Domaine Du Pont - Chateau Only

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Sleeps: 18 Bedrooms: 9 Bathrooms: 6

Overview

Pool Chateaux & Castles
Heritage Collection
Beach Nearby Ideal for Kids
Pets on Request

A magnificent 17th century château set in stunning landscaped gardens, the château is the perfect base to explore the Bayeux Tapestry, Monet's Garden, and the landing beaches. It is only a 15-minute drive from Honfleur and 30km from Deauville.

The main château at Domaine Du Pont can sleep up to 16 to 18 guests across nine beautiful bedrooms. The ground floor entertaining spaces are superb with antique chandeliers and other original features whilst three of the rooms open up to the gardens, especially wonderful in the summer months. In the old stable block there is a heated swimming pool and pool house whilst outside you will also find the formal and Italian garden as well as the grand fountain which can be switched on in summer months.

The outside of the estate has been untouched since it was originally built in the 16th century and enlarged in around 1720. The interior is fully modernised, though. It has had a fascinating history, from being used as a safe house for aristocrats being smuggled out of France during the revolution, to being used by the Resistance during the Second World War. Since the war the château has had a much more refined and tranquil existence, but has also played host to guests such as the Aga Khan and the Dalai Lama.

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What you should know…

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet TV Games Room Indoor Games Outdoor Games DVD Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating Conference Facilities Caretaker/Owner on Site

Château Interiors

Main Floor

-    Hallway
-    Drawing room
-    Morning room
-    Library with sofa
-    Access to terrace overlooking formal gardens and fountain
-    WC (x2)
-    Study (closed off)

Garden Floor

-    Kitchen and pantry, fully-equipped
-    Single split-level space with sitting room with large screen TV and fireplace and dining room with two circular dining tables (seating 18 in total) and doors leading to garden

First Floor

-    Suite with double bedroom, salon and en suite bathroom
-    2 x bedrooms with double bed and en suite bathroom
-    Library (closed off)

Second Floor

-    4 x bedrooms with double bed
-    2 x bedrooms with twin beds
-    3 x shower rooms 

Outside Grounds (50 hectares)

-    Heated swimming pool (12x6m), open approximately June to end-September
-    Pool house with two changing/shower rooms, modern kitchen and function room with gallery for dining (28 guests)
-    Al-fresco dining terrace for up to 18 guests (on terrace overlooking formal gardens and fountain)
-    Formal gardens
-    Fountain (on request in summer months)
-    Walled Italian garden
-    Orchard (apples, pear, fig, mulberry and walnut tree)
-    Woodland
-    Outbuildings (not available to guests)
-    Parking spaces

Location

About the surrounding area of Domaine Du Pont - Chateau Only
Beach Nearby Sailing Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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The nearest port to the château is Le Havre (35km) and the nearest town is Beuzeville (5km). About three minutes drive from the château there is a small village which has a supermarket and a couple of good restaurants. If you want to try slightly further afield (just another 10 minutes!) you will find two one-Michelin starred restaurants, and another one at Deauville (30km). 

Normandy has a huge amount to offer – and most of it is within a reasonable drive of the château. It has something for everyone from old cities, Monet's garden, the landing beaches and historic sites such as the Bayeux tapestry to beaches, holiday resorts and casinos.

The area is well supplied in terms of sports facilities - for both participants and spectators. In particular, it is well known as a hub for equine pursuits - there are numerous studs, including the Aga Khan's, and in the summer there are horse auctions and Horse Racing and Polo at Deauville.  There is also Horse Riding available locally. There are many golf courses within 30 minutes of the chateau (including Etratat situated on top of the cliffs overlooking the channel).

Other day trips include the Landing Beaches, the Bayeux Tapestry and Monet's Garden. Honfleur (17km) is a fishing and sailing port located in the Seine estuary about 15 minutes from the château. Deauville (30km) is great for smart shops, cafes and people watching. This cosmopolitan sea-side resort has a large and beautiful beach, a marina, and a casino.

