CHATEAU DE LA ROQUE
Nestling in the heart of the Cotentin region, the 3-star Chateau de la Roque is an elegant Norman castle whose pale stone walls have welcomed travellers and revellers since the 16th century. The chateau sits proudly in a dreamily harmonious and verdant park. Beautiful fireplaces, ancient tomette tiles, care-worn oak floors, and panelling – La Roque retains much of its antique charm.
Christelle and Ludovic Turpin propose 20 rooms – singles, doubles, twins and family suites – all equipped with flat screen TV, free wifi and en suite bathroom with WC. Hearty breakfasts and table d’hôte meals (by arrangement) are served in the cosy-elegant dining room. There's a conference room for corporate events and a function room for receptions.
Treat yourself to a moment of relaxation in the magnificent spa located in the castle’s vaulted cellars – there’s chromo therapy, massage, hammam and Jacuzzi. Afterwards there are well-being and beauty treatments offered by Sophie, the chateau’s beautician.
Explore the immaculate gardens, visit the National Horse Stud at nearby Saint-Lo, or walk the dog in the marshes and beaches of the Cotentin peninsular (pets are allowed). Further afield you can visit Mont Saint Michel, the D-Day beaches, and the seaport town of Granville from where you can take a boat to the wild and tranquil Chausey islands.
From 129€ per night.