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Delightful 1870's French Chateau with Heated Swimming Pool

Bedrooms 8
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 Port en Bessin (Omaha Beach), Normandy - 10 mn drive from Omaha Beach, Bayeux and Historical sights

Chateau d'Argouges transports its visitors into the novels of Maupassant and Flaubert. This fully restored 19th century Chateau has eight spacious rooms w/ensuite bathrooms, an elegant sitting room w/fireplace, pool room, delightful dining-room (15), cozy library, large, light, fully refurbished kitchen and big game room (toddlers to teens); gym & heated swimming pool. Base yourself at the peaceful Chateau w/its wonderful grounds or take off to look round Normandy; Historic Bayeux and stunning uncrowded Omaha Beach are just 10mns away. Excellent fish restaurants close by or stroll around the local markets to shop for a memorable feast back at the Chateau. You can buy the freshest oysters and seafood at picturesque Port en Bessin (7km) and try the local Calvados, ciders, and Pommeau. Excellent trails for hiking & biking. Or, horseback riding at Sunset on Omaha Beach. 2 superb 18h golf courses 15mns on either direction. Experience Landing sites frm sea or w/ski - fish on Thibauts boat!

Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
21 March, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Mosles in Calvados

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 7 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 8 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Bdrm 1, full box shower; Bdrm 2, Bath w/standing shower; Bdrm 3, Bath w/standing shower; Bdrm 4, Bath w/standing shower; Bdrm 5, Bath w/standing shower; Bdrm 6, Bath w/standing shower; Bdrm 7, Bath w/standing shower; Bdrm 8, Bath w/standing shower;
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 15 (8 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: The Chateau has 8 bedrooms all w/ensuite bathrooms & seperate WC. Grnd flr: Bdrm 1, Queen, (shower); 1st flr: Bdrm 2, 2 Twins; Bdrm 3, Queen; Bdrm 4, Queen (4 Poster); 2nd flr: Bdrm 5, King; Bdrm 6, Queen; Bdrm 7, Queen; 3rd flr: Bdrm 8, Queen, 2 Twins.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Just installed new central heating. WIFI throughout the property, indoors and outdoors. Animals are not admitted Cook, babysitter and additional staff available on request. Outside: The grounds are divided into 3 levels. - the driveway, lined by 100yr old Linden trees leads to the pakg lot. Off to the side is a Green with a Bocci Court and an enclosed pond. A wonderful area to read or play with a newborn on the soft grass. Opposiute this is the main courtyard with its spectacular triangular Green, its large terrace oposite the kitchen and the 'Jungle Gym' and enclosed oversized Trampoline for the kids to have a blast . The Gym and Game Room are also here. - The middle terrace is where the partially enclosed French Garden and its 4 Greens is. Quiet, sunny and romantic it invites one to rest and read or simply contemplate. The lower terrace is where the 15x4,5mt, heated, swimming pool sits, enclosed by talls walls. In the Deep end, Diving Instructor, Thibaut Jeanne can teach and Certify you for Deep Sea diving. Thereafter he can take you out to explore the sunken landing craft! There is also a changing room w/bth and a covered terrace with bbq and a table x 14. Utility Room: The back kitchen room has reserves for crockery, utensils, + freezer and additional fridges. It also has storage space for food and tins etc. Also houses the 2 clothes washers (1 x 10k) and drier. Ironing, laundry space and additional sink also provided. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linens and towles are included and changed once a week on Saturdays. A housekeeper is included in the rental price for 4hrs a day, six days a week. More hours can be booked upon request. Other: Billiard Room; Large Game room for toddlers to teens; Gym with professional machines.


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Delightful 1870's French Chateau with Heated Swimming Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Reunion at Chateau d'Argourges

  • 5 of 5

I organised a special reunion for Middlesex Nurses - it was 50 years since we started our training and I chose Chateau d'Argourges as it appeared to have everything we needed. The Chateau turned out to be an absolute gem - very comfortable living space and plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms, gym swimming pool etc. Everyone loved it!

There was so much to do in the area - Normandy beaches, Chateaus, gardens, museums, markets - we were never at a loss for something to do. The Beaches were more informative and emotional than we could have imagined. South of Bayeux, Jardin du Castillion was another gem and well worth a visit - created by a couple now well into their 80's and still gardening.

I would thoroughly recommend a visit to this beautiful Chateau.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful location, and classic French Chateau...

  • 5 of 5

Very much left to our own devices... The property is fabulous and as you would imagine rustic and charming. Pool parties, Bar B Q's chef dinners in, we had a wonderful time - thank you!!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Одно из самых прекрасных мест, где я была!

  • 5 of 5

Я провела потрясающую неделю в старинном французском шато в 20 минутах езды на машине от побережья Ла-Манша.

Хозяева - Тибо и Софи - невероятно гостеприимные и доброжелательные люди! В шато есть абсолютно всё, что нужно для жизни, как дома - просторная кухня-столовая с посудомоечной машиной, светлые комната и ванная с огромными окнами, вайфай, стиральная и сушильная машины. По утрам слышно только пение птиц, а вид из окон только на зеленые деревья и цветы. Атмосфера в шато настолько уютная, что иногда даже не хотелось покидать его!

Я была приятно удивлена возможностью плавать в конце сентября в бассейне с подогревом, особенно, когда в России в это время температура была около 12 градусов.

В 15 минутах есть очень большой супермаркет, и мне повезло, что рядом с ним с 27 сентября открылся винный рынок, где представлено вино из разных регионов Франции.) В 10 минутах езды расположен рынок со свежей рыбой и морепродуктами. Также в городе Bayeux есть рынок, который работает по выходным. В этом же прекрасном средневековом городе есть множество магазинов и сувенирных лавок.

