Beautiful historic château set amongst the fields of the french countryside. The chateau is set in its own grounds of 5 acres of mature gardens & woods. The house is mentioned in the book by G Le Notre which is based in the times of the French Revolution. The house has been refurbished to a very high standard with an Aga, a fully equipped kitchen, log burners & wifi but still retaining the original charm & features of the property. There is a heated swimming pool in the grounds & ample room for the kids to run around with a vast rear lawn. All the bedrooms are double in size with a games room, play room & gym available as well. There are numerous grand rooms with fireplaces, antique furniture & paintings. The house is situated in the heart of the Suisse Normand with its numerous possibilities for walking, cycling & kayaking. It is in a central position close to the events of the World Equestrian Games. It is also only a short drive away from the D Day beaches & the resorts of Cabourg, Deauville & Trouville. The historic towns of Caen, Falaise & Bayeux are all equally accessible. Mont St Michel & Monet's Garden & Giverny are all within easy reach.
Chateau near Thury Harcourt, Nr. Caen, Calvados, Normandy, France - Peaceful Location Set In The Suisse Normand Close To The Normandy Beaches & Historic Towns
- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- Nov 28, 2018
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:30 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Wonderful stay in this special building. We shared the château for a holiday with friends, adults and teenagers and the spaces worked well - places to be together, or quietly or noisily doing our own thing. The kitchen was well equipped to cook for 8. Having a lovely pool with areas of shade and sun all around made it luxurious. Extra special, hearing owls, seeing birds of prey and shooting stars as we sat outside in the evening.
A lovely homely chateau for the family
The owners of this property were very helpful as soon as the property was booked. We received plenty of info on how to get to the Chateau and what things there were to do around. The property was everything we hoped it would be and more, with plenty to do for everyone. Beautiful quality of furnishings, well stocked kitchen, children’s playroom, library and enough room to lose yourself in its spectacular architecture and surroundings. We will be back
A Family celebration
We were celebrating our Golden Wedding anniversary by enjoying a holiday with our children & their families. The chateau was ideal for our purposes-plenty of space for the grandchildren to run around & play & lots of room inside the house. They enjoyed the pool very much but we were glad we had taken wet suits for them as it was a bit on the chilly side!
We enjoyed trips to Bayeux,Clecy & Thury-Harcourt was handy for shopping but staying here you have to be prepared to drive as Donnay itself is very rural.If you are a Francophile & want to relax & enjoy a slow pace of life it's lovely.
A beautiful retreat in the countryside
This is a perfect location if you want a stress free relaxing holiday. It is great for families. With loads of room for kids to let off steam inside and out and in the pool. It's totally enclosed so adults can actually sit and relax while the children are playing. I loved the decor which was modern but in keeping with the building which has tons of character. The owners couldn't have been more helpful and our contacts in France were on hand if we needed anything. The only reason I'm not scoring a five as our mattress in the family room was quite uncomfortable but everyone else's were fine. And we were a party of ten. But would highly recommend and would definitely book again
Beautiful property in a wonderful part of the world.
The property was just as we imagined - wonderfully set up and perfect for a large group. The pool was perfect for small children as was the large garden. Everything that was needed was provided for and my whole party had a superb time, I would highly recommend the chateau to anyone wanting to visit the area or organising a large get together.
Wonderful restful stay!
Lovely, well equipped, peaceful stay at fabulous Chateau with wonderful grounds. Will definitely return...
Special interest holidays:
Kayaking, walking, horse riding & cycling all available locally.
40 minutes by car to the nearest beaches. There are numerous beaches available from the D Day beaches to resorts such as Merville-Franceville, Cabourg & Houlgate. The chic resorts of Deauville & Trouville are approximately an hour away by car.
For those coming by boat: the property is 45 minutes from the port of Ouistreham & approximately 1 hour 20 minutes from Le Havre. If flying, the airport at Carpiquet is 40 minutes away. Dinard is 2 hours away, whilst Charles de Gaule is approximately 2hours 45 minutes by car.
Donnay is 0.5 km away. Thury Harcourt is approximately 7km away & has shops, restaurants, bars & a boulangerie. The historic towns of Falaise & Caen are 20km & 30km respectively. The D day beaches are 40km away & the resorts of Merville-Franceville & Houlgate are approximately 45kms away.
Local shops, restaurants, supermarkets & banks are available in Thury Harcourt which is approximately 10 minutes away by car. There is a swimming pool in Thury Harcourt. The town of Clecy is in the heart of the Suisse Normand & is a haven for kayaking, cycling & walking & is approximately 10minutes away by car. For hypermarkets & clothes shopping the towns of Mondeville & Caen are approximately 30minutes away by car.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Booking Notes: A deposit is taken at the time of booking. The balance remaining is taken six weeks prior to arriving. There is a refundable security deposit of £200 which is taken to cover any breakages. Changeover Day: Flexible depending on the time of year. Notes on prices: 10 per cent discount available for second week. 10 per cent loyalty discount available for return bookings. 5 per cent friends & family discount if recommended by a friend or family member who has stayed at the Chateau.