Chateau Abelia Du Lac

Sleeps: 15 - 38 Bedrooms: 19 Bathrooms: 19
Sleeps: 15 - 38 Bedrooms: 19 Bathrooms: 19

Overview

Wedding Venue

Early Bird Offer! Book by 31st of Jan for:

  • Airport Lounge Passes
  • Champagne Reception 
  • Welcome Hamper 

T&Cs apply

Chateau Abelia Du Lac is a luxurious 19th century chateau rental in a magnificent 105 acre estate located in the western part of the Loire Valley. It is surely one of the most spectacular chateau rentals in France, offering a 22-acre private lake, lovely island, wonderful lakeside terrace, swimming pool, palatial lawns, gorgeous gardens and woods full of wildlife.

The Chateau has been extensively renovated and sumptuously decorated with beautiful antiques and rich fabrics. Although majestic with its dramatic, double carved-stone stairway in the entrance hall, and elaborate 16.5 foot ceilings throughout the main floor, the Chateau is warm and welcoming.

With an elevator servicing all four floors, access to the reception rooms, dining rooms, chapel and the gorgeous en suite bedrooms available for Guests is easy. Open log fires, internet, Wi-Fi, are available and housekeeping and laundry services can be arranged.

Self-cater or we will prearrange delicious catering including breakfast, lunch, dinner, and full English afternoon tea, served in the dining rooms, gardens or on the lakeside terrace as you prefer.

The Chateau sleeps up to 28 Guests in 14 bedrooms. There are also 2 apartments in a separate building, just a 3 minute walk from the chateau, which can accommodate an additional 10 guests between the 5 bedrooms.

Wine tasting, golf, horseback riding, bicycling, hot air ballooning, river boat tours, museums, churches, restaurants, shopping are all nearby.

Please note that the advertised prices are for up to 15 guests only. Additional guests can be accommodated in the château and the two apartments at an additional cost, in order to accommodate up to 38 guests. Please see the ‘T&Cs’ tab for details.

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.

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Oliver Approved

What Oliver loves…

  • A magnificent, exquisitely decorated Chateau on a beautiful lake
  • You'll fall in love with the gorgeous 105 acre estate thanks to its palatial lawns, flower gardens, myriad trees and a swimming pool
  • The food here really is top notch, and well worth indulging in.
  • They even serve the bread hot from the Chateau ovens!

What you should know…

  • The advertised prices are for 15 guests only. Further guests are subject to a supplement - see 'T&Cs' tab for details.
  • There is a lift connecting all 4 floors which is easily accessible from the courtyard.

Property Features

Private Pool Internet Ideal for Parties All Bedrooms En-Suite Ground Floor Bed & Bath Wheelchair Access Games Room Indoor Games Outdoor Games DVD Working Fireplace Heating Conference Facilities Chapel on Site Caretaker/Owner on Site Vill’otel (Like a Hotel!)

Please note that the advertised prices are for up to 15 guests only. Additional guests can be accommodated in the château and two apartments at an additional cost, in order to accommodate up to 38 guests. Please see the ‘T&Cs’ tab for details.

Chateau Only
Accommodates up to 28 guests in 14 en-suite bedrooms

Chateau and Two Apartments
Accommodate up 38 guests maximum in 19 bedrooms: 14 bedrooms in the Chateau and 5 bedrooms between the 2 separate apartments.

Chateau Interior (sleeps max. 28 in 14 bedrooms)
The Chateau has been extensively renovated and sumptuously decorated with beautiful antiques and rich fabrics. Although majestic with its dramatic, double carved-stone stairway in the entrance hall, and elaborate 16.5 foot ceilings throughout the main floor, the Chateau is warm and welcoming. The Drawing Room is inviting with its oak paneling, huge log fireplace, and private lit terrace for early evening drinks and late night parties. The magnificent Grand Salon, with its parquet flooring, original oak linen paneling, tall windows, and massive mirrored fireplace mantle, offers a luxurious yet relaxed venue for gatherings both large and small. The Chapel, with its spectacular stone rib-vault ceiling, glorious stained-glass window, and gilded oak paneling is a consecrated haven for solitude and prayer.

The splendid Silver Reception Room floor was specifically designed for hosting parties or weddings, including elevator access for guests and hi-speed dumbwaiters connecting the Silver Reception Room’s service kitchen to the main kitchen two floors below. Aside from the Silver Reception Room, there are numerous other places to dine in the Chateau, ranging from elegant to cozy. The Chateau’s delicious French specialties served in the Chatelain’s fabulous private dining room have Guests raving about the food and the superb candlelit tables fit for royalty. The courtyard and lakeside terrace both offer special outdoor dining experiences. There is even a casual, country-style dining room for when you’re in the mood for something informal.

