Chateau Le Brun

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Sleeps: 12 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 5
Oliver Approved


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Heritage Collection
Ideal for Kids Walk to Village

Take a step back into French history as you enter the 17th century Château Le Brun, originally a hunting lodge owned by a chancellor who was Minister of Finances under Louis XIII and Louis XIV. 

Now it's the home of a delightful and talented artist who swapped her high flying city life for her easel. Her fabulous artwork is exhibited around the property to be enjoyed by her guests, as well as her warm welcome.

This private family property is surrounded by a luscious 52 acre park and offers guests 6 spacious bedrooms and five bathrooms. The château itself is located in a typical Sologne Village next to the Loire River, and this famous area is home to other beautiful châteaux such as Chambord and Cheverny. 

Guests at the château have their own sizeable private heated swimming pool, next to which you'll find an outdoor dining space, the barbecue and sun loungers. It's a property guaranteed to seduce guests with its cool, arty ambiance and welcoming comfort.

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What you should know…

  • The wonderful and spacious parkland includes a large fishing pond and 1km of open riverside.
  • Château Le Brun isn't completely detached, but with a private entrance, garden and swimming pool you need never see the neighbours - your complete privacy is guaranteed.
  • From time to time, the owner will be on site and would be delighted to offer any help. Living in a separate building, your privacy won't be affected!
  • Please note that it is not possible to park a motorhome on the property.
  • Please note that there are cats at the property.
  • Please note that while there is a pool alarm, guests should take precautions with young children near the pool. The care of children is the guests' responsibility, in case of malfunction of the alarm. 

This home is a part of our Great Value and Heritage Collection!

This is a historic home, and as such:

  • It has probably been standing for over 100 years, which means it's full of historic value and charm but it may also have one or two quirks!
  • Some of the decor and furnishings may not be brand new, but that should not detract from your holiday experience in this unique setting that allows you to take a step back in time!

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ TV Indoor Games Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating Caretaker/Owner on Site Waterfront

Château Interiors

Ground Floor

-    Living room with seating for up to 15 guests
-    Brick kitchen, well-equipped including hob, oven, microwave, fridge-freezer, coffee machine and dishwasher and informal dining area for up to 10 guests. Doors opening up to terrace
-    Utility room with washing machine and fridge
-    WC
-    TV room with cable TV
-    Double bedroom with twin mattresses, hairdryer, fireplace and patio doors. Shower with a small chair, wash basin and WC
-    Double bedroom with king-size bed, jacuzzi bath with hand-held shower and wash basin

First Floor (via original staircase)

-    Master bedroom with double bed (twin mattresses), hairdryer, views of grounds and en suite bathroom with large bath with hydro-massage shower, two wash basins and WC
-    Double bedroom with queen-size bed (connects to master bedroom)
-    2nd master bedroom with twin beds and a bathroom
-    Twin bedroom with a shower room

The top floor is not accessible to guests.

Outside Grounds

-    Electrically heated swimming pool (12mx6m, max depth: 2.5m) with alarm system 
-    Poolside terrace
-    Sun-loungers
-    Covered al-fresco dining area with table for up to 12 guests
-    Built-in BBQ
-    Parkland (52 acres) shared with owner’s siblings
-    Large pond (suitable for fishing)
-    1km of private riverside


-    Wi-Fi
-    Heating (radiators)
-    Working fireplace
-    Cable TV (including English channels)
-    Washing machine


About the surrounding area of Chateau Le Brun
Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant Watersports Canoeing/Kayaking Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Horse Riding Go-Karting Stalking/Hunting Fishing Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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The château is located in a village between Chambord (67km) and Sancerre (60km) and is the ideal place to sample a traditional - and wonderfully laid back - French lifestyle.

The famous Loire castles of Cheverny, Chenonceau, Chambord, Amboise, Langeais or the Clo Luce (former residence of Leonardo Da Vinci!) are located between 30 minutes and 1 hour drive away.

Lovely vineyards are located roughly 35 minutes from the house. The Loire Valley is rightfully famous for its excellent wines, and a visit to the area wouldn't be complete without visiting the vineyards and having a taste! During the summer there is also an incredible and unique festival and historical pageant in Saint Fargeau (80km away) that involves hundreds of villagers. 

