A French country home tucked in a wooded sanctuary overlooking a quiet lake. Journey up the long, winding drive and feel the essence of peace and tranquility surround you. Normandy House was designed and built on the historic Normandy Plantation by Louis Chenel of Normandy, France. Normandy House features split-beamed ceilings, antique wine bottles imbedded in chimneys, a large country kitchen, a formal dining room with a fireplace, and five bedrooms with private baths. Our premiere suite is the Chalet Indien named for a 1930's resort hotel Louis Chenel built in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains. The room is 650 sq.ft. with a 20 foot split-beamed ceiling. Cozy armchairs and couch flank a woodburning fireplace. Exquiste hand-hammered copper trees shelter a king size bed. Come enjoy our 54 acre nature preserve with its abundant wildlife. From the spacious flagstone terrace enjoy dark starlit skies and fireflies by night. By day canoe, fish, bike, bird watch, and hike nature trails. Visit the French Quarter and escape to the countryside that reminded Louis Chenel of his native France. Get lost in the country and find yourself at Normandy House.
Bird Sanctuary, Nature Preserve, Retreat, Countryside
New Orleans, LA (MSY) 50 miles
Head East on Interstate 10. Take exit 228 North. Cross the Causeway and continue on U.S.-190 which will become La.-25 North. At the traffic light in Folsom turn right onto La.-40. Travel 2.6 miles. Take a right into the driveway. (There is a large Normandy Plantation sign next to the entrance)
Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Superdome, Mardi Gras, Polo, National Horse Competitions, Jazz Fest, French Quarter, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo, Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horse shows (hunter/jumper, dressage), Wooden Boat Festival, Global Wildlife (free roaming wildlife preserve), Polo matches (across street), Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports
Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV
Margot Chenel Deal
1 Dog , Milo the gentle foxhound Others
Margot grew up on Normandy Plantation, a former 2000 acre tung oil plantation. In the early 70's her father Louis Chenel built a second home (which is now the Normandy House)in the style of a typical Normandy country home. She lived in New Orleans for many years and still has a home there. Her family was fortunate to enjoy the best of both worlds. She hopes to offer you the same.
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian