Chateau De La Chance

Sleeps: 15 - 40 Bedrooms: 13 Bathrooms: 14
Sleeps: 15 - 40 Bedrooms: 13 Bathrooms: 14

Overview

Wedding Venue Recommended

Dating back to the 11th century, the Chateau de la Chance is a magical holiday chateau in an equally magical setting. The chateau enjoys 5000m2 of private grounds, has stunning gardens and a large swimming pool. The main chateau can sleep up to 15 guests and up to 25 extra guests can be accommodated in the surrounding gites owned by the estate, making the maximum capacity 40 guests.

Historic France is brought to life here. King Henry IV of France once broke his journey at the Chateau de la Chance on his way to the South of France. The chateau is notable for hosting many famous guests and each of the 5 bedrooms is individually named in honour of the eminence of previous guests or owners.

There is a wonderful feeling of space at the Chateau de la Chance, and the owners have ensured in every way that your holiday experience will be unforgettable.

Please note that the chateau is exclusively yours for the week along with its private gardens, but the swimming pool may be shared with the occasional guests staying at the B&B gites on the estate.

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Oliver Approved

What Oliver loves…

  • This is a truly boutique Chateau keeping to it's original medieval style with exposed stone walls, beams, leadlight windows and tile floors. There's even a resident owl who nests in the top of the tower.
  • Cyclists can follow the old railway track of 'Petit Anjou' from across the road. The Thouarcé - Chalonnes-sur-Loire route takes you to the very heart of the Coteaux du Layon and Aubance vineyards where you will discover a stunning landscape that is a patchwork of vines, mills, wine-growing estates and character properties.
  • The owners have fostered good relationships with local wineries and can help with booking a wine degustation and translation from French to English, German or Suisse German if required.
  • Enjoy the cool underground 'Cave' (wine cellar) on a hot summers day. Smaller events may be hosted in the cave and is conveniently located by the pool and Wi-Fi lounge.

What you should know…

  • The Layon River runs beside the property and is unfenced while there is a gate dividing the swimming pool from the Chateau.
  • Please note that the lovely pool is for the guests' exclusive use when booking the whole estate only. Otherwise It may be occasionally shared with guests staying in the estate's gites and chambres d'hote

Property Features

Internet Hot Tub Ideal for Parties Outdoor Games Working Fireplace Heating

1) Chateau + Gites + Chambres D'Hote: 40 pax / 13 bedrooms / 14 bathrooms
2) Chateau Only: 15 pax / 5 bedrooms / 4 bathrooms

Chateau Interior

Chateau de la Chance has 5 large bedroom suites, 3 of which have en-suite bathrooms, to sleep up to 15 guests. Four of the bedrooms are on the first floor, and there is a top floor bedroom and bathroom suite. There are 2 additional separate WCs.

On the ground floor the kitchen is well equipped and modern. The banqueting hall (about 100m2) boasts a huge fireplace. There is also a 5m solid oak dining room table and a grand piano. In the TV room there is a TV and VHS facilities. There is also the main entrance hall and a ground floor WC.

There are 4 bedrooms on the first floor, 2 of which have en-suite bathrooms, and a further shared bathroom. Suite Henry IV is the largest and most prestigious suite. There is also a library on the first floor and a separate WC. On the second floor there is another large suite with bathroom and individual sitting room.

Gites and Chambres D'Hote

Up to 25 additional guests can be accommodated in the gites surrounding the estate making Chateau de la Chance the perfect venue for a celebration or large group of friends with a maximum sleeping capacity of 40 guests.

The farm buildings which formerly served the Château have been lovingly restored into Gîtes and Chambres d'Hôtes.

Chambres D'Hotes

Room 1                       
- 1 Double bed (ground floor)
- 2 Single beds (mezzanine floor)
- Bathroom (shower) access via double bedroom
- Kitchenette
- Counter height dining table and four chairs
- Sofa
- Small courtyard and picnic table

Room 2                                   
- 1 Double bed (mezzanine floor)
- Sofa/bed (ground floor)
- Bathroom (shower)

Room 3                                   
- 1 Queen bed (mezzanine floor)
- Sofa/bed (ground floor)
- Bathroom (shower)

Room 4                                   
- 1 Queen bed (mezzanine floor)
- Sofa/bed (ground floor)
- Bathroom (shower)

