Chateau Le Brun
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Take a step back into French history as you enter the 17th century Chateau Le Brun, originally a hunting lodge owned by Chancellor Seguier, 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 chateau itself is located in a typical Sologne Village next to the Loire River, and this famous area is home to other beautiful chateaux such as Chambord and Cheverny.
Guests at the chateau have their own sizeable private heated swimming pool, next to which you'll find an outdoor dining space for 18, the barbecue and luxurious padded sun loungers. It's a property guaranteed to seduce guests with its cool, arty ambiance and welcoming comfort.
What Oliver loves…
- The owner of this stunning property is a wonderful artist and her colourful and quirky work is displayed throughout.
- There is an incredible den and living area built into the rafters of the chateau which makes a really great entertaining space (especially for youngsters).
- Don't forget your fishing rod! At Chateau Le Brun, you've essentially got your own private park to enjoy, complete with lake and your own mini forest.
- The nearby village of Brinon-sur-Sauldre is two minutes walk from the chateau gates - it's stunningly beautiful and has some sumptuous eateries and shops.
- 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!
What you should know…
- Chateau 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.
There is a living room, complete with comfortable seating for 15 people. The fact that the chateau deliberately eschews a formal dining room with 12 dining chairs reinforces its laid back philosophy, ensuring mealtimes don't become a stuffy formality. The equipped Brick kitchen (hob, oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, coffee machine and dishwasher) seats up to 10. There are patio doors opening up onto a lovely terrace. You'll also find a WC and a utility room with washing machine, fridge and a cabinet with boots and pool chair cushions. At the back, there's a TV room with a LCD flat screen cable TV with English channels. There are also two en-suite bedrooms, perfect for the elderly: one has a double bed with twin mattresses, shower with a small chair, single washbasin, hairdryer, toilet, fireplace and patio doors. The other has a kingsize bed, jacuzzi with handheld shower and single washbasin.
The first floor is accessed by the original staircase and is where you'll find the chateau's further 4 bedrooms (two of which are en-suite) plus a further shared bathroom with shower, sink and WC.
The master suite on this floor overlooks the grounds and contains a double bed with twin mattresses and en-suite bathroom containing a large and luxurious Jacuzzi bath with hydro-massage shower, two single washbasins, toilet and hairdryer. Adjoining this is a twin room, making this part of the chateau perfect for a family who wants to stay close together! A further double bedroom with queen bed, en-suite bathroom (with hydro-massage shower, two single washbasins and toilet) overlooking the swimming pool and another twin room with shower and single washbasin complete the sleeping accommodation on this floor.
Though not officially part of the rental, the top floor acts as a great space for kids to play, surrounded by the owner's beautiful artwork. Just make sure the kids don't hog it - it's a charming and relaxing space for guests of any age to hang out!
There is a private fenced and electrically heated rectangular pool with rounded steps at the end (size: 16x15m / depth: 1-2.30 m) surrounded by a beautiful poolside terrace.
There is a built-in barbecue with a wooden table for 12 people and a covered dining area.
Guests are free to roam around the 52 acre park with centennial trees that is shared with the owner's brother and sisters. The glorious park is ideal for children to play in, with lovely walks for adults and an exciting playground for fishermen, thanks to the huge pond and 1 km of private riverside!
- Heating via radiator
- Working Fireplace
- River and Park view
Brinon Sur Sauldre is located between Chambord (67km) and Sancerre (60km) and is the ideal place to ...Read more
Brinon Sur Sauldre is located 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 from Brinon.
The vineyards of Menetou-Salon, Pouilly are located around Sancerre, 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!
The local village offers:
- Grocery shop
- Butcher, who can prepare meals on request
- Four restaurants
- Five bars
- Hair dresser
- Newsstand and tobacco shop
- Flower Shop
- Post Office
- Public Tennis courts
- Public pond for fishing
- Each Sunday, a wonderful a local market is held in front of the church.
Orly and Charles de Gaulle
(160 km and 222 km respectively)
|Nearest Village||Brinon Sur Sauldre|
|Nearest Restaurant||in the Village 2 minute walk 4 restaurants|
|Nearest Bar/Pub||Brinon Sur Sauldre|
Ferte Saint Aubin
(50 km )
Lamotte Beauvron or Aubigny sur Ner or Argent sur Sauldre
(18 km )
|Nearest Train Station||
Lamotte Beauvron and Salbris
(18 km )
|Nearest Shop||Brinon Sur Sauldre|
|Nearest Restaurant||Brinon Sur Sauldre|
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.
