Chateau Drades Estate

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Sleeps: 28 Bedrooms: 14 Bathrooms: 10
Oliver Approved


Wedding Venue Recommended Pool Hot Tub Walk to Village Ideal for Parties Stag/Hen Allowed

This ivy-covered chateau in the Loire Valley is nestled among a copse of trees, but it’s far from remote. Here, set within a 180 acre golf resort, you can host a truly sublime retreat. Guests of the chateau can take advantage of the hotel spa nearby for free, where an indoor pool, an outdoor pool, a jacuzzi, a sauna, and a fitness room are at your disposal. free access to the spa services are yet another courtesy included with your stay.

The estate includes both the main chateau, and two separate apartments in the righthand wing. This 17th century property feels like a relaxed, traditional countryside home; you’ll love the worn wooden beams overhead and many windows. Imagine tea outside on the terrace, a sense of complete privacy and ease (thanks, in part, to the moat surrounding the courtyard!)

For an adventure, horseback riding can be found at Les Crins Blancs, 2 kms down the road. The nearest major town is La Châtre, 10 km north. Here we recommend the Parc des Parelles for hiking, or simply exploring the dear boutiques and restaurants in town. The beauty of Loire Valley is all around...though you needn't leave the resort if you choose!

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • You have access to both the indoor and outdoor pools at the nearby hotel, as there is no private pool.
  • All bedrooms are upstairs.

Property Features

Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Indoor Pool Shared Pool Internet Hot Tub Cable TV Spa/Massage Sauna/Steam Gym/Fitness Room Games Room Indoor Games DVD Working Fireplace Heating Conference Facilities

The Chateau's central part features seven bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, a kitchen, a large lounge/dining room on the ground floor, several lounges, a sauna and a pool room.

The 5 bedroom apartment which is in the Château's right wing features 3 bathrooms,2 of which are en suite, a lounge and a kitchen.

The two bedroom apartment which is also in the Château's right wing features one bathroom, a lounge/dining room and a kitchen.




About the surrounding area of Chateau Drades Estate
Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant Rural Location Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Stalking/Hunting Fishing Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
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Located in the heart of France and the Black Valley, in an area rich with cultural and historical heritage and green landscapes, Chateau Drades is undoubtedly an exceptional place where luxury and romanticism combine. 

The Chateau is situated in the first line of a stunning golf course. A few hundred metres from the Chateau, the Hotel features a Spa, a bar and several restaurants.

As residents of the Chateau, you will have free access to the Spa. The Spa features an indoor swimming pool, an outdoor swimming pool, a pool with salted water, jacuzzi, a sauna and a fitness room. Tennis courts can also be used free of charge and mountain bikes can be rented in the resort.

The Chateau is based in Pouligny Notre Dame, a small town where you will find a small supermarket and a hairdresser.

Near Chateau Drades, there are the following sports and cultural activities:
- The equestrian centre Les Crins Blancs (2 kms from the chateau)
- Maison Jour de Fête, dedicated to the famous French director Jacques Tati (6 kms from the château).
- The house of the famous female writer George Sand (12 kms from the château). 

There are many more activities in the region. The reception desk will inform you about them and will give you a list of activities.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Limoges

(Over 100 km)

Nearest Ferry port Douvres

(Over 100 km)

Nearest Village Pouligny Notre Dame

(1 km)

Nearest Town/City La Châtre

(10 km)

Nearest Restaurant On site!

(Less than 1 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub On site!

(Less than 1 km)

Nearest Golf On site!

(Less than 1km)


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: All Ages

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities

Onsite Facilities

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

Services Available

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


Oliver's Extras

  • Breakfast Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • The restaurant in the resort can prepare buffets during your stay
  • Free access to the spa and facilities, treatments can also be pre-booked at reduced rates

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):

- Breakfasts can be delivered to and served in the Chateau (€12.50 per person per day, please request in advance and there needs to be a minimum of ten people)
- In the resort, there are two restaurants: a traditional restaurant for evening meals and a bistro-style restaurant for lunch
- Golf buggies can also be rented if you wish to go from the chateau to the hotel without using your car
- Daily maid service can be arranged
- A private chef can be arranged
- A BBQ can be provided free of charge
- Tennis courts can be rented free of charge from hotel reception
- Bikes can be rented from the hotel reception
- Guests are entitled to free access and reduced rates for treatments at Espace Détente of Les Dryades Spa (spa treatments should be booked in advance)
- It is possible to have a tab to pay for most services as you use them at the hotel (by swiping a credit card on arrival). Some services may have to be paid for in advance

