Nestled in the heart of Normandy,
This chateau provides the ideal location for family events, anniversaries or just to relax and enjoy.
It has 8 bedrooms comfortably sleeping 15 guests for weekly rentals with heated pool and tennis court.
Nestled in the heart of the Cotentin Peninsula area of Normandy the elegant Chateau de Servigny welcomes guests from around the world for the perfect vacation spot. Set in a 20 acres park of exquisite gardens that contain rare trees and plants, paths perfect for walking or biking, a charming chapel, a miniature chateau for children and a Neptune temple. This chateau provides the ideal location for family events, anniversaries or just to relax and enjoy. It was beautifully restored in the 21st century. The interior creatively combines furniture and paintings from 18th century with some of the most prestigious names in interior décor that include Murano, Zuber, Rubbelli and Aubusson.
The chateau has 8 bedrooms comfortably sleeping 15 guests. We provide our guests with services tailored to their every need to make your stay at an unforgettable vacation
The Chateau of Servigny majestically sits on 20 acres of land and is surrounded by an eclectic collection of rare vintage trees and plant life. The chateau offers a majestic dining hall, fully equipped kitchen, a drawing room, music room with upright piano, several living rooms, a large terrace for outdoor dining that can accommodate 16, a heated swimming pool, tennis courts, 10 adult and 2 children’s bicycles. Guests will may enjoy satellite TV, DVD, CD player phone, fax, and wifi, washing machine and dryer.
The old horse stables have been transformed into a play area offering a ping-pong and baby foot table as well as a typical French game “petanque”. A walk around the gardens will allow you to enjoy many of the chateau’s secrets like a small chapel, a mini chateau, a sand box for children and a Neptune temple.
Upon entering the chateau you are greeted by a magnificent double hall covered in Carrara marble. The chateau offers many rooms for your comfort and pleasure that include;
Several Drawing Rooms
Music Room & Game Room
Dining Room that can seat 20
The castle has 8 bedrooms each with it’s own ensuite full bathroom and sleeps 15 people maximum. Each room, named after a famous French or American general, has been carefully and handsomely designed to meet all your needs. All rooms have an ensuite bathrooms with hair dryers and are equipped with everything you will need to make you feel like royalty.
• General Collins Bedroom- 1 king size bed
• General de Gaulle Bedroom –2 twin beds ( option to have 1 double bed)
• General Taylor Bedroom – 1 single bed
• General Bradley Bedroom – 1 double bed
• General Montgomery Bedroom- 2 twin beds ( option to have 1 double bed)
• General Eisenhower Bedroom – 1 queen bed + 1 single bed
• General Ridgeway Bedroom – 1 double bed
• General Dempsey Bedroom – 1 double bed
Cots and highchairs for small children available upon request
Situated in the heart of the Cotentin Peninsula in the Normandy province of France, just 3 hours from Paris, the Chateau de Servigny is the ideal holiday spot to discover the Normandy region which offers a wide variety of cultural and leisure activities all within close proximity to the chateau. Normandy offers something for everyone from D’Day landing beaches and historical sites, to cultural sites such as Claude Monet’s Giverny Gardens, the Bayeux Tapestries to charming villages such as Sainte Mere Eglise, Mont St. Michel, and Honfleur.
Distance from the chateau;
•Quineville Beach- 15 minutes from the chateau
•Sainte Mere Eglise Village - 15 minutes from the chateau
•D’Day Beaches - 20 minutes from the chateau
•Bayeux Tapestry - 45 minutes from the chateau
•Claude Monet’s Giverny Gardens - 2 hours from the chateau
LCOATION - CULTURE - LEISURE
Normandy is well known for its cuisine especially seafood and veal dishes, cheeses such as Pont l’Eveque and Camembert and of course apple brandy “Calvados”. The local markets offer the opportunity to discover and enjoy many of these local treats. The closest market is in Valognes
(5 minutes from the chateau) on Fridays, Bricquebec (10 minutes from the chateau) on Mondays.
The chateau is perfectly located for golf lovers as it is only a short distance from 5 different golf courses each offering an enticing uniqueness.
