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Outbuilding of Vaulaville castle

26 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type castle
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 5 nights


Tour-en-Bessin Castle Rental Photos and Description

Great accommodation in a listed historical monument

In the 19th century, the owner of the Vaulaville castle decided to move in the outbuildings to leave the main house to his newly-married son. She transformed these outbuildings into a second castle and furnished the upper level of the central part to a very high standard. Later, her son's wife put a vampire statue on the façade...

It is this accommodation of 180 sqm that we offer. It has a living room, dining room, fully equipped kitchen, 4 bedrooms, bathroom with toilets and shower room with toilets.

Annex: utility room and play room with table tennis. Courtyard and big garden with aboveground pool, trampoline and swing.

  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french
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Calendar last updated:
October 12, 2016
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based on 26 traveler reviews

Outbuilding of Vaulaville castle
average rating of 4.576923 based on 26 reviews

Perfect place for families

  • 5 of 5

After a busy week in Paris, we wanted to relax and see the D-Day sites around Normandy. The spacious cottage of this 18th century chateau was the perfect spot. Our children enjoyed running all over the grounds and playing on the swings and slide. We also had nightly Ping-Pong tournaments. None of the D-Day sites were more than 30 min from the chateau.

Ms. Helen was a gracious and helpful hostess. The chateau has been in her family for generations and she is anxious to share that history while taking you on a tour of the buildings. It is a quiet, beautiful setting where our family enjoyed time together. Highly recommended for families with small or multiple children.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
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Idyllic Setting in Normandy - Historic Chateau located proximate to Paris and heritage sites

  • 5 of 5

It is difficult to express what a special place this is. In planning a side trip from Paris to Normandy, I searched high and low for a location that would combine ease of access with the beauty of the French countryside. What I found was beyond my expectations - so much so that I booked the large house (can sleep 8 to 10 comfortably) for my family of three. The outbuilding is spacious, clean and very well-equipped (they truly thought of everything). While the house is gorgeously historic, the bathrooms are modern and the kitchen is up-to-date, which made for a very comfortable visit. The house has a beautiful library full of books (French, some English and beautiful coffee table books, many about Normandy), games and DVDs though to be honest, we never turned on the TV. The grounds are lovely and my son loved running around visiting the donkey, the cat and the horses on property. The house is proximate to Utah Beach and Omaha Beach, Caen and Bayeux. It is also reasonably close to Rouen and the lovely seaside towns of Honfleur, Trouville and Deauville. While there are no larger markets in the town, one can find everything in Bayeux which is a lovely town within a short driving distance. One of the highlights of the trip was meeting Marie-Helene and her husband, the proud custodians of this historic gem, who proved to be warm, caring and gracious hosts. They shared with us the property's proud history, as well as that of their family, which was very moving. We had such a special visit to Normandy and much of it had to do with the character of the house and its owners. We long to visit again.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Pleasantly surprised with gracious chateau outbuildings and grounds!

  • 4 of 5

This home away property was ideal for this family of 5 from the u.s. We loved the location 10 mins from Bayeix and surrounding towns in Normandy.

It was easy to see the notable historic areas related to D-Day events.

The spacious property allowed for needed "down time" in the early evenings. Kids could run around the property or chill out with extensive DVD selection.

Kitchen allowed for breakfasts and it was easy to prepare dinner at home as well.

The bathrooms were clean and adequate and our host was accessible and welcoming. There were many neighboring restaurants in towns nearby.

All in all it was a positive experience and I would recommend the property.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Great place for a family!