Normandy is rightly famous for its food - especially the cheeses such as Livarot Camembert, and Pont l'Eveque - and Calvados, the apple brandy. The French love of good food means that all ingredients also have to be of the highest quality.  Seafood is fantastic and local producers are famous in the area for quality, taste, and price. 

Local markets are fantastic and are often the major source of food for the locals. The nearest market is in Beuzeville on Tuesday mornings. However, there are also excellent ones in Honfleur, Trouville and Pont Audemer. There are many restaurants in nearby villages.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Deauville

(22km)

Nearest Ferry Port Le Havre

(35km)

Nearest Village

(2km)

Nearest Town Beuzeville

(5km)

Nearest Restaurant Local village

(2km)

Nearest Shop Supermarket in local village

(2km)

Nearest Beach Nr Honfleur

(18km)

Nearest Golf Golf Barrière de Deauville

(28km)

Nearest Tennis Beuzeville

(5km)

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

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • Sailing
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Games Room
  • Indoor Games
  • Outdoor Games
  • DVD
  • Toys
  • Fenced Grounds

Services Available

  • Catering Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Catering Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting 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

Extras included at this property: 

- Welcome hamper with local treats (Calvados, bread, fruit, milk, pasta, cheese, hams)

Extras available at this property (payable locally): 

- Catering 
- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Babysitting

Please note that all services are subject to availability and must be requested in advance and that due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. Prices are on request. We will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

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Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit £1500 paid to the owner one month before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 5.00 p.m. onwards.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Heating is charged to expenditure if needed. Firewood is provided free of charge.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner.
Changeover day Saturday. All other changeover days on request.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. 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? Outside only.
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.
Pool opening dates? The pool is open approximately June to end-September. Please note that pool opening dates are subject to local weather conditions and pool maintenance requirements and that cooler months may not be suitable for swimming.
Pool heating charge? The pool is heated to 26C free of charge - any higher is charged at cost, payable locally. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are not allowed.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 18 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jul 17th 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 - - £12,491
Sep 1st 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 £5,972 £7,466 £10,452
Nov 1st 2024 - Dec 23rd 2024 £4,225 £5,281 £7,393
Christmas & New Year - - £12,491
Jan 6th 2025 - Apr 12th 2025 £4,516 £5,645 £7,902
Easter Season £6,409 £8,012 £11,216
Apr 26th 2025 - Jul 1st 2025 £4,516 £5,645 £7,902
Jul 1st 2025 - Sep 1st 2025 - - £13,510
Sep 1st 2025 - Nov 1st 2025 £6,409 £8,012 £11,216
Nov 1st 2025 - Dec 22nd 2025 £4,516 £5,645 £7,902
Christmas & New Year - - £13,510
Jan 5th 2026 - Jan 18th 2026 £4,516 £5,645 £7,902

Prices based on an occupancy of 18 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jul 17th 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 - - €14,869
Sep 1st 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 €7,109 €8,887 €12,442
Nov 1st 2024 - Dec 23rd 2024 €5,029 €6,286 €8,800
Christmas & New Year - - €14,869
Jan 6th 2025 - Apr 12th 2025 €5,375 €6,719 €9,407
Easter Season €7,629 €9,537 €13,351
Apr 26th 2025 - Jul 1st 2025 €5,375 €6,719 €9,407
Jul 1st 2025 - Sep 1st 2025 - - €16,082
Sep 1st 2025 - Nov 1st 2025 €7,629 €9,537 €13,351
Nov 1st 2025 - Dec 22nd 2025 €5,375 €6,719 €9,407
Christmas & New Year - - €16,082
Jan 5th 2026 - Jan 18th 2026 €5,375 €6,719 €9,407

