Chateau Paquerette

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Sleeps: 13 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 5


Recommended Pool Chateaux & Castles Great Value
Heritage Collection
Ideal for Kids Walk to Village Laptop Friendly Workspace All Bedrooms En-Suite

Bright, sophisticated, and elegant, this château in Charente blends old-world charm with modern day comforts to provide a welcoming and luxurious holiday retreat in a serene setting.

Vibrant décor and warm hardwoods energize the spacious and well-appointed interior spaces. Unwind in the comfort of the open plan living room beside the fireplace, or in the lounge by the bar. The colourful kitchen is fully equipped, and the formal dining room or terrace will gladly host family mealtime.

Five bedrooms span across two floors, each beautifully designed and with en suite bathrooms. Two of the bedrooms include anterooms with additional beds, making them ideal for those travelling with kids.

A stroll around the expansive grounds will set anyone at ease. Set in the middle of a 7.5 acre park, guests will enjoy private access to beautiful lake with wooden bridges, ancient trees and wildflower meadows, and a heated pool.

There are a wealth of activities and must-see destinations within an hour of the chateau: From authentic Italian restaurants within walking distance and wine tasting in the Loire Valley, to the numerous medieval towns and local markets in the Vienne.

Advertised rates are for a maximum of 10 adults plus 3 children.

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What you should know…

  • The château sleeps 10 guests across 5 bedrooms plus an additional three children (and two babies) - see the "Features" tab for details.
  • The charming owner lives discreetly on site.

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 Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Laptop Friendly Workspace BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite Smart TV Bicycles Provided Table Tennis DVD Working Fireplace Heating Caretaker/Owner on Site

Château Interiors - sleeping 10 adults and 3 children

-    Lounge
-    Dining room
-    Kitchen, fully-equipped including large oven, gas hob, microwave, large fridge
-    5 x bedrooms with private bathroom (located over two floors)

Two of the bedrooms also feature ante-rooms with additional beds, ideal for small children

Outside Grounds

-    Heated swimming pool (8.5x4.2m, depth: 1.2) with safety cover. Open approximately April to October
-    Upper al-fresco dining terrace  
-    Barbecue
-    Gardens and grounds
-    Small lake with fish


-    Wi-Fi
-    Heating
-    Fireplaces
-    Smart TV
-    DVD player and DVDs
-    Boules
-    Table tennis
-    Bikes
-    Children’s games  
-    Ironing facilities
-    Washing machine and dryer


About the surrounding area of Chateau Paquerette
Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Cycling Stalking/Hunting Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Château Paquerette is situated in the north of the Vienne, between Poitiers and the Loire Valley, 3 hours from Paris and 2 hours from the Atlantic Coast.

Places to see & châteaux to visit
An hour’s drive from Château Paquerette takes you right to the centre of the Loire Valley, with its many historical sites of interest and, of course, its world-renowned chateaux. Just as beautiful, the towns and villages of the Vienne boast many fascinating medieval buildings and monuments, as well as local food markets. There’s plenty to keep adults and children amused!

The Loire Valley
Château de Villandry – an hour and 20 minutes by car
Villandry, right in the middle of the Loire Valley, is a Renaissance chateau sitting at the centre of three levels of terraced gardens. It was the last of the great Renaissance chateaux to be built on the river Loire. It is distinguished for the harmony of its architecture and, in particular, its wonderful all-seasons gardens.

Château d’Azay le Rideau – an hour and 10 minutes by car
Azay-le-Rideau has to be one of the prettiest of the Loire chateaux! Built on an island in the middle of the Indre river by a rich banker during the reign of François the first, it reflects the latest building techniques and innovation of the time. With its feet in the waters of the Indre, its reflected facades gives it an other-worldly quality that makes it unique amongst the Loire chateau.

Château de Chenonceau – an hour and 20 minutes by car
A property of the Crown, then a royal residence, Château de Chenonceau is renowned not just for its architectural originality but for its inhabitants, namely, Diane de Poitiers and Catherine de Médicis. Today, the chateau is, after Versailles, the most visited in France.

Château Royal d’Amboise – an hour and 25 minutes by car
King Charles VIII and François 1st (between the end of the 15th and beginning of the 16th centuries) transformed the medieval fortress of Amboise into a magnificent royal residence. It became a kind of cultural mecca, with many of the most noted European writers and artists of the day being invited to the Court of Amboise. One of them, Leonardo de Vinci, spent the last part of his life here in exile from Italy and is buried in the Chateau’s chapel.

Chinon – an hour by car
Chinon is a picturesque town with a medieval heart. You can spend time walking round and admiring the old town and its quaint streets, its squares, gardens and quayside, which straddle the length of the Vienne river. Its medieval quarter and the fortress that dominates the hill above the town are not to be missed.

