Chateau De Vigner Estate

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Private pool
Wi-Fi/Internet access
Party House (Ideal for celebrations!)
Ground floor bed & bath
Wheelchair Access
Heated Pool
Child-safe Pool
Bicycles provided
Games room
Indoor games
Outdoor games
Cable TV
DVD
Working fireplace
Heating
Caretaker/owner lives on site

Babies & Toddlers

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

Kids & Teens

Ideal for kids
Ideal for teens

Things to Do

Rural Location
Golf course nearby
Walking/Hiking paths
Fishing
Lots to see: Outstanding landscapes
Lots to do: Outdoor pursuit & activities
Lots to visit: Tourist towns & villages
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Overview of Chateau De Vigner Estate

What Oliver loves…

  • This the perfect property for groups of families with children, there are loads of facilities to keep kids entertained and every care has been taken to ensure the property is child-proof
  • All of the bathrooms have recently been re-done
  • The Chateau has heaps of character and lots of lovely traditional wooden furnishings

What you should know…

  • Please note that the property is near a road which is often well traveled, but the gardens are very secure
  • The ground floor bed and bathroom and wheelchair access is found only in the Coach House
  • The neighbouring village is very quiet, but it does have the all important boulangerie!

Ideally situated for exploring the delights of the Loire valley, the self-catering Chateau De Vigner is beautifully set in lush and extensive grounds. The Chateau can sleep up to 14 guests, the Coach House a further 10, the farm cottage an additional 5 and the apartment another 4, resulting in a total capacity of 33. On-site facilities includes an impressive (12x6m) floodlit swimming pool, set within a secure walled garden with a large terrace.

The Chateau De Vigner is situated on the outskirts of the small wine-producing village of Concourson-sur-Layon and the owner is friendly with a few of the local wine merchants so please inquire for special offers and wine tasting opportunities!

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Interior & Grounds

Chateau - The chateau sleeps 14 and cots are available for those with very young children. The ground floor retains its original charm with unique tiled floors, elaborate and ornate ceilings and delicate period woodwork. A spacious and inviting entrance hall leads to 2 large period reception rooms, one a TV room the other a dining room. There is a large, fully fitted kitchen. Two large bedrooms dominate the first floor of the main house, one double and one twin, both with en-suite shower rooms and a large family suite comprising a double bed, sofa bed and en-suite bathroom. The second floor offers spacious accommodation with one double bedroom, with a triple room attached, as well as a large luxury bedroom with Jacuzzi bath and dressing area.

Coach House - The Coach House sleeps up to 10 guests. The ground floor is comprised of a large fully equipped kitchen/breakfast room, with open-plan living room (with sofa bed) alongside. There is a twin room on the ground floor with en-suite shower room. The living accommodation opens out onto both a private paved terrace and a courtyard with tables, chairs and BBQ facilities. The first floor offers 2 double bedrooms and a large triple room, all with en-suite shower rooms.

Farm cottage - Up to 5 people can be comfortably accommodated in the farm cottage. The large open plan ground floor offers superb living accommodation (with sofa bed), a comfortable dining area and a well-equipped fully fitted kitchen. On the first floor are two large bedrooms, one double and one twin as well as big family bathroom, with bath/shower, basin and WC.

Apartment - The lounge & kitchen have been designed in a large open plan style with plenty of comfortable seating and a relaxed feel. The kitchen is fully fitted and very well equipped; There is a TV/video with UK satellite channels and a selection of books/games/toys to suit all ages. There are two bedrooms: one double with large luxury ensuite bathroom, with separate shower and one twin with large shower room attached. There is a small outdoor area with table/chairs and BBQ, set within a large courtyard.

All properties have UK Satellite TV (Freeview channels only) and WIFI as well as a large selection of books/toys/games for your enjoyment. We have plenty of high chairs and cots available to put in any of the rooms free of charge.

On-site facilities includes an impressive 12x6m floodlit swimming pool, set within a secure walled garden with a large terrace and games room with pool table, table tennis, boules and badminton. Young children are more than welcome and are well catered for with many toys, games and bicycles. A free washing machine is also available. The chateau aims to provide plenty of on-site activities to suit all ages! Broadband internet access is available nearby.

Map, Location & Local Information

The Chateau is around 3 hours drive from Paris, or the TGV takes 1.5 hours to Angers, either from the centre of Paris (Montparnasse) or directly from Charles de Gaule airport. The Chateau is then 35 mins drive from Angers and car hire is very easy from the station.

