Bambecq Farmhouse is a traditional Flemish-style property, built in the early part of the 19th century. It is situated in the extensive grounds of the spectacular Château de Bambecq, a beautiful small Château in Northern France. Guests have the use of the Château grounds, which consist of fifteen acres of parkland, woodlands and a small lake. The Château is on the outskirts of Racquinghem, a large village some 10 kilometres south-east of the city of Saint-Omer and under an hour's drive from Boulogne, Calais and Dunkerque.
The grounds are a wildlife sanctuary for wild deer, waterfowl, hares, rabbits and a great variety of birds and it is for this reason that we do not allow pets.
Constructed sometime in the early 1800s, the Farmhouse offers an attractive combination of the traditional and the modern. Situated on the south-west corner of the Farm Courtyard and enjoying views over the lawns and lake, the Farmhouse consists of a large, triple-aspect living/dining room, with sofa, arm-chairs, large dining table and 6 chairs, compact modern kitchen, bathroom, separate WC, principal bedroom (double), second bedroom (twin) and a third bedroom, with a bunk bed, leading off it. It is tastefully decorated and traditionally furnished in French style with touches ‘à l’Anglais’.
The Farmhouse forms the south-west corner of a cobbled farmyard, around which are situated stables, coachouse, workshops, barns, henhouse and outbuildings, which occupy three of the four sides. The forth has a low wall and looks out onto the grounds of the Château.
Like many buildings in the area, the Farmhouse is essentially Flemish in design and is a striking building in its own right.
The south facing wall is covered by very old, scented climbing roses which reach the full height of the building. They face what was the original kitchen garden (which we hope at some point to restore) and a professionally constructed manege for schooling horses.
Farmhouse visitors can elect to self-cater and be completely self-sufficient or, as an interesting alternative (subject to availability and at additional cost), can join Château guests for dinner as Table d'Hôte guests. Dinner is 42 euros per head (three courses, including half a bottle of wine per head per adult and coffee) If you have a larger party, additional rooms are usually available in the Château.