Chateau Alois

Sleeps: 35 Bedrooms: 14 Bathrooms: 10
Sleeps: 35 Bedrooms: 14 Bathrooms: 10

Overview

Wedding Venue Recommended

The historic Chateau Alois sleeps up to 35 guests and is the ideal place to stay with family and friends. Beautifully positioned on the banks of the River Bocq and only 3 kilometres from Ciney and a short drive from Calais and Brussels, the Chateau Alois is comprised of a main building and two wings surrounding a courtyard and has a number of large reception rooms, making it the perfect party or conference venue. Almost all of the bedrooms have en-suite bath or shower rooms.

The Chateau Alois was once home to the Bishop of Luik and dates back to the 12th century. Its ten hectares of grounds incorporate an extensive park with many century old trees. You can enjoy fishing, canoeing and swimming in its private lake and its woods are perfect for walking and cycling trips. There is also an all-weather tennis court on site.

Good news! This property is available as a Vill’otel

Yey! Wait… what is that?
It’s the perfect combo of the privacy of your own personal villa, with all the luxury and convenience of a hotel.

What’s included?
Breakfast, cleaning, welcome drinks and hamper, plus more! Check the Extras tab for all the details.

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Oliver Approved

What Oliver loves…

  • Situated in Belgium, this chateau is perfect if you want to explore Benelux or  Northern France.
  • The michelin starred restaurant 'Le Comptoir du Goût' is only a two-minute drive away from the chateau.
  • The dining room, with its open fire, will make you feel like you are attending a medieval banquet!

What you should know…

  • Short stays are permitted both on weekdays and weekends - please enquire for a tailormade quote
  • The style and configuration of the bedrooms varies therefore please discuss requirements
  • The local town is 3 km away and a car is recommended to make the most of your holiday.

Property Features

Vill’otel (Like a Hotel!) Internet Pets Welcome Tennis Court Ideal for Parties Ground Floor Bed & Bath Cable TV Wheelchair Access Games Room Indoor Games DVD Working Fireplace Heating Conference Facilities

The chateau and both wings are exclusive to you and your party will have sole enjoyment of the property. There are 14 bedrooms in total (5 doubles, 6 twins, a triple, 2 quads and a mezzanine area that can hold up to 4 beds). All of the bedrooms have a connecting en suite bath or shower room.

On the ground floor is a large living room with parquet floor, paintings, open fireplace and satellite TV. The dining room has parquet flooring and original panelling. The modern kitchen is fully equipped with the standard appliances and also includes an AGA cooker, a vitro ceramic stove and a coffee machine. The ‘salle des chasseurs’ has a large open fireplace, games, bar area and billiards table. The cellar holds an additional freezer, a washing machine, a tumble dryer & ironing board.

On the first floor are 3 double bedrooms and a twin, all with en suite bathrooms. The second floor has a twin bedroom, a quad and a mezzanine area that can hold up to 4 single beds. Both bedrooms have en suite shower rooms.

In the west wing of the chateau is a living room with fireplace, satellite TV and CD player. There is also a cloakroom. The wing has 3 bedrooms (2 twins & a triple), all with en suite bathrooms.

The east wing has a brand new kitchen and utility area. The sitting room comes with parquet floor, wood stove, satellite TV and CD-player. There is also an additional salon with sofa-bed. There are 4 twin bedrooms (one of which is large enough to add extra beds) and a double (all of which have en suite bath or shower rooms).
 
Within the grounds you will find a covered barbecue area that seats 36 that can be used in all weather as it is closed in on three sides by most attractive half-timbered walls with windows. The fourth side is open and offers a splendid view of the lake. There is also a beautiful courtyard, a large dining terrace, plenty of garden furniture, an all weather tennis court, a large fishing lake and ample parking.

Location

About the surrounding area of Chateau Alois
Walkable Village Walking/Hiking Paths Rural Location Golf Nearby Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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The chateau is easily accessible; it is only 70km from Brussels (flights or Eurostar) and 280km from Calais. The local town of Ciney is only 3.5km away and has a number of excellent restaurants, a supermarket and a train station.

Restaurant Le Comptoir du Goût: This Michelin, Gault Millau and Lemaire recommended restaurant is only two minutes drive from the chateau. It has a beautiful garden and terrace for al fresco dining and is renowned for its fresh seasonal cuisine. Of course, there are also a whole host of other local restaurants which cater to all tastes and budgets.

