Fairy-tale Castle ideal for families or functions.

Sleeps: 24
Bedrooms: 9
Weekly price guide: £14359-£14359
Pool: Yes
Type: Chateau
Property Ref: CHA2404

General Description

The Guardian newspaper called this Chateau “One of the Top 5 houses to rent in France”. The Times said “its interior is as hip as its exterior is fairy-tale”. Grazia Magazine called it “Kick your heels off comfy”, while Bella Magazine simply said it had “Lashings of ooh la la”. Even though it counts Hollywood Royalty on its guest list, it remains surprisingly cost-effective. An oasis of urban cool and relaxed ambiance against a background of traditional, ornate beauty, the Chateau has space and facilities to keep any guest happy. Within the Chateau is a bar, private cinema, 14.5m heated swimming pool, billiard room, music area, piano salon, voluminous dining hall and restaurant standard kitchen. Accommodation for up to 26 guests across nine huge bedrooms. Self-cater or let the Chateau staff mollycoddle you – you decide. The Chateau is great for families too. There is enough room to keep kids out from under parents feet and many activities to keep them amused – jamming in the music room, playing around the pool, outside games in the grounds, a football pitch, ping-pong and games. This Château is all about space, style and welcome – warm, inviting and relaxed ambience in a gorgeous, “Turrets and Tower” fairy-tale castle. And enough room – even in a party of 26 - to escape from the hubbub for a bit of peace and quiet when you choose. The Chateau’s chic interiors have been featured in design and travel magazines all over the world. This is a destination for all reasons, and whether it’s a wedding, a group holiday with the kids, a special celebration, family reunion or even a girl’s weekend, it’s a place you’ll always remember.

Accommodation Facilities

Bedrooms: Nine bedrooms, all large, individually designed and furnished with style, and bathrooms that are all testament to decadence and pampering.

A firm favourite with younger guests, one bedroom is a very chic and stylish “dorm” with four single beds and huge flat screen TV and DVD player – great fun for kids, and it gives them a bit of space of their own away from those noisy and disruptive adults!

Suite 1 (King-size double bed)
Suite 2 (King-size double bed)
Suite 3 (King-size double bed)
Suite 4 (King-size double bed)
Suite 5 (twin beds)
Bedroom 1 (King-size double bed)
Bedroom 2 ((King-size double bed))
Family suite, bed 3 (twin beds)
Family suite, bed 4 (4 single beds)
There are also 6 additional single beds that can be arranged in the rooms as required, plus 2 cots providing accommodation for 26 in total..

Every bedroom has a flat screen TV and DVD player, hair dryer, bath robes and crisp white cotton bed linen.
Bathrooms: Every bathroom has complimentary bathing products and big fluffy towels.
Kitchen: There is a kitchen, fully equipped and restaurant standard for those wishing to be Chef for a while. If you want a break from the cooking, the Chateau can cater for you – anything from a one-off celebration meal to full board every day. And within the hire rate is a housekeeping service provided for a couple of hours each day, which you can increase should you wish.
Living Rooms: There are three huge salons to relax in – each opening onto the rear terrace with its bistro tables and parasols. The Stone Salon includes a bar which can be stocked for you or supplied dry for you to stock yourself. The Piano Salon has a Baby Grand for those wishing to get musically creative, while the White Salon is a calm and relaxed space to simply sit and contemplate the formal gardens.

There is also a huge Dining Hall with tables to seat all your guests in one go of you wish, perfect for everyone – kids included – to eat together.

Other Rooms: The private cinema has a nine foot screen and surround sound system.
The extensive DVD library can also be raided for watching in the privacy of your room, there is Wi-Fi, satellite TV, and there’s a music area with amps and guitars for the more tuneful guests, while the Billiard Room contains a full size American Pool Table.
Linen/Cleaning/Towels etc: Linen & towels included.
Outside: The five acres of private grounds include a 14.5m heated Swimming Pool, formal gardens perfect for a picnic or barbecue, and two terraces for al-fresco dining.
Additional notes (if any): Catering & Services

The Chateau may be hired with your custom level of catering. You can choose to go fully self-catered if you prefer, or the Chateau can provide any level of catering, from a one-off meal, to breakfast each day, to a multi-course extravaganza. Just arrange your catering requirements with us, including any special event meals, before you arrive.

There are two barbecues at the chateau, and again you can do-it-yourself or have the caterers do it for you.

The Chateau offers a shopping service so the larders and fridges are stocked when you arrive, and similarly the bars can also be stocked for you should you wish.

