13th Century Chateau in Poitou-Charentes

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Charente, Poitou Charentes, France

Overview

Bedrooms: 8
Bathrooms: 5
Sleeps 16
Per week £1,500 - £2,550
Type: Villa
Description of the Charente vacation villa rental
The chateau originally dates from the 13th Century and in 1689 was donated by Louis X1V to the family Devernou. It was rebuilt in the 19th Century, hence its picture book neo-gothic architecture and stylish accommodation.

Its elevated position gives wonderful all round panoramic views of the L'Hermitaine valley. The Chateau has a 12mx6m swimming pool with Jacuzzi and is surrounded by private 15 acre gardens and grounds, terraces and woodland paths, leading down to a wild trout stream.

The chateau offers a stylish and comfortable standard of group accommodation for up to 16 guests, set in an idyllic yet practical country location.

Situated in the heart of Deux-Sevres renowned for its traditional French hospitality and events the chateau is located just 45 minutes from Poitiers and its airport, 20 minutes from Niort and about an hour's drive from La Rochelle and the Atlantic coast. It is an ideal base for an endless list of possible activities for all seasons. The A10 motorway (Paris-Bordeaux) is just 10 minutes away. The local train station has a direct TGV train connection to Paris (2 hours travel).

The chateau offers ambient and comfortable accommodation for up to 16 guests (+children) and comprises:

Lower Floor
A stone spiral stairway leads down to the oldest part of the Chateau where you will find: Kitchen/dining room - large 45 sqm room, which comfortably seats 12 persons or more. It is newly equipped and fitted with dishwasher, induction hob, electric oven, microwave and fridge. There is an adjoining vaulted wine cellar and utility rooms with fridge/freezer, washing machine and drying area.

Ground Floor
The ground floor area has high ceilings, French doors and balconies throughout and consists of: Entrance Hall - generous space. Small room - with office facility and small kitchenette with fridge.
Red Salon - with wood panelling and fabric decorated walls. It is equipped with television, satellite, DVD and stereo. It opens out to a large elevated balcony ideal for summer dining and overlooking the beautiful wooded valley.
Blue Salon - elegantly furnished with open fireplace. This room leads onto a garden terrace which enjoys all day sunshine and overlooks the carp pond and chapel.
Cloakroom.

First Floor
8 large bedrooms and most have balconies:
5 double bedrooms - en-suite.
Double bedroom - plus a single bed.
Twin bedroom - which could accommodate a further 2 beds/cots.
Twin bedroom.
5 bathrooms - each of which are spacious.
The chateau has oil central heating and we also provide wood for the open fires during the winter.

Garden
Surrounded by its charming park overlooking the picturesque valley of the river L'Hermitaine. Its woodland paths lead down to private access to a wild trout stream. There is a private 12mx6m pool and plenty of safe space for the children.

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Area Info
Supermarkets are 10 minutes away and the nearest boulangerie (which also offers essential provisions) is just 1.9 km away.

Cognac - Visit the world renowned distilleries, 90 minutes.
Bordeaux - Vineyards and viticulture. Airport, 90 minutes.
Niort - An historic and lively castle town offering excellent shopping, markets, restaurants, and sight-seeing (river, churches, dungeons etc.), 15 minutes.
Poitiers - Historic town and gardens offering shopping, markets, restaurants, entertainment and sight-seeing, 40 minutes.
Parthenay - A traditional town surrounded by ancient ramparts offering authentic shopping, markets, fairs, restaurants and entertainments, 40 minutes.
Tumulus de Bougon - Prehistoric (2000BC) burial site and museum, 30 minutes.
Sanxay - Roman archaeological site with temples, baths and amphitheatre, 30 minutes.
Farmers Markets - St. Maixent, Niort and many more.
Military Museum- St. Maixent L'Ecole.
Route de Chabichou - Tour of the areas famous for its goats cheese farms.

Activities
La Rochelle - Famous sailing port, sea food restaurants, shopping and Aquarium, 60 minutes.
Marais Poitevin - Ancient wetland waterways, National Park, 35 minutes.
Ile de Re - Near La Rochelle, beaches.
Ile d'Oleron - Cycling and fishing villages, 60 minutes.
Futuroscope - Experience the theme park at Poitiers devoted to 3-D moving images and film computer graphics, 40 minutes.
Swimming - Only 10 minutes away is the Lac du Lambon /Leisure which is a beautiful lake divided into beach, swimming, boating, giant carp fishing, playground/games areas offering toilets/showers, picnic sites and restaurant facilities.
Walking/Cycling- The "Chemins des Rois" is the name given to the many miles of ancient footpaths and quiet, picturesque lanes which interlace the area.
Golf - There are numerous golf courses located nearby.
Fishing - There are extensive local rivers in the public domain, plus numerous lakes and fisheries.
Puy de Fou - Action-packed spectacular summer extravaganza theme park depicting the history of France, 60 minutes.
Vallée des Singes (Valley of the Monkeys)- A walk-through monkey- safari park and zoo with restaurant and picnic facilities, 50 minutes.
Property Rates
Begins Ends Week
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Weekend
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Weekly Monthly Min
Stay
Jan 04 2014 Sep 06 2014 - - £1,850 - -
Feb 15 2015 Mar 31 2015 - - £1,500 - -
Jan 07 2021 Nov 30 2014 - - £2,550 - -
Oct 06 2021 Nov 30 2014 - - £2,200 - -
Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Deposits: 35% non-refundable deposit to confirm the booking of the property. 65% paid 9 weeks before the start of the holiday
Payment Options: PayPal, Money Order, Personal Check
Other Fees: £200 end of stay cleaning charge
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