The Chateau is an amazing sight from the drive, with a warm welcome from Shirley. The interior is full of antquities and interesting artifacts and paintings, and has the feel of a home rather than a cold hotel. The rooms are delightful, original hexagonal tiles in some, with comfortable beds and views over the gardens. The Tower Suite is perfect for families (and better value than two rooms elsewhere), and has a room over the breakfast room with views of the lake, and a secret passage down to the breakfast room as well!
The breakfast is superb - croissants and hot chocolate as one would so wish for in France. We had supper in the Pizzeria in Méru which was great for families.
The station for Paris is 5 minutes away in the next village, and the trip is really easy to the Gare du Nord taking only 40 minutes.
Can't wait to find an excuse to come again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- B&B in a 16th C listed chateau set in 40 acres of wooded parkland with a river, small lake (fishing possible,)formal garden, mature trees and plentiful wild life. Picnics possible in summer.The owners are restoring the château after it was ransacked by an antique-dealer n the 30's. Convenient for Paris 40 kms,(or 40 mins. by train) Beauvais & Chantilly 30 kms, Auvers-s-Oise 20 kms, Parc Asterix 40 km, CDG Airport 40 mins; Versailles & Euro-Disney can be reached in 1h15 by car. Boulogne 2h15, Calais 2h30. The situation, on the edge of 3000 acres of forest, is very quiet and peaceful. Spacious bedrooms with queen-size beds, ensuite bathrooms and central heating; 1 double, 1 triple, 1 suite (60m²) for 4-5 pers.Generous Continental breakfasts. ... more less