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Domaine de la Loire

| Loire Valley, France
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At a glance

  • 5-star chateau accommodation
  • 22-acre estate
  • Outdoor heated swimming pool
  • Golf driving range
  • Boules, pétanque and trampoline
  • Indoor gym

This magnificent, five-star, boutique-style, 19th century château is perfect for a family gathering or a reunion of friends. Situated in the beautiful Loire Valley, near the picturesque town of Langeais (which is found between Tours and Angers), there are many popular visitor attractions within driving distance. Domaine de la Loire offers accommodation for 18 guests across a number of individually designed suites, double and twin bedrooms – all with en-suite bathrooms.

The property graces a 22-acre estate that consists of some elegant formal gardens, orchard, woodlands, meadows, and a vegetable garden – you have exclusive access to the entire estate during your vacation.  There is an onsite property manager who can assist with any of your requirements as well as the opportunity to make the most of a full in-house catering service.

Inside, Domaine de la Loire exudes opulence, with luxurious décor, ornate chandeliers and impeccable attention to detail. The château’s elegant furnishings have been carefully selected by designers from London and Paris.

Onsite facilities include an outdoor heated swimming pool, a golf driving range, a summer dining room with a log fire and an ornamental suit of armour to admire, a boules and pétanque area, indoor gym, a trampoline, and space to play croquet, frisbee/disc golf, table tennis, and badminton. In-house wine tasting can be arranged in advance as well as vineyard tours.

SLEEPS 18: 9 bedrooms; 1 en-suite king size with additional child’s room and separate sitting room, 2 en-suite king size bedrooms and 1 en-suite double on the first floor. 3 en-suite king size bedrooms, 2 with additional child’s room, 1 double with additional child’s room and 1 en-suite double or twin on the second floor. The property sleeps 18 adults and can accommodate a further 3 children and 2 infants in cots.

ADDITIONAL BEDS: There are 3 children's beds and 2 cots available.

COOK + DINE: A breakfast dining room with ample seating, a further formal dining room with large table, cocktail lounge, fully-equipped kitchen that includes a gas and electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer (with ice maker), microwave, coffee-maker, dishwasher, and seating are featured. There is a second kitchen available. There is in-house catering available on request. Summer dining room with log fire available too!

RELAX: Comfortable family room and turret with large cosy couches, TV/DVD, Wi-Fi and games table is a great place to unwind after a day of touring. Discover the first-floor playroom with beanbags, TV, children’s films, table football and floor cushions; or the cocktail lounge for evening fun; and the billiard room with a snooker/pool table and iPod dock.

BATHE: 9 en-suite bathrooms; 3 with a bath and separate walk-in shower each, 2 with baths and separate showers, 3 with shower, 1 with bath and shower over and 2 cloakrooms. Toiletries, bathroom towels, pool towels, gym towels and slippers are provided for all guests.

OUTSIDE: 22-acres of estate consisting of elegant formal gardens, orchard, woodlands, meadows, and a vegetable garden. A heated swimming pool (14 x 7m - open from May to September and heated from June to August inclusive), golf driving range, boules and pétanque area, trampoline, and equipment and space to play croquet, frisbee/disc golf, table tennis, and badminton to enjoy.

TECH: Wi-Fi, TV/DVDs in several communal rooms around the house.

PLAY: Fully-equipped gym with shower, toilets and vanity area available on-site. Enjoy the billiards room with its pool/snooker table. While away the afternoons in the heated outdoor swimming pool too. There is also an onsite golf driving range, boules and pétanque area, trampoline, and equipment and space to play croquet, frisbee/disc golf, table tennis, and badminton facilities. There is a good selection of books, toys, DVDs, and games to enjoy.

PETS: Regret no pets.

VENUE HIRE: Domaine de la Loire makes the perfect setting for your big day. The property can host up to 50 guests in "The Stables" function room or outdoors. There is room for up to 100 guests but a  marquee will need to be hired. There are several holiday homes & guest houses within a 5-minute drive for extra guest accommodation. This property does not cater for corporate events.

ADDITIONAL FEATURES: Entrance hall with seating, two ground-floor cloakrooms, luggage storage rooms on the first and second floor for convenience, and a utility room containing a washing machine, tumble dryer, and an iron/ironing board all feature. All bed linen, bathroom towels, pool and gym towels are included. If you require extra linen and towel changes this can be arranged with the managers at extra cost.

LOCAL AREA: Domaine de la Loire is a five-minute walk from the centre of the Loire Valley town on Langeais. Langeais has a château with working drawbridge and jester, restaurants, shops, cafés and a vibrant Sunday morning market. Riding stables are also located close to the accommodation for horse riders. Further afield are the towns of Villandry, Ussé, Azay-le-Rideau, and Montsoreau, each with its own château and gardens - all worth a visit. The area is famous for its vineyards and there are several well-known wine walks and places to partake in tastings. Chinon is a half-hour drive from the property, it’s a pretty French market town and you can take a Segway tour around its chateau and ornate centre. If you fancy a day trip, Paris can be reached in one-hour and the Palace of Versailles in two.

ACTIVITIES NEARBY: Vineyards and wine tastings are a very popular pursuit with visitors to the Loire Valley area – there are many within an hour’s drive of Châteaufort at Chinon, St Nicholas de Bourgueil, Saumur, and Vouvray. Hire a bike and take a ride along the Loire River at Châteaufort. If light shows appeal to you, there is a local display at a nearby château. If you want to play a serious round of golf, there are four 18-hole courses to choose from within 30-minutes’ drive of the property. Paintballing facilities can also be accessed with ease from the holiday property.

GETTING THERE: Nearest airport: Tours (30 kms). Nearest station: Langeais (1 km).

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