Chateau Belle Vie

Sleeps: 26 Bedrooms: 12 Bathrooms: 11


Wedding Venue Recommended Ideal for Kids Pets Welcome

Château Belle Vie has always been about the good life. It was built in the 1880s by a wealthy family as a home where they could entertain in grand style. Not surprisingly, the reception rooms are the highlight of the house. Most have intricate wood paneling, all have views of the garden and the dining room still has the original table, which can extend to seat up to 30 lucky bon vivants.

The new owners had a similar dream: to restore the château to its former grandeur and create a spectacular holiday and wedding venue offering an intoxicating mix of both elegance and fun for all guests, from children to grandparents. And all of this so close to the UK!

Besides the elegance of the bedrooms, the grand dining room and the impressive entrance hall with grand staircase, the château also offers entertaining touches like indoor mini-tennis, a snooker room, table tennis and even an indoor trampoline room. The setting is tranquil and idyllic, in four hectares of gardens and woodland, with the River Aa running through the grounds.

As well as being an easy journey away from the UK, Château Belle Vie is also on the edge of a lovely village and just 400 meters from the village boulangerie. The village also has a cafe and a pharmacy.

The area has attractions galore: local markets, shopping, cathedrals, war museums and important sites and even the lovely beaches of the Opal Coast. Saint Omer, with all amenities as well as its well-known golf course, is only 10 minutes away and Dunkirk is also within easy reach.

Thanks to this magnificent restoration, Château Belle Vie is once again the perfect setting for memorable and entertaining gatherings of friends and family, who are celebrating a special vacation or just celebrating ‘la belle vie’.

Oliver Approved

What Oliver loves…

  • An idyllic château so close to the UK
  • The château is grand and elegant but remains fun and is perfectly suited to groups of friends and family whether there are 10 guests or 26 guests
  • Everyone is entertained and catered for, with plenty to do in the château and also in the area
  • It has been the venue for amazing weddings in the past and has been restored to do so again
  • There is a fabulous brand new tennis court on site

What you should know…

  • The chateau is a 30-minute drive from the Eurotunnel terminal. From the UK, by car it takes 3 hours from Junction 5 of the M25. By train and then taxi/car it is under 2 hours from St Pancras International Station.
  • Due to the fabulous location on the edge of the village, excessive noise is not permitted
  • The chateau is best suited for families and couples. Please see our T&Cs tab for more details

Property Features

Internet BBQ Tennis Court Cable TV Bicycles Provided Games Room Indoor Games Outdoor Games Table Tennis Table Football Pool/Snooker Home Cinema DVD Working Fireplace Heating Conference Facilities

Chateau Interior - 4 levels


- Entrance hall
- Snooker room
- Guest W.C.

Ground Floor

- Fully equipped kitchen with kitchen table (seats: 12), large range cooker, 2 fridge/freezers, chest freezer, hob, oven, microwave, 2 dishwashers, Nespresso machine
- Dining room (seats: 30)
- 2 sitting rooms
- Library with home cinema and satellite TV

First Floor

- 9 bedrooms
- 8 bathrooms

Second Floor

- 3 bedrooms
- 3 bathrooms
- Games room with table tennis and table football
- High-ceiling playroom with full-size trampoline
- TV room with Playstation and DVD collection

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

- 12 bedrooms: 1 with super king size bed, 7 with king size beds, 3 with twin single beds, 1 with four single beds and 1 double room
- 11 bathrooms: 10 en-suite bathrooms, 1 shower room

Outside Grounds

- 4 hectares of lawn and woodland
- Terrace
- Stables with indoor mini-tennis court
- Parking space
- Barbecue area
- Outdoor seating area for up to 20
- Boules
- Swing
- Tennis court


- Wi-Fi
- Central heating and logs
- Working fireplace
- Satellite TV
- DVD player with large collection of Blu-rays and DVDs
- 2 music systems
- Play Station 3
- Mini-tennis court with rackets
- Indoor trampoline (5m)
- Snooker table
- Table tennis
- Trampoline
- Boules
- Games room with table tennis and table football
- 8 bikes
- Large gas BBQ
- Washing machine
- Tumble dryer
- Iron & ironing board


About the surrounding area of Chateau Belle Vie
Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Château Belle Vie sits on the edge of a quiet village with a local bakery, whilst lovely Saint Omer, only 10 minutes away, is where guests will find other essentials as well as an excellent golf course.

This part of France is rich in history, cathedrals, war museums and important sites, markets and shopping. Dunkirk is nearby and the lovely beaches of the Opal Coast are just a 45-minute drive away.

