Chateau De Flora

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Sleeps: 13 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 4


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Live like royalty when you stay at this beautiful château in the Loire Valley. Built by a French nobleman over two centuries ago, Château de Flora offers a unique taste of history alongside fantastic amenities and great charm.

Be amazed by the grandiose living spaces on the ground floor. The main salon showcases its 16th century tapestries on the wood-panelled walls whilst antique furnishings surround the marble fireplace. The second salon is ideal for delightful evenings playing cards or listening to music; in the summer open up the French windows leading to the terrace and gardens. Enjoy fine dining with family and friends in the majestic dining room after creating a feast in the brilliantly equipped kitchen. Even kids have been thought of with a lovely children’s corner featuring toys and games.

Up to 13 guests can sleep in six beautifully decorated bedrooms, each one strikingly individual – will you stay in one of the charming bedrooms with its own en suite bathroom decorated with Toile de Jouy wallpaper, the pretty double with its own library cabinet of English and French books or the delightful twin looking over the French gardens? Don’t miss the little chapel on the second floor as well, another one of the enchanting attractions of this home.

Set in over seventy acres of parkland, Château de Flora features a heated swimming pool, private tennis court, table tennis, boules and badminton – enough to keep all the family entertained. Explore the arboretum of over 200 species of rare trees, pick flowers in the walled kitchen garden and relax by the fishing pond.

If you can tear yourself away from the château then you’ll find wine tours, historic villages, canoeing on the Loire and some of France’s most magnificent castles close by. Try local cuisine at the Michelin starred restaurant 10 minutes away or visit the atmospheric on a Thursday morning in Ancenis. The Mont of Saint-Michel day trip is a must and The Puy du Fou medieval park in Les Epesses is fun for all.

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What you should know…

  • The grounds are beautiful - they include a large pond where you can fish if you wish and rods can be provided.
  • There are also 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 château, subject to a supplement. If available, please note this room has very precious furnishings and care should be take.
  • Quiet and non-intrusive caretaker lives on-site in their own residence, they will be very happy to help.

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ Tennis Court Games Room Indoor Games Outdoor Games Table Tennis Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating Caretaker/Owner on Site Waterfront RWC-Nantes

Château Interiors

Ground Floor

-    Grand hall
-    Grand salon (50m2) with marble fireplace and period detail
-    Salon with chairs, tables and French windows leading to terrace
-    Dining room (for up to 22 guests)
-    Small kitchen (next to dining room)
-    Large kitchen, extremely well equipped, leading to informal dining area/library and French doors leading to gardens
-    Children’s area with books, games, puzzles and table tennis
-    WC

First Floor

-    Bedroom with queen-size double bed and en suite bathroom with bath/shower
-    Bedroom with queen-size double bed and en suite shower room. Park views
-    Bedroom with queen-size double bed and library cabinet
-    Bedroom with queen-size double bed and en suite bathroom with bath
-    Triple bedroom with three single beds and en suite bathroom with bath/shower
-    Twin bedroom with two single beds and garden views

Second Floor

-    Chapel

There may be the possibility of sleeping extra guests in the château, 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.

Please note the top-floor (the original servant quarters and attic) is closed off.

Outside Grounds

-    Heated swimming pool (6x12m)
-    Al-fresco dining area
-    BBQ
-    Tennis court
-    Badminton
-    Table tennis
-    Boules
-    Fishing pond (rods supplied)
-    Two horses


-    Wi-Fi/Internet
-    Heating
-    Working fireplaces
-    Tennis
-    Table tennis
-    Badminton
-    Boules
-    Fishing rods
-    Bikes
-    Children’s toys and books
-    Board games


About the surrounding area of Chateau De Flora
Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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In the Loire Valley, Château de Flora is perfectly located for guests to visit some of the grand châteaux of this spectacular region.

The château is just half-an-hour from Angers (37km) which is easily reached by TGV from Paris Montparnasse in 90 minutes. If you arrive by ferry, there is a choice of ports including Saint-Malo just over two hours away or by aeroplane it's just over an hour from Nantes Airport.

The local town is just 5km away where you will find a variety of restaurants, a boulangerie, supermarket and other useful town amenities. Make sure you visit the town’s chocolatier during you stay and treat yourself to a meal at the Michelin starred restaurant around a ten-minute drive from Château de Flora.

The Loire Valley is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site with good reason – some of the most prestigious châteaux of France can be visited for a great day out. Close by, head to Château de Challain-la-Potherie (14km, by appointment only) or admire the 15th century Château du Plessis-Bourré (42km) with its wonderful setting surrounded by water – take a picnic to enjoy in the grounds after a guided tour.

Further afield around the city of Tours, you will find the well-known Château de Villandry (140km), Château de Chenonceau (180km) as well as Château Royal d'Amboise (190km) near the tomb of Leonardo da Vinci.

