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.
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We stayed in a lovely large comfy sunny room over looking the front lawn of the chateau with very nice finishes and a very nice feel to the room. Breakfast was also fresh, plentiful and very good. There was something to please everyone. Lovely choice of fresh home made bread too. Definitely worth a visit as is the restaurant for a evening meal.
I arrived late, after midnight, due to issues with my train. Mr Benoit was a total gentleman and happily showed me to a very warm and cosy room with a large bath and great finishes. The breakfast was very nicely laid out and all of the staff were friendly and courteous, despite my bad use of French. The Chateau is lovely, and has a genuinely well manicured feeling to it. For the price, (less than £150) this is a place with a lot of charm and a bargain in my view. Literally nothing to fault. I wish I could wander the pretty gardens, but I have to leave. Please ring them before a late arrival so they can plan - I’m trying to put some good Karma out there for my mistake! A hidden gem - will be back when I’m driving across the channel.
Nice old chateau in the typical french way. Food was first class and the rooms were a slightly off mix of super modern bathrooms and older style bedroom decorations. The waiting and bar staff were not the friendliest, especially for post dinner drinks but overall a good experience
We’ve stayed here a number of times over the years but as the owners and standards varied we haven’t returned until recently.
If you stay in one of the better rooms it is delightful. The breakfasts are good and the choice at dinner (including wine) is excellent.
A recommended stop both before and after the Eurotunnel.
We have stayed here on numerous occasions but this time was disappointing. Bedrooms are clean comfortable and warm. Bathrooms are spacious. Dinner was particularly dull our starters and main courses for all four of us were served tepid as opposed to hot. It's now quite expensive to stay and eat here. The prices have increased quite a lot but maybe that's because they have refurbished. Reception was unfriendly.