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Opulent Normandy Chateau in the Midst of Beautiful Parkland - Chateau Sommeil

 The Impressive Chateau Sommeil in Normandy
  • ID: 316
  • Chateau
  • Weekly £ 3,158 - £ 5,158
  • Bedroom(s) 9
  • Sleeps 18
  • Bathroom(s) 9
Average guests rating:      0 / 5 ( 0 Reviews )
Highlights: Luxuriusly Restored, Opulent Surroundings, Beautiful Grounds, Great Location, Only 90 minutes from Paris, Fully Catered Option, All Bedroom En Suite, Internet, Sleeps 12-18


Luxuriously restored chateau in the heart of the Normandy countryside. Conveniently located for many holiday activities including fishing, bird watching, beach visits and horse riding. Sleeps 12-18.


Chateau Sommeil is a historic chateau situated in the Seine Maritime area of Normandy, one of the most beautiful and historical parts of France. The Chateau has recently been restored to a very high standard, and is available for short stays, family holidays and special events.

It is difficult to imagine a more unique or ideally situated property than Chateau Sommeil, which stands in an elevated location above the Caux Valley. The area has been at the heart of some of the most fundamental periods of French and European history, and there are many world famous sites within easy travelling distance.

The charm of the undulating rural countryside around Chateau Sommeil is enhanced by the many remarkable estates in the neighbouring villages. Rich in history, several have been opened to the general public, while others can be visited as guests of Chateau Sommeil by private arrangement. The estates have on offer a variety of traditional country pursuits, which are available (by arrangement) to guests of Chateau Sommeil, these include riding, fishing and shooting.

The Chateau perfectly combines rich history with the comforts and privileges of 21st century living. Many guests delight in the peaceful parkland surroundings of the Chateau grounds, and enjoy walking and cycling through the scenic Normandy countryside.

Chateau Sommeil

Chateau Sommeil has recently been lovingly restored to provide elegant and luxurious accommodation. The Chateau is rented solely for your exclusive use.

The usable areas of the chateau are the magnificent blue and beige salons which have been fully restored to their former grandeur, the impressive dining room, with large dining table and a huge fireplace with coat of arms, and the formal kitchen and adjoining cooking area with two cookers, fridges, freezers, cupboards for storage, dishwasher and a washing machine with tumble dryer.

There are a total of nine bedrooms, all of which have en suite facilities with either shower or bath. At present there are 2 large main bedrooms, a balcony bedroom and a gold bedroom, and two other bedrooms which are larger and more palatial. There is also a medium sized blue room and the smallest is the red room. In addition to the above are two bedroom suites with two double beds, a large sitting room and one bathroom per suite.


Guests are welcome to explore our beautiful gardens, with the exception of area used by goats and sheep.

Services and Catering

The range of services included are from total self-catering to fully serviced. There will always be a representative and handyman onsite.

Please enquire for services and catering available.


Post Code (Zip):
Latitude / Longitude: 49.706703513482054 / 0.6754223281936902
Airport Deauville 45 minutes
Bakers Hericourt-en-Caux 5 minutes
Beach St-Valery-en-Caux 15 minutes
Ferry Port Dieppe 30 minutes
Market Doudeville 10 minutes
Restaurant Hericourt-en-Caux 5 minutes
Shops Doudeville 10 minutes
Town Doudeville 10 minutes
Train Station Yvetot 5 miles
Village Hericourt-en-Caux 5 minutes


Chateau Sommeil is easily accessed via the Channel Tunnel and a variety of Channel ports.

Paris is accessible by train from Yvetot (5 miles), with the journey taking less than 90 minutes. Frequent services run throughout the day.

The Transmanche ferry service operates twice a day from Newhaven to Dieppe (30 mins from the Chateau). The relaxing voyage takes just four hours.

The Transmanche ferry runs daily from Portsmouth to Le Havre [45 mins from the Chateau).

There is also a Cross Channel Ferries service from Dover to Calais or Boulogne (2 hours 30 from the Chateau).

Private Flights operate by arrangement from UK to Vittefleur six mile from Chateau. Alternatively, there are daily flights from UK city airport to Deauville (45 mins from chateau).

Area description

Chateau Sommeil is just 15 minutes from the unspoiled rural beaches of the Normandy coastline. The closest of these are the charming Veules-les-Roses, Veulettes-sur-Mer, Varengeville-sur-Mer and St-Valery-en-Caux. At some of these you can buy the fishermen's fresh catch of the day.

There are daily markets in many of the local towns, including Doudeville (nearest town), Cany-Barville, St Valery, Yvetot, Fauville-en-Caux, Caudebec-en-Caux, Bolbec, Duclair and more.

