Chateau De Vigner

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Sleeps: 12 - 25 Bedrooms: 11 Bathrooms: 10

Overview

Pool Chateaux & Castles Great Value
Heritage Collection
Ideal for Kids

Ideally situated for exploring the delights of the Loire valley, this self-catering holiday château, coach house and farm cottage are beautifully set in lush and extensive grounds and offer flexible accommodation for between 12 and 25 guests.

Step back in time whilst staying at the glorious 19th century main château with its charming interiors and old-world character alongside elegant furnishings and modern comforts. Sleeping up to 12 guests across five attractive bedrooms, each one with an en suite bath or shower room, there is also ample living space across its period living-dining room and wonderful library. There are plenty of original features from tiled floors to exposed wood-work and the newly renovated farmhouse kitchen is a joy for keen cooks wishing to prepare French family feasts.

The estate also features a 4-bedroom coach house and cosy 2-bedroom cottage, each one possible to book alongside the château if additional space is needed. Whilst each property is individual in style, size and character, they all offer excellent facilities such as satellite TV with English Freeview channels, well-equipped kitchens, their own al-fresco dining areas and barbecues as well as books, games and toys for all the family.

On-site facilities include a lovely 12m long swimming pool and terrace set within a secured walled garden, shared between guests in the château, coach house and cottage (or if you book all three using the 25-person rate then the pool is for your exclusive use). Then there’s the games room with a pool table and table tennis, lawns by the orchard for ball games, a badminton set, traditional boules and bikes for a variety of ages. The hospitable owners really do know how to create a fun and welcoming ambience for all !

Wine-lovers will appreciate the location of Château De Vigner so close to a small wine-producing village - vineyard visits alongside wine-tastings can of course be arranged. Pop into the specialist wine-shop in Doué-la-Fontaine, about 6km away, for great expertise on this subject matter.

Then there’s the many wonderful Farmer’s and Brocante markets dotted across the area each morning as well as the grand Loire châteaux that are known across the world, many of which can be reached in under an hour.

Even closer is the gorgeous town of Saumur on the banks of the Loire river, just 26km away, home to the Cadre Noir equestrian school as well as the impressive Château de Saumur. Canoe along the river, dine out in one of the many excellent restaurants or simply enjoy a glass of sparkling white in one of the many charming wine-bars. 

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What you should know…

  • Château De Vigner comprises of the main château, the cottage and the coach house.
  • The 12-person price is for the château only, the 16-person price is for the château and cottage whilst the 21-person price is for the château and coach house. In these cases, the cottage and/or coach house may be rented out by other separate guests (who will share the pool, games room and other outside facilities).
  • The 25-person price is for the whole estate (château, cottage and coach house) in which case the pool and grounds are for exclusive use.
  • Availability for the 16-person, 21-person and 25-person options must be requested at the time of booking (in case the coach house and/or cottage are already booked).
  • There is also space for two extra children, on request, using a sofa-bed in the main château.
  • There is a ground floor bedroom and walk-in shower room in the coach house (which may be suitable for guests with restricted mobility).

    This home is a part of our Great Value and Heritage Collection!

    This is a historic home, and as such:

    • It has probably been standing for over 100 years, which means it's full of historic value and charm but it may also have one or two quirks!
    • Some of the decor and furnishings may not be brand new, but that should not detract from your holiday experience in this unique setting that allows you to take a step back in time!

    Property Features

    Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Shared Pool Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV Bicycles Provided Games Room Indoor Games Outdoor Games Table Tennis Pool/Snooker DVD Heating Caretaker/Owner on Site

    1)    Château only (12 guests)
    2)    Château and Cottage (16 guests)
    3)    Château and Coach House (21 guests)
    4)    Château, Cottage and Coach House (25 guests – including exclusive use of swimming pool)

    Up to two extra children may also stay in the main château using a sofa-bed – please enquire.

