Domaine Du Pont - Farmhouse

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Sleeps: 10 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 4
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Overview

Beach Nearby Ideal for Kids Pets Welcome Ideal for Parties

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This luxury farmhouse sits within the grounds of the magnificent 17th century Chateau du Pont. It is set in stunning landscaped gardens and makes 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 farmhouse can sleep up to 10 people – or for larger groups, there is the neighbouring Chateau du Pont within the grounds that can sleep an additional 16.

The outside of the Chateau du Pont 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 chateau 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…

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Property Features

Ground Floor Bed & Bath Cable TV Wheelchair Access Working Fireplace Heating Caretaker/Owner on Site

The farmhouse was renovated to the highest standard in 2005. There is a short gated path that joins the farmhouse to the chateau, which makes it easy for the same party to hire both properties - in such cases the gates can be opened and access from one property to the other is very easy. It comprises of three double bedrooms and two twin bedrooms, sleeping 10 in total. The double bedrooms all have en-suite bathrooms or shower rooms whilst the two twin bedrooms share a shower room. There is also a separate guest WC.

The farmhouse is situated in a large hedged garden, surrounded by fields that are planted with apple trees (for cider and calvados) and grazed by cows. The Chateau can be seen from the garden, and there are views over a very pretty valley.

Location

About the surrounding area of Domaine Du Pont - Farmhouse
Beach Nearby Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Golf Nearby Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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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 Beauzeville

(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 and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

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

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 £500. 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.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 22nd 2019 - Apr 12th 2019 £921 £1,175 £1,612
Easter Season £1,172 £1,495 £2,052
Apr 27th 2019 - Jun 29th 2019 £1,172 £1,495 £2,052
Jun 29th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019 - - £2,442
Aug 31st 2019 - Oct 26th 2019 £1,172 £1,495 £2,052
Oct 26th 2019 - Dec 14th 2019 £921 £1,175 £1,612
Dec 14th 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 - - £2,442
Jan 4th 2020 - Apr 2nd 2020 £921 £1,175 £1,612
Easter Season £1,172 £1,495 £2,052
Apr 23rd 2020 - Apr 25th 2020 £921 £1,175 £1,612
Apr 25th 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 £1,172 £1,495 £2,052
Jun 27th 2020 - Aug 25th 2020 - - £2,442

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 22nd 2019 - Apr 12th 2019 €1,014 €1,267 €1,774
Easter Season €1,290 €1,613 €2,258
Apr 27th 2019 - Jun 29th 2019 €1,290 €1,613 €2,258
Jun 29th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019 - - €2,688
Aug 31st 2019 - Oct 26th 2019 €1,290 €1,613 €2,258
Oct 26th 2019 - Dec 14th 2019 €1,014 €1,267 €1,774
Dec 14th 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 - - €2,688
Jan 4th 2020 - Apr 2nd 2020 €1,014 €1,267 €1,774
Easter Season €1,290 €1,613 €2,258
Apr 23rd 2020 - Apr 25th 2020 €1,014 €1,267 €1,774
Apr 25th 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 €1,290 €1,613 €2,258
Jun 27th 2020 - Aug 25th 2020 - - €2,688

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 22nd 2019 - Apr 12th 2019 $1,150 $1,403 $2,012
Easter Season $1,463 $1,786 $2,560
Apr 27th 2019 - Jun 29th 2019 $1,463 $1,786 $2,560
Jun 29th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019 - - $3,048
Aug 31st 2019 - Oct 26th 2019 $1,463 $1,786 $2,560
Oct 26th 2019 - Dec 14th 2019 $1,150 $1,403 $2,012
Dec 14th 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 - - $3,048
Jan 4th 2020 - Apr 2nd 2020 $1,150 $1,403 $2,012
Easter Season $1,463 $1,786 $2,560
Apr 23rd 2020 - Apr 25th 2020 $1,150 $1,403 $2,012
Apr 25th 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 $1,463 $1,786 $2,560
Jun 27th 2020 - Aug 25th 2020 - - $3,048

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

  • Charming property

    Posted by Christian on 06/08/2018

    Fine cottage, charming.

  • Wow!

    Posted by Gaynor L on 30/08/2016

    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.

  • We all want to go back!

    Created on 24/08/2016

    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.

  • Top marks!

    Posted by Frank Hall on 01/09/2014

    We were a large party occupying both main house and the farmhouse.Lovely situation and buildings although the main house needed some maintenance but nothing serious .Garden and grounds were wonderful.Moraig and Mark were excellent,welcoming and helpful.We had Moraig and Mark cater for us and their cooking was really excellent.Both are fine chefs.The heating in the pool was an issue..The kitchen needs to be reorganised with bigger fridge space and better drainage/washing machines.. Would like to have better Wi Fi connection.Overall 9 out of 10..

  • We all had a wonderful week

    Posted by Bill on 17/04/2014

    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!

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