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 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 but there is currently no internet in the apartment (though it is freely available 5 minutes drive away)and the mobile signal is good to adequate, for speech and texting .Candles and logs are normally provided. 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
Bikes are also usually available (free of charge )and are reasonably well maintained but are used at your own risk .Electric bike hire is available (at 18E a day) about 8km away at Quettehou
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.