    Main Château Interiors

    Ground Floor

    -    Entrance hall
    -    Living-dining room with TV and DVD player
    -    Library
    -    Kitchen, fully-equipped including dishwasher, microwave, gas hob, electric oven, coffee maker and Nespresso machine
    -    Utility room with extra fridge-freezer and washing machine

    First Floor

    -    Bedroom with double bed and en suite shower room
    -    Bedroom with twin beds and en suite shower room
    -    Family suite with double bed, sofa-bed (suitable for children) and en suite bathroom

    Second Floor


    -    Bedroom with king-size double bed and en suite bathroom with spa-style bath and separate shower
    -    Bedroom with four single beds and en suite shower room  

    Coach House Interiors (located alongside the cottage)

    Ground Floor

    -    Open-plan living room with TV/DVD player and doors leading to terrace and an area with table, chairs, sun-loungers and barbecue (a private area within a shared courtyard)
    -    Open-plan kitchen and breakfast room, fully-equipped including induction hob, fan oven, dishwasher, fridge-freezer, microwave, coffee maker, Nespresso machine and washing machine
    -    Bedroom with twin beds and en suite walk-in shower room

    First Floor (via rustic steep steps, low/sloping ceiling in landing area)

    -    2 x bedrooms with double bed and en suite shower room
    -    Bedroom with three single beds and en suite shower room

    Cottage Interiors (located alongside the coach house)

    Ground Floor

    -    Open-plan living and dining area with TV and DVD player. Doors lead to terrace with table, chairs, sun-loungers and barbecue (a private area within a shared courtyard)
    -    Open-plan kitchen, fully-equipped including fridge/freezer, oven, microwave, coffee maker and Nespresso machine

    First Floor (stairgate available for top of stairs on request)

    -    Bedroom with double bed
    -    Bedroom with twin beds
    -    Family shower room

    Outside Grounds

    All outdoor facilities are shared with separate guests who may have booked the cottage and/or coach house unless the estate has been booked for exclusive use (25-person rate only).

    -    Swimming pool (12x6m, depth: 1.2-2.1m) with flood-lighting, within a secured walled garden
    -    Terrace with sun-loungers
    -    Games room with pool table
    -    Boules
    -    Table tennis
    -    Badminton
    -    Bikes (variety of ages)
    -    Orchard with grass playing area
    -    Each property has its own table, chairs, sun-loungers and barbecue for al-fresco dining

    Facilities


    -    Wi-Fi
    -    Satellite TV with UK Freeview channels
    -    DVD player
    -    Books
    -    Board games
    -    Children’s books and toys
    -    Use of washing machine
    -    Ironing facilities

    Location

    About the surrounding area of Chateau De Vigner
    Canoeing/Kayaking Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Go-Karting Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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    Château De Vigner is in a great location for exploring the Loire valley, set around half an hour south-west of Saumur and close to many excellent local wineries and vineyards.

    Walk out of the estate’s grounds and there are lots of opportunities for walking, fishing and cycling – turn left and be greeted by fields of summer sunflowers at certain times of year! The local village, under 2km away, is a small wine-producing village and there is a little auberge where you can also pick up fresh morning bread.

    Doué-la-Fontaine is around 6km away and this is where you will find a large supermarket as well as a greater choice of restaurants and amenities. Pop into the wine-specialist shop in the centre if you are looking for great recommendations on what to drink during your stay. Of course, wine-tastings and vineyard visits can also be arranged for your time in this region.

    Other activities in the area include kayaking along nearby rivers, visiting some of the magnificent Loire châteaux and heading to atmospheric Farmer’s markets in places such as Doué-la-Fontaine, Montreuil-Bellay, Cholet, Saumur and Angers amongst many other local villages and towns.

    Saumur is an especially lovely market town to visit, well known for its Cadre Noir equestrian school as well as its picturesque setting on the banks of the Loire river. Sample some of its sparkling white wine in a little bar, dine out in an excellent restaurant and take some time to visit the town’s fairy-tale like château.

    The amazing Fontevraud-l'Abbaye is just over half an hour away by car, a UNESCO World Heritage site, whilst even closer are the fascinating troglodyte caves at Rochemenier, only 10km by car.