Prices based on an occupancy of 18 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jul 17th 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 - - $16,262
Sep 1st 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 $7,775 $9,719 $13,607
Nov 1st 2024 - Dec 23rd 2024 $5,500 $6,875 $9,625
Christmas & New Year - - $16,262
Jan 6th 2025 - Apr 12th 2025 $5,879 $7,349 $10,288
Easter Season $8,344 $10,430 $14,602
Apr 26th 2025 - Jul 1st 2025 $5,879 $7,349 $10,288
Jul 1st 2025 - Sep 1st 2025 - - $17,588
Sep 1st 2025 - Nov 1st 2025 $8,344 $10,430 $14,602
Nov 1st 2025 - Dec 22nd 2025 $5,879 $7,349 $10,288
Christmas & New Year - - $17,588
Jan 5th 2026 - Jan 18th 2026 $5,879 $7,349 $10,288

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.

Owner Profile

Property Owner
Julian

How long have you owned the property?
12 years.

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
The beauty of the building and the surrounding gardens. Very romantic!

Are there any interesting stories in its history?
It was occupied by the Gestapo for a while during the war. We still have the religious figures that they brought from Bavaria for the chapel. There is also a friendly ghost - a house maid.

Have you ever had any famous guests staying?
The Dalai Lama has stayed on several occasions, as has the Aga Khan.

What’s the strangest or most difficult guest request you’ve ever received?
We had a group that wanted to have a hot air balloon trip that started from the grounds. We managed to arrange it!

For anyone coming to stay is there anything in the surrounding area they should...
Really do?
Visit Honfleur Market on Saturday
Really eat? Fresh fish from the fish market in Trouville
Really see? The casino and surrounding shops in Deauville

Lastly, what insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?
Our caretakers are also excellent chefs - we prefer their cooking than most of the surrounding restaurants.

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Reviews

  • An incredible stay

    on 24/05/2024

    This was an incredible stay! Every room is decorated to perfection, and the property manager was lovely. The welcome hamper was the perfect addition that we were so thankful for!

  • Wonderful Chateau

    on 08/09/2016

    Last autumn, after we had made our booking, the managers allowed us to visit the chateau so that we could understand the property and to help us work out where all our guests would go. This gave us a flavour of the special magic of this place which continued into our recent stay. All our guests, without exception, had a wonderful time, some found the beds so comfortable that they wanted to take them home! Our guests alternated between either using the pool or the other facilities at the chateau or using it as a base for visiting the surrounding area. To have the use of this wonderful chateau was great and made even more special by the care and attention of the owners, not forgetting the wonderful food they provided throughout our stay. We all want to go back.

  • Domaine Du Pont

    on 24/07/2010

    My group of twelve spent a glorious week at the Domaine Du Pont. The main house is very beautiful and the gardens are extraordinary. We also had the farmhouse, the Ferme Du Pont, a charming thatch-roofed cottage down a path through an orchard. The staff was friendly and attentive and the chef prepared wonderful breakfasts and dinners each day. Easy excursions included the invasion beaches and the American cemetery at Colleville sur Mer, the resort town of Honfleur, Monet's house and garden at Giverny, Rouen, Bayeux, and Mont-Saint-Michel, which was the longest drive, but still less than two hours away. An unforgettable week in Normandy.

  • Chateau du Pont is even nicer in reality

    on 23/07/2010

    Chateau du Pont is even nicer in reality. We had a fantastic week there. Graham and Mandy looked after us superbly well. The chef cooked us amazing meals each evening and it was terrific not to have to clear up. He even did the shopping!! We visited Honfleur and Deauville both stunning Normandy towns. It was a bonus having the large swimming pool and we all agreed we would be happy to live In the pool house. We will definitely be back.

  • Everything we could have wanted

    on 23/07/2010

    We are recovering from our trip to France. Your chateau was beautiful and everything we could have wanted for our vacation. Graham and Mandy were exceptional hosts including a tour of the battlefields and hosting two dinners supplied by the talented chef.

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