  • A truly exceptional stay

    Posted by Emma D. on 11/01/2017

    As part of an internship, we had a truly exceptional stay as the entire castle (lounges and rooms) is very comfortable, well heated, well equipped, and spacious. Although it has been completely restored and in perfect condition, this place has kept its soul, its paintings, an authentic style and everything is decorated with care. This was not the purpose of the stay, but we were able to enjoy the game rooms for relaxation and a large park for ballads. And to top it all the welcome was very warm. Thank you for everything !

  • Highly recommended

    Posted by Julie C. on 28/10/2016

    It is a great place. A perfectly maintained 18th century castle, what better dream for its wedding? Having the opportunity to sleep 90 people on the site is a real plus. We loved the Chateau, the rooms are beautiful, the lounges exceptional, and the staff is very attentive. I highly recommend it for a magical weekend.

  • What a magical weekend

    Posted by Fiona on 15/10/2016

    We had a delightful time and hope to return in the future. The area was wonderful and the chateau was magnificent. The chef menu was truly one of our best meals in France!

  • Thank you!

    Posted by Justin on 16/09/2016

    Thank you so much for such a wonderful experience...once in a lifetime.... But I hope not!!! You made if one of the most memorable times of our lives ..... Everyone Thank you for your kindness, caring, knowledge .... and most importantly patience. You are the ultimate professional ... till we meet again...Thank you!

  • Thank you for a wonderful weekend

    Posted by Sophie on 07/07/2016

    Sophie and I want to thank you and the team for a wonderful weekend at the Chateau. It was beautifully organised and suited our group perfectly. The house was spotlessly clean and all the facilities in good working order! The food was delicious, service excellent and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Once again, many thanks for a great weekend.

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