Chateau de Caillaud + Cottage

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Sleeps: 17 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 5


Wedding Venue Pool Ideal for Kids All Bedrooms En-Suite Ideal for Parties Stag/Hen Allowed

With a bevy of on site amenities and regional points of interest nearby, this 15th century estate in Charente is the perfect set up for groups of friends or family on a French holiday together. Between the two estate properties, up to 17 guests can be accommodated.

The main house is attractively designed with traditional French décor, boasting five elegant bedrooms with en suite baths (sleeps 13), a well-appointed, modern kitchen, and a welcoming living space and formal dining room with marble fireplaces. You’ll also find a game room and an indoor pool to keep both kids and adults entertained.

The quaint cottage is inviting with a wood-burning fireplace and an open plan floor space connecting the sitting room, dining area, and updated kitchen. Two bedrooms comfortably sleep four.

Outside guests have an acre of parkland to explore, plus a tennis court, bicycles, and badminton. With plenty of outdoor furniture and a BBQ, picnics in the park are a must.

Within an hour’s drive, guests can enjoy Cognac and wine tastings, an island adventure at Ile de Re, or visit the Vallee de Singes (primate park). Or stay close by and enjoy pizzerias and the Saturday market in the local village.

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.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • The nearest village is within walking distance, though does not have many amenities
  • A car hire is recommended to make to best enjoy the region

Property Features

Private Pool Internet BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite Tennis Court Gym/Fitness Room Games Room Indoor Games Table Tennis Table Football DVD Working Fireplace Heating

The chateau itself comfortably accommodates up to 13 guests in its 5 en suite rooms and the nearby cottage can be rented when more space is needed for groups of up to 17.

On the ground floor is a large spacious living room with TV and original marble fireplace and light fixtures. The dining room is furnished with original marble fireplace and oak panelling. The sizeable American-style kitchen with dining table comes complete with double ovens, eight ring gas hob, dishwasher and microwave. The Chateau has Wi-Fi access available.

On the first floor is a double with en suite bathroom, a double with shower room, a double with shower room and extra single bed and a family double room with additional 2 singles and spacious en-suite shower room. On the second floor is another double with en-suite shower room.

The cottage has a double bedroom, a twin bedroom, a large reception room/kitchen and a separate bathroom.

Surrounding the chateau is an acre of parkland full of chestnut trees. There is a tennis court, a pool table, table tennis table, and an indoor pool. Badminton and boules are all available for guests' use. There is also abundant garden furniture and a gas-fired barbecue for al fresco dining. There is also ample parking for cars.


About the surrounding area of Chateau de Caillaud + Cottage
Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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The nearest airport is Poitiers (50km), but Limoges and La Rochelle are also only 80km from the chateau. The local village is just 3km from the chateau.

Remy Martin and Hennessy are nearby for Cognac-lovers. Visit Futuroscope in Poitiers for exciting rides. Take a trip to Green Venice in Marais Poitovon with its miles and miles of waterways. The valley of the monkeys(Vallee des Singes) is close by. Classic car racing happens at Angloueme. See Europe’s biggest silver mine at Melle. There are abundant local fishing lakes. The famous twin towers at La Rochelle are worth a visit, and you will find quaint cobbled streets and great beaches nearby.

There is a market every Saturday in the village and there are also two supermarkets, numerous patisseries, a restaurant and a pizzeria (with takeaways!). Daily local markets can be found. A nearby stable (5km) offers horse riding. Good golf courses can be found at Poitiers and Niort.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Poitiers

(51-60 km)

Nearest Ferry port St Malo

(Over 100 km)

Nearest Village


Nearest Town/City Niort

(31-35 km)

Nearest Restaurant


Nearest Bar/Pub


Nearest Golf Niort

(31-35 km)


Aquitaine’s reputation as a varied and enchanting destination is well-earned – whether you’re looking for relaxation or excitement, this beautiful part of south-western France is a feast for every one of the senses. To make sure you’re getting the very best of your holiday (and to clue you up if you’re thinking of going) check out our wonderful travel guide – it’s full of tips, info and the things you really shouldn’t miss when you visit unforgettable Aquitaine. 

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

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Board games
  • Swings
  • Badminton
  • Tennis Court
  • Games Room
  • Indoor Games
  • Table Tennis
  • Table Football
  • DVD


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

If you’d like to book the Vill’otel serviced option, contact us on 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.

- There is an on site chef for in-house catering. Please let us know your requirements on arrival.
- Cleaning is available for 15 euros per hour.
- Holistic Therapy treatments are also available. Our qualified therapist provides Reflexology and Aromatherapy (Pre-booking is advisable for these popular treatments).

