About This Listing
The white room is the dining room, with large table (seats 12), linnen, plenty tableware and candles ...
The property is a chateau, in other words a castle, built in the early 18th century. Over the last decade it has been completely renovated. The chateau is very comfortable and has 7 bedrooms and 3 bath rooms and accomodates 12 people. There is a cosy kitchen with a French Lacanche oven, a living room and a dining room. There is a large fire place in the living room and wooden pannelings in most rooms. A garage has room for 2 cars and there is a newly built summer kitchen with a large BBQ fire place. There is a small house next to the chateau, which accomodates 6 people and can be rented separately. The walls of this house have inscriptions from WW I and WW II, both from Allied Forces and Germans.
The area is quite and rural. You need a car to get around. There are a number of chateaux in the area to visit. Our property is half an hour from Amiens by car. Amiens is famous for its cathedral and interesting museums. From Amiens it takes 60 minutes by train to get to Paris, Gare Du Nord, so day trips to Paris are easy to make.
A few minutes from the chateau there is the lovely village of Doullens with several supermarkets, boucheries, boulangeries and a few restaurants.
Within half an hour drive you will find the battle fields of World War I, with several interesting museums and memorials. They are really worth a visit. Many Brittish, Americans, Canadians and Australians come to visit the graves of their ancestors who lost their lives during WW I. The house is the place to stay for ANZAC week.
The La Manche beaches are 1 hour and 15 minutes by car.
The house is ideal for a vacation. And it is often used by people who invite their European friends to come over and spend some time together.
All the rooms are accesible.
Interaction with Guests
The chateau is for the exclusive use of the guests.
Treat our house as if it is yours. We have a house manual in English that we will be happy to send you.
If you break a glass or something else, do not worry, it can happen. Just report (send a picture of the ' damage') it and we will have it replaced or mended.
Wonderful property with vast amount of space and character. Beautiful kitchen with a lovely wood burner and well stocked. Pictures don't do it justice!
The chateau is situated in a quiet village, some kilometres from the nearest large town, Doullens, and was perfect after a busy ten days in Paris. Our family group of five adults and three children enjoyed staying here very much. The chateau is very well equipped with all the amenities and kitchen utensils you might need. The children appreciated the open space behind the building for some games. You do need a car and to purchase supplies before you arrive, as there is no store in the village, but there is a small bar cum café, wher you will be welcomed. Our host was in regular contact by email to ensure we had no problems with access and the amenities. This was a great interlude in our holiday. Thank you Cess
The Chateau is just gorgeous, spacious, very quirky and has beautiful grounds. It was great for our group to relax and socialise. The surrounding area is beautiful too and I used to holiday in Frevent as a child, I didn't realise it was so close. You were great with keeping us informed and arranging for us to collect keys from Eddy.
Thank you so much for everything.
This was a tremendous place for our family to end what had been a busy European holiday holiday, we wondered if it would be as good as the photos but turned up and was blown away by the grandeur of the house. Long days spent eating baguettes and fromage, drinking wine and imaging life in an earlier time. A memorable travel experience.
The chateaux has countless nooks to explore, lovely grounds for summer, where the sun remains for much of the day. As long as you are comfortable with the mounted hunting trophies, the interiors are ambient with a rambling kitchen, wonderful formal dining area, kids games room, even a chapel.
Be aware that the local shops appeared to have closed, with the nearest supplies 7km away in Doullens; but that was an excuse to stock up and stay put.
Thanks Cees for opening up your home,
Our group of five adults thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this exceptional property in the French countryside. A cool summer getaway, quiet enough for restful sleep after busy days - a short drive to WWI monuments and the beautiful small towns of northern France. Castle Neuvillette has been lovingly restored and maintained, and includes all modern comforts, including first class kitchen appliances, well appointment bathrooms, washer and dryer, plenty of hot water. The gardens and grounds are inviting and nicely kept, and an outbuilding near the main building houses a "summer kitchen" for grilling and covered outdoor dining. We were greeted on our arrival by Cees and his family, who were winding up a stay at the Castle. They made us feel instantly at home, and provided us all the information we needed to enjoy the property and find groceries and other necessities in the surrounding area. All of the rooms on the ground floor, including a large living room with TV and DVD player, a formal dining room, and the kitchen were large and welcoming, but we found ourselves most at home in the kitchen, where we had many home-cooked meals together. We highly recommend Castle Neuvillette for a vacation that is a perfect combination of quiet rural retreat and easily accessible site-seeing, culture, and entertainment.
About the Host, Cees
Hi, I am a married with Simone and father of 4 children between 14 and 18 years old. I am a tax lawyer and my wife is a labour lawyer. We love to travel. And we like skiiing, sailing, hiking, cooking, wine, visiting museums, hunting and shooting.