Saumur – an hour and 15 minutes by car
Saumur is France’s equestrian capital and the Cadre Noir, France’s national horse-riding school. It is one of the many places that you might want to visit here. The town’s first buildings were constructed during the 11th century and it is home to two chateaux: Château de Saumur, a fortressed castle that was built during the 14th century for the Dukes of Anjou and has played the role of manor house, Governor’s residence, prison and arms depot and the elegant Château de Beaulieu, built in the 18th Century and designed by architect Jean Drapeau. The town lies at a natural crossing point between the rivers Loire and Thouet and is surrounded by vineyards.

Tours – an hour and 10 minutes by car
The capital of the Indre and Loire departments, Tours has a reputation for being discreet and is therefore a town where people live, as opposed to being a top tourist destination. That being said, Tours has some very well-preserved historic quarters, a fine arts museum, a magnificent cathedral and basilica, idyllic parks and some great places to shop, including several lively food markets, including the central marketplace (les halles).

Richelieu – 35 minutes by car
Designed by architect Jacques Lemercier, the chateau and the town of Richelieu were the vision of just one man, Cardinal Richelieu. Almost 2000 workers worked on its construction, which was started in 1631 and almost finished by 1642. However, come the revolution, Richelieu’s chateau was bound to be on the target list and its stone was ‘borrowed’ to build many of the buildings surrounding Richelieu’s historic centre. Happily, its vast park, the dome, its cellars, the orangery and monumental gate survived and make a delightful spot for a walk or picnic.

Medieval towns in the Vienne
Poitiers – 40 minutes by car
A city packed with history and culture and capital of the historic region of Poitou, Poitiers’ town centre boasts some remarkable medieval buildings, pretty squares and parks – including the glorious Parc de Blossac - as well as some magnificent churches and cathedrals. Notable among them is Notre-Dame-la-Grande, a Roman Catholic edifice that was built between the 11th and 12th centuries. Its famous ornamental facade in which the main episodes from the Bible are carved is a must-see. Poitiers is also a University town and its 20,000 plus students give it a lively, youthful energy.

Chatellerault – 30 minutes by car
Built on the banks of the Vienne river, Châtellerault’s origins date from the Middle-Ages. From that period until the Renaissance, its industry consisted predominantly of cutlery, sword making, tanning and watchmaking. In 1816, the commune became a centre for arms manufacture for the French government, a link which is preserved today in the form of the French military’s archives on armament matters, which are all located in the old weapon manufacturing facility. But Châtellerault charms are not all about arms! As you would expect from a town with a rich industrial past, the town has its fair share of architectural splendours and museums – including the Museum of Cars, Motorbikes and Bicycles (le Musée Auto Moto Vélo) and one dedicated to French philosopher René Descartes, who spent his childhood here; gardens, a lake and forest.

Angles sur l’Anglin – an hour by car
Aptly designated as one of the most beautiful villages in France, Angles-sur-l’Anglin sits high on a hill overlooking the river Anglin, which was used to transport salt for storage in the town’s caves. The ruins of the fortress that was built between the 11th and 15th century by the Counts of Lusignan dominate the High Town, where Saint-Martin’s church, the chapel of Saint-Pierre and its panoramic view can be found.

In the Low Town, the Sainte-Croix Quarter has pretty houses with characteristic plain tile roofs and a Romanesque church, among the many sights of interest. Don’t miss the Jours d’Angles Festival when there are embroidery workshops that demonstrate the traditional fine pulled-thread embroidery that is unique to this area, or the ‘interpretation centre’, where computer and laser copy technology take visitors back to the end of the ice age and into the caves and rock shelters of their ancestors.

Chauvigny – 50 minutes by car
From its promontory overlooking the Vienne, Chauvigny’s medieval quarter is unique in Europe, as vestiges of five chateau/forts can be found here. The ruins of the Bishop’s Castle now host the wonderful ‘Giants of the Sky’ (Les Géants du Ciel) Falconry display. Meanwhile, Chauvigny’s VeloRail (4-wheeled frames with small rail wheels that can be pedaled by up to 5 people) follows the ancient train track, and is fun for adults and children alike!

Traditional, regional cuisine or gourmet … you’ll find restaurants nearby that cater to all tastes. Here’s a small selection of favourites:
- Le Savignois, at Savigny-sous-Faye (10 minutes by car). Traditional and regional cuisine in a simple but very comfortable setting. Menus available at between 16 and 32€.
- Le Saint-Fortunat, at Neuville-de-Poitou (20 minutes by car). Sophisticated setting and gourmet food. Menus cost between 27 and 70 €.
- La Fourchette de Fagusat Faye la Vineuse (25 minutes by car). Restaurant and caterer. Traditional, great food. Simple, comfortable setting with a terrace that is perfect in summer. Menus available for 13 to 20€.
- Autour des Halles, at Scorbé-Clairevaux (10 minutes by car). Good food and a family atmosphere. Menus at 11 and 20€.

