Chateau Des Poetes Keep

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Sleeps: 10 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 3
Oliver Approved


Recommended Pool Chateaux & Castles Great Value
Heritage Collection
Ideal for Kids Walk to Village Ideal for Parties Stag/Hen Allowed


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An extraordinary 900-year old chateau in the Pays de Loire with luxury accommodations and a picturesque setting outside a pretty village: this historic castle sets the scene for magical family holidays.

While the main castle is both a B&B and the owner’s residence, the two wings can be rented independently or together as a venue. This particular wing - The Chateau des Poetes Keep- dates back to the 13th century and is artfully designed. Ornate wallpaper, rich tapestries, antique furnishings, and chandeliers decorate the four floors, including five sumptuous bedrooms with luxury bedding and gorgeous valley views.

Dinners at home are quite special in the medieval dining room beside the Gothic fireplace (wood included!), and the library, piano, billiard table, and games make it easy to stay entertained indoors.

The 15 hectares of parkland are filled with exotic trees imported from all over the world. Guests will also love the private pond, shared pool, and a vibrant French garden, complete with ancient castle ruins.

The famous Puy du Fou is a must see. It’s been named the 2nd most popular theme park in France next to Disneyland Paris and is just 8km away!

The owners live in the main part of the castle and they rent 2 historical wings of the large castle: the XVIIth century Chateau Des Poets Keep and (or) the medieval Chateau des Poetes Pavillion. Each house has its independent entrance, a private garden or terrace. Please contact us for further details.

Good news! For a little extra, this property can be booked as a Vill’otel

Yey! Wait… what is that?
It’s the perfect combo of the privacy of your own personal villa, with all the luxury and convenience of a hotel.

What can be arranged?
Breakfast, cleaning, welcome drinks and hamper, plus more! Check the 'Extras' tab for all the details.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • The pool is shared with the B&B in the main castle and the Chateau Des Poetes Pavilion – its open from June to September
  • The Keep can be rented together with the Chateau Des Poetes Pavillion as a stunning wedding venue accommodating up to 130 guests. Please enquire
  • Please note that the chateau is only available for periods of 7 days. Short-breaks and other periods may be possible on request.

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 Saltwater Pool Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ TV Games Room Indoor Games DVD Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating Conference Facilities Caretaker/Owner on Site Waterfront

Ground Floor
Access is through a few steps, leading into a magnificent medieval dining room with antique wallpapers and a gothic large working fireplace (wood is provided!). This is also a cosy rest-room with a nice library, piano and billiard table, as well as a tranquility salon offering a pleasurable moment of relaxation. The kitchen is well equipped for 10 people, offering a splendid view over the charming, sheltered french garden, enhanced by colourful flowers and a trellis laced with climbing roses.

First Floor (sleeps 2)
This enchanting medieval suite features a splendidly painted domed ceiling, a large bed (160cx200 cm) with en-suite bathroom with a nice, romantic view. It comprises of an Italian shower, a bathtub and a separate toilet.

Second Floor (sleeps 4)
Here you will find 2 connecting rooms: the Maillé suite and the Chevaliers room. The former boasts a large double bed (which can be transformed into 2 beds) whereas the latter has 2 single beds. There is also a  shared bathroom with bathtub with separate shower and 2 WCs.

Third Floor (sleeps 4)
This level features an extremely refined apartment made up of 2 connecting rooms: the Belle Ecossaise suite and the Duguesclin room. The former has is large room with a king size bed (can be separated into 2 singles) whereas the latter is a smaller room with a king size bed and a large en-suite bathroom with two sinks, a bathtub with shower and a separate toilet.

- Top quality bedding, blankets and sheets
- Telephone
- Television
- Free WIFI
- Dishwasher, large professional oven, refrigerator, microwave, expresso coffee machine, tea kettle, etc.
- Separate laundry room with washing machine and dryer
- Central heating
- Wood for the fireplace
- Baby cot
- High chair
- One charcoal and one gas BBQ
- Shared heated saltwater pool with security gate, open June to end of September


About the surrounding area of Chateau Des Poetes Keep
Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Golf Nearby Fishing Tourist Towns & Villages
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There is a village close by where you will find a bakery, chemistry and supermarket (open every day till 7.30 p.m and on Sunday morning).

There is a tennis court in the village which is within walking distance. There are excellent golf courses and horse riding possibilities within 15-25 minutes from the castle. 

If you wish to try local restaurants, we recommend taking a short trip to La Bergelière (menus from 20 euros per person), Les 3 Piliers (5 km) or Auberge du Mont Mercure (2km).

On your request we can arrange grocery delivery directly at the chateau! 

Did you book tickets for the famous puy du fou situated at 8 km? It is a must and we can help you get the ticklets for the night show.

