About this home
Ideally situated for exploring the delights of the Loire valley, this is beautifully set in lush and extensive grounds. The chateau can sleep up to 14 guests. On-site facilities include an impressive (12x6m) floodlit swimming pool which is set within a secure walled garden, with a large terrace.
The chateau is situated on the outskirts of the small wine-producing village of Concourson-sur-Layon and the owner is friendly with a few of the local wine merchants so please inquire for special offers and wine tasting opportunities!
Also on the estate there is a Coach House (sleeping 10) and the farm cottage (sleeping 5), that can also be rented with the Chateau, depending on your group size. The capacity of the entire estate is 29 if all properties are rented together.
The Chateau is around 3 hours drive from Paris, or the TGV takes 1.5 hours to Angers, either from the centre of Paris (Montparnasse) or directly from Charles de Gaule airport. The Chateau is then 35 mins drive from Angers and car hire is very easy from the station.
The owner is happy to help in any way that she can and has friendly links to a few local vineyards, so if you do wish to go wine tasting locally please ask. You can see some of the world’s most magnificent Châteaux and taste the famous wines served to you by the producer in his own cellar. Enjoy the rolling countryside, the stately Loire river and its picturesque tributaries. Visit museums, local markets and theme parks, including Futuroscope and Puy de Fou. Relax on the famous beaches of the Vendée, less than 2 hours away. The river Layon itself, a short walk, is popular with fishing enthusiasts and contains a variety of fish. Golfers are well catered for, with 7 good courses within a 45 minute drive.
Concourson-sur-Layon has a small restaurant open during the day, but in Doue la Fontaine (5mins drive) there are plenty of restaurants/shops etc. It is a market town with plenty of character. There is also a large supermarket complex where you can buy all your provisions.
The chateau sleeps 12/14 and cots are available for those with very young children. The ground floor retains its original charm with unique tiled floors, elaborate and ornate ceilings and delicate period woodwork. A spacious and inviting entrance hall leads to 2 large period reception rooms, one a TV room the other a dining room. There is also a large, fully fitted kitchen.
Three large bedrooms dominate the first floor of the main house. There is a double and a twin that both have en-suite shower rooms and in addition there is a large family suite comprising a double bed, a sofa bed and en-suite bathroom.
The second floor offers spacious accommodation with one double bedroom that has a quad bedroom attached, as well as a large luxury bedroom with Jacuzzi bath and dressing area. The chateau has UK Satellite TV (Freeview channels only) and WIFI as well as a large selection of books/toys/games for your enjoyment. We have plenty of high chairs and cots available to put in any of the rooms free of charge.
On-site facilities include an impressive 12x6m floodlit swimming pool, set within a secure walled garden with a large terrace and games room with pool table, table tennis, boules and badminton. Young children are more than welcome and are well catered for with many toys, games and bicycles. A washing machine is also available. The chateau aims to provide plenty of on-site activities to suit all ages! Broadband internet
access is available nearby.
Security deposit: £250. The security deposit is paid on arrival and will be refunded in full after departure subject to damage inspection.
Arrival time: 4 p.m. onwards.
Departure time: 10 a.m.
Energy costs included?: Yes.
Linen & towels included?: All bed linen is included in the rental price. Towels are available upon request.
> If not included, how much to hire?: Towel sets (x3) €7.50 per set
Pets welcome?: No pets allowed.
End of stay cleaning included?: Included in the rental price.
Changeover day: Saturday.
Smoking Allowed?: No smoking in the property.
Insurance: 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.
Other Ts and Cs: Taxe de sejour: €5 per person.
Other Ts and Cs: Broadband internet access available: due to the rural location, we are unable to offer quicker or stronger access.
Other 3: 7 nights. Short breaks of 3 nights minimum are allowed in the low season, please enquire.
Maid Service Available
Meal delivery service
English speaking babysitter available