Villa / 6 bedrooms / sleeps 12

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 54 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

As an incentive to book our magnificent properties we are prepared to offer a 5% discount, should you reserve our property at least 6 months in advance. We also offer deals, during the off season for rentals of 2 weeks or more. Please enquire and your request will be answered promptly.

Ebenezer Mansions surrounded by farmland and the enchanting countryside, is within easy walking distance of the popular historic town of Aumale having many half-timbered buildings. It dates back to the 1900's and was originally a cotton-mill warehouse. During 2007 it was completely transformed, yet thoughtfully renovated, to bring out the magnificent oak beams in the exposed roof spaces, into a stunning and elegant two storey villa. It certainly has that wow factor as soon as you enter the door !

The Villa itself is light and airy as all the six bedrooms are double, with the natural light being maximised through the clever use of sky-lights. The open-plan design of the whole ground floor area : Kitchen, lounge and dining -room, makes it truly spacious and especially suitable for all from the elderly, for wheel-chair access, to the very young. The Kitchen has everything you might need, even to do some home baking with the kids! There are at least two fridges and a freezer.

We've designed the villa to have a bathroom on each floor to make it both suitable for family and friends. Not only is the standard of renovation, the highest, but we can equally ensure that at the start of each booking we offer a clean home with freshly laundered sheets! With everything laid on for you to just unpack and relax. For those people flying from abroad, we would be more than willing to supply additional items for a small charge such as bath towels and bathroom accessories, flasks and insulated food boxes to minimise the things you need to bring as luggage. Please ask in advance for any requirements.

We're also pleased to offer for booking, on the same site, a newly renovated 3 bedroom cottage which (sleeps 6) and stands along the waters front. The flat rate for this is just £395 a week. So please ask us for more details of this 'Little Gem'. Combining both Properties, Emmanuelle Mansions can sleep up to 20 people. Seated altogether for meals in Ebenezer's Dining room, using it's extensive Kitchens rates from under £1000.

Size Sleeps up to 12, 6 bedrooms
Nearest beach Le Tréport 54 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 2 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Beauvais 53 km, Nearest railway: Aumale 2 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 6 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms
Furniture Double beds (5), Single beds (2), Cots (2), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 10
Other Linen provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Wheelchair users
Further details indoors

The Villa is highly energy efficient. Newly installed electric wiring throughout, has enabled us to have English plugs accessible in each room of the Villa! It is also well designed on a modern theme with three double bedrooms on each floor, having their own high specification bathrooms. The living room, Kitchen / Dining Room (25ft) {7.5m} are all open plan which makes the ground floor layout perfect for entertaining the whole family. In here are a TV, with DVD or a Video player. The two electric velux windows directly above the dining area, allows natural light to stream into these rooms.

Directly above the kitchen we've fitted a mezzanine area, which has such breath-taking views of the surrounding countryside. We suggest that it is to be used for the children by putting a mini pool table, tv with video player, as well as a host of toys and children videos.

The open plan lounge, dining area below, leads to a garage / utility room which is well equipped, incorporating two airers for indoor drying, washing machine and ironing facilities.. Additionally, the space in this room has been further utilised by having it kitted out with a full size table tennis table! Which everyone to date has said "is so much fun"!.

Finally, smoke detectors are fitted in most rooms. This property is strictly non smoking .

Further details outdoors

Safety for our children was foremost in our minds in designing the rear courtyard as a safe all weather area for kids to play. This makes it ideal for a summer or winter break.

With that aim in mind, we've fitted a basket ball net and provided a five a side goal post for football. There is separate space for a patio table and chairs here too, making it an ideal location for the barbecue. During the summer months there is an Open Air Pool in the town centre, which is even open on Sundays.

This courtyard was formally an artists studio, you can see why, with the views of the surrounding hills and farmland and the meandering streams leading to the two large lakes just five minutes from the villa.

There are at least 4 bicycles (Suitable for teenagers). However, please bring your own safety equipment, such as helmets and lights.

