Typically French chateau hotels drip with opulence but the well lived in Saint Paterne exudes a much more modest ambience that fits well with the surrounding countryside.
The 15th-century chateau has been brought back to life in 1989 by its current owners who have restored its fairytale looks and created a spell-binding country retreat.
Good to Know
There are 10 rooms on offer, 6 of which are suites, and breakfast is not included. You can enjoy the luxurious morning affair at extra €13.
Just like a proper French chateau hotel this one has a heated swimming pool too, which is run from May to September.
10 rooms – Classic and Superior Doubles, Superior Suites – Madame, Mysteres, L’Orangerie, Roseraie, and Junior Suite – Parc and Canard.
Top rooms – Superior Suites – Madame, Mysteres, L’Orangerie, Roseraie and from the the Junior suites Parc and Canard.
Prices start from £125 a night not including breakfast.Eat & Drink
It’s a real country cooking delivered by the owner Charles-Henry de Valbray, who has self-taught himself enough to present a terrific set dinner at around 8pm each evening.
In the grand salon you’ll find an honesty bar in the salon, often filled in with the sounds of jazz, lounge and classical.Activities
The 2.5 acre park, swimming pool and a tennis court should keep you busy enough.Relaxation
Relax with a movie or DVD from the library or book an in-room massage.Essentials
Parking – onsite parking available.
Wifi – free throughout.
Room service – none.
Children – welcome with assistance provided.
Pets – allowed at €10 a night.
Château de Saint Paterne
4 rue de la Gaieté
72610 Saint paterne /alencon