Eco-friendly boutique chateau B&B near Alencon Normandy with spa

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This is the most charming traditional boutique chateau bed and breakfast near Alencon in Normandy. The family-owned château is in the village of Essay, 8 miles NE of Alencon in southern Normandy. It has vaulted cellars which date back to the 12th century and is steeped in history.

The chateau is surrounded by 6 hectares of parkland so tranquillity is assured. The owners run an organic potager/kitchen garden and are keen to share their knowledge with you!

The chateau is a member of 'La société française d'écotourisme' which recognises their efforts in providing you with an organic and environmentally friendly stay.

On site, you can hire bikes and go fishing. In the vicinity you will be able to go horse-riding, karting, or play golf. There are also several chateaux and gardens to visit in the area, not to mention the French National Horse Stud.

The chateau now also incorporates a fitness centre, 80m2 in size, which includes a sauna, a spa, fitness apparatus and a sun bed. It can be reserved exclusively for 1 or 2 people for a period of 1 ½ hrs for a modest cost. Bikes can also be hired on site. There is free WiFi internet access at the chateau and there's plenty of parking available.

For your stay, you will find a bathrobe and hairdryer in your bedroom as well as tea and coffee-making facilities.

La chambre Francois 1e

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Bed and Breakfast accommodation in Normandy, France.
  • Bed and BreakfastYes
  • Guide price£129 - 214 per Night
  • Minimum StayNo
  • Maximum occupancy4
  • Minimum child ageNo
  • Cot spaces2
  • Number of these rooms1

This fine, ground floor double room has a double four poster bed (140x190cm) and open fireplace. It is warmly decorated in reds and yellows and is furnished in the 'Haute Epoque' style. An extra 2 single beds or/and a cot can be added to this room as required. It has a luxurious en suite bathroom with bath tub and also shower.

Nightly rates

Price
1 Person: £129.00
2 People: £150.00
3 people: £182.00
4 people: £214.00

Options

Infant: Free per infant. (under 3 years old) *
Cot Hire: Free per baby cot. (space for 2 baby cots) **

* Infants under 2 years old must sleep in a baby cot.
* Infants between 2 years old and 3 years old may sleep in a baby cot or a bed. If they choose to sleep in a bed they will be charged at the adult rate.

** There are 2 baby cots available for hire at this accommodation.

La chambre du Lys

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Bed and Breakfast accommodation in Normandy, France.
  • Bed and BreakfastYes
  • Guide price£113 - 161 per Night
  • Minimum StayNo
  • Maximum occupancy3
  • Minimum child ageNo
  • Cot spaces2
  • Number of these rooms1

This fine light and airy first floor room has fantastic views over the parkland that surrounds the chateau. It has a beautiful double queen size (160x200cm) canopied bed and en suite bathroom with shower and WC. It also has an open fireplace and is furnished in the 'Haute Epoque' style.

An additional bed can be added if required.

Nightly rates

Price
1 Person: £113.00
2 People: £129.00
3 people: £161.00

Options

Infant: Free per infant. (under 3 years old) *
Cot Hire: Free per baby cot. (space for 2 baby cots) **

* Infants under 2 years old must sleep in a baby cot.
* Infants between 2 years old and 3 years old may sleep in a baby cot or a bed. If they choose to sleep in a bed they will be charged at the adult rate.

** There are 2 baby cots available for hire at this accommodation.

La suite Marie-Antoinette

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Bed and Breakfast accommodation in Normandy, France.
  • Bed and BreakfastYes
  • Guide price£193 - 278 per Night
  • Minimum StayNo
  • Maximum occupancy6
  • Minimum child ageNo
  • Cot spaces2
  • Number of these rooms1

This is a fine first floor suite of two connecting rooms, one with a queen-sized (160x200cm) double bed and the other with 2 single beds. An additional 2 single beds can be added if required. The suite is south facing and has views across the parkland. It is furnished in 18th century style and is prettily decorated with toile de jouy fabrics. It has a separate bathroom with claw-footed bath.

Nightly rates

Price
3 people: £193.00
4 people: £214.00
5 people: £246.00
6 people: £278.00

Options

Infant: Free per infant. (under 3 years old) *
Cot Hire: Free per baby cot. (space for 2 baby cots) **

* Infants under 2 years old must sleep in a baby cot.
* Infants between 2 years old and 3 years old may sleep in a baby cot or a bed. If they choose to sleep in a bed they will be charged at the adult rate.