Cany-Barville, which is just 10 minutes’ drive, has a lovely lake with water sports and a cycling trail. Rouen and Dieppe are each about 30 minutes drive from the house, and are packed with interesting places to visit. 45 mins away is Honfleur with its great quayside restaurants, cobbled streets and fascinating art galleries.

There are fine restaurants in Hericourt-en-Caux, St-Valery, Cany-Barville, Yvetot and many of the surrounding villages, just minutes drive away.

Historic Chateaux and beautiful gardens are plentiful, the area abounds in lovely countryside with rivers and many watermill abbeys. The area is perfect for relaxation and getting away from it all!


Normandy is perhaps best known for the impact that World War II had on the area, from the early days of the German occupation through to D-Day and beyond, when the allies returned to mainland Europe after finally defeating the oppressors.

In 1940, as commander of the 7th Panzers, Rommel took the surrender of the French Army and the Highland Division at nearby St-Valery-en-Caux, after which he occupied Chateau Sommeil as his base.

It is impossible to overlook the Normandy beaches where the D-Day landings took place, visitors from around the world are compelled to seek out the stark reminders of the Allies’ first hard won steps towards freeing Europe. These include historic locations such as Sainte-Mère-Eglise and Pegasus Bridge, where the resident population still extends a warm welcome to the families of those soldiers who fought for their freedom in this foreign land.

Activities Available Close By

Horse Riding - Arrangements can be made with local stud farms and equestrian centres at very reasonable rates.
Golf - Enjoy a round of golf at one of the regions many superb courses. Golf de l’Etretat, Golf de Dieppe Pourville, Golf de Jumieges, Golf de St-Saens and La Foret Verte de Rouen are all within easy travelling.
Hunting - Hunting for deer and wild boar can be arranged with local gamekeepers, in areas close the the Chateau.
Pony and Trap Rides - Rides can be arranged in a chauffeured pony and trap, through the leafy lanes and beautiful villages in the Seine Maritime area.
Airsoft Skirmishing - An action game based on military simulation.
Flying Clubs - There are an abundance of flying clubs in the region including Aeroclub Cauchois Vittefleur, Aero-Club de Dieppe, Aero Club d’Yvetot, Aero Club de L’estuaire de la Seine, Aeroclub de Rouen Normandie and Aero Club Le Havre Jean Maridor.
Fishing - River fishing can be arranged with local gamekeepers. Sea Fishing is within easy access at Dieppe, Saint-Valery-en-Caux and many other areas.
Walking - The area around the Chateau has fantastic views and many scenic walks.
Watersports - Lake Caniel is a beautiful leisure park which is open all year. It is located on the axis Vittefleur Fecamp / Saint-Valery-en-Caux and offers aquatic activities such as water skiing, a water park, canoeing and swimming (supervised July / August). Also on site is bowling, mini-golf, a children's playground and a highly enjoyable summer luge.
Bird Sanctuaries & Bird Watching - There are a number of Bird Sanctuaries and protected areas near the Chateau.
Sailing - Sailing and boat trips are available at most seaside villages.
Casino - There are several casinos in the area at Saint-Valery-en-Caux, Dieppe, Deauville and Fecamp.
Parachuting & Sky-Diving - These are available 40 minutes from the chateau.
Hot Air Balloon Flights - Hot Air Ballon Flights are a delightful way to seethe Frenchcountryside - these are avaiable 30 mins from chateau.

Accommodation, Facilities and Services

Property type: Chateau

Board: Self Catering

Bedroom(s): 9 ( 18 Sleeps )
  • Double Room with en-suite: 9
Bathroom(s): 9


  • Long term rentals: No
  • Pets: No
  • Smoke: No smoking
  • Children: Yes, great for kids
  • Wheelchair: No
  • Eldery or infirm: Not suitable

Holiday type

  • Beach Holidays
  • Family
  • Group
  • Rural


  • Countryside
  • Garden

General facilities

  • Electricity
  • Events
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Water Supply
  • Weddings

Indoor facilities

  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Tumble Drier
  • Washing Machine


  • Catering (extra)


Car is essential
  • Off-road Parking


Local activities:

  • Beaches
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Horse riding
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Sailing
  • Walking
  • Wind Surfing

Other activities:

  • Beaches (15 minutes)
  • Bird Watching (10 minutes)
  • Canoeing (15 minutes)
  • Fishing (15 minutes)
  • Golf (30 minutes)
  • Historic Houses / Chateau (10 minutes)


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Rate summary - £ 3,158 - £ 5,158 - 7 Nights -
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Check in: 16:00, Check out: 10:00

The capacity of the chateau is 18 people.

Please enquire for end of stay cleaning charges.

No pets allowed.

No smoking in the property.

There is a security deposit of £1500. The security deposit is paid on arrival and will be refunded in full after departure subject to damage inspection.

It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property.

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