|Minimum Stay||1 - 7 nights|
This option is if you wish to hire both wings plus the cottage for a large gathering of up to 26 people. If you take this option you will have 8 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms in the chateau plus 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom in the Cottage. The two wings each have three other receptions rooms and a kitchen/diner and the Cottage has a reception room and kitchen/diner. All three units have their own private terrace with barbeque. The property is furnished in keeping with its rustic country chateau character - not too formal, yet in keeping with its character. The grounds are beautiful and traversed by a river which is fenced off making it safe for children. The heated pool is large - 5 metres by 10 metres and open from the start of April til early October. We have two ponies and a donkey in the pasture as well as wild ducks in the pond, plus our secret swing garden and meditation island.
The Château de la Vallee is idyllically set on the edge of a village by beautiful rolling countryside next to the lush Forest of Eu. The two wings of the Chateau - which each have 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms - and its Cottage with 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom are fantastic self-catering summer and winter rental properties which have been lovingly renovated retaining a vast array of original features without being too formal - no priceless antiques for parents of young children to worry about! Both properties are furnished in a period style in keeping with their rustic surroundings and provide lots of little luxuries that make a holiday here something quite special. The owners particularly welcome families with children and have concentrated on making it a fantastic and safe place for everyone to have a relaxed, laid-back and wonderful holiday. Rent one or two wings or all three properties for parties of up to 26 people.
It’s the perfect destination for a family summer holiday, a weekend reunion of friends and family and is also a romantic winter retreat or as an idyllic base for an activity holiday all the year round with so much on offer in the region including golf, fishing, cycling, hiking, walking, motocross, quadbiking, horse riding and green-laning as well as historical sites such as the landing beaches and numerous chateaux to visit.
There are numerous theme parks within reach to delight the children as well as plenty of other child-friendly activities. Many of our summer guests come back in the winter months to make the most of the beautiful countryside and to enjoy the natural beauty of the region which has so much to offer all the year round. 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 during the 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 Giverny. So much to do for everyone.
The rental prices quoted are for all three units of the property - the East Wing + West Wing + Cottage.
Rates quoted are for the Economy Package. Upgrade to Premium Package for supplement of UK£350. (UK£130 for each wing plus UK£90 for cottage). Premium includes bed linens, towels, dressing gowns for the adults, toiletries and champagne welcome pack.
We stayed in the cottage in January as a pre visit- We are hiring the chateau in the summer to hold our wedding there, so this was a visit to check out all the local amenaties and the property itself.
Even in the depths of winter (it was -5 when we arrived) the properties and gardens are wonderful. The Cottage was an ideal base for exploring the local area and there is plenty to do within 15-20mins, I would say a car is essential to make the most of your visit. The description of the property is an accurate reflection and although we didn't get bath robes all the bath towels and linen were of a high standard. The welcome book was really helpful in suggesting places to visit and we hopped on a train to paris for the day. The owner has been very helpful in suggesting local contacts to help on our wedding day and now we are really excited about visiting with all of our family for hopefully a wonderful family holiday and a fabulous wedding.
Me and my family stayed in the cottage for a week and had a lovely time. We were welcomed by Janet who was very helpful throughout are stay, she was on call if we had any questions or any problems which was great to no. The cottage and chateau was situated in a quiet little village, but was also not to far from some nice beaches and some lovely places to visit. We were lucky with weather and also lucky to be sharing the grounds and pool with another wonderful family group which made are holiday perfect. We had a great holiday and would recommend to anybody who is thinking of staying here.
Well what can we say about this chateau.........Book it!! We held a 50th birthday surprise for my wife at the chateau - it was perfect, it is a simply stunning property - kids will love roaming and hunting around the house and grounds. The pool was very well maintained as was everything from our initial booking until the day we left - a big huge thank you to Angela and Judith - both were so helpful and made our holiday one to remember. The locals are very friendly, they all knew we were a party and made us feel very welcome, trying to arrange a date next year to return - thank you everyone who made this a truly wonderful experience -
We had a wonderful get away in the darling cottage. We were warmly welcomed by Janet to this beautiful French countryside. The cottage was exactly what our family needed after a busy stop in Paris. The grounds were well maintained with wonderful areas to roam. We especially enjoyed the company of the ponies and donkey. The cottage itself has a warm cozy decor. We highly recommended!!!
What a great week! We travelled as a large group (17) so hired both wings of the main house, this provided more space than enough with beds to spare. Our party included 9 children of varying ages so separate adult and child dining was ideal given the two large dining areas.
The grounds and stream provided plenty of entertainment for the children but the wonderful surrounding country side and places to visit made the week fly by.
As party organiser my job was made simple by the owners clear and quick communication.
While for some of the older children a lack of internet connection initially caused concern for some of us that is a blessing.
So the big question would we go back? - BIG FAT YES!!
There were 17 of us made up of 4 families, 8 adults and 9 children, ages ranging from 8 to 16.
The accommodation was flexible enough to suit us all, and apart from one or two minor irritations everything was of a very good standard. We made great use of all the facilities.
The children enjoyed using the pool, paddling and netting in the fast moving stream, playing games throughout the large space within the house, spending lots of time in the jacuzzi. They brought an x box and one lounge was used mainly for that whilst the other was used more for dvds/tv. They also played games of volleyball and footie outside. Occasionally they even visited Pete the donkey in his field.
This left the adults to relax without children, or to join in as they wished. (We did organise a few things; honest!)
We explored the area on foot and by car, going for country walks, visiting the seaside and going on a steam train.
We have loads of photos and video footage to remind us of a truly fantastic time. I think the children will remember it as a 'golden' memory.
In fact we'd all love to return!
ASK ABOUT OUR WEEKEND SPECIALS! The Chateau and Cottage are idyllically set on the edge of a village in beautiful rolling countryside next to the lush Forest of Eu. The beach is just a 15 minute scenic drive away and the cities of Dieppe and Abbeville are just half an hour away, while Paris is an easy two hour drive. 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. The locals are very friendly and it’s impossible to pass someone in the street without them saying a friendly “bonjour”. 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.