There are 14 en suite, beautifully furnished bedrooms in the Chateau available to accommodate up to 28 Guests. Each is uniquely decorated in different color schemes ranging from azure to rose, and filled with antiques, crystal chandeliers and beds you never want to get out of! There is even a two-story master suite, with its own foyer, drawing room, and antique oak staircase leading up to a huge circular en suite bedroom that has an original hand-painted domed ceiling. (Four bedrooms can be made suitable for young children, and the Chateau will gladly prepare for young children and ensure that the “breakable” items are removed and the house is child friendly.)

-Tower Suite: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon 2 Storey Suite w/ round drawing room & bedroom, and a foyer. Toilet, combination tub/shower There is also a separate half bathroom off of the Foyer
- Chambre d'Argent: 1 queen bed, toilet, combination tub/shower
- Chambre d'Or: 1 queen bed, toilet, shower
- Chambre Rouge Royale: 1 queen bed, toilet, combination tub/shower
- Chambre d'Azur: 1 double bed, toilet, shower
- Chambre Deux Tours: 1 queen bed, toilet, shower
- Chambre Violet: 1 double bed, toilet, shower
- Chambre Jaune: 1 twin/ single beds, toilet, shower
- Chambre Peche: 1 double bed toilet, shower
- Chambre Rose: 1 double bed, toilet, combination tub/shower
- Chambre Bleu: 1 queen, 1 murphy bed, toilet, shower
- Chambre Vert: 1 queen bed, toilet, shower
- Suite de Jardin: 1 queen Round bedroom and a foyer/dressing room with a single bed, toilet, shower
- Chambre Fleur: 1 queen bed, toilet, combination tub/shower

All bedrooms in the Chateau have private en suite bathrooms.

The Separate Apartments (Sleep 10 in 5 bedrooms)
There are also two nicely decorated apartments with 5 additional bedrooms in a separate building which is a 3 minute stroll through the gardens from the Chateau. The apartments will accommodate 10 additional guests for a supplementary rental fee per night per apartment. There are also charming bed & breakfasts and hotels for many more Guests nearby.

2-Bedroom Apartment (1) Queen bed
2-Bedroom Apartment (2) Double bed
3-Bedroom Apartment (1) Queen bed
3-Bedroom Apartment (2) Double bed
3-Bedroom Apartment (3) Double bed
Each apartment has one bathroom with a toilet and a combination tub/shower.

Outside Grounds
Large private pool and gorgeous 19th century castle pool house with kitchenette and bathroom, private 22 acre lake, 105 acres of private park and forests 22 acre carp fishing lake, private chapel, gazebo, ample car park, boat park.

Other Facilities
Elevator on every floor, sumptuously decorated, luxuriously renovated, cozy dining area, den for teens on ground floor, lakeside terrace which lights up at night for dining, many living and dining areas around the chateau, ping pong in our games room, croquet and badminton equipment, DVD, stereo, video library, books, iron and ironing board.

Location

About the surrounding area of Chateau Abelia Du Lac
Waterfront Walking/Hiking Paths Rural Location Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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There are lovely walks amongst the gardens, around the lake’s 2.5 kilometer shoreline, and through the woods. The swimming pool and adjacent pool house offer delightful relaxation in or out of the sun. Excellent carp fishing can be enjoyed in our lake.

Wine tasting, golf, horseback riding, bicycling, river boat tours, museums, churches, restaurants and shopping are all nearby.

The Chateau is well situated just 20 minutes from Angers with its great shops and restaurants. Angers is 75 minutes from Paris via TGV, and the international airport in Nantes is about an hour away.

There are many other delightful villages to visit nearby. Enquiries from location agencies, location scouts and location managers are welcome as the Chateau is also available as a castle location rental for film, movie & television productions, TV series, commercials, and fashion shoots, etc., in the Loire Valley, France.

Local Activities:
Sports & Adventure Activities
Cycling
Equestrian Events
Fishing
Freshwater Fishing
Golf
Hiking
Hot Air Ballooning
Hunting
Pier Fishing
Roller Blading
Swimming
Tennis
Bird-wathcing

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Nantes Atlantic

(91-100 km )

Nearest Ferry port Saint Nazarre

(Over 100 km )

Nearest Village

(5 km )

Nearest Town/City Angers

(30 km )

Nearest Restaurant

(5 km )

Nearest Bar/Pub

(5 km )

Nearest Beach

(Over 100 km )

Nearest Piste

(Over 100 km )

Nearest Golf

(12 km )

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens Child-Safe Pool Cot(s)

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Catering available (at extra cost)
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

Interested?
If you’d like to book the Vill’otel serviced option, contact us on villotel@oliverstravels.com 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.

Extras available at this property:

- Maid service (€25/hour)
- Cook/catering (breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Chateau Abelia Du Lac is known for its excellent food and lavish table settings. Breakfast, lunch, a full English afternoon tea and dinner are all available on request at extra charge and can be served in the private Chatelain's Dining Room, the elegant Silver Reception Room, the casual Country Dining Room, Courtyard or Lakeside Terrace - whichever you prefer.

