Chateau De La Chance

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

Overview

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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.

A significant night in the Château's history was in 1576 when the owner, Jacques du Bellay had the honour of hosting the King of Navarre, later to become Henri IV or "le bon roi Henri", under the roof of the castle.

Since the eleventh century Château de la Chance has stood on the banks of the river Layon, a tributary of the Loire River - a cultural and horticultural rich region of the North West fondly known as the ‘Garden of France’.

Having been meticulously restored in the mid 1980’s it offers modern comforts while still retaining its original grandeur. The Château’s impressive character is preserved in its thick stone walls, high ceilings and seventeenth and eighteenth century antique furniture throughout.

It is through castles such as this that the history and culture of the region live on and Château de la Chance offer a unique opportunity to experience a slice of French life.

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 rental period.

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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.
  • The property is ideal for family get-togethers, reunions and weddings

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.
  • Internet access is available only in the Wi-Fi lounge adjacent to the Pool and in the Pool area. Due to the rural location, quick or strong access cannot be guaranteed.

Property Features

Private Pool Heated Pool Internet 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

- Great Hall

Feast and dance in the 100m2 Great Hall which boasts a five-metre-long solid oak dining table seating up to 18 guests, candelabras, antique furniture and a large fireplace from the 17th Century.

Appreciate the incredible acoustics of the Hall and play your favourite music through a quality amp and generous speakers or tinkle the ivories on the Young Chan grand piano while the light filters through the handmade leadlight windows.

A separate lounge offers a flat screen, DVD player and DVDs with a large comfortable leather couch. (note: there is no TV reception)


- Kitchen

The domestic kitchen comes equipped with a dishwasher, fridge, cutlery, cooking utensils, bench-top hobs, oven, microwave and cleaning products.

A large oak armoire is generously stocked with crockery, platters, glassware and cooking equipment.

An additional fridge is available for use in the storeroom.

- Laundry

The Château is supplied with a washing machine and drying racks.

- Bedrooms and Suites

Chateau de la Chance has 3 large bedroom suites with en-suite bathrooms and two bedrooms with a shared bathroom to sleep up to 15 guests. suite. There are 2 additional separate WCs.

Suite 1
A prestigious suite located on the first floor with a 150x200cm four poster double bed and a single 100x200cm bed with its own sitting area and en-suite bathroom. Many views over-looking the pool, courtyard, large walnut and oak trees.

Suite 2
Located on the top floor this suite contains a sitting room and en-suite bathroom with elevated 180 degree views overlooking the pool and vineyards across the road, Château courtyard and park. There is a double bed 140x200cm in the alcove and an additional bed 90x200cm in the living room.

The Library Rooms (located on the South Wing, carpeted throughout – ideal for a large family)

Suite 3
North-facing and overlooking the pool, it boasts one double bed 150x200cm, two single beds 100x200cm and en-suite bathroom.

Bedroom 2
West-facing and overlooking the courtyard and grounds, it boasts one double bed 150x200cm, one single bed 100x200cm and a separate shared bathroom.

Bedroom 3
South and overlooking the Layon River, it boasts one King sized bed 180x195cm and a separate shared bathroom.

Gites and Chambres D'Hote

The farm buildings which formerly served the Château have been completely and lovingly restored into Gîtes (adjoining self-contained cottages) and Chambres d'hôtes (adjoining cottages without a kitchen) while retaining the original rustic character.

Accommodating up to 25 guests the three adjoining Gîtes, one smaller (petite) Gîte and three adjoining Chambres d'hôtes are convenient and comfortable with upstairs bedrooms and downstairs living areas.

Each Gîte contains a kitchen with dishwasher, stove top elements, toaster oven, cooking equipment, utensils, crockery, cutlery and glassware. Complimentary tea, coffee & milk are also supplied.

An outdoor area is attached to each Gîte while all guests have access to the Wi-Fi Lounge, a small barbecue and heated pool.

Gîtes

Gîte 7 (may open onto Gîte 8 via a secure and soundproof door)

Upstairs

- 2 Double beds (mezzanine floor and separate room)
- Bathroom (shower over bath) and separate toilet

Downstairs

- Bathroom (shower) and toilet
- Kitchen, dining and living area
- Sofa/bed
- Courtyard and picnic table

Gîte 8

Upstairs

- 1 Queen bed & 2 Single beds in same room
- Toilet

Downstairs

- Bathroom (shower over bath) and toilet
- Kitchen, dining and living area
- Sofa/bed
- Courtyard and picnic table

Gîte 9

Upstairs

- 1 Queen bed (separate room)
- 2 Single beds (separate room)
- Bathroom (shower over bath)
- Separate toilet

