Domaine Du Pont - Chateau Only

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Sleeps: 18 Bedrooms: 9 Bathrooms: 6

Overview

Recommended Pool Beach Nearby Ideal for Kids Pets Welcome

A magnificent 17th century chateau set in stunning landscaped gardens, the chateau is the perfect base to explore the Bayeux Tapestry, Monet's Garden, and the landing beaches. It is only ten minutes from Honfleur and twenty minutes from Deauville.

The Chateau du Pont can sleep up to 16 guests with beautiful formal rooms – or for larger groups, there is a neighbouring farmhouse on the grounds that can sleep an additional 10. In the old stable block there is a heated swimming pool and pool house. Daily maid service is included in the rental price of the chateau.

The outside of the Domaine du Pont 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 Domaine du Pont 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.

There is a surcharge of 5% for 17 or 18 people.

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What you should know…

  • Don't forget to add the chateau's location on your GPS!
  • Exquisite catering is available, but at an additional cost
  • The whole estate, including the neighbouring farmhouse, can also be booked for larger groups

Property Features

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

The garden floor comprises of a large modern kitchen and scullery, and a huge family room with direct access to the garden for the summer, an enormous fireplace to sit round for the winter, and a dining table which can easily seat 10-12 people. The formal rooms are on the ground floor, including a large salon, a smaller salon, and the formal dining room that seats 16.  At the back there is a large terrace overlooking the formal French garden and the fountains. On the terrace, there is a table which can seat 12 for meals.

On the first floor there is one suite (double bedroom with a connected salon) and two double bedrooms, all with their own en-suite bathroom. On the second floor there are four double bedrooms, two twin bedrooms and three separate bathrooms.

Two pavilions mark the extremities of the French formal garden. One of them is a fully restored chapel. In addition, there is the old stable block which is now a pool house, with two changing/shower rooms, a large modern kitchen, and a function room with a gallery which can seat 26 people for dinner. There are three other buildings located on the grounds, including the caretaker's house, which are not available for guests.

The chateau is set in about 50 hectares of grounds. About seven hectares is used for the formal gardens, which include the formal French garden (with 36 topiary yew trees and a huge fountain), the walled Italian garden, the orchard and the avenue leading up to the chateau. There is small house in the garden where children can play, and a swimming pool (12m x 6m) and pool house for showers and changing rooms. There is ample parking space outside.

 

Interior Info:

First Floor:

- 1 double bed suite (with parlor)
- 2 double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms

Second Floor:

- 4 double bedrooms
- 2 twin bedrooms
- 3 bathrooms

- There are also 2 separate guest WCs on the ground floor and 2 shower rooms in the pool house.

Location

About the surrounding area of Domaine Du Pont - Chateau Only
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The nearest port to the chateau is Le Havre (25km) and the nearest town is Beuzeville (3km). About three minutes drive from the chateau there is a small market town which has 2 supermarkets, a great market on Tuesdays, and several good restaurants. If you want to try slightly further afield (just another 10 minutes!) you will find two 1 star Michelin restaurants, and another one at Deauville.

Normandy has a huge amount to offer – and most of it is within a reasonable drive of the chateau. 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 is a fishing and sailing port located in the Seine estuary about 10 minutes from the chateau. Deauville 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 Mondays. However, there are also excellent ones in Honfleur on Saturday, Trouville on Sunday, and Pont Audemer on Monday. There are many restaurants in nearby villages.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Deauville

(16-20 km)

Nearest Ferry port Le Havre

(21-25 km)

Nearest Village St Maclou

(2 km)

Nearest Town/City Beuzeville

(5 km)

Nearest Restaurant St Maclou

(2 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Beuzeville

(5 km)

Nearest Beach Trouville

(15 km)

Nearest Golf St Gatien

(16-20 km)

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 Proofing

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)
  • Baby Proofing

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

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

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Included
  • Babysitting Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Included
  • Babysitting Available

Catering can be organised. 2 professional catering companies in the area will be happy to offer their services. Contact Oliver's VIP Concierge Team for details. There is an extra charge for use of the function suite in the stable block of €500 per week.