Nantes International airport is 70 km away. Trips to the famous Loire chateaux and vineyards are also possible.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Nantes Atlantique

(90 km)

Nearest Village

(0.5 km)

Nearest Shop Bakery and supermarket

(0.5 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub

(0.5 km)

Nearest Golf

(7 km)

Nearest Restaurant


Nearest Tennis



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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Best Suited For: Teens
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens



Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • Fishing
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Games Room
  • Indoor Games
  • DVD
  • Waterfront

Services Available

  • Breakfast Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available


Oliver's Extras

  • Yoga Classes Available
  • Spa Treatments Available
  • Breakfast Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available
  • Fridge-stocking Available
Good news! 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

If you’d like to book the Vill’otel serviced option, contact us on 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.

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.

Extras available at this property:

- Breakfast
- Pre-stocked fridge
- Sparkling wine or local wine
- Maid service
- Babysitting
- Bike hire
- Lunch or Dinner
- Candlelight dinner served in the historical dining room
- Renaissance-style costume dinner served in the castle
- Wine-Tasting
- Yoga 
- Massages 

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

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.

Weddings are not permitted. Other 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 €500 (holiday rental) or €800 (wedding) charged to client’s credit card by the owner upon arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection (any outstanding charges above this amount will also be charged to the credit card).
Arrival time 3.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes (except heating in winter - see below).
Linen & towels included? Yes (part of the 'End of Stay Cleaning' fee).
Pets welcome? Dogs may be permitted on request only and with prior agreement with the owner. If accepted, a pet supplement of €50 per dog per week will apply (payable locally).
End of stay cleaning included? Extra €180 per week. 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.
Smoking Allowed? No.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, personal belongings, personal liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Heating costs included? Extra €200 per week in winter months, payable locally.
Changeover day Flexible.
Tax French Visitors Tax payable locally (typically costs approximately between €1-€5 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
Other Ts and Cs Extra beds are available on request at a charge of approximately €80 per bed per adult/child per week (payable locally).
Pool opening dates? The heated swimming pool is shared with other guests and is open approximately June to end-September, 9.00 am to 7.00 pm. Please note that small children must be under full parental control and responsibility. Please note that pool opening dates/times are subject to local weather conditions and pool maintenance requirements and that cooler months may not be suitable for swimming.
Minimum stay 7 nights. Short-breaks are possible on request only (excluding mid-July to mid-August) - please enquire.
Other Ts and Cs The owners request peace and quiet in front of other guests at any time.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that bikes (and cycling) are not allowed on the property.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any other special events are on request only and subject to prior arrangement with the owner and additional charges.
Pool towels included? Yes, one pool towel per person.
Pool heating charge? Included. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Dec 9th 2023 - Jan 1st 2024 £3,493
Jan 1st 2024 - Dec 30th 2024 £3,493
Dec 30th 2024 - Jun 11th 2025 £3,493

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Dec 9th 2023 - Jan 1st 2024 €3,820
Jan 1st 2024 - Dec 30th 2024 €3,820
Dec 30th 2024 - Jun 11th 2025 €3,820

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Dec 9th 2023 - Jan 1st 2024 $4,115
Jan 1st 2024 - Dec 30th 2024 $4,115
Dec 30th 2024 - Jun 11th 2025 $4,115

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.


  • We felt we walked into a dream

    on 29/09/2023

    The grounds are absolutely gorgeous as well and the scent of fresh grass and beautiful flowers filled the air as we walked towards the terrace. Sandria greeted us at once with a warm kiss on the cheek and introductions to her 2 faithful dog companions.
    The Keep is in exceptional condition with every detail arranged for a supremely comfortable stay within it’s ancient historic walls. We slept like a King & Queen on the plush mattress & bedding and awoke under the magnificent dome that spans the bedroom and it’s flower patterned ceiling. This exceptional place & property has brought tears to my eyes with it’s peace & beauty and we couldn’t be happier!!

  • Brought tears to my eyes!

    on 29/09/2023

    We felt we walked into a dream as we arrived and the Castle & Keep came into view! The grounds are absolutely gorgeous as well and the scent of fresh grass and beautiful flowers filled the air as we walked towards the terrace. Sandria greeted us at once with a warm kiss on the cheek and introductions to her 2 faithful dog companions. The Keep is in exceptional condition with every detail arranged for a supremely comfortable stay within its ancient historic walls. We slept like a King and Queen on the plush mattress and bedding and awoke under the magnificent dome that spans the bedroom and its flower patterned ceiling. This exceptional place and property has brought tears to my eyes with its peace and beauty and we couldn't be happier!!

  • Excellent

    on 18/04/2023

    Great experience! Everything was excellent! The organization, the information provided by the Oliver's travel team. The Chateau was fantastic and my family and I have spend a magic time there. Thank you!

  • Excellent

    on 18/04/2023

    Great experience! Everything was excellent! The organization, the information provided by the Oliver's travel team. The Chateau was fantastic and my family and I have spend a magic time there. Thank you!

  • Magical!

    on 17/10/2022

    Of our entire stay in Europe this was absolutely without a doubt the best part of it . the castle is magical and the rooms well decorated and good bedding. the hosts were very responsive and helpful. thank you for a lovely stay !!