Closer to home, enjoy all that the Loire river has to offer – hire canoes on the river around twenty minutes away in Mauges-sur-Loire or take leisurely boat trips along the river departing from Saint-Mathurin-sur-Loire (56km). Visit the typical Loire town of Ancenis (30km), especially on a Thursday morning with its vibrant market and don’t miss a trip to the town’s Maison du Vin!

Indeed, this region is wonderful for wine-lovers with Anjou vineyards to the east and the wineries of Nantes to the west. There are numerous domaines within a short distance where you can sample and purchase some of the excellent wines from the Loire Valley.

The Loire is also well-known for its brilliant cycling route, Loire à Vélo, whilst golf-lovers will appreciate the Anjou Golf & Country Club (40km) in beautiful surroundings. Other outdoor activities include tree-top trails in the Anjou woodland, go-karting near Ancenis and great walking trails. A hot-air balloon ride is another way to discover the amazing landscapes!

Saturday is a good day to visit Angers (37km) with its atmospheric morning market. The town is also well-known for its medieval château featuring 14th century tapestries, wonderful museums and beautiful Renaissance architecture.

Just over an hour away you can explore the troglodyte caves in Doué-la-Fontaine (78km), sip sparkling white wine by the Loire in the historic town of Saumur (85km) or admire the beauty of the 12th century Abbaye de Fontevraud (100km).

Alternatively, spend time in the French city of Nantes (70km) with its recently restored Château des Ducs de Bretagne or you could even drive up to southern Normandy with the outstanding Mont Saint-Michel (160km) just over two hours by car.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Nantes


Nearest Ferry Port Saint-Malo


Nearest Town


Nearest Restaurant Local town


Nearest Supermarket Local town


Nearest Golf Anjou Golf & Country Club


Nearest City Angers



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

The Loire Valley is loved by all ages due to the wealth of activities in the region.

Hire canoes for excursions along the Loire or Èvre rivers, take boat trips along the Loire, follow parts of the famous cycling route, Loire à Vélo, or discover wonderful walks through the enchanting landscapes.

Head to the tree-top trails in the forests of Anjou and discover go-karting near Ancenis. More sedate youngsters may prefer just to browse the exciting market in Ancenis instead – a great place to go on a Thursday morning.

Visit some of the magnificent châteaux of France that can be found close by from the 15th century Château du Plessis-Bourré, surrounded by water (an ideal spot for a picnic) to the impressive Château d’Angers in the delightful town of Angers, also home to some great museums.

Further afield, spend the day near Tours with world-famous châteaux and gardens such as Château de Villandry, Château de Chenonceau and Château Royal d'Amboise.

Puy du Fou theme park, around ninety minutes away, is another superb day out, a fantastic historic theme park with a reputation for its excellent shows – this is one of France’s most popular parks after Disneyland Paris!

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Badminton
  • Board games
  • Boules/Petanque
  • Children's books
  • 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


Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available
  • On-Site Concierge
  • Two bottles of Crémant (the local sparkling wine) are provided for guests when they arrive, alongside a welcome pack.
  • The welcome pack also features a beautiful silk scarf that has been designed exclusively for the château.
  • Tailor-made wine tours available.

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting/childcare services

Extras included at this property:

- Welcome Pack including bread, cheese, eggs, milk, tea, coffee and local delicacies (such as charcuterie, gourmet cheese, cakes, biscuits).
- Two bottles of sparkling Crémant on arrival.
- A tour of the château is provided on arrival.
- The resident caretaker is on hand to help you with any local information you may need.
- Fire-wood available on request.

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Extra cleaning
- Cook
- Childminder
- Horse-riding

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

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Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit €1500 is paid to the owner one month before arrival and refunded two weeks 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. All other changeover days on request outside of the high season.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
End of stay cleaning included? Included in the rental price. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Smoking Allowed? No 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 7 nights approximately June to end-September. 4 nights during all other periods, on request - please enquire for pricing.
Heating costs included? Yes.
Tax French Visitors Tax payable locally (typically costs approximately between €1-€3 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
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 are not allowed.
Pool heating charge? No. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
Pool opening dates? 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 Only experienced riders may ride the chateau's horses and only if they have the relevant insurance.
Other Ts and Cs Guests will be required to sign a copy of the owner's rental terms before their arrival.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 13 people:

Rental period Weekly
Oct 3rd 2023 - Dec 16th 2023 £4,234
Christmas & New Year £5,501
Jan 6th 2024 - Mar 30th 2024 £4,446
Easter Season £4,973
Apr 13th 2024 - May 1st 2024 £4,446
May 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 £4,973
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 £5,776
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 £4,973
Oct 1st 2024 - Dec 23rd 2024 £4,446
Christmas & New Year £5,776
Jan 6th 2025 - Apr 5th 2025 £4,446

Prices based on an occupancy of 13 people:

