Chateau Drades Estate

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Sleeps: 28 Bedrooms: 14 Bathrooms: 10
Oliver Approved

Overview

Wedding Venue Recommended Pool Ideal for Kids Hot Tub Walk to Village

This ivy-covered château 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 château 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 and special rates for treatments are yet another courtesy included with your stay.

The estate includes both the main château with seven bedrooms, and two separate apartments in the right wing. The 17th century building 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 just 2 kilometres down the road and we recommend Parc des Parelles for hiking. The nearest major town is La Châtre, 12km away, where you can explore the dear boutiques and restaurants. The beauty of Loire Valley is all around...though you needn't leave the resort if you choose!

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • The 14-person rate includes the main château only whilst the 28-person rate also features two apartments - see the Features tab for full details
  • You have complimentary access to both the indoor and outdoor pools at the estate's hotel, as well as the spa (treatments are payable and should be booked in advance)
  • The hotel offers château residents green fees for both 18-hole and 9-hole golf at their course
  • If guests wish to create a tab for extra services (meals, spa treatments, golf, maid service etc) then a credit card guarantee can be taken at the beginning of your stay 

Property Features

Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Indoor Pool Shared Pool Internet Hot Tub BBQ Tennis Court Bicycles Provided Spa/Massage Sauna/Steam Gym/Fitness Room Games Room Indoor Games Pool/Snooker DVD Working Fireplace Heating Conference Facilities Caretaker/Owner on Site

1)    Main Château Only: 14 guests (7 bedrooms)
2)    Château and Apartments: 28 guests (14 bedrooms)


Main Château Interior

Ground Floor

-    Traditional living and dining room with fireplace and antique furnishings
-    Second lounge
-    Kitchen, well-equipped plus back kitchen
-    Billiard room
-    Guest WCs

First Floor

-    Bedroom (75m2) with double bed (2mx2m) and private bathroom with bath/shower and WC
-    Bedroom (80m2) with double bed (2mx2m) and private bathroom with shower and WC
-    Bedroom with double bed and private bathroom with shower and WC
-    Bedroom (65m2) with double bed and private bathroom with shower and WC
-    Bedroom (75m2) with four poster double bed and private bathroom with bath/shower and WC
-    Sauna

Second Floor

-    Bedroom (70m2) with double bed (2mx2m) and private bathroom with bath/shower and separate WC
-    Bedroom with double bed (2mx2m) and private bathroom with jet shower, jacuzzi bath and separate WC
-    Lounge with piano, TV and DVD player and access to two terraces

Apartment 1 Interior (upper right-wing of château)

-    Lounge-dining room with TV and DVD player
-    Kitchen, fully-equipped
-    5 bedrooms
-    2 bathrooms
-    WC

Apartment 2 Interior (right-wing of château)

-    Living room with TV
-    Kitchen, fully-equipped
-    2 bedrooms
-    1 bathroom
-    WC

Outside Grounds


-    BBQ (on request)
-    Terraces

Facilities

-    Wi-Fi
-    Heating
-    Sauna
-    TV and DVD player
-    Pool table
-    Hotel’s spa
-    Hotel’s indoor swimming pool
-    Hotel’s outdoor swimming pool
-    Hotel’s tennis courts
-    Hotel’s 18-hole golf course
-    Bike rental

Location

About the surrounding area of Chateau Drades Estate
Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Stalking/Hunting Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Located in the heart of France in the Indre department (near the border with Cher), in an area rich with cultural and historical heritage and green landscapes, Château Drades is undoubtedly an exceptional place where tradition and romanticism combine.

The château is situated in the first line of a stunning golf course. A few hundred metres from the château, the modern hotel features a spa with a swimming pool, a bar and restaurants.

The château is based in a small town where you will find a small supermarket and a restaurant. There is also an excellent equestrian centre just 2km away.

The local town of La Châtre is only 12km by car, an especially lovely place on a Saturday morning with the weekly Farmer’s market. It’s a picturesque with half-timbered houses as well as beautifully preserved historic buildings and it is most known for its connections to the female author George Sand (there is a good museum in the town all about the 19th century writer’s life). 

The home of George Sand in the pretty village of Nohant-Vic also attracts a lot of visitors – it’s a beautiful French manor house and she completed many of her most important works here. Another great place to visit is Maison de Jour de Fête (7km), a museum dedicated to the work of Jacques Tati, a famous French director.

