Chateau Coraline

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Sleeps: 12 - 47 Bedrooms: 24 Bathrooms: 22

Overview

Complimentary Wine!
Wedding Venue Pool Chateaux & Castles Wellness
Great Value
Ideal for Kids Hot Tub Walk to Village Laptop Friendly Workspace Parking Space Romantic

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The stunning Château Coraline and its eight acres of grounds represents the epitome of French elegance and style in the heart of the world-famous Sancerre wine region. By preserving this gem’s history while tastefully decorating with chic, contemporary touches and mid-century interiors, Château Coraline is a testament to the French art of living. 

Last rebuilt by Napoleon’s Minister of the Interior in 1800 for his daughter, guests entering Château Coraline will marvel at the results of a two-year renovation that has resulted in a breathtaking blend of heritage charm and sleek modern taste. This truly is a timeless masterpiece contained within historic walls – guests can expect 200-year old oak floors and 19th century furnishings alongside 1960s Murano chandeliers, mid-century velvet sofas and stylish mirror tables.

With 1,500m2 of living space spread over three floors, including four living rooms, an opulent dining room, expansive kitchen, several majestic staircases, dancing cellar and a farmhouse annexe featuring a large exercise space, this is a château with charm and character in every inch of floorspace. Boasting 24 bedrooms, most featuring queen-sized beds, and 22 bathrooms, Château Coraline graciously accommodates up to 47 guests. There are flexible rates for smaller groups wishing to stay in fewer bedrooms in this beautiful abode.   

Eight acres of enclosed grounds are verdant with bicentennial trees and meandering walking trails – not to mention the 25m-long saltwater swimming pool (heated) built into natural stone. Hidden away in a small grove not far from the pool guests will also find a sauna and outdoor Nordic bath, both wood fired.

The ancient hilltop village of Sancerre is just a 5-minute drive away with its cobbled lanes, inviting restaurants, wine-bars, Saturday morning market and glorious views of the surrounding Sancerre vineyards. Near the banks of the Loire, Saint-Satur is another idyllic spot and the perfect place for canoeing and kayaking alongside cycle rides following the Loire à Vélo.

Even closer to home is the Loire canal and its cycling/walking towpath where you can admire the historic system of bridges and locks, ending perhaps with a hearty meal at the traditional French inn overlooking the canal only 1km away.

As well as wine-tasting across Sancerre, Pouilly Fumé and Ménétou Salon wineries, visit pretty riverside villages and historic towns such as La Charité-sur-Loire, Apremont-sur-Allier, Nevers and Orléans. You could even venture to Burgundy with Vézelay around 86km by car or consider spending the day in Paris which is only 1 hour 50 minutes by train!

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What you should know…

  • There are 23 bedrooms in the château and one bedroom in an annexe within the parkland. Two of the bedrooms (including the annexe bedroom) are on the ground floor (please request if needed).
  • Bedrooms are allocated depending on the number of guests and the rate you are paying (for example, the 12-person rate only includes 6 bedrooms and so on). Therefore, if less than 47 guests, certain bedrooms will be closed and unavailable to guests, at the owner’s discretion. Please see the “Features” tab and enquire if you need more information.
  • The château concierge lives in a annexe within the parkland – they are discreet yet available for guidance and assistance if needed. They can also help arrange optional services (chef and wine services etc).

This home is a part of our Great Value Collection!

Our great value homes:

  • may be traditionally styled for a laid back feeling
  • may have some simple amenities and features
  • mean that you can enjoy top holiday destinations for less!

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Saltwater Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Hot Tub Laptop Friendly Workspace Ground Floor Bed & Bath TV Sauna/Steam Gym/Fitness Room Fire Pit Heating Caretaker/Owner on Site Parking Space

1) 6 bedrooms (12-person rate)
2) 12 bedrooms (24-person rate)
3) 18 bedrooms (36-person rate)
4) 24 bedrooms (47-person rate)

Château Interiors

-    Four living rooms
-    Library
-    Dining room
-    Kitchen
-    Dancing cellar
-    Annexe farmhouse with large fitness/meeting room

Château Bedrooms

Bedrooms are mostly on the first and second floor (there is one bedroom on the ground floor)

-    22 x bedrooms with queen-size double bed
-    Bedroom with single bed

Annexe Bedroom (within the parkland) 

