Chateau Des Marquis

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Sleeps: 39 - 43 Bedrooms: 20 Bathrooms: 20

Overview

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Wow Factor
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Parties

The grandness of Le Château des Marquis as you approach it is all encompassing - the sheer size of it is impressive and the excitement builds as you drive down the avenue and see the imposing façade. Welcome to Château des Marquis. Our home is your castle.

History has played an enormous part in the life of this château. Generations have come and gone, and now the aim is to give guests the ‘The Chateau Experience’ and experience historical glamour and royal charm in this palatial country residence. After many years of neglect, the new owners have taken it upon themselves to bring back the former glory of this magnificent building and recreate the luxury offered by such a beautiful estate.

The newly renovated interiors within the well-preserved façade have been redesigned to provide elegant living in a beautiful old building with modern kitchens and bathrooms, yet feeling very much part of an old world. The rooms are large with high ceilings so you enjoy the freedom of space. The furniture style is Country French, and the bathrooms are traditional, so you immediately feel you are in a lovely old Country Home.

This castle boasts 13 elegant apartments spread over three floors, where guests can live like royalty, in their own self-contained accommodation of either a studio, one- or two-bedroom apartment. The ground floor offers communal salons around a central fireplace, a large banquet hall, a chapel and a large dining area, as well as a large front terrace to enjoy the sunlight while sipping a good glass of local French wine or bubbly from the many vineyards around Saumur.

Outside in the formal gardens you can enjoy the large swimming pool, play boules in the pétanque court, find a seat to read a good book, enjoy the fruits from the orchard, smell the roses and sample herbs from the garden. In the broader grounds, you can take a walk in the forest, visit the grotto, enjoy a BBQ picnic out in the side garden, explore some caves in the moat and even find the chickens to collect some eggs.

Chateau des Marquis enjoys a fabulous location in the heart of the Loire Valley in the outskirts of a little village and just 19 km from Saumur. The Loire River is part of the UNESCO World Heritage and the whole region offers countless of places to visit, from its famous Chateaux to wine tasting tours and plenty of outdoor activities.

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What you should know…

  • The property is available for guests' exclusive use only when renting the whole chateau
  • Please note that in summer/autumn 2018 the chateau sleeps a maximum of 39 guests in 18 bedrooms and 18 bathrooms. A brand-new 2 bedroom suite will be available starting from winter 2018,  allowing up to 43 guests in 20 bedrooms and 20 bathrooms (see 'Features' tab for full details).

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ Ground Floor Bed & Bath

Chateau Interior
Summer/Autumn 2018: 39 guests/18 bedrooms/18 bathrooms
Winter 2018 and 2019: 43 guests/20 bedrooms/20 bathrooms

- 4 x studios
- 4 x 1-bedroom
- 4 x 2-bedroom
- 1 x 2-bedroom suite (available in winter 2018)
- 1 x clock tower apt, 2-bedroom + mezzanine with 3 x single beds (children)

Ground Floor

- Grand staircase and entrance
- 2 Salons with a central fireplace, library and computer
- Grand Banquet Hall with 150 seats (ideal for dinners, meetings, private functions and conferences)*
- Chateau Dining Room with 20 seats
- Chateau Kitchen
- Chapel
- Crypt (for wine-tasting)
- Chateau Office
- Cloak room
- Front terrace with patio
- Raiponce Suite with disability access (West Wing) - 45m2
- Bibliotheque 2 bedroom suite with disability access (West Wing) - 98m2

First Floor

- Ackerman 2 bedroom suite (access through West Wing staircase) - 96m2
- Marquis de Breze 2 bedroom suite (access through West Wing staircase) - 112m2
- Prince de Conde studio (access through West Wing staircase) - 55m2
- Marie suite (access through Grand staircase and lift) - interconnecting door to Suite Blandin - 61m2
- Mme Blandin suite (access through Grand staircase and lift) - interconnecting door to Suite Marie - 42m2
- Infant of Spain 1 bedroom suite (access through Grand staircase and lift) - disability access - 61m2
- Vue Foret 1 bedroom suite (access through Grand staircase and lift) - 45m2
- Bonnes Soeurs 2 bedroom suite (access through Grand staircase and lift) - 98m2

Second Floor

- Maillé de la Tour Landry 1 bedroom suite (access through lift) - 48m2
- Louis Gilbert 1 bedroom suite (access through West Wing staircase)

Third Floor

- 2 bedrooms suite (94m2) with two bathrooms (newly renovated, available from winter 2018)

*The Banquet Hall is not included in the rental prices. Supplements apply. Please enquire.