The kitchen is a fully equipped restaurant-standard facility, with several fridges, walk-in store cupboards, and more crockery, cutlery and other kitchen utensils than you would ever require.

There are two restaurants in the village, which is just 500m from the Chateau, and there are many more dining choices within a 10-20 minute drive.

Included in the hire rate are the services of a caretaker and housekeeper for a period of 2 hours everyday. If you need any additional housekeeping this can be arranged.

For full-on pampering, why not indulge in some Beauty Treatment sessions, which can provided by a fully qualified beautician.

To arrange any of these services, contact us.

Event information

Capacity: Indoor reception capacity: up to 90. For more than 90 a marquee in the grounds is possible – call for prices and capacity.

Availability: Weddings are possible all year round.

Wedding Planner: Our Wedding Planner will arrange and co-ordinate all your requirements at the Chateau, working closely with you throughout and is present on the day.

Wedding Services: Generally take place in the formal Chateau Gardens or in the Piano Salon. English speaking Celebrants available to conduct the service should you require.

Catering: Provided by our associate professional catering company.

Other Services
- Flowers
- Live Music
- DJ
- Photographer
- Celebrant
- Hair Stylist
- Make-Up Artist
- Beauty Treatments
- Transport

Accommodation: 26 guests can stay at the chateau. Local accommodation for up to 40 guests within walking distance. 50 more within 5 mins drive, many more within ten minutes drive.

Terms & Conditions
Security deposit €1500 payable 4 weeks prior to arrival. Refunded in full after departure, subject to inspection.
Energy costs included
Pets - please enquire
Changeover day any day of the week
End of stay cleaning: Included in the rental price.
No smoking in the property.
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.


Posted by Mary D on 16/04/2014

We have just spent the best 3 days of our life at the most amazing wedding of our son and his gorgeous wife. Nicky and Mark were brilliant,nothing was too much trouble for them. They were most welcoming when we arrived and that continued the whole time we were there. The food and accommodation were first class. The photo's don't do justice to how gorgeous the place is. It was a truly amazing experience. Thank you Nicky and Mark for making their special day so memorable. Can't wait to return.

A perfect day to remember!
Posted by Susan & Martin on 08/12/2011

Our family and friends are still talking about the ceremony, the food, the venue, the music, everything. Thanks so much for giving us all a perfect day to remember!!

Local Area / Activities

A charming little village, located on the border between the Charente and Dordogne regions in South-West France. It has all the essentials - Baker, Butcher, Tabac, Grocery Store, Pharmacy, Doctor - even a Cinema showing both French and international films. There is also a large supermarket 9 km away. In the Village (5 minutes walk) Tennis courts (Racquets available from the Chateau). Fishing. Park. Horse and Carriage rides (can be arranged from the chateau gates). Surrounding Area - Choice of three 18 hole Golf Courses from 9km to 40km. - Bike Hire. An extensive cycle track network passes through the village. - Canoeing/Kayaking at Montbron (9km) and Brantome (40km). - Horse riding. - Karting (Championship Circuit with Kart Hire, 10 km. - Water Park with man-made beaches and pedalloes. - Bowling. Ice skating. Lakes with man made beaches. - La Vallee des Singes 140 km (monkey park). Futuroscope 145 km (theme park). Grotte de Villars 35 km (prehistoric caves). - Chateau la Rochefoucauld (18 km) (children can dress up in medieval costumes). - Disneyland Paris (2 hrs 15 mins by TGV train from Angouleme). Airports Angouleme 25 km, Limoges 85 km, Bergerac 145km, Poitiers 145 km, Bordeaux 151 km, La Rochelle 155 km. Rail Main line station at Angouleme (25mins). TGV train from Paris to Angouleme takes just 2 hours 13 mins. Road Paris 5 hrs. Barcelona 7 hrs. Calais 7 hrs 40mins. Local Amenities Nearest Airport Limoges (71-80 km) Nearest Ferry port Caen (Over 100 km) Nearest Town/City Local town (21-25 km) Nearest Beach Royan (Over 100 km) Nearest Golf Montbron (9 km)

Price Guide

These prices are a guideline only, please use the calendar at the top of the page to search availability and prices for specific weeks. Then you have the option to book the property online.

Low Season: £14359
High Season: £14359

Key Features

  • Good for Groups
  • Swimming pool
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Internet access
  • Air conditioning
  • Fire / Stove
  • BBQ
  • Cot available
  • Close to local amenities
  • Walk to village
  • Suitable for young children
  • Near river beach
  • Tennis nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Watersports nearby