The Chateau d'Aumeville-Lestre is a quintessentially French, 18th Century Chateau. It is near the sea, in beautiful countryside, standing in its own parkland, with avenues of trees stretching to each point of the compass. It is a simply beautiful location, perfect for a romantic getaway. The apartment has fast fibreOptic internet access.
The main bedroom has an enormous and very comfortable four poster bed ;and the bathroom has both a rolltop bath and a separate shower and underfloor heating
The apartment is the longtime and very personal holiday home of a retired lawyer and is full of books, DVDs, and CDs ;there is both UK and French TV and you will be to access Netflix if you have an account. Candles and a generous supply of logs are normally provided, particularly for Christmas. The high-ceilinged centrally heated rooms are warm in winter and cool in summer.
You can eat outside on the terrace on sunny days: on cooler days you may choose to eat either in the kitchen or at the octagonal marble topped dining table in the salon. There are comfortable canvas deck chairs for dreaming and reading beneath the canopy of trees in the upper gardens.
There are two new electric bikes available and electric bike hire is available (at 18E a day) about 8km away at Quettehou. There are four additional push bikes available for your enjoyment.
This wonderful place ,however , is not a Holiday Inn and you should not expect it to be. We do not dust the six chandeliers weekly and there may be the odd bit of peeling paint ,as in any old Chateau.
NB There is also the possibility of a second, twin bedded bedroom, two floors up and not ensuite. It is a former maids room( a "chambre de bonne"):each apartment owner is allocated one. It is accessed via the main staircase immediately outside the apartment door: those using it share the bathroom in the apartment itself
The apartment is only 5 minutes drive from the small seaside resort of Quineville ,which has shops selling everything you might reasonably need ,plus a couple of bar-restaurants (including the Hotel de la Plage which has free internet with your morning coffee and croissants)
There is also horse riding, golf, tennis ,sailing and watersports at Quineville ;plus an excellent boulangerie/ patisserie.