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Chateau With Heated Pool On 88 Private Acres Additional Cottage Available

Bedrooms 6
Separate WCs1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Chateau in St Martin de Cenilly, Manche, Normandy - Peaceful Setting Close To All Of Normandys Destinations

Private chateau located on 88 private acres that was occupied by a German General during the war and then by Colonial Clark of America, this restored Chateau features bedrooms en-suite and entire chateau decorated with antiques and artifacts. Heated in ground pool, pond with a rowboats,sauna and outdoor firepit. Ideal for families and friends. Grand rooms with fireplaces and modern conveniences, chef services, babysitters and additional staffing available if required. Located between St Lo and Coutances. Within 20 mins of beaches and coastlines, Bayeux and Le Mont St Michel within 35 min. Restaurants and many attractions nearby. Satellite and computer services available. Gym with ping pong and indoor basketball nets. Near to Cherbourg ferries and trains. Train from Paris and Airport in Caen easy access.

Kelly Corbett
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 June, 2018

About Kelly Corbett

I'm a jewelry designer and maker. I use only vintage items I find during my long stays in France.

Kelly Corbett purchased this chateau / country house in 2000

Why Kelly Corbett chose Saint-Martin-de-Cenilly

My husband and I fell in love with the beautiful property built in 1632 and the former owners. It feels like we belong there.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Peaceful with great energy.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Am home from Normandy and want you to know what a good time we had and how much all of us loved the Chateau. What a lovely spot you have! The ivy was turning red on the buildings, grass so green, sheep in the distance, blue sky - it was beautiful! The chateau is so charming - we were all very comfortable and it was a nice place to come back to at the end of a day of sightseeing. A fire in the fireplace in the dining room was especially welcoming... Columbe was so nice and brought us croissants every morning, and also started cooking for us! We never asked her, but one morning she had made a quiche! Dear person she obviously loves that place and takes pride in having it nice for guests.
Mar 2005
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Saint-Martin-de-Cenilly in Manche

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • lake
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 4 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bunkroom has shower over, 2 sinks and wc en-suite. Master has bath/shower sink and toilet en-suite. Upstairs hall WC with sink and shower over. 2 bedrooms have shower over with sinks and wc ensuite. 1 bedroom has sink and bidet.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12 (6 Bedrooms) sleeps 16 with cottage Notes on bedrooms: 5 rooms with double beds. 1 room with 3 bunk beds all with trundles. Cottage has 2bedrooms one double bed and two singles.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • 8 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: new cabana bathroom next to pool. children absolutely welcome. Outside: 88 acres of secluded property, including pool many mature plantings and the most beautiful hydrangeas you've ever seen, 2 ponds,long tree lined driveway, outdoor dining set up as well as barbeque and pool furniture and dining areas as well as lawn sitting areas. Utility Room: Additional fridge/freezer, laundry washer/dryer cabana full bathroom by pool. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Linens included. Beds and towels changed weekly but more frequently if needed or wanted at your expense. Other: Excercise room has sauna,excercise equip., weights,table tennis. Dining room w/ huge fireplace w/sitting for 16 plus private access to a bar/pub, other TV w/DVD, video and lounge area for the as well with over 100 movies most in English.


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Fabulous place!! Can't wait to come back again!!!

  • 5 of 5

This was my second time staying at the chateau and it is one of my favorite places to visit! The house is perfect, the rooms are spacious, and the property is beautiful! Kelly is the best! Loved making bonfires by the pond, and feeding the horses. There are many towns a short drive away where you can find everything you need! Would definitely visit again this place is amazing!!!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Chateau

  • 5 of 5

The property is beautiful and easy to get to!! Close to many Normandie destinations, but a great place to stay during the say as well. Great place and great trip

  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Best Girls/Moms trip ever!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place to spend time with good friends! We cooked in the well equipped kitchen and on the BBQ, had a wine tasting, went for walks, antiquing, lunches out, several of the Normandy sites... I could go on! We loved our relaxing visit and maybe next year the husbands can come! Thank you for sharing your warm home with us! Linda D.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Awesome French Chateau