Suites
All suites are self-contained studio, one or two bedroom for self-catering. Temporary beds can be put in some Suites for extra bed space if requested, for an additional charge.
Studio Suites – all have a mini kitchenette, with a microwave/convection small oven, two induction hot plates, an extractor, a mini fridge, a small dishwasher, a single sink and washing machine/dryer (or shared) integrated into the kitchen cupboards. The king bed can be split into two single beds as standard, and the living space has seating and dining for four people. Every bathroom has a bath, shower, toilet and hand basin. Utensils provided for catering up to four people.
One Bedroom Suites – have a slightly larger kitchen than that of the studio suites, with a larger fridge.  All other items are as above. One suite is much larger, so has a full kitchen.
Two Bedroom Suites – have full kitchens with a large fridge and all larger electrical fittings and double sinks. Utensils provided for catering up to six people. Most bathrooms have a bath, although some only have a shower in the second bedroom.

Maison de Fretigny (Clock Tower) - 136m2

Independent 3-storey stand-alone suite located in the front lawns of the chateau.

- Master bedroom with en-suite bath
- 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower
- Mezzanine area with 3 single beds
- Fully equipped kitchenette
- Entertainment area

Outside Grounds
- Semi-heated swimming pool (size: 20x8 m / depth: 1.1-1.7 m) with child-safe fence (open from May to October from 9 am to 7 pm)
- French Gardens: the front lawn offers an area in which to view the moat and the front of the chateau.The main gardens are found through the main building to the back, where the area is divided into four sections – the topiary walk, the swimming pool, the orchard, and the garden walk.
- Forest: 22 acres of forest, in which our guests can take walks along the pathways and accesses that are within our guided map.  Low hanging branches and fallen trees make it a ‘nature walk’, so care needs to be taken – do so at your own risk.  Wild flowers and chestnuts can be found on the ground. A Pilgrimage Grotto is also in the forest, to view and read about.
- Change room, sunbeds and parasols
- Picnic area with 2 gas-lit BBQs
- Petanque court
- Caves: exploring the caves is a fun past time, but you will need the Caves Map to find your way around, and you need to let one of our team members know you are going down to the moat to explore. You will need to be guided in the right direction, particularly on your first visit.
- Cycling: the chateau bikes can be used on a first come, first served basis.  Cycling down to the village to collect your morning croissants or baguette for lunch is a popular thing to do. Having a coffee enroute is a very French thing to enjoy.
- The Plants: a herb garden is near the foot bridge across from the back of the chateau and guests can help themselves to what is in season, for their personal cooking pleasure. The orchard is to the back of the formal gardens, and when in season, pickings can be made by our guests of the fruit on the trees, or some of the vegetables in the veggie patch.
- Off road parking space
- The Neighbour’s pets: our neighbours have a deer and peacocks in their enclosure. They also have a donkey and a horse… Sometimes our staff will be happy to walk with you to meet the animals, but as it is private property, this is restricted to us being available to take you over to meet them.

Facilities
- LCD Flat Screen Satellite TV
- DVD player
- CD player
- I-pod docking station
- PC with internet access
- Safe
- Burglar alarm

Location

About the surrounding area of Chateau Des Marquis
Wine Tasting
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Château des Marquis is just outside a pretty village with three bars, restaurant, hairdressers and pharmacy. The nearest town is lovely Saumur, which is only 19km away.Less than an hour away you can visit the cities of Angers, Le Mans and Tours.

Centred on the mighty UNESCO World Heritage classified Loire river, guests can zig-zag through a veritable cornucopia of wonderful things to see and do from the thrill of the Le Mans racing circuit to the astonishing horsemanship of the Cadre Noire Riding School. For a family day out there is Joyful Valley Lake or the leap back in history at Saumur Castle.

The area is perfect for visiting the Loire Châteaux, for wine tasting (particularly sparkling wines) and for rambling and cycling in the National Park.

Local Amenities
Nearest Town/City Saumur

(19 km)

Nearest Village

(3 km )

Nearest Airport Tours

(60 km )

Nearest Train Station Saumur

(17 km )

Nearest Bar/Pub

(3 km )

Nearest Supermarket SuperU

(5 km)

Nearest Shop Superette

(3 km )

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

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Onsite Facilities

  • Board games
  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Heated Pool

Services Available

  • Breakfast Available
  • Chef/Cook Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Breakfast Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Extra Cleaning Available
  • Fridge-Stocking/Shopping Service Available
Good news! For a little extra, this property is available as a Vill’otel

With a vill’otel holiday, you can enjoy all these services throughout your stay:

- Daily breakfast
- Daily maid service
- Deluxe welcome hamper with local delicacies
- Welcome drinks for your group
- Fridge-stocking service
- Private chef service

Interested?
If you’d like to book the Vill’otel serviced option, contact us on villotel@oliverstravels.com for a tailor-made quote! Typical costs range between £100-£250 per person per week dependent on requirements.

