Chateau Anais

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Property Amenities

Private pool
Wi-Fi/Internet access
Under 1 hour to airport
Ground floor bed & bath
Heated Pool
Child-safe Pool
Spa/Massage
Indoor games
Outdoor games
Cable TV
DVD
Heating
Caretaker/owner lives on site

Kids & Teens

Ideal for kids
Ideal for teens

Things to Do

Rural Location
Walkable Village/Town
Walkable Pub/Restaurant
Golf course nearby
Wine tasting
Walking/Hiking paths
Stalking/Hunting
Fishing
Lots to see: Outstanding landscapes
Lots to do: Outdoor pursuit & activities
Lots to visit: Tourist towns & villages
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Overview of Chateau Anais

What Oliver loves…

  • The local area is known for its wines and many vineyards, charming villages and the château's vineyard produces its own cabernet - a perfect touch for any wine enthusiast.
  • All of the elegantly furnished bedrooms, except the children's room, are en-suite.
  • Perfectly located in amongst the vineyards and yet only 15 mins to Nantes, one of France's most attractive cities.

What you should know…

  • While we do want you to enjoy your stay, there are neighbours nearby, so it's not suitable for big, loud parties.
  • Car hire is pretty much essential, however a very good train network exists and is only 10min by bicycle.
  • The pool is child-safe but not fenced, there is also shallow moats and a small pond. Please keep an eye on the little ones!

Chateau Anais is an outstanding ‘Folie Nantaise’ completed in the 19th century, regally set at the crown of 6 hectares of private parklands, dotted with mature trees, overlooking a quaint pond, rolling grass meadows and vineyards which lead down to the river La Sevre. Just 15 minutes south of Nantes, you are perfectly positioned to relax and enjoy the quiet countryside but also to explore all the wonderful farmers markets, galleries, museums and boutiques that the town has to offer.

Whether serviced or self-catered, Chateau Anais is a charming rental, operating as a weekly let during the high season and a B&B in the low season. Regardless of the season, you will find a consistently warm and welcoming ambience across 7 spacious bedrooms, 6 with en-suite rooms. The décor creates an air of sophistication that is timeless, whether relaxing in the cosy lounge, or exploring the library complete with indoor games and honesty bar.

Guests will delight in whiling away the days in a private heated swimming pool, exploring the surrounding gardens or taking in the picturesque views from the balcony over a glass of the local cabernet. Without doubt this is the ideal setting to stage an unforgettable event or family gathering that will last forever in the memories of all those who attend.

The max capacity is 12 adults + 2 children.
The property is shut for New Year.

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Interior & Grounds

Ground floor

- Main salon consisting of 2 lounges with armchairs to seat 8
- A baby grand piano, TV and DVD player
- Salon opens into a grand dining room with table to seat 14 (highchairs are available)
- Both main living rooms have access to the terrace overlooking the gardens, petit pond and vineyards, the perfect spot to savour an aperitif and toast a glass of champagne.
- Located off the dining room is the kitchen, which features a Laconche 'piano' cooker, ovens and 2 dishwashers
- There is also the library where you can find some peace with a good book and enjoy a little nightcap.
- The Master Suite is also located on the ground floor and includes a spacious bedroom, sitting room, dressing room and a large bathroom with separate bath and shower, and a speaker system.
- This bedroom is perfect for parents with babies and small children and we have a porta-cot available for use.

First floor

- Stairs from the entrance lead up to the 1st floor where you will find 6 bedrooms.
- There is a bedroom in each corner of this floor, each modelled on one of the four seasons.
- Hiver (Winter) overlooks the pool and old 'Pressoir', complete with ensuite bath, shower and toilet.
- Printemps (Spring) is a light and airy bedroom with en-suite separate bath and shower. This bedroom, at the rear of the château overlooks the gorgeous gardens and vineyards.
- Été (Summer) in the other front wing is simply delightful with an English rose garden feel and has a bath/shower ensuite.
- Automne (Autumn) at the rear overlooks the parkland, where you can sometimes spot little red squirrels, and the vineyards at the back of the property. Automne bedroom has a bath/shower ensuite. Front and centre is the Imperial Suite, a spacious and recently renovated bedroom and ensuite (shower only) and is the best room to enjoy the sun setting between the front entrance gates.
- Finally there is the Chambre d'Enfants, decorated with children in mind, but can sleep adults. This room has one single bed and a set of bunk-beds sleeping two. This is our only bedroom without an ensuite.