The price of dining at the Chateau varies with menu choices, which must normally be confirmed and paid for prior to arrival. The Chateau is also known for its splendidly warm and welcoming service, and the staff's genuine attitude that no guest's request is too much trouble.

The full commercial kitchen, equipped to cook for 100+ people, is only available for catered services. A well-equipped domestic kitchen is available for self-catering (microwave, oven, stove, fridge, toaster, coffee maker).

There are also self-serve guest laundry facilities at guests' disposal. Alternatively, we can help you arrange a housekeeper.

Please note that all services are subject to availability and must be requested in advance and that due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. Prices are on request.

We will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Enjoy gourmet dining experiences with our new Chef Service!
We’re now offering our customers the chance to enjoy some unforgettable eats with our new Chef Service! Choose from booking a single sumptuous meal with a private chef for that special occasion, or hire a chef to cook your meals for all or part of your holiday - it’s as flexible as it is delicious.

A) Single Meal Service: A chef will travel to this villa and whip up a fantastic meal for you and your guests. The chef will arrive with all the necessary ingredients as well as the talent to turn them into something unforgettable. They’ll serve the meal and clear up afterwards - an easy and entertaining way to enjoy a top quality meal in your very own villa!

B) Full Chef Service: If you really want to kick back and relax, we can arrange for a chef to cater for the duration of your holiday (or part of it). With a range of options from simple family catering to full-on haute cuisine, we can organise a meal plan and a price to suit your needs. So why worry about self-catering when you can have everything taken care of?

Of course, before booking this service, we suggest you contact the property owner as they might already offer a similar cook or chef service in-house. To find out more simply visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs.

Event information

Are you dreaming of having the most "perfect" wedding that is tailor-made just for you? With no packages, no set rules? Just having the most important day of your life exactly the way you want it to be? 
Then consider us.
Where else can you dance on a lakeside terrace under a star encrusted sky? By a huge magical lake lit up to reflect the century old trees and the fairy tale white castle in the background? You set the scene and let us have your wish list, and we will make it come true for you.  There are no set prices, you have a budget and a dream. We aim to fulfill both.

The grounds of the chateau and estate are so grand and expansive that there is no limit on the number of guests, so you may invite all your friends and family to share in this very special occasion.

There is a small private chapel on the chateau grounds for a more intimate affair, or similarly, an outdoor ceremony can be organised on the magical private island.

A party or wedding planner can be recommended as well as caterers and all other necessary requirements. There is plenty of additional accommodation in the surrounding area for all the guests.

Please contact the Oliver's Travels team for more information about rates and availability to help us organise your dream day. There is a minimum stay of 7 nights during high season (May-September) otherwise it is 3 nights.

Terms & Conditions

Advertised prices are for up to 15 guests only.

Additional guests in the château (up to 13 guests):
€50 per person per night for stays in 2017
€65 per person per night for stays in 2018
€70 per person per night for stays in 2019

Additional guests in the two apartments* in the separate building
€100 per apartment per night
*The 2-bedroom apartment sleeps up to four guests and the 3-bedroom apartment sleeps up to 6 guests. Rental of only one apartment allows for a maximum of 4 guests.

Security deposit €2,500 to be paid directly to the proprietor no later than 2 months prior to arrival. To be refunded within 7 days after departure subject to inspection of the property.
Arrival time 4.00.p.m.
Departure time 10.00.a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes
Heating costs included? Yes and firewood provided free of charge.
Linen & towels included? Yes, excluding pool towels. Linen changed weekly, towels twice a week. Additional changes available for an extra charge (€25/set). Please bring your own pool towels.
Pets welcome? No
Smoking Allowed? No
Changeover day Any day of the week
Minimum stay 7 nights from 1 May-30 September & Christmas/New Year period. Otherwise 3 nights.
Tax All local taxes included.
Insurance An adequate person liability and accidental damagel insurance policy is recommended for all members of the party.
Internet access? Yes
Pets welcome? Yes, only with the proprietor's written consent.
End of stay cleaning included? yes
Other Ts and Cs Please note that clients will be provided a copy of the owner's rental terms during the booking process. Contact us for full T&Cs.

