Beautiful chateau with lake, near Le Mans in the Loire Valley
Weekly price guide: £6172-£8301
Property Ref: CHA2448
This beautiful Chateau comfortably sleeps 15. During your stay you will enjoy relaxing around the large swimming pool and exploring the numerous castles of the Loire Valley. The Chateau is decorated with a combination of contemporary and antique-style furnishings, and each bedroom has its own en-suite bathroom. The castle is situated on 36 acres of secluded grounds in Sarthe, adjacent to Lombron, a small and enchanting village of just 1,800 inhabitants, near Le Mans in the Loire Valley. The Chateau includes beautiful tree-lined paths, apple and pear orchards and a one and a half-acre lake. The chateau is even surrounded by a moat. Pastoral views of the moat and pond can be enjoyed from the dining terrace that overlooks the grounds. The lake teems with fish the whole year round and hosts an interesting variety of birds and fowl. The grounds also include well-kept boulevards and paths bordered by weeping trees and an extensive orchard. Walks on the property cross grassy fields and wooded areas, and join other well-marked lanes and trails in the surrounding countryside. The Château was initially a 15th century building with 18th century additions and has been lovingly restored. Its renaissance architecture is found in many châteaux of the Loire region.
|Bedrooms:||All the bedrooms are clean, light and well furnished, with picturesque views of the property and grounds.
The second floor includes two twin bedrooms including one with two single beds and a king-size bed and one with three single beds. There are also two double bedrooms featuring a queen-size bed and the other, the master bedroom, with a large double king-size bed. The master bathroom, located up in the tower, includes a shower room and a sunken 2-person tub.
High up on the third floor are two recently refurbished double bedrooms, each with a large queen-size bed. There is also a recently redecorated double bedroom overlooking the moat. This bedroom also has an adjoining room where a large bed, a convertible sofa-bed and a cot may be used if needed making it a perfect suite for a family with many children. Over on the terrace wing there is a family room that includes a television, VCR, DVD player and Hi-Fi.
|Kitchen:||The kitchen is modern and well equipped.|
|Living Rooms:||The Château is a comforting and warm familial home, the atmosphere throughout is convivial, and there are numerous places to relax and play. The château is maintained in exquisite condition and is decorated with a combination of contemporary and antique furnishings.
The ground floor consists of a large living room, a spacious formal dining room, a breakfast room, the library, a family room, the expansive kitchen, and hallways surrounding an enclosed courtyard.
The living room is spacious and tastefully furnished and affords views of the lake, moat and terrace. The formal dining room can be found adjacent to the kitchen and comfortably seats 15 guests. French doors open out directly onto the courtyard and its fountain. Lunch or supper can also easily be taken on the terrace. The terrace wing overlooks the moat and the outdoor dining and lounging area.
|Other Rooms:||There is a secluded library with an office in the tower on the first floor. Books, old and new, in French and in English, mean the library is an ideal place to relax while enjoying views of the lake and moat. A fax machine and internet access is also available in the office.
|Linen/Cleaning/Towels etc:||Linen & towels included.|
|Outside:||The large T-shaped heated swimming pool is a spacious 13.5m by 5.10m and is located just behind the château, and is perfectly in tune with the peaceful view of the countryside. It was designed to provide shallow areas for safe bathing for children while simultaneously leaving a long lane open for lap swimming. There is also a hot outdoor shower. The terrace is a large space full of sturdy teak lounging chairs and tables and offers the opportunity for many leisurely hours of relaxation. The 'tour carrée' overlooking the moat is the place for a game of table football. You will also find bicycles, fishing rods, badminton, croquet and boules.|
|Additional notes (if any):||A housekeeper and cook attend the château on a daily basis and the degree of service provided to guests is tailored to their needs. Beds are also made daily and a weekly change of linens. Arrangements can also be made for childcare and cooking.
Breakfast is included in the rental price, supper can easily be contracted with a local cook or with a very good Chef as well, price per person varies depending on choice of menu. The local charcuterie would also be happy to cater during the 2nd week (as I believe he may be taking his annual vacation during the 1st week).
Maid service is included daily for bedrooms. Additional maid service is available at extra cost. Breakfast is also included daily. Linen is changed weekly.
To arrange any of these services, please enquire at time of booking
Terms & Conditions
Security deposit €1500
Energy costs included
No pets allowed.
Changeover day Saturday
End of stay cleaning included. Please leave the property in the state that you found it.
I would recommend to anyone
Posted by Tracy van der Heijden on 20/11/2010
We had a wonderful time and I would recommend the chateau to anyone.