At Chateau Paquerette, you are surrounded by vineyards. Not only are the Loire Valley vineyards just a short hop by car, but on your doorstep are several local wine producers that will let you visit their domains and sample their produce.

- Domaine Ampelidae at Marigny Brizay: 15 minutes by car
- Domaine de la Rôtisserie, at Marigny Brizay: 15 minutes by car
- Domaine de Villemont at Mirebeau: 15 minutes by car

At Mirebeau, you can take an air-balloon flight and get a birds-eye view of the Vienne’s magnificent scenery. A basket carrying 4 to 16 people starts at 125€ per person.

Cable skiing is a means of water-skiing in maximum safety, as the skier’s rope and handle are pulled by an electrically-driven cable. Come and try out the sport, as well as wakeboarding or kneeboarding, at a 10 hectare lake not far from Chateau Picole…or simply come and watch!

Golf – 30 minutes by car
Between Poitiers and Châtellerault is the Golf du Haut-Poitou, a course that plays host to the International Open series. The 18 holes here are deemed very technical and the course ranks as one of the best in France. There are magnificent views of Saint Cyr Lake too.
Golf du Haut-Poitou also offers a nine-hole course and a pitch and putt.

Don’t forget to bring your walking boots! There’s a footpath (called ‘Le sentier des Bois du Dognon’) that borders the Chateau and takes you on an 11 km (2.5 hour) trail that passes the local vilage, a Romanesque church and the town hall. Maps are available at the Chateau.

The “Ligne Verte” (Green Line) is an old railway track between Chatellerault and Loudun that has been converted into a walking and cycling route. You can access it at Lencloître.

More information and footpath maps can be found at Lencloître’s Tourist Office.

Swimming – 30 minutes by car
Sandy beaches, fresh water… and no need to go as far as the seaside. At Saint-Cyr Lake, you can swim, rent canoes or pedalos, go windsurfing … it's an ideal family day out when it warms up.

Futuroscope was France’s first ever amusement park and remains a unique and must-see experience! A great day out for all the family, discover more than 25 rides and attractions and some stunning futuristic architecture. Recent additions to the line-up include ‘Arthur, the 4D Adventure’, which was designed by cinematographer Luc Besson, and the world’s first skybar!

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Aéroport de Poitiers-Biard


Nearest Train Station Châtellerault


Nearest Village


Nearest Restaurant Local village


Nearest Shop U Express and bakery in local village


Nearest Bar/Pub Local village


Nearest Golf Golf du Haut - Poitou


Nearest Town/City Châtellerault/Poitiers



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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

  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Bikes
  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Bicycles Provided
  • Table Tennis
  • DVD
  • Fenced Grounds

Services Available

  • Catering Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available


Oliver's Extras

  • Transfers Available
  • Catering Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Welcome Pack and Wine Tour Included

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 included at this property:

- Welcome pack with local produce and wine
- Guided wine tasting tour in the local area

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Local catering service (hot/cold dishes or buffets)
- Use of a 9-seater mini-bus for short journeys (for example to local restaurants)
- Transfers from nearby train stations (Châtellerault, Futuroscope or Poitiers station)

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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Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit €600 paid via bank transfer to the owner one month before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. 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 rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Smoking Allowed? No.
Changeover day Saturday. Other days are on request.
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? Yes.
Pool heating charge? Included. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures
Pool opening dates? The pool is open approximately April to October. 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.
Minimum stay 7 nights.
Other Ts and Cs The chateau sleeps a maximum of 13 guests in total (10 adults + 3 children).
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are not allowed.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 13 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jun 30th 2022 - Aug 27th 2022 £4,748
Aug 27th 2022 - Dec 17th 2022 £2,854
Christmas & New Year £4,489
Jan 7th 2023 - Jun 24th 2023 £2,854
Jun 24th 2023 - Aug 26th 2023 £4,748
Aug 26th 2023 - Dec 16th 2023 £2,854
Christmas & New Year £4,489

Prices based on an occupancy of 13 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jun 30th 2022 - Aug 27th 2022 €5,177
Aug 27th 2022 - Dec 17th 2022 €3,112
Christmas & New Year €4,895
Jan 7th 2023 - Jun 24th 2023 €3,112
Jun 24th 2023 - Aug 26th 2023 €5,177
Aug 26th 2023 - Dec 16th 2023 €3,112
Christmas & New Year €4,895

Prices based on an occupancy of 13 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jun 30th 2022 - Aug 27th 2022 $5,406
Aug 27th 2022 - Dec 17th 2022 $3,250
Christmas & New Year $5,111
Jan 7th 2023 - Jun 24th 2023 $3,250
Jun 24th 2023 - Aug 26th 2023 $5,406
Aug 26th 2023 - Dec 16th 2023 $3,250
Christmas & New Year $5,111

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.