Rental Rates

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 15 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
December 11th 2017 - December 21st 2017 - £4,644.42 £8,057.28
December 21st 2017 - January 2nd 2018 - £5,757.79 £10,077.92
January 2nd 2018 - March 1st 2018 - £4,644.42 £8,057.28
March 1st 2018 - April 1st 2018 - £5,183.93 £9,067.59
April 1st 2018 - May 1st 2018 - £5,757.79 £10,077.92
May 1st 2018 - October 1st 2018 - £6,334.69 £11,088.23
October 1st 2018 - November 5th 2018 - £5,757.79 £10,077.92
November 5th 2018 - December 20th 2018 - £5,183.93 £9,067.59
December 20th 2018 - January 2nd 2019 - £6,334.69 £11,088.23
January 2nd 2019 - February 28th 2019 - £4,644.42 £8,057.28
February 28th 2019 - March 31st 2019 - £5,183.93 £9,067.59
March 31st 2019 - April 30th 2019 - £5,757.79 £10,077.92
April 30th 2019 - June 14th 2019 - £6,334.69 £11,088.23

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 15 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
December 11th 2017 - December 21st 2017 - €5,080.88 €8,814.46
December 21st 2017 - January 2nd 2018 - €6,298.88 €11,025.00
January 2nd 2018 - March 1st 2018 - €5,080.88 €8,814.46
March 1st 2018 - April 1st 2018 - €5,671.10 €9,919.72
April 1st 2018 - May 1st 2018 - €6,298.88 €11,025.00
May 1st 2018 - October 1st 2018 - €6,930.00 €12,130.26
October 1st 2018 - November 5th 2018 - €6,298.88 €11,025.00
November 5th 2018 - December 20th 2018 - €5,671.10 €9,919.72
December 20th 2018 - January 2nd 2019 - €6,930.00 €12,130.26
January 2nd 2019 - February 28th 2019 - €5,080.88 €8,814.46
February 28th 2019 - March 31st 2019 - €5,671.10 €9,919.72
March 31st 2019 - April 30th 2019 - €6,298.88 €11,025.00
April 30th 2019 - June 14th 2019 - €6,930.00 €12,130.26

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 15 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
December 11th 2017 - December 21st 2017 - $5,977.93 $10,370.69
December 21st 2017 - January 2nd 2018 - $7,410.98 $12,971.51
January 2nd 2018 - March 1st 2018 - $5,977.93 $10,370.69
March 1st 2018 - April 1st 2018 - $6,672.36 $11,671.09
April 1st 2018 - May 1st 2018 - $7,410.98 $12,971.51
May 1st 2018 - October 1st 2018 - $8,153.52 $14,271.90
October 1st 2018 - November 5th 2018 - $7,410.98 $12,971.51
November 5th 2018 - December 20th 2018 - $6,672.36 $11,671.09
December 20th 2018 - January 2nd 2019 - $8,153.52 $14,271.90
January 2nd 2019 - February 28th 2019 - $5,977.93 $10,370.69
February 28th 2019 - March 31st 2019 - $6,672.36 $11,671.09
March 31st 2019 - April 30th 2019 - $7,410.98 $12,971.51
April 30th 2019 - June 14th 2019 - $8,153.52 $14,271.90

The Region

A region doesn’t get to be called “The Garden of France” without being pretty special, and the Loire Valley is just as luscious and beautiful as its nickname would suggest. There’s countless acres of beautiful woods, vineyards and farmland that produce some of France’s revered ingredients and delicacies, and a wealth of history and beautiful architecture that demands and rewards exploration. Whether you’re heading off with the family, friends, or both, our fantastic portfolio of Loire Valley villas and chateaux means you’ll find fantastic, comfortable and quirky accommodation no matter your preferences.

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Reviews

  • Beautiful, relaxing and luxurious

    Posted by Jo C. on 27/10/2017

    I celebrated my 60th birthday at the chateau. We travelled worldwide from Australia, Nigeria and various areas of the UK both North and South. Susy met us and served a most welcome pot of Yorkshire Tea!! It tasted like golden nectar. So welcoming and made to feel completely at home. Surprises galore when shown our bedrooms. Sumptuous, luxurious words cannot express how we felt. Everything was fastidious clean and beautiful. The staff certainly ensured the experience was complete down to every detail. We had a five course meal served in the Silver dining room. Every mouthful was a taste sensation!!

    Afternoon tea was delightful and the lake was a family delight particularly to the more energetic of the family. Thank you to Susy and her staff for making my celebration a memorable experience. Highly recommend all to have a taste of this wonderful place.

  • Beautiful setting for a wedding

    Posted by Celia Y. on 14/10/2017

    I just had my wedding at the chateau and the owner and staff could not have been lovelier and helpful. The chateau itself is incredibly picturesque and the grounds are beautiful, with a lake, gardens, and a little island. The bedrooms were also very beautifully decorated and all were ensuite with bathrooms. I was especially surprised by the modernity of the bathrooms as the showers had great water pressure (and a good amount of hot water-- it never ran out even though there were 18 of us at the chateau). The beds were super comfortable and the towels provided were nice and plush. Keep in mind the chateau isn't a five star hotel and so you will have to prepare for the stay there and bring necessities such as toiletries, food, and drinks. However, you can order meals to be prepared for you at an extra cost. Also note that the venue is situated in the countryside so naturally there will be more bugs running around. However, all in all, the chateau was amazing and the owner made it a breeze to plan a wedding on the grounds.

