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lovely quirky castle not far from Calais

Marconne, France
  • Castle1614 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps10
  • Bathrooms5
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay7 nights

5 bedroom, 5 bathroom, spacious castle

This quirky home is ideally located to explore this beautiful part of the Pas de Calais, just a little over an hour from the port of Calais itself.

Marconne is at walking distance (5 to10 minutes) from the small town of Hesdin, with shops and restaurants.

The castle is situated in it's own two hectare park, including a lake with island, which makes Chateau Marconne a perfect place to relax and watch the ducks.

Wow!... is usually the first word uttered when stepping into the Chateau Gite. The main hall is stunning with its 6m high beamed ceiling, imposing staircase and gallery and not forgetting the somewhat eclectic décor! This is a sitting and dining area; on the gallery there is a banqueting table and leading from that is the Library room, which features comfy chairs and sofas and the television.

​From the main hall on the ground floor there is a downstairs cloakroom, with a loo and plenty of space to hang coats and store shoes. The kitchen, refurbished in 2016, is made up of three parts; the cooking area, the scullery and the china store. A five burner range with huge oven makes cooking for ten a doddle – assuming you’re not going out to one of the many good restaurants in town!

From the kitchen is the games room with a pool table, indoor and outdoor games and whole load of tourist information. Beyond there is a laundry room.

43 steps up a winding oak staircase takes you from ground floor to the five spacious bedrooms, each with their own bath or shower room. New for 2017 will be tea and coffee making facilities on the landing – saving the trip downstairs and back!

The Chateau Gite occupies the largest part of the chateau. It sleeps up to ten people in five en-suite bedrooms.

It is let on a selfcatered bases, on a weekly bases, from Saturday (as from 16.00 local time) to Saturday (departure at 10.00).

Towels and bedding are included.

Heating is EX-cluded ( but can be booked as an add-on on site)

There are two apartments in the castle. One is 'home' to the guardian. The other is rented out to 1 or 2 people, per week.

On many occasions, all the people staying in the castle gathered round the amp-fire pit, set up on the island in the park.

Owner

David van Dyk

Member Since 2017
Response time:
within a few days
Speaks:
english
Calendar last updated:
Nov 24, 2017
About David van Dyk

I live in Somerset myself, with my dear wife Katrina. With a busy life in the UK, with fingers in pies of a couple of communities, I may not be that often over in France to be with The Old Girl, as I lovingly call Chateau Marconne. But when I do... time between visits condenses into nothing and I thoroughly enjoy the good quality of the French life. I own the place since 2002, when my father offered to do the necessary renovation work. He has put a lot of TLC, mixed with some blood, sweat and tears in, to turn a plasterboarded deserted place into a soulful quirky chabby chic decor for people to spend some time together in. You will find piles of magazines on classic cars to read and pictures, movies and books with reason for that is probably: me ;-)

David van Dyk purchased this Castle in 2002

What makes this Castle unique

What is so unique about this place, is that on the terrain you'll have the rural look and feel, with all the peace and quiet, while the town of Hesdin is actually on walking distance.

Amenities

    • Internet
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking

      Bedrooms

      • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
      • Bedroom 1
        1 double
      • Bedroom 2
        1 double
      • Bedroom 3
        1 double
      • Bedroom 4
        2 twin/ single
      • Bedroom 5
        1 double

        Bathrooms

        • 5 Bathrooms
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, combination tub/shower
        • Bathroom 2
          toilet, combination tub/shower
        • Bathroom 3
          toilet, shower
        • Bathroom 4
          toilet, combination tub/shower
        • Bathroom 5
          toilet, combination tub/shower

          Theme

            • Away From It All

              Meals

                • Guests provide their own meals

                  General

                    • Fireplace
                      is available, can be used but is an open fire place, so smoke may enter te room when the chimney is cold.
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Internet
                      available in the Libraryroom
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                    • Parking
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine

                      Kitchen

                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster

                          Dining

                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 10 people

                              Entertainment

                                • Books
                                • DVD Player
                                • Pool Table
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  free to air channels
                                • Television
                                • Video Library

                                  Outside

                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      2 hectares of park (shared with the guests from the apartment and the guardians)
                                    • Outdoor Grill

                                      Suitability

                                        • wheelchair inaccessible

                                          Attractions

                                            • autumn foliage
                                            • forests
                                            • pond
                                            • restaurants

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • bird watching
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • walking

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • cycling
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • swimming

                                                          House Rules

                                                          Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                          Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                          Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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                                                          Location

                                                          Marconne, France

                                                          Rates & Availability

                                                          Additional information about rental rates

                                                          Heating is NOT included. Inquire with the guardian on arrival which heating-packet (if any) would suit your needs/weather forecast. Guests are leaving the place clean and tidy. Check-in time is on Saturday, after 16.00 French time, Check-out time is on Saturday 10.00 French time (at the latest).

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                                                          For booking assistance, call 888-829-7076

                                                          Property # 8097627

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