Chateau in Dohem, Haute de France - Country Location, Close To Golf Courses
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About Wendy Clark
My name is Wendy Clark and I am married to Marcus who is a Heritage building restorer. I have a passion for doing up old properties and interior design, so the Chateau was a real labour of love for me, and I am now satisfied it has been restored to its former glory. I think you will agree that is truly lovely throughout The Chateau in Northern France we bought as a renovation project in December 2010 and it has now been restored throughout to a very high standard both inside and out. You will find comfortable sofas and beds, a very well equipped kitchen (we love cooking) and well tended gardens (another passion of mine). We like our guests to have a real home from home experience, you will feel comfortable from the moment you arrive, and you will find everything you need on hand to have a fabulous and memorable stay.
Wendy Clark purchased this Chateau / Country House in 2010
Why Wendy Clark chose Dohem
We wanted to buy a property in France that was not too far from the Eurotunnel or Ferry, so that we could have lovely weekends with family and friends there. And the Chateau is just 35 minutes drive from both, so it makes it easy to travel to and from the UK. We fell in love with Chateau de Dohem at first sight. It looks like a romantic fairytale castle and the views from the rear garden are just breathtaking, rolling countryside as far as the eye can see. We were sold on the property before we even set foot inside the gates. Set in a quiet location behind a high wall, you can feel yourself unwind and relax. We took three years renovating the property and it is now truly beautiful both inside and out. It is a place to relax and enjoy with friends and family. We hope that you will enjoy staying here just as much as we do.
What makes this Chateau / Country House unique
The house transports you to a time gone by. You feel it is a special place as soon as you catch sight of it. So pretty it looks like a magical fairy castle. The property has all modern conveniences and everything you need for your holiday has been thought about. There are plenty of eating out areas and wicker style furniture in abundance. There is a full size outdoor swimming pool and jacuzzi set into the large multi level decked area. In a converted barn building in the courtyard, there is an additional King size bedroom, pamper parlour for treatments, sauna room with shower block. The games room has a pool table which has seen many a fierce pool challenge, there is a flat screen TV with FreeSat box in the games room. For rainy days there is a cupboard full of board games, DVD's and CD's and plenty of books and magazines There are two cots available, two high chairs and two stair gates. There are also two inflatable mattresses.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
5* opulence, with a home from home feel....
The moment we pulled outside the electric gates, drove into the sweeping driveway, we knew that this holiday was going to deliver on every level of luxury and comfort. The property oozes grandeur. Wendy and Marcus were waiting to offer a very warm welcome and made us feel at home straight away. Chateau Dohem is decorated and finished with outstanding flair and detail. The kitchen is well stocked, with every utensil imaginable available for any self-catering group. There is plenty of space in the property, affording privacy for all. We would highly recommend this property to anyone.
My family and I stayed at Chateau Dohem the 4th-18th August 2018 and enjoyed one of the best holidays we have had
Each year we take a large house usually in France and sometimes in the UK
We are a family of eight adults (30-70 years old) and four children (7-15 years old)
This year I decided to avoid a lengthy drive through France at the busiest holiday time and to stay not too far from Calais
It was great. The chateau was extremely well appointed and had all the facilities we could ask for. The children (and adults) loved the large swimming pool
The first week we had sunshine and so we didn’t stray far from the Pas de Calais region
The second week we had some cloud and on a couple of days occasional rain but this didn’t stop us enjoying ourselves as Bruges was not too far away as was Lille.
I was surprised how much there was to do in the area from boats on the Audomarois Marshes, the Blockhause and La Coupole , massive bunkers built by the Germans using forced labour for the manufacture and launch of V2 rockets and many other sights associated with the two world wars
I would recommend both the chateau and the region for a family or group holiday
The property is stunning and it is in a beautiful place
Whilst all the facilities as promised were on site we all felt that the property was short of real care and maintenance.
1. The decking area was in very poor conditions and our children suffered 5 splinters during the 2 weeks.
2. The kitchen was very poorly organised with various sets of cutlery and glasses but no consistency of type or quality.
3. The cooker door did not close properly and was dangerous when cooking.
4. The oven top use was very poor to control and use
5. The sink in the kitchen was constantly blocking due to poor drainage connections
6. Some of the items in the pantry were out of date by up to 3years and I would consider them to be unsafe.
Whilst all of the above caused concern we had a wonderful holiday and it is a wonderful property, however if it is to sustain its 5 star status better organisation and maintenance needs to be provided very quickly
Amazing stay at a beautifully restored and well equipped Chateau.
Arrived at the entrance gate and were blown away by the view of the chateau which greeted us. It looks more impressive in real life than the pictures online. The chateau has been lovingly restored and every room is impressive, clean and comfortable.