** There are 2 baby cots available for hire at this accommodation.

La chambre du Pigeonnier

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Bed and Breakfast accommodation in Normandy, France.
  • Bed and BreakfastYes
  • Guide price£129 - 214 per Night
  • Minimum StayNo
  • Maximum occupancy4
  • Minimum child ageNo
  • Cot spaces2
  • Number of these rooms1

This double room has a typical normand style queen-size (160x200cm) bed plus an additional single bed and with space for one more bed. It is prettily decorated in shades of green and has an open fireplace. The original 16th century terracotta tiled floor keeps the room cool during hot summer days. The room has an en suite bathroom with shower and WC and views onto the courtyard and the pigeonnier.

Nightly rates

Price
1 Person: £129.00
2 People: £150.00
3 people: £182.00
4 people: £214.00

Options

Infant: Free per infant. (under 3 years old) *
Cot Hire: Free per baby cot. (space for 2 baby cots) **

* Infants under 2 years old must sleep in a baby cot.
* Infants between 2 years old and 3 years old may sleep in a baby cot or a bed. If they choose to sleep in a bed they will be charged at the adult rate.

** There are 2 baby cots available for hire at this accommodation.

La chambre du potager

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Bed and Breakfast accommodation in Normandy, France.
  • Bed and BreakfastYes
  • Guide price£81 - 97 per Night
  • Minimum StayNo
  • Maximum occupancy2
  • Minimum child ageNo
  • Cot spaces2
  • Number of these rooms1

This is a 1st floor double room, prettily decorated in reds and yellows, looking out onto the gardens and parkland. It has a 140x190cm double bed and en suite bathroom with tub and WC

Nightly rates

Price
1 Person: £81.00
2 People: £97.00

Options

Infant: Free per infant. (under 3 years old) *
Cot Hire: Free per baby cot. (space for 2 baby cots) **

* Infants under 2 years old must sleep in a baby cot.
* Infants between 2 years old and 3 years old may sleep in a baby cot or a bed. If they choose to sleep in a bed they will be charged at the adult rate.

** There are 2 baby cots available for hire at this accommodation.

La chambre des roses

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Bed and Breakfast accommodation in Normandy, France.
  • Bed and BreakfastYes
  • Guide price£91 - 118 per Night
  • Minimum StayNo
  • Maximum occupancy3
  • Minimum child ageNo
  • Cot spaces0
  • Number of these rooms1

This beautifully decorated room is adjacent to the chambre du lys and the combination of these 2 rooms is ideal for families when the suite is not available. It has a four-poster queen-size bed (160x200 xms) and an en suite bathroom with shower and WC. An extra bed can be added if required.

Nightly rates

Price
2 People: £91.00
3 people: £118.00

Options

This room is unsuitable for baby cots.

Special Offer Discounts

  • 10% Discount off the whole holiday (excludes evening meal costs) for stays of 4 nights or more.
        (Applies all year).

Evening Meal Availability

Evening meals are available every day.

About the meals

Dinner is €40 per adult (wine extra). Children's meals are €20.00. Organic homegrown and local produce is used as far as possibleThere are also several restaurants less than 5 km from the chateau.

Evening meal costs are payable directly to the accommodation. Meals are only available by prior reservation.
Credit card payments are not accepted by this accommodation for meals.

Latest arrival if you wish to have a meal is 19:00.

Times indicated are local French times.

Check In Times

Check in is between 16:00 and 19:00, though this accommodation is sometimes able to accept earlier arrivals, including luggage deposit, or later arrivals by prior arrangement.

Times indicated are local French times.

Further information

English Spoken: yes

Animals welcome: no

I wanted to give some feedback about our recent stay at the chateau accommodation near Alencon in Normandy because it was brilliant - and I'd like everyone to know that! The place was like a little oasis of peace and tranquility - away from the hustle and bustle of towns and more important, motorways as we'd had a really terrible journey to it with lots of traffic jams - plus it was really hot! The welcome was great and Madame's English is good. The rooms were fantastic - huge, beautifully decorated and very comfortable. Dinner was lovely - lots of locally grown produce all cooked to create some very tasty dishes - even the kids loved it! Service was great and the wine list carefully chosen to accommodate all tastes and pockets. Breakfast was simple but well done again. Overall, I couldn't fault the stay - I thought the Chateau was excellent value for money and much, much nicer that a mediocre hotel in the centre of a town - I couldn't fault it and would heartily recommend it.- the Waite family

We thought the chateau B&B near Alencon was excellent, really enjoyed our stay, great room and good dinner. Would happily recommend - the Macdonalds

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