Formerly known as «Val Cabot» after the first known Lord Raoul Cabot, the Manor was later named Hermos, from the greek word «ermos», meaning hermitage or place of solitude.

     The part occupied by the Lordstill stands, dating back to the XVIth century. Until the french revolution, it was an imposing walled complex.


     Let’s take a moment to look at the different owners.

     Raoul Cabot was the first in 1209. He was followed by the d’Harcourt, Thumery, Rohan, Lorraine, Pierre Cousin and Grouchy families. In 1885 the property was purchased by Mr Edwin Wells Windsor, an industial from Rouen and also judge in the same city (before he lived to Dartford GB). It remains in the family to this day.


     Construction of the « Hermos castle » began in 1535 during the reign of François I, by Robert de Thumery . It was completed under Henri II by Claude or René de Lorraine, around 1550.

     The castle originally consisted of three parts : the central building (the only one remaining) and two side pavilions.


     The former stables remain where the northern main entrance was. Today this building has been converted into the party facilities : the Lodge. Finally, in the castle basement, the original kitchen can still be seen along with parts of its bread oven, as well as cellars with a beautiful vaulted ceilings. A chapel, or small oratory, was added in 1679 in the center of the upper floor. The Hermos Manor, originally known as the Château du Val, is one of the few noble manors still standing today.

Hermos Manor in 1860