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Chateau/Castle
Elegant, up-market, uber luxury

Property Amenities

Wedding Chateaux & Villas
Private pool
Internet access
All bedrooms en-suite
Tennis court on site
Heated Pool
Child-safe Pool
Gym/fitness room
Games room
Indoor games
Outdoor games
Cable TV
DVD
Heating
Ideal for celebrations / Party house
Stag/hen parties allowed
Conference facilities
Chapel on site

Babies & Toddlers

High chair(s)
Cot(s)
Toys
Child-safe Pool
Gated/fenced grounds
Ideal for babies & toddlers

Kids & Teens

Ideal for teens
Ideal for kids

Things to Do

Coastal
Waterfront
Rural Location
Honeymoon/Romantic Retreat
Walkable Village/Town
Walkable Pub/Restaurant
Golf course nearby
Wine tasting
Walking/Hiking paths
Fishing
Lots to do: Outdoor pursuit & activities
Lots to visit: Tourist towns & villages
A great time, really appreciate the efforts made to accommodate my aged mother on the ground floor. Thanks.

Mr. BA, Chicago. 2009
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Overview of Chateau De Tille

What Oliver loves…

  • The local area is known as the “Garden of France” and is famed for its fine wines and immaculately groomed vineyards, charming villages and romantic chateaux - perfect for any wine enthusiast.
  • All the bedrooms are ensuite.
  • Ideal venue for weddings.

What you should know…

  • There is no fencing around the pool. Children, please be careful!

The exceptional 15th century Chateau de Tille is located in the Loire-Anjou-Touraine national park and has been beautifully restored to its former glory. The local area is known as the “Garden of France” and is famed for its fine wines and immaculately groomed vineyards, charming villages and romantic chateaux. The ancient cities of Nantes, Saumur and Orleans are nearby and the River Loire itself is a short walk from this holiday chateau.

The Chateau de Tille is perfect for reunions, corporate hospitality, holidays and is particularly suitable as a French wedding venue on account of the chapel situated within the grounds. All buildings on the estate have been fully restored to their original glory and feature modern bathrooms and central heating throughout.

The Chateau de Tille Estate is available throughout the year and sleeps a total of 19 guests in its 11 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms. The swimming pool lies adjacent to the south facing Orangery and there is also a brand new hard court tennis facility on site.

A coach house is also located within the grounds of this French holiday Chateau which can be booked in conjunction with the chateau to sleep a further 7 guests. The Coach House is NEVER rented to an independent group.

This is an exceptional property which is ideal for a wedding or celebrating a special occasion with friends and family.

Interior & Grounds

The ground floor is elegant, yet intimate with 12' ceilings and long windows. Most walls are covered with stretched silk tissue tondu, large period mirrors over marble stone fireplaces and oil paintings adorn the walls. Most rooms have an appropriate chandelier. There is full central heating throughout, tapestries adorn the flagstone hallway and main staircase and a crystal chandelier hangs from the 32' ceiling. The well-lit salon to the left of the hall has comfortable seating in front of a working fireplace. On either side of the fireplace are two doors artfully concealed in the walnut wood panelling that leads to two rooms, one to the library/games room that has French doors opening on to the terrace and garden. The other opens to a warm television room, with a long shaped sofa on which to watch satellite TV.

Adjacent is a sunny and comfortable fully equipped study that has a single sofa bed and adjacent to the study is a small hall off of which there is a separate WC and a separate white tiled bathroom and shower. This suite of rooms is suitable for a guest who prefers not to take the stairs to an upstairs bedroom. To the right of the entry hall is an elegant dining room with long mahogany table and upholstered chairs to seat 16. An enormous gilded mirror hangs above an exquisitely carved fireplace mantle of blue Belgian marble. In summer the French doors can be opened to bring in fresh breezes from the courtyard. While the dining room is the perfect venue for a dinner party, the directly adjacent Breakfast Room with its south and west facing windows is the bright and informal place for meals. With glass doors opening to a pretty terrace, and a huge stone fireplace, the aged-pine farm table can seat up to 14.

