Chateau Gombardy

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Sleeps: 16 - 22 Bedrooms: 11 Bathrooms: 7

Overview

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The exceptional 15th century Chateau Gombardy is located in the Loire-Anjou-Touraine national park and has been beautifully restored to its former glory. The local area is known as the “Garden of France” and is famed for its fine wines and immaculately groomed vineyards, charming villages and romantic chateaux. The ancient cities of Nantes, Saumur and Orleans are nearby and the River Loire itself is a short walk from this holiday chateau.

The Chateau Gombardy is perfect for reunions, corporate hospitality and holidays. All buildings on the estate have been fully restored to their original glory and feature modern bathrooms and central heating throughout.

The Chateau Gombardy estate is available throughout the year; there are 11 bedrooms & 7 bathrooms, sleeping up to 22 in the chateau and coach house. The swimming pool lies adjacent to the south facing orangery and there is also a brand new hard court tennis facility on site.

When booking the chateau, up to 16 guests will have access to all the public rooms on the ground floor and the 5 large en-suite bedrooms including a large en-suite tower room with a four poster king sized bed. On the top floor there are 3 twin bedrooms with one separate bathroom.

A coach house is also located within the grounds of this French holiday chateau which can be booked in conjunction with the chateau to sleep a further 6 guests across three bedrooms. 

Please note that if a group wishes to book the chateau only, the coach house is never rented to another group.

This is an exceptional place which is ideal for celebrating a special occasion with friends and family.

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…

  • Please note that only the 22 guest prices include the use of the coach house - the 16 guest prices include the chateau only
  • The coach house cannot be rented independently of the chateau

Property Features

Private Pool Heated Pool Internet BBQ Tennis Court Gym/Fitness Room Games Room Indoor Games Outdoor Games Table Tennis Table Football DVD Heating Chapel on Site

1) Chateau and Coach House - 22 guests
2) Chateau Only - 16 guests

Chateau Interior - 16 guests (8 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms)

The ground floor is elegant, yet intimate with 12' ceilings and long windows. Most walls are covered with stretched silk tissue tondu, large period mirrors over marble stone fireplaces and oil paintings adorn the walls. Most rooms have an appropriate chandelier. There is full central heating throughout, tapestries adorn the flagstone hallway and main staircase and a crystal chandelier hangs from the 32' ceiling. The well-lit salon to the left of the hall has comfortable seating in front of a working fireplace. On either side of the fireplace are two doors artfully concealed in the walnut wood panelling that leads to two rooms, one to the library/games room that has French doors opening on to the terrace and garden. The other opens to a warm television room, with a long shaped sofa on which to watch satellite TV (this can also be made into a bedroom - see below).

Adjacent is a sunny and comfortable fully equipped study that has a single sofa bed. Therefore, extra accommodation can be provided by adding a queen bed to the TV room (above) and using the sofa-bed in the study. Please note guests in the TV room would walk through the study in order to reach the WC and the separate white tiled bathroom and shower. This suite of rooms is suitable for a guest who prefers not to take the stairs to an upstairs bedroom. 

To the right of the entry hall is an elegant dining room with long mahogany table and upholstered chairs to seat 16. An enormous gilded mirror hangs above an exquisitely carved fireplace mantle of blue Belgian marble. In summer the French doors can be opened to bring in fresh breezes from the courtyard. While the dining room is the perfect venue for a dinner party, the directly adjacent Breakfast Room with its south and west facing windows is the bright and informal place for meals. With glass doors opening to a pretty terrace, and a huge stone fireplace, the aged-pine farm table can seat up to 14.

The kitchen is next to the Breakfast room and is large enough to give cookery classes. The 4'x8' granite slab, which can be used as a workspace or breakfast table, dominates the centre of the room. For barbecuing there is an open fireplace with a rotating spit, and next to it a professional-level La Cornue stove with five gas burners, a griddle and two ovens, one of which is electric.  Furthermore there is a washing machine and dryer to supplement the laundry room near the Orangery. Just off the kitchen is a WC. There is a wall mounted TV for the chef to stay abreast of the world news.

