Chateau De L'Estuaire

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Sleeps: 20 - 30 Bedrooms: 10 Bathrooms: 9

Overview

Wedding Venue Pool Ideal for Kids Hot Tub All Bedrooms En-Suite

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In six hectares of parkland, on the banks of a river, lies the delightful Chateau De L'Estuaire, a ten bedroomed home in the southern Loire Valley, just 20km from the historic town of Châteauroux.

Dating back to the beginning of the 18th Century, this French château has been charmingly restored by its Scandinavian owners. The result is a home full of history, period furnishings and tradition combined with modern facilities and wonderful gardens. Each of the ten bedrooms has its own character and style whilst there is ample living space on the lower and upper ground floors so that guests can find quiet corners to reflect or meet in more convivial settings. A meal together in the wine cellar, lit by candlelight, is one of the many experiences that guests will never forget.

As well as the glorious al-fresco terrace and beautiful swimming pool with its wave machine, the six hectares of gardens are a delight, especially for younger guests with modern tennis courts, boules, a football pitch and a slide to keep children occupied whilst older guests can enjoy a spot of fishing or messing about on the river with the rowing boat. The surrounding countryside, filled with fields of yellow rape, vineyards and meadows, is ideal for walking, cycling and horse-riding.

If you can bring yourself to leave the parkland and château, there is a wealth of delightful places to explore from the historic market town of Châteauroux to idyllic villages such as Saint-Benoit du Sault and La Châtre. No visit to the Loire Valley would be complete without a visit to a magical castle and Château de Valencay won’t disappoint whilst it’s also possible to visit Loire Valley highlights further north on the river such as Blois and Tours, both within a couple of hours by car.

In the park, there is also another beautiful old building which can be rented on request for an additional charge to accommodate up to 10 extra guests. This is an old smithy, recently renovated to the highest standards, which comprise a superb wine cellar, cosy kitchen and living room, four suites, a twin bedrooms and three spacious bathrooms. The best room is  located in the tower: it boasts a large round window offering stunning views of the park and a massive en-suite bathroom, making for a fabulous bridal suite.


Yet it may be that all you wish to do is laze by the pool or head down to the river’s edge during your stay in this traditional yet impressive château in this beautiful region of central France.

Please note that advertised rates are for up to 20 guests. The annex building sleeping up to 10 extra guests, is available on request only for an additional charge. Please enquire at the time of booking.

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What you should know…

  • Please note that published rates are only valid for the current year. Any bookings for subsequent years will be on request only and correct rates will be confirmed at the time of booking
  • It’s a higgledy-piggledy layout with various levels and wings, adding to its immense charm
  • The swimming pool is open June to the end of September and it can be heated at an additional cost
  • There is direct access to a river at the bottom of the garden
  • The château is suitable for up to 20 guests. For larger groups, a separate building with five bedrooms in the grounds can be made available on request for up to ten extra guests. Please enquire for further information and prices

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Internet Hot Tub BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite Tennis Court Satellite TV Wine Cellar Indoor Games Outdoor Games Table Tennis Pool/Snooker Working Fireplace Heating

Château Interior - 20 guests

Upper and Lower Ground Floor

- Kitchen (38m2) including gas cooker, dishwasher, fridge, deep freezer, coffee maker and microwave
- 4 x living areas (varying sizes from 36m2 to 45m2 including billiards room)
- Dining room in the cellar
- 2 x WCs

First Floor

- Double bedroom (20m2)
- Double bedroom (15m2)
- Double bedroom (15m2)
- Double bedroom (30m2)
- Double bedroom (29m2)
- 4 x shower rooms with WC
- 1 x bathroom with whirlpool bath and shower

1st Second Floor Wing

- Double bedroom (29m2)
- Double bedroom (30m2)
- 2 x shower rooms

2nd Second Floor Wing

- Double bedroom (7m2)
- Double bedroom (11m2)
- Double bedroom (24m2)
- 2 x shower rooms

Annex* - 10 guests

- Kitchen/living room
- Wine cellar
- Four suites with four-poster beds
- Twin bedroom
- 3 bathrooms

*available for an additional charge, on request.

Outside Grounds

- Private heated swimming pool (30m2) with wave machine. Open June to the end of September. Heated on request
- Whirlpool bath (1 person)
- Garden furnishings including 8 x sun-loungers
- Al-fresco dining terrace
- Gas BBQ
- Parkland (6 hectares)
- Access to river and fishing
- Rowing boat
- Tennis court
- Football pitch
- French boules
- Slide
- Trampoline

Facilities

- Oil heating
- Fireplace
- Internet access (via cable)
- Satellite TV
- Hi-Fi system/CD player
- Billiards
- Table-tennis
- Washing machine and dryer

Location

About the surrounding area of Chateau De L'Estuaire
Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites Romantic
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Chateau De L'Estuaire is set in beautiful countryside in the Loire Valley on the banks of a river, where you have permission to fish (in a 3km stretch of the river) and a rowing boat is provided. The six hectares of private parkland is surrounded by 300 hectares of agricultural land, yellow rape fields, charming vineyards and meadows perfect for beautiful walks or horse-riding.

The nearest village is about 5-minute drive away where you will find restaurants and a couple of small supermarkets as well as a Roman-style church whilst the nearest main town is Châteauroux (20km) where you can enjoy the market day five mornings a week and explore some beautiful historical monuments in the town.

