Family owned château with dance studio, in the Loire Valley.

Sleeps: 15
Bedrooms: 9
Weekly price guide: £3315-£7184
Pool: Yes
Type: Chateau
Property Ref: CHA2474


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General Description

This is a family owned château between Nantes and Cholet in the Loire Valley available for week long self catering holiday lets. It is possible to arrange for a chef to deliver meals to the house and to cater for dinner parties. The château is set in 20 acres of rural parkland which affords guests a high degree of privacy, and it has a fully heated outdoor pool which is operational from May to September. The château has been restored to an excellent condition, and while it retains the feel of a traditional French château, it also provides guests with a high level of comfort and all modern conveniences. Getting there is easy as the chateau is only 45 minutes from Nantes airport, 3 and a half hours drive from Caen, 4 hours drive from Le Havre and Cherbourg and 6 hours from Calais - all on well maintained motorways. The château has 9 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms and sleeps a total of 15 guests (excluding infants in cots) in spacious comfort.

Accommodation Facilities

Bedrooms: There is disabled access by way of a lift, installed in one of the turrets. The lift goes to a 1st floor bedroom.

There are 6 double bedrooms (1 super king, 1 king and 4 double beds), 2 twin bedrooms and 1 family room (a queen bed plus 2 singles), which provides flexible accommodation for family groups. There are 7 bedrooms on the first floor and 2 on the second floor - one of which is a twin and is the only one without an ensuite bathroom; there is one next door. It is well suited to being used as a children's room as there is a large underwater mural.
Kitchen: The kitchen is a large and light room that seats 8-10 at the table, though there is additional seating by way of window seats and the breakfast bar. The kitchen has an electric range oven with gas hob, and separate ‘croissant’ oven and griddle plate. There is a full size fridge and freezer, a microwave, 2 sinks, dishwasher, a mixer/blender and a wide variety of saucepans, frying pans and cooking utensils. There is a separate pantry for storing food. Adjoining the kitchen, in a turret, is a well equipped laundry room that also houses a full size wine fridge. There is a side porch from the kitchen that can be used for storing shoes, bike helmets and swimming things.
Living Rooms: The dining room leads off the kitchen and seats 14 at a bespoke table (16 could be seated if necessary). The dining room has an impressive glass chandelier which adds a touch of luxury.

The first reception room has 3 comfortable three-seater sofas, 2 occasional chairs, and a television for watching DVD's only. There is a good selection of adults and young children’s DVDs for guests to use. There is also an Ipod docking station and speakers, which may be moved to the kitchen, or any other room, if guests prefer.
Other Rooms: The second reception room is used as a games room and has a table tennis/pool table as well as a wide selection of children’s toys and games, some puzzles and board games for adults. Access to the lift is from the games room.

The dance studio is on the second floor and has a wall of mirrors. It has an ensuite shower room.
Linen/Cleaning/Towels etc: Whilst linen and towels for the chateau are included in the rental cost, guests are required to provide their own swimming towels.
Outside: The parkland is available for guests exclusive use and provides wonderful opportunities to observe birds and wildlife in their natural habitat. There is plenty of room to mess around on bikes.

The large outdoor pool, for the exclusive use of the guests, is heated, and there are plenty of lounge chairs for guests to relax on. The pool is surrounded by a hedge for privacy and also for safety reason, and there is access through two gates. The pool has an electric cover which is key operated. There is a built in barbecue which guests may use. Briquettes are available from the local supermarkets.
Additional notes (if any): If there is anything you would like to arrange for your stay, please contact us and we will be happy to help. We can usually help you arrange any of the following:

- Cook/catering
- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting service
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge

This is by no means an exhaustive list, so please just contact us to help you arrange any of those little extras that can really make the difference.

Terms & Conditions

Security deposit £1000. This is paid prior to arrival and will be refunded in full after departure subject to damage inspection.
Energy costs included in the rental price.
No pets allowed.
No smoking.
Changeover day Saturday.
End of stay cleaning included. Please leave the property in the state that you found it. Insurance It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property.
Other Ts and Cs: Bookings: Weekly bookings only for June, July and August with a Saturday changeover. Short breaks possible in other months.

Reviews:

Magnificent and Majestic
Posted by Ryan Gaumer on 30/10/2013

My company, Wildstar Wine Tours, leads wine tours in France and my group of 12 guests had the pleasure of staying at the Chateau last week for our tour in the Loire Valley. The chateau was magnificent and majestic and all of my guests were thoroughly impressed by both the opulence of the Chateau and its comfort. The owners are extremely accommodating and attentive to their guests' needs and I look forward to my many stays at the Chateau in the years to come.