  • An amazing experience!

    Posted by Richard C. on 25/09/2017

    This is the second year in a row that we have rented this magical property. Susy and the staff go out of their way to make sure that everything is as stress free as possible. The property offers so many different settings both indoors and outside, from the wonderful parlors with their fireplaces to sitting on the pier on the small island on the lake. And do not miss out on the meals, especially noteworthy is the English tea and the dinners... Ahhh the dinners! They are absolutely scrumptious! A gourmands delight. If you wish to escape the real world for a few days and enjoy the beautiful French countryside, there is no better place than this magical chateau you will never forget it.

     

  • It was very tough to leave!

    Posted by Robert on 12/09/2017

    We stayed at the Chateau for a bachelor/bachelorette celebration (Aug 26-30, 2017). The Chateau, with its rustic yet elegant feel, and expansive property, was perfect for what we wanted. As a group of 17, the expansive size of the chateau was ideal. The rooms were all charmingly decorated, with each having its own name and look. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful, and made sure that all of our needs were met. We had two catered dinners and made dinners ourselves the other nights. With two charcoal barbecues, it was very easy to grill, and a perfect set up for having dinner on the patio by the lake. The catered dinners were 4-course meals in the upstairs dinner area – good food, beautiful set up and elegantly presented – a perfect recipe for memorable nights. The outdoor courtyard created the perfect ambiance for wine tasting, which we set up with Le Tasting Room for one afternoon. While we did not meet the proprietor, Susy, she was extremely helpful via email and phone prior to our stay, and her assistants who were at the Chateau, were exceptional.

    Chateau Abelia Du Lac was a wonderful and magical experience for all of us – it was very tough to leave.

  • A beautifully breathtaking Chateau in the heart of the Loire Valley

    Posted by Rita S. on 14/08/2017

    We rented the Chateau for a week for my 70th birthday celebration. My family came from Australia and South Africa with two little girls and a boy and we wanted to be under one roof. Day two saw the arrival of a further 20 guests from around the world. On their arrival we had the Chateau,s afternoon tea, scrumptious!! We had dinner next to the placid lake with the Chateau making a gorgeous backdrop. The next evening was my celebration in the silver dining room. It was beautifully decorated and we had cocktails and dinner provided by the Chateau chef there. The next evening we had dinner in the Marquis Room with the fire place burning big logs and dancing in the lovely room. Guests departed on day four and we had the house to ourselves for the rest of our stay - bliss!!! The staff went above and beyond to make our stay memorable. Our guests came from around the world and they also had a wonderful time. We did venture forth from the Chateau to play golf at Club d'Anjou and Club Solesmes the first delightful, the latter just wonderful. We also,did all the local tours and wine tasting. A wonderful destination for the discerning traveler. Has my thumbs up.

  • Absolutely wonderful

    Posted by Stephanie G. on 09/08/2017

    Our family group of 18 stayed at the chateau July 15-22, 2017. The chateau is absolutely beautiful - the rooms elegant and elegantly furnished yet very comfortable, the grounds extensive, suitable for biking (we rented bicycles from town), swimming, fishing, walking, playing frisbee, barbecuing. Susy was a lovely hostess, always making sure we were comfortable and being well looked after. And the food!!! We had all our dinners at the chateau, and the meals, 3 and 4 courses, were superb, with restaurant quality food beautifully served and elegantly presented whether in the Silver Dining Room or outside on the terrace. This was a truly memorable vacation for our entire family.

  • Magical and amazing!

    Posted by Olivia on 23/07/2017

    I don't even know where to begin. The chateau is absolutely beautiful and the grounds are breathtaking! I rented the chateau for a week and had my wedding there. It was honestly a dream come true and a fairytale wedding. The food was SUPERB, the staff was extremely kind and helpful, and Susy is such an angel. My family and I had such an amazing time and were saddened to leave. The rooms are magnificent and so beautifully decorated, as are the dining and sitting rooms. Anything we needed or asked for, Susy and her staff accommodated us with (fans for each room, fly spray, instructions on how to use the oven, irons, etc). We all felt at home. I just want to thank Susy for her kindness and patience throughout everything. She found me the best wedding planner, Laura, whom I also cannot thank enough. Because of Susy, I was able to have the most unforgettable wedding and a wonderful vacation with my family and friends. This was a vacation/wedding we all can't and won't ever stop talking about.

  • We had a memorable stay

    Posted by Sharon T. on 08/07/2017

    We stayed at Chateau Abelia du Lac for our family reunion. We were 16 adults and found the Chateau spacious yet homey. Susy and her staff made sure our stay was memorable. The ensuite bedrooms were beautifully decorated and very large. We loved relaxing at the pool and wandering the lovely grounds. The kitchen was well equipped for the whole family to prepare a meal. We also had a delicious catered dinner in a gorgeous dining room. Situated in the lively Loire valley, you can really feel you are away from the busy world.

