Chateau Alois

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Sleeps: 35 Bedrooms: 14 Bathrooms: 14
Oliver Approved

Overview

Wedding Venue Recommended Chateaux & Castles Great Value
Heritage Collection
Ideal for Kids
Pets on Request
Walk to Village Ideal for Parties Wheelchair Access

The historic Chateau Alois sleeps up to 35 guests and is the ideal place to stay with family and friends and a wonderful wedding venue.

Beautifully positioned on the banks of the River Bocq and only 3 kilometres from a gorgeous little town, just a short drive from Calais and Brussels, Château 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. All of the bedrooms have en-suite bath or shower rooms.

Château Alois was once home to an important Bishop 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 and a new addition of a wonderful relaxation area including a Finnish sauna.

Good news! For a little extra, this property can be booked as a Vill’otel

Yay! 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 can be arranged?
Breakfast, cleaning, welcome drinks and hamper, plus more! Check the Extras tab for all the details.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • Short stays are permitted both on weekdays and weekends - please enquire for a tailor-made 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.
  • Please note that the Wi-Fi is only suitable for casual use. As there is no fibre connection, it may not support streaming connections required for professional use. 

This home is a part of our Great Value and Heritage Collection!

This is a historic home, and as such:

  • It has probably been standing for over 100 years, which means it's full of historic value and charm but it may also have one or two quirks!
  • Some of the decor and furnishings may not be brand new, but that should not detract from your holiday experience in this unique setting that allows you to take a step back in time!

Property Features

Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ Tennis Court Ground Floor Bed & Bath TV Wheelchair Access Sauna/Steam Games Room Indoor Games Table Tennis Table Football Pool/Snooker DVD Working Fireplace/Woodburner 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, 3 quads). 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 and a quad. 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. 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).

A new addition to the chateau is a fantastic relaxation area of 25m2 which includes a Finnish sauna, a wood stove, armchairs and a bench plus two shower cabins.

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
Walk to Village Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths 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 is only 3.5km away and has a number of excellent restaurants, a supermarket and a train station.

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.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Village

(3.5km)

Nearest Supermarket

(4km)

Nearest Airport Brussels Charleroi

(60km)

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Stair gates
  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Walk to Village
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Badminton
  • Tennis Court
  • Games Room
  • Indoor Games
  • Table Tennis
  • Table Football
  • Pool/Snooker
  • DVD

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
Good news! For a little extra, 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) 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!

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Event information

Château Alois is such a romantic wedding venue with gorgeous, historic reception spaces and the most glorious grounds – indeed, when our Senior Wedding and Events Co-ordinator visited the château she was blown away by the venue’s beauty and charm.

Say your vowels in the vast, elegant salon with its parquet flooring or set up a ceremony on the terrace overlooking the century-old trees and parkland. Delicious feasts can be served both inside or out and there is ample room to dance the evening away or relax by the bar that can be set up in the panelled dining room or grand hallway. On warm summer evenings, a barbecue is another atmospheric way to celebrate your special day with loved ones.

A wedding venue for all seasons, when you seek a quiet moment head out to explore the 10-hectare estate with calming fields, forests and the banks of the river in the beautiful and classified surroundings of this special château.

Wedding Ceremony
There are various places where the ceremony can take place.

The large living room (65m2) on the château’s ground floor has space for 80 people whilst the large room (180m2) on the second floor is for up to 150 people (at an extra cost).

A smaller event can be hosted in the ground floor dining hall (30m2) for around 25 people.

If you wish to host a ceremony outside, there is ample space in a picturesque setting.
Only secular/symbolic ceremonies can take place. If an English speaking celebrant is needed, please enquire.

Wedding Reception

Dancing can take place in the large ground-floor living room with room for around 120 guests and a special floor needs to be rented (available from the venue at an extra cost) to cover the parquet flooring. The hall (70m2) acts as an extension of the living room for further guests.

Dancing can also take place outside as long as noise is kept to a minimum after midnight (and doors closed if there is music inside). Any music should end/be turned off by 2.00 a.m. inside.

Marquee/tent hire can be arranged at an extra cost, always on request – numbers of guests in a marquee vary and sanitation facilities need to be considered as well.

Where to Stay

Up to 35 guests can stay at the château (subject to change) whilst a full list of nearby accommodation (various options both nearby and within a 30km drive) can be provided.

A list of transportation services to and from the venue can also be provided.

Wedding Planning

You may choose your own wedding planner. If required, the venue can provide details of recommended event planners. The venue itself does not provide a wedding planning service.

Catering
The venue can provide details of known caterers or you may arrange your own. There is no corkage fee.

Other Information
We can provide a list of what is included in the rental cost in terms of indoor and outdoor tables and chairs (and coverings) and any additional costs.

Certain event spaces within the chateau may also incur extra costs – please enquire.

The venue has no exclusive suppliers. They can provide details of local suppliers and you (or your wedding planner) can make the necessary arrangements.

Events can take place at any time of year. In the case of poor weather, see above for the various indoor options.  

Watch this space for details of a neighbouring barn that may become available for wedding receptions in the near future.

Please note that any event rental may be subject to additional charges, venue hire fees and to a higher security deposit, which will be in addition to any published rental rates and fees.