Wendy is a very welcoming host and the facilities offered here far exceed those we have experienced before in France.
Wendy provides a welcome food pack and the kitchen is well stocked, including a pantry filled with wine, soft drinks, tins, packets etc to help prepare tasty meals. We just replaced what we used.
The outdoor space is enormous, gets the sun all day long and provides ample room to relax or party and we made lots of use of the hot tub, pool and barbecue despite sometimes inclement weather.
The location of the chateau is very rural with beautiful views over the countryside and farmland. It is a very peaceful and relaxing place to stay, however, you are not far from bigger towns and good places to explore. We would recommend visiting the restaurant Auberge in the village of Fauquembergues, a 10 minute drive away. We had a fabulous long lazy lunch and the staff were very friendly.
We will definitely look to return to this lovely place and would thoroughly recommend it to others. We have very happy memories of our week here.
Glorious Chateau sleeping 12 people comfortably. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this lovely property. Felt at home the minute we stepped in. Swimming pool, gym and pool table well used by the children in our group. Rooms beautifully decorated and kitchen well stocked with equipment. Would definitely recommend.
Thank you so much Selina and family, you were lovely guests and would be welcome back anytime. So glad that you enjoyed your stay at le Chateau. Wendy
The perfect setting for an amazing NYE!
I stayed in this amazing chateau over New Years Eve last year (2016) with 11 friends, 2 babies and a dog! It was the most perfect setting for a fabulous weekend with something that suited everyone's needs. The sauna and hot tub were amazing, the kitchen really well equipped, a lovely dining room for meals and a really comfy sitting room for chilling out and watching films.
We loved it so much we're planning on returning this year.
Just 10 minutes drive from the Chateau are good local shops in both Therouanne and Fauquembergues including Carrefour Minimarket, Baker and Butcher, both have banks for cash withdrawal, pharmacy, hairdresser and petrol stations.
Therrouanne small nearest town 7km approx 8 minutes drive from the Chateau
Fauquembergues small town 9.6km approx 10 minutes drive from the Chateau
Just 9 minutes drive from the house is Denlys Park, a theme park in Dennebroueucq. The parks's mascot is Denno the tortoise. Family amusement park with 30 different attractions suitable for children of all ages.
St Omer City with Cathedral, Museum plenty of shops and open market held in the square on a Saturday morning is 16km approx 20 minutes drive. There is also a huge Auchan hypermarket and Business park with wide selection of shops. There are plenty of good restaurants in St Omer too, My favourite is a Flemish restaurant Die Dre Kalders which you should book, its great for families and large groups, the food is plentiful and not expensive. There is also a Bowling Alley in St Omer and right next door is a Go Karting track.
La Coupole - In the earth of a gigantic underground bunker, discover the dark side of World War II of this battlefield museum located 5 km from Saint-Omer in the town of Wizernes approx 15 minutes drive from the Chateau, and is among the most impressive remnants of the Second World War in Europe. There is also a Planetarium 3D space show. Well worth a visit.
Aire sur la Lys ancient town with open market and river running through is worth a visit. It has a great bric-a-brac furniture shop called ABC 17km approx 21 minutes drive
Golf - the 27 holes of the Aa Saint Omer Golf Club.The route of the Val, this 18-hole imagined by the natural curves of the hilly site is designed to sublimate the French second professional tournament, the Najeti Hotels and Golf Open, selected by the European Tour. Located in Lumbres approx 20 minutes drive from the Chateau.
Coast/Beach: Le Touquet Paris Plage a lovely seaside town for a day out is 41km approx 55 minutes by car. Sandy beaches and good shopping and restaurants. Right on the sea front, housed under a huge glass pyramid the Aqualud Water Leisure Centre is a giant pool with waves, ‘rocky’ slides, jacuzzis, solarium etc. There is also an outdoor section open in summer with 3 more pools, flumes and rides. The Black Hole and the Twister are great where the brave are ejected from the serpent’s mouth at 70 kilometres per hour and finish in a spinning centrifuge. The kids will love Rock River and the delights of the water cannon for shooting people in the pool.
Calais: Eurotunnel Terminal and Ferry Port is approx 57km approx 35 minutes by car
Boulogne-sur Mer: is 45.5km approx 48 minutes by car and has Aquarium Nausicaa Sea Life Centre and lovely sandy beaches.
Lilles is a large City with lovely squares, old town and plenty shops. Lilles is approx 62km just under an hour by car. It is the home of a huge Brocante 'antique fair' every September.
Bruges, Belgium is 128km approx 1hr 45 by car. Beautiful Bruges is the capital and largest city of the province of West Flanders often referred to as the Venice of the North. It is chocolate box pretty and famous for its canals, chocolates and lace.
Paris: 197km for Disneyland Paris approximately 2.40hrs by car.