Chateau de Flora

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Sleeps: 13 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 4
Oliver Approved

Overview

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Oliver’s travels guests will be welcomed with 2 complimentary bottles of Crement for all bookings!

Loire Valley Wine-Tasting Tour Packages are also available in May, June, September and October. Please see our 'Extras' tab for details.

Live like royalty when you stay at this lavish French chateau in the Loire Valley. Built two centuries ago on 70 acres of meticulously curated grounds, Chateau De Flora offers a rare taste of history with deluxe amenities.

Inside are antique period furnishings and décor, multiple dining rooms, two kitchens, a chapel, and an impressive grand salon that takes you back in time.

Six elegant bedrooms accommodate up to 13 guests, and the kids will love the table tennis and games provided.

There are many places to settle in with a book – from cushy chairs beside the fireplaces, to beneath one of the many trees within the grounds, to a sunny spot by the pond (where you can fish too).

Included on the grounds are badminton, a new heated swimming pool and tennis court.

If you can tear yourself away from chateau activities, castles, wine tours, and historic villages are close by. Try local cuisine at La Diligence 10 minutes away, or market goods from the nearby town Cande. The Mont of Saint-Michel day trip is a must and The Puy du Fou medieval park in Les Epesses is fun for all.

Good news! For a little extra, 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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What you should know…

  • The nearest village is 4km away and the nearest airport is 71km away
  • There are two horses on site - experienced riders may wish to ride them as long as they have relevant insurance
  • There is the possibility of opening up an extra room in the chateau, subject to a supplement. If available, please note this room has very precious furnishings and care should be taken

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Internet BBQ Tennis Court Games Room Indoor Games Outdoor Games Table Tennis Working Fireplace Heating Chapel on Site Waterfront

On the ground floor the grand hall leads to the salon rouge, which has French windows allowing easy access to the outdoor terrace. The most spectacular feature of the chateau is a grand salon, suitably adorned with period features such as a chandelier, a marble fireplace and ancient tapestries and portraits.

The dining room seats 22 and is adorned with period decorations including a collection of fine porcelain from the Far East. There are two kitchens; the smaller is adjacent to the dining room; the other larger one is a spectacular example of a modern kitchen equipped with every possible appliance, finished off with granite surfaces on a central working facility. Another less formal dining room is off this kitchen.

The needs of the children have not been forgotten about! In their special corner of the ground floor there are puzzles, books, games and a table tennis table. There is a also a WC.

On the first floor there are 6 bedrooms. 4 have Queen sized beds and 3 of them have en-suite bathrooms. Completing the property is a delightful chapel on the third floor.

In the grounds of the chateau there is a new heated swimming pool (6mx12m), a BBQ and a tennis court. Other facilities include table tennis and badminton or you can catch fish in the pond with the rods supplied. To top it all, there are also two horses on site.

There may be the possibility of sleeping extra guests in the Chateau, on request only and subject to a supplement. If required, please enquire for further details. One room that may be opened has very precious furnishings and extra care should be taken

Location

About the surrounding area of Chateau de Flora
Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Fishing Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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The Chateau de Flora is on the doorstep of some of the most famous Loire chateaux and gardens of the world. Cande is the nearest town 5km away and Nantes international airport is 68km away. The marine history close to the chateau is world renowned.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Nantes

(68km)

Nearest Village La Cornuaille

(4km)

Nearest Town/City Candé

(5km)

Nearest Restaurant Candé

(5km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Candé

(5km)

Nearest Golf 40 minutes away

(31-35 km)

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

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Swings
  • Badminton
  • Board games
  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Tennis Court
  • Games Room
  • Indoor Games
  • Outdoor Games
  • Table Tennis
  • Toys
  • Waterfront

Services Available

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

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available
  • On-Site Concierge
  • Two bottles of Crement (the local sparkling wine ) are provided for guests when they arrive, alongside a Welcome Pack.
  • Tailor-made wine tours available
Good news! For a little extra,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.
With a vill’otel holiday, you can enjoy all these services throughout your stay:

- Daily breakfast
- Daily maid service
- Bath and pool towels
- Deluxe welcome hamper with local delicacies
- Welcome drinks for your group

A concierge to organise:
- Day trips
- Babysitting
- Catering
- Airport transfers
- Fridge stocking

Cost: €156 per person per week

Interested?
Just let us know in your booking notes if you’d like to book the Vill’otel serviced option or contact us for more details!

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 available at this property:

A welcome pack is provided, including bread, cheese, eggs, milk, tea, coffee and local delicacies (such as charcuterie, gourmet cheese, cakes, biscuits) and sparkling local wine.

A tour of the chateau will be provided on arrival, if necessary with an English speaking member of staff. They are around to assist on any subject. Twice a week the rooms are cleaned whereas the general maintenance of the property and gardens is in the hands of a resident caretaker.

Firewood is available on request for all of the fireplaces that abound in the chateau.

