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A closer look at the exterior facade of the chateau.

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Last updated: 07/12/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

This historically significant Chateau (listed on France's National Register) has been luxuriously renovated to include modern comforts. It sits majestically on 370 acres and includes an extensive park, bucolic pastures and a working farm. The Chateau is also centrally located making it a perfect place with which to visit the fascinating sites of Normandy.

Medieval towns, chateaux, churches, gardens, World War II battle sites to visit are nearby. The Chateau is under 2 hours' drive from the D-day Beaches, Paris, Giverny. Guests also take day trips to Mont Saint-Michel and the chateaux of the Loire.

You will arrive at the Chateau through two sets of ornate iron gates, crossing over a double moat. Entering the Great Hall, you will walk through to the Petit and Grand Salons, with elegant furnishings, comfortable seating, a grand piano and magnificent views. The ground floor also includes a Grand Dining Room with French windows overlooking the moat and the pastures. A charming small dining room seats up to 12. The library is a cozy place to gather for drinks, or to rest and read. A handsome meeting room, with trompe l'oeil ceiling and walls, is also a private and refined dining space. Windows on three sides overlook the grounds. A "fumoir" tucked away at the end of the east wing makes a quiet spot to gather or spend "alone" time.

A club room, with handsome leather sofa and chairs, offers a wide-screen television and a card table, books, videos and games such as chess, backgammon, and monopoly.

The old kitchens have been converted into a billiards room, with a fireplace and seating. A pingpong table provides more indoor recreation.

Each well-appointed bedroom has its own fully-equipped bathroom. All bedrooms have excellent views of the grounds. King, twin, full and single bedrooms are available, as is a pack-and-play for babies and tots. A ground-floor bedroom is also available.

The kitchen has been brought up to 21st century standards -- convenient and well-apppointed whether you like to cook, hire a private chef or use a caterer.

A new heating plant keeps the chateau comfortable even in brisk weather and ensures a constant supply of hot water.

The extensive park -- guests have launched hot-air balloons on the grounds -- is available in all seasons. Relax in a lounge chair under the trees or in the sunny courtyard...gather around the fire pit...play badminton, croquet or boules...stroll on woodland paths...pick blackberries in summer, and discover the rare and fascinating buildings on the grounds.

These include one of the rare Protestant temples to survive the revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685, an intact 17th-century ice-house, an Orangerie, stables and farm buildings.

You'll also enjoy walking and bicycling along a network of country lanes.

The chateau is 10 minutes walk from the little village of Courtomer, where you will find your groceries and a weekly open-air fresh market, bar and restaurant.

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Property Type

  • Chateau / Country House
  • 1750 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    High chair, two baby cots available...moreless

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

Bedrooms: 15 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15, Beds for 15

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    canopy bed...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

    Louis XV style bed...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 king

    child cot available...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 double

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  • Bedroom 5: 2 twin/ single

    converts to king...moreless

  • Bedroom 6: 1 king

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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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  • Bedroom 7: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 8: 1 king

    Four-poster bed...moreless

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

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Rural
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Dining

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 15 people

General

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

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer:

    Freezer in kitchen; full freezer available in cellar....moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    2 refrigerators, one side-by-side with freezer. 2 microwave ovens, 2 standard ovens, plate warmer. Convection cooktop, suitable for large meal preparation. 2 dishwashers....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator:

    1 side-by-side (American-style) with freezer side. 1 standard. Chambre-froide in cellar....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles:

    New sport cycles....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Gravel cour d'honneur in front of Chateau....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$1,700
$5,758 $18,095
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,096.69
  • Pet Fee $10.97
  • Cleaning fees $383.84

Notes:

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


Manager's cancellation policy:

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


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Location

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

Car: Recommended

Chateau de Courtomer is surrounded by 150 acres 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, Versailles, Giverny Monet's gardens, D-Day beaches, Bayeux Tapestry, Caen Memorial, beaches and race track of Deauville, Le Mans (of car-racing fame and race-car museum). Two hours 40 minutes from Mont Saint-Michel, world heritage site.

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

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2005

About: My husband and I undertook a major five-year renovation and restoration of the chateau in 2005. Our goal is to make you and your guests feel welcome and at home at Chateau de Courtomer.

Why Courtomer, France:
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. We use it in the same spirit of family, while respecting and maintaining its unique historic and historical character.

The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
A thorough renovation of systems ensures your comfort and convenience. The decoration is in keeping with the period and style of the Chateau. The working farm adds to the authenticity, with our herd of cattle and tended fields. You can see some of our renovations in progress in the outbuildings. The farmhouse will be available for rental starting in June 2016. It is also centrally located to many of France's important tourist spots.


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Speaks: english, french

 

Photos

  • A closer look at the exterior facade of the chateau.

    A closer look at the exterior facade of the chateau.

  • Evening falls at Chateau de Courtomer…warm lights invite your guest inside...

    Evening falls at Chateau de Courtomer…warm lights invite your guest inside...

  • The "fumoir." The floor is original and on the historic register!

    The "fumoir." The floor is original and on the historic register!

  • Our dining room can seat upwards of 30 people if necessary.

    Our dining room can seat upwards of 30 people if necessary.

  • A bedroom detail. One of the many.

    A bedroom detail. One of the many.

  • All rooms have their own private bathrooms and tub.

    All rooms have their own private bathrooms and tub.

  • The Orangerie is perfect for a wedding celebration or a business meeting.

    The Orangerie is perfect for a wedding celebration or a business meeting.

  • The sun begins to rise over the great lawn.

    The sun begins to rise over the great lawn.

  • On a glorious morning in June...

    On a glorious morning in June...

  • The library houses leather sofas and an extraordinary vintage book collection.

    The library houses leather sofas and an extraordinary vintage book collection.

  • The original iron gate at the entrance to the chateau.

    The original iron gate at the entrance to the chateau.

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

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

  • The billiards and ping ping tables in the old, cellar kitchens.

    The billiards and ping ping tables in the old, cellar kitchens.

  • A bedroom overlooking the great lawn.

    A bedroom overlooking the great lawn.

  • A view looking out from the back of the chateau. We are a working farm.

    A view looking out from the back of the chateau. We are a working farm.

  • View of the rare listed 17th-century Protestant temple on the chateau grounds.

    View of the rare listed 17th-century Protestant temple on the chateau grounds.

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  • Bedrooms
    15
  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french
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  • Calendar last updated 07/12/2016

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