Chateau Sommeil

Sleeps: 18 Bedrooms: 9 Bathrooms: 7
Sleeps: 18 Bedrooms: 9 Bathrooms: 7


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Chateau Sommeil is a spectacular, historic chateau situated in the Seine Maritime area of Normandy. It is a beautiful and historical part of France. The Chateau has been restored to a very high standard and is available for short stays, family holidays and special events.

It is difficult to imagine a more uniquely or ideally situated property than Chateau Sommeil, which stands in this elevated location above the Caux valley in an area that has been at the heart of some of the most fundamental periods of French and European history spanning back over many centuries.

The charm of the undulating rural countryside around Chateau Sommeil is enhanced by the remarkable chateau estates rich in history surrounding the local village. Some have been opened to the general public, while others can be visited as guests of Chateau Sommeil by private arrangement. In addition there is a cute chapel adjacent to the property.

Many visitors enjoy the peaceful parkland surroundings of the Chateau grounds, possibly coupled with walking and bicycling through the nearby Normandy countryside. Neighbouring estates have agreed to make available a host of country pursuits for those of the guests seeking a greater level of activity including riding, fishing and shooting.

The chateau perfectly combines a chateau rich in history with the comforts and privileges of 21st century living.

Good news! 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…

  • The interior of the chateau is very tasteful: classic yet luxurious. You'll feel at ease straight away.
  • The Chateau played an important part in WWII so don't forget to ask the owner about the history, or alternatively visit the mini museum located in the left wing of the chateau!
  • This 18th century château at night is quite dramatic: perfect today for those who want to immerse themselves in French château life.
  • A delicious full continental breakfast, which includes fresh fresh pastries, eggs, youghurt and fruit is served every morning.
  • The delightful and charming owner loves to share his local knowledge with guests and can also organise catering and other requests.

What you should know…

  • There is no swimming pool but the chateaux is only 15 min from the coastline of Normandy and its unspoiled rural beaches!

Property Features

Internet All Bedrooms En-Suite Ideal for Parties Stag/Hen Allowed Working Fireplace Heating Conference Facilities Chapel on Site Caretaker/Owner on Site Vill’otel (Like a Hotel!)

Chateau Sommeil has recently been fully restored. The chateau will be solely occupied by you when you are there. All bedrooms have en suite facilities with either shower or bath. The range of services included are from total self- catering to fully serviced. There will always be a representative and handyman onsite.

There are a total of nine en-suite bedrooms:

- 5 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms
- 2 two bedroom suites with two double beds, a large sitting/living room and one shower room per suite.

The usable area of the chateau is the blue salon, the beige salon, the dining room, the formal kitchen and the adjoining cooking area with two cookers, fridges, freezers, cupboards for storage, dishwasher and a washing machine with tumble dryer. All main halls are accessible as are the gardens with the exception of area used by goats and sheep.


About the surrounding area of Chateau Sommeil
Coastal Walking/Hiking Paths Rural Location Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Chateau Sommeil is 15 minutes from the coastline of Normandy with its unspoiled rural beaches. The closest beaches are the charming Veules les Roses Veulettes sur Mrer Vareggville sur merand St Valery en Caux. At some of these you can buy the fishermen's fresh catch of the day.

There are daily markets in the area at many different local towns, including Doudeville (nearest town), Cany Barville, St Valery, Yvetot, Fauville en caux, Caudebec en caux, Bolbec, Duclair and more.

Cany Barville, just 10 minutes’ drive, has a lovely lake with water sports and cycling trail. Rouen and Dieppe are each about 30 minutes’ drive from the house and are packed with interesting places to visit. 45 mins away is Honfleur with its great quayside restaurants, cobbled streets and art galleries.

There are great restaurants in Hericourt en Caux, St Valery, Cany Barville Yvetot and surrounding villages just minutes’ drive away.

Historic Chateaux and beautiful gardens are plentiful, the area abounds in lovely countryside with rivers and many watermill abbeys. Perfect for relaxation and getting away from it all!

