Le Manoir au Château de Barbeville

Barbeville, Calvados
+33 (0)6 15 02 04 61

Restored house in the grounds of a quintessential 18th-century French château with pretty gardens and lots of space just 3kms from Bayeux


3 bedrooms


Sleeps 6

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

The layout is spacious and semi open-plan with lots of room to spread out among the antiques and family heirlooms: on the walls hang paintings by Marie-Christine’s talented mother. On cooler days you can light the fire: find plenty of books to read, games to play and films to watch. Three generous bedrooms are on the first floor – all with good views over the garden.

A country house style kitchen is stocked with basics but your first breakfast will also be waiting along with a bottle of wine or cider. A private chef can be rustled up or cookery courses arranged. Wander out into two hectares of gardens with mature trees, tumbling roses and lush lawns. Two terraces are ideal, one for shade and another for a sunny evening drink.

A trampoline, swing and sandpit will keep little ones happy and you can play tennis or table tennis. Drive five minutes into Bayeux to buy amazing local produce at the famous Saturday morning market.

Le Manoir au Château de Barbeville - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • Being in such a quiet and peaceful space
  • Exploring Bayeux, just a five-minute drive away
  • The generous breakfast hamper for your first morning, with fresh bread, pastries and homemade jam
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You should know

  • No animals
  • One bathroom is shared
  • The owners live on site


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • 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
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • 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: 4 nights. 7 nights in high season (Saturday changeover). Pets by arrangement.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Nightly price
from €205
Weekly price
from €1435
Damage deposit
1 House for 6
From €2053 bedrooms


This is such a lovely authentic family home with the added bonus of the chateau gardens to enjoy. Christian and Marie-Christine are engaging and graceful hosts and fondly tell enchanting stories from the colourful past of the château. There's so much to do and see close by too.

Nicky, Sawday's Inspector

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The neighbourhood

Bayeux has a 12th century cathedral, some pretty half-timbered houses and many 17th and 18th century mansions. It's also vibrant with shops, restaurants, galleries and museums. Visit Port-en-Bessin, a fishing village where you can buy the morning catch off the harbour side. D Day beaches are thirty minutes, there's a sandy beach at Omaha and a golf club. You can visit cider makers too.

Local points of interest from Christian & Marie-Christine Delecourt

  • Delight your taste buds with fresh seafood and fish from the fisherman at Port-en-Bessin. Don’t miss the Sunday morning market too – or on Saturday mornings in Bayeux, where wandering from stall to stall is just lovely (plus restaurants on the sea front).
  • Le Bessin, the region around Bayeux is full of manoirs and châteaux from the 14th – 18th centuries, much like Le Chateau de Barbeville itself.
  • Don’t miss the bunkers at Longues-sur-Mer, La Pointe du Hoc, its steep cliffs and the very impressive American cemetery. Arromanches is where the largest artificial port ever was constructed - discover its history in the 360 Circular Cinema.
  • Further afield is the famous Mont Saint-Michel and the charming port of Honfleur, home to famous Norman painters. Why not try visit the Chausey Islands with their exceptional tidal range during high tides?
  • Our terraces and flowery gardens will entice you to rest and relax, or try your hand at tennis, trampolining, ping-pong. You’ll be surrounded by walking or cycling paths – whilst being in deep countryside and yet close to the sandy beaches.
  • We’re 2.5km from Bayeux, with fascinating curiosities from the Middle Ages all the way to modern day – the cathedral, the renowned tapestry, you’ll be transported back to the age of William the Conqueror.


Christian & Marie-Christine Delecourt

The château (which was occupied by German and then British troops during the war) has been in the family since the mid-18th century, eventually passing down to Marie-Christine. She and Christian have always spent summers and holidays here but have now settled permanently. They will be here to greet you but will otherwise leave you to your own devices. When they are away Jocelyn the housekeeper takes over.