Chateau Marquis lies in the heart of the wild and beautiful Cotentin peninsula area in Normandy. The Chateau has a harmonious and romantic style with a successful blend of warmth created by wood panels, mouldings and light that stream through large windows on both sides. All reception rooms have double exposure and view of the sea less than 2 kilometres away.
You will be surrounded by the elegance of XVII and XVIII century France - the house & gardens are listed with the National Trust without forgetting some modern comforts, Wi- Fi Internet, satellite TV, heated swimming pool and tennis court.
Chateau Marquis has 6 bedrooms including two master suites with a sleeping capacity of 10 people, the estate includes the castle and cottage with two bedrooms therefore the total capacity is up to 14 people maximum.
The first floor, on one side the landing opens to a formal drawing room finished with Louis XIV wood panelling and furniture and a magnificent fire place, leading to another drawing/ Library room with Louis XIII panelling, with sofas and armchairs with desk, tapestry and a bar with views to the moat, gardens and pigeon tower. The other side of the landing opens to a vast Louis XIII wood panelled dining room seating for 14 to 18 guests
A secret door leads to the breakfast/ small dining room with hand-painted panel walls, seating up to 8 equipped with dishwasher, 2 hot plates, sink, microwave, refrigerator, toaster, coffee & nespresso machine and crockery.
This wing also includes the Regency Bedroom with shower, WC and hand basin.
The elevated basement is the main filly equipped kitchen with stone fireplace equipped with two electrical ovens, 3 electric halogens hot plates, an electric plancha, full height refrigerator with freezer compartment, dishwasher and lots of cooking equipment
There is a kitchen table for 10 max and Bar counter for 5 max
Large TV room "Club Room" with its own fireplace, Ideal place to play cards and relax with satellite TV, DVD reader, HIFI , Bookshelves, Wi-Fi, sofas, Armchairs , Games table ( some DVDs & English books are available )
The second floor has 5 bedrooms, two Master Bedrooms with en-suite bathroom and WC, double bedroom with direct access to a bathroom and 2 single rooms, one with shower and hand basin and the other with bidet and hand basin.
Large TV room “Club Room" with its own fireplace, ideal place to play cards or relax watching satellite TV, there is a DVD reader, HIFI, Bookshelves, Wi-Fi, sofas, armchairs, games table and there is some DVDs & English books.
Located 100 m from the main house, is the Château cottage which consists of fully equipped kitchen/dining room with oven, fridge, dishwasher, microwave, hot plate, etc. a living room and a separate bathroom with bath, sink and WC, and upstairs 2 bedrooms one with a 140 x 200 bed which can be separated and one with two 90 x 190 beds.
Several gardens includes a traditional "jardin à la française" as well as an old vegetable garden or "potager" converted to a rose garden .The crowing glory is the XVII century pigeon tower, once home to more than 1000 pigeon.
The grounds include an open-air swimming pool, heated from mid May to mid September, and a tennis court. Carp fishing in the moat is possible.
Next to the castle are the staff quarters and stables. In the stables, there are several bicycles, including 2 for children, table tennis and other equipment for badminton, croquet, pétanque/boules to enjoy on the lawns. A vintage play structure with swings is located in the vegetable garden.
Chateau Marquis and gardens are registered with the National Trust of France.
Built between 1658 and 1663 by Guillaume Le Berseur, it was the third generation heir, Henry Auguste Hellouin, Marquis de Courcy, who transformed the chateau interiors and grounds during the 18th century.
Upon the Marquis' death in 1791 and his sole heir killed at Quiberon in 1795, the Chatrau was sold by adjudication. After changing hands several times, the Gatellier family acquired the property at the end of the 19th century and are owners to this day.
Formal drawing with fireplace
Anti room with phone, Wi-Fi printer
Guest Cloakroom via Cloakroom with double sink
Louis XIII wood panelled dining room
1/Double Bedroom Regency with 140 cm bed with shower, hand basin & WC
Fully equipped Kitchen with stone fireplace
Large TV/ Games Room
2/ Bedroom 140 cm bed with en-suite bathroom, with bath, separate shower, double sink & WC
3/ Bedroom 1 meter bed with hand basin & bidet
4/ Bedroom 1 meter bed with shower room and hand basin
5/ Double Bedroom with two 140 cm beds (electrical bed) with bathroom, bath, separate shower WC, and en-suite dressing room & a Small TV
6/ Twin Bedroom 90cm beds x 2 (can be joined on request when booking) and hand
Additional Single Childs bedroom is available 80 cm bed
Laundry room washing machine & Dryer
Separate Bathroom with bath and sink
Fully equipped kitchen & dinning area
Separate bathroom with bath sink & WC
8/ Double Bedroom 140 cm bed
8/ Twin Bedroom with 2 140 cm beds
Parkland with garden & rose garden
Moat (Carp fishing)
Chateau Sleeps 10; 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 Showers 5 WCs
Cottage Sleeps 4; 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom & WC
3 hours of general cleaning Monday to Friday (Not the bedrooms or bathrooms)
Final cleaning included
Weekly renewal of the sheets and towels
Cook is available on request on booking
Additional housekeeping/baby sitting available on request directly booked with the caretaker approx; 20€/H)
All additional services on request when booking
Telephone Owner will request payment from 10€ consumption
House Notes; Please be aware of;
Chateau can be rented without cottage in low season please enquire re price.
A large moat 20 meters from the house (almost 2m deep) as well as a smaller one next to the pool must be safeguarded and children watched closely to prevent falling or jumping in.
On the premises, there are two ponies, a dog, a cat and two swans and children should be careful not to get to close to disturb our wildlife residents
Dogs and pets are strictly forbidden inside and outside of the Chateau
The swimming pool at the end of the formal French garden includes a key operated swimming pool cover. We ask that you systematically close it down again after use and at the end of the day.
Gates & Security;
Located at the exterior of the garden, the gates to be kept closed to prevent animals from accessing the garden
Security camera system may monitor movements outside the house but is not equipped to record any movements.
We bring to your attention that smoking is forbidden in the rooms and that you may not build fires due to the antique fabrics, finishes and carpets of the Chateau.
Smoke detectors are present in other parts of the house; kitchen, heating room, hallways….
Nerest sandy beaches (Plage du Hameau Simon /Plage du Bourg Neuf/ Plage de Fontenay-Sur-Mer) all within 3 to 4 km
D day Beaches (Utah beach) 12 km
St Mere Eglise 15 km
Mt St Michel 150 km (approx. 1h 30 minutes)
Bayeux 73 km (approx. 45 minutes) famous for its tapestry
Cherbourg 30 km
Caen 100 km
Oustreham 100 km
Honfleur 166 km (approx. 2 hours)
Deauville 151 km (approx. 2 hours)
Giverny 271 km (approx. 2 hours)
Rouen 230 km (approx. 2 hours)
Paris 320 km (approx. 3 hours)
Golf de la Presqu’ile du Cotentin 5 minutes
BOOKING POLICIES: Minimum stay 7 nights
Chateau can be rented without cottage in low season please enquire for price.
DEPOSIT REQUIREMENTS. 30% at time of booking
Deposits are NON REFUNDABLE
BALANCE DUE: 60 days prior to arrival.
Security deposit 2000 euros to be held at the agency or cash held by caretaker
Trip cancellation insurance is highly recommended!