The kitchen is next to the Breakfast room and is large enough to give cookery classes. The 4'x8' granite slab, which can be used as a workspace or breakfast table, dominates the centre of the room. For barbecuing there is an open fireplace with a rotating spit, and next to it a professional-level La Cornue stove with five gas burners, a griddle and two ovens, one of which is electric.  Furthermore there is a washing machine and dryer to supplement the laundry room near the Orangery. Just off the kitchen is a WC. There is a wall mounted TV for the chef to stay abreast of the world news.

The first floor is approached either via the grand staircase from the entry hall or by a sturdy wood circular staircase with wide steps and a railing. On a landing halfway up the main staircase is an attractive guest WC. There are 4 bedrooms and each is equally luxurious with their own decorative scheme, all covered with gold silk tissue tondu, and designed for occupancy by a couple. Each room is exceptionally spacious, with high ceilings, a fireplace with a marble mantle, thick wall to wall carpeting, and lovely views of the garden or courtyard. Each bedroom is handsomely furnished with substantial pieces that include an armoire (unless there is an adjacent dressing room) chest of drawers and a seating area. All have their own en-suite bath with tub or marble stall shower, and WC. Each of the 4 bedrooms is very private, has a king-size bed and 2 of them have a small balcony overlooking the rose garden.

The second floor can be reached by a circular stairway that leads from the hall on the ground floor or from the first floor. There are 4 further bedrooms on the upper floor. The fifth bedroom sometimes referred to as the "honeymoon suite" is situated in the tower between the first floor and the top floor. It has a canopied super king-sized (6'8"square) four poster bed with a large fireplace. There are steps up to an en-suite bathroom that has a shower with a separate WC and bidet. This double aspect room enjoys far reaching views of the countryside over the tops of the trees. With deep wall to wall carpeting this room is an oasis of calm. The top floor has 3 twin bedded rooms sharing the 6th bathroom. These rooms, particularly bedroom 6, are large and well furnished. At the end of the antique tiled passage is a very large high ceilinged room that has a multiplicity of uses. At one end there is a fully equipped kitchen that is suitable for preparation of a family meal or for a mother's help to prepare an evening supper for young children. This room is carpeted throughout, and has a large sofa, armchairs and coffee table as well as satellite TV and VCR player.

Recreational facilities at the Chateau include snooker, darts, table soccer and a selection of board games. There is a stereo/CD player and a telephone for calling throughout the property. The beams of the vaulted ceiling are said to have once been the ribs of a sailing ship; this is a remarkable piece of craftsmanship. The chateau has internet access.

The orangery and pool are fantastic additions to the Chateau estate. The south facing orangery receives light all day long; the 1,000 square foot structure has high ceilings, limestone floors and exposed stone walls that lie along one side of the flagstone deck surrounding the 23' x 49' pool. There are 4 arched glass doors that open onto the pool deck, allowing guests to enjoy meals there. There are many lounge chairs, a hammock and large parasols for relaxing around the pool.

The concept underlying the orangery, consistent with the theme of luxurious comfort at the chateau, is to provide every amenity one might need to spend an entire day poolside without having to return to the chateau. Amenities include a shower and WC, an exercise machine, table tennis, and a kitchen with granite counters and a two burner stove, microwave oven, dishwasher and refrigerator. For barbecuing there are two large gas grills that can be wheeled onto the pool deck. Adjacent to the orangery there is a large laundry room with two heavy duty American washing machine and two separate tumbler dryers. Also in the laundry room is a large two door refrigerator with indoor icemaker, and an additional refrigerator for cool drinks. Ironing facilities are available in the laundry room. The orangery is multi-purpose, for example a wedding or conference could use it for cocktails or for meetings, even a dance floor at a celebratory event. You can also enjoy the brand new hard court tennis facility on site.

