Château La Cour

Culey le Patry, Calvados
Bed & Breakfast

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


4 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


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.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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


  • 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
Children over 12 welcome.
November - February.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Hosted dinner with wine, €35-€50.


Nightly price
from €160
3 Doubles
From €160
1 Twin
From €160


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The neighbourhood

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.