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Chateau de Sarceaux
rue des Fourneaux at Valframbert | Alençon, 61250 Valframbert, Alencon, France   |  
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Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Valframbert
Buckinghamshire
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28 hotel reviews
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“Unique!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

Very easy to find, close to the A28 autoroute. After our long drive from Bordeaux, we received an effusive welcome from Jacqueline. Our two family rooms (party of 8) were in stable/cottage conversions in the grounds, not far from the château. Both suites were individual: one fairly modern with an attic bedroom for 3, a ground floor bathroom, kitchen and living room (with sofa bed). The other was in a former stable and Jacqueline kindly provided a cot for the youngest child.

Even though we had overlooked booking dinner, Jacqueline assured us there was no problem and that a special arrangement was available for the children: the two boys were catered for in the garden along with other guests' children whilst the two girls enjoyed dinner in the kitchen cooked by Hervé. Both our hosts seemed very relaxed as they accommodated our needs at short notice.

Following dinner for the children, they were treated to a Star Wars screening in the château whilst 8 grown ups were served canapés and champagne by Hervé. A splendid, child free dinner followed in the dining room.

During coffee, our expectations of musical entertainment were fulfilled as Jacqueline began, not the classical recital we had anticipated, but a medley of popular songs, the shock of which caused some embarrassment when she tried to encourage us to sing along!

Continental breakfast was served in the dining room: good quality, plenty of choice and nice coffee. A most enjoyable one night stay, comfortable accommodation, very child friendly and a unique experience thanks to the ebullience of our hostess.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
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  • Rooms
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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UK
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35 reviews 35 reviews
28 hotel reviews
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107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

This is like walking back in History - What an amazing place.
Jacqueline met us and showed us to our Room. Which was wonderful, lost of antique furniture and overlooking the lake. She then invited us to have tea outside.
We then met Herve who said he would meet us on the patio at 7pm. We were greeted with a glass of Champagne and Canapés, he introduced to our fellow guests. 2 couples from England and a couple from Holland. After drinks we went into the dinning Room, which was set up with crystal, Silver and bone china. The meal was amazing. Herve and Jacqueline remained with us and we were all soon talking as if we had been friends for life.
After Dinner we retired to the Drawing Room and Jacqueline played the piano, everyone joined in with the singing. It was very late by the time we went to bed.
After a very comfortable sleep we had a good breakfast and said goodbye to all our new friends.
I am sure you will enjoy it as much as we did.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012 via mobile

We arrived here to a wonderful welcome from Madame Jacqueline and her husband Herves. Lovely surroundings steeped in history, the accomodation was excellent and very comfortable. We were joined by four other couples for an excellent four course dinner preceded by champagne and canapés . After which Madame played the piano for us in the drawing room. An excellent breakfast brought the whole experience to a delightful end. One not to be missed.

Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

I was determined to find somewhere really nice to spend the last night of our holiday on the way home from the south of France and I certainly succeeded! The Chateau de Sarceaux is all that I could have hoped for and far more. Our hosts were absolutely charming and great fun! They made us feel completely at home in their lovely house. I highly recommend dining there as our dinner was delicious and we then had an excellent night's sleep in our beautifully furnished and extremely comfortable room.

Room Tip: As far as I could see all the rooms looked wonderful!
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ludham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

A fabulous stop over, to or from Calais, or great spot for a romantic retreat to discover the area. We discovered Chateau de Sarceaux online the day we stayed by having iPad with us. Herve and Carolyn, the Marquis and Marquise, are charming hosts, providing a warm welcome to their fine ancestral home. Our room, overlooking the park and lake, was beautifully furnished with antiques in traditional country house style. The ensuite bathroom was large, full of fluffy white towels and lovely toiletries.
We chose to take dinner (€49.00 per head including drinks and wines) with two other couples, and Herve served canapes and pre dinner drinks on the rear terrace. Carolyn called us all in for dinner in the elegant candlelit dining room for a four course fixed menu of melon and Palma ham, veal casserole with garlic mushrooms and fresh vegetables, a selection of local cheeses, apple sorbet and Calvados. Seconds were offered before we all retreated to the drawing room for coffee or more drinks, and songs around the piano led by the indomitable Marquise...great fun.

Breakfast was a similarly lavish affair and was included in the room price of €135 for 2 persons which we thought very reasonable, given the quality of our stay.

Room Tip: Worth paying for a room in the main house with views to the front, over the park.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Seaford, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

Arrived late in the day to be greeted by the owner of the Chateaux and his wife. Booked for dinner with them and four other guests - excellent value and good food. Comfortable room, very quiet and convenient for A28. Not the cheapest but you get what you pay for.

Room Tip: We stayed in a suite which was very comfortable and spacious.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

We stayed at Chateau Sarceaux for one night on our way back from Charente region, what an experience it was. The Chateau is very beautiful filled with lovely antique furniture, hosts Herve and Jacqueline were really nice. Our room La Chambres des Roses was very clean with a nice ensuite with lovely views of the garden and Lake. We opted for the evening meal, seated on a large table with 3 other couples which turned into a very good night. We were all invited into the lounge for coffee, Jacqueline played the piano with renditions of french & english songs and a mixture of Beatles classics with all joining the singing. We would highly recommend to have the evening meal, the experience and entertainment of Jacqueline's playing the piano is something we will remember for a long time. Would definately stay again.

Room Tip: Any room in the main house our room des Roses was good with nice views.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: rue des Fourneaux at Valframbert | Alençon, 61250 Valframbert, Alencon, France
Location: France > Normandy > Basse-Normandie > Orne > Alencon > Valframbert
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Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Valframbert
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