Other must-see towns are Boulogne-sur-Mer, Le Touquet and Wimereux.
Within easy reach of Château Belle Vie are Tournehem and Clairmarais Forests, which are perfect for walking, cycling and picnics.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Lille/Brussels/Paris Charles de Gaulle

(80km-1h 15mins/200km-2h 30mins/240km-2h 15mins)

Nearest Ferry port Calais


Nearest Train Station Calais-Frethun


Nearest Beach Wimereux

(50km-45 minutes)

Nearest Golf AA Saint Omer Golf Club


Nearest Town/City Saint Omer/Calais/Boulogne-sur-mer


Nearest Supermarket Intermarché

(5km/5 mins drive)

Nearest Restaurant Saint Omer


Nearest Village


Nearest Bar/Pub



Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

There are 2 cots and 2 high chairs.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Tennis Nearby
  • Cycling
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Board games
  • Xbox/Playstation
  • Swings
  • Trampoline
  • Boules/Petanque
  • Mountain bikes
  • Indoor mini tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • Bicycles Provided
  • Games Room
  • Indoor Games
  • Outdoor Games
  • Table Tennis
  • Table Football
  • Pool/Snooker
  • Home Cinema
  • DVD


Oliver's Extras

  • Complimentary welcome pack
  • Fridge-stocking service available (at extra cost)
  • Catering available (at extra cost)

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:

- Complimentary welcome pack
- Catering service
- Arrival fridge-stocking service

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!

Enjoy gourmet dining experiences with our new Chef Service!
We’re now offering our customers the chance to enjoy some unforgettable eats with our new Chef Service! Choose from booking a single sumptuous meal with a private chef for that special occasion, or hire a chef to cook your meals for all or part of your holiday - it’s as flexible as it is delicious.

A) Single Meal Service: A chef will travel to this villa and whip up a fantastic meal for you and your guests. The chef will arrive with all the necessary ingredients as well as the talent to turn them into something unforgettable. They’ll serve the meal and clear up afterwards - an easy and entertaining way to enjoy a top quality meal in your very own villa!

B) Full Chef Service: If you really want to kick back and relax, we can arrange for a chef to cater for the duration of your holiday (or part of it). With a range of options from simple family catering to full-on haute cuisine, we can organise a meal plan and a price to suit your needs. So why worry about self-catering when you can have everything taken care of?

Of course, before booking this service, we suggest you contact the property owner as they might already offer a similar cook or chef service in-house. To find out more simply visit

Event information

Wedding receptions, stag and hen parties are welcomed on request.

The stable block, 20m from the chateau, has recently been renovated and is now a covered area that can seat up to 120 guests plus there is space for dancing, a kitchen and toilets.  Weddings can be arranged here from April til September (NB there is no heating).

There is a church 100m from the chateau that can arrange blessings.

Corporate groups are also welcome: the dining room seats 30 comfortably. A 65-inch TV can be used as a monitor.

Extra accommodation is available at two gites located 600m from the property.

Please not that other celebrations and parties are not permitted.

Please note that any event rental may be subject to additional charges, venue hire fees and to a higher security deposit, which will be in addition to any published rental rates and fees.

All events are on request only and subject to prior agreement from the owner, who reserves the right to refuse all events without their prior authorisation.

Refer to the T&Cs tab for full details. Please note that stag/hen parties with guests under 30 years are not accepted.

Terms & Conditions

Security deposit £1200 to be paid to the owner via bank transfer before arrival. Please note that in case of stag/hen parties or single sex groups, the amount of the deposit is £4000.
Arrival time 5.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Linen & towels included? yes
Energy costs included? yes
Heating costs included? yes, including fire logs
Minimum stay 3 nights
Changeover day Saturday for week to week bookings. Flexible for short breaks
Pets welcome? Up to three well-behaved allowed in the ground floor and basement only
Smoking Allowed? no
Other Ts and Cs Weddings and hen/stag parties are welcome. Other parties and celebrations are not permitted.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that parties under 30 years are not accepted.
Other Ts and Cs Guests will be required to sign a copy of the owner's rental terms before the arrival.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 26 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
September 21st 2018 - December 21st 2018 £3,547.00 £3,977.00 £4,407.00 £4,655.00
December 21st 2018 - January 4th 2019 - - - £7,093.00
January 4th 2019 - March 28th 2019 £3,547.00 £3,977.00 £4,407.00 £4,655.00
March 28th 2019 - September 7th 2019 £4,877.00 £5,339.00 £5,801.00 £6,650.00
September 7th 2019 - December 21st 2019 £3,547.00 £3,977.00 £4,407.00 £4,655.00
December 21st 2019 - January 4th 2020 - - - £7,093.00
January 4th 2020 - March 24th 2020 £3,547.00 £3,977.00 £4,407.00 £4,655.00

