This beautiful chateau has been brilliantly restored and decorated, in French country style, with interesting touches such as black and white photos framed on the staircase and landing walls from the 1950’s onwards through to modern sporting greats on the gym walls. Every amenity is thoughtfully provided, especially in the fully equipped kitchen with its well stocked fridge and larder (on an ‘honesty’ basis and with a complementary welcome pack on arrival).
Bedrooms were very comfortable and all had good views, bathrooms were ample and spotlessly clean.
We appreciated the games room with pool table and a wide collection of film dvds, and the board games which we played after dinner. The formal dining room when candlelit at night was magical. But I think we spent more time outdoors than in, eating in the courtyard outside the kitchen (including a barbecue one night – large and well equipped also) or on the decking and gardens around the pool. The pool is perfect, clean and well maintained, with lots of seating and sunbeds to chose from. As the description says, it is not fenced in, so parents with young children would need to be vigilant, but it was brilliant for the teenagers and adults in our party.
Lots to do around Saint Omer which also has lots of good restaurants.
We had a warm relationship with both Wendy the owner and Sue her housekeeper, and it’s an easy drive from the Channel Tunnel in Calais.
Can’t fault it!
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