In the delightful Normandy countryside sits the enchanting Chateau la Monte Epinge. This 18th century chateau is a lived in and loved family home that offers grand but comfortable accommodation for great value.
The Chateau is 30 minutes from the dramatic Normandy sandy beaches overlooking Jersey. The chateau had an interesting part to play in the Second World War. It was commandeered by the German army and became one of their HQs for communications.
The Chateau can sleep 44 guests. The property comprises 3 main buildings - the Chateau (sleeps 27), the Carriage House (sleeps 12), and the Mews (sleeps 5). Being so close to the UK this is a superb long weekend chateau retreat. The chateau is rented on a self catering basis but catering is possible.
Interior and grounds
Chateau – The chateau can sleep up to 27 guests. The chateau has 3 sitting rooms, a large fully equipped kitchen, a reception hall and a boot room. The chateau has 11 bedrooms, 6 full bathrooms and a downstairs WC.
Carriage House – The Carriage House can sleep 12 guests. Painstakingly restored the Carriage House has a kitchen and a stunning sitting/dining room with period fireplace. There are 5 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, a shower room and a WC.
The Mews – The Mews offers a large living room with TV and comprehensive kitchen. There is a downstairs cloakroom, WC and shower. Upstairs there is a double bedroom which houses a ‘lit clos’ double bed, bathroom and second double bedroom. On the second floor one finds a large mezzanine with twin beds. The Mews sleeps 6.
Each unit is centrally heated, and comes with wooden floors, French windows, and giant beams. The grounds incorporate woodlands, an orchard, a large barn, playing fields and a BBQ area.
Location and local information
There is a phenomenal amount to do in Normandy. Cherbourg port is 15km away, and the charming town of Brix is 3km away.
Surfing is possible of course and it is well worth visiting the Second World War landing beaches and museums.
For the nocturnal there is always the Cherbourg casino and night club.
Catering and services
If assistance is needed with catering the owners can organize breakfasts. An English chef, James, is available for hire for any special occasions. Please enquire.