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Amenities:Fireplace, Freezer, Full kitchen, Oven, Phone, Shower, Wireless Internet Access
Activities:Badminton, Beach, Museums, Ping Pong, Restaurants
Description:Chateau de Court is an exquisite 18th Century country house, set in the midst of its own parklands, fields, and pastures in bucolic Normandy. The current owners have restored this grand monument of the Ancien Rc3a9gime with 21st Century standards of comfort and convenience, without yielding any of the chateaue28099s original elegance and charm. Here you will find all the magnificence and elegance of a grand French chc3a2teau with the comforts of modern convenience...magnificent reception rooms to welcome friends and family...each unique bedroom with its own luxurious ensuite bathroom...a fully-equipped kitchen and wifi. Country walks and bicycle rides in the fresh air, billards and ping-pong in the chateau, badminton and boules on the lawn. Well-situated to explore the sites that make France one of the most beloved travel destinations, you are within a few hours reach of Omaha Beach, Deauville and Mont St-Michel to the West...Paris, Versailles, and Giverny to the East...the chateaux of the Loire Valley to the South...and the plat pays of lesser-known Northern France. Only 160 km from Paris, well served by auto routes and trains, the Chc3a2teau de Courtomer is ideally suited to host you and your family and friends. On the grounds of the chateau, the Orangerie, with its 77 m2 (828ft2), is suitable for large cocktail receptions and dinners. The chateau is available as a self-catered venue. You and your guests will find the chateau de Court a congenial place to work or play. Start your day with a walk through the chateaue28099s 20 hectares of park and woodlands (where you may surprise deer grazing or admire the chateaue28099s herd of registered Limousin cattle). Breakfast in the sun of the e2809ccour de28099honneur. After a full day exploring the regione28099s rich heritage, returnto a cheerful fire in the library, a cocktail in the cozy e2809cfumoire2809d (an 18th-century gentlemane28099s den), an intimate dinner in the informal dining room (comfortably seating up to 10) or a grand dinner in the great dining hall. Follow that up with a game of billiards or around the piano in the grand salon. You and your guests will enjoy the traditional amenities of a grand French chateau - with the added bonus of luxurious en-suite bathrooms and a modern kitchen. In short our chateau will be your home in one of the most charming and historically important regions of France. Only 160km from Paris, well-served by auto routes and train, the chateau is ideally suited to host you and your family and friends. n This grand 18th-century country house offers you and your guests 12 bedrooms all with luxurious en-suite bathrooms. The chateau includes a large dining hall and a smaller private dining room (comfortably seating up to 10), an entrance foyer with magnificent chandelier, a sweeping escalier d 'honneur with full-size portrait of the Marquis, two elegant and comfortably appointed salons, a charming library with working fireplace, a fumoir (18th-century gentleman 's den), a Catholic chapel in the main house and a rare 17th-century Protestant temple in the grounds. The grounds also include an orangerie, fitted with a handsome stone chimney and French doors, a glacic3a8re(an C18th ice house), a spring house once used as a laundry, stables, and an active farm. There are three conference rooms, a business centre, and wifi throughout the chateau and grounds. Ground Floor Dining Room: Large crystal chandelier and floor to ceiling windows with views out over the chateau ' 's fields and pastures and the rolling French countryside. Kitchen: Fully-equipped with new Siemens appliances: 2 electric ovens, electric cooktop, 2 microwaves, 2 dishwashers, 2 refrigerators (one with side-by-side freezer), plate warmer and 2 sets of place settings. Direct access to both the large and the smaller dining rooms salon and caves. Dumbwaiter (freight lift) with access to large cold storage unit in the cave. Petit Salon: Elegant and comfortable, with large French windows opening onto the park. Grand Salon: Comfortable sofas and armchairs, sumptuous silk curtains, handsome paintings and engravings, grand piano, marble fireplace, French windows overlooking park and farmland. Library: Original book collection of the house, comfortable leather sofa, chairs, chaise longe. Marble fireplace. Fumoir: Intimate sitting room for small gatherings or time alone to work or read. The parquet floor, in an intricate star shape, is listed with the French Monuments historiques. Business centre: 2 printers, with fax. Photocopier and scanner. Fixed-line telephone. 