Chateau Du Mas

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Sleeps: 10 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 4

Overview

Pool Ideal for Kids Walk to Village

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This beautiful 18th Century Château offers the perfect blend of historic elegance and modern amenities. With accommodation for 8 adults in four large rooms, three with en-suite facilities, and a dedicated nursery for children, this property is ideal for large families or multi-generational groups holidaying together.

Chateau du Mas is a private estate set within spectacular parkland, offering panoramic views across the countryside and a large private and heated pool for guest use. The house is close to a historic village and also has direct access to cycling and walking routes. Riding, golf and paintball are all within 20 minutes.

The property's charming owners live in a cottage onsite with their two small daughters. They have thought of everything that you might need to have a wonderfully relaxing time while on holiday. The daily housekeeping service is a welcome break from your daily routine and home cooked food is available, meaning you can arrange to have anything from a picnic to a formal dinner party delivered to the Chateau.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • The Chateau is not suitable for the elderly and infirm, because of its hill-side location and stairs.

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Internet BBQ Cable TV Games Room Indoor Games Outdoor Games DVD Working Fireplace Heating Caretaker/Owner on Site

Interior
The large, light & airy reception rooms are both charming & relaxing with original wood panelling, ornate plasterwork and the addition of WiFi & satellite TV means you really get the best of both worlds.

You enter the Chateau into a wonderful hall, the centre and hub of the property. There are sweeping stairs to two further floors direct from here. Leading from this hall are doors to the kitchen and playroom and to the front of the chateau the dining room and two reception rooms.

The kitchen is a large room, fully fitted with all the mod cons and table and chairs for informal meals with the family. There is plenty of space to use all the wonderful ingredients that you will find in the local markets and experiment with the local produce.

Opposite the kitchen on the other side of the hall is the playroom. Here your children will be delighted with the huge array of toys for all ages. The children will have their own space to relax and escape the heat of the sun or just to unwind at the end of a busy day with a movie or a quiet game. You too will be able to make the most of this downtime as the playroom has access to the sitting room so you can sit and enjoy some peace of your own whilst the children play happily.

Running along the front of the Chateau with stunning views down the valley to the charming medieval town of Dignac, are the dining room and two reception rooms. The dining room is set up to accommodate 8 adults and is a sumptuous place to spend long evenings around the table with family and friends. Don't forget, if you are here for a special occasion the owners will be more than happy to cater for you as well.

First Floor
Following up the sweeping staircase to the first floor you will find 2 double bedrooms (one ensuite bathroom), a twin (ensuite shower room) and a nursery room with two beds and a cot. There is a further shower room just next to the double and nursery, this also has the laundry facilities for the Chateau. The bedrooms are charmingly decorated with good quality beds and linen and have the same stunning views over the valley. All the bedrooms are large enough for a cot to be added and with the traditional shutters at all the windows small people will not have their sleep disturbed by the morning sun.

On the second floor you will find the third double room, ensuite shower room and landing area set up with comfortable seating for an "escape from it all" space. This is an ideal room for accompanying but agile grandparents or any teens in the party.

Exterior
Set high on a hillside & offering spectacular views, it is possible to walk or cycle directly from the grounds into the local countryside where an abundance of plant & wildlife can be found. If you prefer to relax, the large heated pool with it's tented pavillion or the rear terrace with it's fountain & large pond are delightful places to while away your time.

The Château is surrounded by 2 hectares of parkland, with a further 4 hectares of woodland which allows for the utmost privacy. There is a slide, swings, playhouse and a selection of garden toys available.

At the rear of the property, there is a covered terrace beside a charming raised pond, a gentle spot to enjoy some alfresco dining. There is sufficient seating for the Chateau's occupants around a large wooden table, a BBQ and lighting for dining outside under the stars but it is also not far to walk to the kitchen.

To the front of the Château are the sweeping stone stairs leading down to the to the enclosed pool area on the first terrace. The beautiful 12m heated pool has a pool side gazebo for shade and plenty of sun loungers for the times you want to soak up some sun . The pool area also has lighting so that you can enjoy the area on the warm barmy evenings when a swim is so very welcome.

Amenities
- Adult capacity: 8
- Child capacity: 2
- Linen and Towels included
- WiFi and Satellite TV
- Baby cots and highchairs
- Enclosed grounds
- Enclosed outdoor, heated swimming pool
- BBQ and patio area
- Daily Maid service and shopping service included
- Babysitting and catering service available upon request

Location

About the surrounding area of Chateau Du Mas
Walk to Village Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Golf Nearby Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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This family friendly Chateau provides an elegant base to enjoy the lovely gentle countryside of the Charente. Just a stones throw from the Dordogne but without the crowds, there is so much to see in the area that you will never be short of things to do,

For days out there are markets, golf courses, horse riding, swimming, beaches and activity parks all within 20 minutes.

The beautiful ramparted city of Angoulême is just a 30 minute drive away and is a wonderful place to wander and explore. The city itself is the world capital for Bande Dessinée (comic strip), and here you will find many of the buildings decorated with beautiful art work and a fascinating museum dedicated to the art. Alongside this, the city itself has stunning architecture, traditional markets, beautiful gardens, pavement cafes and a variety of restaurants.

