The earliest record we have found about the Château dates back to the 11th century. It is said that in 1065 the owner of the Château, Gozelon de Montaigu, plundered the property of the Abbey of Saint Hubert. When he died his widow, feeling guilty about her husband’s misbehaviour, offered the Château, the church, and her subjects to the Abbey of Saint-Hubert. As a result the area then belonged to the bishop of Liege. Later in the same century the Château became part of a defensive territory.
In the beginning of the 14th century, Jean de Bohême added a tower to the Château. At that time the Château was included in the defensive strategy of the north of Luxemburg. Luxemburg had acquired the Château in lieu of a debt it was owed.
From 1461–1774 the Château became the property of the Hamal family, after which it was connected with several aristocratic families from the Benelux and beyond, including the Favereau family. There are no parts of the original Château still in existence.
Lord Charles de Favereau demolished what had served as the Hamal family residence and built a country home of bricks on its foundations – this remained the property of the Favereau’s until 1877.
Louise Marie Eulalie, who was related to Baron Victor Albert de Favereau, inherited the property in 1877. At that time the new owners demolished the brick mansion built by Charles de Favereau and rebuilt the present Château in 1888 in the neo-egothic style. All that was left of the old buildings is a part of an outbuilding and a pointed door with the crest of the de Hamal and the de Grane families. At that time most of the estate’s trees were cleared.
During WWI, the de Vaux family used the Château as a hospital to take care of the wounded. During the fighting several houses in the village of Petite Somme were destroyed and villagers sought shelter in the Château. Some of the Château’s outbuildings were also burnt down at that time.
Then, in WWII, during the battle of Von Rundstedt, American soldiers occupied the Château. During that time many of the resistance fighters who were operating nearby were killed.
The Earl, Charles de Jourda, died in 1946, at which time the Château with its 400 acres of forest was sold.
From 1948-9 a group of philanthropists worked to establish the Château as a holiday centre and rest camp for students and scholars. This included a school, a youth hostel, a camp site, a hotel, and a restaurant.
The Château was sold in 1975 to Serge Fransevitch, a broker from Brussels. Thereafter it remained unoccupied for nearly 5 years. Then, in 1979 it was bought by ISKCON who initiated renovation work.