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Chateau With Swimming Pool, Jacuzzi, Sauna And Gym

People12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms5
Separate WC's2
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Chateau in Dohem, Nord-Pas-De-Calais, France - Country Location, Close To Golf Courses

This delightful Chateau has a romantic history; in 1875 Andre Joseph Courtat built a large and beautiful property on the birthplace of his wife. The Chateau has breathtaking views over open countryside and is set in the heart of the Regional Natural Park Caps and Marais d’Opale in a small village called Dohem which is just a short 35 minute drive from both the Eurotunnel and the Ferry, making it ideal for those who want to holiday in France but without all the driving. The property is set behind a high wall and is approached through wrought iron gates, over a sweeping crunchy gravel drive with plenty of parking space for 8-10 cars.

This beautiful Chateau has been completely renovated to a very high standard. It has 6 bedrooms arranged over two floors, 3 of which have en suite shower rooms, a large light and airy lounge with wood burning stove, Games Room with Pool Table, Study with Wi-Fi, fully equipped Kitchen with large range style cooker, fridge/freezer with ice maker, microwave, dishwasher, large walk in Pantry and Utility Room with washing machine and tumble dryer, large Dining Room seating 12, ground floor cloakroom, first floor cloakroom and large family bathroom with bath and walk-in shower. The attached barn has a large fitted Gymnasium, Sauna Room.

Outside the property has a large decked eating out area outside the kitchen with large table and chairs and to the rear of the property is a huge multi level decked area incorporating jacuzzi and swimming pool with plenty of seating and loungers and having far reaching views over open rolling countryside. There are large landscaped gardens with large lawned area and shrub borders and a separate 'secret garden' hidden away with a pond full of water lily's, goldfish and coy carp, a fountain and extensively planted with herbs and roses, a lovely place to sit and dream.

More Details

Owner
Wendy Clark
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
13 November, 2017

About Wendy Clark

My name is Wendy Courtenay. I have a passion for doing up old properties and interior design, so the Chateau was a real labour of love for me, and I am now satisfied it has been restored to its former glory. I think you will agree that is truly lovely throughout .

The house in Northern France we bought as a bit of a project in December 2010 and it has now been renovated to a very high standard both inside and out. You will find comfortable sofas and beds, a very well equipped kitchen (I love cooking) and well tended gardens.

I like our guests to have a real home from home experience, so you will find everything you need on hand to have a fabulous and memorable holiday.

Wendy Clark purchased this chateau / country house in 2010

Why Wendy Clark chose Dohem

We wanted to buy a property in France that was not too far from the Eurotunnel or Ferry, so that we could have lovely weekends with family and friends there. And the Chateau is just 35 minutes drive from both, so it makes it easy to travel to and from the UK.

We fell in love with Chateau de Dohem at first sight. It looks like a romantic fairytale castle and the views from the rear garden are just breathtaking. We were sold on the property before we even set foot inside the gates.

Set in a quiet location behind a high wall, you can feel yourself unwind and relax.

We took two years renovating the property and it is now truly beautiful both inside and out. It is a place to relax and enjoy with friends and family. We hope that you will enjoy staying here just as much as we do.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

The house transports you to a time gone by. You feel it is a special place as soon as you catch sight of it. So pretty it looks like a magical fairy castle.

The property has all modern conveniences and everything you need for your holiday has been thought about.

There are plenty of eating out areas and wicker style furniture in abundance.

There is a full size swimming pool and jacuzzi set into the large multi level decked area. There is also a fully equipped gymnasium and sauna room with shower block in the converted barn building.

The games room has a pool table and flat screen TV and there are plenty of board games, DVD's and CD's.

There are two cots available, two high chairs and stair gates. There are also two inflatable mattresses.

Location

Nearest Airport
99.2 Kilometres
Lille Airport
Nearest Barpub
9.9 Kilometres
Fauquembergues
Nearest Ferry
57.7 Kilometres
Calais
Nearest Golf
18.3 Kilometres
Aa St Omer Golf Club, Chemin du Bois, 62380
Nearest Train
57.4 Kilometres
Eurotunnel
Nearest Motorway
15.9 Kilometres
A26
Nearest Restaurant
10.3 Kilometres
Auberge de l'Arc en Ciel, Fauquembergues
Nearest Beach
45 Kilometres
Boulogne
Car: necessary

Just 10 minutes drive from the Chateau are good local shops in both Therouanne and Fauquembergues including Carrefour Minimarket, Baker and Butcher, both have banks for cash withdrawal, pharmacy, hairdresser and petrol stations.

Therrouanne small nearest town 7km approx 8 minutes drive from the Chateau

Fauquembergues small town 9.6km approx 10 minutes drive from the Chateau

Just 9 minutes drive from the house is Denlys Park, a theme park in Dennebroueucq. The parks's mascot is Denno the tortoise. Family amusement park with 30 different attractions suitable for children of all ages.

