Château de la Vallée
- Grandcourt Self Catering
- Sleeps 1 to 26, 11 bedrooms
- £2585 to £4785 per week
Please note this ad and the price is for all three units of the property - the East Wing plus West Wing plus Cottage which together have 11 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms and sleep up to 26 people. The units can also be rented separately. The Chateau's East Wing has four generous bedrooms, four bathrooms and three reception rooms. It can be rented separately or in addition to the West Wing, which also has 4 bedrooms and sleeps up to 10 people. There is also a pretty 3 bedroomed Cottage in the grounds sleeping up to 6, which can be rented either separately from or in addition to the East and/or West Wing of the Chateau. All properties are very private with their own outdoor terraces with outdoor dining tables and barbecues. They are designed to be enjoyed by three different groups of people but are also ideal to be rented together for larger groups. The superb 30ft by 10ft heated swimming pool is open from early April to the end of October.
There is a formal garden at the front of the property, a huge lawned area at the back which is fenced off where it meets the river so children can play safely in the garden. There are coded padlocks leading to bridges over the river to a secret swing garden area, an orchard and a meditation island which is wonderful for relaxation sessions. There is also a large duck pond, home to occasional wild ducks, as well as a large meadow with a 12th century church ruin on it to explore, a donkey named Pepito plus two ponies, Clara and Clarissa to make friends with.
The Chateau has been completely refurbished, retaining masses of original features alongside modern day luxuries. It is spacious, charming and atmospheric. It's not too pretentious - you can really relax here. A holiday here can be spent busily pursuing all the activities on offer in the local area, or simply relaxing in the Chateau and its grounds.
The Chateau accommodation is centrally heated and has its own set of games, toys and books to keep the kids amused while the grown ups relax. These indoor activities along with all that the region has to offer make this an ideal destination for a winter break as well as a perfect summertime destination.
The Chateau's East and West Wings and Cottage are all equipped with satellite TV, including English channels, DVD players and a selection of children's and general DVDs.
They are ideal for a large family, two or three families, or even a small family who want lots of room.
In the East Wing there are four bedrooms, four bathrooms, three reception rooms and a kitchen/diner, arranged as follows:
Beautiful entrance and dining hall with seating for 10 at the large table, dazzling chandelier, huge open fireplace and lots of books and games.
Large L-shaped kitchen/dining room. The kitchen is fully equipped with a dishwasher, oven hob, microwave, washing machine, large fridge/freezer and dining table.
Large salon - a huge and peaceful living room with satellite TV, hifi and DVD player. This room opens out onto the outdoor terrace and barbecue area.
Small salon - a smaller living room just off the main room for quiet moments.
Bedroom one - twin bedded room. Open fireplace and views of the garden.
Downstairs shower room - toilet, shower unit and washbasin.
Bedroom two - Double bed, built-in wardrobe and solid oak floor with open fireplace. Fabulous marble ensuite bathroom with bath and shower attachment, WC, bidet and washbasin.
Bedroom three - 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 four - Absolutely huge family room - double bed, two singles and plenty of extra room. Solid oak floor, fireplace and huge walk-in wardrobe. Exposed beams and slanted ceiling. Ensuite bathroom with bath and shower attachment, WC and washbasin.
The Chateau's West Wing has four bedrooms and four bathrooms. The three larger bedrooms each have their own ensuites, one with a bath and over head shower, another with a multi-jet shower unit and the huge bedroom has a spa bath in the bedroom itself and a multi-jet shower unit in the ensuite. The fourth bedroom is off this room and is a childrens' room with two single beds. There is also a shower room on the ground floor.
The West Wing also has a huge living room complete with marble fireplace and mezzanine area overlooking it, plus a fully fitted kitchen, complete with washer, dishwasher, microwave, oven, hob, coffee maker etc. There is satellite TV, DVD player and hifi in the lounge. There's also a large dining room with seating for 10 around the table and a downstairs shower room and outdoor private terrace complete with outdoor dining table, barbecue and seating for 10. This Wing is big enough for 10 people and can be rented on its own or together with the East Wing and/or the Cottage.
In the West Wing there are four bedrooms, four bathrooms, one large reception room, a mezzanine area, a large kitchen and a large dining room arranged as follows.
Large kitchen - The kitchen is fully equipped with a dishwasher, oven, hob, microwave, washer, large fridge freezer, coffee maker etc.
Dining room - Formal dining room with dazzling chandeliers and seating for 10 people around the table.
Shower room - with WC, sink and multi-jet shower unit.
Large salon - a huge and peaceful living room with satellite TV, hi-fi and DVD player.
