Chateau Drades

Sleeps: 14 Bedrooms: 7 Bathrooms: 7
Sleeps: 14 Bedrooms: 7 Bathrooms: 7


Wedding Venue

Early Bird Offer! Book by 31st of Jan for:

  • Airport Lounge Passes
  • Champagne Reception 
  • Welcome Hamper 

T&Cs apply

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 3 swimming pools, a jacuzzi, a sauna, and a fitness room are at your disposal. Reduced rates on spa services and golf are yet another courtesy included with your stay.

This 17th century chateau feels like a relaxed, traditional countryside home; you’ll love the worn wooden beams overhead and many windows. Each bedroom enjoys the added privacy of an en suite bathroom. Imagine tea outside on the terrace, a sense of complete privacy and ease (thanks, in part, to the moat surrounding the courtyard!)

If you’d like to have 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 the Loire Valley is all around...though you needn't leave the estate if you choose!

Oliver Approved

What Oliver loves…

  • This chateau in the Loire Valley is part of a golf resort with an 18-hole course. You have free access to the spa, and reduced rates for golfing.
  • If you have a large group, 2 additional apartments are available to rent.
  • The restaurant on-site is happy to cater your stay.

What you should know…

  • You have access to both the indoor and outdoor pools at the nearby hotel, as there is no private pool.
  • This property may not suit groups with lots of children or the elderly, as all bedrooms are upstairs.

Property Features

Heated Pool Indoor Pool Internet Hot Tub Pets Welcome Ideal for Parties All Bedrooms En-Suite Stag/Hen Allowed Cable TV Spa/Massage Sauna/Steam Gym/Fitness Room Games Room Indoor Games DVD Working Fireplace Heating Conference Facilities

* The Chateau can be rented as the Chateau Drades Estate with 2 additional apartments for groups of up to 34 people.

- Guests are entitled to reduced rates at Espace Détente of Les Dryades Spa.


About the surrounding area of Chateau Drades
Walkable Village Walkable 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. You will also benefit from special rates to play on the 18-hole golf course. 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 1 km)


Best Suited For: All Ages
Cot(s) High Chair(s)


Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • The restaurant of the resort can prepare buffets during your stay

- Breakfasts can be ordered (€12/person) a few days before your stay in Chateau Drades and can be served in the Chateau.
- In the resort, there are two restaurants: a gourmet restaurant and a bistro-style restaurant.
- Golf buggies can also be rented if you wish to go from the chateau to the hotel without using your car.
- A cleaning service can also be ordered.

To arrange any of these services, and more, contact Oliver's VIP Concierge Team.

Enjoy gourmet dining experiences with our new Chef Service!
We’re now offering our customers the chance to enjoy some unforgettable eats with our new Chef Service! Choose from booking a single sumptuous meal with a private chef for that special occasion, or hire a chef to cook your meals for all or part of your holiday - it’s as flexible as it is delicious.

A) Single Meal Service: A chef will travel to this villa and whip up a fantastic meal for you and your guests. The chef will arrive with all the necessary ingredients as well as the talent to turn them into something unforgettable. They’ll serve the meal and clear up afterwards - an easy and entertaining way to enjoy a top quality meal in your very own villa!

B) Full Chef Service: If you really want to kick back and relax, we can arrange for a chef to cater for the duration of your holiday (or part of it). With a range of options from simple family catering to full-on haute cuisine, we can organise a meal plan and a price to suit your needs. So why worry about self-catering when you can have everything taken care of?

Of course, before booking this service, we suggest you contact the property owner as they might already offer a similar cook or chef service in-house. To find out more simply visit

Event information

Chateau Drades is an idyllic wedding property. Situated in the heart of the French countryside, this exceptional estate enjoys calm, tranquility and charm serving as the perfect location for your special day or notable celebration.

The Chateau can host up to 150 guests outdoors for an al fresco occasion. The front courtyard or in the park, both serve as a picturesque setting. Additionally, a marquee can be organised, alongside all the necessary chairs and tables. Alternatively, there is a capacity for 30-35 guests for a seated indoor event.

For those desiring a more traditional affair, there is a beautiful chapel a few hundred metres away from the chateau if you would like to hold a wedding ceremony.

Close to the chateau there is a hotel with plenty of additional accommodation for all your guests, family and friends who are wanting to share this memorable event.

The owners have assisted and hosted many glamorous events at Chateau Drades and are willing to help with any questions you may have. They can recommend a caterer, marquee company, photographer and any other services you may require.

Please do not hesitate to contact the Oliver's Travel team or our wedding consultant to find out about rates and availability.

Please note any event rental may be subject to additional charges (that will be pre-agreed) on top of the published rental amount. This is to cover the extra costs associated with putting on a wedding. Please contact for further details.

Terms & Conditions



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. If you require logs for the kitchen fireplace then this is 50 euros additional.
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.
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.
End of stay cleaning included? Cleaning included at the beginning and at the end of your stay.
Other Ts and Cs - 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.

Rental Rates

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 14 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
December 16th 2017 - December 30th 2017 £2,473.40 £2,987.37 £4,935.72
December 30th 2017 - June 29th 2018 £1,841.18 £2,221.17 £3,649.10
June 29th 2018 - August 30th 2018 £2,318.12 £2,795.13 £4,580.79
August 30th 2018 - December 8th 2018 £1,841.18 £2,221.17 £3,649.10
December 8th 2018 - December 29th 2018 £2,473.40 £2,987.37 £4,935.72
December 29th 2018 - June 19th 2019 £1,841.18 £2,221.17 £3,649.10

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 14 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
December 16th 2017 - December 30th 2017 €2,711.20 €3,225.17 €5,410.26
December 30th 2017 - June 29th 2018 €2,018.20 €2,398.19 €3,999.94
June 29th 2018 - August 30th 2018 €2,541.00 €3,018.01 €5,021.20
August 30th 2018 - December 8th 2018 €2,018.20 €2,398.19 €3,999.94
December 8th 2018 - December 29th 2018 €2,711.20 €3,225.17 €5,410.26
December 29th 2018 - June 19th 2019 €2,018.20 €2,398.19 €3,999.94

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 14 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
December 16th 2017 - December 30th 2017 $3,195.39 $3,709.36 $6,376.46
December 30th 2017 - June 29th 2018 $2,378.62 $2,758.61 $4,714.27
June 29th 2018 - August 30th 2018 $2,994.78 $3,471.79 $5,917.92
August 30th 2018 - December 8th 2018 $2,378.62 $2,758.61 $4,714.27
December 8th 2018 - December 29th 2018 $3,195.39 $3,709.36 $6,376.46
December 29th 2018 - June 19th 2019 $2,378.62 $2,758.61 $4,714.27

The 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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  • A wonderful experience staying at this 14th Century Chateau

    Created on 15/09/2016

    Everything was 100%. We can thoroughly recommend the whole experience, staying at the magnificent 14th century Chateau which was a joy; enjoying the beautiful grounds and a quality breakfast and evening dinner at the nearby golf resort. We also enjoyed a full day in the spa and swimming for an additional 10 euros.

  • Excellent Chateau

    Created on 30/03/2016

    Great house, lots of space and rooms with bathrooms, ideal for groups or families

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