The first floor is approached either via the grand staircase from the entry hall or by a sturdy wood circular staircase with wide steps and a railing. On a landing halfway up the main staircase is an attractive guest WC. There are 5 ensuite bedrooms and each is equally luxurious with their own decorative scheme, all covered with gold silk tissue tondu, and designed for occupancy by a couple. Each room is exceptionally spacious, with high ceilings, a fireplace with a marble mantle, thick wall to wall carpeting, and lovely views of the garden or courtyard. Each bedroom is handsomely furnished with substantial pieces that include an armoire (unless there is an adjacent dressing room) chest of drawers and a seating area. All have their own en-suite bath with tub or marble stall shower, and WC. Each of the 5 bedrooms is very private, has a king-size bed and 2 of them have a small balcony overlooking the rose garden.

The fifth bedroom sometimes referred to as the "honeymoon suite" is situated in the tower between the first floor and the top floor. It has a canopied super king-sized (6'8"square) four poster bed with a large fireplace. There are steps up to an en-suite bathroom that has a shower with a separate WC and bidet. This double aspect room enjoys far reaching views of the countryside over the tops of the trees. With deep wall to wall carpeting this room is an oasis of calm.

The second floor can be reached by a circular stairway that leads from the hall on the ground floor or from the first floor. The top floor has 3 twin-bedded rooms sharing the 6th bathroom. These rooms, particularly bedroom 6, are large and well furnished.

At the end of the antique tiled passage is a very large high ceilinged room that has a multiplicity of uses. At one end there is a fully equipped kitchen that is suitable for preparation of a family meal or for a mother's help to prepare an evening supper for young children. This room is carpeted throughout, and has a large sofa, armchairs and coffee table as well as satellite TV and VCR player.

Recreational facilities at the Chateau include snooker, darts, table soccer and a selection of board games. There is a stereo/CD player and a telephone for calling throughout the property. The beams of the vaulted ceiling are said to have once been the ribs of a sailing ship; this is a remarkable piece of craftsmanship. The chateau has super-fast Wi-Fi throughout, including the swimming pool area.

Coach House Interior - 6 guests (3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom)

The spacious Coach House is a multi-purpose structure, a place for overflow guests; for a family that wants its own separate living quarters, or a very comfortable residence for staff members who accompany the group. The decor is clean and simple, the furnishings attractive and comfortable, and the overall ambiance refreshingly contemporary. Beamed ceilings and white tile floors add a country feeling to the house.

The ground floor includes a living and dining area and a well-lit conservatory with windows on all sides, permitting extensive garden views. The living room has 3 comfortable sofas. The conservatory also has a sitting area with a sofa and armchairs. The kitchen is modern and beautifully appointed and has a full array of appliances. There is a washing machine and the drier is in the conservatory. Other amenities include television with satellite reception (including CNN), full stereo system and telephone with intercom to the Chateau. There is a separate WC on the ground floor.

On the upper level are three bedrooms, two with twin beds and the third with a queen-sized bed (English king-size). The modern bathroom, tiled in white, has a tub and overhead shower.

The Coach House has its own private garden and patio area with a barbecue.

The orangery and pool are fantastic additions to the Chateau Gombardy estate. The south facing orangery receives light all day long; the 1,000 square foot structure has high ceilings, limestone floors and exposed stone walls that lie along one side of the flagstone deck surrounding the 23' x 49' pool. There are 4 arched glass doors that open onto the pool deck, allowing guests to enjoy meals there. There are many lounge chairs, a hammock and large parasols for relaxing around the pool.

The concept underlying the orangery, consistent with the theme of luxurious comfort at the chateau, is to provide every amenity one might need to spend an entire day poolside without having to return to the chateau. Amenities include a shower and WC, an exercise machine, table tennis, and a kitchen with granite counters and a two burner stove, microwave oven, dishwasher and refrigerator. For barbecuing there are two large gas grills that can be wheeled onto the pool deck. Adjacent to the orangery there is a large laundry room with two heavy duty American washing machine and two separate tumbler dryers. Also in the laundry room is a large two door refrigerator with indoor ice-maker, and an additional refrigerator for cool drinks. Ironing facilities are available in the laundry room. The orangery is multi-purpose, for example a wedding or conference could use it for cocktails or for meetings, even a dance floor at a celebratory event. You can also enjoy the brand new hard court tennis facility on site.

