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Breathtaking Normandy Chateau and Cottage with Heated Pool near beach - Chateau's East and West Wings plus Cottage

Bedrooms 11
Space 4,843 sq. ft.
Property type castle
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights



Chateau's East and West Wings plus Cottage

This option is if you wish to hire both wings plus the cottage for a large gathering of up to 26 people. If you take this option you will have 8 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms in the chateau plus 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom in the Cottage. The two wings each have three other receptions rooms and a kitchen/diner and the Cottage has a reception room and kitchen/diner. All three units have their own private terrace with barbeque. The property is furnished in keeping with its rustic country chateau character - not too formal, yet in keeping with its character. The grounds are beautiful and traversed by a river which is fenced off making it safe for children. The heated pool is large - 5 metres by 10 metres and open from the start of April til early October. We have two ponies and a donkey in the pasture as well as wild ducks in the pond, plus our secret swing garden and meditation island.

About the property

Chateau de la Vallee

The Château de la Vallee is idyllically set on the edge of a village by beautiful rolling countryside next to the lush Forest of Eu. The two wings of the Chateau - which each have 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms - and its Cottage with 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom are fantastic self-catering summer and winter rental properties which have been lovingly renovated retaining a vast array of original features without being too formal - no priceless antiques for parents of young children to worry about! Both properties are furnished in a period style in keeping with their rustic surroundings and provide lots of little luxuries that make a holiday here something quite special. The owners particularly welcome families with children and have concentrated on making it a fantastic and safe place for everyone to have a relaxed, laid-back and wonderful holiday. Rent one or two wings or all three properties for parties of up to 26 people.

It’s the perfect destination for a family summer holiday, a weekend reunion of friends and family and is also a romantic winter retreat or as an idyllic base for an activity holiday all the year round with so much on offer in the region including golf, fishing, cycling, hiking, walking, motocross, quadbiking, horse riding and green-laning as well as historical sites such as the landing beaches and numerous chateaux to visit.

There are numerous theme parks within reach to delight the children as well as plenty of other child-friendly activities. Many of our summer guests come back in the winter months to make the most of the beautiful countryside and to enjoy the natural beauty of the region which has so much to offer all the year round. There are several riding schools in the area, catering for everyone from age three upwards. There is lots of fishing in the region. There are two quad biking tracks within 10 minutes drive. The area is very popular for green-laning.

There are many fantastic brocantes every Sunday during the summer – highly recommended and a great and very French day out for all the family. There is golf at Le Touquet. There are wonderful cycle paths, walks and picnicking areas in the forest of Eu, two minutes away. There is amazing wildlife to watch. There are plenty of wonderful restaurants in the area. There are expansive pebble beaches at Criel-sur-Mer and Mers-les-Bain and sandy beaches at Le Crotoy. There’s the bird sanctuary to visit at Marquenterre. There’s a great fish market and a casino at Le Treport. There’s a water park, Bagatelle, near le Touquet. Paris can easily be done in a day trip. Disneyland and Parc Asterix can be done each in a day. There’s Monet’s garden to visit at Giverny. So much to do for everyone.

More Details

Angela Smith
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
20 September, 2018

Available Rentals

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The rental prices quoted are for all three units of the property - the East Wing + West Wing + Cottage.
Rates quoted are for the Economy Package. Upgrade to Premium Package for supplement of UK£400. (UK£150 for each wing plus UK£100 for cottage). Premium includes bed linens, towels, dressing gowns for the adults, toiletries and champagne welcome pack.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday castle around the Grandcourt around the Seine-Maritime

Property Type:
  • castle
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4843 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 26
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 26 people
  • 9 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 8 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 9 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 7 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 11 Bedrooms, Sleeps 26
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 2 Child Bed
    Bedroom 7 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 8 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 9 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 10 - 2 Child Bed
    Bedroom 11 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 1: pretty twin bedded room. Open fireplace and views of the garden. Bedroom 2: Double bed, solid oak floor with open fireplace. Fabulous marble ensuite bathroom with bath and shower attachment. Bedroom 3: Double bed, built-in wardrobe and period dressing table. Ensuite shower room with multi-jet shower cubicle and facility to bath children, WC and washbasin. Bedroom 4: Huge family room – double bed, two singles and room for two more singles if you need them. Solid oak floor, fireplace, huge walk-in wardrobe. Exposed beams and slanted ceiling. Ensuite bathroom with bath and shower attachment, WC and washbasin. Bedroom 5: Double bed, lovely period furniture, lovely views of garden, ensuite bathroom, Bedroom 6: Double bed, period furniture, ensuite multi-jet shower room. Bedroom 7: Huge family room with double and two singles and spa bath in room plus ensuite shower room. Bedroom 8: childs room off huge room with two single beds.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Bicycles ...
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 7 bicycles
  • 20 garden chairs
  • 20 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
There are usually three separate dining areas but on request we can rearrange the configuration to allow larger parties to dine together for a charge of €60. This must be reserved in advance.


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Chateau's East and West Wings plus Cottage
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 9 reviews

Romantic Winter Break

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the cottage in January as a pre visit- We are hiring the chateau in the summer to hold our wedding there, so this was a visit to check out all the local amenaties and the property itself.

