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Château In The Normandy Countryside. Set In Five Acres Of Grounds With A Heated

Bedrooms 5
Space 7,534 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Chateau near Thury Harcourt, Nr. Caen, Calvados, Normandy, France - Peaceful Location Set In The Suisse Normand Close To The Normandy Beaches & Historic Towns

Beautiful historic château set amongst the fields of the french countryside. The chateau is set in its own grounds of 5 acres of mature gardens & woods. The house is mentioned in the book by G Le Notre which is based in the times of the French Revolution. The house has been refurbished to a very high standard with an Aga, a fully equipped kitchen, log burners & wifi but still retaining the original charm & features of the property. There is a heated swimming pool in the grounds & ample room for the kids to run around with a vast rear lawn. All the bedrooms are double in size with a games room, play room & gym available as well. There are numerous grand rooms with fireplaces, antique furniture & paintings. The house is situated in the heart of the Suisse Normand with its numerous possibilities for walking, cycling & kayaking. It is in a central position close to the events of the World Equestrian Games. It is also only a short drive away from the D Day beaches & the resorts of Cabourg, Deauville & Trouville. The historic towns of Caen, Falaise & Bayeux are all equally accessible. Mont St Michel & Monet's Garden & Giverny are all within easy reach.

Cheryl Conner
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 June, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

On behalf of all my family we want to thank you for allowing us to have such a fantastic holiday at the chateau, it was simply magnificent & surpassed all our needs & expectations.
Aug 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Donnay in Calvados

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 7534 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Ensuite bathroom 1 to bedroom 1(tower) with roll top bath, wc, shower & 2 sinks. Ensuite bathroom 2 to bedroom 3 with bath, wc & 1 sink. Ensuite bathroom 3 to bedroom 5 with roll top bath , bidet, wc, shower & large sink.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1(Tower) with a king size bed Bedroom 2 with a king size bed Bedroom 3 with 2 twin beds & a double bed Bedroom 4 with 2 twin beds Bedroom 5 with a king size bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: Five large bedrooms with three en-suite bathrooms. Travel cots, high chairs & steriliser plus a variety of baby equipment available.Well stocked library. Games room with Xbox plus flat screen TV. Pool table. Well equipped kitchen. Heated swimming pool(9m x6m). Extensive private grounds. Outside: The property is set in 5 acres of mature gardens & woods. There is a large lawn to the rear of the property perfect for leisurely lunches or for the kids to run around. Alternatively, there is seating available at the front of the property which is perfect for a summer evening BBQ. There is a kids play area with slide, swings & a climbing ladder. There is a private, heated swimming pool measuring 9 x 6 metres(heating included) & a patio area surrounding it with many comfy chairs & loungers. The property is well screened by trees but backs on to fields & is private, peaceful & secluded. The mature woods are perfect for a game of hide & seek or to build a den. There are numerous country walks available in the countryside nearby. Utility Room: Microwave, washing machine plus sink. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels & linen included. Towels & linen changed once weekly. Property cleaned at start of stay. Other: Dining room: large with flag stone floor. Large oak table plus antique wooden benches plus chairs. Comfy sofa. Murano glass chandelier, antique furniture plus paintings. Log burner. Ipod connectivity. Library: Well stocked with books & magazines.


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Château In The Normandy Countryside. Set In Five Acres Of Grounds With A Heated
average rating of 4.8 based on 8 reviews

A Family celebration

  • 5 of 5

We were celebrating our Golden Wedding anniversary by enjoying a holiday with our children & their families. The chateau was ideal for our purposes-plenty of space for the grandchildren to run around & play & lots of room inside the house. They enjoyed the pool very much but we were glad we had taken wet suits for them as it was a bit on the chilly side!

We enjoyed trips to Bayeux,Clecy & Thury-Harcourt was handy for shopping but staying here you have to be prepared to drive as Donnay itself is very rural.If you are a Francophile & want to relax & enjoy a slow pace of life it's lovely.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A lovely homely chateau for the family

  • 5 of 5

The owners of this property were very helpful as soon as the property was booked. We received plenty of info on how to get to the Chateau and what things there were to do around. The property was everything we hoped it would be and more, with plenty to do for everyone. Beautiful quality of furnishings, well stocked kitchen, children’s playroom, library and enough room to lose yourself in its spectacular architecture and surroundings. We will be back

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A beautiful retreat in the countryside

  • 4 of 5

This is a perfect location if you want a stress free relaxing holiday. It is great for families. With loads of room for kids to let off steam inside and out and in the pool. It's totally enclosed so adults can actually sit and relax while the children are playing. I loved the decor which was modern but in keeping with the building which has tons of character. The owners couldn't have been more helpful and our contacts in France were on hand if we needed anything. The only reason I'm not scoring a five as our mattress in the family room was quite uncomfortable but everyone else's were fine. And we were a party of ten. But would highly recommend and would definitely book again

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property in a wonderful part of the world.

  • 5 of 5

The property was just as we imagined - wonderfully set up and perfect for a large group. The pool was perfect for small children as was the large garden. Everything that was needed was provided for and my whole party had a superb time, I would highly recommend the chateau to anyone wanting to visit the area or organising a large get together.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
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Wonderful restful stay!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely, well equipped, peaceful stay at fabulous Chateau with wonderful grounds. Will definitely return...

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Special interest holidays:

Kayaking, walking, horse riding & cycling all available locally.


40 minutes by car to the nearest beaches. There are numerous beaches available from the D Day beaches to resorts such as Merville-Franceville, Cabourg & Houlgate. The chic resorts of Deauville & Trouville are approximately an hour away by car.


For those coming by boat: the property is 45 minutes from the port of Ouistreham & approximately 1 hour 20 minutes from Le Havre. If flying, the airport at Carpiquet is 40 minutes away. Dinard is 2 hours away, whilst Charles de Gaule is approximately 2hours 45 minutes by car.


Donnay is 0.5 km away. Thury Harcourt is approximately 7km away & has shops, restaurants, bars & a boulangerie. The historic towns of Falaise & Caen are 20km & 30km respectively. The D day beaches are 40km away & the resorts of Merville-Franceville & Houlgate are approximately 45kms away.

Further Details:

Local shops, restaurants, supermarkets & banks are available in Thury Harcourt which is approximately 10 minutes away by car. There is a swimming pool in Thury Harcourt. The town of Clecy is in the heart of the Suisse Normand & is a haven for kayaking, cycling & walking & is approximately 10minutes away by car. For hypermarkets & clothes shopping the towns of Mondeville & Caen are approximately 30minutes away by car.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
A deposit is taken at the time of booking. The balance remaining is taken six weeks prior to arriving. There is a refundable security deposit of £200 which is taken to cover any breakages.

Changeover Day:
Flexible depending on the time of year.

Notes on prices:
10 per cent discount available for second week.
10 per cent loyalty discount available for return bookings.
5 per cent friends & family discount if recommended by a friend or family member who has stayed at the Chateau.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.