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Château de la Roque
Madame Christelle TURPIN
50180 Hébécrevon
Email: inquiry@au-chateau.com

 PLEASE MENTION ROQUE IN THE SUBJECT LINE

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Languages:  English
Credit cards accepted:    Mastercard

Département: Manche (50)

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Château de la Roque



 
  The Château de la Roque is a most inviting and appealing chambres d'hôtes.  The approach is stunning as you drive down a long poplar-lined road which opens upon the lovely, vine-covered late 16th and early 17th century château.  Madame TURPIN became the château's owner in 2015.  Rooms are very cozy and comfortable, preserving their heritage of heavy beams and stone work, and decorated in a most thoughtful fashion. 

The original construction of Château de la Roque is attributed to Michel Hue de la Roque, the King's lawyer at St-Lô between 1588 and 1592.  He ordered the defense of St-Lô during la Ligue (the extremist Catholic League during the Wars of Religion), and then established himself in Rouen where he became counselor to Parliament.   De la Roque died in 1641, and the château changed hands several times over the centuries. The château has a remarkable dominant position over the Terrette Valley, and its location and the surrounding natural beauty attracted the Canon Moriet of Notre Dame de St-Lô in 1782.  It is said he could not resist coming here, taking long walks and enchanted by the beauty of the place, which in turn inspired his poetic works.  The family de Bonnet de Maureilhan de Pohles owned and occupied the château from 1923 until 1969 when it was transferred to Monsieur Maurice Moulin.  One could say that they made the château habitable, adding electricity and water, although staying in it very little. 

The previous owners, Monsieur and Madame Delisle completely restored the château, finding it in great need of updating when they acquired it in 1978.   Monsieur and Madame TURPIN spent two months updating and redecorating the château which is situated on 14 hectares with its own pond and river on the neabry nature reserve.  It has every modern convenience while retaining its historic feel, and for all but one month of the year the Turpins receive guests warmly into their home. 

Offering comfortable accommodations, copious breakfasts, and personal attention to their guests, the owners will ensure that your stay is relaxing and memorable.  Guests have a music room at their disposal and salons where they can read, relax  or play parlor games.   And, a recent addition is a Turkish bath and spa.    As there is much to enjoy at the château and because one is so near charming villages, famous landmarks, and in the heart of the alluring Cotentin peninsula, a stay at Château de la Roque can only be a wise decision.

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Rooms:   14 guest rooms:  Chambre single (2) €69;  Chambre double standard € 89; Chambre double superior € 99; Chambre double luxe € 109; Chambre twin (5) € 99 or €109   Triple chambres from €130;  Quadruple chambres for up to 5 people from €128.  Family suites for 5 persons from €148.  All bedrooms have en suite bathrooms with either a bathtub or a shower and WC.  Rooms are in the château, the farmhouse or the grange.  See photos below.
Breakfast is € 12 per person served in château dining room. 
Dinner:  Dinner, prepared with food produced locally and regionally, can be taken at the château with advance reservartion.  Fine nearby restaurants.
All rooms have television, direct phones, hair dryers, welcome tray, WiFi.   All rooms non-smoking.
Spa visit with Hamman (steam bath), infusion teas - € 20 per guest, €30 per visitor.  Inquire about fees and schedules for facial and body massages and other beauty treatments available.
Seminars, weddings and receptions are all hosted at Château de la Roque.  Please inquire by email for prices.
Dogs:  € 5 per day - Please inquire when making your reservation.  Not permitted in dining room and must be kept on a leash.

Open all year except mid-December to mid-January.
On the grounds:  tennis, bicycles, hiking, walking, fishing, hunting, 18 hectare park with river frontage, hot air ballooning arranged with an advanced reservation.
Vicinity:  Golf course (10 minutes) horseback riding (15 minutes), swimming pool (15 minutes), beach (30 minutes),  Plage du Débarquemont (D-Day beaches) Le Mont St-Michel, Suisse Normande, Caen (one hour), the Islands of Jersey and Guernsey (two hours).  Hot air balloon flights available.  Nearby large towns include St-Lô, Carentan (market and small marina), Villedieu-les-Poêles (the copper center of France), Avranches (Jardin des Plantes and fine restaurants), Coutances (magnificent 13th century Gothic cathedral and cheese), Granville (summer resort, granite fortifications, and ferries to Îles Chausey and the channel islands of Jersey and Guernsey), Valognes (cider museum, good restaurants) and many others.

  Directions:

From Paris:  Take the A13 to Caen.  At Caen follow the péripherique south (left before entering the city)  and at Exit 9 take the A84 direction Avranches.  At  Exit 40 take the N174 direction St-Lô to the D972 direction Saint-Gilles.  Continue as below.

From St-Lô:  Take the D972 direction Coutances.  At Saint-Gilles take the D77 direction Pont Hébert for 3 kilometers.  Look for sign that indicates Parc du Château de la Roque.

Airport:  Caen (one hour drive from château) or Carpiquet
Railway Station:  Caen/Lison (to and from Paris Gare St-Lazare)  and St-Lô
Car Rental St-Lô (click here)

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Michelin Map to Château

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