Baby and Toddler Equipment
- Changing mat
- Baby bath
- High Chair(s)
Kids Activities Close-by
- Animal farm
- Walk to Village
- Walk to Restaurant
- Horse Riding
- Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
- Tourist Towns & Villages
- Historical Sites
- Pool inflatables
- Board games
- Child-Safe Pool
- Heated Pool
- Indoor Games
- Fenced Grounds
- Maid Service Included
- English speaking babysitter available
- Maid Service Included
- English speaking babysitter available
- 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 Maria 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!
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
These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.
|Security deposit||€1500 charged to clients' credit card prior to arrival.|
|Arrival time||After 4.00 pm|
|Departure time||Before 10.00 am|
|Linen & towels included?||Yes, including pool towels.|
|Pets welcome?||On request, Only 1 small dog or cats allowed. (There are cats at the property)|
|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.|
|Pool heating charge?||No. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures|
Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:
|October 18th 2018 - May 1st 2019||£2,122.00|
|May 1st 2019 - June 30th 2019||£2,811.00|
|June 30th 2019 - July 31st 2019||£3,554.00|
|July 31st 2019 - August 31st 2019||£4,084.00|
|August 31st 2019 - September 30th 2019||£2,811.00|
|September 30th 2019 - April 20th 2020||£2,122.00|
Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:
|October 18th 2018 - May 1st 2019||€2,312.00|
|May 1st 2019 - June 30th 2019||€3,064.00|
|June 30th 2019 - July 31st 2019||€3,873.00|
|July 31st 2019 - August 31st 2019||€4,451.00|
|August 31st 2019 - September 30th 2019||€3,064.00|
|September 30th 2019 - April 20th 2020||€2,312.00|
Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:
|October 18th 2018 - May 1st 2019||$2,660.00|
|May 1st 2019 - June 30th 2019||$3,524.00|
|June 30th 2019 - July 31st 2019||$4,454.00|
|July 31st 2019 - August 31st 2019||$5,119.00|
|August 31st 2019 - September 30th 2019||$3,524.00|
|September 30th 2019 - April 20th 2020||$2,660.00|
How long have you owned the property?
What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
The Park and the size of the Chateau
Are there any interesting stories in its history?
The Chateau was built in 1645, by the Pierre Seguier ( May 28 - January 28, 1672) He was the founder of the Literary French Academy Chancellor of France under Kings Louis XIII and Louis XIV, he was the second most powerful man in the critical period during which monarchical power was consolidated. Pierre Seguier is with no doubt, with Richelieu and Mazzarin one of the biggest sponsor of arts and collector of his time. Seguier, was until his death, in 1672, the protector of Le Brun. This picture shows him in the procession that follows the young queen Marie-Therese of Austria when she makes her official entrance in Paris in 1660.This is the time when Le Brun starts is official career, in 1662 he becomes the first painter of the King. This painting is in the currently residing Louvre.
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
Our neighbours include Domain of the Bouygue Family, Domain of the Baron Bic, Domain of Louis Vitton, Marquis De Castallan, Domain of Behin
For anyone coming to stay is there anything in the surrounding area they should...
Visit all the Chateau (Chambord, Cheverney, Chenonceau, Ambroise, Azay Le Rideau)
Sancerre Valley of the Wines, Meneteu Salon Valley of the Wines
All the variety of foods in the farmers market from the local villages
Zoo of Beauval, Chateau, Sancerre, Menetou Salon
What insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?
You dont have to go far except 1 minute walk to the village for an amazing lunch or dinner from our local restaurant. Dont drink and drive just sit infront of the pool in the middle of the bamboos and palm trees and relax.
The accommodation suited us very well and the pool was a winner. Very quirky house.
Extraordinary holiday, great hosts
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!
Chateau Le Brun 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.
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
We enjoyed the experience of staying in a chateau while at the same time visiting the more famous chateaux in the district. We found Chateau Le Brun 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
This holiday chateau has a lovely feel to it. It is a very warm and welcoming place. We had a great time.
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
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
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!
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!
Terrific host and hostess. The ambiance and property are gorgeous.
Perfect stay with wonderful hosts
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!
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!
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
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
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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