There are many more activities in the region including fantastic cycling trails and wonderful hiking. The reception desk will inform you about them and will give you a list of activities.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Limoges International Airport

(125km)

Nearest Ferry port Ouistreham/Caen

(450km)

Nearest Village

(1km)

Nearest Town/City La Châtre

(12km)

Nearest Restaurant At the hotel or in local village

(Short walk )

Nearest Bar/Pub At the hotel

(Short walk)

Nearest Golf 18-hole course at the hotel

(Short walk )

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

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

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

Onsite Facilities

  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Tennis Court
  • Bicycles Provided
  • Games Room
  • Indoor Games
  • Pool/Snooker
  • DVD

Services Available

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

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Spa Treatments Available
  • 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 (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
- Green fees are available for use of the golf-course (18-hole and 9-hole fees)
- Daily maid service can be arranged
- A private chef can be arranged
- A BBQ can be provided free of charge on request
- Tennis courts can be rented free of charge from hotel reception
- Bikes can be rented from the hotel reception
- Guests have complimentary access to the hotel's outdoor and indoor swimming pool
- 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 www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Event information

This picturesque ivy clad château, with elegant oak beamed interiors, is tucked away within a copse of trees and topiary. It’s a romantic and traditional wedding venue in the Loire Valley, set within 180 acres of lush golf course with all the atmosphere of a countryside home but with added luxuries such as heated pool, jacuzzi and games room.

For a more traditional ceremony, there is a chapel a short distance away while a lavish reception can be held beneath a marquee in the grounds or splendid parkland. Family and friends will love being able to stay late for the dancing as there is a large hotel very nearby.

Wedding Reception
A marquee, set up next to the château in the grounds, can host a reception for up to 150 guests.

Inside the château the dining room could seat 35 guests for an indoor reception.

Dancing can take place inside the hired marquee or in the ground floor lounge of the château, music playing as late as you like with no noise restrictions at this venue.

Wedding Ceremony
The ceremony could take place in the grounds of the château or in the same locations as the reception.

There is also a chapel very nearby where up to 100 guests could be hosted.

Where to Stay
14 guests are able to sleep in the château and a total of 28 people across the whole estate including the apartments.

Nearby, a few hundred metres away, is the estate's hotel which could accommodate up to 170 further guests.

Wedding Planning
If assistance with event planning is required, the client may arrange to use their own.

Catering
The owners can recommend local caterers or clients may arrange their own.

Other information
The venue can supply table and chairs for to up to 40 people, more could be hired.

There is an option to set up a hired marquee either in the château grounds or in the nearby parkland.

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 €800 paid to the chateau before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 3.00 p.m.
Departure time 11.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes (changed once a week).
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the chateau. If accepted, a pet supplement may apply (paid locally).
Changeover day Saturday (other days on request, subject to availability).
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.
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.
Heating costs included? Yes. If you require logs for the kitchen fireplace then this is an extra €50, payable locally.
Pool towels included? Pool towels are available in the spa.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are on request only and subject to prior arrangement with the owner and additional charges.
Other Ts and Cs A representative will meet you on arrival and will be available throughout your stay if you have any questions.
Other Ts and Cs The 14-person rate includes the main château only whilst the 28-person rate also features two apartments - see the Features tab for full details.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 28 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Nov 18th 2019 - Dec 7th 2019 £3,132 £3,734 £4,337 £4,940 £5,560
Dec 7th 2019 - Dec 28th 2019 - - - - £7,169
Dec 28th 2019 - Jun 26th 2020 £3,132 £3,676 £4,221 £4,766 £5,560
Jun 26th 2020 - Aug 27th 2020 - - - - £6,839
Aug 27th 2020 - Dec 5th 2020 £3,132 £3,734 £4,337 £4,940 £5,560
Dec 5th 2020 - Dec 26th 2020 - - - - £7,169
Dec 26th 2020 - May 21st 2021 £3,132 £3,676 £4,221 £4,766 £5,560

Prices based on an occupancy of 28 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Nov 18th 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 - May 21st 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
Nov 18th 2019 - Dec 7th 2019 $3,799 $4,401 $5,004 $5,606 $6,744
Dec 7th 2019 - Dec 28th 2019 - - - - $8,695
Dec 28th 2019 - Jun 26th 2020 $3,799 $4,343 $4,888 $5,433 $6,744
Jun 26th 2020 - Aug 27th 2020 - - - - $8,295
Aug 27th 2020 - Dec 5th 2020 $3,799 $4,401 $5,004 $5,606 $6,744
Dec 5th 2020 - Dec 26th 2020 - - - - $8,695
Dec 26th 2020 - May 21st 2021 $3,799 $4,343 $4,888 $5,433 $6,744

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

Reviews

  • 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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