Château Belle Vie has always been about the good life. It was built in the 1880s by a wealthy family as a home where they could entertain in grand style. Not surprisingly, the reception rooms are the highlight of the house. Most have intricate wood paneling, all have views of the garden and the dining room still has the original table, which can extend to seat up to 30 lucky bon vivants.
The new owners had a similar dream: to restore the château to its former grandeur and create a spectacular holiday and wedding venue offering an intoxicating mix of both elegance and fun for all guests, from children to grandparents. And all of this so close to the UK!
Besides the elegance of the bedrooms, the grand dining room and the impressive entrance hall with grand staircase, the château also offers entertaining touches like indoor mini-tennis, a snooker room, table tennis and even an indoor trampoline room. The setting is tranquil and idyllic, in four hectares of gardens and woodland, with the River Aa running through the grounds.
As well as being an easy journey from the UK, Château Belle Vie is also on the edge of a lovely village and just 400 meters from the village boulangerie. The village also has a cafe and a pharmacy.
The area has attractions galore: local markets, shopping, cathedrals, war museums and important sites and even the lovely beaches of the Opal Coast. Saint Omer, with all amenities as well as its well-known golf course, is only 10 minutes away and Dunkirk is also within easy reach.
Thanks to this magnificent restoration, Château Belle Vie is once again the perfect setting for memorable and entertaining gatherings of friends and family, who are celebrating a special vacation or just celebrating ‘la belle vie’.
/n Security deposit /n £1200 to be paid to the owner via bank transfer before arrival. Please note that in case of stag/hen parties or single sex groups, the amount of the deposit is £2400.
/n Arrival time /n 5.00 p.m. /n Departure time /n 10.00 a.m. /n Linen & towels included? /n Yes. /n Energy costs included? /n Yes. /n Heating costs included? /n Yes, including fire logs. /n Minimum stay /n 3 nights, except Christmas & New Year when 6 nights. /n Changeover day /n Flexible. /n Pets welcome? /n No. /n Smoking Allowed? /n No. /n Other Ts and Cs /n Weddings and hen/stag parties are welcome on request. /n Other Ts and Cs /n Please note that parties under 30 years are not accepted. /n Other Ts and Cs /n Guests will be required to sign a copy of the owner's rental terms before the arrival. /n End of stay cleaning included? /n Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean and tidy. This requires that all rubbish is disposed of, and that the kitchen, fireplace, BBQ and all rooms are left clean and tidy. Any extra cleaning, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit. Alternatively, guests may choose to book an optional exit cleaning fee of £260/week or £240/3 days. /n Other Ts and Cs /n The 26-person price is for the Château only (12 bedrooms) whilst the 30-person price also includes two en suite bedrooms in a separate cottage in the grounds.