-    Ground-level bedroom

Across the château/annexe there are 22 bathrooms with bath and/or shower (20 en suite)

Outside Grounds

-    Heated salt-water swimming pool (25x5m, depth: 1.2-2.3m) with safety cover. Open approximately April to early October (pool heating included approximately end-April to early October)
-    Poolside deckchairs on lawn
-    Wood-fired sauna and outdoor Nordic bath (within woodland)
-    Outdoor brasero
-    3-hectare parkland
-    Tree-lined trails

Facilities

-    Wi-Fi
-    TV
-    Wood-burning sauna and Nordic bath
-    Fitness/meeting space
-    Toys and play equipment 

Location

About the surrounding area of Chateau Coraline
Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant Canoeing/Kayaking Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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In the Loire valley, Château Coraline is surrounded by world-famous vineyards just a 5-minute drive from the pretty wine village of Sancerre. The beautiful abode is set within eight acres of wooded grounds, located within the Cher department (near the Nièvre border) and close to the Loire River.

It’s just 1km to the nearest restaurant which sits near the banks of the Loire canal – this old French inn is such an atmospheric spot. The canal is ideal for cycle rides and long walks as you admire its 300-year old system of locks and bridges. Activity lovers also note there are glorious hiking trails through the surrounding vineyards, golf course and tennis within a short drive and horse-riding in the region.  

The ancient hilltop village of Sancerre (3.5km) is a joy to discover with its picturesque narrow lanes, charming houses, inviting shops, restaurants and wine-bars of course. Learn all about Sancerre’s wine heritage at the interactive Maison des Sancerre and experience gastronomic delights of the region at the Saturday morning market – make sure you try the local goat’s cheese (Crotton de Chavignol) that dates back to the 1700s. From the village the views of the surrounding vineyards are wonderful.

The next village, Saint-Satur (4km), hosts a wonderful market on a Thursday morning (and a weekly summer evening market in the height of the summer by the river). Find seasonal canoeing and kayaking  along the Loire whilst cyclists should follow the Loire à Vélo which passes by (part of the Nevers to Orléans section of this fantastic cycling route).

Visit the wineries around Sancerre and head a little further afield towards the vineyards producing Pouilly Fumé and Ménétou Salon wines within half an hour. You could even venture to Burgundy with Vézelay (86km) only a 90-minute drive away, one of France’s ‘Plus Beaux Villages’ and home to Vézelay Abbey, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Back to the Loire River, La Charité-sur-Loire (20km) attracts visitors thanks to its historic church. Then there’s Apremont-sur-Allier (52km), another one of France’s most beautiful villages and home to the incredible gardens of Château d'Apremont-sur-Allier. Other brilliant days out include the historic towns of Nevers (46km), Bourges (49km) and even Orléans (110km).

Château Coraline is directly south of Paris (200km) and the nearest airports are Aéroport Orléans Loire-Valley (100km) and Paris Orly (195km). If arriving by train, Gare Tracy Sancerre (5km) is less than a 2-hour journey direct from Paris Bercy on the SNCF train (some guests even cycled from the train station in the past).

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Aéroport Orléans Loire-Valley

(100km)

Nearest Airport 2 Paris Orly

(195km)

Nearest Train Station Gare Tracy Sancerre

(5km)

Nearest Restaurant Old French inn by the canal

(1km)

Nearest Village Small rural village

(200m)

Nearest Shop Sancerre (small supermarket, bakery etc)

(3.5km)

Nearest Town/City Bourges

(49km)

Nearest Golf Golf de Sancerre

(5km)

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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Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Set within eight acres of wooded grounds, this is a beautiful and historic château that welcomes families. There are some toys to play with and a cot and highchair can be requested. Enjoy adventures with your children through the garden following trails through the trees.

In terms of activities, there is seasonal canoeing and kayaking along the Loire near the pretty village of  Saint-Satur (4km) as well as tennis. Discover wonderful cycling and walking paths along both the Loire River (the Loire à Vélo trail) and the canal where you can admire the 300-year old system of locks and bridges.

There is also a charming goat’s farm near the château for cheese (and wine) tastings where you can watch the goats being milked.

