CHATEAU'S EAST AND WEST WINGS PLUS COTTAGE

Angela Smith

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Sleeps26
Bedrooms 11
Bathrooms9
Property type castle
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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CHATEAU'S EAST AND WEST WINGS PLUS COTTAGE

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Two wings of Normandy chateau + cottage in pretty village near forest and beach

The Château de la Vallee is idyllically set on the edge of a village by beautiful rolling countryside next to the lush Forest of Eu. The two wings of the Chateau - which each have 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms - and its Cottage with 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom are fantastic self-catering summer and winter rental properties which have been lovingly renovated retaining a vast array of original features without being too formal - no priceless antiques for parents of young children to worry about! Both properties are furnished in a period style in keeping with their rustic surroundings and provide lots of little luxuries that make a holiday here something quite special. The owners particularly welcome families with children and have concentrated on making it a fantastic and safe place for everyone to have a relaxed, laid-back and wonderful holiday. Rent one or two wings or all three properties for parties of up to 26 people.

It’s the perfect destination for a family summer holiday, a weekend reunion of friends and family and is also a romantic winter retreat or as an idyllic base for an activity holiday all the year round with so much on offer in the region including golf, fishing, cycling, hiking, walking, motocross, quadbiking, horse riding and green-laning as well as historical sites such as the landing beaches and numerous chateaux to visit.

There are numerous theme parks within reach to delight the children as well as plenty of other child-friendly activities. Many of our summer guests come back in the winter months to make the most of the beautiful countryside and to enjoy the natural beauty of the region which has so much to offer all the year round. There are several riding schools in the area, catering for everyone from age three upwards. There is lots of fishing in the region. There are two quad biking tracks within 10 minutes drive. The area is very popular for green-laning.

There are many fantastic brocantes every Sunday during the summer – highly recommended and a great and very French day out for all the family. There is golf at Le Touquet. There are wonderful cycle paths, walks and picnicking areas in the forest of Eu, two minutes away. There is amazing wildlife to watch. There are plenty of wonderful restaurants in the area. There are expansive pebble beaches at Criel-sur-Mer and Mers-les-Bain and sandy beaches at Le Crotoy. There’s the bird sanctuary to visit at Marquenterre. There’s a great fish market and a casino at Le Treport. There’s a water park, Bagatelle, near le Touquet. Paris can easily be done in a day trip. Disneyland and Parc Asterix can be done each in a day. There’s Monet’s garden to visit at Giverny. So much to do for everyone.

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Details for Chateau's East and West Wings plus Cottage 11 Bedrooms, Sleeps 26, 9 Bathrooms

This option is if you wish to hire both wings plus the cottage for a large gathering of up to 26 people. If you take this option you will have 8 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms in the chateau plus 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom in the Cottage. The two wings each have three other receptions rooms and a kitchen/diner and the Cottage has a reception room and kitchen/diner. All three units have their own private terrace with barbeque. The property is furnished in keeping with its rustic country chateau character - not too formal, yet in keeping with its character. The grounds are beautiful and traversed by a river which is fenced off making it safe for children. The heated pool is large - 5 metres by 10 metres and open from the start of April til early October. We have two ponies and a donkey in the pasture as well as wild ducks in the pond, plus our secret swing garden and meditation island.
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Angela Smith

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2007
Speaks english, french
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Sleeps26
Bedrooms 11
Bathrooms9
Property type castle
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Reviews

4.5
based on 6 traveler reviews

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Chateau's East and West Wings plus Cottage
average rating of 4.5 based on 6 reviews
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Chateau's East and West Wings plus Cottage
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+44 (0)161 408-9616
Grandcourt Seine-Maritime
Devon
5

Romantic Winter Break

  • 5 of 5
We stayed in the cottage in January as a pre visit- We are hiring the chateau in the summer to hold our wedding there, so this was a visit to check out all the local amenaties and the property itself.
Even in the depths of winter (it was -5 when we arrived) the properties and gardens are wonderful. The Cottage was an ideal base for exploring the local area and there is plenty to do within 15-20mins, I would say a car is essential to make the most of your visit. The description of the property is an accurate reflection and although we didn't get bath robes all the bath towels and linen were of a high standard. The welcome book was really helpful in suggesting places to visit and we hopped on a train to paris for the day. The owner has been very helpful in suggesting local contacts to help on our wedding day and now we are really excited about visiting with all of our family for hopefully a wonderful family holiday and a fabulous wedding.
  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2010
  • Stayed: Jan 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind words - I'm so sorry you didn't get the bathrobes - we'll make sure there are plenty for you when you come back in the summer. Looking forward to welcoming you once more.
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Chateau's East and West Wings plus Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p75628
+44 (0)161 408-9616
Grandcourt Seine-Maritime
5

Charming Cottage

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful get away in the darling cottage. We were warmly welcomed by Janet to this beautiful French countryside. The cottage was exactly what our family needed after a busy stop in Paris. The grounds were well maintained with wonderful areas to roam. We especially enjoyed the company of the ponies and donkey. The cottage itself has a warm cozy decor. We highly recommended!!!
  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to welcome you and your family Mary! We do hope you will come again sometime soon and thanks so much for taking the time to write a review.
business
Chateau's East and West Wings plus Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p75628
+44 (0)161 408-9616
Grandcourt Seine-Maritime
4

Wonderful Easter Treat

  • 4 of 5
What a great week! We travelled as a large group (17) so hired both wings of the main house, this provided more space than enough with beds to spare. Our party included 9 children of varying ages so separate adult and child dining was ideal given the two large dining areas.