Perhaps one of the principal aspects of modern European history found at Normandy is the impact that World War II had on the area, from the early days of the German occupation through to D-Day and beyond when the allies returned to mainland Europe after finally defeating the oppressors.

In 1940 as commander of the 7th Panzers, Rommel took the surrender of the French Army and the Highland Division at nearby St Valery en Caux, after which he occupied Chateau Sommeil as his base.

It is impossible to overlook the Normandy beaches where the D-Day landings took place, locations that remain a magnet to visitors from around the world who flock to see these stark reminders of the Allies’ first hard won steps towards freeing Europe.

There are historic locations such as Sainte-Mère-Eglise and Pegasus Bridge where the resident population still extends a warm welcome to the families of those soldiers who fought for their freedom in this foreign land.

Easily accessed via the Channel Tunnel and a variety of Channel Ports with the closest, Dieppe, being barely 40 minutes drive, the heart of Paris can be reached in a speedy 90 minutes by one of the regular direct trains from nearby Yvetot Station.

- Train: Paris by Train from Yvetot [5 miles] 1 hour 20 mins with frequent services througout the day.
- Ferries: Transmanche ferry service twice a day from Newhaven to Dieppe. [30 mins from chateau] Voyage takes four hours.
- Transmanche: daily from Portsmouth to Le Havre [45 mins to chateau].
- Cross channel Ferries at Dover to Calsis or Boulogne 2 hours 30 from Chateau].
- Air: Private Flights by arrangement from Uk to Vittefleur six mile from Chateau, Daily flights from UK city airport to Deauville [45 mins from chateau].

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Charles De Gaulle

(Over 100 km)

Nearest Ferry port Dieppe

(26-30 km)

Nearest Village hericourt

(3 km)

Nearest Town/City Cany Barville

(7 km)

Nearest Restaurant hericourt

(3 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Grainville le tenturie

(3 km)

Nearest Beach Veullets sur mer

(10 km)

Nearest Golf Dieppe

(26-30 km)


Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Teens Fenced Grounds

The owners welcome children!


Oliver's Extras

  • Breakfast Included
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.

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.

Activities available close by:
- Horse riding: Arrangements can be made with local stud farms and equestrian centres.
- Golf: Enjoy a round of gold at Golf de l'Etretat, Golf de Dieppe Pourville, Golf de Jumieges, Golf de St-Saens and La Foret Verte de Rouen.
- Hunting: By arrangement with local gamekeepers for Deer and Wild Boar hunting, in areas close to the Chateau.
- Pony and trap rides: Rides by arrangement in a chauffeured pony and trap through the leafy lanes and beautiful villages in the seine maritime area.
- Airsoft skirmishing: an action game based on military simulation.
- Flying Clubs: Aeroclub Cauchois Vittefleur, Aero-Club de Dieppe, Aero Club d'Yvetot, Aero Club de L'estuaire de la Seine, Aeroclub de Rouen Normandie and Aero Club Le Havre Jean Maridor.
- Fishing: Fishing by arrangement with local gamekeepers. Sea Fishing within easy access at Dieppe, Saint-valery-en-caux and other areas.
- Walking: The area around the chateau abounds with local views and many scenic walks.
- Water sports: Lake Caniel is a leisure park open all year. It is located on the axis Vittefleur Fecamp / Saint Valery en Caux. Aquatic activities such as water skiing, the water park, canoeing, swimming (supervised July / August) but also bowling, mini-golf, and bungee-jumping.
- Bird Sanctuaries & Bird Watching:  There are a number of Bird Sanctuaries and protected areas near the Chateau
- Sailing: Sailing and boat trips are available at most seaside villages.
- Casino: Casino de Saint-Valery-en-Caux, Dieppe, Deauville and Fecamp.
- Parachuting & Sky-Diving: 40 minutes from the chateau.
- Hot Air Balloon Flights: 30 min from chateau.

