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Château Du Mas - Parkland Setting. Sleeps 8 Plus Kids In Modern Comfort

Bedrooms 5
Separate WC's2
Space 4,305 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Château in Dignac, Angouleme, Poitou-Charentes, France - Rural Location With Direct Access To The Beautiful Charentaise Countryside & Spectacular Views.

Dating from 1790 this beautiful Château offers the perfect blend of historic elegance from a bye-gone-age and a high degree of comfort & modern convenience for 8-12 people. Fully restored over the past 10 years the Château retains many original features such as, the decorative wood panelling, ornate plaster mouldings, corniches and oak flooring. Today Château Du Mas offers, 5 large light & bright bedrooms, 5 bath/shower rooms (3 ensuite) and a number of reception rooms that are also large, light and airy, they are both elegant & relaxing. The addition of WiFi & satellite TV deliver the best of both worlds.

Set high on a hillside the Château is private, quiet and offers spectacular views for up to 20 kilometres to the north and east. Built to overlook the local village of Dignac and forming the heart of a large farmland estate that commanded all that it surveyed. In modern times the rich history and grandeur of the Château are celebrated on local postcards and chronicles of the local area.

Despite it's privacy and location on the edge of the village, it is possible within 10 minutes to walk or cycle to the local village where you will find all of the local amenities, such as baker, butcher, garage, cash point, convenience store, bar, doctor, pharmacy, etc, or directly from the grounds into the local countryside where an abundance of plant & wildlife can be found.

If you prefer to relax the large heated pool with it's tented pavilion or the rear terrace with it's fountain & large pond are delightful places to while away your time.

For those days out there are markets, Golf, Horse riding, Swimming, Beach, Activity parks all within 20 minutes & ancient Angouleme with it's bars,restaurants and historic buildings are just 30 mins away. With the maid service you can truly relax.

The Château grounds extend to some 15 acres and are divided into the pretty and manicured park that immediately surrounds the chateau. This contains the large heated pool that is located on a large secure and secluded pool terrace offering both shade and full sun for all tastes. The tented pavilion with it`s sofa`s and cushioned arm chairs and plentiful supply of sun beds means that all ages can enjoy this space together.

Adjacent to the Château and accessed directly from the kitchen through french doors is the BBQ terrace. As with the pool terrace it offers both shade and sun with a large ornamental child safe pond with large fountain, this a wonderfully relaxing space to eat, read, talk or listen to the gentle sound of the water. The addition of a modern gas BBQ, night lighting and the ability to watch your kids as they play make this area a big favourite with all our guests. The park also offers lots of other quiet shady places to sit or paths to walk. The chateau gardens are equipped with swing sets, slides, a large and safe trampoline, woodland dens much of which can be seen from the BBQ terrace.

For those that want to explore the local countryside, the remainder of the Château grounds offer the opportunity to walk directly into the local woodland where an abundance of local animal and birdlife can be seen. If, cycling is your thing then we can organise local bike hire together with all of the necessary safety equipment, a real joy to explore the quiet country lanes that surround the Château.

Nick and Takayla, the Château owners live with their two young daughters, in a separate building on site and are on hand (or not) to provide whatever support is required, from advice on local activities, to directions, to reservations, to doctors, Château Du Mas is a private Château with a concierge service, private, discreet and efficient and what most of our guests expect.

Many of our guests have young children which makes going out a little more challenging. Nick & Takayla, the owners have a young family themselves and understand that a break from the normal routine is a really big deal. As such, two additional services are offered with Château Du Mas, A baby sitting service and the option of on-site catering. Baby sitting is offered as a convenience to guests in order that they can explore some of the many good quality restaurants that lie within 30 minutes if the Château.

Catering is offered for both children and adults for lunches, picnics and evening meals. A range of menu options is available and can be provided where food is prepared and delivered to the chateau for guests to cook themselves (arrival/departure nights are most popular) or, as a fully catered service where a complete service is provided leaving nothing for our guests to do except empty the dishwasher the morning after.

A complete range of menu options is available or if you need something particular or have a special dietry requirement you can talk to Nick or Takayla prior to your arrival or during your stay. Many of our guests have taken advantage of this service and found it to be a winner.

More Details

Nicholas Dodsworth
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, Punjabi
Calendar last updated:
29 November, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

The house was comfortable and well equipped with everything we needed. The pool area was stunning and very inviting! The facilities were really good and the villa had a comfortable sitting area. The rooms were well organised and roomy and the kitchen was well equipped for cooking. The catering was excellent and all the food was delicious & well presented. The service was brilliant and we found it was helpful at all times without being obstructive. A huge bonus was the daily housekeeping and shopping service. This is really one of the best family holidays we have had. Thank you
Aug 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Dignac in Charente