Fishing is possible as there are two large lakes, which I know have brown trout, though, please note, a fishing licence is required. This town offers many convenient past-times like Archery and there is even horse-riding about 5Km away. The owner, Isabel, has gone out of her way to allow both the novice and experienced riders to use the excellent facilities in all weathers.

The drive in area at the front has just being divided to make it as car free as possible. One of the benefits of this is that we can now take advantage of the sun from this aspect of the property. Therefore, outdoor table and chairs are available for use here.

Further details

We'd love to encourage smaller families to visit this Pretty part of France especially outside the school Holiday Season.

As an incentive to come and explore this remarkable region of France. Now, you can get a great discount of 10% at off-peak periods;- that's only £475! More details are given with the terms & conditions and the booking form.

Rental payments are due in full 8 weeks in advance. Booking deposits are 25% of the weeks rental fee and these are non refundable but can be transferred to another date if cancelled.

Exclusive for Summer 2015. Our rates have returned to the launch rate in Spring 2008. We're pleased to say, this is now inclusive of the utility charges, (Water /Electrics). We've decided to do this because we found with running a highly energy efficient home, the average total costs, when split to 50% were really quite small. However, this excludes central heating, which is charged at £16 per day. There is also a charge of £75 for the meeters / greeters welcome fee. Both are normally taken from the returnable security deposit of £300 which is taken with the final instalment being paid, presuming the property is left clean + no damage either.

Bed linen is provided F.O.C as are hand towels.

The Haute-Normandie region

Normandy is made up of five rich and varied counties:- Seine maritime, Eure, Orne, Calvados and Manche. Aumale is within the Seine maritime region of Normandy, approximately, two hours from Paris. In-between the seine valley and channel coast, famous for its dramatic cliff lines, rolling open countryside and the twist and turns of the River Seine. We are on the border of the Picardy or Picardie region:

Normandy, with its proximity to Paris for Disneyland together with a number of fashionable seaside resorts like Dieppe, Hornflour or Tourville along its coast indicate that this region has everything you could wish for; Etretat, Fecamp and Dieppe are three of the coastal areas well worth a mention.

Dieppe is a gem of a town. Famous for its Saturday morning market. Many of the streets in the old town just have to be explored. A majority of these are pedestrianised and it is delightful to view the historic buildings dating back to the17th century on foot. ...soaking in the atmosphere created by an abundance of timbered houses and huge chateaux set in the circuit of a glorious medieval past.

People who have stayed here have been to visit the historical world war II sites in Mont St Michel, Vimy and the Somme. Locally, towns like Rouen and Amiens, are truly places of inspiration. Indeed, Rouen, is known as the jewel in the crown -considered to be the capital of upper Normandy- Itself only half an hours drive from Aumale. The neighbouring county of Picardy (Picardie) also has long sandy beaches by the Somme estuary in the west.


Aumale is a very popular base with Parisians, especially for the beach!

Quiet a historic town itself, with many of the half-timbered houses so characteristic in this region. It's not surprising then that you won't find a single charity shop in the town-it has a diverse range of specality shops like patisserie bakeries, butchers, delicatessens and an anglers accessories shop, which by the way sells the fishing licence (~5 Euros per day).

There seems to have been a deliberate choice to place the only supermarket (Intermarche) just outside town. A tourist office in the centre will keep you updated as to what is going on in the locality.

We are pleasantly amazed by the different things we find to do here. During the summer we found an archery club just near the two lakes and by the villa. We located a delightful horse riding school three miles from Aumale-They have been more than willing to take on the novice rider!

During Summer, we learnt that Aumale has a public heated Open Air Pool in the town centre. The nearest Indoor pools are in the towns of Formarie ~15km away and Grandvillers 20Km-this town has a larger indoor pool.

There is a Quad Biking arena not far from the town.

Eating out in Aumale is affordable as it not only has a pizza and Turkish Kebab restaurant in the centre but there is another pizza place just behind the Ebenezer which is set by the waterfront. This same country road also leads into the town centre.