The owner is happy to help in any way that she can and has friendly links to a few local vineyards, so if you do wish to go wine tasting locally please ask. You can see some of the world’s most magnificent Châteaux and taste the famous wines served to you by the producer in his own cellar. Enjoy the rolling countryside, the stately Loire river and its picturesque tributaries. Visit museums, local markets and theme parks, including Futuroscope and Puy de Fou. Relax on the famous beaches of the Vendée, less than 2 hours away. The river Layon itself, a short walk, is popular with fishing enthusiasts and contains a variety of fish. Golfers are well catered for, with 7 good courses within a 45 minute drive.

Concourson-sur-Layon has a small restaurant open during the day, but in Doue la Fontaine (5mins drive) there are plenty of restaurants/shops etc. It is a market town with plenty of character. There is also a large supermarket complex where you can buy all your provisions.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Paris, Tours, Poitiers Nearest Ferry port Calais, Caen
Nearest Village Doue La Fontaine

(3 km)

Nearest Town/City Saumur/Angers
Nearest Restaurant Doue la Fontaine Nearest Bar/Pub Doue la Fontaine

The Region

A region doesn’t get to be called “The Garden of France” without being pretty special, and the Loire Valley is just as luscious and beautiful as its nickname would suggest. There’s countless acres of beautiful woods, vineyards and farmland that produce some of France’s revered ingredients and delicacies, and a wealth of history and beautiful architecture that demands and rewards exploration. Whether you’re heading off with the family, friends, or both, our fantastic portfolio of Loire Valley villas and chateaux means you’ll find fantastic, comfortable and quirky accommodation no matter your preferences.

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Catering & Services

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests.  If there is anything you would like to arrange for your stay, please contact the Oliver’s VIP Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can usually help you arrange any of the following: 

  • Cook/catering
  • Maid service/extra cleaning
  • Local day-trips or tours
  • Airport pick-up/drop-off
  • Babysitting service
  • Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge

This is by no means an exhaustive list, so please just contact Oliver’s VIP Concierge Team to help you arrange any of those little extras that can really make the difference.

Enjoy gourmet dining experiences with our new Chef Service!
We’re now offering our customers the chance to enjoy some unforgettable eats with our new Chef Service! Choose from booking a single sumptuous meal with a private chef for that special occasion, or hire a chef to cook your meals for all or part of your holiday - it’s as flexible as it is delicious.

A) Single Meal Service: A chef will travel to this villa and whip up a fantastic meal for you and your guests. The chef will arrive with all the necessary ingredients as well as the talent to turn them into something unforgettable. They’ll serve the meal and clear up afterwards - an easy and entertaining way to enjoy a top quality meal in your very own villa!

B) Full Chef Service: If you really want to kick back and relax, we can arrange for a chef to cater for the duration of your holiday (or part of it). With a range of options from simple family catering to full-on haute cuisine, we can organise a meal plan and a price to suit your needs. So why worry about self-catering when you can have everything taken care of?

Of course, before booking this service, we suggest you contact the property owner as they might already offer a similar cook or chef service in-house. To find out more simply visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs.

Terms & Conditions

Security deposit £600. The security deposit is paid on arrival and will be refunded in full after departure subject to damage inspection. Arrival time 4 p.m. onwards.
Departure time 10 a.m. Energy costs included? Included in the rental price.
Linen & towels included? All bed linen is included in the rental price. Towels are available upon request. > If not included, how much to hire? Towel sets (x3) €7.50 per set.
Pets welcome? No pets allowed. Changeover day Saturday.
End of stay cleaning included? Included in the rental price. Smoking Allowed? No smoking in the property.
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. Other Ts and Cs Broadband internet access available: due to the rural location, we are unable to offer quicker or stronger access.

Please note that the Coach House is the only part of Chateau de Vigner Estate which is accessible by wheelchair and has a ground floor bedroom and bathroom.

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages

At Chateau De Vigner there is no shortage of activities and entertainment for kids and teenagers. There is a range of different sized bicycles, including one with a child seat, bags of space on the lawn for outdoor games, and countless trees to climb.
Those with babies or toddlers are also well provided for with all the necessary equipment such as cots and high chairs, and an English speaking babysitter available on request.