Bedroom one - Large double bedroom with antique French bed. Beautiful views of the gardens. Double bed and tasteful period furniture.
Ensuite bathroom - Lovely ensuite bathroom. Beautiful views of the gardens.
Bedroom two - Large double bedroom with antique French bed. Lovely views of the garden.
Ensuite shower room - Fabulous ensuite shower room with multijet shower unit.
Mezzanine area - Mezzanine area overlooking salon.
Bedroom three - Absolutely huge luxurious suite with spa bath in the bedroom, plus shower in its ensuite. Double and two single beds.
Bedroom four - Small children's room with two single beds off the master suite.
The Cottage is a wonderful cosy country hide-away which was refurbished retaining its original charm yet is equipped with modern day luxuries.
It has 3 bedrooms, a large lounge which opens onto a private patio area with barbecue and outdoor dining table and chairs, a kitchen/dining room and a luxury bathroom complete with spa bath and shower arranged as follows:
Lounge - Lovely sitting room with solid oak flooring, exposed brickwork and views into the garden and outdoor dining, patio and barbecue area through the French doors. The lounge is equipped with Satellite TV, DVD player and hifi.
Kitchen/dining area - open plan kitchen and dining area with seating for six. The kitchen is fully equipped with oven, hob, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and fridge/freezer.
Bedroom one - twin bedded room with solid oak floor and exposed brickwork. Views of garden.
Bedroom two - double bedded room with solid oak floor and room for cot if necessary. Views of garden.
Bedroom three - Children's bunk bedded room, decorated in a child-friendly style.
Bathroom - luxury spa bath and multi-jet shower unit, washbasin and WC.
Garden furniture including dining tables seating 10 on each of the private terraces for the two wings and a dining table and chairs seating 6 on the private cottage terrace, heated swimming pool and children's swings. To give mums and dads peace of mind, the huge back lawn is fenced where it meets the river and access over the bridges to the rest of the gardens can only be obtained by using a special coded padlock attached to gates which are fitted at the bridges. The owners can provide high chairs and cots on request which must be requested at the time of booking. Children, babies and friendly pets are warmly welcomed. The owners can arrange bicycles for the duration of your holiday on request, subject to availability and a charge payable at the time of booking. A bicycle with a child carriage attached to the back which fits two children up to the age of about 4 can be supplied. All cycling activity is at the cyclist's own risk. Two towels per person plus pool towel and bathrobes for adults plus one set of bed linen per bed per week are provided free of charge. There is a washing machine in all properties if you want to do laundry.
Weekend and short break bookings available in low season, please contact owner for details of your request. Long off season lets are available on request.
Arrival time is from 4pm. Checkout by 10am please.
Activities nearby Cycling, Walking, Sightseeing, Bird Watching, Golf, Horse riding, Fishing, Gourmet dining, Swimming, Theme parks, Canoeing, Kayaking, Water skiing, Surfing, Tennis, Shopping External features Barbecue, Garden, Swimming pool (shared use)
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 in the village square which also serves lunch. The locals are very friendly and it's impossible to pass someone in the street without them saying a friendly "bonjour". The village is right on the edge of the beautiful forest of Eu with its amazing cycle paths and walks and 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. Just 15 minutes drive away is the sleepy coastal town of Criel-sur-Mer with its huge expanse of beach. If you're looking for a livelier seaside town, then Le Treport and Mers-les-Bain are about 20 minutes drive away and well worth a visit for their fantastic restaurants, interesting architecture and antique shops. The city of Eu, with its striking cathedral is well worth a visit and the cities of Dieppe and Abbeville are only 30 minutes drive away. It's also well worth making the 40 minute journey to the beautiful seaside town of St Valery-sur-somme with its huge array of pretty boats moored where the Somme meets the sea. The shops are lovely here, as is the seafood. For glorious sandy beaches, Le Crotoy is a little farther north. If you feel like venturing further afield, Paris is only 2 hours away with Disneyland and Parc Asterix being favourites for the children. Day trips can be made to the bird sanctuary at Marquenterre, Le Touquet with its infamous golfing, Monet's garden at Giverney and the battlefields of the Somme are on the doorstep as well as the amazing chateaux of Eu and Rambures.
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 in 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 Giverney. There's a huge lake near Gamaches, about 10 minutes away, with canoeing, kayaking, waterski-ing and windsurfing. There's tennis in the nearby town of Neufchatel en Bray. There's fantastic shopping to be done in cosmopolitan Dieppe.
Updated on 1 November 2017
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Château de la Vallée
Grandcourt self catering
8 Route de la Vallee
Seine Maritime 76660