Chateau | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10
Dating back to the 11th century the Chateau de la Chance is a magical holiday chateau in an enchanting setting. The chateau has stunning gardens, a large swimming pool, and can sleep up to 10 guests. Historic France is brought to life in this outstanding property.
King Henry IV of France once broke his journey at the Chateau de la Chance on his way to the South of France. The chateau is notable for hosting many famous guests and each of the 5 bedrooms is individually named in honour of the eminence of previous guests or owners.
There is a wonderful feeling of space at the Chateau de la Chance, and the owners have ensured in every way that your holiday experience will be unforgettable. Please note that the chateau is exclusively yours for the week but the swimming pool is shared with the occasional guests staying at the B&B gites on the estate. The wellness area by the pool has a new Jacuzzi, a sauna and a massage 'douche' that guests at the chateau have free access to. The Chateau enjoys 5000 square metres of private grounds.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||7 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Nantes 160 km, Nearest railway: Chateaudun 7 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Private outdoor pool (heated), Jacuzzi or hot tub, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (heated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Fax machine, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 3 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Double beds (5)|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors||
The Chateau de la Chance has 5 large bedroom suites, 3 of which have en-suite bathrooms, to sleep up to 10 guests. 4 of the bedrooms are on the first floor, and there is a top floor bedroom and bathroom suite.
On the ground floor the kitchen is well equipped and modern. The banqueting hall boasts a huge fireplace, TV and DVD facilities. There is also a 5m solid oak dining room table. There is a grand piano in the hall and a ground floor WC.
There are 4 bedrooms on the first floor, 2 of which have en-suite bathrooms, and a further shared bathroom. Suite Henry IV is the largest and most prestigious suite. There is also a library on the first floor and a separate WC. On the second floor there is another large suite with bathroom and individual sitting room.
|Further details outdoors||
There is a slow running river in the grounds where one can fish and a small boat available for guests. The chateau sits in 5 hectares of gardens with a heated swimming pool measuring 14x6m (the gardens are entirely private to the chateau but the pool is shared with occassional B&B guests). There is also a BBQ, an abundance of garden furniture and space to park cars. Guests can utilize the massage, spa bath, sauna and shower facilities available at the wellness area by the pool.
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The Loire Valley region
The castles of the Loire, the Rosé d'Anjou wine and the riding centre in Saumur are just some of the many features which will lure you to this region in France. The traditional, historical and natural landscape of the Departement "Maine et Loire" guarantee you a varied and stimulating holiday. The Chateau is set in an area with an abundance of activities.
How you spend your time here is entirely up to you, but the choices include:
Visiting other castles in the Loire Valley, exploring churches and monasteries, trips to nearby towns (Angers and Saumur), shopping in Paris, theatre and concert performances, exhibitions, discovering the wine trail, Futurescope - European picture park, zoo, trips to the coast (Nantes), horse riding, golf, tennis, hot-air balloon rides, boat trips on the Loire, canoe and kayak trips, bike tours.
Those visitors with a special interest in French late medieval and Renaissance art and culture will welcome the opportunity to see the nearby Chateau of Angers with its famous Tapisteries of the Apocalypse and the even more famous "Mille Fleurs" gobelins. Also not to forget are visits to the romanesque Churches of St. Martin, the recently restored Abbey of Fontevraud and the Chateau de Saumur.
Gourmets, who would like to feast in the regal atmosphere of the Château, where there is also a good supermarket, a tennis court and a public swimming hall to work it all off afterwards. You also have locally Futurescope European picture park, zoo, trips to the coast (Nantes), horse riding, golf, tennis, hot-air balloon rides, boat trips on the Loire, canoe and kayak trips, and of course bike tours.
Playground of the kings of France for many centuries, the Loire Valley's chief glory lies in the many magnificent chateaux studding the banks of the river and its tributaries. These sumptuous palaces, castles and their noble gardens are among the country's main attractions.
The Beauce, north of the Loire, is made of vast wheat fields. South of the river, the Sologne is known for its majestic lakes and its forests, historically a favoured royal hunting ground. Farther south lie the rolling hills of the Berry, one of the most deeply rural parts of France.
There are over a thousand chateaux in France, and some of the most outstanding are located in the Loire Valley. All of the chateaux in the Loire are exceptional in their own right - whether an historical site, owned privately or by the government, the tours through these beautiful castles are the only practical means to support them.
France is fortunate to possess so many standing castles after the ravages caused by centuries of wars. Some of the better known and most visited chateaux include: Amboise, Angers, Azay-le-Rideau, Blois, Chambord, Chenonceaux, Cheverny, and Villandry.
An ancient Roman city, Orléans is the region's capital, and historically one of France's major centres of learning. Its place in history was secured in 1429, when a peasant girl by the name of Jeanne d'Arc (Joan of Arc), stormed the city, smashed the British forces who had laid siege to it for seven months, and marched Charles VII north to the city of Reims to be crowned King of France. This was a turning point in the Hundred Years war that was fought until 1453 between the English and the Capetian kings. Northeast of the city lies the foret d'Orléans a 38,000 hectares elk-rich forest, that is a hiker's paradise. Southeast is the town of Sancerre, where one of the region's most famous white wines is produced.
The historic town of Bourges, with its cobbled streets, many architectural treasures and its Saint-Etienne cathedral (considered one of the most outstanding examples of Gothic architecture in all of France) is well worth a visit.
Val-de-Loire boasts twenty-two world-class wines - Loire wines are known, near and far, for their light, fruity flavour and bouquet - some of the more noted include: Sancerre, Valencay, Montlouis, Pouilly Fouisse and Vouvray.
The area is also well known for its specialty cheeses which include Crottin de Chavignol and Sainte-Maure de Touraine. The real Crottin de Chavignal comes from the raw milk of a breed of mountain goats and is usually served coated in fine herbs. As the cheese matures and hardens the flavour becomes more intense. Sainte-Maure de Touraine is considered to be the masterpiece of Touraine goat's cheese. This stark white cheese is first rolled in misty and citrus flavoured black wood ash. The cheese then matures to produce a light salty taste, a walnut aroma and a slightly nutty flavour.
Freshwater fish from the rivers such as salmon, perch and trout are other regional favourites. Mushrooms from the local caves, wild duck, pheasant, hare, boar, deer and quail are other popular classics. The famous French upside-down apple pie known as the "tarte tatin" also comes from the Loire Valley.
The patchwork fields, cool forests and lazy rivers of the Loire Valley invite the active holidaymakers to walk, cycle, windsurf, sail and canoe in the gentle countryside. Tennis players and golfers will find first rate facilities throughout the region. Visitors can drift leisurely over the châteaux and countryside in a hot air balloon or enjoy the spectacular sights from ground level by hiring a houseboat or barge for the day.