Pavillon Normandie

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Sleeps: 10 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 5

Overview

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Experience history at the superb Pavillon Normandie, part of a luxury château in Normandy in the heart of the Cotentin peninsula, just five kilometres from the sea and the charming town of Barfleur, one of France's 'Plus Beaux Villages de France'.

The home dates back to the 16th century when it was a large stone house with two towers and by the 19th century it had become a small château, lived in by one of France’s greatest political thinkers and writers of the time. His wife created the beautiful English gardens which now include fortifications from the Second World War. The famous writer describes the view from the Tower Wing perfectly in one of his works; "A long meadow blending into the sea on the horizon." The couple adored their château and it has remained in the family ever since with a fascinating history.  It's is now considered a national landmark and listed amongst France’s Patrimonie National.

Guests now have the opportunity to stay in the Tower Wing at Pavillon Normandie, over four floors each measuring 100 square metres. The home has been beautifully renovated to feature original charms but with modern amenities such as a lift to all floors, a home cinema room and daily maid service. The five bedrooms all have en-suite bathrooms, and the period-style furnishings and design include an 18th century tapestry, beamed ceilings and four-poster beds in some of the rooms. The 17th century fireplace in the elegant living room is another of the unique features in this fabulous home.

Outside you can relax in six hectares of parkland, a romantic English style garden with broad lawns plus a beautiful pond.  The more active guests can enjoy a game of tennis or jog around the vast grounds or you can simply find a shady spot to read your book under the ancient oak and willow trees.

Despite the tranquil surroundings you are only five kilometres from the charming harbour town of Barfleur with pretty granite houses, characterful cafes and restaurants and some lovely beaches and walks. Follow the coastal path up to the headland for stunning views of the Contentin peninsular from one of Europe’s tallest lighthouses.

In this captivating region, there is so much of historical Normandy to discover. Highlights of the area include the pretty hamlets, fine gardens and little ports of La Hague, the breathtaking views from Cap de Carteret (57km) and dining on local oysters in Saint-Vaast-La-Hougue (13km).  The Contentin Peninsula played a vital role in the D-Day landings with Utah Beach and Saint- Mère-Eglise a mere 26km away and further historical landing beaches nearby.

The former owner once wrote about his château "I glimpse into a world of dreams…from the top of the tower I can see the port where William the Conqueror embarked for his conquest of England, and do you know that all these places around me bear names that are famous in our history." It is indeed a special place in a region steeped in history as well as a wonderful, tranquil home for a memorable holiday.

Good news! For a little extra, 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.
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What you should know…

  • The Pavillon is the spacious Tower Wing of the château, over four floors with five bedrooms, that has been beautifully renovated to rent out to guests
  • There is a small lift that can take you to the upper levels or you can climb up the spiral staircase to each floor
  • The charming pond has its own resident swan called Lorenza!

Property Features

Internet BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite Tennis Court Cable TV Lift Games Room Indoor Games Home Cinema Working Fireplace

The Pavillon

Ground Floor

- Living room with fire-place dating back to 17th century
- Open-plan dining room for up to 12 guests
- Well-equipped modern kitchen
- Library area
- Guest WC
- Lift with access to all three floors

First Floor

- King-size double (or twin) and en-suite bathroom with bath and shower. Features 17th century tapestry, overlooks pond
- King-size double (or twin) and en-suite shower room. Features 19th century ciel de lit over the bed

Second Floor

- Twin room (each bed 190cmx130cm) and en-suite shower room. Features a 19th century Napoleon style bed frame, slept in by the original owner of the house
- King-size double with four poster bed and en-suite bathroom with bath and shower. Bedroom suitable for wheelchair access

Third Floor

- King-size double with four poster bed and en-suite art deco style bathroom with bath and shower. Features spectacular beamed ceiling
- Family living room with sofas and armchairs, home cinema and games

Outside Grounds

- Six hectares of parkland
- Al-fresco dining and lounge areas
- Lawns
- Pond
- Mature trees and plants
- Tennis court
- Portable BBQ with coal
- Old joinery featuring small exhibition on owner’s life and work

Facilities

- Lift
- Wi-Fi (ground floor only)
- Cable TV
- Home cinema
- Indoor games
- Tennis

Location

About the surrounding area of Pavillon Normandie
Beach Nearby <1hr to Airport Sailing Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Horse Riding Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites Romantic
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Pavillon Normandie is located on the beautiful Contentin peninsula, just south-east of Cherbourg.

