Chateau Drades

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Sleeps: 14 Bedrooms: 7 Bathrooms: 7


Wedding Venue Pool Pets Welcome Hot Tub Walk to Village All Bedrooms En-Suite 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 2 swimming pools (indoord and outdoor), 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.

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 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

Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Indoor Pool Shared Pool Internet Hot Tub All Bedrooms En-Suite 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.




About the surrounding area of Chateau Drades
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 1 km)


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
  • Access to the spa can be pre-booked at reduced rates

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. 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!

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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



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. 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 based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Aug 18th 2019 - Aug 29th 2019 £2,483 £2,971 £3,460 £3,948 £4,906
Aug 29th 2019 - Dec 7th 2019 £1,972 £2,361 £2,750 £3,139 £3,908
Dec 7th 2019 - Dec 28th 2019 £2,649 £3,176 £3,702 £4,228 £5,286
Dec 28th 2019 - Jun 26th 2020 £1,972 £2,361 £2,750 £3,139 £3,908
Jun 26th 2020 - Aug 27th 2020 £2,483 £2,971 £3,460 £3,948 £4,906
Aug 27th 2020 - Dec 5th 2020 £1,972 £2,361 £2,750 £3,139 £3,908
Dec 5th 2020 - Dec 26th 2020 £2,649 £3,176 £3,702 £4,228 £5,286
Dec 26th 2020 - Feb 18th 2021 £1,972 £2,361 £2,750 £3,139 £3,908

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Aug 18th 2019 - Aug 29th 2019 €2,602 €3,090 €3,579 €4,067 €5,141
Aug 29th 2019 - Dec 7th 2019 €2,067 €2,456 €2,845 €3,234 €4,096
Dec 7th 2019 - Dec 28th 2019 €2,776 €3,302 €3,829 €4,355 €5,540
Dec 28th 2019 - Jun 26th 2020 €2,067 €2,456 €2,845 €3,234 €4,096
Jun 26th 2020 - Aug 27th 2020 €2,602 €3,090 €3,579 €4,067 €5,141
Aug 27th 2020 - Dec 5th 2020 €2,067 €2,456 €2,845 €3,234 €4,096
Dec 5th 2020 - Dec 26th 2020 €2,776 €3,302 €3,829 €4,355 €5,540
Dec 26th 2020 - Feb 18th 2021 €2,067 €2,456 €2,845 €3,234 €4,096

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Aug 18th 2019 - Aug 29th 2019 $2,887 $3,375 $3,864 $4,352 $5,704
Aug 29th 2019 - Dec 7th 2019 $2,293 $2,682 $3,071 $3,460 $4,544
Dec 7th 2019 - Dec 28th 2019 $3,080 $3,606 $4,133 $4,659 $6,146
Dec 28th 2019 - Jun 26th 2020 $2,293 $2,682 $3,071 $3,460 $4,544
Jun 26th 2020 - Aug 27th 2020 $2,887 $3,375 $3,864 $4,352 $5,704
Aug 27th 2020 - Dec 5th 2020 $2,293 $2,682 $3,071 $3,460 $4,544
Dec 5th 2020 - Dec 26th 2020 $3,080 $3,606 $4,133 $4,659 $6,146
Dec 26th 2020 - Feb 18th 2021 $2,293 $2,682 $3,071 $3,460 $4,544

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

Owner Profile

Château Drades 

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 people are able to sleep in the château and a total of 31 people across the whole estate. 

Nearby, a few hundred metres away, is a hotel which could accommodate up to 170 more guests. 

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

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.



  • Magnifique!

    Created on 21/07/2019

    20 adults and 6 children have spent a wonderful week at Chateau Drades. The chateau itself, the setting, the facilities, the golf complex have all been superb! magnifique!

  • 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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