Отдельное место в истории этого региона занимает Омаха Бич, которое стало одним из переломных моментов во Второй Мировой Войне. Если вас не интересует история, то можно просто провести время на одном из самых прекрасных пляжей Ла-Манша

  • Review Submitted: 30-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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An amazing find

  • 5 of 5

We had a brilliant week at this amazing Chateau. It really is wonderful and so spacious. We were a party of 11 adults and several children and there was something for everyone around the house and it's grounds. We tended to do our own thing during the day and then congregate around the lovely heated pool of an evening. This was followed up by lovely home cooked food and some very nice French wine. We did venture out into Bayeaux a couple of evenings and had some good food. There were several supermarkets close by and something to do for everyone. The Chateau has such lovely charm and character and a great feel about it. I really can't wait to go back again. I have some very lovely memories and would definitely recommend a stay. Many thanks for sharing your lovely property.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A very Splendid Golftrip

  • 5 of 5

This superb castle has everything one requires for a perfect week. It is ideal situated, close to all the interesting places to visit yet far away from noisy traffic. In the morning you might hear just the birds . The rooms are very spacy, elegant styled and provide a kind of Comfort you seldom find even in First Class Hotels. The kitchen is spacious, well equipped and offers a table for easily eight persons. So , although there is a beautiful dining room, expect to spent more relaxing time in the Kitchen than elsewhere. Sophie and Thibault are most welcoming Hosts. If You need help, You will get. The garden is just beautiful and well kept.

We enjoyed this Chateau in May and in good weather, but this location is certainly a wonderful experience in every season.

  • Review Submitted: 17-May-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Christmas in Normandy

  • 5 of 5

We spent Christmas in Normandy and were fortunate to find this home as the perfect place for our family to reunite.My mother stumbled across the property on-line; the booking process and communication with the homeowner was very simple. We all arrived from our separate homes in the early evening to a beautifully lit and wonderfully warm Chateau. (My parents, grandmother (aged 92) sister, niece and nephew arrived from Kent, UK. My brother and family arrived from the Middle East, (via Paris) and I traveled from the US with my husband and children (via Paris). Thibault Jeanne was there to greet us and show us the ropes. The home is large with plenty of space for everyone. Each bedroom has either a connecting bathroom or it's own bathroom/shower facilities. The website does not do justice to how warm and cosy the bedrooms are. It is laid out over three/ four storeys so you will get your exercise. I think I counted 56 steps from the laundry room on the lower level to the bedrooms on the third floor (and there is another bedroom tucked in the attic). The 'back' staircase did scare me a little as we had three young children; the steps are steep and a little slippery so to be honest we never let the youngest child (20 months) out of arms reach on that staircase. The kitchen is large and well laid out with two dishwashers. Practically everything you need is there at the home. I think we had to purchase a potato masher :). We spent LOTS of time in the kitchen, preparing meals and drinking wonderful French wine. On the main level of the house is a dining room that accommodated our family well on Christmas day (8 adults and 6 children), this leads to a wonderful drawing/living room that overlooks the swimming pool, has a natural wood burning fire place and really comfortable furniture, and this in turn leads to a TV room. Never at any point did the house feel crowded with 14 people. The grounds of the home are wonderful too; although with it being December we did not use them as much as we would in the summer time. The pool area looks awesome. I like the fact it was close to the home but was also in a separate part of the garden - great for peace of mind if you have young children. (There appeared to be a pool alarm too). There is also a playroom across the courtyard from the main house.

The local area was beautiful. We did not choose this location to focus on D-Day/WWII but seeing as there are lots of historic sites close by, we did spend some time viewing them

  • Review Submitted: 14-Mar-2015
  • Date of Stay: December 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
10 Kilometres
La Terrasse
Nearest Ferry
40 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
10 Kilometres
La Rapière
Nearest Ski
700 Kilometres
La Clusaz
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Sailing, horseback-riding, biking, hiking, fishing, windsurfing, beach-surfing at low tide, antiquing, photography, historical sites (Bayeux, D-Day Landing Beaches; Rouen, where Joan of Arc was burnt at the stake, Mont St Michel), great shopping, tennis.

SPECIAL!: There is also the possibility of booking the 19ft (4.75mt) 90hp Atlantic Rib for Excursions that last either a half (snacks and soft drinks included)or full day (secluded beach picinic + drinks included). This comfortable semi rigid boat can carry its hired driver plus 6, 8 or 10 passengers depending on the purpose of the outing. One can hire it to betake from the sea the spectacular Norman coast and its moving WWII Landing sites beaches (10). Another outing could be for those who love to fish Sea Bass (8) or, another still, would be to spend the day Deep Sea diving (5 day course and intl accreditation available) for Lobster or experiencing the sunken tanks and landing craft from a unique and moving perspective.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Mosles, Calvados

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
6 Jan 2018 - 30 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
31 Mar 2018 - 18 May 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
19 May 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 4
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 5
29 Sep 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £888.63
Stay tax £0.89 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

Changeover Day:
Saturday, departure by 10 am and arrival between 4 and 6 pm.
Cleaning fee Euro 360.

Notes on prices:
The above prices are an indication - for full pricing information please go to the owners website.
For longer lets discounts are available.
Summer prices include pool heated at 28° Centigrade. Higher heating is calculated at 200€ per week for every 2 degrees.
Winter prices include heating and firewood.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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