Garden and Grounds

- Our pebbled driveway will lead you through the entrance gates, past two faux moats.
- To the right of the château is our private, heated and child-safe 10mx6m pool adjacent to the old 'Pressoir' and caretakers residence.
- Sun-beds are available and there is a pergola with table and chairs to enjoy lunch beside the pool. On the right of the château is the parkland with towering pine, oak and chestnut trees with woodland cyclamen flowering under their shade.
- There are rose beds dotted throughout the garden, which is constantly growing with new additions, and a lovely grassy area behind the château for children to play.
- Take advantage of the onsite BBQ, table tennis and trampoline.
- Beyond the inner gardens, there are meadows to the left (where there is a little sheep house) and to the rear leading down to our petit pond, and further on to our small orchard of apple, mirabelle and cherry trees.
- You can take a walk out past the château's stone wall and go exploring through the many walking tracks winding through the surrounding vineyards.

From May 2016 the property will also boast a Tennis court and a Jaccuzzi/spa.

Map, Location & Local Information

The local village of La Haie-Fouassiere is just a short, pleasant stroll from the chateau. There are two bakeries, a butcher, a pub, restaurant and there is a small fresh food market on Wednesday mornings with fresh fruit and veg, fish, meat vendors and the best fromagerie (cheese producer) in the area.

The Italian-esque town of Clisson with its beautiful architecture and imposing ruins, is only 14 km away and offers plenty of shops, restaurants, sights, music events and charming parks on the banks of the river where you can enjoy a picnic lunch or take advantage of the many water activities on offer. There are also fantastic markets that fill the town centre on Friday mornings.

Nantes, a 15min train ride away, is known as a cultural hub of France. Visit the impressive Château des Ducs de Bretagne and wind your way through the streets of Nantes' old town to take in the sights and explore all the museums, churches and cathedrals, art galleries, and specialty boutiques. Foodies will be spoilt for choice with restaurants and quirky bars, and those hungry for culture will surely be satisfied with the city's vibrant live music scene and full calendar of events. For a truly unusual holiday experience while in the city, be sure to head over to Île de Nantes to visit Les Machines de l'Île and take a ride on the 12m high mechanical elephant.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Aeoroport de Nantes Atlantique

(16-20km)

Nearest Ferry port Saint-Nazaire

(71-80km)

Nearest Train Station Gare de La Haie-Fouassiere Nearest Village La Haie-Fouassiere

(1km)

Nearest Town/City Nantes

(16-20km)

Nearest Restaurant Jean d'la Queue

(5km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Bar PMU

(1km)

Nearest Beach Pornic/La Baule

(61-70km)

Nearest Golf Golf Association of Saint-Sebastien-sur-Loire Nearest Tennis Entente Tennis Vertou

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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Catering & Services

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 (by clicking on the link in the blue Oliver’s Extras box above) who will be happy to help. We can usually put you in touch with the right people 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.

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.

Terms & Conditions

Security deposit €5,500 direct debit authorization by the owner for up to 24 hours after leaving the property Arrival time 4pm
Departure time 10:30am Energy costs included? YES
Heating costs included? YES End of stay cleaning included? YES. If excessive cleaning is necessary then a fee will be charged: Dishes left dirty- €50 Kitchen is a mess BBQ not cleaned- €100 Extra cleaning required Garbage bags left on site
Linen & towels included? YES. Weekly linen change is included for bookings longer than one week. Pets welcome? NO
Smoking Allowed? No smoking inside the house. Changeover day Saturday
Other Ts and Cs No children under 4 yrs old. Maximum two children. Other 2 Breakfast can be arranged for €17/person

The Chateau is not available for weddings.

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages

There is a beautiful grassy area at the rear of the château, overlooked by the terrace, a perfect spot for parents to supervise while the kids play. Children can go on nature scavenger hunts around the grounds, pick fruit from the orchard (if in season) and if they're quiet enough... watch the red squirrels in the mornings.