St Omer City with Cathedral, Museum plenty of shops and open market held in the square on a Saturday morning is 16km approx 20 minutes drive. There is also a huge Auchan hypermarket and Business park with wide selection of shops. There are plenty of good restaurants in St Omer too, My favourite is a Flemish restaurant Die Dre Kalders which you should book, its great for families and large groups, the food is plentiful and not expensive. There is also a Bowling Alley in St Omer and right next door is a Go Karting track.

La Coupole - In the earth of a gigantic underground bunker, discover the dark side of World War II of this battlefield museum located 5 km from Saint-Omer in the town of Wizernes approx 15 minutes drive from the Chateau, and is among the most impressive remnants of the Second World War in Europe. There is also a Planetarium 3D space show. Well worth a visit.

Aire sur la Lys ancient town with open market and river running through is worth a visit. It has a great bric-a-brac furniture shop called ABC 17km approx 21 minutes drive

Golf - the 27 holes of the Aa Saint Omer Golf Club.The route of the Val, this 18-hole imagined by the natural curves of the hilly site is designed to sublimate the French second professional tournament, the Najeti Hotels and Golf Open, selected by the European Tour. Located in Lumbres approx 20 minutes drive from the Chateau.

Coast/Beach: Le Touquet Paris Plage a lovely seaside town for a day out is 41km approx 55 minutes by car. Sandy beaches and good shopping and restaurants. Right on the sea front, housed under a huge glass pyramid the Aqualud Water Leisure Centre is a giant pool with waves, ‘rocky’ slides, jacuzzis, solarium etc. There is also an outdoor section open in summer with 3 more pools, flumes and rides. The Black Hole and the Twister are great where the brave are ejected from the serpent’s mouth at 70 kilometres per hour and finish in a spinning centrifuge. The kids will love Rock River and the delights of the water cannon for shooting people in the pool.

Calais: Eurotunnel Terminal and Ferry Port is approx 57km approx 35 minutes by car

Boulogne-sur Mer: is 45.5km approx 48 minutes by car and has Aquarium Nausicaa Sea Life Centre and lovely sandy beaches.

Lilles is a large City with lovely squares, old town and plenty shops. Lilles is approx 62km just under an hour by car. It is the home of a huge Brocante 'antique fair' every September.

Bruges, Belgium is 128km approx 1hr 45 by car. Beautiful Bruges is the capital and largest city of the province of West Flanders often referred to as the Venice of the North. It is chocolate box pretty and famous for its canals, chocolates and lace.

Paris: 197km for Disneyland Paris approximately 2.40hrs by car.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Dohem in Pas-de-Calais

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
General:
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WC's
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Toilet 2 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 4 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • Separate WC to ground floor, Separate WC to first floor, En-suite shower room to Bedroom 1, Family bathroom to first floor with walk in shower and bath, En-suite shower room to Bedroom 5, En-suite shower room to Bedroom 6, Shower room to Gym Block
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12 (6 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with King-size Bed and cot en suite shower, Bedroom 2 with King-size Bed, Bedroom 3 with Double Bed, Bedroom 4 with Double Bed, Bedroom 5 With King-size Bed and en suite shower, Bedroom 6 with King-size Bed and cot en suite shower.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Spacious rooms over 3 levels and separate converted barn housing gymnasium, sauna room and shower/wc Outside: Plenty of parking on gravelled area. Landscaped gardens with separate pond garden, Very large multi-level decked area with plenty of outdoor furniture including tables and chairs, sofas, loungers. Full size private heated swimming pool, Jacuzzi built into the deck Utility Room: Washing Machine, Tumble Dryer Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Towels and linen are included and changed weekly. Other: Fully fitted Gymnasium with flat screen TV FreeSat Box, Sauna Room, Decked area to Kitchen, Huge multi-level decked area with plenty of seating, Swimming pool with loungers, Jacuzzi. Cellar with two large chest freezers.

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews
5

Amazing stay at a beautifully restored and well equipped Chateau.

  • 5 of 5

Arrived at the entrance gate and were blown away by the view of the chateau which greeted us. It looks more impressive in real life than the pictures online. The chateau has been lovingly restored and every room is impressive, clean and comfortable.

Wendy is a very welcoming host and the facilities offered here far exceed those we have experienced before in France.

Wendy provides a welcome food pack and the kitchen is well stocked, including a pantry filled with wine, soft drinks, tins, packets etc to help prepare tasty meals. We just replaced what we used.

The outdoor space is enormous, gets the sun all day long and provides ample room to relax or party and we made lots of use of the hot tub, pool and barbecue despite sometimes inclement weather.