The Chapel has been fully restored and is located on the site of a XIth century chapel that was dedicated to St. Mark. This Chapel, an impeccably renovated little jewel of Gothic architecture with a vaulted wood ceiling and tofu stone walls, all skilfully illuminated by concealed lights installed at the top of the walls, is situated some 40 metres from the Chateau. About 50/70 people can be seated on rows of wooden pews and chairs facing the altar. On the other hand the chapel has a solemn character, a place where one may retreat for a moment of quiet reflection, the acoustics are truly remarkable for a building of this size, and it is possible to imagine you are in a huge lofty cathedral.

The gardens
are a real bonus of this chateau experience. It is an enclosed and totally private estate of sweeping lawns, fruit orchards, stands of chestnut, poplar, linden and pine trees, flower gardens and lawns dappled with shade from century old trees; a feature that makes the Chateau especially appealing is its extraordinary rose garden. The elaborate arrangement of arches, benches, shallow canals and fountains covers a huge area with more than 6,000 roses between the pool and the tall hedge that borders the front of the property. It is particularly suitable for larger social functions. The garden can be illuminated at night.

The lake
has a 25 ft. fountain that provides a focal point amongst the weeping willows. The fountains and lampposts, reminiscent of 19th century Paris, add to the old world ambiance. The fountain, in a flower garden that surrounds a gracious terrace where guests may dine outdoors, creates the sound of softly running water in the courtyard and gardens. The terrace is reached by French doors from the breakfast room. A very special feature is the opportunity to grab a chair, a book or something similar, and go and sit in the shade under a tree or out in the sun and enjoy total tranquillity.

Location

About the surrounding area of Chateau Gombardy
Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Fishing Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Nantes is 120km away and Angers, Tours and Poitiers are within a 70km radius from the chateau. Chinon is 8km away. Paris is an hour from Tours by train.

For our guests of every age and taste, there are marvellous things to see and do in and around the Chateau. There is everything from tennis, fishing and golf to visiting the Loire chateaux, vineyards and fantastic markets.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Tours 45 minutes. Angers 25 minutes 
Nearest Ferry port Caen  3 hours driving. Calais 6 hours driving 
Nearest Village Avoine 3 km Chinon 7 km
Nearest Restaurant Avoine 
Nearest Bar/Pub Avoine 
Nearest Beach Fontevraud

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.

Download our Loire Valley Travel Guide >>

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Babies & Toddlers Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

 
 
 
 

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Stair gates
  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Pool inflatables
  • Badminton
  • Boules/Petanque
  • Board games
  • Heated Pool
  • Tennis Court
  • Games Room
  • Indoor Games
  • Outdoor Games
  • Table Tennis
  • Table Football
  • DVD
  • Toys

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service 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

Interested?
If you’d like to book the Vill’otel serviced option, contact us on villotel@oliverstravels.com 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. 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:

The chateau is suitable for reunions, mini-conferences and holidays. You may wish to make your own arrangements, help is on hand should it be required.

A chef can be available for catered breakfast, lunch and dinner daily or for a single special event.

Maid service is available for 4 hours on 3 days during a week, payable in cash to the maid directly. Full daily service is available on request at an additional charge. Daily linen change can be requested as well.

The owners can also help you arrange tours and bike hire.

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 www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

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Terms & Conditions

 

 

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

Security deposit €3000 for the chateau and €3400 for the chateau and coach house. Security deposit of €6000 is required for weddings. The security deposit is paid 2/3 weeks before arrival.
Arrival time After 4.00 pm
Departure time Before 10.00 am
Energy costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? All linen and towels are included in the rental price.
Pets welcome? Please enquire.
End of stay cleaning included? Renters are encouraged to have cleaning 4 hours a day 3 times a week as a minimum. The rate is €12.50 per hour.
Smoking Allowed? No smoking in the chateau or chapel.
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? Central heating is charged at approximately €100/day when required.
Pool heating charge? On request and charged per usage.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that only the 22 guest prices include the use of the cottage - the 16 guest prices include the Chateau only.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings are not allowed at this property at present.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Aug 19th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019 £6,926 £8,378 £9,829 £11,280 £13,852
Aug 31st 2019 - Oct 12th 2019 £4,746 £5,740 £6,735 £7,729 £9,491
Oct 12th 2019 - Dec 14th 2019 £4,105 £4,965 £5,825 £6,685 £8,209
Dec 14th 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 £4,874 £5,895 £6,917 £7,938 £9,748
Jan 4th 2020 - May 2nd 2020 £3,976 £4,810 £5,643 £6,476 £7,952
May 2nd 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 £5,131 £6,206 £7,281 £8,356 £10,261
Jun 27th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 £6,926 £8,378 £9,829 £11,280 £13,852
Aug 29th 2020 - Oct 10th 2020 £4,746 £5,740 £6,735 £7,729 £9,491
Oct 10th 2020 - Dec 12th 2020 £4,105 £4,965 £5,825 £6,685 £8,209
Dec 12th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 £4,874 £5,895 £6,917 £7,938 £9,748
Jan 2nd 2021 - Feb 19th 2021 £3,976 £4,810 £5,643 £6,476 £7,952

