Getaway for family, friends, and more in splendid 18th-century Normandy chateau
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About Mariah Bonner
My husband and I undertook a major five-year renovation and restoration of the chateau in 2005. Our goal is to make you and your guests feel welcome and at home at Chateau de Courtomer.
Mariah Bonner purchased this Chateau / Country House in 2005
Why Mariah Bonner chose Courtomer
We fell in love with the beauty and charm of this magnificent estate in Normandy. Chateau de Courtomer was constructed in the 11th century, completely rebuilt on the eve of the French Revolution in 1789, and remained continuously in the family of the Saint-Simon de Courtomer or their descendants until 1905. It has a long history as a majestic family home. We use it in the same spirit of family, while respecting and maintaining its unique historic and historical character.
What makes this Chateau / Country House unique
You will have the chateau and grounds all to yourself, for the duration of your stay. A thorough renovation of systems ensures your comfort and convenience. The decoration is in keeping with the period and style of the Chateau. The working farm adds to the authenticity, with our herd of cattle and tended fields. You can see some of our renovations in progress in the outbuildings. Also available for rent is our newly renovated Farmhouse which sleeps up to 9 people.
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Bucolic Normandy Countryside
My family and I stayed at the Chateau de Courtomer for a week. There were 11 of us spanning three generations. The Chateau is beautifully restored and quite homey. As several of us are cooks, we did a lot of our own meal preparation. We attended local markets in small towns and went sightseeing in several cities. But around the Chateau it is a quiet, out in the country feeling (complete with their own Limousine cattle). At night it is dark, so the stars put on a beautiful display. The grounds are charming and the rooms large and comfortable. It's a vacation we will always remember.
the most magical place
We had our wedding at the chateau and we could not have asked for a more magical experience. The Chateau itself has undergone major renovations and is simply a dream. Every detail of it is perfection.
In addition, the hospitality and service we experienced was unlike any other. When we were in the process of booking, Mariah was amazing and ensured we had all the details clearly explained and so prompt to respond to any questions. Heather was an absolute gem before and during our stay. She ensured all our questions were answered and truly helped make sure we were worry-free during our weekend. and Everything related to billing was perfect!
i'm already planning my 5 year anniversary to be at the Chateau again :)
thank you for making our wedding a moment we will never forget.
The best deal in Europe
I've stayed at Chateau de Courtomer four times in five years. Bringing a group of 15 means that the cost per person per day is cheaper than many Airbnb's to stay in an authentic 18th century castle, and even better, to have it all to yourself! I have never found a deal like this anywhere else in Europe. Absolutely a must for travelers who want a real French experience and enjoy the tranquility of the countryside. Even the most impressive 5-star hotels are a step down from this.
Thank you for the kind review. It was our pleasure to host you again, and we are looking forward to your next visit!
Elisabeth and the Chateau de Courtomer Team
An unforgettable stay
We stayed at the chateau over the New Year and had a wonderful time. Our group of 14 friends has a tradition of visiting chateaus for New Year and this was our fourth and the best we have found. The chateau is extremely well equipped - the kitchen was a particular joy to cook in - and perfect for parties. Our group enjoyed cocktails in the large living room, playing pool in the basement party room, and much more besides. The chateau was always warm (a rarity, believe me!) and the wifi worked perfectly throughout. Thank you so much and we hope to stay again!
Thank you for the wonderful review! We appreciate your business and look forward to hosting you again next year.
Delightful place, delightful stay
There are some moments in life when you do not need to think about what happiness is, you just feel it. Courtomer is a place where such moments happen.
We organized for Christmas time our family gathering of 28 people age from 8 to 88, and we all felt so much "at home" in the beautiful rooms of the chateau, that we did not want even to go out... Courtomer is more than just a holiday rental, it is about touching history in an intimate way, listening to piano music played on the Pleyel in the "grand salon", chatting with your loved ones close to the chimney in the library, walking in the green tenderness of the lawns in front of the house, and of course enjoying dinner together in the beautiful dining room. We cannot thank enough the Bonner family for the fantastic work they have done, renovating the chateau in a delightful way, not forgetting the comfort of modern life! (even if the cold and humid normand winter, you feel really warm inside...)
The "check-in and check-out" procedures are very efficiently managed by Heather, and the French couple living in the small house near the chateau is very kind and helpful in case you need something.
We would love coming again to Courtomer to live again such an experience,
Philippe and Karina Cohen
C'est Magnifique! We were invited guests of the Host/Hostess, and couldn't have been more impressed. I've been "commuting" back and forth overseas for 50 years, and have experienced all sorts of travel experiences in Europe. This was a bit more than I'd expected, perhaps because the accoutrements were scaled to present day accommodations without losing the charm of the Chateau.
The private bathrooms were divine (every bedroom has one), and there was no evidence of past mold/mildew as one might have reservations about. Very efficient, clean, cozy, - a true memorable, unforgettable experience for those who go out of their way for a unique experience.
I felt like a movie star in such lush surroundings with so much privacy.
Now, - Go!
Many thanks for your kind comments! We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Chateau de Courtomer.
We care about the authentic "French country house " ambiance and family tradition of our Chateau, and it's a pleasure to share it with guests who appreciate its history and style...as well as the extensive renovations and our decorative touches.
Merci encore...et à très bientôt!
Chateau de Courtomer is surrounded by 350 acres of private park and farmland, but only a 10 minute walk from the local village which offers shops and services.
Mortagne-au-Perche, a nearby town hosts an excellent market every Saturday and is home to a very good restaurant - Le Tribunal. The area is famous for it's cider, beer and of course, cheese! Tastings are always easy to organise.
A short drive away will take you to the historic city of Sées, and a number of local chateaux - Sacy, Carrouges, Champ de Bataille. Normandy is famous for horse breeding too and the Haras du Pin (French national stud), is a 30 minute drive from Courtomer. The medieval city of Alençon, Forest of Ecouves (nature walks and WWII history), Lisieux (birthplace of St. Thérèse) are all within easy reach of the chateau.
Other Activities: Horse-riding, karting, water park, hiking and cycling around the quiet lanes, hot air ballooning.....too many to list!