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Catering available
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 4305 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WC's
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Toilet 2 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 4 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower Room - Large walk in shower, 2 x Basins 2 x Separate W/Cs En-suite to Bedroom 2 - Bath/shower over, W/C & Basin En-Suite to Bedroom 3 - Large shower, W/C & Basin En-Suite to Bedroom 5 - Large shower, W/C & Basin Basement room - Shower, W/C, B
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - King-size bed Bedroom 2 - King-size bed, Ensuite Bathroom, Sat TV Bedroom 3 - Twin beds & En-suite Shower Room Bedroom 4 (Nursery) - 2 x full size single beds + Cots Bedroom 5 - Double Bed & Ensuite Shower Room, TV, DVD/Video.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
Outside: The Château is surrounded by 2 hectares of parkland, with a further 4 hectares of woodland which allows for the utmost in privacy. There is a slide, swings, playhouse and a selection of garden toys available. At the rear of the property, there is a covered terrace beside a charming raised pond, a gentle spot to enjoy some alfresco dining. There is sufficient seating for the Château's occupants around a large wooden table, BBQ and subtle lighting for dining outside under the stars but not far to walk to the kitchen. To the front of the Château are the sweeping stone stairs leading down to the to the enclosed pool area on the first terrace. The beautiful 12m heated pool has a pool side gazebo to protect you from the sun or plenty of sun loungers for the times you want to soak up some sun . There is plenty of space for everyone to enjoy the area together. The pool area also has subtle lighting so that you can enjoy the area on the warm barmy evenings when a swim is so very welcome. Utility Room: Tumble Dryer also available Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and bedlinen are included and will be changed weekly. Separate swimming towels are also included and changed weekly. Other: Children's playroom - A secure space with direct access to the lounge & offering a selection of toys/games/books, TV with in-built DVD, selection of children's DVDs, games console, Babydan playpen. Ideal for parents and children to do their own thing.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

When you drive through the gates and get your first glance of the chateau it’s a big WOW!

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Brought our son and his wife for a relaxing holiday in this spacious chateau. I can see why families want to stay here with it’s large airy rooms and relaxing surrounding. Our hosts made us feel welcome and were so friendly. It’s not only the rooms that are lovely but the out-door space with places to play games, walk and swim. I recommend, if you get the chance to have the owners cook a meal for you, do it.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
110 Kilometres
Bordeaux, Poitiers, Limoges, Bergerac
Nearest Barpub
250 Metres
Nearest Ferry
500 Kilometres
Le Havre
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Domaine Du Chatelard
Nearest Beach
120 Kilometres
Car: necessary


23Ha Fresh water lake at the Plan d'Eau just outside Angoulême is a fabulous place for a grand day out, it has 2 lovely sandy beaches and a large range of water sports on offer. 30 mins drive

Royan coastal town - 1hr 30 drive A beautiful series of large beaches. Royan is seaside resort with lots of bars restaurants and activities for all ages.


Poitiers Biard Airport – 1hr 30mins drive

Limoges – Bellegarde Airport – 1hr 30mins drive

Bordeaux – Merignac Airport – 1hr 30mins drive

Bergerac Airport - 1hr 30mins drive

La Rochelle Airport 1hr 40 mins drive

Caen Port - 5 hrs drive

Cherbourg - 7 hrs drive

Calais - 8 hrs drive

TGV from Paris 2h30m to Angoulême

Angoulême Train Station - 30 mins drive

To explore the Charente, car hire is essential


The beautiful rampart city of Angoulême is just a 30 minute drive away and is a wonderful place to wander and explore. The city itself is the world capital for Bande Dessinée (comic strip), and here you will find many of the buildings decorated with some beautiful art work & a fascinating museum dedicated to the art. All this alongside the city itself with its stunning architecture, traditional markets, beautiful gardens, pavement cafes and variety of restaurants.

Further Details:

Accrobranche in Soyaux, only 15 minutes' drive away, is a fantastic place for all ages from 3yrs up to have fun together, climb the trees with ropes and harnesses, completing differing levels of difficulty. For the very small there is a traditional playground with swings and slides next to this or, if this is too energetic for you, just sit in the shade of the trees with a coffee whilst the children burn of some energy.

If energy burning is what your small people need then Happyland. An indoor adventure play ground with all the usual ball pools, ropes and soft play.

For those of you for whom a bit of beach and a bucket and spade is a necessity on holiday then the 23Ha Fresh water lake at the Plan d'Eau just outside Anglouleme is a fabulous place for a grand day out, it has some lovely sandy beach and a large range of water sports on offer. Just next to this is Angoulême's water park Nautilis where you will find indoor and outdoor pools, flumes, rapids, wave pool and gentle areas for small people to play.

Just 15 minutes drive from the Chateau is an equestrian centre where all ages from 4 up can enjoy pony trekking and riding subject to booking.

There are several good quality fine dining restaurants close to the Chateau. They offer not only beautiful food, but also a lovely ambiance to while away an afternoon or evening.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Dignac, Poitou-Charentes

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring 2018
5 May 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
September 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 29 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 £1,000

Changeover Day:
Changeover day will be Saturday.
Arrival at the house is from 4:00 pm
Departure from the house is before 10:00 am

Booking Notes:
The booking pre-requisite has a deposit requirement of 25% of the total booking price within 2 days of the reservation and a refundable security deposit of £1000 is payable with the balance of the total booking fee no later than 12 weeks before the date of the booking. N.B. the security deposit is refunded within 1 week of departure.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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