Room 5           
- 2 single beds (ground floor)
- Sofa/bed (ground floor)
- Bathroom (shower)

Gites

Apartment 1 (May be joined with Apartment 2)
- 2 Double beds (mezzanine floor and separate upstairs room)
- Bathroom (shower over bath - upstairs)
- Bathroom (shower – downstairs)
- Kitchen
- Dining Table
- Sofa/bed
- Courtyard and picnic table

Apartment 2                                           
- 1 Queen bed (upstairs)
- 2 Single beds (same room upstairs)
- Toilet (upstairs)
- Sofa/bed (downstairs)
- Bathroom (shower over bath)
- Kitchen
- Dining Table
- Courtyard and picnic table

Apartment 3                                       
- 1 Queen bed (separate room upstairs)
- 2 Single beds (separate room upstairs)
- Separate toilet (upstairs)
- Bathroom (shower over bath – upstairs)
- Sofa/bed (downstairs)
- Separate kitchen and dining
- Toilet and storage room (downstairs)
- Courtyard and picnic table

Kitchens come equipped with a fridge, dishwasher, bench-top oven, microwave, stovetop hobs, cooking utensils, crockery, cutlery and glassware

Outside Grounds

There is a slow running river in the grounds where one can fish and a small boat available for guests. The chateau sits in 5 hectares of gardens with a heated swimming pool measuring 14x6m (the gardens are entirely private to the chateau but the pool is shared with occasional B&B guests). There is also a BBQ, an abundance of garden furniture and space to park cars. Guests can utilize the massage, spa bath, sauna and shower facilities available at the wellness area by the pool.

Location

About the surrounding area of Chateau De La Chance
Walkable Village Walking/Hiking Paths Rural Location Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Thouarce is a short walk away (1.2km) and can be reached through a tree-lined cycle/walkway just across the road from the chateau. It is a small yet busy village which services the vibrant viticulture industry with a well equipped Supermarket and petrol station, two bakeries, a butcher, hairdresser, florist, bar, church and garage.

In the opposite direction, Faye d'Anjou also has a bakery, bar, small supermarket and tennis courts.

Angers is 30km away and Nantes is 90km away. At the Chateau de la Chance you are surrounded by many of the famous Loire chateaux and vineyards.

Activities in the vicinity include tennis, golf, horse riding and boating on the Loire.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Nantes

(Over 100 km)

Nearest Village Thouarcé

(1.2km)

Nearest Town/City Angers

(21-25 km)

Nearest Beach Nantes

(Over 100 km)

Nearest Golf Angers

(21-25 km)

Nearest Train Station Gare D'Angers - Saint Laud

(27km )

Nearest Tennis Thouarcé

(1.2km)

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens Cot(s) High Chair(s) Toys

Bike hire can be arranged on request.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Stair gates

Onsite Facilities

  • Badminton
  • Swings
  • Pool Inflatables

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook 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

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!

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

Chateau de la Chance is a magical venue and is ideal for hosting a wedding or celebration. The boutique interior and private grounds serve as a great setting for an unforgettable occasion.

- Indoor reception capacity: 60 guests
- Indoor Reception Hall: 100m2 with 5m long solid oak banquet table which can seat up to 18 guests. Room for additional 5 tables seating 8 guests each. There is a Grand Piano and large, decorative fireplace.
- Outdoor reception capacity: 60 guests
- Availability: Summer months from May to October
- Catering info:  A highly reputed and professional caterer can provide a delicious feast for you and all your guests, we can also assist with hiring requirements of tables/chairs etc.
- There is a beautiful old courtyard and park neighboring the chateau which can be a perfect location for a ceremony if you are requiring a more traditional service. There are two churches nearby in the Villages of Thouarce and Faye d'Anjou.
- On the estate there are gites and chambre d’hotes which can be hired for up to 25 guests. There are plenty of additional accommodation opportunities in the nearby towns and villages (about 1km away).
- Wedding/Party planner: Your hosts are more than happy to share their knowledge of the region and wedding specialists.
- Plenty of car parking available on the property.

€500 surcharge to cover additional wear and tear on the property.

Please note any event rental may be subject to additional charges (that will be pre-agreed) on top of the published rental amount. This is to cover the extra costs associated with putting on a wedding. Please contact stephanie@oliverstravels.com for further details.