The play room has a chest of toys and games for the little ones, and for the older kids there are cards and boardgames, as well as a small collection of DVDs. The pool is child-safe and there is a shallow step at one end perfect to sit with babies and toddlers.

Children at most definitely welcome, but must be supervised by parents as there are shallow moats, and a small pond on the property.

Baby and Toddler Equipment
Kids Activities Close-by
Mattress protector x3
Walkable Village/Town
Baby bath x1
Walkable Pub/Restaurant
Changing mat x1
Lots to see: Outstanding landscapes
Potty x1
Lots to do: Outdoor pursuit & activities
Stair gates x1
Lots to visit: Tourist towns & villages
Plastic crockery
Baby and Toddler Equipment
Kids Activities Close-by
Onsite Facilities
Services Available
Mattress protector x3
Walkable Village/Town
Children's videos/DVDs
Babysitting service available (at extra cost)
Baby bath x1
Walkable Pub/Restaurant
Children's books
Catering available (at extra cost)
Changing mat x1
Lots to see: Outstanding landscapes
Indoor games
Potty x1
Lots to do: Outdoor pursuit & activities
Stair gates x1
Lots to visit: Tourist towns & villages
Plastic crockery

Reviews for Chateau Anais

Chateau Anais Reviews


  • Beautiful French Chateau

    Posted by Mark A on 18/08/2016

    Beautifully laid out in exquisite settings. Every bedroom was a delight. Countryside as you would expect in the Loire Valley. Our hosts were charming & helpful. The chef we organised with wine was fabulous. A week to savour with good friends.

  • A holiday dream with all the family!

    Posted by Isabel B on 16/07/2016

    The chateau is more beautiful that we expected. The rooms and all interior are perfect, and the garden is marvellous. We are a family of 14 from 8 to 71 years old and all of us love our time spent there this summer. The pool is warm and the Jacuzzi is hot, and the barbecue is perfect. We used the kitchen and it was perfect for us, like the dinning room and the piano room. I am sure we will come back soon and we will be there for more time. Benjamin, and all his family are very good hosts. Don't forget to try Muscadet wine.

  • The BEST holiday......

    Posted by Anna C on 10/08/2015

    We've just come back from the best holiday and just wish we had booked two weeks instead of one! We were a party of 13, aged from 11 to 69, and all of us had a brilliant time.

    The house was beautiful, comfortable and has everything you could ever want! The pool was warm, clean and kept the kids entertained for hours every day.

    We hired a chef, that Ben (the owner) recommended, for an evening and had an amazing meal around the huge dining table, otherwise we just BBQ or cooked in the very well equipped kitchen (with the luxury of two dishwashers for afterwards!). The house and bedrooms were very spacious and so we never felt crowded and everyone had their own bathrooms. The wifi wasn't great, but good enough for the kids to not feel isolated from the world!

    We didn't really want to leave the grounds as it was all so lovely, but did take a trip to the amazing Machines in Nantes, which is well worth a visit - Joules Vernes inspired mad, enormous machines and an amazing carousel. We also hired segways there very cheaply and had a great day out. Nearby Clisson is beautiful has a great market on Fridays and lovely restaurants.

    Ben and Shelley are the loveliest hosts - very easy going and happy to help in any way, without being intrusive.

    We are hoping to go again next year, so am a bit reluctant to recommend this place too much or it will get completely booked, however it is absolutely wonderful and you really should go!

  • A wonderful place for a family reunion

    Posted by Dale G on 05/07/2015

    Our occasion to visit Chateau Anais was the 5 year reunion with our 7 grandchildren, now ages 19-24. We had been looking for a special place to celebrate and when we saw this place online, we grabbed it! Located 30 minutes from Nantes and a TGV ride from Paris, we were so pleased to find a room for each person with individual bath, beautiful formal dining room and living room, large kitchen, heated pool - what else could we ask for? So, when we corresponded with the owners, they helped us arrange for a chef and our chef's tour of the Nantes marketplace, a tour of a local Muscat winery, reservations at a two star Michelin restaurant near by, fresh breads and croissants every morning. Gathering around the swimming pool, walking through the vineyards or to the nearby village, we knew we had found a place to build memories for our family. And build, we did.....Our grandchildren were blown away by the place - having come from hostels and camping areas, wine and cheese dinners -suddenly, they were part of the artisanal scene. What we didn't expect was the warmth of Ben's family, whom we invited to join us for our final dinner 4 days later. We didn't just live in luxury, we found new friends who made us feel at home and a part of their family. So, if you want a place to stay where hospitality and lifelong friendships can develop, give them a call, tell them what you are planning and what you need and they will make it happen. Tell them we sent you...C'est Magnifique.