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

Event information

This fabulous 15th Century chateau is a great venue for an unforgettable wedding or celebration. The tranquil setting with the rolling countryside and spacious accommodation is perfectly suited to host all your dearest friends and family.

The luxurious chateau can host an indoor reception for up to 40 guests for a comfortable sit down meal. For a larger, more extravagant affair the grounds can easily accommodate 150 guests.

There is a beautiful 12th century church just a 2 minute walk away from the chateau if you are requiring a more traditional wedding.

To ease all the stress and allow your occasion to be a truly special event, a wedding planner can be arranged on request, alongside all the other necessary requirements such as catering, flowers, music etc.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information about rates and availability.

Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit 500€. This is paid on arrival and will be refunded in full after departure subject to damage inspection.
Arrival time 4 pm onwards.
Departure time 10 am.
Energy costs included? Included in the rental price.
Linen & towels included? Linen and towels are included in the rental price. Please note that pool towels are not included.
Pets welcome? Pets allowed with prior arrangement.
Changeover day Saturday
End of stay cleaning included? Included.
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 - Catering: Private chef is available on request. - Cleaner: cleaners available on request.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 17 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 21st 2019 - Jun 22nd 2019 £3,897
Jun 22nd 2019 - Jun 29th 2019 £4,704
Jun 29th 2019 - Aug 24th 2019 £4,704
Aug 24th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019 £3,897
Aug 31st 2019 - Dec 7th 2019 £3,897
Dec 7th 2019 - Dec 28th 2019 £4,704
Dec 28th 2019 - Jun 20th 2020 £3,897
Jun 20th 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 £4,704
Jun 27th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 £4,704
Aug 22nd 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 £3,897
Aug 29th 2020 - Oct 22nd 2020 £3,897

Prices based on an occupancy of 17 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 21st 2019 - Jun 22nd 2019 €4,310
Jun 22nd 2019 - Jun 29th 2019 €5,202
Jun 29th 2019 - Aug 24th 2019 €5,202
Aug 24th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019 €4,310
Aug 31st 2019 - Dec 7th 2019 €4,310
Dec 7th 2019 - Dec 28th 2019 €5,202
Dec 28th 2019 - Jun 20th 2020 €4,310
Jun 20th 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 €5,202
Jun 27th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 €5,202
Aug 22nd 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 €4,310
Aug 29th 2020 - Oct 22nd 2020 €4,310

Prices based on an occupancy of 17 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 21st 2019 - Jun 22nd 2019 $4,847
Jun 22nd 2019 - Jun 29th 2019 $5,849
Jun 29th 2019 - Aug 24th 2019 $5,849
Aug 24th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019 $4,847
Aug 31st 2019 - Dec 7th 2019 $4,847
Dec 7th 2019 - Dec 28th 2019 $5,849
Dec 28th 2019 - Jun 20th 2020 $4,847
Jun 20th 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 $5,849
Jun 27th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 $5,849
Aug 22nd 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 $4,847
Aug 29th 2020 - Oct 22nd 2020 $4,847

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Owner Profile

Property Owner

How long have you owned the property?
12 years.

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
The setting in the parkland really captivated me!

Are there any interesting stories in its history?
The house was the country seat of the Fleury-Michon family for over 250 years (Fleury-Michon is now a multi global food manufacturers)

Have you ever had any famous guests staying?
Reza Mohammad (channel 4 chef!) has lunched here!

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

Here at the Chateau with our private chef!

Really see?
The Cognac distilleries.

Lastly, what insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?
The house offers wonderfully tranquility, still near to lots of places of interest.



  • Our 5th visit

    Posted by The Skivingtons on 29/08/2010

    5th time and it just gets better! Particularly the food!!!

  • We will see you again soon!

    Posted by James G on 27/08/2010

    Superb house, fantastic hospitality, food to die for!!!!!!!! See you soon

  • Excellent

    Posted by Janet & Steve on 27/08/2010

    Excellent food, lovely room superb surroundings - see you soon.

  • Faultless

    Posted by The Boorers on 27/08/2010

    Faultless hospitality, England's loss is Frances gain!

  • We will be returning

    Posted by The Greens on 27/08/2010

    A wonderful time, lovely people, village, church, food everything at the chateau superb - we will return.

  • Our perfect wedding

    Posted by The Harrisons on 27/08/2010

    Thank you so much for all your help making our wedding perfect.

  • My honeymoon

    Posted by The Martins on 27/08/2010

    Thank you for the most wonderful second honeymoon!!

  • Looking forward to returning next year

    Posted by The Hunters on 26/08/2010

    Happy relaxing stay, thank you for making our stay so special -looking forward to returning next year.

  • We'll be back!

    Posted by The Kenhards on 19/08/2010

    Stunning place, wonderful hospitality, not to mention the haute cuisine - we'll be back!

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