Last but not least, Paris is only 2 hours drive from the chateau! There are also trains departing from Orleans and the journey takes only 54 minutes!

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Orly and Charles de Gaulle

(160 km and 222 km respectively)

Nearest Town/City Orleans, Bourges

(41-45 km)

Nearest Restaurant in the Village

( 2-minute walk)

Nearest Bar/Pub in the Village

( 2-minute walk)

Nearest Golf Ferte Saint Aubin

(20 km)

Nearest Town/City Orleans

(50 km )

Nearest Supermarket Lamotte Beauvron or Aubigny sur Ner or Argent sur Sauldre

(18 km )

Nearest Train Station Lamotte Beauvron and Salbris

(18 km )

Nearest Shop in the Village

( 2-minute walk)


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
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Please note that while there is a pool alarm, guests should take precautions with young children near the pool. The care of children is the guests' responsibility, in case of malfunction of the alarm. 

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Changing mat
  • Baby bath
  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Animal farm
  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • Watersports
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Horse Riding
  • Go-Karting
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Games
  • Toys
  • Waterfront

Services Available

  • Maid Service Included


Oliver's Extras

  • Maid Service Included
  • Welcome hamper (local cheeses, pate, wine, milk, juice and more)

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 lovely owner will be delighted to point you towards local artisan delicacies, wines and fresh produce.

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!

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Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit €1500 charged to clients' credit card prior to arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time After 4.00 p.m. Please note that early check-in is not possible.
Departure time Before 10.00 a.m. Check-out after this time is not possible.
Linen & towels included? Yes, including pool towels.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Changeover day Saturday.
Smoking Allowed? Downstairs only.
Heating costs included? From 1st October to 1st May there will be an additional charge of €500/week. Heating outside of these periods can be requested (and charged at metered rate).
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation in a reasonable condition. Please keep the property tidy and make sure all furniture remain where it is (within reason). Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Pool heating charge? No. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures
Other Ts and Cs Please note that it is not possible to park a motorhome on the property.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that while there is a pool alarm, guests should take precautions with young children near the pool. The care of children is the guests' responsibility, in case of malfunction of the alarm.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jun 15th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 £3,667
Jun 29th 2024 - Jul 30th 2024 £4,056
Jul 30th 2024 - Aug 30th 2024 £4,501
Aug 30th 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 £3,667
Jan 4th 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 £3,667
Jun 28th 2025 - Jul 29th 2025 £4,056
Jul 29th 2025 - Aug 29th 2025 £4,501
Aug 29th 2025 - Dec 17th 2025 £3,667

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jun 15th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 €4,032
Jun 29th 2024 - Jul 30th 2024 €4,459
Jul 30th 2024 - Aug 30th 2024 €4,948
Aug 30th 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 €4,032
Jan 4th 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 €4,032
Jun 28th 2025 - Jul 29th 2025 €4,459
Jul 29th 2025 - Aug 29th 2025 €4,948
Aug 29th 2025 - Dec 17th 2025 €4,032

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jun 15th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 $4,323
Jun 29th 2024 - Jul 30th 2024 $4,781
Jul 30th 2024 - Aug 30th 2024 $5,305
Aug 30th 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 $4,323
Jan 4th 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 $4,323
Jun 28th 2025 - Jul 29th 2025 $4,781
Jul 29th 2025 - Aug 29th 2025 $5,305
Aug 29th 2025 - Dec 17th 2025 $4,323

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Owner Profile

How long have you owned the property?
38 years

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
The Park and the size of the château

Are there any interesting stories in its history?
The château was built in 1645, by the founder of the Literary French Academy under the reign of Kings Louis XIII and Louis XIV. He was the second most powerful man in the critical period during which monarchical power was consolidated.

Have you ever had any famous guests staying?
3 writers 1 British, 1 Chinese and 1 American
2 Interior Designers – British, French
2 Singer – 1 Opera British and 1 French
Senior Directors from Disney
8 Well known Artist
3 Michelin Star Chefs

For anyone coming to stay is there anything in the surrounding area they should...
Really do?
Visit all the châteaux (Chambord, Cheverney, Chenonceau, Ambroise, Azay Le Rideau)
Sancerre Valley of the Wines, Meneteu Salon Valley of the Wines
Really eat?
All the variety of foods in the farmers market from the local villages
Really see?
Zoo of Beauval, châteaux, Sancerre, Menetou Salon

What insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?
You don't have to go far except 1 minute walk to the village for an amazing lunch or dinner from our local restaurant. Don't drink and drive just sit in front of the pool in the middle of the bamboos and palm trees and relax.