The Chapel has been fully restored and is located on the site of a XIth century chapel that was dedicated to St. Mark. This Chapel, an impeccably renovated little jewel of Gothic architecture with a vaulted wood ceiling and tofu stone walls, all skilfully illuminated by concealed lights installed at the top of the walls, is situated some 40 metres from the Chateau. About 50/70 people can be seated on rows of wooden pews and chairs facing the altar. On the other hand the chapel has a solemn character, a place where one may retreat for a moment of quiet reflection, the acoustics are truly remarkable for a building of this size, and it is possible to imagine you are in a huge lofty cathedral.

The gardens are a real bonus of this chateau experience. It is an enclosed and totally private estate of sweeping lawns, fruit orchards, stands of chestnut, poplar, linden and pine trees, flower gardens and lawns dappled with shade from century old trees; a feature that makes the Chateau especially appealing is its extraordinary rose garden. The elaborate arrangement of arches, benches, shallow canals and fountains covers a huge area with more than 6,000 roses between the pool and the tall hedge that borders the front of the property. It is particularly suitable for larger social functions. The garden can be illuminated at night.

The lake has a 25 ft. fountain that provides a focal point amongst the weeping willows. The fountains and lampposts, reminiscent of 19th century Paris, add to the old world ambiance. The fountain, in a flower garden that surrounds a gracious terrace where guests may dine outdoors, creates the sound of softly running water in the courtyard and gardens. The terrace is reached by French doors from the breakfast room. A very special feature is the opportunity to grab a chair, a book or something similar, and go and sit in the shade under a tree or out in the sun and enjoy total tranquillity.

Map, Location & Local Information

Nantes is 120km away and Angers, Tours and Poitiers are within a 70km radius from the chateau. Chinon is 8km away. Paris is an hour from Tours by train.

For our guests of every age and taste, there are marvellous things to see and do in and around the Chateau. There is everything from tennis, fishing and golf to visiting the Loire chateaux, vineyards and fantastic markets.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Tours 45 minutes. Angers 25 minutes  Nearest Ferry port Caen  3 hours driving. Calais 6 hours driving 
Nearest Village Avoine 3 km Chinon 7 km Nearest Restaurant Avoine 
Nearest Bar/Pub Avoine  Nearest Beach Fontevraud

Catering & Services

The chateau is suitable for reunions, weddings, mini-conferences and holidays. You may wish to make your own arrangements, help is on hand should it be required. An optional concierge service includes everything from a chauffeur driven car to a laundry service. A chef can be available for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily or for a single special event. For house cleaning, besides the 4 hours per day for 3 days a week, full daily service is available.

Terms & Conditions

Security deposit €3000 for the chateau and €3400 for the chateau and coach house. Security deposit of €6000 is required for weddings. The security deposit is paid 2/3 weeks before arrival. Arrival time After 4.00 pm
Departure time Before 10.00 am Energy costs included? Included in the rental price apart from Christmas & New Year. Heating of the pool isn't included and is charged per usage.
Linen & towels included? All linen and towels are included in the rental price. Pets welcome? Please enquire.
End of stay cleaning included? Renters are encouraged to have cleaning 4 hours a day 3 times a week as a minimum. The rate is €12.50 per hour. Smoking Allowed? No smoking in the chateau or chapel.
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.

- Maid service for 4 hours on 3 days during a week at €12.50 per hour payable in cash to the maid directly.
- Swimming: Children hoping to swim MUST be experienced swimmers.

