Chateau Des Lanternes

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Sleeps: 16 Bedrooms: 9 Bathrooms: 6


Pool Chateaux & Castles Great Value
Heritage Collection
Ideal for Kids All Bedrooms En-Suite

Perfectly situated to explore the rich culture, history, and wine of the Loire Valley, this impressive 19th century chateau in the Vienne department provides a relaxing escape in the bucolic Vienne countryside.

There are plenty of places to socialize and unwind - from the elegant library and the comfortable living room, to the formal dining room or in the open kitchen, where a large rustic dining table and modern appliances make it easy to prepare family meals.

Nine spacious bedrooms are distributed across three floors to accommodate 16 guests. They offer gorgeous views of the expansive lawn, gardens and countryside beyond.

The exterior grounds are enchanting, with 25 acres of walled parkland to explore, including a vast rose garden, and plenty of outdoor seating. Make the most of sunny days by settling into a sun lounger by the pool, firing up the BBQ, or getting a friendly game of table tennis going.

The chateau is located in a tranquil rural area, 3km from the town of Lencloitre, with a few restaurants and shops. A short drive away you can view the famous Loire Valley Chateaux.

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What you should know…

  • You’ll need a car, as the closest village is 3km away
  • There is no bathroom on the ground floor.

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

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite Games Room Indoor Games Table Tennis Table Football DVD Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating

Chateau des Lanternes can sleep up to 12 adults and 4 children in 9 bedrooms (including two cots)

Chateau Interior

Ground Floor

-  4 reception rooms (including a library with an extensive collection of French and English literature and a living room with a TV).
- Kitchen (equipped with all modern conveniences; microwave, dishwasher and oven).
- Dining Room (comfortably seats up to 10 guests).
- Twin bedroom with WC.

First Floor

- 3 spacious double bedrooms (2 of which have an additional single bed) each with en suite bathroom and spectacular views.
- 2 Master Suites, each composed of a large double bedroom, a connecting twin room and an en suite bathroom.
- One single bedroom with an en suite bathroom.

A large dining table, linen and kitchenware sufficient to cater for up to 16 guests is provided at the chateau.

Outside Grounds

- Swimming Pool (10mx5m, depth approximately 2/3 feet to 7 feet) with safety enclosure/gate. Open approximately end-May to mid-September
- Sun Loungers
- Al-fresco dining table (x2) and chairs (for up to 16 guests)
- Table Tennis
- Barbecue
- Rose garden and lawns
- Walled parkland (25 acres)


About the surrounding area of Chateau Des Lanternes
Watersports Canoeing/Kayaking Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Horse Riding Go-Karting Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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The nearest airport to the chateau is Poitiers (30km) and the nearest town is Lencloitre (3km). The Chateau is a superb gateway to the renowned culture, history and attractions of the Loire Valley and its many Roman ruins, abbeys churches and chateaux. A number of restaurants and food shops are within a short walking distance of the chateau, offering guests the chance to sample the famed cuisine of the region.

The Chateau is close to the tranquil and idyllic surroundings of the Marais Poitevin, a locale offering lake swimming and canoeing facilities for the more adventurous. A themed historical adventure attraction is a short drive away at Puy du Fou, while neighbouring Poitiers has the exciting Futuroscope theme park – a great attraction for adults and children alike. In addition to these notable nearby sights, the library in the chateau has an extensive collection of local tourist information and sightseeing suggestions for the region.

Chambord, Chenonceaux, Villandry, Blois and the other famous chateaux of the Loire Valley are a short distance away. Numerous other renowned fortified settlements are also a short car journey away.
The nearby town of Lencloitre still has a market of traditional local fare every Wednesday and Saturday, offering guests the opportunity to sample the produce and delicacies of the region. On the first Monday of every month there is a craft fair at the same site. The town is also home to a number of excellent local restaurants and eateries, most notably ‘Bottin Gourmand’ and ‘Les Delices de Michel’.

