Château La Cour | Sawday's

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Bed & Breakfast

Château La Cour - Bed & Breakfast in Calvados

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14220 Culey le Patry, Calvados
Normandy, France

David & Lesley Craven

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+33 (0)2 31 79 19 37 (landline)

Find history, subdued luxury and fine dining in a charming 13th-century castle, within easy reach of Normandy beaches and Bayeux

Your hosts are warm and charming and their attention to detail is impressive. Not everyone can take a 13th-century castle, once owned by the Ducs d'Harcourt, and so successfully blend history with comfort. Expect some subtly bold décor and subdued luxury: Lloyd Loom chairs, marble fireplaces, Egyptian cotton. One bedroom has a curved wooden stair up to a superb bathroom; the apartment is stunning; all face south over the garden. Breakfast includes home-grown fruit, homemade yogurt and eggs from the château's happy hens. A house for fine dining, too: English china, damask and candelabra set the table in the lovely dining room. David grows – beautifully – for Lesley to cook – deliciously – and his organic potager is a delightful diversion (seven varieties of potato, 50 of vegetable); high stone walls shelter it from unkind winds, fruit trees shade the lawn, long narrow beds make for easy harvesting. The Cravens are keen conservationists, too; barn owls nest in the end wall and there is good bird-watching. The Normandy beaches, Bayeux and its tapestry are within easy reach.

No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
English spoken
Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not.
Wireless internet access available.
Vegetarian meals
Available on request.
Grounds for guests to explore.

Local points of interest from David & Lesley Craven:

Local points of interest from
David & Lesley Craven:

  • On our doorstep, the Suisse Normande is a picturesque area of hills and wooded valleys, ideal for walking, cycling, riding or canoeing on the River Orne.
  • Tea and coffee trays are in all our rooms with Pukka organic teas and excellent quality coffee together with biscuits and chocolates for when you are peckish.
  • We can help you organise personalised guided tours of the D Day landing beaches.
  • Deauville, where Parisians gather for the summer, is a lively and sophisticated seaside resort.
  • There are strong local links with William the Conqueror at Falaise, Caen and Bayeux.
  • A luxurious self-catering apartment for 2 adults is also available at Chateau La Cour.
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  • 3 Doubles
  • , 1 Twin
Price:(i) 160 per night

Booking info:

Children over 12 welcome.


Hosted dinner with wine, €35-€50.


November - February.


14220 Culey le Patry, Calvados

B&B 3 Double rooms
Price: (i) 160 to 160 per night
B&B 1 Twin room
Price: (i) 160 to 160 per night

David & Lesley Craven

Visit website Check availability

+33 (0)2 31 79 19 37 (landline)