Luxury hotel holiday Chateau la Cheneviere Port-en-Bessin

Chateau la Cheneviere is situated in charming parkland between the Normandy landing beaches and Bayeux and is a chateau-hotel dating from the 18th Century with 29 rooms and suites. The atmosphere is elegant and discreet with comfortable bedrooms, two restaurants and lovely outdoor space with pool and bicycles.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Eurotunnel or ferry crossing if self-drive
  • Flights and hire of a group A car if fly-drive
  • Rail and hire of a group A car if rail-drive
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Choice of upgrades available - rooms, flights and board basis

Luxury bespoke hotel holidays to Chateau la Cheneviere, Normandy

Chateau la Cheneviere is a luxury boutique chateau-hotel dating from the 18th century, located in parkland a short distance from both the Normandy landing beaches and the city of Bayeux.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 5

Location In the countryside about 10 km from Bayeux and about 12 km from the landing beaches.

Annual opening 16 March to 15 December

Closest airport Paris

Distance from airport 250 km

Closest railway station Bayeux

Distance from railway station 10 km

Hotel facilities and services

Two restaurants, outdoor heated swimming pool (mid-May to end September), tennis court, bicycles, laundry, beauty treatments, 24 hours front desk, concierge services, taxi services, private car park with video surveillance, boutique, room service from 7 am until 2 am.

Land sports

Tennis, bicycles

Out and about nearby

City of Bayeux with its cathedral, tapestry and Second World War cemeteries, Normandy landing beaches. Private tours can be arranged with specialist guides.

Sports nearby

Golf, horse-riding, hiking, sailing

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Classic double room for 3 nights for a self-drive holiday

From about

£850

Holiday Code EXH46310

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke hotel holidays to Chateau la Cheneviere, Normandy

Chateau la Cheneviere is an elegant and charming 5-star chateau-hotel standing amid 12 hectares of English-style parkland in countryside between Bayeux and the Normandy coast. The chateau with its grey slate roof, blond stone and louvred shutters offers a subtle style of antique furniture and contemporary fabrics. There are two restaurants at La Cheneviere, ‘Le Botaniste’ where the inventive and seasonal cuisine of Chef Didier Robin creates a fine dining experience with a local, Normandy flavour and Le Petit Jardin which is the bistro-style, more informal restaurant situated in the old conservatory at the chateau. The cosy Zanzibar bar is a fitting venue for an aperitif or a digestif, enjoyed surrounded by the eclectic collection of the owner’s travel souvenirs. Bedrooms and suites, 29 in total, are located in the main chateau and two additional buildings in the grounds. All rooms are refined, discreet and elegant with a warmth and cosiness that complements the style of the building and its country location. Breakfast is served in the restaurant as a buffet and with eggs served to order, along with bread and pastries from the famous Fournil de Saint Loup and honey made by the resident hives. In the green space that surrounds the chateau you will find lawns, shady areas with exotic trees, rose beds and a walled garden with the swimming pool, in operation from mid-May until end of September. There is also a children’s pool. Every year in May, the Cheneviere holds a flower show when France’s best nursery gardeners are invited. The permaculture vegetable garden of the chateau provides fresh herbs, fruit and vegetables. Bicycles are provided free of charge to guests at the hotel and there are ample routes you can take around the chateau. La Cheneviere is ideally suited to a short, luxurious break or a stay as part of a longer, touring holiday of France.

Room descriptions

There are 29 rooms and suites, each with air-conditioning, private bathroom, complimentary Wi-Fi, mini-bar and safe, plasma-screen television, bathrobes, slippers and hairdryer. Deluxe rooms can connect as can Junior suite and deluxe room.

Classic Room with king bed
Deluxe Room with king bed or two single beds, private patio
Deluxe Executive Room king bed or two single beds, open marble bathroom in room
Junior Suite king bed or two single beds, private patio
Suite king bed or two single beds, separate living area

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Classic double room for 3 nights for a self-drive holiday

From about

£850

Holiday Code EXH46310

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke hotel holidays to Chateau la Cheneviere, Normandy

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Chateau la Cheneviere, our clients usually arrive in their own car on a self-drive holiday, either to visit the hotel on its own or as part of a multi-centre touring holiday. We include a Eurotunnel crossing or a ferry crossing, depending on what you would like to do and what is most appropriate to your overall journey.

Additional information

Children: An extra bed for a child aged up to 11 years is free of charge. Breakfast is charged at a reduced rate. The hotel offers a range of amenities for families with children including babysitting (on reservation), travel cots, changing mats, baby baths, high chairs, a children’s menu, board games and popcorn on request.

Other information: The gastronomic restaurant is open from Tuesday to Saturday each evening. The Bistro is open on Thursday to Monday at lunch-time and in the evenings. It is recommended to book in advance.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Classic double room for 3 nights for a self-drive holiday

From about

£850

Holiday Code EXH46310

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke hotel holidays to Chateau la Cheneviere, Normandy

About Normandy

An Expressions tailor-made holiday to Normandy holds an astonishing familiarity for the British visitor, due to its lush green pastures and close historical ties. Normandy is an attractive land of white chalk cliffs, long sandy beaches, fishing ports and harbours, rich green pastures and apple orchards, half-timbered and thatched houses and barns, lively market towns, sophisticated sea side resorts such as Deauville and Cabourg and sleepy villages. Famous for its dairy produce, cider and calvados, the cuisine of Normandy is hearty reflecting both its rich pastures and its proximity to the sea. Historical ties provide links from William the Conqeror to 1944. Normandy is a gentle and friendly land, small and pretty where the comforting aroma of apple wood fires lingers in the air and where the salt of the sea is in the breeze. With its nearby location, beautiful scenery, countless activities and charming hotels, Normandy is well-suited to both short breaks and longer holidays. A self-drive touring holiday is an excellent way to explore Normandy, and the region is a perfect place to stay en route further south, perhaps to the Dordogne region or the Loire Valley.

Highlights of Normandy

Calvados, cider and camembert, horse-races in Deauville in August, markets every day of the week throughout the region, the Route du Cidre, and the summer art exhibitions.

Climate of Normandy

Average air temperatures in Centigrade: Jan: 7.6, Feb: 6.4, Mar: 8.4, Apr: 13.0, May: 14.0, Jun: 20.0, Jul: 21.6, Aug: 22.0, Sep: 18.2, Oct: 14.5, Nov: 10.8, Dec: 7.9. Source: Direction de la Meteorologique de France.

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