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Surrounded by a park with majestic trees and a rich variety of plants, Hiéville cuts a fine figure. It is the perfect testimony of the late 19th century when several architectural influences from previous centuries readily came together. As though nothing has changed since the very beginning, recent renovations have brought back all of the property's former lustre through a joyful combination of family furniture, shimmering fabrics and modern comforts. Guests will enjoy a happy escape from the busy city life to explore a region filled with attractions between land and sea.
Normandy is a famous region not far from Paris. Even beyond the idealised images of the region, it is full of treasures and varied landscapes surrounded by lush greenery. Having split our time between Paris and the Pays d'Auge for several years, we decided to settle here once and for all. It was then that we discovered this magnificent setting to showcase our important legacy of furniture and paintings and to create our family home here.
Built by Jacques Baumier, one of the famous architects of Houlgate, our house has all the characteristics of the late 19th century with its large windows, viewpoints and sets of false mirrors. A number of regional features, such as the engouled beams carved on the front door and on the cornice in the hall, and the watchtower at the back of the house, nonetheless remind us that we are in the Pays d'Auge. The rear facade to the west features two medallions carved in stone that are embedded in the architecture and represent the Mesnil couple, the former owners. On the same facade is an imposing eagle at the top of a stone pediment that pays homage to the glory of Napoleon.
Once a stronghold of one of the oldest and most powerful families in Normandy, the L'Hermitte d'Hiéville, the former manor house, gave way to an imposing chateau by the order of Mr and Mrs Mesnil in 1870. The tower-dovecote and the outbuildings still remain from the former building. The property remained in the Mesnil family until 1960. We became the fifth owners and embarked on a major project to restore the park which had been neglected for over thirty years.
A warm décor throughout the reception rooms and bedrooms filled with period furniture and family owned paintings. A hearty homemade breakfast with local products. Our mission is to open our doors to our guests, allowing them to make the most of chateau life and enjoy the 2.5 hectare park which is home to donkeys and miniature goats. From spring 2022, our home will also enjoy a swimming pool.
The ÔSaveurs restaurant in Falaise serves surprising and elaborate dishes worthy of a Michelin star. The famous market of Saint-Pierre-sur-Divers takes place in the large medieval hall on Monday mornings. The wonderful Jardins du Pays d'Auge and its crêperie, which boasts a rich variety of around forty buckwheat pancakes, are worth a visit. For donkey lovers, there is also a donkey sanctuary about five hundred metres away.
125 € - 210 € per night
250 € - 420 € per week-end
All the rooms are located in the main chateau and boast beautiful views of the park and the typical Pays d'Auge countryside. The 40m² Brissac suite features a balcony and boudoir, and the Liencourt suite enjoys a large living area. Both have en suite bathrooms with baths and showers and are equipped with king size beds. The 30m² Rohan room is equipped with a queen size bed and has a fireplace and a small adjoining shower room. The Colonna room and the Hennezel superior room both have a surface area of 25m² and private bathrooms. They are equipped with a king size bed and a queen size bed respectively.
The owner of the property offers pastry-making classes in the old kitchens of the chateau by reservation.