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and most 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

- Indoor Reception Capacity: 35
- Outdoor Reception Capacity: 100
- Ceremony: There is a church a few hundred meters from the chateau.
- Catering: The Hotel can organize your wedding cocktail in the Chateau's courtyard and your wedding dinner in the hotel's restaurant. You can also use the services of a private caterer.
Other Services: The Hotel can give you the contact details of firms which can provide several services for your wedding (flowers, marquee hire, DJ, etc).

Terms & Conditions

- A representative will meet you on arrival and will be available throughout your stay if you have any questions.

- Swimming pool towels are available at the spa.

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

Security deposit 800€.This is paid prior to arrival and will be refunded in full after departure subject to damage inspection.
Arrival time 15.00
Departure time 11.00
Energy costs included? Energy costs are included.
Linen & towels included? Bed linen & Towels are provided free of charge (changeable every 7 days).
Pets welcome? Pets will be accepted under certain conditions. Please enquire.
Changeover day Saturday. Other days are possible depending on availability. Please enquire
End of stay cleaning included? Cleaning included at the beginning and at the end of your stay.
Smoking Allowed? No smoking allowed inside the chateau.
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.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 28 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Sep 17th 2019 - Dec 7th 2019 £3,183 £3,785 £4,388 £4,991 £5,650
Dec 7th 2019 - Dec 28th 2019 - - - - £7,286
Dec 28th 2019 - Jun 26th 2020 £3,183 £3,728 £4,272 £4,817 £5,650
Jun 26th 2020 - Aug 27th 2020 - - - - £6,950
Aug 27th 2020 - Dec 5th 2020 £3,183 £3,785 £4,388 £4,991 £5,650
Dec 5th 2020 - Dec 26th 2020 - - - - £7,286
Dec 26th 2020 - Mar 20th 2021 £3,183 £3,728 £4,272 £4,817 £5,650

Prices based on an occupancy of 28 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Sep 17th 2019 - Dec 7th 2019 €3,436 €4,039 €4,641 €5,244 €6,100
Dec 7th 2019 - Dec 28th 2019 - - - - €7,865
Dec 28th 2019 - Jun 26th 2020 €3,436 €3,981 €4,525 €5,070 €6,100
Jun 26th 2020 - Aug 27th 2020 - - - - €7,503
Aug 27th 2020 - Dec 5th 2020 €3,436 €4,039 €4,641 €5,244 €6,100
Dec 5th 2020 - Dec 26th 2020 - - - - €7,865
Dec 26th 2020 - Mar 20th 2021 €3,436 €3,981 €4,525 €5,070 €6,100

Prices based on an occupancy of 28 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Sep 17th 2019 - Dec 7th 2019 $3,783 $4,385 $4,988 $5,590 $6,715
Dec 7th 2019 - Dec 28th 2019 - - - - $8,659
Dec 28th 2019 - Jun 26th 2020 $3,783 $4,327 $4,872 $5,417 $6,715
Jun 26th 2020 - Aug 27th 2020 - - - - $8,260
Aug 27th 2020 - Dec 5th 2020 $3,783 $4,385 $4,988 $5,590 $6,715
Dec 5th 2020 - Dec 26th 2020 - - - - $8,659
Dec 26th 2020 - Mar 20th 2021 $3,783 $4,327 $4,872 $5,417 $6,715

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


  • Magnifique!

    Posted by The Taylor Family on 28/07/2019

    20 adults and 6 children have spent a wonderful week at Chateau Drades Estate. We are family! The Chateau itself, the setting, the facilities, the gold complex have all been supers!

  • You’re sure to have a wonderful stay at Chateau Drades Estate!

    Posted by Jason on 26/06/2019

    We spent four nights at Chateau Drades Estate and rented out the main house, as well as the wing. We could not have been more satisfied with our stay. The house is beautiful and the bedrooms are all very comfortable. The grounds and surrounding area are also stunning, and there is convenient access to supermarkets and excellent restaurants. The manager, is incredibly friendly, attentive, and accommodating. A special shout out to the caretaker, who was also extremely helpful.

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