Rental Rates

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 12 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
June 26th 2017 - July 1st 2017 - - £4,449.31
July 1st 2017 - July 29th 2017 - - £5,241.13
July 29th 2017 - September 2nd 2017 - - £6,551.41
September 2nd 2017 - January 6th 2018 - £2,356.62 £5,561.62
January 6th 2018 - March 31st 2018 - £2,356.62 £4,807.51
March 31st 2018 - April 28th 2018 £1,715.61 £2,391.14 £4,807.51
April 28th 2018 - June 2nd 2018 - - £5,278.84
June 2nd 2018 - June 30th 2018 - - £5,561.62
June 30th 2018 - September 1st 2018 - - £6,551.41
September 1st 2018 - December 28th 2018 - £2,356.62 £5,561.62

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 12 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
June 26th 2017 - July 1st 2017 - - €4,861.60
July 1st 2017 - July 29th 2017 - - €5,726.80
July 29th 2017 - September 2nd 2017 - - €7,158.50
September 2nd 2017 - January 6th 2018 - €2,575.00 €6,077.00
January 6th 2018 - March 31st 2018 - €2,575.00 €5,253.00
March 31st 2018 - April 28th 2018 €1,874.60 €2,550.13 €5,253.00
April 28th 2018 - June 2nd 2018 - - €5,768.00
June 2nd 2018 - June 30th 2018 - - €6,077.00
June 30th 2018 - September 1st 2018 - - €7,158.50
September 1st 2018 - December 28th 2018 - €2,575.00 €6,077.00

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 12 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
June 26th 2017 - July 1st 2017 - - $5,441.59
July 1st 2017 - July 29th 2017 - - $6,410.00
July 29th 2017 - September 2nd 2017 - - $8,012.51
September 2nd 2017 - January 6th 2018 - $2,882.19 $6,801.98
January 6th 2018 - March 31st 2018 - $2,882.19 $5,879.68
March 31st 2018 - April 28th 2018 $2,098.24 $2,773.77 $5,879.68
April 28th 2018 - June 2nd 2018 - - $6,456.12
June 2nd 2018 - June 30th 2018 - - $6,801.98
June 30th 2018 - September 1st 2018 - - $8,012.51
September 1st 2018 - December 28th 2018 - $2,882.19 $6,801.98

Owner Profile

How long have you owned the property?
Benjamin and his family bought the castle in 2010.

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
Being only 15 minutes from Nantes and its international airport, we felt charmed by this superb 19th Century castle with its elegant and comfortable interior, surrounded by a 6 hectare park with beautiful trees, a vineyard and a pond.

Are there any interesting stories in its history?
The property was owned by a succession of noble families. It has experienced the highs and the lows, with prosperous days during its construction, through to progressive and complete abandonment at the end of the 1960s, leading to near ruin.
Fortunately, the new owners fully restored the castle with a modern interior and new roof giving it a warm and welcoming family atmosphere.

Have you ever had any famous guests staying?
The famous South African sing-songwriter Nataniel came to stay for a few months. Yannick Noah, a former professional French tennis player has also stayed.

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

The chateau is perfectly located in the heart of a region full of sights and attractions for all to enjoy. Nantes is worth a visit, with beautiful shop fronts, museums, gardens, botanical parks and the unmissable ‘Les Machines de ‘Iles’ for both the young and old!
Also, stroll around the charming city of Clisson with its medieval castle, Friday market and water park along the river. Discover the many vineyards and wine caves offering tastings.
About an hour away, you can reach the Atlantic coast with its beaches and many attractions including La Baule Bay, the Airbus factory, many ports, museums, zoos and parks.

Really eat?
There are many wonderful restaurants in the area, including Michelin starred ones.

Really see?
The famous chateaux of the Loire and the park Puy du Foy with its historical sights.

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