Château de Béhen

Béhen, Somme
Bed & Breakfast


Take your pick from guided horse-trekking to grand banqueting at this traditional château; drive to explore WWI history and the lovely coast

Bedroom

6 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2 – 4

The
Experience

Donkeys to stroke, bicycles to hire and ponies to ride: families will be in clover. It’s authentic and unpretentious here; many guests stop on their way south – you’re just a short hop from the motorway but the feel is very quiet and rural.

Friendly Norbert-André is a good cook and you can all eat together or at single tables if you prefer; cheeses are local, vegetables are just-picked, banquets can be arranged. He also organises temporary exhibitions of local art in the salon and dining room.

Stroll through the parkland surrounding the house; visit the swans in the pond or the farm animals. Saddle up one of the horses and enjoy a guided trek – for a day or even two – or you can hike or cycle. Historic Abbeville is a ten-minute drive and the coast with lovely Bay of the Somme nature reserve is half an hour.

Château de Béhen - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • Exploring the surrounding countryside on foot, by horse or bike
  • The spacious, authentic bedrooms
  • Norbert's delicious dinners and pop-up art exhibitions
Château de Béhen - Gallery

Home truths

  • You need a car to go to shops, bars and restaurants
  • It’s best for sociable animal lovers
  • No pets

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Credit cards
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Closed
Rarely.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Meals
Dinner with wine, from €43; book 2 days ahead.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €129
2 Doubles
From €129
2 Family rooms for 4
From €190
1 Suite for 2
From €188
1 Twin
From €154

Reviews

We absolutely love this place and have returned for a weekend away with the kids more than once. It is such a warm, friendly, calm place and the kids love running around playing with the animals whilst we can relax. Norbert-Andre is an amazing host and makes you feel instantly at home - the food is wonderful and the rooms are a delight. A fab place.

Celia

Even though we arrived late, due to the unprecedented snow blizzards, we received a warm welcome, with drinks by a glowing log fire. A wonderful regional home cooked dinner was served in the cosy music room by candlelight, making us feel relaxed & special. We stayed in the Opale suite, which has a beautiful circular sitting room and a large very tastefully decorated and comfortable bedroom. Norbert-Andre is passionate about his chateau and this showed in the quality of the rooms, service and food. We relished our relaxing stay at Chateau Behen and would gladly return for longer.

Dominic

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Location

The neighbourhood

The château is set in peaceful countryside a ten-minute drive from Abbeville, which has a 13th-century belfry, a notable 15th-century Gothic church and a former Carmelite convent, as well as weekly markets and festivals throughout the year. The beautiful Bay of the Somme estuary and nature reserve is just over half an hour’s drive, and there are many WW1 battlefield sites, memorials and cemeteries near.

Local points of interest from Cuvelier Family

  • Baie de Somme nature reserve and migratory bird sanctuary
  • WW1 Somme battlefields & cemetries
  • Saint Valéry sur Somme
  • Mers les Bains’ listed architecture
  • Le Touquet & sandy beaches
  • Horse riding here

Introducing

Cuvelier Family

The Cuveliers have lived at the château since the 1950s, and Norbert-André managed stud pacers in Australia before running the house as a B&B. He is most welcoming and will do everything he can to ensure you have a great stay.