  • Fab 60th celebrations

    on 19/01/2023

    Fab 60th celebrations in a French Chateau.

  • Delightful

    on 10/08/2022

    Just a note to let you know how much I and the family were delighted by our stay at your wonderful Chateau. It was a real treat to enjoy the pool and grounds and to be able to walk into Brinon to the market, boulangerie and butcher, almost on a daily basis; everyone was thoughtful and kind, and we felt quite French! The Chateau itself is a gem, and we all believed ourselves very fortunate to partake of it's charm, and particularly admired your art. We became rather languid and did not tour as much as we intended, but got to Orleans and Chambord and had dinner in the surrounding area a number of times. All in all, a most enjoyable stay. Many thanks to you and your staff!

  • A delight!

    on 23/11/2021

    This is a truly stunning property...what a find. The location cannot be faulted, plenty and I mean PLENTY of space within the chateau grounds and the property itself but also a very short walk into the village for meals. The owners too are delightful - we travelled in the midst of the pandemic as France was just placed onto the amber plus list the night before we left the UK - they could not have been more helpful and went above and beyond to ensure that we were well looked after. For them alone, they receive a great recommendation.

  • Wonderful - thoroughly recommend!

    on 21/09/2021

    We have just returned from an amazing stay at Chateau Le Brun. The proprietor was charming and very helpful. Our party thoroughly enjoyed our holiday in a wonderful property which I can thoroughly recommend.

  • We have had another excellent holiday!

    on 03/08/2019

    It felt like home as soon as we arrived. Laid back, and easy. We think it’s excellent value for money given the space and the private pool. The village being literally 2 mins walk away is a bonus too!!!

  • Amazing!

    on 02/09/2018

    The accommodation suited us very well and the pool was a winner. Very quirky house.

  • Extraordinary holiday, great hosts

    on 31/07/2018

    The Chateau is very spacious and authentic. The amenities range from table tennis, pool, bbq to a spa bath, sunken bath and open fire. Super access to village and shops. The owners are very helpful and kind. They are on hand to give advice on where to shop, how to fix the car, where to take a child to hospital- everything and anything. I cannot praise them highly enough. I have booked for next year again already. This is the perfect rental property for those seeking true French culture.

  • A magical place!

    on 15/05/2018

    The Chateau was more than what I expected. A magical place to step back in time. The chateau was thoughtfully decorated, each and each bedroom was amazing. Loved the living room fireplace, it was perfect when it was cold. The outside area by the pool, the pool, and BBQ area was wonderful. The outside park that the house looked out onto was beautiful. I was able to see deer twice. It was so nice to listen to the crickets, birds and a woodpecker every night. The owner was fabulous and so was the housekeeper. The village was quaint with a wonderful butcher. We bought rabbit, steak, sausage and even lamb sausage from him and barbecued it on the BBQ. The village baker was wonderful and on Wednesday night there is a pizza truck by the church that makes delicious pizza. You are away from the hustle and bustle but only 18 km away from 2 small towns that are fun to explore. We used this chateau as our base to explore the Loire Valley for 9 days.

  • Highly Recommended

    on 31/10/2017

    Excellent and very up beat welcome from the owner who provided valuable information about the Chateau and the locality. Visited local restaurants that were recommended and had some excellent meals.

  • What an Experience

    on 04/10/2017

    We enjoyed the experience of staying in a chateau while at the same time visiting the more famous chateaux in the district. We found the Chateau very atmospheric. We loved the space of the rooms, especially the living room where we had a fire going several evenings. We toured the large park regularly and saw some deer. We mainly ate in the local village, walking there and back. We also enjoyed the pizzas from Yan's van. All in all it was a very relaxing holiday.

  • Such a Pleasure

    on 27/09/2017

    This holiday chateau has a lovely feel to it. It is a very warm and welcoming place. We had a great time.