    The pretty riverside town of Chinon and the historic city of Angers are both within an hour or drive 100km east to Tours, an incredible city on the banks of the Loire river with museums, beautiful buildings and close to some of the most famous châteaux such as Villandry and Amboise.

    If you are travelling to Château De Vigner via Paris, it’s around a 3hr drive or the TGV takes 90 minutes from Paris Montparnasse or Charles de Gaule airport train station. If arriving into Angers then the château is around a 35-minute drive away and there are car hire options from the train station.

    Local Amenities
    Nearest Airport Aéroport de Poitiers-Biard

    (98km)

    Nearest Airport 2 Nantes Atlantique Airport

    (113km)

    Nearest Train Station Gare de Saumur /Angers

    (28km/45km)

    Nearest Village Small wine village

    (Within 2km)

    Nearest Restaurant Doué-la-Fontaine

    (6km)

    Nearest Supermarket Nr Doué-la-Fontaine

    (5km)

    Nearest Town/City Saumur/Angers

    (26km/46km)

    Nearest Golf Golf de Saumur

    (25km)

    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

    As well as being an attractive château with plenty to keep children busy across the accommodation and grounds, the location is also close to many family-friendly days out.

    Step out of the estate and you will find some lovely walks and cycle rides in the local area, as well as fishing opportunities. Drive across to Montreuil-Bellay to hire kayaks along the Thouet river, a truly wonderful experience during your stay in this region, or there are also river-based activities along the Loire near Saumur.

    Just a five-minute drive away is a local zoo near Doué-la-Fontaine with a variety of animals whilst just a little further, about 10 minutes by car, are the fascinating troglodyte caves at Rochemenier.

    Puy de Fou is another much-loved family attraction in the area – a medieval theme park with some amazing night shows in the summer.

    Baby and Toddler Equipment

    • Cot(s)
    • High Chair(s)

    Kids Activities Close-by

    • Canoeing/Kayaking
    • Cycling
    • Horse Riding
    • Go-Karting
    • Fishing
    • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
    • Tourist Towns & Villages

    Onsite Facilities

    • Children's videos/DVDs
    • Children's books
    • Badminton
    • Boules/Petanque
    • Board games
    • Bikes
    • Child-Safe Pool
    • Heated Pool
    • Bicycles Provided
    • Games Room
    • Indoor Games
    • Outdoor Games
    • Table Tennis
    • Pool/Snooker
    • DVD
    • Toys
    • Fenced Grounds

    Services Available

    • Catering Available
    • Chef/Cook Available

    Extras

    Oliver's Extras

    • Wine-Tasting Available
    • 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 (payable locally):

    - Private catering and/or barbecues
    - Vineyard visits and wine-tasting tours
    - Photography sessions

    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 £250 (château only), £400 (château and coach house or cottage) or £550 (château, coach house and cottage) paid in cash to the owner upon arrival and refunded upon departure, subject to full inspection.
    Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
    Departure time 10.00 a.m.
    Energy costs included? Yes.
    Linen & towels included? Bed linen is included in the rental rate. Towels are available to hire at €7.50 per set (bath towel, hand towel and pool towel) payable locally on arrival.
    Pets welcome? Not allowed.
    End of stay cleaning included? Yes. 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.
    Changeover day Saturday.
    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.
    Tax French Visitors Tax payable locally (typically costs €1-€5 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
    Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access is available however due to the rural location the owners are unable to offer quicker or stronger access.
    Minimum stay 7 nights. Short breaks of 3 nights minimum are allowed in the low season, please enquire.
    Other Ts and Cs Please request a cot and highchair at the time of booking.
    Pool heating charge? 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 Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are not allowed.
    Other Ts and Cs The 12-person price is for the château only, the 16-person price is for the château and cottage whilst the 21-person price is for the château and coach house. In these cases, the cottage and/or coach house may be rented out by other separate guests (who will share the pool and grounds).
    Other Ts and Cs The 25-person price is for the whole estate (château, cottage and coach house) in which case the pool and grounds are for exclusive use.
    Other Ts and Cs The 16-person, 21-person and 25-person options are on request only, subject to availability of the coach house and/or cottage.
    Other Ts and Cs The only ground floor bedroom (with walk-in shower room) is in the coach house. This bedroom may be suitable for guests with restricted mobility.