Prices based on an occupancy of 22 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Aug 19th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019 £8,594 £10,394 £12,195 £13,995 £17,187
Aug 31st 2019 - Oct 12th 2019 £5,515 £6,671 £7,827 £8,982 £11,030
Oct 12th 2019 - Dec 14th 2019 £4,720 £5,709 £6,698 £7,687 £9,440
Dec 14th 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 £5,592 £6,764 £7,936 £9,108 £11,184
Jan 4th 2020 - May 2nd 2020 £4,618 £5,585 £6,553 £7,520 £9,235
May 2nd 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 £6,054 £7,323 £8,591 £9,860 £12,108
Jun 27th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 £8,594 £10,394 £12,195 £13,995 £17,187
Aug 29th 2020 - Oct 10th 2020 £5,515 £6,671 £7,827 £8,982 £11,030
Oct 10th 2020 - Dec 12th 2020 £4,720 £5,709 £6,698 £7,687 £9,440
Dec 12th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 £5,592 £6,764 £7,936 £9,108 £11,184
Jan 2nd 2021 - Feb 19th 2021 £4,618 £5,585 £6,553 £7,520 £9,235

Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Aug 19th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019 €7,257 €8,708 €10,159 €11,610 €14,513
Aug 31st 2019 - Oct 12th 2019 €4,972 €5,967 €6,961 €7,955 €9,944
Oct 12th 2019 - Dec 14th 2019 €4,300 €5,160 €6,020 €6,880 €8,600
Dec 14th 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 €5,107 €6,128 €7,149 €8,170 €10,213
Jan 4th 2020 - May 2nd 2020 €4,166 €4,999 €5,832 €6,665 €8,332
May 2nd 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 €5,375 €6,450 €7,525 €8,600 €10,750
Jun 27th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 €7,257 €8,708 €10,159 €11,610 €14,513
Aug 29th 2020 - Oct 10th 2020 €4,972 €5,967 €6,961 €7,955 €9,944
Oct 10th 2020 - Dec 12th 2020 €4,300 €5,160 €6,020 €6,880 €8,600
Dec 12th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 €5,107 €6,128 €7,149 €8,170 €10,213
Jan 2nd 2021 - Feb 19th 2021 €4,166 €4,999 €5,832 €6,665 €8,332

Prices based on an occupancy of 22 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Aug 19th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019 €9,004 €10,804 €12,605 €14,405 €18,007
Aug 31st 2019 - Oct 12th 2019 €5,779 €6,934 €8,090 €9,245 €11,557
Oct 12th 2019 - Dec 14th 2019 €4,945 €5,934 €6,923 €7,912 €9,890
Dec 14th 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 €5,859 €7,031 €8,203 €9,374 €11,718
Jan 4th 2020 - May 2nd 2020 €4,838 €5,805 €6,773 €7,740 €9,675
May 2nd 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 €6,343 €7,611 €8,880 €10,148 €12,685
Jun 27th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 €9,004 €10,804 €12,605 €14,405 €18,007
Aug 29th 2020 - Oct 10th 2020 €5,779 €6,934 €8,090 €9,245 €11,557
Oct 10th 2020 - Dec 12th 2020 €4,945 €5,934 €6,923 €7,912 €9,890
Dec 12th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 €5,859 €7,031 €8,203 €9,374 €11,718
Jan 2nd 2021 - Feb 19th 2021 €4,838 €5,805 €6,773 €7,740 €9,675

Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Aug 19th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019 $8,049 $9,500 $10,951 $12,402 $16,097
Aug 31st 2019 - Oct 12th 2019 $5,515 $6,509 $7,504 $8,498 $11,029
Oct 12th 2019 - Dec 14th 2019 $4,770 $5,630 $6,490 $7,350 $9,539
Dec 14th 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 $5,664 $6,685 $7,706 $8,728 $11,327
Jan 4th 2020 - May 2nd 2020 $4,621 $5,454 $6,287 $7,120 $9,241
May 2nd 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 $5,962 $7,037 $8,112 $9,187 $11,923
Jun 27th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 $8,049 $9,500 $10,951 $12,402 $16,097
Aug 29th 2020 - Oct 10th 2020 $5,515 $6,509 $7,504 $8,498 $11,029
Oct 10th 2020 - Dec 12th 2020 $4,770 $5,630 $6,490 $7,350 $9,539
Dec 12th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 $5,664 $6,685 $7,706 $8,728 $11,327
Jan 2nd 2021 - Feb 19th 2021 $4,621 $5,454 $6,287 $7,120 $9,241

Prices based on an occupancy of 22 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Aug 19th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019 $9,986 $11,787 $13,587 $15,388 $19,971
Aug 31st 2019 - Oct 12th 2019 $6,409 $7,565 $8,720 $9,876 $12,818
Oct 12th 2019 - Dec 14th 2019 $5,485 $6,474 $7,463 $8,452 $10,970
Dec 14th 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 $6,499 $7,670 $8,842 $10,014 $12,997
Jan 4th 2020 - May 2nd 2020 $5,366 $6,333 $7,301 $8,268 $10,731
May 2nd 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 $7,035 $8,304 $9,572 $10,841 $14,070
Jun 27th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 $9,986 $11,787 $13,587 $15,388 $19,971
Aug 29th 2020 - Oct 10th 2020 $6,409 $7,565 $8,720 $9,876 $12,818
Oct 10th 2020 - Dec 12th 2020 $5,485 $6,474 $7,463 $8,452 $10,970
Dec 12th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 $6,499 $7,670 $8,842 $10,014 $12,997
Jan 2nd 2021 - Feb 19th 2021 $5,366 $6,333 $7,301 $8,268 $10,731

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

Property Owner
David

How long have you owned the property?
15 years.

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
I fell with its good setting in good condition, close to good highways and TGV service.

What’s the strangest or most difficult guest request you’ve ever received?
No guest has been difficult as we spend a lot of time accommodating their wishes.

For anyone coming to stay is there anything in the surrounding area they should...
Really do?

Either visit the famous Chateaux or go on extensive bike rides.

Really eat?
Fresh vegetables.

Really see?
Fontevraud Abbey where the Plantagenets are buried.

Lastly, what insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?
Be prepared to come, relax and let the staff take care of you.

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Reviews

  • Everyone wants to return next year!

    Posted by Duncan on 27/07/2018

    We had a wonderful time at your lovely vacation home once again. It is a very special place….and the owners were fabulous.

  • It was a highlight of my year!

    Posted by Ruth on 12/06/2018

    I stayed at the Chateau Gombardy for a week last summer (2018). There are not enough superlatives to describe this enchanted place. I have so many favorite spots. An afternoon walk through the rose garden filled me with joy. A quiet moment in the chapel soothed my soul. Champagne in the grand salon before dinner was so civilized and relaxing. Of course, for more excitement, there were tennis matches and pool time. And that’s without ever leaving the property!

    There were wonderful things to explore (Chenonceau, for example, is an easy day trip), but it was hard to pull ourselves away from the enchantment of the chateau itself.

    There are wonderful views from every window. The morning light is beautiful on the front lawn. And a summer evening eating dinner on the patio is magical.

    The bedrooms are huge and delightful, with wonderful beds and amenities. Staying at the chateau is truly luxurious living on a grand scale.

    I would recommend the Chateau to anyone looking for a week of fairy tale living.

  • It was a highlight of my year!

    Posted by Ruth on 12/06/2018

    I stayed at the Chateau Gombardy for a week last summer (2018). There are not enough superlatives to describe this enchanted place. I have so many favorite spots. An afternoon walk through the rose garden filled me with joy. A quiet moment in the chapel soothed my soul. Champagne in the grand salon before dinner was so civilized and relaxing. Of course, for more excitement, there were tennis matches and pool time. And that’s without ever leaving the property!