•Golf de Fontenay-sur-Mer – 18 holes – 15 minutes from the chateau
•Golf de Cherbourg- La Glaciere – 9 holes - 15 minutes from the chateau
•Golf de St.Jean-de-la-Riviere – 9 holes – 20 minutes from the chateau
•Golf Club de la Cote des Isles – 12 holes - 20 minutes from the chateau
•Golf Club de Coutainville – 18 holes -45 minutes from the chateau
The Chateau de Servigny has a very unique and fascinating history that entails the Gallo Roman period (late BC) and the pre-Carolingian period. There are even remnants from the original building that date back to the first owner of the chateau, The Meurdrac Family of Knights, a very old noble French family and direct ancestors to the current owners the Count and Countess de Pontac.
It is however the chateau’s most recent history that played an important role in European and world history. On June 26, 1944 at 4pm the only peace treaty signed between the Germans and Americans at the end of World War II, The Surrender of Cherbourg was signed by General Karl Wilhelm von Schlieben and General Joseph Lawton Collins on the bureau of the Drawing Room in the chateau. This is how the chateau was given it’s prestigious nickname of the D’Day Chateau.
The D’Day Story- On June 19, 1944 General Karl Wilhelm von Schlieben took command of the German forces in Cotentin. The peninsula was defended by the 709th Infantry Division the stronger unit, by elements of three other weakened units, and by a part of the 77th Division that came from Brittany and had been split up by the cut of the Cotentin. The American forces attacked with three full strength divisions. The Americans pierced west of Montebourg while the Germans under cover of the rain retreated on the axis Valognes-Quettehou. The following day on June 20, 1944, the 79th American Infantry Division was in front of Valognes, and skirted round the city by the west. Yvetot-Bocage was liberated. On June 21, 1944, patrols of the 4th Infantry Division discovered Valognes was cleared from enemy forces. The fortress of Cherbourg surrendered on June 26, 1944. General von Schlieben and admiral Hennecke were taken to the Chateau of Servigny near Yvetot-Bocage where General Collins set up his headquarters.
On June 26, 1944 at 4pm, The Surrender of Cherbourg, the only peace treaty signed during WWII, was signed by the American General Joseph Lawton Collins and the German General Karl Wilhelm Von Schlieben in the drawing room of the Chateau de Servigny.
During your stay at the Chateau de Servigny we cater to your needs by always providing these services;
• Shuttle service from Valognes train station to/from Chateau
• Maid service 5 times a week
• Linens & towels provided:Linens are changed weekly
Towels are changed twice a week
Services we can provide upon request:
• French chef
• Local tour guides for the Normandy region
• Massage Therapist
Additional services available upon request.
Guest have acces to the entire property except a separate wing we keep for our private use without impeding on guests privacy as we are not there when the property is rented.
They are free to contact us to talk about the important story of the property.
Key Points :
Located in the heart of the exceptional region of Normandy :
The chateau is ideally located in close proximity of: Mont St Michel, D’Day Landing beaches, Bayeu(URL HIDDEN) Tapestry, Claude Monet’s Home Giverny Gardens, Honfleur, Deauville and Rouen.
A Luxurious 5 star Château : The chateau has 8 bedrooms comfortably sleeping 15 guests.
The interior creatively combines furniture and paintings from 18th century with some of the most prestigious names in interior décor that include Murano, Zuber, Rubbelli and Aubusson. The exterior grounds include an unbelievable private park of 20 acres.
We provide our guests with services tailored to their every need to make their stay an unforgettable experience. A fantastic and very kind housekeeper is available every morning to assist guests.
Historical significance :
This year Servigny has been recognized by the French Commission of UNESCO for the 70th Anniversary of the Surrender of Cherbourg that was signed at the end of WWII at the chateau, Servigny is the symbol of peace in Normandy. The chateau has been in the family of the current owners for 500 years.
The perfect vacation spot for family and friends :
This chateau provides the ideal location for family events, anniversaries or just to relax and enjoy. The chateau offers beautiful bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, living, family, drawing, game and dining rooms, and a 20 acre park. Bicycles are provided.
Leisure and activities:
The property is equipped with an outdoor heated pool (open from May to September) and a tennis court.
A general agreement will be signed between the owner and the renter, we suppose you will enjoy and respect our family home.