Picturesque, cultural and historic, Namur has a colourful range of tranquil woodland, pasture, valleys, small lakes and meandering rivers as well as a strong cultural heritage. Activities include walking, horse riding, mountain biking, canoeing, kayaking on the River Lesse, golf, archery, delta-flying, rock climbing, caving, quad-biking, karting, and adventure trailing.

Outside the city we recommend visiting the caves of Han and La Merveilleuse (Dinant), the Gallo-Roman ruins of Malagne, the ruins of Montaigle (Falaën), Freyr, Lavaux-Sainte-Anne castles, the Gardens of Annevoie and some of ‘Les Plus Beaux Villages de Wallonie’ (Wallonia’s Most Beautiful Villages) such as Celles.

The Brussels South Charleroi Airport is about 60 km far from the chateau; by car it takes about 43 minutes (highway). By train, there is at least one departure each hour and the station of Ciney is 3.5 km far from the castle. It takes 1h30 by train from the Brussels South Airport via Charleroi, Namur andCiney.

Local Amenities
Nearest Village Ciney

(3.5km)

Nearest Supermarket Carrefour

(4km)

Nearest Airport Brussels Charleroi

(60km)

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens Cot(s) High Chair(s)

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Stair gates

Onsite Facilities

  • Table tennis
  • Pool/Snooker
  • Table football
  • Badminton

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
Good news! This property is available as a Vill’otel

With a vill’otel holiday, you can enjoy all these services throughout your stay:

- Daily breakfast
- Daily maid service
- Deluxe welcome hamper with local delicacies
- Welcome drinks for your group
- Fridge-stocking service
- Private chef service

Interested?
If you’d like to book the Vill’otel serviced option, contact us on villotel@oliverstravels.com for a tailor-made quote! Typical costs range between £100-£250 per person per week dependent on requirements.

Please note that all services are subject to availability and must be requested at the time of booking.

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting/childcare services

Extras available at this property:

Local ‘traiteurs’ (caterers) such as Alain Weber are available to cater for any number of guests. Typically, prices start at 30 Euros per person for a four course meal. Alternatively, one can hire a cook locally. Local cooks are usually prepared to shop for the food and clear up afterwards. Maid service is also available on request at extra cost (€20/hour).

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

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.

Event information

Weddings
Indoor reception capacity: cocktail 350 people, dinner 175, evening dancing party 250.
Outdoor reception capacity: cocktail 400

Marquee hire is also possible. The wedding hire price is in addition to the rental price of the chateau and is based on the number of people at the reception. If used, there is an additional charge for the rental of the large room on the 2nd floor of 200 Euros. Indeed the maximum capacity in a single room on the groundfloor is 70 (circular tables) or 96 (rectangular tables); for larger group which want to have the dinner in a single room, the large room on the second floor is perfect (a lift is available if needed).

There are beautiful churches near-by to conduct your service and numerous catering options are available.

Wedding Services
- Flowers
- Live bands/DJs
- Transport
- Marquee hire.

*Please enquire for additional information.

Terms & Conditions

Security deposit €1300, This is paid via bank transfer prior to arrival and will be refunded in full after departure (2 weeks max) subject to damages inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 pm at the latest and 7.00 pm for the main house
Departure time 12.00 am and 6.00 pm or 10.00 am for week days.
Energy costs included? Prepaid and after stay calculated on the actual consumption. Services deposit for electricity, water and heating varying according to seasons and lengths as follows: - summer weekend €140; - summer week €275; - winter weekend €400; - winter week €1.100; - intermediate season weekend €260; - intermediate season week €510. Season distribution regarding service deposit - - Summer season : May to September - Intermediate : October and April - Winter : November to March.
Pets welcome? Small dogs permitted on demand, only one at a time.
Changeover day Monday to Friday (end of afternoon)
End of stay cleaning included? €365 for weekends / €440 for weekdays. There is a €10 surcharge for weddings. This is paid in cash on arrival. Please note that rubbish disposal and recycling are not included (extra €20)
Smoking Allowed? No.
Linen & towels included? Linen: €7/single bed, €14/double bed / Towels: €3 per person.
Minimum stay 2 nights except Xmas and New Year when 7 nights
Other Ts and Cs No eating in bedrooms
Heating costs included? No, see "Energy costs" tab for details. Firewood is available for €5 per set.
Other Ts and Cs Party Policy: outside doors must be closed at midnight. At 2am the noise must be reduced and at 3 am music must be completely switched off and the party. ONLY ONE dancing or high musical evening per stay will be permitted.
Other Ts and Cs Short stays are permitted both on weekdays and weekends - please enquire for a tailormade quote

