A magnificent Normandy chateau dating from 1650 is launching this spring as an exclusive-use self-catering retreat.

Located near the town of St Lo, Château de L’Angotière is the idea spot to enjoy a break with friends or celebrate a special  anniversary with the family.

Surrounded by 60 acres of private park and woodland the chateau has been loving restored by its British owners and designed to have a home-from-home feel with plenty of space to accommodate up to 18 people.

The Château is dog-friendly and easily accessible from the UK and is the perfect answer to a multi-generation holiday destination that everyone can afford.

As well as four main rooms on the ground floor, the Galerie, the Salon, the Cuisine and the Salle a Manger, the Château has nine individually-designed bedrooms Seven are en-suite and all can accommodate two people either in a double or twin.

Five bedrooms are on the top floor, four are on the middle floor and the decadent master bedroom has its own dressing room and snug in the turret.

There is also a games room, a library in the tower, two grand pianos in the salon and galerie and a small gym in the cellar. The Château also has WiFi, Chromecast and a large selection of DVDs.

There is plenty to explore outside too. There’s a tennis court and immaculate grounds. Organic fruit and vegetables are grown in the walled garden which the guests can pick, and there are also14 hives, so plenty of honey for breakfast.

The property is listed as a site classé and boasts impressive views of the surrounding Normandy countryside.

The park and woodland have well-maintained footpaths which have been restored by the family and within the woods there are 14 Stations of the Cross; from the time when the area was a recognised pilgrimage site.

Although the property is self-catering, its gardiens live in a separate cottage in the grounds and are always on hand to help. A chef, housekeeper or any other extra services such as breakfast preparation can be arranged.

There is much to see locally too. The woods lead directly to La Chapelle-sur-Vire, an elegant neo-Gothic Chapel dating from the 12th century, and the Route de Halage, a cycle and hiking path leads all the way down to the coast.

The Château is 50 minutes’ drive from Caen airport (FlyBe operate flights from Southend to Caen)  and a ferry terminal at Caen where Britanny Ferries operate a service from Portsmouth. Both Lison and Villedieu-les-Poeles rail stations are 30 minutes away and the Eurotunnel Terminal is 250 miles away and easily accessed from the Autoroute. Paris is a two-and-a half-hour drive from the Château via the A13 and A84 Autoroutes, with the nearest junction just 8 miles away.

The Château which is a 50-minute drive from Normandy’s main tourist attractions, Mont St Michel, Bayeux and the D-Day Landing beaches and cemeteries, can accommodate up to 18 guests and costs from £1,250 per night. For more information visit: www.normandyretreat.com.

Château de L’Angotière