Even in the depths of winter (it was -5 when we arrived) the properties and gardens are wonderful. The Cottage was an ideal base for exploring the local area and there is plenty to do within 15-20mins, I would say a car is essential to make the most of your visit. The description of the property is an accurate reflection and although we didn't get bath robes all the bath towels and linen were of a high standard. The welcome book was really helpful in suggesting places to visit and we hopped on a train to paris for the day. The owner has been very helpful in suggesting local contacts to help on our wedding day and now we are really excited about visiting with all of our family for hopefully a wonderful family holiday and a fabulous wedding.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Feb-2010
  • Date of Stay: January 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind words - I'm so sorry you didn't get the bathrobes - we'll make sure there are plenty for you when you come back in the summer. Looking forward to welcoming you once more.
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cottage family holiday.

  • 4 of 5

Me and my family stayed in the cottage for a week and had a lovely time. We were welcomed by Janet who was very helpful throughout are stay, she was on call if we had any questions or any problems which was great to no. The cottage and chateau was situated in a quiet little village, but was also not to far from some nice beaches and some lovely places to visit. We were lucky with weather and also lucky to be sharing the grounds and pool with another wonderful family group which made are holiday perfect. We had a great holiday and would recommend to anybody who is thinking of staying here.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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50th Birthday Surprise!!

  • 5 of 5

Well what can we say about this chateau.........Book it!! We held a 50th birthday surprise for my wife at the chateau - it was perfect, it is a simply stunning property - kids will love roaming and hunting around the house and grounds. The pool was very well maintained as was everything from our initial booking until the day we left - a big huge thank you to Angela and Judith - both were so helpful and made our holiday one to remember. The locals are very friendly, they all knew we were a party and made us feel very welcome, trying to arrange a date next year to return - thank you everyone who made this a truly wonderful experience -

  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful get away in the darling cottage. We were warmly welcomed by Janet to this beautiful French countryside. The cottage was exactly what our family needed after a busy stop in Paris. The grounds were well maintained with wonderful areas to roam. We especially enjoyed the company of the ponies and donkey. The cottage itself has a warm cozy decor. We highly recommended!!!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jun-2013
  • Date of Stay: June 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to welcome you and your family Mary! We do hope you will come again sometime soon and thanks so much for taking the time to write a review.
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Wonderful Easter Treat

  • 4 of 5

What a great week! We travelled as a large group (17) so hired both wings of the main house, this provided more space than enough with beds to spare. Our party included 9 children of varying ages so separate adult and child dining was ideal given the two large dining areas.

The grounds and stream provided plenty of entertainment for the children but the wonderful surrounding country side and places to visit made the week fly by.

As party organiser my job was made simple by the owners clear and quick communication.

While for some of the older children a lack of internet connection initially caused concern for some of us that is a blessing.

So the big question would we go back? - BIG FAT YES!!

  • Review Submitted: 04-May-2012
  • Date of Stay: April 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you David for taking the time to write a review. You were delightful guests and we would love to welcome you again some time. You may not be pleased to learn that we have now installed a booster for the internet signal so that it is now much more powerful than before, although if you want, let us know you'd like it turned off completely for your next visit and we'll gladly oblige, and promise not to tell the kids! Many thanks again for your kind words.
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Magical Memories

  • 4 of 5

There were 17 of us made up of 4 families, 8 adults and 9 children, ages ranging from 8 to 16.

The accommodation was flexible enough to suit us all, and apart from one or two minor irritations everything was of a very good standard. We made great use of all the facilities.

The children enjoyed using the pool, paddling and netting in the fast moving stream, playing games throughout the large space within the house, spending lots of time in the jacuzzi. They brought an x box and one lounge was used mainly for that whilst the other was used more for dvds/tv. They also played games of volleyball and footie outside. Occasionally they even visited Pete the donkey in his field.

This left the adults to relax without children, or to join in as they wished. (We did organise a few things; honest!)

We explored the area on foot and by car, going for country walks, visiting the seaside and going on a steam train.

We have loads of photos and video footage to remind us of a truly fantastic time. I think the children will remember it as a 'golden' memory.

In fact we'd all love to return!

  • Review Submitted: 02-May-2012
  • Date of Stay: April 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you had such a nice time and it was an absolute pleasure to welcome to you to the property. We do hope you'll come again some time. Janet, our representative, emailed after you had gone and described you as the perfect guests! The staff were also very grateful that you left the property in such good order. Thank you also for taking the time to submit a review - we really appreciate it. See you again soon we hope (with an extra bottle of champagne on us!)
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Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Paris Beauvais
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
40 Kilometres
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
Blangy sur Bresle
Nearest Restaurant
12 Kilometres
Blangy sur Bresle
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Criel sur Mer
Car: recommended

ASK ABOUT OUR WEEKEND SPECIALS! The Chateau and Cottage are idyllically set on the edge of a village in beautiful rolling countryside next to the lush Forest of Eu. The beach is just a 15 minute scenic drive away and the cities of Dieppe and Abbeville are just half an hour away, while Paris is an easy two hour drive. Grandcourt is a typical pretty French country village with a breathtaking church and just two shops – a grocers, and that all-important bakers where after a three minute walk you will be able to buy your freshly baked bread and croissants each morning for breakfast. The village also has its own very authentic bar. The locals are very friendly and it’s impossible to pass someone in the street without them saying a friendly “bonjour”. Less than 10 minutes drive through the forest brings you to the picturesque market town of Blangy-sur-Bresle with its lively Sunday morning market and eclectic collection of shops as well as a large supermarket.


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