The Châteauroux forest, just to the south, about 20 minutes drive from the château, is another ideal place for walking and cycling.  Families may also enjoy the animal park, Haute Touche (75km) set in nearby forests.

There is a wealth of charming villages and towns to discover in this region such as Saint-Benoit du Sault (47km), one of France’s Plus Beaux Villages, medieval La Châtre (24km) and Sainte-Sévère (36km) and the lovely riverside village of Argenton-sur-Creuse (38km). A little further north, Mehun-sur-Yèvre (64km) is also full of historical sites and could be combined with a visit to the town of Bourges (67km) with its stunning cathedral and weekly markets.

Further afield, Blois (120km) on the Loire River and the university town of Tours (140km) are worthy of a visit in a day with stunning historic quarters. Yet you don’t have to travel this far to see some spectacular châteaux with Château de Valencay (60km) within an hours drive, a fascinating castle with splendid gardens as well as other wonderful historic monuments within the region.

Heading south towards the Aquitaine region, the delightful city of Limoges (133km) can be reached in 90 minutes by car where you can visit fine museums and galleries, enjoy the vibrant pavement cafes and marvel in the historical wonders.

Local Amenities
Nearest Village

(4km)

Nearest Restaurant

(4km)

Nearest Supermarket

(4.4km)

Nearest Airport Limoges/Poitiers Airport

(138km/141km)

Nearest Town/City Chateauroux

(20km)

Nearest Train Station Gare de Châteauroux

(17km)

Nearest Golf

(20km)

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 Babies & Toddlers Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

On the banks of the river, there is a rowing boat and a permit for fishing along a 3km stretch of the river, alongside the football pitch, tennis court, French boules and slide.

The surrounding countryside is perfect for horse-riding and there are stables within 15 minutes by car. The Châteauroux forest will be popular for young cyclists who can follow trails or enjoy a long walk in the lovely woods.

Families may also enjoy the animal park, Haute Touche (75km) set in nearby forests and any trip to this region must include a visit to a spectacular castle, such as Château de Valencay (60km) with its splendid gardens.

Nearby Châteauroux has some more traditional places that will appeal to kids such as a soft play centre on the outskirts (Châteaukids), themed walks through the town and playgrounds as well as some lovely natural trails around the area.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

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

Onsite Facilities

  • Boules/Petanque
  • Slide
  • Trampoline
  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Tennis Court
  • Indoor Games
  • Outdoor Games
  • Table Tennis
  • Pool/Snooker
  • Toys

Extras

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!

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Event information

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

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

Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit Access to the property is subject to the payment of a security deposit of £911, paid locally and refunded after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time Between 4.00-6.00 p.m. (this may extend until 8.00 p.m. in the summer, on request only).
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
End of stay cleaning included? Extra £33/person (minimum £331). 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 garbage disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Energy costs included? Extra charge, payable locally.
Heating costs included? Extra charge, payable locally.
Linen & towels included? Yes, including pool towels.
Minimum stay 7 nights.
Changeover day Friday.
Pets welcome? No.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that published rates are only valid for the current year. Any bookings for subsequent years will be on request only and correct rates will be confirmed at the time of booking.
Other Ts and Cs Any special events and celebrations are on request only and subject to prior arrangement with the owner. Additional charges and higher security deposits may apply. Please enquire at the time of booking.
Other Ts and Cs The pool is open approximately from beginning of June to the end of September, depending on the weather conditions (cooler months may not be suitable for swimming).
Other Ts and Cs Please note that for group bookings, on top of the ordinary breakage deposit, an additional and refundable charge of £90 per person applies.
Tax Tourist tax: £0.91/person/day. Paid locally.
Pool heating charge? On request at extra charge, paid locally. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
Other Ts and Cs Youth groups are not accepted.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that advertised rates are for up to 20 guests. The annex building sleeping up to 10 extra guests, is available on request only for an additional charge. Please enquire at the time of booking.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 20 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 22nd 2019 - Mar 15th 2019 £3,086
Mar 15th 2019 - May 31st 2019 £3,110
May 31st 2019 - Sep 20th 2019 £3,757
Sep 20th 2019 - Oct 18th 2019 £3,212
Oct 18th 2019 - Mar 13th 2020 £3,086
Mar 13th 2020 - May 29th 2020 £3,110
May 29th 2020 - Aug 25th 2020 £3,757

Prices based on an occupancy of 20 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 22nd 2019 - Mar 15th 2019 €3,397
Mar 15th 2019 - May 31st 2019 €3,423
May 31st 2019 - Sep 20th 2019 €4,135
Sep 20th 2019 - Oct 18th 2019 €3,535
Oct 18th 2019 - Mar 13th 2020 €3,397
Mar 13th 2020 - May 29th 2020 €3,423
May 29th 2020 - Aug 25th 2020 €4,135

Prices based on an occupancy of 20 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 22nd 2019 - Mar 15th 2019 $3,852
Mar 15th 2019 - May 31st 2019 $3,882
May 31st 2019 - Sep 20th 2019 $4,688
Sep 20th 2019 - Oct 18th 2019 $4,008
Oct 18th 2019 - Mar 13th 2020 $3,852
Mar 13th 2020 - May 29th 2020 $3,882
May 29th 2020 - Aug 25th 2020 $4,688

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

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