Local activities: Golfing facilities (both La Rochelle and Royan golf courses are a short drive away), tennis, biking paths, fishing and horseback riding are all available within a very short drive. There are also a number of local vineyards in the area that offer tasting sessions for wine enthusiasts.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Poitiers

(26-30 km)

Nearest Ferry Port St Malo

(Over 100 km)

Nearest Village Lencloitre

(4 km)

Nearest Town/City Chatellerault

(16-20 km)

Nearest Restaurant in Lencloitre

(4 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub in Lencloitre

(4 km)

Nearest Beach La Rochelle

(Over 100 km)

Nearest Golf Golf de St Cyr

(16-20 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

A safe haven for families with kids, the chateau is located on 22 acres of fully enclosed land, and the swimming pool is child safe.



Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Mattress protector
  • Booster seat
  • Baby bath
  • Bath toys
  • Bibs
  • Changing mat
  • Baby monitor
  • Pushchair
  • Potty
  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Animal farm
  • Watersports
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Horse Riding
  • Go-Karting
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Badminton
  • Board games
  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Games Room
  • Indoor Games
  • Table Tennis
  • Table Football
  • DVD
  • Toys
  • Fenced Grounds

Services Available

  • Maid Service Available
  • Meal delivery service


Oliver's Extras

  • Maid Service Available
  • Meal delivery service

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

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

Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit €1500 paid via bank transfer to the owner before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 5.00.p.m.
Departure time 10.00.a.m.
Energy costs included? Extra €150 per week for electricity, deducted from security deposit.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
Pets welcome? No.
Changeover day Saturday approximately July to end-August. Flexible during all other periods.
End of stay cleaning included? Extra €450, payable locally. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or garbage disposal required will be charged against the security deposit
Minimum stay 4 nights. All other durations on request.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Pool opening dates? The pool is open approximately end of May to mid-September. . Please note that pool opening dates are subject to local weather conditions and pool maintenance requirements and that cooler months may not be suitable for swimming.
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.
Heating costs included? Extra cost, on request.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are not allowed.
Other Ts and Cs Additional guests are welcome to stay at the chateau for €60 per person per night.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jun 18th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 £3,782 £4,727 £6,217
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - - £6,217
Aug 31st 2024 - Dec 30th 2024 £3,782 £4,727 £6,217
Dec 30th 2024 - Jun 28th 2025 £3,782 £4,727 £6,217
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 - - £6,217
Aug 30th 2025 - Dec 20th 2025 £3,782 £4,727 £6,217

Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jun 18th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 €4,165 €5,206 €6,847
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - - €6,847
Aug 31st 2024 - Dec 30th 2024 €4,165 €5,206 €6,847
Dec 30th 2024 - Jun 28th 2025 €4,165 €5,206 €6,847
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 - - €6,847
Aug 30th 2025 - Dec 20th 2025 €4,165 €5,206 €6,847

Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jun 18th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 $4,471 $5,589 $7,350
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - - $7,350
Aug 31st 2024 - Dec 30th 2024 $4,471 $5,589 $7,350
Dec 30th 2024 - Jun 28th 2025 $4,471 $5,589 $7,350
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 - - $7,350
Aug 30th 2025 - Dec 20th 2025 $4,471 $5,589 $7,350

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.


  • We had a wonderful time

    on 07/12/2011

    We had a wonderful time. We did a little wine tasting but not as much as Chateau touring. We visited a little winery near the chateau called Le Domaine de Villemont. Wonderful! We had some of their wine at a local restaurant and the owner said we should tour the vineyards which were nearby. The young lady, who was the daughter of the owner, was just great and I learned more about the French wine labelling system from her than you could learn in 5 books. The wines were very nice and we brought several bottles home. The history in France was wonderful and one day we went to the Chateau in Chinon and as we were the only English speaking persons there we got our own private tour from Marie. She did a great job both with her English translations and with her French history! All in all a special trip. Thanks again.

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