Terms & Conditions

Security deposit €1000 security deposit will be asked at the check-in. It will be repaid once the rooms have been checked after check-out.
Arrival time From 3.00 p.m.
Departure time Before 11 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes
Linen & towels included? All linen and bath towels are included in the rental price.
Pets welcome? no
Changeover day Flexible
End of stay cleaning included? Yes
Smoking Allowed? No
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.
Other Ts and Cs Children who require a bed are counted as a guest and therefore must be part of the total charge. There is no charge for babies/toddlers up to 3 years.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that guests are kindly required to specify the purpose of the holiday (family reunion, birthday celebration, wedding etc.) at the time of booking.

Rental Rates

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 15 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
November 22nd 2017 - January 6th 2018 - - £4,583.86
January 6th 2018 - January 5th 2019 - - £4,583.86
January 5th 2019 - May 26th 2019 - - £4,583.86

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 20 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
November 22nd 2017 - January 5th 2019 - - £6,111.82
January 5th 2019 - May 26th 2019 - - £6,111.82

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 25 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
November 22nd 2017 - January 5th 2019 - - £7,639.78
January 5th 2019 - May 26th 2019 - - £7,639.78

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 30 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
November 22nd 2017 - January 5th 2019 - - £9,167.74
January 5th 2019 - May 26th 2019 - - £9,167.74

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 35 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
November 22nd 2017 - January 5th 2019 - - £10,695.70
January 5th 2019 - May 26th 2019 - - £10,695.70

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 40 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
November 22nd 2017 - January 5th 2019 - - £12,223.65
January 5th 2019 - May 26th 2019 - - £12,223.65

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 15 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
November 22nd 2017 - January 6th 2018 - - €4,973.68
January 6th 2018 - January 5th 2019 - - €4,973.68
January 5th 2019 - May 26th 2019 - - €4,973.68

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 20 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
November 22nd 2017 - January 5th 2019 - - €6,631.56
January 5th 2019 - May 26th 2019 - - €6,631.56

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 25 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
November 22nd 2017 - January 5th 2019 - - €8,289.46
January 5th 2019 - May 26th 2019 - - €8,289.46

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 30 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
November 22nd 2017 - January 5th 2019 - - €9,947.36
January 5th 2019 - May 26th 2019 - - €9,947.36

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 35 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
November 22nd 2017 - January 5th 2019 - - €11,605.26
January 5th 2019 - May 26th 2019 - - €11,605.26

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 40 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
November 22nd 2017 - January 5th 2019 - - €13,263.14
January 5th 2019 - May 26th 2019 - - €13,263.14

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 15 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
November 22nd 2017 - January 6th 2018 - - $5,839.39
January 6th 2018 - January 5th 2019 - - $5,839.39
January 5th 2019 - May 26th 2019 - - $5,839.39

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 20 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
November 22nd 2017 - January 5th 2019 - - $7,785.85
January 5th 2019 - May 26th 2019 - - $7,785.85

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 25 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
November 22nd 2017 - January 5th 2019 - - $9,732.32
January 5th 2019 - May 26th 2019 - - $9,732.32

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 30 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
November 22nd 2017 - January 5th 2019 - - $11,678.79
January 5th 2019 - May 26th 2019 - - $11,678.79

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 35 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
November 22nd 2017 - January 5th 2019 - - $13,625.26
January 5th 2019 - May 26th 2019 - - $13,625.26

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 40 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
November 22nd 2017 - January 5th 2019 - - $15,571.72
January 5th 2019 - May 26th 2019 - - $15,571.72

Owner Profile

How long have you owned the property?
Two years

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
The Chateau has been in the family for over 20 years and now in the caring hands of their eldest son, Michael (originally from Switzerland) and his New Zealand born partner. Both share a love for good food, wine, music and great company and find the Loire Valley region really embraces their passions. The river Layon meanders past the chateau and imbues peace and tranquillity around the property. The Chateau  itself is steeped in history and surrounded by vineyards, countryside and fascinating (and wild) animals.

Are there any interesting stories in its history?

The history of this castle dates back almost a 1000yrs when first mentioned in documents in 1055 with many owners over the centuries including Jaques du Bellay and Cossé Brissac. On March 25th 1576, Jaques du Bellay  has the honour of hosting the King of Navarre, later to become Henri IV or "le bon roi Henri", under the roof of the castle.