Accrobranche in Soyaux, only a 15 minute drive away, is a fantastic place for all ages from 3 years upwards to have fun together, climbing the trees with ropes and harnesses, completing differing levels of difficulty. For the very small there is a traditional playground with swings and slides next to this, or if this is too energetic for you, there is plenty of space to just sit in the shade of the trees with a coffee while the children burn off some energy: www.accroparc-de-soyaux.com
 
If energy burning is what your small people need then Kizou in Angoulême's mountain shopping zone is just the place for the odd inclement day. An indoor adventure play ground with all the usual ball pools, ropes and soft play: wwww.kizouaventures.fr
 
If you have teenagers or energetic adults then what could be more fun than a chance to run around paint balling at the biggest venue in the Charente, both indoor and outdoor courses and only 10 minutes from the Château: www.eden-paintball.fr

For those of you for whom a beach and a bucket and spade is a necessity on holiday then the 23Ha Fresh water lake at the Plan d'Eau  just outside Anglouleme is a fabulous place for a grand day out. It has lovely sandy beaches and a large range of water sports on offer. Just next to this is Angoulême's water park Nautilis where you will find indoor and outdoor pools, flumes, rapids, wave pool and gentle areas for small people to play: www.nautilis.fr

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Poitiers, Limoges, Bordeaux & Bergerac - All 90 mins drive

(91-100 km)

Nearest Ferry port Caen

(Over 100 km)

Nearest Village Dignac

(Under 1 km)

Nearest Town/City Angouleme

(14 km)

Nearest Restaurant Domaine Du Chatelard, Dirac

(6 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Dignac

(Under 1 km)

Nearest Beach Royan - 90 mins drive

(91-100 km)

Nearest Golf Pitch & Putt (www.lespetiteschaumes.wordpress.com) - 10 mins drive, 18 hole golf course (www.golf-angouleme.com), 20-30 mins drive

(6 km)

Region

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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Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Babies & Toddlers Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens Baby Proofing

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Booster seat
  • Changing mat
  • Baby monitor
  • Potty
  • Bottle steriliser
  • Stair gates
  • Plastic crockery
  • Bath toys
  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)
  • Baby Proofing

Kids Activities Close-by

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

Onsite Facilities

  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Games Room
  • Indoor Games
  • Outdoor Games
  • DVD
  • Toys
  • Fenced Grounds

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Included
  • Babysitting Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Included
  • Babysitting Available
  • On-Site Concierge
  • Shopping service included

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests.  If there is anything you would like to arrange for your stay, please contact the Oliver’s VIP Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can usually help you arrange any of the following:

 

  • Cook/catering
  • Maid service/extra cleaning
  • Local day-trips or tours
  • Airport pick-up/drop-off
  • Babysitting service
  • Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge

This is by no means an exhaustive list, so please just contact Oliver’s VIP Concierge Team to help you arrange any of those little extras that can really make the difference.

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

Terms & Conditions



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

Security deposit £1000 paid to the owner via bank transfer prior to arrival.
Arrival time 16.00
Departure time 10.00
Energy costs included? Included.
Linen & towels included? Included & pool towels too.
Pets welcome? No pets allowed.
Changeover day Saturday.
End of stay cleaning included? Please enquire.
Smoking Allowed? No
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.
Minimum stay 7 nights

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 19th 2019 - Feb 23rd 2019 £3,644
Feb 23rd 2019 - May 18th 2019 £3,644
May 18th 2019 - May 25th 2019 £4,238
May 25th 2019 - Jun 22nd 2019 £3,644
Jun 22nd 2019 - Jul 6th 2019 £4,238
Jul 6th 2019 - Aug 24th 2019 £5,036
Aug 24th 2019 - Sep 7th 2019 £4,238
Sep 7th 2019 - Feb 22nd 2020 £3,644
Feb 22nd 2020 - May 16th 2020 £3,644
May 16th 2020 - May 23rd 2020 £4,238
May 23rd 2020 - Jun 20th 2020 £3,644
Jun 20th 2020 - Jul 4th 2020 £4,238
Jul 4th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 £5,036

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 19th 2019 - Feb 23rd 2019 €3,983
Feb 23rd 2019 - May 18th 2019 €3,983
May 18th 2019 - May 25th 2019 €4,633
May 25th 2019 - Jun 22nd 2019 €3,983
Jun 22nd 2019 - Jul 6th 2019 €4,633
Jul 6th 2019 - Aug 24th 2019 €5,505
Aug 24th 2019 - Sep 7th 2019 €4,633
Sep 7th 2019 - Feb 22nd 2020 €3,983
Feb 22nd 2020 - May 16th 2020 €3,983
May 16th 2020 - May 23rd 2020 €4,633
May 23rd 2020 - Jun 20th 2020 €3,983
Jun 20th 2020 - Jul 4th 2020 €4,633
Jul 4th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 €5,505