The grounds and stream provided plenty of entertainment for the children but the wonderful surrounding country side and places to visit made the week fly by.

As party organiser my job was made simple by the owners clear and quick communication.

While for some of the older children a lack of internet connection initially caused concern for some of us that is a blessing.

So the big question would we go back? - BIG FAT YES!!
  • Submitted: May 4, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you David for taking the time to write a review. You were delightful guests and we would love to welcome you again some time. You may not be pleased to learn that we have now installed a booster for the internet signal so that it is now much more powerful than before, although if you want, let us know you'd like it turned off completely for your next visit and we'll gladly oblige, and promise not to tell the kids!

Many thanks again for your kind words.
business
Chateau's East and West Wings plus Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p75628
+44 (0)161 408-9616
Grandcourt Seine-Maritime
4

Magical Memories

  • 4 of 5
There were 17 of us made up of 4 families, 8 adults and 9 children, ages ranging from 8 to 16.
The accommodation was flexible enough to suit us all, and apart from one or two minor irritations everything was of a very good standard. We made great use of all the facilities.
The children enjoyed using the pool, paddling and netting in the fast moving stream, playing games throughout the large space within the house, spending lots of time in the jacuzzi. They brought an x box and one lounge was used mainly for that whilst the other was used more for dvds/tv. They also played games of volleyball and footie outside. Occasionally they even visited Pete the donkey in his field.
This left the adults to relax without children, or to join in as they wished. (We did organise a few things; honest!)
We explored the area on foot and by car, going for country walks, visiting the seaside and going on a steam train.
We have loads of photos and video footage to remind us of a truly fantastic time. I think the children will remember it as a 'golden' memory.
In fact we'd all love to return!
  • Submitted: May 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you had such a nice time and it was an absolute pleasure to welcome to you to the property. We do hope you'll come again some time. Janet, our representative, emailed after you had gone and described you as the perfect guests! The staff were also very grateful that you left the property in such good order. Thank you also for taking the time to submit a review - we really appreciate it. See you again soon we hope (with an extra bottle of champagne on us!)
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Chateau's East and West Wings plus Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p75628
+44 (0)161 408-9616
Grandcourt Seine-Maritime
Sheffield
5

Wonderful Chateau for a perfect French experience

  • 5 of 5
This beautiful Chateau was a great choice for our extra special Family Holiday to celebrate two 60th birthdays and out 40th Wedding Anniversary with three generations of our family.
We booked the East and West wings of the beautiful chateau so all members of the family could experience the ambience together.
We were a family party of 9 adults and 4 children from the UK and New York and having travelled to France on the Eurostar, we stopped off at Boulogne and had lunch at " La petite auberge" in the Old Town which we had booked by email. It was a great choice.
Chateau de la vallee was everything we could have wished for, beautifully clean well equipped, well decorated and furnished rooms, no expense was spared to make the Chateau comfortable and welcoming and we all agreed that staying in the Chateau, all together as a family was the experience of a lifetime. The housekeeper and local manager couldn't have been more helpful at all times.
The grandchildren walked to the friendly local bakery 2 minutes away each morning ( it shuts one day only) to collect the croissants and baguettes for breakfast and spent many hours exploring and playing in the extensive gardens. We were lucky to have great weather in March and enjoyed long walks in the area.
A lot of advance planning went into organising a day trip to Paris (we booked our train tickets and Metro carnet in the UK, a real time saver for our large group www.raileurope.co.uk and www.helloparis.co.uk )
We had booked a table for 9+4 at " La tete d'or" an authentic French restaurant in Paris before we left the UK and they were expecting us and a fabulous experience was had by all.
Drive from Grandcourt to Amiens ( 1 hour) and park in the underground carpark at the station. The 8.30 train takes 1 hour to get to Paris, it is all very civilised, a clean comfortable train and Paris was as magical as ever. The return train at 7pm also takes 1 hour and the car parking cost less than 10euro.
We also did day trips to the area of the Somme battlefields, and the beautiful beaches and towns around Grandcourt.
Each evening we had a fabulous meal, cooked by different members of the family , which went on for hours around the grand table in the West wing. It was all very relaxing and we felt quite at home in the beautiful warm Chateau and civilized French way of life. We had lunch the day before we left at " Relais du lion d'or" in Londiniere, we thoroughly recommend this traditional French restaurant.
  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2011
  • Stayed: Mar 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Chateau's East and West Wings plus Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p75628
+44 (0)161 408-9616
Grandcourt Seine-Maritime
UK
4

Great time!

