Château de Cocove
What We Love
- Stay at an elegant château near Calais, with an included visit to its superb wine cellarThe beautiful terrace adds to the relaxed atmosphere
- A sommelier provides advice on which wines to sample
- Searching for relics of the château's history in the grounds
What To Know
- This 18th-century castle is all about the French grandeur
- The hotel has an extensive wine list—and if you ask the staff, they'll even give you a private tour of the wine cellar
- Free WiFi
Combining the best of French grandeur, rustic charm and modern facilities, Château de Cocove is a restored 18th-century castle surrounded by rolling hills and wooded park. Just 20 minutes from Calais by car, its convenience has little impact on the tucked-away feel of the castle, set near the Regional National Park and not too far from the coast either.
Untouched by the wars, the sweeping exterior keeps its original style, fitting with the antique feel throughout the building. Rooms are furnished to a good standard, while maintaining long-lived touches. The hotel’s contemporary facilities – like Wi-Fi and the organic restaurant – make it perfect for both stopovers and longer breaks.
The highlight of any French visit is its gastronomy and Château de Cocove prides itself on its culinary offerings. Its fine dining restaurant offers locally sourced delicacies, like foie gras and organic beef, but the wine and champagne cellar are its biggest draw, with a well-chosen range to tantalise noses and taste buds. The hotel sports a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.
How to Get There
Location close enough to Calais for an easy overnight on a 48 hour stay. Impressive building and public areas, but rooms are a little tired. We had the Half Board option which is to be recommended as the evening meal was high quality, well prepared and presented and served in a friendly manner. Good value for the midweek price if you want lodgings that are a little different and distinctive.
This was my 4th stay at the hotel, this time I was staying with a team of customers competing on the Monte Carlo Classique Rally.
All in all we had 7 rooms and arrived with only 10 minutes of food being available. The staff didn’t bat an eyelid and simply got on with serving and sorting us out.
It’s a fantastic place to stay and eat and I can’t recommend it more highly
We last stayed here about 32 years ago.
We stayed in a deluxe room on the first floor at the front of the Chateau.
The room and particularly the bed was really excellent although the furniture was a little jaded around the edges.
The food in the restaurant was sublime although the cheese selection was a little tired.
Wine choice might be broadened to include some more affordable wines.
Breakfast was just perfect with superb croissant, eggs and Andrey Gourmet jams.
Definitely pleased we stayed here again.
An excellent break
From the reception to the service in the restaurant - to the help with changing a wheel 😳 the staff were great!
A beautiful setting with pleasant gardens, the hotel is great for dog-owners. The chateau’s history is documented in an information sheet available at reception. Very interesting, especially about the German occupation.
Third time we've stayed at this lovely chateau - and it's so practically located at about 15 mins drive from Calais port. Love walking the grounds (and seeing the chickens roaming freely around the gardens). The restaurant does a good dinner, respectable (and decently priced) wine list, and the hot and cold buffet-style breakfast is good too. We're already planning our next visit..