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Château de Servigny
2, route de Servigny
50700 Yvetôt-Bocage
Comte et Comtesse de PONTAC
Email: inquiry@au-chateau.com
  ** please mention Servigny in subject line**

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Languages:  English, Spanish
Payment with checks, cash or wire transfers.

Département: Manche (50)

  • This château is rented by the week. 


 

Château de Servigny



 
  Normandy offers many châteaus with spacious and elegant guest accommodations, but a rare few rent an entire luxury château to guests.  Château de Servigny is one such exclusive rental château ~ an historic and beautiful castle for self-catering holidays in France.  Near Bayeux, Mont Saint Michel, the D-Day landing beaches and the charms and beauty of the Cotentin Peninsula, Château de Servigny is situated on an estate of eight hectares.

The château boasts an historic link to the conclusion of World War II as the Surrender of Cherbourg, also known as the Treaty of Servigny, was signed here.  The Treaty Room, with the actual desk where the signing took place and photographs of the event on its walls, is testament to this historic occasion.  It is part of the private rooms used by the owners, but it will be shown to guests of the château if they request. 

The architecture of the château is very pleasing to the eye.  Built on the remains of a 16th century manor, it goes back even further into history as it is one of the rare Gallo-Roman estates (late BC era) existing in the region.  There is a feudal mound in the garden which was the foundation of the ancient keep.  Visitors will enjoy walking the Path of Sighs where they will discover the ancient Roman road.  A wash house and well still stand near the path.  Following the Gallo-Roman era, a pottery center existed on this site which dated back to pre-Carolingian times (prior to the 8th century)...it was a tiny village bordered by a river and small wood of willow trees.  All that is remaining of the 16th century is the turret and arrow slits.  The rest of the manor was burned to the ground by the English in the Hundred Years War.   Tying the château to its present owners is the fact that their ancestors, the Meurdrac family of knights, owned it in the 14th century. 

Today, this incredibly beautiful example of French architecture serves as a welcoming retreat for those seeking calm and beauty in the Norman countryside.  Elegantly decorated in 18th century French style by some of the leading names in European interior design, rooms created using objects from Murano, Rubelli, Aubusson and other renowned houses, and taking advantage of the skills of local craftspersons, the château provides a pure, French experience for all who live here ~ if even for a week or two!  On the practical side is a large, user-friendly kitchen, a spacious dining room with a grand fireplace, a Louis XVI drawing room / library which is especially conducive to relaxation and reading, a smaller Louis XVI games and music room for guests to play the piano or take on an opponent in a game of  backgammon, and a billiards room.  There is even a recreation room for children in the 17th century outbuilding.  For those who can't forego their connection to the world of technology while living in an historic residence, the château is equipped with satellite television, and Internet connections can be found in the guest rooms.  The grounds offer a fine vegetable garden, numerous 19th century 'follies', a small manor in a child's scale, a chapel, a temple dedicated to Nature, and rare plant species such as araucaria, gingkos and palms that flourish here thanks to the warm air brought by the Gulf Stream.  There is an elegant stone table outside large enough to seat 16 people.  Most guests will be especially pleased with the presence of a heated swimming pool. 

With eight guest rooms, all en suite, historical significance and modern comforts, Château de Servigny is exceptional among the places you could select to vacation in Normandy.

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Rooms:   8 guest rooms: 2 doubles, 2 singles, 2 twins, 2 suites.  All have en suite bathrooms and a  telephone outlet.  Maximum capacity of the château is 14 adults plus 2 babies under age 3. 
Prices per week:   € 3600 3-night min.stay 28 October to  March 23:   March 25 to May 26 and 2 September to 27 October;   Summer  7-night min. stay € 8500, May 27 to September 1.   Full week rate in Spring is 7500, Autumn 7500 and Winter 7000. Prices for renting the château in 2018 are available upon request.
Nightly and Weekend Rate (not available by the night in high season) € 1100 per night (3 night minimum)
Deposit to hold reservation is 25% of total rental charge. Balance due 30 days prior to start date.  Three hours of housekeeping per day/5 days per week, weekly renewal of sheets and towels, and daily cleaning of swimming pool included in price.  Cook and additional housekeeping upon request at additional charge. 
Rental:  Saturdays at 4 PM until following Saturday at 10 AM.  A security deposit of € 3000 is due 30 days prior to arrival, to be returned at end of stay (cash or checks only, please).  Guest must provide evidence of liability insurance for loss caused by renter, third party or animals while using the château.  Please provide one month prior to start date. (The owner reserves the right to occupy the private wing of the château at any time. Separate entrances exist for guests and owners.)
Dinner: an excellent cook is available upon request.  Fine restaurants are nearby.

Non-smoking rooms are available.
Television available.  Free high-speed Internet access
Telephone not available. 
No dogs permitted on the property.  No log fires.

Open all year.
On site:  heated swimming pool (open May 1 to September 30 each year), tennis court, lawn chairs and comfortable seating, lovely gardens, specimen plantings and trees, vegetable garden and 19th century greenhouse, a terrace on the river bank, security system, 19th century follies, children's manor house. Twelve mountain bikes (2 for children 6-9 years of age / 10 for adults) available free of charge to guests.
Vicinity:  Bayeux (tapestry) Caen (War Memorial Museum), D-Day Landing Beaches (especially close to Utah Beach), Omaha Beach, Le Mont St-Michel abbey, Sainte Mère-Eglise (first landing site of American paratroopers in WWII), Cherbourg, Villedieu les Pôeles (copper center of Normandy), Cidrerie la Chesnay (Normandy cider producer), Valognes (stunning architecture with manors and châteaux known as Normandy's 'Little Versailles"), Barfleur, Carentan, St-Lô, American Cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer near Omaha Beach.

  Directions:

From Paris  take the A13 autoroute (330 kms/3 hours) from Paris past Caen (N13) and Bayeux as far as Valognes, then take the D87 to Yvetôt-Bocage.  Château is signposted.

From Cherbourg Take the N13 south to Valognes to Yvetôt at the D87.  Proceed as above. By ferry landing at Cherbourg, 20 kms/20 minutes.  Le Havre, (200 kms) 2 hours; Calais Port (450 kms), 4 hours.

Railway: Paris - Valognes : 2 hours 40 minutes Valognes station (3 Km) 3 minutes

Airport: Cherbourg Maupertus Airport (20 kms) about 20 minutes or Caen-Carpiquet Airport (100 km), 1 hour, direct by A13 autoroute

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Chambre Général Montgomery Dining Room Gateway to the Estate First Floor Library Grand Staircase
Chambre General Montgomery Dining Room Welcome Salon  and Treaty Room Grand Staircase