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Luxury Chateau in Normandy Countryside - Steps from Local Village

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Linden allee as you enter the grounds of the chateau

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Last updated: 06/17/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

St.-Evroult-Notre-Dame-du-Bois castle description

The owners of this historic monument are a Franco-American family with six children and several young grandchildren. They frequently gather together their extended family of cousins, aunts, uncles, and great-grandparents. And they renovated Chateau de Courtomer so that each member of the family feels welcomed, comfortable and at home. Though decorated with antiques and family heirlooms, magnificent Courtomer is primarily a home. Each bedroom has its own fully-equipped, tastefully modern bathroom. The kitchen has also been brought up to 21st century standards -- this is a family that likes to cook and eat together! A new heating plant keeps the chateau comfortable even in cold weather and ensures a constant supply of hot water.

Family members of all ages enjoy the billard room and the ping pong table, a movie and games room, as well as the outdoors. Playing outside -- guests have even landed hot-air balloons on the grounds -- in the extensive park around the chateau is a delight in all seasons. There are benches and lounge chairs under the trees, a portable fire pit, woodland paths, blackberry patches, and an interesting collection of rare buildings to see. One of the few Protestant temples to survive the revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685 is on the grounds, as well as two family burial chapels. The 17th-century ice-house, or glacière, is still intact. And there is an Orangerie as well as old stables and other farm buildings, most still in use. Courtomer is a working farm with a herd of registered limousine cattle, as well as cultivated fields. You can walk to the village and take bicycle rides through the surrounding countryside. D-day beaches, Mont Saint-Michel, the chateaux of the Loire, Monet's Giverny and many other attractions are within two hours' drive away.

Needless to say, Chateau de Courtomer's warm and elegant atmosphere is ideal for your wedding and other special family occasions!

Property Type

  • Castle
  • 1750 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            High chair, two baby cots available...moreless

          • Wheelchair Inaccessible
          • Pets Considered
          • Events Allowed
          • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

          Bedrooms: 15 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15, Beds for 15

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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          • Bedroom 2: 1 king

            Louis XV style bed...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 1 king

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          • Bedroom 4: 1 double

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          • Bedroom 5: 2 twin/ single

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          • Bedroom 6: 1 king

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          • Bedroom 7: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 8: 1 king

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          • Bedroom 9: 1 double

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          • Bedroom 10: 2 twin/ single

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          • Bedroom 11: 1 twin/ single

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          • Bedroom 12: 1 twin/ single

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          • Bedroom 13: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 14: 1 double

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          • Bedroom 15: 1 queen

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          • Egyptian cotton sheets, thickly padded mattress covers, hard and soft pillows. Also available are Hypoallergenic pillows and extra blankets. 3 king-size bedrooms, one with canopy bed. 5 twin-bedrooms can convert to 5 king-size bedrooms. 2 single bedrooms. 2 double-bedrooms. Baby/toddler bed available. Each room has individually adjustable Radiator, hard-wired Smoke Detector, wireless Internet connection. Antique Armoire in each room offers wood and padded hangers, shelves for clothing and shoes, plus comfortable Seating and Work area with reading light in all bedrooms (ex. no. 4 and 12). Bedside tables and lamps in all rooms. Period furnishings; each room is individually decorated. Handsome period curtains have black-out lining for a good night's sleep. All rooms have 1 or 2 large windows with view over park, pastures, woods. Ground-floor bedroom-bathroom suite is suitable for elderly or infirm person with easy access to living, dining rooms and kitchen....moreless