  • Outstanding Holiday!

    on 03/07/2018

    Overall experience. Accommodation was excellent. Both Erika and Patrice were extremely helpful in providing advice and suggestions. We decided to go ahead with the dinner option at the chateau as outlined in their brochure which proved extremely enjoyable!

  • Oliver's Travels is the one for me

    on 02/09/2017

    The customer service we received from Oliver's Travels was second to none! Excellent communication.... lovely touches .... we received a goody box of travel essentials and a cookery book after our return! They stayed in regular touch with us in the lead up to our holiday and helped to build the excitement. I actually don t want to use another travel company ever again! Perfect accommodation, perfect hospitality and perfect customer service at a reasonable price. What more could any traveller want?

  • A perfect holiday

    Created on 31/08/2017

    Thank you so much for the fabulous cookery book which we received this morning! We are really overwhelmed by the excellent customer service you have provided. The holiday was perfect. (Secretly hoping it can be our wedding venue one day, but I will have to wait for him to pop the question first!)

  • Is this a Dream?

    on 21/08/2017

    Just to say we arrived at the Chateau and we are absolutely in love with the place. We cannot rave enough about it and keep pinching ourselves to make sure it's real.
    Thank you for all your help and the excellent customer service we have had from the Oliver's Travels Team.

  • A wonderful experience

    on 14/06/2017

    Thank you for making our stay such a wonderful experience. The accommodation and the atmosphere in the Keep was far beyond our expectations - the four grandchildren absolutely loved it especially climbing to the top of the tower. The swimming pool was also a big hit and the freedom of the grounds and walking to the village by themselves. Your hospitality and generosity was amazing. After our disastrous journey from England you helped in every way that you could. You arranged local car hire for us, taking us to collect the cars and when one of my friends came to visit and became quite ill, you did your best to get help for us. I would no hesitation whatsoever in recommending your Chateau to our friends and family and I believe that my husband and son-in-law have both put positive reports on Trip Advisor for you. Many thanks again.

  • Beautiful castle & grounds

    on 10/01/2017

    My family and I (10 people total) stayed in the Keep for a week. The castle is beautiful and the grounds are very well maintained. The hosts were as nice as they could be and were very attentive to our needs. They even invited us into their home for a tour of the property, treats, and an evening of music played by a local pianist. It was a very memorable experience and my son got to wake up on his 13th birthday in a real castle.

  • Wonderful castle

    on 21/02/2016

    Impressive accomodation which feels like you're living in a museum. If you stay on the top floor, there are lots of stairs but that's what you expect in a medieval castle.
    Beautiful setting and would definitely recommend the property. Lots to do in the area especially for kids. I'd highly recommend puy du fou. It was a fantastic holiday.

  • Wonderful week

    on 18/09/2015

    Many thanks for making our stay such a memorable time we all enjoyed your wonderful chateau and the warm welcome and help you both gave us all.Even the weather was good to us ! The birthday meal and setting was superb . Thank you again.

  • A French Castle, Now Open To All

    on 09/07/2015

    As bed-and-breakfasts go, it cuts a striking figure, with its towers and medieval tapestries and ancestral portraits, set among trees imported from around the world in the early 1800s, including American cedars and sequoias.

    The castle is filled with upholstered chairs, chandeliers, richly decorated wallpaper and fancy clocks. There was a statuette of a tiger under an oil painting of the Madonna and Child, flanked by Chinese urns. In one room there was a rather severe-looking portrait of an ancestor, Stanslas Vignial, the president of the royal court in Bordeaux in the mid-1800s, imposing in black-and-crimson jurist robes.

  • Beautiful chateau in lovely surrounding

    on 09/05/2014

    15 of us stayed here for a week 9 adults and 6 kids
    Absolutely faultless in every way
    The downstairs apartment was totally accessible with a large wet room and a small kitchenette
    The main kitchen had everything we needed for our stay and all rooms were sufficient to house 4 families/couples
    Our hosts were helpful if somewhat aloof which suited us fine
    And even though there were guests staying in the rest of the château it was very quiet at night
    The pool area was perfect and each day we ate great fresh food in various parts of the castle grounds without problem or hindrance
    The gardens are superb with some huge trees and lovely walks
    All in all a great place to spend some time with family and friends .

  • Chateau des Poetes Keep

    on 11/09/2012

    We really enjoyed our stay - a fantastic opportunity to stay in such a historic building

  • We have had a wonderful time

    on 27/06/2010

    Thank you so much for making your extraordinary home available for us to share. Christmas 2009 is one of our most memorable thanks to your amazing castle. We have had a wonderful time and congratulations on doing such a fabulous jobin restoring the building so fabulously well.

  • Our wedding

    on 25/06/2010

    Thank you so much for allowing us to hold our wedding at your beautiful home. Your stunning chateau was matched with your wonderful hospitality.

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