Getaway for family, friends, and more in splendid 18th-century Normandy chateau
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 30 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - High chair, two baby cots availableHigh chair, two baby cots available
No smoking - We allow smoking outside only. We allow smoking outside only.
Max guests: 15
Wow! Amazing...I am speechless as I write this review. Thank you to Heather and the Bonner Family for setting the stage- a celebration of a lifetime. Myself along with 12 other lovely ladies just returned home from Chateau Courtomer. We were celebrating my 50th Birthday and years of friendship. We arrived from all over the USA to this magical fairytale. We could have stayed for another month! 1 week is too short. It was so relaxing just lounging like royals. Everything exceed my expectations. From lazy evenings lounging and laughing under the stars to ping pong wars in the medieval cellar, you hardly need to leave the property to get a better picture of life in the Orne, my now favorite part of France. The entire property is filled with history and beauty. It is so nice to get away from the city. All of us ladies have spent several visits all over France, but Chateau Courtomer has to be my favorite. The Orne and Le Perche are riddled with beautiful little charming villages. We visited the Normandy D-Day beaches for the 75th Anniversary, Bayeux, the Cliffs of Étretat, and several nearby villages. Chef Franck and Aude provided a fabulous gourmet gala dinner which was a special treat. We were happy to meet several lovely people who live in Courtomer. Everyone was so welcoming. Heather was always a quick text away from answering any question we had. We are already discussing another visit to the Chateau. Merci Beaucoup!
Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. We are delighted that your experience was a positive one.
We hope to have the opportunity to host you again.
Bucolic Normandy Countryside
My family and I stayed at the Chateau de Courtomer for a week. There were 11 of us spanning three generations. The Chateau is beautifully restored and quite homey. As several of us are cooks, we did a lot of our own meal preparation. We attended local markets in small towns and went sightseeing in several cities. But around the Chateau it is a quiet, out in the country feeling (complete with their own Limousine cattle). At night it is dark, so the stars put on a beautiful display. The grounds are charming and the rooms large and comfortable. It's a vacation we will always remember.
Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are so delighted that you enjoyed your stay.
Next time you visit, we'll be happy to offer you 10% off the rental portion of your stay!
the most magical place
We had our wedding at the chateau and we could not have asked for a more magical experience. The Chateau itself has undergone major renovations and is simply a dream. Every detail of it is perfection.
In addition, the hospitality and service we experienced was unlike any other. When we were in the process of booking, Mariah was amazing and ensured we had all the details clearly explained and so prompt to respond to any questions. Heather was an absolute gem before and during our stay. She ensured all our questions were answered and truly helped make sure we were worry-free during our weekend. and Everything related to billing was perfect!
i'm already planning my 5 year anniversary to be at the Chateau again :)
thank you for making our wedding a moment we will never forget.
Thank you for taking the time to review us. We so appreciate the special mentions.
Of course, we'll set dates aside for your 5th year anniversary ;)
And you'll receive 10% off the rental portion of your stay.
Have a lovely summer!
The best deal in Europe
I've stayed at Chateau de Courtomer four times in five years. Bringing a group of 15 means that the cost per person per day is cheaper than many Airbnb's to stay in an authentic 18th century castle, and even better, to have it all to yourself! I have never found a deal like this anywhere else in Europe. Absolutely a must for travelers who want a real French experience and enjoy the tranquility of the countryside. Even the most impressive 5-star hotels are a step down from this.
Thank you for the kind review. It was our pleasure to host you again, and we are looking forward to your next visit!
Elisabeth and the Chateau de Courtomer Team
An unforgettable stay
We stayed at the chateau over the New Year and had a wonderful time. Our group of 14 friends has a tradition of visiting chateaus for New Year and this was our fourth and the best we have found. The chateau is extremely well equipped - the kitchen was a particular joy to cook in - and perfect for parties. Our group enjoyed cocktails in the large living room, playing pool in the basement party room, and much more besides. The chateau was always warm (a rarity, believe me!) and the wifi worked perfectly throughout. Thank you so much and we hope to stay again!
Thank you for the wonderful review! We appreciate your business and look forward to hosting you again next year.
Chateau de Courtomer is surrounded by 350 acres of private park and farmland, but only a 10 minute walk from the local village which offers shops and services.
Mortagne-au-Perche, a nearby town hosts an excellent market every Saturday and is home to a very good restaurant - Le Tribunal. The area is famous for it's cider, beer and of course, cheese! Tastings are always easy to organise.
A short drive away will take you to the historic city of Sées, and a number of local chateaux - Sacy, Carrouges, Champ de Bataille. Normandy is famous for horse breeding too and the Haras du Pin (French national stud), is a 30 minute drive from Courtomer. The medieval city of Alençon, Forest of Ecouves (nature walks and WWII history), Lisieux (birthplace of St. Thérèse) are all within easy reach of the chateau.
Other Activities: Horse-riding, karting, water park, hiking and cycling around the quiet lanes, hot air ballooning.....too many to list!
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About Mariah Bonner
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.
Mariah Bonner purchased this Chateau / Country House in 2005
Why Mariah Bonner chose 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. We use it in the same spirit of family, while respecting and maintaining its unique historic and historical character.
What makes this Chateau / Country House unique
You will have the chateau and grounds all to yourself, for the duration of your stay. 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. Also available for rent is our newly renovated Farmhouse which sleeps up to 9 people.