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've stayed here before and returned as we enjoyed it previously. Our room was clean and comfortable and the food was as good as ever. The curtain in our room was partially off it's track and remained so throughout out visit, despite reception being told twice . Programs on the tv in our room came and went , as they did in other rooms and were explained with a shrug of the shoulder when asked when it would be repaired. Nothing major but it does take the edge of what could have been a lovely visit . Maybe they need a maintenance man on hand.
The hotel is in beautiful surroundings close to the A26, making it a great place to stop on the way to Calais.
The bedrooms are comfortable with good bed linen and the bar and restaurant are elegant and special with old worls charm......Our only concern was the lack of staffing in the evening, however we were only one of two couples staying on a Mnnday night in January... We had a few problems with our room on arrival, however they were speedy in resloving the problem and moving us quickly to an alternative room
We were in France for some pre-Xmas shopping and had found a deal on Secret Escapes. There were 4 adults in two rooms. The deal included a nights stay in superior rooms, cocktail on arrival, 3 Course Dinner & breakfast with a glass of champagne. I have to say that this was probably the best secret escapes deal we have had. The room was clean, tidy and very comfortable. It is probably starting to get a little tired but not in any way that would put you off. Unfortunately, there was only one type of cocktail included but it was OK. Dinner was superb fine dining and we all enjoyed our choices from the included menu. The restaurant is delightful and the staff very helpful. Breakfast was varied to include continental and cooked. Both dinner and breakfast had beautiful tasty artisan bread to accompany. For the deal we paid £ 323 for all four of us and an additional 200 euros to cover drinks. Well we had to spoil ourselves with the wine. Highly recommend.
We have stayed here 4 times with friends for a one night treat close to Christmas. The rooms are small but clean, nicely decorated and well equipped. The food is excellent. The welcome was not particularly warm, and needs to be improved, but the departure was more so. On at least three visits light bulbs had gone in our room..a maintenance regime is clearly needed. The Christmas decorations are great but we missed them this year because they do not go up until St Nicolas day. A nice treat close to the Eurotunnel and Channel ports.
Coach party of 40+ on way back to England. Stopped for lunch. Not been here before, but my wife had. She rates it. Must say it is in a pleasant rural location. Very peaceful. The dining room was very cramped for our number, but I must say the three course lunch provided was of a lovely quality. Thoroughly enjoyed the food. Wine list was extensive, but very pricey. I enjoyed the atmosphere at the Chateau & will hopefully visit again.