Prices based on an occupancy of 26 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
September 21st 2018 - December 21st 2018 €3,824.00 €4,254.00 €4,684.00 €5,018.00
December 21st 2018 - January 4th 2019 - - - €7,647.00
January 4th 2019 - March 28th 2019 €3,824.00 €4,254.00 €4,684.00 €5,018.00
March 28th 2019 - September 7th 2019 €5,257.00 €5,719.00 €6,182.00 €7,169.00
September 7th 2019 - December 21st 2019 €3,824.00 €4,254.00 €4,684.00 €5,018.00
December 21st 2019 - January 4th 2020 - - - €7,647.00
January 4th 2020 - March 24th 2020 €3,824.00 €4,254.00 €4,684.00 €5,018.00

Prices based on an occupancy of 26 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
September 21st 2018 - December 21st 2018 $4,505.00 $4,935.00 $5,365.00 $5,913.00
December 21st 2018 - January 4th 2019 - - - $9,010.00
January 4th 2019 - March 28th 2019 $4,505.00 $4,935.00 $5,365.00 $5,913.00
March 28th 2019 - September 7th 2019 $6,195.00 $6,657.00 $7,119.00 $8,447.00
September 7th 2019 - December 21st 2019 $4,505.00 $4,935.00 $5,365.00 $5,913.00
December 21st 2019 - January 4th 2020 - - - $9,010.00
January 4th 2020 - March 24th 2020 $4,505.00 $4,935.00 $5,365.00 $5,913.00


  • Really excellent service!

    Posted by Izzy on 28/05/2018

    I found Oliver's Travels by mistake really, and they went completely over and above expectations. I had a personal advisor who was always on hand to answer any questions, they kept in regular contact for any relevant info regarding the booking and also sent a box of goodies before the holiday. It was a very personal service and I'd certainly use them again! The chateau that we rented was absolutely stunning and perfect for celebrating our best friend getting married. 23 of us stayed there over the long weekend and had a great time exploring. There was so much space and every room was large but also cosy. Tennis court was in great condition so we spent a lot of time down at the bottom of the garden. It was a surprise party and everyone was very impressed as we pulled up. Lots of friends and family have already been asking where we stayed as they've seen all the pics. I'd 100% go back again!

  • The perfect setting for a lovely celebration

    Posted by KJ B. on 10/08/2017

    Chateau Belle Vie is a beautiful house which has been very tastefully restored to it's former glory. It has plenty of comfortable communal spaces to relax, watch television and socialise. The entrance hall is very grand and first impressions are that you have arrived somewhere really special (which is true). The kitchen is very well equipped for large groups including 2 enormous fridges and 2 dishwashers. Each of the bedrooms has it's own character and colour scheme and are all really large with en-suites. Our bed was amazingly comfortable and we slept so well.
    The house is set in large grounds on the edge of the village so has the best of both worlds. There is plenty to do with bikes available, ping pong, snooker table and even an indoor sponge ball tennis court! The perfect setting for a lovely celebration weekend, thank you so much.

  • A wonderul chateau: we recommend it!

    Posted by Suzie S. on 07/08/2017

    We stayed at the wonderful Chateau Belle Vie in May and were thoroughly impressed by the place. It was so easy to get to from south west London taking just four hours door to door! The chateau has been renovated to a very high standard. Each of the bedrooms are individually decorated and all are ensuite which was perfect for our large party. We stayed in a beautiful room overlooking the picturesque gardens with a river running through. The kitchen is extremely modern and is kitted out with everything you need including coffee machine and kitchen aid. The two reception rooms are stunning as is the dining room. We loved the indoor table tennis table and the snooker room which kept everyone entertained. There are also bikes you can use to ride the nearby cycle path. You need never leave the chateau! A highlight was a visit to a nearby wine cave and a trip to the market at quaint Saint-Omer. We would definitely recommend Chateau Belle Vie for a large party or groups of families.

  • Had a wonderful week at Chateau Belle Vie!

    Posted by Shona M. on 02/08/2017

    Great location from Euro tunnel and easy to find. The chateau is great and amazing to explore. Very big so excellent for a large group. Our room was lovely. The colours are all gorgeous though! The huge, modern kitchen is fab with everything you need.

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