All events are on request only and subject to prior agreement from the owner, who reserves the right to refuse all events without their prior authorisation.

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €1000. 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 €200; - summer week €450; - winter weekend €600; - winter week €1500; - intermediate season weekend €310; - intermediate season week €740. Season distribution regarding service deposit - - Summer season : May to September - Intermediate : October and April - Winter : November to March. There is also a charge for the energy used when using the new sauna - approx €5 for a one-hour session including one hour of heating beforehand.
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? €410 for weekend stays/ €500 for week stays. There is a €25 surcharge for weddings. This is paid in cash on arrival. Please note that rubbish disposal and recycling are not included (extra €22.5).
Smoking Allowed? No.
Linen & towels included? Linen: €10 per person / Towels: €4 per person. Please bring own bathrobes for the sauna (these may be possible to rent in the near future).
Minimum stay Short stays are permitted both on weekdays and weekends - please enquire for a tailormade quote
Other Ts and Cs No eating in bedrooms
Heating costs included? No, see "Energy costs" tab for details. Firewood is available for €3 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.

Rental Rates

Please note: All rates below are subject to 6% VAT - Belgium

Prices based on an occupancy of 35 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 12th 2024 - Jun 30th 2024 £3,990 £4,609 £5,227 £5,845 £5,621
Jun 30th 2024 - Sep 30th 2024 £4,319 £4,988 £5,657 £6,327 £6,084
Sep 30th 2024 - Nov 11th 2024 £3,990 £4,609 £5,227 £5,845 £5,621
Nov 11th 2024 - Dec 20th 2024 £2,543 £2,936 £3,330 £3,724 £3,580
Dec 20th 2024 - Dec 27th 2024 - - - - £6,178
Dec 27th 2024 - Jan 3rd 2025 - - - - £6,925
Jan 3rd 2025 - Apr 4th 2025 £2,543 £2,936 £3,330 £3,724 £3,580
Apr 4th 2025 - Jun 27th 2025 £3,990 £4,609 £5,227 £5,845 £5,621
Jun 27th 2025 - Sep 29th 2025 £4,319 £4,988 £5,657 £6,327 £6,084
Sep 29th 2025 - Oct 14th 2025 £3,990 £4,609 £5,227 £5,845 £5,621

Prices based on an occupancy of 35 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 12th 2024 - Jun 30th 2024 €4,333 €5,005 €5,676 €6,347 €6,104
Jun 30th 2024 - Sep 30th 2024 €4,690 €5,417 €6,144 €6,870 €6,607
Sep 30th 2024 - Nov 11th 2024 €4,333 €5,005 €5,676 €6,347 €6,104
Nov 11th 2024 - Dec 20th 2024 €2,761 €3,189 €3,616 €4,044 €3,888
Dec 20th 2024 - Dec 27th 2024 - - - - €6,708
Dec 27th 2024 - Jan 3rd 2025 - - - - €7,520
Jan 3rd 2025 - Apr 4th 2025 €2,761 €3,189 €3,616 €4,044 €3,888
Apr 4th 2025 - Jun 27th 2025 €4,333 €5,005 €5,676 €6,347 €6,104
Jun 27th 2025 - Sep 29th 2025 €4,690 €5,417 €6,144 €6,870 €6,607
Sep 29th 2025 - Oct 14th 2025 €4,333 €5,005 €5,676 €6,347 €6,104

Prices based on an occupancy of 35 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 12th 2024 - Jun 30th 2024 $4,648 $5,368 $6,088 $6,809 $6,547
Jun 30th 2024 - Sep 30th 2024 $5,031 $5,811 $6,590 $7,369 $7,087
Sep 30th 2024 - Nov 11th 2024 $4,648 $5,368 $6,088 $6,809 $6,547
Nov 11th 2024 - Dec 20th 2024 $2,962 $3,420 $3,879 $4,338 $4,170
Dec 20th 2024 - Dec 27th 2024 - - - - $7,196
Dec 27th 2024 - Jan 3rd 2025 - - - - $8,066
Jan 3rd 2025 - Apr 4th 2025 $2,962 $3,420 $3,879 $4,338 $4,170
Apr 4th 2025 - Jun 27th 2025 $4,648 $5,368 $6,088 $6,809 $6,547
Jun 27th 2025 - Sep 29th 2025 $5,031 $5,811 $6,590 $7,369 $7,087
Sep 29th 2025 - Oct 14th 2025 $4,648 $5,368 $6,088 $6,809 $6,547

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Reviews

  • Perfect for our family group

    on 26/12/2023

    Great service from Oliver’s Travels and our stay at Chateau Alois was absolutely incredible - perfect for our family group of 28. The ideal location for a Murder Mystery evening!
    Our local contact during our stay at the Chateau was so welcoming and kind - when one of our party needed to see a Doctor they made all the arrangements for which we were truly grateful.

  • Excellent

    on 06/08/2023

    Accommodation as described, directions were excellent and the communication from Oliver’s travels up to our arrival has been great, thank you.

  • Such a fantastic weekend!

    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

    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 made the week flow easily

  • We want to come back!

    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!

    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.

  • Such a wonderful stay at the Chateau

    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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