Within a 15-minute drive, Ô Parc is by the banks of the Loire, an amusement park usually open late Spring to early September with rides, inflatables, little quad bikes, mini-golf and other family activities for a range of ages.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Amusement park
  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Toys

Services Available

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

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Pre-Stocked Fridge Available
  • Transfers Available
  • Catering Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available
  • Breakfast 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

Extras included at this property:

- Welcome pack with basic and local food items
- Breakfast
- Mid-stay clean and linen change every 3-4 days (for a 7-night stay)

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Cleaning
- Private chef
- Catering
- Fridge-stocking/shopping
- Babysitting
- Concierge services
- Wellness services
- Activities
- Travel services
- Transfers / car hire

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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Event information

If you have been searching for a French wedding venue worthy of a glossy magazine, Château Coraline could be an ideal choice with its beautiful façade, extensive wooded grounds with century-old trees and scenic trails. Not to mention the stylish interiors for staying guests.

It’s also a dreamlike venue for wine connoisseurs with its setting in the world famous Sancerre wine region of France – the owners can source Sancerre and Pouilly Fumé wines direct from nearby vendors.

Indoor Capacity – 47

Outdoor Capacity – Several hundred (exclusively outdoors)

Wedding Ceremony and Reception

There are separate spaces for the ceremony and reception.

Additional Fees for Events
Please enquire for details.

Catering

In-house catering is optional. The venue can recommend external caterers from the local area. They can also purchase wine, champagne and sparkling wine from local vendors (including Sancerre and Pouilly Fumé).

Wedding Packages
Extra cleaning can be arranged as part of the event.
 
Venue Accessibility
The venue is easily accessed by public transport and there is complimentary parking on site. There is limited accessibility for wheelchair users – please enquire for more details.

Venue Back-up
Tents can be set up within the grounds in case of poor weather.

Wedding Suppliers

The venue can provide a list of upmarket suppliers for elegant marquee tables and chairs, outside catering, DJs and other services.

Flexibility on Duration
There is a minimum of 2 nights on weekends (7 nights in July and August).

Children
Children are welcome (no event childcare services are available).

Noise Restrictions

Noise should be minimised after a certain hour to respect neighbours. For smaller weddings, dancing can take place in the party room late into the night (within reason). For outdoor weddings, loud music needs to stop by 2.00 a.m. (but can continue inside the party room for a max of 47 people).

Other Information
There are certain restrictions on decoration and themes, for example there should be no taping or nailing on to walls or floors.

There is limited security measures in place (as always, guests are responsible for their belongings).

Please note that any event rental may be subject to additional charges, venue hire fees and to a higher security deposit, which will be in addition to any published rental rates and fees.

All events are on request only and subject to prior agreement from the owner, who reserves the right to refuse all events without their prior authorisation.

Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit €1500 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 11.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes and change every 3-4 days for weekly stays.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings any special events are on request only and subject to prior arrangement with the owner and additional charges. Stag/hen parties are not allowed.
Other Ts and Cs Cot and high chair available on request.
Changeover day All weekdays.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes and mid-stay cleaning. 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? Outside only.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, loss of personal belongings, personal liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Minimum stay 7 nights. 2 nights on request only.
Heating costs included? Yes.
Pool heating charge? Included from end-April to early-October. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
Tax French Visitors Tax payable locally in cash (typically costs €1-€10 per adult per night - please enquire if exact amount is required).
Pool opening dates? The pool is open approximately April to early-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.
Other Ts and Cs The 12-person rate includes 6 bedrooms only, the 24-person rate includes 12 bedrooms only, the 36-person rate includes 18 bedrooms only whilst the 47-person rate includes all 24 bedrooms. Therefore, for the lower occupancy rates certain bedrooms will be closed off at the discretion of the owner.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 24th 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 £10,432
Nov 1st 2024 - Dec 1st 2024 £8,445
Dec 1st 2024 - Feb 1st 2025 £10,432
Feb 1st 2025 - Apr 1st 2025 £9,637
Apr 1st 2025 - Oct 26th 2025 £11,922

Prices based on an occupancy of 24 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 24th 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 £16,651
Nov 1st 2024 - Dec 1st 2024 £13,660
Dec 1st 2024 - Feb 1st 2025 £16,651
Feb 1st 2025 - Apr 1st 2025 £15,590
Apr 1st 2025 - Oct 26th 2025 £19,029

Prices based on an occupancy of 36 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 24th 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 £18,717
Nov 1st 2024 - Dec 1st 2024 £15,101
Dec 1st 2024 - Feb 1st 2025 £18,717
Feb 1st 2025 - Apr 1st 2025 £17,187
Apr 1st 2025 - Oct 26th 2025 £21,346