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

Terms & Conditions

The outbuildings and two houses are not part of the rental and are being restored.

Security deposit £500 paid on arrival.
Arrival time From 3.00 p.m.
Departure time By 12.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Included.
Linen & towels included? Included.
Changeover day Any day of the week.
Pets welcome? No pets allowed.
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.
End of stay cleaning included? £120

Rental Rates

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 18 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
February 21st 2018 - April 21st 2018 £1,682.00 £2,002.00 £3,364.00
April 21st 2018 - May 26th 2018 £2,074.00 £2,468.00 £4,148.00
May 26th 2018 - June 23rd 2018 £2,355.00 £2,802.00 £4,709.00
June 23rd 2018 - August 25th 2018 - - £5,494.00
August 25th 2018 - September 1st 2018 £2,747.00 £3,269.00 £5,494.00
September 1st 2018 - September 29th 2018 £2,074.00 £2,468.00 £4,148.00
September 29th 2018 - April 20th 2019 £1,682.00 £2,002.00 £3,364.00
April 20th 2019 - May 25th 2019 £2,074.00 £2,468.00 £4,148.00
May 25th 2019 - June 22nd 2019 £2,355.00 £2,802.00 £4,709.00
June 22nd 2019 - August 24th 2019 - - £5,494.00
August 24th 2019 - August 25th 2019 £2,747.00 £3,269.00 £5,494.00

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 18 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
February 21st 2018 - April 21st 2018 €1,835.00 €2,155.00 €3,670.00
April 21st 2018 - May 26th 2018 €2,263.00 €2,657.00 €4,526.00
May 26th 2018 - June 23rd 2018 €2,569.00 €3,016.00 €5,137.00
June 23rd 2018 - August 25th 2018 - - €5,994.00
August 25th 2018 - September 1st 2018 €2,997.00 €3,519.00 €5,994.00
September 1st 2018 - September 29th 2018 €2,263.00 €2,657.00 €4,526.00
September 29th 2018 - April 20th 2019 €1,835.00 €2,155.00 €3,670.00
April 20th 2019 - May 25th 2019 €2,263.00 €2,657.00 €4,526.00
May 25th 2019 - June 22nd 2019 €2,569.00 €3,016.00 €5,137.00
June 22nd 2019 - August 24th 2019 - - €5,994.00
August 24th 2019 - August 25th 2019 €2,997.00 €3,519.00 €5,994.00

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 18 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
February 21st 2018 - April 21st 2018 $2,264.00 $2,583.00 $4,527.00
April 21st 2018 - May 26th 2018 $2,792.00 $3,186.00 $5,583.00
May 26th 2018 - June 23rd 2018 $3,169.00 $3,616.00 $6,337.00
June 23rd 2018 - August 25th 2018 - - $7,393.00
August 25th 2018 - September 1st 2018 $3,697.00 $4,219.00 $7,393.00
September 1st 2018 - September 29th 2018 $2,792.00 $3,186.00 $5,583.00
September 29th 2018 - April 20th 2019 $2,264.00 $2,583.00 $4,527.00
April 20th 2019 - May 25th 2019 $2,792.00 $3,186.00 $5,583.00
May 25th 2019 - June 22nd 2019 $3,169.00 $3,616.00 $6,337.00
June 22nd 2019 - August 24th 2019 - - $7,393.00
August 24th 2019 - August 25th 2019 $3,697.00 $4,219.00 $7,393.00


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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  • Fabulous weekend!

    Posted by Jan A on 06/05/2017

    We have just spent a fabulous weekend at Chateau Sommeil in Normandy. It is spectacular! The owner provides breakfast including warm fresh pastries, eggs, fruit yoghurt etc every day as part of the package. He will also do as much other catering as you wish for. He lives on site so is there to talk about the history etc which we all found really interesting and nothing is too much trouble. He catered our birthday meal and gave us champagne as an extra as he wanted us to have a good time!

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