Baby and Toddler Equipment
Kids Activities Close-by
Mattress protector x5
Canoeing/kayaking
High chair(s)
Horse riding
Cot(s)
Go-Karting
Baby proofing
Historical sites
Playground
Lots to see: Outstanding landscapes
Lots to do: Outdoor pursuit & activities
Lots to visit: Tourist towns & villages
Baby and Toddler Equipment
Kids Activities Close-by
Onsite Facilities
Services Available
Mattress protector x5
Canoeing/kayaking
Table tennis
English speaking babysitter available
High chair(s)
Horse riding
Pool/Snooker
Meal delivery service
Cot(s)
Go-Karting
Table football
Baby proofing
Historical sites
Children's videos/DVDs
Playground
Children's books
Lots to see: Outstanding landscapes
Bicycles provided
Lots to do: Outdoor pursuit & activities
Games room
Lots to visit: Tourist towns & villages
Indoor games
Toys
Child-safe Pool
Gated/fenced grounds

Event information

Capacity
Indoor reception capacity: 28
Outdoor reception capacity: 28
A small marquee is possible in the grounds.

Availability
All year

The Service
There is a chapel nearby that can be used for a service 10mins away. There is access to an English speaking vicar or priest.

Catering
Can be arranged to suit all budgets.

Other Services
Flowers: Yes, Live bands/DJs: Yes, Transport: Yes, Marquee hire: Yes

Accommodation
28 guests can sleep on site with room to add a few beds. There is a 4* campsite very close by and a number of hotels within 10mins from the Chateau

Travel
Nantes – 2hours away, Tours/Poitiers 1.5 hours away Paris – TGV to Angers direct from Charles de Gaule 1.5hours. Angers Train station 35mins way.

Reviews for Chateau De Vigner Estate

Chateau De Vigner Estate Reviews


  • Fantastic Holiday

    Posted by thomas h on 30/09/2013

    Our group of Americans spent three weeks in September at Chateau de la Vigne and had a fabulous time. We occupied all the rooms of the chateau and the apartments, numbering 21 to 25 people each week.

    Tom and Alice, the caretakers/chefs were amazing and provided us with three delicious gourmet dinners each week. They were always available to help us with questions, directions, restaurant reservations or maintenance issues.

    The beds were comfortable, kitchens well-equipped, and seating plentiful. The first week while the weather was warm, we enjoyed the pool.

Rental Rates

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 33 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
March 22nd 2017 - July 1st 2017 £4,372.86 £4,747.67 £6,246.95
July 1st 2017 - September 2nd 2017 - - £7,220.30
September 2nd 2017 - December 16th 2017 £4,372.86 £4,747.67 £6,246.95
December 16th 2017 - December 30th 2017 - - £7,220.30
December 30th 2017 - September 23rd 2018 £4,372.86 £4,747.67 £6,246.95

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 33 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
March 22nd 2017 - July 1st 2017 €4,858.23 €5,233.04 €6,940.32
July 1st 2017 - September 2nd 2017 - - €8,021.71
September 2nd 2017 - December 16th 2017 €4,858.23 €5,233.04 €6,940.32
December 16th 2017 - December 30th 2017 - - €8,021.71
December 30th 2017 - September 23rd 2018 €4,858.23 €5,233.04 €6,940.32

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 33 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
March 22nd 2017 - July 1st 2017 $5,246.70 $5,621.51 $7,495.28
July 1st 2017 - September 2nd 2017 - - $8,663.14
September 2nd 2017 - December 16th 2017 $5,246.70 $5,621.51 $7,495.28
December 16th 2017 - December 30th 2017 - - $8,663.14
December 30th 2017 - September 23rd 2018 $5,246.70 $5,621.51 $7,495.28

Owner Profile

Property Owner
May

How long have you owned the property?
14 years.

Are there any interesting stories in its history?
The chateau was owned by the main winemaker of the village and was rebuilt in 1877 after the vendeen war. With an estimated age of 900 years it is a mystery as to how the giant sequoia, which is not native to the area, arrived in the chateau grounds!

Have you ever had any famous guests staying?
We're not aware of any famous guests but with the many fabulous wines and vineyards in the area, there are plenty of distractions to ensure a peaceful, relaxing holiday!

What’s the strangest or most difficult guest request you’ve ever received?
Our original french wifi code - all 50 characters(!), has proved challenging for some! Luckily, we have since managed to choose something more simple!

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

Kayaking down the Loire is a breathtaking experience!

Really see?
Turn left out of the chateau for endless fields of sunflowers! And of course the many magnificent chateaux of the Loire.

Lastly, what insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?
Enjoy the quiet country lanes directly from the chateau by bicycle or of course as a leisurely walk.

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