You are just five minutes drive from Barfleur, one of Frances ‘Plus Beaux Villages de France’, an unspoiled fishing harbour and coastal town with pretty granite houses with white shutters, colourful shops and atmospheric cafes and restaurants. Be sure to try the local speciality, mussels harvested in the sea called Blonde de Barfleur.

The village is full of character and history, with houses dating back to the 16th century. Visit the medieval courtyard of Saint-Catherine whilst the more energetic can walk up to the headland where you can enjoy magnificent views of the Contentin peninsula from one of the highest lighthouses in Europe.

The town has some attractive beaches, the main one, Plage de la Sambière, just to the south. There’s a sailing school and diving opportunities and some stunning walks from the village across the nearby dunes. Keen hikers will appreciate the G23 which passes through the village and along the nearby coast.  There are also various mountain bike trails to follow, an ideal way to travel through the scenic surroundings.

In this captivating region, there is so much in Normandy to discover. Head to beautiful towns and timeless villages, explore the regions gastronomic delights or head to the coast whether it is dunes and sandy beaches or rugged cliffs. Highlights of the area include the pretty hamlets, fine gardens and little ports of La Hague, the breathtaking views from Cap de Carteret (57km) and the stunning granite island of Mont St Michel (160km).

Be sure to visit one of the fine Calvados cellars and learn how the drink is made and visitors of all ages will enjoy the aquarium museum La Cité de la Mer in Cherbourg (25km). Nature lovers should walk (high tide) or take the amphibious boat (low tide) with wheels across to the amazing Tatihou Island, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

This part of Normandy is full of history. Indeed at Pavillon Normandie you will find a pair of German blockhouses, known as The Atlantic Wall, in the grounds. The Contentin Peninsula played a vital role in the D-Day landings with Utah Beach and Saint- Mère-Eglise a mere 26km away. The town of Carentan, scene of bitter fighting, is just 54km away.

Moving east, Arromanches (102km) and Omaha (84km) are two further examples of beaches with historical importance as well as the batteries and cliffs of Longues-sur-Mer (97km).  Combine with a lunch of delicious oysters in Port-en-Bessin (95km) before heading south to Bayeux (90km). The historic town is well known for the UNESCO classified Bayeux Tapestry, depicting the Norman’s conquest of England and the medieval cathedral is also worthy of a visit. It is a beautiful town with many renowned restaurants, historical buildings and interesting museums about this fascinating part of Normandy.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Cherbourg

(16-20 km)

Nearest Ferry port Cherbourg-Maupertus

(14km)

Nearest Village Barfleur/Saint-Pierre-Eglise

(5km/7km)

Nearest Town/City Cherbourg

(25km)

Nearest Restaurant Barfleur

(5km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Barfleur

(5km)

Nearest Beach La Sambière

(6km)

Nearest Supermarket Carrefour Express, Barfleur

(5km)

Nearest Golf Golf Of Cherbourg En Cotentin

(24km)

Nearest Tennis

(On site )

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
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Sailing
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Horse Riding
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Board games
  • Tennis Court
  • Lift
  • Games Room
  • Indoor Games
  • Home Cinema
  • Toys

Services Available

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

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Included
  • Babysitting Available
Good news! For a little extra, 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

Interested?
If you’d like to book the Vill’otel serviced option, contact us on villotel@oliverstravels.com 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. 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

Extras available at this property
:

- Housekeeping (2 hours a day) included

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
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 €1500 charged to clients' credit card prior to arrival.
Arrival time 16.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
Pets welcome? No pets allowed.
Changeover day Saturday.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes.
Smoking Allowed? Outdoors only.
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 owner requires the client to sign an agreement before arrival.
Heating costs included? Yes.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 23rd 2019 - Apr 20th 2019 £1,757 £2,402 £3,047 £3,806
Apr 20th 2019 - Jun 29th 2019 £1,903 £2,602 £3,301 £4,099
Jun 29th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019 £2,050 £2,802 £3,555 £4,391
Aug 31st 2019 - Sep 28th 2019 £1,903 £2,602 £3,301 £4,099
Sep 28th 2019 - Dec 21st 2019 £1,757 £2,402 £3,047 £3,806
Dec 21st 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 £2,050 £2,802 £3,555 £4,391
Jan 4th 2020 - Apr 4th 2020 £1,757 £2,402 £3,047 £3,806
Apr 4th 2020 - Apr 18th 2020 £1,903 £2,602 £3,301 £4,099
Apr 18th 2020 - May 2nd 2020 £1,757 £2,402 £3,047 £3,806
May 2nd 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 £1,903 £2,602 £3,301 £4,099
Jun 27th 2020 - Aug 26th 2020 £2,050 £2,802 £3,555 £4,391

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 23rd 2019 - Apr 20th 2019 €1,935 €2,580 €3,225 €4,193
Apr 20th 2019 - Jun 29th 2019 €2,097 €2,795 €3,494 €4,515
Jun 29th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019 €2,258 €3,010 €3,763 €4,838
Aug 31st 2019 - Sep 28th 2019 €2,097 €2,795 €3,494 €4,515
Sep 28th 2019 - Dec 21st 2019 €1,935 €2,580 €3,225 €4,193
Dec 21st 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 €2,258 €3,010 €3,763 €4,838
Jan 4th 2020 - Apr 4th 2020 €1,935 €2,580 €3,225 €4,193
Apr 4th 2020 - Apr 18th 2020 €2,097 €2,795 €3,494 €4,515
Apr 18th 2020 - May 2nd 2020 €1,935 €2,580 €3,225 €4,193
May 2nd 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 €2,097 €2,795 €3,494 €4,515
Jun 27th 2020 - Aug 26th 2020 €2,258 €3,010 €3,763 €4,838

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 23rd 2019 - Apr 20th 2019 $2,194 $2,839 $3,484 $4,754
Apr 20th 2019 - Jun 29th 2019 $2,377 $3,076 $3,775 $5,119
Jun 29th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019 $2,560 $3,312 $4,065 $5,485
Aug 31st 2019 - Sep 28th 2019 $2,377 $3,076 $3,775 $5,119
Sep 28th 2019 - Dec 21st 2019 $2,194 $2,839 $3,484 $4,754
Dec 21st 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 $2,560 $3,312 $4,065 $5,485
Jan 4th 2020 - Apr 4th 2020 $2,194 $2,839 $3,484 $4,754
Apr 4th 2020 - Apr 18th 2020 $2,377 $3,076 $3,775 $5,119
Apr 18th 2020 - May 2nd 2020 $2,194 $2,839 $3,484 $4,754
May 2nd 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 $2,377 $3,076 $3,775 $5,119
Jun 27th 2020 - Aug 26th 2020 $2,560 $3,312 $4,065 $5,485

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Reviews

  • We'll be back for a third time

    Posted by Kyra on 19/10/2017

    The chateau was lovely in every way. From our warm greeting by Danielle and Corinne to all the thoughtful touches in our rooms. The grounds were immaculate and extensive, perfect for walks and sitting outside. The bedrooms were huge and filled with beautiful antiques. The en suite bathrooms were well appointed and the daily visits by Corinne to make beds and remove trash were greatly appreciated. We cooked at home every night. The kitchen was totally modern and while a bit small offered all the amenities we needed. I have stayed here twice and can't wait to return.

  • WOW!

    Posted by Alison R on 25/08/2017

    A quite magnificent place to stay - a stunning property, painstakingly restored, luxuriously appointed, with delightful care from Danielle and Corinne, in a fascinating and beautiful area, so easily reached from Cherbourg. Don't miss the tour of the main chateau, offered by the charming descendant of Alexis de Tocqueville and his family. We, a party of four couples, stayed for a week leading up to a 60th birthday, which we celebrated with a meal cooked and served in the splendid main room.by a local chef - wonderful. All the bedrooms are superbly decorated and furnished, the bathrooms chic and modern. A 3-person lift serves the three bedroom floors - it's 24 spiral stone stairs for each storey, so you get fit (and/or dizzy!) if you use the steps! Grounds are extensive and include a superb tennis court. Four bikes available to borrow. Being an old, stone building, its prime focus is inside - don't expect indoor/outdoor living, though there are chairs and a table for eating outside.

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