Family friendly outstanding C19th Chateau near Nantes
Weekly price guide: £4044-£6344
Property Ref: CHA2597
This exceptional ‘Folie Nantaise’ 19th century chateau boasts seven bedrooms, six with en-suite bathrooms and sleeps fifteen. Located close to Nantes, North East France, the graceful property offers a private heated swimming pool, which is child-friendly.
Regally housed at the crown of six hectares of private parkland, the sophisticated interior décor is timeless, yet warm and welcoming. The kitchen is accompanied by a Lanconche piano cooker, while a baby grand piano decorates the main salon.
Guests can relax in the light, airy bedrooms, with the Chambre d’Enfants specifically furnished with children in mind. Elsewhere, the grand dining room seats up to fourteen people, while the two living rooms have access to the outside terrace, where stunning views of the gardens can be surveyed.
Adorned with mature trees, the secluded gardens offer idyllic scenes of rolling grass meadows and vineyards which lead down to the La Sevre River. Suitable for romantic weddings, the chateau’s glorious countryside setting makes it the ideal location for rest and relaxation.
The grounds are perfect for adventure. Peruse the parkland with towering pine, oak and chestnut trees with woodland cyclamen flowering under their shade. Blooming rose beds are constantly growing new additions as the small orchid of apple, Mirabelle and cherry trees boast a mirage of colour. Little ones will enjoy navigating their way through the pretty grassy area behind the chateau, while adults will enjoy a calming stroll through nearby winding paths.
|Bedrooms:||The Master Suite is located on the ground floor and includes a spacious bedroom, sitting room, dressing room and a large bathroom with separate bath and shower, and a speaker system.
This bedroom is perfect for parents with babies and small children and we have a porta-cot available for use.
Stairs from the entrance lead up to the 1st floor where you will find 6 bedrooms.
There is a bedroom in each corner of this floor, each modelled on one of the four seasons.
Hiver (Winter) overlooks the pool and old 'Pressoir', complete with ensuite bath, shower and toilet.
Printemps (Spring) is a light and airy bedroom with en-suite separate bath and shower. This bedroom, at the rear of the château overlooks the gorgeous gardens and vineyards.
Été (Summer) in the other front wing is simply delightful with an English rose garden feel and has a bath/shower ensuite.
Automne (Autumn) at the rear overlooks the parkland, where you can sometimes spot little red squirrels, and the vineyards at the back of the property. Automne bedroom has a bath/shower ensuite. Front and centre is the Imperial Suite, a spacious and recently renovated bedroom and ensuite (shower only) and is the best room to enjoy the sun setting between the front entrance gates.
Finally there is the Chambre d'Enfants, decorated with children in mind, but can sleep adults. This room has one single bed and a set of bunk-beds sleeping two. This is our only bedroom without an ensuite.
|Kitchen:||Located off the dining room is the kitchen, which features a Laconche 'piano' cooker, ovens and 2 dishwashers.|
|Living Rooms:||Main salon consisting of 2 lounges with armchairs to seat 8
A baby grand piano, TV and DVD player
Salon opens into a grand dining room with table to seat 14 (highchairs are available)
Both main living rooms have access to the terrace overlooking the gardens, petit pond and vineyards, the perfect spot to savour an aperitif and toast a glass of champagne.
|Other Rooms:||There is also the library where you can find some peace with a good book and enjoy a little nightcap.|
|Linen/Cleaning/Towels etc:||Linin and towels included.|
|Outside:||Garden and Grounds
Our pebbled driveway will lead you through the entrance gates, past two faux moats.
To the right of the château is our private, heated and child-safe pool adjacent to the old 'Pressoir' and caretakers residence.
Sun-beds are available and there is a pergola with table and chairs to enjoy lunch beside the pool. On the right of the château is the parkland with towering pine, oak and chestnut trees with woodland cyclamen flowering under their shade.
There are rose beds dotted throughout the garden, which is constantly growing with new additions, and a lovely grassy area behind the château for children to play.
Beyond the inner gardens, there are meadows to the left (where there is a little sheep house) and to the rear leading down to our petit pond, and further on to our small orchard of apple, mirabelle and cherry trees.
You can take a walk out past the château's stone wall and go exploring through the many walking tracks winding through the surrounding vineyards.
|Additional notes (if any):||Terms & Conditions:
Security deposit €1,500
Energy costs included
Heating costs included
End of stay cleaning included
If excessive cleaning is necessary then a fee will be charged.
Weekly linen change is included for bookings longer than one week.
No smoking inside the house.