Chateau de Caillaud

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Sleeps: 13 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 5


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

At this elegant 15th century chateau in Charente, guests will enjoy a peaceful holiday in the French countryside while taking advantage of a wealth of luxury amenities on site.

Once the country retreat of the Fleury–Michon family in the late 18th century, the chateau is exquisitely decorated in traditional French décor, including plush furnishings, ornate wallpaper, and marble fireplaces.

There are plenty of inviting spaces for socializing: from the cozy living room, the large modern kitchen, and formal dining room to the games room, complete with a billiards table, babyfoot, and table tennis. Perhaps one of the most popular features is the indoor pool, enclosed by a wall of windows for swimming year ‘round.

Five charming bedrooms containing en suite baths can sleep up to 13 guests. For larger groups, the estate has an additional cottage available to rent, accommodating a total of 17 guests.

Outside guests can enjoy BBQ lunches within the acre of private parkland, then take advantage of the full-size tennis court and badminton. You’ll also be within close proximity of points of interest, like the primate park, market town of La Rochelle, and picturesque island of Ile de Re, all within an hours drive.

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…

  • A car hire is recommended to make the most of the region

Property Features

Private Pool Heated 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.

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.

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 which is completely enclosed & adjoins the house. 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
Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths 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 local village and there are also two supermarkets, numerous patisseries, a restaurant 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

  • Swings
  • Badminton
  • Board games
  • Climbing frame
  • Heated Pool
  • Tennis Court
  • Games Room
  • Indoor Games
  • Table Tennis
  • Table Football
  • DVD

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available


Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Cleaner on request
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!

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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 15C rural château showcases exquisite traditional French style décor and is sumptuously furnished, including a wonderful four poster bed, all set within a tranquil acre of parkland. It's also comfortable and luxurious, the ideal place for accommodating a close group of friends and family who will enjoy the tennis court, indoor pool and games room when there is a spare moment. For an intimate and traditional wedding there is a beautiful 12th century chapel a short walk away which can be followed by feasting in the oak panelled dining room or you may prefer both ceremony and reception beneath the beautiful chestnut trees in the grounds.

Wedding Reception
A reception with up to 60 guests could be comfortably accommodated beneath the chestnut trees in the parkland in front of the château. Alternatively, up to 49 people could be seated for the reception inside the Phoenix room in the château. Dancing could take place either inside the Phoenix room or in a hired marquee in the parkland with dancefloor hire recommended. Music can play as late as you like with no noise restrictions at this château.


Wedding Ceremony The ceremony could also happen take place by the chestnut trees in the parkland, in the Phoenix room, or, there is a chapel very close to the château where up to 60 people can be seated. The owners can provide details of an English-speaking celebrant.Where to Stay 17 people can sleep in the château. There are plenty of B&Bs within a 10km radius of the château where extra guests could stay. The owners can supply details of local transportation firms.Wedding Planning The owners can recommend an event planner or clients may arrange their own.Catering The owners are able to recommend local caterers or the clients may arrange their own. The château can manage in-house catering for parties of up to 40 people. Other informationIt is recommended that events take place between May- and September, but other months are possible - please enquire. Events with over 60 guests are possible with guests in a hired marquee on the parkland - please enquire. Venue can provide chairs and tables for up to 50 people. 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 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.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and celebrations are permitted on request.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 13 people:

Rental period Weekly
May 20th 2019 - Jun 29th 2019 £3,091
Jun 29th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019 £3,494
Aug 31st 2019 - Jun 27th 2020 £3,091
Jun 27th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 £3,494
Aug 29th 2020 - Nov 20th 2020 £3,091

Prices based on an occupancy of 13 people:

Rental period Weekly
May 20th 2019 - Jun 29th 2019 €3,375
Jun 29th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019 €3,815
Aug 31st 2019 - Jun 27th 2020 €3,375
Jun 27th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 €3,815
Aug 29th 2020 - Nov 20th 2020 €3,375

Prices based on an occupancy of 13 people:

Rental period Weekly
May 20th 2019 - Jun 29th 2019 $3,768
Jun 29th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019 $4,259
Aug 31st 2019 - Jun 27th 2020 $3,768
Jun 27th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 $4,259
Aug 29th 2020 - Nov 20th 2020 $3,768

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.



  • What a wonderful experience!

    Posted by Jane F on 23/11/2015

    On a dark and chilly evening last week we went in search of Chateau de Caillaud. We were booked to have a meal in the restaurant there, with a party of 5 other guests. It was our first time which is always difficult. One wants to hope for the best, but is never quite certain of how things will 'pan ' out (excuse the pun).As soon as we met the hosts, Corinne and Donald, all fears or apprehensions faded. They were warm and friendly throughout. As was the log fire which was flickering away on entering the lovely wood paneled restaurant. The scene was set.The hosts both offered a very professional service and were extremely attentive to every guest's individual needs. It was apparent they knew exactly what they were doing and were no novices. They retained, what I perceived, to be a long term philosophy and food integrity.What an experience was about to engulf us. The menu evoked a feeling of tradition with modern accents. All courses were composed of the highest quality ingredients. They were freshly sourced and the taste bore that out.Corinne is an honest chef, who offers a charming and friendly taste of France. Nothing was too much trouble - 'The devil was in the detail'.In summer they grow their own vegetables and herbs, with fresh eggs being an all year supply. From next year, the cultivation of edible flowers will be added to their menu and skills. "A good cook is like a sorceress who dispenses happiness," Elsa Schiaparelli.

  • Thank you for the perfect summer holiday!

    Created on 24/08/2015

    We left all nice and relaxed, thank you.
    Now back in good old 'wet and cloudy' England -- back to the hamster wheel!!

  • We enjoyed our holiday

    Posted by ALicia L. on 07/08/2015

    The chateau is fantastic. We spent many great moments there.

  • Relaxing and rejuvenative holiday

    Created on 28/08/2013

    We had exactly the holiday we wanted – a complete rest! On the Friday night we had a meal at the Mine d’Or which was excellent – thanks for the suggestion.

  • Look forward to returning!

    Created on 28/08/2013

    We're back in the states after a great holiday. The chateau was absolutely wonderful and more than we could have hoped for. Look forward to returning at some point in the future.

  • Faultless hospitality

    Posted by James G on 29/07/2010

    Faultless hospitality, England's loss is Frances gain!

  • Our 5th time here

    Posted by The Skivingtons on 29/07/2010

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

  • Looking forward to returning next year

    Posted by The Hunters on 29/07/2010

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

  • We will return

    Posted by The Greens on 29/07/2010

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

  • Wonderful honeymoon

    Posted by The Martins on 29/07/2010

    Thank you for the most wonderful second honeymoon!!

  • We'll be back!

    Posted by The Kenhards on 27/07/2010

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

  • Superb in every way

    Posted by James G on 26/07/2010

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

  • See you again soon

    Posted by Janet & Steve on 26/07/2010

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

  • Our perfect wedding

    Posted by The Harrisons on 26/07/2010

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

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