  • Enchanting, magical stay

    Posted by Donna T. on 02/06/2017

    From the moment we entered the property to the time we left, our group marveled at the beauty, mystique and care taken by the owner and staff to insure that our stay was no less than grand. The twelve en suite tastefully decorated guest suites provided comfortable and lush accommodations. Not to mention the delectable, beautifully prepared catered three course meals and afternoon tea. A special week spent back in time and an experience of a life-time. An author's dream, an artist's visual delight!

  • Une experience et souvenirs aussi uniquent que le Chateau est beau

    Posted by Guillame and Olivia on 31/05/2017

    Quoi de plus memorable que de célébrer son mariage avec une femme spéciale, des amis spéciaux et un cadre unique comme celui offer par Susy au Chateau Abelia du Lac! Meme ayant passe beaucoup de temps a regarder les photos sur internet, nous n’avons pu empêcher un large sourire de joie a notre premiere arrivée, il est encore plus impressionnant en réalité. Une fois a l’intérieure son majestueux escalier, decorations d’époque nous font vraiment voyager dans le temps! Susy (la propriétaire) était toujours a notre service a nous demander si nous avions besoin de quoi que ce soit et cela est bien utile quand il sagit d’organiser un mariage. Nous avons vraiment vécu la vie de Chateau et ne regrettons uniquement que les 7 jours passe ont juste été trop cour. La veille de notre depart Susy nous a prepare un feu dans la magistrale cheminée du salon de the et cree une fois encore un moment unique pour ses invites - Mille fois Merci.

  • An absolutely magnificent property

    Posted by Clay & Claire on 23/05/2017

    The Chateau Abelia Du Lac provided the perfect backdrop for a once in a lifetime experience. An absolutely magnificent property. Totally unique and steeped in history. Each room lavishly furnished in period decor and completely renovated so that all our guests were as comfortable as possible. The owner went way above and beyond to ensure our wedding experience was as perfectly orchestrated as possible.... from the exquisite cuisine to the hot water bottles in the beds at night. The staff was simply superb. I could not recommend a property or wedding venue more highly. A wonderful experience on every level! A place to make your fairy tale come true.

  • Stairway to paradise - Chateau Abelia du Lac

    Posted by Renee on 03/10/2016

    Our family was so delighted to experience a part of French history that your chateau has so graciously preserved and updated. We know that your undertaking has required great effort and a great understanding of the elegance of days gone brought to life once again with your beautiful afternoon tea and the elegance of your catered meals. There were 15 of us (all ages) in our family gathering, and we all had a marvelous time each doing many different things available to us, both at the Chateau and the neighboring restaurants and shops. The four little girls aged 6 through 9 had the most fun exploring this wondrous Chateau and didn’t find the chapel until the last day – we were there 7 days. One doesn’t have to build a stairway to paradise, all one has to do is go to the Chateau Abelia du Lac if you want a magnificent family vacation as we did.

  • Amazing experience

    Posted by Richard C. on 03/10/2016

    From the moment we arrived to the moment we reluctantly departed we were awestruck by the charm and beauty of the property. Susy, goes out of her way to make you feel welcomed and to assure that everyone is stress free and feel right at home. The chateaux is enormous, I kept on getting lost the first day. We had all our meals prepared by the staff and it was quite a treat, we savored every bite. Words cannot express how magical our stay was and I highly recommend it to everyone to treat yourself to the Chateau Abelia Du Lac experience! I am already booking it again for next year!

  • Breathtaking chateau and stellar service!

    Posted by Breanne on 23/09/2016

    There are no words to describe the beauty and charm of Chateau Abelia Du Lac. The chateau is breathtaking and the service we experienced before during and after our stay would rival only the finest hotels. My childhood dreams of living in a castle have been fulfilled and I was lucky enough to be a real life princess ( or at-least treated like one). My family and I visited the chateau in September for a total of 3 days for my wedding and we have more than enough beautiful memories and photos to last us lifetime. When we arrived at the chateau we were warmly greeted with french pastries and refreshments and given a complete tour of the grounds. The chateau is absolutely stunning and every single room has been decorated and restored to perfection. Each room has a fun theme, with the underlying detail being luxury!!! The sheets and towels were in spectacular condition and the beds were beyond comfortable. The inside of the chateau was marvelous, but it was the outside that really made your jaw drop. The lush trees that scattered the acres of parkland left us in awe, and the lake gave us chills it was so beautiful. I can’t imagine the upkeep on the chateau as it is massive but the staff makes it seem effortless and they always have a smile on their face. Speaking of the staff, I must begin my rant on how spectral the service is! Susy the owner is the most enchanting woman I have ever met. Planning a wedding in a foreign country can be very difficult, but Susy helped me every step of the way. She patiently answered every email with great detail and frequently checked in with me via phone and email to make sure I didn’t have any questions. At the chateau she seized to amaze me as she waltzed around the chateau sharing precious memories and assuring me that I would have the wedding of my dreams. Susy is not the only bright star in the group as Kitty and Doug were their to help with all of the last minute details and keep everyone in a chipper mood. I will miss their warm smiles, and never forget the moment when Doug provided a blessing for us within the chateaus chapel. Lastly, for the cherry on top I must praise the divine food. We chose to cater 3 of our meals at the chateau and each meal was comparable to one you would receive at a five start restaurant. My friends and family are still wildly raving about the delicious meals that we were served.

