Domaine Du Pont: Entire Estate

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Sleeps: 28 Bedrooms: 14 Bathrooms: 10
Oliver Approved

Overview

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Heritage Collection
Beach Nearby Ideal for Kids Pets Welcome

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A magnificent 17th century  château set in stunning landscaped gardens, this 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 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 estate also features a charming Farmhouse which has its own driveway and pretty valley views, connected to the château's grounds via a gate and surrounded by orchards (for cider and calvados) and grazing land. It has space for a further 10 guests across its five pretty bedrooms and four bath or shower rooms. You will also find an inviting living room as well as a characterful kitchen and dining room in this traditional and inviting abode.

The outside of the Domaine du Pont estate has been untouched since it was originally built in the 16th century and enlarged in around 1720. 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…

  • There are nine bedrooms in the main château and five bedrooms in a separate neighbouring Farmhouse in its own grounds - the two properties are connected via a pathway and gate.
  • For smaller groups you can book either the château or the farmhouse by itself.

Property Features

Private Pool Heated Pool Ground Floor Bed & Bath Working Fireplace Heating Chapel on Site Caretaker/Owner on Site

Château Interiors

Main Floor

-    Large salon
-    Smaller salon
-    Formal dining room (16 guests)
-    Access to terrace overlooking formal gardens and fountain
-    Guest WC (x2)
-    Study (closed off)

Garden Floor

-    Kitchen and scullery, fully-equipped
-    Family room and garden room (split-level) with fireplace, dining table (10-12 guests) 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 (usually closed off)

Second Floor

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

Château 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 (26 guests)
-    Al-fresco dining terrace for up to 12 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

Farmhouse Interiors

Ground Floor

- Living area
- Kitchen and dining area
- Bedroom with double bed and en suite shower room

First Floor

- 2 x bedrooms with double bed and en suite bathroom
- 2 x bedrooms with twin beds
- Shower room

Farmhouse Outside Grounds

- Hedged garden (surrounded by apple trees and grazing land)
- Private driveway and entrance
- Pathway and gate which connects to the chateau

Location

About the surrounding area of Domaine Du Pont: Entire Estate
Beach Nearby Sailing Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Fishing Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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The nearest port to the estate 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 estate. 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.

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

Kids Activities Close-by

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

Onsite Facilities

  • Heated Pool

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
- Babysitting / childcare services 

Extra services 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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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

Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit £2000 paid to the owner one month before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 5.00 p.m.
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 heating charge? The pool is heated to 27C 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.
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.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are not allowed.
Other Ts and Cs There are nine bedrooms/six bathrooms in the main chateau and five bedrooms/four bathrooms in the neighbouring farmhouse in separate grounds. The grounds of both properties are connected via a gate.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 28 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Oct 26th 2021 - Dec 11th 2021 £4,221 £5,396 £7,387
Dec 11th 2021 - Jan 1st 2022 - - £12,070
Jan 1st 2022 - Apr 1st 2022 £4,221 £5,396 £7,387
Easter Season £5,849 £7,477 £10,235
Apr 18th 2022 - Apr 30th 2022 £4,221 £5,396 £7,387
Apr 30th 2022 - Jun 25th 2022 £5,849 £7,477 £10,235
Jun 25th 2022 - Aug 27th 2022 - - £12,070
Aug 27th 2022 - Oct 22nd 2022 £5,849 £7,477 £10,235
Oct 22nd 2022 - Dec 10th 2022 £4,221 £5,396 £7,387
Dec 10th 2022 - Apr 29th 2023 - - £12,070

Prices based on an occupancy of 28 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Oct 26th 2021 - Dec 11th 2021 €4,700 €5,875 €8,224
Dec 11th 2021 - Jan 1st 2022 - - €13,438
Jan 1st 2022 - Apr 1st 2022 €4,700 €5,875 €8,224
Easter Season €6,512 €8,140 €11,395
Apr 18th 2022 - Apr 30th 2022 €4,700 €5,875 €8,224
Apr 30th 2022 - Jun 25th 2022 €6,512 €8,140 €11,395
Jun 25th 2022 - Aug 27th 2022 - - €13,438
Aug 27th 2022 - Oct 22nd 2022 €6,512 €8,140 €11,395
Oct 22nd 2022 - Dec 10th 2022 €4,700 €5,875 €8,224
Dec 10th 2022 - Apr 29th 2023 - - €13,438

Prices based on an occupancy of 28 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Oct 26th 2021 - Dec 11th 2021 $5,454 $6,629 $9,544
Dec 11th 2021 - Jan 1st 2022 - - $15,594
Jan 1st 2022 - Apr 1st 2022 $5,454 $6,629 $9,544
Easter Season $7,556 $9,185 $13,224
Apr 18th 2022 - Apr 30th 2022 $5,454 $6,629 $9,544
Apr 30th 2022 - Jun 25th 2022 $7,556 $9,185 $13,224
Jun 25th 2022 - Aug 27th 2022 - - $15,594
Aug 27th 2022 - Oct 22nd 2022 $7,556 $9,185 $13,224
Oct 22nd 2022 - Dec 10th 2022 $5,454 $6,629 $9,544
Dec 10th 2022 - Apr 29th 2023 - - $15,594

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

  • Wonderful Chateau

    Posted by Derek B on 08/09/2016

    Last autumn, after we had made our booking, Mark and Moraig (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 used 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 Mark and Moraig, not forgetting the wonderful food they provided throughout our stay. We all want to go back.

  • Wow!

    Posted by Gaynor L on 03/08/2016

    What a splendid property with plenty of space and character. A superb view from every room. Not ideal for someone who finds stairs a challenge. A brilliant place for a big family celebration with the Farmhouse and pool area providing additional space. The house keepers cared for us well and made a real difference. Several hidden treasures too.

  • A great week at a lovely Chateau!

    Posted by Murray D. on 29/06/2016

    We have now had our week at the Chateau and it was great. Everybody who came had a good time; the Chateau was lovely and the couple managing it were great.

  • Week at the Domaine Du Pont

    Posted by MDeB . on 23/07/2010

    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.

  • We all had a wonderful week

    Posted by Bill R on 23/07/2010

    We all had a wonderful week and the only negative reflection among our group was that our stay had to end. The quiet beauty and luxury of your Chateau and the helpful presence of your caretaker Graham and his wife Mandy all combined to make it a memorable experience. I want to personally thank you for putting up with the constant queries, and your patience in responding to them. We took your advice regarding food supplies, restaurants and all the other information you passed on was right on the mark. Again, on behalf of our circle of friends, thank you for providing such a rich and satisfying experience. Who knows, this could easily become an annual habit!

  • Everything we could have wanted

    Posted by Bill R on 22/07/2010

    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.

  • Chateau du Pont is even nicer in reality

    Posted by Brenda H on 19/07/2010

    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.

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