          Bathrooms: 15 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          • Bathroom 4: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          • Bathroom 5: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          • Bathroom 6: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          • Bathroom 7: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          • Bathroom 8: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          • Bathroom 9: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          • Bathroom 10: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          • Bathroom 11: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          • Bathroom 12: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          • Bathroom 13: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          • Bathroom 14: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          • Bathroom 15: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          • Thick cotton bath, extra-large sheet and hand towels, bath mitt and bath mat provided. Toilet paper provided. Hot water on demand from large water heater in basement, even when all bathrooms in use. Individually adjustable radiator allows you to warm your bathroom to your comfort. Hair dryers. White ceramic extra-wide tub, wide sink, toilet. Some bathrooms have grab bars for toilet, bath. Polished nickel accessories: soap/shampoo holder attached to tub wall; soap holder, 2 toothbrush holders, water glass and holder on sink backsplash; toilet-paper holder, extra roll holder, toilet brush holder, step-on trash can. Floor and lower half of walls tiled in honed ceramic, soft stone tones, decorative details. Large window lets in light, air, and views. All bedrooms have own en-suite bathroom....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • INDOOR activities: billiards room with large stone fireplace, ping-pong table. Grand piano in drawing room. TV and DVD player, iPod player. Board games. OUTDOOR games: boules, croquet, badminton and volleyball. 6 new bicycles with saddlebags and child seats. Box stalls with running water for horses. New gas barbecue grill. 2 extra-large sun umbrellas, 2 teak tables seat 8 each, outdoor chairs and drinks tables, 20 transats (deck chairs). GROUNDS: Moat surrounds chateau. Park includes allées of mature trees, copses, streams and ponds. Also on grounds: ruins of original medieval chateau,16th-century Protestant Temple, one of the oldest surviving in France, a listed 'Monument historique'; intact 19th-century glacière (ice house), Orangerie, 17th-century farm buildings, spring house, stables, 2 funerary chapels. Farming operation features herd of registered Limousine cattle, fields of hay and cereals. Allée through fields links chateau to village church....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • Books For Adults
              • Books For Kids
              • Game Room
              • Games For Kids
              • Video Library
              • Television
              • DVD Player
              • Piano
              • Ping Pong Table
              • Pool Table
              • Games

              Theme

              • Historic
              • Family

              Attractions

              • Ruins
              • Restaurants
              • Autumn Foliage
              • Churches
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Pond
              • Theme Parks
              • Water Parks
              • Arboretum
              • Botanical Garden
              • Forests
              • Live Theater

              Leisure Activities

              • Walking
              • Scenic Drives
              • Sight Seeing
              • Horseback Riding
              • Eco Tourism
              • Bird Watching

              local services and businesses

              • Medical Services
              • ATM/Bank
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Groceries

              Location Type

              • Rural
              • Village

              sports and adventure activities

              • Golf Privileges Optional
              • Equestrian Events
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Hunting Big Game
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Mountain Biking
              • Cycling

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                  Dining

                  • Dining Room
                  • Seating for 15 people

                  General

                  • Living Room
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Laundry Soap
                  • Local Activities Guide
                  • Local Maps
                  • Paper Towels
                  • Firewood
                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Telephone
                  • Telescope
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Fireplace
                  • Parking
                  • Internet
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Heating
                  • Linens Provided

                  Kitchen

                  • Kitchen
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Coffee Grinder
                  • Ice Maker
                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Toaster
                  • Stove
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Freezer
                  • Oven
                  • Microwave
                  • 4 Ring Stove

                  Outside

                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Terrace
                  • Balcony
                  • Beach Chairs
                  • Screen Porch / Veranda
                  • Barbecue
                  • Bicycles
                  • Outdoor Grill Gas
                   

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                  7 night min stay

                  €4,900 €16,000
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                  Fees:

                  • Refundable Damage Deposit €1,000
                  • Cleaning fees €300
                  • Pet Fee €10
                  • Taxes Not included

                  Notes:

                  Please do not hesitate to contact us for week-ends and events. Special rates are available for weddings, seminars, etc.


                  Cancellation policy:

                  100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.


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                  Last updated: 06/17/2014
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                  Location

                  165 Kilometres
                  Nearest Airport
                  Charles de Gaulle (Paris)
                  100 Kilometres
                  Nearest Ferry
                  Caen
                  30 Kilometres
                  Nearest Train
                  L'Aigle
                  10 Kilometres
                  Nearest Motorway
                  D932 and D3 at Moulins-la-Marche
                  100 Kilometres
                  Nearest Beach
                  Deauville
                  1 Kilometres
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Courtomer
                  40 Kilometres
                  Nearest Golf
                  Golf de Belleme, Belleme
                  1 Kilometres
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Le bouche à oreille, Courtomer