Downstairs

- Toilet and storage room
- Kitchen and dining
- Separate living area with sofa/bed
- Courtyard and picnic table

note: A double sofa/bed in these Gîtes can accommodate an extra two guests

Petite Gîte 1

Upstairs Mezzanine

- 2 Single beds with child proof gate at top of stairs

Downstairs

- 1 Double bed
- Bathroom (shower) and toilet - access via double bedroom
- Kitchenette
- Counter height dining table and four chairs
- Sofa
- Small courtyard and table
Chambres d'hôtes

Chambres d'hôtes 2, 3 and 4

Only available when booked in conjunction with the castle or Gîtes

Upstairs Mezzanine

- 1 Double bed

Downstairs

- Bathroom (shower) and toilet
- Small living area with sofa bed

Chambres d'hôtes 5

Ground floor only with easy access

- Two single beds (raised)
- Wheelchair friendly bathroom

Outside Grounds

- 5 hectares of well-established gardens
- Private heated salt-water swimming pool measuring 14x6m (opening times: 8am-22 pm).
- Spacious courtyard overlooking the park and Layon River.
- Steps leading down to the river offering the opportunity to observe the wildlife  in its natural environment
- Abundance of natural shade in the summer
- Outdoor furniture
- Barbecue
- Parking space

Facilities

- Internet (in the Wi-Fi lounge by the pool only)
- Soap, shampoo, toilet paper, bath and pool towels (one set per person) and a hair dryer in each bathroom
- Fire bowl with an initial stack of complimentary firewood
- Boules and Badminton sets

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

  • Catering Available
  • 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

Extras available at this property

This is a self-catering property; however meals can be prepared and served with advanced notice. Please let us know of your dining requests (breakfast, lunch, dinner or a leisurely long lunch under the trees). A local caterer can also deliver meals for ten or more guests.

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. All bed linen and towels are included in the rental price. Pool towels are available for Château guests while Gîte and Chambres d'hôte guests are encouraged to supply their own. Clean bed linen and towels will be supplied free of charge every seven days if your stay is longer.
Pets welcome? no
Changeover day Flexible
End of stay cleaning included? Yes
Smoking Allowed? Outside only
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.
Internet access? There is no Internet access in the Castle but is available beside the Pool and in the Wi-Fi lounge adjacent to the Pool. Due to the rural location, quick or strong access cannot be guaranteed.
Heating costs included? €35 per day for central heating, advance notice required.

Rental Rates

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 15 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
February 18th 2018 - January 5th 2019 - - £4,641.00
January 5th 2019 - August 22nd 2019 - - £4,641.00

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 20 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
February 18th 2018 - January 5th 2019 - - £6,188.00
January 5th 2019 - August 22nd 2019 - - £6,188.00

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 25 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
February 18th 2018 - January 5th 2019 - - £7,735.00
January 5th 2019 - August 22nd 2019 - - £7,735.00

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 30 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
February 18th 2018 - January 5th 2019 - - £9,281.00
January 5th 2019 - August 22nd 2019 - - £9,281.00

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 35 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
February 18th 2018 - January 5th 2019 - - £10,828.00
January 5th 2019 - August 22nd 2019 - - £10,828.00

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 40 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
February 18th 2018 - January 5th 2019 - - £12,375.00
January 5th 2019 - August 22nd 2019 - - £12,375.00

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 15 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
February 18th 2018 - January 5th 2019 - - €5,045.00
January 5th 2019 - August 22nd 2019 - - €5,045.00

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 20 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
February 18th 2018 - January 5th 2019 - - €6,727.00
January 5th 2019 - August 22nd 2019 - - €6,727.00

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 25 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
February 18th 2018 - January 5th 2019 - - €8,408.00
January 5th 2019 - August 22nd 2019 - - €8,408.00

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 30 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
February 18th 2018 - January 5th 2019 - - €10,090.00
January 5th 2019 - August 22nd 2019 - - €10,090.00

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 35 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
February 18th 2018 - January 5th 2019 - - €11,772.00
January 5th 2019 - August 22nd 2019 - - €11,772.00

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 40 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
February 18th 2018 - January 5th 2019 - - €13,453.00
January 5th 2019 - August 22nd 2019 - - €13,453.00

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 15 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
February 18th 2018 - January 5th 2019 - - $6,260.00
January 5th 2019 - August 22nd 2019 - - $6,260.00

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 20 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
February 18th 2018 - January 5th 2019 - - $8,346.00
January 5th 2019 - August 22nd 2019 - - $8,346.00

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 25 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
February 18th 2018 - January 5th 2019 - - $10,433.00
January 5th 2019 - August 22nd 2019 - - $10,433.00

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 30 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
February 18th 2018 - January 5th 2019 - - $12,519.00
January 5th 2019 - August 22nd 2019 - - $12,519.00

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 35 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
February 18th 2018 - January 5th 2019 - - $14,605.00
January 5th 2019 - August 22nd 2019 - - $14,605.00

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 40 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
February 18th 2018 - January 5th 2019 - - $16,692.00
January 5th 2019 - August 22nd 2019 - - $16,692.00

Owner Profile

How long have you owned the property?
Since 2014.

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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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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