Domaine de Villeray

Normandy, France

Superior room

Superior room

Superior room

Normandy countryside

Cathédrale de Chartres, just an hour away

Normandy countryside

Le Mans

Le Mans

Cathédrale de Chartres, just an hour away

A 16th-century château and mill with a spa and gourmet dining, not far from Paris - includes breakfast, spa access and an optional dinner on one evening

For a sublime stay just two hours from Paris, Domaine de Villeray is a former 16th-century castle and 19th-century watermill that ticks all the boxes. Set overlooking Huisne Valley in France’s northwest, you’ll be in the heart of Le Perche Regional Nature Park – a designated area of Outstanding Natural Beauty that delights with scenic splendour, picturesque villages, and local markets where you can stock up on all sorts of wonderful gourmet delights.

While the exterior of this ancestral estate instantly impresses, the interiors are equally appealing with lovely lounges for snuggling up by the fireplace, individually designed rooms with rich boutique-style decor, and a game-changing gourmet restaurant that serves exquisite regional dishes paired with fine French wines.

Spend your days sipping cocktails on the shaded terrace, lazing by the outdoor pool (when the weather allows), or exploring the surrounds on bicycle or horseback. You'll find a sublime spa tucked into the château’s outbuildings with a hydromassage indoor pool, sauna, steam room, relaxation area and treatment rooms.

Good to know

Please note that a tourist tax of €0.75 per person, per night is payable directly at the hotel upon check-out.

Please also note that you will stay in either the château or the old mill, depending on availability. Rooms in both buildings are of similar standard.

Highlights

Overlooking Huisne Valley in France’s northwest, you’ll be in the heart of Le Perche Regional Nature Park – an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty that makes a great base to visit Normandy and the Loire Valley from. For nature-lovers, this rural playground offers plenty of diversions – explore the countryside on horseback, discover Le Perche’s dozen or so villages, stock up on gourmet delights at the famous markets of Mortagne-au-Perche, Bellême, Nogent-le-Rotrou and Rémalard, and visit the Normandy beaches of Deauville and Cabourg.

Domaine de Villeray is located in 50 hectares of parkland next to the village of Villeray, a two-hour drive from Paris.

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