The caretaker provides daily maid service (1 hour per day is included in the rental price). Any additional cleaning can be arranged on request. Babysitting is also available.

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Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit £1500. This is paid direct to the owner prior to arrival and will be refunded in full after departure subject to damage inspection.
Arrival time From 5 p.m. onwards, not before.
Departure time 10 a.m.
Energy costs included? Heating is charged to expenditure if needed. Firewood is provided free of charge.
Linen & towels included? All linen and bath towels are included in the rental price.
Pets welcome? Pets allowed.
Changeover day Saturday.
End of stay cleaning included? Included. Please leave the property in the state that you found it. 1 hour per day maid service is included in the rental price.
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.
Other Ts and Cs The pool is available from 1/6-30/9 and is heated to 27C free of charge - any higher is charged at cost.
Other 2 5% surcharge for 17 or 18 guests in the chateau.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 18 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Aug 17th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019 - - £10,259
Aug 31st 2019 - Oct 26th 2019 £4,983 £6,289 £8,720
Oct 26th 2019 - Dec 14th 2019 £3,517 £4,439 £6,156
Dec 14th 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 £5,862 £7,398 £10,259
Jan 4th 2020 - Apr 2nd 2020 £5,862 £7,398 £10,259
Easter Season £4,983 £6,289 £8,720
Apr 23rd 2020 - Apr 25th 2020 £5,862 £7,398 £10,259
Apr 25th 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 £4,983 £6,289 £8,720
Jun 27th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 - - £10,259
Aug 29th 2020 - Oct 24th 2020 £4,983 £6,289 £8,720
Oct 24th 2020 - Dec 12th 2020 £3,517 £4,439 £6,156
Dec 12th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 - - £10,259
Jan 2nd 2021 - Feb 17th 2021 £3,517 £4,439 £6,156

Prices based on an occupancy of 18 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Aug 17th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019 - - €10,750
Aug 31st 2019 - Oct 26th 2019 €5,222 €6,527 €9,138
Oct 26th 2019 - Dec 14th 2019 €3,686 €4,608 €6,450
Dec 14th 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 €6,143 €7,679 €10,750
Jan 4th 2020 - Apr 2nd 2020 €6,143 €7,679 €10,750
Easter Season €5,222 €6,527 €9,138
Apr 23rd 2020 - Apr 25th 2020 €6,143 €7,679 €10,750
Apr 25th 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 €5,222 €6,527 €9,138
Jun 27th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 - - €10,750
Aug 29th 2020 - Oct 24th 2020 €5,222 €6,527 €9,138
Oct 24th 2020 - Dec 12th 2020 €3,686 €4,608 €6,450
Dec 12th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 - - €10,750
Jan 2nd 2021 - Feb 17th 2021 €3,686 €4,608 €6,450

Prices based on an occupancy of 18 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Aug 17th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019 - - $11,928
Aug 31st 2019 - Oct 26th 2019 $5,793 $7,099 $10,139
Oct 26th 2019 - Dec 14th 2019 $4,090 $5,011 $7,157
Dec 14th 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 $6,816 $8,352 $11,928
Jan 4th 2020 - Apr 2nd 2020 $6,816 $8,352 $11,928
Easter Season $5,793 $7,099 $10,139
Apr 23rd 2020 - Apr 25th 2020 $6,816 $8,352 $11,928
Apr 25th 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 $5,793 $7,099 $10,139
Jun 27th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 - - $11,928
Aug 29th 2020 - Oct 24th 2020 $5,793 $7,099 $10,139
Oct 24th 2020 - Dec 12th 2020 $4,090 $5,011 $7,157
Dec 12th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 - - $11,928
Jan 2nd 2021 - Feb 17th 2021 $4,090 $5,011 $7,157

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
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

  • Wonderful Chateau

    Posted by Derek 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

    Posted by MDeB . 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

    Posted by Brenda H 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

    Posted by Bill R 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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