Prices based on an occupancy of 47 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 24th 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 £20,863
Nov 1st 2024 - Dec 1st 2024 £16,392
Dec 1st 2024 - Feb 1st 2025 £20,863
Feb 1st 2025 - Apr 1st 2025 £18,628
Apr 1st 2025 - Oct 26th 2025 £23,769

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 24th 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 €11,288
Nov 1st 2024 - Dec 1st 2024 €9,138
Dec 1st 2024 - Feb 1st 2025 €11,288
Feb 1st 2025 - Apr 1st 2025 €10,428
Apr 1st 2025 - Oct 26th 2025 €12,900

Prices based on an occupancy of 24 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 24th 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 €18,017
Nov 1st 2024 - Dec 1st 2024 €14,782
Dec 1st 2024 - Feb 1st 2025 €18,017
Feb 1st 2025 - Apr 1st 2025 €16,870
Apr 1st 2025 - Oct 26th 2025 €20,591

Prices based on an occupancy of 36 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 24th 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 €20,253
Nov 1st 2024 - Dec 1st 2024 €16,340
Dec 1st 2024 - Feb 1st 2025 €20,253
Feb 1st 2025 - Apr 1st 2025 €18,598
Apr 1st 2025 - Oct 26th 2025 €23,098

Prices based on an occupancy of 47 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 24th 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 €22,575
Nov 1st 2024 - Dec 1st 2024 €17,738
Dec 1st 2024 - Feb 1st 2025 €22,575
Feb 1st 2025 - Apr 1st 2025 €20,157
Apr 1st 2025 - Oct 26th 2025 €25,720

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 24th 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 $12,089
Nov 1st 2024 - Dec 1st 2024 $9,787
Dec 1st 2024 - Feb 1st 2025 $12,089
Feb 1st 2025 - Apr 1st 2025 $11,168
Apr 1st 2025 - Oct 26th 2025 $13,816

Prices based on an occupancy of 24 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 24th 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 $19,297
Nov 1st 2024 - Dec 1st 2024 $15,831
Dec 1st 2024 - Feb 1st 2025 $19,297
Feb 1st 2025 - Apr 1st 2025 $18,068
Apr 1st 2025 - Oct 26th 2025 $22,053

Prices based on an occupancy of 36 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 24th 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 $21,691
Nov 1st 2024 - Dec 1st 2024 $17,501
Dec 1st 2024 - Feb 1st 2025 $21,691
Feb 1st 2025 - Apr 1st 2025 $19,918
Apr 1st 2025 - Oct 26th 2025 $24,738

Prices based on an occupancy of 47 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 24th 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 $24,178
Nov 1st 2024 - Dec 1st 2024 $18,997
Dec 1st 2024 - Feb 1st 2025 $24,178
Feb 1st 2025 - Apr 1st 2025 $21,588
Apr 1st 2025 - Oct 26th 2025 $27,546

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

How long have you owned the property? Just over 2 years

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with? The timeless interiors and the magnificent rolling Sancerre vineyards surrounding the property

Do you have a favourite room in the property? The grand living rooms whose wood panelling is untouched since 1810. Or sitting in wood fired Sauna or along side swimming pool both nestled away in a discrete corner of the chateau’s park.

For anyone coming to stay is there anything in the surrounding area they should...
Really do? 
Explore along the Loire riviere by foot, canoe, Roboliot (traditional wooden boat), bike or by horse.

Really eat? Michelin Guide La Tour restaurant on the main square of the Sancerre Village for a lovely meal

Or taste wine and local cheeses on board the traditional Raboilot boats along the Loire river

Really see? Electric Bike along the Loire canal bike paths to the 12th century cathedral in La Charité sur Loire about 20km away.

What insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area? Walk out the 1810 cast iron castle gates into the rolling hills of the Sancerre wine country for endless exploring.  Enjoy the Nordic bath and sauna tucked away in the private wooded chateau park.

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Reviews

  • Superb

    on 28/10/2023

    We spent a superb moment in your magnificent domaine. The concierge was truly lovely!

  • Totally incredible.

    on 30/09/2023

    It was amazing from A to Z. The property, the staff, the food, frankly totally incredible. Thank you!

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