  • 4 of 5

A delightful June week in Normandy! Six adults and 2 grandkids, ages 5 and 11 enjoyed absorbing French history In Marie's Outbuilding. Mimi and Papa slept in the large bedroom with four twin beds and our two daughters with husbands each had a large private bedroom. It is conveniently located about 6 minutes from Bayeux and 10 minutes from Port Au Bessie. The property is accurately described, and as long as you understand the building really is a few hundred years old with all that entails, you should not be disappointed. The kitchen is well appointed and each morning we would drink our coffee while exploring the grounds, then meet for breakfast in the large dining room to plan the day's activities. In the late afternoon the kids enjoyed the trampoline or visiting with the two resident donkeys. The "library" is fully stocked with hundreds of videos (many in English) and books (mostly French). Marie is a wonderful hostess, and her tour of the castle and recounting of her family history was a highlight. One evening she guided us to her favorite restaurant in Port Au Bessin. Rent this property to experience the French countryside, history and have convenient access to the D-Day Beaches and Normandy sites. Realize it is not a 4 or 5 star hotel property, and if it tried to be it would losel its charm and attraction.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Just lovely!

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Vaulaville as a family of 5 adults and, as others have said, Marie-Helene was most gracious and helpful and her English is very good. She is particularly proud of her heritage (with good reason) and provided a tour of the chateau itself where she tells the story of her mother being a part of the French resistance and the medals that were awarded to her and her grandfather. Very moving. The outbuilding was spacious, clean, well-maintained and the kitchen had all we could ask for. What is does not have is a television connection (only for DVD use) but there are DVD’s in English and also some books in English. However, wifi is included and it helped to keep up with the news. As has been mentioned, it is not a home for anyone who needs handicapped accessibility due to the spiral staircase, but my husband who has mobility issues was able to maneuver the staircase and the 5 stairs which lead to the kitchen and the rooms we used. The walk-in shower was particularly useful. It's in a great location for all we wanted to do and more. We spent two days touring the WWII battle sites (we could have spent longer), a day at Mont-Ste-Michel, an afternoon relaxing in Porte-en-Bessin and a day in Bayeux, all within reasonable distance. For touring the area, I would definitely recommend a GPS as the road signs don’t tell you what direction you are heading in but only the town names. If they are not on your paper map, you are out of luck. We got lost several times even with the GPS and our 9-passenger van (needed because of luggage and a wheel chair) had to be driven down several single-lane roads which was dicey at times. (It was also an ‘adventure’ driving it through the arch at the castle but that was part of the fun!) English is spoken some by most people in stores and restaurants but knowing some French is obviously a benefit. A word of caution when touring: many places close for lunch which is what we encountered at Pointe du Hoc. As we were on a time schedule, we were not able to wait an hour to see the movie so I suggest planning accordingly. Most of the WWII touring sites have a movie which helps to explain the area you are visiting. Our family had a wonderful time and would definitely recommend staying at the Outbuilding of Vaulaville Castle.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Marie Helene and her husband were fantastic.

  • 4 of 5

This was a terrific place to experience. The location was terrific for exploring the WW II beaches (our goal) as well as surrounding area. Our 10 yr. old grandsons had a ball & loved the ping pong provided as well.

Marie Helene and her husband were very helpful and accommodating. The house tour at the end of our stay was a special treat. A very reasonable price for such a lovely setting and warmth of our hosts!!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
40 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
E46 (N13, 4 lanes)
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Bayeux tapestry, Normandy landings.

Tree top adventure, vegetal maze, and paintball 4 km away.

Theme park 25 min away.

Sand yachting 15 min away.

Paragliding and boat trips 4 km away.


Rates & Availability

Tour-en-Bessin Castle Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
vacances Noël
Dec 20 2016 - Jan 2 2017
5 night minimum stay
Haute saison
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

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Tour-en-Bessin Castle Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • castle
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 179 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • River
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 18 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 child bed
    Bedroom 2 - 4 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
  • The gîte can sleep up to 10 people; a baby cot and a travel cot are also available. All of the beds are equipped with a duvet.
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Child's Swing
  • Courtyard
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 10 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bowling center
  • disco club
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • water sports
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Rates depend on the season. Only weekly rental in July and August for € 975. The weekend is from Friday at 4pm to Monday at 10am.

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