Chateau des Lys has been our home for the last three years, when we do a trackday at Abbeville. Tim and Margreeth really do the utmost to make you feel at home. We always make sure to arrive around aperitif time. Tim is not only a great cook, he’s also a great musician! Margreeth is lovely host. Highly recommended!!
We spent a wonderful time in le Château des Lys ! We were 33, friends and family for a birthday party and a cosy night. All the room are pleasant, lovely decorated and comfortable. The castle furnish all the commodities, all the kitchen stuff and a lot of dishes to spent an easy time. Really convenient and professional. Tim is a great host, everything was easy going ! Thanks Tim for this unforgettable week-end in your place. Élise
Very much as Mark100000000 comments. Our room was large and fairly well furnished, but the bathroom could do with decorating, not an expensive job to do, or time consuming. When sitting on the toilet, (in the cupboard), you look around and certain areas were dirty. Wall light fittings either side of the bed rotated on the wall when you touched them. Equally we were asked to turn the electric heating off when not in the room. Nice couple, but we would not return. These are old buildings and need money to maintain them, but basics could be attended to without too much money being spent.
Firstly I am always honest with my reviews and rarely give poor reviews. We both felt somewhat disappointed/underwhelmed with our stay. It felt like an average b&b but without a full English breakfast! (Not that we particularly wanted that!) However boiled eggs, French bread and cold croissants just didn’t hit the spot. We also all paid 25€ a head for an evening meal where we had no choice - quiche starter- small chicken breast, few potatoes and peas & onions for mains and half a peach/plumb desert ....... We could eat out having a three course meal for 18€ but with a choice off the menu ! I know where I preferred to eat !! The room was adequate but nothing special - it was quite cold & we only had a wall mounted electric fire in our bathroom to heat the bedroom as well, we couldn’t leave it on low during the day as the owners would come in and turn it off ! So each evening we returned to a cold room. Wifi just didn’t work ever - again not a major issue but the place is advertised as having free WiFi ? Was also very dark around the chateau when returning in the evening, we had to use our phones to see. the inherited the monstrosity that is the lean too conservatory - needs pulling down as it detracts from the beauty that the chateau could be. The hosts were very friendly, we just didn’t ‘feel’ the chateau experience 🙁 As I stated initially - I’m very honest with reviews & I wish the owners all the best.…
Wow, what an experience! Three friends and I visited the Chateau on a three night coach break, there were 21 of us in the party. We had a very warm welcome from Margreeth, who had tea, coffee and cakes to further welcome us. Our rooms were well equipped and clean. The beds really comfortable. We met Tim at our pre dinner drink party. Tim is a wonderful host and kept us entertained the whole three days with not only his knowledge but with his accomplished musical ability. We had a marvellous singalong on the last evening with the whole party joining in. Tim and Margreeth’s hosting is second to none, the food was great and enjoyed by all. We can’t wait to go back again!