                  Car: Recommended

                  Chateau de Courtomer is surrounded by 150 ha of its own park and farmlands, but only 10 minutes walk from the local village with post office, pharmacy, twice-weekly open-air market, butcher, greengrocer, 2 bakeries, bar/tabac (light meals), home-made cider shop, hardware store, and church. Gourmets will delight in nearby restaurants (especially Pavillon de Gouffern, set in forest glade; Les Pieds dans l'Eau & Le Tribunal at Mortagne-au-Perche). Nearby historical attractions: cathedral town of Sées, historic chateaux (Sacy, Carrouges, Champ de Bataille, etc.), Haras du Pin (French national stud, founded by Louis XIV), medieval city of Alençon, forest of Ecouves (nature walks and WWII history), Lisieux (birthplace of St. Thérèse). Chateau is 2 hours or less by car from Paris, D-Day beaches, Mont St. Michel, Bayeux Tapestry, Caen Memorial, beaches and race track of Deauville, Le Mans (of car-racing fame; chateau of Grand Lucé). Site of ancient abbeys including Bec-Hellouin, Jumièges.

                  Other Activities: Horse-racing, car-racing, Central Parcs amusement park, karting, hiking in Forêt d'Ecouves.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2005

                  About the owner: We work for the owners of the chateau, a Franco-American family that undertook a major five-year renovation and restoration of the chateau in 2005. Our goal is to make you and your family feel welcomed and at-home at Chateau de Courtomer. We handle the bookings and we are your liaison with the chateau staff. Aude lives in France and is bi-lingual in French and English, and also speaks Russian. Beth is based in the U.S., but travels in France whenever she can find an excuse! She has been visiting and touring France regularly for over 30 years.

                  Why the Owner Chose St.-Evroult-Notre-Dame-du-Bois:
                  Like the owners of Chateau de Courtomer, we fell in love with the beauty and charm of this magnificent estate in Normandy. Chateau de Courtomer was constructed in the 11th century, completely rebuilt on the eve of the French Revolution in 1789, and remained continuously in the family of the Saint-Simon de Courtomer or their descendants until 1905. It has a long history as a majestic family home. The current owners use it in the same spirit of family, while respecting and maintaining its unique historic and historical character.


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                  Speaks: french, russian, english

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                  Photos

                  • Linden allee as you enter the grounds of the chateau

                    Linden allee as you enter the grounds of the chateau

                  • All bedrooms are unique and beautifully decorated.

                    All bedrooms are unique and beautifully decorated.

                  • The façade at night. Such a beautiful decor to welcome your wedding for example?

                    The façade at night. Such a beautiful decor to welcome your wedding for example?

                  • Feel like a royalty in a magnificent four-poster bed

                    Feel like a royalty in a magnificent four-poster bed

                  • Comfortable elegance in the Grand Salon.

                    Comfortable elegance in the Grand Salon.

                  • The majestic dining room.

                    The majestic dining room.

                  • The neoclassical face of the chateau is listed on the Monuments historiques register

                    The neoclassical face of the chateau is listed on the Monuments historiques register

                  • Each double bedroom features a seating area

                    Each double bedroom features a seating area

                  • The back of the chateau looks out over the moat to pastures and hills

                    The back of the chateau looks out over the moat to pastures and hills

                  • L'Orangerie can seat up to 50 guests.

                    L'Orangerie can seat up to 50 guests.

                  • Our bicycles are available for exploring the countryside.

                    Our bicycles are available for exploring the countryside.

                  • L'art de vivre à la française!

                    L'art de vivre à la française!

                  • The château overlooking bucolic Normandy

                    The château overlooking bucolic Normandy

                  • Singles, twins and king bedrooms available

                    Singles, twins and king bedrooms available

                  • King bedroom overlooks the park

                    King bedroom overlooks the park

                  • Enjoy drinks, games, or a movie in the club room.

                    Enjoy drinks, games, or a movie in the club room.

                  • The cosy library with leather sofas

                    The cosy library with leather sofas

                  • A festive table in the dining room.

                    A festive table in the dining room.

                  • The stunning façade in the sun. So much Courtomer!

                    The stunning façade in the sun. So much Courtomer!

                  • The billiard room

                    The billiard room

                  • The Orangerie on a beautiful sunny day.

                    The Orangerie on a beautiful sunny day.

                  • Happy memories!

                    Happy memories!

                  • Enjoying the sun on the great lawn.

                    Enjoying the sun on the great lawn.

                  €4,900 per week (EUR)
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                  15 Bedroom / 15 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 15

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