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

Walk or Hire a bike and cycle the picturesque routes around the region starting from right outside our gate. Book a one day Loire Wine Discovery tour with le Tasting Room. Enjoy a guided tour of the Cointreau distillery in Angers
Meander around the brocante (antique markets) or weekly markets around the region.

Really eat?
Cheese (goats cheese being a specialty), duck, rillettes, tarte tartin washed down with a beautiful glass of Rose or chenin blanc.

Really see?
Villages of character along the Loire – Bio Park (Zoo) and Rose Gardens in Doue’ la Fontaine, Apocolypse Tapestry at Chateau de Angers, Cadre Noir (National horse riding school) in Saumur, Abbaye Royale de Fontevraud, Visit the tallest castle in France just 15 minutes away in Brissac Quince.

What insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?
The vineyards, countryside and neighbouring Layon River offer plenty of opportunities to observe animals and birds in their natural environment.

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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

  • Anne Banks

    Posted by Anne B on 29/07/2015

    A fabulous "castle" in prime vineyard territory, with plenty of chateaux close by to visit, and in the heart of rose growing land too! Lovely owners, paying attention to every little detail to give us the perfect stay. The chateau, gorgeous pool, garden and little river running alongside made it hugely tempting to never leave base!! We will return!

  • Wonderful stay

    Posted by on 09/09/2013

    Dear Heinrich, thank you. We had a wonderful holiday. Special thanks should go to John and Valerie who went out of their way to be helpful.

    The Chateau is lovely and we will certainly recommend to our friends.

    With thanks, Isobel

     

  • Wonderful stay at your Chateau

    Posted by Alice Anderson on 13/04/2012

    We had a wonderful stay at your Chateau. The place was clean, comfortable and very well organised. We enjoyed every minute.

    I will certainly let my friends know and hopefully be back to visit one day soon.

  • Such a marvelous chateau

    Posted by Family Andrewes Chateau De La Cheine on 20/02/2011

    We had such fun here for this week, such a marvelous chateau and grounds.

  • The chateau was wonderful

    Posted by Darren N on 11/02/2011

    Hi Heinrich, The chateau was wonderful, my brother entertained us on your new piano, and our children enjoyed the hospitality from Mr Linder and his partner. I wiil send you some images we took of the Chateau and some film of my brother playing the piano, you could put this on your site as a attachment. Thank you again we would have no hesitation at all in booking the Chateau again and will pass the info on to our friends. Best Wishes Darren

  • We had such a wonderful time in the chateau

    Posted by Robyn Pring on 04/02/2011

    We had such a wonderful time in the chateau. I wish we never had to leave. The dishwasher never did get working. Sandra and Mrs. Chariot did come to have a look at it and couldn't figure it out. We also checked the manual as suggested. We were told to turn on the tap, which was the first thing we tried, but it seemed to be turned off from some water main. All the lights would go on and it would make a sound like it was running, but no water came to the machine so it would stop itself. That was the only problem we had the whole time. I love the big bathtubs and heated floors in the bathroom and we all enjoyed sitting by the big fire on the cool evening. What a special place you have there. I am a luxury travel agent and will suggest your chateau to any of my clients coming to the Loire area and I truly hope to return myself someday soon. Thank you again for having us.

  • We had a lovely time at the Chateau.

    Posted by Viviann Jabbour on 03/02/2011

    We had a lovely time at the Chateau and the children enjoyed it immensely. It was great to find that the kitchen was so well equipped and the ladies working in the Gite were very helpful in getting us settled. My only suggestion would be to include some tall candles for the living room candle holders. Many thanks - and I will certainly recommend the Chateau to our friends.

  • Just perfect!!!

    Posted by Family Poyntons on 01/02/2011

    Just perfect!!!

  • We had a wonderful time at Chateau Chance

    Posted by Paul Hybel on 14/01/2011

    Dear Mr. Stoesser, We had a wonderful time at Chateau Chance. We've stayed are several other castles in Scotland and Wales, and we thought Chance was the best. Both of my sons especially enjoyed the piano. We've already recommended the chateau to some of our friends. Kind regards

  • This was the most memorable Christmas

    Posted by Elizabeth & Michael Paxson on 07/01/2011

    We had a wonderful time at the chateau the hosts were exceptional surprising us with truffles and Kir Royale We particularly loved the banqueting hall and grand piano. This was the most memorable Christmas! Thank you and Happy New Year.

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