  • A Wonderful Experience You Won't Forget!

    Posted by Andrew S on 23/04/2016

    I stayed for a short while in March at the Chateau Abelia du Lac while I was photographing a client's wedding there. It is a gorgeous setting for photos, couldn't ask for better.

    At first the chateau is hidden as you drive past the woods towards the acreage. As you approach, the Chateau Abelia du Lac emerges from its surroundings, you see the beautiful pastel colour of the stone face. The property is expansive, close to or over 100 acres I was told, with its own lake; wonderful to stroll around but takes more than an hour to do so.

    As I entered the main door I was greeted by a beautiful twin stairway which was only a taste of how beautiful the rest of the chateau is. The private chapel is quite magnificent especially when the sunlight floods through the stain glass windows. Every room was elegant and the bed was very comfortable, you truly slept like a king! I chose the twin tower room facing the front of the chateau; every morning you feel something indescribably wonderful waking to the fresh air and warmth of the sun.

    While we resided at the chateau we were hosted by the owner herself, Susy. She is one of the most lovely ladies you will meet, very thoughtful and kind. She organized every detail you could ask for, if you needed something it was made available to you. She really made it a magnificent experience for the wedding couple and for myself included. While staying at the chateau she makes you feel as if it is truly your home as well.

    I can not describe fully the magnificence of the chateau, Susy, or the staff. However if you have stumbled upon my review of the Chateau Abelia du Lac, beyond words I recommend you stay here. You will not be disappointed.

  • Une vie de chateau

    Posted by Anon on 01/03/2016

    Nous avons eu la chance pour mon anniversaire de pouvoir investir ce lieu magique. Le chateau est magnifique dans son écrin de verdure, l'intérieur très cosy et les literies excellentes. Au niveau des prestations, tout était parfait, notre hôtesse aux petits soins avec nous, le personnel de maison adorable et les dîners délicieux et chauds pour tout le monde. Que dire de cette grande table au coin du feu pour le petit déjeuner, de la salle que l'on nous avait spécialement préparé pour pouvoir danser tous les soirs .... Juste super ! Un grand merci encore Susy

  • Absolutely Wonderful

    Posted by Joanne S on 30/08/2015

    We chose Abelia Du Lac for a very special family reunion in July. There were 18 of us in all. Everyone, other than my husband and I, had no idea where they were going to- they thought they were going glamping for a week in Europe somewhere! My husband and I started organising the holiday several months before and from the moment I contacted Susy (the owner of the Chateau) I knew that we were going to be in good hands.

    Right form the outset Susy assured us that she was going to do all she could to help us make this the most special holiday and family occasion. And we were not disappointed. Everything we had asked for, Susy had managed to organise. The moment we all arrived, the whole family was absolutely flabbergasted. The chateau is just so beautiful and the lake and grounds are spectacular. We felt like we were going back in time into our own stunning magical world. All the bedrooms are beautifully decorated and very comfortable. The meals were delicious, all catered for everyone's different requirements, and the table settings were gorgeous making the atmosphere so wonderful.

    Whilst exploring the Loire Valley is a wonderful way to spend a week, we were also torn because just staying home at the Chateau and enjoying the bliss of the beautiful lake, the pool, and the silence away from the busy world was even more desirable. We would thoroughly recommend this chateau and suggest you book it for more than a week - it's just not enough!

    Thank you to Susy for all the effort you put into making our stay so special. We will never forget it.

  • What A Surprise!!!

    Posted by Anon on 09/08/2015

    Amazing as it is, the beautiful photos of this chateau simply do not do it justice. It is truly in a different league than anywhere else our family has stayed. The decorating and attention to detail is breathtaking, and the grounds are a bit of paradise.

    Everywhere we went, from the lake to the woods, we saw abundant wildlife. Many types of birds, including herons, geese, ducks, hawks and owls, lots of big fish, countless pretty red squirrels and several dozen deer. We cooked and bbq’d most of our meals ourselves, but wish we had arranged for more of the chateau’s meals because the 2 dinner parties and the afternoon English Tea we ordered were so delicious! Susy and her staff were a delight, and we are all looking forward to when we can visit again!

  • The Best Family Reunion Ever!!!

