These reviews are taken from the guestbook left at your disposal during your stay at the castle.
We have stayed two years in a row at this idyllic house. It takes 300 years to get a well balanced house and garden. The in house chef made wonderful suppers of Normandy fare. The poll and tennis court allowed good exercise. We'll placed to visit numerous historical sites and attractions. Would go every year.
Summer 2013, 2014 and 2016
We had the pleasure of staying at the Chateau de Courcy last year for a family re-union. There were 8 adults and 7 children, of which 6 were under 10 years old. Our stay was absolutely wonderful. The house is beautiful, standing amid expansive and very well maintained gardens, with plenty of spaces for the kids to play as well as a clean and accessible swimming pool. We had full use of the house and grounds and enjoyed learning about the history of Jean's family, the house and all its beautiful furniture from the owner Jean, who met us and ensured that everything was perfect for our stay. There is a caretaker/gardener and family living adjacent to the house, which was very helpful on the few occasions when we lost our keys or needed access to some of the amenities. The kids thoroughly enjoyed roaming the grounds, playing tennis and spent much time in the pool.
The owner, Jean also arranged for us to have the support of a wonderful cook to prepare family friendly and adult pleasing delicious meals every evening, including after dinner clean up and morning cleaning every day.
We spent our days enjoying the property and nearby villages as well as exploring the history and sites of the D-Day landings. Jean was extremely helpful and attentive in ensuring everything was perfect.
The Willis extended family enjoyed one of our all-time favourite holidays at Chateau de Courcy during the summer of 2016. It was pretty much like spending 14 blissful nights in an extraordinarily comfortable, divinely elegant, charming, characterful and fascinating museum. The property's long history is palpable, as if you can touch and breathe in the centuries. It’s absolutely somewhere you immediately settle in and don’t want to leave, made even more instantly relaxing by owner Jean, as gracious as he is entertaining. It’s also beautifully well-equipped: we spent countless hours in and by the pool, playing tennis at sunset, rowing in the moat, feeding the swans, walking the grounds, engaged in the kitchen preparing delicious local produce, and as much time again unwinding in the enchanting brick-vaulted lounge with a log fire for atmosphere. Locally, it’s fascinating: the Normandy beaches and dunes, alluring farmers’ markets and agricultural shows, museums a plenty, historic towns and quiet countryside that is at all times tranquil, even in the height of the season. Everything is half the price of the Cote D’Azur, yet twice as pleasant, so altogether four times better value. Of course we shall return.
We stayed at Courcy in summer 2016. We were 2 families from Spain, totalling 11. The Chateau is magnificent, with nice furniture and ample spaces. The garden is as good as it seems on the photos, and vary particularly the old pigeonnier island in the garden. Overall an excellent place to relax and enjoy in a wonderful environment. Many things to do around in Normandy including nature, WWII museums, towns to visit, etc. I would also recommend the char a voile activity in the beach 10 mins away. But surely the best activity is staying at the Chateau, with its amenities (tennis, heated pool, bikes, etc) and surroundings. Overall highly recommended.
A handful of close friends and I spent the most enjoyable and relaxing week at Chateau de Courcy, a thoroughly charming and idyllic 17th century chateau located in the gorgeous Normandy countryside. Prepare to be transported to another time entirely; it did not take us long to appreciate the chateau's unique qualities and also its idiosyncrasies. However, the opportunity to experience an historic, centuries owned, "grand family home" is special indeed. All of the rooms are elegant and ooze character and the pool, gardens, tennis court and moat (complete with 2 swans!) are like icing on the cake. The owner, Jean, could not have been more gracious, accessible and warm. He drove from Paris to meet us on arrival, gave us a thorough tour of the home and property and made sure we felt welcomed and comfortable. Jean checked in with us regularly (his english is excellent!) and was very pleased to answer any questions and make recommendations for local restaurants, markets and sightseeing excursions, all of which made the trip feel authentically French. A lovely housekeeper/cook is available to provide as much support as you desire --- she is an excellent cook and extremely pleasant. After long days of walking the coastline, exploring nearby towns, making the trip to Mount St. Michel and the D-Day Beaches, it was wonderful to return to delicious home cooked meals. We were sad when our week came to its end and we all have such fond memories of our time at Chateau de Courcy!