My husband and I were travelling with my sister and her dog to the south west of France and chose to stay at the chateau as a one night stopover. Whilst the directions to the chateau seemed clear it can be easy to miss the entrance. On arrival we were met by Shirley and her husband and taken to our rooms which were up two flights of concrete stairs. The rooms were next to each other and were comfortable and very clean. My sisters room had a small note in a frame stating that her room had been the room of the mistress of Henry IV! Shirley is a lovely host, happy to tell you the history of the chateau. She had also kindly recommended and booked a restaurant for us in nearby Meru as she does not provide evening meals. The restaurant is an Italian and it was very good. The chateau is set in its own grounds which are very beautiful even on the murky day we left. It is great for travellers like us with a dog, Shirley showed us to the 'boot' room where there are lots of Wellington boots of various sizes to use for a walk. There is WiFi but this is better in the dining room. We had a lovely breakfast of bread pastries and jams overlooking the grounds. This place is not a Travelodge so if you like matching modern furniture and TV in the room this will not be for you. However if you like history, hearing owls, cuckoos and enjoy quirky buildings as well as a lovely owner this is a must! We loved it and would definitely stay 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