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A 16th Century Castle On Its 50 Acre Estate Bordering The Sea.

Bedrooms 7
Space 700 m²
Property type castle
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Hosts 12 Guests In A Romantic Castle By The Sea

Medieval and renaissance stately rooms and cellars, walled garden, 4 bedrooms with bathroom en suite, plus another 5 bedrooms.

You will be the lord of the manor for a week, overlooking the estate and the sea from the keep (the highest tower, with terrace) or receiving in the Grande Salle, previously used to render justice. Dine in front of a fire-place big enough to roast an ox.

Just 10 km West of Cherbourg, your gate to la Hague, Val de Saire, and the rest of Normandy.

300 m from the beach… where the British navy landed in 1522.. and 1758 (trust the Admiralty for keeping good records), and with full view of the coast.

From your windows you see the site of one of the famous naval battles of the American civil war betweenf the Confederate Alabama and the U.S.S. Kearsarge.

Beautiful walks, short and long, from your doorstep.

It will be your base to all the destinations Normandy is famous for: Mont Saint Michel, D-Day beaches, Bayeux Tapestry.

Conveniently near to all shops, services. Most important, our small region is famous for its produce from surf and turf: sea bass, monkfish, salmon, lobster, oysters, lamb, beef and pork.

Visit the farmers markets, cook it yourself or get treated in the fine restaurants nearby.

Normandy has many 16th c. castles, but very few of them stand by the sea, and even fewer open to guests. Come and join the magic of Manoir de Dur-Ecu !


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More Details

Philippe and Cherry Rene-Bazin
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french, spanish, russian, Chinese
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2017

About Philippe and Cherry Rene-Bazin

Cherry about Philippe: My husband is very much of local stock, with his family having been in the region for more than 400 years. Every year I discover new 'cousins' with a common ancestor in 1840 or so. He was so afraid that I wouldn't come to remote Normandy that he specified in our wedding contract that we would stay here at least 3 weeks in a row (just kidding !).

Philippe about Cherry: My wife being from Hong Kong and very international, I was wondering how she would take to the place. Now she is the one who wants to stay here all the time, while I have to remember her that work and overseas friends require our presence elsewhere !

Philippe and Cherry Rene-Bazin purchased this castle in 1750

Why Philippe and Cherry Rene-Bazin chose Cherbourg area

My family has purchased the place around 1750 but the first mention of the castle is in the 1300s. The castle received a couple of bombs a few days before the Normandy landings, so my grand-mother, my uncle and I have been at work to restore the place to its former glory.

Please come and appreciate this labor of love for a unique place.

Château or Castle or Manoir or Manor ?

Most French visitors call our place a Château, and English visitors call it a Castle. However the traditional name in north-western France (Normandy, Brittany) is a Manoir, however spectacular is the architecture. Basically it is a Manoir when the lord of the manor belonged to the local nobility and was directly in charge of the estate. Château usually belonged to aristocrats who were serving the king and delegating the running of the estate.

What makes this castle unique

You will love this unique site between the sea and a wooded hill.


Urville-Nacqueville Castle Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • castle
Floor Area:
  • 700 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 12
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Ensuite with Master Bedroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom of Main tower rooms on spiral staircase - toilet , shower , Located on middle level between the 2 bedrooms
    Ensuite with Main Guest Bedroom - toilet , shower
    Groundfloor Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , Across llanding to Groundfloor bedroom
  • See the bedroom details for the the corresponding bathrooms.
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Bedroom - 1 double , Ensuite bathroom, see below.
    Main Guest Bedroom overlooking garden - 1 double , With shower, toilet ensuite.
    Bedroom across main guest bedroom - 1 twin/ single , Shares bathroom with Main Guest bedroom.
    Main tower bedrooms on spiral staircase - 2 double , 1 rm /per level: 2 bedrms, bathrm and kitchen, roof terrace.
    Groundfloor bedroom - 1 double , With own bathroom , see below
    White staircase 1/F room - 1 twin/ single , With shower, washbasin. Toilet is 1 floor down.
    White staircase 2/F bedroom - 1 twin/ single , With shower, washbasin. Toilet is 2 floors down.
    Gilded panelled bedroom, under the roof - 2 twin/ single , With own toilet, washbasin.
  • Most bedrooms with period furniture. Beds with 6 feet 3 inches long mattress. Please check with owner if you need longer beds.
  • limited accessibility
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
3 hours of daily housekeeping included.


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Rates & Availability

Urville-Nacqueville Castle Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Longest days
Apr 29 2017 - Jun 23 2017
5 night minimum stay
Jun 24 2017 - Aug 5 2017
5 night minimum stay
Aug Sept
Aug 19 2017 - Sep 15 2017
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $108
Refundable damage deposit $3,255

•Security Deposit:
Upon arrival at the property you are required to pay to the property representative a security deposit payable in cash or traveler's checks. The security deposit will be returned to you prior to your departure minus any extra charges or accidental damages to the property. The listed security deposit is: 3000 EUR.
•Additional Expenses:
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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Cherbourg Maupertus
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
19 Kilometres
Cherbourg La Glacerie
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Nearest Ski
800 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Car: necessary


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