At guests' request additional staff can be hired at the following rates:

- Extra cleaning: 14 euro/hr
- Cook: 20 euro/hr
- Childminder: 10 euro/hr

Loire Valley Wine-Tasting Tour Package

In May, June, September and October, Loire Valley wine-tasting tours for groups of up to 8 people can also be organized. The package will include:

- A personal reception by the chateau "Countess"
- Exclusive use of the chateau
- Daily gourmet breakfast
- 6 dinners specifically prepared by the chef of the chateau
- 1 gourmet dinner at a Michelin star rated local restaurant
- Van transportation for day trips
- Admission and wine tasting fees
- Tours of the “Italian” city of Clisson and the medieval city of Angers
- Tennis court and outdoor heated pool (weather permitting)
- Maid service

Not included:

- Pick-up and drop-off from Nantes International airport or Angers train station, but can be arranged. Alternatively, guests may want to rent a car to have full flexibility.
- You will have your choice of local places for lunch near our daily sites.

Please enquire for a tailor-made quote.

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!

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit €1500 is paid to the owner 8 weeks before the arrival and will be refunded after departure subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 5:00 p.m.
Departure time 10:00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Included in the rental price. There may be a charge for the low seasons.
Linen & towels included? All linen, bath and pool towels are included in the rental price.
Changeover day Saturday. Outside the high season, other changeover days are possible on request only.
Pets welcome? No pets allowed.
End of stay cleaning included? Included in the rental price. Please leave the property in the state you found it.
Smoking Allowed? No smoking in the property.
Insurance It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property.
Minimum stay 2 nights.
Heating costs included? Yes.
Tax Tourist tax: €0,40 per person per day (to be paid locally)
Other Ts and Cs Please note that groups under 30 and single sex groups are not accepted.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and special celebrations not allowed.
Pool heating charge? No.
Other Ts and Cs Guests will be required to sign a copy of the owner's rental terms before their arrival.
Other Ts and Cs Only experienced riders may ride the chateau's horses and only if they have the relevant insurance.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 13 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
May 26th 2019 - Jun 1st 2019 £2,262 £2,729 £3,195 £3,662 £4,524
Jun 1st 2019 - Jul 1st 2019 - - - - £4,524
Jul 1st 2019 - Sep 1st 2019 - - - - £4,774
Sep 1st 2019 - Dec 14th 2019 £2,262 £2,729 £3,195 £3,662 £4,524
Dec 14th 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 £2,387 £2,879 £3,372 £3,864 £4,774
Jan 4th 2020 - Apr 2nd 2020 £2,022 £2,439 £2,857 £3,274 £4,044
Easter Season £2,262 £2,729 £3,195 £3,662 £4,524
Apr 23rd 2020 - May 1st 2020 £2,022 £2,439 £2,857 £3,274 £4,044
May 1st 2020 - May 30th 2020 £2,262 £2,729 £3,195 £3,662 £4,524
May 30th 2020 - Jul 1st 2020 - - - - £4,524
Jul 1st 2020 - Sep 1st 2020 - - - - £4,774
Sep 1st 2020 - Nov 26th 2020 £2,262 £2,729 £3,195 £3,662 £4,524

Prices based on an occupancy of 13 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
May 26th 2019 - Jun 1st 2019 €2,456 €2,923 €3,389 €3,856 €4,912
Jun 1st 2019 - Jul 1st 2019 - - - - €4,912
Jul 1st 2019 - Sep 1st 2019 - - - - €5,183
Sep 1st 2019 - Dec 14th 2019 €2,456 €2,923 €3,389 €3,856 €4,912
Dec 14th 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 €2,592 €3,084 €3,576 €4,069 €5,183
Jan 4th 2020 - Apr 2nd 2020 €2,196 €2,613 €3,030 €3,447 €4,391
Easter Season €2,456 €2,923 €3,389 €3,856 €4,912
Apr 23rd 2020 - May 1st 2020 €2,196 €2,613 €3,030 €3,447 €4,391
May 1st 2020 - May 30th 2020 €2,456 €2,923 €3,389 €3,856 €4,912
May 30th 2020 - Jul 1st 2020 - - - - €4,912
Jul 1st 2020 - Sep 1st 2020 - - - - €5,183
Sep 1st 2020 - Nov 26th 2020 €2,456 €2,923 €3,389 €3,856 €4,912

Prices based on an occupancy of 13 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
May 26th 2019 - Jun 1st 2019 $2,752 $3,219 $3,685 $4,152 $5,504
Jun 1st 2019 - Jul 1st 2019 - - - - $5,504
Jul 1st 2019 - Sep 1st 2019 - - - - $5,808
Sep 1st 2019 - Dec 14th 2019 $2,752 $3,219 $3,685 $4,152 $5,504
Dec 14th 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 $2,904 $3,397 $3,889 $4,381 $5,808
Jan 4th 2020 - Apr 2nd 2020 $2,460 $2,877 $3,295 $3,712 $4,920
Easter Season $2,752 $3,219 $3,685 $4,152 $5,504
Apr 23rd 2020 - May 1st 2020 $2,460 $2,877 $3,295 $3,712 $4,920
May 1st 2020 - May 30th 2020 $2,752 $3,219 $3,685 $4,152 $5,504
May 30th 2020 - Jul 1st 2020 - - - - $5,504
Jul 1st 2020 - Sep 1st 2020 - - - - $5,808
Sep 1st 2020 - Nov 26th 2020 $2,752 $3,219 $3,685 $4,152 $5,504

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Owner Profile

How long have you owned the property?
It is a family estate built more than 200 years ago by a French ambassador, ancestor of the present owner.

