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Entrance Gates
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Large Bedroom, Top Floor
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Chateau Staircase
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The Chateau
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The Formal Garden at Dawn
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The Formal Dining Room
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The Swan Bedroom
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The Pool House
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Formal Garden at Rear
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The Pool
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The Farm House
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Le Domaine du Mont


St Maclou, Normandy,


  One-off feature  
  This is a magical chateau set in a beautiful estate with stunning formal gardens. Although it has 9 bedrooms, the chateau feels intimate yet the formal rooms are ideal for entertaining in style. You may not feel like leaving the grounds, yet the medieval port of Honfleur is 10 miles away, and Bayeux, the Landing Beaches and Monet's garden at Giverny are all within an hour.  
  Property Info  
  Accommodation Type: Castle / Chateau  
  Property Setting: Near the Sea / Beachfront / Romantic / Village / Rural  
  Holiday Type: Relaxing / Family / Sports & activity / Culture  
  Bedrooms: 9  
  Guests: 18  
  Catering: self-catering  
  General Info  
  This beautiful 18th Century estate in Normandy, near Honfleur and Deauville is an idyllic setting for a magical holiday in a chateau. A caretaker and his wife live on the estate and speak fluent French and English and offer a concierge service. The chateau has 9 bedrooms and can sleep 18. The farmhouse has 5 bedrooms and can sleep 10. If rented separately, both properties are completely independent and offer absolute privacy to your group. The chateau has a heated pool and the adjacent stables have been converted into a flexible space that allows 30 people to dine together, with a fully equipped kitchen and 2 changing rooms with showers and WCs. The estate consists of gardens, woods, orchards and farmland. A thorough update of the estate has taken place over the last 5 years which has included the restoration of the farmhouse and stable-block and the construction of a large swimming pool. The estate now provides first class accommodation and facilities.  
  Details on the area surrounding the property/accommodation  
  The chateau is just outside the national park surrounding the Seine Estuary. A few miles away is Honfleur, a medieval fishing port - one of the jewels of Normandy. Deauville, a large and cosmopolitan seaside resort with many facilities is under 20 minutes away. Monet's garden at Giverny, the Bayeux Tapestry and the Landing Beaches are all with easy reach - Normandy is an ideal destination for a stay in a chateau.  
  Getting there & away/local amenities  
  Getting There: The chateau is under 2 hours from the Paris airports, and Paris itself. There is a train from Paris to Pont l'Eveque which is 15 minutes away. The nearest Channel Port is Le Havre, but Calais is just over 2 hours away.  
  Nearest airports: Paris 180km  
  Nearest train station: Pont l'Eveque 20km  
  Nearest ferry terminal: Le Havre 30km  
  Car Hire: Advised  
  Nearest restaurant: Many restaurants within 15 minutes drive.  
  Nearest beach: The nearest beach is at Honfleur  
  Nearest shop: We are 5 minutes away from a busy Market Town  
  Nearest market: Beuzeville on Tuesday, Honfleur on Saturday etc  
  More info Enquiry info
  Name Julian Soper
  Contact Phone No. + 44 (0) 7790 938 358
  Accommodation details
  Activities Nearby Art & Craft / Beach within 30km / Birdwatching / Canoeing / Cooking / Cycling / Fishing / Flying / Golf within 30km / Horse Riding / Tennis / Therapies / Walking / Watersports  
  Interior Facilities CD Player / Cot / Highchair / Dishwasher / DVD player / Internet Access / Linen provided / Log Fire / Maid Service / Telephone / Television / Washing Machine  
  Interior Details The chateau is beautifully decorated by skilled artisans, with incredible marble and parquet floors, decorative paint on the walls, and antiques. Each floor has a different style. The garden floor is for the family and has large living spaces and an enormous open fireplace. The ground floor has beautiful reception rooms, built to impress and to entertain in style. The first floor bedrooms are beautiful, with some amazing antique beds. The top floor feels more like a manor house in style, with exposed beams.  
  Exterior Facilities Balcony / Garden / Garden Furniture / Parking / Swimming Pool / Terrace  
  Exterior Details The chateau is approached by a long drive - 1 km long. The last third is lined with beech and lime trees that create a beautiful avenue. Behind the chateau is a formal french garden bounded by a chapel and a pavilion. To one side is another formal garden - the Italian Garden - with stone benches and nooks. There is also an orchard with the pool at the far side. Next to the pool is the stable block which has been restored to provide a large galleried dining room which can easily seat 30 people. There is also a fully equipped kitchen and two changing rooms with showers and WCs. All these areas are surrounded by the estate's woods and farmland, including some commercial orchards.  
  Further Details The house was originally constructed in 1641 by Francois de la Haye and at that time was a" manoir" rather than a chateau, being much smaller than it is now. It was then enlarged in about 1720, when the chapel and pavillion were also built. During the French Revolution, the family was protected as Francois’ son married the younger sister of the wife of the Marquis de La Fayette who was a prominent revolutionary. However the house did have an important role in the revolution as it acted as a safe house where escaping aristocrats waited after escaping from Paris down the Seine whilst waiting for favorable winds to sail from Barfleur in the Seine estuary to England. 150 years later, the house played a similar role as it was a safe-house for allied soldiers escaping back to the UK. However partly because of this activity, the Gestapo occupied the house for 18 months. The religious figures on the top floor were brought from Bavaria by some of the Gestapo and left behind when they vacated the house in a hurry in June 1944.  
  Conditions of
Castle holiday rental is from Saturday to Saturday in July and August. Outside of those months, dates are more flexible. Full details can be found on our own website  
  Other Information Babysitting available / Cook available / No Smoking / Other rental properties on site / Short breaks available  
  What visitors have said about Le Domaine du Mont
We all had a wonderful week and the only negative reflection among our group was that our stay had to end. The quiet beauty and luxury of your Chateau and the helpful presence of your caretaker Graham and his wife Mandy all combined to make it a memorable experience. I want to personally thank you for putting up with the constant queries, and your patience in responding to them. We took your advice regarding food supplies, restaurants and all the other information you passed on was right on the mark. Again, on behalf of our circle of friends, thank you for providing such a rich and satisfying experience. Who knows, this could easily become an annual habit!
Bill P,  USA 

Chateau du Mont is even nicer in reality. We had a fantastic week there. Graham and Mandy looked after us superbly well. The chef cooked us amazing meals each evening and it was terrific not to have to clear up. He even did the shopping!! We visited Honfleur and Deauville both stunning Normandy towns. It was a bonus having the large swimming pool and we all agreed we would be happy to live In the pool house. We will definitely be back.
Brenda H,  UK 

We are recovering from our trip to France. Your chateau was beautiful and everything we could have wanted for our vacation. Graham and Mandy were exceptional hosts including a tour of the battlefields and hosting two dinners supplied by the talented chef.
Bill R,  USA 

My group of twelve spent a glorious week at the Domaine Du Mont. The main house is very beautiful and the gardens are extraordinary. We also had the farmhouse, the Ferme Du Mont, a charming thatch-roofed cottage down a path through an orchard. The staff was friendly and attentive and the chef prepared wonderful breakfasts and dinners each day. Easy excursions included the invasion beaches and the American cemetery at Colleville sur Mer, the resort town of Honfleur, Monet’s house and garden at Giverny, Rouen, Bayeux, and Mont-Saint-Michel, which was the longest drive, but still less than two hours away. An unforgettable week in Normandy.
M de B,  USA 

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