Rental period Weekly
Oct 3rd 2023 - Dec 16th 2023 €4,589
Christmas & New Year €5,961
Jan 6th 2024 - Mar 30th 2024 €4,818
Easter Season €5,389
Apr 13th 2024 - May 1st 2024 €4,818
May 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 €5,389
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 €6,259
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 €5,389
Oct 1st 2024 - Dec 23rd 2024 €4,818
Christmas & New Year €6,259
Jan 6th 2025 - Apr 5th 2025 €4,818

Prices based on an occupancy of 13 people:

Rental period Weekly
Oct 3rd 2023 - Dec 16th 2023 $4,805
Christmas & New Year $6,243
Jan 6th 2024 - Mar 30th 2024 $5,045
Easter Season $5,644
Apr 13th 2024 - May 1st 2024 $5,045
May 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 $5,644
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 $6,555
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 $5,644
Oct 1st 2024 - Dec 23rd 2024 $5,045
Christmas & New Year $6,555
Jan 6th 2025 - Apr 5th 2025 $5,045

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?
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.



  • We had a magnificent holiday

    on 05/08/2023

    We had a magnificent holiday, thank you, it could not have been more enjoyable - the weather was with us and it was the perfect property for a big family! Many thanks again for all of your guidance ahead of our visit.

  • Perfect Family Holiday

    Created on 22/07/2020

    This is a wonderful property which effortlessly manages to combine history and comfort. It was a perfect family holiday after months of Covid confinement in our Paris apartments. The kids loved the beautiful grounds and found endless ways to amuse themselves cycling around the property, fishing in the lake, marveling at the cows and chickens, and playing for hours in the heated and landscaped swimming pool. The house is so well equipped from the kitchen through the bedrooms and basement. The owners of the property were very easy to deal with throughout. It was a magical week and both families left wishing we had booked a second week and promising to come back in the future.

  • Beautiful House!

    on 16/07/2020

    We had a wonderful time at your beautiful house, thank you.

  • We absolutely loved our stay

    Created on 11/03/2020

    We absolutely loved our stay at this family chateau. The site was gorgeous and the house so elegant! Very helpful host, great French experience! Our evening tennis court sessions were clearly the best part, lots to visit around.

  • Book now!

    Created on 10/07/2019

    Two families totalling 10 stayed at the chateau for a week and had the most amazing time. The property is a magnificent place to stay with wonderfully grand rooms in which to sleep and relax. Mme Portojoie cooked for us most evenings and the 3 course meals she prepared were delicious and were greatly enjoyed in the grand dining room - such an impressive room in which to dine. The on site amenities are just great - swimming pool, tennis court, bikes to ride, table tennis, boules, really is a most magnificent place to stay. Christel, the owner, was so prompt and helpful with any questions I had before our trip began. Book now! You will not be disappointed!

  • What a fantastic time we all had at the chateau!

    on 01/07/2019

    The weather was slightly too hot but we would definitely not complain about that. We loved the setting and the grandeur and we found lots to do within easy driving distance. The chefs night was excellent and a real highlight was our trip to the vineyard.

  • I would recommend the chateau to anyone

    Created on 01/07/2019

    12 of us (friends & family) stayed at the chateau to celebrate 60th, 30th and 21st birthdays. The setting was spectacular and the house was every bit as grand as we hoped it would be. It was extremely hot whilst we were there so having the pool was a godsend. We took the owner's advice and went on the wine tasting trip to the local vineyard which was excellent - we also had a chef's night which we thoroughly enjoyed. The chateau was spotless and all the beds and towels were changed mid-week. There was every modern convenience with a dramatic backdrop. I would recommend the chateau to anyone looking for something different and a chance to experience a genteel way of life - albeit briefly

  • We look forward to another visit in the future!

    on 09/05/2019

    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!

  • Coming back!

    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!

  • Really would love to return!

    Created on 30/03/2019

    First family holiday with entire family (11 people, 3 generations), what a place to celebrate this! Chateau is a pretty building oozing character and ambiance. Loads of space both indoors and outdoors so no 'getting on top of each other' and plenty of places to retreat for your own peace and quiet. Outdoors was a real joy and against backdrop of the beautiful chateau. Very quiet location. Much fun spent in and around the pool (lovely 28c temp), cycling around the lake and paths (lots of different size bikes), excellent hard tennis court, and all sorts of games on the main lawn (which Tony the caretaker kindly mowed short for us). We had BBQs outside every evening and as night fell we gazed at the pollution-free sky at a myriad of stars including seeing some shooting stars! BBQ itself is a bit small, could do with larger size, but wasn't a problem as we grazed and in such a place time is not important! Double beds are a tad small (standard double), but then how much time does one spend there with so many delightful things to get up for starting with a family breakfast around the large round breakfast table! A lovely magical place, all our grandchildren asked to go again! Really would love to return!

  • Wonderful Stay!

    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!

    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!

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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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