  • Just Lovely

    on 15/09/2017

    The chateau was perfect with large and comfortable rooms, enhanced by Faba's idiosyncratic artwork. Not so perfectly furnished that we felt unable to treat it as a home, but extremely gemutlich. The grounds were lovely to walk in and cycle if you don't mind a few bumps. We paddle boarded on the lake and waded through the streams. The pool was unusually large and nine of us did not feel cramped. In the village, the Auberge du Sept was a great place to eat with a small but good menu which changed frequently. Across two weeks we ate their three times. We all loved Monsieur's risotto. Pizza from the van on Wednesdays by the church was also good and inexpensive. All in all, we had a great time largely mooching around the chateau and the surrounding area, but of course there are many great places along the Loire - not to mention the excellent Brut from Monmousseau in nearby Montrichard.

  • A unique experience

    on 19/08/2017

    Thank for a relaxing week. Beautiful Chateau and grounds. We enjoyed the pool and the grounds. We have rented in Europe a number of times, but the experience this year was unique! Best regards.

  • Perfect location for a Golden Wedding Celebration

    on 19/07/2017

    The perfect location for the celebration of Ken and Sally's Golden Wedding with the whole family! Nice accommodation, beautiful garden and pool. Enjoyed the grounds, the village and the surrounding area. Many thanks to Maria and Anne-Marie for making us so comfortable.

  • Fabulous stay, we will be back!

    on 26/08/2016

    Thank you very much for a really lovely week. The Chateau, the pool, and the village are fabulous as well as Maria and Anne Marie's hospitality. The Chateau itself is amazing, and has been like living in a stately home. The weather has also been fabulous, leading us all the have the most perfect holiday. It was the perfect way to celebrate my dad's 70th birthday with all the family. We will be back !

  • A relaxing and lovely week

    on 22/08/2016

    We've had the most relaxing, lovely week. The kids adored the art lesson and we've all enjoyed the beautiful chateau and pool, as well as fishing trips and gorgeous meals out in the village. We hope to be back one of these days...Very many thanks!

  • Thanks for the art lesson

    on 15/08/2016

    Thanks so much, we loved our time here. I love your art work and thank you for the art lesson.

  • Amazing week-long stay at Chateau Le Brun

    on 25/07/2016

    We had a wonderful experience at Chateau Le Brun. The host Maria was very welcoming and helpful. She bought cheese, bread and refreshments for our arrival and made restaurant reservations for us. We loved the chateau with its huge rooms and interesting artwork. We enjoyed walking into the village. However, during the week, there is not much going on. From Brinon, we toured Chateaux Chambord and Chenonceau and the cities of Blois and Amboise, which were about an hour and 30 minutes away. We would relax by the pool one day and then going touring the next. One day, we went horseback riding in Brinon which the kids loved. It was a great stay and we'd love to come back.

  • A perfect holiday

    on 11/07/2016

    We stayed in Chateau Le Brun for a week with the whole family. We had a perfect holiday, the house, the pool, the grounds, lake, restaurants in the village, Faba's wonderful hospitality. All amazing. Thank you!

  • Our chateau family

    on 14/05/2015

    Our stay at the chateau was great. It is easy to spend a couple days relaxing at the chateau or just using is as a base camp while exploring other towns and sights in the area. We decided to have dinner at the chateau on our first night: an amazing traditional meal, which we had after first settling in and chatting around the fireplace. After dinner and over breakfast we were given such great suggestions on how to potentially spend the limited time in the area. We also walked around the grounds one morning after breakfast. The accommodation is great, and it made our trip to the area even more amazing and memorable.

  • Summer in France

    on 25/11/2014

    This was an incredible stay for our family. The owners, were very friendly (like family) and very informative. We could not have been treated any better. All of the recommendations were perfect. The Chateau is magnificent. The location is very convenient. We had a great time buying local wines, coming back to the Chateau , and sharing them. We drove to Paris one day. We were told just where to go, and how to get there. We avoided traffic, and even parked easily. If I could, I would be back there now. Loved every minute.