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages

Baby and Toddler Equipment
Kids Activities Close-by
Coastal
Walkable Village/Town
Walkable Pub/Restaurant
Lots to do: Outdoor pursuit & activities
Lots to visit: Tourist towns & villages
Baby and Toddler Equipment
Kids Activities Close-by
Onsite Facilities
Services Available
Coastal
Tennis court on site
Walkable Village/Town
Games room
Walkable Pub/Restaurant
Indoor games
Lots to do: Outdoor pursuit & activities
Toys
Lots to visit: Tourist towns & villages
Child-safe Pool
Gated/fenced grounds

Event information

THE CHAPEL
Due to French regulatory and medical requirements all bridal couples (35 since 2003) have been legally married in their country of regular residence prior to a blessing in the consecrated chapel with an English vicar/priest officiating. The Chapel is located within the walled grounds of the Chateau and has a capacity of about 80 persons. Personal and humanist weddings are held in many locations throughout the property.

CAPACITY
Overnight sleeping 27
Winter weddings; 24 seated at one table in the Chateau.
Spring & Autumn weddings; 40 plus seated at a long table in the sunlit Orangerie.
Summer weddings: 100/120 in a marquee on one of the Chateau's lawns. Pre-dinner drinks and canapes on either the terrace, rose garden or around the lake with the fountain. Enjoy the gardens which have great photo locations.

AVAILABILITY
The Chateau is available for rent year round on a self catering or fully catered basis. Clients have the choice of a 3 or 4 night booking. Midweek bookings are available, except from mid May through end of September during which time a Saturday to Saturday booking is the rule.

WEDDING COORDINATOR
A bilingual coordinator is available and can work with the suppliers of the following services; Vicar, Flowers, Hairdresser, Seamstress, Disco/DJ, lLve Musicians, Fireworks, Hotel or B&B bookings, Taxis, or mini-coach hire.

CATERING
The coordinator can assist in the choice of caterer. The premier caterer in the region charges about 85 euro (2008 prices), for a 5 course meal including wedding cake and cocktail with the canapes. Luxurious table settings with great presentation. Another caterer charges about 60 euros for a 5 course meal including wedding cake and canapes. Another does a budget wedding celebration for about 40 euro. There is also the option of a day long roasted pig on a spit, served buffet style for 30/40 euro depending upon numbers. 

TRAVEL
Chateau De Tilly is very easy to get to in a stress free manner. Tours and Angers airports are 45 minutes distance; Potiers is 1 hour with Nantes airport 11/2 hours. Charles de Gaulle airport to the North of Paris has a direct train service (no changes) from within the airport to Tours TGV 1 1/2 hours. Rental cars are available at the RR station. By car, Caen is 3 hours and Calais 6 hours. All driving is on a divided highway.

Reviews for Chateau De Tille

Chateau De Tille Reviews


  • Just the right place on earth

    Posted by R&GJ Durham on 26/11/2014

    A wonderful place for our families to share time celebrating the wedding of our son and new daughter in law

     

  • I felt like a princess.

    Posted by DB San Diego on 26/11/2014

    Fantastic ! I felt like a princess.

    Truly was a fairytale dream and I absolutely loved it.

    Hope I can visit again soon.

     

  • A once in a lifetime opportunity

    Posted by BB Idaho on 26/11/2014

    This was a once in a lifetime opportunity for me and I am very thankful to have been part of this beautiful Chateau and its beautiful grounds.

    I wish I could stay forever. Thank you for sharing the Chateau.

  • No words in English to describe

    Posted by anonymous on 26/11/2014

    There are no words in English- nor perhaps in any other- to describe the beauty serenity and wonder of this Chateau, its grounds and its environs.

    I will cherish every memory and hope to come back again. Thank you for sharing the Chateau

  • Happy holiday

    Posted by anonymous on 26/11/2014

    Super place and atmosphere. Happy holiday and happy memories Merci

  • Perfect wedding we had here

    Posted by anonymous on 26/11/2014

    What a perfect wedding we had here. The sun shone and all was wonderful.

    Thank you for everything. The most magical place we could have for our special day.

  • A lovely visi

    Posted by anonymous on 26/11/2014

    Had a lovely visit. Our chef was superb. The company was wonderful and the surroundings beautiful.

