Manor House / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

Experience Château Life, yet enjoy the independence of your own XVIIth century manor. Le Cottage du Château is adjacent to the elegant Château de La Barre (reviewed by the Sunday Times as "France's best Château- chambres d'hôtes- by a stretch"). As such, it is Ideally situated amidst a 100 acre private park with woods, meadows, a pond, river and flower garden with fountains.

Le Cottage consists of 3 en suite bedrooms on three separate floors. On the ground floor, an imposing stone fireplace, exposed beams, fitted oak kitchen, large period XVIIIth century corner cupboard and tile floors offer a warm atmosphere full of character. The high quality king size bed, Italian walk in shower and large bath give it the touch of luxury making it a real 'home from home'. Living/double bedroom, en suite bath and shower, separate WC, separate kitchen with small dining area, opening via a large French farm window/door onto the garden and park. This flat for 2 persons can be rented separately.

The first and second floor have all the charm of a luxurious chateau/cottage. With its separate entrance directly onto the first floor via the enclosed XVIth century courtyard, it is a perfect "home sweet home" as well as a "mini-spa"! On the 1st floor, there is a living room/twin bedded room, with a big stone fireplace and dining area, separate kitchen, and en suite shower/WC and infra-red sauna. On the 2nd floor, there is a large, bright bedroom, with a queen size (160m) bed and a large day bed as well as a separate WC and en suite jacuzzi bath. The view over the garden, meadows and onto the valley beyond is breathtaking. This flat for 4 persons can be rented separately.

The cottage can be rented in its' entirety or as two separate apartments. Contact us for more détails.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 en suites and 1 shower room
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 3 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Tours 68 km, Nearest railway: Vendôme 25 km
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Jacuzzi or hot tub, Sauna, Fireplace, Internet access
General CD player
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Furniture Double Beds (2), Single Beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Shared garden, Bicycles available
Access Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details outdoors

During the day, simply enjoy aristocratic "douceur de vivre" at your little French manor house and its private park, or else discover the many picturesque villages nearby, with their XIIth century Romanesque chapels, XIIIth century frescoes, Renaissance castles, bucolic countryside, cycling through the majestic forest of Bercé, riding through the forest of Vibraye,visiting the remarkably restored old city of Le Mans, home of the Plantagenet kings and stage set to numerous films, and of course, the famous Loire Valley chateaux.

Not to mention the many little gourmet restaurants all around, and the various wine cellars open for tastings...
Three splendid golf courses are also within 30 to 40 minutes drive.

Within a couple of miles, you will find tasty boulangeries, excellent butchers, charcuteries, supermarkets, post office and a twice weekly farmers market.


Conflans sur Anille is a quaint little village in a quiet, protected landscape, just a few miles from St Calais, which offers tennis courts as well as pedal boats on the lake. Conflans sur Anille is also a few miles from Vibraye, with excellent riding stables, and near Montmirail, the medieval castle where Henri II was summoned by the King of France to draw up his will among his quarrelsome sons...

Farmers markets are all around, wineries as well, foie gras farms and throughout the season, each nearby village has its' week of local antique, garden or music festival.

Many excellent yet reasonable gourmet restaurants are scattered around the area, and an extensive list of addresses is available to our guests, as well as maps, sightseeing suggestions etc..

25 minutes from Conflans sur Anille, the larger, picturesque city of Vendôme offers museums, many boutiques, shops, and an amazing abbey housing the oldest stained glass window of the Virgin Mary in the Western World. The village of Lavardin is 30 minutes away and listed one of the most beautiful villages of France

Three excellent golf courses are within 30 to 40 minutes drive.
During the summer, Renaissance lunches (40 euros pp) are served in Leonardo da Vincis home in Amboise.