    There were wonderful things to explore (Chenonceau, for example, is an easy day trip), but it was hard to pull ourselves away from the enchantment of the chateau itself.

    There are wonderful views from every window. The morning light is beautiful on the front lawn. And a summer evening eating dinner on the patio is magical.

    The bedrooms are huge and delightful, with wonderful beds and amenities. Staying at the chateau is truly luxurious living on a grand scale.

    I would recommend the Chateau to anyone looking for a week of fairy tale living.

  • I'd Recommend this Chateau in a Heartbeat!

    Posted by Kim on 16/10/2017

    This is an absolutely beautiful Chateau. I feel so feel so fortunate to have found it and been able to stay there and share the experience with my friends! Our whole vacation was flawless and every expectation was more than fulfilled. Thierry & Veronique made us feel welcome and cared for us, but were never intrusive. I was pleasantly surprised by the beauty and quality of the furnishings at the Chateau and it was perfect in all aspects. Your gardens are beautiful and I wish that I had been able to see them in full bloom. Next time, we’ll have to visit in early September. I enjoyed cutting the flowers for the dining table and bedrooms! I felt as if I had stepped back in time. It was so relaxing and pleasant, I don’t know how you ever leave!
    Everything that we asked for was exactly what was provided by the chefs and Veronique for our meals and I couldn’t have enjoyed myself more! Also, thank you for the suggestions of the bed on the first floor. It was wonderful and resulted in only two couples sharing a bathroom!
    I wish that all of the young ladies in our family weren’t already married, because I would recommend Chateau Gombardy in a heartbeat!
    Thank you so much for letting us stay in you home! Out of our eight couples, our only regret was that we weren’t staying longer!

  • What a wonderful week

    Posted by David R on 08/10/2015

    We recently spent a wonderful week in David's magical chateau. Pictures can not do justice to the reality of the property or the splendid location for day trips all over the region. Rooms were spacious and comfortable, kitchen had everything you could need to make a meal for one or 40 of your closest friends. Dining and breakfast rooms were perfect as was the living room. Fresh apples and pears were ripe and literally falling off the trees, roses were still in bloom, the pool was warm and the tennis court was top quality. Great restaurants and wineries are in abundance and the chef we had come in and prepare a meal for 10 of us was one of the best meals we had in France, including a few of those with Michelin stars. David has some fascinating historic facts related to the chateau which are intriguing. We will return.

  • Thank you thank you

    Posted by Kate on 22/09/2015

    Janet,Thank you so much for such a wonderful experience...once in a lifetime.... But I hope not!!! You made if one of the most memorable times of our lives ..... Everyone Thank you for your kindness, caring, knowledge .... and most importantly patience.  You are the ultimate professional ... till we meet again...

  • Thank you!

    Posted by Dave on 16/09/2015

    We had a delightful time and hope to return in the future. The area was wonderful and the chateau was magnificent. The chef prepared what was truly one of our best meals in France!

  • What a magical weekend

    Posted by Jerry and Tricia on 15/09/2015

    Jerry and I want to thank you and the team for a wonderful weekend at the Chateau.  It was beautifully organised and suited our group perfectly.  The house was spotlessly clean and all the facilities in good working order, including the heated swimming pool, tennis court etc.  The restaurant recommendation was spot on with lovely food and the place all to ourselves, which was just as well as we were a rather noisy bunch! Loved the canoeing/kayaking too and managed to do it whilst the sun was shining and before the downpour.  We also wanted to thank Janet for organising the chef for our Revolutionary evening! The food was delicious, service excellent and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Once again, many thanks for a great weekend.  

  • A wonderful week

    Posted by Anna and Luis on 17/08/2015

    Just a quick note to let you know that we had a wonderful time at the Chateau Gombardy.  A truly unforgettable experience that none of us wanted to go home. I really wanted to stress the fact that Janet and Thierry both did a fabulous job.  Every single details was covered and nothing was too much for them.  Everything was organised and it was all just perfect. It will definitely be on the list of places to return to.