Please note that all services are subject to availability and must be requested at the time of booking.

Self Catering
All suites are set up for self catering. Upon arrival you will find a ‘Welcome Basket’ filled with local produce, items to make up a simple quick meal, and things you may need for snacks after a long drive.  It means you don’t have to rush off to the supermarket to survive the night!
Breakfasts can be offered
If you let us know by 6pm the previous evening, we can arrange continental breakfast downstairs in the dining room for €15 per person between 8am-10am.  Cereals, juices, yoghurts, bakery delights, toast, hot drinks.  Or we can deliver a breakfast basket to your room.
Pre-booked grocery list
We can arrange to have items ready for your arrival in your suite.  Tick the items you would like in the room on our shopping list, and they will be waiting for you when you check in.  €25 fee for the convenience.
Meals – prebooked with local chef
We can arrange, with 24 hours notice, catered meals to be delivered to your suite.  Tick the choice of meals from our catering list with prices included.
Salons – library
The chateau computer is in the library for our guests’ use. Free Wi-Fi within the chateau, in the common rooms as well as in the suites. Board games are found in the library cupboards.

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.

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

Event information

Beautiful video by © 2017 Moon & Back!

Host your wedding or special event surrounded by historic grandeur at this impressive 16th century château with its private chapel, banquet hall and beautiful extensive grounds.

In the Loire valley, close to the riverside town of Saumur, this exceptional wedding venue is perfect at any time of year whether feasting on the finest French cuisine inside the château’s romantic interiors, dancing the night away in the old chapel or celebrating with family and friends on the formal lawns outside with a banquet gazing at the château’s magnificent façade.

Wedding Reception
The château’s banquet hall can seat up to 150 guests for a large feast or a banquet can be set up on the formal lawns for up to 400 people.

Dancing can be set up in the chapel with space for up to 180 dancing guests or in the banquet hall for up to 250 people.

A marquee is possible although it is not normally required. The château has an open frame which can be set out above the banquet tables on the formal lawns, decorated with tuile, lights and speakers (all subject to an additional cost).  

There are no time restrictions on the event although loud music outside should end by 11.00 p.m. (it can continue later in the chapel or inside the château).

Wedding Ceremony
A ceremony in the chapel would be for 130 seated guests and more standing. It is also possible to set up a beautiful ceremony on the formal lawns in front of the château for up to 400 people. Alternatively, there is space for up to 150 seated guests in front of the ancient Hunting Tower in the forest.

An English-speaking celebrant can be arranged.

Where to Stay
Up to 43 guests can stay in the château. Transportation can be arranged for guests not staying on site with various accommodation options in the area.

Wedding Planning
Guests may use the services of the château’s Events Planner or bring their own.

Catering
The château can provide a choice of external caterers to choose from or the couple may bring their own. There is a corkage fee if clients wish to bring their own wine.

In-house catering can also be organised for breakfasts and simple meals (barbecues, brunches etc) before or after the event.

Other Information
The château can be booked for events all year round.

Packages include all tables and chairs as well as floral decoration (depending on the package). Other suppliers/services can be arranged at an extra cost.

