|Space||4,305 sq. ft.|
|Property type||chateau / country house|
|Minimum Stay||6 nights|
Dating back to the 19th century, the Castle Pampou is located in a small village next to a large lake where you can try many water sports. You can also rent a boat and up the Seine to reach many beautiful sites (Les Andelys, Rouen, the Normandy landing beaches ...).
Pampou is the ideal home for those who want to relax, rest and forget the city life!
The castle is located along the Seine, in the midst of a 40 hectare park, in French.
This property has been in the Godret family for about 100 years. Our family has always been very involved in the community of this beautiful haven of peace that is Tournedos sur Seine. My great grandfather (15 years), grandfather (25 years) and uncle (3 years) have all been mayor of the town.
I am the fourth generation and will be your contact, but the whole family gives a hand to preserve this jewel!
Pierre Godret purchased this chateau / country house in 1920
Come and you'll see ;)
This house is as warm as she is beautiful, the rooms are large but comfortable, incredible beds and decoration out of time.
But for me, Pampou is the best place of peace and quiet in most of France. The large green park, the Seine, the swans ... the dream
The chateau is set in beautiful grounds and overlooks a river. The chateau is very impressive from the outside. I stayed with my family of 12 and there was plenty of space for us all. We did feel that the top floor of the chateau has been neglected and does need a bit of work. There were stains on the carpet and ripped wallpaper. Generally the rest of the house has been kept to a higher standard. The oven was very dirty when we arrived so we couldn't use it. We were lucky with the weather so had lots of barbecues instead! We did have a great week here and enjoyed spending time in the many rooms on the ground floor and relaxing in the peaceful gardens.
My sister and I booked this large chateau for a month (August to September 2016) and then invited friends and family to pop over and visit us. We had a wonderful time and ended up with a total of 28 of us, plus one cocker spaniel, enjoying a stay of a few days to the whole four weeks.
The chateau is spacious and filled with all manner of intriguing pieces of furniture, pictures and very comfortable beds! On arrival the building looks stunning and you immediately want to wander around discovering all the nooks and crannies. Then you take in all the space outside - the gardens surrounding the chateau are large and splendid for finding areas to play, relax or just sit and reflect. Finally there is the Seine just at the bottom of the garden behind a gate - a great place to enjoy a gin and tonic at the end of the day. If lucky you may even catch a glimpse of a local bird or animal - including kingfishers and wild pigs!
The location is easily accessible - both for driving down from Calais or via train from Paris (about 70 minutes). Pierre and his mother are welcoming, helpful hosts and have a wealth of valuable ideas on what to do and where to go. Meanwhile Patrice, the caretaker, is at hand should you have any problems - all we needed was support with clearing numerous empty bottles of wine!
We were fortunate to be blessed with lots of sunshine which enabled us to get out and about lots - but the chateau is so spacious you could still find lots to do if wet weather prevails for a few days.
Highlights for ourselves included: cycling for fresh croissants and bread (and small sugared choux balls) from a local boulangerie at Le Vaudreuil; the large 50m outdoor pool at Louviers; bike rides to the Sunday market at Pont-de-l’Arche to buy fresh cooked hams, chickens, fruit and vegetables; the night time calls of owls; trips to Paris and Rouen; wake boarding at the local lake; many outdoor meals on the terrace; playing tennis at the chateau; and, finally, watching five wild pigs swimming in the Seine!
There are many places to visit and things to do - yet at the same time a sense of tranquility that you can't help but relax and unwind.
We all returned home rested and content - apart from Stella the cocker spaniel, who is displaying some signs of depression. We suspect she misses the number of different people, the long walks and vast amounts of space to run around and play!
Highly recommended - and thank you Pierre et al for sharing your family home.
This chateau is a walk through history to a simpler time. My family and I stayed here while visiting Normandy last summer. We could not have been more pleased with the bucolic grounds, the gracious hosts, the magnificent area or the comfortable home. The house itself rambles on with plenty of space. Our guests marveled at the history of the place, wandering through each room as if in a museum. Paris is very close and we were often there looking for a parking spot within an hour. The region is incredible and the chateau is a short trip to Rouen and around an hour to the coast. We could not have been more well received by our host Pierre and his lovely mother. They made our stay very comfortable and had excellent suggestions for touring nearby villages and attractions. Inspired by our enchanting stay here we have decided to restore a chateau in the Champagne region- or we would be booking this lovely home for the coming summer! Merci Beaucoup Pierre!! All the best!!
Pierre and his family own a treasure here as it normally is hidden and predestined to the royals in this world. The chateau itself and all its little hidden pieces of history, paintings, swords and pieces of art made us travel back in time. We stayed in the house with up to 10 people and still it is needless to say that there is a huge amount of space. The various living and dining rooms invited to sit by the open fire, relax by the piano of just discover the house, its huge park or the Seine river which is literally 30 meters from the house. The city of Rouen with its many churches and beautiful old town centre are a 30 minute drive away and also in the surrounding area there are countless chateaus, castles, ruins and villages to discover. Pierre and his family accommodated our stay to our highest expectations. There are no complaints at all and we can undoubtedly recommend this beautiful property and its welcoming hosts.
Sehr freundlicher Hausherr, tolles Grundstück, beeindruckendes Haus.
Tennisplatz direkt am Haus.
Große Küche, genügend Geschirr.
Die Freude wird nur dadurch getrübt, dass es im Haus muffig riecht und die Badezimmer in einem besseren Zustand sein könnten.
This "manoir", not to say "chateau" is definitely a jewel to discover! Our objective was to find an accommodation with style and character, close enough to paris and big enough to gather family and friends coming from abroad. The least we can say is that Pierre's family manoir fulfilled our expectations perfectly!
A hidden place, only a couple of hours from Paris on the border of the Seine, where the 11 of us met for an unforgettable moment. The number of rooms seems endless as you cross the corridor, with its pittoresque paintings and unique decoration. The living room could easily fit our small troop and we had the surprise and pleasure to enjoy my nephew practice on the piano (he might need some more lessons though!). The kitchen is spacious and typical as well, it is a delight for those who like to cook.
Pierre and his family can hardly be better hosts as they welcomed us with the best enthusiasm , always ready to help and give advices but still always discreet.
The outside was the perfect playground for children and adults, Pierre introduced us to this curious little Finnish game called "Mollky" and we spend the rest of the stay enjoying it around good wine.
The fact that we already booked our next reunion there is a proof that we recommend this "little" jewel without hesitation!
We are very close to the 'Castle Vascoeuil "which organizes numerous art exhibitions throughout the year.
The city of Louviers (15mn Pampou) is famous for its beautiful church. On Saturday there is a big market in the city center.
It is also very easy to visit the Claude Monet's famous garden in Giverny (about 40 minutes from Pampou).
Rouen, 30 minutes, is the city of Normandy to visit. The magnificent cathedral, the wonderful art museum, all the little streets with many shops, restaurants, cafes, etc ...
The landing beaches are about 1h30 from Paris and 1h15 Pampou by the A13 motorway.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$926.05|
Il vous sera demandé un montant de 12euros par lit pour le nettoyage à sec des draps, serviettes et linge de cuisine.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.