3 desks. Double bedroom1: Double bed with en-suite shower and views of the French countryside. Double bedroom2. First Floor Bedrooms: All with exquisite views of the countryside and park. 4 bedrooms with double beds, 4 bedrooms with twin beds, and 4 bedrooms with single beds all exquisitely decorated. All rooms have luxurious en-suite bathrooms. Grounds Area: The grounds span 365 pristine acres, of which some 20 acres are park and manicured gardens, the rest actively farmed. Outbuildings: Stables, guardian 's house, ice house, spring house, and rare C17th Protestant temple, also a listed monument on the national registry. n *Please note, locations shown on the maps are approximations only The closest train station is called L 'Aigle which can be reached directly from Paris. The closest international airport is Paris Charles de Gaulle, which is 160km away. The local town is just 10mins walk from the chateau and has two boulangeries (one with a wood-fired brick oven), a wine cave (where you can also buy the local calvados and cider for which Normandy is famous), an excellent butcher and charcutier, a mercerie (where the towne28099s hospitable mayor presides over sewing supplies), a pharmacy, a convenience store, a bank and a bar. On a Sunday, youe28099ll be able to buy locally-produced camembert and foie gras, fresh vegetables and locally-raised meat and poultry. Youe28099ll also note the 19th Century church with its stained windows of the saints of France and ornately carved altars. On hallowed ground outside the church is the obligatory war monument to the Francee28099s lost generation of 1914-1918, outside the mairie is artillery from the Battle of Normandy of 1945. A 15-minute drive away is the charming cathedral town of Sec3a9s, one of the oldest diocese in France. The twin towers of its 13th-century gothic cathedral, lit from within at night, are a luminous beacon for miles around. Today, Sec3a9s is a bustling small town with lively Saturday market. Bayeux: This lovely town combines the roots of Norman history with proximity to the D-Day beaches of World War II. The Bayeux Museum displays one of oldest and certainly most famous embroidered e2809ctapestriese2809d (it is actually a cloth, not a woven tapestry) in the world. The 11th-century tapestry depicts the Norman conquest of England in 1066 and is said to have been embroidered by William the Conquerore28099s Anglo-Saxon queen, Mathilda. The soaring cathedral, dating from the same epoch, was built by Williame28099s half-brother, Bishop Odo. Numerous D-day beaches, museums and memorial sights are located along the Normandy coast, about 100km to the north of the chateau. Not just for history enthusiasts, people also visit the seaside and coastal towns of Normandy for the sandy beaches and excellent seafood. You will find the best oysters in Courseulles! Mont St Michel: Monastery and fortress, Mont Saint Michel rises from the sea just off the coast of Normandy: e2809clike a fantastical manor, like a palace in a dream, eerily strange and beautifule2809d wrote Guy de Maupassant. You can walk to Saint-Michel at low tide. The abbey was founded in 708, one of the first sites consecrated to the Archangel Michael. The abbey is a textbook example of medieval architecture and its gardens, where the intrepid monks cultivated vegetables for their austere meals. Youe28099ll eat richer fare in one of the harbor towne28099s many restaurants. Be sure to visit the boutique of the Mc3a8re Poulard, known to generations of French schoolchildren for her buttery cookies. Paris: The ultimate day trip from the Chateau is of course Paris. Only 1.5 hours on the train you can spend the day in Paris exploring the fast-paced City of Light and return back to the quiet French countryside for a locally prepared dinner and restful nighte28099s sleep. n Any amount of catering and/or maid service is available on request. Please enquire. n Complete with three fully-equipped conference rooms, a business centre, and wifi throughout the chc3a2teau and grounds, the chateau is ideally suited to host your business meetings.
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