  • Exceptional hosts and a great place to stay

    on 24/11/2014

    The perfect hosts, prepared to accommodate adults and children with generosity and understanding. The Kir Royales were most welcome after our stressful journey!
    We had been forced to travel seven hours apart when one of our cars broke down in the UK. Two of the adults and one child arrived after midnight but the owners waited up, advised on travel routes and provided a welcome supper for the late-comers!
    We were fortunate to have all three rooms at relatively short notice, each one comfortable and spacious. The château is beautiful and the park ideal for children to run free after hours in a car. Château le Brun was an ideal stop-over for us and a wonderful start to our French holiday.

  • Escape to the Loire Valley

    on 03/10/2014

    Our family spent 7 wonderful days at Chateau Le Brun. The owners made the stay feel like we were visiting old friends. Their Knowledge of sites and wineries made our trip absolutely perfect. We all loved the trip and can't wait to return.

  • Loved this place and great food too!

    on 16/09/2014

    Terrific host and hostess. The ambiance and property are gorgeous.

  • Perfect stay with wonderful hosts

    on 31/08/2014

    We recently returned from a wonderful trip to France, which began with three magical nights at Chateau le Brun. Our room was lovely - large, comfortable and very quiet for sleeping. The lodge itself is wonderful, with beautiful grounds and woods for walking through. But it is really made special by the hosts, who could not have been better. I had mentioned that the trip was to celebrate a special anniversary, and on our arrival we found a chilled bottle of champagne in our room. We enjoyed it sitting outside, followed by a truly exceptional dinner prepared by the host. I had read the reviews, but still was not prepared for just how wonderful a cook the host is! And what lovely, warm and generous hosts! Every meal - that incredible dinner, and breakfasts each morning - was made particularly special by wonderful conversation. And through the windows, we could see deer walking through the grounds! The Chateau is an excellent base for exploring the chateaux and towns in the Loire, and the hosts were so very helpful with advice as we planned our days. We had rented a car and found it very easy to get anywhere we wanted. We would absolutely return, both to the Loire and to Chateau le Brun . A wonderful, memorable holiday!

  • Beautiful property, gracious hosts, an unforgettable stay!

    on 26/08/2014

    A friend and I were fortunate enough to stop here while traveling through Europe and it was without a doubt my favorite part of our trip. The property and grounds were amazing, it was like I was a BBC period piece and I kept expecting a carriage to pull up the driveway with Marie Antoinette inside. Food was fantastic and the dinners were full of laughter and great conversation about French history, society, etc. The hosts escorted us across the French countryside to see chateaux, wineries, small mountainside towns and more. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for an authentic experience of the paysage français, and hope that I will be able to come back someday myself!

  • Charming Chateau

    on 01/08/2014

    Historic chateau is charming and very comfortable located in a very lovely setting. But the real treat is the warmth and friendliness of owners. The gourmet meals were wonderful. Irene is a fabulous cook. We talked and laughed for hours at the table every evening and morning. They took us to a delightful local festival put on by the town that should not be missed. We couldn't have had a better time.

  • A place to come back again

    on 18/07/2014

    We spent one night at Chateau le Brun in October. This was the first stop on our route to Perigord and it turned out an excellent beginning of a journey. I had never visited Chateau le Brun before but my wife (we were travelling without kids this time) had passed here several nights three years earlier. For both of us this was a magnificent experience.
    The hosts are fantastic and we enjoyed the evening with them greatly.
    The house is great - old and atmospheric. On the ground floor, there is a lovely sitting room with armchairs, a sofa and a fire place. We had the pleasure of occupying the biggest guest room ("Peach"), really nice and with windows opening onto the park. Our bed was king size, really large - my height is over 1m90cm and I had plenty of room to stretch the legs. The en suite bathroom was very spacious and comfortable, and immaculately appointed.
    A hearty breakfast was waiting us in the morning. The meal passed accompanied by a friendly chat and we had great difficulty pushing ourselves outside by noon to continue our voyage. There is a lovely park right outside the house and we strolled there a little before saying 'good bye'.
    We like to travel and we have been in many different places so we can compare. Chateau le Brun is really something outstanding for us. One of the places we do want to come back again.

  • The only place to stay

    on 10/07/2014

    After a year off from the bedlam of 'La Motte', my son and I returned this year. Charming location, charming people, excellent food, fine wine. Livery just up the road. Friendly village bar a stumble away. And I still haven't visited the grounds. Next year's treat.

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