  • Very lovely house to stay in

    Posted by C family Holland on 26/11/2014

    It is a very lovely house to stay in. The tennis court had a lot of use and gave great pleasure. It is very peaceful.

     

  • What is there not to like?

    Posted by GG Taunton on 26/11/2014

    A beautiful house in a beautiful garden. What is there not to like?

     

  • Lovely Chateau

    Posted by G family Durham NC, Manchester MA on 26/11/2014

    Lovely Chateau and beautiful grounds, everyone had a wonderful time.

     

  • Fairy-tale wedding at Chateau de Tille

    Posted by Naomi on 01/10/2014

    Our wedding at Chateau de Tille was a dream come true, a fairy-tale and immensely romantic. Coming from a large family, with a group of close friends we wanted to find somewhere that would accommodate 20+ people, with also the opportunity for other guests to stay nearby. Chateau De Tille provided this, and included the bonus of being close to Chinon as well as walking distance from many vineyards. For the both of us, we felt lucky to be surrounded by those we loved, not only for our wedding, but also for the week.

  • Chateau de Tille

    Posted by Anonymous on 05/06/2014

    We stayed one week in this Chateau de Tille and were very excited with the setting, the pool (heated in april), the bikes, the fitness room, all the lovely decorated bedrooms, the warm welcome from the owner, the lovely garden a.s.o This is a perfect place to have a great family party. It suits perfectly 14 people. My congrats to Christophe and Sylvia.

  • We had a wonderful week at your beautiful Chateau

    Posted by Miss Y.K. on 16/07/2010

    We had a wonderful week at your beautiful Chateau, we especially enjoyed all the games very thoughtfully made available, and of course the extensive and beautifully maintained gardens.

  • This has been one of the most amazing weeks of my life

    Posted by Susan Peristere on 16/07/2010

    This has been one of the most amazing weeks of my life. Entirely different than Italy. Beautiful, comfortable and I will certainly recommend it to others. S. Peristere Natick, MA USA

  • We had a wonderful week at your Chateau

    Posted by Mr. D.F on 16/07/2010

    We had a wonderful week at your Chateau and everyone enjoyed it, (the cooker was difficult but we overcame that). Some friends of mine who have their anniversary in 18 months are talking about coming to you for a similar experience.

  • We very much hope to be returning soon

    Posted by Mrs. R on 16/07/2010

    Our two weeks spent at the Chateau have been positively magical. In all the years of renting villas in fabulous European destinations none can compare with our time spent here. We very much hope to be returning soon and will savor the memories for a lifetime. With appreciation!

  • Our daughters wedding

    Posted by Mrs. McG on 16/07/2010

    What a beautiful place for our daughters wedding. Everything was perfect, just what we imagined.

  • Far exceeded our expectations

    Posted by Mr. P on 16/07/2010

    Far exceeded our expectations, the photographs on the website do not do justice to this lovely house. We'll return.

  • Very good quality for the price

    Posted by Sandra Quarles on 16/07/2010

    Very good quality for the price

  • Not long enough, Stay longer!

    Posted by Mr. R on 15/07/2010

    One week is not long enough to savor this memorable house.

  • We all had a really great time

    Posted by Mr. BA on 15/07/2010

    A great time, really appreciate the efforts made to accommodate my aged mother on the ground floor. Thanks.

Owner Profile

Property Owner
David

How long have you owned the property?
15 years.

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
I fell with its good setting in good condition, close to good highways and TGV service.

What’s the strangest or most difficult guest request you’ve ever received?
No guest has been difficult as we spend a lot of time accommodating their wishes.

For anyone coming to stay is there anything in the surrounding area they should...
Really do?

Eirther visit the famous Chateux or go on extensive bike rides.

Really eat?
Fresh vegetables.

Really see?
Fontevraud Abbey where the Plantagenets are buried.

Lastly, what insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?
Be prepared to come, relax and let the staff take care of you.

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