Are there any interesting stories in its history?
The main drawing room is said to have been built around the Spanish Carpet (50sqm) and the outside staircases have a very famous history.

Have you ever had any famous guests staying?
I cannot not answer this question without committing a breach of privacy

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

Really do?
 - Visit the large historic cities (angers, Saumur, Nantes)
- Go to theme park, zoo, farms around

Really eat? - Organic farm blueberry gathering - Markets: Thursday in Ancenis, Saturday in Angers

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Reviews

  • Coming back!

    Posted by Alyson on 08/05/2019

    We had a wonderful stay at the Chateau! The weather was absolutely perfect and we soaked up every bit of the scenery. We also had your cleaning lady cook dinner for us, it was delicious!
    We look forward to another visit in the future!

  • Wonderful Stay!

    Posted by Howard on 24/07/2018

    Our family had the most wonderful time at your Chateau and exploring the local area. We are truly grateful for you enabling your lovely home that others can share. We feel very privileged. It is just not the building and park surrounds, but the fact that with all your personal features it really has the feel of a warm family home. Not just a house. We had the most divine weather and an unforgettable experience.

  • A Lovely Stay!

    Posted by Mary on 09/07/2018

    I just wanted to drop you a note to thank you for making your lovely chateau available to all of us for our stay last week. The place is so charming, warm and full of history. We enjoyed everything! The pool the tennis courts, the kitchen, dining room and sitting outside for dinner and breakfasts. Madam was so kind as well as being a wonderful chef. We enjoyed her despite the fact that most of the group didn't speak French! As a matter of fact we argued about who was going to pack her up and take her home! Again, many many thanks and I hope one day we can repeat the trip with a stay at Chateau de Flora!

  • We Love it here!

    Posted by Lindsey W. on 04/06/2018

    We are so happy here! My husband and I are in the extra room and love the location of it in the house as the symphony of frogs in the pond and night creatures put us into a wonderful slumber last night. We feel so grateful that you and your family have chosen to share this magical place with us! We are LOVING every moment here. It is beyond perfect in every way.

  • Beautiful holiday

    Posted by Max T on 15/08/2017

    We had the best holiday of our lives. The property is more beautiful in real life then you can see on the pictures. Idyllic is the perfect word for this house. The pool and tennis court are in really great condition and we had so much fun. Beautiful!!!

  • Magical Chateau

    Posted by Anna A on 13/09/2016

    In short, this is a charming chateau in the most beautiful location. We were two families, with six children in total, and there was plenty of space for us all. Beautiful spacious bedrooms with many bathrooms and a fully equipped modern kitchen. The swimming pool and tennis court are super and the gardens are huge! But most notably, you can see the care and attention from the lovely owners, thank you!

  • Wonderful family chateau

    Posted by Toby F on 08/08/2016

    Magnificent chateau in beautiful surroundings. The chateau is perfect for families with children and is located close (but not too close) to town and places to visit. The tennis court was great and the pool wonderful. The hosts warmly welcomed us into this wonderful place. I hope to return one day.

  • Fantastic Holiday

    Posted by Hetta T on 12/07/2016

    We spent the most idyllic week at Chateau de Flora. We were 4 adults and 8 children and we all loved it. The children had plenty to do – swimming, tennis, table tennis and especially the horses, and everyone had a ride in the park.
    Since our departure, we have spoken fondly of our trip to the chateau and we would love to return.

  • Philip G

    Created on 23/09/2015

    We had a wonderful time, a lovely house and grounds. My thanks to you and all of the team on the ground who could not have been more helpful.

  • 50th wedding anniversary

    Posted by K. Klatt on 08/12/2011

    We would like to thank you again for allowing us to visit Chateau de Flora. It became such a success with our friends that they all promised we should meet again in exactly 50 years... You know that my wife and I celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary thanks to you!

  • It is the most beautiful place to be

    Posted by V. Miller on 08/12/2011

    It is the most beautiful, yet the most comfortable and lived in house you are ever likely to find, and it contains everything you could ever want or need for an incredible stay and more!

  • Chateau de Flora holds the memories of a lifetime

    Posted by The Howard Family on 08/12/2011

    Chateau de Flora holds the memories of a lifetime for my family and me. This beautiful place is romantic and comfortable, awe inspiring and historical. We loved horseback riding at the local stables we enjoyed marvellous French meals. There were plenty of wonderful quiet places to settle in with a book or a sketchpad under a tree in the yard or in one of the large windows overlooking the pond. There were many hours spent exploring this exquisite place and its surrounding grounds. We played table tennis and tennis, visited markets, castles, and museums. We remember day trips to Mont St. Michel, Chenonceau, Angers, and Chambord. We hope to return again and again!

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