Château de Bénéauville

Bavent, Calvados
Bed & Breakfast
+33 (0)2 31 72 56 49

A family château of character and panache, brimful of tapestries and generous breakfasts elegantly served


4 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

The Experience

Down the tree-lined drive is a 16th-century marvel – an immaculate Renaissance château in sixty private acres. Expect a warm welcome from three friendly dogs and your hosts: she gentle and artistic, he ruler of the roost.

Wake to painted 17th-century ceilings in perfect condition, relax in boudoir armchairs, soak in deep baths. Downstairs, your host’s hunting passion is unmissable: heads of oryx jump out of walls; a sleek leopard from high surveys the panelled library. Breakfast of fresh pastries, home-made jams and local apple juice is bountiful and refined, served on porcelain at the big table.

Set off for the Landing Beaches (Juno Plage is 40km) and the quirky Musée des Beaux Arts in Caen (17km). Kite-surf in Merville-Franceville (5km) then come home to a lap in the pool and a wander down to the river, admiring the topiary as you go.

Château de Bénéauville - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • Staying in a listed building with exquisite period interiors
  • The pool and the beautiful manicured gardens
  • The good geographical situation
Château de Bénéauville - Gallery

You should know

  • No table d'hôtes - but restaurants are a short drive
  • There are a lot of stone stairs to the bedrooms


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights at weekends. Extra beds available to make 2 doubles into a suite for 3, or one into a family room for 5.
Mid-September - mid-May.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Restaurants 5km.


Nightly price
from €210
Singles €210-€290.
4 Doubles
From €210



This place is just SO very beautiful, elegant, stylish; house & garden just perfect - amazing.

Georgina, Sawday's inspector

The chateau and the lovely hosts Philippe and his wife provided two of the best days of our vacation this past July. The setting is that of a glorious country manor house and the rooms are luxuriously furnished and extremely comfortable. The beds were like those in a five star hotel and with the large rooms, I felt as if we were royalty. I don't believe I have every stayed in such a beautiful and warm hotel as this chateau. The large breakfasts that come with your lodging were delicious and bountiful. I spend each summer in France and this was the best experience ever!


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The neighbourhood

The B&B is deeply rural, a 10km drive from restaurants and shops. Wander the gardens, trimmed, flowered, shrubbed, lawned and spacious. Discover a small lake, and a woodland teeming with birds and deer. Fine trees abound. Cabourg, a seaside resort on the Cote Fleurie and a 12-minute drive is loved for its shops, wide sand beaches, and promenade that seduced Marcel Proust.

Local points of interest from Philippe Augais

  • "Pegasus bridge" is just a few minutes away in the grounds of the Pegasus Museum. The successful taking of the bridges played an important role in limiting the effectiveness of a German counter-attack in the weeks following the Normandy invasion.
  • Two gliders landed on the farm of Béneauville in the night of 5th June 1944 with a lot of damage.
  • In 1897 the Château de Béneauville was home to "l'Orphelinat des Arts", an orphanage created by a group of female artists to educate and look after children had by artists or writers.


Philippe Augais

Philippe and Brigitte look after you with kindness and aplomb. She keeps hens and enjoys gardens and interiors; he is a serious hunter (hence the well-trained gun dogs). Both enjoy travel.