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 €1000 charged to client’s credit card by the owner upon arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner. If accepted, the owner will inform you of any restrictions within the chateau as they will only be allowed in specific suites.
Minimum stay 2 nights.
Changeover day Flexible.
Heating costs included? Yes.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m (extensions available subject to availability).
Linen & towels included? Yes, including pool towels.
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? The pool is open approximately May to October (from 9.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m) . 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.
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.
Tax French Visitors Tax payable locally (typically costs €1-€3 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
Other Ts and Cs Summer/Autumn 2018 bookings: max. 39 guests,18 bedrooms and 18 bathrooms. Winter 2018 and subsequent bookings: max 43 guests, 20 bedrooms, 20 bathrooms.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings and any special events are on request only and subject to prior arrangement with the owner and additional charges. Stag/hen parties are not allowed.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 39 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Sep 27th 2022 - Sep 29th 2022 £10,241 £15,004 £19,766 £24,528 £30,723
Sep 29th 2022 - Dec 24th 2022 £8,705 £12,597 £16,488 £20,380 £25,398
Dec 24th 2022 - Dec 31st 2022 £11,778 £17,513 £23,247 £28,982 £36,356
Dec 31st 2022 - Apr 28th 2023 £8,705 £12,597 £16,488 £20,380 £25,398
Apr 28th 2023 - Jul 29th 2023 £10,241 £15,004 £19,766 £24,528 £30,723
Jul 29th 2023 - Aug 29th 2023 £11,778 £17,513 £23,247 £28,982 £36,356
Aug 29th 2023 - Sep 28th 2023 £10,241 £15,004 £19,766 £24,528 £30,723
Sep 28th 2023 - Dec 23rd 2023 £8,705 £12,597 £16,488 £20,380 £25,398
Dec 23rd 2023 - Mar 30th 2024 £11,778 £17,513 £23,247 £28,982 £36,356

Prices based on an occupancy of 39 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Sep 27th 2022 - Sep 29th 2022 €10,750 €15,749 €20,748 €25,747 €32,250
Sep 29th 2022 - Dec 24th 2022 €9,138 €13,223 €17,308 €21,393 €26,660
Dec 24th 2022 - Dec 31st 2022 €12,363 €18,383 €24,403 €30,423 €38,163
Dec 31st 2022 - Apr 28th 2023 €9,138 €13,223 €17,308 €21,393 €26,660
Apr 28th 2023 - Jul 29th 2023 €10,750 €15,749 €20,748 €25,747 €32,250
Jul 29th 2023 - Aug 29th 2023 €12,363 €18,383 €24,403 €30,423 €38,163
Aug 29th 2023 - Sep 28th 2023 €10,750 €15,749 €20,748 €25,747 €32,250
Sep 28th 2023 - Dec 23rd 2023 €9,138 €13,223 €17,308 €21,393 €26,660
Dec 23rd 2023 - Mar 30th 2024 €12,363 €18,383 €24,403 €30,423 €38,163

Prices based on an occupancy of 39 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Sep 27th 2022 - Sep 29th 2022 $10,357 $15,173 $19,989 $24,805 $31,071
Sep 29th 2022 - Dec 24th 2022 $8,804 $12,739 $16,675 $20,610 $25,685
Dec 24th 2022 - Dec 31st 2022 $11,911 $17,711 $23,510 $29,310 $36,767
Dec 31st 2022 - Apr 28th 2023 $8,804 $12,739 $16,675 $20,610 $25,685
Apr 28th 2023 - Jul 29th 2023 $10,357 $15,173 $19,989 $24,805 $31,071
Jul 29th 2023 - Aug 29th 2023 $11,911 $17,711 $23,510 $29,310 $36,767
Aug 29th 2023 - Sep 28th 2023 $10,357 $15,173 $19,989 $24,805 $31,071
Sep 28th 2023 - Dec 23rd 2023 $8,804 $12,739 $16,675 $20,610 $25,685
Dec 23rd 2023 - Mar 30th 2024 $11,911 $17,711 $23,510 $29,310 $36,767

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.

Reviews

  • Magic

    Posted by Sasha on 12/02/2018

    Chateau des Marquis is absolutely everything I hoped it would be, and needless to say the perfect place for us to invite our family and friends from all corners of the world to come share such a special part of France for our wedding. I really can't wait for the magic to begin!

  • Incredibly High Standards

    Posted by Olivia on 21/10/2017

    Our son recently got married at Chateau des Marquis. We have a large family on both sides and we were looking for a chateau that could cater for larger weddings but within a sensible driving distance from Calais. We are pretty choosy and like 5 star accommodation. When we arrived to view this chateau my daughter in law and son immediately knew this was exactly what they wanted; newly refurbished; 5 hours from Calais and a stunning setting. Michael and Jonathan were very helpful organising and planning the wedding. We had exclusive use of the chateau for the weekend and every guest commented on the high standards of the chateau rooms and beautiful setting. Most said they would like to return for a holiday at some point. We can honestly recommend this chateau whether it's a fairy tale wedding or a week's vacation, every suite ensures a family has privacy if they need it but they are still able to share the rest of the chateau when they choose to. Michael and Jonathan are amazing hosts and did everything possible to make my son's wedding amazing. We all had a perfect wedding weekend and this comes from a very fussy large family so, if we were happy, they really have 'ticked all the boxes'. Thank you Michael Jonathan and Lou Lou.

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