    Rental Rates

    Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

    Rental period Weekly
    May 27th 2022 - Jul 2nd 2022 £4,032
    Jul 2nd 2022 - Sep 3rd 2022 £4,838
    Sep 3rd 2022 - Dec 17th 2022 £4,032
    Christmas & New Year £4,838
    Jan 7th 2023 - Jul 1st 2023 £4,032
    Jul 1st 2023 - Sep 2nd 2023 £4,838
    Sep 2nd 2023 - Nov 28th 2023 £4,032

    Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:

    Rental period Weekly
    May 27th 2022 - Jul 2nd 2022 £5,101
    Jul 2nd 2022 - Sep 3rd 2022 £6,182
    Sep 3rd 2022 - Dec 17th 2022 £5,101
    Christmas & New Year £6,182
    Jan 7th 2023 - Jul 1st 2023 £5,101
    Jul 1st 2023 - Sep 2nd 2023 £6,182
    Sep 2nd 2023 - Nov 28th 2023 £5,101

    Prices based on an occupancy of 21 people:

    Rental period Weekly
    May 27th 2022 - Jul 2nd 2022 £6,128
    Jul 2nd 2022 - Sep 3rd 2022 £7,633
    Sep 3rd 2022 - Dec 17th 2022 £6,128
    Christmas & New Year £7,472
    Jan 7th 2023 - Jul 1st 2023 £6,128
    Jul 1st 2023 - Sep 2nd 2023 £7,633
    Sep 2nd 2023 - Nov 28th 2023 £6,128

    Prices based on an occupancy of 25 people:

    Rental period Weekly
    May 27th 2022 - Jul 2nd 2022 £7,520
    Jul 2nd 2022 - Sep 3rd 2022 £8,977
    Sep 3rd 2022 - Dec 17th 2022 £7,520
    Christmas & New Year £8,977
    Jan 7th 2023 - Jul 1st 2023 £7,520
    Jul 1st 2023 - Sep 2nd 2023 £8,977
    Sep 2nd 2023 - Nov 28th 2023 £7,520

    Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

    Rental period Weekly
    May 27th 2022 - Jul 2nd 2022 €4,449
    Jul 2nd 2022 - Sep 3rd 2022 €5,339
    Sep 3rd 2022 - Dec 17th 2022 €4,449
    Christmas & New Year €5,339
    Jan 7th 2023 - Jul 1st 2023 €4,449
    Jul 1st 2023 - Sep 2nd 2023 €5,339
    Sep 2nd 2023 - Nov 28th 2023 €4,449

    Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:

    Rental period Weekly
    May 27th 2022 - Jul 2nd 2022 €5,629
    Jul 2nd 2022 - Sep 3rd 2022 €6,821
    Sep 3rd 2022 - Dec 17th 2022 €5,629
    Christmas & New Year €6,821
    Jan 7th 2023 - Jul 1st 2023 €5,629
    Jul 1st 2023 - Sep 2nd 2023 €6,821
    Sep 2nd 2023 - Nov 28th 2023 €5,629

    Prices based on an occupancy of 21 people:

    Rental period Weekly
    May 27th 2022 - Jul 2nd 2022 €6,762
    Jul 2nd 2022 - Sep 3rd 2022 €8,423
    Sep 3rd 2022 - Dec 17th 2022 €6,762
    Christmas & New Year €8,245
    Jan 7th 2023 - Jul 1st 2023 €6,762
    Jul 1st 2023 - Sep 2nd 2023 €8,423
    Sep 2nd 2023 - Nov 28th 2023 €6,762

    Prices based on an occupancy of 25 people:

    Rental period Weekly
    May 27th 2022 - Jul 2nd 2022 €8,298
    Jul 2nd 2022 - Sep 3rd 2022 €9,906
    Sep 3rd 2022 - Dec 17th 2022 €8,298
    Christmas & New Year €9,906
    Jan 7th 2023 - Jul 1st 2023 €8,298
    Jul 1st 2023 - Sep 2nd 2023 €9,906
    Sep 2nd 2023 - Nov 28th 2023 €8,298

    Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

    Rental period Weekly
    May 27th 2022 - Jul 2nd 2022 $4,778
    Jul 2nd 2022 - Sep 3rd 2022 $5,734
    Sep 3rd 2022 - Dec 17th 2022 $4,778
    Christmas & New Year $5,734
    Jan 7th 2023 - Jul 1st 2023 $4,778
    Jul 1st 2023 - Sep 2nd 2023 $5,734
    Sep 2nd 2023 - Nov 28th 2023 $4,778

    Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:

    Rental period Weekly
    May 27th 2022 - Jul 2nd 2022 $6,046
    Jul 2nd 2022 - Sep 3rd 2022 $7,326
    Sep 3rd 2022 - Dec 17th 2022 $6,046
    Christmas & New Year $7,326
    Jan 7th 2023 - Jul 1st 2023 $6,046
    Jul 1st 2023 - Sep 2nd 2023 $7,326
    Sep 2nd 2023 - Nov 28th 2023 $6,046

    Prices based on an occupancy of 21 people:

    Rental period Weekly
    May 27th 2022 - Jul 2nd 2022 $7,263
    Jul 2nd 2022 - Sep 3rd 2022 $9,046
    Sep 3rd 2022 - Dec 17th 2022 $7,263
    Christmas & New Year $8,855
    Jan 7th 2023 - Jul 1st 2023 $7,263
    Jul 1st 2023 - Sep 2nd 2023 $9,046
    Sep 2nd 2023 - Nov 28th 2023 $7,263

    Prices based on an occupancy of 25 people:

    Rental period Weekly
    May 27th 2022 - Jul 2nd 2022 $8,912
    Jul 2nd 2022 - Sep 3rd 2022 $10,639
    Sep 3rd 2022 - Dec 17th 2022 $8,912
    Christmas & New Year $10,639
    Jan 7th 2023 - Jul 1st 2023 $8,912
    Jul 1st 2023 - Sep 2nd 2023 $10,639
    Sep 2nd 2023 - Nov 28th 2023 $8,912

    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

    Property Owner
    May

    How long have you owned the property?
    14 years.

    Are there any interesting stories in its history?
    The chateau was owned by the main winemaker of the village and was rebuilt in 1877 after the vendeen war. With an estimated age of 900 years it is a mystery as to how the giant sequoia, which is not native to the area, arrived in the chateau grounds!

    Have you ever had any famous guests staying?
    We're not aware of any famous guests but with the many fabulous wines and vineyards in the area, there are plenty of distractions to ensure a peaceful, relaxing holiday!

    What’s the strangest or most difficult guest request you’ve ever received?
    Our original french wifi code - all 50 characters(!), has proved challenging for some! Luckily, we have since managed to choose something more simple!

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

    Kayaking down the Loire is a breathtaking experience!

    Really see?
    Turn left out of the chateau for endless fields of sunflowers! And of course the many magnificent chateaux of the Loire.

    Lastly, what insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?
    Enjoy the quiet country lanes directly from the chateau by bicycle or of course as a leisurely walk.

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    Reviews

    • A wonderful holiday!

      Posted by Anonymous guest on 16/05/2014

      A wonderful holiday! Excellent facilities, especially pool, garden/grounds. Well equipped and wonderful for children. We really appreciated the space and different things to do. All in all a perfect holiday - would definitely like to return! Thank you!

    • A perfect place to have a perfect holiday!

      Posted by Walker Family on 16/05/2014

      We couldn't have asked for more - a perfect place to have a perfect holiday! -

    • What a fabulous setting! No Rating

      Posted by Anonymous guest on 16/05/2014

      What a fabulous setting for my 40th birthday! Had a great stay! Fell in love with Thierry! Thank you so much!

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