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 19th 2019 - Feb 23rd 2019 $4,503
Feb 23rd 2019 - May 18th 2019 $4,503
May 18th 2019 - May 25th 2019 $5,238
May 25th 2019 - Jun 22nd 2019 $4,503
Jun 22nd 2019 - Jul 6th 2019 $5,238
Jul 6th 2019 - Aug 24th 2019 $6,223
Aug 24th 2019 - Sep 7th 2019 $5,238
Sep 7th 2019 - Feb 22nd 2020 $4,503
Feb 22nd 2020 - May 16th 2020 $4,503
May 16th 2020 - May 23rd 2020 $5,238
May 23rd 2020 - Jun 20th 2020 $4,503
Jun 20th 2020 - Jul 4th 2020 $5,238
Jul 4th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 $6,223

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
Nick

How long have you owned the property?
8 Years

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
I first feel in love with the beautiful and grand exterior facade.

Are there any interesting stories in its history?
The house was commandeered and used as the HQ for the german commander for this sector in the war.

What’s the strangest or most difficult guest request you’ve ever received?
Whether the guest could send to us and whether we could install his personal sky HD TV box before they arrive.

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

Visit Oradour Sur Glane to see the ruins of the original village that remains as a memorial to the dead during the World War II.

Really eat?
At any local restaurant.

Really see?
The beautiful town of Brantome.

Lastly, what insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?
The Charente has a wonderful climate, second only to the cote D'azur for sunshine hours. The space and ambiance offered by the Chateau is excellent.

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Reviews

  • Fantastic holiday, exceeded expectations!

    Posted by Adrian on 06/08/2018

    An excellent holiday with excellent owners for whom no request was too much. The property exceeded expectations when compared to the website

  • Very Enjoyable

    Posted by Milner on 16/09/2017

    Fantastic garden, lovely clean & warm swimming pool. The house is presented very well.

  • Stunning

    Posted by The Whitelaw's on 31/08/2017

    What a spacious, beautiful house & grounds. The shaded areas are a welcome balance, with a lovely swimming pool. The chateau is very child & baby friendly, so ideal for family holidays.Everything thought of and provided for a 3 generation
    family, including Toys/DVDs/Books & a playroom with comfortable seating was a huge bonus. The Wii was very much appreciated too!

  • Awesome

    Posted by Perks Family on 26/08/2017

    Chateau Du Mas is a lovely, well equipped and well maintained holiday home. The swimming pool is very good and clean. Theres plenty of play equipment and a BBQ great. Make sure to use the cartering service as the food is delicious and the portions generous.

  • Something Special

    Posted by Brown Family on 12/08/2017

    The chateau had plenty of space and was very elegant. The grounds have a great sense of fun for children to explore and they are excellently maintained. Outside there is a great pool area, with some great shaded areas so that there is something for everyone. The pool was safe for the children and warm enough even for the
    wimps! The children’s toy room was really perfect for boys & girls and had a vast range of toys to keep them amused. All extra bedding, baby products etc. were available and to a good standard. The catering on site was very good and very tasty! This was such a life saver! There was great choice & quality of food and it was very easy to order. We were given very good and nteresting information, regarding the locality.

  • Ideal for a Wedding Anniversary

    Posted by Sim's Family on 01/07/2017

    This is a beautiful house and the grounds are absolutely lovely. There is incredible space for us & kids to explore as well! The facilities are fantastic for adults & children of all ages (70 yrs to 3 months). The chateau is incredible, with no problems at all. Just Fantastic! We were offered wonderful food and lots of it, which was perfect. This was a lovely location to have on Mam & Dads wedding anniversary! The service was also brilliant, nothing was too much trouble from catering to mending punctures! Again, perfect. Thank you for a lovely holiday.

  • Fantastic!

    Posted by A Huskinson on 17/06/2015

    Stunning - amazing space in & out with many places for children & adults to hide!The facilities were great from well equipped kitchen to playroom. Childproofed but still lots of fun toys for dry & wet days. Great showers & all working brilliantly. The food was delicious, Kids were fans of the chicken burgers. We loved the marinated chicken & yummy curries - Spiced mango chutney fab! The service was Perfect - friendly & on hand yet not intrusive. Had a fantastic week - Very relaxed & love the set up here. Thank you all.

  • Super accommodation in an amazing setting

    Posted by Anonymous on 01/07/2014

    This place is super for a relaxing holiday with or without children, but especially with children. We happen to be two couples with a three year old and eighteen month old between us and we chose this place based on the facilities for children (indoor and outdoor) on the basis that happy children make happy parents. The owners (who live offsite but nearby) catered exceptionally well for us, with the right degree of visibility and contact. Touches like a complimentary daily cleaning service and a shopping and catering service were perfectly pitched, as was the provision of all the basics - these little touches make a difference.

    The Chateau is impressive, well presented and wonderfully spacious. We spent most of our time outside in the beautiful grounds, which was where we ate all of our meals. We were very lucky with the weather - but we would have enjoyed it regardless. We are not usually ones for returning to the same place twice, but we would make an exception here and hope to be back in the not too distant future.

    Go and try it!

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