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About this property

Originally a Viking motte-and-bailey castle, Benjy’s Gîte at Le Château de la Motte is now a fantastic dog-friendly base for couples and their pooch looking to explore Normandy. Situated on the first floor of one of the château’s 15th century outbuildings, Benjy’s commands stunning views of the formal gardens, laden with walnut and fruit trees, and rose bushes, as well as the château itself. A magical holiday home for humans, the surrounding parkland is a doggie wonderland and the resident Spaniels are always happy to give out-of-town furry friends a tour!

Dine with Your Dog

A self-catering property, Benjy’s Gîte has a fully-equipped kitchen with a gorgeous open plan dining area. In the kitchen, you’ll find an integrated fan oven, microwave and four-ring electric ceramic hob, as well as a dishwasher and fridge. There is also an electric coffee machine, kettle, toaster and juicer – plus all the usual pots, pans, glasses and cutlery. The owners of Benjy’s Gîte will provide a welcome pack of local and homemade goodies, and are happy to go shopping for you prior to your stay if there are specific foodstuffs you need. France is super dog-friendly so if you don’t fancy cooking and wish to try some of the local cuisine, there are lots of restaurants in the villages nearby where your pooch can join you. However, if your furry friend would prefer to hang out with their Spaniel hosts, the owners of the chateau provide a dog-sitting service.

Bow wow factor

Has to be the six resident Spaniels! You’ll find them roaming the grounds and they’re happy to play with furry guests.

Need to know

Car Parking
Car Parking
Dine With Pet
Dine With Pet
Garden Or Patio
Garden Or Patio
Pet Amenities Onsite
Pet Amenities Onsite
Satellite Television
Satellite Television

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Best European Destination

Set in the heart of Normandy, Le Château de la Motte’s dog-friendly gîtes make the ideal base for exploring this historic region.


Bedrooms & Suites

Benjy’s Gîte has one bedroom that will sleep up to two people. The room is beautifully decorated and features a wrought iron-style bed as well as bedside table, a chest of drawers and hanging space for your clothes. This room looks out over the gardens so as soon as you wake up you’ll be faced with a wonderful view!

Double Bedroom

Light and spacious, this double bedroom has plenty of space for both you and your furry friend.

2 adults  

Dog-Friendly Nearby

The local area surrounding Le Chateau de la Motte is fantastic for dog walks! And Normandie-Maine Regional Natural Park is only a 20-minute drive away and makes for a fantastic day out with your canine companion. There are also lots of brocantes (second-hand markets) in the area – great if you love to pick up quirky items you wouldn’t normally find in the shops. We’re sure Fido will help you sniff out some bargains!

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