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Beautiful Château - Heated Pool + Private Walled Gardens

Bedrooms 8
Separate WC's1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

8 Bedrooms (Sleeps 16), Wifi, Heated Pool, Park-like Garden

Cristallin, a petit château of great charm, sits on the edge of the small and tranquil hamlet, hidden away behind stone walls and magnificent iron gates.

The accommodation comprises 8 bedrooms; the master with an ensuite wetroom, 2 salons, a dining room, kitchen, 1 shower room, 1 shower and bathroom and 3 toilets.

A large heated pool with security cover in the 4500sqm park-like garden which is dotted with statues, fruit trees, grape vines, and huge trees including an ancient magnolia grandiflora. This is a beautiful sprawling french country garden, un-manicured and a delight to discover. An area woodland is also nestled inside the perimeter wall, which are great (but very safe) for kids to explore.

This centrally heated château, which also has several fireplaces, can accommodate up to 14 adults and 3 children. The property is ideally suited to groups of friends or large families holidaying together, and is entirely at the disposal of the guests with exclusive private use of the pool.

The rooms have an air of faded grandeur and have been decorated with furniture and objects collected from the local brocantes (antique shops). The style of the property could be described as shabby chic. All home comforts are here .. quality linens, comfortable beds, and a good selection of throws and plush blankets.

There is a television with english speaking channels and DVD. You will find a selection of CDs, DVDs, books and board games in the circular tower library. WiFi internet is installed.

The French kitchen is well equipped with gas hob, extractor fan, electric oven, fridge/freezer, microwave and dishwasher. There is a generous selection of glasses, plates, serving platters and cutlery, as well as unbreakable (plastic) glasses for use by the poolside. There is also a washing machine.

This is a really beautiful property in which to stay; it would be ideal for a large family or group of friends gathering. Equally, it would be great for a retreat, residential art or photography course or film location. Do please contact us if you have any questions at all.

Please note pool is not heated all year round. Please enquire.

More Details

Amanda Slade
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 November, 2017

About Amanda Slade

Bonjour! We are Dave and Amanda, originally from NZ and now living in France. We used to live at Cristallin however our restaurant business now means we must reside elsewhere so we offer the chateau for your holiday. Our loss is your gain!

Amanda Slade purchased this chateau / country house in 2005

Why Amanda Slade chose Fontenay-le-Comte

This really is a unique property. Its walled gardens give a very private feel, and its size and architecture are impressive and grand, without being over-large and impersonal.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Having a pool is really a huge plus for the property. The gardens are completely private. Being on the edge of a hamlet means that the darkness of the sky at night allows genuinely amazing views of the stars. The chateau is close enough to a larger town to be within walking distance of the essentials such as bars and restaurants.


Nearest Airport
56 Kilometres
La Rochelle
Nearest Ferry
302 Kilometres
St Malo
Nearest Beach
56 Kilometres
La Rochelle
Car: recommended


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Fontenay-le-Comte in Vendee

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 17
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En suite (in tower)
    Downstairs toilet - Toilet
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , En suite, with shower + toilet in tower room.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 7 - 1 Large Double Bed , adjoins Bedroom 8 (ideal for parents w. kids)
    Bedroom 8 - 3 Single Bed , 2 bunks, 1 single, adjoined to Bedroom 8 (ideal for kids)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • sailing
  • swimming


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Beautiful Château - Heated Pool + Private Walled Gardens
average rating of 4.0 based on 1 reviews

A house full of character

  • 4 of 5

Lovely old house, full of character. All mod cons including wi fi and efficient central heating and hot water. Located in hamlet of Charzais and very quiet, though only a field's length away from the suburbs of Fontenay la Compte, the centre of which is full of character. Owners provided very good customer service, anxious that we got maximum enjoyment from our stay. They are continually developing the property and no doubt have plans for the grounds. Games are provided (rackets etc) but kids swings/climbing frames would be a good addition in due course. The zoo at Mervent is great, and Puy de Fuy a stunning theme park about an hour away.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Fontenay-le-Comte, Vendee

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring 2018
3 Mar 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 15 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £750

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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