Rental Rates

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 35 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
November 21st 2017 - December 15th 2017 - - £2,414.05
December 15th 2017 - December 29th 2017 - - £4,998.51
December 29th 2017 - January 5th 2018 - - £5,602.67
January 5th 2018 - March 30th 2018 - - £2,463.11
March 30th 2018 - June 29th 2018 - - £4,549.27
June 29th 2018 - October 1st 2018 - - £4,923.64
October 1st 2018 - November 5th 2018 - - £4,549.27
November 5th 2018 - December 21st 2018 - - £2,463.11
December 21st 2018 - December 28th 2018 - - £5,099.20
December 28th 2018 - January 4th 2019 - - £5,714.99
January 4th 2019 - March 29th 2019 - - £2,463.11
March 29th 2019 - May 25th 2019 - - £4,549.27

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 35 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
November 21st 2017 - December 15th 2017 - - €2,617.99
December 15th 2017 - December 29th 2017 - - €5,420.79
December 29th 2017 - January 5th 2018 - - €6,075.99
January 5th 2018 - March 30th 2018 - - €2,671.20
March 30th 2018 - June 29th 2018 - - €4,933.59
June 29th 2018 - October 1st 2018 - - €5,339.59
October 1st 2018 - November 5th 2018 - - €4,933.59
November 5th 2018 - December 21st 2018 - - €2,671.20
December 21st 2018 - December 28th 2018 - - €5,529.99
December 28th 2018 - January 4th 2019 - - €6,197.79
January 4th 2019 - March 29th 2019 - - €2,671.20
March 29th 2019 - May 25th 2019 - - €4,933.59

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 35 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
November 21st 2017 - December 15th 2017 - - $3,074.37
December 15th 2017 - December 29th 2017 - - $6,365.77
December 29th 2017 - January 5th 2018 - - $7,135.19
January 5th 2018 - March 30th 2018 - - $3,136.85
March 30th 2018 - June 29th 2018 - - $5,793.63
June 29th 2018 - October 1st 2018 - - $6,270.42
October 1st 2018 - November 5th 2018 - - $5,793.63
November 5th 2018 - December 21st 2018 - - $3,136.85
December 21st 2018 - December 28th 2018 - - $6,494.00
December 28th 2018 - January 4th 2019 - - $7,278.22
January 4th 2019 - March 29th 2019 - - $3,136.85
March 29th 2019 - May 25th 2019 - - $5,793.63

Reviews

  • Such a fantastic weekend!

    Posted by Cally on 16/04/2014

    I had to write to say a big thank you for such a fantastic weekend. My mum was so surprised by the whole weekend! The chateau was absolutely stunning - even better than the pictures - and every room was very special and unique.

    It has been a pleasure working with you towards this weekend, and everything has been done with such ease.

  • We will seriously consider returning to the Chateau

    Posted by J Simmonds on 16/04/2014

    We will seriously consider returning to the Chateau for future meetings. The combination of space, comfortable bedrooms, quiet ambience and proximity to the shops, restaurants and rail station in Ciney made the week flow easily

  • Availability for next year

    Posted by Peter Diepenmaat on 07/09/2010

    We have rented your chateau last summer with great pleasure. After this wonderful weekend we decided to make this an annual event and would like to inquire about your availability for next year

  • Such a fantastic weekend

    Posted by Cally Dean on 06/09/2010

    I had to write to say a big thank you for such a fantastic weekend. My mum was so surprised by the whole weekend! The chateau was absolutely stunning - even better than the pictures - and every room was very special and unique. It has been a pleasure working with you towards this weekend, and everything has been done with such ease. My thanks to you and the team at the Chateau - I very much hope we'll be able to return again in the future.

  • We had a wonderful stay at the Chateau

    Posted by Jeremy Marcus on 03/09/2010

    We had a wonderful stay at the Chateau and the cook was absolutely delightful (we all wanted to bring her back with us to the UK. Thank you very much for everything you did.

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