The location of the chateau is very rural with beautiful views over the countryside and farmland. It is a very peaceful and relaxing place to stay, however, you are not far from bigger towns and good places to explore. We would recommend visiting the restaurant Auberge in the village of Fauquembergues, a 10 minute drive away. We had a fabulous long lazy lunch and the staff were very friendly.

We will definitely look to return to this lovely place and would thoroughly recommend it to others. We have very happy memories of our week here.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Chateau

  • 5 of 5

Glorious Chateau sleeping 12 people comfortably. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this lovely property. Felt at home the minute we stepped in. Swimming pool, gym and pool table well used by the children in our group. Rooms beautifully decorated and kitchen well stocked with equipment. Would definitely recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Selina and family, you were lovely guests and would be welcome back anytime. So glad that you enjoyed your stay at le Chateau. Wendy
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5

The perfect setting for an amazing NYE!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in this amazing chateau over New Years Eve last year (2016) with 11 friends, 2 babies and a dog! It was the most perfect setting for a fabulous weekend with something that suited everyone's needs. The sauna and hot tub were amazing, the kitchen really well equipped, a lovely dining room for meals and a really comfy sitting room for chilling out and watching films.

We loved it so much we're planning on returning this year.

Thanks again!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Luxury with a homely ambience

  • 5 of 5

I booked the chateau for a special family celebration based on the website presentation, but I had one reservation (no pun intended!). The property looked so luxurious I was concerned that the family (3 generations with an age range of 64 to 16 months) might not be able to relax for fear of damaging some of the pristine furnishings.

That concern was immediately dispelled on arrival when we were given a very warm welcome from Wendy who stressed that the property was there to be enjoyed. On exploring the property we found it had that rare combination - an air of luxury and a homely ambience. The furnishings and contents were in excellent condition but looked to have been chosen for their practicality, almost as if to ensure that guests would not be afraid to use them.

Talking of the contents, it was almost as if the property was regularly used by the owners who had simply vacated the place to let us stay for a while.The generously stocked kitchen, the overflowing larder, the utility area with reserves for months, the games, the DVDs, the CDs, the library - all at our disposal. If we had known what provisions there would be on arrival we would not have worried about stopping off at a supermarket en route, and there seemed to be no expectation or obligation (apart from one's own conscience) to replace what was used. (And no delay in refunding the deposit, despite one or two breakages having been reported.)

The facilities are first-class, with the pool being a great hit. The house was easily large enough to cater for 6 adults and 5 children and the general consensus of the whole family was that we could not have found a better venue for our purpose. I have no hesitation in recommending it, nor in commending Wendy for her handling of all of the arrangements.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Relaxing comfortable atmospheric venue

  • 5 of 5

Arriving at the gates you are immediately impressed at the first sight of the chateau. As you are shown around the interior the experience only gets better. This is the perfect venue for a family holiday. We visited with our 4 daughters, their partners and 2 grandchildren. There is plenty of space for everyone . The kitchen facilities are first class and there are gas and charcoal barbecues for outside cooking. Wendy is a wonderful host and was extremely generous with the provisions left by her which included wine and beer. The chateau is spotless both inside and outside with heated swimming pool. Plenty of basic things like towels. Our overriding impression is hat Wendy concentrates on ensuring that her guests thoroughly enjoy their stay and get value for money. Nothing is too much trouble for her and indeed when we left a part from our hire car Wendy arranged to return it to CDG airport for us. Absolutely no complaints about this accommodation and we are looking forward to a return

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

The best house we have ever stayed

  • 5 of 5

From booking to departure the owner was truly amazing. The Chateau is stunning starting from kitchen to bedrooms, the gym the pool, everything. The kitchen is equipped so comprehensively including separate dinner services for out door eating. The area is lovely and close to supermarkets and also towns with lovely restaurants. We would highly recommend this home, it is home from home with all the luxuries. It is safe with beautiful views and stunning sunsets. We will be returning !!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Nov-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Dohem, Nord-Pas-de-Calais

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 2
15 Jul 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,950
for 7 nights
£2,950
 
 
Rate 6
16 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£3,950
for 7 nights
£3,950
 
 
Rate 7
6 Jan 2018 - 23 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,950
for 7 nights
£2,950
 
 
Rate 8
24 Mar 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
£3,500
for 7 nights
£3,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£2,950
for 7 nights
£2,950
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Booking Notes:
All bookings made to be confirmed in writing by email. 25% non refundable deposit payable on booking with balance and refundable deposit to be paid one month prior to holiday stay dates. Deposit will be refunded in full post holiday, less any charges for breakages and any deep cleaning necessary.

Changeover Day:
Saturday arrival from 3pm departing by 10am the following Saturday although this can be flexible depending on the time of year unless otherwise agreed with the owner

Notes on prices:
Please note that short breaks may be available on request when not in high season. Please call to discuss.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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