Owner Profile


  • Wonderful reception and vacation in this beautiful chateau

    Posted by Rebecca G on 22/05/2018

    With our family and friends we had a wonderful short holiday in this magnificent chateau. Great location, totally private, gorgeous large rooms with all modern facilities. It had everything that we needed and thank you for the provisions left for our arrival. The weather was good for us to use the pool and walk the little pathways and visit the duck pond. Could not fault this chateau for a great holiday and the hosts who were on hand for any requests and really made this a special occasion for us all. The use of the minibus was great for going out in the evenings to nearby Poitiers and the chateaux were closeby. A great stay for anyone wanting peace and quiet in a beautiful and handy location to the Loire. Would definitely recommend and stay again. Thank you.

  • A Little Paradise

    Created on 08/05/2017

    We have visited Chateau Paquerette twice, and we all loved it!
    We are a big family of three generations, located in 3 different countries, so the chateau was a perfect place to meet up for our summer holiday. When you see the chateau for the first time, it takes your breath away. The well kept old building and the huge garden surrounding it was amazing. The pool is big, private and well kept. All the kids and adults loved it! The chateau has been updated inside. Some rooms are modernised, other rooms have been kept as they are with the original charm.
    The landscape around the chateau is beautiful, and we enjoyed it every morning when some of us were out running or just drinking the first coffee of the day on the terrasse. The ground to this estate is huge, so it was possible for the kids to play football, hide and seek, badminton and even a treasure hunt was created. We all had a lot of fun and the iPads and iPhones were forgotten for a while!
    Every morning our host couple served us breakfast, what a treat! We had booked the local chef and beautician to make this holiday as relaxing as possible, and we were not disappointed! The owners of the chateau were wonderful, and they have created a little paradise! We were so lucky to have a taste of it!

  • Delightful chateau!

    Posted by Ian N on 06/09/2016

    We stayed at Chateau Paquerette and could not have been more delighted. From the fantastic welcome we received from Laurence and Marian to the wonderful Chateau itself it really was a delightful experience. There really is something for everyone here and the Chateau and its grounds are fantastic. We are really looking forward to returning as soon as we can!

  • Chateau Paquerette- Breathtaking, a holiday to remember

    Posted by anonymous on 08/09/2014

    Eleven of us had the most wonderful week in Chateau Paquerette, we didn't want to leave this most lovliest of places. Marion and Laurence were great hosts, and if you needed anything at all, nothing was too much trouble. Laurence was available to assist with travel, he collected us from the airport/train station, took and picked us up from Futureoscope, suggested a vinyard and took us there for a tasting and tour. We went on some lovely walks, mainly into the local village to collect the daily "pain" and the rest of the groceries, usually stopping off at the "Cheval Blanc" for a Kir Royal. The pool got lots of use, having 4 children, and is cleaned every morning around 7am, we bbqed most evenings as we wanted to take advantage of the surroundings we were in.
    There is everything you need at the Chateau, Marion had a lovely welcome basket prepared for our arrival and if in doubt as to what is provided at the Chateau, contact Marion - we packed 11 poolside towels, tea towels and dishcloths, these items were in abundance along with many extras.
    If it's your desire to stay in a chateau, then choose Chateau Paquerette.

  • We didn't want to leave

    Posted by Stuart B on 03/09/2013

    We stayed at the Chateau Paquerette from the 17th to the 31st August and wished we had booked it for a lot longer. Chateau and gardens are beautiful - photos cannot do it justice. There is also a large dining room which is not shown in the photos but which is lovely and ideal for the odd very late meal when it is just a bit too cold perhaps to eat outside. Very comfortable, warm and welcoming house. Exceptionally well equipped and furnished. All the beds are very comfortable. Extremely good supply of towels - both bath and pool. Pool is heated and is in a very pretty setting - looks lovely lit up at night. Well supplied with outdoor tables, chairs, loungers etc. Laurence and Marian (the owners) are very kind and helpful and have done a wonderful job in making the Chateau such a lovely place to stay. They have really put their hearts into this and we hope all future guests appreciate it as much as we all did. We would certainly recommend it and will definitely be returning.

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