Certainly has the WOW factor....
Posted by Anonymous User on 20/09/2012

WOW! what a place you have!
We had a superb time at the Chateau - which certainly has the WOW factor. You had thought of everything! And thank you very much indeed for the complimentary champagne - which was very well received on the first night!
The chateau was particularly well suited for our party because it was very much geared up for children; the games room, the swimming pool, the woods, all the equipment, etc. The children didn't even ask to play on the computer games (in the games room).
We ordered three nights worth of food from the chef, but probably could have ordered one or two nights more as we struggled to find local restaurants. We all went to La Pizzaiola one night - the food and service was excellent despite being such a large group! Some also had an evening meal at Hotel de France in Beaupreau which they said was lovely but very limited choice for children. We did struggle to find many other places to eat out so the catering option was a god send. Many were closed on the night we decided to try them out, perhaps it is still low season?
It was all very hectic on saturday morning, with Isabelle and the cleaners arriving on time but were struggling to get out (even though everyone said they had packed the night before!) so unfortunately we did not have time to write any suggestions in the comments book. We would definitely recommend these two places for families; (which are probably on your list already)

Puy du Fou
Terra Botanica






Local Area / Activities

The nearest village with shops is Villedieu la Blouère, which has a post office, a bakery, a small supermarket and is only a 2 minute drive away (and an easy bike ride). St Philbert en Mauges is a similar distance but has no shops. St Macaire en Mauges is about 10 minutes away by car and has a bakery, a patisserie and a much larger supermarket. Cholet is 20 minutes away and has all the usual amenities you would expect to find in a large town, including a hypermarket and a fantastic leisure centre with several pools and an ice rink. Aside from enjoying life at the Chateau and its surroundings, guests have plenty of options when it comes to excursions. The following are just a few suggestions: Enjoyable day trips include the famous cities of Nantes, Angers, Tours and Saumur, where you can visit their châteaux, abbeys and museums, among other attractions. The Saumur region is famous for its troglodyte caves and many have been turned into fascinating tourist attractions. These are a fantastic option if the weather is wet or too hot, as the caves are dry and maintain a constant temperature year round. Among these, the Zoo de Doué, home to 500 animals, is located in an old quarry and has made excellent use of the caves in forming the zoo. The Museé du Champignon (mushroom museum) at St-Hilaire-St-Florent has made innovative use of the caves through mushroom production. Nearby, the Parc Miniature Pierre et Lumière is an unique attraction. Many of the most well-known sites of the Loire valley have been carved out of tufa stone by a Breton sculptor. Châteaux, towns, villages and churches have been sculpted in the finest detail, with the most dramatic being a bas-relief of the nearby town of Saumur, 12 metres long by 2 metres high. Saumur is also home to Le Cadre Noir, one of the most prestigious horsemanship schools in the world, whose equestrian display team holds regular performances. It goes without saying that there are many vineyards in the Loire region which you can visit for wine tastings, and they range from large commercial wineries to small farms. One of France's major tourist attractions, Le Puy du Fou, is less than an hour away. Its medieval themed ‘park’ includes an impressively large Roman amphitheatre with chariots, fighting gladiators, jousting knights on horseback, falconry and much more. In the summer they have evening sound and light shows. While the Loire is famous for its river, wines and 1001 châteaux, for those who wish to dip a toe in the Atlantic, it is about an hour and a half to Pornic, the nearest seaside resort, a trip to which makes a fun day out and provides an opportunity to sample wonderful fresh French seafood – speciality moules et frites. Cyclists can take advantage of the ‘Loire á vélo’ – currently 400km of maintained trails and cycle routes along the Loire River. The plan is to extend the route to cover 800 km. There are many bike rental places along the route for those who haven’t brought their own bicycles with them. The trails are easy to follow, and it is a carefree way to pass the day through the unspoiled rural towns and villages of the Loire Valley. Clisson is a medieval town which has a popular food market on Fridays and is a picturesque place to wander around. It has a ruined château open to the public. Shoppers will be thrilled to discover La Séguiniere, an enormous factory outlet village, home to 80 major brands, from fashion and sports to kitchenware, as well as a chocolate shop which offers free samples. The Japanese Gardens (Parc Oriental) at Maulévrier are a wonderful place to visit, especially for young families, as children under 12 go free. Originally built in 1899 but then left to decay, a restoration programme started in the 1980's has resulted in stunning garden filled with Japanese architecture, bridges, water features and traditional Japanese trees. The gardens are the largest of their kind in Europe. The Glissé leisure centre in Cholet offers spectacular sports facilities, including an ice rink and an 8 pool indoor/outdoor swimming complex, with slides, diving pools, fun pools and a beach. Local Amenities Nearest Airport Nantes (51-60 km) Nearest Ferry port St Malo (Over 100 km) Nearest Village Villedieu la Blouere (1 km) Nearest Town/City Cholet (4 km) Nearest Golf Cholet (16-20 km)

Price Guide

These prices are a guideline only, please enquire for prices for specific weeks.

Low Season: £3315
High Season: £7184

Contact Information




Key Features

  • Swimming pool
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • DVD player
  • Internet access
  • Fire / Stove
  • Cot available
  • Close to local amenities
  • Walk to village
  • Suitable for young children
  • Near river beach
  • Tennis nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Watersports nearby

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