Staying at the Chateau

Chambre Bonne Maman

‘Bonne Maman’ is the polite French term for ‘Grandmother’, and was the way the children of the house referred to their grandmother, the Marquise. This was the Marquise’s bedroom, and the antique furniture was originally hers. This room is in the original, 15th century wing of the chateau.

Its walls are lined in yellow silk in the French tradition, and it is furnished in the Belle Epoque style, with a superking size bed. There is a kettle to make tea in the silver teapot or to fill the hot water bottle provided. And a crystal decanter of sherry to enjoy whilst getting dressed for dinner.

The en suite bathroom has its original art deco cast iron bath and marble-topped wash stand, and a separate shower.

The Persian Suite

The Persian Suite comprises two bedrooms and a bathroom. It is named after the exotic Persian-syle vintage French wallpaper in the main, double bedroom. It’s a large, dramatic room, with huge windows swathed in yellow Sudbury silk. It is furnished with French Belle Epoque antiques. It has a door leading to the Chambre des Oiseaux, a large twin room, named after the blue peacocks on its wallpaper.

This suite is perfect for families. 

There is a kettle to make tea in the teapot or to fill the hot water bottle provided. And a crystal decanter of sherry to enjoy whilst getting dressed for dinner. The two rooms share a dramatic red bathroom with a deep, antique claw foot cast iron bath.

Chambre Rose

Rose is a large twin room, in the original 15th century wing of the chateau. It was originally a pink bedroom, hence its name, but over the years the decoration has been changed. The name has stayed, but it is now wallpapered in a pale yellow ‘Indienne’ from Cole & Son. The curtains – of pink Sudbury silk – are a nod to its name. It’s furnished with an antique, green painted French bedroom suite.

There is a kettle to make tea in the silver teapot or to fill the hot water bottle provided. And a crystal decanter of sherry to enjoy whilst getting dressed for dinner. The small, yellow, en suite shower room is dominated by a Venetian mirror.

Chambre de Roger

This was his bedroom a century ago, and is located near the Marquise’s bedroom in the original 15th century wing of the chateau. It has a beautiful original hand blocked French wallpaper, and curtains of Sudbury silk. We have furnished it with an antique, single ‘lit a la Polonaise’, a magnificent silk-swathed four poster bed.

There is a kettle to make tea in the silver teapot or to fill the hot water bottle provided. And a crystal decanter of sherry to enjoy whilst getting dressed for dinner. A cupboard door leads to a small ‘secret’ shower room, set into the thickness of the ancient castle wall.