|Property type||chateau / country house|
|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
The welcoming entrance hall leads to two spacious period reception rooms; Le Salon, with TV/DVD (incl UK satellite “freeview” channels) and large dining area and the Library with an extensive range of books/games to suit all ages, for your enjoyment and relaxation.
The large, fully fitted, well-equipped Farmhouse Kitchen includes a dishwasher, microwave, gas hob/electric fan oven, filter coffee maker and even a Nespresso machine! (capsules not supplied)
Attached to the kitchen, the Utility Room has an exclusive washing machine and ironing facilities, an additional fridge freezer as well as a ground floor cloakroom.
With 5 bedrooms/5 bathrooms, this property provides luxury accommodation whilst offering privacy and comfort for all guests. The first floor offers a family suite, with ensuite bathroom as well as 1 double and 1 twin room, both with ensuite showers. A further 2 bedrooms are located on the top floor offering a luxury king suite and a 4-bedded room, with separate ensuites.
The Chateau (Sleeps 12-14)
Our 19th Century Chateau is elegantly furnished and fully equipped to the highest standards, whist retaining its original charm with tiled floors, ornate ceilings and period woodwork. It offers spacious and luxurious accommodation, ideal for large groups of friends or families.
The Coach House (Sleeps 9/10)
Located within the grounds of the Château, between two courtyards, the Coach House is a delightful rustic property providing superb accommodation for large groups of family or friends.
Farm Cottage (Sleeps 4)
Located within the grounds of the Château, alongside The Coach House, Farm Cottage offers cosy rustic accommodation suitable for a family or couple. The Farm Cottage has been refurbished for the 2017 season and guests will enjoy a new kitchen and bathroom.
The Apartment (Sleeps 4)
Located within the grounds of the Château, alongside The Farm Cottage, The Apartment offers delightful modern style accommodation suitable for a family or couple. The Apartment been refurbished to a high standard whilst retaining the unique features from the original property.
Living in Surrey, England, the Loire Valley has provided a haven of peace and tranquility for my husband, myself and our 3 children, who have been visiting every summer since our youngest was 2 years old. As teenagers, they still enjoy the opportunity to slow down and enjoy the real pleasures in life - relaxing "en famille", dining alfresco and taking turns to man the BBQ!
May Simpkin purchased this chateau / country house in 2001
Whether you're holidaying as a family or a large group, this property provides home-from-home comfort for you to enjoy during your holiday. The Loire has proved an ideal location; an easy drive from the ferry and Eurotunnel ports but also very accessible from international airports, whilst still providing a tranquil rural location. We are ideally located to visit the many fabulous chateaux and vineyards in the region. With our local expert sommelier, we are able to arrange unique vineyard visits within close proximity or further afield in this rich wine growing region.
With 4 properties on site, you can holiday as a large group of family/friends whilst having your own accommodation. Our central courtyard has proved an ideal spot to gather for meals and games. Self-catering doesn't mean you have to compromise; we offer the luxury whilst still allowing a relaxed feel. Rarely in France do you find all the bedrooms ensuite; our properties offer this comfort, allowing for all guests to enjoy their own facilities whilst holidaying with others. A comfortable night's sleep is essential during your stay and our beds and crisp white linen have been complemented on a number of occasions. Relaxing on site is a delight and the walled garden surrounding the swimming pool is an ideal sun-trap for lazy afternoons after a day's sightseeing! Despite it's rural location, we are fortunate to have a large out-of-town supermarket complex a mere 5mins drive away; essential for the inevitable daily grocery shopping holidaying as a large group entails!
The following dates are available for short break bookings:
03 Sep 2015 to 31 Dec 2016
Every few years we feel an urge to return to rural France. This year we were joined by our grown up, growing and extended family. Our choice of region and accommodation provided a brilliant holiday - living proof that quintessential France is not a myth.
The chateau and its grounds are superb. Lovely spaces for a large family group. The kitchen and eating areas gave us a chance to prepare outstanding local produce and splash the wine. (We had a wine tasting evening one night, when Thierry the local vintner brought over some fine samples and offered tips on reflective slurping.
The pool and other recreational facilities were excellent - varied and well maintained. The houses and grounds are also big enough for periods away from one another; the need for space in a group holiday shouldn't be underestimated. CDLV has lots of interesting spaces both indoors and out in the grounds - maintained to a rustic high standard.
Towns and villages were easily accessible and rich in culture. Large chateaux are not far from a full range of excellent shops and services. Lovely cafes in the local towns were a favourite of ours; you can still experience a strong coffee within the range of wafted Gauloises, while shopping for your morning baguette.
The paths around the estate are perfect for playing boule. We took along our own trophy which was awarded at the end of a great week. It was a highlight of an excellent holiday where we were well provided for and looked after impeccably.
There were 10 of us of various ages in our party so the location was ideal. The swimming pool is superb, plenty for children to do, snooker, table tennis etc. The grounds were lovely and so well maintained by Roger, the caretaker who was always available and most accommodating. each bedroom had its own en suite, always plenty of hot water and only a short distance from an excellent supermarket, zoo and various other places of interest.
As a family of 31, we all had a lovely time here. The properties were perfect for what we wanted (large family get together) and although the road was quite busy and a bit noisy we made full use of the grounds, which are perfect for children.
Roger was great. He opened up the pool and asked if we needed anything regularly, which was lovely. The games were great and pool fantastic.
We made full use of Thierry's services (and shop!), with a wine tasting in the Chateau and a vineyard/wine tour with the children, which everyone loved. The treasure hunt was a great idea. He made each event very easy to organise, which with a large group isn't always easy. He was very flexible and did a super job.
Everyone cleaned and tided their properties, so I trust that you found everything was left in order. The money for the taxes and towels we used was left in envelopes in the properties.
For your other clients, of the things we loved:
The Zoo - everyone enjoyed this.
Canoeing - we took the whole party on the river and it was great fun.
Cycling - this is a lovely thing to have available. We found bikes of all sizes, which was great. Everyone really enjoyed this.
Even though we had a few days of rail overall everyone had a fantastic time. It's a great property.
Great located cottage in the grounds of Chateau De La Vigne with facilities shared between 4 properties. Close to great Zoo at Doue La Fontaine and Saumur as well as Anger and many attractions in the Loire Valley including numerous Chateau. In the heart of many vineyards and wine tasting evenings can be arranged - we had great fun.
Excellent facilities for the children including large pool, pool table, table tennis, play area for ball games and free bikes at your disposal.
We requested a local restaurant to provide a meal for us on arrival which was arranged with no problems and was delicious which took the effort out of the first evening.
Cottage was well equipped and after a week's camping it was a welcome relief to have a comfy bed, tv and a kitchen.
We were a party of 2 adults, 2 children (aged 10 & 2).
Loved the space in the Chateau, the wonderful pool, the garden, and although we didn't have long enough for everything - it was great to have the football pitch, snooker table, table tennis, volleyball etc too
We had 6 children of various ages and there was done thing for everyone.
My husband also loved having a nespresso - like a home from home
The property and extensive grounds are beautiful and we'll maintained. The facilities and equipment provided have been well thoughtout. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. May and her caretaker Roger where excellent hosts. We would highly recommend the venue to others and look forward to booking again soon.