    Posted by Michelle B. on 03/08/2015

    Recently fourteen of us spent 2 fabulous weeks at this incredible chateau for our family re-union. We had been looking everywhere to find a very special, beautifully furnished chateau that served wonderful food and had really pretty ensuite bedrooms with super comfortable beds. The Chateau exceeded all our expectations… from the moment we entered this fairytale chateau we took a step back in time surrounded by a warmth and elegance of the past. We sat until the wee hours by the fire in grand yet cozy oak paneled rooms recalling family events and unforgettable moments that we all had shared.

    Afternoon tea was a total delight served with gorgeously pretty china, delicious sandwiches, and the best homemade cakes all of us agreed were better than any boulangerie we had visited. Dinner in the grand candlelit dining rooms could rival any first class hotel and then some! Walks round their incredible lake, and naps in the late autumn sun wrapped in soft blankets we all were in heaven! This is a family place, albeit very grand it was warm and so welcoming. It made us all feel very close again in this changing and troubled world. It’s a piece of heaven where we spent a treasured family time.

  • Fabulous Experience

    Posted by Keg, St. Petersburg, Florida – Stayed: May 2013 on 29/10/2014

    Having planned this trip for quite some time we did not know what to expect when we arrived at the Chateau. From the minute we walked through the door our vacation took on a whole new dimension that was a once in a lifetime experience. Suzy not only welcomed us with open arms but shared her beautiful home in a manner fit for royalty. The food, ambiance and environment lent itself to a memorable vacation. We toured the beautiful countryside, had a picnic by the lake and found it to be the perfect spot to spend time with family. I would recommend this Chateau to anyone interested in being in the Loire Valley. It would be very difficult to find anything that matches the serenity, beauty and gracefulness of this lovely Chateau and its mistress.

  • Perfect place for family reunion

    Posted by Michael J. – Stayed: July 2014 on 29/10/2014

    Our family of 15 spend two wonderful weeks in early July at the magnificent chateau. Susi was the perfect host and nothing was too much trouble to organise. The grounds and rooms of the chateau are simply stunning - with so much space to wander and explore. We had several evenings of eating in and the food prepared by Susi's team was superb. Casual barbeques and leisurely lunches by the lakeside were a particular favourite. Could not recommend a stay here more highly - we really look forward to having the chance to return.

  • Magical Wedding In an Magical Chateau

    Posted by Halliwell, Burnley, Lancashire, England – Stayed: August 2014 on 29/10/2014

    My Wife and our guests spent a week in this spectacular chateau and also had our small and intimate wedding blessing here. Words can't really describe the chateau itself or the owner as both are out of this world. We felt welcome immediately and very comfortable within the chateau and grounds. The bedrooms are to die for and the best nights sleep we've all had in years. The food is first class cannot be faulted with a great variety of choice and flavours throughout the week. The staff are more than helpful and nothing is ever a problem we felt we could totally relax and enjoy our time here. Our wedding was a small intimate event made extra special by Susy and some of her friends, We had this by the lake on the island and was perfect. Followed by an amazing wedding meal and then party on the terrace. Susy herself made our stay even more of an magical experience than we ever thought was possible and for that we thank her hugely. We have found a friend for life and hope to enjoy many more weeks staying in the chateau.

  • Best Holiday ever!

    Posted by Alcie Welch, Gloustershire, UK – Stayed: August 2014 on 29/10/2014

    Truely we had such a wonderful time, an experience we will never forget! my Mother organised for 16 of us (age ranges from 13 to 91!) to celebrate her 80th Birthday at the Chateau. We were welcomed and made to feel at home from the moment we arrived. Days were spent walking around the lake viewing the wildlife, playing games and eating an amazing tea each day. Evenings were so very special, candlelit table wonderful food and as always kind and attentive care. I could not recommend this location more, for a special holiday that you will never forget! Thank you Suzy and everyone at [the] Chateau

  • Peaceful home from home

    Posted by Kit, Sussex England – Stayed: August 2014 on 29/10/2014

    My husband and I just spent a glorious week at this beautiful Chateau in the Loire. Not only did the sun shine on us but the hostess and the Chateau staff too. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff and our comfort was their first concern. -- This Chateau is lovely beyond belief. One steps out of ordinary life on arrival here. The peaceful scene and glorious lake views are spectacular whilst being very calming and serene. The Chateau itself is decorated with imagination and colour, fitting the style beautifully and creating a romantic glimpse of the past. The outside is awe inspiring and the views from all the windows are wonderful. The bedrooms were as described and one is surprised that it is more beautiful than the pictures on the websites. Everyone slept incredibly well - even those who normally find sleep a problem. The peace washed over us. The nearby town, Angers, is very attractive. It has many excellent places to dine. But the best and most superior meals were those provided at the Chateau by the staff. Really superb and the table settings were stunning, totally in keeping with the atmosphere and environment. I really cannot admire this gorgeous home enough. The owners makes it your home and we did not want to leave!

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