  • Perfect location for a wedding

    Posted by Paul and Becky on 27/07/2015

    Chateau Gombardy was perfect for our wedding and the following week of festivities.  The chapel was an idyllic setting for our ceremony and the marquee looked magnificent for our wedding reception.  Janet was proactive in helping with all the wedding preparation as well as being an extremely valuable asset on the day, whilst Thierry and Veronique were always on hand to assist throughout the week. The swimming pool, tennis court and boules area were great for daytime activities for people of all generations and the two huge dining rooms were ideal for feeding large numbers.  Gombardy really did give us everything we wanted and more for our wedding.  We will certainly be back in the future - we just need to find the excuse to visit again!

  • Thank you

    Posted by Jessica B. on 20/06/2015

    Thank you so very much for such a wonderful experience... Once in a lifetime... But I hope not!!! You made it one of the most memorable thrones of our lives.... Everyone. Thank you for your kindness, caring, knowledge... And most importantly patience.

  • All we hoped for and more

    Posted by Jean and family on 17/06/2015

    Staying at Chateau Gombardy was all we hoped for and more. My large family (20 of us including my husband and me, our children, and grandchildren) have a vacation together each summer, and thanks to my daughter Jessica's research, we chose Gombardy for our trip this past June. David Jones, owner, was efficient, professional and pleasant to deal with in setting up the week long rental. Janet Eastman, property concierge and tour hose, worked closely with us via email and phone prior to our visit to up a week's worth of age-appropriate activites and meals. She thought through every detail on our behalf, and provided options and suggestions we could choose from, prompting us to schedule things timely given the season, making all the arrangements and pre-purchasing tickets as needed for our group.  She arranged transportation from Charles de Gaulle Airport for our group that came from different locations at different times to the Chateau and then back to Paris after our visit was over. The chateau was PERFECT for our group.  Each person/ couple had their own room, plenty of space, beautiful grounds, fun at the pool and tennis court, and perhaps best of all, a feeling of freedom and peacefulness.  The Chateau grounds are so pretty, we enjoyed just walking around for pre-dinner strolls. An ample laundry room, the carriage house for our older sons, fresh croissants each morning brought by the groundkeeper and his wife, the housekeeper, were memorable treats.  They took great care of us without being overbearing.  Really sweet people.  A couple of trips to town to the market to stock up on stacks and drinks worked will for our lunches when at the chateau and late night card and board games in the kitchen. I recommend:Working with Janet to plan your trip and be your trip guide for outings. Having the chef come to the Chateau to fix memorable and well planned dinners,Saying 'oui' to fresh baked goods and simple eggs and coffee breakfast each morning Bring your swimsuits and tennis racquets, rent bikes for those who wish to ride around in the beautiful countryside. Visiting the Chateau Amboise and Clos Luce (Leonardo da Vinci), the chocolatier, biscuit maker, wineries etc. etc.  All in all, it was a memorable week that we enjoyed tremendously and would do again to continue exploring the beautiful Loire Valley region.  I felt the people we worked with and who tended us at the Chateau became my friends by the end of the week.
    For me, the mark of a good vacation is feeling like I actually had a vacation while making sure the needs of my big family are met.  Our week at Chateau Gombardy was exactly that. And last, but not least, for our size group for whom I plan an annual trip somewhere, the cost of the Chateau was about half the cost for hotel rooms in Maui last year.

  • What a weekend!

    Posted by Jennifer and James on 12/06/2015

    Not only did we have an amazing time, all our friends said they really did not want to go home afterwards.  The venue was stunning and worked perfectly, with lots of different areas to use.  Janet was extremely helpful and very knowledgeable. Even on the wedding day she ran off to buy us some extra wine.  I would recommend Chateau Detilly to anyone and be very jealous at the same time!

  • A wonderful place

    Posted by Clint on 13/05/2015

    We had such a wonderful time at the chateau - so much so that we are thinking of returning soon. Thierry, Janet, Veronique and Jacky were all amazing.

  • Just the right place on earth

    Posted by R&GJ Durham on 26/11/2014

    A wonderful place for our families to share time celebrating the wedding of our son and new daughter in law

  • I felt like a princess.

    Posted by DB San Diego on 26/11/2014

    Fantastic ! I felt like a princess.
    Truly was a fairytale dream and I absolutely loved it.
    Hope I can visit again soon.

