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About Chris Sawyer
We live in a busy part of Kent with 2 young children. We have loved holidaying in France for the past 10 years - the open roads, quite, tranquil villages and diverse landscape. Cycling, swimming, walking end exploring local cultures are things we love to do each holiday. We fell in love with this part of Normandy as it has combines all these factors. We come back home relaxed and refreshed after each holiday - ready to return to our hectic lives in England.
Chris Sawyer purchased this Chateau / Country House in 2016
Why Chris Sawyer chose Fontenay
We fell in love with the manor house in Fontenay because of its tranquil rural setting surrounded by gently rolling hills but also because the house is steeped in so much history and has a wealth of original features that have been carefully maintained by each successive generation since 1509.
What makes this Chateau / Country House unique
We feel the manor house has a unique charm - it is both homely, cosy and charming but has the atmosphere of an old untouched French country house. There are small snug rooms but also the grander dining room and main living room. We have thoroughly refurbished the house adding 3 new ensuites with a steam room and slipper bath, updating all the electrics and plumbing. We have maintained all the original character of the property. The original sundial on the wall of the courtyard dates from 1581 and hopefully it will be still there in another 500 hundred years!
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.