Our ecological and confortable accommodations

Before Castelwood, there was a forest.
Today, the forest is still there!
But cottages and safari tents have sprung up and a chalet village has emerged.

” Welcome to our home!

It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to our Castelwood estate, a haven of peace nestled in a green setting at the foot of the magnificent Château de Biron. “

Birth of the Lodges

We walk in the footsteps of the Niemeijer family, grateful for having imagined such a beautiful place. We feel the quietness and beauty of a site. We walk along paths that go deep into the forest, listening for the sound of deer and squirrels. We contemplate the many species of trees that inhabit this forest, lulled by the song of the birds. In the distance, the castle rises up, majestic and imposing!

From design to manufacture, these small cottages emerge in the wood, respecting the forest as much as possible, so as not to disturb the wildlife.

In 12 months, the former owners built 11 cottages, and opened for the first season in 2005. In 2007, they added 4 more chalets to the park.
The 2019 season will see yet another new construction: the upper chalet, a tree house, which offers a magnificent view of Biron Castle.
And finally, in the winter of 2021, 3 comfortable safari tents in the heart of the forest, raised on platforms, have been built.

Come and join us soon! A breath of fresh air awaits you!

A family story

Our story begins with a meeting between Maaike, Jean-Guillaume, Jaya and Charlie Niemeijer, the founders of Castelwood. A passionate moment where the estate has had an incredible journey. We, Parisians in search of a second life, were picked up…

For years, at every opportunity, we had been escaping from our Parisian suburbs to reconnect with simple and true things. We were thinking of moving into the outdoor hotel business to be able to welcome and share with as many people as possible our passion for hiking, gastronomy, discovering our heritage and allowing everyone to recharge their batteries in the middle of nature. Castelwood seemed to us to be the right place to bring our audacious project to life, and so simple at the same time!

We therefore decided to leave our respective jobs as School Director and IT Manager to embark on this incredible adventure.

See you soon !

Stéphanie & Jean-François

An eco-responsible approach

The forest around us inspires us and preserving the environment is a daily concern for us. We take a series of measures to maintain the calm and beauty of the place.

Are you ready to be part of this adventure? Discover our special accomodations.