  • 4 of 5
We had a wonderful time at this cottage. Great towels and robes and a wonderful champagne reception. The grounds were GREAT! The owner communicated with us extremely well and was very helpful. There is so much to do around the area (I suggest the market at Dieppe on Saturdays), but not so much in Grandcourt itself. However, if you had a big family getaway to just enjoy family this place would be it. Its really something. We stayed in the cottage and my only complaint would be that it was a bit tight for the number of people it slept. I would say that the cottage really would sleep 4 adults and 2 children and not 6 adults. Besides that I would highly recommend this place if you want peace and quiet and to enjoy family time together... and a thank you to the owner.
  • Submitted: May 19, 2009
  • Stayed: Mar 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Paris Beauvais
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Dieppe
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Blangy-sur-Bresle
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
Blangy sur Bresle
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Criel sur Mer
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Kilometres
Grandcourt
Nearest Golf
40 Kilometres
Abbeville
Nearest Restaurant
12 Kilometres
Blangy sur Bresle
Car: recommended

ASK ABOUT OUR WEEKEND SPECIALS! The Chateau and Cottage are idyllically set on the edge of a village in beautiful rolling countryside next to the lush Forest of Eu. The beach is just a 15 minute scenic drive away and the cities of Dieppe and Abbeville are just half an hour away, while Paris is an easy two hour drive. Grandcourt is a typical pretty French country village with a breathtaking church and just two shops – a grocers, and that all-important bakers where after a three minute walk you will be able to buy your freshly baked bread and croissants each morning for breakfast. The village also has its own very authentic bar. The locals are very friendly and it’s impossible to pass someone in the street without them saying a friendly “bonjour”. Less than 10 minutes drive through the forest brings you to the picturesque market town of Blangy-sur-Bresle with its lively Sunday morning market and eclectic collection of shops as well as a large supermarket.

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Availability & Rates

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Grandcourt Castle Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Peak
Jul 19 2014 - Sep 5 2014
7 night minimum stay
£4,445
£17,000
 
 
Mid
Sep 6 2014 - Oct 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
£501
£2,505
£9,000
 
 
Low
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 19 2014
2 night minimum stay
£451
£2,255
£8,000
 
 
Mid
Dec 20 2014 - Dec 26 2014
2 night minimum stay
£501
£2,505
 
 
Low
Jan 3 2015 - Mar 27 2015
2 night minimum stay
£451
£2,255
£8,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee £25
Refundable damage deposit £500
Notes The rental prices quoted are for all three units of the property - the East Wing + West Wing + Cottage.
Cleaning and local service charge of €650 payable for bookings of a week or more or €520 for bookings of less than a week. Rates quoted are for the Economy Package. Upgrade to Premium Package for supplement of £330.
£100 per unit per week payable on booking
Balance of the first 50% of the rental fee payable 6 months before arrival
Remaining 50% of the rental fee payable 6 weeks before arrival
Cleaning and local service charge payable on arrival
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Amenities

Amenities

Grandcourt Castle Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • castle
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 450 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace
  • Parking
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 26 people
Bathrooms:
  • 9 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 9 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 11 Bedrooms, Sleeps 26
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 2 child bed
    Bedroom 7 - 1 double
    Bedroom 8 - 1 double
    Bedroom 9 - 1 double
    Bedroom 10 - 2 child bed
    Bedroom 11 - 2 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 1: pretty twin bedded room. Open fireplace and views of the garden. Bedroom 2: Double bed, solid oak floor with open fireplace. Fabulous marble ensuite bathroom with bath and shower attachment. Bedroom 3: Double bed, built-in wardrobe and period dressing table. Ensuite shower room with multi-jet shower cubicle and facility to bath children, WC and washbasin. Bedroom 4: Huge family room – double bed, two singles and room for two more singles if you need them. Solid oak floor, fireplace, huge walk-in wardrobe. Exposed beams and slanted ceiling. Ensuite bathroom with bath and shower attachment, WC and washbasin. Bedroom 5: Double bed, lovely period furniture, lovely views of garden, ensuite bathroom, Bedroom 6: Double bed, period furniture, ensuite multi-jet shower room. Bedroom 7: Huge family room with double and two singles and spa bath in room plus ensuite shower room. Bedroom 8: childs room off huge room with two single beds.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Child's Swing
  • Bicycles
  • 20 garden chairs
  • 20 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • ruins
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • cycling
  • fishing
Notes:
There are usually three separate dining areas but on request we can rearrange the configuration to allow larger parties to dine together for a charge of €60. This must be reserved in advance.
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