  • 5 of 5

Felt the need to write a review that is long overdue! My girlfriends and I (small group of 6) have gone many times over the last decade. The Chateau is a historic, french country home with ample space for all of us. It is as though you have stepped back into a simpler place and time. This is to me its biggest charm. It allows our group to connect with each other, which is one of the reasons we have gone back time and tiime again. The locals are frinedly and inclusive, which adds so much to the experience. My poor attempts to speak french are greeted warmly. There are so many amazing sites. Omaha beaches are a must. Unbelieveable and very moving! Also love Cancale where you sit on the beach and eat all the oysters you can. Lots of great towns close by with great shopping and historical sites. Love Coutances and Granville. The weekends briing great markets and massive town yard sales (like nothing you have ever seen) . The hunt to find great gifts to bring back to the states for only a euro or 2 makes for a fun day. The sausage baguette is breakfast...can never get enough of those. YUM!! They are at every market and town sale. The real charm is staying at the house at the end of the day. We always dine out for lunch but dinner at the house infront of the massive fireplace keeps us warm all night long.

Do make plans for a car, as you will need it. If you want a driver and tour guide, that is also available. Contact the owner, who can give you ample names for driving, catering and other services. I have done both. First time there, I recommend driver so you sit back, relax and take in the sites. Beautiful country! If you feel the need to dance, only 5 minutes away is (in the middle of a field) a disco. Its a hoot....always fun stories to share later.

Normandy is truly one of my favorite places in Europe. So much to see and this place is charming and unique.....always a good time.


Stuart, FL

  • Review Submitted: 13-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect home in Normandy!

  • 5 of 5

We had the best time in Normandy at this completely authentic French chateau. Location is perfect for seeing all the tourist spots in Normandy and exploring all the surrounding towns. The house itself is so beautiful -- built in the 1600s and all its charm preserved.

Kelly was so helpful before and during our stay, and we look forward to returning here on our next trip!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Amazing stay

  • 5 of 5

The property is gorgeous and the house even more so. While we spent quite a bit of time exploring different things in and around Normandy we also found ourselves spending hours on the property itself.

When we return to France we will be stopping by Normandy if for no other reason than to stay here. Thank you Mrs. Corbett for a fantastic experience and being so helpful prior to and during our time in this beautiful home!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wonderful everything worked out including the weather! Colombe and Yves loved your group and the chickens enjoyed your leftovers! You are most welcome anytime!
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Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Located near beautiful places for swimming, hiking, painting, nautical, tennis, biking, facilities, sightseeing, horseback riding, shopping and antiquing etc.


Located within 20 minute drive to more than a dozen coastal communities and within an hour of D-day beaches too.


Caen airport is the closest airport to the chateau. You will need to rent or hire a car. Trains are nearby as well but would require a car. Cherbourg is an hour 10 min by car and again a car is available and essential. Granville is 25 min by car and trains are there as well.


The closest town, Hambye is approx 3km. Coutances is 15 min by car for shopping, sightseeing and restaurants. St Malo is 25 min away by car with much to see and do. Gavray is about 13 km with good restaurants and Villedieu les Poeles is a 18 minute drive with trains to Paris and known for the copper pots it produces.

Further Details:

The historic Bayeux tapestry, D-day beaches and sites, le Mont St Michel, cathedrals, antiquing, Villdieu for shopping as well as all of the incredible beach communities with abundant amounts of fresh seafood, picnics in the countryside, fresh produce, dairy products, local meats, tranquility and the most beautiful day and evening sky on the planet are just a few things you will want to enjoy while you are here.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Saint-Martin-de-Cenilly, Lower Normandy

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
JUne 2018
2 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Jul - Aug Summer
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Sep - Oct
1 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning/Changeover £188.22
Refundable Damage Deposit £188.22

Booking Notes:
Bookings will be arranged with a 50% deposit. The remaining 50% will be due 1 month before your arrival.

Changeover Day:
Saturdays are generally the changeover days with some flexibility to be discussed per case basis. Checkout time is 10 am to allow for a thorough cleaning before the next guests arrive at 4.00pm.

Notes on prices:
Changeover fee is 265.00€
If the chateau is rented to you, the cottage is discounted 25% if you take both.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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