  • A once in a lifetime opportunity

    Posted by BB Idaho on 26/11/2014

    This was a once in a lifetime opportunity for me and I am very thankful to have been part of this beautiful Chateau and its beautiful grounds.
    I wish I could stay forever. Thank you for sharing the Chateau.

  • No words in English to describe

    Posted by anonymous on 26/11/2014

    There are no words in English- nor perhaps in any other- to describe the beauty serenity and wonder of this Chateau, its grounds and its environs.
    I will cherish every memory and hope to come back again. Thank you for sharing the Chateau

  • Happy holiday

    Posted by anonymous on 26/11/2014

    Super place and atmosphere. Happy holiday and happy memories Merci

  • Perfect wedding we had here

    Posted by anonymous on 26/11/2014

    What a perfect wedding we had here. The sun shone and all was wonderful.
    Thank you for everything. The most magical place we could have for our special day.

  • A lovely visi

    Posted by anonymous on 26/11/2014

    Had a lovely visit. Our chef was superb. The company was wonderful and the surroundings beautiful.

  • Very lovely house to stay in

    Posted by C family Holland on 26/11/2014

    It is a very lovely house to stay in. The tennis court had a lot of use and gave great pleasure. It is very peaceful.

  • What is there not to like?

    Posted by GG Taunton on 26/11/2014

    A beautiful house in a beautiful garden. What is there not to like?

  • Lovely Chateau

    Posted by G family Durham NC, Manchester MA on 26/11/2014

    Lovely Chateau and beautiful grounds, everyone had a wonderful time.

  • Fairy-tale wedding at Chateau Gombardy

    Posted by Naomi on 01/10/2014

    Our wedding at Chateau Gombardy was a dream come true, a fairy-tale and immensely romantic. Coming from a large family, with a group of close friends we wanted to find somewhere that would accommodate 20+ people, with also the opportunity for other guests to stay nearby. Chateau Gombardy provided this, and included the bonus of being close to Chinon as well as walking distance from many vineyards. For the both of us, we felt lucky to be surrounded by those we loved, not only for our wedding, but also for the week.

  • Chateau de Tille

    Posted by Anonymous on 05/06/2014

    We stayed one week in this Chateau Gombardy and were very excited with the setting, the pool (heated in april), the bikes, the fitness room, all the lovely decorated bedrooms, the warm welcome from the owner, the lovely garden a.s.o This is a perfect place to have a great family party. It suits perfectly 14 people. My congrats to Christophe and Sylvia.

  • We had a wonderful week at your beautiful Chateau

    Posted by Miss Y.K. on 16/07/2010

    We had a wonderful week at your beautiful Chateau, we especially enjoyed all the games very thoughtfully made available, and of course the extensive and beautifully maintained gardens.

  • This has been one of the most amazing weeks of my life

    Posted by Susan Peristere on 16/07/2010

    This has been one of the most amazing weeks of my life. Entirely different than Italy. Beautiful, comfortable and I will certainly recommend it to others. S. Peristere Natick, MA USA

  • We had a wonderful week at your Chateau

    Posted by Mr. D.F on 16/07/2010

    We had a wonderful week at your Chateau and everyone enjoyed it, (the cooker was difficult but we overcame that). Some friends of mine who have their anniversary in 18 months are talking about coming to you for a similar experience.

  • We very much hope to be returning soon

    Posted by Mrs. R on 16/07/2010

    Our two weeks spent at the Chateau have been positively magical. In all the years of renting villas in fabulous European destinations none can compare with our time spent here. We very much hope to be returning soon and will savor the memories for a lifetime. With appreciation!

  • Our daughters wedding

    Posted by Mrs. McG on 16/07/2010

    What a beautiful place for our daughters wedding. Everything was perfect, just what we imagined.

  • Far exceeded our expectations

    Posted by Mr. P on 16/07/2010

    Far exceeded our expectations, the photographs on the website do not do justice to this lovely house. We'll return.

  • Very good quality for the price

    Posted by Sandra Quarles on 16/07/2010

    Very good quality for the price

  • Not long enough, Stay longer!

    Posted by Mr. R on 15/07/2010

    One week is not long enough to savor this memorable house.

  • We all had a really great time

    Posted by Mr. BA on 15/07/2010

    A great time, really appreciate the efforts made to accommodate my aged mother on the ground floor. Thanks.

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