Chateau | 14 bedrooms | sleeps 33
If your heart yearns for romance, this is the Chateau for you. With its steeply raked slate rooflines and towers, it is the classic setting for a fairy story. Built on the foundations of an ancient fortress that once guarded a stretch of the Indre, in a commanding position at the centre of the Loire Valley, Chateau Marnac resonates with history. It was once the home of the Marquis de Lafayette, the hero of the emergent New America under George Washington – orphaned at 11, inheriting enormous wealth, he bought a ship at the age of 20, and sailed to America to pitch into the decisive battle with the British.
Each of the 12 bedrooms bears the name of one of the illustrious figures of French history, from the aristocracy to famous courtesans. In the painstaking authenticity of their 2003 restoration, the owners have aimed to reproduce the setting in which these characters would feel at home – but with abundant modern pleasures and conveniences. The library is a peaceful, comfortable oasis, well stocked with books; the music room can become your private opera house; every bedroom has internet connection; satellite TV is available.
|Size||Sleeps up to 33, 14 bedrooms|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Tours 30 km, Nearest railway: Loches 12 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|